Luck’s got nothing to do with it. On January 13th, 2012 I gave birth to a child that had suffered severe medical distress. She was born thin, sickly-looking and unbelievably quiet; all the result of complications that nobody could have predicted. I was too sick to spend any time with her on the day of…Continue Reading “What’s luck got to do with it? Friday the 13th and God’s sovereignty.”

I remember the first few times I participated in women’s ministry as a new Christian. Since I was not raised in the church, I had no preconceived notions of what these events were like, nor had anyone really explained to me the purpose of gender-specific ministries in the church. All I heard was “Bible study”…Continue Reading “Fighting for women’s ministry (when you don’t feel like it)”

I have a Pastor and a friend named Rob. The longer I serve at Karis, the more I understand why Rob is the Executive Pastor.┬áThis guy has the ability to notice details like no one else, and understands the long-term implications of the seemingly insignificant. With that in mind, it’s unsurprising that he speaks often…Continue Reading “No “ifs”, no “ands” & about 44 “buts”.”