It was the first Sunday in December, and the sanctuary had been transformed into a Christmas wonderland. The strands of lights were elegantly glistening; the artificial trees were beautifully adorned, and the nativity-themed images on the media screens were welcoming the members and guests to the holiday kick-off service. Christmas was here. And we […]
Embedded in this post is a video from a community girls’ Bible study. Lydia Shoemaker is leading a study called Becoming A Woman of Excellence by Cynthia Herald.
For almost two years, a group of high school girls has been meeting weekly for prayer, encouragement, and Bible study, and I have been abundantly blessed to […]
About fifteen years ago, my parents started attending a community Bible study on Tuesday nights. For quite some while, I knew just a few details about this study. … I gathered that the participants had “homework” each week; I was aware that folks from many different churches attended; I learned that the weekly sessions […]
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We are seeing the campaign symbols everywhere. The iconic pink ribbons. The “early detection is the best cure” slogans. The pink cleats and gloves on NFL players. The reminders are ever before us. During this month, the awareness of breast cancer is being promoted. Survivors are being honored; […]
What is happening in women’s ministry?
Everywhere I turn, everywhere I go, here it is again … this concept of ROYALTY. I’ve never seen so much purple tulle and rhinestone tiaras in my entire life!
Women of Royalty. Who I Am. If the Crown Fits. These conference themes are surfacing everywhere among Christian women (at least […]
Twenty-three years is a LONG time! Just ask my husband, Rusty Farmer!
I cannot believe it. This month Rusty and I will celebrate our 23rd wedding anniversary. I remember years ago, my pastor’s wife telling me that she and our pastor had been married 16 years, and I thought, “My goodness! That’s a long time. […]
Amazing. Miraculous. Supernatural. Perfect. Overwhelming. Call it what you may, … but, honestly, the only accurate description is
“far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think.” (Eph. 3:20)
The Enough Grace Ministries mission team has returned from a week of ministry to Coban, Guatemala. We may look the same on the outside, but our […]
I am so excited to introduce The Grace Exchange’s first guest, and my dear friend, Allison Edwards! Allison is a Paris-native gal who just completed The World Race – 11 months of international mission work with AIM (Adventures In Missions). She is a remarkable woman of God, and I’m very eager to share her […]
Last June I was invited to speak at a Grief Recovery Workshop in Kearney, Nebraska. My assigned topic was “Recovery for the Biologically Barren Woman.” In this post, I’d like to share some of my notes from that presentation.
Even though 6.1 million couples struggle with some form of infertility, we find ourselves living in […]
So … what has God been teaching you lately?
How is He working in your life?
Is there an area within your Christian walk on which He seems to be honing? Squeezing a bit? Re-shaping some? Maybe even chiseling upon?
This is how it is for me: My life as a follower of Christ tends to be […]