I would like to say a special "thank you," to Ai Love Music, who allowed me to do a guest post about my favorite Christmas song, "Come Thou Long Expected Jesus," by Charles Wesley. Click through in order to read the entire article! https://www.youtube.com/embed/vRAFQCOkjgE?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent Welcome to Day 3 of the “25 Days of… Continue reading My Favorite Christmas Song: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus [25 Days of Holiday Songs] — ☆ai love music☆
I am so thankful to be have been nominated by Shanice at Faith & Turtles and Carrelle from The Aesthetic's Vida for the blogger recognition award! Truly, it means a great deal. all writers want to be heard. Having nominations like this one gives me a warm fuzzy feeling inside because it lets me know that… Continue reading Blogger Recognition Award: Why I Write & Tips for Bloggers
I'm so happy to announce that I have been nominated for my second Sunshine Blogger Award! I would like to thank the very awesome The Newbury Girl for this nomination. The Newbury Girl is a beauty and wellness blogger who promotes sustainability. I encourage you check out her blog. She radiates positive vibes. UPDATE: Shortly after… Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award 2 & 3
Welcome to First Line Fridays! First Line Fridays a fun meme hosted by Hoarding Books! The aim of the game? Grab the book closest to you and share the first line! Author: Abraham Verghese Genre: Novel First lines: "After eight months spent in the obscurity of our mother's womb, my brother, Shiva, and I came… Continue reading First Line Fridays #1: “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese
In today’s world, we count steps and track calories, but not even the greatest mathematician could measure God’s love for us!
I was touched to awake Sunday morning before church and discover that the lovely Rio from Reveries and Revisions had nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Rio is a wonderful blogger and I strongly encourage you to check out her work. I’m still very new to the world of blogging. I started in early… Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award!
While statistics show that the percentage of female clergy is on the rise in the United States, female senior or solo pastors still remain in the distinct minority. The number of female pastors with a disability or from diverse backgrounds is even smaller.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing (John 15:5, NIV).” Dear Reader, I have always admired people who God has blessed with the gift of a green thumb. My grandmother always kept a… Continue reading Devotion: Bloom Where You Are Planted
Dear Reader, John Wesley (one my personal heroes and co-founder of Methodism) encouraged “plain speaking for plain people,” he also advocated excellence in preaching. When preparing a sermon, I always ask myself the following questions: 1.) You are the resident theologian: Even if you have never attended seminary, there is a good chance that you… Continue reading Tips for Sermon Writing
A lot of people ask me how I prepare for my sermons. For me, the most important aspect of my job is my preaching. I approach each week’s sermon preparation with the outmost care and respect because when I received my call to ministry, the voice of the Lord was incredibly clear: “Be a preacher… Continue reading The Importance of Sermon Preparation