Influence: The Secrets of Salt and Light

Influence: The Secrets of Salt and Light

I love our mission statement at Lifeway Church: Know Christ!Experience Connection!Discover Purpose!Impact Lives! It’s that fourth bullet point that I want to zero in on with my blog today. I am sensing that God has been profoundly speaking to Lifeway Church. Two of...
Live Worthy

Live Worthy

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal...
Today Only Happens Once

Today Only Happens Once

Have you ever started your day in the best mood only to have it quickly shattered by the world? Maybe your boss is in a bad mood.Maybe your children are fighting.Maybe your marriage is in a difficult place.Maybe you received notice of your child’s school closing down...
What If I Didn’t Get Healed?

What If I Didn’t Get Healed?

Have you ever received prayer for healing and had faith that God would heal you—yet you walked away unhealed? Have you stood in the prayer lines, excited and hopeful, believing this was your night—only to return home unchanged? I have. In fact, I have struggled with...
Shattered Beauty

Shattered Beauty

Mrs. Dunlap, my teacher at the one-room school, thought long and hard about a craft we could do for Mother’s Day. For Christmas we had made and painted candle holders out of Plaster-Of-Paris. Last year we painted a shapely jelly jar with paint that cracked and made...
How in the World Will We Live?

How in the World Will We Live?

There are really only three basic world views in life: Hedonism, which is the desire for pleasure; Materialism, which views possessions as all-important; and Narcissism, which is “I’m all that matters”. These aren’t new philosophies. God talked about...
When I Am Not Enough

When I Am Not Enough

Many years ago, our family of four signed up for a mission trip to Guatemala.  Truth be told, I didn’t really want to go, but the rest of my family did, and I decided if any tragedy was going to befall us, we were going to die as a pack.  Morbid, I know, and certainly...
Keys for Confidence

Keys for Confidence

A few months ago, my husband Mark preached a message at Lifeway about being loved sons and daughters of God. In it, Mark shared about his own journey from insecurity to confidence. Knowing we are loved sons and daughters of God frees us to be confident in who He made...
Passionate for Christ

Passionate for Christ

My 4-year-old grandson was playing while his parents were watching “Jesus” from Sight and Sound on the TV during the Easter season last year. His mother, trying to tweak his interest exclaimed, oh, look Liam! Jesus died! Without looking up from his toys he said, “Oh...
Because He Lives

Because He Lives

Yesterday, April 4th, 2021, Lifeway Church gathered for three services and celebrated what is perhaps the greatest event in human history: Jesus Christ rose from the dead! While thinking about what to write about in today’s blog, my mind went back 50 years to the...