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My Affair with Journaling

It all began at the age of 12.  As I opened my presents on Christmas Eve, one gift was going to change my life.  It was a small dark green diary with its very own tiny gold key.  I could hardly wait until January 1 arrived so I could begin writing in it.  New to the art of journaling, I recorded everything from my favorite 45rpm records to insecurities about friendships and boys to the meals I ate which often included french fries,  ...

Blog, Inspiration, Ministry, The Sending Project

Impacting Communities in Kansas City

It’s been a little over a month since I joined the staff at The Sending Project. I have had lots of people ask me what my new role is and what The Sending Project (TSP) is all about! One of the things I get to do as Operations Director is to help organize events around the KC area which help to build missional awareness and community among churches. One of these events is called a Network Gathering. At our most recent event, churches from  ...

Blog, Leadership, Ministry, Volunteers

5 Tips For Finding And Keeping Volunteers

Imagine how many needs would go unanswered without volunteers! One of the greatest things a person can do is offer their knowledge, skills, time or resources to offer hope and to help someone in need. Volunteering connects people to a greater cause than themselves. It allows people be a part of something big, builds relationships and makes a difference in the lives of those they serve. With crazy schedules and busy lives, finding volunteers  ...

Blog, Faith, Leadership, Ministry

An Unknown Woman In The Bible?

Although her name appears just once in Paul’s letter to the church at Rome, Junia is one of the most unknown women of the Bible.  Paul wrote in Romans 16:7, “Greet Andronicus and Junia, my fellow Jews who have been in prison with me. They are outstanding among the apostles, and they were in Christ before I was.” Junia is the first and only woman in Scripture to be explicitly identified as an apostle. Apostles in the New Testament were  ...

Leadership, Ministry

Thriving As A Woman Leader In Today’s Church

After several years of studying how God has used both men and women throughout the history of Christianity, I discovered that the Bible has many examples of strong, godly women who achieved amazing breakthroughs for God and His Kingdom.  My surprise was that no one had ever told me how God significantly God used women as leaders throughout the Bible. Here are just a few examples: God appointed Deborah as judge of Israel. Co-workers of Paul,  ...

Adventure, LifeQuest Church, Ministry

Living Life on Purpose

Someone once said you can get all A’s and still flunk at life.  Why is that?  Because deep inside of every person is the desire to know that they are fulfilling the purpose for which they have been placed on this earth.  If that desire is not satisfied, Henry Thoreau said we are all prone to ‘live lives of quiet desperation.‘  The trouble in our world today is that we have too much to live with and too little to live for.  Only a bigger  ...

LifeQuest Church, Ministry, Uncategorized

Whatever It Takes

The story of LifeQuest Church is all about doing whatever it takes to reach people who are far from God and then help them grow in their faith.  That’s what makes the people of LifeQuest extraordinary.   It takes countless hours of time, energy and money to keep reaching people and to make a difference.  And yet they are compelled by the vision.  They are obsessed with increasing the traffic to heaven by creating life changing  ...