It was a year ago that my husband, John, and I stood on the stage of a megachurch in front of thousands of people and said our goodbyes as their senior pastor and his wife. It was a bittersweet day for me. Bitter because I truly loved being a senior pastor’s wife; sweet because we […]
One Year Later
Why Pastors Are Discouraged, and What to Do About It
As President of Life Action, I spend much of my time with pastors—listening, encouraging, seeking to be a friend. And I have never seen a time like this in my thirty-eight years in ministry. Pastors are discouraged today at a level that is dangerous to the body of Christ. I am going to begin writing […]
Keep It Simple
Would you agree that we often make things more complicated than they need to be? Of course life comes with hardships; we all face losses and challenges that require nothing less than God’s strength to endure. But the regular days—the get up, go to work, come home, do the evening routine, go to bed and […]
Honesty: The Best Choice!
Ananias and Sapphira will forever be remembered as deceivers. Their story is told in Acts 5. Here are the lowlights: The church was young and vibrant. Believers understood their need for one another and interacted with great transparency, love, and generosity. Ananias and Sapphira liked what they saw in this close-knit community and wanted to […]
Happening Now at Life Action
This month in Transformations, we want to introduce you to Laurel. Laurel felt unloved and unlovable because she felt dirty from some sins in her youth. This led to her not being able to love other people. Even after God had forgiven her, Laurel didn’t know how to accept God’s forgiveness, so the guilt of […]
Your path to Obedience starts here.
Why is obedience important?
Believing that our heavenly Father knows how to set up the best life possible and gladly surrendering to Him enables us to do exactly what He asks, when He asks it of us, from a joyful heart and for His glory. It frees us from pursuing a small life, to pursuing God-sized vision and purpose.View All Pathways