Church Work: Behind the Scenes at New Life

Ever wonder what actually happens at a church Monday-Saturday? Wonder no more.



For nearly three years, I managed a blog called One Mother to Another. The main focus was, of course, motherhood, and with over four million American mothers writing about the exact same topic, it was nothing that hadn’t been said before. Still, it was my little corner of the internet, and I loved it. Much … Continue reading Spotlight


Pride is a funny thing.  We’re allowed to be proud of our accomplishments, but usually only to a certain point.  We’ve all met the person who spends too much time talking about his accomplishments, and we usually try to avoid long conversations with them.  But when you’re proud of your kids for something they’ve done, … Continue reading Pride


A few weeks ago, I traveled down to Washington D.C. to attend a Christian women’s conference hosted at a large church just outside the city. Having never been to this particular conference before, I had very little idea of what to expect going into the event. When I heard it would take place at a … Continue reading Tapestry


To be honest, the term made me inwardly cringe every time I heard someone say it; it seemed embarrassingly churchy. Back then, I thought faith was something decent people stayed quiet about and that born-again Christians with all their talk of salvation were certifiable nut-jobs who should be given a wide berth in case their weirdness was contagious. To say I didn’t get it would be an understatement.

“Everything Happens for a Reason”

The tricky part for me though is that pain still hurts. Suffering doesn’t just automatically get easier to handle when we trust that God has a reason for it. I still need consolation when life is hard and I have to admit that I’m not at the point yet where faith alone provides that for me. So, where else do we turn when we need comfort during trying times?