on comparison and sharing my sermon from Haiti

While I was in Haiti I had the honor of preaching on that Friday night and my topic was about Comparison and how we all fall prey to it – and more importantly, how we can be free from it. Thought I would share my notes here. We Are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made...

Making the most of the wait.

Not weight.  Wait. Lord knows there’s plenty I could do with that. But I digress. It’s been a very interesting couple of years. Lots of ups, lots of downs and lots of in-betweens. I must admit that processing through the gamut of emotions attached to such...

One Another – The message of One Anothering

One of the most freeing, amazing and life-changing books I’ve read to date is Authentic Relationships: Discover the Art of One Anothering by Wayne & Clay Jacobsen.  In this book Wayne & Clay take you on a journey that shows you how to be authentic in...

The Formula For Community

What is the formula for a great community? Is it easily accessible? Does it really work? What does community look like? Community is important to me.  Over the course of my life I have experienced varying levels of community.  Sometimes the pendulum swung left and I...

Relationships | The Three Things I Want

We’ve been here in Waynesville a year now. I can’t even believe it but it’s true.  Spending time forming new friendships, meeting people, and inviting complete strangers to dinner has given me to time to really reflect on love, on relationships, on...

Gutsy Girls Book Series Launch

When your good friend contacts you and says, “Mary, I have a new series releasing on September 21st and I’d like for you to help spread the word,” you just say yes.  Why? Because you know that whatever that book is about is a game changer.  Because...