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Longevity in Ministry

Anyone in ministry can tell you that there are challenging days. Days that knock the wind out of you. Days that break your heart. Those who stick out the church splits, backbiting, and exhaustion do so because they have learned … Continue reading

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Are You Making Disciples?

It’s been awhile, I know. I get busy and forget how much writing and speaking help me process life. This past week, there have been a couple milestones in the Sharp family and some exciting events in ministry. Our daughter, … Continue reading

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Busyness Is Pouring From an Empty Cup

There’s quite a bit of newness to our family’s life right now. We are settling in to a new ministry, church, and home. The last three weeks have flown by! I am currently praying through the different areas I could … Continue reading

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The Danger of Sin

My family was at the beach this past weekend. Our toddlers were enjoying playing near the water’s edge and venturing into the small pools that had formed with the low tide. Our oldest son waded out with his small, plastic, … Continue reading

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Feeling Divided

I don’t know how to feel this morning. I served breakfast to my three toddlers with a deeply heavy heart. Two are white, and one is black. I am like this country. I am divided in some ways. I have … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Pass Too Quickly

Please don’t pass too quickly. Memaw tells me these are my best days. Please don’t pass too quickly. Though it often feels like a blur.   Please don’t pass too quickly. Constant feeding; getting snacks, milk, and meals. Reading stories … Continue reading

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Fear: A Battle For the Heart and Mind

Fear. I find myself thinking about this word daily; feeling its effects. When my husband and I were young and newly married, I was courageous…or ignorant. I’m not sure which. I didn’t fear anything. Whatever Jesus called us to, I … Continue reading