Dear Woman in Ministry, You are a Warrior and You are Also Clay

Dear Woman in Ministry, Teaching, Preaching, leading, evangelizing, and ministering is hard enough. It’s even harder if it is as vocation.  The daily ups and downs can be breathtaking in one moment, and gut-wrenching in the next. Any pastor or minister will tell you...

Dear PazNaz, It’s Been Two Years

“I have all the feels tonight.” This is a phrase I’ve heard now and then when someone is trying to describe the rainbow of emotions they are experiencing in the moment. Tonight, I have all the feels. Two years ago, on this night, I sat in the living room of Marcia and...

So I Wrote a Book, and It’s Personal

From the first day that I met Jeffrey Daniel Leach, I was smitten for him. It only took a matter of weeks before I knew that I was madly in love with him, though it took him months.  I’ll never forget “all the feels” when Jeff and I first started dating. The beginning...

I Hunger and Thirst for Revival

Originally Posted at Missio Alliance in May 2017   When I read about the explosive narrative on Pentecost and the early church – the Holy Spirit coming to live within human beings in a very signs-and-wonders kind of way – I tremble. Call me a...

My Call to Senior Pastoral Ministry

Originally Posted at Missio Alliance in May 2016.   Last November I received a phone call out of the blue that Pasadena First Church of the Nazarene (a.k.a. PazNaz) was interested in talking with me as a potential candidate for their next Senior Pastor. I was stunned...

It’s Here!

Just about two years ago, I wrote to my mentor, Scot McKnight.  I had been studying something called The New Perspective on Paul, and being a Wesleyan-Holiness girl, I began to ask, "How does this impact the way we talk about holiness?"  So, with Scot's guidance, I...

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