8 Tips for Giving Criticism

8 Tips for Giving Criticism

When you need to confront, especially as one Christian to another, or as a leader to someone you supervise, here are tips I’ve learned from 40-plus years in vocational ministry. Know the conditions for giving criticism. When is it necessary? *Is the person’s attitude...
Being a Small Group Leader

Being a Small Group Leader

I was preparing to teach my first seminar on discipleship and I asked my mom, (who had been in ministry for 50 years) what she would say. She pulled out her well worn Bible and turned to 2 Timothy 2:2 – and read these words, “And the things you have heard me...
Trust and Wonder of Lament

Trust and Wonder of Lament

Last March I spent my birthday with a group of women at a Retreat center in northern Ohio—a beautiful, former girls school turned nunnery turned sanctuary. There our hearts were primed to hear God’s voice. Each morning I led the women in lectio divina. We walked a...

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