Spiritual Formation

How Women Encounter the Love of Christ

Do women experience their relationship with God differently than men do? If so, in what ways? And what does that mean for our churches? For our ministries and our sermons? And for the way that pastors lead? Today I’m writing over at PastorResources.com about the particular way Jesus ministered to women.  CLICK HERE to read more!

Family Life

The Worralls Went to a Wedding

Last week our family took a quick trip to Texas. Down and back in six days flat. For the wedding of some dear friends and former students. When it comes to road trips, though, the Worralls are slow to actually get on the road. First of all, we pack at the last minute, and I want… Read More The Worralls Went to a Wedding

Family Life

When You Want to Get Married

My What-I-Am-Looking-for-in-a-Husband List started with just a few basic traits. Christian. Intelligent. Good with Kids. Sense of Humor. And Athletic. Sounds reasonable, right? But as I moved through my twenties—marked in some way by too many men—the list expanded and morphed. Each failed relationship sent me back to the list with a bright red pen.… Read More When You Want to Get Married

Family Life

On Loss, Love, and Life

“A time to seek, and a time to lose.” (Ecclesiastes 3:6) My mother’s mother, Grandma Ruby, was born on January 12, 1909, in a little house with a crooked brick chimney in the-middle-of nowhere, North Dakota. She was the middle daughter of five. And in her unpublished memoir, My Burden Bearer, she records just a… Read More On Loss, Love, and Life

Family Life

Why This Title? Part 2

I grew up in a conspicuous family. I know now that not every head could have turned when we entered a restaurant or school event. But when I was the self-conscious age of twelve, it sure felt like it. My parents were brave, tenacious, intelligent, generous, compassionate, God-fearing, and physically disabled. They both had cerebral… Read More Why This Title? Part 2