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BLOG: Separating the Women from the Girls
Oct01

BLOG: Separating the Women from the Girls

From my driver’s seat, I could see every face in the car—my mom to my right, nana in the back passenger seat, my sister-in-law Katelynn directly behind me, and my sister Jess in the very back, centered in my rearview mirror. Our womenfolk weekend in Tahlequah was full of laughter, reflection and amazing food! From long drives down roads on the brink of autumn to dining on rooftops overlooking small town charm, our time together was...

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Let the little children ‘quarantine’: Engaging kids with the Gospel during a pandemic
Aug13

Let the little children ‘quarantine’: Engaging kids with the Gospel during a pandemic

Children’s ministry is hard. From early Sunday morning drop-off to late Wednesday night pick up, the church nursery and children’s ministry classrooms are constantly teeming with children of all ages. When the church halls and sanctuary are filled with the sound of kids’ laughter and chattering, there are signs of life in church. In the midst of this pandemic, however, there has been a deep lacking of those joyful sounds in the...

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BLOG: Dear Tired Black Friend
Jul16

BLOG: Dear Tired Black Friend

Dear Tired Black Friend, I can see you are exhausted. Since the end of May, and really since the day you were born, you’ve had to carry a burden for society, for your church, for your family, for yourself. You’ve had to be so much. And I see you. I’ve seen you as you had to be careful. When we planned long road trips, I noticed you had to be careful about not being the driver for the night shift. When we organized a backyard party at...

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BLOG: When I’m doubting
Jun15

BLOG: When I’m doubting

My Bible is full of little notes, dates and doodles. There’s a VBS sticker with a fishing lure that says “cast your cares on God,” sticky notes of all shapes and colors reminding me of a thought, and highlighted verses taken out of context to help me get through my driver’s test or A.C.T. There are miniature sketches of the Lord’s Supper elements, stars and underlinings galore, and cute little quips and quotes from youth pastors and...

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BLOG: If You’re Afraid of the Coronavirus…
Mar12

BLOG: If You’re Afraid of the Coronavirus…

Living in my isolated, sans-social media life has its pros and cons. Recently, one of the biggest cons has been the lack of current news about the latest coronavirus, COVID-19. However, too, one of the biggest pros has been not getting wrapped up in the viral fear online in relation to COVID-19. Are you afraid to catch this coronavirus? Allow me to speak a few truths into your life in this culture’s fearful moment: God made you. The...

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Like so many other organizations around the state and country, Oklahoma Baptists are closely monitoring news and information about the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).Learn More Here.
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