Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash If you have spent even the shortest amount of time in church you have probably heard the story of creation. God carefully crafting each part of the universe day by day until finally, on the 7th and final day, he created rest. God didn't need the rest. He didn't… Continue reading Married and Replanting Episode 006: Rest Easy
Mistakes are inevitable. As long as we are all living on this side of heaven we will make mistakes. Sometimes they are big, ugly, life changing mistakes. Sometimes they are smaller mistakes like getting dates and times for assignment due dates confused leading to a few missed assignments. No matter what, in marriage or in… Continue reading Married and Replanting Episode 005: Are You Mistaken?
I thing we would be hard pressed to find anyone in the world that over the age of 6 months (and that might even be pushing it) that has never in their life been disappointed. Disappointments happen often. We come to expect and hope for something to arrive, someone to meet some need or want,… Continue reading Married and Replanting: Ep. 004: Dealing with Disappointment
This week was SO much fun to record. This week Dusty and I sat down with some friends and fellow church replanters, Kyle and Michelle Bueerman. Kyle and Michelle have been "in the trenches" of church revitalization for the majority of their ministry journey and are a bit further along the road than we are.… Continue reading Married and Replanting Ep. 003: What Are We Doing? A Discussion with the Bueermans
Photo Credit: Unspash.com No matter what you do in life there are expectations. Sometimes those expectations are voiced and made clear and are easy to deal with. Other times, often times the more likely situation, those expectations are unvoiced and therefore go unmet. This week Dusty and Elizabeth discuss the various expectations that come along… Continue reading Episode 002: Expecting Expectations and How To Handle Them
What goes through a person's mind when they begin to contemplate taking a new job? There are generally any number of questions that rise up like: "What will be my schedule?" "How much will I be getting paid?" "What will be my roles and responsibilities?" Let me be honest with you, these are very similar… Continue reading Married and Replanting Episode 1: Where We Were and Where We Are Now
I have shared here on the blog that a decade ago back in December my husband accepted the call to become the pastor of a small church in Southern New Mexico. What we weren't entirely prepared for was walking into a church revitalization/replant situation. Over the course of the last 9 or so months we… Continue reading Introducing The Married and Replanting Podcast