Just Frances T

There are some days that are harder than others to be in ministry. Some days, the words I say don’t come out the way I mean for them to. Some days,...

I was thinking recently that if I ever had the chance to speak at a seminary graduation again, I would discuss the fact that there are no rock stars in ministry....

Some time ago, I was watching The Biggest Loser and the teams faced a ridiculous challenge. They had to push an empty railroad car along a length of track. As you...

When I lost weight three years ago, people would ask me, “How did you do it?” They were always somewhat dismayed by my answer, “Diet and exercise.” (It’s amazing that doctors...

When I shared my thoughts about having a miscarriage, I left out one important lesson that I’ve continued to learn: what it means to live in community. In a stroke of...

I came across this prayer in a book recently and found it incredibly profound: O God, you are the fountain of all truth; we ask you to protect your church from...

I listen to the news radio station on my way to work to hear the traffic report. I always hope (in vain) to find a route with zero traffic. It never...

Perhaps one of the most difficult realizations for me is that in the Christian life there is a great deal of wretched freedom. “Wretched freedom” doesn’t sound all that pleasant, but...

I recently reread the story of Solomon asking God for wisdom in 1 Kings 3. I’ve heard others mention the story many times and have read it myself before, but something...

My husband sent this my way today & I loved it: The Futility of Control and Your Reason to Rest