What Young Adults Need to Know from Their Ministry Leaders Right Now

Unfortunately, we’re still riding this crazy rollercoaster of change. That’s why we as young adults need to hear the truth from our ministry leaders during this time. We can’t change our circumstances, but we can change our perspective. Thankfully, you can help us do that.

3 Reasons We Need More Transparency in the Church

In Bible study, we focus on answering the questions in the book. In Sunday School, we discuss prayer requests about our travels and job transitions. In small group, we talk about the weather, sports, or politics. But, believers are not going to grow in their faith by talking about the weather, sports, or politics.

How to Stop Isolating Yourself

Being alone isn’t sinful, but neglecting our time with other believers is (Hebrews 10:25). Not only can we glean encouragement from other Christians, but we can—and should—encourage them also. We’re all hearing the same kinds of lies from Satan, and we’re all called to obey the same Truth.

Who You Might Be Neglecting at Church

She was a humble servant. Every week, she sat at the church piano and played beautiful music as the congregation sang along. She didn’t demand attention or praise, but without her, it would’ve been difficult to worship during services. For weeks, months, and years, she served faithfully. But I don’t know if she was thanked... Continue Reading →

The Struggle (to Be Real) is Real, Part 2

I know it’s hard to be honest in a high-and-mighty Christian society. It feels like the Christians who set unrealistic goals for other Christians never talk about their sins and their hardships. It causes us to wonder if their struggles even exist. Friend, just because people don’t talk about their issues doesn’t mean they don’t have issues. Not only am I guilty of inwardly judging others for their sins, but I’m also guilty of hiding my sins from them.

The Struggle (to Be Real) Is Real, Part 1

Even with the people we know…with the people we trust…with the people we are supposed to be unified with…we try to hide. We are silent. We conveniently forget to mention that we are struggling.

Bouncy Curls and Meaningful Hymns, Revised

I originally published this post on March 3, 2016 (https://tizziestidbits.wordpress.com/2016/03/29/bouncy-curls-and-meaningful-hymns/). I have revised and edited it since then. Enjoy! Supposedly, worship is more than us just singing the words of beloved songs but is us thinking about the words we’re singing. Usually, when I sit down after we’ve sung a few praise songs in church,... Continue Reading →

Five Ways to Have the Best VBS Ever

It’s officially summer, which means vacation Bible school for many churches (which usually means a lot of moaning, groaning, and whining from all the leaders involved). But VBS doesn’t have to be frustrating, cheesy, or challenging. By following these easy suggestions, you can make vacation Bible school go a lot smoother: If possible, help with... Continue Reading →

Different and the Same?

Your adornment must not be merely external—braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses; but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God (1 Peter 3:3-4). I came across this verse today and had an idea for a... Continue Reading →

…And Returning to the Endless Mess

I discussed the importance of rest in my last blog post. This beautiful thing called rest needs to be part of our everyday lives, but we also need to work hard. With everything in life, there needs to be a balance; and work is no exception. There’s a balance between not having enough rest and... Continue Reading →

Escaping from the Endless Mess…

There is one big question in this world that I think everyone asks at one time or another: “DO THE JOBS EVER END?” Does the workload ever get lighter? Do the messes ever start cleaning themselves up? Will the tasks ever get easier? I’ve found the answer to be “no.” There will always be a... Continue Reading →

Bouncy Curls and Meaningful Hymns

My youth pastor said that worship is more than just singing the words. We need to be thinking about the words. When I sit down every week after we’ve sung a few praise songs in church, my though process is similar to this: Seriously? Did I really just zone out for all of those songs?... Continue Reading →

Burnt-Out Blues

In my last post, I talked about serving, and I touched on the topic of being burnt out. What is this syndrome that many Christians seem to have? It’s when you help with every service, Bible study, club, group, and church event and become so tired of helping all the time that you stop helping... Continue Reading →

Weary and Wondering

Why am I the only one doing this? Why are those kids playing games while I’m working? Doesn’t anyone realize what I’m doing? Has everyone suddenly become unable to move? These are the thoughts that commonly cross my mind as I serve in the church. And I hope I’m not the only one. To be... Continue Reading →

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