Taming Your Tongue

Taming Your Tongue Read James 3:1-12. “Loose lips sink ships.”  During World War II, this slogan appeared on propaganda posters created and distributed by a major American distiller. The slogan advised servicemen and other American citizens to avoid careless talk … Read More

The Most Faith-Filled Women I’ve Ever Met

Meet Aragesh: One of the Most Faith-Filled Women I’ve Ever Met Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” This succinct definition of faith is right at the beginning of … Read More

Confessions of a Nagging Wife #TBT

Confessions of a Nagging Wife I was—and even now can be—a nagging wife.  “A continual dripping on a rainy day and a quarrelsome wife are alike; to restrain her is to restrain the wind or to grasp oil in one’s … Read More

Ethiopia | Looking Back and Looking Ahead #TBT

Ethiopia | Looking Back and Looking Ahead #TBT It has been over four years since I had the privilege of leading a team of pastors on a short-term mission trip to Ethiopia. A lot has changed over the last years, but by … Read More

Final Exhortation from Paul

Final Exhortation from Paul While a member of Mars Hill Church, I was honored to serve on the team that wrote inductive studies in support of the sermon series. From 2011 to 2014, we wrote seven inductive studies; many are … Read More

Count Your Blessings

Count Your Blessings While a member of Mars Hill Church, I was honored to serve on the team that wrote inductive studies in support of the sermon series. From 2011 to 2014, we wrote seven inductive studies; many are no … Read More

His News, Your Barriers

His News, Your Barriers While a member of Mars Hill Church, I was honored to serve on the team that wrote inductive studies in support of the sermon series. From 2011 to 2014, we wrote seven inductive studies; many are … Read More

Unity in the Church

Unity in the Church While a member of Mars Hill Church, I was honored to serve on the team that wrote inductive studies in support of the sermon series. From 2011 to 2014, we wrote seven inductive studies; many are … Read More

Leadership the Lady’s Way

Leadership the Lady’s Way As women in the workplace, we can display our calling to nurture life through professional development. WOMAN’S WORLD DAILY In 1966, James Brown sang the lyrics, “This is a man’s, man’s, man’s world.” Two generations later, … Read More

Your Worth is Not in Your To-do List

Your Worth is Not in Your To-do List Who doesn’t have a to-do list?  For some, it’s on a scrap of paper. For others, it’s an app on your phone. If you’re old school, it might be a day planner. … Read More

Wielding God’s Sword in Prayer

Wielding God’s Sword in Prayer God’s word is a sharp two-edged sword that discerns thoughts and intentions of the heart (Heb. 4:12; Eph. 6:17). But how do we wield it? While the study of Scripture renews our minds (Rom. 12:1–2), … Read More

Women Leading Up

Women Leading Up Influence doesn’t require a position at the top of the organizational chart. No matter your title, you can lead, if you master the art of leading up.  Although I’ve managed corporate finances at the CFO level for … Read More

Holy Spirit

5 Ways the Holy Spirit Works

5 Ways the Holy Spirit Works in the Life of a Believer My wife and I have a fun saying between us where we’ll ask the other, “Has your friend said anything to you lately?” I love the Holy Spirit. … Read More

Now, Not Yet – Gotcha Day

The Now and Not Yet of Our Adoption It was an incredible time in our family. We had a new son. Sutton and I, along with our two daughters, had adopted a toddler boy from Ethiopia. On November 11, 2011, … Read More

Should My Child Get Baptized?

Should My Child Get Baptized? One of my greatest gifts the Lord has given me as a dad was baptizing our eight-year-old daughter a couple years ago. Many have approached me asking questions regarding how to know when is the … Read More

The Real Wonder Woman

The Real Wonder Woman The ficticious comic book heroine feeds a woman’s desire to save the world in her own strength, but the real wonder woman lives for Jesus’ glory. My friend and I have this thing with Wonder Woman. … Read More

Your Problems or Your Purpose: Where is your Focus?

Your Problems or Your Purpose: Where is your Focus? In 1997, I started a company that grew from 3 to 380 employees in just a few years. In 2008, I founded another company that grew from 4 people to 500 … Read More

Jesus – the BFF

Jesus – the BFF Some years back, I watched with a heavy heart as my oldest daughter (12 at the time) sought after a “BFF”—best friend forever. With three international moves in three years, her friends were spread out over … Read More

The Other Mothers, Happy Mother’s Day

The Other Mothers, Happy Mother’s Day I’ve read blog after blog this week anticipating Mother’s Day. Blogs about guilt and pride, and some about the origin of Mother’s Day. Blogs for women who can’t have children, and others for children … Read More

Unequally Yoked

Unequally Yoked When I married my husband 18 years ago, I thought I was marrying a saved man. Two years in, I realized if he was a Christian, he sure wasn’t living like one. Paul writes to the Corinthians, “Do … Read More

Kids’ Church, Abu Dhabi

Kids’ Church, Abu Dhabi During our time living in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Marci and I felt led by the Lord to host “Kids’ Church” in our clubhouse compound. We first started “Kids’ Church” for our own daughters, Grace … Read More

Easter, A Look Back

Easter, A Look Back Celebrating and remembering Passion Week culminating with Easter Sunday is my favorite time of the year. I love it because so many non-christians and de-churched people go to a Christian church service and hear the simple … Read More

Leaving for the Middle East

Leaving for the Middle East After I got saved in 2005, I had the incredible privilege of being in a biblical discipleship relationship with Pastor Joe Champion. Because of my work schedule I was able to spend ample amounts of … Read More

The Sin of My Discontent

The Sin of My Discontent “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.” Exodus … Read More

Marriage and the Single Girl

Marriage and the Single Girl Eight lessons on how to steward singleness that Marci Turner wishes she would have known in her pre-marriage days. Over the past century, the average marrying age for the American woman has increased from 21 … Read More

Almost Two Decades and $32M Ago in Columbus, Ohio…

Almost Two Decades and $32M Ago in Columbus, Ohio… When I was growing up, my family lived on a street named “Wentwood” in Dallas, Texas. Then early in my career, I had the privilege of starting a company with my brother and … Read More

Sex is a Thermostat by Marci Turner

Sex is a Thermostat Valentine’s Day was last week and it can be easy to start seeing marriage, sex, and love through the world’s eyes. In the wake of Valentine’s Day, my wife’s post on marriage relationships is extremely helpful. “I never … Read More