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Getting Started in Your New Ministry

July 18, 2017 First an update on why nothing has been posted on the blog.  Frankly, after going through the arduous (at this stage it is truly arduous) task of editing and rewriting a post I'm tired of looking at it.  Having lost its luster in my own eyes it's hardly something I want to… Continue reading Getting Started in Your New Ministry

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Organization is Key when Starting a New Ministry

Many challenges come with starting a new ministry from conquering a huge learning curve to tackling bureaucratic red tape.  You can expect to spend your time researching, planning, and brainstorming resulting in a copious amount of notes, tasks, and ideas.  What you may not expect is how fast you can forget or lose track of… Continue reading Organization is Key when Starting a New Ministry

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Book Review: “Discover your Next Mission from God” by Julie Onderko

So you’ve been trying to discern what your mission from God is or whether “mission” even applies to you.  You’ve heard about Julie Onderko’s book "Discover Your Next Mission From God" and you’re wondering if you should pick it up.  My advice to you is yes, you should. The book is an admixture of how-to… Continue reading Book Review: “Discover your Next Mission from God” by Julie Onderko

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Today was a Day for Lessons or . . . I’ve Been Schooled

May 8, 2017 As the magazine is a one woman show at the moment I'm trying to learn every facet of magazine publishing.  What one soon finds out is putting theory into practice isn't that simple. This has been especially true for me in the area of design where I've been trying to test out… Continue reading Today was a Day for Lessons or . . . I’ve Been Schooled

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Yay! I Have a Mission Statement for the Magazine!

May 7, 2017 Well, today was a good day.  After, not being able to quite figure out the types of stories that would be included in each department I took some advice from the books I've been reading and decided I needed a mission statement.  The idea behind the mission statement is that it will… Continue reading Yay! I Have a Mission Statement for the Magazine!

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Kicking my Game up a Notch

April 25, 2017 Study, study, study.  That's how my time is being spent these evenings.  I am thankful that there are materials to study because it has been fruitful. Thank God for the courses available on Coursera and EdX, plus the information available on YouTube.  It's all beginning to sink in.  Mainly they've been about… Continue reading Kicking my Game up a Notch

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Layouts and Typeface and Colors . . . Oh, My!

March 27, 2017 Spent most of last week trying to figure out how to go about designing a magazine.  Watched hours of YouTube videos on graphic design theory.  Went on Pinterest to look at images of different magazine layouts.  Discovered that all magazine layouts look ugly on Pinterest.  Spent some time in the store checking… Continue reading Layouts and Typeface and Colors . . . Oh, My!

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What was in the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Heart of Hearts?

March 5, 2017 I can tell you from my personal experience when you start to realize that God is supplying your heart's desires it's a little bewildering.  The first thing that perplexes you is why. "Why me?" "Why now?"  "What did I miss?" Sort of like David when God told Him He would build David… Continue reading What was in the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Heart of Hearts?

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Is This What the Promised Land Looks Like?

March 3, 2017 Since God made me realize the start of something new makes us vulnerable to temptation and I happen to be at the start of this ministry I've been trying to look ahead to how I'll feel in about 40 days.  I'm having a hard time accomplishing it because I'm receiving so many… Continue reading Is This What the Promised Land Looks Like?

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Reconciling the Godly and the Practical

February 28, 2017 As this journal was originally intended to help others deal with starting a ministry it's time to get down to practicalities.  And I've long had a problem with reconciling the practical and the godly.  Take marriage for example, two people ordained by God to be joined together as one.  Something incredibly beautiful… Continue reading Reconciling the Godly and the Practical

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Should we be Living Inspired and Infused Lives?

February 27, 2017 I don't have the words for what Saturday was.  Right before waking up Saturday morning  I had a dream that there was this monster kinda hovering out there on the periphery.  Shook that off. Coffee made. Sat down to read the newest blog posts from those I follow.  I was reading Melissa… Continue reading Should we be Living Inspired and Infused Lives?

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Turns Out I’m Actually Suited for this Ministry

February 22, 2017 Some good news.  I started reading about magazine publishing today and turns out I may be more suited to being an editor than I thought.  Go figure God actually knows what He's doing.  According to Michael Evan in The Layers of Magazine Editing editors love to read  - check likes switching from… Continue reading Turns Out I’m Actually Suited for this Ministry

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So I Guess I’m Starting a Magazine

February 21, 2017 Strange thing happened recently.  I guess God wants me to start a magazine.  That's weird because I don't remember the context in which this occurred.  I can't remember if I was thinking, "Man, I sure would like to start a business," or something along those lines and God suggested a magazine or… Continue reading So I Guess I’m Starting a Magazine