One Thousand Gifts Book Study, Part 2

One Thousand Gifts Book Study, Part 2

The holiday lull has come and gone and most of us are back in hyper-drive; a schedule filled with running kids around, meetings at work, workouts at the gym, only to come home to a house that could use a Merry Maid and a pile of laundry staring you down as you try to unwind for the night. Our lives tend to be busy—often too busy—and our crazy schedules end up controlling our time so much so that we don’t believe we have a choice in the matter. In chapters 4-6 of One Thousand Gifts, author Ann... Read More

How you can use January to Ramp up for the Fall

My husband has made several ambitious New Year’s resolutions this year. True to form, the 1st day of January turned over a new leaf for him and he has embarked on aggressively accomplishing his goals. As we sat on the couch enjoying the warmth of the fireplace in our living room, he asked me, “What resolutions do you have for this year?” My response?  I said with a chuckle, “I don’t really believe in resolutions. So, I don’t have any.” There’s something about New Year’s resolutions that... Read More
Why You Should Volunteer at Passion

Why You Should Volunteer at Passion

Door Holders 2012 I’ve attended Passion Conference before, but only as an observer or guest. But this year I decided to volunteer, primarily because of the investment the Passion organization continues to make in my college-age children. I’m not really sure what I was thinking. It was an impulsive decision I made after midnight while registering one of my daughters online. Before I knew it I had pressed send and I was committed. So, I showed up wearing my hot pink “Door Holder” T-shirt ready... Read More

Help Us, Help You Get to OC12

We realize that getting to OC12 takes sacrifice. All good things do, right? Well, we want to help reward those of you who are doing everything you can to get to The Orange Conference. That’s why, for our next contest, we are giving away four tickets to OC12 WITH AirTran tickets for those fundraising their way to Atlanta in April! Here is the scoop . . . Tell us about your current, or upcoming, fundraiser. Now, be sure that these ideas are in place right now, or soon to be implemented, and not... Read More
Meet Me at Chick-fil-A (Or The Next Best Thing)

Meet Me at Chick-fil-A (Or The Next Best Thing)

One thing we absolutely love about you guys, our church partners, is your excitement over meeting each other and sharing ideas. And as some of you may remember, we arranged a series of Meet Me at Chick-fil-A stops along the Orange Tour route during the fall. Well, we just added two more for the upcoming Dallas and Houston tour stops, and hope to see you there. Each gathering was an opportunity to meet with other Orange Leaders in person, find out what was going on in your ministries, exchange... Read More