Archive for the ‘Emily’s Posts’ Category

02.05.2016

3 reasons to pray about sex

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

Do you pray about your sex life? Let me be clear, I am fully aware that this is not a popular question. It may even make some of you uncomfortable. In all honesty, it makes me a little uncomfortable asking it. For some reason, we have no problem addressing related questions such as: Do you… Read More »

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01.15.2016

7 things to consider before setting goals

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

We’re just a few days into January, and new year’s resolutions are already breaking all around us like campaign promises after election day. This year was going to be the year you drank more water, exercised more regularly, watched less TV, or gave up coffee and sodas. So how are you doing so far? What… Read More »

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11.06.2015

How one woman is facing the clique problem in women’s ministry

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

Sometimes there is an ugly side to women’s ministry that we’d rather not talk about. Many churches ignore it, pretend it doesn’t exist or shrug it off as inconsequential. But there are times when it is very real, very dark, and very much a problem that one women is choosing to face head-on.   It’s… Read More »

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10.23.2015

Why I told my kids, “Mickey Mouse is wrong.”

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

It was such an innocent question. My family and I were on Day 3 or so of our week-long, fun-filled Disney World vacation. The kids were in their element – fast rides for the older boys, princesses galore for our daughter, and classic Mickey for our youngest. And we were having fun! The kind of… Read More »

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10.16.2015

Houston area – Join me for holiday tea!

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

Do you have a favorite event of the Holiday Season? I do! It’s my church’s Holiday Brunch & Tea, and it’s so much fun, I look forward to it every year. This year, though, I’ll not only be attending – I’LL BE SPEAKING!!  And you’re invited! This event is such a popular one with our church that… Read More »

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10.09.2015

10 things not to bring on a mission trip

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

Before my recent service trip to Israel, the only other mission trip I’d been on was a simple trip to South Texas when I was in high school. Clearly, I am not a missionary expert. Nevertheless, I learned a lot from my first foreign mission trip, including some very practical “what not to bring” tips.… Read More »

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09.16.2015

If I could only share ONE thing from the Holy Land, this would be it

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

I don’t know that I’ll ever be able to effectively put into words the impact that my first trip to Israel had on my heart. The land. The history. The people. The experiences. All of which swirled together in my soul like a divine soup which I will sip from often from now until the Lord… Read More »

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08.31.2015

When saying yes scares the snot out of you

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

In a few short hours, I’m going to Israel. Yes, that Israel. The one that’s over seven thousand miles away. Despite the fact that I hate flying and do NOT like traveling without my children, Jason and I – along with twenty-plus other people from our church – are answering God’s call for an 11-day… Read More »

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08.24.2015

5 words for the mom who didn’t open her Bible all summer

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

Let me guess. You had grand plans for spiritual growth this summer. You were not only going to finish the New Testament, you were also going to read a chapter of Proverbs every night to your kids before kissing their sunburned cheeks goodnight. You were going to get ahead in their Awana curriculum and outline… Read More »

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07.22.2015

An Interview with Laurie Cole – Are You a Disciple?

Author: Emily E. Ryan

With the release date for Laurie Cole’s new Bible study, Are You a Disciple? just days away, many of you are wondering if this study is right for you or your church. The short answer is YES! I personally went through Disciple during its pilot last year, and I can’t recommend it highly enough! You will be… Read More »

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06.22.2015

Five everyday choices I make (now that I’m older than my own mother)

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

Today, I am 38 years, 7 months, and 24 days old. If you’re counting, that’s 14,116 days of breath and heart beats. Not a typical day on the calendar that traditionally calls for reflection and celebration, but still a milestone age in my book. Because today, June 22, 2015, I am officially older than my… Read More »

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06.01.2015

What to do when coffee isn’t enough

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

My children are out of school in 3 1/2 days, which means that – according to my handy little phone countdown app – I have just under 74 hours to prepare for … SUMMER. Of course, I am super excited about swimming, popsicles, going to the park, Vacation Bible School and summer reading programs, but there is also… Read More »

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