Archive for the ‘Emily’s Posts’ Category

05.13.2016

5 phrases to avoid when God calls you to action

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

Following God’s path is wonderful. It is absolutely the best decision you could ever make. But there’s something you should know. When you follow God, he sometimes asks you to do scary things. Big things. Crazy things. Things that are definitely out of your comfort zone. And when that happens, you face a fork in… Read More »

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04.15.2016

[Contest] Wanted: your six-word story

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

Some say it was Ernest Hemingway who first wrote the famous six-word novel: For sale: baby shoes, never worn. Whether it was the famous American author or not, the allure to compact an entire story into just six words has sweeping appeal. It’s sparked contests, books, websites, memes and countless high school writing assignments. I… Read More »

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04.01.2016

10 unusual places to have your quiet time

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

I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t want to go to the same restaurant every evening for supper, even if I ordered something new every night. I wouldn’t want to go to the same resort every summer for vacation either. And I wouldn’t even want to look at the same curtains hanging in my… Read More »

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03.18.2016

Are you whining or weeping? Three questions to ask yourself

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

The other day, my three-year-old son, Solomon, taught me how to cry on cue. He said, “Mom, if you want to cry, you have to do this.” He scrunched up his nose, squinted his eyes and lowered his eyebrows, then began making fake crying noises. Five seconds later, his face popped back into a smile.… Read More »

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03.04.2016

Why you should schedule phone calls with your friends

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

I opened my calendar and noticed something interesting. In a week and a half, I had four “meetings” scheduled with different friends. One was a phone call resulting from a last-minute “Can you chat tomorrow?” text that I received from a friend in Dallas. Another was a standing biweekly phone call with my friend in… Read More »

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02.19.2016

When a prodigal returns [a true story]

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

[Author’s Note from Emily Ryan: I was thrilled to get to know Emily Craft when we traveled to Israel together for a mission trip. I was even more thrilled when she agreed to let me share her story. If you are currently praying for a “prodigal” – a wayward child, husband, grandchild or friend who is… Read More »

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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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