Confession: I’m horrible with directions. And when I say that, I mean, horrible. Like, my-GPS-is-my-lifeline kind of horrible. There have been a few times when I have pulled over on the side of the road because my vision was blurred with actual tears welling up...

We can all agree that spewing thoughtless, harmful words to others is damaging. But I have another idea to consider—what about the unspoken word, the silence we sit in, the words we withhold? What if we really took the time to listen to the voice...

Our community group recently finished sharing life stories. The process is challenging as we seek to be transparent—to focus less on what has happened to us and more on where God has been moving and drawing us to Himself....

When I think of what it means to be an Ezer, I see a face. None of the core capacities of our calling as women resonates with me more than that of inviting because of how simply but profoundly that face impacted my life....

Everything we do as an embodied image bearer reflects the nature of God. Do … [you] point others back to Him? (Body Matters, p.42) That question stopped me in my tracks. The idea that everything I do with my body being intended to point to...

I spent the first ten years of my life in a Southern Baptist church. Wednesday nights were G.A.’s. Although I never really understood the point of bible drills and I wasn’t sure who Lottie Moon was, I did look forward to those nights...

To be an ezer naturally implies relationship. We invite, nurture, and partner with others. We do not ezer in isolation. Relationships require intentionality, particularly when we are engaging people outside our normal sphere of influence....

If your church no longer existed, would it be missed? Phrased another way,“Is your church essential in the community?” Is the body of believers that make up the local church so involved, so essential in the community that for them to leave would be a...

“I’m throwing a neighborhood party next week. Who should I invite? Definitely the Smiths, the Williams, and the Goldmans; they are so much fun! Just my neighbors who I really like and know well. What about that new lady from up...

Putting on a bathing suit is the bane of my summer existence!! I am not at all excited about moving from being fully clothed to wearing a swim suit!...

He works so hard every day. She can’t imagine the pressure he feels from bearing the weight of his job along with leading his familly. Sometimes she is in awe of the godly man he is!...

She stays up late almost every night, telling herself she has chores to do, emails that need responses, and her favorite show to watch. But really, she’s just avoiding a sexual encounter....

The capacity to invite is an essential part of our makeup as Ezers. We can’t move into a nurturing or partnering relationship with someone we don’t invite into our lives....

Sherry longs to have an inviting home, especially over the holidays. Yet it seems that each holiday season her perfectionism gets in the way. She wants the home she sees in a magazine so she spends more than the budget allows, causing tension in her...

front porch is a gathering place for neighbors and friends, a place to slow down. It is open, inclusive, safe and welcoming. It is a place where stories are shared, walls come down, laughter is heard, and memories are made....

Our God is an inviting God! In Revelation 3:8, Jesus says, “I know all the things you do, and I have opened a door for you that no one can close.” He knows everything we do, the good, the bad, and the ugly....