Marybeth Gessele

A pastor's wife, Marybeth Gessele writes from Gaston, Oregon. She is the author of No More Cinnamon Bear Cookies, a book on explaining death and dying to children.

Tissue ministry

Tears are a natural, healthy part of life. Does it make any difference whether the tissue that catches them comes from a box or from a friend's hand?

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How to start women's ministries in your church

It's more than women interacting with women; it's focusing on a vital dimension of church life and growth.

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