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Mean Girls in the Church
How to become women who embolden rather than undermine
Whenever I had a new writing opportunity, Tracey flooded me with encouragement, and if I was preaching, she would check in with me, send me texts of encouragement, and be the first
When You Feel Like a Failure
Whether you've truly failed―or you just feel like a failure―the experience can actually be a blessing.
Why was there such a disconnect from the encouragement he showered upon me in our one-on-one meetings and the silence that swallowed him now? “I'm sorry,” I whispered.
How to Keep Leading When You Feel Like Falling Apart
5 things to do when you face tragedy and turmoil
As women leaders, helping others through difficult times, offering advice and encouragement, and teaching women to stand firm against adversity is simply what we do.
Join Our Summer Study Group
Meet with women from across the country for community, encouragement, and discussion.
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5 Tips for Staying in Leadership in Trying Times
Lessons on leading through suffering from the life of Amanda Berry Smith
weak. The people we serve look to us to give direction, to offer encouragement, and to walk with them in times of crisis. They look to us for love. When
We're cheering you on as you live your calling.
As women leaders, we know that support—in the form of encouragement, challenge, friendships, and skills—is crucial to success. But we're often not sure where to find it.
Take Delight in Your Passions
The story of Juana Ines de la Cruz reminds us that God instills passions within us that he can use for his glory.
Take Delight in Your Passions. The story of Juana Ines de la Cruz reminds us that God instills passions within us that he can use for his glory. Read as
Clues for Your Calling
Understanding your spiritual gifts can help you determine the work to which God has called you.
In Romans 12, Paul encourages the church community to release and use their gifts: “If it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do
The Power of Women Helping Each Other
Follow the example of Harriet Tubman.
Most that I have done and suffered in the service of our cause has been in public, and I have received much encouragement at every step of the way.
Lead in a Way Only You Can
Many have tried to box us in or tell us who we should be, but we are kingdom women, and we are diverse.
Lead in a Way Only You Can. Many have tried to box us in or tell us who we should be, but we are kingdom women, and we are diverse. Read as Single
If Our Church Was Bigger, We Could…
There’s not a single command to the church that cannot be accomplished by two or three people who love Jesus, each other, and the community they’re called to reach.
There's not a single command to the church that cannot be accomplished by two or three people who love Jesus, each other, and the community they're called to reach.
Share, Listen, and Listen Some More
Every woman knows how to minimize herself, and we need to put a stop to it—here’s how.
Share, Listen, and Listen Some More. Every woman knows how to minimize herself, and we need to put a stop to it—here's how. Read as Single Page
Sexual Addiction Destroyed My Pastorate
Exposing the truth was just the first step to redemption.
Gus was on my right, and Craig was on my left. We locked arms and helped one another walk out of our addictions through daily encouragement. Our
Is Your Church Healthy for People with Mental Illness?
3 ways your congregation can embrace those with mental disorders.
They take food to the staff at psychiatric hospitals during holidays. They send cards of encouragement to mental health professionals when there is not a holiday.
Four Steps to Form a Personal Support Group
As you minister to others, don't neglect your own need for challenge and encouragement.
Four Steps to Form a Personal Support Group. As you minister to others, don't neglect your own need for challenge and encouragement. Read as Single
Is Seminary Part of Your Calling?
Sitting at the feet of Jesus might mean getting a degree
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Wounded Leaders Wound Others
The negative effects of leading with unmet intimacy needs.
12:15). Encouragement—to urge forward and positively persuade toward a goal (1 Thess. 5:11; Heb. 10:24). Respect—to value and regard highly; to convey great worth (Rom. 12:10).
Facing My Inner Control Freak
An unexpected encounter with the Holy Spirit changed everything.
big and small, women whose appearances seemed to melt into each other's with no distinguishing attributes or features as they hugged, prayed, and spoke words of encouragement.
When It’s Time to Quit
“Finish what you start” isn’t always good advice.
As a child, I was told, “Don't be a quitter.” and “Finish what you start.” These commands served as a means of encouragement and motivation for academic performance, athletic prowess