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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.
I felt like an utter failure. Surely, she could see it, too. But where one woman's words had stripped me to the core, her words filled me up. They were like balm to my soul.
Don’t Try To Be Successful, Try To Do Good Work
A minister with a well-nourished soul may or may not have a big church, but they’ll always have a healthy ministry.
A minister with a well-nourished soul may or may not have a big church, but they'll always have a healthy ministry. For a while. But the numbers came at a cost. They sucked my soul dry.
Lead from Where You Are
Give to others from your own walk with God.
Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. Image: iStock. 0; tweet; email; print. "You walk with God and teach others out of that." My professor's words etched themselves onto my soul as he spoke
God is doing something bigger and better than your project.
So I took time to let that truth sink in. I took time to tend my soul rather than worrying about anyone else. The raw honesty of the Psalms fed my soul during that time of failure.
Four Questions to Ask When Complacency Calls
With all the politicking, protesting, and terrorizing, it’s tempting to give up the fight.
All of this indicates to me that the time has come, again, to fight for my own soul. I lift my heavy head, taking my eyes off myself and fixing them on Jesus
Love Thy (Immigrant) Neighbor
Women leaders play a unique role in helping refugees and immigrants settle into the community.
Each one, regardless of accent, culture, or skin color possesses a God-breathed soul. Practical Soul Needs. “People migrate with their cultural beliefs and practices.” —Kenneth Guest.
Band of Sisters
How I moved from a lone ranger to intentionally amplifying the work of other women leaders
And then, one day, those words weighed heavy on my soul: What ifI'm really the only woman out here doing this? All of a sudden, it didn't feel like an honorable thing to be alone.
Self-Control for the Sake of Ministry
What does it mean to say “no” to ourselves on behalf of those we serve and influence?
And when I get the “likes” I inwardly seek, it feeds into my sense of right-ness. It's precisely in these kind of moments when God's word breathes life into my soul.
5 Tips for Staying in Leadership in Trying Times
Lessons on leading through suffering from the life of Amanda Berry Smith
If you are like me, there's a burning deep down in your heart that won't allow you to give up, but getting your heart, mind, and soul to go forward is hard.
Sorry, Pastor – Numbers Are NOT People
Church metrics can be helpful. But only if we use them wisely. And hold them lightly.
In ministry, the numbers on a pastor's weekly report often represent a soul saved, a person baptized or another step in someone's spiritual journey. And that is always worth celebrating.
Make an Appointment with Your Heavenly Doctor
As we lead others, we can’t overlook our own need for God’s healing.
Make an Appointment with Your Heavenly Doctor. As we lead others, we can't overlook our own need for God's healing. Read as Single PagePage 1
Moving Forward After a Difficult Week
Unity may indeed be needed after the election, but it’s okay to grieve first.
Recovery Director. Instead of saying anything to women leaders today, I invite lament—the guttural, primal wail of the soul that is born of suffering and loss.
3 Secrets of Leadership Training
What does it take to develop leaders in your church?
Leadership involves caring for your soul; this is not optional or extra credit. Secret #2: Leadership training is as much about soul care as it is about skills.
An Open Letter to Young Women Leaders
The glory of God is man—and woman—fully alive.
It pulls you forward. It gives you life. It reminds you who you truly are in the deepest parts of your soul. For God, creator of all, calls you his own. Pause
Ministry after Becoming a Mom
Is it possible to balance two full-time callings?
callings were compatible. I just knew deep in my soul that I wanted to be a mother and I wanted to spend my life serving in ministry. A New Reality. It wasn't
Stop Leading from a Scarcity Mindset
With God, there’s more than enough (gifts, opportunities, ministries, work) to go around.
Paul's words in Romans 10:15, “Blessed are the feet of those who bring good news!” Instead, a fierce spirit of competition seeded its way inside of me, burrowing into my soul, and into
Find Your Natural Rhythm
You can’t run full speed all the time.
Sometimes a good tune makes us jump up and dance. It reminds us that we have soul, that we know a little something about rhythm and perhaps blues.
Facing My Inner Control Freak
An unexpected encounter with the Holy Spirit changed everything.
Every year she poured her heart and soul into planning this weekend, a time set apart for women to study God's Word, hear the Holy Spirit, and get away from the demands of life.
Can a pastor be an introvert?
in as a woman leader. Am I Fit for Pastoral Ministry? I loved my new position and poured my heart and soul into serving. God blessed my efforts, and
Motherhood Changed My Image of God
When my understanding of God changed, so did my leadership.
We tend by a secret law of the soul to move toward our mental image of God. Growing up in church, I knew the basics of the Bible, and thought I had a pretty good idea of who God was.