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Getting Past the Lie of Rejection
Five steps you can take to get back on track.
Read as Single PagePage 1 of 4. Image: Lightstock. 0; tweet; email; print. “We feel like the Holy Spirit is calling you elsewhere.”. Each word pierced me like a dagger 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.
Want To Pastor A Church You Love? Love The Church You’re Pastoring
What if every pastor saw their church, not as a stepping-stone to something bigger, but as an investment to make with all their heart and soul?
What if every pastor saw their church, not as a stepping-stone to something bigger, but as an investment to make with all their heart and soul? Christian
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
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.
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.
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.
Leave Me Alone So I Can Do Ministry!
When productivity replaces hospitality, we miss the point of pastoring.
On my more gracious days, I respond easily, “Oh you're never a bother. Come in. How is it with your soul?” On my less-than- gracious days? Lord have mercy on my soul.
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.
Choose to Pause and Fill Up
Pausing in a selah with Christ is the catalyst of revival, restoration, and peace.
Choose to Pause and Fill Up. Pausing in a selah with Christ is the catalyst of revival, restoration, and peace. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 2. Image: Lightstock. 0; tweet; email; print.
When You're a Pastor Who Suffers from Depression
What the story of Elijah (and psychological research) tells us about how to cope.
Fortified by the simple gift of rest and food, Elijah was able to journey on to Mt. Sinai. His physical hunger was satisfied, but his soul hungered for an encounter with the living God.
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.
Comparison Is Stealing Your Joy
Five practical tips to fight back
Comparison Is Stealing Your Joy. Five practical tips to fight back. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 4. Image: Lightstock. 0; tweet; email; print. There are so many
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
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.