Displaying 1–20 of 956
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The Vulnerable Act of Public Speaking
Find your voice—and keep it.
reveal your identity and your character. Your voice gives oral expression to what is deep in your soul, what is important to you. To believe in your voice
People Aren't Projects
...and other lessons I learned as a rural pastor.
Love can become a way for us to avoid the hard work of confronting, the thankless work of setting boundaries, and the vulnerable, exposed, soul-chapping labor of leading God's people
The Truth About Sexism in the Church
And how to keep it from breaking you down.
In fact, those are all the underlying and hoped-for goals of sexism. Those reactions are exactly the ones that sexism intends to instill deep within your soul.
How Not to Lose Your Identity in Ministry
When I took a break from ministry, I realized I’d lost more than my job.
to our heads. I had poured myself into a job, a people, and a community, unknowingly letting them become the very essence of my soul. Sure, Jesus