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  • Debunking the Myths of Motherhood: Meet Suzanne Werlein

    This month we’re debunking those parenting myths that cause tension, guilt, and frustration! If you’ve ever struggled with the many roles and responsibilities of “mom life”—and drifted into despair because of it—today’s Myth-Busting Mama has a word for you! My friend Suzanne Werlein is part of the heart and soul of Faithbridge Church, a vibrant […]

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  • Debunking the Myths of Motherhood: Meet Jennifer Perez

    Nothing like eight weeks of family togetherness to make you question yourself as a mom, huh? I’m thankful for so much, but I’d be lying if I said this COVID-19 season hasn’t tested me and prompted soul searching. Lurking beneath my feelings of tension, guilt, and frustration? Some faulty assumptions and beliefs that undermine God’s […]

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  • How to Lead Like a Mother and Mother Like a Leader

    Show of hands: who’s really lost it yet with their fellow quarantinees? I’ve had some moments before this, but yesterday, wham, everything bubbled up. I was going toe-to-toe over something completely stupid with one kid, everything in me wanting to win the argument, while also yelling across the house at the other to please-just-turn-down-the-TV. Meanwhile, […]

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  • On International Women’s Day, Rise Like a Deborah

    For International Women’s Day, I’ve been mulling over the life of Deborah, a prophetess who led the nation of Israel during its “Wild West” period known as the time of the judges. Like another notable prophetess, Miriam (see Exodus 15:20), Deborah was gifted in Spirit-inspired song. In fact, all of Judges 5 is a truth-telling, […]

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  • How To Overcome Obstacles to Your Calling: Interview with Dr. Angie Ward, part II

    Happy Book Launch Day to Dr. Angie Ward, who gave us warm, wise advice last week on how to embrace God’s calling in our lives. No surprise, I’m recommending I Am a Leader: When Women Discover the Joy of Their Calling to everybody–Go Get This Book! But until you can head to the store or […]

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  • Called to Be a Leader: Interview with Dr. Angie Ward, part I

    “The question is not WHETHER you have influence. The questions are WHERE do you have influence, and HOW are you going to use that influence to bring honor and glory to God?” That statement from Dr. Angie Ward in  I Am A Leader: When Women Discover the Joy of Their Calling jolted me from my […]

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  • What If Your Calling to Go Forward Means Going Back?

    Go. Go fast. Go hard. Go far. Just go. That’s the message of our culture, isn’t it? You want to be labelled a leader? Then, you better race to the top, push all the boundaries, blaze all the trails. Even in our churches, we sometimes double-down on that one word in the Matt 28:19-20  great […]

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  • Reading Roundup: Get Growing in Leadership, Prayer, and Faith

    If you read last week’s post, you know we’ve started a series on finding and fulfilling our callings, with a special emphasis on the how God equips women to live on purpose for Him. With that in mind, I’ve got three resources in this quarter’s Reading Roundup to help you pursue your goals this new […]

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  • Wise Women, Leading Ladies, and What They Teach Us about Calling

    Calling is where your deep gladness and the world’s deep need meet. My friend, leadership expert Angie Ward, branded this Frederick Buechner quote onto my brain during a conversation on all things women and calling. For Angie, the idea of deep gladness answering deep need encapsulates the theme of her upcoming book, I Am a […]

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  • How Wise Prayers Shape Our Lives

    Shout out to every woman in seminary right now. It’s been a week for us and our sisters serving on the front lines, regardless of ministry role or theological conviction. I’m not going to rehash the “women in ministry” debates, especially the ones that seem like misogyny cloaked in religious posturing, but let me say […]

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