Category: Purpose

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… Continue Reading “Called to Be a Leader: Interview with Dr. Angie Ward, part I”

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… Continue Reading “What If Your Calling to Go Forward Means Going Back?”

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… Continue Reading “Wise Women, Leading Ladies, and What They Teach Us about Calling”

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… Continue Reading “How Wise Prayers Shape Our Lives”

Wisdom Packaged in Love

I miss my Nana. Yesterday, I wanted to phone her so badly. I loved the way she would call me “Dahlin” in her Deep South drawl and end our conversations reminding me, “I prayed for you and all my grandchildren today!” Makes sense I… Continue Reading “Wisdom Packaged in Love”

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