17 11, 2016

How do you get up after weathering persecution or setbacks?

By |November 17th, 2016|Categories: Pondering, Purpose, Spiritual Formation|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

By Allie Espinoza I thought to myself, I have to get back up and dust the dirt off my shoulder. But…. It was harder to put this very thing into action after times of being hurt. In my prayer time with God I would ask, Daddy how do I get up again? How do I begin to walk the path you have set before me? I know you are there, though I feel so inadequate and judged. How do I [...]

28 01, 2016

You Want Me to Do What?

By |January 28th, 2016|Categories: Her Voice, Leadership, Purpose, The Power of Women|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

By Cyndi Pollard “You want me to do what?” I said followed by nervous laughter. Nervous laughter is what I do when someone suggests that I do something that I am totally inadequate to do.   You see, my Pastor asked me to consider becoming a licensed minister! Are you kidding? I thought. This was a fair question to ask myself since I had just recently decided it was ok for me (a woman) to serve communion, which I would only do, if my husband was serving on the other side of the aisle. So my becoming [...]

8 10, 2015

Calling Card

By |October 8th, 2015|Categories: Her Voice, Pondering, Purpose|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

By Sherrie St. Hilaire I marvel at those who can confidently identify their calling and describe when and how they received it. I’m sure I gaze into their dazzling certainty like a deer in the headlights. I’m inching toward my sixth decade and have yet to Sherlock my way through the mysteries of my calling. It eludes me. My quest to unearth it has frustrated the liver out of me. In my twenties I was convinced I was called to [...]

17 09, 2015

Find Your Lane and Stay In It

By |September 17th, 2015|Categories: Her Voice, Pondering, Purpose, The Power of Women|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

By Jen Ervig “Find your lane and stay in it!”  I first heard this piece of wisdom from Danice Squires at a women’s event at my church.  Since then, I often find myself meditating on it and it’s implications.  What she’s saying is find out what you’re good at and stick to it!  When we discover our giftings, our God given talents and abilities, develop them, and put them to work, only then, are we truly happy AND truly being [...]

3 09, 2015

Show is Better Than Tell

By |September 3rd, 2015|Categories: Family, Her Voice, Purpose|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

By Joyce Williams When I was a little girl, my mother sang hymns every day from morning 'til night . . . and I probably know the words to every verse of every hymn in most hymnbooks. My vivid memory of my mother includes her curly brown hair, warm smile, cotton dress that she no doubt made, white anklets and canvas shoes . . . cooking, sewing, working in her garden or visiting shut-ins or teaching Sunday school or VBS, always with [...]

20 08, 2015

Strategic Intersection

By |August 20th, 2015|Categories: Her Voice, Pondering, Purpose|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

God is in the business of intersections, coordinating crossing points where things line up and click in harmony at exactly the right time.Every individual comes to a crossroads where they must choose whether or not they will allow themselves to be intercepted, molded, and shaped in God’s image and embark on a path of service for Him. [Intersection – the act of intersecting or the state of being intersected; to meet and cross at one or more points; to share some [...]

13 08, 2015

As You Go…

By |August 13th, 2015|Categories: Bible Study, Her Voice, new creation, Purpose|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

By Charity Rattray This post will be both a teaching and a story and I hope you enjoy. Draw near, pray with me: Oh God speak use your word in my life to direct and encourage! Recently we had worship at the lake and I was prepared to share some of the thoughts from Acts 13 and 14. As we sliced open the watermelon, a man named Adam with his guitar wandered over and started conversation. He seemed a little rough [...]

6 08, 2015


By |August 6th, 2015|Categories: Her Voice, Purpose, The Power of Women|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

By Cyndi Pollard Courage is looking into the eyes of a daunting giant and knowing, rather than wondering, that you will be victorious. (1 Samuel 17) We all know the story of David and Goliath, the story of a young shepherd who was told that he wasn't strong enough, brave enough, old enough, experienced enough.... and the list of "ENOUGH'S" stacked one upon the next. An ordinary person probably would have been held down and probably crushed by the weight [...]

2 07, 2015

Elisha and the Jar of Oil

By |July 2nd, 2015|Categories: Bible Study, Her Voice, Pondering, Purpose|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

By Angela Craig What are you waiting for? God has called you for a purpose. Why are you holding back? What do you feel you need to move forward? More education, money, a title, the right season in life, an invitation? So often we don’t think we have enough to offer, or we don’t have what it takes to succeed on God’s behalf. This belief is simply not true. Take a look at the story of Elisha and the jar [...]

18 06, 2015

“Costume and Prop” Envy

By |June 18th, 2015|Categories: Her Voice, Pondering, Purpose|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

By Joyce Williams The Apostle Paul, suffering in a Roman prison, encouraged the Philippian believers to remain strong, to rejoice always in their salvation and to remain focused on God and His purpose for their lives. Saying yes to God is saying yes to His script for me. He provides the “costumes and the props,” so to speak, that will best suit the role He enlisted me to fill. This means the opportunities and experiences presented to me will be [...]

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