13 07, 2017

Proper Prayers

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Prayer is intimidating to me. I’ve always thought that you had to do something special - kneel, close your eyes, bow your head, fold your hands - to be in the right position to pray. And then after you had assumed the proper position, you had to have a very eloquent language to speak to God. From what I gathered, prayer was hard and well, it was kind of weird. Unnatural. When I listened to pastor or ministry leaders pray [...]

6 07, 2017

Prayer – Turning Our Attention to God

By |July 6th, 2017|Categories: equipHER, Her Voice|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

"Among the important lessons that the spiritual giants can teach us, and on which they have striking agreement, is that we are not likely to experience reality in prayer unless we practice a great deal of silent waiting. Far from prayer being a matter of words, it is often, at its best, freedom from words, since our own chatter can prevent our listening. Important as it may be for us to express our deepest desires to God, much as a [...]

25 05, 2017

I Want

By |May 25th, 2017|Categories: Her Voice|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Day in and day out I see ads for things that I don’t need. But somehow just by knowing that I don’t have these advertised things, I now want them. For example, when I sit down to watch TV I’m not necessarily hungry, but after seeing that olive garden commercial, I really want some bread sticks. Or when I see an Apple commercial for the latest iPhone, I now want a new phone (when mine works perfectly fine). When I [...]

13 04, 2017

He Gets It

By |April 13th, 2017|Categories: equipHER, Her Voice|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Do you ever feel like no one understands what you are going through?  I do!  Like your friends or even your family just don’t get it?  Me, again! The other morning heading to work I was feeling a little weary, a little hurt, a little angry a little a lot of things, I guess.  I was thinking about someone who I am frustrated with.  I guess I felt let down by this individual and I felt justified in my feelings. [...]

16 03, 2017

“Am I Not Still There?”

By |March 16th, 2017|Categories: Her Voice|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

Rising early one morning, unable to sleep, I crawled out of bed and tiptoed downstairs. As I walked past the breakfast nook window, I stopped to view the beautiful and unexpected sight before me. The full moon, in all its brightness, shone like a marquee; puffs of big white clouds surrounded the moon like a frame and highlighted its beauty. The mountains in the background completed the picture. I stood in awe. Closing my eyes, expressions of praise and thanksgiving [...]

20 09, 2013

Baby Rolls, Stretch Marks, and Wrinkles

By |September 20th, 2013|Categories: The Power of Women|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 Comments

I am mad and fed up. Fed up with the expectation that culture and media impresses on women. Mad that women all over the world doubt their worth because of the way they look or because of the shape of their bodies. How did I arrive on this soap box today? It started with a conversation with a dear friend of mine who is pregnant. She is an amazing and beautiful young women, vibrant and alive with the miracle of [...]

22 06, 2013

It’s Friday Night…Are you dating your spouse?

By |June 22nd, 2013|Categories: Family|Tags: , , |0 Comments

This may be the shortest blog I ever write so let me get right to the point. Are you dating your spouse? If you aren’t, someone else will. Maybe that someone is not another person, but a job, or a hobby. I have recently been personally convicted on this question. I was driving past the baseball field, honking at my husband as he coached little league. For some reason, honking as I drove sixty-miles an hour the opposite direction reminded [...]

17 05, 2013

The Power of Women ~ A Blog Series…Do women postpone their calling?

By |May 17th, 2013|Categories: The Power of Women|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Postponement Theory The conversation began when the professor in my first master’s class asked me if I was postponing my calling to get more education. My instructor said that she has noted many women of our time who postpone their calling because they felt they needed more education to do what God had called them to do.  Or they postpone their calling for motherhood or they postpone their calling for their husband’s career. She asked me, “If you were [...]

6 05, 2013

The Power of Women – A Blog Series…Today we are talking about emPOWERment!

By |May 6th, 2013|Categories: The Power of Women|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

By definition, the word empower means: to invest with power. To equip or supply with an ability; enable (Dictionary, 2013). By this definition, you would think that “empowerment” is something that happened to you through the teaching, mentorship, or advocacy of another person. But look at how the women below describe their experiences with empowerment.  “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” ~Alice Walker “Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen [...]

30 04, 2013

The Power of Women – A Blog Series

By |April 30th, 2013|Categories: The Power of Women|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Power of Women - Marked with a Purpose Every day, I have the privilege to work with women who feel a calling on their lives. There is a fire and a passion that burns deep within them. Its voice cries, “There is something more. Something bigger than I can achieve by my own knowledge, skill, or power.” When followed, this calling will lead them into unknown territory. A new land of adventure, led by God, empowered by the Holy Spirit, and [...]

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