27 07, 2017

Tell Your Story – August equipHER

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Sabbath Day of rest was very much a struggle for me. Life got in the way with kids, church, events, ministry, birthday parties and such. My to-do list never seem to end. By the end of the day I am wiped out asking God for a break. As I was praying one day, the scripture in Exodus 29:8-9 came to mind. The mandate God gives to keep the Sabbath day holy with NO work. My Sabbath was not on a [...]

20 07, 2017

A Powerful Prayer

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“The power of prayer is on the end of the hearer, not the speaker.” Jodi Detrick We sometimes feel that if we could just muster up a truly powerful prayer, then our prayers would be answered in the way that we desire. I don’t know about you, but I just love a happy ending. A story with a pretty bow, tying all the ends together. Neat and tidy. But this isn’t life here on earth. And sometimes we are simply in [...]

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 [...]

8 12, 2016

I’m Not Perfect

By |December 8th, 2016|Categories: Her Voice|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

By Gail Johnsen   “I’m not perfect, you know.” She squinted her eyes a bit with exasperation in your voice. As if I thought she should be. Often such a statement has to do with the mistaken belief that the spiritual life is a static state of moral and virtuous personal achievement. Claiming we are not perfect is a way of giving ourselves a break for not measuring up to this perceived standard of moral excellence. Of course, no one [...]

26 05, 2016

Training & Prayer

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Training & Prayer When my kids were little the most difficult item was any sort of new training.  How to eat without the mess everywhere!  Training on sharing and how punching is wrong.  Learning to put shoes on and leave them on. Yes and potty training enough said.  This alone can cause a momma to pray.  As my children grew older the training became more adventure filled.  Learning to ride a bike.  Kick a ball.  Swing a [...]

12 05, 2016

Survival of the Joyful

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By Kim Martinez Have you noticed that sometimes life is just hard? I’ve been reading the paper and listening to the news a bit more this week.  Our world is spinning in tension.  Life is hard.  In times of turmoil, we have to endure a lot of change, which adds another dimension of stress to our lives.  Consider: We change the way we use money – because there is less of it. We change our schedule because we lose a [...]

11 02, 2016

Intimacy, A True Calling

By |February 11th, 2016|Categories: Her Voice|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

By Allie Espinoza As the year 2016 has begun, God had been dealing with me to draw closer to Him, going behind the veil, into His presence. Hebrews 9:3 Behind the second veil there was a tabernacle which is called the Holy of Holies, In this Holy place behind the veil God speaks, He guides, He directs, and most of all, this is the place we are the most intimate with our King. He no longer is found as a King only, [...]

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 [...]

29 10, 2015

Things Are Never as Bad as They Seem

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By Kelli Best Once when one of our daughters was facing an unfamiliar experience, I gave her a nugget of my vast wisdom.  As the tears flowed, I looked loving in her eyes and said, “Don’t worry sweetheart, things are always worse than they seem.”  At that moment we both burst out laughing!  You see my error.  We have laughed about that as a family since then and even say it from time to time as it has become one [...]

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