You can read Random Thoughts Part 1 through 8 that were previous posts.  Here are a few more thoughts that have blessed me and I pray will bless you as well.1.    "Do not fear what may happen tomorrow.The same loving Father who cares for you today will care for you tomorrow and every day. Either he will shield you from suffering or He will give you unfailing strength to … [Read more...]

As a leader, when do you put on your big girl panties? As you juggle your responsibilities, do you struggle with what to pick up and what to put down? If so, you will enjoy this post by Dr. Deb Douglas., Add links with her name and photo, graphic? (be careful about graphic!)On the day the tornado ripped apart Tuscaloosa, AL, my hometown, I was busy being a Minister to Women at my church. Instead … [Read more...]

Recently at a YOU Lead women’s leadership training, we had a panel answering questions submitted by attendees. Several past and upcoming posts address those and try to help answer them.  Check out other Women's Ministry Questions here.Today’s question is: What do you suggest to bring your team closer together?One of your jobs as a team leader is to not only continually … [Read more...]

The issue in this blog post today is one we all have and maybe are dealing with as women’s leaders:  getting women to do more than attend something to life change and “doing” something with what they are learning. Read today’s post to see what one church did.  Today’s guest blogger is Rachel Lovingood, author of In Our Shoes, as well as a minister's wife and … [Read more...]

In this interview with military wife and author Sara Horn, Grace Clausing shares some helpful tips for making a difference in the lives of military families. Think through what you can do as we celebrate our freedom this weekend!If it's not your own family member serving in the military, chances are, you know someone who has been affected by the war in Iraq. It can be difficult to know just how to … [Read more...]

Recently at a YOU Lead women’s leadership training, we had a panel answering questions submitted by attendees. Several past and upcoming posts address those and try to help answer them.  Check out other Women's Ministry Questions here.Today’s question is: How should a leader deal with a well-meaning, but dominant participant in a small group study? She jumps right in to share and … [Read more...]

Recently at a YOU Lead women’s leadership training, we had a panel answering questions submitted by attendees. Several past and upcoming posts address those and try to help answer them.  Click here to read older Women's Ministry Questions Posts.Today’s question is: Our women are  not comfortable with sharing Jesus outside of church circles. What do you suggest for helping us … [Read more...]

We had a YOU Lead  women’s training even in Tacoma, WA recently and one of our local workshop leaders was Angela Craig. She is our guest writer today and I know this message will make you stop and think about how you are doing ministry. Thanks, Angela, for inspiring us today!Recently, I attended a Spin class at my gym. If you have never taken a Spin class before, I would describe it as … [Read more...]

Guest blogger Cindy Dykes is the senior pastor’s wife at my former church Green Acres Baptist in Tyler, Texas. I love her honest and transparent way she lives her “life in a fishbowl”. I am sure this will help you if you are the wife of a minister.In every war, each side has its top scientists working on secret weapons. During World War II, Germany, Japan, the United States and … [Read more...]

Did you miss LifeWay Women Live on April 5th? Don't worry! You can still view this webcast here. Join Chris Adams, Pam Case & Paige Greene for Reaching Women in Crisis with counselor Kaye Hurta and LifeWay Women Event Coordinator Betsy Langmade.  Life is unpredictable.  Sometimes life difficulties build up and escalate to crisis points over time.  Other times the crisis comes … [Read more...]