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An Invitation to Exhale

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I love watching women deepen their journey with Jesus as they discover and then live into their purpose and passion. One friend in particular has had a beautiful journey. Judy and I met many years ago as young leaders with an international ministry.  We took part in a leadership cohort and had an instant connection.  A few years later we had the …

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Easter Women

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We likely won’t forget Easter 2020. Most of us celebrated in our homes, physically distanced from our church families. Reminders of this broken world fill our TV screens and social media feeds. Yet, in the midst of so much confusion, uncertainty, and fear, we still have joy because Jesus overcame death and sin. Women Doing Well President Julie Wilson reminds us of our role as Easter women, carrying the …

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Passion from Pain

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Every now and again I hear a story that stops me in my tracks and captures my heart. I heard one last week from a woman named Kim Meeder who runs a horse ranch in Bend, Oregon.    She told of a beautiful relationship with her big strapping father who would throw her on his shoulders and zoom her down the …

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A Joyful and Generous Noel

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My whole life I’ve heard the story of my birth on a snowy Christmas Day in New England. My mother remembers how everyone excitedly jumped up from the dinner table and rushed into action when her water broke. My grandfather was so excited he went out to warm up the car and forgot to engage the emergency brake. When they all ran …

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Grace Poured Out

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“If we have any other idol than Jesus, it will devour us. Only Jesus gives. Everything else takes.” Linda Chowdry knows this truth because she’s lived it. She followed hard after a lifestyle she thought would bring her freedom and joy. In fact, the only One who offered what she was looking for was pursuing her. From security to shame  …

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Use What You Have to Change the World

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On Tuesday we looked at the passion of Selina Shirley, Countess of Huntingdon, who used her wealth to bless many. Today we learn about the woman of Mizoram in northeast India, who created a culture of generational generosity by sharing what they had: a handful of rice. While some are blessed with more than they need and change the world, others are …