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Enduring the Race Set Before You – Beloved Women – July 10, 2020

Enduring the Race Set Before You Beloved Women July 10, 2020READ: Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and... Read more

Paying Grace Forward – Beloved Women – July 9, 2020

Paying Grace Forward Beloved Women July 9, 2020READ: But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 5:44-45a ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Matthew 5 declares my love and prayers are not only for the people who will... Read more

A Prayer of Endurance for Chronic Illness

As I listened to the doctors diagnosis, words like pain management, lifestyle changes, and your new normal faded into a vacuum of information that was just too much to process. He wanted us to work together to come up with a health plan for the future, but this question kept running through my head. How do... Read more

Arise – Beloved Women – July 8, 2020

Arise Beloved Women July 8, 2020READ: For the righteous man falls seven times, and rises again, but the wicked stumble in times of calamity (Proverbs 24:16 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Watching a baby take their first steps is always a joy to see. They take a step, fall down, cry, and once you encourage them to try... Read more

Miracles Remind of Who He Is – Beloved Women – July 7, 2020

Miracles Remind of Who He Is Beloved Women July 7, 2020READ: You are the God who works wonders; you have made known your might among the peoples. (Psalm 77:14 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: To witness the wonders of God is truly miraculous. From His creation to humanity. Miracles of families, relationships, healing. Those answers to prayers after... Read more

The Courage to Keep Going in Times of Suffering – Beloved Women – July 6, 2020

The Courage to Keep Going in Times of Suffering Beloved Women July 6, 2020READ: And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: When challenges come in our lives, its easy to want to quit. The... Read more

Most evangelicals support women in preaching and teaching roles – survey

Nicole Honeywill/UnsplashA survey of evangelicals has found broad support for women in church leadership roles, including preaching from the pulpit on Sundays. In the survey by political scientist Ryan P Burge, 72.8% of respondents were supportive of women preaching on Sunday morning.  Eight in ten (81%) were happy to have women preach at women's conferences and... Read more

Medicine for the Disheartened – Beloved Women – July 3, 2020

Medicine for the Disheartened Beloved Women July 3, 2020READ: A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. (Proverbs 17:22 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: I sat under a heavy cloud. Bad news seemed to pour in from everywhere. My shoulders tightened, and my head began to ache. Glancing at my phone, I... Read more

5 Spiritual Disciplines to Lighten Your Load

There have been many days in the last few months that have felt as though I was carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders. I have felt weighed down by all of the things I was seeing and hearing. It is beyond overwhelming most days.Heaviness. That's the feeling we are carrying.My heart aches... Read more

7 in 10 Evangelical Protestants Support Women Preaching during Church, Survey Finds

7 in 10 Evangelical Protestants Support Women Preaching during Church, Survey Finds A new survey shows that most evangelical Protestants support women taking on leadership roles in the church.According to Christianity Today, the survey from political scientist Ryan P. Burge found that 8 in 10 self-identified evangelicals said they agree with women teaching... Read more

Choosing and Losing Honor – Beloved Women – July 2, 2020

Choosing and Losing Honor Beloved Women July 2, 2020READ: How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God? (John 5:44 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Do you sometimes find it hard to believe Gods promises, although you know He cannot lie? Since we know... Read more

Prayers of Strength for Those Suffering from Addiction

News stations and newspapers report the damage and destruction. Loving and caring family and friends, well-educated doctors of all kinds, and counselors and caregivers attempt to hold back the storm. Yet, in 2017 over 19 million people gave in to the siren of addiction, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).... Read more

Raised Hands and Bent Knees – Beloved Women – July 1, 2020

Raised Hands and Bent Knees Beloved Women July 1, 2020READ: Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. (Isaiah 35:3 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Do our knees and hands reveal the attitude of our hearts? Fifteen years ago at the Basilica of the Holy Stairs in Rome, I joined a crowd of believers to climb... Read more

Dont Give Up on Your Harvest – Beloved Women – June 30, 2020

Dont Give Up on Your Harvest Beloved Women June 30, 2020READ: And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. (Galatians)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Every time I read Galatians 6:9 the words do not give up always stood out. I understood that the prerequisite to... Read more

6 Things to Do When You Are Disappointed in Your Life

Tears streamed down my cheeks. My daughter walked up to me as I tried to dry my face. Mom are you okay? she asked. Yes, sweetie. I just need a minute. The past several months had been filled with personal disappointments. I was physically and emotionally exhausted.Later that evening, my husband and I had a... Read more

Trusting God in the Storm – Beloved Women – June 29, 2020

Trusting God in the Storm Beloved Women June 29, 2020READ: My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me. (Psalm 63:8 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: I spotted a rock near the edge of the rapids and noticed a small tree clinging to it. Turbulent waters raced past the tree as it held on tightly. The stone... Read more

9 Things You Should Know about Trauma

One of the single biggest barriers to my own healing from trauma was the Churchs teaching on denying ourselves.The church warned me about the dangers of:My emotions: They were the optional caboose in the train of faith, as Bill Bright put it.My desires: They were invariably worldly and sinful.My judgement: It was pride talking.There is... Read more

Perspective Shift – Beloved Women – June 26, 2020

Perspective Shift Beloved Women June 26, 2020READ: Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.  (Colossians 3:2 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Perspective is everything. Truly, the way you perceive a thing can impact literally every area of your life. How you perceive love will affect what you will settle for in a relationship.... Read more

A Powerful 7-Step Plan to Reclaim Your Joy

What Is Biblical Joy? Jesus wanted his followers to be people of joy. Right before His arrest, after he taught the disciples about the importance of abiding in Him, he said:These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.  John 15:11We have a... Read more

How to Help Someone with Anxiety

When someone we know is experiencing anxiety, it can feel like there is nothing we can do to help them. It can be overwhelming to constantly answer questions, calm the individual, or help de-escalate their thoughts and feelings. This article will point towards some practical ways to help and to gain understanding of the anxiety... Read more

A Habitable Dwelling Place – Beloved Women – June 25, 2020

A Habitable Dwelling Place Beloved Women June 25, 2020READ: Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Have you... Read more

A Calling For All Believers – Beloved Women – June 24, 2020

A Calling For All Believers Beloved Women June 24, 2020READ: 'The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those... Read more

Good Stress, Bad Stress, Whats the Difference?

In our fast-paced culture, finding balance can feel nearly impossible. There is so much pressure to fill up every moment of our day. Achievement can easily become our god. Balance is something we all aspire for while testing out ideas like minimalism, meditation, and more.Where do we draw the line between the positive stress that... Read more

10 Habitual Sins Women Especially Struggle With

In the name of tolerance and love, women, again and again, are willing to call sin by other names: weakness, personal truth, just the way I am. God does not take sin lightly because it separates us from him. Isaiah 59:2 says, But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden... Read more

A Prayer of Desperation – Beloved Women – June 23, 2020

A Prayer of Desperation  Beloved Women June 23, 2020READ: Please deliver me from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau, for I fear him, that he may come and attack me, the mothers with the children. (Genesis 32: 11 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Have you ever felt vulnerable and prayed out of desperation?  Jacob stole the... Read more

Should the Church Allow Women to Be Pastors?

The following is a transcribed Video Q&A, so the text may not read like an edited article would. Scroll to the bottom to view this video in its entirety. Yeah, I think there seems to be a variant sense across the board. I have some of my dearest friends would not have women pastors. They... Read more

5 Important Things You Need to Know about Counseling

As lifes ups and downs happen, the thought may occur: Should I go to counseling? Do I need help? Should I go to a Christian counselor? First, I want to normalize this. So many people have had this same thought! It can be scary to take the first step in scheduling your appointment and finding... Read more