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God Is Calling You to be Courageous – Beloved Women – September 18, 2020

God Is Calling You to be Courageous Beloved Women September 18, 2020READ: For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your fathers family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time... Read more

British Medical Association’s support for DIY abortions is ‘dangerous’ for women

(Photo: Unsplash)The British Medical Association (BMA) has been slammed over its support for the extention of 'DIY' abortions.  The Government is to consult over whether to extend a temporary relaxation of regulations during the pandemic to allow women to have abortions at home up to the 10th week of pregnancy.  The change to the rules... Read more

Praying Grandmothers – Beloved Women – September 17, 2020

Praying Grandmothers Beloved Women September 17, 2020READ: And Hannah prayed and said, My heart exults in the Lord; my horn is exalted in the Lord. My mouth derides my enemies, because I rejoice in your salvation. There is none holy like the Lord: for there is none besides you; there is no rock like our... Read more

Grace For It All – Beloved Women – September 16, 2020

Grace For It All Beloved Women September 16, 2020READ: And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. (2 Corinthians 9:8 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT:  As a wife, mom of 6, ministry leader and entrepreneur, Im often asked,... Read more

Giving Thanks Even When All Is Chaos – Beloved Women – September 15, 2020

Giving Thanks Even When All Is Chaos Beloved Women September 15, 2020READ: Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man! For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things. (Psalm 107:8-9 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Among many other things, 2020 has... Read more

Only by the Spirit of God – Beloved Women – September 14, 2020

Only by the Spirit of God Beloved Women September 14, 2020READ: And he said to me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, you know. (Ezekiel 37:3 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: I was 99% sure it would not grow back. As I stared at the storm-shredded tree trunk, remains of my once vibrant,... Read more

TEDxLondon replaces ‘women’ with ‘womxn’

TEDxLondon has announced it will now be using the spelling of 'womxn' to refer to 'women' because it is supposedly more "inclusive". The popular speaking platform made the announcement on Twitter in a post titled "Why we're using 'womxn'". "No, that's not a typo: 'womxn' is a spelling of 'women' that's more inclusive and progressive,"... Read more

Strength to Drink From the Cup – Beloved Women – September 11, 2020

Strength to Drink From the Cup Beloved Women September 11, 2020READ: Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done. (Luke 22:42 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENTI barely recognized him as he walked slowly into the room. During our conversation, my friend shared about his diagnosis. I promised to keep... Read more

How to Experience Joy with Chronic Illness

6. Find Reasons to Laugh When I first became sick, I fell into a bit of a depression. My battle started with colitis, which initially was unmanaged, and soon morphed into an ongoing battle with fibromyalgia. The ongoing pain and fatigue dramatically changed my lifestyle. I felt like Id lost so much, including the ability... Read more

Love Leads With Forgiveness – Beloved Women – September 10, 2020

Love Leads With Forgiveness Beloved Women September 10, 2020READ: And Jesus said, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. And they cast lots to divide his garments. (Luke 23:34 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: From what I could see, the situation didnt seem fair. The longer I stewed over the details, the more animosity and frustration grew. Deep... Read more

The Collapse of Chariots and Horses – Beloved Women – September 9, 2020

The Collapse of Chariots and Horses Beloved Women September 9, 2020READ: Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. (Psalm 20:7 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Within a months time, things collapsed. In just one month, our country, with In God We Trust boldly printed on our currency... Read more

How to Form a Battle Plan for Your Depression

Mental health has plagued us for generations. Depression and anxiety are far more widespread and spoken about than in our parents day. With the quickly-changing world, an even faster awakening has come to the places where we struggle with our mental health.It should come as no surprise that this year has ramped up even higher... Read more

New satellite TV program reaches women in Iran with the Gospel – Mission Network News

Iran (MNN) — Despite strict rule the Gospel continues to spread in Iran through Christ-centered programming on satellite TV. Beginning this month, Not Forgotten, a division of Uncharted Ministries, is joining Iran Alive Ministry to provide Gospel-focused programming directed toward women. Iran Alive reaches between six and eight million viewers daily, but most of the... Read more

God is Not Mad at You – Beloved Women – September 8, 2020

God is Not Mad at You Beloved Women September 8, 2020READ: The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. (Psalm 103:8 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: When unfortunate life circumstances occur, we are often left with questions like: Why me? Why do I have to go through this? Did I do something to... Read more

Heavenly Protection – Beloved Women – September 7, 2020

Heavenly Protection Beloved Women September 7, 2020READ: For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. (Psalm 91:11 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Many celebrities have bodyguards to protect them. High ranking politicians and dignitaries have Secret Service agents and security staff who shield them from danger.  For the rest of us, it may... Read more

God Says, Come – Beloved Women – September 4, 2020

God Says, Come Beloved Women September 4, 2020READ: For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away, through my groaning all day long. (Psalms 32:3 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Remember your moms directive, Speak when spoken to? Every child knew exactly what that meant - practice silence. Whether we were successful or not, thats a whole different story and... Read more

He is the Only Way – Beloved Women – September 3, 2020

He is the Only Way Beloved Women September 3, 2020READ: And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. (Acts 4:12 ESV)TODAY'S ENCOURAGEMENT: If you've spent a significant amount of time behind the wheel of a car, you may have... Read more

How to Find Relief in a Time of Hurting

What gives you hope? What inspires you? What Scriptures did you memorize as a little girl that bring back child-like faith? Write those Scriptures down on index cards and put them on your fridge, in your purse, on your steering wheel, on your bathroom mirror, everywhere. The more you feed on Gods word, the stronger... Read more

They Had Been with Jesus – Beloved Women – September 2, 2020

They Had Been with Jesus Beloved Women September 2, 2020READ: Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus. (Acts 4:13 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: After the Holy Spirit descended on Peter and John, they began preaching the... Read more

Be Still & Know – Beloved Women – September 1, 2020

Be Still & Know Beloved Women September 1, 2020READ: Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!  (Psalms 46:10 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: There is much to be learned from being still. God says be still and know me.  There is something He wants us... Read more

What Does the Bible Say about Our Desires?

How can we know, when we receive an inner spark, whether that desire comes from us or God? And what about our so-called unspiritual longings? Like wanting to purchase an outfit or car or some other material item? Does the Bible have anything to say regarding our budget and shopping? And if so what? Obviously,... Read more

Think About These Things – Beloved Women – August 31, 2020

Think About These Things - Beloved Women - August 31, 2020READ: Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. (Philippians 4:8 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Many times, we dont experience... Read more

20 Psalms and Songs of Peace for a Worried Spirit

16. Psalm 131:1-2My heart is not proud, LORD, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content.Let go of striving, be content... Read more

Heaven Will Be Full of Beautiful Faces – Beloved Women – August 28, 2020

Heaven Will Be Full of Beautiful Faces Beloved Women August 28, 2020READ: After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands. (Revelations... Read more

A Prayer for When You are Ready to Give Up

You have GOT to be kidding me. I said to myself as I looked at my choir enrollment numbers for the upcoming school year. This was my second year as the choral director at a small private Christian school and while we were still in the building phase of the program, I was not ready... Read more

Hands Over Heart – Beloved Women – August 27, 2020

Hands Over Heart Beloved Women August 27, 2020READ: But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. (Matthew 6:33 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Do you bring your hands to me or your heart?During a time of prayer, I heard the Lord ask this simple question. If Im honest,... Read more

Early Christianity Was Mocked for Welcoming Women

I recently received a question on Twitter about where, in patristic sources, we see early Christianity mocked for being a religion filled with women. The short answer: lots of places. Before we get there, though, we should note that early Christianity received this criticism precisely because it was so popular with women. Sociologist Rodney Stark estimates... Read more