for women who want to make an impact in life and ministry
Purpose is such a buzzword these days. One, I have to confess, I’m guilty of using probably too often. Sort of like “tartlet” in the episode of "Friends," the word has almost lost all meaning. Is purpose really that important? And does it apply to organizations or just individuals? Great ques ...
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I remember sitting across from Andee Marks at the Einstein’s Bagels. We were at an equipping conference and Andee was leading several sessions. I was as green as could be to the equipping movement, but tasked with writing blog posts (including interviews) on the topic.Andee was so patient and gene ...
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How to Grow a Great Idea

Every organization has one: the idea person.The person with the storehouse of ideas they bring with them to every meeting. Their creative nature looks at every plan and project through the lens of “what could we do better?” These “idea geeks” (as I like to describe myself and those like me!) ...
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"Never lag in zeal and in earnest endeavor; be aglow and burning with the Spirit, serving the Lord." Romans 12:11 I'm a self-proclaimed "idea geek." Basically this means I start at least 50% of my sentences with "Hey, here's an idea...." At which point those around me grow quiet and ...
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You Can’t Replace Remarkable

(I actually wrote this blog post a few years ago. It reminds me of how amazing God is to have heard my heart and set me on an amazing path working with so many "remarkable" people! Maybe you are in a place where your remarkable gifts aren't being used or appreciated. Keep the faith, God knows the dr ...
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“Your Shoes Are Far Too Small”

We all walk in shoes too small for us.Carl JungWhen I read this quote it just went off in my spirit. It was as if God was saying to me, “Your shoes are far too small. You need to stretch, grow, and expand yourself to walk in the shoes I have designed for you.”I've since shared this quote with ot ...
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People, Pennies and Your Potential

"Your life has the amazing capacity and potential to touch countless people because of the ever-increasing nature of God's kingdom." Bobbie HoustonSome studies show that the average American will come into contact with 100,000 other people in their lifetime.*I'm not sure how much I believe this numb ...
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"May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you until you become a group of peoples." Genesis 28:3In Genesis 28, Isaac is sending Jacob out of Canaan with this blessing. He is leaving his homeland, his family, and what's familiar, to strike out on his own. He is journeying to a n ...
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Stinginess Won’t Build Significance

Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” And ...
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Sue Brage

words for weary hearts