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6 Ways to Make Sabbath Realistic for Ministry Leaders

August 28, 2014 8:00 AM

Finding the middle spot in the dim room between round tables draped in white, I push high heels into the carpet under a ceiling of twinkle lights and speak to women seated around china tea cups and glass plates...

What Feeds Your Soul?

June 9, 2014 12:00 AM

I didn't understand why I was having panic attacks. Writing a book wasn't easy, but I was writing a Bible study guide to explore the topic of rest. If there was anything I knew how to do, it was...

Soul Care, Part 1

February 27, 2014 8:15 AM

At Gifted for Leadership, we’re all about encouraging women to understand that God has gifted many of us specifically for leadership and that if we have that gift it’s not really our choice whether or not we use it;...

Stop to Breathe

January 27, 2014 8:00 AM

Busy leader, do yourself a favor. Stop to breathe. Before reading past this paragraph, take three slow, deep breaths. Notice the sensation in your body each time you inhale, then exhale. Notice what happens in your inner being as...

Giving Grace Away

October 4, 2012 9:29 AM

As a kid, I dreamed that people could be divided into two teams: heroes and thieves; beggars and heirs. At night, beneath a ceiling of glow-in-the-dark stars, I fully expected to be a heroine. (Everyone intends to be superman—not...

I Quit!

August 9, 2012 1:57 PM

When my daughter was 9, she and I were working on her homework together. She had to write a sentence using the word exhausted. She came up with this: “When my mom comes home from work, she is exhausted.” Seriously....

Hitting the Wall

September 28, 2011 10:22 AM

Every once in a while...especially in busy seasons of life or ministry, I hit the wall. I know I’ve hit the wall when: • I’ve reached my compliant quota. When one more complaint, question, or criticism will put me over...


June 13, 2011 8:00 AM

As Christians, we live in a performance-based culture that measures success according to how much you can cram into your life. The more you do, the more you're doing, so to speak. This mentality has, by and large, infiltrated the...


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