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Thriving As A Woman Leader In Today’s Church

After several years of studying how God has used both men and women throughout the history of Christianity, I discovered that the Bible has many examples of strong, godly women who achieved amazing breakthroughs for God and His Kingdom.  My surprise was that no one had ever told me how God significantly God used women as leaders throughout the Bible. Here are just a few examples: God appointed Deborah as judge of Israel. Co-workers of Paul,  ...

Featured, Leadership

Church Leadership: 5 Steps To Thriving As A Woman Leader In the Church World

More women are taking on roles of leadership in the church now than ever before. The history of Christianity is full of examples of strong, godly women who achieved remarkable breakthroughs for the kingdom of God. Judges 4 tells us that God anointed Deborah as judge of Israel, gave her wisdom and prophetic counsel, and granted a 40-year period of peace as a result of her effective leadership. In Acts 18:24-28, we read that a skilled preacher  ...

Blog, Featured, Leadership, LifeQuest Church

Defining Great Leadership

Some things I’ve been reading about great leadership: Great leaders bless people. They inspire and encourage. Great leaders are distinguished as great because of the positive impact they have on the people they lead. In fact, they leave people better off than they were before the leader entered into their lives. Great leadership is important – but great spiritual leadership is even more so. Great spiritual leaders do not do what  ...

Family, Featured

Moments of Joy

Have you ever been in a season where life’s challenges are more than you want to bear? You know all the right answers in your head – but your heart struggles to make sense of it all. You have more questions than answers and more doubts than assurances. That season visits me every once in awhile and although it is never easy, I try to push through. Pushing through for me means that I remember God’s faithfulness to me in the  ...


Reflecting on Being Married

Dan and I have been privileged to do premarriage counseling with several couples. Last night we finished the last session with an awesome young couple. One of my favorite things about leading a couple through this is the fact that it causes me to reflect on my own marriage. Life gets so hectic and busy and days fly by, often without much thought on all the things we have to be thankful for. Last night as we shared some of the lessons we have  ...


Leaving Your Mark

Even though my mom was old fashioned I loved her very much. Of course, I still do-but frankly, I don’t know how I survived my childhood. She imposed so many restrictions on me. I was never allowed to express myself by coloring on the walls and she demanded that I behave in the grocery store. My brothers and I were never permitted to say unkind words to each other, and we always had to at least act like we loved each other. As I grew older  ...