Author Archives: karenpower

Pause Power | Tammy Whitehurst

The power of the PAUSE. The intentional delay in talking to gather our thoughts. Think of a pause as a way to catch our breath so we won’t have to eat our words. I realize many of us (Including me) have eaten so much crow we actually have developed a taste for it, but eating […]

Top Christian Men Speakers for your Event

How to Use this List: Use this list as a starting point when you begin planning your next Christian men’s event.  Share this list with influencers in your faith community. In alphabetical order

Top Christian Women Speakers for Your Event

How to Use this List: Use this list as a starting point when you begin planning your next Christian women’s event.  Share this list with influencers in your faith community. Listed in Alphabetical Order

Resting Our Head on the Pillow of Peace | Janet Eckles

A few days ago, I sat at my desk, sipping my morning fruit and veggie smoothie, and with each sip, I delighted in my favorite Bible verses. All of them nourished my soul. But when I read this one, the message lingered in my head, urging me to dig deeper.

How to Know if I’m Doing the Right Thing | Donna Jones

It all started with two blue pills. No, not that kind.

What Are We Hiding Behind the IGIAT Mask? | Sherry Poundstone

A young couple moved into a new neighborhood. The first morning, while they were eating breakfast, the young woman saw that her neighbor hanging her laundry outside. ‘That laundry is not very clean’, she said. ‘She doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap’ Her husband looked on, but remained silent. […]

Candy Jars, Conjunctions, and the Abundance of God | Melissa Maimone

Have you been to a wedding or baby shower where they have a “Candy Station”? Jars of assorted small colorful candies, chocolates, and gummies are beautifully displayed in a menagerie of jars. Guests are invited to take small bags and fill them with whatever candies suit their fancy. (They are so much cooler than the […]

God, Why Am I Depressed? | Melissa Maimone and Barb Roose

Have you struggled with depression or anxiety? What advice would you give a woman who feels ashamed about being depressed or a woman who refuses to get treatment for her depression? ​ For years, Melissa Maimone felt like she’d disappointed God, which totally wasn’t true! She speaks to us in a powerful way about a […]

Why God Doesn’t (Necessarily) Want You to Pursue Your Dreams | Donna Jones

It’s everywhere: the notion that you can and should pursue your dreams. In fact, you likely feel like a failure if you aren’t pursuing your dream, or you battle discouragement if you’ve pursued a dream that hasn’t been fulfilled. Maybe you find yourself on the other end of the spectrum: feeling like a loser because […]

Spend Some Time in Her Shoes | Sherry Poundstone

A young couple moved into a new neighborhood. The first morning, while they were eating breakfast, the young woman saw that her neighbor hanging her laundry outside. ‘That laundry is not very clean’, she said. ‘She doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap’ Her husband looked on, but remained silent. […]

To Protect and Serve | Melissa Maimone

I changed my outfit 7 times. What to wear for an evening of patrolling the streets, keeping the peace, and securing the city until the wee hours of the morning? I was going on a ride-along with the LAPD and wanted to be prepared for anything. I settled on jeans, a black top, and of […]

The Peppermint Tree | Reba Rambo-McGuire

We were so poor – poor people called us poor. We lived in a little shotgun Kentucky house but it was cozy with crisp curtains and hand-sewn slipcovers Mom created with great tenderness and skill. There were always fragrant flowers artfully arranged, big bowls of brightly colored fresh fruit, and yummy homemade treats tempting me […]

The Sweetness of Being Still | Janet Perez Eckles

Crazy busy, that’s what all driven people should be, right? Not so, this verse speaks to the contrary: “The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.” Psalm 23:1-3 Did you ever have one of […]

Be YOU Not Them | Tammy Whitehurst

“…for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.” (Philippians 2:13 NIV). Stuck It’s easy to fall prey to the comparison trap and to get stuck spinning wheels and wondering why life is going nowhere. Do you compare your life, home, spouse, children — […]

Let’s Not Waste An Opportunity

Yesterday, thirteen precious souls were lost in a head-on collision on a Texas highway. These people were about 10 minutes from the Alto Frio Baptist Encampment where they had spent three days at a Seniors Retreat. It could have been a women’s retreat, men’s retreat, youth event, singles conference…honestly, this hits too close to home […]