Tag Archives: speakers

Oh Come, Thou Long (Un)Expected Jesus | Melissa Maimone

The angel Gabriel showed up in a blaze of glory and announced to Mary that the Savior of the world would be arriving and she would be His mother. Gabriel said that God chose her specifically because she was “favored among women” (Luke 1:28). Mary was humbled, honored, and declared, “My soul glorifies the Lord […]

Help for Your Hurried Life | Barb Roose

A few years ago, I read a quote that sent a shockwave through my life. In his book, Soulkeeping, author John Ortberg asked distinguished philosopher Dallas Willard how to stay healthy spiritually. Willard uttered a sentence that God used to radically change my life: “You must ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life.” (i)

In The Midst of Your Storm | Angela Alexander

What do you do in the midst of your storms? I’m currently in the midst of a storm right now. Although I don’t know the future, I’m choosing to praise God, and stand on His promises no matter the outcome! Things may get worst before I see the light, however my condition doesn’t matter. My […]

Raising a Diamond Child | Davy Liu

My parents pretty much tried everything they could to get me to excel in academics and piano: tutoring, spanking, and bribing. Even after eight years of playing the piano, I was only interested in Michelangelo and his amazing paintings I encountered in art books. 

10 Don’ts For Helping Those Who Are Grieving | James H. Pence

In 1987, my wife and I lost our daughter Michelle when she was only one week old. This post, based on our experiences and those of others, reflects on the less-than-helpful things people do to comfort the grieving. Don’t say, “I know how you must feel.” You don’t know—even if you have gone through a similar […]

Choose My Husband Before God? | Dawna Hetzler

My mouth hung open as I listened to what he said to me. “Choose your husband before God.” The famous Lee Strobel, who has written some of my favorite books, was on The Good News radio show. Recently, his classic book, The Case For Christ, became a movie. During our interview, Lee discussed that he […]

10 Tips to Help Your Speaker Do Her Job | Kathy Howard

Your speaker longs to be effective. She desires for God to use her in the lives of your women. You can help her help them. Use these tips to help your speaker minister as effectively as possible to your women.

Suicidal Thoughts | Jody Burkeen

Answer me quickly, O Lord, my spirit fails; Do not hide Your face from me, Or I will become like those who go down to the pit. Let me hear Your loving kindness in the morning; For I trust in You; Teach me the way in which I should walk; For to You I lift […]

Be Amazed — God is in Control | Ginny Brandt

Look among the nations and watch – be utterly astounded! For I will work a work in your days which you would not believe, though it were told you. Habakkuk 1:5  NKJV After the Communist Walls fell in Romania, my father, Harry Dent, was among the first to offer help. He immediately bonded with the underground church […]

A Dance and A Prayer | Janet Lynn Mitchell

“You look fantastic!” I said to Jason, my seventeen-year-old son. Looking into his baby-blue eyes, I wanted to never forget this moment. “Mom, I’ve got to get going.” With a smile, I placed my arms around him and kissed him on the cheek. I then smoothed out his tuxedo jacket and straightened his tie. “Have […]

Sometimes the Best Lessons are Learned at Panera | Donna Jones

I feel my mood shift. Just a few moments ago all was well with my soul. But now…somehow life seems heavier. More negative. Nothing earth shattering has taken place in the last half hour. In fact, I’m sitting at Panera trying to grab a quick bite while I work. But it’s hard.

Are you suffering from “secondhand worry?” | Barb Roose

My friend, Leah was overwhelmed, except the worries weren’t her own. She was overwhelmed with worries about her adult children. One was experiencing a second, unplanned pregnancy and another had neglected some serious legal issues and was looking at jail time.

More than the Packing List | Shannon Upton

As an organizer, I do love to pack for trips. It’s such an exciting, anticipatory time!  Before each family vacation or trip, I try to: Write a good packing list.  Pray for God’s favor on the trip.  Surrender the outcome into God’s hands.

Miracles in Action | Angela Alexander

The priest hands were visually shaking as he held paperwork from the Red Cross. “Angela your family has been in a car accident…” From the looks on their faces I knew this was no April’s Fool’s Joke.

It’s Going To Be Okay | Melissa Maimone

It’s going to be okay. You probably know this in some ethereal, existential way. “Melissa, this is not a deep revelation.” you say. Maybe not. But most of the time, I don’t think we need a lot of new information; we simply need to be reminded of what we already know. Sometimes we forget the […]