Gather Your Team and Make a ‘Family’

“Thank you for being on my team.” Words from my friend bear witness to this friendship we’re nurturing, to the time we’ve spent catching up over tea, in prayer, studying God’s word. The times we’ve carried one another’s burdens, rejoiced over each other’s victories. “Gather your team” we’d heard the speaker say. This wise woman at the podium, in the evening of her life, had given a diverse group of women …

Note To Mature Women: To Teach, We Must Be

Young women have been on my mind a lot lately. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve spent selah* in Titus, Paul’s letter to the young pastor he assigned to the Greek island of Crete. As I read slowly and contemplatively, and as I hear our pastor teach on this portion of scripture, I’m struck by some …

God’s Bigger Than All This: On Women and Reality

I’ve had women on my mind lately. Maybe it’s the season. Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and we have a special event planned for the ladies at our church this weekend. Or maybe it’s life…… my little sister turns 60 in a week, my birth mother’s birthday is days after Mother’s Day, my …