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April 17, 2018 by Kathy Ferguson Litton | Flourish - Ministry Wives
Some of you may know I have a new role at NAMB. I am no longer leading a ministry to pastors' wives generally, but now more specifically as the Director of Planter Spouse Care. That means I am on a new team (Send Network), with a new assignment to serve and develop planters’ wives. Honestly, I...
April 12, 2018 by Jenna Fleming | Flourish - Ministry Wives
I'll never forget the moment when I reached out to a seasoned minister's wife — and she pushed me away. It was several summers ago at a convention event when I, a young newlywed, approached this seemingly wise and invested woman for a chance opportunity to meet for coffee and glean from her...
April 8, 2018 by Susie Hawkins | Flourish - Ministry Wives
I didn't have time to write this blog. In fact, no matter how often I set aside time to work on it, something urgent always prevented me from doing so. Why? I had overcommitted myself with too many places to be and too many tasks to accomplish. I have been living in "crunch time"— barely meeting...
April 5, 2018 by Kathy Ferguson Litton | Flourish - Ministry Wives
“Love your enemies” -- Jesus Perhaps this is among Jesus' most revolutionary statements — and certainly most humanly counterintuitive. We already were struggling to “love our neighbor,” and then He throws this at us. Seriously, Jesus? Our enemies? He did have plenty. And even a frenemy or two....
March 29, 2018 by Beth Holmes | Flourish - Ministry Wives
On its best days, ministry is tough. We live in the trenches of spiritual warfare. Our culture does not respect what we do; sometimes, even our churches do not respect what we do. Ladies, the battle is on, but there is hope! God already has won the war! At the end of 1 Corinthians, Paul closes...
March 26, 2018 by Anteneshia Sanders | Flourish - Ministry Wives
“And don’t get it twisted, sis. I wake up every morning next to a headscarf and coconut oil. I’m married to a black queen.” – Randall Pearson I know I’m not the only person who erupted with a flamboyant “Yesssss!” from the other side of their TV screen in response to Randall Pearson’s praise for...
March 23, 2018 by Shauna Pilgreen | Flourish - Ministry Wives
I remember when Flourish began. Someone called from the other side of the country and let me know I wasn’t alone. I remember a few years prior when our church plant began. Someone literally handed me a piece of rope assuring me she was on the other side of it. I remember countless blogs written...
March 22, 2018 by Amy Rager | Flourish - Ministry Wives
While preparing to plant New Circle Church, Barry and I handed out prayer cards that read: Please pray for the Ragers as they become missionaries in the Mapleton-Fall Creek neighborhood of Indianapolis. Pray that: "The favor of the Lord our God would rest upon us,and establish the work of our...

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