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February 19, 2018 by Beth Holmes | Flourish - Ministry Wives
Picture yourself wading out into the ocean. Can you feel the sand and water under your feet? It’s always a little unsettling to me at first, as the sand on the bottom of the ocean is constantly in motion, leaving me with unstable ground on which to walk. We want to build lives on a solid...
February 12, 2018 by Tami Lowman | Flourish - Ministry Wives
I must confess a love-hate relationship with Matthew 6:31-33. I am confident God will provide everything I need, but I am afraid God will not provide everything I want.
February 8, 2018 by Shauna Pilgreen | Flourish - Ministry Wives
"And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites .... Pray then like this ...." (Matthew 6:5,9) We lead in the limelight, but what about our secret life? Particularly, our secret prayer life? I want to follow a leader who has a strong private prayer life, don’t you? Consider the following...
February 5, 2018 by Andrea Jones, Guest Post | Flourish - Ministry Wives
This concept of loving our enemy is more than a great thought by a Leader respected in every culture. It’s a calling on the Christian life. Our Leader led the charge on this for us. How can we be equipped to follow?
February 1, 2018 by Annie B Garman | Flourish - Ministry Wives
The details are fuzzy about which persons were involved, but a few years ago someone in our home muttered, “I just want to stick a fork in her eye.” I was simultaneously horrified and empathetic. Someone had been hurt and wanted the perpetrator to experience similar hurt. Whether it’s big or...
January 29, 2018 by Jill Waggoner | Flourish - Ministry Wives
“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." (Matt. 5:10) A few years ago, a series of events led to unprecedented emotional suffering in my life. I had walked with Christ for decades, but my experiences that year unearthed an anti-gospel...
January 25, 2018 by Amy Rager | Flourish - Ministry Wives
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God." (Matt. 5:9) Two kids come howling into the kitchen. One has a toy. The other insists he temporarily set it down while he went to the restroom. The pasta water is boiling over. The kids' whining is like nails on a chalkboard. In...
January 22, 2018 by Michelle Reyes | Flourish - Ministry Wives
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” (Matt. 5:6) We all have longings and desires. We hope our wishes will be fulfilled so we can find wholeness and completion, and we believe these things will bring satisfaction. The question we all must ask...

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