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March 23, 2017 by Shauna Pilgreen | Flourish - Ministry Wives
Rest says, “I can’t, but God can.” Rest is a declaration that God is in control and we can lay down our bodies, our time, our work, our ministry in surrender. But rest doesn’t come easy. And it comes at a cost. We have to set things down in order to pick up rest. We have to lay down our burdens...
March 20, 2017 by Kathy Ferguson Litton | Flourish - Ministry Wives
The face in the mirror is the person hardest for me to lead. Yet I have learned in leading her well, I will lead others more fully.
March 16, 2017 by Katie Orr | Flourish - Ministry Wives
I didn’t grow up dreaming of being in ministry. Yet looking back I can see how God faithfully prepared and equipped me for this unexpected calling of being a pastor’s wife and Bible teacher. There is abundant joy and satisfaction that comes from seeing God work to bring His bride into a closer...
March 13, 2017 by Amy Rager | Flourish - Ministry Wives
My kids are going through a stage in which they often start a conversation with their sibling by saying, "Don’t take this personal … " follow by something like, "but your breath really stinks." Amazingly enough, beginning with "Don’t take this personal" hasn’t been a miracle tool for delivering...
March 9, 2017 by Natarsha Roberson | Flourish - Ministry Wives
This week's Flourish post is brought to you by the Roberson family—Week of Prayer missionaries. Funding for these missionaries comes directly from the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering (AAEO). You can support your local missionaries and their church plants and equip them to change lives in North...
March 6, 2017 by Brandi Parrish | Flourish - Ministry Wives
My husband, Kelly, and I lived in Granbury, Texas, and life was great. We had four kids and were happy. Kelly worked in the oil and gas industry, and I taught a Bible study. We were both actively involved in our church when God began to work in us. The only way I can really describe it was a holy...
March 3, 2017 by Christine Hoover | Flourish - Ministry Wives
When we moved to Charlottesville to plant a church, we knew one person—our realtor. Then we met our neighbors who, when we cheerfully explained why we'd moved in, stared at us as if we were from another planet. Apparently, church planting was going to be harder than I'd envisioned. It was. We...
February 27, 2017 by Kathy Ferguson Litton | Flourish - Ministry Wives
“I wasn’t God’s first choice for what I’ve done for China. I don’t know who it was. It must have been a well-educated man. I don’t know what happened. Perhaps he died. Perhaps he wasn’t willing and God looked down and saw Gladys Aylward. And God said – 'Well, she’s willing.' ” —Gladys Aylward,...