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May 21, 2018 by Kathy Ferguson Litton | Flourish - Ministry Wives
The Southern Baptist Convention is just around the corner. It will convene in Dallas, Texas, June 12-13. Pre-convention events will kick off on Saturday June 9. Since most of our Flourish followers are from the same tribe, we usually highlight events ministry wives may want to attend during our...
May 14, 2018 by Kathy Ferguson Litton | Flourish - Ministry Wives
My worship was radically changed on Sunday morning, July 28, 2002, in Denver, Colorado. It had never been more difficult for me to take my usual pastor’s wife place at Riverside Baptist Church — only I was no longer the pastor’s wife and my husband was no longer the pastor. Three days earlier,...
May 3, 2018 by Kathy Ferguson Litton | Flourish - Ministry Wives
Let’s talk about a touchy issue on which people demonstrate dramatic excesses from polar opposite perspectives. On one hand, some obsess and fixate on this topic. On the other hand, others ignore and reject it entirely. The topic? Health and fitness. We have used the word 'flourish' to...
April 24, 2018 by Susie Hawkins | Flourish - Ministry Wives
Our church had an active women’s Bible study that was holding our very first women’s conference. I was excited because our main speaker, Marge Caldwell, was a famed speaker and teacher from Houston, Texas. Marge had a huge national following and was known for her humor and wit. But she also had...
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....

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