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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...
March 21, 2018 by Michelle Reyes | Flourish - Ministry Wives
The topic of racial solidarity is by no means a new one. It is heavily discussed among minority evangelicals, from Anthony Bradley to Lecrae, and has been for years. In a recent article by Christianity Today, Christena Cleveland, pleads for her white brothers and sisters in Christ to “stand in...
March 20, 2018 by Christine Hoover | Flourish - Ministry Wives
We sat in the sun, and its heat beat down in the same way my heart beat up. I felt sunny, as if my heart were strolling along and whistling back at the optimistic blue sky. But my friend was a different kind of blue, and as she told me why, her tears flowed freely. I could see so clearly how God...
March 8, 2018 by Guest Post | Flourish - Ministry Wives
Editor's note: An anonymous public school teacher has written this article. This teacher's job could be jeopardized if his/her name was published on this topic. It’s no secret that American public schools can be unfriendly environments toward the gospel. Teachers are under tremendous pressures...
March 5, 2018 by Katie Orr | Flourish - Ministry Wives
The initial excitement of our move, my husband’s new job, and a new home filled with blank walls — awaiting a little HGTV-splendor — carried me only a few months before the reality of my burdened soul caught up with me. There is something about the “D-word” that is scary and a bit shameful —...

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