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March 1, 2018 by Lori McDaniel | Flourish - Ministry Wives
As I drove by the school our church met in, my son said to his friend, "That's where our church meets. In protest, the boy next to him said, "That's not a church, that's a school." Technically he was right. I glanced in the rearview mirror as my son explained in his 9-year-old way, "I know it's...
February 26, 2018 by Natasha Crain | Flourish - Ministry Wives
The other day I was reflecting on how much time I spent in Sunday school and youth groups growing up — and how little I understood about the Christian faith by the time I left home. For some reason, I decided to calculate roughly how much time that actually was: 608 hours. Yet I lived the next 12...
February 22, 2018 by Kathy Ferguson Litton | Flourish - Ministry Wives
I once read a tweet by Beth Moore that said, "Sometimes we listen best when we cannot see." Her words reminded me of life-giving truth from my early season of widowhood and grief in a small devotion by Elisabeth Elliot. Her words literally lit the pathway of my heart, my faith, and my steps. My...
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...

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