Mentoring Is Fundamentally About Trust

Mentoring Is Fundamentally About Trust

Mentoring is fundamentally about building trust in a relationship.  It is often accomplished through an informal network of connections and needs.  It naturally bridges gaps in relationships, seasons and even interest. And often, we are mentored by others who do not even know we are watching.

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Empowering Women in Leadership

Empowering Women in Leadership

Sometimes I wonder if the topic of women in leadership is the “final frontier” of our day. (Now just for fun, imagine my best Star Trek voice.) These are the voyages of women everywhere. Their lifetime mission: to explore strange new worlds of authority, to seek out new leadership opportunities and communities, to boldly go where no man has gone before.

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Why Gather?

Why Gather?

After all these years of serving the local church as a women’s pastor, I still get excited as the cars begin to stream into the parking lot. A smile breaks across my face as they line up at the door, waiting for them to swing wide. My heart skips a beat and my palms sweat a bit as they pour into the lobby. And as the opening moments of our gathering draw near, I feel a deep satisfaction and a realization that all the hard work is worth it.

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The Blessing of a Provider

The Blessing of a Provider

Over the past year or so, I've begun to ponder the kind of legacy I hope to leave.  I want to leave behind something great and sustainable - a legacy of faith, family and love.  I'm suddenly obsessed with the preciousness of the time we have together and hoping we are building something real and transferable for those we love.

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