Trial by Jury

By Kimberly Sinclair Have you ever served as a juror for a trial? I have been requested to report for jury duty several times, but not until this week did I actually find myself in court as “Juror #7.” I was a bit intimidated at the thought of being a member of a jury who…

Discipling Across Generations

I care so deeply about discipleship. I am a product of SO many women loving and encouraging me well AND I’m very much a people person. That combination means I am typically ALL IN with relationships with women and young girls. My mom has said since I was young that I will be a forever…

Review: REAL 2.0 Training Guide

This is the first installment in a series of reviews of resources by our WRC (Women’s Resource Council) Discipleship Team: REAL: Reaching, Equipping, Advancing, Leading. A training guide for equipping women to serve in leadership roles in EPC churches that they might be equipped to serve and lead to the glory of God. I have…

Crossing the Divide

We are more connected than ever before, but loneliness is at an all time high (1). Inside and outside of the church, age, beliefs and backgrounds divide people. We need Jesus and we need Christian community more than ever. We need to offer the hope of the gospel to a broken world more than ever….

As if Jesus were going out to Target, again!

What were the highlights of 2018 for you? I’d suspect there are a handful of days you can actually remember. For me, September 6th comes in strong – when I sprained my ankle and was out of commission for months. My friend’s 40th birthday in Mexico is blazed into memory. February 20 Ahh… the ocean….

The Belt of Truth: A Necessary Accessory

When you get up in the morning, do you already know what you’re going to wear for the day or do you grab an outfit with little thought? I usually put a lot of thought into it, especially if it’s a workday. I factor in the weather if I have a meeting, and what’s planned…

Hold on Loosely

I am not a pet person.  I know, I know…pets are good for us.  Pets can decrease depression, stress, and anxiety.  Pets teach children responsibility and compassion.  But honestly? Life with twins has been a little crazy.  I didn’t want to add more crazy to the mix.  I know how expensive pets can be and…

The Source Matters

by Sharon Beekmann Something was amiss in Abigail’s life, so she joined a six-week archeological dig in Israel to figure it out. One morning mid-way through her stay, she awoke and saw a six-foot man dressed in a full-length robe standing in the doorway. Stunned but unafraid, she looked at the man and he at…

“True Hope in Difficult Times”

By Rebekah Coffman People who haven’t been through hardships are boring. Think about it – do you know someone who always looks like they have it all together; that Barbie or Ken who seem to skate through life unscathed?  While you might find yourself secretly coveting their wealth, or their education, or their appearance, when…

God’s Healing Power

  by Rebecca Duvall A couple of years ago, my husband, Robert, went into kidney failure. He was put on dialysis, which he would have to remain on until someday receiving a new kidney. At the beginning of this time, Robert asked me to be tested to see if I was a match to give…

more than a conversation over coffee, less than a counseling session

by Jean Bronson Two years ago, I attended a workshop addressing the What, Why and How of mentoring women in the church.  Here’s a definition of mentoring that was used, a direct quote from Susan Hunt’s book Spiritual Mothering. Mentoring is a specific tool of discipleship used when a women of faith and spiritual maturity enters…

Spiritual Mothering: A Testimonial

There was a tap on my shoulder but I ignored it. There was another tap on my shoulder and I thought about it but did nothing. There was a stronger push and I realized God wanted me to lead the ladies in our church on an adventure to learn to mentor others. After announcing this…