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When You Worry that Your Calling as a Christian is Boring
by Bobbie Schaeperkoetter

Does your life ever feel a little bit small? It’s a good life and your grateful, it’s just not quite what you expected. In general, you are happy. Life is just a little less glamorous and a little more ordinary than you thought it would be. You know you felt the Holy Spirit’s insistent tugging on your heart. You knew that God was calling you to rise up and step into something, but you just weren’t sure what it was. You knew one thing for certain though, it felt B

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What is Holding Your Back
by Samantha Villenave

What is holding you back? Are you struggling to overcome obstacles in your life and even within your own heart, that you cannot conquer without the power of the Holy Spirit? Are you ministering to women who are bound and downtrodden by the same issues that they faced months and even years ago?Jesus came to seek and save those who were lost. He sacrificed Himself to redeem every part of us: every nook and cranny, to the core of our being.  Read More

To Be Free...
by Jennifer Maggio

There is one of two places we live our lives-- freedom or bondage. There is no half-way point. As you embark on the life of parenting alone, it is crucial that you feel empowered and encouraged to persevere. That only comes in freedom through Christ. When I think of freedom, I think of words like: joy, peace, happiness, and forgiveness. I think of living guilt-free from my past and eagerly looking forward to my future. However, there is the dark, opposite

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22 Powerful New Teachings on Spiritual Growth
by Samantha Villenave

Excuses. Fear. Lack of self-confidence. Past hurt. There are so many reasons why we may be tempted to resist the empowering work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. God is not inhibited by our weaknesses, but if we do not allow Him to change us, or we choose to remain the same because we either do not want to grow or do not believe that we can, we render His power void. The greatest enemy to the work of the Holy Spirit in your life is not believing that He can and wil

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Join the Spirit’s School of Abiding
by Asheritah Ciuciu

What did Jesus mean when He said, “Abide [remain, dwell] in Me”? Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. ~John 15:4

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The Surprising Power of Vulnerability and How it Can Heal You
by Cortney Whiting

As I shattered the mirror with a hairbrush, you could have heard a pen drop in the room. The illustration highlighted how broken I felt on both the inside and the outside. I initially hesitated in sharing my struggle with anorexia within a public forum. However, the more I prayed, the more I felt convicted that I needed to finally own and share my story. My experience speaking at that Girls’ Conference was one of my first times to begin to understand vulnerability. As I stood on

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Blended Families: A Conversation with Shanna Gregor and Bobbie Rill
by Samantha Villenave

I recently had the opportunity to discuss with Women's Ministry Tools contributors Shanna Gregor and Bobbie Rill, about their upcoming book on Read More

Have You Really Let God Have Your Whole Heart?
by Samantha Villenave

At the core of every relationship is the heart, and our relationship with God is no exception. We can do all the right things to make ourselves look like we think Christians should on the outside, but until we have surrendered our deepest places to the Spirit of God, we are separated from Him. When we let Him enter into every room of our heart, we are made

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A Broken Heart Is A Good Thing
by Kristen Wetherell

A broken heart can be a good thing. It is a good thing because it mirrors the heart of God, which is broken to pieces over those who turn away from Him. God's Word tells mankind that it has two choices: to trust in the world, or to trust in God. Jeremiah 17 presents this dichotomy: "Thus says the Lord:'Cursed is the man who trusts in manand makes flesh his strength,whose h

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Who Does He Say that You Are?
by Samantha Villenave

When we are reborn into the Christian life, we are called to walk this earth as Jesus did, with divine purpose. Whether you have been a believer from an early age, or converted to the Christian faith many years later, the Father created you with a purpose and destiny in mind. Ministry is not something that you have to wait for; it is a daily walk that bears fruit, holding immeasurable value in the eyes of God. You were born to minister, and you are equ

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