Posts in Life-giving Leadership
DYING TO LIVE AND DYING TO LEAD

I was 29 when I arrived at a leadership laboratory, just a seedling. I had been married six years and had a two-year-old and six-month-old. I could stop right there in my story and begin to tell you all the life-giving leadership lessons I learned in those early years, but let’s include that my husband and I were embarking on planting a church from scratch…

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LIFE-GIVING LEADERSHIP

I entered the national women’s ministry leadership scene not as a leader but as the pianist. We finished leading the worship, and I found a seat at the back of the auditorium. It was 20 years ago, but I still remember the keynote speaker’s words, “Women, where are your women?” I sheepishly looked around to see who she was talking about…

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LIFE-TAKING OR LIFE-GIVING?

Over twenty years ago I attended my last conference as a member of the women’s ministry team for our denomination. Sadness filled my heart as I let go of regular contact with the women who helped shepherd me through the first five years after the death of my son, Mark. I struggled to accept the “changing of the guard as a good thing.”  The Lord had transformed…

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