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Why We Go

By on November 13, 2014 in Jesus, Ministry with 0 Comments
Why We Go

[Editor’s Note: The following post is from a journal entry after a recent return trip to India, where Kennedy had served for two years.] Six years ago, I moved to South Asia. This week I returned. From the day I left to the day I returned, almost four years had passed. A lot had changed. […]

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The Sacrifice of a Pastor’s Wife – Neppie Scarborough

By on November 5, 2014 in Ministry with 0 Comments
The Sacrifice of a Pastor’s Wife – Neppie Scarborough

In April, 1940, Dr. L.R. Scarborough, then President of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, asked his wife, Neppie, to speak briefly to the men in chapel explaining why the training and preparation of their wives was so very important. Almost 75 years later, Neppie Scarborough’s words still echo in the halls at Southwestern as we continue […]

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Where They Are Now, Where We’re All Headed

By on August 21, 2014 in Education, Ministry with 4 Comments
Where They Are Now, Where We’re All Headed

Women have been created in the image of God and have been given a role to fulfill. Women can do anything they have been gifted and called to do within the boundaries and guidelines that God has placed. We serve a loving, creative God who is using women to impact this world for Him in a […]

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Does Anything Trump Scripture?

By on August 12, 2014 in Ministry, Theology with 7 Comments
Does Anything Trump Scripture?

When it comes to women serving in different capacities in ministry, what acts as the final word for you in determining what is appropriate and what is not? What is your ultimate authority or final court of appeals? Does some human authority or some supposed pragmatic reason ever trump Scripture? Have you ever found yourself […]

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Dear Dottie, Can Women Be Deacons

By on June 19, 2014 in Ministry with 2 Comments
Dear Dottie, Can Women Be Deacons

Dear Dottie, Can women be deacons? I came across Phoebe’s name in Romans 16 and Paul called her a deaconess. But in my church, I see that only men serve as deacons. Why is this? Sincerely, An Inquisitive Friend   Dear Inquisitive Friend: Your question concerning women as deacons is one asked frequently, especially by women who […]

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The World Outside My Doorstep

By on April 29, 2014 in Jesus, Ministry with 0 Comments
The World Outside My Doorstep

Today, I went walking through a store. I passed two men arguing in Hindi. I walked beside a group of students chatting in some language I didn’t understand. I ran into a woman wearing a churidar kameez. Where was I, you ask? …Kroger in Fort Worth, TX.

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Why Mealtime Really Matters

By on April 15, 2014 in House and Home, Ministry with 0 Comments
Why Mealtime Really Matters

Family meals have been the topic of much discussion of late. There are endless commercials about the importance of eating together. Counselors and psychologists are telling us not to neglect having a family mealtime; it is important for our children to have that time together. The success of Starbucks and neighborhood coffee shops is partly […]

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It’s Never Too Late to Make a Difference!

By on April 1, 2014 in Ministry with 3 Comments
It’s Never Too Late to Make a Difference!

Dear pilgrims in the journey, The Lord has brought to my heart a devotional thought to share. Do you, as I, often feel that whatever you do in an effort to meet the needs of your family and serve others is somehow not enough? Do you think that whatever you attempt could be done better and […]

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10 Quick Lessons about Ministry from Paul

By on February 13, 2014 in Ministry with 0 Comments
10 Quick Lessons about Ministry from Paul

One of the greatest blessings of my life has been having the opportunity to be mentored by several amazing women of God since I was a teenager.  These ladies have taught me valuable lessons about what it means to live for God and serve Him. In addition, I have learned so much about ministry by […]

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When Company Shows Up Early…Like WAY Early!

By on July 9, 2013 in Ministry with 0 Comments
When Company Shows Up Early…Like WAY Early!

In ministry, our homes are always open to visitors. As a matter of fact most of us use our homes as a way to reach others who are not a part of a church family. I love to entertain in my home. But, if our invitation reads 6:00, that means I may be ready by […]

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