3 Myths About Women’s Emotions—Sharon Hodde Miller
There is so much untruth in that widely-held belief, and as Christians devoted to truth, it doesn’t belong in our worldview. It’s time to part ways with the idea that women can’t lead “because of hormones,” so here are the top three myths about women, our emotions, and hormones:
- Hormones are bad. Whenever you hear about hormones, it’s usually negative. Hormones are blamed for women’s erratic behavior, jagged emotions, and inability to be reasonable. If you are unfortunate enough to be under the influence of hormones, then you might do something seriously crazy like, oh, I don’t know, start a war.
The Most Dangerous Person in Any Meeting—Rick Howerton
When hosting a meeting the goal should always be to come to the best conclusions, conclusions that aid in accomplishing the objective of the ministry you lead. A great leader wants to hear from everyone in the room. Why? Synergy is great stuff. What a leader gets from group interaction is, in almost every instance, stronger than what can be attained by getting each individual’s opinion.
But some people have a tendency to kill synergy before it can be experienced. They are so outrageously outspoken and irrationally self-focused they not only kill the conversation, the timbre of their comments insinuates anyone who differs with them is wrong and need not be heard.
Bloom Where You’re Planted—LifeWay Women
It’s spring, y’all. I can’t wipe the grin off my face every time I hear birds chirping, see trees budding, and take a big whiff of that fresh spring air.
There’s always something so welcome about this change of season in particular. Summer brings with it long days filled with sunshine; fall, the changing leaves and crisp air; and winter, the sweetness that surrounds the holiday season. And after we’ve all reached the ends of our rope with cold weather, short days, and cabin fever, spring comes in—breathing new life into the world, and doing the same to our souls.
Struggling in Our Faith—Brian Dembowczyk
We all are familiar with the reason why Thomas is known as the Doubter found in John 20:24-29 which is also one of the study passages in the upcoming session, “Jesus Appeared to the Disciples.” But how many of us recall that it was Thomas who, when Jesus shared that He wanted to go to Bethany after Lazarus had died, boldly called on his fellow disciples to go so that they could die with Jesus (John 11:16)? How many of us know that reliable tradition records that Thomas later went to India to spread the gospel and was martyred there?
Nothing to Fear But Every Single Thing—Liuan Huska
A few months after our son was born, the three of us were taking a walk when my husband confessed to me something about our journey into parenthood, “I wasn’t prepared for how fearful you’ve become.”
I don’t consider myself an anxious person. My friends say I’m “laid-back,” and I like that. But, with a wobbly and whimpering newborn in my arms, I found myself going down the well-worn path that most, if not all, women take: imagining worst-case scenarios, getting worked up about future unknowns, losing sleep over things I couldn’t control. I was ambushed by fear.