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To My Sisters in Seminary (and those who want to be)

Sharon Church, Women's Ministry 13 Comments


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Sisters in seminary, I’ve been thinking about you. More specifically, I’ve been thinking about those of you enrolled at evangelical seminaries. You came to mind last week, when the internet exploded with discussions of authority and accountability and whether or not you need a degree to be a leader in Jesus’ church. Many voices weighed in with a variety of perspectives, but you were …


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Abiding Over Approval

Sharon Hear the Esther Generation, Self-esteem, Spiritual Health, Women's Ministry 0 Comments


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Today I am THRILLED to begin a new series called Hear the Esther Generation, in which I invite twenty-something women to guest post on my blog. Kicking off our series is Alexiana Fry! Alexiana is just another woman who loves a good cup of coffee, has the longest wish list of books on Amazon, and is watching the gospel of Jesus Christ …

A Worn-out Woman Like Me

Sharon Women's Ministry 3 Comments


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The name “Isaac” has a lot of significance in my family.  For generations, men in the Miller family have been named Isaac. It was the name of my husband’s great-grandfather, and the middle name of his grandfather and father. My husband goes by Ike, but his given name is Isaac, so when our first son was born we continued the …

Stop Looking in the Mirror

Sharon Women's Ministry 5 Comments


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Have you ever had an embarrassing experience that, mercifully, you forget about for awhile, only to re-remember it at some random time, and experience the humiliation anew? That happened to me this week. I had forgotten about this experience, but it dates back to when I was in college having lunch with an older woman from church. She was godly …

Don’t Call Me a Warrior

Sharon Women's Ministry 1 Comment


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You are brave. You are courageous. You are strong. You are a warrior. You are a soldier for Christ. Lately I’ve noticed this language is everywhere in books and blogs for women. Life is a battle, and we are the brave soldiers fighting the good fight, waking up everyday to face the world with our heads held high. That’s how …

What IF…God is Using Women to Do Something New?

Sharon Women's Ministry 18 Comments


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Two weeks ago, God took me on a crazy adventure. In faith, I paid for a ticket, got on a plane to Austin, and met up with a group of Christian writers and leaders like myself, almost none of whom I knew, for a purpose that was not altogether clear. As weird as it sounds, I didn’t know why I …

It’s Time: A New Movement for our Generation

Sharon Women's Ministry 4 Comments

About 10 years ago God called me to women’s ministry. I didn’t know what it would look like, or where it would take me. I didn’t even know if the type of ministry I wanted to pursue even existed. I felt like Abraham, who “obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.” (Heb. 11:8) So …

Stop Bashing Women’s Ministry

Sharon Women's Ministry 10 Comments

I really care about women’s ministry. Between Scriptural passages like Titus 2, and scientific studies showing the health benefits of female friendship, it is clear to me that God created women to be in fellowship with one another. Women’s ministry is one great way to serve our Father’s good design. Although I have written a lot about women’s ministry on …