Problems Women Face

Truth’s Power over Depression

You try so hard and get nowhere. You are not good at this. You will never be good enough. No one cares about you. If you died today they wouldn’t miss you. You aren’t special in any way. You are just white noise. Nobody loves you. You are alone. These are the types of harsh, cold words that race through your mind when you sink into the dark pit of depression.


Chronic depression doesn’t just go away with medicine and encouragement.

Uncovering the Calm in Chaos

At least once a week I sit and find a calm moment on a bench dedicated to a godly woman I never met, Kaye Shipley. I came to know who she was through her husband, Mark, who didn’t know me, but still drove out of his way to pick me up in St. Louis. Oddly, I met him again in the parking lot of the national WMU building in Birmingham, Alabama. That’s how I learned about the family connection to the bench in the memorial garden at our office.

Bolder than Expected: Women who Walk in God’s Presence

Sleeping in an African game park thrilled me as a young college graduate. My youthful stupidity allowed me to get out of the car alone and walk into a viewing deck that overhung a watering hole, where I observed zebra, wildebeest, and giraffe. Imagine my delight to see the king of the jungle up-close and dangerous.

We expect a lion to kill. It boldly prowls because it cannot hold back the insatiable desire to eat red meat. Yet, watching one lick a carcass put fear into my peaceful morning after a restful night of listening to a wildlife lullaby.

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