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Creativity Without Compromise In Ladies Ministry [BAPTIST TIMES ARTICLE – Stephanie Tidd]

The following article was used by permission from The Global Baptist Times: Author Maya Angelou said, “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” Webster’s dictionary defines creativity as the process by which one utilizes creative ability. From personal experience, creativity is what makes women’s ministries fun, exciting, and magnetic. It is the tool that allows the opportunity to transform a space into an entirely different world by changing the design and atmosphere.  The problem is that most people do not think of themselves as having natural creative ability. The best way I have found to get the creative juices flowing is by pooling thoughts and growing ideas together as a team. And you know the acronym for the word team: Together Everyone Accomplishes More! This is certainly true when it comes to discovering and expanding creative ideas.  For me, working around a theme has

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Fulfilling the Great Commission As a Stay-At-Home Mom [ARTICLE – Grace Lande]

I have no coworkers; I don’t clock in. I’m a stay-at-home mom–and I love it! My husband, John, and I have four children: ages 1, 2, 4, and 5. Our boys–Uriah, Luke, Jared, and Thomas–are a part of almost everything I do. They help me with laundry, cleaning, dishes, food prep, grocery shopping, we do school together, and the list goes on! As Christians, we know the primary purpose of our lives is to be involved in the propagation of the gospel. How might this be accomplished, though, with little ones around you 24/7? At our church, I feel spoiled to get to be involved in the weekly organized visitation times while nursery is provided. Evangelism should be a way of life, though, not just a weekly calendar event. As a minister’s wife and mother of little ones, there are times I feel my involvement in world evangelism is so

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“I’m So Busy!” Sound Familiar? [ARTICLE – Jamie Rench]

By Jamie Rench Finally, all your ducks are in a row…or so you think.  The house is picked up, supper is in the oven, and all your outfits are ready for church tomorrow.  You sit down for a nice cup of coffee.  First sip, and your phone rings.  Your friend is crying on the other end and needs some help through a really difficult situation.  Your two older children enter the room fighting loudly about something unimportant. The baby wakes up and starts screaming, and when you go to get her, you spill coffee all over the rug.  You get a text from your husband saying he’s coming home later than expected…and by the way, the new couple in church is coming for lunch tomorrow afternoon.  Amidst all the busyness, you totally forget the oven, and the supper choices are now a black brick or Little Caesar’s Hot ‘n Ready.

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