But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Wit's End - Apologetic Report
Monday, 19 June 2017 15:00

Sneak Peek Interview with Keri Folmar

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I always like to know a little something about an author before I sit down and open up his or her book. Today I’m excited to share about a new book from Keri Folmar, The Good Portion: The Doctrine of Scripture for Every Woman. It combines...

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The following article is a guest post from Jessica Britt.  

The imagery captured my attention.

"He found him in a desert land, and in the howling waste of the wilderness; he encircled him, he cared for him, he kept him as the apple of his eye. Like an...

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image In June 2015, about 20 women gathered in London for a meeting to discuss women’s ministries in complementarian contexts around the world. Our hope was to learn from one another and encourage each other in our task.

We heard from women in Australia, South Africa,...

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Written by:Melissa Kruger

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One of my favorite ways to enjoy summer is to sit and savor a good book. While I often read theological or devotional books, sometimes it’s nice to relax and read a good story or biography that’s well told. I always ask friends for recommendations, so today...

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Monday, 22 May 2017 15:00

Three Questions: Prayer

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imageI like to be asked thought-provoking questions. However, in our busy lives it is difficult to take time to still our minds and follow Paul’s simple instruction to Timothy, “Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching” (1 Tim. 4:16). Jesus also instructed his disciples,...

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I always like to know a little something about an author before I sit down and open up his or her book. Today I’m excited to share about Sarah Ivill’s latest Bible study, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, and Jude: Steadfast in the Faith. As a women’s ministry leader at...

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Monday, 08 May 2017 15:05

Ministry Matters: More on Mentoring

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imageLast week, I shared about the mentoring program we’ve used at our church. Since then, multiple women have emailed asking follow up questions. I’ll try to cover the main questions I’ve received.

1. What training guide do you use for your mentors?

We don’t have a specific...

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Monday, 01 May 2017 15:00

Ministry Matters: Mentor Groups

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One of the ministry questions I get asked the most is: “How do you all do mentoring in your church?”  I spent the first three years in my job tossing this question around in my mind. I’ve experienced first-hand the blessings of mentoring relationships—both as...

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Monday, 24 April 2017 15:00

Sneak Peek Interview with Christine Hoover

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I always like to know a little something about an author before I sit down and open up his or her book. Today I’m excited to share about Christine Hoover’s new book, Messy Beautiful Friendship: Finding and Nurturing Deep and Lasting Relationships....

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Monday, 17 April 2017 15:00

Make Every Moment Count

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“Carpe diem.” “Live life to the fullest.” “Make every moment count.” “Eat, drink and be merry.”

Phrases like these surround us, pushing and prodding us to squeeze the most out of every moment. Like a dangerous undertow, these thoughts have...

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The following article is a guest post from Connice Dyar (a wonderful mentor and friend to me):

“You have not chosen one another, but I have chosen you for another. The friendship is not a reward for our discriminating and good taste in finding one another out. It is the instrument by which God...

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I always like to know a little something about an author before I sit down and open up his or her book. Today I’m excited to share about Gloria Furman’s newest book, Alive in Him: How Being Embraced by the Love of Christ Changes Everything. In this book, Gloria...

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Monday, 20 March 2017 15:00

Is My Desire Sour? 4 Questions To Consider

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imageAs people living in a fallen world, we know what it is to have desires. We experience physical pain, witness injustice, suffer under various trials, and ache with loneliness and grief. Even when all is going relatively well, our minds imagine how wonderful it would be if we had just a tad more.

We...

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image In June of 2015, about 20 women gathered in London for a meeting to discuss women’s ministries in complementarian contexts around the world. Our hope was to learn from one another and encourage each other in our task.

We heard from women in Australia, South Africa, Europe, UAE, and the USA....

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Monday, 06 March 2017 13:00

Wrestling with God

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The following article is a guest post from Winfree Brisley:

image Being the mom of two little boys, I hope and pray my boys will not only be brothers, but best friends. We try to foster their friendship in various ways, but the way they seem to prefer to bond at this stage is not something my...

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Whether it’s through story, song, or artwork, I’m thankful for the variety of creative ways God’s people reflect the beauty of our Creator. Today I’m sharing an interview with Quina Aragon. She’s a spoken-word artist and poet with a deep love for God and a desire...

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Monday, 20 February 2017 13:00

Three Questions: Spiritual Growth

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image I like to be asked thought-provoking questions. However, in our busy lives it is difficult to take time to still our minds and follow Paul’s simple instruction to Timothy, “Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching” (1 Tim. 4:16).

Jesus also instructed his disciples,...

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Monday, 13 February 2017 21:05

Recovering from Perfect Mom Syndrome

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imageThere’s a mom I know. She makes homemade meals every evening for her family. Her children’s birthday parties are Pinterest pin-worthy. She’s patient with her children’s faults. She reads stories every evening at bedtime. She nursed all her babies for a full year. She does...

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I always like to know a little something about an author before I sit down and open up his or her book. Today I’m excited to share about Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth’s new book, Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together.  Throughout the years,...

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Monday, 30 January 2017 21:10

Facing Troubles, Finding Peace

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I cried a lot last week.

On Monday my husband looked across the breakfast table and gave me the news I knew was coming, but didn’t want to hear: “Ruth just died.” She’d been battling cancer for months, and we knew that without a miracle her body would fail.

Knowi...

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Monday, 23 January 2017 21:00

Abortion’s Guilt

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image Tears filled her eyes as she told me her story: an older boyfriend, pressure to have sex, pregnant at fourteen, and an abortion to cover the shame. Even though she’d been raised in a Christian family, the weight of guilt that followed these early choices led to years of wandering.

She...

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Monday, 16 January 2017 21:00

Of Lice and Men

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imageMy daughter called me over with a simple request. Mommy, can we cuddle?

I was in the midst of rushing around and preparing for my day, but her sweet appeal stopped me in my tracks. In just a couple of days, I was heading out of town for a conference. I knew I wouldn’t have these...

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Today’s Sneak Peek is with a friend who embodies the theme of her new book. Trillia Newbell is one of the most enjoyable ladies I know, with a warm smile and infectious laugh that makes you want to stay and chat a little bit longer.

Her new book Enjoy: Finding the Freedom to...

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Sunday, 01 January 2017 21:00

Reading Goals For 2017

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image It’s the time of year many of us are making resolutions and lists to restructure our schedules, organize our homes, exercise and eat right, and spend time with the people who matter the most.  We also regularly reassess spiritual growth at this time of year. I’ve been thinking a...

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Monday, 19 December 2016 21:00

Saying Yes to God’s Unexpected Plan

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At Easter, I shared about a pen and ink drawing from our Lessons & Carols Christmas service that made me consider in new ways the pain of the Father’s choice. I ended up purchasing it at an auction for a local RUF ministry.  That evening I also came home with a second painting.

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