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
Written by: Melissa Kruger

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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 Sarah Walton and Kristen Wetherell, Hope When It Hurts. As women’s ministry coordinator...

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Monday, 07 August 2017 15:00

Three Questions: Fear

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imageI like to be asked thought-provoking questions. However, in our busy lives it’s 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...

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image I’m always on the lookout for new books on a variety of topics. However, some of my favorite books were published decades (or centuries) ago. They don’t get talked about on Twitter, and many of the authors aren’t alive to give podcast interviews....

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Monday, 24 July 2017 15:00

Celebrating 20 Years of Remembering

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It wasn't our first meeting. Since he was my brother's college roommate, we knew each other and had been around one another at various times. But it was more a knowing about someone than truly knowing someone.

This time, we met in a meeting that we'd both never forget....

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Monday, 17 July 2017 15:00

Sneak Peek Interview with Courtney Reissig

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image 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 Courtney Reissig’s new book, Glory in the Ordinary. Whatever your average day looks like, we all do...

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The American Dream might best be summed up as the possibility for a life of freedom, personal happiness, material comfort, and lasting fulfillment (all nicely enclosed in a white picket fence). image Hard work, long hours, and independence are woven into the fabric of our hopes...

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Monday, 26 June 2017 15:00

Three Questions: Patience

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image I like to be asked thought-provoking questions. However, in our busy lives it’s 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...

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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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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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