A New Heart, Beyond Stereotypical Womanhood

M-AMY2

We first met, one January morning, during her office hours. Dr. Catherine Kroeger’s eyes sparkled when our discussion turned to women in the Bible. She spoke of them fondly as if they were close friends—Miriam, Deborah, Abigail and a host of others from the Old and New Testaments. She spoke warmly to me although she […]

When You Learn, Teach

M-Natasha

By Natasha Sistrunk Robinson | Twitter: @asistasjourney I remember when I first saw her. She was a vibrant, fresh face in the sea of bodies passing through the noisy hallway of my church on Sunday morning. She is one of the reasons why some people are saying, “Forty is the new 20.” After introducing myself, […]

Making Space Anyway

M-ADDIE

By Addie Zierman | Twitter: @addiezierman I was 14, maybe 15, when I gathered up all of my courage, walked up to the pastor’s wife in the church foyer, and asked her if maybe she would consider mentoring me. She was tall and beautiful with a kind smile and platinum blonde hair that she wore swept […]

Kicking Off Mentoring Week: Paying Attention

M-HEATHER

One email changed my life. It could change yours too. All Donna-Jean meant to do was ask about local churches. Instead, she changed my life. About six months ago, DJ, as she goes by, contacted me out of the blue. She’s a SheLoves reader who emailed to ask about churches in my town; she was […]

Struggling to Love Her

B_Anne-Marie

When we’re tired, sick, possibly carrying extra pounds from an illness or a baby, it can be hard to feel the glow of self acceptance. To feel and truly believe that we are lovely. From an early age, I was not the bombshell kinda gal. But I knew I was ok to look at. The […]