CHANGE: The New Normal

Jan 9th, 2016 Bev's Blog 8 min read

I love the scene in Lord of the Rings, where Galadriel talks of the deep and mysterious way in which the world is changing. ‘The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was, is lost, for none now live who remember it.’ It’s easy to identify with this…

THE (NOT SO) BEAUTIFUL STORY

Dec 10th, 2015 Bev's Blog 6 min read

This is the season when much of the world focuses on the manger (although not necessarily the inhabitant of that curious cradle), and the stable, and the gifts, and the motley company of exotically dressed wise men and rough-hewn shepherds. Marketplaces and stores are full of Christmas commodities and the churches are planning their special events, to which they hope the unchurched will come flocking…

How the words YES and NO can direct your entire life

Dec 4th, 2015 Bev's Blog 7 min read

For many of my years in over 3 decades of ministry, I have been plagued with a problem you can probably identify with. It’s a problem that causes exhaustion, confusion, frustration, anger, depression, disappointment, loss of sleep, and sleeping too much. It damages relationships, steals destinies, and the failure to deal with it is the cause of many a leader or gifted minister burning out…

LEADING THOSE YOU SERVE

Nov 29th, 2015 Bev's Blog 9 min read

A big welcome to my love and VERY productive friend, Grace Marshall, my guest blogger for this week. This post is an excerpt from her new book: How to be Really Productive: achieving clarity and getting results in a world where work never ends, which I will be reviewing very soon. I have a local taxi company who are very reliable. Their prices are consistent,…

THE NAMES THEY WILL CALL YOU

Nov 25th, 2015 Bev's Blog 2 min read

I am stoked with this post on The Junia Project Read it here  Christine has nailed it as she speaks directly to many of the issues women leaders are facing as they stand up to be counted. I love the part where she says that your brothers would be called ‘revolutionaries’ for the doing the same things as you would be called ‘incorrigible and defiant’…

FEAR IS THE ENEMY WE FACE

Nov 18th, 2015 Bev's Blog 9 min read

    Like you, I watched the scenes of terror unfold in Paris recently. Like you, I wept and wondered what horrific internal fractures drive people to treat the lives of others, and their own lives also, so callously. Like you, I’ve been angry at the destruction of the world we live in and my mind has spun in circles at the whirlwind of accusations….

LEADERSHIP: LEAVING PEOPLE BETTER THAN YOU FOUND THEM

Nov 9th, 2015 Bev's Blog 3 min read

One of the integral characteristics of good leadership is the ability to leave others better than you found them. Life is tough. For everyone. We all know that up close and personal. Troubles come to everyone, although it’s true that some troubles aren’t really all that troubling. There are times when I’ve had someone tell me about why they are not coping and I’ve laughed…

RUN FOR IT…

Nov 4th, 2015 Bev's Blog 5 min read

Michelle Payne in suffragette colours of green, white and purple. My international readers may not be aware of Australia’s greatest horse race, November’s Melbourne Cup. It’s just one race, but it seems that the whole of Australia stops to watch it. People who never bet any other time of the year will take a bet on this race and places of work all across the…

THEY NAMED ME BOLD…

Oct 14th, 2015 Bev's Blog 5 min read

I gotta be honest. I used to not get this rambling about women in ministry. I really didn’t understand what the big deal was. Move along. Do what you’re called to do. Stop rallying. And then I had a realization. I didn’t get not feeling like you have permission to do ministry. Because I was never taught I needed it. My parents named me Kelly….

I BELIEVE I CAN FLY

Sep 14th, 2015 Bev's Blog 6 min read

Guest post from blogger and all round great thought leader, Jory Micah, in response to my original blog Lids Are For Lifting About a year ago God spoke to my heart and told me to leave my Children’s Pastor position in Virginia Beach and start my own women’s ministry. I had sort of fallen into children’s ministry because it was the only ministry job I…