Heartlands Spring 2023
Heartlands is the quarterly email for EmpowHer – a network of Tasmanian women growing and encouraging each other in their God-given potential.
EmpowHer Day of Courage
What happened on the big day?
WHEN: Saturday 18th November 2023 Riverlands Baptist (Longford)
Fiona Bradley (Hobart ) gives a rundown about the Day of Courage, when women from many denominations gathered with us for one day of en-couragement.
HOPE is always an option, even when you have no solution.
BOOKS to SAVOUR
Women ~ Ministry ~ Leadership
These three words do not always easily fit into one sentence.
Here is a reading list to find out more. The following come highly recommended. …
|Emboldened TaraBeth Leach, Intervarsity Press USA
Throughout Scripture and church history, women have been central to the mission of God. But all too often women have lacked opportunities to minister fully. Many churches lack visible examples of women in ministry and leadership.Tara Beth Leach, senior pastor of her denomination’s flagship church, issues a stirring call for a new generation of women in ministry: to teach, to preach, to shepherd, and to lead. Buy it here >
|Better Together Danielle Strickland, W Publishing
Better Together is a beacon of hope in a challenging storm. It’s where thoughts can be rechanneled and hope rekindled as author Danielle Strickland offers steps toward a real and workable solution. Her premise is that two things are needed for change: imagine a better world, and understand oppression. Understanding how oppression works is an important part of undoing it. Buy it here >
Marg Mowczko is an Australian theologian committed to writing articles about the mutuality and equality of men and women in Christian marriage and ministry, plus Bible studies and articles about life in Jesus.
The Importance of Being Grateful
Can you consciously give thanks today?
God provides in such amazing and subtle ways. We so often take it for granted, or think it is co-incidence. God is over our lives in such prolific detail every single day.
Have you ever noticed the glory of eucalypt leaves, shiny wet after rain?
Or our stunning, ever-shifting backdrop of clouds.
Or how water, our source of life, literally falls out of the sky!
True. Sometimes we may feel unseen in our complex world. But if you take a moment to notice the little things, and express your gratitude today, you will find your big problems are either less important, or shift radically.
- Take a moment to express your gratitude and you will find your big problems are less important.
Our abundance of water, ability to find car parking spots, sunshine at the right moment, a beautiful rainbow to encourage you, and yes, even wet leaves, are provision by a loving God who sees so much more than we can imagine.
What’s one “normal” thing you can be thankful for today?
State Director, EmpowHer
PS To read regular short reflections from Jenny, join the I Am Better Together Facebook group.
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