Heartlands Spring 2023

Nov 27, 2023
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Heartlands is the quarterly email for EmpowHer – a network of Tasmanian women growing and encouraging each other in their God-given potential.

Table of Contents


    EmpowHer Day of Courage

    What happened on the big day?

    the EmpowHer Day of Courage
    Rev. Karen Wilson
    Karen Wilson

    WHEN: Saturday 18th November 2023 Riverlands Baptist (Longford)

    KEYNOTE: Rev. Karen Wilson President of the Baptist World Alliance Women, and CEO of the Global Leadership Network Aus/NZ.

    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.

    God Whispers


    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 >
    Blog margmowczko.com
    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?

    Jenny Baxter
    State Director, EmpowHer

    PS To read regular short reflections from Jenny, join the I Am Better Together Facebook group.

    To find out about EmpowHer events and activities for women in Tasmania, please subscribe to HEARTLANDS!


    Heartlands Spring 2023