Thursday, May 5, 2011

Pain as a Platform: My Article on Christianity Today's Gifted for Leadership blog

In just three days, I will preach my first church sermon on Mother's Day. This in itself is a big deal, an earth-shattering experience of sorts. But the fact that I battle infertility ups the ante and has caused me to seek out answers to a woman's identity from God's Word.

The result is the sermon I will preach on Sunday, "Why Women Matter to God," to all of God's daughters. (Yes, I will try to post the audio to this sermon after Mother's Day.)

Read my article "Leading in the Midst of Woundedness" on Christianity Today's Gifted for Leadership blog for the rest of the story.

What about you? Are you leading or living from a place of pain? How has God transformed your areas of woundedness into opportunities for ministry?


  1. How did the sermon go? I preached on Sunday as well, but not my first time...and didn't preach about mothers or Mother's Day. =) I did acknowledge the notation on the calendar, but noted that it's not part of the church calendar; also spoke briefly about how it's a difficult day for many -- both those who cannot realize motherhood, as well as for those who were not mothered well. We prayed for grace and strength to rejoice with those who rejoice, and to weep with those who weep.

    And thanks again for the book -- it has arrived, and I hope to read it this coming week-end!

  2. @Brenda - Thanks for commenting. Sermon went well, as you can see from this week's post. Glad to hear of how you handled things as well. It's a gift to acknowledge those who are hurting in those ways. Look forward to hearing what you think about the book!