Category: Blog

A Fairy Tale Ending

by Tiffany Miller I’m the kind of person who, when watching an intense TV show or movie, needs to know that everything is going to be okay for the main characters. My goal when watching a movie is to see everyone achieve their happy ending. There has even been more than one occasion when I was so worried about what was going to happen that I threatened to stop watching unless my husband told me the ending. To be honest, I’d be completely happy watching an entire movie of a loving family in their nice home, working at jobs they love, with kids who stay out of trouble. It’s completely realistic, I know. It gives me a strange sense of security to know that the people on the screen will be okay. And not just okay, but living their life to the fullest. Stories that leave me hanging without that
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It’s Better to Give Than Receive

by Ruth Puleo “It is better to give than receive” is a quote from the Bible verse found in Acts 20:35, but many have referenced it for all kinds of purposes in movies, speeches and sermons.  The bottom line is that it is accurate and true.  Everyone loves to receive, but the joy of giving far outweighs the joy of receiving. Our volunteers at the Single Moms Day Out held on June 27 at Central Assembly of God near Pittsburgh, can clearly attest to the overflowing ecstasy they experienced when serving and giving to the moms and their children that day.  We had 125 volunteers from multiple churches across the district that provided manicures, facials, paraffin hand waxing and massage. As well as, a free shopping experience, delicious meals, and practical breakout sessions.  Volunteers were used to do car oil changes and gas tank fill ups, haircuts and a personal
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Coming soon!

  Change. Some of us love it, some of us would rather avoid it. But one thing is certain: it can’t be avoided. Of course, some changes are more fun than others, and we hope this falls into that category! Women of Purpose is always looking for ways to draw women closer to each other and closer to God. One of the tools we use to get you connected and to make sure you have the info you need is here, on our website. Over the next couple of months be on the lookout for updates coming to the site, including… Our brand new BLOGGING TEAM! We’re so excited to announce that each Monday morning we will have a new blog post that we pray will teach, encourage, and inspire. What a way to start the week! We believe we are better together, so it’s not just one woman taking
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Single Moms’ Day Out

If you are a single mom, join us for this wonderful day of encouragement and pampering! You spirit will be refreshed as you hear from speakers who you will relate to, worship the Lord together with fellow single moms, make new friends, and receive some special surprises. Not a single mom? Help us spread the word! All details can be found here.

Tips for Developing Healthy Habits

  It’s been discussed that it takes 21 days to develop a habit. Take that into consideration as you establish your resolutions and kick off the New Year with a healthier lifestyle. When we think about beginning an entirely new regimen of habits to maintain all year, it can be overwhelming. So just start with 21 days of commitment. Avoid extremes. Stay away from the latest diets and cleanses if your goal is merely to make healthier choices. If you haven’t yet established basic positive habits, you could likely pendulum swing back to your old ways once a cleanse is over or you’ve tired of dietary limitations. There are a few fundamental “Must Have” habits for anyone building and maintaining health and wellness. These are not in any particular order of importance, but be sure you’ve got these checked off before you begin developing your new habits. You can’t run
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“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?”

The Gift of Hospitality Growing up we never knew who might be sitting at our dinner table, because as pastors, my parents often invited someone to join us for a meal. We sat around the table with missionaries as they shared stories of God’s provision, which built faith in our hearts. Sometimes a homeless person devoured a hot meal as we learned compassion rather than judgment. Over the years, we gleaned so many life lessons from the surprise visitors that graced our family dinner table. Years later, my husband and I were unable to travel with our children to be with family for the Christmas holidays. Our children were disappointed. It seemed that everyone in our church had plans and many were leaving town. As a mom, I was praying for ideas of what we could do to make this year special for our teenagers, but nothing was coming together.
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Women in Pain: Dealing with Depression

We all know women who are suffering with life issues that are either beyond their control, or in some way self-induced. This is the third in a series of articles to encourage you to develop relationships with women in pain, to strengthen them, to provide hope, and deliver to them a message of significance and purpose through God’s love. Depression is an actual illness that can affect the body, the mood, or thoughts. It eventually affects how a person eats or sleeps, how she feels about herself, or the way she thinks. Without treatment, the symptoms of depression can last for weeks, months, or years. Experts estimate that about 15 million people experience depression each year, and the majority of those are women. Unfortunately, almost two-thirds of those suffering do not get the help they need.