I know you all can relate if I say I recently had “one of those days.”

Last week several of our women’s ministry team members flew to another state to do a training event—and we had all kinds of glitches! A box of critical supplies didn’t make it to the event location. Only one volunteer showed up (we were supposed to have at least five). The hotel didn’t have any record of our reservation. The list went on and on…and we were feeling frazzled with so many things going wrong and knowing we’d have about 130 women showing up the next morning.

But when the next day came, somehow things worked out. Women arrived and were happy to connect with others in ministry. New friendships were made so networking could happen. Ideas were shared. New information was processed. And by the end of the training everyone left with a smile on her face and something new to try in her ministry. Yes, I was completely worn out from it all. But I could see that God had touched hearts that day in spite of it all.

I’m sure that as a leader in women’s ministry you have “those days” every now and then too. When you do, remember these words from John 16:33, “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”

It’s all about God—and he’s got it all in control.


Amy Nappa, former and much loved Champion for Women’s Ministry at Group Publishing in Loveland, Colorado.