It's Her Story

Women in Christian Leadership

It’s Her Story is a “collective call” to bring the heart, soul, and brilliance of women to the forefront by sharing their unique stories of how God has moved in their lives. Let’s talk about transparency, sharing real power, and activating others to step into their greatness. read less
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Episodes

Trust God and Keep Going with Karen Wonders
Apr 2 2023
Trust God and Keep Going with Karen Wonders
When Karen and I met at a bible study 15 years ago, neither one of us knew the impact those hours in the back room at Starbuck's would have. Facing personal hardships at the time, this would be the catalyst to Karen's journey of faith. She would hear God's call to use her to create an organization that helps cancer patients. She struggled with fear and self doubt her entire life, but He has used her anyway to do amazing things, in every way possible!!! Teaching her to trust Him, be obedient, seek Him, and not give up - even in the hard times. God led her to start ⁠Maple Tree Cancer Alliance⁠ and has helped open doors along the way, strengthening her as a leader so she can impact more people, all over the world! He prepared her for this work before she was even a Christian - and she even knew it back then! Since then, He has continued to encourage her to stay the course and keep going! Karen's story will encourage you to Trust God - He can and will use you if you allow Him! Karen is the Founder and CEO of Maple Tree Cancer Alliance, and Professor/Program Director of Exercise Physiology at Wright State University. Her passion is to advocate for exercise to serve as part of the national standard of care for cancer. Through her non-profit organization, Maple Tree provides free exercise training to thousands of cancer survivors every month to more than 60 clinical locations across the world. An avid researcher, Dr. Wonders is committed to evidence-based practice in her facilities and has a robust research program. Click ⁠HERE⁠ to learn more about Women in Christian Leadership and join us to discover and strengthen your gifts, develop your leadership skills through peer-to-peer events, education, mentoring, group coaching, and mastermind programs led by women bringing glory to God and sharing the love of Christ!
Destiny Chaser with Pamela Cone
Feb 7 2023
Destiny Chaser with Pamela Cone
As we start a new year, we are called to action to step into the life God has made for us.  Our timeline started well before we entered the earth realm. According to Ephesians 1:4, we were predestinated before the foundation of the world. Before God spoke, “Let there be light” in Genesis 1:3, we were in His thoughts. How powerful is that! Whenever we were born into the earth marked the beginning of our time on earth to fulfill what it is we were sent here to do. The legacy we leave behind should be according to whatever that purpose and plan is. In this episode Pamela Cone shares her new book Destiny Chaser and what it means to live according to God’s will for our lives. The book was born during a visit with her mother when the Lord spoke to Pamela.  The thoughts were coming so fast.  His message to her: “You’ve only gone as far as others have permitted you to go. Think boundless! Think limitless!” Wow! These words confirmed Pamela's internal thoughts and gave her the permission needed to move forward and go for them. Pamela will share how as God's willing vessel she opened her heart and said "Yes!" It prepared her to be limitless!  Destiny Chaser is a guide to help us open our eyes and heart to want to live in God's Will and Plans for us (Jeremiah 29:11), to seek them and to know when we are walking in them. It is our hope that this conversation ignites your desire that your life glorifies God!  Visit Curated Christian Journals to get your copy of Destiny Chaser and to register for the Destiny Chaser Virtual Cohort coming up in February. Click HERE to learn more about Women in Christian Leadership and join us to discover and strengthen your gifts, develop your leadership skills through peer-to-peer events, education, mentoring, group coaching, and mastermind programs led by women bringing glory to God and sharing the love of Christ!
Family, Faith and Finding the Answering Place
Jun 15 2022
Family, Faith and Finding the Answering Place
Many of us act on information without having carefully pondered it. “Zeal is not good where reflection is wanting, He who goes too quickly misses His way” Proverbs 19:2. It’s good to take time apart and get quiet and listen for answers as we make decisions that affect the lives of others. Where in your life are you acting on “information” without seeking “answers”? Dr. Cassie Barlow began as a small-town girl with big dreams of higher education. Driven by faith from the beginning, Cassie turned to the military to further her education and found an extension of the family foundation she was born into. Her career took her around the world and her faith anchored her in each of her 13 placements. Her career would eventually lead her to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base where she commanded one of the largest air base wings in the Air Force with more than 5,000 Air Force military, civilian, and contractor employees. In this episode, Cassie will share how her family of origin formed her faith, a faith that would bring her to an extended military family. Cassie went to The Answering Place many times in her journey and will host Women in Christian Leadership's Virtual Roundtable topic "He Went To The Answering Place" from Jesus in Blue Jeans by Laurie Beth Jones. You can register to join her at www.womeninchristianleadership.com For more information about Women in Christian Leadership and to find out how you can become a member of our community, click here.