Leading Hearts garners National Honors for the Sixth Year in a Row

The Evangelical Press Association awarded Leading Hearts Magazine with a prestigious 2020 Award of Merit for Christian Ministry Digital Publication for the sixth year in a row.

Leading Hearts is a free e-magazine dedicated to Christian women who lead at home, work, church and in their community. As the official magazine of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA), the magazine highlights article contributions from the top female authors and communicators in the Christian publishing world and gives tips and insight for personal and professional growth.

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Leaders are Followers, Too

by Karen Porter in Leading Hearts

It is important for each of us to be followers of the Good Shepherd because who we follow will determine how we lead.

WHEN I WAS TOURING ISRAEL, THE GUIDE STOPPED NEAR A FIELD OF GRAZING SHEEP. HE SAID, “I WANT TO SHOW YOU SOMETHING THAT WILL MAKE A SECTION OF YOUR BIBLE COME ALIVE.”

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Sheila Walsh: A Brave New Day

HEART TO HEART WITH AMBER WEIGAND-BUCKLEY AND SHEILA WALSH

In this time we have to find fresh ways to still be who we are and do what God’s called us to do.

SHEILA WALSH IS AN AMAZING INDIVIDUAL WHO IS ALL ABOUT SHARING THE WORD OF GOD through worship with everyone around her. She does so through her many different callings as an author, speaker, television host and musician. In this interview, Sheila opens up to LH editor, Amber Weigand-Buckley, about the power of prayer, the meaning of bravery and how she was able to plant her feet on the ground to overcome an overwhelming darkness.

Q: I was thinking about the whole idea of Braveheart Worship being such a subpoena right now in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic. We can “do church” online, but many of us are used to corporate worship. Tell me about how you worship in this time.

Sheila: Well, on my iPhone I have a worship playlist of just some of the songs that the Lord has used to just speak to my life. I’ll be honest with you, Amber. Some days I don’t want to listen.

Yesterday, for whatever reason, was just a really hard day. All my engagements had been canceled for the next two or three months, and there are some things that felt overwhelming, but I’ve learned. I gave my life to Christ when I was 11 and I’m now 63. That’s 52 years of the goodness and faithfulness of God.

The psalmist David would speak to his own soul: “Come on, bless the Lord, O my soul.” It’s almost like he was instructing himself. So, I went out and I turned on my playlist. It took me until song number three before I could feel the weight lifting.

Jesus told us in John 16 that in this world, we will have trials and we will have troubles. Each one of us will walk through something.

This pandemic is unprecedented, but Jesus told us to take heart. No matter what’s happening, no matter what we hear each morning on the news, God is still on the throne. God is still sovereign. This did not surprise Him, and He has a plan in the middle of everything.

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Time to Send Up a Panic Prayer?

by Linda Evans Shepherd in Leading Hearts Magazine

Considering that the world is in the panic of a pandemic, I’m want to share a prayer initially intended for a book called Praying Through Your Every Emotion, soon to release from Baker Revell. This book will be a dictionary of emotions complete with a mini-Bible study and accompanied by a paraphrased prayer to correspond with each of the 64 emotions I cover inside the book.

Here’s one I can share with you now, a prayer about the emotion ‘PANIC.’

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Shae Wilbur: Keeping it Real

by Jennifer Taylor in Leading Hearts Magazine

If God has something for you, that’s something you have regardless of your abilities

KNOWN AS A TV HOST, CASTING PRODUCER, STYLE EXPERT AND MORE, SHAE WILBUR HAS GRACED THE STAGES OF THE REAL, THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW, E! NEWS AND MANY MORE SHOWS.

These days, however, the multi-talented star is reconnecting with her musical roots and reminding the world of her stardom as a singer/songwriter.

As the daughter of musician Joel Chernoff, Shae grew up around music and remembers being on stage with her father as young as 8 years old. “Music was part of my life from the beginning.

My dad was a worship pastor and musician.

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A Light to My Path

by Karen Whiting in Leading Hearts Magazine “I PRAY THAT HE WOULD UNVEIL WITHIN YOU THE UNLIMITED RICHES OF HIS GLORY AND FAVOR UNTIL SUPERNATURAL STRENGTH FLOODS YOUR INNERMOST BEING…

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A Simply Beautiful Word

by Pam Farrel in Leading Hearts Magazine

WE ALL WANT A SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL LIFE, RIGHT?

In my book, 7 Simple Skills for Every Woman: Success in Keeping It All Together, I share about my “Word of the Year” process that I have been doing since I was a college student.

Every year — yes, 40 years of selecting a “Word of the Year” to focus my walk with God. And it is not just one word; it is the myriad of things God has laid upon my heart to weave the word through my life so its impact can be maximized throughout the year.

It is not just one word; it is the myriad of things God has laid upon my heart to weave the word through my life so its impact can be maximized throughout the year.

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