Introducing 31 Days of Fishbowl Grace: Practical Tips for Women in Ministry

{Looking for recent 31 Days posts? Scroll down to the bottom of this post and you will find a thumbnail photo for each day as it is posted on the blog. Click on the thumbnail and it will take you to that particular post. Be blessed!}

This year I’m joining a host of other bloggers who are doing all kinds of fabulous “31 Days” series during the month of October. It really wasn’t that hard to settle on a topic for the series because….I’ve been reading the search terms that bring people to my blog.

Women in ministry don’t have all the answers, ya’ll. And can I just say, as I begin this series, that I don’t have it all together either?

In the safety of our homes, we type things into the search bar that we would never voice aloud. I’m going to be addressing some of these very important topics during this month. This series is geared towards pastors’ wives, missionary wives, single women in ministry, and women who are ministry leaders in general. Some of the topics will be serious, and some will be humorous. Each day’s post will contain a key word, a catch phrase and a few paragraphs that will hopefully encourage you in your ministry.

But most importantly, ALL of the posts will be straight from my heart as I share things that God has taught me in our years of ministry. I’ll be sharing some personal stories/experiences and some tidbits that I have learned along the way in our past 8 years of ministry. If you know someone who would benefit from this type of content, would you please share this series with them? I’d be so grateful. I passionately believe that our ministry women need to be strengthened and encouraged- they need to be ministered to, and often!

And so, without any further ado, here is the graphic that you’ll be seeing a lot, starting tomorrow. Feel free to pin and share as much as you like. This post will be the landing page for all of the 31 day posts so you can go back later and find them all in one place. I am praying that you will be blessed through this series. And as always, I’d love to hear your thoughts and chat with you at the end of each post in the comment section. Also consider joining me on Facebook, where I share daily encouragement for women.

Let’s join hearts and embrace life in our fishbowls!


  {Linking up with The Nester}


 Catch up on earlier posts here:

Day 1: PRAY with people on the spot.

Day 2: RECHARGE your soul batteries.

Day 3: PLAY as hard as you work.

Day 4: STUDY your flock.

Day 5: SING. Through joy or tears, sing.

Day 6: KNOW the spiritual gifts and talents of others.

Day 7: FORGIVE when there’s no “I’m sorry.”

Day 8: WRITE handwritten notes.

Day 9: SURVIVE Sundays.

Day 10: SAY ‘no’ without guilt.

Day 11: DO  things you don’t think you can do.

Day 12: BE who God made you to be.

Day 13: MENTOR other women.

Day 14: NURTURE a healthy marriage.

Day 15: SPEAK with grace.

Day 16: ENJOY hobbies and interests outside of ministry. {Part One}

Day 17: ENJOY hobbies and interests outside of ministry. {Part Two}

Day 18: SERVE without reserve.

Day 19: LOVE people where they are.

Day 20: LIVE for the eternal.

Day 21: SUPPORT other ministry families.

Day 22: CLEAN your fishbowl.

Day 23: TEACH your children how to navigate ministry struggles.

Day 24: LAUGH more today than you did yesterday.

Day 25: RECORD God’s blessings.

Day 26: BUILD relationships with unsaved people.

Day 27: LISTEN  to people’s hearts.

Day 28: SHOW heartfelt hospitality.

Day 30: HELP your husband.

Day 31: LEAD with confidence.

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About Leah {Embracing Grace}

Leah Highfill accepted Christ as her Saviour and became a child of God at the age of 18. Originally from the USA, she and her husband moved to the mission field of Canada in 2005, where she served in full time ministry as a pastor's wife for 10 years. During their tenure there, they became dual citizens. Leah and her family recently returned to NC and are currently enjoying a much needed sabbatical for the year of 2015. She homeschools her children {Small Son is 9 and Tiny Daughter is 7} and teaches private piano lessons on the side. She can be found reading, writing/blogging, playing the piano and violin, or ice skating. A friend to ministry wives everywhere, Leah has a passion to inspire hope and to encourage women in their walk with God. Her first book, Expecting Grace, was published in 2013. Expecting Grace is the story of Leah's experience and survival of a life threatening pregnancy, and of many medical and financial miracles along the way. Her second book is currently in process. Join her grace-filled journey right here at Embracing Grace!

16 thoughts on “Introducing 31 Days of Fishbowl Grace: Practical Tips for Women in Ministry

  1. Looking forward to reading your blogs. I have been an evangelist wife for 22 yrs, now a pastor wife for a year and half. It is very rewarding to be in God’s will and helping others, but a times it is hard. Thank you for your encouragement.

  2. I love your blog! Thank you so much for putting your time and effort into these post. Our 7 months in the Pastorate has been wonderful! My husband is a wonderful Pastor and I’m learning to love the state of Maine 🙂

    1. Paula, my dad is a pastor in Nova Scotia Canada, but we are from Maine! Where are you located at? There is a lot to love about that beautiful state! 🙂

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    1. Hmm, I have never actually hosted a women’s conference. I know that there are several groups on facebook for women’s ministry- I’m sure they would have some great ideas! One thing, though- don’t try to do it alone. 🙂 Enlist some help so the details will fall into place and you won’t be exhausted before it even starts. 🙂
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