Women's Leadership Initiative Blog

Self Care of the Body

By Marie C. King Preparing the body for renewal is an Advent practice. For deep renewal, the body requires rest and will show us signs when we are “running on empty.”  Healthy habits… Read more »


Your Life, Your Death, Your Choice

By Jennifer Hundley Batts Thomas   What will be most important to you at the end of your life? That your family is accepting of your death? That you can keep your… Read more »


Can’t Talk Politics? Play “Go Wish”

By Mary S. Price   Don’t want to talk politics this holiday season? Play “Go Wish!” Families and friends may be uncomfortable discussing your health wishes until they have to, and technology is a… Read more »


Adventure Time

By Jessica Jenkins   Being an only child I have always enjoyed a good journey. I have been known to get in my car and take a drive with no destination in… Read more »


Mentoring in Ministry: Extending Grace

By Eileen R. Campbell-Reed    “I was just as afraid as you were, Karynthia, that it would be a failure.” Dr. Patricia Brock laughed at this admission, but she was speaking honestly…. Read more »


Mentoring and Ministry: Reading a Life Story

By Eileen R. Campbell-Reed    At the first Scholastica luncheon of this year we brought together a panel of women in ministry to talk about their experiences of mentoring. The conversation was rich and… Read more »


Elephants and Jesus

By Kelly Moreland Jones There’s an elephant in every room with me now. It wasn’t there last year and I’m trying to figure out how we can be roommates. I often feel… Read more »


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Cultural Competence and the “Golden Rule”

Note: Two students in the Women’s Leadership Initiative traveled to Pine Ridge, South Dakota, a Lakota Indian Reservation, for a pilgrimage experience in June. This blog shares the experience of one student,… Read more »


Transformative Outlook on Women in Ministerial Leadership

By Karynthia A. G. Phillips The pilgrimage to Thailand with the Women’s Leadership Initiative team from Central Tennessee was for me a demonstrative portrait of God’s creative work. The various organizations we visited… Read more »