Women's Leadership Initiative Blog

As Good as it Gets?

By Eileen R. Campbell-Reed When the search committee from Monroe Corner Baptist Church first phoned, Martha said to herself, “This is never going to happen. They are not going to call a woman!” Nevertheless,… Read more »


Thursday morning in Chiang Mai

By Eileen Campbell-Reed  Saint Patrick’s Day When I assigned the days for morning devotions I paid no attention to the dates. But I’m glad I got Saint Patrick’s Day! It’s one of… Read more »


Wednesday Morning in Chiang Mai

Trust in the Lord By Jessica Jenkins If you love someone but rarely make yourself available to him or her, that is not true love. -Thich Nhat Hanh, Living Buddha, Living Christ… Read more »


Tuesday Morning in Bangkok

Are We There Yet? By Marie C. King One of the scribes came near and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, he asked him, “Which commandment… Read more »


Monday Morning in Bangkok

By Jennifer Thomas   “Even when our hearts are broken by our own failure or the failure of others cutting into our lives, even when we have done all we can and… Read more »


Sunday Morning in Bangkok

Participating and Partaking in God’s Presence By Alisha Haddock Smith  Luke 10:25-37 Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”… Read more »


Saturday Morning in Tokyo

By Dr. Sally Holt From Without Buddha I Could Not Be a Christian by Paul F. Knitter… Here’s where Buddhism has helped me feel or grasp what all this means. To experience and… Read more »


Friday Morning in Nashville

No U-Turn Permitted . . . YIELD ! By Karynthia Phillips The atmosphere is filled with excitement, anxiety, and disappointment. Perhaps the emotions were similar to those who were convinced that Christ was the… Read more »


Praying for Pilgrimage

By Robin Sandbothe  Five students from the Women’s Leadership Initiative, along with President Molly T. Marshall, CENTRAL Tennessee site coordinator Sally Holt, CENTRAL Tennessee faculty Eileen Campbell-Reed, ABC/CBF Missionary Duane Binkley, and Social Media Community… Read more »


Preparing for Pilgrimage

Women’s Leadership Initiative of Central Tennessee is Heading to Thailand By Eileen R. Campbell-Reed For months we prayed and studied. For weeks we prepared our families, co-workers and schedules for our time… Read more »