Women's Ministry Blog


Healing in the Sharing

Robyn Field | May 21, 2019

The founder of a sweet women's ministry in Atlanta sent me a message.   "Hi there! Would you be willing to share your labor and delivery story with our women at an event this month?" Since I'm very mature, I immediately responded in my head, "Nope.... |MORE|

Ideas for Living Missionally

Women's Ministry | Apr 26, 2019

How can we be intentional in our relationships this summer?   If I have only an hour with someone, I will spend the first fifty-five minutes asking questions and finding out what is troubling their heart and mind, and then in the last five minutes I will share something of the... |MORE|

Anna's Sisters Preparing Bulletins

Anna’s Sisters | Apr 25, 2019

Meet the faithful women who serve EVERYONE at Perimeter, week after week. These ladies from Anna's Sisters, our widows grace community, devote hours of their time weekly to preparing the thousands of bulletins we use for each church service. We spent time with this special group of... |MORE|

Infertility: A Calling to Embrace or Fear

Melissa Schneider | Apr 25, 2019

In July 2007, God sent my husband and me to another state to work. During that time, we learned firsthand how faithful and trustworthy God is in all areas of life. He also opened many doors that led me into ministry with women. We returned to Perimeter a couple years ago and are now members.... |MORE|

The One About Celebrating Lent

Author Anonymous, submitted by Sherri Wilhelm | Mar 26, 2019

Yes, I celebrate Lent. Yes, I am Protestant... I find focusing on the 40-days leading up to the biggest event in our Christian heritage creates in me a readiness for celebrating Easter in Spirit and Truth. I'm not bound to the traditions of "giving up" for Lent; instead, it has... |MORE|

Child Advocacy with a Really Big God

Gina McCarn | Mar 26, 2019

These recent weeks have been wild. I’m in absolute awe of just how big my God is and how often I forget His sovereignty. I think issues are too big because I lean on me instead of Him.   Phil and I began the journey of advocating for a child with learning... |MORE|

Meet your 2019 Womens Retreat Team!

Womens Retreat Team | Feb 26, 2019

These ladies have been meeting together since July of 2018 to pray for and plan this year's retreat. They have been BUSY coordinating and praying with the speaker, coordinating with the hotel, planning the decor and supplies, preparing activities and offerings at the retreat, and much... |MORE|

The Gift of Time

Alicia Sarvis | Feb 26, 2019

My two-and-a-half-year-old daughter has recently entered the "why" phase. Every day is filled with new questions as she tries to figure out and make sense of her world. While I am thankful for her curiosity and desire to learn, having to go through six or seven rounds of Q&A... |MORE|

Experiencing Rescue with International Justice Mission

Angela Pau | Jan 24, 2019

I first learned about International Justice Mission (IJM) as a law student looking for an internship. Based in Washington, D.C, IJM combats sex trafficking and other forms of forced labor that enslave over forty million people across the globe. IJM's audacious mission is to end slavery in... |MORE|

Vertical Hope

Nancy Beggs | Jan 24, 2019

In "New Morning Mercies," Paul David Tripp shares that hope is "only found vertically. The horizontal situations, locations, experiences, and relationships of everyday life are dangerous places to look for hope. Why? They all fail you." Think about that. We... |MORE|

How does First change my New Year's Resolution?

Betsy Gardner | Dec 17, 2018

It's January, the time for fresh starts and new year resolutions. Considering our ministry theme, First, I'm wondering how I should think differently about the start of this new year from previous ones.   If God is first for me, how does that change my resolutions? When... |MORE|

Unexpected Friendship & Blessing

Betty Sellers | Dec 17, 2018

I marvel that God chose me to serve Ben and Effie Jackson.   Through the discipleship ministry I learned they needed volunteers to sit with Ben during the day, due to a challenging health issue he was experiencing. I gladly signed up for one afternoon per week.  ... |MORE|

First & Advent

Advent | Dec 06, 2018

What does First mean for Advent?     Our ministry theme right now is First, a focus on how we put God first in our daily lives. We’ve been considering how the many voices and commitments in our lives compete for our attention and can leave us feeling... |MORE|

December eBlast - Celebrating Advent as a Family

Caitlin Goss | Nov 15, 2018

My husband and I were both born and raised here in Atlanta, so we have a lot of family in close proximity.  Which means our holiday season is busy. There are multiple family get-togethers, work dinners, and school functions. There are cookie parties, concerts, and gift exchanges. ... |MORE|

December Spotlight - Fostering a Heart for Kids

Rachel Aissen | Nov 13, 2018

God called our family to foster. It started as most callings do, as small nudges. The first nudge was when I discovered my heart for children during my years substitute teaching. I never knew poverty up close until working in an inner city school system in Kentucky. I noticed the most vulnerable... |MORE|

December eBlast - Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

Jamie Voss | Nov 13, 2018

"Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee" was inspired by the beauty of God’s creation, specifically the mountains in Berkshire, Massachusetts. The writer, Henry Van Dyke, wrote this in the bleak days prior to World War One, so, this joy is not absent of hardship and impending... |MORE|

Freedom is Worth Fighting For

Deborah Peele | Oct 30, 2018

In the new year, I like to come up with a word instead of a resolution. This word usually involves an area of struggle in my walk with the Lord. This year, my word has been freedom. I’ve specifically focused on freedom from fear.   Even though I am a child of God, I... |MORE|

How Audacious Prayer and a Lemonade Stand Changed Everything

Jennifer Yin | Oct 30, 2018

I’ve loved being a full time stay-at-home mom for the past seven years, but as I signed up my youngest son for school, I felt it was time for me to do something new.  I was drawn to non-profit work, however none of the organizations and opportunities I found fit what I could... |MORE|

When God is Quiet

Beth Grabenkort | Sep 20, 2018

Esther is one of my favorite wonder women of Scripture. When you think about what she did in light of the fact that it could have killed her, I would dare say that she is one of the bravest women in history. Here's a quick story recap, in case you need it. Esther was a Jew.... |MORE|

Prayer Walks to Friendships

Karla Boy | Sep 12, 2018

My husband, Dave, and I live in a townhome community and we wanted to reach out to our neighbors. We began praying for the residents by name on a regular basis. We found out the unit number for each family and often prayer-walked the neighborhood. Soon, we started seeing fruit.  ... |MORE|

Daddy, come!

Lindsay Rhodenbaugh | Sep 01, 2018

I opened the door of the darkened room and flopped onto the upholstered rocker with an audible, "huff." I was weary and consumed with the burdens of my heart. Grief felt hard and I really wanted my daughter to sit still, listen to the story, and fall asleep. I wanted to close my eyes and rest... |MORE|

Hot Dogs and Watermelon

Emily Barnes | Sep 01, 2018

When we moved to our neighborhood, we knew we wanted to build relationships with our neighbors. The Holy Spirit kept prompting us that the 4th of July was the time that we needed to reach out. Two days before the 4th, I finally gave in and printed simple invites and our family walked the... |MORE|

Beauty from Ashes, A Post Abortion Testimony

The PACE Ministry | Jan 18, 2018

One night in the Fall of 2016, I approached the church to meet with a group of women for the first time. I had only met one of the women before and the rest were new faces. My stomach was in knots and my palms were sweating. For many years I thought I had ‘it’ under control and that... |MORE|

Trusting God in Hard Places

Tracey Scholen | Aug 17, 2017

What do you do when life as you know it falls apart? When all of your dreams for the future change in an instant? That is what happened to me in the Fall of 2014. I had 3 young girls - 5, 3, and not yet 1  and had just been handed a diagnosis of an incurable blood cancer called Multiple... |MORE|

He Will Carry Us

Sherri Wilhelm | Jun 23, 2017

Someone wrote, “When I knew nothing of God, I was indifferent to Him; When I knew a little of Him, I mistrusted and complained of Him. When I knew much of God, I trusted Him and loved Him.”   I have been blessed to grow up in a Christian home and know God from a young... |MORE|

No Fear of Bad News

Amy Maiwald | May 30, 2017

I hate waiting, I've never been good at it, and I've had lots of practice over the years. It seems I was in a constant form of waiting over the 16 years that my husband Tom battled stage 4 colon cancer. He underwent 29 major surgeries, 5 different protocols of chemotherapy, radiation, immunotherapy and countless forms of other treatment as we traveled all over the country for care, before he passed away in 2012. It seems we were always anxiously awaiting news on countless scans or tests. So, you would think I would be a pro by now.. |MORE|

Hope Along the Broken Road

Nancy Beggs | Apr 27, 2017

In the window sill over my kitchen sink, sits a cross with my life verse chiseled into the ceramic face. Hanging on this cross with a delicate ribbon is the word HOPE, in big bold letters. Many times I have physically lifted that word of HOPE off the cross and placed it into my hand - literally... |MORE|

Walking Papers

Alyson Horton | Mar 02, 2017

My name is Alyson, and I have trust issues. But how can it be that I have trust issues with Jesus, the Divine Lover of my soul, the One who loves me perfectly?    Though I realized my desire for control and subsequent lack thereof long ago, God used a defining moment in my... |MORE|

Trusting God When We Feel Alone

Melissa Thorson | Feb 08, 2017

"Am I alone?" It's a question many of us ask, especially when we walk through loss. Loss of any kind can be isolating. In all of our stories, God has brought beauty from ashes, reminding us that He is near and that we are not alone. Many of you probably have your own stories of... |MORE|

A Clinched Fist Is Tiring, But An Open Palm Can Hold All the Chocolate

Robyn Field | Jan 05, 2017

I've learned this past year that...to receive the blessings of God, the promises of God, the Word of God, the confidence of God, the peace, the joy, and the steady heartbeat of simply being loved by Love Himself... I must open my clinched fists of control. So that, open-palmed, I... |MORE|

Scrapbooking, Trust-Walking and Adopting a Baby

Cathy Burwell | Nov 30, 2016

On a fall Saturday in 2008, I found myself sitting at my kitchen tab le surrounded by family photos, construction paper, a glue stick and some of those delightful little scissors that cut scalloped edges. Yes, you guessed it! Scrapbooking, old school style! The occasion was a... |MORE|


Joyce Dalrymple | Nov 09, 2016

The theme for Perimeter's Women's Ministry for 2016-17 is Trust. Some of you may be asking: do we really need a blog on trusting God? The topic seems so broad and maybe a little basic. But hang with me because trusting God is like putting down all those burdens you are carrying in your... |MORE|