What I Wish I’d Known Earlier in My Speaking and Writing Ministry

by Carol Kent

At the age of twenty-three I attended my first women’s conference—Winning Women in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I had graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in speech education the year before and I assumed I would be a speech, drama, and English teacher. However, that weekend changed everything about my future plans.

I was seated in the back of the auditorium at Western Michigan University among 3,500 women who were all excited about attending this event. Jill Briscoe was speaking and the conviction of God’s Spirit was heavy on my heart as I sensed his voice saying, “Carol, …

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Grow a Wildfire Faith

Guest Blog, by Diana Pintar

Dear Friends,

Diana Pintar and I have been friends for over two decades and we have both experienced unthinkable personal firestorms. The new book, Unquenchable, was recently released and Diana wrote a blog about it. She so captured the essence of what I want people to get out of this book, that I asked for permission to post it here:

I have just finished reading Unquenchable: Grow a Wildfire Faith that Will Endure Anything, by Carol Kent. I was eagerly anticipating the release of her new book and I read through it in a …

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In Everything Give Thanks

December 3, 2013 This would be a different Thanksgiving Day. I carefully selected the clothes I would wear that would meet all regulations for a prison visit—nothing with Spandex in it, no sleeveless blouses, no fabrics that were thin enough to reveal the shirt worn underneath. The forecast was for cold weather, so I placed my coat in a place where it could easily be accessed on the way out the door. The wait outside before getting through security could be up to two hours. I set the clock for 5:30 a.m. before falling into bed. My plan was …

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The Turn-Around Trip

It had been an intense season of ministry and I knew I was behind with getting back in touch with meeting planners, e-mail, social media responses, with three endorsements for author friends, and with a writing deadline of my own. Why had I accepted the invitation to fly across the country from Tampa to Los Angeles for the television interview? I needed to be at home in my “writing cave” working on my looming deadline.

But it was too late to cancel. The interview was being taped for a program that would later air in the English speaking countries …

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New Book Release: Miracle on Hope Hill

Do you believe that God still works miracles?

Miracle on Hope Hill is a book of true stories I wrote in partnership with my sister, Jennie Afman Dimkoff about amazing ways that God has worked in the lives of ordinary people. Life is full of “God Moments,” yet amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life we often overlook such moments, perhaps calling them a stroke of good fortune, or taking credit for the unexpected blessing as simply “our due.” Miracle on Hope Hill reveals that when we take the time to learn from these events, we discover how …

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