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  • Hardship can foster joy, Harper tells ministers' wives

    by Shannon Baker, posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 (2 months ago)

    Photo by Adam Covington
    DALLAS (BP) -- Even when his life was falling apart, Job clung tenaciously to the truth that God is good, Lisa Harper told a sold-out crowd of 1,200 ministers' wives at the 2018 Ministers' Wives Luncheon on June 12.

    The theme of joy, in fact, is all through the Old Testament book, but "you have to get to the pit to get there," said Harper, a popular speaker and author of "Job: An Unlikely Story of Joy" and "The Sacrament of Happy."

    Harper, who spoke at the gathering in Dallas at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, also is mom to Melissa (Missy) Price Harper, whom she adopted from Haiti in 2014. Read More

  • Pastors' wives speakers address ministry challenges

    by Shannon Baker, posted Wednesday, June 13, 2018 (2 months ago)

    Photo by Kathleen Murray
    DALLAS (BP) -- Amid growing awareness of difficulties women often face in ministry, speakers at the 2018 Pastors' Wives Conference reminded the audience they are God's "beloved" amid ministry that can be both "brutal and beautiful."

    Lisa Harper

    Calling this week a "momentous convention," Lisa Harper urged ministers' wives to "stand, even when expected to sit, with strong conviction and soft hearts."

    "Misogyny or not, we all have to go back to what it means to be beloved," said Harper, a popular speaker and author of "The Sacrament of Happy" and "Job: An Unlikely Story of Joy." Harper is also mom to Missy, whom she adopted from Haiti in 2014. Read More