You can run from what God asks you to do, but you can’t run from God. Jonah was trying to “flee from the Lord’s presence” (Jonah 1:3), but you cannot run away from God. You can run away from what God asks you to do, but you can’t run away from God Himself. He is everywhere, and He knows everything. God’s glory always wins; your choices determine if you get to be a part of it. When the storm stopped after the men threw Jonah overboard, they were in awe of God and worshiped Him. Even though Jonah chose disobedience, God was still able to reveal His power and glory to those who did not know Him. Even though Jonah disobeyed, people still came to know the Lord because God’s glory always wins. God’s punishment is about repentance + restoration – not revenge. God was not after revenge on Nineveh for their evil acts. He wanted the people of Nineveh to turn from their wicked ways and turn back to Him. Once they did, He forgave them and gave them a second chance – just like He did for Jonah. If you seek God honestly, even after you make [...]
Questions Our Members Just Asked Us Ever wondered what swHw is really about? Here are 7 of our favorite questions from the swHw Mastermind this week AND a way for you to get a accurate view of the women who make up this community -- since they are the ones who asked them! 1. Favorite Software for small businesses? 2. How to combat struggling with anxiousness, particularly when I know the Lord has called me to do something, yet I’m not seeing “fruits of the labor?" 3. What strategies do you have for building a social media following to attract your ideal client? AND how can I come up with fresh content for social media to keep my audience engaged when you’re completely stumped/feel like people are bored of what I normally do? 4. How to have a tough conversations at work -- especially when there seems to be a misunderstanding and the other person doesn't want to budge? 5. How do I make sure I'm not seeking earthly comfort but instead trusting God to meet every need I have so that I can love others well in the ways He's calling me to. Is it okay to do [...]
We did it -- we made it to the most wonderful time of the year! (And yes, when it's 2020, we're saying Christmas can 100% start in October!) We're kicking off the celebration with our 2nd edition of the 2020 swHw Gift Guide — a digital catalog that is full of amazing products and services by swHw women, for swHw women. Check out the different categories inside: Art + DIY Beauty + Skincare Books, Planners + Journals Blog + Lifestyle Clothing Courses + Education Health + Wellness Jewelry + Accessories Kids Podcast Travel We always say that the best part of swHw is the women who are gathered here, so in our minds, there's no better way to Christmas shop than by supporting some of our amazing swHw members and their incredible businesses + ministries. (Many have even offered you a special discount inside!) This digital gift guide is such a beautiful representation of what this community is all about: diversity in geography, industry, and gifts -- but united in our love for Jesus. You'll probably find something here for everyone on your list -- including yourself. We know you’ll love it as much as we do - [...]
This week's class was on Sabbath -- and Michelle Myers got really personal with how God has changed her heart over the years from not prioritizing having a Sabbath to going through the motions of a Sabbath, to delighting in a Sabbath to putting a little bit of Sabbath in each day. We always aim to have a Biblical foundation that moves to practical application -- and with topics like this, we also pray God gets personal with each of us. Members, the recording is ready for you in the member group and your member portal! If these are the kinds of conversations and you need, swHw membership is for you! Our doors are always open and we would love to get to know you more inside the swHw membership. Join swHw!
Between Black Friday and Giving Tuesday, you have a lot of opportunity as a small business owner, but with so much marketing and messaging over those 5 days how do you maximize the potential without making your business look like a garage sale? That's a great question! So we answered it by creating a resource for our swHw members that will walk them through the best way to plan all of their November promotions so that they can increase traffic and sales the right way for their clients. Here are the four well known promotions that you may want to include in your marketing strategy. For the rest of the resource, join swHw here and become a member today! Black Friday This is likely the day that inspired the “Shopping is My Cardio” meme. A mere decade ago, these sales started at 5am the day after Thanksgiving, and now, Black Friday sales can be offered pretty much anytime in November. If your work centers around a brick + mortar business, (unless you’re a small shop!) a Black Friday sale is likely what your customers will be waiting on from you. Small Business Saturday Bottom line: it’s hard for small [...]