A Conversation with Sheila Walsh


What delights you as you speak at Women of Faith each year? I find that the more I grow in my relationship with Christ each year, the more I want to share what I’m learning with other women. Of course I can write it in a book, but there’s nothing like being able to share

Seeing Potential


Secondhand shopping hones your ability to see something that others may not—potential. The ability to see something not for what it is but instead for what it can be is a great gift. If I . . . bought the five-piece furniture set with matching lamps for each room in my house, it wouldn’t really be worth mentioning. . . .

Why Your Weirdness is Wonderful


Ever felt like the odd one in the room? Like when God handed out personalities or abilities, you got the weird one? You are not alone! My weirdness is the way my brain emphasizes words in sentences. For example, when I got a discouraging letter one evening a few weeks ago, the next day when

From Emergency Room to Women of Faith


My mom and I have been going to Women of Faith since 1999. I had never heard of it before but a coworker had two tickets that couldn’t be used so we decided to buy the tickets and go to the conference in Billings. We have gone every year since, either in Billings or Denver.

A Father’s Job


It’s not lost on me that of all of the names God could have asked us to call Him, we most often refer to Him as “Father.” I think that’s because He has the same kind of relationship in mind for us that I had in mind for my kids. I think a father’s job,

Joy Grows in the Soil of Sorrow


It’s one thing to talk about the joy of being all in for Jesus when you’re in a double-espresso, good-hair, everything’s-working-out-like-I-wanted-it-to kind of season. It’s easy to gallop willy-nilly toward the throne of God and throw candy-coated proverbs to people sitting on the curb watching your blessed and highly favored parade pass by. Things like:

A Moment In Time Makes a Lifetime of Change!


Five years ago my mother-in-law invited me to an event I knew nothing about. I hesitantly accepted the offer, because I typically like to know what I am getting myself into. (Also it meant a weekend with very chipper in-laws, and I am not a chipper person—early in the morning, especially!) Watching the show and

A Gift of Hope


Whatever we receive from God is what He asks that we give to someone else. This is what Jesus meant when he said, “Freely you have received; freely give” (Matthew 10:8). I saw the power of this the time my own Sophia and I were walking down a crowded street. I had a full day, but

Women of Faith Webcasts Presents: The Storm Inside


Tuesdays, 7-7:30pm (CST), January 28 – February 5, 2014 Trade the Chaos of How You Feel for the Truth of Who You Are. In this FREE webcast series, best-selling author and Women of Faith speaker Sheila Walsh offers teaching and conversations about life’s storms with Lysa TerKeurst, Judah Smith, and Lisa Harper. They’ll share challenges

A Precious Gift


During the summer of 2006, I made plans with my friend Lisa and her friend Sherry, who lived in Pennsylvania, to meet up at Women of Faith in Philadelphia in September.  I would drive in from NY. In the weeks that followed, my father, who had been sick for over two years, deteriorated and passed