Leaders' Blog

You’ve got ideas. Good ideas. Helpful ideas. Ideas that can nurture girls and bring them deeper into a living, dynamic relationship with Jesus. And we want to hear them (and maybe share some of our own, too)! GEMS seeks to equip women and girls to live radically faithful lives—doing justice, loving mercy, and walking humbly with God.

With a sisterhood of over 5,400 women around the world serving in GEMS Clubs, we’ve created this blog as a place for you to get connected. This space is for you—as a GEMS counselor and mentor to girls. Interact, comment, add input, give feedback, and let us know what’s working for you in your work with your girls!

Leaders’ Blog

SHINE brightly on Following Jesus When You’re Alone

The Invisible Girl, Page 4. When a new, secret gossip app catches on at Chloe’s school, she’s not su...

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SHINE brightly on Following Jesus at Extracurricular Activities

Basketball with a Shot of Faith, Page 10. Alisha Hvistendahl is the athletic trainer for the men’s bas...

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SHINE brightly on Following Jesus at Home

Hidden Thorns, Page 4. Gabby’s younger sister, Macy, hasn’t been acting like herself lately and Gabb...

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The Great Gift Exchange

Fifteen years ago, Mike and I took our daughters to Arizona over Christmas to visit his parents. We left ...

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In His Steps at Advent

As you step into Advent what are the names of Jesus that you’ve already seen or sung today? Maybe it wa...

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SHINE brightly on Following Jesus at the Mall

The Gift of Harmony, Page 4. Harmony does not like the mall. But with Christmas closing in, she has to f...

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It’s the Pebbles that Can Trip You

Last weekend I hiked Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument in New Mexico with my youngest daughter Me...

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Remember Who Jesus Says You Are

My bathroom vanity can be as muddled as my bedhead. It’s covered with towels, a curling iron, makeup, a...

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SHINE brightly on Following Jesus at Celebrations

This season SHINE brightly is focusing on what it means to walk in Jesus’ steps. We are taking a loo...

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Your Calling

Confession time. When a call for volunteers involves paintbrushes, hammers, or anything slightly construc...

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Tied Tight

Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your...

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Stick Close

Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Ne...

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