Indeed, twenty-four months can feel like a lifetime. It was April 2014 that I began the ministry Entreating Favor and I never could have imagined the way it has blossomed. What began as an enjoyable way for me to share my Bible study notes and state an opinion on various theological issues has become a bona fide “ministry”. I do not even begin to think this was my doing; without question it’s of God alone.
So, a year later in the summer of 2015 my now very good friend, Pastor Nate Pickowicz, joined me at Entreating Favor in writing (including his crown jewel the “Best Book in the Bible” series) and co-hosting the Fire Away! podcast. We’ve been very fortunate to interview some wonderfully faithful men and women of God and to interact in the theological community to our own edification and hopefully others as well.
With that backdrop, we at Entreating Favor are delighted to launch this subsidiary ministry, Beautiful Thing!
Beautiful Thing is the brain child of Pastor Nate’s wife, Jessica, and is poised to become a go-to resource for Christian women. While Pastor Nate and I both strongly believe that women not only can be, but should be taught by men on a consistent basis (especially their local pastor), the reality is that there are certain topics and subjects in which women are more likely to be open to counsel and advice from another woman.
For this reason, and many others, we are pleased to announce Beautiful Thing. While this ministry will be operated and curated by Mrs. Pickowicz, it will ultimately submit to the authority of Entreating Favor thereby respecting and adhering to the Biblical requirements regarding authority. It truly is a blessing from God that we are in a place financially, spiritually, and personally to undertake such a large task and I am grateful to our most gracious Lord for the opportunity.
I pray that thousands of women are impacted, convicted, and encouraged by Mrs. Pickowicz, her guest authors, and Beautiful Thing as a whole. Be sure to explore the site a bit and don’t miss meeting Jess, the Purpose, and the site’s Statement of Faith.
I want to thank you for taking the time to visit both Beautiful Thing and Entreating Favor. Please continue sharing, liking, and praying for both ministries. Further, your ongoing support in prayer, exhortation, and finances moves me to tears. We serve a big and gracious God. May we continue to be faithful to Him and His Word and I pray we continue to be vessels to deliver the Good News to a digital world.
Soli Deo Gloria.