Author Archives: Shelly Johns

Shelly Johns

Hello! Thank you for visiting the Kentucky Baptist Convention's Women's Ministry blog. It is my privilege to serve you and the Kentucky Baptist Convention (KBC) as the women's ministry and senior adult associate on the Leadership Development Team. I have been a part of the KBC staff since 1997. Crosseyedliving was "birthed" as a result of my desire to give women a place to come and "sit" while being encouraged as a spiritual leader, to live as true representatives of Jesus Christ, and to share Him with others as they go. The name of the blog is taken from a past women's conference. The theme was...yes, you guessed it, "Crosseyed Living." Taken from Hebrews 12:2, this theme reminds us to "fix our eyes on Jesus," living according to His standards in every area of our lives. That's true spiritual leadership. I hope that you will check out the posts written by writers, Aundie Starks and Donna Coffey, as well as myself, on a regular basis. (Also, read their bios to get to know each of them a little better.) As you read, may the words and thoughts shared through Crosseyedliving inspire and encourage you along your journey of living as a true spiritual leader. Thank you for letting us in your lives. May you learn, laugh, and live to the glory of God!

…In Honor of His and Many Others’ Efforts

 Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. Free at last, Free at last, Thank […]

Posted in Christian Living | Leave a comment

Here’s to 2018!

Happy New Year from your crosseyedliving blog team! We love encouraging you in your faith walk and look forward to more inspirational stories in 2018. As we anticipate 2018, trusting Him with everything, we challenge you to embrace your God-given purpose even more fully this year. Forgive and forget the old, Dear Heart. Set your […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

His Birthday…Our Gift

The Birth of Jesus Foretold  Luke 1:26-38 The Birth of Jesus Luke 2: 1-7 The Gift of Jesus–Our Salvation “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord” (Luke 2:11). “For to us a child is born. To us a son is given; and the […]

Posted in Christian Living, Evangelism | Leave a comment

Process Pattern of Prayer

Sometimes your heart is heavy about “stuff.”  You may not be angry…disappointed…not even sad. (“Well, maybe I have been a tad sad at times.  Smile.”)  Your heart is simply processing. I believe that Jesus processed too, but He thrived in the process because He remained obedient.  He was fully human AND fully God.  Yet, Jesus […]

Posted in Christian Living | Leave a comment

Tracks of Low-Self Esteem

Someone told me something they considered to be true about me.  The words penetrated me to my core—not because they were true. Actually, the words couldn’t have been further from the truth.  (Or is it “farther”?  I can never remember.) After hearing the words, I gently corrected how I do handle certain situations and continued […]

Posted in Christian Living | Leave a comment

A Stone’s Throw Away

Click here to read John 8 :1-6… As I read the story of the woman caught in adultery, I wondered what she must have been thinking.  Had she heard of “this” Jesus as she stood a stone’s throw away from impending death? Caught in the very act of adultery, she was taken to the temple and […]

Posted in Devotional | Leave a comment

Super Saturday: a mini-spiritual spa day

The count down to the final Super Saturday has begun.  Super Saturday Louisville is just days away!  It’s the same event as years past but with a NEW, abbreviated schedule. Are you a leader who longs to connect with other leaders in your specialty area? Need new ideas for your ministry area? Want to have […]

Posted in Christian Living | Leave a comment

Labor of Love

Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement and dedicated to American workers’ social and economic achievements. The first Monday in September marks a yearly national, tribute to collective contributions workers have made to the strength, wealth, and general well-being of our country.1 Thus, Congress passed into law the first Monday of September, Labor […]

Posted in Christian Living, Devotional | Leave a comment

Next Level Living

Women leaders often ask me, “How do I move the ministry to the next level?”  Some say it takes prayer.  Others say it takes work.  Still some will tell you it just takes time. Nevertheless, I say it takes these and more. I venture to say next level ministry begins with next level living. First, as […]

Posted in Christian Living, Leadership | 2 Responses

Standing Out

“Why blend in when I was born to stand out?” The actor’s words cut deeply.  Isn’t it just like God to use a line from a movie to mold your heart!?! How often have I blended? Too often.  When someone treats another wrongly, and I failed to speak up. Blended. When I know that someone is […]

Posted in Christian Living, Devotional, Evangelism | 2 Responses