Apr 17, 2014

Does your heart burn for the issue of human trafficking? I have a great opportunity for you!

Okay, girlfriends, I have to tell you that three passions are intersecting for me right now:
1. I am passionate to see people freed from sex slavery. 
2. I am passionate to see women mobilized to impact their world through Christ. 
3. I am passionate to see people put feet to their passions.  
So, when a my friend, Kent Williamson, told me about this FREE online course that Moody is offering on Human and Sex Trafficking, I had to tell you about it.

Take a look at this trailer.

So, first of all, Christine Caine is a rockstar, right?  From the ashes of her own story, God is bringing beauty.  I LOVE this.  Because this is my story too.  And, I'm guessing it's yours.

Lots of people care about the human trafficking issue in a vague kind of way.
"Oh my goodness! I can't believe there are 27 million slaves in the world today. I want to DO something, but what can I do?"  
They look at the enormity of the problem.  They see how small they really are. And so they do nothing.

Or, they think that doing something means big, grandiose, starting an organization, writing books, speaking around the world, busting up brothels, caring for the rescued... And, eventually it could mean that.  But it's not step one.

Step one of mobilization is LEARN.  Educate yourself.  Not so sexy and glittery, but oh so very important.  And look, Moody is giving you this opportunity for FREE. 

Eight online lessons of really good stuff.    

If your heart burns for this issue and you want to do something, here's your chance.  Step one of mobilization is LEARN.  

So, check it out.  And let me know if you sign up.  I'm signed up and I'd love to do this thing with you! 

I'm already hearing from women, "This is AWESOME!"  Please share, tell, and spread the word!

Apr 15, 2014

How to Resist the Provocateurs

Fomenting - instigating or stirring up a violent course of action.  This is what is happening in Ukraine.  At least this is what it seems to me.

Provocateurs being directed by Russian leaders are stirring up unrest.  They're making something of almost nothing.  They're creating discord between two groups of people whose biggest difference is their language preference.

People in Ukraine, like everywhere, want a better life.  And, with the fomenting, some are deciding that the way for a better life is to return to Russia.

They look to Russia and think they'll have food, and health care.  They imagine that they will have education, and shelter, and stability.  

While we fuss and fume, Putin picks the lint off of his jacket and waits for Ukraine to fight back.

This is happening today.  And I'm guessing that Ukrainian boys holed up in police stations, swearing loyalty to Russia ...  will be killed by Ukrainian forces.

Apr 12, 2014

How to have a Simple Passover Seder

This is one of my favorite family traditions.  Some time during the week leading up to Easter, our family, and often a few friends, celebrate Passover.

(Piper and Cameron 5 years ago.)

This is the meal Jesus shared with his disciples on the night before his death.

But it's more than a meal. It's a drama.  Over a humble meal of egg, and parsley, and horseradish,  haroset,  the shank bone of a lamb, and unleavened bread ...  the story of the exodus plays out.

Mar 31, 2014

The Ultimate Makeover!

I was leading a workshop not too long ago and I opened by asking the ladies, "Why are you here?"

The workshop was "Overcoming the Barriers Keeping You from Your Extraordinary Life."  A few women shared their desire for more joy and to gain a sense of purpose in their lives.  And then one woman raise her hand and said,

"Well, you're speaking at our retreat in a few months and I just wanted to check you out."  

How great is that!  Still makes me smile!

So, I'd love to invite you to join me, and maybe even check me out, at a one-day retreat in just a few weeks.

We all want to be beautiful, right?  We buy the creams, get our hair done, and look for just the right shade of make-up.  While none of this is wrong, real beauty, lasting beauty comes through inside-out transformation.

In three sessions we're going to go after the Ultimate Makeover.  In three sessions,

  • Identity in Christ
  • Intimacy with Christ 
  • Impact through Christ

you will hear my story, reflect on your own, see what the Bible has to say, and join the journey toward "inside out transformation."

And the worship with Kelly Manley is going to be phenomenal.
1503 Walnut Street
Cary, NC 27511
Time:  9:00 - 4:00 
Cost:  $25 and includes lunch catered by Panera. 
Invite a girlfriend and COME ON! To register, CLICK and sign up.  And leave a comment here to let me know you're coming.  If you're already registered, let me know that too.

Oh, and one more thing.  If you think that this retreat is one your friends would enjoy, would you share it on FB or Twitter?

Whether your intrigued by the topic, excited about the worship, want to hang with your girlfriends, or just want to check me out  ... it's going to be a great day!