Woven Women JAPAN UPdate

We love hearing from our Woven sisters in Japan. Leader Tash Horner (the blonde in picture) recently sent this update on her group… We have completed the fourth Woven evening! We’ve had a shift in the group with one lady leaving and going back to America and two lovely new ladies joining us. I’ve found that are connecting more

Lady Liberty

Lady Liberty. I have loved this woman since the day I first knew of her. Even as a child, she fascinated me, stirring a longing deep within for “Liberty and Justice for All.” Her beauty astounded me. Her majesty–I could not escape!   No matter how many times I’ve spied her via photo, freeway, ferry, boat, from the sky above

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The Man in the Pink Bikini

FAMILY TREASURES… For 15 years, my Boy and I have enjoyed burying our toes in the gorgeous white sands of the Gulf of Mexico. Our speck on the map is appropriately named– Treasure Island. It’s truly a treasure tucked into our 17 years of marriage: a time of rejuvenating our relationship, basking in the beauty of God’s creation, a home away from

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Woven: It’s Girl Time!!

I was up with the birds this morning~ they were very chipper and chirping at 4am! I couldn’t help but share their joy, their songs of expectation. After a long vacation, I feel like a solar-powered Energizer Bunny! I’ve stored up lots of energy and Vitamin D: ready to roll with Woven Women! I’ve truly

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I Will Not Be Silent…

I apologize for being silent. The past 30 days have taken me to Williamsburg, Virginia to speak at the Secrets Conference, then to Las Vegas for the Arbonne International Global Training Conference, and this past weekend to Washington D.C. for the End Exploitation Summit. These events have left me somewhat speechless: not for lack of thought

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White Flags: I Surrender “My Children”

  White Flags is a new series stemming from our Woven Weekend 2014: FREEDOM. I will be discussing some of the heartfelt needs that our women wrote on their flags, carried to the altar, and surrendered to the Lord. Maybe the answer to someone else’s need will uncover your need! TODAY’S FLAG: “I give you my children. They are

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Secrets: Exposing and Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

  Secrets: we all have them. We call them the “skeletons in our closet” of life. They stir shame, guilt, emotions that we can’t control or label. We’re afraid of “what others will think” if our secrets are exposed. The skeleton is a great metaphor: we feel naked to the core. But when we speak it?

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Holy Week: Love Is the Greatest

  “And now these three remain:  faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13   “AND NOW!”… This subtle, yet dramatic conclusion to the legendary chapter of love brings us to our destination of Holy Week. Today, we still grieve the bloodied, empty cross. Tomorrow, we celebrate the empty tomb,

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Holy Week: Love Unveiled

“Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete,  but then I will know everything completely,  just as God now knows me completely.” ~1 Corinthians 13:12NLT It makes me laugh to read the first line of

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Holy Week: Love Perfected

“But when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child.  When I became a man, I put childish things behind me.” 1 Corinthians 13:10-11 NIV   “Why do we suffer?”   As a pastor, church leader, minister, I

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