Are you attending the True Woman '12 Conference in Indianapolis this September? If so, you are being prayed for daily by 150 women from the PAL, GALS, and APAL barracks in the McPherson Unit (a prison for women in Newport, Arkansas) and the Hawkins unit (a prison outside of Little Rock, AR).
Tonight I landed in Santo Domingo once again and walked into the Revive Our Hearts Conference--which was being held in the new IBI building. It was an impressive feat, and a physical representation of the faithful perseverance and Godward trust of the people of IBI. The building, gleaming in the warm Dominican evening, was faintly redolent of new paint. Inside were 3,000 women . . .
Pastor Crawford Loritts dug into the Word for the traits every leader-used-by-God had in common. His findings just might shock you (it’s not exactly what all the leadership books lining Barnes & Noble shelves are touting!).
As impactful as True Woman ’08 was, and as inspiring as True Woman ’10 was, personally, I think True Woman ’12 is going to be epic! I expect to meet with the living God there, and I hope you will, too!
Meet Carla Harvey, a bright and inspiring wife, mom, and self-admitted “addict” to Revive Our Hearts and Nancy Leigh DeMoss. Hear how her life “exploded” at the True Woman ’08 Conference, and how she’s taken ownership of the True Woman Movement since then.
James MacDonald took the stage at True Woman this evening to
talk about trials. To be honest, there is a part of me that always cringes a
bit when someone starts to preach on trials. God's Truth on trials isn't easy
to digest. The passage that James focused on tonight is the perfect example...
Karen expressed disbelief, and then despair, as she learned that her family had been victimized by someone they’d known for over 20 years. No one could console her. Night and day she cried, walking from room to room crying out, “Jesus, help us! Help us! Help us!”
Praying together increases our own faith as we hear friends lift up our child(ren) to the Lord. Sometimes we, as moms, can become discouraged and weary in loving and training our children. Hearing others pray brings hope and courage, and a reminder of the Truth.
I just have to do one more post about what God did at the True Woman Conference in Indianapolis. You don't mind, do you? . . . Because God deserves some serious celebration after His answers to countless prayers!
When you whisper, “I choose you, Lord,” “I prefer you, Lord . . . in spite of this pain,” it’s like rubbing salt in the enemy’s wounds. You’re saying that God is worth following based on His merits alone! When they see this, the spirits think to themselves, “Woa. How great her God is to inspire such loyalty.”
Good morning! I prayed for you this morning from Psalm 86—that Your God who is forgiving and good and abounding in love for you would guard your life, bring joy to you on this Saturday, and would give you an undivided heart that you might fear His name.
Bob Lepine courageously went “where angels fear to tread” as he talked to a room full of women this afternoon about the three areas he believes can easily take on an unhealthy, idolatrous nature: food, beauty, and control.
At 9 a.m., a few of us from the Revive Our Hearts team
met in room 309 of the Westin. Over breakfast, we gave our friends from
the Dominican Republic the go-ahead to begin translating and airing Nancy’s radio program in
Santo Domingo, making it our inaugural start in Spanish broadcasting!
Since you agreed to be participants in what God’s going to do here this week, I thought I’d take it a step further and let you participate in the breakout sessions of your choice. Here’s how this will work . . .
If you’re not able to attend, I want to take you behind-the-scenes so you, too, can experience the True Woman Conference (almost) as if you were here yourself! I know it’s asking a lot, but would you—sitting in front of that computer—be a participant in what God’s going to do here?
The Heart-Changer who holds the power of the Resurrection can apply its transforming power to your marriage as He did mine. Please don’t lose heart. He can redeem. He delights in taking the broken and making all things new!
I don’t care what she says—I don’t believe Kay Arthur is 76! She’s an absolute dynamo from the crown of her beautiful hair to the sole of her black knee high boots. I’ve heard a lot of passionate speaking from the platform this weekend, but . . . well, nothing compares to the fire that burns within Kay.
Jennifer Rothschild is blind, but it would only be a waste of time for you to feel sorry for her. Sure, there have been times when she has felt she’s “drowning in a Niagra of hopelessness.” But, she’s learned that blindness—and other difficult or tragic circumstances we all encounter—are not what define us. Rather, they refine us.
I was wakened early this morning to the sound of the shower. When I
asked my roomie if she couldn’t sleep, she said, “I’m just getting ready
for the day.” “Umm, my clock says 2:15 a.m.,” I told her . . .
Have you benefitted from the ministry of a pastor's wife who has faithfully served Christ? Have you demonstrated gratitude to her? You have the opportunity to get in on the "giving cycle of gratitude."
You may know Barbara Rainey as an author, co-founder of FamilyLife, and a True Woman ’08 speaker. But did you know she’s also a painter? At our last conference, I asked Barbara how she would portray biblical womanhood in a painting. I love her answer! Watch it for yourself.
Revive Our Hearts is delighted to partner with four incredible ministries to bring you three True Woman '10 National Women's Conferences. I want to tell you about each of these ministries over the next several weeks, beginning with Moms in Touch International.
Although many of you had the privilege of “meeting” Mary at the True Woman ’08 Conference as she delivered her fantastic message, “You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby!” . . . I wanted you to have the opportunity to see her offstage. Today and tomorrow, enjoy getting to know Mary a bit more personally!
We’re really focusing on one main thing these two days: how to equip you in order to foster a viral, grassroots movement of “feminine warriors for Christ,” as Carolyn McCulley says. So,if you could ask for any resource from us, what would you ask for?
"I'm asked that question so often that I've been tempted to throw out some fabrication like, 'We met at the '94 World Heavy-Weight Wrestling Championship' or 'Back in the 80's we were both backstage trying to get autographs from Bob Dylan' just to watch jaws drop. Seriously, though, meeting Nancy was a sovereign gift from God . . ."
Did you know that each Saturday from now through November 29, Moody Radio, American Family Network, and other Christian radio stations will air an hour-long special from the True Woman ’08 Conference? This Saturday’s program (October 18) will feature Pastor John Piper’s message on “The Ultimate Meaning of True Womanhood.”
After applauding for Jesus
Christ, approximately 6,000 women signed the True Woman Manifesto and flooded out of the conference
center—back to their homes, churches, and communities. We pray and believe this conference may be the catalyst
God uses to spark a counter-cultural revolution.
Here’s a summary of this morning’s panel discussion, where Bob Lepine interviewed Carolyn McCulley, Mary Kassian, Holly Elliff, Karen Lorritts, and Barbara Rainey. I especially like Bob's last question, when he asked each woman to “mentor” the women in the audience for sixty seconds and tell them anything they wanted.
Steve & Vikki Cook [“Before the Throne of God”] wrote a song especially for the True Woman ’08 Conference titled “Truly Yours.” We will introduce the song to the conference attendees in about twenty minutes, but wanted you to have the opportunity to listen to it ahead of time.
How I wish I could choose to trust God once and for all and never again have to wrestle with this. But Hannah’s life shows that dedication is tough, and surrender is ongoing. How could she pray this kind of a prayer? Because she was God-centered . . .
Nancy Leigh DeMoss took as her text Romans 11:33-36. “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! ‘For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?’ ‘Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?’”
Since I’ve been employed at Revive Our Hearts, I’ve struggled to understand why, as an organization, we place such an emphasis on biblical womanhood. In light of eternity, what's the big deal? Well, I think I finally get it!
The Schaumberg Convention Center is buzzing with girl talk. Thousands and thousands of women are here -- and a few great men
who are here to serve the conference. Funny thing is, the men
inevitably bring up the fact that they are so outnumbered. It's one of
the great mysteries of life that men are self-conscious when surrounded
by women. I, for one, never mind being the only woman in a roomful of
I’ve posted a couple pictures from this morning, and I wanted you to know that two guest bloggers will be joining me this weekend! You should start hearing from Tim Challies (blogger for www.Challies.com) and Carolyn McCulley (blogger for http://solofemininity.blogs.com/) in just a few short hours.
Just a reminder that we are not taking any walk-ins at the conference as we are over capacity. If you want to sell or get a conference ticket, you will need to do so before the conference on the True Woman ’08 Google group . . .
If you're flying into O'Hare Airport and need a ride to Schaumburg, we've got an easy, inexpensive suggestion: the True Woman '08 Shuttle reserved exclusively for True Woman attendees. If you're thinking a taxi might be cheaper, I'll save you the trouble.
Earlier this month, Nancy Leigh DeMoss and Carolyn McCulley were interviewed Live on "Talking it Over with Janet Parshall." Listen to this hour-long program to learn more about feminism and the church, and the True Woman ’08 Conference.
I’m about to head out the door to eat dinner with Nancy and the team, but I wanted to jot you a quick note and thank you for your sweet spirits. I know many of you were disappointed that the national women’s conference filled up so quickly, but you have shown real trust in God through your gracious responses . . .
What a great way to start a Monday. As I walked into the office, my
eyes were assaulted by hot pink and orange. Pink and orange polka dots,
ribbons, flowers, signage, and over 3,000 pieces of candy. The occasion? . . .
This woman has had it all—even praying with the President of the United States in the oval office. But when she thinks back to her greatest accomplishment, she says it's the fact that God called her to be a wife and a mother. Learn why . . .