“Even though I’m in the 'Terrible Two’s' phase of this
whole thing—the phase where I whine and complain and bark out all kinds
of untrue Me Me Me commands when I don’t get my way, I can
already see the Holy Spirit at work."
Then there’s Chiree Bollinger. She’s the master storyteller. She’ll sit down with the women and work magic so that within a couple minutes they’ve all but forgotten that bright lights, cameras, and reflectors in their faces are anything but natural . . .
Today, five of us are going international to bring you the stories of some amazing women from the Dominican Republic. Thanks to the worldwide web, you’ll be able to travel with us for the next several days!
As I've interviewed various women for True Woman Sightings, I've gotten to hear about conferences, Bible studies, brunches, Sunday school classes. I recently got the chance to chat with Elyce Leines, who is taking yet another approach.
When Sue Raia’s church in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, held a one-day True Woman conference in February, their main goal was to expose women to the message. “I wanted to expose the women to ideas that I don’t think they even think about,” she said.
Anne Stoltenberg was chomping at the bit somewhat in her role as Women's Ministry Director. She kept asking God, “What do You want for the women of Grace Church and the Racine area?” But God told her, “Wait.” As Anne sat in the midst of 6,000 women at True Woman ’08, it was very clear that this was the direction God wanted her to go.
After attending the True Woman conference last fall, Becky was so fired up that she wanted to tell all the women she knew. So, she posted a note on Facebook sharing how True Woman had impacted her life—and urging all her friends to get on board with the movement . . .
Jill wanted to be a part of women’s ministry in the United States. True Woman ’08 gave her some ideas, but it wasn’t until a “chance” encounter one morning at church that God really showed her how to get started.
I tiptoed into the expansive, elegant great room at The Lodge this morning, to catch a bit of Revive Our Hearts’ first Women’s Ministry Directors' Retreat. Eleven women were standing in a circle, each holding a large sheet of paper . . .
When Jeannie Bargen asked a friend to pray with her about the need for other women to understand and live out biblical womanhood, she had no idea how God would use her desire to impact the lives of others.