Song of Songs 2:10 Arise, my darling, my beautiful one and come with me.
Every woman was once a little girl. And every little girl holds in her heart her most precious dreams. She longs to be swept up into a romance, to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, to be the beauty of the story. Those desires are far more than child’s play. They are the secret to the feminine heart. And yet, how many women do you know who ever find that life?
As the years pass by, the heart of a woman gets pushed aside, wounded, buried. She finds no romance except in novels, no adventure except on television, and she doubts very much that she will ever be the Beauty in any tale. Most women think they have to settle for a life of efficiency and duty, chores, and errands, striving to be the women they “ought” to be but often feeling they have failed.
Sadly, too many messages for Christian women add to the pressure. “Do these ten things, and you will be a godly woman.” The effect has not been good on the feminine soul. But her heart is still there. Sometimes when she watches a movie, sometimes in the wee hours of the night, her heart begins to speak again. A thirst rises within her to find the life she was meant to live; the life she dreamed of as a little girl.
Come share an adventure with some other ladies and deepen your love with the one who created your Captivating heart, encounter the love of God and deepen the understanding of His heart. Allow him to assure you, “The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with his love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zeph. 3:17
The message of “Captivating” is this: Your heart matters more than anything else in all creation. The desires you had as a little girl and the longings you still feel as a woman are telling you of the life God created you to live. He offers to come now as the Hero of your story, to rescue your heart and release you to live as a fully alive and feminine woman. A woman who is truly captivating.
God has set within you a femininity that is powerful and tender, fierce and alluring. No doubt it has been misunderstood. Surely it has been assaulted. But it is there, your true heart, and it is worth recovering. You are captivating. So we invite you to take a journey with us, a journey of discovery and healing. For your heart is the prize of God’s Kingdom, and Jesus has come to win you back for himself, all of you. We pray that God will use this event in your life, in your heart, to bring healing, restoration, joy, and life!”
We only have room for 125 Ladies so get your group together and register soon.
Shepherding a Child’s Heart is about how to speak to the heart of your child. The things your child does and says flow from the heart. Luke 6:45 puts it this way: “…out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.” Designed for parents with children of any age, this insightful conference provides perspectives and procedures for shepherding your child’s heart into the paths of life.
7:00pm-8:00pm // Getting to the Heart of Behavior
8:15pm-9:15pm // Helping Our Kids See the Glory of God
9:00am-10:00am // Ages 0-5: Living Joyfully Under Authority
10:15am-11:15am // Ages 6-12: Understanding and Identifying Attitudes of the Heart
11:25am-12:30pm // Teenagers: Internalizing the Gospel
*Childcare will be available
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Judas Betrayer of Jesus are three first-person essays chronicling the scriptural accounts and fictional thoughts of Judas Iscariot, the man who betrayed Jesus the Christ. Relying on and referencing The Holy Bible, Judas Betrayer of Jesus is about the stories, experiences, observations and imagined feelings of Judas, which are reported in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. This book focuses on why Judas betrayed Jesus, how he betrayed Jesus, and his regret for plus the damnable consequences of betraying Jesus. Many lessons can be learned and applied to our lives today from the man who, according to chapter three, “name will be vilified, be identified with deceit, and be associated with betrayal.” The three Judas Betrayer of Jesus chRead more
Jesus Christ’s Life Reported in Newspaper
I am amazed each time I stop to think about how this idea started and how far we’ve come. Very few times in my life have I felt something so strongly as I did on October 21st, 2012. While flipping channels on TV I hit a program about a therapy riding center in Texas that had opened their program to include wounded veterans. I watched in awe as they talked about how much it was helping the veterans who had become involved. I knew without any hesitation that this is what GOD wants me to do. I can share my passion for my horses with wounded veterans. The ideas came flooding into my head so fast I couldn’t process it! Location, fundraisers, horses! How would I bring it together? I hesitated just for a brief moment and thought – I know nothing about starting a riding center or a non-profit. And the Lord reminded me that in 1996 I knew nothing about incorporating a town, but I did it! I led the effort to incorporate Pleasant Garden, and this is so much more important. The opportunities to touch peoples’ lives are endless! I couldn’t wait to share the idea with my closest friend the next day. He was as excited as I was! And from that moment on, the idea has been like wildfire! Everyone that we’ve talked to has wanted to be involved. I immediately started building a board of directors and each one eagerly accepted the invitation. Our board consists of Pastor Doug Davis, from Triad Cowboy Church, Dr. Ann Boyer, my equine veterinarian, Mitchell Faulk, and my sister, Sharron Thompson. We work well together and all have the same goals. Each one brings a fresh perspective and ideas. Pastor Doug shared our idea with the congregation at church, and I’ve been overwhelmed with support from the membership! I got my first horse 15 years ago. I had wanted one since I was a little girl. The Bible speaks of waiting for good things to happen – well it did! Her name is Easter, and she completely changed my life. Through her, I’ve met so many wonderful people. Because of her, I realized my passion in life. I LOVE taking care of horses! And now I have the opportunity to share that passion and to bring others into the magical world of horses. Horses have incredible power of understanding. They don’t judge, they don’t ask questions. They just want to be loved! Who better to share that love with than our veterans?! I believe, without a doubt, that each and every veteran comes back from their service with wounds – not all are visible. Many come home with emotional scars that no one can see. The center will give them the peaceful, safe, tranquil environment and involvement with these magnificent animals. Each one, either horse or veteran, needs love and compassion. The interaction with the animals can offer a renewal of spirit and courage. That’s the goal of our center. GOD has given us a great tool to help others! All services will be offered at no charge to any client. Clients will be encouraged to help care for the horses, some of whom are dealing with their own challenges. I am very humbled that GOD has chosen me to lead this outreach ministry. HE has put all of the right people in my path over the years, and opened so many doors. I am so excited about the possibilities for the center and all those we will be able to help in some way.
Mary Ann Yow
President / Program Director
Easters Promise Therapeutic Equine Center http://www.easterspromise.com/
National Executive Director
American Heritage Girls, Inc.
Patti Garibay is founder and Executive Director of the national character development organization, the American Heritage Girls. Educated at the Ohio State University with a major in secondary education and French, Patti shares a love of history and youth.
Patti and her husband Pat, of thirty-four years, are blessed with four grown children, three girls and a boy, four grandsons and one granddaughter. While a stay at home mom, raising her children, Patti served in a variety of capacities as a volunteer. Church, school and scouts were the outlets for Patti’s volunteer service. She served as a Girl Scout volunteer for over twelve years receiving numerous recognitions for outstanding performance as a recruiter and troop leader.
Patti and her four siblings were raised by a disabled father, who lived with MS for forty years before his death in 2004. His encouraging attitude of “Why curse the darkness when you can light a candle?” inspired Patti as she founded the faith-based inter-denominational alternative to the Girl Scouts, the American Heritage Girls in 1995. She served the organization as its first President and Executive Director. She also served as a Unit Leader for AHG for nine years. It is her distinct pleasure to serve as the director of the God-appointed ministry of the 18-year-old American Heritage Girls. http://www.ahgonline.org/
Recognizing that with God all things are possible our community is joining with hundreds of other citys for this springs 40 days for life-one of the largest globalizations of the right to life mobilizations in history. 40 days for life is a peaceful, prayerful, and proven effective pro-life campaign. It has already saved thousands of lives from abortions and led to more than 88 abortion worker conversions and 44 Abortion center closings : Learn how you can speak up for those who can’t speak for themselves by volunteering to help at goto 40 days for life.com/winstonsalem http://40daysforlife.com/winstonsalem.html