I had a wonderful time at Chapel Rock Retreat Center with the lovely women of Estrella Mountain Church of Goodyear, AZ. We worked through the 5 steps of The Intentional Woman process together. Lots of fun, “ahas”, some tears, many smiles, prayers, music, laughter and stories. Truly this is a group of intentional women with hearts for God. Thanks to Ann Knister, Estrella Mountain Women’s Ministry Director and her team for such a great weekend. And thanks to Beth’s Aunt Leslie for connecting us!
We’re happy to announce that Women’s Ministries—Unlimited! (which includes 12,000 Assemblies of God churches) has chosen the workbook, The Intentional Woman as their recommended Bible Study for 2009. They’ve adopted “The Intentional Woman” as their 2009 theme. Read the following article of their interview with Carol Travilla and me. It is on page 20 of their AG magalog. Check it out on their website: http://www.womensministries.ag.org.
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Big thanks to our Scottsdale friends for sharing their condo with us this last weekend. We stayed in their villa at the Beach Village of the historic Del Coronado in San Diego. And God gave us wonderful weather. Twenty years ago this month, I walked the beach here while struggling in the depths of burnout. I wondered what to do next—and whether to go back to face my life in Minnesota. I did and God has brought healing and relief. I’m grateful. Now this last weekend, Richard and I walked the beach together and rejoiced.
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Richard and I gave Max, Luke and Sam “Guitar Hero” for Christmas this year. They are really having fun with it, and couldn’t wait to show us how good they are!
Our granddaughter, Kirsten and our anniversary are on the same day! We had fun celebrating with her on December 31, 2008. She turned 6 years old. We gave her her very own bible.
As a 4th grader, I memorized James 1:17 in the King James Version. These words impressed me then as they do today (and that’s a long time ago!): “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”
In my 10 year-old heart and mind, I appreciated knowing that God doesn’t change the rules on me and that he gladly gives out good gifts to his children. I felt safe being one of his “kids.” I thought of this verse this morning and again felt protected and comforted—just as I did as a little girl.
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Please join me and Kristina Bailey on March 28, 2009 at
Mountain View Lutheran Church
11002 S 48th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85044
Confused about what’s next?
Too many jobs to do and people
Want to avoid burnout?
Desire a deeper, more joyful connection
If you answered YES to any of these questions,
this interactive seminar is for YOU.
The multi-media five-step process offers
valuable tools that guide you in clarifying:
-Who you are now
-Where you have been
-How knowing who you are and where you have been can help you experience the power of your story and become intentional about your personal and spiritual growth.
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was designed for you by the Women’s Ministry of
Mountain Park Community Church
2408 E. Pecos Road
Phoenix, AZ 85048
“If you have ever thought of praying even a part of this prayer, perhaps it is time for you to breathe in and gently EXHALE. Joan knows how hard it is for determined and caring women to let go of unrealistic expectations and step into the relief of imperfection. And yet this is exactly what God wants for you. “The Relief of Imperfection” will encourage you to believe the truth about God, others, yourself and reality, thus releasing you to relax and celebrate your life.”
Joan C. Webb
Writing, teaching, coaching to empower and set free.