Women of Faith 2020 Vision

Happy New Year and welcome to our 2020 vision!

Women of Faith has and continues to be committed to strengthening and serving the trusted, thriving community of millions of women and helping them grow significantly, by providing resources to deepen their relationship with Jesus and elevating them in their God-given purpose. God has bestowed a large vision and the provision to elevate Women of Faith and the associated initiatives.

Women of Faith continues to be dedicated to encouraging and equipping women to be the revival in their local communities and all across the globe. 

Now is the time to empower more women to use their God-given gifts, talents, and experiences in their personal and home life, local church, workplace, and community.

Women of Faith's community is focused on authentically connecting women as a community both online and offline, growing spiritually, and becoming further equipped to elevate their influence and leadership. Our Ambassadors lead and build our...

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Minimize the Madness

Minimize the Madness

Is it just me, or does life seem a little crazier every day? One of the definitions of madness is a state of frenzied or chaotic activity. That seems to describe parts of my life and the lives I see around me pretty accurately these days.

Schedules seem busier than ever, homes are crammed with the latest “stuff,” and all the things that are supposed to make life easier only seem to complicate it. I know it seems like a long time ago, but there was a time when the only phone to answer or think about was hanging on the wall of your kitchen. Now we can’t seem to go a single minute without having our device in our hands and fall into a frenzied state of panic if we can’t find it.

Relationships haven’t escaped the madness factor either as we lose time to connect one-on-one. Trying to schedule a simple coffee or lunch with a friend seems more complicated than ever. We get in arguments on social media with people we don’t really...

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Joy and Gladness

Joy and Gladness, a Feast and a Holiday: Family Gatherings


Festive occasions are a time for us to bind New Testament love with the generous hospitality established in the Old Testament. The sons of Job took turns entertaining their entire family, which, in addition to the seven brothers, included three sisters [1:4-5]. Nehemiah proclaimed that, “At my table were one hundred and fifty” [5:17]. And remember Gaius Titius Justus, who hosted not only Paul but the whole church as well [Romans 16:23]!

Those who possess the spirit of God through faith are granted “spiritual fruit,” the first being love, the second joy. This is particularly evident on those days throughout the Christian year that are characterized by great feasting. Maintaining our joy in the midst of extensive preparations can be a challenge for anyone.

Great family gatherings are truly “investments,” which is actually a military term meaning “full siege.” No one knew this...

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REMEMBER YOUR CHILDHOOD

 

REMEMBER YOUR CHILDHOOD

The final episodes of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood aired in 2001, so while some viewers of the film may never have watched an episode of the TV show, Mister Rogers’ cultural impact remains lasting and relevant.  The format of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood helped make it an accessible television show. Every episode began with Mister Rogers entering his house through his door and then singing the theme song, “Won’t You be my Neighbor?” He introduced the topic for the day with a short discussion, followed the trolley to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, and finally returned to reality for a reassuring talk and the closing song “It’s such a Good Feeling.” The movie follows a similar pattern.  

Written like an episode of Mister Rogers for adults, A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD follows cynical journalist Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys) as he profiles the beloved television host. Lloyd is...

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Mister Rogers: Just The Way You Are

With the new movie A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, in theaters now.  A timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about kindness, love and forgiveness from America’s most beloved neighbor.

Artist WAYNE BREZINKA has created a portrait experience of Mister Rogers. 


Each of the fragments in Wayne's work is a representation of what has built us, what sustains us, and what will shape us as we walk into tomorrow. They make us who we are. Wayne share, "We are many things: well-made, cumbersome, awkward, elegant. We are complicated. We are human."

His multi-dimensional portraits make explicit reference to their subjects through the use of cut-and-pasted printed paper and repurposed materials arranged together into a vivid...

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Choose Kindness

Choose Kindness

The world doesn’t feel very kind these days. As we read social media posts, we see so much anger and dissension rising up. The sad thing is, we say things online that we would never say to a person’s face. We argue about everything under the sun, and it feels at times that people have forgotten one of the basic rules we learned in kindergarten, to be kind to one another.

In a recent Choose Chat, Laura Pedersen and I discussed how we can make kindness a choice. We can choose to be the hands and feet of Christ by sharing the kindness that Christ modeled for us. Kindness is love in action, and we are called above all else to love.

Yet how do we make that choice come to life? How can we truly be kind in our every day, hectic, jam-packed lives? It’s one thing to say we are going to choose kindness, but how do we practically live that choice out?

I’ve been wrestling with that for a couple of days now. When I read these words in Proverbs, I felt very...

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IT’S ALWAYS A BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR KINDNESS

 

IT’S ALWAYS A BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR KINDNESS

Have you ever had a friend who changed your life? In A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, Mister Rogers loves his friend Lloyd by listening to his story, hearing his hurt, and encouraging him to forgive. He sees and accepts his friend as a child of God, illustrating how one person can inspire a world of kindness.

Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about kindness, love and forgiveness from America’s most beloved neighbor. Directed by Marielle Heller. Written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster; inspired by the article “Can You Say … Hero?” by Tom Junod.

“He had that amazing gift of looking...

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The Faith of Fred

 

The Faith of Fred

“In appreciating our neighbor, we’re participating in something truly sacred.”
— Mister Rogers

Fred Rogers was one of the most influential Christians of the 20th century. He conveyed Gospel principles to millions, using stories instead of sermons.

In the film, Fred’s love for Jesus is made self-evident through his ability to see the inner child in everyone. He makes his friend Lloyd feel known and heard. He sees and accepts Lloyd as a child of God.

As Mark 12:31 says, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” (The Holy Bible, NIV) In today’s world, we all need to be reminded of the power of love—and the importance of saying, “Won’t you be my neighbor?”

Now you can use these resources to bring the message of neighborly love to your church and community!

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD MOVIE SYNOPSIS

Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, a timely story of...

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The Impact Anxiety Can Have On You

 

Bryan and Stephanie Vignery with The Intentional Marriage discuss the impact that anxiety can have on you individually and in the marriage. Join them and learn some practical ways to keep anxiety at bay and live in the freedom you were created for!

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." II Timothy 1:7

Click here to get your Building Marriages To Last Online Course

 

Bryan is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Stephanie is a NASM Certified Lifestyle Accountability Coach.

Bryan has a thriving private counseling practice in the Kansas City area and is a founder of The Intentional Journey and The Intentional Marriage workshops. These workshops center around directing people toward a more authentic relationship with Christ. Many Pastors refer individuals and couples to Bryan for counseling and they also seek guidance from him on multiple occasions. He has directly impacted thousands of people’s lives over the...

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DO NOT BE ANXIOUS!!!!

DO NOT BE ANXIOUS!!!!

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT).
 
Statistics show that about 85% of the things that spend time worrying about actually never take place! So much of our energy is spent worrying about things that by the end of the day or the end of the week will never happen.
 
Anxiety is nothing more than fear-based and is definitely not from God. In fact, scripture tells us that there is a spirit that impacts us and causes us to worry. That spirit is the “spirit of fear”.
 
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. - 2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT).  
 
The enemy can really use anxiety in many ways for the...
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