December 2012 Newsletter

Women’s Discipleship Concepts December 2012—Newsletter WDC is a 501-3c nonprofit ministry. If you are so led to make a tax-deductible gift, please send checks to 10012 Double Tree Road, Knoxville, Tennessee 37932. Highlights of 2012: April: I had the opportunity to speak to the women of Central Baptist Church, Bearden at their spring banquet. The … Continue reading

The Long Haul

       Ever planted a garden?  Perhaps I should ask, ever planted a successful garden?  It is an investment–a continuous investment of time and energy.  There is planting, weeding, watering, pruning, feeding, weeding, watering, keeping critters away, harvesting.  The results depend on the type of soil, the temperature, the amount of water–most of these … Continue reading

Grace, Truth and Time

Cloud and Townsend use these three concepts (Grace, Truth and Time) to talk about the Disciple-making journey.  Their thought is that you cannot walk alongside someone well in change without these three working in tandem.  If you are lacking any, then healthy growth cannot occur. Let’s examine these three concepts as we look at being … Continue reading

This is not a safe journey, but oh so good!

Discipleship and disciple-making is not about the transfer of information.  It is also not merely “hanging out” and being friends.  It is a marriage of Truth and relationship.  It involves Truth that is unchanging taught in an organic, changing relationship.  This relationship is not for the faint of heart!  It is not for those who … Continue reading

Exposure is not enough…

      One of my goals is to expose people to truth…good discipleship material, gospel-oriented teaching, trusted women who know the word.  One thing I learn again and again…exposure is not enough.  Prayer that the Spirit teach the heart and mind of the person is beyond pertinent!             Last Sunday morning, I had the joy of … Continue reading

Long awaited blooms

       I love perennials.  First and foremost, I am cheap.  They do come back if you do not have a killer instinct–and sometimes even if you do!  Secondly, they gain strength with each year.  Thirdly, they multiply.         Four years ago, my mom bought plants for me for my birthday.  It was so much fun … Continue reading

Update letter

I am so grateful for the very fruitful summer and fall that we have had at WDC.  My heart is full as I reflect on hearts that have been and are being changed by the immeasurable grace of God through our Lord Jesus Christ. This July, three young women went with me to Florida for … Continue reading

Spring Retreat

February 19-21 a good portion of the WDC crew got away for a retreat to the lake.  The weekend was relaxing, chocked full of truth about enduring trials and hardship, and a lot of fun.  The study focused on Hebrews 10-12 as we looked at suffering, sharing in Christ’s sufferings and the faith of our … Continue reading