Do you remember what it felt like to play as a girl for hours on end completely carefree? Maybe you were like me and played “Mommy,” pretending to do all the laundry, cooking and caring for children. Oh, the lengths I would go to look like, talk like, dress like and even smell like my mother. This was the definition of woman.
The modeling of womanhood is no simple endeavor, nor is this current chapter in our time of history. Women are fighting relentlessly, and justifiably to find and make known their voice, their rightful place, and their worth and equality. However, there’s so much more to shaping and modeling womanhood than caring for house and home or protesting in the streets. Each has its necessary roles, but there’s more to womanhood that Heaven beckons us to explore. There’s keys to longevity in the thriving and the flourishing that we should lean into. Our womanhood must find its redemption and empowerment so that we can dare to live in the beautiful Eden that Christ restored for us all to enjoy in abundance, regardless of the rights or roles this world bestows on us as women.
The 2019 Eden Conference, hosted right here at StoryHeights, will be amazing! Wrapped in the language of “Wear your mother’s teaching like a floral garland around your head – the virtue, the boldness, the salvation,” consider this invitation both personal and for your friends. Even if you don’t have a good role model in your biological mother, the most amazing thing about the family of God is these role models await and welcome you. We all need to learn how to model to the world and the next generation of girls what God’s original design was when He knitted woman together.
In the promotions of Sisterhood conferences all over the globe, you’ll see the language of “experience the room” often used because there is something tangibly felt as women gather, under one roof, and become a living, breathing and dynamic canvas of age, diversity, culture, passion and unity.
For this year’s conference, I have invited long-time friends and women who serve as models of longevity to me in their careers, families, virtue and faith: Stephanie Musso, Ann Morrow and Susan Williams. I invited them not because they’re famous and you’ve heard them, but because they’re faithful mothers in the House of God. They can all light up a room in a unique and stunning way. And as always, our own much loved and dynamic StoryHeights Worship, Pastoral and Teaching Team will bring their most excellent worship and service.
The Global Sisterhood craves for you to join us, as does our good God. He beams with pride for you and can’t wait to shower you with an unending supply of hope, redemption, confidence, identity, truth and kindness – all He planned for you when He created us in Eden’s Garden. With that in mind, my prayers go before you, and I look forward to gathering soon.
With all my heart,
Host and Founder of Eden