How Jesus interacted with the women in His life was nothing short of groundbreaking in 1st century Israel. That's why I'm excited to be part of a new blog series, Jesus: The Guy who Revolutionized Life for Women. It's designed thematically to lead up to Fairmount Christian Church's 2013 Women's Ministry Retreat on March 1-2, 2013.


"Hope for Healing," is my contribution to the series. This story retraces Christ's reaction to the woman who came to him after specialists failed to resolve her blood issues for 12 years. May His inspiring responses to her encourage you to run--not walk--to Him for spiritual and physical healing.

Come back each week for new blogs about redemption, infertility, the dichotomy of being "strong as steel yet soft as silk," His love in loneliness, and more. Then, to cap it all off, at the In Christ, Of Christ retreat, author and speaker Lynn Bell will share how to be Sisters of Christ as well as Sisters in Christ. She blogs at The Gentle Savior.  In a culture highlighting women behaving badly, alpha women and catfights, the timing for this message couldn't me more timely.


I've been blessed to join a number of respected speakers and writers for this series, including The Malphurs Group's Lindsey Bridges (one of the coaches at Fairmount's Marriage Conference in October 2012; she and her husband blog at, Renae Carter, Kelly Combs of Chatty Kelly fame, and Gwendolyn Hudson-Henderson, the Let Go Lady.