Refresh Your Heart Women’s Conference / April 2

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Refresh Your Heart 2016 Recipes

  • April 2, 2016 at 8:45 amS Brackley
  • In the Chapel at Colonial Baptist Church, Cary, NC
  • All women are welcome!

Guest Speaker, Susan Brackley, is the author of Woman of Virtue: Applying Proverbs 31 to the Twenty-First-Century Woman.  She lives in Maine with her husband Robert.  They have been married for thirty-two years and have been blessed with six children and ten grandchildren.  She has a desire to help Christian women understand God’s Word and how to apply it to their everyday lives – right here in the twenty-first century.

Workshops

Seasons of Anticipation – Managing Expectations – Erin Jenkins
For one reason or another, we sometimes create unrealistic expectations of God, others, and our circumstances to deliver a desired outcome. Maybe you anticipate the next stage of life to be bigger and better than the last, or maybe you have arrived there and it is not everything you wanted. Join us as we learn how to manage our expectations with a Biblical perspective – a study through the Old Testament narrative of Abraham and Sarah as they anticipate the fulfillment of God’s promise.

Seasons of Drought – Thirsting For Refreshment From God – Patsy Strowd
Thirsting for refreshment from God in a time of spiritual drought. What are the reasons for spiritual dryness and finding the way back to intimacy with God? Ps. 42:1, 2 As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.

Seasons of Compassion Without Compromise – I Do Care, But…. – Deb Martin
How can we as Christians love others who embrace the worldliness of today’s culture?   This workshop is designed to provide insight and practical application on how to “speak truth in love” to those far from God.

Seasons of Transition – Thriving Through ChangeChristine Butler
One constant thing about life is that changes happen, in varying degrees. When we start to stress, we are lovingly reminded of Romans 8:28 – “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good.” But how exactly is transition good for us? And how can we thrive during transition, instead of striving through it?

Seasons of Adjustment – Know Your Place – Pat Waters
Going from mother to mother-in-law and from mother-in-law to grandmother can be a delight or a disaster. In Know Your Place, we will explore these positions from a Biblical viewpoint, look at practical guidelines and tips, and discuss how to make these relationships a joy and blessing for all involved.

Seasons of (Perpetual) Contentment – Wanting the Right Thing – Jean Tursam
All of us desperately need contentment, a state of inner peace separate from our circumstances.   Journey with me as we explore the root of discontentment, ways it manifests itself in our lives and how we can learn to be more content. “Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.” Phil. 4:11

Seasons of Grief – A Change of Plans – Angie Insko
No one gets through life without loss and the grief associated with it.  When our plans for our life, our marriage, our children, or even our health are altered, we feel weak, unprepared, shocked, and often out of control.  So why does God allow this in our lives?  What good is it for us and more importantly, what good is it for Him?  God has a purpose for all circumstances in our lives, including seasons of grief.  Proverbs 19:21

Seasons of Connecting with God – Painfully Boring or Plenty of Delight – Mary Daum
Learn the proven path that will change your prayer life from boring repetition to plenty of delight. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians: 4: 6, 7

Seasons of Testing – Finding God Faithful Through Trials and Temptations –Nancy Siedschlag
1 Corinthians 10:12-13 Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall. No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it. All of us experience times of temptation and the choice is obvious, but other times the test can be more subtle and we can be caught unaware that we are heading down treacherous terrain. Learn some specific habits that one can establish in order to recognize and avoid heading down some of these dangerous paths.

Seasons of Busyness – I’m Just Swamped! – Jane Zempel
What about those times when responsibilities, requirements and ambitions add up to much more than we can handle? What’s really going on in our world and in our hearts in those seasons? The answer is much more than “time management” techniques.

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