Welcome to Her God Story! We are so glad you stopped by. Since you're on this page you're probably wondering what this page is about - in the simplest of terms it's about YOU! In the complex-ist of terms it's about God and what He is doing in and through the lives of women to change the world for His glory. We believe that God's plan for women to help make the world a better place didn't stop when Eve messed up in the garden. By the grace of Jesus Christ, He turns our mess into a message of hope. A hope that can change the world.
To change the world we have to give people hope.
To give people hope they must know that someone has accomplished the freedom that they are seeking
To know that someone has accomplished the freedom that they are seeking they must hear someone's story
To hear someone's story we must be willing to share our story
Your story could change a life - will you share it?
Just as Jesus gave his first message to Mary outside the tomb I believe the Lord is still giving women messages of His redeeming love and grace today. On this site those messages come in many forms - like:
-Other artistic expression of the change God has made in your life.
All of which we hope to highlight on this site with your help. If you have and continue to experience freedom in Christ, a freedom that our world longs for, I pray that you'll consider sharing your story. To learn more and how you can be a part of changing the world by sharing your God story, continue reading below.
The Back Story to How Her God Story Came About
I have always been drawn to Luke 8:1-3 which reads "Soon afterward Jesus began a tour of the nearby towns and villages, preaching and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom of God. He took his twelve disciples with him, along with some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases. Among them were Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons; Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod’s business manager; Susanna; and many others who were contributing from their own resources to support Jesus and his disciples."
In the early 90’s after college I found myself in an era of ridicule as a working woman. At the time there were mainly two kinds of women – those who stayed at home and those who “had” to work. I was neither. I chose not to stay home and I didn’t “have to” work. I chose to work because I enjoyed it. This scripture was my proof that Jesus was okay with my decision. These women obviously did some type of work in order to be able to support Jesus from their own means. While it didn’t stop the eyes rolling or the whispers it gave me the confidence and the peace that I wasn’t some awful sinner because I enjoyed to work.
However, as I began to learn and grown in my leadership roles in my career I began to get a new perspective on these women. They were true leaders, revolutionaries, trail blazers! To be, not only working, but sitting at the feet of a Rabbi in a period where women were prohibited from education and seen primarily as property to be used was gutsy to put it mildly. As I began to write on the topic of women in leadership I became impressed with the qualities of these trailblazing leaders. In just a couple sentences you knew at least 3 things about them as leaders – they were authentic, they were courageous, and they were generous.
As Christian women we are called to be leaders. Authenticity is what Her God Story is all about. The need to be authentic, transparent, genuine…to be REAL. For women leaders I believe is key! The ability to be real. No masks, no facades. Willing to show the good, the bad and the ugly. It’s not an easy feat, one I would say despite all the talk is still pretty rare. Yet there are several reasons why being authentic is key for the Christian woman.
-Being authentic shows strength
-Being authentic shows trust
-Being authentic shows character
-Being authentic honors God
As I have taught over the last two decades and especially recently as I have taught women in leadership I find that everyone has a story. And more and more women long to be heard. It wasn’t until I stumbled up on this quote that I understood the power of women authentically sharing their story.
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another. -Luciano De Crescenzo
While the enemy may have damaged one of our wings through the pains and struggles of this life, we are still able to fly and to glorify our God when we unite together. While the women in Luke 8:1-3 most certainly had damaged wings it was through their authenticity that they could courageous stand together in a period that could have easily led to their demise. My prayer for this site is that by allowing women to share their stories that women will unite the Kingdom of God and bring glory to His name.
Founder of NACWL