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Because it Matters
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REGISTRATION for the Strength2Thrive Conferences in Clarksville, TN and Augusta, GA is happening RIGHT NOW!

Sooooo….did you get that? I mean, really get it?

Ok, ok, I know school is just starting, your calendar is bursting at the seams, and you haven’t a clue what you are going to plan for dinner, much less what you are able to plan a month from now. Well…maybe that doesn’t describe you, but it sure hits close to home for me.

For the last few weeks (in the Worship Wednesday blog) I have been doing my best to explain some things – the “why” behind the “what.” Why corporate, and not just private, worship is important. Why “joining the AMEN!” is not just an option, but a mandate. Why worship can be (and has been) used as a battle cry and powerful force against the enemy of our souls.

Sooooo…why am I harassing you about registration deadlines and joining the choir?

Because it matters.

God has given Planting Roots (and me, too!) a vision to reach (and connect) military women around the globe with the Gospel of Jesus Christ for victorious living. We were MADE TO THRIVE, ladies!

As military women, our challenges and struggles are unique. We often move our homes more times than we can count, say goodbye as many times as we say hello, and jump in to serving and loving well wherever we are. We have to. We have to if we want to survive. We have to if we want to thrive.

Because this lifestyle doesn’t give us the luxury of shrinking back. Our soldiers don’t shrink back and we won’t either. No way.

So why on earth, with all the battles we face, with all the things that beckon and demand our attention, should we carve out some time to take a day with other military women to refresh?

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Because it matters.

When we join together at a Planting Roots Strength2Thrive Conference, we join hands to WORSHIP, SEEK His face, REMEMBER what He has done, and then (my personal favorite) we STAND together with upturned faces to CELEBRATE the good He has accomplished in our lives and the good He has yet to do.

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get weary of the very lifestyle I feel called to. It’s true. Yup, sometimes I just need to be reminded that though the journey is often hard, it is also purposeful and good. Sometimes I just need to be encouraged that I do not walk this journey alone. Sometimes, I just need to look up from the muck and the mire (and my own little bubble) and see my military sisters gathering their courage and resolve, too.

Yes, I sure do. Don’t you?

Our hope is that you wouldn’t just put a date on your calendar. No. Our hope is that you will put an expectation on your calendar, instead.

An expectation to be encouraged, to be inspired, to connect with other military women who are looking for the same things. An anchoring that this military lifestyle doesn’t generally afford and a chance to plant roots in a soil that has eternity as its fruit.

Because it matters.

So grab a friend (she might need some encouragement, too!) and register for the conference nearest you. You won’t regret it. I won’t either.

  1. Register for the Strength2Thrive Conference nearest you.

  2. Check the box to “Join the Choir” (no experience necessary!)

  3. Come ready to be encouraged!

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PS – the song I am sharing this week is an old one, but a really, really good one. Matter of fact, it’s the song we start every conference with–Casting Crowns, “Thrive.” Sing it with me…LOUD!

With joy for the journey,

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admin-ajaxWorship Wednesdays–
a special time to press in to the Lord and explore new songs, ideas, and concepts applicable to worship and drawing closer to Jesus. I pray your heart will be deeply encouraged for the journey

With joy, Sarah McKinney
Worship Coordinator, Planting Roots

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Sarah_ThumbSarah McKinney
Worship Coordinator, PR
Sarah’s heart and passion is to connect worshipers around the globe, with all their gifts and talents, and come before the Throne of God…together. She is a proud Army Chaplain’s wife and homeschool mom of 3 full-throttle kiddos. She and her beloved husband, Jeff, have been married for 20 years.

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