Don’t Let Lies Define Your Identity {Boxes aren’t for you}

While I was growing up I went to a Christian high school that gave out a “Christian Character Award” each year.

I didn’t understand it even back then but I sure as heck knew I wasn’t going to get it.

I always loved Jesus but I talked too much in class, doodled when I should have been listening, laughed really loud (really) and probably had too many opinions about everything.

Even as an adult I would get quiet when women would talk about their prayer schedule or I would see their super duper highlighted Bibles.

Crap, was I supposed to have a color coded system?  I was falling short.  That dang award was still out of my reach.

Was a colorful Bible the proof of my heart?

I knew it wasn’t but I did get uncomfortable if I wasn’t able to instantly find Habakkuk. Serious. It’s in there!

It took spending time with the Lord and hearing HIS heart for ME that helped me to see that I was exactly the Christian woman He wanted and needed.

I talk. A lot. So what!  Look at all the good that talking has done for me! Heck, I have made a career of it it.

My doodling during class TOTALLY paid off.

My love of art is one of the most beautiful parts of my life.

I don’t know what I can say about my loud laughing except people really know I have joy:-) A lot of it!

Just ask anyone that has ever sat near me at any event.  It can be a problem.

The opinions have brought me the most rich and beautiful friendships, discussions, heart for women, love of learning with my kids and the love of sharing my thoughts in my teaching.

Guys, I was never supposed to fit in a box and neither are you!

I hope you will join me for the next 8 weeks for the FREE series Becoming | The Unfolding of You.

I can tell you already that it is going to be good.

Not because I am awesome or the other women are awesome (which they are) but because the Lord is Awesome.

I know. I know. I know that He just wants you to see yourself the way He sees you.

We are going to just have fun.

We just want to be open and real with you guys and maybe something sweet will come out of that.

A few times a week we will have a few talking videos and a few creative videos.

Everything is pre-recorded so you can watch the videos at your convenience.

Did I mention it is FREE. Totally free.

To join this free study you just need to be registered at jeanneoliver.ning.com (registering is free).

Once you are on the site you will find this study, free videos (business and art), my Creativity Takes Courage series and new online courses along the left hand side of the page.

You will find all of our courses/videos under the COURSES heading.

To register for Becoming | The Unfolding of You

1) Go to COURSES along the left hand side of the page

2) Go to the bottom of the course and click “view all” to find Becoming | The Unfolding of You

4) Click on Becoming | The Unfolding of You

3) Click the +join button on the upper right hand side

4) All of the details are on the page and you are all set for the study to begin on January 6, 2015

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Becoming |The Unfolding Of You {free study starting in January}

About a year ago as I was taking a walk and talking to the Lord I received the name for a future course.  I love when I get the name and tagline all together. I came home giddy and excited for what this course would be about.  This course would be the third in a series.  My very first online art course was Creatively Made {rediscovering the beauty of your gifts) and it was followed up with The Journey of Letting Go {creating beauty from ashes).  Both courses were full of art but also my own journey with my gifts, forgiveness and the Lord.  There have been many art courses after the first course but I knew that this third “series” course would be all about the Lord.  Wide open and all laid out for anyone that wanted to hear more about Him or grow in their faith.

The most successful time of year for an online art course is January so about two months ago I began to get more serious about laying out the course and the foundation of what I wanted to share/create.  A few months ago the Lord very sweetly whispered that this course needed to be free.  What?  Free?  Crazy Lord!  This is the best time of year for a course!  This can’t be the Lord:-)  After many discussions with the Holy Spirit over that week I walked away knowing this was good. Really good. As I sat in church a few weeks later name after name flooded my mind and heart and I started writing as quickly as I could.  All of the content for the course was provided, the heart behind the course and all of the women I knew I would love to be a part of the course.   I don’t know there has been a complete 180 on how I thought this course would be run…but I just know it doesn’t matter.  I know that every door that has opened for me has been the Lord and that He knows exactly the whys.  He knows the hearts that need more. More of Him and so much less of this world.

As I emailed friends that I knew were crazy for Jesus I held my breath and wondered if anyone would even be up for doing this free study with me.

With tears I am writing this because look at all of these amazing women that said YES!

These are the best of the best and they are doing this because they love you and they love the Lord.

This January join 21 women for an 8 week study all about finding your true identity in Christ.

Each week you will hear unfolding stories from the women in this study.

We will be sharing truths about who the Lord says we are and our personal journeys to accepting and living out these truths.

 

Melanie Everhart        http://dwellantiques.wordpress.com

Edie Wadsworth         http://www.lifeingraceblog.com

Emily  Wierenga        http://www.emilywierenga.com

Amanda Purvis           http://emergefamilyconnections.com

Vanessa Hunt             http://www.atthepicketfence.com

Karianne Woods       http://www.thistlewoodfarms.com

Shannan Martin         http://www.flowerpatchfarmgirl.com

Stephanie Ackerman http://homegrownhospitality.typepad.com

Courtney Walsh         http://courtneywalsh.typepad.com

Jen Wagner                 http://www.jenniferlaurencreative.com

Sarah Martin              http://liveitoutblog.com

Mary Krause              http://instagram.com/mary.krause

Paige Knudsen           http://paigeknudsen.com

Laura McCollough    www.akissinthechic.com

Stephanie Holden      http://honeyholden.blogspot.com

Sheila Atchley             http://aseasonofharvest.blogspot.com

Jennifer Rizzo              http://www.jenniferrizzo.com

Tiffini Kilgore            http://thehouseofbelonging.com

Lissa Whitlock           http://www.keepitsimplekeepitfresh.blogspot.com

Mindy Lacefield         http://www.timssally.com

Jeanne Oliver              http://jeanneoliverdesigns.com

 

I hope you will take a minute to hear the heart behind the course…

We will also have fun creative videos that follow the study each week where the women will share one of their gifts.

Think guitar playing, bread making, painting, entertaining and more.

You know I can’t have a course without sharing how the Lord uses our creativity!

My hope is that the study will give you fresh eyes for the Lord and yourself.

When we know who we are in Christ it changes everything and opens our paths and gifts in incredible new ways.

Some of us are carrying around “truths” about ourselves that are flat out lies and it time to lay them down.

This study will be open and honest, real, Bible based and a bit of creativity too.

We hope you will join us January 6, 2015 for this free online study!

To join this free study you just need to be registered at jeanneoliver.ning.com (registering is free).

Once you are on the site you will find this study, free videos (business and art), my Creativity Takes Courage series and new online courses along the left hand side of the page.

You will find all of our courses/videos under the COURSES heading.

To register for Becoming | The Unfolding of You

1) Go to COURSES along the left hand side of the page

2) Go to the bottom of the course and click “view all” to find Becoming | The Unfolding of You

4) Click on Becoming | The Unfolding of You

3) Click the +join button on the upper right hand side

4) All of the details are on the page and you are all set for the study to begin on January 6, 2015

Tell your friends!

Be a deer and
leave me a comment.

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