It has been so fun to watch my partner in ministry, Gretch-e-j as I like to call her (which is her old Twitter name) being pursued and caught by the love of her life, Greg Saffles! They recently were married in a beautiful, God-glorifying wedding ceremony. Once Gretch finally gave in and admitted she kind … [Read more…]
Author: Julie Woodruff
Have You Heard?
The Gift is just a month away! I am so excited about this day of ministry to Single Moms. It’s one of my favorite days of the year! Actually the whole idea for The Gift came several years ago after going on a mission trip with a Single Mom. I was “wrecked” after getting to … [Read more…]
Wrecked is a word we’ve been hearing around Long Hollow and will continue to hear in the days ahead. What does that even mean? I vividly remember being “wrecked” on my first visit to Haiti. This particular trip was a vision trip to explore ministry opportunities for Long Hollow. We were visiting all of the … [Read more…]
How Are You Doing?
Sitting on the hearth in our den is a stone plaque given to us with these words engraved on it: “Write these words upon your heart. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. … [Read more…]
When Was The Last Time…
When was the last time you were awe-struck by God? I asked those in our chronological Bible study to consider that question last week as we were studying Nehemiah’s prayer in Nehemiah 1. Nehemiah began his prayer like this, “Yahweh, the God of heaven, the great and awe-inspiring God…” Even though I begin my prayers … [Read more…]
Truth or Dare!
Reflecting today on an amazing night at our first Truth or Dare event. I’m so grateful for all who helped pull off such a great evening. And am amazed by the 806 women who were there! It’s so fun when all campuses come together. Praying for God to continue to speak truth and minister His … [Read more…]
For Women Only!
I want to refute a myth that I think the women of Long Hollow have believed for far too long. At Midnight Train earlier this month, with all the women attending in one room, I asked those who were involved in Women’s Ministry to stand up. A minority did which perfectly illustrated what I feared … [Read more…]
When You Feel Out of Control
Don’t miss Truth or Dare, September 9th, 6-8 pm! We are going to have lots of fun and also frank discussion about specific issues that we as women struggle with at times. Jesus said, “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32) Whether or not you think you struggle with … [Read more…]
I Hate It When That Happens!
Well I must admit there is sadness today because the 2012 Summer Olympics is over! I’ve already expressed how much I enjoyed watching the games over the last two weeks. The one thing that drove me crazy though was all the build up to an event and just about the time I could hardly stand … [Read more…]
Thoughts From Julie
Are you as into the Olympics as much as I am? I cannot wait for 7:00 pm to get here each evening so that I can watch it. As much as I enjoy watching the Olympics on TV, following along on Twitter may be even more fun! Here are some tweets from people I follow … [Read more…]