Welcome to the Widow Strong July Newsletter: Freedom Edition! (Our apologies for the resend. Please be patient with us as we create new ways to serve). We are passionate about speaking hope and freedom into the lives of widows and widowed families.
This edition includes a blog encouraging us to be the difference for someone, many fun ministry events, and how our community (yes, you!) can live a life characterized by freedom!
Freedom Edition Music: Check out this month’s upbeat tune and take a moment to declare we are “walking free”!
Her Strong Story: Freedom Found Together
Life’s challenges can be overpowering and sometimes a widow can feel held captive to grief. By a divine appointment, Carrie figured out a missing piece a year after being widowed for the second time. She shares how community made all the difference for her and her daughter to break free from fear and shame. Don’t miss your pivotal God-moments and how a tribe can find freedom together. “Her Strong Story” Blog: Freedom Found Together by Carrie Stringer
Freedom in the Bible Do you recall the word “freedom” in God’s Word? Where do you start? Well, we found 30 Scripture Verses on Freedom! Click on the blue title to read up on God’s promises regarding freedom. We have freedom over sin and darkness when we follow Jesus.
Because of Jesus’s sacrifice, we can experience the gift of freedom. We encourage you today through these powerful truths and this good news!
Galatians 5:1 says, “It is freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery”.
Widow Strong Workshops: Freedom to Feel Fabulous
5 Ways Essential Oils Can Bring Freedom from Depression, Anxiety, Sleeplessness, Inflammation, and Sugar Cravings (Online ZOOM Meeting)with Wellness Expert Linda Woodley. Information & Sign Up Here 7/21/22
(Coming up in August) Healthy Gut, Healthy Mind (Online or In-Person at Widows’ Center) with our dear friend, Lisa Adams Information & Sign Up Here 8/11/22
Free Up Some Time to Connect Click on the links provided to see more information and to signup for these online and in-person events. Welcome to contact Carrie S. for more information on online events or Gita P. for in-person events.
July 7th Informational Luncheon for new 180 Your Life Chapter Study at The Well, RSVP to Lisa M (Georgia) July 9thWidow Strong Fitness 5K Fun Walk and Training (Atlanta area, widowed ladies and their children welcome) July 28thWidow Strong Prayer Circle Online ZOOM Meeting (Open for widows, friends, families, and supporters of the ministry) Save the Date, October 29th to join Widow Strong at Miles for Bethany 5k honoring the incredible life and legacy of Bethany Rutledge. This event will be a great time and benefits Bethany’s favorite nonprofit organizations, including Widow Strong *For more scheduling of recurring grief support meetings go to the updated community calendar by clicking on “Community Calendar”
Widow Strong Father’s Day Fun Walk was a success (watch a video from the event below)! We are so happy for the Widow Strong ladies near Atlanta deciding to keep training together in preparation for Miles for Bethany 5k. Please find out more on our Widow Strong: Private Widows’ Tribe on Facebook (widows only). Ladies please RSVP for the next in-person training/walk near Atlanta on Saturday, July 9th by clicking here: Fitness Walk near Atlanta PS: Gita, your awesome, so muck hard work coordinating, way to inspire. Let’s get moving!
Don’t miss this video from our Father’s Day Fun Walk event! We appreciate all that attended and sharing your ideas!
June Appreciation Thank you to pastoral counselor Greg Griffin from Life Transformed Christian Counseling for helping many widows with a free online workshop on getting a good night’s sleep! And also, thank you Faith Family Church for hosting Lufkin, Texas Widow Strong Chapter’s Movie Night featuring “War Room”! It was a great night of fellowship and fun! God bless our partnerships with churches and businesses! Way to show love!
Summer Looks at Grief Strong Gifts
Beautiful purses, hand-crafted jewelry, and unique gift items that suppose programs for widowed families, what is not to love! Check out the quality inventory by clicking on the “Grief Strong Gifts” Button or going to www.griefstronggifts.com, and thank you!
Free Way to Give
Use Smile.Amazon.comto designate Widow Strong as your charity of choice and Amazon will make a small donation for FREE every time you shop!
On this holiday weekend, join us in spirit to thank God for freedom and pray for our country and the communities we serve. We remember that freedom goes hand in hand with struggles and sacrifice. We give thanks to you for partnering with us to love widows and their children well! As always, your tax-deductible, faithful giving allows us to grow chapters that serve widows and their children with free in-person and online programs.
Happy July all, and a special round of applause for YOU! You are showing up, doing the work, and breaking ground to live in freedom starting today!
Disclaimer: 180 Your Life, LLC and its assigns is a collaborative effort of many people of different perspectives and faiths. Participants, whether behind-the-scenes, shown or interviewed in 180 Your Life,LLC, 180U, Team Lady 180, & 180 Your Grief,Inc., Matchlight Productions or its assigns, may not share the same views or faith as the founder. Unless otherwise stated, participation in videos, websites, social media or educational curriculum does not necessarily indicate endorsement of or agreement with any particular subject or faith perspective.
A portion of the proceeds from 180 Your Life product purchases help support healthy programming for widows & their children through our sister nonprofit, 180 Your Grief, Inc., doing business as Widow Strong.