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Women of Valor Conference 2021

 

It’s that time again!

Ladies, are you tired of Zoom meetings? I know I am! Do you need some true girlfriend time with those of “like kind and like mind,” as Dr. Alewine would put it? Then join me and many others for this year’s Women of Valor conference in Lucas, KY at Barren River Lake State Resort. As in the past, this conference will be held close to the new moon of the sixth month, Elul. This year, that is the weekend of August 6-8th, 2021. And, it will be here before we know it!

Women and their daughters (and nursing babies) are always welcome; but this year, there is also an option for adventurous husbands to come too! How awesome is that?

Click here to register. Click here to reserve your stay at Barren River.

The full schedule will be available soon, but our speakers this year include:

The BEKY Book Authors

  • Hollisa Alewine of The Creation Gospel
  • Jane Diffenderfer – Founder of Women of Valor
  • Kisha Gallagher of Grace in Torah
  • Dr. Robin Gould of New Covenant Paths

Treasured People Guest Speakers

  • John & Melissa Diffenderfer – Co-Pastors of Mercy Collective Congregation. John is the author of The Marriage Commandments: Ten Principles for Husbands and Wives from the Ten Commandments
  • Barry Miller is the author of Know the Time and Change Your World and the 7 & 50 Rhymes blog.
  • David Wilber is the author of Is God a Misogynist? Understanding the Bible’s Difficult Passages Concerning Women

There will also be many other break out teachers not listed here (many of whom, I’m very excited about!) We will also have an anointed worship team, dance opportunities, prayer groups, and much more!

Register now to get the early bird discount that has been extended until the end of June. And, be sure to book your room before July 6th to ensure you get the WOV discounted price. Don’t wait, the rooms will go fast, and once open to the public, there is no guarantee one will be available!

Elul is an auspicious time on the Jewish/Hebraic calendar. The WOV conference is a great way to start the month of introspection with a full cup and tools to prepare for the fall moedim. Join us in the preparation of the Bride. I hope to see you there!

 

 

 

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Virtual Shavuot – Ruth Conference

Crowns of Promise Sealed in Scarlet Thread

Join me and many others from around the world for a virtual Shavuot (Pentecost) conference on May 18th. This conference is hosted by Colleen Martin, Michelle Moller, and Annalie Du Plessis of South Africa. (They hosted the Purim conference that I wrote and spoke about in March this year.)

The guest speakers are some of my favorites! You don’t want to miss this one! They include Tehila Gimpel of Arugot Farm in Israel, Annalie Du Plessis of South Africa, and Grant and Robin Luton of Akron, OH in the U.S. The messages will be themed around the life of Ruth, and Boaz, her Kinsman Redeemer.

 

Click on the graphic below to register, or visit Touching His Hem. Cost is only R250 per family (one computer login), which is approximately $17 -$18 US dollars, paid through Paypal.

TIME: 9a.m. – 4p.m. SAST (This is 3am EST, with Grant and Robin speaking at 8 and 9am EST.)

The entire conference will be recorded and registrants will be granted access to these after the conference.

 

 

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Purim Conference 2021


Join us for a virtual Purim conference this year! Conference times are based on South Africa’s time, so please note that if you live in the United States or elsewhere. I will be presenting a message entitled, “What the Darkness Reveals.”

Registration is about to close, so sign up soon! Learn more and sign up here.

 

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Book Review!

A Review of Robin Luton’s new book,

Valor: A Messianic Journey Through Proverbs 31

 

Before I finished the last chapters of Valor: A Messianic Journey Through Proverbs 31, I knew it would be the next book that our local women’s group studied. I had the pleasure of meeting the author, Robin R. Luton, in the fall of 2017 at a women’s retreat at her congregation in Ohio called Beth Tikkun. There, she serves along side her husband, Grant Luton. I was immensely impressed with the entire assembly. Grant and Robin have fostered a thriving Torah keeping, Messiah rooted, people loving community. I often frequent their website’s audio section to hear good, sound teaching.

So, when Robin told me she was publishing a book, I couldn’t wait to read it. I was not disappointed! In Hebrew, the Woman of Valor, or the Proverbs 31 Woman, is written in acrostic form with all twenty-two Hebrew letters. Robin’s twenty-two chapters follows this beautiful example. She also exemplifies a particular woman from the Bible in each chapter. These women express the verses being elucidated perfectly.

I found myself wanting to slow down and let her words linger on my tongue like a fine wine or a decadent piece of dark chocolate. Rather than being intimidated by this “perfect woman,” Mrs. Luton inspired, encouraged, and challenged me to become “acquainted” with the Woman of Valor. As she brought forth the rich and meaty Hebraic concepts in each verse, I realized that Robin truly points one to the problem AND the solution. It’s actually the first thing King Solomon asks the reader:

“A Woman of Valor, who can find?”

I think most of us miss this question that demands an answer. Mrs. Luton invites one to find or search for this “woman.” And the discovery is glorious! I’ve read many works about the Eshet Chayil. I’ve even written and taught about her myself. But, no resource I have consulted has packed as much wisdom on the Virtuous Woman in one volume as Valor. I will be referencing it often, as it has inspired a great deal of musings that you will find here in the future. I practically desecrated my copy with underlines and margin notes.

My favorite chapter is five where the verse, “She is like the ships of the merchant, she brings her food from afar” is examined. That is a perfect summation of what Robin has done for us. She has traveled deep into the spiritual realm and has brought delicacies for us to enjoy for years to come. If you have ever felt like you will never measure up to this “perfect woman,” or if you’ve secretly thought that God expects too much from women after reading Proverbs 31 or hearing a poorly informed sermon about her, this book is for you.

Let Mrs. Luton uncover the real Woman of Valor by cutting through poor translation, and misguided assumptions. The Eshet Chayil isn’t just a role model for women, she is “the image of perfected human potential.” We must seek her out and let her inspire us. There is no condemnation here. No matter who you are, this book will help you to better emulate the Messiah as His Bride.

Get your copy here.

 

 

 

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