Sharing At Guideposts About Planting Roots of Faith

Don’t you just LOVE it when God opens up a special opportunity? Something you could have never accomplished on your own? As many of you know, I have taken on a new role as social media coordinator for Planting Roots. It has been such a joy to participate in what God is doing.

Sharing about Planting Roots at Guideposts


Here’s a bit from the article at Guideposts:

The long winter seemed to close in on me. Cold and dreary days made me long to get out of the house and connect with other women. It was January 2014, and I was determined to pursue my New Year’s goal to develop deeper relationships. I called Kori Yates, a military wife whom I was eager to get to know.

I invited her to lunch, and, in turn, she invited me to join her in fulfilling a vision for a powerful ministry to military women.

Her vision was this: What if wives, active duty and family members came together to worship God, encouraged one another and grew deep roots of faith wherever God sent us?

What if we built meaningful connections through online community and live events? What if we helped each other plant our stability in faith, find purpose in our place, and impacted this world for Christ?

Overall, what if military wives came together with a vision and a God-sized “What if?” When God is in it, amazing things happen!

The result was Planting Roots: Strength to Thrive in Military Life, a new ministry for women associated with the military. Planting Roots seeks to present Christ-centered, engaging events for military women, sharing the gospel of Christ while challenging and equipping believers to flourish in faith.

As of 2012, active duty and reserve women numbered approximately 356,000. Add military wives (active duty and reserve) and the number of women soars to 1,381,000. These numbers don’t include moms of military and retired spouses, but it is clear that military life affects many women.

The current operational tempo of our military and the stresses involved in military life are tremendous. At Planting Roots, we challenge women to plant their roots in Christ in order to thrive in military life.

Planting Roots is led by a team of military women who speak to the challenges and opportunities faced by its members. In a time of diminishing budgets and resources to spiritually strengthen military women, Planting Roots is positioned to meet a compelling need for community and encouragement for women all over the globe.

Please join me for the rest of the story at Guideposts.

Strength2thrive, military ministry

Registration is open on the website for the first conference on May 2, 2015, in Lawrence, Kansas. The second conference is in the planning stages for this fall.

Minister to military families by praying and participating.

Are you in Oklahoma, Missouri, Nebraska, Arkansas, Kansas, north Texas? You are within driving distance of our conference on May 2. We would love for you to join us or share with friends who are in those areas. Only two weeks to register!

Also sharing with the lovely bloggers at Inspire Me Monday, Coffee for Your Heart, Three Word Wednesday,  #RaRaLinkup#LiveFreeThursday, and Shine Blog Hop.Holley-Gerth-Button-250x250TWWbutton200x200_zps62610d74

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  1. Oh I love how God is working through you, friend! So proud of you and the important work you are doing!

    • Ginger Harrington

      Woohoo! So excited for what God is doing. It is exciting to get a chance to be along for the ride. Thanks for the encouragement!!

  2. Ginger, This is wonderful! I know it will be a huge blessing to everyone who attends. You are such a wonderful encourager! Thanks for the ways you bless me!

  3. What a privilege to be serving in this capacity. Returning the visit from TWW!

  4. What an awesome opportunity to see God move around you! Thanks for linking up at #ThreeWordWednesday.

    • Ginger Harrington

      Thanks for visiting today. How I love the community at TWW!

    • Ginger Harrington

      Thanks for visiting today, Kristin. The community at #ThreeWordWednesday has been such a blessing. Thanks for the love and effort you put into this!

  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE the purpose of your blog as a whole. So necessary.

    • Ginger Harrington

      Thanks so much for your enthusiastic response to visiting my blog–made my day for sure! I hope you’ll become a regular part of our community here, Kaitlyn. Blessings this weekend.

  6. Congratulations on this exciting opportunity! May God richly bless you and your ministry. Linked up with you at Live Free Thursday — hope you’ll stop by Saved by Grace for a visit!
    God bless,

  7. What an exciting opportunity to reach military wives at your first conference. It seems our writing was parallel today because we both were looking at deepening relationships but into different ways. I will pray that your event is filled with God and all He wants to teach you. Blessings!

    • Ginger Harrington

      It is exciting. Deepening relationships is definitely on my heart these days. Loved your post, Mary. You have such a way of putting things.

  8. This is absolutely fantastic! I have many family members in the military. Love that you’re doing this!

    • Ginger Harrington

      Thanks for stopping by, Tiffany! Please let your family know about Planting Roots! We eventually plan to do three conferences a year a different regional hubs for military presence. So glad to connect with you.

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