I was recently invited and graciously accepted an invitation to join the Redbud Writers Guild. The Redbuds are “fearlessly expanding the feminine voice in churches, communities, and culture.”
One of the Buds encouraged me to write my first article and edited drafts of the first writings I wanted others to see and take seriously. Another Bud connected me to the editors of Christianity Today’s online magazines where I have published a few articles.
These ladies are Jesus freaks! They talk about Jesus and his gospel with a passion and dire need which requires that we all sit and listen. They are the Mary Bethany’s of our time, whom Jesus said, “Wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her (Matthew 26:13 NIV).”
What do Redbuds do? They write and lend their voices to critical discussions surrounding the Church and culture. They mother, nurture, and influence. They speak, preach, lead and serve churches, para-churches, and other Christian organizations.
These ladies stand for justice and against oppression. They take the passage, “And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8 NIV)” seriously. Since the spirit of the Lord is upon me and I’m going to stand against the enemy anyway, I want to be arm-in-arm with these women warriors in God’s military.
I’ve introduced you to a few of them and their work previously:
Helen Lee Missional Mom
Judy Douglass The Secrets of Success
Tracey Bianchi The Green Mama
Please take some time to check them out. These are women that you need to know. I can’t wait to introduce others to you and give away some of their books next week! Surprise, surprise!
If you are a woman on a mission for God, we want to hear what you are up to?
In the meantime, the Redbuds will introduce themselves.
© Natasha S. Robinson 2011