Monday, December 2, 2013

In The Beginning...

It was Spring of 2007. 

 I was teaching at ECHO Academy of Worship Arts 
at Beltway Park Baptist Church in Abilene. 
An invitation was extended to us: the signers at Beltway, 
my dance group (the Doorkeepers of His Glory) 
and anyone else that was interested in learning to sign
as part of the Concert of Praise at the 
Women of Faith National Convention. 

I invited some of my Godly Girlfriends and the practice began.

Julie, Lovida, Renee, Melissa, Jeran, Davina, and yours truly!

 We were going to San Antonio and we were part of the 
Women of Faith team. 

Me with Nicole C. Mullen after rehearsal.
We signed to "Redeemer"

And a few of us got to be on stage with Sandi Patty
signing while she sang "Majesty".

I cannot even begin to convey to you the excitement

and the honor to be included in such an event. 

It was not the first time for some of us to be part 
of WOF Concert of Praise. 
The first time was in 2004 with my dance team.

July, George Anne, Jo Ditt, Rachel, Shelby, Davina, Karen and me!

But, during this trip in '07 was when the seeds 
for the vision of Godly Girlfriends was planted... conversation over dinner and...

...while shopping...

 ...and doing what girlfriends do!

Probably, in all reality the roots for this ministry go back 
a whole lot further than either of these two events.

Stay tuned and see what emerges!


  1. I am so excited to be part of this amazing team .

  2. Oh Josie, we are excited that you are part of the team, too!

  3. As I look at those pictures and see myself in the shadows,very seriously signing and hoping I remembered everything correctly, I am amazed at how far God has brought me with my signing. I had just joined Nathalie's signing class and had practiced for hours - but was still scared silly! Thanks Nathalie for launching us into new things.