Monday, September 21, 2015

Women's Leadership Institute- Ann Arbor Regional Conference

A regional conference was held on
 Saturday, September 19, 2015
at Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
 96 women of all seasons of life gathered
 to educate, encourage and equip women-
 right where they are living life-
and to Walk with Confidence.

Darcy Paape- Executive Director
 of the Women's Leadership Institute- 
Concordia University- Mequon, Wisconsin 
(on left in white jacket)
giving thanks for her team of helpers.

Rev. Dr. Pat Ferry, 
Concordia University President 
of both campus sites- Mequon and Ann Arbor
 was there with his wife,
 Dr. Tammy Ferry,
 to welcome and greet participants.

Elise Arndt of Troy, Michigan
 was the Keynote speaker 
and challenged the women to stand firm
 in the God-pleasing
 moral strength and character 
that they bring to their families, 
neighborhoods, and nation.
Would you like to know more 
about neighborhood ministry?
Check out: ineighborhood

I was blessed to be a breakout speaker 
with two of my daughters.
Left-Laura Schumacher of Ypsilanti Michigan
(Saline High School Art Teacher 
and Adjunct Art at Concordia- Ann Arbor)
Right- Jessica Denninger of Canton, Michigan
(Kindergarten Teacher at St. Matthew's Lutheran School-
 Walled Lake, MI.)
 Our topic:
 Visual Prayer and Bible Journaling- 
Telling the story of God's Faithfulness-
 Right where you ARE.
With an overview of Proverbs 3:1-6
 we highlighted and introduced some
creative faith expressions and tools.


Praying in Color- Sybil MacBeth

26 Ways-Pray-Alphabet-Spiritual-Practices- Lisa Hickman

Simple-Blessings-Coloring-Designs-Karla Dornacher

Today-Going to be a Great Day Inspirational-Coloring book


Prayers-Adults Coloring Book-Deborah-Muller


Interested in the Family Faith Rolodex Words?
email me and I will send you the pdf.

 for early childhood classroom use-
The Lords Prayer Book
My Prayer Journal
Praying the Alphabet Flip Chart
My Kindergarten Prayer Book
message Jessica here:
Jessica Meier- Facebook

Tips for visual prayer/journaling
for middle school and high school students:
Devotional prayer time
Prayer Cards
Small Group Bible Study
message Laura here:
Laura Schumacher-Facebook

Journaling Bible 
and Sermon note cards

Journaling Bibles-
can be a challenge to find these days.
A couple of links:
The ones pictured here are:

Artist Karla Dornacher has printable Margins.

And a tangled mini-pumpkin by Pat Maier.
How will the news spread 
about creative faith expressions?
Social Media- read this resource to learn more.
Pat Maier, 
wife of LCMS Michigan District President,
Dave Maier was a participant and encourager.
Her hope is to begin a Visual prayer
 and Bible Journaling group
 on the Concordia University campus 
to encourage students, faculty,
and community in the areas
 of prayer and Bible reading. 
Interested in connecting with Pat Maier 
about speaking about Bible Journaling
 at your church or group?
Message Pat here:Patricia Maier

Check out #cuaacreate on Instagram
 to watch this community grow.
Here is the link to the
Facebook Bible Journaling Group.
and to the newly forming Bible Journaling Group 
in Ann Arbor Michigan-

We give thanks for the partnership of WLI- CUW
 and their heart for connecting women to each other and to
our Lord Jesus.


  1. Looks fabulous! I'm sure it was a big blessing to all who attended. Reading your blog today and so impressed how you have embraced technology!

    1. ah yes dear friend, Michele- the Glory Story of God equips the least likely person----- who still has LOTS to learn!!!


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