SHINE Magazine Release – A Success!


What a spectacular night! We are all still dreaming from the SHINE Release and Dream Event this past Sunday evening. The foyer was brilliantly decorated with bright orange, gold, and hot pink and the color theme was carried over into the scrumptious food!


The celebration of Christmas and the release of the 9th edition of SHINE Magazine: The Dream Edition was truly an inspiring event for the entire family! Families worshiped together singing carols, and then the men joined Pastor Bagwell for his powerful message on “Dream Busters.” The children’s wing was full of bright, holiday cheer and dreamy activities for every age, including a craft to write their dreams on a scroll and place it in a clear Christmas ornament to remind them to never give up.


Passion and vision were ignited as the teen girls and women watched The Dream Edition come to life! We laughed along with Liz Parker’s portrayal of a busy mom; were stirred by Michele Towers’ exhortation to be confident in Christ; and wiped away tears with Kari Newsom’s heartfelt memories with her mother.


Manda Smith and Millie Clopine were hilarious as they shared the importance of writing down your dreams and visions by creating dream journals and vision boards. This reinforced our theme scripture:

“And the Lord answered me, and said, ‘Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it’” (Habakkuk 2:2 KJV).

The evening was flavored by our Favorite Fashionista, Teri Bagwell, along with her beautiful model, Nathalie Mukendi Michaelson, as they showed us all how to keep our wardrobes current no matter what the season.


The atmosphere was truly electric as Pastor Gayla challenged the women to have a God-sized dream and to know it is from the Lord. This message was then illuminated by an awesome performance of “We Live for You” by Pastor Aaron Bagwell from his newest CD, The Sound of Jesus.


We salute the entire team who made this event an “over-the-top” success! Of course, we are truly thankful for the vision of Pastor Gayla Bagwell, for stirring our hearts and showing us it is okay not only to dream again, but to have confidence in the Lord to go after it.

SHINE magazine is HERE!


The SHINE Dream Edition is here! 

The 9th edition of SHINE Magazine will inspire you to go after your dreams with full confidence. Each and every article is anointed and will awaken the visionary in you!

This Sunday, December 7th will be the official Release Party for SHINE and the Word of Life Annual Christmas Celebration. Join us at 5:45 PM for festive-themed treats and refreshments, music, and incredible fellowship; followed by special “sneak peeks” from the magazine. Come dressed in gold, orange, and hot pink and celebrate the joy of the season with us.

SHINE has arrived!



Feasting on the Word


As we gather together to give thanks this holiday season, we will no doubt be seated in front of a table of delights. But, as we feast on the natural food in front of us, we cannot forget to feast on the food that feeds our souls. The Word of God is a precious gift […]

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Ladies’ Night In – TONIGHT!


Our last Ladies’ Night In Bible Study of the year is TONIGHT! Invite your girlfriends, family,and coworkers to be a part of our fun girls’ night full of delicious food, wonderful fellowship, and incredible teachings. Hope to see you tonight, November 18th @ 6:30 PM! Click on the image above to sign up online. No Matter What the Season…Always Be […]

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Ladies’ Night In – November 18th


Don’t forget about Ladies’ Night In Tuesday, November 18th @ 6:30 PM! It’s not too late to sign up! Click on the image above to sign up online. No Matter What the Season…Always Be Dressed for War By Judy Nelson Attention, Princess Warriors! Whether we’re fighting for a parking spot in the holiday shopping rush or hoping the […]

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Ruth and Naomi: A Functional Mother-in-Law Relationship


As we draw closer to the holidays we reminisce about fun meals, gathering with friends, family and, of course, your mother-in-law. Now, don’t let your head fill with negative images and connotations just because you read the word “mother-in-law.” God’s plan for us is to have life more abundantly and this is evident through the […]

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Ladies’ Night In – TONIGHT!


Our Ladies’ Night In Bible Study is tonight, October 28th. Invite you girlfriends, family and coworkers to be a part of our fun girls’ night full of delicious food, wonderful fellowship, and incredible teachings. Hope to see you tonight, October 28th @ 6:30 PM!  Sign up online today by clicking on the image above.  

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Ladies’ Night In


Don’t forget to sign up for our monthly Ladies’ Night In Bible Study Tuesday, October 28th @ 6:30 PM! . We have incredible classes for you to choose from! So, invite some girlfriends and be a part of our fun girls’ night full of delicious food, wonderful fellowship, and incredible teachings. Sign up online today by clicking […]

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A Taste from My Home


  As I sit and watch the aspen leaves change to a crisp glowing yellow, the urge for warm, scrumptious soups full of harvest vegetables grows in my stomach. Growing up in South Africa, Lamb Bredie was a traditional stew of lamb and vegetables that my mother served frequently. The dish gets its name from […]

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Power and Poise: Radiating in the Workplace


Have you ever seen a career woman at a conference or in the workplace and thought that she was beautiful? Maybe it was the way she spoke or presented herself that impressed you or, you might have been swayed by the way she was dressed. How do we define beauty in the workplace? My very […]

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