Put Your Warrior Boots On Is Also a Book Study!

Study Videos Available June 1!

I can’t think of anything that excites me more than people locking arms and studying the Word of God and a book about fortifying our faith and lives together!

“Many pairs of warrior boots marching strongly together are the sound of the Church in its greatest effectiveness. The army of God. The servants of God. The adopted kids. Together, the warriors.” ~ Put Your Warrior Boots On

 

We put our warrior boots on singularly, but we march through this life, together.

We need each other.

We make each other better.

In every way, we are stronger, together.

For this reason, I included a Book Study right within the pages of Put Your Warrior Boots On called the 10-10-35 Warrior Up Book Study  – for you to do with your friends. I’m so excited about this, especially because of ALL IT INCLUDES:

  • An icebreaker question to open every study.
  • 10 minutes of VIDEO with me available for download for those who purchase the book (book study video for me for the first time!)
  • Scripture for you to take a deeper dive.
  • Questions for small group discussion.
  • Bonus Home Helps for you to do solo during the week.
  • All any leader would need to take the stress out of leading a group!

It’s literally all inside the pages of the book. 2 for the price of 1, for real.

And the videos to go with it, to help you as you lead: TOTALLY FREE.

So grab 10, 20, 100 of your friends and study this book, together. 8 chapters, only an 8-week commitment (or less, if you’re quick and want to combine chapters).

And get ready, because here’s a VERY SPECIAL OFFER FOR YOU TODAY…

The first FIVE groups to register with 10+ people in their group, will receive a 30 minute Skype session with me to talk everything Warrior Boots related. Must show proof of purchase of 10+ books. Fill out the form below to enter. Don’t wait, they will go FAST!

Quick purchase links – Amazon, Barnes & Noble, ChristianBook.com (more retailers at WarriorBootsBook.com)

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Order 5 Word Prayers!

Prayer Doesn’t Have to Be Intimidating

Do you find yourself frustrated in your communication with God? Does a thriving prayer life feel completely out of reach?

The strength of your prayers lies in your heart intent, not your word count. Discover a new joy in your conversations with God!

Rise, FIGHT, Take Back Your Life

I know we (especially we, the women) don’t like the strong words like fight sometimes because so many mean ones floating out around there right now and who needs more?

But strong and mean aren’t anywhere close to being the same – truth be told it takes a lot of strong not to join the mean…and strong to do most anything and everything right now, crazy as the world is, now doesn’t it?

Today is a good example.

I hear from someone who is about to step into a ditch – a mess of her own choosing all because the anger is getting the best of her and reaction is bossing her to death. And I text beg her as loving strong as I know how to please not let Satan win this moment. To please be onto him.

Because here’s the thing, and all of us that follow Jesus know it well: Satan wants to take us down and best yet if it’s by the hands of our own doing. Never more bitter are the tears of personal consequence, and many of us have cried so many at this point we’ve lost count.

We’ve got the giving into the temptation piece down. Same with the giving into the fear, the anxiety, the complacency, the terror-filled running away.

What we don’t have down is the rising up, the fighting back, the taking back of our life…the using of our recourse (James 4:7-8), the tapping into the Power (Jesus), the refusal to be a victim of reactionary living anymore.

We are believers who live like non-believers with prettier Sunday clothes.

I’m so done with all that. I’m tired of seeing my brothers and sisters in Christ suffer from paralyzing worry. I’m unwilling to watch us waste half our life not grabbing onto the victorious life that is already ours because some liar who has already been defeated keeps stopping us cold with powerless taunts and threats.

Friends, it is time to rise, to change the way we walk through this world, once and for all.

No more tomorrow I’ll do it…when my kids grow up I’ll do it…after I do this and that.

Today.

There’s never been a more crucial time to take back the life that is already yours through Jesus.

There’s nothing holding us back but the word no. So friends, instead LET’s GO.

I promise you this. If this is what you want: Put Your Warrior Boots On is the first place to start.

I love you, warriors in the making.

I love Jesus, most.

Always His,

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Prayer Doesn’t Have to Be Intimidating

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The strength of your prayers lies in your heart intent, not your word count. Discover a new joy in your conversations with God!

Meet Tiffini from The House of Belonging

By now you may have heard the word on the street about the amazing giveaway I’m doing to celebrate my book launch: a beautiful 24 X 36 wooden sign (frame included!) with the 8 declarations from Put Your Warrior Boots On, made by the exquisite House of Belonging. 

GIVEAWAY:  If you haven’t put your name in the hat to win this for your home, CLICK HERE or find me on Instagram – @lisawhittle (ends at 6pm ET TONIGHT)! 

Though wildly popular, it dawned on me that you may not be familiar with The House of Belonging, and I want you to know that there’s so much more behind this partnership – there’s a reason why this company is so powerful and why it’s founder, Tiffini, has become my true warrior sister.

Her story is a beauty from ashes testimony. It is the truest example of a Jesus Strong life.

I’m honored to introduce her to you, today.

Friend, please meet Tiffini.

 


 

Q and A

1. Tiffini, I have to admit that what drew me to you at first was your beautiful art. I am a home décor freak, always wanted to be an interior decorator, and I followed The House of Belonging and just fell in love with the art. But not only was the artwork stunning, it was the words on the art that drew me in. They were powerful and I knew they came from a deep place. Can you tell me a little of how HOB started?

That is hard to answer in a short paragraph! I love sharing it though. I humbly hear that often. The art drew me, but the words kept me. That is our Papa isn’t it? That words matter. HOB was birthed out of my journey. A rescue mission, we love to call it. In 2010, I knew in my bones that something was stolen from me. Something was missing + I knew I had to go to my Papa to find it.

I was suffering from the inside out. I had arrived at the end of myself and risked my whole world
falling apart (and it did for the most part) as I began letting the spinning plates fall. One by one.

My kids + I had been through over a decade of crazy. Insane, spiraling cycles ending up in me being in an impossible situation to ever get out of. Humanly speaking. While no one else saw our pain.

God did + He was always waiting. Always acting. I chose to take His hand in rescue. House of Belonging was born in a basement with myself and my oldest daughter, who does all of our designing, and the vision that Papa gave me. All of which I could never have seen what was coming and what still is still ahead. I liken it to walking through fire. It was gutting. The birthing. Still is.

It is now a family affair. All 5 of my children work at HOB (I have 4 grown children, 1 teenager + 7 grandchildren).

 

2. Before we even became friends, my friends would send me screenshots of your warrior apparel – your hats and such – because my rally cry is, of course, to Put Your Warrior Boots On and they knew we were kindreds in that. What is it about the word warrior that means so much to you?

I spent all of my life as an orphan. I don’t mean in an actual orphanage. I have biological parents. I have a relationship with my mom, but not with my biological father. I had four step-fathers. Coming from a childhood of hard places, I never felt I belonged. I didn’t know how to have human relationships, and I didn’t know what trust was or how to handle emotions. As children, we learn early on to protect ourselves in whatever ways we can.

I was completely out of control on the inside, but I never gave up. I believe I was born a warrior in the womb. I first heard God when I was 9. I believed it and from that moment on I had conversations with Him.

The day that changed the course of my life was when Holy Spirit breathed me to life through the story of Gideon in Judges 6 + 7. How He saw me. Who I was as His daughter. My identity was a beloved warrior daughter. All of it coming from Him. From His living words. Ever since then He speaks to my identity. Not to the orphan who grew up believing she was unlovable, weak, powerless and never enough.

Now, warrior beats in my chest. As warriors, we have our Father’s heart. It is a warrior heart for rebels, survivors + revolutionaries. A fire that will ignite in broken hearts through His Word to Papa’s heart. We are born in the battlefield of real life. And as warriors, this is where we find our identities, our belonging.

 

3. You have a campaign called “words matter.” Tell me about how words have the power to change and transform, especially words from The Word?

Words matter because they are the threads that weave the stories. Suffering stories are my heart. I am a former sufferer for suffering’s sake until God invited me to come + see the mystery of suffering and look in awe and wonder at what He does with our suffering. He isn’t the cause of it. He is the rebuilder of it.

My heart is teaching others how to enter into other’s pain and not have to fix it, tell it religious antidotes, and even participate in real-time ways.

Eugene Peterson says it best, “In other words, we need to quit feeling sorry for people who suffer and instead look up to them, learn from them, and if they will let us join them in protest and prayer. Pity can be nearsighted.”

I want somehow for Words Matter to give a voice to all kinds of suffering stories with a myriad of endings, not all fairy tale endings, but God-story endings that invite us to dare to be fully awake in our own suffering. To partner with Papa in the mystery. To give those who live lifetimes of suffering a voice, affirmation, and acknowledgment instead of isolation, shame, and loneliness. We do not know how to enter into pain without religion. We must enter in with living words AND Papa’s heart with relationship.

 

4. What is it about the 8 declarations on this custom piece you made for me that resonated with you, and which one, in particular, do you personally need to most remember?

I LOVE them all, you’re talking to a word girl ;D

But for me, declaration #2 (I Know What I Believe). The cross is everything. It is central. It is the gospel. BIG GOD. BIG GOSPEL.

 

5. I can’t believe you are a grandma! What do you most hope for your kids and grandkids as they walk through this world that seems to have gone crazy?

To know their God, their identity, and their stone.

Their identity is their stone. Their story.

That they throw that stone into the chaos. Sharing God’s shalom with the world in chaos.

Friend, I can’t wait to meet you one day! I am championing you on from here. I am humbled to war with you. To be on the front lines with you. Don’t you ever stand down. Keep giving voice to the cross… to every single one of your declarations. You will be challenged daily, but I want to encourage you that the world in chaos needs the gospel in real time. In real people who are Jesus followers in every way of the word. Who don’t fall away when suffering and persecution come.

I love you.

 

Connect with Tiffini & The House of Belonging!

 

The Signature Collection 8 Declarations Sign (as seen above) will be available beginning June 1, 2017.

Order 5 Word Prayers!

Prayer Doesn’t Have to Be Intimidating

Do you find yourself frustrated in your communication with God? Does a thriving prayer life feel completely out of reach?

The strength of your prayers lies in your heart intent, not your word count. Discover a new joy in your conversations with God!

House of Belonging + Warrior Boots Sign

“We don’t need spiritual decorations;
we need spiritual declarations over our life.”

Put Your Warrior Boots On
Chapter 1, I Am Able

People are starting to read this book, Put Your Warrior Boots On, and saying how it’s impacting them, infusing strength inside, and all I can do is just offer the praise back to God because this was the intention.

I didn’t write a book to tell us all the placating, pretty things. There are plenty of other books for that. I wrote this book to help us, really help us. I am in this life for lasting impact, so may my writing always stay consistent with that life quest.

Stay with me…I’m getting somewhere with this, but I must ask you a question because trust me, I like pretty.

Did I ever tell you that at one time I wanted to be an interior decorator? I did, and I have the brochures from the Art Institute of Charlotte to prove it. Before God decided different, I wanted to design pretty spaces for people to look it, since creating and art and beauty are favorites of mine.

Which brings me to my point.

Today I get to combine my past and my present in one beautiful thing.

I get to offer you something pretty to hang in your house with powerful words that change the atmosphere of the room, and most importantly the heart.

All 8 declarations from Put Your Warrior Boots On in one gorgeous limited edition art piece from the amazing and powerful House of Belonging.

YES.

IT’S TRUE.

Pretty + Truth-filled = powerful combination.

Available soon at TheHouseofBelonging.com!

INSTA-GIVEAWAY

YOU can win one for YOUR HOME just like I have in mine. I’m doing a giveaway* on Instagram now through May 25 at 7pm ET. The winner will be announced via my insta-story at 8pm.

All of the instructions will be in my instagram post. Click here to get started. OR follow me on Instagram – @lisawhittle

*No purchase necessary to enter giveaway. See instagram post for specific details.

 

Order 5 Word Prayers!

Prayer Doesn’t Have to Be Intimidating

Do you find yourself frustrated in your communication with God? Does a thriving prayer life feel completely out of reach?

The strength of your prayers lies in your heart intent, not your word count. Discover a new joy in your conversations with God!

I Am Jesus Strong – Spoken Word Video

I’m nervous.
Today I share with you the thing that intimidated and exhilarated me, all at the same time.
I was so moved by it that it had me in tears by the time I finished.
I’m sharing it with you today, half parts thrilled to death, half parts scared to death.
But that about describes the whole Christian life, now doesn’t it?
Watch. Nod in agreement. Share, that the world might know of our GREAT GOD.
I love you.
I love Jesus most.
Always His,

Order 5 Word Prayers!

Prayer Doesn’t Have to Be Intimidating

Do you find yourself frustrated in your communication with God? Does a thriving prayer life feel completely out of reach?

The strength of your prayers lies in your heart intent, not your word count. Discover a new joy in your conversations with God!