S: Women of Destiny 2005 - 2012
FC: Women of Destiny | "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all. (Proverbs 31:29, NIV) ."
1: Andrea Winston | Gloria Harris
2: Women of Destiny - The Beginning | 4717 SeaStar Vista Destin, Florida 2005-2006
11: Johnnie Brinson | Jewel Knighton | Deborah Render | Mallorie Garner | Mamie Cook | Linda Hill | Sherman Whitfield | Future Legend | Future Legend | Bernice Snell | Betty Days | Paula Carmack | Patricia Burch | Grace Davis | Future Legend | Legends
12: Bettina Wright | Kimberly Harvell | Angela Pattman | Andrea Winston | Holly Hudson | Kimberly James | Anita Pinkney | Christy MCray | Beverly Snell | Holly Watts | Maria Owens | Jimmelle Hooks | Deidra Frederick | Tarina Whitfield | Chenelle Chapman
13: Gloria Harris | Cathy Cook | Michelle Days | Brenaye Snell | Michelle Foster | Kisha Bridges | Malauna Hogan | Future Young'un | Future Young'un | Future Young'un | Future Young'un | Future Young'un | Future Young'un | Future Young'un | Future Young'un | Young'uns
14: Destin, Florida
15: Beaches, & More
16: Women of Destiny Retreat 2007 | Andrea Winston Grace Davis Johnnie Brinson Anita Pinkney Bettina Wright Maria Owens Paula Carmack Betty Days Gloria Harris Mamie Cook Rosa Zanders | Cathy Cook Holly Watts Sherman Whitfield Jewel Knighten Jimmelle Hooks Kimberly Harvell Mallorie Garner Chenele Chapman Christy McCray Linda Hill | Attendess
17: Current Events | House Passes Bill on Stem Cell Research (June 7): Votes, 247–176, in favor of legislation that eases restrictions on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. The Senate approved the bill in April. (June 20): President Bush vetoes the bill. | 14 Daytona Street Miramar Beach, Florida, 32550 June, 2007
18: Women of Destiny Retreat 2008 | Maria Owens Kimberly Harvell Gloria Harris Cathy Cook Andrea Winston Chenelle Chapman Grace Davis Jimmelle Hooks Christy McCray Rosa Zanders | Attendess | Johnnie Brinson Patricia Burch Jewel Knighten Betty Days Paula Carmack Bernice Snell Kim F. James Beverly Snell Holly Watts Malauna Hogan Michelle Foster
19: Current Events | Venus 128 Sarasota Street, Destin Fl 32550
20: Women of Destiny Retreat 2009 | Cathy Cook Johnnie Brinson Christy McCray Beverly Snell Gloria Harris Kimberly Harvell Bernice Snell Kimberly James | Beverly Snell Jewel Knighten Sherman Whitfield Deborah Render Grace Davis Tarina Whitfield Andrea Winston Paula Carmack Mallorie Garner | Attendess
21: Current Events | Michael Jackson "King of Pop" Dies (June 25): Michael Jackson, lifelong musician, pop singer, and superstar, dies at age 50. He is found unconscious in his home, then rushed to a Los Angeles hospital where he is pronounced dead. The cause of death is still unknown. Jackson was scheduled to perform in 50 sold-out concerts in London over the next year. | Caribbean Queen 3159 Scenic Gulf Drive, Destin, Fl. June 21 - June 28, 2009
22: Women of Destiny Retreat 2010 | Johnnie Brinson Andrea Winston | Attendess | Christy McCray
23: Current Events
24: Women of Destiny Retreat 2011 | Paula Carmack Malorie Gardner Johnnie Brinson Debra Render Jewel Knighten Bernice Snell Sherman Whitfield | Gloria Harris Andrea Winston Kimberly Harvell Jimelle Hooks Beverly Snell Christy McCray Holly Watts Cathy Cook Deidra Frederick Kimberly James Tarina Whitfield | Attendess
25: Current Events
26: Women of Destiny Mid-year Retreat January 13-15, 2012 Phoenix City, Alabama | On Friday evening, Jan 13th 2012, eleven Women of Destiny gathered for our first Mid-Year Retreat. After dinner, we covered various topics and shared our challenges and accomplishments as we sat at each other’s feet. We enjoyed dessert around the fireplace and ended the evening dancing and laughing. On Saturday, we enjoyed breakfast prepared by the Breakfast team followed by a session led by Andrea Winston and her cast which included Grace Davis, Holly Watts, Cathy Cook, & Tarina Whitefield. We portrayed the story of the Princess who lost her identity and was no longer surrounded by the riches, comfort, and security of her kingdom. When she wasn’t able to reveal whom she was and who’s she was, she was covered by God grace and mercy found. | We learned in this session that no matter who we are or what our status is, God’s grace, mercy, and protection is all that we need. Saturday afternoon, the ladies of WOD relaxed and enjoyed free time. That evening we enjoyed dinner prepared by Andrea Winston and Gloria’s Pound cake Cupcakes for dessert. After dinner, we celebrated the evening with our first annual Red Pajama Party hosted by Holly Watts and Cathy Cook. The theme was “It’s all about Love” and was a loving evening filled with expressions and acknowledgements of one another and self. From the evening’s celebrations, through the affirming exercises, we learned the value of loving ourselves, and the joy of receiving love from others. Bringing our first WOD Mid-Year meeting to a close we departed on Sunday morning revived, refreshed, and restored.
27: Current Events | The King Center publishes online 200,000 personal papers belonging to Martin Luther King Junior to mark his birthday. A suicide bomber kills at least 53 people and injures more than 130 in the Iraqi City of Basra. | Princesses in Attendance Andrea Winston & Gloria Harris Grace Davis Sherman Whitfield & Tarina Whitfield Cathy Cook & Holly Watts Debra Render & Johnnie Brinson Deidra Frederick
28: Women of Destiny Retreat June 20-23, 2012 | Johnnie Brinson Jewel Knighten Betty Days Paula Carmack Bettina Wright Maria Owens Anita Pinkney Kimberly Harvell Holly Hudson Gloria Harris Cathy Cook Andrea Winston | Mamie Cook Mallorie Garner Linda Hill Sherman Whitfield Chenelle Chapman Grace Davis Jimmelle Hooks Christy McCray Rosa Zanders | Attendess
29: Current Events
30: We Speak Your Name | We will now call Women of Destiny's sacred ceremony to order. Hello Legends and Young'uns, today we speak your name. Because we are free women, born of free women, back as far as time began, we celebrate your freedom. Because we are wise women, born of wise women, we celebrate your wisdom.
31: Because we are strong women, born of strong women, we celebrate your strength. Because we are Godly women, born of Godly women, we celebrate the God in you. My Sisters, we are gathered here today to speak your names. Legends we are here because we are your daughters as surely as if you had conceived us, nurtured us, carried us in your wombs, and then sent us out into the world to make our mark.
32: We Speak Your Name | e | Because of the shining example of your incandescent lives. Legends we speak your names. Legends today as you bask in the love that is expressed in this sisterhood, we take this time to rededicate ourselves to this circle, and more importantly to the one and only living God. By receiving the light from the circle, you acknowledge before God, that you will commit yourself to this sisterhood,
33: and will strive to walk in obedience to the Father, and that you will welcome the power of the Holy Spirit in your life. Legends please enter the circle as we speak your names. [legends names are read] And into the glorious light of the Legends' circle we now welcome our lovely Sister as she makes her transition into legend-hood. [legend's name], step into the circle and join the glorious circle of Legends.
34: We Speak Your Name | e | To the Young'uns, we are here to speak your names. Because of the way the Legends made for us. Because of the prayers they prayed for us. We are the ones you conjured up, hoping we would have strength, discipline, talent, and nerve enough to step into the light when it turned in our direction.
35: We are the ones you hoped would make you proud, because our hard work makes all of yours, part of something better, truer, deeper. Your lives, Legends, have been something that has lit the way ahead like a lamp unto our feet, as steady as the unforgettable beat of our collective heart. To the Young'uns, today as you bask in the love that is expressed in this sisterhood, we take this time to rededicate ourselves to this circle, and more importantly to the one and only living God.
36: We Speak Your Name | e | By receiving the light from the circle you acknowledge before God, that you will commit yourself to this sisterhood, and will strive to walk in obedience to the Father, and that you will welcome the power of the Holy Spirit in your life. Young'uns please enter the circle as we speak your names. [young'uns names are read] Young'uns we are here to speak your names.
37: You are here today my beloved sister because our Holy Father, all knowing in his omnipotence, specifically ordained that you be here in this oasis, fully present by no mistake. You have toiled long and now are the grateful recipient of a much-needed rest. The journey of your lifetime has been of epic proportion. With each triumphant and painful event,
38: We Speak Your Names | e | you have become something stronger, truer, and deeper. Something great, something legendary. You have endured sickness, single-handedly raised children and grandchildren, and worked at least two jobs. We know that we are walking in footprints made deep by the confident strides of women who parted the air before them like the forces of nature that you are.
39: We are here to speak your names because you taught us that the search is always for the truth of God. We are here to speak your names; Because of the way you made for us. Because of the prayers you prayed for us. We are the ones you hoped would make you proud because all of our hard work makes all of yours part of something better, truer deeper. Something that lights the way ahead like a lamp
40: WE Speak Your Name | e | unto our feet, as steady as the unforgettable beat of our collective heart. We know from your life that this is not an easy journey. Not one for the faint or weak. But we also know that those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength. And shall mount up with wings like eagles. So to the glorious circle of women before me; to the Legends and the Young’uns;,
41: Remember your circle. Remember that "iron sharpeneth iron"! Be grounded and completely anchored in the love that is expressed here. When the storms of your life blow colder and harder than we think they will, continue to search for God's destiny and purpose for your life, always moving toward the light of something stronger, truer, deeper. Legends, we speak your names. Young'uns, we speak your names.
43: Women of Destiny | To whom much is given much is required!