Women’s Retreat Speaker

Tawny Sportsman


Christ is waiting to show you what He has done for us so you can begin to understand His great love for you. He wants to be intimately involved in our lives and has given us the Sanctuary pattern so that He can reveal His will and His love in a deeper, richer way.

Carol Johnson Shewmake says that she grabbed the sanctuary pattern like a drowning person grabs at anything that might save their life and it transformed her prayer life overnight.

As we gather together in October, it’s our prayer that You prepare each one of us to be a sanctuary Lord, pure and holy, tried and true, with thanksgiving we will be a living sanctuary for You.

Take Heart Ministry – the story behind:

After Tawny lost her husband of nearly 35 years, thoughtful friends and acquaintances confided they had wanted to do something but didn’t know what to do, so didn’t do anything, and then felt terrible about it! Through her personal journey, Tawny realized people are often at a loss to know what to do or say though they REALLY do want to do SOMETHING to show they care. And it could be so easy!

Take Heart Ministry was formed in response to the heart’s cry of those who wanted to reach out but didn’t know how and now ministers to or pulls alongside those who have suffered loss. Take Heart also provides programs for the hurting on how to navigate holidays and well-meaning friends; tools to assist in becoming grounded and independent again and activities to fellowship and connect with others.