Passion Project #2 | Troop166

Last year, David-the-Artist pastor asked me about starting a group for young women at my church, but all I could think about was how exhausted I had been as a young working mom, so I told him I didn't want to lead one more thing where women were asked to read a book, bake a dish, come up with  money, complete an assignment, volunteer, yada, yada, yada...

David laughed and said, "Okay, so think up something different."

Honestly, I didn't plan to do anything, but the more I thought about it, the more it seemed that there had to be a way to connect that was recharging both for me and for the women involved.

Troop 166 was the result of that conversation. The idea is that when we were girls we were energy in motion—we did things just because it was fun to do so. But our day-to-day lives can become so full of responsibility that we can lose some of that spark that makes us who we really are.

Troop 166 is like "girl scouts" for grown ups.  And I love, love, love the women who have engaged with this through Crosspointe. It has been such a joy for me. A true passion project. 

At a conference a few months ago, I was telling Michael-the-ArtLoveMagic-guy about the concept and he suggested I take it beyond the handful of women who started it. To which I responded to Michael much the same way I responded to David, that I didn't want to manage yet another responsibility.

Michael said, "No, not that.  Just set the idea free.  People who want to do it can implement it for themselves.  Just share the idea and make it easy for them." 

So, this week, I did! Check out

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