In 1988, the Lord called Ginnie Johansen Johnson to “trade in” her worldly identity as a successful fashion designer and “trade up” to her regal identity in Christ as a King's daughter. Here's a recap of her story in a "mini-documentary" made by a UT student!
Dear King's Daughters,
On July 4, 1978, I started a fashion business with my father, Jerry Johansen. He saw potential in a belt I designed and encouraged me to take it to retail stores all over Texas. When I came home from the road trip with $2,000 of orders, he immediately wrote a business plan for our budding company.
My father became the CEO of Ginnie Johansen Designs and over the next 12 years, led our business to distribute in 3,000 stores with a banner year of $20 million of sales.
In this next season of entrepreneurship, my father has continued to advise Sarah and me with our King's Daughters A-Z Regal Lifestyle Collection. His timeless business principles and spiritual encouragement are vital to us! One of the greatest gifts he has given us is his hand-written message below. It has become a cornerstone for the way we depend on God as the Trinity for every aspect of King's Daughters, as well as our lives:
King's Daughter, we pray that in every endeavor, whether business, philanthropic, family, friends, or life passions, you see God's vision, seek Jesus' guidance, and receive the Holy Spirit's courage. God bless you!
We hope you are blessed meeting Jerry Johansen. It is my delight to honor my father this Father's Day. We hope you find a creative way to honor yours this weekend!
Ginnie & Sarah (pictured with Jerry in Israel, 2011)
In March, we asked the Lord what was on His heart for King’s Daughters in Spring 2017. He said, “Eight Messages in Eight Cities.” God faithfully opened doors throughout the Southeast for Art Shows and Regal Celebrations in EIGHT cities: Nashville, Huntsville, Charlotte, Winston Salem, Chattanooga, Dalton, Birmingham, Atlanta, and Jackson.
We were able to celebrate women and girls throughout the Southeast as King's daughters with our Scripture inspired art, books, music, and gifts! We saw hearts encouraged, and regal identities refreshed, and new art discovered!
What a delightful two weeks on the road! Thank you to every hostess, attendee, and new friend we enjoyed along the way.
Dear King's Daughters,
As a mother-daughter team who has worked together for 7 years...and had a wonderful relationship for 29, we are excited to share A-Z Regal Tips for Mother-Daughter Relationships!
But more importantly than our tips, God gives us His Word. He perfectly defines the kind of love that mothers and daughters need in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8: "Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful. It does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends."
Happy Mother's Day!!
Ginnie & Sarah
Dear King’s Daughter,
The moment that you believe in Jesus Christ as your Savior, you are rescued from darkness and given a regal identity as a King’s Daughter in God’s family.
“Giving thanks to the Father who has...delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of His dear Son” (Col. 1:12-13 - illustrated on above).
So why are King’s Daughters still living in the darkness from which they have been delivered: fearful, insecure, confused, stressed, exhausted, depressed, anxious, and defeated? Why is royalty still living in rags—given treasure, but tolerating trash?
You are a King's Daughter. You are a member of God's royal family. You have received the unconditional perfect love of the Father. He is ALL powerful for you, ALL knowing of you, and ALL loving towards you.
You are a new creation, filled with the very life of Jesus Christ. “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, behold, all things have become new” (2 Cor. 5:17 ). As a King’s daughter, everything Jesus has is yours. Everything Jesus is, you are. “As He is, so are we in this world” (1 John 4:17).
You have been given the Holy Spirit–and the same power that raised Jesus from the dead. He is your constant Helper, Counselor, Strength, and Guide.
Today is the day to TRADE IN and TRADE UP!
TRADE IN the ways of the world, sin of the flesh, and lies of the devil.
TRADE UP to God’s ways, God’s will, and God’s abundant life for you in Christ.
Are you ready to “live regally in reality”—living with unshakable identity, radiant joy, and kingdom purpose? The King wants you to TRADE UP and receive His fullness “on earth as it is in heaven” (Matt. 6:10). All of this is because of the cross. Let’s Celebrate!
Ginnie & Sarah
• Mother's Day is just around the corner–and King's Daughters has the perfect gifts! Art • Books • Notecard Collections • Giclees • and more!
• We are bringing Regal Celebrations to the Southeast this May! It's not too late to book us in your city!