EMPOWERING CHRISTIAN WOMEN: December 2010 Blogger Widgets

In Your Arms

Monday, December 27, 2010

Today marks the 4th blogoversary
for Empowering Christian Women!!! 

Thank you so much for being my faithful friends!!!

And to celebrate,
I am taking some time off...  :)


For awhile now, I've found myself at a crossroads...
 I have been finding it difficult to hear the 'still, small voice' of the Lord. 

So, in order to be able to hear the Lord's clarification & direction
 for me, my family & this ministry...

I have decided to take some time off....

I am choosing to spend some time 'In His Arms'...
 where I belong.

I need to EMBRACE the silence.

This song shares my heart...





In Your Arms


I'm looking forward to sitting at the Lord's feet...

There's no other place for me right now.

See you in a couple of weeks!!!

~ Karla Meachem

MORE OF HIM; less of me...


"Be still & know that I am God.
  ~ Psalm 46:10




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Not ONLY Christmas Day

Saturday, December 25, 2010


Not ONLY Christmas Day

Lord, this is my prayer
Not only on Christmas Day
But until I see You face to face
May I live my life this way:

Just like the baby Jesus
I ever hope to be,
Resting in Your loving arms
Trusting in Your sovereignty.

And like the growing Christ child
In wisdom daily learning,
May I ever seek to know You
With my mind and spirit yearning.

Like the Son so faithful
Let me follow in Your light,
Meek and bold, humble and strong
Not afraid to face the night.

Nor cowardly to suffer
And stand for truth alone,
Knowing that Your kingdom
Awaits my going home.

Not afraid to sacrifice
Though great may be the cost,
Mindful how You rescued me
From broken-hearted loss.

Like my risen Savior
The babe, the child, the Son,
May my life forever speak
Of who You are and all You've done.

So while this world rejoices
And celebrates Your birth,
I treasure You, the greatest gift
Unequaled in Your worth.

I long to hear the same words
That welcomed home Your Son,
"Come, good and faithful servant,"
Your Master says, "Well done."

And may heaven welcome others
Who will join with me in praise
Because I lived for Jesus Christ
Not only Christmas Day!


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Where's the Line to See Jesus?

Friday, December 24, 2010



Where's the Line to See Jesus?
 ~ Becky Kelly


Love how this song came about...
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EMPOWERING Quotes

Thursday, December 23, 2010


When our souls lie barren in a winter
which seems hopeless and endless,
God has not abandoned us.
His work goes on.
He asks our acceptance
of the painful process
and our trust that He will indeed
give resurrection life.

~ Elisabeth Elliot



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FREE e-Book ~ 21 Days to More Godly Communication

Friday, December 17, 2010


Art of Eloquence would like to promote the PEACE of the SEASON and offer '21 Days to More Godly Communication' to anyone who would like to benefit from this incredible lesson in communication that the Lord has set out in His Word.

Learning godly communication can help each of us bring peace to our friends, neighbors, relatives, co-workers and internet friends all over the world.  Learning to be effective while grace-filled and respectful can make all the difference!

What's Inside '21 Days to More Godly Communication'

* Why communication is even more important today than ever before

* What the world says about communication skills

* What God and His Word says about communicating with each other

* How God's Word can help us communicate in grace even in today's sometimes hostile world

* Tips for communicating in grace

* Tips for handling rejection, criticism and conflicts

* When to stand up and speak out and when it's better to lose the argument and win for the Lord.

Each day's lesson starts with a scripture that shares an insight into how the Lord asks us to communicate with each other--not when giving speeches or in the courtroom, but for every day conversations with friends, family and neighbors. 

Download your FREE copy of

 Training Christians of All Ages to Communicate With Boldness & Grace



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Peppermint Playdough

Peppermint Playdough

~ 2 cups flour

~ 1 cup salt

~ 2 teaspoons alum

~ 1 tablespoon peppermint extract

~ 1 cup water

~ red food coloring

Directions:

Mix flour, salt & alum in a bowl. 

Add pepperming extract to the water; and slowly stir into the dry ingredients. 

Kneed until smooth. 

Add 6 - 10 drops of red food coloring. 

Knead lightly for 1 minute.


* Shelby Barone shared this recipe here; you are welcome to visit Shelby at:



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FREE e-Book ~ LOOK! The Finished Work of Jesus



FREE PDF Version
'LOOK!  The Finished Work of Jesus'


A paperback edition of Mick's new book has just been released & to celebrate, Mick is offering a FREE PDF Version of  'LOOK!  The Finished Work of Jesus' as a FREE GIFT to you this Christmas!!!


This gift is ONLY AVAILABLE until Christmas! 
to download your FREE copy!!!

~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~

Mick Mooney is also the creator of the 'Searching For Grace' comic strip;
as well as an author & a preacher who loves to share
on the amazing topic of God's Grace

Here is a sample of the 'Searching For Grace' comic strip:

Unrested 

Mick posts a new comic every Monday, Wednesday & Friday;
as well as other written & video blog posts during the week. 

Be sure to check out Mick's website, listen to his sermons
& check out the 'Searching For Grace' comic strip!


Don't forget to leave a word of thanks to Mick for this amazing gift!!!

 
(c)  SearchingForGrace.com ~ Mick Mooney

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EMPOWERING Quotes


"The best way to combat sin
is upon our knees."

~ Thomas Watson



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A Social Network Christmas

 
What do social networks have to do with Christmas?
 
You're probably thinking "nothing", but...
 
it's a whole NEW WAY to share the CHRISTmas story!!!
 
enJOY this very creative & powerful demonstration
 of the birth of Christ ~ 'A Social Network Christmas'
 
Very fitting in this day & age with the technology that we utilize every day!!!
 
 
p.s. - If you would like to use this video at your church service;
it is available for download at Igniter Media.
 
If you've never visited Igniter Media; you don't know what you've been missing.
Go check out their site!


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WAIT!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


WAIT!

DESPERATELY, HOPLESSLY, LONGINGLY, I CRIED

QUITETLY, PATIENTLY, LOVINGLY GOD REPLIED…….

I PLEAD AND I WEPT FOR A CLUE TO MY FATE

AND THE MASTER SO GENTLY SAID WAIT.

WAIT? YOU SAID, WAIT? MY INDIGNANT REPLY.

LORD, I NEED ANSWERS, I NEED TO KNOW WHY?

IS YOUR HAND SHORTENED OR HAVE YOU NOT HEARD

BY FAITH I HAVE ASKED, AND I’M CLAIMING YOUR WORD.

MY FUTURE AND ALL TO WHICH I RELATE,

HANGS IN THE BALANCE AND YOU TELL ME TO WAIT.

I’M NEEDING A YES, A GO AHEAD SIGN

OR EVEN A NO TO WHICH I’LL RESIGN.

YOU PROMISED, DEAR LORD, THAT IF WE BELIEVE,

WE NEED BUT TO ASK, AND WE SHALL RECEIVE.

LORD, I’VE BEEN ASKING! I NEED A REPLY

THEN QUIETLY, SOFTLY, I LEARNED OF MY FATE

AND MY MASTER REPLIED AGAIN “WAIT”

SO I SLUMPED IN MY CHAIR, DEFEATED AND TAUGHT

AND GRUMBLED TO GOD, SO I’M WAITING…….FOR WHAT?

HE THEN SEEMED TO KNEEL AND HIS EYES MET WITH MINE

AND HE TENDERLY SAID, I COULD GIVE YOU A SIGN,

I COULD SHAKE THE HEAVENS AND DARKEN THE SUN

I COULD RAISE THE DEAD AND CAUSE MOUNTAINS TO RUN

I COULD GIVE ALL YOU SEEK, AND PLEASED YOU WOULD BE

YOU’D HAVE ALL YOU WANT, BUT YOU WOULDN’T KNOW ME.

YOU’D NOT KNOW THE DEPTHS OF MY LOVE FOR EACH SAINT

YOU’D NOT KNOW THE POWER THAT I GIVE TO THE FAINT.

YOU’D NOT LEARN TO SEE THROUGH CLOUDS OF DESPAIR,

YOU’D NOT LEARN TO TRUST JUST BY KNOWING I’M THERE.

YOU’D NOT KNOW THE JOY OF RESTING IN ME

WHEN DARKNESS AND SILENCE ARE ALL YOU SEE.

YOU’D NEVER EXPERIENCE THE FULNESS OF LOVE

WHEN THE PEACE OF MY SPIRIT DESCENDS LIKE A DOVE.

YOU WOULD KNOW THAT I GIVE AND SAVE FOR A START,

BUT YOU’D NOT KNOW THE DEPTH OF THE BEAT OF MY HEART.

THE GLOW OF MY COMFORT LATE INTO THE NIGHT,

THE FAITH THAT I GIVE WHEN YOU WALK WITHOUT SIGHT.

THE DEPTHS THAT’S BEYOND GETTING JUST WHAT YOU ASK

FROM AN INFINITE GOD WHO MAKES WHAT YOU HAVE LAST.

YOU’D NEVER KNOW SHOULD YOUR PAIN QUICKLY FLEE,

WHAT IT MEANS, THAT MY GRACE IS SUFFICIENT FOR THEE.

BUT OH THE LOST IF YOU MISSED WHAT I’M DOING IN YOU,

SO BE SILENT MY CHILD AND IN TIME YOU’LL SEE

THAT THE GREATEST OF GIFTS IS TO TRULY KNOW ME.

AND THOUGH MY ANSWERS SEEM TERRIBLY LATE,

MY MOST PRECIOUS ANSWER OF ALL IS WAIT!

~ Author Unknown



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30 Days to Confidence, Passion & Purpose ~ FREE Tele-Seminar


30 Days to Confidence, Passion & Purpose
Personal Enhancement Challenge!

FREE Tele-Seminar

Starts January 1st, 2011

This challenge will help you grow in confidence,
ignite your passion, and define your purpose.

Challenge Includes:
  • 30 Days to Confidence, Passion & Purpose eBook
  • Weekly LIVE Teleseminar w/ Guest Speakers
  • Weekly LIVE Ustream Classes  

 for more information and to register.

(c)  Quelynn, Inc. - www.TheQuelynnClassroom.com



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EMPOWERING Quotes


"When I worship,
I would rather my heart be without words
than my words be without heart."

~ Lamar Boschman



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21 Characteristics of Lukewarm People

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

21 Characteristics of Lukewarm People

by Rick Ezell

"I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! ...you are lukewarm-neither hot nor cold" (Rev. 3:15, 16 NIV).

Jesus is saying that rather than "hot" or its synonym found in verse 19 "earnest" there is lukewarmness. William Hendriksen describes the condition: "The people of Laodicea were lukewarm, tepid, flabby, half-hearted, limp, always ready to compromise, indifferent, listless: that ‘we're-all-good-people-here-in-Laodicea‘ attitude." Shockingly, Jesus prefers coldness to lukewarmness.

How can you tell if a person is lukewarm?

Here are twenty-one characteristics of lukewarm people.
 (Most of these are from Francis Chan in his book Crazy Love).

1. Lukewarm people attend church fairly regularly. It is what is expected of them; it is what they believe "good Christians" do, so they go. Isaiah 29:13.

2. Lukewarm people give money to charity and to the church as long as it doesn't intrude on their standard of living. If they have a little extra and it is easy and safe to give, they do so, After all, God loves a cheerful giver, right? 1 Chronicles 21:24, Luke 21:1-4.

3. Lukewarm people crave acceptance. They tend to choose what is popular over what is right when they are in conflict. They desire to fit in both at church and outside of church; they care more about what people think of their actions (like church attendance and giving) than what God thinks of their hearts and lives. Luke 6:26, Revelation 3:1, Matthew 23:5-7 4.

4. Lukewarm people don't really want to be saved from their sin; they want only to be saved from the penalty of their sin. They don't genuinely hate sin and aren't truly sorry for it; they're merely sorry because God is going to punish them. Lukewarm people don't really believe that this new life Jesus offers is better than the old sinful one. Consequently, they tolerate and rationalize unconfessed sin. John 10:10, Romans 6:1-2.

5. Lukewarm people are moved by stories of people who do radical things for Christ, yet they do not act. They assume such action is for "extreme" Christians, not average ones. Lukewarm people call "radical" what Jesus expected of all his followers. James 1:22, James 4:17, Matthew 21:28-31.

6. Lukewarm people rarely share their faith with their neighbors, coworkers, or friends. They do not want to be rejected, nor do they want to make people uncomfortable by talking about private issues like religion. Matthew 10:32-33.

7. Lukewarm people gauge their morality or "goodness" by comparing themselves to the secular world. They feel satisfied that while they aren't as hard-core for Jesus as so-and-so, they are nowhere as horrible as the guy down the street. Luke 18:11-12.

8. Lukewarm people say they love Jesus, and he is, indeed, a part of their lives, their money, and their thoughts, but he isn't allowed to control their lives. They have changed the words of their favorite hymn from "Take My Life and Let It Be" to "Take My Life and Let Me Be." Luke 9:57-62.

9. Lukewarm people love God, but they do not love him with all their heart, soul, and strength. They would be quick to assure you they try to love God that much, but that sort of total devotion isn't really possible for the average person; its only for pastors and missionaries and radicals. Matthew 22:37-38.

10. Lukewarm people love others but do not seek to love others as much as they love themselves. Their love for others is typically focused on those who love them in return, like family, friends, and other people they know and connect with. Little love is left over for those who cannot love them back, much less for those who intentionally slight them, whose kids are better athletes than theirs, or with whom conversations are awkward or uncomfortable. Their love is highly conditional and very selective, and generally comes with strings attached. Matthew 5:43-47, Luke 14:12-14.

11. Lukewarm people, in many respects, are practical atheists. While they believe in God they live as though God does not exist. They do not consult with him much less follow his leading.

12. Lukewarm people think about life on earth much more often than eternity in heaven. Daily life is mostly focused on today's to-do list, this week's schedule, and next month's vacation. Rarely, if ever do they intently consider the life to come. In fact, they are prone to say when asked "How are you doing?" "Not well, but better than the alternative," as though the alternative of sending eternity with Jesus is worse than life on this planet. Philippians 3:18-20.

13. Lukewarm people are thankful for their luxuries and comforts, and rarely consider trying to give as much as possible to the poor. Matthew 25:34, 40, Isaiah 58:6-7.

14. Lukewarm people do whatever is necessary to alleviate their guilt. They want to do the bare minimum, to be "good enough" without requiring too much of them. 1 Chronicles 29:14, Matthew 13:44-46.

15. Lukewarm people are continually concerned with playing it safe; they are slaves to the god of control. This focus on safe living keeps them sacrificing and risking for God. Matthew 10:28.

16. Lukewarm people feel secure because they attend church, made a profession of faith at age twelve, were baptized, come from a Christian family, vote Republican, or live in America.

17. Luke warm people do not live by faith; their lives are structured so they never have to. They don't have to trust God if something unexpected happens-they have their savings account. They don't need God to help them-they have their retirement plan in place. They don't genuinely seek out what life God would have them live-they have life figured and mapped out. They don't depend on God on a daily basis-their refrigerators are full and, for the most part, they are in good health. The truth is, their lives wouldn't look much different if they suddenly stopped believing in God. Luke 12:16-21.

18. Lukewarm people probably drink and swear less than average, but besides that, they really aren't very different from your typical unbeliever. They equate their partially sanitized lives with holiness, but they couldn't be more wrong. Matthew 23:25-28, Luke 14:34-35.

19. Lukewarm people pray more in public and when called upon than they do in private. Prayer means little to them. If it means anything to them it is a help line to God when things go wrong in their lives not a private conversation to know the God of the Universe.

20. Lukewarm people rarely read the Bible. They have plenty in their homes, mind you, but they seldom pick it up to read, let alone study or meditate on or follow its commands.

21. Lukewarm people get upset about the little stuff while being unconcerned about the big issues. In other words, they will get angry over being personally inconvenienced-especially at church-while indifferent to the plights of injustice, ethnic cleansing, and racial hatred that exist in the world.

What's frightening about these statements
 is that many of those statements apply to me.
And, if we are honest, they apply to most people
 in our churches who call themselves Christians.
At times I am lukewarm. Are you?

Francis Chan in his book Crazy Love adds: "As I see it, a Lukewarm Christian is an oxymoron; there's no such thing. To put it plainly, church goers who are lukewarm are not Christians. We will not see them in heaven." That's a frightening thought.


*as seen in Rick Ezell's "One Minute Uplift" weekly email devotional.
Dr. Ezell is pastor of First Baptist Church in Greer, South Carolina.

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Life AFTER Abortion...


Recently, I was listened to this podcast interview with Carri Taylor on His Heartbeat for Women, where Carri shares about her latest project 'Life After Abortion', a DVD featuring women who's lives have been forever changed by this "choice" that carries lasting consequences.

 
Please make time to watch this
 23 minute preview of 'Life After Abortion'
 
 
This is one of the most powerful documentaries
that I have ever seen regarding abortion.
Please watch the video, share with others
& consider purchasing & passing along to churches & schools.
~ Karla Meachem 
 




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FREE e-Book: Fired Up or Burned Out


Looking for a resource
to build up your ministry staff?
Michael Lee Stallard, president of E Pluribus Partners, and Rev. Jason Pankau, president of Life Spring Network, share about how to transform your organization through the power of connection in Fired Up or Burned Out.

Fired Up or Burned Out will give you & your team insight into the following:

*  What Fires Us Up?

*  The Three Keys to Connecting Your Team and Lighting Their Fires (based on Christian values) 

*  The Fire Starts with You: Become a Person of Character and Connection to Light the Team Around You

*  Learn from Twenty Great Leaders Over Twenty Days 

  This resource was shared at ChurchLeaders.com;
to pick up your FREE e-Book download. 


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Heart Exam

Monday, December 13, 2010


How is your spiritual
and emotional heart health?

12 Types of Heart Damage:

*  The Abandoned Heart

*  The Rejected Heart

*  The Angry Heart

*  The Defiled Heart

*  The Detached Heart

*  The Judgemental Heart

*  The Bitter Heart

*  The Controlling Heart

*  The Proud Heart

*  The Rebellious Heart

*  The Immoral Heart

*  The Temporal Heart

These 12 types of hardened hearts are described at length
in Bob & Cheryl Moeller's book entitled 'The Marriage Miracle.'   

Bob & Cheryl have designed a 12 page FREE Heart Exam to help you
discover if you have heart damage and what type it might be.

Print the 12 page Heart Exam.  Take it & score it.
Keep it for your personal devotions & reflection.




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Wholly Daze & Holy Nights Online Retreat



Online Retreat

December 16th, 2010

Register for 'Wholly Daze & Holy Nights'


12:00 p.m. CST

Join Julie Gorman as she shares essential steps on developing partners in ministry and enlarging your circle of influence. ‘Wanna’ know how to put “first things first” and stay in step with God’s call? Listen as Julie teaches creative and effective ways to communicate your vision, along with powerful and practical steps to effectively meet with other leaders and experts who share your passion.   Listen as Julie teaches creative and effective ways to communicate your vision, along with powerful and practical steps to effectively meet with other leaders and experts who share your passion. God’s equipped you and empowered you for a specific purpose. The mission of this broadcast is to help you discover your passion, develop your passion, and then link together with other partners who share your passion.




6:00 p.m. CST

Do you remember Dolly Parton’s song, 9-5?  Have you ever really paid attention to the lyrics? Do you
ever feel as though this song describes you?  If so, you are not alone.  Not only does God have a specific purpose for your life, but He desires that you would use your gifts, skills, and talents to impact this world for him through your life, including your working life. Come chat with Jennifer Bennett as she shares how to not only make good career decisions, but also, how to avoid falling into the trap that so many women fall into-living life on a 9-5 schedule.





How to attend this retreat:

A donation of your choice allows you access to this month’s LIVE Virtual Retreat AND you will receive a special passcode that gives you access to all the presentation downloads after the LIVE retreat! You can listen to the retreat presentations over and over again at your own leisure. All of this for a donation of your choice! Valued at $97.00 Allow God to direct you in choosing the amount that you can or would like to pay!


(c)  Women of Passionate Purpose - http://womenofpassionatepurpose.com



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No Looking Back

Sunday, December 12, 2010



No Looking Back ~ Damita


THEREFORE THEN,
since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses
 [who have borne testimony to the Truth],
let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight)
 and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us,
 and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence
 the appointed course of the race that is set before us.
~  Hebrews 12:1 Amplified

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The Secret of a Merry Christmas ~ Online Bible Study


Do you dread the Christmas holidays?

Does January usher in
an empty bank account
& emotional disappointment?


Don't let STRESS steal the
 JOY of your CHRISTMAS
 this year!!!



'The Secret of a Merry Christmas'
ONLINE BIBLE STUDY

In this study:

 *  Learn 4 truths that will help you discover the
deepest meaning of Christmas.

*  Truly celebrate the birth of Christ like never before!

*  Find out how to give 10 gifts without even spending a penny!!!


*Important note:
Enroll by December 15th, 2010 
& receive access to ALL of the 2010 studies.

The 2010 studies are ONLY available to you
until December 15 when they are moved from the archives.
So feel free to download & save the 2010 lessons you want to keep.

Blessings,
Mary Sutherland

2010 Studies include:
 

If You Aim at Nothing ... You Will Hit It

Love That Never Fails

The Power of Forgiveness

Take This Job and Love It

It's Never Too Late to Be Great

 
The key to living a LIFE OF VICTORY 
is learning how to understand
and apply God's truths in daily life.

 
Thanx Mary for making this INCREDIBLE OFFER
available for my faithful friends!!!
~ Karla Meachem


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Advent Candles ~ A Poem by Connie Arnold


Light a candle of Hope for the first week of December;
As Advent candles are lit, we should always try to remember
The baby, whose birth we celebrate and which we now await,
Is the Hope of the world whose coming we joyfully anticipate.

Light a candle of Peace, the second one we light,
As we await the One who saves from the dark of night.
This is the Messiah, whom prophets long foretold,
The One wise men brought frankincense, myrrh and gold.

Light a candle of Joy, and this will be the third,
As we rejoice and sing, like the angels the shepherds heard.
This joy is a special blessing that grows as the time draws near,
As we approach Christ’s coming and wait for Him to appear.

Light a candle of Anticipation for the final one,
As we near the celebration of the birth of God’s holy Son.
We wait for the imminent coming of the greatest gift of Love,
When God sends His beloved Son to earth from heaven above.

© Connie Arnold

 
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The Intentional Marriage

Friday, December 10, 2010


Join Lynn Donovan
and Dineen Miller
every Second Friday
 of the month
LIVE at 11:30am EST

This program has no limits!!

Join Lynn & Dineen as they will discuss,
laugh about and discover the aspects of
 living married life.


(c)  Spiritually Unequal Marriage - http://www.spirituallyunequalmarriage.com/
Finding practical help and encouragement to THRIVE in a spiritually unequal marriage.



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Don't Give Up When You're By the Brook

Thursday, December 09, 2010



Don't Give Up When You're by the Brook ~ Perry Noble

In this segment, Perry Noble speaks about how
God never gives up on us...
even when the brook is dry.


For more leadership content or to purchase the full talk,
 visit http://catalystspace.com/




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EMPOWERING Quotes


For the rest of your life...
don't confuse religious busyness
with spiritual oneness with Jesus.


(c)   p.13  Rest Assured by Nancy McGuirk



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The Power Behind 2 Little Words

Wednesday, December 08, 2010



I Can't

How many times have you said the words, "I can't!"
 
Join Elmer Laydon from The Whisper of God for an amazing video presentation
about the power behind these 2 little words.
 
Are you limiting your God-given potential?
 
I love the example that Eldon shares in this short video
about the transforming effects of seeing ourselves the way God sees us.
 
Want more encouragement?
 Be sure to visit The Whisper of God.
 
 
(c) The Whisper of God - http://www.thewhisperofgod.com/




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The Mend Mark


Still looking for a Christmas gift?

The Mend Mark tells a
 powerful story in 2 words

Have you been “Marked?” The Mend Mark is a mission, a movement, an entire revolution. It is a bracelet meant to remind its wearers of Christ’s love and sacrifice, and its message is the passion of its creator, Hunter Harrison.

The Mend Mark is an innovative and distinctive bracelet that is designed to reflect the scars and nail holes of Jesus. When worn, the band resembles the deep holes of the nail driven into the wrists of Jesus during his crucifixion. By bringing the story of Jesus’ life and death to constant awareness by wearing a bracelet, Mend Mark is meant to powerfully remind wearers of the ultimate act of love Jesus made for all of humankind. One circle is imprinted with the word “love,” and the other says “remember.”

Harrison’s mission is to remind all to remember Christ’s love in both his life and death. But more than only a poignant recollection, the Mend Mark is meant to inspire and motivate wearers to live a life of service. Harrison strives to bring people together around the simplicity and power of love as lived by Jesus. But this is no example of passive love. The Mend Mark calls individuals in all walks of life to love with a profound sincerity and commitment great enough to change a neighborhood, a community, a world.

Harrison leads this call to love and sacrifice by example and joins hands with each Mend Mark bracelet purchaser to take the first step in global change. A portion of each bracelet sold goes to support Living Water International, an organization combating the clean water crisis victimizing over one billion people worldwide. Each $5,000 given will result in one well drilled, providing a community with clean water.

But wearers should be prepared to be seen. Unique in its design, the Mend Mark is sure to be noticed and gives wearers an opportunity to share the story of the profound love of Jesus for each and every person. “It was important to me that the design was simple and generic enough that the observer had to ask about it to know what it meant. But I also wanted it to appear distinctive enough that it sparked curiosity,” reveals creator Hunter Harrison. “I wanted it to require the wearer of the product to engage in conversation about the love of Christ (and hopefully show that love to others) instead of just letting the product talk for them.”

Launched in late 2009 after a year and a half of packaging, material, and design development by Harrison, the bracelet has been sold across the United States, Canada, and the UK and has been featured in retail stores as well. The Mend Mark bracelet movement has grown to further fame after being worn during performances by American Idol winner Lee Dewyze, Idol runner up Siobhan Magnus, Decyfer Down, Israel Houghton & New Breed, Pillar, and Finding Favour, to name a few. 

 “I want it to be more than just another bracelet;
I want it to represent a movement.”  ~ Harrison
Based on the way things are going,
a movement is exactly what it is becoming!!!


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25 Days of FREE!!!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010


EVERY day through Christmas,
Amazon.com is unveiling
to download free for a limited time.

You can also find more FREE holiday music, $5 holiday albums,
new 2010 holiday releases...and more...in the Holiday mp3 store.

Put the Holidays in your Headphones!!!



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Taming the Holiday Stress Monster ~ FREE Tele-Seminar


FREE Tele-Seminar


December 11th, 2010

11:00 a.m. EST

Join Amy Jo Garner, CEO of Christian Women United in Business, as she talks with
 Stephanie Tweed, Health Coach and proprietor of Soul ProsperiTEA,
about how women can make it through the holiday season
with their health and their sanity intact!

The days between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day
can be filled with the joy of family and friends.
Those days can also be filled with stress,
poor eating habits, and a general sense of anxiety.

Listen in as Stephanie and Amy Jo
talk about some things we can do (and perhaps not do)
 to make the holidays a time of peace and joy
instead of a time of headaches and belly aches."

FREE Registration

If you are unable to make the live event;
please sign up anyways & a recording will be sent to you after the tele-seminar.

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Don't Forget Jesus


Don't Forget Jesus
 
Christmas is a special time
To reflect on Jesus Christ
The wonder of His lowly birth
Brings meaning to our lives

There really is no other reason
We celebrate this day
The birth of God’s precious son
And the life He willingly gave

But so much seems to distract us
In the busy-ness of our lives
We lose our focus in all the happenings
Not knowing, we leave out Christ

We lose sight of the true meaning
As we endlessly rush about
Trying to find that perfect gift
Seems to cloud our Saviour out

We need to stop and reflect awhile
Remembering our precious Lord
His birth, His life and sacrifice
And all that He stands for

For though the world may celebrate
It seems though for other reasons
Let’s keep in mind that Jesus Christ
Is the true meaning of the season

© By M.S.Lowndes


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FREE Christmas Music from Elevation Worship


FREE Christmas Music


Merry Christmas from Elevation Worship!!!





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