EMPOWERING CHRISTIAN WOMEN: April 2011 Blogger Widgets

This Too Shall Pass

Friday, April 29, 2011

This Too Shall Pass

If I can endure for this minute
Whatever is happening to me,
No matter how heavy my heart is
Or how dark the moment may be-

If I can remain calm and quiet
With all the world crashing about me,
Secure in the knowledge God loves me
When everyone else seems to doubt me-

If I can but keep on believing
What I know in my heart to be true,
That darkness will fade with the morning
And that this will pass away, too-

Then nothing in life can defeat me
For as long as this knowledge remains
I can suffer whatever is happening
For I know God will break all of the chains

That are binding me tight in the darkness
And trying to fill me with fear-
For there is no night without dawning
And I know that my morning is near.

~ Helen Steiner Rice

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Contest: Mom's Care Package

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Set Free to Live Free Contest

You can enter to win a $100 VISA card,
a bouquet of flowers delivered on Mother’s Day
(for yourself or your own mom!)
and an autographed copy of the book!

Contest runs from May 1st - 6th, 2011


 "You can not change
what you will not confront"
~ Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith

 for a chance to win a Free Mom Care Package!

* Complete details for the contest are shared
under the PROMOS link, listed on left side of the fanpage.

(c)  Contest is sponsored by Revell and Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith






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On My Father's Side

Friday, April 22, 2011



On My Father's Side - The Barn Again Gang
 
This song will touch your heart.
enJOY!!!

 




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The Importance of Brokenness

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Importance of Brokenness
 - Watchman Nee
 
From the book, "The Release of the Spirit"
 
Knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him,
that the body of sin might be done away with,
that we should no longer be slaves of sin.
~ Romans 6:6


PART 1 of 2: The Importance of Brokenness - Watchman Nee

Watchman Nee became a Christian
in mainland China in 1920
 at the age of seventeen
and began writing in the same year.
 
In 1952 he was imprisoned for his faith;
he remained in prison until his death in 1972.
 




















PART 2 of 2: The Importance of Brokenness - Watchman Nee

I have been crucified with Christ;
it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me;
and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God,
who loved me and gave Himself for me.
~ Galatians 2:20



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{EXPIRED} FREE Kindle Edition of 'The Message - NT- Psalms & Proverbs'

Monday, April 18, 2011

FREE Kindle Edition of
The Message - NT - Psalms & Proverbs

* ONLY Available for a Limited Time

Product Description

THE POWER OF THE NEW TESTAMENT.THE PASSION OF THE PSALMS.THE WISDOM OF THE PROVERBS.
Many people assume that a book about a holy God should sound elevated, stately, and ceremonial. If this is how you've always viewed the Bible, you're about to make a surprising discovery.

The Message brings the life-changing power of the New Testament, the vibrant passion of the Psalms, and the rich, practical wisdom of Proverbs into easy-to-read modern language that echoes the rhythm and idioms of the original Greek and Hebrew. Written in the same kind of language you'd use to talk with friends, write a letter, or discuss politics, The Message preserves the authentic, earthy flavor and the expressive character of the Bible's best-loved books.

Whether you've been reading the Bible for years or are exploring it for the first time, The Message will startle and surprise you. And it will allow you to experience firsthand the same power and directness that motivated its original readers to change the course of history so many centuries ago. (c) Amazon.com

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FREE Webinar: Through the Leadership Maze


FREE Webinar

with Elisa Morgan and
Synergy's Carolyn Custis James

May 25th, 2011

Are you stuck in your leadership life?

Join Elisa Morgan, President of Mission: Momentum and Publisher of FullFill
 and her guest, Synergy's Carolyn Custis James, author of Lost Women of the Bible,
The Gospel of Ruth and the newest release, Half the Church.

You'll discover where you're "stuck" and why
as we move to next steps to get out of the stuckness.

Don't miss this free offering to the first 100 registrants!

to register for this FREE webcast!




 ... a place where you can live out your influence

FullFill™ is for women in all seasons of life.
FullFill™ is a ministry of Mission: Momentum,
a nonprofit effort focusing on mobilizing women
to invest their influence in the world for God's purposes.




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EMPOWERING Quotes


"To wait on God successfully,
we must come to derive more fulfillment
by being with Him
than by working for Him."

~  Bob Sorge



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Christ's Passion, Are You Crucified?

Sunday, April 17, 2011



Christ's Passion, Are You Crucified?

I have been crucified with Christ
and I no longer live,
 but Christ lives in me.
 
The life I now live in the body,
I live by faith in the Son of God,
who loved me and gave Himself for me.

~ Galatians 2:20 NIV




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EMPOWERING Quotes


People are often
unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind,
people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful,
you will win some unfaithful friends
and some genuine enemies.
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere,
 people may deceive you.
Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating,
others could destroy overnight.
Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness,
some may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today,
will often be forgotten.
Do good anyway.

Give the best you have,
and it will never be enough.
Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis,
it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.

~  Mother Teresa



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I'm Down With You ~ An Inspired Journey

Saturday, April 16, 2011



I'm Down With You: An Inspired Journey (excerpt)
 
An excerpt from a documentary film

by Lubosh Cech and Jagatjoti Khalsa.


I’m Down with You will take you on an inspired journey
with the people of the Down syndrome community.

With the gift of an extra chromosome,
they are in fact not “disabled” but “abled”
 – with the ability to love without hierarchy, have strong self-esteem
and impact everyone they touch with an uplifting spirit
found too rarely in our world these days.

I’m Down with You features over 100 portraits of individuals, families and friends
as well as essays by Betsy Goodwin, NDSS Founder; Sharon Stone,
Actor and Activist; Anthony Shriver, CEO and Founder of Best Buddies;
John McGinley, Actor and National Spokesperson for Buddy Walk;
and Jagatjoti Khalsa, photographer and creator of I’m Down with You.

For more information about the documentary and book, please visit: 
 http://www.imdownwithyou.com/

Be sure to check it out;
 the photos are breath-taking!

(c)  I'm Down With You



God Doesn't Make Mistakes ~ Down Syndrome Song

Written by Steve Moser, the father of a child with Down syndrome,
God Doesn't Make Mistakes is available as a CD
 from http://newfamilymusic.com/.




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FREE Christian Audiobook Download ~ Churched

FREE Christian
Audiobook Download

Churched

* ONLY available for  a Limited Time

Churched is a collection of stories that detail an American boy's experiences growing up in a culture where men weren't allowed let their hair grow to touch their ears ("an abomination "), women wouldn't have been caught dead in a pair of pants (unless swimming), and the pastor couldn't preach a sermon without a healthy dose of hellfire and brimstone. Matthew grapples with the absurdity of a Sunday School Barbie burning, the passionate annual boxing match between the pastor and Satan, and the holiness of being baptized a fifth time-while growing into a young man who, amidst the chaotic mess of religion, falls in love with Jesus. (c) christianaudio.com

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FREE Webinar ~ Church Response to Domestic Violence

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FREE Webinar

Church Response to Domestic Violence

April 19th, 2011
12 p.m. CDT


Churches are often well intended as they respond to those in their church who experience domestic violence, yet how they respond can further wound a victim and give power to the abuser. In this seminar, we will address four basic categories of involvement for the Christian community as they begin to address this issue in their churches.


There is HOPE in healing!



(c)  Focus Ministries - http://www.focusministries1.org/






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EMPOWERING Quotes



Give Satan an inch
and he'll be a ruler.

~ author unknown




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FREE Webcast with Abby Johnson

Thursday, April 14, 2011


FREE Webcast
with Abby Johnson
a former abortion clinic director
for Planned Parenthood

Hosted by Kelly Rosati, Vice President of Community Outreach for Focus on the Family,
you’ll discover why Abby is now an advocate for the pro-life pregnancy centers
and clinics around the nation that truly serve women and save lives.

Special guests include:

Dr. Peggy Hartshorn
President of Heartbeat International

Tom Glessner
Founder and President of the
 National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA)

Melinda Delahoyde
President of Care Net
to register for this FREE online event.


(c) Unite for Life Webcast - http://uniteforlifewebcast.org/



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Spring is Here; Let's Get Organized!

More Information

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
8 PM EDT

Special Guest ~ Laura Wittmann
 http://orgjunkie.com/

Laura is the author of
“Clutter Rehab: 101 Tips and Tricks to Become an Organization Junkie and Love It!”
and an everyday Mom of 3. She is passionate about creating an
 “Inviting and peaceful household environment for her family and all that enter,
 that is conducive to living simply, loving deeply, and laughing abundantly!”

Plus, we’ll have a panel of everyday women who will share
their practical resources and experiences
as they seek to live a simple, organized life.

The panel includes:



Faith Cracraft from http://pliable.wordpress.com/


* Get motivated to organize your home and life for spring!

* Discover how to create organized solutions and systems
 that will work for YOU and your family!

* Hear from everyday women who are purging, simplifying,
decluttering, and getting organized for spring!

* Then, the iBloom life coaches will help you
create a personalized plan to get YOU organized for spring!

This call is FREE for all iBloom members!

Not a member?
Join now...

When you sign-up, you’ll be able to connect
with other members in our iBloom Membership Community!
Plus, as an added bonus,
you’ll have immediate access to the March Membership Call
Discover Easy Ways to Save BIG Money
with MoneySavingMom.com guru Crystal Paine!


 about iBloom & what they have to offer!!!

(c)  iBloom



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Sweetly Broken

Tuesday, April 12, 2011



Sweetly Broken ~ Jeremy Riddle

sweetly broken...wholly surrendered




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{EXPIRED} FREE Kindle Edition of 'Stuck in the Middle'

FREE Kindle Edition of
Stuck in the Middle

Product Description

Joan Sanderson's life is stuck. Her older sister, Allie, is starting a family and her younger sister, Tori, has a budding career. Meanwhile, Joan is living at home with Mom and looking after her aging grandmother. Not exactly a recipe for excitement. That is, until a hunky young doctor moves in next door. Suddenly Joan has a goal--to get a date. But it won't be easy. Pretty Tori flirts relentlessly with him and Joan is sure that she can't compete. But with a little help from God, Allie, and an enormous mutt with bad manners, maybe Joan can find her way out of this rut. Book 1 of the Sister-to-Sister series, Stuck in the Middle combines budding romance, spiritual searching, and a healthy dose of sibling rivalry.  (c) Amazon.com

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EMPOWERING Quotes

Monday, April 11, 2011


"God is more concerned with
conforming me to the
likeness of His Son
than leaving me in
my comfort zones."

~  Joni Eareckson Tada


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The Cup


THE CUP

by Francis Frangipane

When I first came to Christ, the Lord gave me a dream about my future. I thought that everything the Lord said was supposed to occur immediately; I didn't know of the work of preparation and dying to self, of learning patience and maintaining vision through testing that would occur before God's promise would find fulfillment. Consequently, I was filled with ambition. Ambition is the first motive that arises in the spiritually immature. I was like the disciples who, a few days after Jesus' resurrection, were already asking, "Lord, is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom" (Acts 1:6)?

Ambition is very deceptive. It can seem just like obedience, yet because we don't truly know the Lord, the voice we find ourselves obeying is not God's, but our own. Our vision can actually be from God, but our motive be self. Consequently, where there is ambition, James tells us there will soon emerge "disorder and every evil thing" (James 3:16). Why? Because we begin thinking we can accomplish the will of God through the strength of man. We are seeking a breakthrough; God wants to give us brokenness.

The spiritually immature do not recognize their immaturity because they are immature. Thus, they become impatient, fearful and demanding. Because pride blinds the ambitious, we presume we are ready for greater assignments in God. In fact, we become a harder assignment for those who work with us, for our actions continually generate strife.

Ambition seeks to put to death what stands between it and spiritual fulfillment. Yet, it is ambition itself which must die to reach fulfillment. Webster's tells us that ambition is "an earnest desire for some type of achievement or distinction, as wealth or fame, and the willingness to strive for it." The word translated "ambition" in the NAS is rendered "strife" in the King James. Truly, ambition is a major cause for strife, church splits and conflicts within the church.

I thought having a promise from God was the same thing as receiving a command from God. I did not understand what I personally lacked in character nor what I needed to attain concerning faithfulness and thankfulness. These things needed to be worked in me before God would fulfill His promises, miracles and opportunities. What I became for God was more important than what I did for Him.

Today, I am living in the spiritual substance of what was just a dream thirty years ago. My ambitions have suffered greatly, yet my dreams are being fulfilled. While I have not yet arrived at the greatest aspects of my calling, I understand the difference between ambition and true leadership and it is this: Ministry is not a call to lead, but to die.

Every advance that I have made spiritually was preceded by an opportunity to die to self. The power in my life comes from where I have died to self and now live unto Christ.

Do you want to advance spiritually? God will arrange opportunities for you to die to self. You must discern them. Dying to self and its ambition is the means of reaching true spiritual fulfillment. If you react to the opportunity to die with anger or resentment, you will fail to reach fulfillment. However, if you can maintain your vision even while your ambition dies, you will succeed. Death precedes life. Truly, we must die to go to heaven.

We Each Carry Something

A godly vision is not the same thing as a godly motive. Jesus preached that the kingdom of heaven was at hand. This is vision. But He also taught this: If any man would follow Me, let him "take up his cross." If we would follow Him we must pick up our cross. Notice He said we each had a special cross: let him pick up his cross. God has a cross made just for you; it is tailored exactly your size.

En route to your spiritual fulfillment there will inevitably be many opportunities to stumble. I have heard that out of every forty seminary graduates only one retires as a pastor. Few are those who truly carry the cross throughout their lives. But hear me well: If you do not carry your cross, you will undoubtedly carry an offense. Are you carrying offenses now? You will know if you are if, when you look to the past, instead of remembering how God delivered you, you primarily remember how people hurt you.

You see, our definition of success must be transformed . Ambition defines achievement as "A well known name and praise from man." God, however, says success is becoming Christlike. Thus, the Father indeed will allow offenses to come where you will either forgive and become Christlike or become trapped in an offense, a wound or injustice. You ask, "Why would God do that?" Because the goal is not to start churches, take cities or have revivals; the goal is to become Christlike. Christ requires that you forgive offenses and that you use offenses as an opportunity to grow in love.

"Why doesn't the Lord protect me from hardship?" you ask. He does. Your protection is to carry your cross. The cross represents the perfection of love in your life. If you don't carry the cross, you will experience a progressive loss of love, just as Jesus warned, "because iniquity abounds, the love of many grows cold."

The Signs of a True Ministry

On occasion, ministers will approach me and confess they are jealous of how the Lord has used me. They see the outward signs of ministry: churches uniting, large conferences, travel, and book sales. They do not see the cost. I have faced death threats from satanists and persecutions from Christians. For instance, often I see satanic graffiti and vandalism on hosting churches' street signs. I also face the persecution of Christians who have feared the idea of unity. As a result, I've found my name slandered in books and periodicals, even named by misguided Christians as the "antichrist" or a "false prophet."

Once, a host pastor was murdered just before I was to come speak for a conference. So, I brought along our co-pastors Bill and Tim from River of Life. Tim shared with me recently that the first night there he had to search his heart, "Would he step between me and an assailant, would he take a knife for me if I were attacked?"

I appreciated that his answer was "Yes." But in a hundred other conferences, where there has been no one to stand between me and a crazed assailant, I've had to prayerfully consider, "Am I willing to die for the Lord by going to this conference armed only with the gospel?" Additionally, I possessed deep concerns about my children and their safety when I was gone: How do I deal with their vulnerability to potential physical attack?

Any volunteers for my assignment? Like Paul, I've had to say, "I die daily." I have had to die to fears caused by threats and the possibilities of terrible evil, things that most people never think of, not in their worst nightmares. As I said, I have learned that a call to leadership is a call to die. To the degree that we die to self, we lead others. Everything else is just religion without power.

In Matthew 20:17-19 Jesus sought to prepare His disciples for the hardships that awaited them. He warned that a time was coming when He would be mocked, scourged and crucified for the sake of redemption! In the midst of this utterly sober warning, incredibly, the mother of James and John requested of Jesus fulfillment of her family's ambitions! She said, "Command that in Your kingdom these two sons of mine may sit, one on Your right and one on Your left" (vs 21).

She's thinking advancement, position and place; Jesus is thinking scourging, mocking and death. She's looking for the crown; Christ spoke of the cross. Jesus' answer speaks not only to silence her ambitions, He speaks to ours as well:

"You do not know what you are asking for. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?"

They said to Him, "We are able" (vs 22). In truth, they hadn't the foggiest idea of the price that was to be paid. It was only pride, ignorance and ambition talking. Yet, listen to how Jesus answered them (verse 23): "My cup you shall drink; but to sit on My right and on My left, this is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by My Father." Hear this you who desire to lead. Jesus was telling them: I cannot fulfill your ambitions. I can only show you how to die.

"My cup you shall drink," He told them. Yes. And we too shall drink His cup. He described the elements of that cup as He continued, again slaying the dragon of ambition, "...whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave; just as the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and give Himself as a ransom for many" (verses 27 & 28). If you will advance with Christ, you will drink His cup. What's in the cup? Suffering for the sake of love. Giving yourself "a ransom" for the sake of redemption. This is the cup that leads to destiny: suffering for others.

"But you don't understand Francis, I've been hurt." Excuse me, but I rebuke the spirit of self pity that is tormenting you and I command it to leave. Now, follower of Jesus, grow up! Forgive the offense and let it go. Moreover, not only forgive it, become an intercessor for the one who hurt you. Become one who lays down his life for those who wounded you. This is not a deep truth; it is the basic path of Christ!

Paul wrote of the source of power in his life. He said, "that the surpassing greatness of the power may be of God and not from ourselves; we are afflicted...but not crushed... always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus that the life of Jesus might be manifested through our mortal flesh" (2 Corinthians 4:7-10). What is this "dying of Jesus"? It is dying the way Jesus died, uttering "Father, forgive them ." The only way ambition can be fulfilled is if we are ambitious to die for the redemption of others.

"For we who live are constantly being delivered over to death for Jesus' sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So death works in us, but life in you" (2 Cor 4:11-12). This is the heart of leadership, or true Christian maturity: we are delivered over to death that the very life of Jesus, the actual substance of His character, may be manifested in our mortal flesh. Ambition will fail us, but Paul says, "So death works in us." Death works. Death of self leads to the manifest life of Jesus. This is success; here abides true spiritual fulfillment. Leadership is just a call to die. Spiritual maturity is to drink deeply of the cup of Christ.


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FREE Online Conference: Staff Infection


Cultivating a Healthy Church Team


FREE Online Conference

May 18th, 2011

1:00 p.m. EST

 
Topics to be Discussed at STAFF INFECTION:

* Leading vs. managing
* Team building
* Staff accountability
* Honesty on your team
* Trust and respect among teammates
* Cooperation on your team
* Humor in leadership/teamwork
* Physical/emotional support
* Communication on your team
* Dealing with staff changes
* Hiring/Firing challenges
* Planning, vision, the future
* Listening vs. talking
* Changing leadership team structure
* Effective staff meetings
* Eliminating silos/integration
* Peace-making/conflict resolution
* The value of self-control in teamwork
* Independence/interdependence
* Implementing organization changes
* The importance of prayer
* Competition on your team
* Humility of team members
* Dealing with depressed or temperamental team members

Is your church staff a picture of good health,
or are you in desperate need of a check-up?

Get practical advice from some of the greatest church teams in the country;
learn how your team can work better together!

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Let Thy Kingdom Come

Saturday, April 09, 2011



Kingdom Come ~ Nicole C. Mullen
 
Let thy Kingdom come
 
in our homes...
 
on our jobs...
 
in our churches...
 
in our government...
 
in our relationships...
 
in our schools...
 
in our marriages...
 
LET THY KINGDOM COME!!!
 
But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom
and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right),
and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.
 
~ Matthew 6:33 AMP





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Beyond the Closet Door Blog Tour

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Hello,

This is Sharon Jenkins. I want to thank you for participating in my blog tour this week. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. I hope and pray this week to bring you and your blog’s visitor’s awareness and to encourage you to be a voice for a child in trouble.

Did you know …

· A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds. (Can you imagine how many incidents of abuse are not reported?)

· Almost five children die every day as a result of child abuse. More than three out of four are under the age of 4.

· 90% of child sexual abuse victims know the perpetrator in some way; 68% are abused by family members.

· Child abuse occurs at every socioeconomic level, across ethnic and cultural lines, within all religions and at all levels of education.[1]

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has an organization called Child Welfare Information Gateway. This organization connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. Their research has found that successful interventions must both reduce risk factors and promote protective factors to ensure the well-being of children and families.

As a child abuse prevention advocate, I admonish you to take an active role in your community to prevent child abuse. When we value children, we value our future. Become a “rescuer” in your community. For more information about this topic visit http://www.childwelfare.gov/, I care and so should you.

What Sharon Wants Readers to Learn from Reading Beyond the Closet Door

About the Author

Sharon Jenkins shares her very personal story of how she went from victim to victor over abuse. The book Beyond the Closet Door… is centered on her closet experience as toddler and how this experience of neglect has shaped every life experience she has had since then. She chronicles its effect from that point through her adulthood. This book is not about blame but perseverance. The silent scream of abuse continues to cry out in this nation and as an advocate for the abused she has made it her personal mission to help others child abuse adult victims “stop the hurting.”

Known locally as The Master Communicator, the author is proficient in communicating the plight of the abused child in this revelatory book. Ms. Jenkins is a motivational speaker and workshop facilitator. She is also the co-author of another inspirational book, Songs of Three Sisters, and an avid contributor to local magazines and newspapers. She is current a writer for Beauty Come Forth E-Magazine.


About the Book

Sharon C. Jenkins celebrates the demonstrated power of faith to heal adult child abuse victims. All sufferers of child abuse deal with emotional issues in the aftermath of their oppression, whether it is physical, sexual, verbal, or mental. This work of nonfiction furnishes the breath of life for hope found within the resurrected soul touched by Calvary’s cost and empowers them to find purpose for their once shattered lives.



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[1] National Child Abuse Statistics, Childhelp, http://www.childhelp.org/




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Stockpiling Moms

Wednesday, April 06, 2011


Want to save money for your family?

Join Melissa Jennings and Shelley King-Steimer from Stockpiling Moms,
a family-friendly blog dedicated to helping families
 save money & stretch their budget.

Stockpiling Moms features deals, recipes, menu planning,
family fun activities, as well as many topics that
make household management easier.

Visit Stockpiling Moms!

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Are you new to stockpiling?

Want to learn how to save thousands of dollars per year?

The Stockpiling 101 Series includes:

*  What is a Stockpile?

*  How Do You Build a Stockpile?

*  How to Use the Freezer to Stockpile?

*  Monthly Menu Planning

*  Collecting Your Coupons

*  Create a Junk Email Account

*  Understanding the Sales Cycle

*  Organizing Your Coupons

*  Coupon Organization - How Do I Sort & File?

*  Coupon Lingo

*  Matching Your Coupons

*  Overage

*  How to Create a Price Book

*  Rainchecks

*  What is a Catalina?

*  Stockpiling for the Holidays

*  Foodsaver & Stockpiling

*  Bar Codes & Correct Use

*  Entertaining Your Children on a Coupon Run

*  Brands and Product Size

*  Organizing Your Stockpile

*  Inventory Your Stockpile

*  Filing Complaints with Corporate

*  Stockpiling for Emergencies

*  Understanding Coupons

*  Stockpiling with Little Storage

*  Store Policies

Visit the Stockpiling 101 Series to learn more.

(c)   Stockpiling Moms - A Guide to Frugal Living





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FREE Easter Devotional by Ann Voskamp



FREE Easter Devotional
by Ann Voskamp

Each day includes a Bible reading, a verse to prayerfully linger over, an action point for the day & a full color ornament to hang on your own Easter Passion tree.



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{EXPIRED} FREE Kindle Edition of 'Becoming a Woman of Freedom'

Tuesday, April 05, 2011


FREE Kindle Edition of
Becoming a Woman of Freedom

* Available ONLY for a Limited Time

Product Description

RUN THE RACE WITH FREEDOM.

The Christian life is supposed to be like a race-a race we run freely, unhindered by the burdens of this life. But often, the baggage we carry holds us back. It deprives us of our freedom in Christ and makes the race seem strenuous and futile.

If you ever feel that you're not making progress, lacking joy, or being weighed down by your Christian life-in spite of all you're doing to grow and serve-Becoming a Woman of Freedom will give you a second wind.

No matter what your age, circumstance, or spiritual maturity, Cynthia Heald will help you identify and lay aside the burdens that can make you feel "stuck," including past hurt and loss, poor self-image, approval-seeking, busyness, doubt and fear, and unhealthy influences.

"The goal of this study," writes Cynthia Heald, "is to help and encourage you through the Word, through the thoughts of those who have run the race ahead of you, and through your own reflections on the race you are running."

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Would You Be a Good Spiritual Coach?

Monday, April 04, 2011


Are you compassionate and caring?

Are you a good listener?

Do you want to share the message of hope with others?

Groundwire needs you!

Teens today can be overwhelmed searching for meaning amidst depressing hopelessness, negative self-image, and the pressure to be perfect. Groundwire, a current and innovative outreach, has become a ministry where teens find comfort, guidance, and answers delivered through multi-media communication. Groundwire leverages media and technology to meet teens exactly where they are — viewing, listening, texting, or chatting — and to invite them to voice their questions and struggles so they can find answers in the message of the Gospel.

The ministry builds its impact through broadcasting that strategically places television and radio spots on secular stations. Teens listening to popular radio broadcasts or viewing favorite shows on networks like MTV, VH1, Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim programming, and Comedy Central are interrupted by direct spots. These spots catch their attention, resonating with where they are today. Teens responding to the broadcast messages are invited to visit Groundwire’s website where they can chat with a live spiritual coach available day and night, as well as find a collection of resources such as podcasts by Groundwire’s founder and executive director, Sean Dunn, and daily devotionals.

To meet the needs of hurting teenagers across the country,
Groundwire is looking for additional online coaches.

Are you interested?

FAQ’s regarding volunteer spiritual coaches

What is Groundwire?

Groundwire is an international ministry aimed at broadcasting hope to students all over the world by leveraging the most effective media formats. Their radio spots are heard on both mainstream and Christian stations and their TV commercials are aired on MTV, VH1 and the Cartoon Network among others. Each spot points their audience to the Groundwire website where spiritual coaches are available to answer questions, encourage with biblical hope and pray for chatters.

What is the Coaching Line?

http://www.groundwire.net/ does not simply offer content, but conversation. The coaching line is an instant message platform that connects chatters with trained coaches in order to provide one-to-one real time conversation. Volunteers all over the world offer their time and talents in order to meet the needs of those searching.

Who is capable of being a spiritual coach?

Spiritual coaches are sold-out Believers who are committed to the Great Commission and love people. They realize that although they are not perfect, God can and desires to speak through them and they realize that technology offers amazing opportunities to minister to people all over the world. Coaches need to be over eighteen and willing to submit to a background check and go through the necessary training.

What are some of the needed qualities of a coach?

Compassionate, teachable, good listener, sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leading, patient, resilient and authentic.

What type of commitment are you looking for?

The typical coach offers two to four hours weekly on line, however some offer up to ten. Coaches set their own schedule on a monthly basis and coordinate with team leaders to offer the line sufficient coverage.

Can I coach from home?

Once a coach has been trained and given their log in information they can offer support from any location with internet connectivity.

Who would I be talking to?

Although Groundwire media buys are aimed at youth and young adults, and the majority of chats are in that age range, chatters have ranged from eleven to sixty-seven years of age and from over one hundred countries. The issues are very diverse ranging from the extremely depressed and suicidal person to the fifteen year old who is struggling with relationships.

What does the training look like?

Training begins when an application is completed and returned to the Director of Coaching. From that point the majority of training is done online and consists of learning how to deal with the different types of conversations that might take place. There are a series of written responses that take place in email format and then an online mock chat as well.

What type of oversight is offered?

In order to protect the integrity of the Groundwire mission and message, layers of organization and accountability are built into our procedures. Coaches are encouraged and offered additional training on an ongoing basis. Each chat is read to protect volunteers from accusations of inappropriate behavior as well as to ensure a consistent message is being presented. Each coach is assigned a team lead that will act as a mentor in an ongoing manner.

How will this benefit me as a person?

Seeing God speak through you to comfort someone who is struggling builds your confidence. On top of that the skills and discernment you will discover as you serve the Lord in this type of face to face ministry translate into your everyday life and the other areas where you serve.

Let your audience know how they can become Groundwire spiritual coaches!

For more information or to download an application,

Groundwire founder Sean Dunn is available for interviews.

For more information, contact:

Audra Jennings

Senior Media Specialist
The B&B Media Group
1-800-927-0517 Ext. 104 - ajennings(at)tbbmedia.com

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EMPOWERING Quotes


It's empowering
when you realize God knows
 your darkest secrets and yet still
openly declares His love for you!

~ Lisa Bevere



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Sermon Series: My Secret


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 Who are you when no one’s looking?

What secret are you holding in that nobody will ever know?

What’s the stuff you’ve tried to stuff way down deep…
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 Secrets. Let’s talk.

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Part 2:  Addictions

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Are you living under the weight of a secret?

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God wants to remove your guilt and fear, restore you, and transform your life.
You can take the first step toward healing right now by confessing your secret.

"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just
and will FORGIVE US OUR SINS
 and purify us from ALL unrighteouness."
 ~ 1 John 1:9

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It's not an be-all, end-all solution, but a place to begin the process
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 that carrying the burden of our shame alone is getting us nowhere.



"Therefore confess your sins to each other
and pray for each other SO THAT YOU MAY BE HEALED.
The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective."
 ~ James 5:16



So if the SON sets you FREE; you will be FREE INDEED!
~ John 8:36 NIV



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