EMPOWERING CHRISTIAN WOMEN: May 2011 Blogger Widgets

God of My Everything

Tuesday, May 31, 2011



God of My Everything ~ Bebo Norman

God of my hope
 
God of my need
 
God of my pain that no one else will ever see
 
God of my healing
 
God of my strength
 
God who has always and will forever reign
 
God of my everything




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FREE e-Book ~ Shattering the Shackles of Shame

Monday, May 23, 2011




FREE e-Book: 
Shattering the Shackles of Shame




Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Shame on You!

Chapter 2: The Spiral of Shame

Chapter 3: Inherited Shame

Chapter 4: Individual Shame

Chapter 5: Incessant Shame

Chapter 6: Imposed Shame

Chapter 7: Institutional Shame

Chapter 8: Shattering the Shackles

Chapter 9: Silencing the Accuser

Chapter 10: Life After Religion

Chapter 11: Receiving Double for Your Shame

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Do not fear, for you will not be ashamed;
Neither be disgraced, for you will not be put to shame;
For you will forget the shame...
And will not remember the reproach...anymore.
~ Isaiah 54:4

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Tear Down the Walls

Saturday, May 21, 2011



Tear Down the Walls  ~  Hillsong
 
He is ABLE.
 
Your LOVE is changing us!!!





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Pressing On...



Pressing On ~ Mary Alessi
 
I'm pressing on
 
I've overcome.  I'll keep the faith.  It won't be long.
 
I'm pressing on...
 
I'm pressing on...
 
I won't look back because the old me is dead & gone.
 
 I won't look to the left or the right
 
I won't stop.  I will stand.  I will fight.
 
Oooooohhh yeeaaahhh!!!
 
Are there any OVERCOMERS in this place?
 



Be sure to check out  Mary's site,
where you can read about her life altering experience.
 
Hear how this album was birthed!!!
 
LIFE~changing!!!
 
 
(c)  Mary Alessi - http://www.maryalessi.com/





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EMPOWERING Quotes

Thursday, May 19, 2011


"Do not let your happiness depend
on something you may lose…
ONLY (upon) the Beloved
who will NEVER pass away."

~ C.S. Lewis



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I Will Veil Myself in You



I Will Veil Myself in You
David Wilkerson

Lord, only You can speak to the depths of the soul
I don`t know who this is for
But Lord, I`m going to speak to those who have backslidden
To those, Oh Lord, who have been growing cold & indifferent
to the call of God & the things of Christ.
Oh God, come & speak.
 
God says, `The word that I`ve sent to you,
I didn`t send it out to be void.
But the word that I have given to you
is going to accomplish the very thing I said it would.`
 
Lord, I flee to You to hide me. 
Folks, the original in that says,
`I will veil myself in You.`
 
Now you think about it.
You see, our faith now cannot be based on emotion.
Our faith cannot be based on just the testimonies
 of others who have been delivered.
They can`t be cliches.
They can`t be just a shout.
 
We have to have a foundation
for the faith that we`re going to need.
And this has to be laying hold of
God`s own claims of who He is.
 
This whole things starts out right here.
 
Oh, hear my prayer, Lord.
Hear my supplication.
In Your faithfulness, answer me
And in Your righteousness.
 
And here`s a challenge.
God, here`s the basis upon which I come to You.
Not what I`ve heard in the past about people,
but here`s what You told me You are.
 
You said that You are faithful.
That You are just.
That You are holy.
You cannot lie.
You can`t be God if You aren`t faithful.
 
You said You are long-suffering.
You said You`re the God of peace.
You said You`re the God of my strength
 
Now I`m coming to You.
I`m going to lift my hands to You.
I`m going to believe what You said about Yourself.
And I am coming on the merits of nothing I have done,
no righteousness of my own, but on the promise of God.
What You told me.
 
Remember the word unto Your servant
which You have caused me to hope in.
This is my comfort in affliction.
For You have now quickedned me.
 
How was he quickened
Lord, God, I have lifted my hands to You.
I have trusted You.
I have claimed Your promises.
You are who You said You are.
 
From now on, I`m going to veil myself in You.
I`m going to cut myself off from all confidence in the flesh,
or in people, or in anyone else.
 
I`m going to throw myself at Your mercy.
Your grace! Your power! Your glory!
And I`m veiling myself in Christ.
 
 

 
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FREE e-Book ~ Faithful Women & Their Extraordinary God

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


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Scripture Snack ~ Woman

Tuesday, May 17, 2011



Scripture Snack - Woman - Beckah Shae

Scripture Snacks contain the recipe
 to feed, nourish, and encourage your soul, mind and spirit.
Made perfectly divine to satisfy those on the go cravings!

Here are a few other SCRIPTURE SNACKS
that you might like to check out:

Soundmind

Forgiveness

I'm Beautiful

Simply Free

Yeshua
 
(c)  Beckah Shae - http://www.beckahshae.com/

Love how they just use their voices!!!

Special thanx to Tessa Topia for sharing!!!




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FREE e-Book ~ So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore

Monday, May 16, 2011


What would you do if you met someone you thought just might be one of Jesus original disciples still living in the 21st Century? That's Jake's dilemma as he meets a man who talks of Jesus as if he had known him, and whose way of living challenges everything Jake had previously known. So You Don t Want to Go To Church Anymore is Jake s compelling journal that chronicles thirteen conversations with his newfound friend over a four-year period and how those exchanges turn Jake's world upside-down. With his help, Jake faces his darkest fears, struggles through brutal circumstances and comes out on the other side in the joy and freedom he always dreamed was possible. If you're tired of just going through the motions of Christianity and want to mine the depths of what it really means to live deeply in Christ, you'll find Jake s story will give you hope for your own. This book probes the difficult questions and offers some far-reaching answers. It just might turn your world upside-down as well.

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Delving into fresh insights from Jesus’ parables, author and speaker Becky Harling directs you to leave behind a life dependent on the accolades of others and go on a grace-filled journey of seeking God’s applause alone. (c) Amazon.com

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EMPOWERING Quotes


If through a broken heart
God can bring His purposes
to pass in the world
then thank Him for
 breaking your heart.

~ Oswald Chambers




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Soul Toxins ~ Helping Leaders to be Healthy, Holy & Humble

Christian leaders are walking away from ministry in record numbers. They are spiritually dry and emotionally empty and they long for a different kind of ministry...a different kind of life. Replenish is dedicated to helping you start the journey to spiritual health.
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Just like there are toxins that are poisonous to the body,
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As ministry get busy and bigger,
 it is easy to lose your focus on people.
Without realizing it, our hearts can become hard
toward the very people we are called to serve.

All this and more...
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Broken

Saturday, May 14, 2011



Broken  ~  The Access
 
She's lost and hurting; you can see it in her eyes
 
So full of emptiness; so broken up inside
 
Can anyone hear her as she silently cries?
 
 
You are not alone.
 
If you're broken; He can put you back together...
 
My God understands if you are broken.
 




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Sermon Series: Mr. & Mrs. Betterhalf

FREE Sermon Series

Mr. & Mrs. Betterhalf
This is not a marriage series. This is a hope-inspiring, life-giving story about relationships. This is a story of love - love had and love hoped for. But the story is not over. The characters are still being developed. There are still chapters to be written. How to win a woman. How to keep a man. This is the story of Mr. & Mrs. Betterhalf.

Part 1: The Royal Marriage ~ Steven Furtick

Part 2: You Be Jesus; Let God be God ~ Holly Furtick

 (c)  Elevation Church - http://ElevationChurch.org

 I specifically want to direct your attention to
Part 2:  You Be Jesus; Let God Be God by Holly Furtick.
 Holly will complete a recap of Part 1 before she shares her heart in Part 2.

Get ready to be challenged!!!




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EMPOWERING Quotes

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The ways we find to numb our aches, our longings, and our pain are not benign.
They are malignant. They entangle themselves in our souls like a cancer,
and once attached, become addictions that are both cruel and relentless.

Though we seek them out for a little relief from the sorrows of life,
addictions turn on us and imprison us in chains that separate us
from the heart of God and others as well.

It is a lonely prison of our own making,
each chain forged in the fire of our indulgent choice.

~ John & Stasi Eldredge




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FREE e-Book ~ Suffering & the Sovereignty of God

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


FREE e-Book by John Piper

Suffering and the Sovereignty of God

In Suffering and the Sovereignty of God, contributors John Piper, Joni Eareckson Tada, Steve Saint, Carl Ellis, David Powlison, Dustin Shramek, and Mark Talbot explore the many categories of God’s sovereignty as evidenced in his Word. They urge readers to look to Christ, even in suffering, to find the greatest confidence, deepest comfort, and sweetest fellowship they have ever known.

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Something is not working. Despite the church's place of prominence in American culture and the ubiquity of the church in every American town, misconceptions about the faith of Jesus Christ run rampant today. Christians are known more for exclusivity than for love, more for potlucks than for solving world hunger.

It's time for churches to get over the cruise-ship mentality of being a program provider, and reconnect with the true message and mission of Jesus: to bring good news to the poor, release to the captives, and freedom to the oppressed.

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EMPOWERING Quotes


If only God would lean out of heaven and tell me (my children) are going to make it, I could relax. But God doesn’t do that. He tells us to be the parents He has called us to be in His strength and promises to do His part. Driven to prayer I began to realize I was only truly positive and confident when I’d been flat on my face before the Lord.

~ Jill Briscoe





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Happy Birthday NACWE!!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

NACWE is celebrating their
1st Year Birthday Party!

May 11th, 2011

3:00 p.m. CST
 
Everyone is invited!!! 
(Members & Non-members!!!)








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EMPOWERING Quotes


“The discovery of God lies
 in the daily and the ordinary,
not in the spectacular and the heroic.

If we cannot find God in the routines
of home and shop,
then we will not find Him at all.”

~ Richard J. Foster




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A calm moment is a rare find in a mom’s chaotic day. But she needs it. She needs the moment to refocus and refresh her soul. She needs the inspiration to find God in the mess and the mundane that often defines her. She craves the solitude of a moment with the Master to quiet the storms. She needs to laugh and remember why she loves being a mom.

Don't Make Me Come Up There! is filled with inspirational and hilarious true-life stories and reflections written by a very human mom. Moms will recognize themselves in the pages of this book written for real, everyday mothers who know what it’s like to catch vomit with one hand while starting a load of laundry with the other (and never confusing the two!). The fifty-two reflections encourage moms to revel in the everyday beauty of their lives and grow closer to God through it all. (c) Amazon.com

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FREE Customizable Stock-up List

Monday, May 09, 2011


MoneySavingMom.com is offering a FREE download

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FREE Kindle Edition of 'Shrouded in Silence'



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Determined to find an answer, Jack and Michelle Townsend set out on a quest to find the original ending to the Gospel of Mark.

Following ancient clues, they head for Rome, but what starts out as a scholarly search turns violent as two separate groups strive to stop the Townsends, plunging their quiet research into chaos.

After a bomb destroys their office, the Townsends are pushed to the limits of their determination and commitment to God’s will. Can faith in God’s purposes endure in a swirl of conspiracy and espionage that brings the couple to the brink of death? 

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FREE e-Book: Creating Your Personal Life Plan

Do you have a plan for your life?
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Creating Your Personal Life Plan is not so much an e-book
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Why do you need a life plan?

Three reasons:

1. It will give you clarity about where your life is headed.
2. It will keep you in balance when things get crazy.
3. It will give you peace of mind, knowing you are are addressing
those aspects of your life that matter most.

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FREE Webcast with Joyce Meyer


FREE Webcast with Joyce Meyer

"Obedience & Self-Control"

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

10 a.m. CST

Mark your calendars (tomorrow) for the next webcast event with Joyce Meyer,
 featuring a brand-new conference teaching and music by Fuzed Worship.


* To watch the webcast, you will need to register.
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Each Life is Unique

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Welcome to Pearl Girls Mother of Pearl Mother's Day blog series. The series is week long celebration of moms and mothering. Each day will feature a new post by some of today's best writer's (Tricia Goyer, Megan Alexander, Suzanne Woods Fisher , Beth Engelman, Holley Gerth, Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, and more). I hope you'll join us each day for another unique perspective on Mother's Day.

AND ... do enter the contest for a chance to win a beautiful hand crafted pearl necklace. To enter, just {CLICK THIS LINK} and fill out the short form. Contest runs 5/1-5/8 and the winner will be chosen on 5/11. Contest is only open to US and Canadian residents.

If you are unfamiliar with Pearl Girls, please visit http://www.pearlgirls.info/ and see what we're all about. In short, we exist to support the work of charities that help women and children in the US and around the globe. Consider purchasing a copy of Pearl Girls: Encountering Grit, Experiencing Grace or one of the Pearl Girls™ products (all GREAT Mother's Day gifts!) to help support Pearl Girls.

And to all you MOMS out there! Happy Mother's Day!


Each Life is Unique by Lucinda Secrest McDowell

“God’s divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. II Peter 1.3 (NIV)

Moms, God wants you to know that He has given you everything you need for life --- your unique life. He does not plan to give you what you might need to live the life of your best friend, or your neighbor, or even your favorite mother-model. No, God has called you to the life that He planned. I suspect that for most of us, it didn’t turn out to be the life we thought it might be… so long ago when we were young and dreaming of ‘growing up.’

On Mother’s Day I often recall my own dreams to one day be a mother. I grew up playing with dolls and looking to my own Mama as a model for that particular role in life. However, by the time I reached my thirties I was still not a mother! God did, however, have a plan. It just wasn’t what I imagined.

My own unique life would find me becoming a mother through the adoption of my first three children who were ages 9, 7 and 4; and then much later giving birth to our fourth child. Of course I was shocked when God revealed this to me, but I was ecstatic as well. It’s as though I could hear Him saying, “Well, you’re not getting any younger so I’m just going to just give you a jump start with three at one time!”

A huge blessing! A huge adjustment! A joy and a struggle. Change is often like that, isn’t it? We finally get what we want then we have to deal with it. May I just offer a bit of advice if you just got a great answer to prayer, but perhaps not in the way or form you imagined? Just receive it. Embrace it. And be willing to move forward into a new paradigm for your life. So what if you’re not like all the other mothers you know? So what if you’re not like your own mother? So what if your family unit is different? I guarantee God has a plan.

Not only did he want me to embrace my own story, but He called me as a mother to do perhaps one of the most important tasks of all --- to nurture my children to live their own unique lives. Not for me to try and squeeze them into what I hoped and dreamed they would be. Not for me to try and live my life through them. But to recognize how God made them, gifted them, and called them to their own special place.

All of my 4 kids are different from one another. Let’s take sports, for instance: I have one child who wins gold medals in international tennis competition, one who is a born equestrian, another who competes nationally in obstacle course shooting matches, and yet another who manages to dance onstage in 3 inch heels, do cartwheels and splits while singing at the same time. Now, honestly, I do none of these things. And yet they do.

I don’t remember placing my order with God for these things.  But I do remember when that tennis player turned 9 years old and I enrolled him in Special Olympics for the first time and how it changed his life… and ours. I remember getting a counselor job at an exclusive summer camp so that my daughter could take English riding classes. I remember being a Cub Scout leader (even though I knew nothing about boys) so that son could one day become an Eagle scout and pursue his love of the great outdoors. And yes, I remember enrolling my preschooler in dance lessons. Later when all the little girls were scared to go on stage for the recital, she exclaimed that she had endured a whole year of lessons just so she could go on stage.

Don’t compare yourself to someone else. And don’t live vicariously through your favorite reality show star. Live your own story. And Moms, raise your kids to embrace the unique life God has for them.

Remember, He has given us everything we need for life!

Lucinda Secrest McDowell, a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Seminary, is the author of 10 books including “Role of a Lifetime,” “Amazed by Grace,” “Spa for the Soul” and the new Bible Study “Fit and Healthy Summer.” She is an international conference speaker and enjoys being a Pearl Girl from “Sunnyside” – her home in a New England village. Visit Cindy at http://www.encouragingwords.net%20/

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A Mother's Love



A Mother's Love ~ Jim Brickman & Mark Masri





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EMPOWERING Quotes

Saturday, May 07, 2011


“Faith is deliberate confidence
in the character of God
whose ways you may not
understand at the time.”

~ Oswald Chambers




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Dancing Upon Barren Land

Most women from the time they are little girls
dream of having children of their own
and becoming ‘mommy’ some day.

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BUT, a childhood dream is shattered
and the bite of reality stings
when the desire for children
doesn’t come quickly, or at all.

~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~



Meet Lesli Westfall,
founder of Dancing Upon Barren Land

Unfortunately, Lesli is no stranger to infertility. She has experienced the gamut of feelings, asking God endless questions, felt the prodding of doctors and stinging disappointments for over a decade now.





Through Lesli's own journey of infertility,
Dancing Upon Barren Land was birthed. 


addresses those needs through a Christian online support ministry,
whether they are new in their faith in Christ or seasoned believers.

The ministry’s mission is to inspire belief through Jesus Christ
that there is an expected end to the road of barrenness.

The monthly disappointments can be turned into God appointments.

Lesli’s desire is for you to enjoy this moment in life,
even though you are not yet gazing into the eyes
 of your newborn or embracing your adopted son or daughter.
She wants you to learn how to Dance Upon Barren Land!



One devotional that I would like to highlight from Lesli's site is
A Perfect Window  - love the analogy & perspective!!!

Even those who do not struggle with infertility will be encouraged.


(c)  Dancing on Barren Land - http://dancinguponbarrenland.com/




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At the Foot of the Cross



At the Foot of the Cross  ~  Kari Jobe
 
Trade these ashes in for BEAUTY
And wear FORGIVENESS like a crown
 
Coming to kiss the feet of MERCY
 
I lay EVERY BURDEN down
 
AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS





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FREE 30 Day Organize-athon Pack ~ Expires in a Few Days!

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EMPOWERING Quotes

Thursday, May 05, 2011


Compassion will cure more sins
than condemnation.

~ Henry Ward Beecher



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National Day of Prayer ~ Webcast


This special, 3-hour program is available…

 Thursday, May 5, 2011 ~ 9:00am – 12:00pm ET

 Thursday, May 5, 2011 ~ 10:00pm – 1:00am ET

 Friday, May 6, 2011 ~ 2:30am – 5:30am ET

 Saturday, May 7, 2011 ~ 3:30pm – 6:30pm ET

Speakers include: Joni Eareckson Tada, Dr. James and Shirley Dobson, Rabbi Daniel Lapin, Father Jerome Magat, Ambassador Raymond Joseph, Senator Elizabeth Dole, Congressman Allen West, Chaplain Barry Black, Justice Paul Newby, Dr. Dick Eastman, Captain Ryan Voltin, Chaplain Brigadier General Howard Stendahl, Vonette Bright, Bobby Little, Dave Butts, John Bornschein – with musical guests, Ginny Owens and Jared Anderson

Be sure to tune in!!!

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Obedience Releases God's Power in Your Life

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

by Rick Warren

"We see, then, that they were not able to enter the land, because they did not believe."  ~  Hebrews 3:19 (TEV)

The saddest verse to me in the entire Bible is today's verse. It says the people of God were not able to enter the Promised Land because of their unbelief.

Think about this: For 400 years God planned the liberation of the Israelites from Egypt. To convince Pharaoh to let them go, God sent the various plagues to Egypt. He opened the Red Sea and he fed the Israelites with manna and quail. He took care of all of their needs as he brought them to the edge of the Promised Land.

But at the point of decision, God's people say, "We can't do it." And the Bible says because of their unbelief, they were not allowed to go in and they missed ALL that God had planned for their lives.

I do not want that to happen to you. I do not want you to miss what God has planned for your life simply because you were afraid or unwilling to take a step of faith.

Your unbelief limits God.

We must choose to obey God in faith. Every time we trust God's wisdom and do whatever he says to do, even when we don't understand it, we deepen our relationship with God

Understand, though, we obey God, not out of duty or fear or compulsion, but because we love him and trust that he knows what is best for us. We want to follow Christ out of gratitude for all he has done for us, and the closer we follow Jesus, the deeper our relationship with him becomes.

Unbelievers often think Christians obey out of obligation or guilt or fear of punishment, but the opposite is true. Because we have been forgiven and set free, we obey out of love – and our obedience brings great joy!

Jesus said, "I have loved you even as the Father has loved me.
Remain in my love. When you obey me, you remain in my love,
just as I obey my Father and remain in his love.
I have told you this so that you will be filled with my joy.
Yes, your joy will overflow!" (John 15:9-11 NLT)

The greatest tragedy this year would be for you to stand at the edge of your destiny, but to be afraid to enter into all that God has planned for you. Your obedience in moving forward – to take risks and step out in faith – will release God's power in your life.

What are you afraid of?
Whatever it is, it doesn't stand a chance
when you do whatever God tells you to do.

There is no reason to be afraid.
The Lord is on our side.

(c)  Rick Warren's "The Purpose Driven Connection Daily Devotional"
January 6, 2011





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Healing is in Your Hands



Healing is in Your Hands ~ Christy Nockels

How high...
How wide...
No matter where I am
Healing is in Your hands

How deep...
How strong...
Now by Your grace,
I stand

Healing is in Your Hands
 




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Velocity 2011 - Watch Online

Tuesday, May 03, 2011


The Velocity 2011 Conference is online
 & available for viewing for FREE!!!

If you missed the conference, or are part of a churchplanting team;
you will want to watch this conference online.

You will hear from:
 Shawn Lovejoy, Chris Hodges, Matt Carter, Darrin Patrick, David Putman,
Scott Williams, J.D. Greear, Alan Hirsch, Pete Wilson, and Larry Osborne

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Your entire ministry
could be altered
by what you learn.
~ Tricia Lovejoy

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You will be encouraged by practical breakout sessions designed to help you
 with healthy church systems, developing leadership & wisdom for Pastor's wives.

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Ever since the death of her husband almost two years ago, the church that Yvonne Milner pastored with him has been losing members and money–fast. When the board decides to find a new senior pastor, Yvonne determines to hang on to her position and do a better job of shepherding her flock. She's neither ready nor willing to hang up her minister's robe just yet.

Just before a pivotal meeting of the church board, Thomas Reed steps back into her life. The handsome, world–renowned motivational speaker was her husband's best friend, and, as a widower, he knows the pain she's going through. With his help, Yvonne fights to stay in the ministry, trusting that God has great plans yet for the church.

When a threat of a different kind targets the church, as well as her daughter, Yvonne is grateful to have Thomas standing by her side. But when long–buried emotions arise in their friendship for the first time, Yvonne hesitates, not wanting to betray her husband or break her promise to love him forever. Will her passion lie forever buried in the past, or can she let it live again?  (c) amazon.com
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Headline: Draw closer to God in the ordinary moments of your day.

Through lyrical anecdotes, Southern wit, and scriptural reflection, Pastor Thomas Steagald offers this sprawling oak of a work, rooted deeply in a life of prayer. This sepia-toned memoir takes you on Steagald's daily pastoral rounds from pre-dawn rising to a rest found only in the assurance of Christ's mercy. In between is a richly- textured account of little moments seized for consecration - prayers in the shower, coffee at Hardee's, choir practice and the surprises that test our perception of what in our lives is God's business. "It is our faith, and by faith I really mean trust, that no person, no situation, no circumstance exists without Him, or devoid of Him, or apart from His grace." So it is that Steagald dismantles the strict compartments of our "ordinary" lives and invites us to offer our entire beings to Christ. (c) amazon.com

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Meet the characters that live, work, dream, and love in the community of Deepwater Cove. Best-selling authors Gary Chapman and Catherine Palmer team up to show how four married couples, all in different stages in life, experience the joys and hardships of marriage as examined in Gary Chapman's The Four Seasons of Marriage. In book one, Steve and Brenda face a common problem among middle-age couples: empty nest syndrome. Steve works too much, and with their two children out of the house, Brenda feels lonely and unfulfilled. In order to save their marriage, the two must learn to reconnect. Readers are also introduced to many charming characters, like Cody, the mentally challenged homeless man that shows up on Steve and Brenda's porch; Pete, who owns the Rods ‘N' Ends tackle shop; and Patsy Pringle, who owns the Just As I Am beauty parlor, where much of the action takes place.
The series is based on the marriage principles found in Gary Chapman's non-fiction book The Four Seasons of Marriage. Similar in tone and light-hearted, quirky humor as Jan Karon's Mitford series, Fannie Flagg's books or Steel Magnolias. Each book has a study guide that talks about the four seasons of marriage and the healing strategies depicted in that volume's story. (c) amazon.com
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Not Ashamed

Monday, May 02, 2011



Not Ashamed ~ Jeremy Camp

I'm not ashamed of the gospel
I'm not ashamed of Jesus Christ
I will stand and BOLDLY say
This is MY LIFE!




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FREE Christian Audiobook Download of the Month ~ Heaven



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Perhaps the greatest American evangelist of the nineteenth century, Dwight L. Moody inspired millions with his sermons. Although a century and a half separates us from his impassioned explications of the Bible, Moody's ardor rings with overtones of today's fundamentalist Christianity and can offer critical clues to understanding the orthodox religious outlook still dramatically influencing our culture in the twenty-first century. Moody explains why Christians believe that the Bible is invariably correct ("None of the other religious volumes, like the Koran, that claim a divine origin, agree with common sense."); who resides in heaven ("The inhabitants of Heaven will be select."); and that they are set apart from the larger culture ("We must go against the current of this world."); and more.  


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