EMPOWERING CHRISTIAN WOMEN: August 2008 Blogger Widgets

Integrity in Ministry

Thursday, August 28, 2008

With so much moral failure happening in churches today...
perhaps you are wondering how we can reclaim integrity in ministry?

Charisma is holding a telecall with J. Lee Grady and Larry Stockstill on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008 at 8 pm (EDT)...and you are invited to participate!

"Pastor Larry Stockstill carries a special burden for the American church--he believes it is time for us to quit playing the games. We must embrace humility, character and genuine holiness if we want to see revival in our country." *shared at Charisma

For more information and/or
to register for this call, please click here.

I have attended several calls that were previously hosted by Charisma; and I have not been disappointed. You can listen to previous interviews here.

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Are You Cheating on the Lord?

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Stop Cheating

10 Let those who love the LORD hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

11 Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.

12 Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name. Psalm 97:10-12

There is a strong dichotomy that cannot be denied when one analyzes the allegiance the child of God must have. The child of God must love the Lord and hate evil. The Word tells us that to be a friend of the world is to be an enemy of God's. Even James uses strong words in his letter to early Christians by calling them adulterers because of their relationship with the world while they claim to be in relationship with the Lord! It is important that we recognize that we cannot have fellowship with the Lord and fellowship with the world at the same time. When will we stop cheating?

Often we seek God for His delivering power, for His anointing, for many things - constantly desiring a way out of our circumstances, an answer to our dilemmas, a "way out of no way." Unfortunately there are times when we make those requests while we are still holding on to some "things and or some people." But the psalmist encourages us that God will guard our lives, He will deliver and He will provide light and joy. However, there is something we must ensure we are not guilty of: cheating! If we love the Lord then we will hate evil - we will not cling to those things or people that are contrary to His Word, will and way! He requires that we be faithful in our relationship with Him! He will shine line in those dark areas of our lives - He will give us joy when we are downcast. Rejoice and praise Him - give Him the honor due His name - and while you are at it - make sure there isn't anything in your life that characterizes you as a cheater - for He is a jealous God and He requires your faithfulness and your praise!

c/2008 Candie A. Price

See more of Candie's devotionals at: The Write Paradigm

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FREE Publicity?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Have you ever wondered what really works to get FREE publicity?

Wednesday August, 27th, 2008
Patrysha's Personal PR Tips & Tricks
9:00 p.m. EST

Patrysha Korchinski will answer your most pressing questions about press releases
AND she will provide you with strategies that will lead you to a solid plan!

You are invited to come and learn Patrysha's PR secrets;
secrets that have provided her clients with
television, radio and print coverage.

You don't want to miss this amazing event!

Just $1.00 gets you in -
sign up today!

*Sign up today and receive an mp3 copy of this event,
as well as other special attendee ONLY bonuses and discounts.

Sign up here!

Make the most of your press release efforts with tips from Patrysha Korchinski,
a specialist in small business publicity.

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Fine Tuning Your Press Release - FREE Report

Press Release Mis-steps
– What you don’t know can make all the difference
By Patrysha Korchinski

As a publicist, my job is to help my clients get media coverage. The tool I use most often on their behalf is the simple, but highly effective, press release. What I do isn’t rocket science; seeking publicity can be an in-house job for most small business owners.

Press releases can seem like a panacea for small business owners. The prospect of getting free publicity in exchange for a couple of hours of writing and submitting a 400 word release seems like a great deal. And on the surface – it is a great deal.

The publicity generated from one release picked up by a major media outlet can increase awareness and sales with a far greater impact than buying advertising in the same outlet.

Under the surface though, lurk thousand of disappointed publicity seekers who for one reason or another did not get the coverage they desired.

I used to believe that the reasons for the failed attempts lay mostly, if not entirely, on the message within the release.

The headline wasn’t strong enough
It read like a sales pitch rather than news
The subject wasn’t newsworthy

While those are definitely factors that will get your press release a one-way ticket to the circular file, most serious business owners I’ve met don’t fall victim to these mistakes. They took the time to craft newsworthy releases that were topical, relevant and well-written. They had the initiative to create a targeted media list to submit to – and yet still they struggled to get coverage.

What was going on?

It was only when I dug deeper and examined other aspects of their failed efforts that a few trends began to emerge. There are factors in press release pick up that the professional publicist innately utilizes for the benefit of their clients that most small business owners just aren’t aware of.

The timing of your submission is one component that is often to blame for poor results. You see, each media outlet has what is called a lead time. This is how far in advance they need to start working on stories that will eventually appear. Magazines with a large circulation tend to have the longest lead times, often 9 months or longer. If you send out a release geared towards Christmas to a major magazine in November, you’ve missed your window of opportunity by eight months!

You don’t necessarily need a publicist to get over these hurdles, you just need to be aware of what hurdles exist. Overcoming them is usually a fairly simple matter. As I said before, getting media coverage is not rocket science. You can improve your odds significantly with a little fine tuning.

---For more tips on turning the odds in your favor, you’ll want to grab the free special report.

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Smiling Through Familiar Hymns

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Hymn Titles by Occupation

Do you know your (specific) hymn(s)?
When you go to Church this weekend be sure to smile as you go through your Hymnals!

Dentist's Hymn...............................Crown Him with Many Crowns

Weatherman's Hymn.....................There Shall Be Showers of Blessings

Contractor's Hymn........................The Church's One Foundation

The Tailor's Hymn..........................Holy, Holy, Holy

The Golfer's Hymn.........................There's a Green Hill Far Away

The Politician's Hymn....................Standing on the Promises

Optometrist's Hymn.......................Open My Eyes That I Might See

The IRS Agent's Hymn....................I Surrender All

The Gossip's Hymn.........................Pass It On

The Electrician's Hymn...................Send The Light

The Shopper's Hymn.......................Sweet Bye and Bye

The Realtor's Hymn..........................I've Got a Mansion Just over the Hilltop

The Massage Therapists Hymn.......He Touched Me

The Doctor's Hymn............................The Great Physician

AND for those who speed on the highway - a few hymns:

45mph...................God Will Take Care of You

65mph...................Nearer My God To Thee

85mph...................This World Is Not My Home

95mph....................Lord, I'm Coming Home

100mph..................Precious Memories

Give me a sense of humor, Lord,
Give me the grace to see a joke,
To get some humor out of life,
And pass it on to other folk

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You Do Make the Difference!

Friday, August 22, 2008

The 1st Be an Angel Day was celebrated back in 1993;
it was a huge success, generating reports from twenty-two countries
with donations of money, kindness, and hard work.

This celebration is still celebrated today, still raising awareness
that our purpose on earth is to serve God.
You can read more of the background here.

I think it is wonderful that such a day is set aside
to bless someone by doing an act of service,
but rather than focus on this 'one day' as a time to "be an angel"

...why don't we consider changing our perspective
and make a point of being a blessing
to each and every person that we come into contact with?

Something to think about...

You Make A Difference

Simple things make a difference.
Little things done well make a difference.

If each grain of sand were to say
One grain does not make a mountain
There would be no land.

If each drop of water were to say
One drop does not make an ocean
There would be no sea.

If each note of music were to say
Each note does not make a symphony
There would be no melody.

If each word were to say
One word does not make a library
There would be no book.

If each seed were to say
One seed does not make a field
There would be no harvest.

If each of us were to say
One person does not make the difference
There would never be love and peace on earth.

You do make the difference.
Know it. Act on it.

Make the difference.

* Author Unknown

I truly believe that each one of us has the opportunity
to touch each person's life and to make a real difference, each & every day!

What are your thoughts? I welcome your comments!

~ Karla

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Searching for Overwhelmed Moms

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Just received this article from 5 Minutes for Mom regarding Overwhelmed Moms. Since it lined up with my post today; I wanted to share the post with you...

The baby won’t sleep. The kids won’t listen. The house is a mess. Your husband wants to know what is for dinner. And the clock just won’t stop.

You can’t take this pace much longer. But what can you do?
This is your life…

Motherhood is hard – brutally hard. And sometimes it all is just too much.

But what options does a busy mom have? The “show” must go on. The bills need to be paid, the children need to be looked after… and there is no one standing there ready to grab you when you fall.

Yesterday, a national talk show contacted 5 Minutes for Mom to help them in their search to find overwhelmed moms.

They want us (5 Minutes for Mom) to help them find women to share their stories – women who are wonderful mothers, but have so much on their plates that those plates just might break.

They are looking for brutally honest confessions from stressed and overwhelmed moms.

Feel like sharing your story?
Please go here for more information.

* Shared by Janice at 5 Minutes for Mom
Copyright 5 Minutes for Mom

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An Act of Faith

Worn out?

Tired of juggling?
Running on empty?
Feeling frazzled???

Do you continues to push yourself, even though your body is begging you to slow down? I encourage you to read this article entitled 'An Act of Faith'; it will speak to your weary soul.

Listen to God's whisper; what is He saying to you?

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WOW! Magazine

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

WOW! Magazine! ™

WOW's mission is to Inspire, Encourage, and Empower Christian women (and men!) toward a closer walk with Jesus Christ!

Register and download a FREE copy of WOW! Magazine today! Join WOW's email listing and be sure to get updates about this awesome publication each month!

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Please come as my guest...

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Come Celebrate Gods Promises With Us!

You are invited to attend The Hem's Grand Opening!

FREE School of the Spirit Celebration!
Now through September 11th, 2008

Ameerah Lewis has put her whole heart into planning and designing this celebration for everyone who has a heart for God and a passion for getting to know Him in a more deep and intimate way!

The class is called 'Reaching for the Hem' and the whole focus is to teach Christians how to truly reach out and connect on a more intimate level with their Heavenly Father.

You can attend the free classes by phone or via the web, whichever you prefer. The classes will take place every two weeks until September 11th, 2008, but registration is still open.

You can learn more about it here:

LIVE Free Christian TeleClasses! Discover how to develop true intimacy with God...Join in from home!

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Parables * New Christian Magazine

Monday, August 18, 2008

Parables is a new Christian magazine that was launched in July '08 and is able to be viewed for free all around the globe.

The magazine is filled with stories and lessons of growing in Christ; the articles are all written by non-published, published, new and established authors from all over the world.

The 2nd issue of Parables will be released on September 25th, 2008.

View the Parables magazine.

* Pecan Tree Publishing invites authors to submit their work.

For More Information:
E. Claudette Freeman
Toll Free - 877.207.2442
Fax - 954.272.o41

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Into the DEEP!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Lord is calling you
Will you GO DEEPER with God?

I love this article by Lara;
I don't think we should ever be satisfied
with our growth in Christ,
until that fantastic day when Jesus returns.

Ezekiel 47:1-12 (NLT)

1 In my vision, the man brought me back to the entrance of the Temple. There I saw a stream flowing east from beneath the door of the Temple and passing to the right of the altar on its south side. 2 The man brought me outside the wall through the north gateway and led me around to the eastern entrance. There I could see the water flowing out through the south side of the east gateway.

3 Measuring as he went, he took me along the stream for 1,750 feet and then led me across. The water was up to my ankles. 4 He measured off another 1,750 feet and led me across again. This time the water was up to my knees. After another 1,750 feet, it was up to my waist. 5 Then he measured another 1,750 feet, and the river was too deep to walk across. It was deep enough to swim in, but too deep to walk through.

6 He asked me, “Have you been watching, son of man?” Then he led me back along the riverbank. 7 When I returned, I was surprised by the sight of many trees growing on both sides of the river. 8 Then he said to me, “This river flows east through the desert into the valley of the Dead Sea. The waters of this stream will make the salty waters of the Dead Sea fresh and pure. 9 There will be swarms of living things wherever the water of this river flows. Fish will abound in the Dead Sea, for its waters will become fresh. Life will flourish wherever this water flows. 10 Fishermen will stand along the shores of the Dead Sea. All the way from En-gedi to En-eglaim, the shores will be covered with nets drying in the sun. Fish of every kind will fill the Dead Sea, just as they fill the Mediterranean. 11 But the marshes and swamps will not be purified; they will still be salty. 12 Fruit trees of all kinds will grow along both sides of the river. The leaves of these trees will never turn brown and fall, and there will always be fruit on their branches. There will be a new crop every month, for they are watered by the river flowing from the Temple. The fruit will be for food and the leaves for healing.”

My pastor recently talked about going deeper with God. It made me think about what kind of Christian I am and what I should be.

Continue reading to find out what type of Christian you are.

Ankle Deep Christians
Knee Deep Christians
Waist Deep Christians
Into the Deep

Will you go DEEPER with God?

* Copyright © Lara Velez, All Rights Reserved

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Jesus is Coming!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

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Every church should have this sign on their front lawn.
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