EMPOWERING CHRISTIAN WOMEN: September 2008 Blogger Widgets

Thursday October 2nd at 8:30 p.m. EST

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

LIVE free Christian TeleClass - Discover how to develop intimacy with God!

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Fireproof! #4 Overall Movie in America This Weekend!

Monday, September 29, 2008

You did it!

You made FIREPROOF the No. 4 overall movie in America this past weekend!
In fact, if you look at per-screen average (and Hollywood does), you made FIREPROOF the second-leading per-screen film this weekend.

You puzzled Hollywood pundits and prognosticators. You boggled movie-based bloggers. You showed the movie industry that there not only is interest in good, wholesome films, but there is also an audience for them.

You made an impact. And in case you're wondering, people noticed. This is what USA Today said:

“The surprise of the weekend, though, was the Christian-themed Fireproof. Made for $500,000 and released on 839 screens, the Kirk Cameron drama did $6.5 million and took fourth place.

“Most analysts did not expect the film to crack the top 10, yet it enjoyed the second-largest debut this year for a film opening on fewer than 1,000 screens; the biggest was Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour, which debuted to $31 million on 683 screens.”

After winning the championship game in Facing the Giants, Coach Grant Taylor asks the members of his football team, “What is impossible with God?” The players all answered: “Nothing.”

Thank you for your overwhelming support FIREPROOF on opening weekend!

* All information shared in Fireproof newsletter.

I can not wait for this movie to hit the theatres in Canada!!!
~ Karla
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Do You See What HE Sees?

If you missed the 1st call,

The Language of Beauty

- A Beautiful Foundation

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My Beloved

Sunday, September 28, 2008

You're My Beloved
You're My Bride
To sing over you is My delight
Come away with Me My love

Under My mercy
Come and wait
Till we are standing face to face
I see no stain on you
My child

You're Beautiful to Me
So Beautiful to Me

I sing over you My song of peace
Cast all your care down at My feet
Come and find your rest in Me

I'll breathe My life inside of you
I'll bear you up on eagle's wings
And hide you in the shadow of My strength
I'll take you to My quiet waters
I'll restore your soul
Come rest in Me and be made whole

You're My beloved
You're My Bride
To sing over you is my delight
Come away with me my love

* Kari Jobe (c)

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Where is God?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A couple had two little boys, ages 8 and 10, who were excessively mischievous. They were always getting into trouble and their parents knew that, if any mischief occurred in their town, their sons were probably involved.

They boys’ mother heard that a clergyman in town had been successful in disciplining children, so she asked if he would speak with her boys. The clergyman agreed, but asked to see them individually. So the mother sent her 8-year-old first, in the morning, with the older boy to see the clergyman in the afternoon.

The clergyman, a huge man with a booming voice, sat the younger boy down and asked him sternly, “Where is God?”

They boy’s mouth dropped open, but he made no response, sitting there with his mouth hanging open, wide-eyed. So the clergyman repeated the question in an even sterner tone, “Where is God!!?”

Again the boy made no attempt to answer. So the clergyman raised his voice even more and shook his finger in the boy’s face and bellowed, “WHERE IS GOD!?”

The boy screamed and bolted from the room, ran directly home and dove into his closet, slamming the door behind him. When his older brother found him in the closet, he asked, “What happened?”

The youngest brother gasped for breath and replied, “We are in BIG trouble this time dude. God is missing and they think WE did it!”

Author Unknown

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

On Friday, September 26th, 2008 FIREPROOF will open in more than 800 theaters nationwide! This new movie from the creators of Facing the Giants is an action-packed love story about a firefighter, his wife ... and a marriage worth rescuing!

While this faith-based film is flying under the Hollywood radar screen, real people in real communities across the country are rallying behind it. In fact, it will open in 95 more cities than originally planned thanks to local people for buying 1,000 tickets to help bring it there!

I don't know when I've been more excited about the opening of a movie! I hope you will see FIREPROOF on its opening weekend. Hollywood judges a movie based on how it does in its first three days, so it's important to go September 26th -28th, 2008.

If you want more information, go to FireprooftheMovie.com. You can watch a trailer of FIREPROOF, as well as find out where the movie is scheduled to play.

See you at the movies!

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You will be hearing and seeing a lot about FIREPROOF in these final days before the film opens on September 26th, 2008.

Here is a quick list of some wonderful FIREPROOF media opportunities in the coming days:

Sunday, September 21
The Making of FIREPROOF (Behind the Scenes) at 9 p.m. PDT/Midnight EDT, (following a special showing of Facing the Giants at 7 p.m. PDT/10 p.m. EDT)

Focus on the Family:
Monday-Tuesday, September 22-23
(featuring Kirk Cameron, Alex Kendrick, Stephen Kendrick, and Jim McBride)

NBC's Today Show:
Tuesday, September 23
(8 a.m. and 10 a.m. hours, featuring Kirk Cameron)

FamilyLife Today:
Wednesday-Friday, September 24-26
(featuring Alex and Stephen Kendrick)

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I Am...

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Who Am I ?

While praying one day a little girl asked,

"Who are you, Lord?"

He answered, "I Am"
But, Who is I Am?" she said.

And He replied...
"I Am Love, I Am Peace,
I Am Grace, I Am Joy,
I Am the Way, Truth, and the Light
I Am the Comforter,
I Am Strength, I Am Safety
I Am Shelter, I Am Power
I Am the Creator;
I Am the Beginning and the End
I Am the Most High."

The girl with tears in her eyes looked
Toward heaven and said,
Now I understand, but Lord, Who Am I ?"

Then God tenderly wiped the tears
From her eyes and whispered,
"You Are Mine"

Author: Unknown

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In His Steps - free audiobook

Monday, September 15, 2008

This month's free audiobook is a classic Christian story about serving the world the way Jesus would. In fact, this is the book that coined the idea, "What would Jesus do?" Though it was written more than 100 years ago, it remains challenging even to this day. As we draw close to the holiday season and as economic times are difficult for many, In His Steps might just be a timely read.

Free Audiobook of the Month - In His Steps

One hundred years ago Christians read Charles Sheldon's In His Steps with runaway enthusiasm. Sheldon's story traces the account of the fictional Reverend Maxwell who challenges himself and his congregation to constantly ask, "What would Jesus do?" This question puts all of life's circumstances in a new light. Those characters in Sheldon's book who take the challenge of this question seriously live dramatically changed lives.

Just use the coupon code SEP2008 during checkout. Add the download format of In His Steps to your cart and then enter the coupon code SEP2008 when prompted during checkout.

Each month christianaudio.com gives away a premium audiobook download for free. The way our Free Audiobook of the Month program works is like this: we give away one audiobook download each month totally free. The audiobook we give away is available for free only once - ever.

* All information taken from christianaudio newsletter & website *

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Registration Now Open!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Student registration for The New School of the Spirit is officially open!

The New School of the Spirit

Ameerah, owner of The Hem, is offering a free copy of her own Becoming God's Masterpiece Bible Study Program! (Limited to first 50 students to register, as a special gift!)

You do not want to miss checking out the details of this school.

Ameerah has offered a $1 test drive, so that you can take a 'sneak peek' at all that is offered in the School of the Spirit.

What could be easier? Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to preview the School of the Spirit. Remember...limited to first 50 students to register!

The New School of the Spirit

If you desire a DEEPER RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, then you need to be here! The only way to have a closer, more intimate relationship with your Savior is to ACTIVELY SEEK HIM. The School of the Spirit will help you to mature in Christ!

P.S. - I have had the pleasure of being a member for awhile now. Yes, I have enjoyed having a sneak-peek of my own & I am not disappointed at all. I am thoroughly enjoying the classes; I am enjoying the convenience of studying on my own schedule, as well as at my own pace. You will not be disappointed in what Ameerah has to offer...check it out...I know you will be impressed! Hope to see you there!

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He Will STILL Stand

In remembrance of September 11th,
I would like to bring your attention
to this post by my friend,
Kristen Schiffman at Exemplify.
I read this post earlier today
and it has been on my heart ever since
...come hear Kristen's heart as she explains how
'what appears to be a simple rock to some,
is broken-ness to others'.

'And That in the End He Will Still Stand'

Please leave your comments at Kristen's blog.

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BraveHeart - A 9/11 Firefighter Tribute

This song was written by Bobby Brexel in honor of those who went into the fire to help save others.Please contact MREStudios@aol.com for additional information on this song.

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Open House - free event - Today only!

Are you hungry for a DEEPER relationship with God?

Then, don't miss the School of the Spirit's Open House. You are welcome to come in and watch as many videos as you want for free. You can even download some of Ameerah's Biblical affirmations and audio lessons without even having to sign up.

Open House

And she is giving away a special gift to everyone who stops by during the event.

ONLY FREE During the Open House

6 pm - 9 pm EST

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Open House

Please make time to stop by.

This may just be the answer to your prayers!

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Raise the Temperature in Your Marriage

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

ONLY 15 more days until FIREPROOF opens in theatres!

5 stars!!!
Dove's highest rating!!!

This is one movie that you will want to support in the theatres! Get all your friends together for a movie night; you will not be disappointed!

Find out how you can bring this amazing Christian film to your area.

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Who Calls You Beautiful?

The God of Heaven Calls You Beautiful!

“The king is enthralled by your beauty.”
~Psalm 45:11

Starting Thursday September 11, there is another new book/Bible Study starting online! The study based on a workbook called 'Do You Think I'm Beautiful?'

Melissa Mashburn, of Mel's World, will be hosting this study. Please click here for more information about this fantastic study!

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Where is the Salt?

~ by Rich Elliott

And the men of the city said unto Elisha, Behold, I pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord seeth: but the water is naught, and the ground barren.
And he said, Bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein. And they brought it to him.
And he went forth unto the spring of the waters, and cast the salt in there, and said, Thus saith the LORD, I have healed these waters; there shall not be from thence any more death or barren land.
So the waters were healed unto this day, according to the saying of Elisha which he spake.
2 Kings 2:19-21

My holy people, you ask why so much is wrong with the area you live, with the Church and with all the affairs of your life. I tell you, the reason many are fleeing the Church is not because of their great sin, but because they recognize something is very wrong with the Church. Where is the salt?

Haven’t I said that if you follow Me, I will make you fishers of men? Haven’t I said I will heal your diseases? Haven’t I told you of the abundant life that I have for you? Why then is the Church so weak? Why are those following Me not winning the lost? Why are the sick uncured and the blind and deaf still not seeing and hearing? Why are so many still bound? Why are these things? I tell you, it comes down to one simple thing … where is the salt?

My holy people, where is the salt in the land? Where are those sent to purify? Where are those sent to speak My counsel and the counsel of the Lord and the counsel of God? If you know so much, if you do not need these things, then answer why you are not saving the lost and healing the sick? If you know the right things and are doing the right things, then why is your land barren and the Church being shamed by the world? If you know so much, then why are you not setting people free? I tell you: where is the salt?

You may want to pray for nations and look for many grand things to be done. Still, you are unfruitful, even in your smallest things. Do not allow this to continue. Become the salt that I desire and search out the particular salt that is needed to accompany your own gifting. A meal is not good without the proper seasoning; it requires the salt to be applied. Where is the salt?

Why are young people leaving the Church in record numbers? Why is this? Perhaps they know more than you? They recognize something is very wrong. The salt is missing. Where is the salt?

Much of the salt has been cast out of the Church. Too flavorful for some, too convicting for others: the salt has many concerned that it may offend, it may cause people to turn away. I tell you, it is because you have cast the salt out of your midst that the Church has become a refuge for death, rather than abundant life. Where is the salt?

It is time to fall on your knees. It is time to repent of what has been done in My Name. It is time to return to what you know to be powerful, Biblical Christianity. Not just in name, but in power. It is time to embrace the salt, to be the salt, to demand the salt, to intercede and pray for more salt. It is time to turn from your evil ways and follow Mine. Where is the salt?

My Kingdom come … not your own. My Will be done … not in your way. On earth … not of the earth. As it is in heaven … not of your own imaginings. It is time you cry out for the real salt that will give you the savor of life, instead of the savor of death. Cry out for the salt. Look to Me to send the salt. Then, when the salt I have sent to your midst comes, do not reject it, but embrace it. For as you truly cry out for Me to come, to establish the Church as I have envisioned it in heaven … then I will do it. I will hear and I will answer and I will speak My counsel to you and then I expect you to follow Me: to be different, to follow My Heart, to be an accurate expression of Christ in the earth. Then and only then, will you be the salt that has not lost its savor. Where is the salt?

My holy people; seek My Face. Call upon My Name. Be the salt that is so needed in your wicked and sinful generation. Listen for what is upon My Heart. Speak those things that are upon My Heart. Do those things you see Me doing. Then, I will send you to the lost, the sick, the demonized and the oppressed. Then and only then will you be what I have intended. Until then … where is the salt?

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Have You Completed Your Chores?

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Monday - Wash Day
Lord, help me to wash away all my selfishness and vanity,
so I may serve you with perfect humility through the week ahead.

Tuesday - Ironing Day
Dear Lord, help me to iron out all the wrinkles of prejudice
I have collected through the years so that I may see the beauty in others.

Wednesday - Mending Day
O God, help me to mend my ways
so I will not set bad example for others.

Thursday - Cleaning Day
Lord Jesus, help me to dust out all the many faults
I have been hiding in the secret corners of my heart.

Friday - Shopping Day
O God, give me the grace to shop wisely
so I may purchase eternal happiness
for myself and all others in need of love.

Saturday - Cooking Day
Help me, my Savior, to brew a big kettle of brotherly love
and serve it with clean, sweet bread of human kindness.

Sunday - The Lord’s Day
O God, I have prepared my house for you.
Please come into my heart as my honored guest
so I may spend the day and the rest of my life in your presence.

- Author unknown

Now here is a chore list that we should all strive to complete!
I'm sure our Heavenly Father would agree. :)

This amazing list of chores was shared at The Strait Gate.
Be sure to stop by and look around; lots of great material.

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But, You Look So Good!

Monday, September 08, 2008

September 8 - 14, 2008

10. You can't be in that much pain
9. Stop being lazy and get a job
8. You just want attention
7. Your illness is caused by stress
6. No pain. . . no gain!
5. It's all in your head
4. If you just got out of the house...
3. You're so lucky to get to stay in bed all day.
2. Just pray harder
1. But you look so good!

Reprinted with permission of Lisa Copen, Copyright 2007, National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week, http://www.invisibleillness.com

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I just had to share this list because it is soooooo true! :)

How do I know? Because I live with a chronic illness!

I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 14. It absolutely amazes me to think that I have lived in chronic pain for the past 27 years!

Living in daily chronic pain has definately been a roller-coaster ride - there have been many 'ups and downs' that have helped to shape me into the person that I am today. Thinking back...I sure didn't realize how long this disease would impact my life or to what capacity.

One thing is for sure - I am so thankful to have Jesus in my life. He is my Comforter in times of trouble, my Strength when I am weak, and my JOY everlasting.

I can't imagine my life without Him.

BUT, I don't ever want to be without Him again.

Jesus makes my life COMPLETE!

* You are welcome to stop by my personal blog at: More of Him; Less of Me. It will give you a more 'personal and transparent' look at my life. I just started the blog recently, so I would love for you to stop by and share what you think. See you there! ~ Karla

"This sickness will not end in death.

No, it is for GOD'S GLORY


~ John 11:4

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The State of Your Soul ~ Free e-Book

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Free Christian eBook: The State of Your Soul

The State of Your Soul

FREE e-book

Wooohooo! It's here!

Ameerah just announced that the free e-book 'The State of Your Soul' is now available...as a gift...no need to subscribe, just be blessed!

Please click on the book cover to receive your free e-book.

Come see what God revealed to Ameerah as she was pouring herself into her writing...there are certain areas of bondage that are evident in many believers' lives today...see how the world has come into the church! Learn how to break free and live a life of victory!

PowerFULL stuff!

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Guitar Praise

Friday, September 05, 2008

Here's some exciting news for Christian moms and dads! Digital Praise is encouraging kids to pick up a guitar and sing praises to the King of Kings!

It's time for our kids to join the guitar revolution! They can strap on a guitar and play along with their favorite bands. (tobyMac, Relient K, Flyleaf, Newsboys and more...)

Your kids (and you too, of course!) can strum along to the onscreen cues, working your way through 4 levels of difficulty. As an expert, your fingers will be flying, as you will have mastered the 5 buttons needed to play the chords.

Guitar Praise includes everything you need to get started. You can watch the video here, as well as find out more information about this amazing product!

Can you tell I am excited?!!! lol I've already added it to my kids' Christmas wish lists. (wink)

Please join me in a round of applause for Digital Praise for making products that encourage our kids to draw closer to Jesus!

Digital Praise = Glorifying God Through Interactive Media

Amen & amen!!!

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90 Days With the One & Only

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Have you thought about what you are studying this fall? If not, Joanne (from Blessed) has a suggestion for you! She has friends that are leading an online Bible study in September! It is just getting started and it is not too late for you to join in.

Angie (from Knightly News) and her sister Amy are leading the study written by Beth Moore called 'Jesus, The One and Only'.

The Bible study will be held over at the Sisters of Faith website. The study starts here.

Be sure to bookmark their page to follow along.
Please share what God is revealing to you!

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Outreach Webinars

Last week, Outreach held a one-hour FIREPROOF webinar and it was filled to capacity within hours! Outreach will be scheduling another webinar on how to use this POWERFUL FILM to strengthen marriages and to reach people for Christ.

If you are interested in participating in the FIREPROOF webinar (or any other webinars), please sign up for their newsletter, so you will receive notification of when the webinars are available. (*newsletter sign up box is on left hand side near the bottom of the page)

Outreach has many other free webinars that are coming soon; please see the schedule here!

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Spiritual Warfare Bible Study

Monday, September 01, 2008

THURSDAYS in September

Anyone who has access to the Internet can join this interactive Bible study via a live global webcast.

The Bible Study includes 4 lessons designed to teach the biblical truths of our enemy, the warfare around us, our weapons to fight and win, and how to live a life of victory as Jesus has promised us.

Dates: Thursdays, September 4, 11, 18, 25

Times: 9am PST, Noon EST

Cost: $20 (workbook included)

* Click here to learn how webcasting works.

To learn more about Bobbye and Tonilee, you are invited to take a few minutes and look through the various pages of their website at Daily Disciples. These two women share a vision of reaching the world for Christ by teaching others how to be His daily disciples.

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