EMPOWERING CHRISTIAN WOMEN: March 2009 Blogger Widgets

Come and Be Revived!

Monday, March 23, 2009

A WOMAN INSPIRED is committed to bringing you
a variety of online conferences throughout the year
Take a peek at these upcoming conferences!

Get Revived
April 6-9, 2009

Ministry Online
June 8-11, 2009

Parenting & Home Education Conference
August 3-7, 2009

Nurturing Creativity
October 5-9, 2009

An Efficient Life
January 25-28, 2010

As each conference approaches, their site will be updated
with the relevant information on the speakers,
as well as the upcoming sessions.
Detailed descriptions of each conference are shared here.

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And if you haven't already heard,
the cost of the 'Get Revived' conference
has been REDUCED for a limited time...
from now until April 1st (midnight CST),
you can purchase your ticket for:
1/2 price!

ONLY $12.95

*Regular prices will return on April 2nd*

Are you inspired?
You can be!!!
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Teach Me To Love

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Teach me to love, just like a child.
Remind me every day to smile.
To trust you as I take each step.
Erase old wounds and past regrets.
Teach me to swallow pride and greed,
and trust you’ll supply all of my needs.
Show me how to schedule my day.
To learn from you and to always pray.
Let me hunger for spiritual growth.
Not gossip or words to speak in boast.
Teach me forgiveness when I am offended.
Responding in love…all hate will be ended.
For mercy and grace are gifts we receive.
If we only open our hearts and believe.
Childlike faith will grow and become…
A reflection of Jesus, my Savior, God’s son.

~ Author Unknown
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What Would Jesus Drive?

Friday, March 20, 2009

Most people assume WWJD is the acronym for "What would Jesus do?" But the initials really might stand for "What Would Jesus Drive?"

One theory is that Jesus would tool around in an old Plymouth because the Bible says, "God drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden in a Fury."

In Psalm 83, the Almighty clearly owns a Pontiac and a Geo. The passage urges the Lord to "pursue your enemies with your Tempest and terrify them with your Storm."

Possibly God favors Dodge pickup trucks because Moses' followers are warned not to go up a mountain "until the Ram's horn sounds a long blast."

Meanwhile, Moses rode a British motorcycle, as evidenced by a Bible passage declaring that "the roar of Moses' Triumph is heard in the hills."

Joshua no doubt drove a Triumph with an aftermarket slip-on muffler because: "Joshua's Triumph was heard throughout the land."

And, following the Master's lead, the Apostles car pooled in, you got it, a Honda: "The Apostles were in one Accord."

* As seen in firstIMPRESSIONS - archived copies are available.

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Self-Control vs. Holy Spirit Control

Thursday, March 19, 2009

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P.S. - Ameerah will also be giving more information about the Fruit of the Spirit Course that is upcoming - don't miss it!

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Experience the Great Exchange: Gods peace for your anxiety. His joy for your depression. His faith for your fear.
It's time.
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All Things New!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

WebTVWomen is proud to present
'All Things New'

~ a FREE webcast event ~

The Easter Webcast will include almost 2 weeks of incredible messages from a group of amazing Christian women! Come hear Bobbye Brooks & Tonilee Adamson, Jennifer Kennedy Dean, Dr. gail hayes, Karol ladd, Sarah Goebel, Linda Goldfarb, Jody Capehart, Maxine Marsolini, Thelma Wells, Linda Evans Shepherd, Joanna Faillace and Shell Washam.

To join this FREE event, you need to register at:


*starts March 30th, Easter Sunday ~ a new video every day!

Be sure to let your friends know.

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Little Things

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A four-hundred-year-old tree crashed to the forest floor. Over the centuries it had been struck by lightning fourteen times, braved great windstorms, and even defied an earthquake. In the end, however, it was killed by little beetles. Boring under the bark, they chewed away its mighty fibers until the giant of the forest lay broken on the ground.

Little things can either make us or break us. A little lie, a little theft, a little laziness, a little neglect, a little drink a little too often, a little sarcasm, a little denial here and a little there ... bit by bit we can add them all together and eventually hurt or destroy our relationships, our physical and/or mental health, and our walk with God.

On the other hand, a little smile, a little deed of kindness, a little encouraging word, a little thoughtful gift, a little phone call, a little bit of love given a lot of times every day can add up to a whole lot of sunshine that we can spread wherever we are and go, and in so doing encourage others, enhance our relationships, improve our physical and mental health, and please the heart of God.

* As seen in
firstIMPRESSIONS Newsletter - Volume 9.08. Live for God, on purpose, walking in His power, in His Spirit, and under His authority! **please note: emphasis mine

What 'little things' are you doing?

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My Anchor

Monday, March 16, 2009

The storms of life may rage around me
and toss me to and fro,
I've an anchor that I hold onto
and He'll never let me go!

My body maybe be tired and weary
my spirit battered and torn
but my anchor, who is Lord of all
will protect me from the storm!

He's my rock that I can cling to
and in him I'll safely hide;
He has given me a firm foundation
which will stand against the tide!

With him, nothing is impossible
no obstacle can stand;
I'll just put my trust in His own word
and hold tightly to His hand!

He's the anchor which will hold me
till the storm has run it's course;
I will fear no harm from evil
for my heavenly Father is my source!

He's the anchor of my heart and soul
the rock of my salvation;
He's the one who'll always stand by me
He's the God of all creation!

~Helen Johnson
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Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life

Monday, March 02, 2009

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Discipline is such a necesary trait in the life of a believer. In order for your character to become more like Jesus, you need to spend time with Him. As you spend more time with Him, you will become more like Jesus.

Be deliberate in your walk with Christ!

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Is There a Word From God For Me Today?

Sunday, March 01, 2009

In A Plain Brown Wrapper
by Greg Cummings

How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news. (Romans 10:15 NIV)

The song service is finished. The sermon begins. During the first three sentences, expectant faces look toward the preacher.

A single mother sighs, praying her children will let her make it through the sermon, maybe even listen. An older man in failing health turns up his hearing aid. Frustrated and angry with diminishing strength and energy, he searches to make sense of his losses. A closet homosexual sits saturated in guilt. A high school sophomore listens with an MTV-conditioned attention span. She is not trained to listen long. A successful business person caught in the depths of depression hopes for an alternative to suicide.

A Bible class teacher dealing with major failure clings to faith by a fingernail. A married couple, sitting together in the pew but hardly speaking at home, hopes for renewal of lost affection. A frustrated parent of an angry teen looks for confidence. A widow’s eyes fill with tears as her hand touches the empty seat beside her. A cancer patient needs a reason to suffer through another chemo session. The mate is desperate for strength to persevere.

A contractor, competing with kickbacks and cheats, wonders if his ethics are antiquated. A nurse, exhausted from a twelve-hour-pressure-filled shift, hopes for renewal. A lonely soul hopes for connection with others. New Christians listen to build faith. Long-time members hope for revival from spiritual lethargy.

Debaters want a convincing argument. Condemners want a reason to feel superior. Tired church volunteers long for a boost. Frazzled church staffers need a shot in the arm. Elders need power to persevere through the pressure. Deacons need to be uplifted.

...everyone listens intently, wondering, “Is there a word from God for me today?”

The confused seek wisdom. The guilty seek forgiveness. The sad seek help. The mad seek release. The glad seek rejoicing.

The preachers stands.

For three sentences everyone listens intently, wondering, “Is there a word from God for me today?”

Who dares to rise to preach in the face of such need? Who can meet such a multiplicity of expectations?

God can. Only God can.

God speaks through the preacher’s faltering words, stiff outlines, and overused illustrations. God speaks through his words, his tears, his personality, his humor, his gestures, his spirit. God uses unworthy vessels to anoint hearts, persuade minds, lift spirits, comfort pain, and enlighten understanding.

The power in preaching is not the preacher. It is God. God speaking through a man, gives a beautiful gift in a plain brown wrapper.

God has a word for you. Shhhhh. Listen.

© 2002, Greg Cummings. Used by permission.
"In a Plain Brown Wrapper"
Publication Date: May 2, 2002

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