EMPOWERING CHRISTIAN WOMEN: August 2010 Blogger Widgets

Permission to Speak Freely by Anne Jackson

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

"What is one thing you feel
you can't say in church?"

Permission to Speak Freely
is the unique project from author Anne Jackson,
who is finished with keeping brokenness in the dark.
Bringing to light the original intent of God’s sanctuary
as a place of help and healing,
Anne reveals that through confession,
both to God and to others,
we can live lives that are whole and healed.

 You can read more about Anne's new book at:

I also encourage you to visit Anne's site at:


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Step UP! FREE Webinar with Beth Jones

Monday, August 30, 2010

Are you pursuing your life's passion
and fulfilling your great purpose?

OR are you just struggling to get through today?

Step UP!

FREE Webinar
hosted by Beth Jones
with Lois Graham and Kim Ehlers

Tuesday, August 31, 2010
1 p.m. Central Time

OVERCOMING today's struggles
to EMBRACE tomorrow's promises!

SESSION 1:  Lois Graham

 "You are an overcomer!"

You are an overcomer! Don’t let problems and fears
hold you back from being all God made you to be.
How can you overcome the challenges of life?
Lois Graham will show you from God’s word
 how to be confident in God’s power
and how to be an overcomer.

SESSION 2:  Kim Ehlers

"How To Live a Purpose-Filled, Peaceful Life"

There’s so much more to life than just getting through the day.
God has more for you than worry and stress and busy-ness!
He has a plan and purposes big and small that only you can fulfill.
Isn’t your heart aching to know your purpose?
Why is this the life you’ve been given?
Don’t go another day without knowing
what your purpose is and how to live it!
Keep your eyes on your big purpose
and your heart open to your little ones.


Overcome, Step UP & Walk in Your Great Purpose!
(c)  Beth Jones - http://www.bethjones.net/

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When we allow ourselves
to be EMPOWERED by God's will,
we're able to
generate goodness and accomplish work
we could never dream of doing
on our own.

~  Thelma Wells

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I've Been Hurt in the Church

Sunday, August 29, 2010

What Do I Do?

I've been hurt in church, what do I do?
from Margaret Feinberg on Vimeo.
Do you find that God often uses the church
to EXPOSE our pain?

(c)  Margaret Feinberg -  http://www.margaretfeinberg.com/
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Thursday, August 26, 2010

"Our life is
full of brokenness -
broken relationships,
broken promises,
broken expectations.

How can we live with that brokenness
without becoming bitter and resentful
except by returning again and again
to God's faithful presence in our lives."

~  Henri Nouwen

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

"ONLY AFTER all the noise
has spent itself
do we begin to hear
in the silence of our heart,
the voice of God."

~ AW Tozer

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The Silence of God

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Silence of God
 ~ Andrew Peterson

* Thanx Treasia for sharing this amazing song with me.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Out of suffering

have emerged the strongest souls.

 ~  E.H. Chapin

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What If I Stumble?

Sunday, August 15, 2010

What If I Stumble?
 ~ DC Talk

"The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today
Is Christians who acknowledge Jesus with their lips
Then walk out the door and deny him by their lifestyle.
That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable."

Is this one for the people? Is this one for the Lord?
Or do I simply serenade for things I must afford?
You can jumble them together, my conflict still remains
Holiness is calling, in the midst of courting fame

Cause I see the trust in their eyes
Though the sky is falling
They need Your love in their lives
Compromise is calling
What if I stumble, what if I fall?
What if I lose my step and I make fools of us all?
Will the love continue when my walk becomes a crawl?
What if I stumble, and what if I fall?

What if I stumble, what if I fall?
You never turn in the heat of it all
What if I stumble, what if I fall?
Father please forgive me for I can not compose
The fear that lives within me
Or the rate at which it grows

If struggle has a purpose on the narrow road you've carved
Why do I dread my trespasses will leave a deadly scar
Do they see the fear in my eyes? Are they so revealing?
This time I cannot disguise all the doubt I'm feeling

What if I stumble, what if I fall?
What if I lose my step and I make fools of us all?
Will the love continue when my walk becomes a crawl?
What if I stumble, and what if I fall?
What if I stumble?
Everyone's got to crawl when you know that
You're up against a wall, it's about to fall
Everyone's got to crawl when you know that
I hear You whispering my name [You say]
"My love for You will never change" [never change]

What if I stumble, what if I fall?
What if I lose my step and I make fools of us all?
Will the love continue when my walk becomes a crawl?
What if I stumble, and what if I fall?
What if I stumble, what if I fall?
You never turn in the heat of it all
What if I stumble, what if I fall?
You are my comfort, and my God
Is this one for the people, is this one for the Lord?

* Lyrics shared at Lyrics Depot
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Jesus' First Words

Saturday, August 14, 2010

A Sunday School teacher had just finished telling her third graders about how Jesus was crucified and placed in a tomb with a great stone sealing the opening. Then, wanting to share the excitement of the resurrection, she asked "And what do you think were Jesus’ first words when He came bursting out of that tomb alive?" A hand shot up into the air from the rear of the classroom. Attached to it was the arm of a little girl. Leaping out of her chair she shouted out excitedly "I know, I know!" "Good" said the teacher, "Tell us, what Jesus’ first words were?" And extending her arms high into the air she said Jesus first words were "TA-DA!"

“A cheerful heart is good medicine,
but a broken spirit saps a person's strength.”
  ~  Proverbs 17:22 NLT

Thanks to my FB friend, Shane Schwieters for sharing this - love it!!!

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2010 National Leadership Forum ~ Two Day Webcast

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

TWO Day WEB Event

For 2 days, you'll hear from church leaders such as
Craig Groeschel, Erwin McManus, Andy Stanley,
Brian Houston, Bill Hybels and Joyce Meyer.

You'll also hear from some of the nation's top business minds
  ~  Marcus Buckingham, Jim Blanchard, Mark Floyd and Patrick Lencioni.

Sept. 9th and 10th

Space is limited for this FREE event.

(c) Southeastern University, 316 Networks and LifeChurch.tv

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FREE Christian Audiobook Download ~ Ministries of Mercy

christianaudio and P&R Publishing have partnered together for the month of August 2010 to bring you the audiobook download of Ministries of Mercy for FREE!

written by Tim Keller and read by Sean Runnette

Why would someone risk his safety, destroy his schedule, and become dirty and bloody to help a needy person of another race and social class? And why would Jesus tell us "Go and do likewise"? Like the wounded man on the Jericho road, there are needy people in our path- the widow next door, the family strapped with medical bills, the homeless man outside our place of worship. God call us to be ministers of mercy to people in need of shelter, assistance, medical care, or just friendship.

To receive your FREE Christian audiobook download,
add the download format to your cart
& enter the coupon code AUG2010
when prompted during checkout.

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FREE WEBINAR with Elisa Morgan

featuring Elisa Morgan,
author and publisher of
Fullfill Magazine

FREE Women Leading Webinar
Weds. Aug. 25th
3:00 p.m. central

Perhaps the greatest asset
we each bring into the
leadership arena
is ourselves,
stepping FULLY into who
God uniquely created us to be.

Hear Elisa speak to this challenge
& how to lead with your real self,
holding nothing back.

MORE Information & Registration
(c) Leadership Network ~ http://www.leadnet.org/
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Be Authentic

Saturday, August 07, 2010

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it – he will be blessed in what he does.”
  ~  James 1:22-25

To make a difference in your world you’ve got to be real. There is nothing worse than a holier-than-thou Christian who never shares his hurts and sorrows. I don’t know about you, but I can’t relate to perfection. Authentic people make a difference in the world.

I heard recently of a minister in the Midwest who was going for a walk with a soap salesman in the community who was a real skeptic toward Christianity. They were having quite an active debate while walking through the park. The businessman was getting in some good jabs at the inconsistency of Christians.

As they were walking through the park the soap salesman questioned the minister, “How can you say that Christianity works when even within the inner-city park you see derelicts of every kind, drugs, and prostitutes? Then you have the problems of the family, war, and disease, not to mention the negative problems of the world. How can you say that Christianity works? Just look around – it’s not working.”

They walked in silence for a few moments, and then the minister turned to him and said, “You’re a soap salesman, right?” “Yes, of course,” was the reply. “Is it good soap?” “It’s the best soap on the market!” was the comment of the salesman.

The minister turned and pointed to a small child playing in the park who was covered with dirt and grime, and said, “This boy is dirty and filthy from the mud in the park; doesn’t your soap help him?” The salesman said, “Well, you’ve got to apply the soap.”

The minister’s response was, “So it is with the Christian faith. You must apply the Christian faith in order for it to work.”

* Shared in firstIMPRESSIONS newsletter - Volume 10.16 - April 16, 2010

Visit WILMINGTON first assembly of God on line! 
LOTS of great sermons, as well as inspiration to encourage you!
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Top 10 Predictions for 2010

  1. The Bible will still have all the answers.
  2. Prayer will still be the most powerful thing on Earth..
  3. The Holy Spirit will still move.
  4. God will still honor the praises of His people.
  5. There will still be God-anointed preaching.
  6. There will still be singing of praise to God.
  7. God will still pour out blessings upon His people.
  8. There will still be room at the Cross.
  9. Jesus will still love you.
10. Jesus will still save the lost when they come to Him.

Isn't It Great To Remember Who Is Really In Control?

"The Word of the Lord endures forever." ~ 1 Peter 1:25

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Friday, August 06, 2010

"Comfort and prosperity
have NEVER enriched the world
as adversity has done.

Out of pain and problems
have come the sweetest songs,
the most poignant poems,
the most gripping stories.

Out of suffering and tears
have come the GREATEST SPIRIT

~  Billy Graham

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FREE Webinar: Relational Intelligence

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Forming & Sustaining Healthier Relationships

You are invited to join the Leadership Network for the August Spotlight, a FREE WEBINAR featuring Author Steve Saccone who will be discussing the factors that affect your relational quotient (RQ), using principles from his book Relational Intelligence.

Wed., Aug. 11
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Central

Relational Intelligence offers church leaders
a guide for learning to increase their ability
to form and sustain stronger and healthier relationships 
with EVERYONE in their organizations
~  staff, lay leaders, members,
prospective members, and others.

Visit Leadership Network for

(c)  Leadership Network - http://www.leadnet.org/

Leadership Network fosters church innovation and growth through
strategies, programs, tools and resources consistent with our far-reaching mission:
 to identify, connect and help high-capacity Christian leaders multiply their impact.

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Safe Place ~ Hope and Healing in Jesus Christ

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Safe Place
* Please take time to watch this powerful video on domestic violence.

You are not alone. Reach out for help.
The choice is yours...

(c)  Focus Ministries - is a not-for-profit organization devoted to offer hope, encouragement, education, and assistance to women who are struggling in difficult circumstances, especially dysfunctional marriages, spousal abuse, separation or divorce.

Visit Focus Ministries

Archived Focus Newsletters

Focus Ministries provides a safe place where women and families
who experience domestic violence and destructive relationships
can find hope and healing in Jesus Christ.

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'Escaping the Cauldron' Blog Tour

with Kristine McGuire

The book is part testimony of how I went from committed, albeit legalistic, Christian for twenty-nine years to witch, medium, and ghost hunter for eight years before God restored my faith and life. It details my personal struggle with trying to be "the perfect Christian" while being drawn to the Occult from childhood. The book is also a Biblical study that examines the current pop-cultural interest in the occult (in particular ghosts, hauntings, and mediums) and how this interest is affecting Christians as well as their beliefs about the supernatural.

Why call it Escaping the Cauldron?

This is actually the first book in a series, What Christians Need to Know about the Occult. It is a series of collections written from my former experiences as a witch, medium, and ghost hunter. This book is primarily about ghost hunting, mediumship, and the paranormal but I chose "Escaping the Cauldron" as the main title because witchcraft was truly my entry into the arena of occult interest and exploration including such things as divination, psychic ability, spirit guides, mediumship, ghost hunting, etc.

What do you think is the
most important chapter of the book?

I think there are many important chapters but "Spiritual Warfare" and "How Should Christians Respond?" are the two which take everything discussed in the previous chapters bringing it all together, helping the reader understand their authority in Jesus Christ and leading the way to a ready defense for any kind of paranormal or supernatural event they may experience in their life as a Christian.

What do you hope to accomplish with this book?

I hope to inform and equip Christians with information about the occult. Additionally I pray the church will begin to acknowledge the presence of the spiritual world around us and listen to people who come forward with stories or claims of paranormal experiences without dismissing them immediately. When the church refuses to listen or offer any Biblical assistance, many people are forced to seek help elsewhere. This generally means seeking out ghost hunters, mediums, and psychics. I also hope to encourage Christians who may be questioning their faith to seek a deeper relationship with God, especially if they are stuck in a form of legalism.

Our answers truly can be
found in Jesus Christ.

How are you available to the Christian community?

I write a daily blog, Kristine ReMixed at www.KristineMcGuire.com, on a variety of topics including faith, marriage, prayer, spiritual gifts, and the occult. I also work with my husband through Big Fish Ministries at http://www.bigfishministries.com/, ministering through speaking with him at church and para-church events about marriage, facilitating seven day or special event prayer rooms, helping the homeless, etc. I am also available to speak at any youth, women's, or church events on a variety of Christian topics.

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Where is the book currently available to purchase?

The book is available in paperback and Kindle editions at Amazon. The book is also available in paperback and e-book editions at my blog site: Kristine ReMixed at http://www.kristinemcguire.com/ and Lulu Publishing.

*  A complimentary copy of this book was provided to me as a blog tour host by the author in exchange for posting this interview on my blog. Please visit Christian Speaker Services at www.ChristianSpeakerServices.com for more information about blog tour management services.
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Awake O Israel

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Elana Watson sings "Awake O Israel"
Beautiful, beautiful song...
Put off thy slumber and the truth shall set you free
for out of Zion comes thy deliverer in the year of Jubilee,
for in the furnace of much affliction I have chosen thee behold,
and so for iron I'll give thee silver and for brass I'll give thee gold,
thou art my chosen for I have sought thee thou art graven on my hand,
... and I will gather all those that gather,
 they shall come back to their land.
Halleu YAH praise the LORD!
Remember to keep Israel in your prayers.
*Special thanks to Mary Fox and Bessie Yannopoulos
for sharing this amazing song on Facebook.
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