EMPOWERING CHRISTIAN WOMEN: September 2010 Blogger Widgets


Thursday, September 30, 2010

Don't let life
knock you down on your knees.
Get down there yourself
and put it ALL in God's hands!

~ Shared by Lynda Kay Vaughn
on Facebook

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Last Chance for 2-for-1 Memberships at National Association of Christian Women Entrepreneurs!!!

Last chance for my faithful friends
to receive the 2 for 1 membership deal for
National Association of Christian Women Entrepreneurs!!!
Get Your 2 for 1 Membership now
 ~before it's TOO late.
Don't delay!!! 
Offer EXPIRES September 30th, 2010
(c)  NACWE ~ National Association of Christian Women Entrepreneurs
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‎"I've lost the feeling
and I'm numb to the core.
I can't fake it anymore.
Here I am at the end.
I'm in need of resurrection.
Only you can take this empty shell
and raise it from the dead.
You can take the pieces in your hand
and make me whole again."

This video, Resurrection danced by Selah Warriors,
was shared on Facebook.com this morning in the group, Broken People.

POWERFUL video!!!

POWERFUL message!!!

Selah Warriors is a dance ministry emanating out of LifePoint Ministries and LifePoint Dance Studio in Douglasville, GA. Selah worships in various styles, such as hip-hop, lyrical, contemporary, ballet, abstract modern, and worship. 

If you would like to see more of their videos, please check out their channel on youtube.com at:  http://www.youtube.com/user/SelahWarriorsDance

*  Thank you, thank you, thank you to Brenda Branson of the ministry,
'Broken People' for sharing this video with me today. 

If you would like to visit Brenda and her ministry,
you can find her at :  http://www.brokenpeople.org
 ~  a community for people who are struggling and searching. 

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"Why Am I Here?' "Is God Real?" "Where Will I Go When I Die?"

The Chicago Harvest Crusade
with Pastor Greg Laurie is
now available to watch online!!!

All three nights are archived & available at:

~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~

Pastor Greg addresses the 
BIG questions of life:

"Why am I here?"

"Is God real?"

"Where will I go when I die?"

Everyone thinks about those things,
but in our hectic society,
we rarely have the time to consider them carefully.

(c)  Harvest Ministries with Greg Laurie ~ http://www.harvest.org/

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FREE Parenting Webinar

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Art of Consequences

Thursday, September 30
9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT

Who Should Attend:
Frustrated parents of kids ages 2-16

What You’ll Learn:

Amy McCready, Founder of Positive Parenting Solutions
will present a strategy-packed, interactive,
LIVE online webinar designed to teach you…

*  why kids really misbehave what you may be doing to make it worse!

*  how your personality can encourage and even escalate misbehaviors

*  punishment vs. consequences and why it matters to your kids

*  the 5 “must haves” for a successful consequence

*  new resources to reduce parenting stress
and feel more confident for your most important job

(c)  Sponsored by Kat from InspiredToAction.com & Positive Parenting Solutions.

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Makeover of the Heart

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A brand new Bible study has started at The Well

led by Tracy Berta!

Come experience a complete heart transplant,
allowing God to take out your old heart
FULL of its selfish desires and replace it with a new heart….

A Delightful Heart
A Healed Heart
A Committed Heart
A Prayerful Heart

Each week Tracy will have a short video
where she will share a bit about the weeks lesson,
followed by a few words from her heart.

Each week's lesson will be available for you to download
and do at your own pace throughout the week.

Unlocking the Potential of a Heart Transformed

(c)  The Well ~ http://www.titus2atthewell.com/
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2 for 1 Membership Ends Sept. 30th, 2010

2 for 1 Membership

ENDS September 30th, 2010

Please note:
The membership NEEDS to be paid in full at the $197 rate by one person.
Then Diane Cunningham will need the name of the other person
and she will send your friend a coupon code for their membership!

Are YOU going to join us???

Please pass this 2 for 1 special on to your friends ~
they will thank you for thinking of them!!!

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Broken, But I Am Healed

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Broken, But I Am Healed
~ Byron Cage

So you enter into this building,
you brought your burdens, brought your pain.
I have a message for you today,
that when you leave here, you won't be the same.

So you tell me you've been to your physician,
look at you there's been no change in your condition.
Reach out and touch the Master's Throne,
there's healing for your mind, your body, and your soul.

God can heal, He can deliver.
He can mend your brokenness.
He has a miracle to fit your needs,
once you trust Him, you will receive.

God knows about your situation,
but with every test and every trial there is revelation,
that God is able to supply every one of your needs;
He's here to touch you, heal you, He'll set you free.

So by the time that you leave this building,
my prayer for everyone in here is that you'll have your healing.
Once God works a miracle to fit your need,
go tell the world, what you have received.

God has healed, He has delivered.
He has mended my brokenness.
Gave me a miracle to fit my need;
praise the Lord, praise the Lord, praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, I have received.

I have received.

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

VICTORY means letting go.

STOP trying to figure everything out

& just TRUST GOD.

~ Abi Olukeye

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LIVE Webcast Event with Greg Laurie

Friday, September 24, 2010

Chicago Harvest 2010 with Greg Laurie
Unable to attend in person?

Watch the

Chicago Harvest will feature 3 nights of live music
from top Christian music artists and evangelistic messages
 from Pastor Greg Laurie on all 3 nights.

David Crowder Band, The Katinas
and Local Gospel Choir

Skillet, Kirk Franklin,
and The Katinas

Jeremy Camp, Steve Curtis Chapman
and The Katinas

Pastor Greg will address the 
BIG questions of life:

"Why am I here?"

"Is God real?"

"Where will I go when I die?"

Everyone thinks about those things,
but in our hectic society,
we rarely have the time to consider them carefully.


(c)  Harvest Ministries with Greg Laurie ~ http://www.harvest.org/

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Spiritual Strength Training:
Life’s Challenges CAN Make Our Faith STRONGER

While serving with Focus on the Family, Daly has come face to face with many people dealing with heartbreaking trials. Yet on a trip to Beijing, China, when he asked a local missionary the question “How do you pray for us?” the answer was eye-opening. “We are praying…for the church in America to get more persecution.” Why would someone viewing the lives of believers living in the U.S. ask such a thing from God? Daly concluded that ours is viewed as a weak faith in need of strengthening.

As Daly began to examine his own life and the lives of those with whom he ministered, he observed that trial and persecution had a markedly different effect upon people, and he discovered that those who chose to surrender their situations to God—painful though they might be—grew stronger in their faith, while those who chose to face their trials alone with resentment and anger often turned their back on God—blaming Him for their circumstances. Daly’s latest book, Stronger: Trading Brokenness for Unbreakable Strength, explores the choices that lie at the crossroad of tragedy and presents a vision of strength that the Church and families can cling to during hard times.


Trading Brokenness for Unbreakable Strength

Using life principles and personal stories, Daly reveals the most formidable and powerful strength—the kind that endures and hopes even when all seems hopeless. Daly states a profound truth he has observed in the lives of fellow believers: Christ alone is the one true foundation upon which we must stand and to whom we must cling when the going gets tough. Christ offers this strength to us all—not because we deserve it, but because He loves us. Unless we choose to live in Christ’s unbreakable strength, we will live lives broken by bitterness.

Is God to blame? Is He punishing His people? Drawing upon his own life experiences and of those with whom he has shared his ministry, Daly indicates that the opposite is true. God uses every circumstance in our life, whether He orchestrates it for a purpose, or allows it to occur, to show us His great love and continually invite us into closer relationship with Him. Daly states, “If we believe in a big God, one who is mighty enough to create the universe and every living creature in it, who is still actively making miracles and involved in our lives today, we possess a powerful hope. No matter how traumatic or tragic our circumstances, we know that anything is possible if it’s in His will. We ask for the Lord’s intervention in the great and minute issues of our lives, understanding that His power is unlimited.”

Stronger: Trading Brokenness for Unbreakable Strength by Jim Daly

David C Cook/September 1, 2010/ISBN: 978-1-4347-6446-1/237 pages/trade paperback/$14.99


* Thanks to Audra Jennings from The B&B Media Group
for providing a complimentary copy of this book.  :)

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

"It is when we can share the painful things in our life,
that the beauty of who we are can truly shine."
~ Shawn Boreta

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24 Hours of Preaching with Pastor Steven Furtick

Click the following link to join the LIVE online experience:


What happens when you dare to ask God
for the impossible?

Dreams are realized.

Lives are transformed.

The world is changed.

And the impossible happens.

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The Onion

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Onion

I was an onion before Christ set me free.
Layers upon layers of iniquity.
An ugly old onion whose fragrance was strong;
That my Jesus bought and loved all along.

Unknown to me what He was going to do.
Of what He was planning, I had not a clue.
Pulling each layer off one by one.
In order to make me more like Jesus the Son.

The first layer wasn't so bad.
I saw all the sins that I knew I had.
They were easy to fix, just change the way I talk.
And learn more of how He wanted me to walk.

Reading His Word, and learning again;
How to put aside my life of sin.
But the next layer was pulled which hurt more.
He was getting closer to the core.

Unknown what He would find there.
I simply gave it to Him in prayer.
As another layer was removed, He started to cry;
Pulling this layer brought pain to my Father on High.

And I was crying over the sadness I felt;
The brokenness and all of the guilt.
Past memories that I thought were gone;
They were buried under layers disguised in a fragrance so strong.

As onions peel more and more;
And they put tears in our eyes as we get close to the core;
So my Father wept over my pain;
Giving me a balm of comfort and strength to sustain.

"No More Layers." I would scream.
As He continued to peel them off of me.
"I'll have nothing left my Lord, what will I do?
I'll be nothing but a worthless core to you. "

But He just said "Trust me," and continued to peel
I was sure He was blinded to my pain that was so real.
Year after year I shrunk more and more;
Until all that was left of this onion was a core.

It was then that I began to understand;
As the Lord embraced me in His loving hand.
He said, now and only now can you be;
The creation that will minister before me.

Clothed with the righteousness only from above;
Gone are your layers of self so you can be filled with my love.
He took my layers of sin, hurt and pain;
And clothed me with love, truth and mercy in His name.

Yes, we are all onions, learning with each day;
How to overcome as each layer is taken away.
Some layers tear and pull at our heart;
While others grieve us to our innermost part.

But we are nothing but an ugly onion without Christ.
Layers upon layers of pride, sin and strife.
Only God can take those layers away.
And clothe us with His righteousness in that final day.

*  Shared in  firstIMPRESSIONS newsletter (Volume 10.32)

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GRACE is when you 
FINALLY STOP keeping score
and when you realize that God never was,
that His game is a different one entirely.

GRACE is when the silence is so complete
that you can hear your own heartbeat,
and right within your ribs,
God's beating heart, too.

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Here is a little "fun-sermon" for you!

1. Wake Up! - Decide to have a good day. - Psalms 118:24

2. Dress Up! - Put on a smile. - 1 Samuel 16:7

3. Shut Up! - Say nice things and learn to listen. - Proverbs 13:3

4. Stand Up! - For what you believe in. - Galatians 6:9-10

5. Look Up! - To the Lord. - Philippians 4:13

6. Reach Up! - For something higher. - Proverbs 3:5-6

7. Lift Up! - Your Prayers. - Philippians 4:6

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Til I See You

Til I See You ~ Hillsong United

Live to love Him...

Live to bring Him praise...

Live as a child in awe of Him...


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Beloved ~ A Spiritual Love Song

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Beloved ~ A Spiritual Love Song
  Tenth Avenue North

Love of my life
Look deep in my eyes
There you will find what you NEED

Give me your life
The lust and the lies
And the past you're afraid I might see
You've been running away from me

You're my beloved lover
I'm yours
Death shall not part us
It's you I died for
For better or worse
Forever we'll be
My love it unites us and it binds you to me
It's a mystery

Love of my life
Look deep in my eyes
There you will find what you need

I'm the giver of life
I'll clothe you in white
My immaculate bride you will be
Come running home to me

You're my beloved lover
I'm yours
Death shall not part us
It's you I died for
For better or worse
Forever we'll be
My love it unites us and it binds you to me

You've been a mistress, my wife
Chasing lovers that won't satisfy
Won't you let me make you my bride
You will drink of my lips and you'll taste new life

You're my beloved lover
I'm yours
Death shall not part us
It's you I died for
For better or worse
Forever we'll be
My love it unites us and it binds you to me
It's a mystery

Beloved lyrics
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Just heard this song for the 1st time today
at the Woman Conference online ~ love it!!!

Soak it up...
the song, the pictures and the Scriptures.


continue reading "The GREATNESS Of Our God"


When reputation
(which is what everybody knows about us)
becomes MORE important than character
(which is what God knows about us),
we have become hypocrites!

~ Warren W. Wiersbe

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God, Can!!!

God, Can!

"When you feel unlovable, unworthy and unclean,
when you think that no one can heal you:
Remember, Friend,
God Can.

When you think that you are unforgivable
for your guilt and your shame:
Remember, Friend,
God Can.

When you think that all is hidden
and no one can see within:
Remember, Friend,
God Can.

And when you have reached the bottom
and you think that no one can hear:
Remember my dear Friend,
God Can.

And when you think that no one can love
 the real person deep inside of you:
Remember, my dear Friend,
God Does."

*  Shared at Sisters in Christ; Sovereign Grace Facebook group;
A multi denominational, Christian group of Sisters!
Check it out!

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Do You Ever Lose Your FOCUS?

Friday, September 17, 2010

FOCUS ~ a heartfelt prayer

Let your eyes look right on [WITH FIXED PURPOSE],
and let your GAZE BE STRAIGHT before you.

~ Proverbs 4:25 AMP

What do you do to get back on track?

How do you RE-FOCUS?

 Be sure to become a subscriber of their website; you will receive
 "Rekindle your Fire:  10 Reflective Questions to Illuminate your Spiritual Ah-Ha Moments." 

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Why I Am A Christian ~ audio download

For the rest of September
christianaudio is offering
 Why I Am a Christian 
for ONLY $0.98!!!

Be sure to check out the 3 other Stott classics
 that are on for $4.98!!!

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Christian Parenting Tele-class

UPDATED:  If you missed this tele-class,
you can still sign up to receive the recording for FREE!
Sign up to receive the FREE recording.

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We all know what our 
TOP Christian parenting priorities
should be...

but yet, we all struggle
to stay focused on these priorities
and know that time with our children,
is quickly passing away.

How do we make time for what is truly important
on top of ALL the other things we need to do?

How do we keep “the chaos of everyday life”
from distracting us from spiritually training our children?

The Overwhelmed Mom:
Christian Parenting in the Chaos of Everyday Life

FREE Tele-class

Monday, September 20th, 2010

8:30 PM ET

MORE INFORMATION about the tele-class

REGISTER for this FREE Tele-class

Even if you can't attend LIVE, go ahead and register...
you will be sent the audio download after the call. 

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Soon - Brooke Fraser

This amazing video was shared with me in
a Facebook group called, 'Broken People.'

Find out more about this ministry:
'Broken People' ~  http://www.brokenpeople.org

continue reading "SOON"


(c)  Shared at ABLE Sisters, a group on Facebook  :)

A company of women who are Faith-filled &
captured in heart and imagination to passionately embrace
what God has called them to build.
“Let us arise and build”
so they put their hands to good work
~  Neh 2:18

To create excellence and influence others
in life’s amazing Kingdom arena of daily opportunity. 

"Now to him who is ABLE to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine,
according to his power that is at work within us,
to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus
throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen"
~  Eph 3:20-21 NIV
Looking for encouragement & inspiration?

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Keys to Wellness Tele-Summit – Sept. 20 - 24th, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Join  Sharon Graham and her team of advisors
for a FREE "Keys to Wellness Telesummit."

September 20-24, 2010
*  Online and via telephone  *

You will learn:

~  Ways to improve your immune system and reduce stress

~  Critical steps to take to prevent disease

~  How you can use your mind to lose excess weight

~  The truth about vaccines

~  Burdens on your body that could be causing pain and inflammation

~  What superfoods help you to live longer and reverse aging

……and MUCH, MUCH more!

*  If the dates don't work for you, please register anyway, as there will be
FREE ACCESS to the REPLAYS for 24 hours after the event.

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The Grace Card

Witness the Power of Forgiveness

Everything can change in an instant ...
and take a lifetime to unravel.

When Mac McDonald loses his son in an accident,
the ensuing 17 years of bitterness and pain erodes his love for his family
and leaves him angry with God ... and just about everyone else.

Mac's rage stonewalls his career in the police department
and makes for a combustible situation when he's partnered with Sam Wright,
a rising star on the force who happens to be a part-time pastor and a loving family man.

Can they somehow join forces to help one another
when it's impossible for either of them to look past their differences
—especially the most obvious one?

Every day,
we have the opportunity
to rebuild relationships
and heal deep wounds
by extending and receiving
God's grace.

and NEVER underestimate
the power of God's Love.

(c)   TheGraceCardMovie.com ~ be sure to visit & watch the trailer!

In theatres February 25th, 2011

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Day #2 of Invisible Illness Week ~ Relationships, Friendships, Kids, Parents, Marriage

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Relationships are one of the
BIGGEST struggles we run into
when trying to do our best to cope
with daily chronic pain.

September 14th, 2010

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Eastern


If you miss it... that's okay!
It will be archived for eons!

Today's Agenda

Allison Bottke

Allison Bottke is the woman behind God Allows U-Turns and now Setting Boundaries. Do you have an adult child who is breaking your heart? An aging parent taking up your whole life? A problem with food? Allison’s resources can help you discover SANITY and take back your life. Between books and support groups around the country, Allison is one who has “been there” and knows it’s hard to set boundaries, but necessary for your own sanity! Twitter @AllisonBottke
Pam Farrel

Pam Farrel is a relationship specialist, international speaker, and author of over 30 books including best-selling Men are like Waffles, Women are like Spaghetti which she wrote with her husband, Bill. Bill and Pam are frequent guests on radio and television including Focus on the Family, where their interviews with Dr. Dobson were ranked Top 10. She is the founder and President of Seasoned Sisters, a ministry to women 40-65. Twitter: @PamFarrel

Cheryl Ricker

Cheryl Ricker is the author of the new book, Friend in the Storm, which is a collection of poems she wrote to a friend who was coping with cancer. She shares about her childhood, “I thought everybody was staring at me through big critical eyes. My self-consciousness affected my confidence which affected my relationships. Insecurity was my gift that kept on giving. So what did I do? I wrote poetry to process the pain of childhood rejection. It was as if some part of my restless brain knew the power of poetry to reach the broken places.” Twitter: @CherylRicker

September 14th, 2010

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Eastern

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Not Where You Want to Be in Life?


God directs us in MANY Ways,

but so often, we fail to listen...

The Lord directs our steps,
so why try to understand everything along the way?

~ Proverbs 20:24 (NLT)

*  OH...and, by the way, if you are looking for a
REALLY GOOD Video to share at your church,
I came across this one...


Listen...to the still, small voice...

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Facebook Party for Christian Women Entrepreneurs

Monday, September 13, 2010

Come & have some fun!!!

You're invited!!!

Join Diane Cunningham, founder of the
National Association of Christian Entrepreneurs

Thursday, Sept. 16th, 2010

7:00 p.m. CST

 on the NACWE Facebook Fan page
 to enjoy speed networking (by computer)

......win prizes, make new friends,
eat virtual snacks (no calories)!!!

Invite your friends!

The MORE; the better!!!

~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~
Have a prize to donate?

Get great publicity for your business!

*  Email Diane at diane@dianecunningham.com
and let her know what you would like to provide.  *

*  Diane is giving away at least ONE membership to the
($197 value) *

(c)  National Association of Christian Women Entrepreneurs

2 for 1 MEMBERSHIP ~ ENDS September 30th, 2010

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