EMPOWERING CHRISTIAN WOMEN: October 2010 Blogger Widgets

Nothing's IMPOSSIBLE...

Sunday, October 31, 2010

He is God
I want to say, "thank You, Lord"
for ALL that You've done for me...

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I'm a Christian Pumpkin

Thanx to http://wfa.org/ for photo.  :)
I am a Jack O’ Lantern
My lights will shine so bright
For I’m a Christian pumpkin
My symbols tell what’s right

My nose is like the cross
On which our Savior died
To set us free from sin
We need no longer hide

My mouth is like a fish
The whole wide world to show
That Christians live in this house
And love their Savior so!

The story starts at Christmas
My eyes are like the star
That shone on Baby Jesus
And wise men saw from far

My color, it is orange
Just like the big bright sun
That rose on Easter Day
Along with God’s own Son

And so on Halloween
Let’s set our pumpkins out
And tell the trick or treaters
What God’s love is all about!

~ Author Unknown

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Are You Playing "trick or treat" With Your Eternal Soul?

While many people debate whether or not it is acceptable for children
 to go "trick or treating," there is one thing that there is no doubt about.

Too many adults continue to play
"trick or treat" with their eternal soul.

When it comes to "trick or treat,"
there is one who is all about tricking everyone he can.
He goes about, attempting to trick and deceive everyone
 – even those who look to Christ
(Mark 13:22; Matthew 24:24; Revelation 20:10).

However, there is One who has no deceit, and no desire to trick.
 Rather, His method is to go and do good, bring blessing
and "treat" to all who trust in Him (Acts 10:38).

Children across America may be "trick or treating" on Sunday evening. But on Sunday morning at WFA, we will be looking at the REAL trick or treating going on in the lives of everyone!

Don't miss this Sunday – it's time for "Trick or Treat."

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(c)  Wilmington First Assembly - http://www.wfa.org
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My WORD...

Dear Child,

Before you open my Word this morning, stop and consider what you are holding in your hands. It is more than paper and ink, more than words and sentences.

You are holding in your hands
the very essence of who I am!

My Word is my nature, my wisdom, my guidance, my love distilled into letter form.

You are holding health and life, truth and healing.

Keep my Word before your eyes. Give it permission to roam in the rooms of your heart ~ cleaning, straightening, rearranging; closing doors on some things, opening windows on others.

My Word can be for your heart a companion, a hearth, and a housekeeper; a gardener to weed your thoughts and a guard against intruders.

And so, as you open my Word this day,
read with your eyes, but listen with your life.

I want to speak to you,


(c)  Postcards From Heaven by Claire Cloninger

My child, pay attention to what I say.
Listen carefully to my words.

Don’t lose sight of them.
Let them penetrate deep into your heart,
for they bring life to those who find them,
and healing to their whole body.
~  Proverbs 4: 20-22 (NLT)

* Shared in the Healthy Sprituality newsletter; you can visit them at:  http://www.healthyspirituality.org/
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Are You Tired of Wearing a Mask?

Saturday, October 30, 2010


Living Authentic to Yourself

Studies have shown that up to 87% of us put on the mask
of a smile and go to work at jobs we don’t like,
living a life that doesn’t feel like it “fits”! 
You don’t have to live as a captive to the masks of your past.

Freedom begins when you drop your mask
and embrace who you are as God’s child.

You are authentic when you are living your life
according to the truth of who you are.

If you have a question that you would like
Pastor Paula to possibly address concerning
 “No More Masks: Being True To Your Authentic Self”
during her LIVE interactive discussion this Sunday 9-10p,
please email: nomoremasks@paulawhite.org
with the subject line “No More Masks”

with Paula White

Sunday, October 31st

9 p.m. EST

Join the webcast at

If you have never discovered or discerned
you are living a life of false identity

But now you can learn to say, “NO MORE MASKS!”


We refuse to wear masks and play games.
~  2 Corinthians 4:1,2 MSG

Join the webcast at

(c)  Paula White - http://paulawhite.org/

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FREE Tele-Seminar for the Hurting & Lost

Hope for the Hurting & the Lost
FREE Tele-Seminar 

November 1st - 5th 
November 8th - 12th

 7:00 p.m.

10 dynamic speakers, intercession, worship and praise

To attend:  just dial in at 209.647.1000 ext 154139

Mark your calendar...

 Come witness this powerful move of God.

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Love them LIKE JESUS

 Love Them Like Jesus ~ Casting Crowns
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Friday, October 29, 2010

The hour of victory can easily become the hour of defeat. 

We will never be out of reach of temptation

We should always have the shield of faith
 in our hands as part of our spiritual armor

To "walk with God" does not come automatically. 

It requires a daily exercise of entering into His Presence,
 listening to His instructions and following them without reservation. 

Those who do so will never have the experience of never walking alone.

(c)  1995 Open Doors International

...be STRONG in the Lord...
put on the FULL armor of God
so that you can take your STAND
against the devil's schemes.

~ Ephesians 6:10,11

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Heart Piercing Wounds

By Paula Silva

"Oh, Lord,
You alone are my Hope!" 
~  Psalm 71:5

All of us have from time to time said things that we later regret. Emotions run high and anger comes to the surface. There are, though, individuals who consistently remain in a pattern of behavior using words to destroy others out of a sense of entitlement, superiority, and power. In James 3:6 we find, The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.”

These abusive people can even profess to be “Christians” using this mask to cover up what is really in their heart. “With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness.  Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be.” James 3:9-10 NIV

When confronted with a verbally abusive person, we have a tendency to explain or defend ourselves over and over again hoping to prove that their statements are false. This only gives the abusive person more ammunition to use against the victim.

In Patricia Evans’ book, The Verbally Abusive Relationships,  she states, “If you are encountering abuse and feel that if you could explain things, he’d understand, remember this: If someone started throwing rocks through your windows, you would be more inclined to tell him to stop than you would be to explain to him why he shouldn’t throw rocks. Verbal abuse is like a rock thrown through your window.” Verbal abuse shatters the window (our spirit) of our heart into pieces. Eventually we will no longer know who we are.

Therefore it is critical to identify the categories of verbal abuse.

·         Name Calling—The abuser uses derogatory names.

·         Abusive Anger—The abuser exhibits sudden outburst of anger which are usually irrational and unexpected.

·         Threatening—The abuser knows the victim’s greatest fears and uses these to intimidate and keep control.

·         Withholding—The abuser refuses to acknowledge the victim’s thoughts and feelings while remaining aloof, silent, and emotionally distant.

·         Countering—The abuser refutes the victims perceptions, thoughts, opinions, feelings, and life experiences usually stating the opposite viewpoint. This causes the victim to not trust her own perceptions.

·         Discounting—The abuser invalidates denies, and distorts the victim’s perceptions, feelings and thoughts stating; You’re too sensitive. You make a big deal out of everything..

·         Blocking and Diverting—The abuser either refuses to communicate or controls what is to be discussed. Sometimes information is withheld or the topic of discussion is suddenly switched to a new topic other than the original. This puts the victim into a position of defending herself. You’re such a nag. You’re always trying to start something. These are common statements used to block or divert.

·         Accusing and Blaming—The abuser blames the victim for his anger and problems. He accuses the victim of doing something wrong.

·         Judging and Criticizing—The abuser consistently judges, criticizes, and negates the victim’s feelings, thoughts, opinions, and actions.    
·         Trivializing—The abuser considers the accomplishments, talents, abilities, and statements as insignificant.

·         Undermining—The abuser undermines the victim’s decisions especially parental decision regarding rules and consequences given to children.

·         Ordering—The abuser demands instead of asking politely.

·         Denial—The abuser denies that he is abusive by saying statements like: I never said that. That never happened.

·         Forgetting—The abuser denies he said or did something even if it happened recently.

Responding to verbal abuse in appropriate ways is a difficult task. Our tendency is to become defensive and angry ourselves. This only adds fuel to the fire. Setting boundaries such as telling the abuser to stop, walking away or becoming emotionally distant are appropriate responses for a victim who remains in the relationship.

Everyone should be quick to listen,
slow to speak and slow to become angry,
 for man’s anger does not bring about
the righteous life that God desires.
James 19-20 NIV

Paula Silva © 2009 FOCUS Ministries, Inc.
Excellent information; thank you, Paula!!!

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Defeating Fear

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Is fear destroying your destiny?

Fear paralyzes people of purpose. It destroys destinies and leaves dreams unfulfilled. It impedes people in their businesses, ministries, churches and homes.

What if fear no longer controlled you?

What if you could rally the courage to conquer fear
and achieve the victory you long for?

You Can!

Destiny Coach and speaker Carrie C. Stone’s proven Biblical battle strategies empower you to conquer the giant of fear and live God’s destiny for your life with passion and purpose. In Defeating Fear, she shares her personal triumphs over the paralysis of fear and reveals the action steps she has used while coming face-to-face with:

• The humiliation of foreclosure
• The debilitation of years of illness
• And the retaliation against neighborhood drug dealers!

You will be inspired, exhorted, encouraged and empowered to step onto the battlefield and live out God’s purposes for you. So get ready to:

Advance and
Resist your way to victory...

as you master the art of Defeating Fear!

~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~

Pre-orders for the first release,
limited edition of Defeating Fear
are now being taken.

Get your order in before November 2
 in time for Holiday gift giving!

*  Please print and mail this order form along with your check to:

Carrie C. Stone
3719 M Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221

I am happy to purchase ________copies of Defeating Fear @$20 per copy

Shipping and handling costs:
$4 per book for books shipped individually
$3.50 per book for 2-5 books shipped to one address
$3.00 per book for 6-9 books shipped to one address
$2.00 per book for 10-19 books shipped to one address
FREE shipping for orders of 20 or more books

Find enclosed my check for $________which includes $________ for shipping

Please include: shipping addresses, instructions for signing and personalizing. Examples:
Who is the book signed to? Is there a personal message? Or do you want just a signature?
Would you like the date of signing, or perhaps Christmas 2010, or no date?


(c)  Carrie C. Stone ~ http://www.carriecstone.com/
      Connect with Carrie on Facebook  ~ www.facebook.com/carriecstone 
      and on twitter ~ www.twitter.com/carriecstone

Congratulations Carrie!!!

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HUGE, Last Minute Outrageous Opportunity!!!

ANYONE that signs up for
a new membership in NACWE
by midnight October 31st
will receive the
Inspired Business Toolkit
(a $247 value!!!) for FREE!!!

Diane designed the Inspired Business Toolkit for one purpose,
and one purpose only: to help talented women entrepreneurs
conquer their marketing fears and take smart steps
 to build thriving businesses.

I am a Christian, and I coach from a Christian foundation.
The Inspired Business Toolkit has lots of God talk
and scriptures throughout. My business would not
have survived without having God right in the middle of it.

 ~  Diane Cunningham

The Inspired Business Toolkit has 10 chapters full of content,
templates, checklists, and real case studies from my clients

It is 225 pages full of ideas, resources, and real life experience. 
Yes, 225 pages!
Want a sneak peek?

-  3 warnings about life as an entrepreneur
-  Weekly Review
-  Connections quiz
-  34 Free, Cheap, and Easy Ideas for Marketing!
-  Self-sabotage quiz
-  Opportunity list
-  Plus 37 other forms, templates or checklists
-  All of this plus articles and resources too!


If you are looking for a
success manual
to create the business
of your dreams
 ~ this is it!!!

Visit NACWE to find out more information about The Inspired Business Toolkit
and membership at the National Association of Christian Women Entrepreneurs.

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Financial Freedom Webcast with Joel Osteen & Dave Ramsey

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

with Joel Osteen & Dave Ramsey

October 30th, 2010

7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Central

Join Joel Osteen & Dave Ramsey
for this LIVE online event!!!

The evening will include praise & worship, prayer & teaching from Dave Ramsey

The LIVE event will be followed by a Q & A session with Joel & Dave. 

*  Please submit your questions here:  http://ow.ly/2ZVM3 
and they will answer as many as time allows.

Save this page to:
Watch the LIVE Webcast

(c)  Joel Osteen Ministries - http://www.joelosteen.com/

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Leaders & Readers FREE Online Conference

FREE Online Event

November 11, 2010

Six authors will share their thoughts
on the role that reading has played
in their leadership experiences.

*  Yes... attending Leaders & Readers is absolutely FREE;
but there are a couple of UPGRADE OPTIONS for you to consider.

The paid options will give you a more robust conference experience
during and after November 11.

#1 - Premium Registration
Includes a copy of the full-color conference handbook
that includes all the speaker notes & bios, the speaker order & approx. times,
full notes from all of the speaker's talks, a group discussion question for each talk
that you can use with your small group or staff.  ONLY $19.99

#2 - Gold Registration
You'll receive the conference handbook (that includes all of the above info)
plus osme other special features that are
ONLY available to gold registrants. 
JUST $49.99

The purpose of the paid registrations is to help underwrite the cost
of providing the conference to thousands for free.

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

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The Inspirational Alphabet

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Inspirational Alphabet
This video was shared with me by Jay Black, one of my new Facebook friends 
Thanks Jay!!!  :)
Love, love, love how every letter of the alphabet
coincides with a verse of Scripture!!!

Think it's time to memorize more Scripture?
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Martin Luther: FREE Christian Audiobook Download

by Martin Luther and read by David Cochran Heath
This compilation of many of Luther's most important writings
serves as an excellent introduction to those new to Luther.
It also provides a fresh medium for people familiar with his writing.

Included in this volume is: The Small Catechism, 95 Theses,
On Faith and Coming to Christ, On Confession and the Lord's Supper,
Of the Office of Preaching, Excerpt from Luther's Tower Experience,
The Last Written Words of Luther, and more!

add the download format to your cart and login to your
christianaudio account to complete the checkout process. 
If you do not yet have an account, opening one is free! 

Offer EXPIRES Ocober 31st, 2010.
*NO Coupon Necessary

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WHISPERS: Hearing God & Responding

LIVE Q & A Webcast
with Bill Hybels

October 29th, 2010

Join best-selling author and Willow Creek Community Church senior pastor, Bill Hybels and Willow Creek Association president, Jim Mellado on October 29th for a Q & A webcast as they unpack what it really means to listen to God's whispers.

"Obeying the Spirit instead of your own
self-centered whims will lead you to places you've never been. This is the power
and the promise of full-throttle faith, of living a life fueled solely by God."

~  Bill Hybels

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NACWE Continues to GROW!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

National Association of Christian Women Entrepreneurs

Come join our premier group of women
who are committed to living their purpose
and just happen to be called "entrepreneurs!"

This month NACWE is adding the following:

•Members Only Forum

•Student Membership for women ages 18-25

• NACWE PR and Marketing Director (To Be Announced)

Last month NACWE added:

• NACWE Membership Director Rhoda Baty

• NACWE Spiritual Director Rene Owens

Take a look at the NACWE blog, featured members, and other upcoming speakers.

We would love to help you build your dream!

* Pay all at once or in 2 installments....up to you.

was born out a passion to connect women who are ready to create,
collaborate, and contribute to changing the world.  We gather people
and ideas together through online content, tele-courses, individual/group
 coaching and retreats.  Our desire is to unite under a common goal
of helping one another to succeed and thrive in business. We are blessed
to share in a common faith in Jesus Christ and yet know that we
 might each choose to worship in a different way. Join NACWE Now!

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FREE Christian Fitness Tele-Seminar

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Taking Back "the Temple" - your body!

Laurette Willis, "The Christian Fitness Expert"

Tuesday, October 26th

8 pm EST

In this FREE teleseminar class, you will learn:

Biblical Foundations to Longevity. How old is old anyway? What does the Bible say about living long and strong? Did you know the Bible specifically talks about the Secret to the Fountain of Youth?

The 7 Routines -- Discover Dani's Seven Simple Routines that can Better Your Health and Fitness Level Starting Today.

What is the Circle of Health? Learn how each area of your life influences another. Learn how to stop your body from bossing you around.

Can "Toxic Thoughts" Affect How We Age? What did Dani learn about the attitude and thought processes of these Centenarians? What does the Latest Brain Research have to say about Controlling our Thought Life? Once Again, Science is Backed up Bible!

It is NEVER "Too Late" to Make a Change. No matter what your age or physical condition, you can make a positive change for the better and "Make the Rest of Your Life the BEST of Your Life!" starting right now.

"Beloved I wish above all things
that you would prosper and be in health,
even as your soul prospers. "
~ 3 John 2

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Found By You

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Found By You ~ Britt Nicole  
We have all been found by God; claimed by Him
 but this song is from a girl's point of view.
FOUND:  Claimed, Redeemed

We have been found by God
We are His children
We have been called by Him
Set apart for His purposes
We have been found by God
Not that we were ever lost, He already knew where we were
He never took His eyes off us
But He has called His own, He has redeemed us, claimed us
We belong to Him
When you find something you claim it as your own
So God has found us, called us, redeemed us claimed us
We are found by God

Please watch this video in it's entirety;
 it will touch your heart!

"I just want to be Your little girl."

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October is Domestic Violence Month

Many wounds of domestic violence from verbal, emotional, economic, psychological, and spiritual abuse are hidden from view.

Wear A Band-Aid
October 24th - 31st, 2010

Wear a band aid to represent those hidden wounds and TAKE A STAND AGAINST domestic violence and abusive relationships that are destroying lives.

(c)  FOCUS Ministries ~ http://www.focusministries1.org/

Become a fan on Facebook ~ http://www.facebook.com/FOCUSMinistries

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Let Me Feel Your Heartbeat


I want my heart to
beat in time
with Yours.
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"The spirit of complaint
is born out of an unwillingness
to trust God with today.

Like the Israelites,
it means you are spending your time
looking back toward Egypt
or wishing for the future,
all the while missing
what God is doing right now."

~   Priscilla Shirer
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Bible Smuggling 101

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Legally Saturating High Schools
with God’s Word

In today’s divisive culture-war society, when news stories about separation of church and state thrive with controversy, one cutting-edge Christian ministry is having remarkable success spreading the Word of God. What makes it remarkable? They are doing it by distributing Bibles in public schools—legally.

Carl Blunt is the president and CEO of The Life Book Movement, a Christian mission centered on Blunt’s own contemporary, youth-oriented edition of a portion of the Bible called The Life Book, a unique presentation of Scripture designed to engage high school students with the truth of God’s Word. The Life Book presents a brief overview of the Old Testament and the Book of John using an interactive format with honest student comments and real-life questions in the margins. Readers are drawn into the ONLY story that can change their lives forever.

Founded by The Gideons International as an innovative strategy to reach high school students with God’s Word, The Life Book Movement works in collaboration with churches throughout the country to provide the books for free to high school students. Blunt’s organization brilliantly threads a separation-of-church-and-state loophole by getting his publication into the hands of Christian high school students and having them pass the books out to classmates at school—a practice that is entirely legal, as long as the books are not distributed by school staff or other adults.

“It’s like we’re helping students
smuggle God’s Word
into a closed country (public high schools)
 to reach an unreached people group
because studies show that 
ONLY 4% of today’s teenagers
are Bible-believing Christians.”
  ~ Blunt

The goal is to ensure that every student in every high school in the United States has an opportunity to receive the gift of The Life Book. This approach presents a phenomenal opportunity to impact a generation with the good news of Jesus Christ.

The Life Book Movement is best described to students as a week-long mission trip to their local high school. Local churches work together in targeted areas to ensure The Life Book is offered to every student in each chosen high school. All churches involved receive the books at no cost from The Life Book Movement and provide the books, along with some evangelism training, to the students in their youth groups. The students then spend a week passing them out to their friends and classmates at school. One student who received the book said, “I got one today. I read it in almost every class today. I like it. It’s pretty neat and other people asked to look at it and then asked where to get one.”

Flying under the radar since its inception last fall, The Life Book Movement is rapidly closing in on distribution of more than 300,000 copies in public high schools across 21 states and even the British Virgin Islands. A quiet success, indeed, but extremely ambitious, The Life Book Movement has an ultimate goal of distributing The Life Book to nearly 18 million high school students when all is said and done. And, so far, the outlook is extremely promising!

and follow the movement at www.twitter.com/carlblunt.

HUGE THANKS to Audra Jennings of The B & B Media Group
for providing me with a complimentary copy!!!

Visit us them the web at www.tbbmedia.com

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Learning To Wait

In Exodus 14:13 Moses tells the people of Israel to
“Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today.”
The Israelites had just left 400 years of slavery in Egypt.
They had fled to the desert. But they had come to a dead end at the Red Sea.
Word reached them that Pharaoh had changed his mind.
He was sending his troops to recapture the Israelites.
They cried out to their leader Moses,
complaining that he had brought them that far
only to die in the desert.

Learning when to move and when to stand 
is the greatest challenge for a believer.

We are trained in the Word for action! 

We are not trained to sit idly and wait.
We are trained to solve problems,
not wait for them to resolve themselves.

However, God says there are times to wait.
We are to WAIT until He says GO.

If we go before He says go,
we likely will make our situation worse.

If the Israelites had attempted to cross the Red Sea
before it parted they would have drowned,
 if they had fled north to try to avoid the Egyptians,
God would not have moved in a miraculous way.

God will NOT work on our behalf
if we continually try to solve our problems,
 when He has instructed us to STAND STILL.

Standing still is sometimes the greatest action we can do,
 although it is the most difficult thing to do in the Christian walk.


Ask God to help you live a Holy and Godly lifestyle EVERY day of your life.
Pray that you would live EACH day with eternity set in your heart and mind.

(c)  Shared in the firstIMPRESSIONS newsletter, Volume 9.10
* One of my favorite places for encouragement & inspiration.

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