Wednesday, January 30, 2013

February Luncheon

 
John 16:33
"In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart!  I have overcome the world."
 
To those of you, who are in or
have been in
great hardships and trials...
And
To those of you who know someone
in the fiery trial...
This month is for you!
 
Friday, February 8, 2013 
Surviving Life's Fiery Trials
Click Here to Register
 
What do I do when I am faced with a crisis, a tragedy, or a situation where I have no control? Where do I turn, who do I turn to?

Speaker: Carol Godwin, see bio below
Workshop:
How to Walk with Someone Through Their Fiery Trial
Workshop: 1:25pm-2:00pm

Have you ever been unsure of what to say or do when someone is deeply hurting? Sometimes we check out… Sometimes we put our foot in our mouth!

In this workshop, you’ll learn practical ideas and tips on responding with sensitivity when someone is hurting.

General Session, 11:30am-1:00pm,

MacGregor Downs Country Club

$20.00 -Pre-Registration rate until Wednesday, February 6th.
$25 - After February 6th
A great lunch, fellowship with other women,
and a message geared to help you in your everyday life live in victory over your hardship.

Workshop: 1:25pm-2:05pm
$5 when attending lunch
Without lunch: $15
General Session: 11:30am-1:00pm
Click Here to Register

About Carol:

Carol Godwin and her daughter
KGM Board Member, Dina Hester

Wife, mother, stepmother and grandmother, advocate for the unborn and for disadvantaged women and children. Carol Godwin is married to the Senior Vice President and Provost at Liberty University. She has a Masters in Counseling from Liberty University. For many years, she counseled at Thomas Road Baptist Church, Liberty University and in private practice with a licensed colleague. Carol was trained as a chaplain through Virginia Baptist Hospital and was the first volunteer chaplain to serve in the Lynchburg Hospitals.

But get this: for many years she owned a trucking company that transported new furniture from the east coast to the west coast! Talk about diverse!

At present Carol serves on several ministry boards, babysits her youngest grandson two days a week and travels whenever possible. We at KGM are grateful, as well, that she is the mama of Dina Hester, one of our Board Members.

While all of this sounds like an amazing life, she was also orphaned, abused, and has faced widowhood not only once, but twice.
Come learn how to survive the worst of trials and experience victory as you rely on the faithfulness of God.
 

Come learn how to survive the worst of trials and experience victory as you rely on the faithfulness of God.


 

 

 
 

 

 


 
 




 
 
 






 









 


 
Workshop: 1:25pm-2:00pm

 
Wife, mother, stepmother and grandmother, advocate for the unborn and for disadvantaged women and children. Carol Godwin is married to the Senior Vice President and Provost at Liberty University. She has a Masters in Counseling from Liberty University. For many years, she counseled at Thomas Road Baptist Church, Liberty University and in private practice with a licensed colleague. Carol was trained as a chaplain through Virginia Baptist Hospital and was the first volunteer chaplain to serve in the Lynchburg Hospitals.

But get this: for many years she owned a trucking company that transported new furniture from the east coast to the west coast! Talk about diverse!

At present Carol serves on several ministry boards, babysits her youngest grandson two days a week and travels whenever possible. We at KGM are grateful, as well, that she is the mama of Dina Hester, one of our Board Members.

While all of this sounds like an amazing life, she was also orphaned, abused, and has faced widowhood not only once, but twice.

Come learn how to survive the worst of trials and experience victory as you rely on the faithfulness of God.
 
 
 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Destroy Your Enemies!



“I pursued my enemies and destroyed them, and I did not turn back until they were consumed.
And I have devoured them and shattered them so that they did not rise; and they fell under my feet.”
II Samuel 22:  38-39

Fasten your seatbelt, girlfriend.  Today’s thought is far from my typical artsy, poetic, visual thinking.  It is serious business.  It is a call to arms.
Recently I discovered that one of my favorite psalms of King David is not actually in the book of Psalms:   it’s in II Samuel.  Go figure! (The word of God never ceases to amaze me.)  According to my Ryrie Study Bible, it “is David’s response to God’s goodness in delivering him from his enemies and from the vicious King Saul.”
When I came to the above verses printed above, I said to the Lord, “But God, I don’t want to destroy my enemies, I want to bless them,” and He spoke to my heart:  “Open your eyes, sweet one: You have very real enemies that you must destroy, yes, even devour:  Their names are Fear and Loneliness.”  WHOOOM!
It hit me just like that, and I realized He truly meant for me to go to battle, for these two enemies actually sought to devour and destroy ME, if I did not take them out first. 
“For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers,
against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness,
against the spiritual forces of  wickedness in the heavenly places.”
Ephesians 6:12
I asked Him if there were any more enemies that I needed to conquer, and His reply was as precious as it was instructive:  “You already have.  Don’t you see?  Anger, Bitterness and Jealousy have been ‘pulverized. . .as the dust of the earth. . .crushed and stamped. . .as the mire of the streets’ (verse 43)  and have been destroyed from having any power in your life. You’ve done it before – Go do it again!”
My Great Encourager both celebrated me and challenged me to engage in the battle, so today I do the same for you. 
Run to Jesus for your marching orders, girlfriend!  Ask Him to reveal the real enemies in your life.  Ask Him to give you courage by showing you the enemies that already lie at your feet, and then gather these weapons:
  • The Word of God,
  • Prayer,  and
  • Worship.
Once you are so armed, GO DESTROY YOUR ENEMIES!
If we at Knowing God Ministries can pray for you as you engage these enemies  (or point you to sources of scripture or worship), please do not hesitate to comment below or contact us via email.    
One final word of encouragement:  “. . . the battle is the Lord’s. “ (I Samuel 17:47) 
You really aren’t in this alone, after all!










Monday, January 28, 2013

My Beach Retreat with Jesus

 
Job 3:8, 10-14 NLT
Who kept the sea inside its boundaries as it burst from the womb...
For I locked it behind barred gates limiting its shores.
I said, 'This far and no farther will you come. Here your proud waves must stop."
 
 
Last Thursday through Saturday, I received an answer to prayer. 
 
Since last summer, God put in my heart the desire to get away, alone, preferably to the beach, to write the next study He's put on my heart.  Last week, the door opened.
 
The same God Who drew a line in the sand and said, 'This far and no farther will you come. Here your proud waves must stop."   The same God Who commands the morning to appear and causes the dawn to rise in the east,'
  • Made a way for me not only to go to the beach, but made a way for it to cost me or KGM nothing!  (A God story for another time.) 
  • Ocean Front - King Suite at a Resort.  (See the view above from my room.)
  • He provided something for my husband and son to do while we were away.
  • He provided a place for my daughter - with my sister, who lives in Myrtle Beach, a place she loves to go.
  • He put on my sweet, sweet sister's heart to put all my favorite things in the room. She had stocked it with what I call, "brain food," such as fruit, nuts, granola bars, yogurt and of course my favorite coffee and creamer.
Not only that, she filled the refrigerator with a favorite that I no longer indulge - Smart Water!  Have you ever had it? Oh, my! I love it. My husband picks on me and calls it my 'cloud water,'  I tell him it makes me smarter! (only kidding.)


I would be remiss, if I didn't tell you about the surcee's she left as well: Peanut M&M's, Skittles, and Peanut Butter Cups! Talk about hospitality and kindness. She is one of the most thoughtful people I know.


Shout out to you my sweet, Heather! You are a gift from Jesus and are awesome. From the moment I pulled out of your driveway, I've missed you.  Can't wait to hug your neck again.  How blessed I am to be your sister. 
(See below, Heather and I, on the Sky Wheel together prior to New Years.)
 



I unplugged from email/calls/texts, etc... and retreated with Jesus for 2 days and 2 nights. I'm SO behind on emails.   If you're sent me an email in the last week, bear with me. 

Much of the frame work for the next study was completed as God allowed me to be awed by His Majestic Splendor,  His Bigness, and Power as I stared out onto the Atlantic Ocean...  Watching the sun rise and hearing the sound of the rushing waters.

Shout out to You, my sweet Jesus- Who is Greater and Bigger than I can comprehend. Thank you for allowing me to see a glimpse of Your kindness and greatness first hand...  And in a way that was very personal.

Do it the same for the people who read this blog - today, this week...  Do it in a way that's so personal - that it can only be understood as coming  from You - May You be worshipped and thanked for being real and active in all our lives. 

Shout out to my supportive husband - thank you for sweet reentry and for being so thoughtful to cook one of my favorites upon our return.


Have you ever commanded the morning to appear and caused the dawn to rise in the east?
Have you made daylight spread to the ends of the earth to bring an end to the night's wickedness.
As the light approaches,
The earth takes shape like clay pressed beneath a seal; it is robed in brilliant colors.
 
 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Recent School Shootings

Ezekiel 36:26
"I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone..."

Knowing God Ministries' goal is to minister to the heart.  We believe that when one heart changes, a family can change.   And when a family changes - a generation can be turned to Jesus.  All it takes is 1.  In fact, this is the testimony of everyone on my team and board.

In light of the recent school shootings, something my Dad forwarded me earlier in the week seemed especially appropriate.  It's worth the read.  You will not hear any of this as you watch the evening news or read the daily paper...

COLUMBINE STUDENT'S FATHER 12 YEARS LATER !!
Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton , Colorado , was recently invited to address the House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee. What he said to our national leaders during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful.  There is no doubt that God sent this man as a voice crying in the wilderness.. The following is a portion of the transcript:

"Since the dawn of creation there has been both good & evil in the hearts of men and women. We all contain the seeds of kindness or the seeds of violence. The death of my wonderful daughter, Rachel Joy Scott, and the deaths of that heroic teacher, and the other eleven children who died must not be in vain. Their blood cries out for answers.

"The first recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his brother Abel out in the field. The villain was not the club he used.. Neither was it the NCA, the National Club Association. The true killer was Cain, and the reason for the murder could only be found in Cain's heart.

"In the days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed at how quickly fingers began to be pointed at groups such as the NRA. I am not a member of the NRA. I am not a hunter. I do not even own a gun. I am not here to represent or defend the NRA - because I don't believe that they are responsible for my daughter's death. Therefore I do not believe that they need to be defended. If I believed they had anything to do with Rachel's murder I would be their strongest opponent.

I am here today to declare that Columbine was not just a tragedy -- it was a spiritual event that should be forcing us to look at where the real blame lies!   I wrote a poem just four nights ago that expresses my feelings best.

Your laws ignore our deepest needs,
Your words are empty air.
You've stripped away our heritage,
You've outlawed simple prayer.
Now gunshots fill our classrooms,
And precious children die.
You seek for answers everywhere,
And ask the question "Why?"
You regulate restrictive laws,
Through legislative creed.
And yet you fail to understand,
That God is what we need!

"Men and women are three-part beings. We all consist of body, mind, and spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up, we create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and wreak havoc. Spiritual presences were present within our educational systems for most of our nation's history. Many of our major colleges began as theological seminaries. This is a historical fact. What has happened to us as a nation? We have refused to honor God, and in so doing, we open the doors to hatred and violence. And when something as terrible as Columbine's tragedy occurs -- politicians immediately look for a scapegoat such as the NRA. They immediately seek to pass more restrictive laws that contribute to erode away our personal and private liberties. We do not need more restrictive laws. Eric and Dylan would not have been stopped by metal detectors. No amount of gun laws can stop someone who spends months planning this type of massacre. The real villain lies within our own hearts.

"As my son Craig lay under that table in the school library and saw his two friends murdered before his very eyes, he did not hesitate to pray in school. I defy any law or politician to deny him that right! I challenge every young person in America , and around the world, to realize that on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School prayer was brought back to our schools. Do not let the many prayers offered by those students be in vain. 
 
To those of you who would point your finger at the NRA -- I give to you a sincere challenge.. Dare to examine your own heart before casting the first stone!
My daughter's death will not be in vain! The young people of this country will not allow that to happen!"
- Darrell Scott

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

5 Tips for Enjoying your Quiet Time


Psalm 84:5
"Blessed are those whose strength is in you."
One of the most common questions I'm asked when I speak at different ladies groups is:  "Where do you start?"

For the last year and a half, I've been reading a Daily Chronological Bible in my quiet time.  I've loved it!  I take notes when phrases or sentences jump out at me addressing my circumstance or situation.  This is often God speaking through His Word.

However, as we've started the New Year, I've not sensed the deep anointing on the Chronological as I've sensed before. 

What do I mean by that?  Meaning, I'm sensing the Holy Spirit redirecting me.  And as much as I love certain devotionals and books and Bible studies, nothing takes the place of the organic Word of God. 

So, in addition to the Bible Study I'm doing on my own, (often done at another time of day), God has shifted me to the Gospel of Mark.

Yesterday, nothing really jumped out at me. To be honest, I felt like I was going through the motions. 

If you have days like that - it's ok.  I believe just by sitting quietly in His Presence - He's changing our hearts and our attitudes and our mindsets.

But today in my quiet time, I took two pages of notes.  My perspective; my attitude and my direction were changed.  I love it when you can literally sense the pressence of God in your midst.

Tips for Enjoying your Quiet Time:
  1. Are you enjoying what you're reading/studying?  You should look forward to it. 
  2. Is God speaking in that place (Book of the Bible, devotional, Bible study) or is it dry?   If it's dry - it's time to move on!
  3. Ask God!  I was "led" to the gospels after Christmas.  But wasn't sure which one.  So I floundered through different devotionals; the Chronological and a Bible Study I was led to do during this season.  Yet, over the last few days, I've found my footing in Mark.  
  4. Listen to what friends are studying and what's working for them.  God has often gotten my attention in this way. 
  5. Don't be afraid to "change it up."  This helps from becoming legalistic in your approach.
Something inside of me just "knows" when I've found my place.  I start enjoying it.  I look forward to pushing back the covers and making that first cup of hot coffee for the day and snuggling in my comfy chair - Bible in lap - heart prepared to hear from my Jesus! 

Hope this has helped!

Resources to help:  Click HERE

The One Year Chronological Bible

Monday, January 21, 2013

Why Push off the Blankets for a Quiet Time?

Psalm 84:10, 11
Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere...  No good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless.

Over the last week, I've dealt with issues and circumstances that bring me:
  • intense anxiety...
  • Frustration that brings out the worst in me... And in one issue, the feeling of
  • hopelessness.
Sometimes the negative dialogue that goes on in my mind is overwhelming.   The planning and scheming I inwardly begin doing is not good.  Actions will soon follow if I'm not careful.  Truly, in essence I'm telling God, "You aren't big enough to deal with this.  I'll do it myself.."

HOWEVER, during my early morning time with Jesus over the last few days... He's replaced those emotional mindsets with:
  • A new perspective - a God perspective.
  • Practical direction for what to do when I get out of my comfy chair.  And
  • Hope - A hope that's not based on a cross-my-fingers kind of hope - but a hope that's based upon His Word that is certain and true.
Nothing is more precious then seeing our BIG and amazing God move mountains.  I've seen Him do it in the past.   I'm now confident, I'll see Him do it again.  I saw a glimpse of it last week in one particular area.

However, break through has not come in other areas. 

But it's coming!  I'm learning to:
  • thank God, for what He's going to do
  • I'm thanking Him for working in these areas I see little evidence He's at work.
  • I'm meditating on the Scriptures He led me to this morning - planning and scheming over them - not my negative dialogue.
THIS IS WHY we push off the blankets each morning!  Oh, the blessing we miss if we don't!

Tomorrow:  5 Tips for Enjoying your Quiet Time

Resources to HELP
The One Year Chronological Bible
 

 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Help Wanted: How to Parent Wisely!



“These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.  Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 
Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates.”
Deuteronomy 6:6-8

Help Wanted: How to Parent Wisely!

Years ago I was visiting with my cousin and sharing how studying the Bible and being involved in my church had impacted our whole family in their priorities and life choices.  My cousin responded by saying, “I don’t believe in forcing my beliefs on my children and I don’t want to make them go to church or force them to read the Bible.  I want them to have the freedom to decide what they want to believe."

I remember simply responding, “Your parenting philosophy allows others to shape your children’s character and beliefs.”

What is your parenting philosophy?   Do you leave the teaching of standards and morality to the school, your children’s peers, and the culture, or do you take God’s Word seriously and “train up your child in the way he should go” based on the Bible?
 
What does that “training” look like?
  • Do you read the Bible together as a family?   (Kids know what their parents value.)
  • Do you pray together as a family?   (Parents who teach the power of prayer will have praying children.)  

  •  Do you and your husband obey God’s Word in your every day decisions and responses?  (Children know if you walk the talk.)

  •  Do you provide a safe and loving atmosphere in your home?  (Children grow and develop their God-given talents in homes where they feel accepted and loved unconditionally.)

  •  Is church participation and Christian service an important part of your family activities?  (Children model the priorities and behavior of parents they love and respect.)

  •  Do you make time to talk with your children so you can share your heart and your standards and get to know theirs?   (Most parents spend only minutes a day in meaningful conversation with their children.)

Home is the place when children learn the valuable things in life. It’s the place where life attitudes, memories, beliefs and character are formed. Make sure that your “Parenting Philosophy” lines up with God’s and He will help you create a home where children love and respect their parents and desire to honor and serve God.
 


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Rumors and Gossip Amongst Believers

Matthew 7:12
"Do to others what you would have them do to you."
 
Rumors, gossip, and slander of character and reputation.  What's worse?  When it happens between believers.

I've been on the receiving end of slander.  I, myself and Knowing God Ministries was slandered last spring.  And it came from a very unlikely source.  My heart was hurt and I now deal with trust issues in my inner circle - something I am praying through.

I've chosen to forgive this person.  And when her name comes to mind, I've trained my mind to pray blessings for her and her family...  Knowing that God will continue to vindicate me as I keep a clear conscience.

While this was happening, only one person confronted me and asked my side of the story.  One person -

By God's grace and the quiet time I'm addicted to, I was able to not only share why I had a clear conscience, but what God had said to me about the situation... 

2 Samuel 22:24-48 (bits and pieces)
"You gave me victory over my accusers.  He is the God who pays back those who harm me.  He is a Shield to all who look to Him for protection.  The Lord rewarded me for doing right.  He restored me because of my innocence.  I am blameless before God.  I have kept myself from sin.

So when you hear something about another believer, perhaps a leader in the Body of Christ... what should you do? 

1.  Ask yourself, "does this fit their character?" 

2.  Ask the Lord during your quiet time if there is any truth to what you've heard.  (Warning:  If you are not having a regular quiet time... you are susceptible to believing and acting in a way that God will not honor.)

3.  Ask the person their side of the story.  (Matthew 5:23-26)  Be bold.  Do not be a coward, but ask.

4.  Give them the benefit of the doubt.

God sees everything.  He exalts and He humbles.  If the person is guilty, GOD WILL DEAL WITH THEM.  You will not have to.  And in the meantime, you will have a clear conscience before the Lord, because you will have, "done to others what you would have them do to you." 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Power of Forgivesness


Matthew 6:12
"Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors."

The Iron Sharpens Iron luncheons are never short of being a God thing.  I marvel at how God uses the Body of Christ to bless and encourage each other.  Through the anointed teachings of Nancy and Cindy and through the fellowship at our tables, these luncheons can only be summed up as a God thing!



In case you missed Friday's luncheon, here are some highlights!

Nancy taught us that unforgiveness is: 
Toxic
It puts you in a prison of sorts - powerful illustration.  See picture below.
 
Do you see the doll inside the cage?  Nancy shared that when we insist on NOT forgiving, we like the doll, place ourselves in an emotional prison.  Unforgiveness wounds us...
 
It brings stress -
It destroys relationships - (hence: Cain and Abel)

Nancy asked us, "Do we want God to forgive us the way we forgive others... or the way Jesus forgives???"

God commands us to forgive.  When we don't, it's idolatry because we place ourselves above God.

When we choose to forgive:  we are set free!

Forgiveness is a choice...  "Lord, I forgive that person - help my feelings to catch up."
Forgiveness:  strengthens our immune system; brings less anxiety and depression. 

5 Things Forgiveness is NOT:
1.  Always reconciliation
2.  Always forgetting - we must set our minds to change the channel when we hold onto unforgiveness -
3.  Always tolerating -
4.  Dependant on another's acceptance -
5.  Making certain others forgive you -

At our workshop, Peace Making, Resolving Conflict without Running Away or Fighting Back, Cindy Finely taught us about the slippery slope of conflict...

 
We learned the difference between:
Attack Responses vs Escape Responses
and how to respond to conflicts either between our spouse and or others - peacefully!
 
Click HERE to see more pictures!
 
Don't miss Next Month's Luncheon:  Surviving Life's Fiery Trials, February 8th
More information to come!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Do You Have Conflict in Your Life?



Do you have conflict in your life?  I do too.  In marriage, in mothering, in ministry, and in the marketplace that I have just entered.  That's right.  I am now a working mom juggling lots of balls and trying to get meals on the table.  If you have any tips for me, I'd love them!

But, back to conflict.



We all have it.  And I know where it comes from.

"What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you?  Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you?  You desire and do not have, so you murder.  You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel."  James 4:1-2a
Not only do I know where conflict comes from, I also have quite a bit of, well, experience, learning to work through conflict.

So, on January 11th I'm leading a workshop to help women stop the fight or flight pattern, and start dealing with conflict in healthy ways.

Peace Making:

HOW TO HANDLE CONFLICT WITHOUT RUNNING AWAY OR FIGHTING BACK



I don't have a magic cure to make your conflicts go away.  That's not going to happen this side of heaven.  But, what I do have are some tools that you can put to work right away and start handling conflict with grace and wisdom.

Interested?

Here are the specifics...
When?
January 11, 1:30-2:30
Where? 
MacGregor Downs Country Club
430 Saint Andrews Lane
Cary, NC
I do want to tell you that my workshop is only part of the fun.

The day kicks off with a fabulous soup and salad lunch followed by a speaker you will love.  Nancy Cobb, author of The Politically Correct Wife, will be sharing a message - Forgiveness Heals:  The One it Heals is You!

I can't wait to hear Nancy and I'm excited to help women put away the boxing gloves and deal with the conflict in their lives.

For more information or to register, click here: Iron Sharpens Iron Luncheon.

If you have questions or comments, email me at cynthiafin@gmail.com or visit me at www.CindyFinley.com.  I'd love to see you there!  



 
**Register Here Early and Save!**
General Session with lunch:
$20 for preregistration - Ends January 9th
$25 after January 9th and at the door
Workshop:
$5/with lunch;
$15 if attending workshop only
Open to ALL Women / Invite a friend!
MacGregor Downs Country Club, 430 Saint Andrews Lane, Cary NC
Wednesday is the deadline to receive early registration pricing. Register today! Hope to see you there:)



Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Fresh Prayers for Old Burdens


Luke 11:1
Lord, teach us to pray!
 
The year 2012 is no more! It grew old, tired, worn out and now ceases to exist.

I wonder, have your prayers done likewise? Have you had a particular  burden of heart regarding a relationship,  a husband, child, friend, finances, a decision needing to be made ….and initially you prayed about it regularly and with fervency but as days passed, distractions came in, no answer seemed to come and your prayers  grew old, tired, worn out and then just ceased to exist.

If you can relate, would you consider joining me to set aside some time alone with God in these early days of 2013 asking HIM to give us FRESH and NEW ways to pray for "old" burdens of our heart.  Let us ask the Lord to "teach us to pray".  
Let us ask Him:
  •  not only to give us renewed fervency of heart, 
  • but also to lead us to some new scriptures from His word which actually become the words of our prayers.
I love to do this, because I believe God’s word is certainly acceptable to HIM.  When I am reading my Bible, listening to a sermon or preparing a Bible lesson and suddenly a scripture jumps out at me and it relates to a burden of my heart,  I make that very verse the basis of my prayer.  I often jot down a note in the margin and or write a comment in my prayer journal with the joyous expectation that God has directed my heart in such a way and I believe  HE will answer that prayer  in His time and in His way.

And I have the faith to believe that for you, too!  
Happy New Year  - Happy New Prayers!


 



 
**Register Here Early and Save!**
General Session with lunch:
$20 for preregistration - Ends January 9th
$25 after January 9th and at the door
Workshop:
$5/with lunch;
$15 if attending workshop only
Open to ALL Women / Invite a friend!
MacGregor Downs Country Club, 430 Saint Andrews Lane, Cary NC
Wednesday is the deadline to receive early registration pricing. Register today! Hope to see you there:)
 
 

Monday, January 7, 2013

POWERHOUSE Luncheon Friday!

  

Happy NEW YEAR!!! 
 
The last two weeks with my children home has been a blur - lots of fun and way too much food!  I don't know about you, but I'm glad to be back on a regular schedule.  At the end of the week, I'd like to share pictures and tid-bits from my last two weeks.
 
Until then, I have blog posts by a Board and Team Member that will encourage your heart as we start the new year.  It has mine.
 
But today...it's time for January's luncheon!   I can hardly believe it! 
 
You're not going to want to miss Friday's lunch. The subject matter is something each of us deal with.  Let's face it, there are time's in our life that we need help understanding the power of forgiveness and the curse that results from hanging onto a lingering grudge. 
 
And with forgiveness, an understanding how to deal with conflict - without running away or fighting back is a necessity.   
 
Don't miss our
POWERHOUSE LUNCHEON!
Friday, January 11, 2013
Registration Now Open! (See below)
General Session:
International Speaker and Award Winning Author:
Nancy Cobb!!!
11:30am-1:00pm
Forgiveness Heals...
The one it heals is YOU!
Say goodbye to grudges!
Gain an understanding of the POWER of forgiveness and what happens when you choose to forgive. Nancy's practical examples and stories will inspire you to evaluate and improve difficult those relationships.
Workshop:
Writer; Speaker; Bible Teacher, Pastor's wife; Mom of 7!
Cindy Finley
1:20pm- 2:15pm
Peace Making,
How to Handle Conflict
without
Running Away or Fighting Back
Conflict is part of life. It's not a matter of WHEN we experience conflict,
but HOW we respond.
In this practical workshop you'll
learn to stop the flight or fight reaction and respond to conflict
with grace and wisdom.
**Register Here Early and Save!**
General Session with lunch:
$20 for preregistration - Ends January 9th
$25 after January 9th and at the door
Workshop:
$5/with lunch;
$15 if attending workshop only
Open to ALL Women / Invite a friend!
MacGregor Downs Country Club, 430 Saint Andrews Lane, Cary NC
 
Wednesday is the deadline to receive early registration pricing.  Register today!  Hope to see you there:)