Wednesday, March 25, 2015

3 Steps to Living Above INSECURITY

Thursday night, March 26th,
Hope Community, in Cary

How to Recharge your Spiritual Health 
Tickets HERE   (Must have a ticket:)

  • You'll learn how to have a meaningful, dynamic quiet time!
  • I'll teach you my method for using the Prayer Journal, Growing Stronger Roots and the significance it has in establishing an intimate relationship with Jesus!  I'll be going through it step by step!
  • Journals discounted $4 if purchased with a ticket OR bring your own!
We've never done this before.  Take advantage of this unique event!


God is leading me on a NEW ADVENTURE.  I'll be honest, because of insecurities, it's taken weeks maybe months for me to get used to this new direction.  

But because of the time I've spent with the Lord and I'm choosing to BELIEVE and trust Him, God finally has me in place that I'm ready to share.  Don't miss it!  (If you have to miss, I'll share it in a post SOON!)

3 Steps to Living Above Insecurity

Psalm 103:11-12
:11  For His unfailing love toward those who fear Him is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth.  
:12  He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west.
:13  The Lord is like a father to His children, tender and compassionate to those who fear Him.
:14  For He knows how weak we are: He remembers we are only dust.

Last Friday's luncheon featured Lindsey Wingo - as she shared ways to help us overcome the insecurities we face.  Here's a quick recap - be blessed!  (See Luncheon pics, click here)

First, she identified common insecurities women face - such as:

  • Rejection - from a parent, a boyfriend, a friend, a spouse, a group of friends or simply feeling left out...
  • Instability in the home
  • Harsh words spoken - maybe even years ago -
  • Abuse of any kind
  • Financial stress
  • Lack of attention or affection
  • Pressure from the culture - magazines, keeping up with the Jones', media
After identifying your insecurity, Lindsey suggested praying something like this:
"God, Your Word says those who seek You will find you.  I am choosing to seek you.  Please let me find You in a new and fresh way.  Show me that You really do want to be close to me.  Show me that because of Christ, I really am worthy to fellowship with You.  Prove to me that you care about the details of my life.  Show me how you want to use me for your glory.  Speak to me through Your Word."

3 Steps to combat Insecurity:

  1. Identify the Root of Insecurity in our Lives
  2. Realize and Submit to the true Source of your security - (God, our Rock!  Isaiah 44:8)
  3. Stand on Truth - 

What is an example of a root of insecurity?

  • Pursuit of perfection..
  • People pleasing
  • Control freak issues!
  • Jealousy
  • Critical Spirit
  • Anxiety/Worry
  • Materialistic
  • Seductive
Lindsey reminded us, "In order to live above our insecurities, we must first see them for what they really are - lies from Satan.  Acknowledge them to the Lord.  And maybe even acknowledge them to a trusted friend.  The only power the enemy has over a Christian is the power of secrets - the things kept in the dark."

Stand on Truth
A simple yet profound fact:  we cannot stand on truth if we do not know the truth.  We must be in God's Word in order to stand on the truth and allow Him to take captive our thoughts.  When we have thoughts and feelings surface that do not line up with God's Word - we must REJECT THEM!  FEELINGS are NOT TRUTH!

Get in the Word Girlfriend!  (if you need to learn how - you need to come to Hope, Thursday night!)

2015 Spring Fashion Segment!
Shout out to My Girlfriend's Closet, a local upscale consignment shop that loaned out clothes for Lindsey to use as examples of what's hot this season and what's not!

We've uploaded on our Facebook page - MANY of the outfits she paired.  I, personally would have never made a few of these pairings.  But they looked amazing!

I'll make these pairings now!  Hope to see you tomorrow night at HOPE!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

One Way to Bridge Your Life to the World: RiverCross

Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted;
    You will strengthen their heart; You will incline Your ear
to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed,
    so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more.

Psalm 10:17-18      
Many orphanages around the world hire loving caregivers to become “mamas” for these children. They provide the children food, shelter, school, and often even share the love of Christ with them.
Great, right? But these caregivers are not equipped to help the children with what may be their most serious issue: Trauma.

This may be tough to hear, but it’s important for you to know. Experts tell us that the overwhelming majority of orphans and vulnerable children have been sexually exploited. As you can imagine, this trauma hurts the children so deeply that their hearts are closed to the love of God.
These children need caregivers who are equipped to help them heal so that their hearts will be open to the hope of Christ.

Up to now any training for these caregivers has been through printed communication. But 70% of these caregivers are story-centric. They learn best through stories, songs, dramatizations rather than through books, pamphlets, and Powerpoint presentations. So literate training methods are simply not effective.
The result? The caregivers are unequipped to be the bridge of healing and hope the that children need.

Here’s where we come in. My friend, Cindy Finley has recently become the Associate Director for RiverCross,  a new ministry of TransWorld Radio.
With RiverCross, she is developing resources to equip caregivers to become a bridge for healing and hope. These resources not only respect oral culture, but use storytelling for training.

In May, 2014, Cindy traveled to Zambia to see the inaugural project, Holding Esther, in action. She saw nearly 100 African caregivers immersed in the beauty of the story and then emerge to engage with each other and the material. She watched as they were led in small group discussion by African facilitators and then actively participated in large group discussions. And she listened as African directors told me “The Holding Esther program has the potential to change orphan care across our country.”
And I believe it.

I’m guessing that you’re like me. You care about social justice. You want to make a difference. But, you’ve wondered what you can do that will really help.  I am convinced that through RiverCross, we truly can make a difference.  We can build bridges of healing, bridges of hope for the world's most vulnerable children.

And so … I’d like to invite you to join Cindy's Partnership Team.
Her Partnership Team is comprised of people who want to champion the cause of the world’s most vulnerable children. They are using their time, talent, and treasure to leverage their resources to make a difference.

Partners join one or more teams:
Prayer Team
Pray for for RiverCross, as well as for Cindy and her family.  You will receive monthly updates also be invited to participate in monthly prayer gatherings in NC.
Connection Team
Share her work with RiverCross across your sphere of influence. Collaborate with Cindy to share the cause, build connection, and create community.
Giving Team
Invest financially in Cindy's work with RiverCross by giving monthly or through a stand-alone gift.  Financial partners are essential if we are going to advance the cause of RiverCross. You can easily make your contribution online.

To join a team, go to this link.  And partner with Cindy and me in building bridges of healing, bridges of hope for the world’s most vulnerable children.

The Knowing God Ministries Luncheon

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Join us at our next Luncheon, March 20th!

“It’s a mini retreat each month…” “Words of encouragement are always shared…” “I can take away a Biblical truth even if the topic is not for my stage in life…”
~Focus Group Participants

March 20, 2015

General Session:  Living Above Insecurity

  • We are ALL insecure in some way or another. Whether our insecurities are silly and shallow or deep and extensive, none of us are strangers to the uncertain, anxious feelings that go with them. If we allow insecurity to define us in the hidden corners of our hearts, how can we live the joyful, victorious lives we are called to live in Christ? Come hear Lindsey share how she has learned to live above it!


Speaker:   Lindsey Wingo

Lindsey Wingo is the Editor-in-chief and founder of the Missional Motherhood blog. She is the wife of Worship Pastor, Ryan Wingo and stay-at-home mother of two sweet girls, Ivey (3), and Ruthie (2). The idea for Missional Motherhood was birthed in her heart after attending a women’s conference from which she left with a renewed desire to intentionally pass on the truth of God’s Word to her children, training them up to send them out. It is her prayer and vision that Missional Motherhood would unite mothers from around the globe with the common purpose of raising up a mighty generation of Christ-followers in an increasingly dark world. Lindsey has a passion for women’s ministry and is a firm believer in the power of true sisterhood in Christ! She can also be found writing letters to her girls on her personal blog, Dear Daughters.”


A Fashion Show!


$24 early registration / $29 at the door

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MacGregor Downs Country Club 430 St. Andrews Lane Cary, NC


Doors Open: 11:00am

General Session:  11:30am – 1:00

Optional Workshops:  1:15 – 2:00pm

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Women/Girls Conference Pictures!

14 year old girl who attended the Conference from Butler, Pa.  

"We had such an amazing trip as well as a spiritual trip. I can now relate to the bible more and I am planning on learning more and more about the bible each day as life moves on. I can't wait to go back again to learn even more. Knowing God Ministries is an amazing Ministry that can help all women no matter their age or religion. I had such an amazing time and I hope and pray we can all go back next year. We are already planning our trip for next year. I hope it becomes a tradition. LOL."

Our Women and Girls' Conference Saturday was AMAZING!   
I want to thank EVERYONE who poured into this event to make it the sweet oasis of living water that it was:
  • To our Host Church :  APEX BAPTIST!  Thank you for partnering with us for this event!
  • The KGM team who spent HOURS on Friday preparing the little oasis -
  • To Fuller Harvey and Heather Garrity - our photographers.  We enjoy these great pictures because of each of you.
  • To the Breakout Leaders - your sessions were RICH.  We need to get many of you to speak at future luncheons!
  • To our Corporate Sponsors:  Rogers Insurance and Realtor Gayle Early with Coldwell Banker -
  • To our 4 sponsors who wished to remain anonymous -  (you're so awesome!)
  • To our Nonprofit Sponsors:  Camp Willow Run; Lighthouse Ministries, RiverCross, Hope Reins of Raleigh, Shepherd Youth Ranch
  • To Melody Merritt, our Conference Director and her assistant, Abigail Carter who spent MONTHS preparing all the little details that came together beautifully on Saturday!
  • To Brenda Vath, our administrative volunteer and the titanic effort that required!
  • To Jason Rumbough - who coordinated all the sound, media, and lights - 
  • To Ryan Wingo and the Worship Team who led us to the Throne Room so our hearts could be prepared for the seed of the Word!
  • To Holly Ladner our awesome emcee  -
  • To Lisa Grimes who moderated the adult Panel Discussion - she was AWESOME!  The questions she chose hit MANY in their seasons of life.
  • To our Panelist - both for the high school girls and the adults:  Your answers were REAL, helpful, applicable and heartfelt.
  • And to Amy Carroll - a KGM Board Member and P31 Girl
We, (the KGM Board and I) are grateful for all of you!  
Each of you made this event the success it was.

Enjoy the pictures:)

(My personal favorite - with my sister, Heather from Myrtle Beach!)

Also:Shout out to Judy, my aunt and Diana, my cousin who came from Morehead City, NC!  Our time together was too short.

Click HERE to see many more pictures from the day!  Big hug to you all:)  I loved seeing you and meeting you.  You truly made my cup overflow...

Can't wait to do it again next year!!!  In the meantime... I'm taking a break!  Exhausted!   See ya next week:)