Wednesday, December 22, 2010

It's Christmas time!

Well, I imagine that most of you are as busy as I have been. I wrapped gifts all day today (with a few Christmas movie breaks in between). I simply cannot believe that Christmas is nearly here.

Time goes so fast!

This year is going to be very different for us. Many family members will be gone, and two of our three sons will not be home for Christmas eve or Christmas day. Makes me rather melancholy. I do get to see them the week following Christmas though!

This year has brought about many changes in my life. I have grown in many ways, and learned quite a lot! I continue to marvel at what God is teaching me.

As God continues to bring opportunities for Jeff and I to share our testimony, I am thankful for all the people that I meet. Each one has brought something special into my life and heart. I look forward to the special things that I will be doing in 2011.

We will be at the Bolivar Wesleyan Church on Sunday, January 23. Sharing at the morning service at 10:30.

I am learning to produce the Circle of Friends radio program on 95.9 the Light. I will also be attending another Writer's conference in February. I am hoping to be involved in the Ministry that I posted about in the previous post. I am writing a few things to record for it.

Along with that, I will also attend the Circle of Friends Conference on February 26, 2011.
Love Me Back To Life
is the theme this year. It will be held at Fisher Auditorium in Wooster, Ohio. For more information go to

That will keep me busy until March, when I get to help cater for another Married Life Live at NewPointe church.

I will also be moving the GriefShare classes to Monday and adding a morning class for those that do not like to drive at night. If you are interested, be sure to contact the church for more information. Classes begin on Monday, January 3. 9:00 a.m. and again at 5:30 p.m.

Needless to say, my year continues to be busy, but I am looking forward to it!

Well, I will close this post here and wish you all a very blessed Christmas, and a Happy New Year.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A GREAT new ministry

Well happy December to all of you! I woke up this morning to find snow lightly covering the may be pretty, but it is COLD! Brrrr. Not a favorite of mine. Speaking of favorites, I now have a new favorite ministry that I want to share with you.

It is called Women Inspired, two minutes to greatness!

Do you know your purpose? Are you living with passion?

God wants you to succeed. He desires for you to live a life of abundance, joy, and purpose. He longs to fill you with passion for Him, for your family, your friends, and your work.

The Women Inspired Call is inspired women encouraging, inspiring, and motivating YOU, to live YOUR LIFE with intent, purpose, and joy, to the glory of God.

If you want to live your life more passionately or are searching for your purpose, we want to help empower you to find it and live it…THIS CALL IS FOR YOU.

  • You’ll gain insight on God’s direction for your life.
  • You’ll be encouraged to live with PASSION, by women who live passionately.
  • You’ll be led to become more intimate with the Lord.
  • You’ll receive daily motivation by women who have faced obstacles, but persevered, and overcame.
  • You’ll be encouraged by women who understand life’s struggles and are committed to bravely support you, as you journey through yours.
  • The daily calls will inspire you to receptively receive all God desires from you.

Want to be motivated, encouraged, or inspired to live a life of purpose? Do you desire more passion and joy? Long to live for the glory of the Lord? Or, know someone who does? If so, THIS CALL IS FOR YOU!!!

I personally know Julie Gorman, she is the "Tuesday woman" She is the host of a program on blogtalk radio called His Love Extended.
I had the privilege and honor of being interviewed by Julie on August 18, 2010. You can go to her link above and look in the archived programs if you would like to listen to that program.

Julie sent me a message a couple of weeks ago and introduced me to Clint Steel, who is the founder of the Women Inspired ministry. I responded immediately to the e-mail and left my phone number. Within a matter of five minutes I received a phone call from Clint! He shared his heart and the vision of this ministry. I was so impressed with all that I heard. He asked if I would like to sign up for the free ten days of two minute messages. I did, and I have been blessed by the wonderful words that I have heard for the past several days. I fully intend to be a permanent recipient of these encouraging messages. I will also be an occasional contributor, along with my friend Virelle Kidder, and a few other online friends.

If you click on the links directly below this paragraph you can hear two samples of these inspirational calls.!/video/video.php?v=1487614795112
go to this site to hear other calls.!/profile.php?id=1376215153
This is a great advertisement with women encouraging you to listen!

This is something I think is important. Women, all women need encouragement. Please check this out and let me know what you think by sending me a message here on my blog!

Thanks for taking the time to read this and to take a listen for yourself!