Friday, December 18, 2009

Merry Christmas

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Dear Friends,

The Extraordinary Women team and I would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We are thankful that you are a part of our ministry. Here at EW, we are continually seeking the Lord’s direction and His wisdom as we put the details in place for the coming year. We ask that you keep us in your prayers, along with our speakers and artists, as we all seek to grow closer to Him and fulfill our mission of drawing women closer to the heart of God.

We serve a faithful Father who knows the desires of our hearts, and we pray His richest blessings on you and your family in the coming year. Know that our team covers you in prayer. Thank you for being a part of Extraordinary Women!

Warmest Wishes,

Julie Clinton

President of Extraordinary Women

Friday, December 11, 2009

Have you seen it? E-Women Magazine

E-Women magazine is digital! So you can view it, enjoy it, read it over and over and never have to worry about recycling it or tossing it out.

Have you seen it? Check it out by clicking here ---->E-Women Magazine

Also, if you want to make sure you receive every issue and trust me, you don't want to miss one.
Sign up on the mailing list by clicking here -----> mailing list
just look about half way down the page on the right)

Oh, and not only will you receive the great magazine, but also the wonderful daily devotionals! This is the perfect way to start your day.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Early Bird Discounts!!

I LOVE a bargain! And I LOVE Extraordinary Women Conferences.

Book early and SAVE $40 off the door price!

Plan early and get those tickets bought! Then let me know where I can find you! Maybe we'll get to meet IRL (in Real Life)!

Click Here to Register or click on your city to register.

Early Bird Discount Dates

Tulsa, OK -- register by January 15th

Austin, TX = register by January 15th

Pensacola, FL = register by February 12th

Jackson, MS = register by February 19th

Greenville, SC = register by February 26th

Johnson City, TN = register by March 5th

Birmingham, AL = register by March 19th

Hampton, VA = register by March 26th

Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas Gift Idea!!

Are you looking for the perfect gift for a friend or relative?

I love getting the unexpected gift and I love giving the unexpected gift.

Why not give someone a ticket to an Extraordinary Women Event .... or better yet, give her two (and maybe she'll invite you!)

(And even if the ticket doesn't arrive by Christmas, you can print off the flyer from the website and put it in a cute gift box. Talk about easy shopping!!

You can find all the dates, locations and registration information at the website or by clicking here.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Meet Mandy Young - an Ordinary Extraordinay Woman

"My life is not about me. God has a bigger purpose in my life."

It's with this statement I knew that Mandy Young was someone I wanted to know better.

I stumbled across Mandy when her cute face showed up in many of the photos from one of our Extraordinary Women events. She has this amazing smile that just grabs you -- and I wanted to know about this ordinary extraordinary woman. I learned that she was good friends with the wonderful and so precious Candace Cameron Bure. I have to admit I was a bit starstruck -- I just adore Candace and think she is just a sweetheart.

Armed with the knowledge that she is well-loved by the E-Women team and friends with Candace, I set out to get to know her. I quckly learned just how incredibly extraordinary Mandy Young is.

Mandy has lived a life of sickness and pain that would bring most grown men to their knees, but not this extraordinary woman.

Nine times Mandy's parents were told she wouldn't survive the night -- but she's still here. She's suffered through years of life-threatening infections, never knowing why she gets sick. She even lost her leg at the age of nine. But her smile never dimmed.
For two years she had to live in isolation -- and she continued to smile.

This isn't to say that Mandy hasn't had her bad days. I'm sure she has, but her attitude and her heart are just amazing.

Mandy's dream team of doctors, nurses, and all manner of medical specialists diagnosed her with a gene mutation -- don't even ask me to explain it. You have to hear it from Mandy.

Mandy has a heart that is bigger than her gorgeous smile and wisdom that challenges me to a deeper walk with God. As I talked with Mandy she shared her heart with me and something she said made me realize just how extraordinary she is.

" I feel God has given me my disease for a purpose and I might never understand."

What a powerful statement.

Mandy is just beginning to share her story at churches and events. Check out her website for more on her story and where she is speaking. You don't want to miss hearing her story -- she is one amazing, incredibly, adorable, and yes, EXTRAORDINARY women who will challenge you in your walk with God. You can read more about her at

I know she challenges me!!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thank You for an Incredible 2009

It doesn't seem like it should be over, does it?

What an amazing year! We've met some wonderful people, heard amazing messages and clapped and praised with some of the best musicians around. In all of it, our heart has been to glorify God. To Him goes all the praise, all the honor, and all the glory.

It is my honor to serve you on this blog.

I thank God for the changed lives, renewed hearts and the inspired spirits!

I thank God for allowing us to serve all this year.

But this blog is far from over. We still have stories to share. We want to hear about your experience at an E-Women event so just post a comment with your contact information and I'll follow up with you.

Also, I would love to hear who is planning on attending a 2010 event!!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Charleston, WV

Tonight & tomorrow we're in Charleston WV!

With Karen Kingsbury, Angela Thomas, Stormie OMartian, Chonda Pierce,

Mandisa, Michael O'Brien, & Matthew West

This will be one more amazing weekend! Don't miss it!

Will you be there?

I would love to have you share your experiences in our view from the seats feature. It's just a your thoughts on the conference and your experiences. What you loved and what spoke to you. Simple and easy. If you're willing to share, just let me know in the comments.

Have a wonderful time in Charleston, WV!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

E-Women Package Giveaway!

I love a package of goodies, so I'm thrilled about this giveaway of some great Extraordinary Women goodies!

There's the yellow scarf with the words 'Totally God's' on it. Very cute.

And the E-Women butterfly key chain. Quite handy and cute.

Then, there's the E-Women 09 Live Worship CD w/ Charles Billingsley -- it's awesome!

This give-away includes something for your the body (scarf), the heart (worship CD) and the mind (the key chain... okay, it's a stretch, but you can keep up with your keys and that makes your mind a little happier, right?)

Now to the important part -- how do you get this wonderful prize pack. Just comment and make sure you put your email address in the comment if you use anonymous. I'll use Random Number Selector to pick a number! See, really simple.

So let the comments roll!

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Winner of Karen Kingsbury's Novel

And the winner is ...... oh , let's have TWO winners!


Deborah Kee!

Okay ladies -- I'm off to contact you and get these books out to you!

Thank you Karen Kingsbury for this wonderful giveaway!

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Welcome Sheri Rose Shepherd

Rockford, Il you are in for an incredible treat! Sheri Rose Shepherd will be speaking and she has an incredible message that will lift your spirits and delight your heart.

Sheri Rose has send you a message:
"Hope is.... An Expectation of Good"
I am so looking forward to meeting,hugging and seeing the beautiful daughters of the King at my first Ewomen conference.
What an honor to get real with each other and Get Truth of how much our Lord loves us. I pray our childrens children will be blessed because we took a weekend to gather together and get an eternal view of what matters most in this life...get ready to giggle and grow!

All Gods Best For You
Sheri Rose

Enjoy this little glimpse of Sheri Rose:

Sunday, November 1, 2009

It’s a Giveaway! Karen Kingsbury

A Thousand Tomorrows

Karen Book

This is one terrific Karen Kingsbury book – but then all of Karen’s books are wonderful.

From the back cover:

Love found them in a way that it seldom finds anyone …

A talented cowboy, angry and isolated. A mysterious woman with a secret. The two are national champions, top of their game, alone and intent on staying that way.

How could they know what would happen when their two worlds meet? And what fears must they face if together they ignite a love that burns brighter than both of them?

All you have to do to enter the giveaway is comment below and tell me your favorite Karen Kingsbury book. My favorite is every one that I’ve read! She’s so very good.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Winner of Nancy DeMoss's New Book

Choosing Gratitude

Number 14 post -- Theresa at @ faith and family books. com

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Amazing Extraordinary Women


At each Extraordinary Women conference you’ll find four to five incredible speakers.  An awesome worship leader and one or two wonderfully talented singers. 

You’ll also find THOUSANDS of EXTRAORDINARY women in the seats of the arena, church, or concert hall.  These women are from all walks of life and they serve the Lord in all different types of ways – in local churches, in their homes, in their schools, on their jobs, in the communities, and on foreign soil. 

The women who come to the Extraordinary Women Conference are the Extraordinary Women! 

Here are a few extraordinary women we’ve met this year….


Cassie C, Angela Thomas, Valerie W, Amy M



Chonda P & friend





Hope to see you at an upcoming Extraordinary Women conference!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

We Love Volunteers


Thanks to all the volunteers who’ve given their time & energy to the Extraordinary Women conferences.  I would love to hug each one of your necks and tell you just how much I appreciate what you are doing for the body of Christ, but that’s a wee bit impossible.   So, I’m going to try my best to thank the volunteers as you send me pictures. 

So send me some pictures (to Mary at

Today we want to say a big ol’ Thank you to LeeAnn Cook & Brittany & Jan Whitley (pictured below w/ Lindsay & Beth of E-Women). 



Sunday, October 25, 2009

Give - Away ! Nancy DeMoss book

Here's your chance to win Nancy DeMoss's book ' Choosing Gratitude: Your Journey to Joy.

To enter, post a comment & share something for which you're grateful .

Also, please include a way to contact you -- either a blogger account, link to your blog or an email address.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tupelo ..... here we come!

Tupelo MS is the next stop.

Join Angela Thomas, Stormie Omartian, Karen Kingsbury, and Chonda Pierce

along with

Mandisa, Charles Billingsley, and Mark Harris

hosted by

Julie Clinton

at the Bancorp South arena Oct 23 & 24.

Pray for the Lord to move mighty in the lives of all involved!

Praise the Lord!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Karen Kingsbury’s Latest Release


I just can’t wait to get my hands on this one!  Karen, we adore you and this book sounds incredible!   See Karen in Tupelo MS this upcoming weekend (Oct 23/24)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Columbus Oh - E Women is heading your way!

Can you believe it? Only two more days and we're in Columbus with
Angela Thomas
Karen Kingsbury
Stormie OMartian

and then there's Michelle McKinney Hammond

and the hilarious Chonda Pierce

All hosted by the sweet and oh, so very cute Julie Clinton!
(Y'all, this is such an adorable woman who truly loves the Lord).

And don't forget the music! Oh, my you are going to love
Natalie Grant

Al Denson

and the incredible and beautiful Mandisa!

And don't forget, we want to know about your experience at the conference.... a view from the seats. Are you going to the conference? Would you be willing to share with us? Just comment below with your email and I'll follow up with you.

Just two days!

Praying for God's provision and protection for all involved and attending!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Nannette -- A View from the Seats

I asked Nannette if she would be willing to serve as our guinea pig for this new blog feature ‘A View from the Seats,’ and she said “I’d love to.”

This feature is about you, the extraordinary women in the seats. We want to hear about the conference from where you sit. So, if you’re heading to a conference or you’ve been to one this year, just let me know and I would love to feature you and your group.

And now here’s our first extraordinary woman -- Nannette!

I attended my first E Women Conference in 2005. I was so moved and inspired that I went back to my home church and started talking it up to my friends. The next year we sent 18 women to the conference.

The conference always encourages me and I was so excited about going this year. I was even more excited when I got there and was able to get seats in the front. (Ed note: and Nannette got some incredible pictures)

It is hard to give you a moment that was my favorite. Karen Kingsbury is such an inspiration, I love the way she makes you crack up laughing one moment and has you in tears the next.


Anita Renfoe made me laugh so hard I was crying.


I have read many of Stormie Ormartian's books and had no idea about her life struggle.

But of all the speakers I was very moved by Candace Cameron Bure's testimony. I grew up watching her as DJ, and was so excited to see her and meet her. I had no idea what her testimony was, but as she was speaking I was very moved.


I was also moved by the people who came forward to recommit their lives to the Lord or tho give their lives to the Lord. The musicians were awesome as well, I loved singing along with all the songs. But the most awesome thing about the Extraordinary Women Conference is being in the same room with people of all different backgrounds, different ages and different circumstances and were all worshiping the Lord.


Thank you Nannette-- your words and pictures tell an wonderful story! You, sweet woman, are one more Extraordinary Woman!

Candace Cameron Bure

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Amy Grant


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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Amazing Time!

Altar Call -

Humbled by God's Presence

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ft. Wayne Indiana -- E-Women Conference Oct 2/3

Oh my! Just two more days and we're in Ft.Wayne IN with Karen Kingsbury, Stormie OMartian, Angela Thomas, and the funny & adorable Chonda Pierce.

And then there's the music!
Mandisa, Matthew West, and Al Denson.

And, our hostess, the wonderful Julie Clinton.

Don't miss this weekend!

You'll laugh, maybe cry, praise, consider, pray, and sing.

You'll hear incredible speakers and awesome music. You will be moved!

Don't miss it!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Extraordinary Women - Were you There?

An amazing weekend filled with wonderful speakers, musical artists, and incredible EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN in Roanoke, VA and a host of simulcast locations across the country.

Were you there? In Virginia or at one of the simulcast locations?

I would love to hear your thoughts & experiences.

Post away!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Praying for EWomen Roanoke, VA

Today is the DAY! It's Extraordinary Women in Roanoke VA!

Please join me in prayer for all the EWomen team, the volunteers, the artists, the speakers, the staff, the people working the product tables, and for all the EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN who will show up.

Dear Lord, to You be the power and the glory. Lord, I humbly ask that you pour your grace and mercy out over all those involved in the planning and the preparation. Lord, give them a stress-free set up and give each one strength as he/ she prepares to serve the women who will come through the doors.

Lord, be with each speaker and musician. Reinforce the message you have given them for this specific group of women. Lord, rain down on them with hope, joy, peace and a vision for who you want them to become.

Lord, give each one a thirst for You! Lord, give each one a heart to reach out to her sisters in Christ and bring them to hear the messages that will fill the arena tonight and tomorrow.

And we give You all the glory! AMEN!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Winner of Tickets to Roanoke VA Event is ...

Tracy Kronk

Tracy -- get your mailing address to me ASAP. Email me a MarySnydr AT

We need to get these tickets for out to you!

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Friday, September 11, 2009

GIVEAWAY-- 9/25 -26 Extraordinary Women 2009 Event

Do you have your tickets for the Extraordinary Women Event in Roanoke, VA on Sept 25/26?

This is your chance to win two tickets to this incredible event. Take a look at the line up here

With an amazing line up, including:

Candace Cameron Bure
Karen Kingsbury
Nancy DeMoss
Stormie OMartian

Anita Renfroe!

There's music with:

Natalie Grant
Charles Billingsley

Amy Grant!

To win the tickets, just make a comment.

The comments are open until Wed, Sept 16th.

Good luck and have a blast!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Volunteers -- is this you?

Have you ever thought about giving your time to help out with an Extraordinary Women event?

Let me just share that this is an amazing way to be involved in one of the most incredible events in the country.

Take a look at this list and if you live in any of the regions or are willing to travel to the area, you may just be able to volunteer for Extraordinary Women.

Coming Up:

Roanoke, Virginia - Sept 25/26, 2009
Ft. Wayne, Indiana - Oct 2/3, 2009
Ypsilanti, Michigan - Oct 9/10, 2009
Columbus, Ohio -- Oct 16/17, 2009
Tupelo, MS -- Oct 23/24, 2009
Rockford, Illinois - Nov 6/7, 2009
Charleston, West Virginia - Nov 20/21, 2009

Are you near any of these?

Take a look at the volunteer information.

All volunteers get free conference registration and free lunch on Saturday.

Get an amazing blessing and give back to your community & the family of faith! What an EXTRAORDINARY opportunity!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Thank You Raytown, MO!

Angela Thomas, Michelle Hammond & Julie Clinton with some of the Extraordinary Women of the Raytown, Mo Conference!

What an honor, joy and blessing it is to serve you!
(And that means every one of you blog readers! Each of you is a blessing to us!)

Every one of you is an Extraordinary Woman!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Raytown, MO - There's Still Time....

The doors open Friday at 6pm and you still have time to be there! Make plans now. Girls, you do NOT want to miss this blessing.

Check out this line-up:

Angela Thomas
Michael O'Brien
Stormie Omartian
Michelle McKinney Hammond
Matthew West
Candace Cameron Bure

This will be One Incredible event. Praise the Lord for a victory in Him -- changed lives and hearts opened!

So, if you've not made your plans, you still have time. Just head on over to Ewomen Site or just make your way over to First Baptist Raytown (August 28th at 6pm)

Free to Be Real is the theme -- and I'm praying for some real to happen in lives all over this event!

If you're going, please leave a comment with a way to connect to you or contact me at MarySnydr AT aol DOT com. I would love to hear your thoughts and to post you pictures!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Winner is ....

The winner of two tickets to the Raytown, MO conference August 28/29 is

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Monday, August 17, 2009

A message from Candace Cameron Bure

Hey Ladies!!

I'm so excited to get back into the "speaking" groove after my summer break. E Women is one of my favorite conferences and you're all in for a treat. I'll be sharing my testimony, growing up in Hollywood, how my faith fit in and where I'm at today. I may even share a little bit about my husband. :)

I can't wait to meet you and share with you and even more, I'm looking forward to hearing all the other performers and speakers to be encouraged and inspired myself.

I've had a super busy summer, being back on TV on my new show "Make It Or Break It" on ABC Family Channel. We're moving back to Los Angeles (my hometown) since the show got picked up for another season! As exciting as that is, my first priority is my family and where I'll put my kids in school. We've been praying a lot and waiting on the Lord to show us which school will be best for our family. Exciting stuff, but one I don't want to mess up! Can you feel me moms?

I'll see you at E Women!


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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

It's a TUESDAY Giveaway -- Two Tickets to Raytown, MO Conference

That's Right! If you don't have tickets to the Extraordinary Women Conference in Raytown, Mo coming up August 28 and 29 -- this is your chance!

Just post a comment and you're in the drawing to win two tickets. THis is one incredible event. Just look at the lineup:

Candace Cameron Bure -- DJ from Full House, currently in the new hit show, Make it or Break it and one of the most kind and genuine women around.

Angela Thomas - author, speaker, and a sweetheart of a woman.

Stormie Omartian - powerful speaker, author, and a true lady.

Michelle McKinney Hammon - Wow! This is one gifted lady!

and Michael O'Brien will lead you before the throne of grace to praise the Lord.

All you have to do to enter is make a comment.

The giveaway will close on August 17th -- Winner announced on August 18th.

So let's the comments roll!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

It's New -- Check it Out!

Extraordinary Women has a new website – and it looks marvelous. You’ll find loads of great information – there’s upcoming conference information, daily devotionals, volunteer information and the latest news along with lots more.

Here's a peek ….

isn't it great! I just love it!

Take a few minutes and hope over to the EWomen site today! And then come and share your favorite part of the new site!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Meet Melanie -- Volunteer Spotlight!

I met Melanie at the Birmingham event in May -- she was having so much fun and was just a joy to be around. She truly lights up the room!

I asked Melanie to share a little about being a volunteer for E-Women.

How did you hear about volunteering for E-Women?

My church, Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Vestavia Hills, AL, hosted the E-Women event last year, so I knew this was a quality event that would be fun to volunteer at again!

Where did you volunteer?

I was a hostess- I took care of Chonda Pierce.

Oh my, that sounds like fun. What was your favorite part of volunteering?

Seeing behind the scenes, meeting all the people that make an event of this magnitude work was an honor and privilege.

You worked with Chonda, who's a joy! Any funny stories, touching moments you wish to share?

Chonda is a MESS! She kept me laughing and on my toes. Her battle with depression touched the hearts of so many; ladies from all around the country came up to her in her 'signing line' to tell her how much they related to her struggles. Chonda is giving hope to many Christian women- through honest truth and laughter!

What was your favorite part of the conference?
My favorite part of the conference is the high-energy Praise and Worship. No matter who's leading in song, audiences are led to the Throne!
How will you take what you learned at this conference and use it in your life?

Each E-Women's conference reminds me that God uses EVERY struggle to help you relate to others that need Him.

What would tell someone who's interested in becoming a volunteer? Any hints, tips or advice?
Get on board. Not only do you get a free ticket inside the scenes of E-Women, but you get to meet great men and women who serve the Lord with their entire lives. Advice to future volunteers: come with a servants-heart, flexible and willing to serve wherever you're needed. There's no greater volunteer than those who will roll up their sleeves and get messy!

I would love to volunteer in the future! This conference always reaches the needs of so many women and it's worth every minute!

You can find Melanie at -- she has a great blog with lots of ministry related ideas! Check it out!

You can add my blog if you'd like:
I update it very regularly and have lots of ministry-related-ideas each week.

If you want more information about volunteering check out E-Women Volunteering