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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Jackie! You are the winner!!

Contact me at Mary at with your mailing address and we'll get these right out to you!

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

Monday, August 3, 2009

They are back! And we are all so happy to have them home. After an amazing time in Nicaragua Julie, Michael, Beth, and Megan are back in the states.

They’ve brought stories that will break your heart and stories of God’s amazing grace. I hope to have those to share with you soon. Right now our team is adjusting to being back home, but they did bring some incredible pictures to share.

The Nicaragua Country Compassion team, the US Compassion Team, and the E-Women Team!

And they brought some incredible pictures of the children they met.

Just look at these faces! Maybe you can sponsor a Compassion child. It’s less than $1.50 a day! I spend then that on coffee – please consider making a difference for children just like these.

Watch for more stories about the Compassion children and don’t forget to take a glance at the children in need of a sponsor. You can find them by clicking on the word Compassion above or by taking a look at the box to the right!