Wednesday, January 26, 2011
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The Extraordinary Women Team
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Recently, in my church service our pastor challenged us with the following verses on HOPE. I pray they are as encouraging to you as they were to me!
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.
For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.
For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
Luke 3:4-6 provides something we all can hope in every day. . .
As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet,
"The voice of one crying in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall become straight, and the rough places shall become level ways, and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.'"
May God's Word be sufficient for your every need this day!!
Amy Feigel, Director of EWomen
Friday, January 14, 2011
Dr. Linda Mintle is a long time friend of our President, Julie Clinton and the EWomen Team! Check out her latest article on "Understanding Mental Illness" as it pertains to the recent Tuscon shootings. Please keep those families in your prayers and the community that was impacted by this devastating event.
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Director of EWomen
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Please take a moment to add Candace to your prayer list specifically for strength and wisdom....we love you Candace!
Click their title to read these two full stories...
"Candace Cameron Bure: Hollywood Had 'Nothing to Do' With Eating Issues"
"Candace Cameron Bure Opens Up About Eating Disorder"
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Amy Feigel, Director of EWomen
Monday, January 10, 2011
During the month of January, we are focusing on this year's EW conference theme of HOPE!
Recently, we came across this beautiful devotional written by the Executive Director of Proverbs 31 Ministries. Additionally exciting is the fact that Lysa TerKeurst, founder and President of Proverbs 31 Ministries is among the group of beautiful women who will be speaking at EW events this year!
A brief excerpt is posted here:
LeAnn Rice, Executive Director, Proverbs 31 Ministries
“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.”
1 Timothy 6:17 (NIV)
Wealth is something I didn’t think I had.
As a single mom widowed over 13 years ago, I don’t have money for extras like new clothes or weekend trips. Therefore, I didn’t think it was possible for me to give much to others and this made me sad. Until I realized it’s not the size of a gift that matters.
It’s the amount of hope wrapped around the gift that makes all the difference.
I learned about true wealth through a sweet little boy I met during a missions trip to Ecuador with Compassion International.
Miguel lives in a one-room house with his mother and three siblings. They share a bed that lies on a dirt floor. They have no bathroom and no electricity. The vegetables his mother used to prepare their evening meal consisted of peelings and rotting parts that certainly would never have made it into one of my recipes. I would have mindlessly thrown them away.My eyes filled with tears of sadness as I stared true poverty in the face....
To read the rest of the story, click here
We HOPE this story inspires you today and encourages you to hold out hope in your circle of influence. It may be a hurting neighbor, church member, or woman you meet at the gym. Everyone has a story and is in need of hope today....just look in their eyes and you'll see. You'll be glad you did!
If you have any inspiring stories of hope, please send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org as we would love to hear from you...and share your story of hope with others!
Julie Clinton, President of Extraordinary Women
Amy Feigel, Director of Extraordinary Women
Lindsay Fitz, Conference Coordinator &
Kaelynn Queen, EW Office Assistant