"Victorious Voices" #4 June 30, 2000
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"VICTORIOUS VOICES"

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"Weekly Chatter with CWOW" - From the leaders

Morning everyone!!!  Hope you had a good week!  My daughter has been in Ohio
visiting relatives with my mother in law so I'm thrilled she'll be home this
week!!!

For those of you grieving the loss of a child or if you know someone who
has, check out this great site that was highlighted on the Leeza show.

http://www.misschildren.org/

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PLEASE make sure that the URL you have listed at webring.org is the actual
page that your code is listed on.  To be sure, go to your page that has cwow
on it.  Hit Previous to be taken to the site before you in the ring.  Hit
Next from their webring code and see if you end up at your page that has the
code on it!!!  If the code is on a page different from the one at
webring.org, this is why your site is failing the webring check.  We have
about 100 sites that are failing
:o(
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God Bless you all as you go through this July 4th weekend!!!  Be very
careful as you travel!  Remember that CWOW has several mail lists available
to you and you can join/unsubscribe at
http://www.cwowfoundation.org/listmgt.html

Your sister in Christ,
Glennette

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------------------FROM THE EDITORS DESK
   Hello everyone.  Hope you week has been richly blessed.  My Son is home
on leave from the Marines and I am enjoying him so much.  I gave both my
Children to the Lord when they were just babies and God has truly blessed me
with two wonderful children who are His also.  Oh they have their moments.
*smile*  But they are children and as much as we hate it they often have to
learn from their own mistakes.  But aren't we the children of God?  How must
our heavenly father feel when we still are making our mistakes as we travel
lifes highway.  The Family of God..   A very beautiful picture or image of
this is found in Ephesians and other NT epistles, a picture or image of a
loving family, over which God is Father.  When the image is used to emphasis
the relationships within the Christian Community.  The family into which a
child is born is intended by God to provide a context in which the child can
mature.  Thus the family has always been recognized as critical in the
growth and development of persons.  In the same way, a person who is born
again is intended by God to have a place in God's extended family, the
church.  Loved and supported by others who really care, the individual
matures in Christian faith.  When we can see the church as people rather
than an instutition, we can begin to sense the importance of belonging.  And
we can grasp the vital necessity of uilding close and warm relationships
with other believers.  For healthy spiritual growth requires the roots to be
established in love.
    Eph. 3: 14-17  For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named.  That
he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened
with might by his Sprit in the inner man; That Christ
may dwell in your hearts by fath; that ye, be rooted and grounded in love.

    Think upon this my Dear Sisters and have a wonderful new week in the
Lord.

<><><><><><><><><>  Nancze  <><><><><><><><><><><>

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A TOUCH OF HEART  -   From   Your   Sisters   in   Christ

From:  Diana Gray
Email:  paster-diana@dianarayministries.net

I would like to invite the CWOW members to come and I pray be blessed by my
humble site.
http://dianagrayministries.net/home/index.html
The ministry has grown now to about 200 web pages as well as 3 main home
index sites.  This has been a massive undertaking and through chat lines
ect, people have been accepting Jesus as their Lord and Savior.  Russia,
China, United Kingdom, Africa, Austria and all over the world.  I don't say
this out of pride but deep humbleness and humility.  Several times I have
gone without sleep trying to help some hurting soul who wanted to commit
suicide or who was hurting so bad that their heart was breaking from the
pain of life.  I am not a psychiatrist but the Lord has use of me as a
Sister and friend to minister love and hope.  I strive through the Holy
Spirit to bring inner healing and Spiritual Growth by the Salvation of Jesus
Christ in as many hearts as I can.  My wonderful husband of almost 31 years
and I are now going into a city near us of 25,000 people to try to start a
new church.  I plan, God willing to personally walk the streets and hand out
several thousand fliers "this week" during some big festivals.  Please keep
us in your prayers because we are going in like Missionaries to start this
church. This will be my first Pastorship and I covet your prayers deeply.
This is going to take a lot of courage to do this and God willing I will be
able to.  I care so deeply about people.  I pray that the Lord's wisdom is
with me as I reach out to others with His love.

Yours in the Lord, Pastor Diana Gray

Diana Gray Ministries
http://dianagrayministries.net/index.html
pastor-diana@dianagrayministries.net

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From:  Cindie
Email:  cindie@cwowfoundation.org

Please pray for me in the coming weeks. I will be traveling for
business-related purposes and could use your prayers for traveling mercy!

Thanks!!!

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From:  Lois
Email:  Lois2Cor517@webtv.net

Hello all,

I just wanted to write and thank you all for your prayers this past week for
Ashley and her family. She is at home, as of last night. Her Mom was driving
home from the Grandmother's house and saw Ashley walking alongside of the
road. She was wearing the same clothes she had on last
Saturday night, but barefoot. Her Mom stopped and picked her up, only to
find that Ashley claimed she didn't know what day it was, nor that she had
been gone all this time. She didn't appear to be hurt in any way, but she
was "out of it", as if spaced out on some type of drugs or
something. I don't know for sure if that's what it was, but it sure seems
that way. Anyway, without getting into the full-length version of it, I just
wanted to let you know she's home. And again, to thank you for all your
prayers. The Lord did indeed answer all our prayers, in
letting her return to her family safe and unharmed.

Please remember her and her family in the days ahead, as I don't know for
sure what problems this girl may have... whether it be drugs, or depression,
or whatever. But she needs help from above, that's certain.  And please
remember her grandmother, Ms Ada.  This ordeal has taken it's toll on her.
She's not doing well now at all. My heart goes out to her, for having been
so worried and for thinking her Ashley had been abducted... and most likely
(it seemed)even killed. When I think of her pain, it tears my heart inside
out.

Thanks again and may God bless each and every one of you.

Love,
Lois

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From:  Betty Stevens
Email:  Dstevensb@aol.com

Another Miracle Story;

Consumed by my loss, I didn't notice the hardness of the pew where I sat. I
was at the funeral of my dearest friend - my mother.  She finally had lost
her long battle with cancer. The hurt was so intense, I found it hard to
breathe at times. Always supportive, Mother clapped loudest at my school
plays, held a box of tissues while listening to my first heartbreak,
comforted me at my father's death, encouraged me in college, and prayed for
me my entire life.  When Mother's illness was diagnosed, my sister had a new
baby and my brother had recently married his childhood sweetheart, so it
fell on me, the 27-year-old middle child without entanglements, to take care
of her. I counted it an honor. "What now, Lord?" I asked sitting in church.
My life
stretched out before me as an empty abyss. My brother sat stoically with his
face toward the cross while clutching his wife's hand. My sister sat slumped
against her husband's shoulder, his arms around her as she cradled their
child.  All so deeply grieving, no one noticed I sat alone. My place had
been with our mother, preparing her meals, helping her walk, taking her to
the
doctor, seeing to her medication, reading the Bible together. Now she was
with the Lord.  My work was finished, and I was alone.

I heard a door open and slam shut at the back of the church. Quick footsteps
hurried along the carpeted floor. An exasperated young man looked around
briefly and then sat next to me. He folded his hands and placed them on his
lap. His eyes were brimming with tears. He began to sniffle. "I'm late," he
explained, though no explanation was necessary. After several eulogies,
he leaned over and commented, "Why do they keep calling Mary by the name of
'Margaret'?"

"Because that was her name, Margaret. Never Mary. No one called her 'Mary,'"
I whispered. I wondered why this person couldn't have sat on the other side
of the church. He interrupted my grieving with his tears and fidgeting.  Who
was this stranger anyway?

"No, that isn't correct," he insisted, as several people glanced over at us
whispering, "Her name is Mary, Mary Peters."  "That isn't who this is."
"Isn't this the Lutheran church?"

"No, the Lutheran church is across the street."  "Oh."  "I believe you're at
the wrong funeral, Sir." The solemnness of the occasion mixed with the
realization of the man's mistake bubbled up inside me and came out as
laughter. I cupped my hands over my face, hoping it would be interpreted as
sobs. The creaking pew gave me away. Sharp looks from other mourners only
made the situation seem more hilarious. I peeked at the bewildered,
misguided man seated beside me. He was laughing, too, as he glanced around,
deciding it was too late for an uneventful exit.  I
imagined Mother laughing.

At the final "Amen," we darted out a door and into the parking lot. "I do
believe we'll be the talk of the town," he smiled. He said his name was Rick
and since he had missed his aunt's funeral, asked me out for a cup of
coffee.

That afternoon began a lifelong journey for me with this man who attended
the wrong funeral, but was in the right place. A year after our meeting, we
were married at a country church where he was the assistant pastor.  This
time we both arrived at the same church, right on time.  In my time of
sorrow, God gave me laughter. In place of loneliness, God gave we love. This
past June we celebrated our twenty-second wedding anniversary. Whenever
anyone asks us how we met, Rick tells them, "Her mother and my Aunt Mary
introduced us, and it's truly a match made in heaven."
(author unknown)

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Reenter by request,

From:  Dawn
Email:  Saaaved@aol.com

Thanks for doing the newsletter!  Would you consider featuring one or two of
the sites below?  One is for the 2000 election year.  The other is the
ministry that my husband is in.  Shatter The Darkness ministers to
professionals and people who have trouble with the occult.  It also
helps pastors get information on how to minister to those who are trapped in
evil practices.

www.electjesus.com
www.shatterthedarkness.com
rehoboth.jumpeducation.com

Thanks,
Dawn

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From:  Betty Summitt
Email:  angelsdesigns@stic.net


I have a 28 year old son. He and his ex split up in January of this year. I
have tried so hard to become close to her but she is not walking with the
Lord and therefore it's hard. They were together 6 years and between them
they had a little girl. My granddaughter.  At one point, before they split
up, they both became Christians, going to church and my granddaughter loved
Sunday school.  For Christmas of "99" I bought them both their own beautiful
bibles. Had their names engraved in Gold and a picture of a dove on them.
Things were going real well for them.
Then suddenly, after Christmas in January, My son's ex found another man and
kicked my son out.
She stopped going to church and did not walk with the Lord anymore.  They
lived in N.Y. This was devastating to my son.  He is and was extremely close
to his daughter who is 4 and she loves him
dearly.  My son came to Texas and had phone contact with his daughter as did
I.  Then suddenly, his ex decided she did not want us in her life anymore.
This included no visitation of any kind from any of our family, father
included.  This really devastated myself and my son as we love Samantha, my
granddaughter. The reason she stopped the visitation, (though there was a
court order for visitation for the father) was because the ex kept saying
that Samantha wanted to live with her daddy and Grandma in Texas. The mother
said to me she did not want to deal with the child's crying for her daddy so
she cut off all ties. Prior to cutting off all ties, I last talked to the
mother in February of this year. I said, I thought you were a Christian and
walking with the Lord. Christians don't do this. She claimed she was Satan
and Evil. I was shocked. I ended the conversation and right after that she
had her number changed and unlisted so we had no contact with Samantha.  My
son has called the courts in NY and they are sending him paper work for her
denying him visitations that were ordered by the courts.  In turn, I
depleted my savings account and hired an attorney out of NY for
"grandparents Rights," visitation.  Last week, I got word from my attorney
that on June 6th, 2000 the Supreme Court over ruled grandparents rights. I
was devastated to say the least!  I told my Attorney this is not fair. I do
not and am not trying to raise my granddaughter, I just want to Love her,
send her gifts and
let her know I'm her grandma.  My attorney informed me my chances were not
good. Court was set for June 23rd, 2000.  I felt at this point I was
fighting Satan! Can one imagine how hard that
is?? Fighting him without God? However, I have 2 sisters on the internet
that are very strong Christians, and we prayed together online over this
situation.  If two or more are in agreement, it shall be done!  That night I
prayed and humbled myself before the Lord and I handed it all to him. I said
."Lord, this is not my battle, this is yours." I also read Psalms 1...very
powerful words! Especially when one tells you and shows you they are doing
evil.  Well June 23rd came. I patiently waited to here from my attorney.
Finally the phone rang.  My attorney informed me that the court date was
postponed until June 30th. I asked why. He said my sons ex buried herself in
court. She came without an attorney, she started yelling about my son and
that the only reason I want visitation is so my son does not have to fight
for it and she went on and on. Originally the judge was going to give her 30
days to be back in court with a court appointed attorney. However, after the
judge heard her words, she decided to assign a Court Guardian to my
Granddaughter and have a home visit done to see how my granddaughter feels
about myself and my son. The judge in turn told my son's ex she had no right
to keep that child from us and was not pleased about it at all, therefore
giving her only 7 days to be back in court with her attorney and the child's
court guardians report.  This I call God's work and a miracle!  My attorney
informed me that I will not lose as the ex really upset the judge and the
judge is not pleased with her. This is on record. She will not be able to
change her words.  My attorney has proof from the day my granddaughter was
born that I called, sent gifts, had her here in Texas last summer for 2
months for a visit and I'm not abusive. :) Thank the Lord I keep receipts
for things I buy that far back. :)  I have no criminal record and have never
even had a ticket.
So, what I'm saying is this: Though the Supreme Court turned down
grandparents rights, God did not allow it in this court room! :) On this
day, God was in this court room. :)  Only through God and our faith in the
Lord and our walk can we keep strong and see such miracles happen. I have
had many miracles in my life since I have been walking with the Lord. This
is only a minor one.  But I want all of you out there to know, hand your
troubles to the Lord, let him fight your battles for you. Put on your full
coat of Armor that the Lord tells us in the bible we need to fight the
enemy.  He tells us if our faith is strong enough, we can move mountains.  I
feel that has just been done! Praise God!  When you are a Christian, and you
feel you're fighting against a non-chrisitan in any matter, read Psalms 1 -
it's very powerful and true!

Be Blessed!
Your Sister In Christ,
Betty Summitt

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From:  Patricia Lawrence
Email:  patcelaw@iloc.net


Thanks for the effort of putting the newsletter together.  Oh, such
blessings to read of all the Lord is doing in the lives of our fellow
Christian ladies.  I would like to ask the readers to uphold me in prayer as
my back is almost totally fused with calcium deposits, and this is pressing
on the nerves and the pain in my back and legs is very difficult for me to
deal with.

Website  for A Touch Of Heart
http://www.eakles.com/excuse.html

God Bless,
Patricia Lawrence

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From:  Cheri
Email:  cpo@dcr.net

I want to find THE BEST resources for counters and guestbooks. I have the
responsibility as a website designer to recommend which providers are the
best for these services. But I don't know all of them that are available
free online... and wouldn't be able to try them all, extensively, if I did.
I would like the CWOW ladies to tell me based on their experiences which
Guestbook provider and which Counter provider they find best, use on their
site and recommend. It would be a great help to both me and my clients.

Thanks!
Cheri

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From:  Nancze
Email:  jdwalker@telepath.com

This was just to cute and I felt I had to submit it for you all to enjoy.
:-)

A nurse on the pediatric ward, before listening to the little one's chests,
would plug the stethoscope into their ears and let them listen to their own
hearts. Their eyes would always light up with awe, but she never got a
response to equal four-year old David's comment.

Gently he tucked the stethoscope into his ears and placed the disk over his
heart.  "Listen," she said. "What do you suppose that is?" He drew his
eyebrows together in a puzzled line and looked up as if lost in the mystery
of the strange tap-tap- tapping deep in his chest.

Then his face broke out in a wondrous grin and he asked, "Is that Jesus
knocking?"

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"MEMBERS BIRTHDAY'S AND ANNIVERSARYS:

This is a new section and I will be posting birthdays and anniverarys that
are coming up in the following weeks.  based on those who have submitted
them..

6-30  thru 7-6

    Would you belive there are non this following week.. *S*  well keep
an eye out some are coming up.

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"WELCOME  NEW MEMBERS"

Here I will post new members so if you want (and I bet you do) then please
drop them and email or visit their site and welcome them to our family!!!

Heather

Site ID: 390
     Title: More Than Rubies
       URL: http://www.crosswinds.net/~morethanrubies/
    E-mail: hether@uplink.net

Margaret

Site ID: 52
     Title: Sammi's Garden
       URL: http://sammisgarden.artistic-designers.com/
    E-mail: sammi@thegrid.net

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Well Dear Sisters.. That is it for this week.. I sure hope you are enjoying
the letter.. I really need submissions so please send them to me!!!

Remember my email is jdwalker@telepath.com

I look forward to hearing from you!!!

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SUBMISSIONS:
Nancze - jdwalker@telepath.com

Please send text only submissions, the stationery is beautiful but we can't
print it here *S*  Also, when possible, upload long poems to a web site and
send in the URL.

If we missed any submissions, please let us know and we'll get them in the
next edition!!

God Bless You ALL!!!!!!!!!

Love and HUGS,

Nancze (jdwalker@telepath.com
Glennette (glennette@cwowfoundation.org)

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