"Victorious Voices" #6 July 16, 2000
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"VICTORIOUS VOICES"

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"Weekly Chatter with CWOW" - From the leaders

Nothing to report this week.  Sorry the newsletter is late but Nancze has been sick and I've been busy since she got it to me yesterday.  I also want to mention that I had a CWOW member ask me to make the newsletter a separate egroup list.  I have declined this request and would ask that any of you who do not wish to receive it, just simply hit delete *S*  Please at least read this section though because I'm using it for administrative purposes.  :o)

I'm not going to go through the newsletter and edit for blank lines, etc. so please just ignore any formatting problems LOL

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"UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL"

CWOW Leader, Glennette

Glennette is a Southern Baptist and lives in Southwest Georgia.  She is married and has one daughter.  Glennette prides herself on her ability to work well with others, her willingness and desire to help fellow Christian sisters when they are going through hard times, and her love of ALL people, Christian and non-Christians alike!

She's so busy that her personal site hasn't been updated in months but you can visit her business at http://www.premiumwebdesign.com and her latest project at http://www.commonconnections.com.  Glennette partnered with a friend a while back and recently went live with this site for women from all walks in life called Common Connections.  There is also an online mall at http://www.commonconnections-mall.com.

Were you to visit Glennette's church, you would find that she is a very active member.  She is in the church choir, attends Women on Mission meetings, serves as a TeamKid teacher and is the Outreach leader for her Sunday School Department.  She will be directing a Backyard Bible club the week of July 17th.

Here is my interview with Glennette!!!

S = Shenna, G = Glennette

S: How did you become interested in the www?

G:  I used to get on the internet about once a month but then a friend of mine introduced me to a few of the personal homepages on the net and I fell in love with building web pages!!!

S: In becoming fluent with the internet, why did webrings interest you? 

G:  At first, it was just to get traffic to my personal site.  I'm glad that CWOW is much more than a webring!!!

S:  What drew you here to CWOW?  When was that?

G:  God drew me here to CWOW and I firmly believe he knew that I needed CWOW as much as it needed me.  I joined in February 1999 and within a few weeks was asked by Cindie to be co-leader.  *S*

S:  In the beginning were you active ?  What was your first job with CWOW ?

G:  Well, like I said in the previous question, Cindie didn't wait long to put me to work and my first job was as co-leader.  :o)

S: Has CWOW grown as much as you expected?

G:  No it hasn't but CWOW is growing at the pace God wants it to so I'm happy with that.  Besides, I can barely handle it as it is LOL

S:  Would you like to see CWOW have a "specific and direct cause" in the future? 

G:  To be honest, I've not really given this a lot of thought.  I would like to see the causes committee be more involved with different causes, especially the cause of Christ!

S:  There are websites here on the web that fully support causes .... even if it is stay at home.... what is your perspective thoughts toward growing in this direction?

G:  I am open to as much as the members are willing to participate in.  As it is, we have a lot of members who enjoy being a member, reading the newsletter, etc. but have no desire to participate on a higher level.  That's fine if that's what they want but I have found that we only have a handful of members with the time and desire necessary to pull off anything more than what CWOW is already doing.

S:  Since you have become Webmaster of CWOW.... what changes are we looking at in the near future?

G:  I've been a webmaster for CWOW for about 1 1/2 years now so I don't really have any major changes planned.

S:  Your ambitions are for CWOW to minister to the women of the web; so that anyone who needs a touch from God ... can get it right here ...... inclusively; what are new ways in which our members can do that?

G:  I would say the best way for members of CWOW to minister to this lost and dying world is to surf sites and sign guestbooks!  It's simple and can be done a few minutes each day, an hour a week, or whatever is convenient for a member to do, if that is their desire.  CWOW is ready and willing to assist the members in whatever way we can but we do have limitations.  Many of our members do not believe in "socializing" with non-Christians.  My belief is different so that is one reason I'm involved with Common Connections.  I love all women, not just Christian women, so I want to set an example and be a friend to them.

S:  Where would you like CWOW to be in another year from today... "in the news" ?  Statistically?

G:  I honestly have to say that my only plans for CWOW's future is to be as available as I can and follow God's lead as to where CWOW goes.  I also do not know that I'll be able to continue as leader because I am so busy that I'm not doing the job justice.  I'll continue as long as I can and I will continue to follow God's lead as to where CWOW is going.  We've had offers from other groups to merge but that just doesn't seem to be what God wants.

S:  Nette.... Please leave us with a few "pearls of wisdom".

G:  Pearls of wisdom ....  yikes!  Well, I guess the best pearl of wisdom is the Golden Rule, Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.  If the entire world followed this one rule, the world would be a much better place to live in!!!

Love y'all!!!!!
Glennette


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FROM THE EDITORS DESK
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    Hello Dear Sisters in Christ.  Gosh it's been a hot week here in
Oklahoma!!  We're making it into the 3 digits all this week-end and next
week..  I hope it is cooler where you are. *S*  It's also been a quiet
week too among the CWOW members.  Not many sent in for the newletter.
If you feel shy or not comfortable with it that is ok.  But remember
this in God's eyes we all have a great Value to him and what we have to
share may just be what someone else is needing.
    I was reading a story the other night, well it was actually a play
entitled "The Admirable Chricton"  It was a story of the Earl of Loam,
his family and several friend who were shipwrecked on a desert island.
Being of noble decent they were quite adept as chattering senselessly,
playing bridge, and scorning poorer people.  However, they could not
build an outdoor fire, clean fish, or cook food.  The very skills that
they needed to survive!!
    Being stranded on that desert island what the Earl's family and
friends did know was entirely usless to them.   But their butler
Crichton was the key to their not starving to death.  He alone was the
only one who possessed the basic skills to sustain life.
    So it was a real turnabout, the butler Crichton becomes the groups
more or less the chief executive officer.  He taught the Earl and his
family and friends the skills they needed and got them organized in
their efforts to ensure their survival until they were rescued.
    So you can see it is always good to remind ourselves of our so
called "relative" place in society.  If we are on top, we need to
remember we can soon be at the bottom.  If we percieve ourselves to be
at the bottom, we need to know that in God's order we are among "the
first."
    Think on these things:  Who was it that taught Martin Luther his
theology and inspired his translation of the New Testament?  Who was
that person who spoke to the great preacher Dwight L. Moody at a shoe
store and spoke to him about Christ?  Who was it that found the Dead Sea
Scrolls? Or the elderly woman who prayed faithfully for Billy Graham for
over twenty years?
    We may not achieve alot of fame and recognition from people as we'd
like to in this life time, but God doesn't call usto be well-known or
admired.  He calls us to be faithful to Him in whatever situation we
find ourselves.  When we are, we can see more clearly when he promotes
us, gives us favor with others and who knows what influence you might
have on someone else in helping them with their walk with Him.!!!

Have a blessed week!!!
Nancze


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Apple of Gold   (Great   Christian   Sites)

From Joanie:  http://www.angelfire.com/wa2/backs/poem.html

From Patricia:  http://www.geocities.com/patlawrence2000/tommy.html

From Glennette:  http://www.gospelcom.net/
                        http://shop.netsales.net/gospelcom/

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A TOUCH OF HEART  -   From   Your   Sisters   in   Christ

From:  Sharon
Email:  SWaller330@aol.com

Please  pray for me. Desperate situation! Thanks Sharon

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From:   Valda
Email:  hischild@csurfers.net

I would like to let all of my sisters in C.W.O.W. know that I've started a support group for Christian women who are living with chronic pain.  All Christian women with fibromyalgia,
arthritis, or other chronic pain are welcome to come here and share both your pain and your victories, for the purpose of giving support to one another.
For information please e-mail me at  hischild@csurfers.net or check out the site at:
http://www.egroups.com/group/Women-of-God-in-Pain

Your Sister in Christ,

Valda

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From:  Betsy
Email: Dstevensb@aol.com

It was one of the hottest days of the dry season. We had not seen rain in almost a month. The crops were dying. Cows had stopped giving milk. The creeks and streams were long gone back into the earth. It was a dry season that would bankrupt several farmers before it was through.
Every day, my husband and his brothers would go about the arduous process of trying to get water to the fields. Lately this process had involved taking a truck to the local water rendering plant and filling it up with water. But severe rationing had cut everyone off. If we didn't see some rain soon...we would lose everything.

It was on this day that I learned the true lesson of sharing and witnessed the only miracle I have seen with my own eyes. I was in the kitchen making lunch for my husband and his brothers when I saw my six-year old son, Billy, walking toward the woods. He wasn't walking with the usual carefree abandon of a youth but with a serious purpose.  I could only see his back. He
was obviously walking with a great effort...trying to be as still as possible. Minutes after he disappeared into the woods, he came running out again, toward the house. I went back to making sandwiches; thinking that whatever task he had been doing was completed. Moments later, however, he was once again walking in that slow purposeful stride toward the woods. This
activity went on for an hour: walk carefully to the woods, run back to the house. 

Finally I couldn't take it any longer and I crept out of the house and followed him on his journey (being very careful not to be seen ... as he was obviously doing important work and didn't need his Mommy checking up on him).

He was cupping both hands in front of him as he walked; being very careful not to spill the water he held in them...maybe two or three tablespoons were held in his tiny hands. I sneaked close as he went into the woods. Branches and thorns slapped his little face but he did not try to avoid them. He had a much higher purpose. As I leaned in to spy on him, I saw the most amazing sight.

Several large deer loomed in front of him. Billy walked right up to them. I almost screamed for him to get away. A huge buck with elaborate antlers was dangerously close. But the buck did not threaten him...he didn't even move as Billy knelt down. And I saw a tiny fawn laying on the ground, obviously suffering from dehydration and heat exhaustion, lift its head with great effort to lap up the water cupped in my beautiful boy's hand.  When the water was gone, Billy jumped  up to run back to the house and I hid behind a tree. I followed him back to the house; to a spigot that we had shut off the water to. Billy opened it all the way up and a small trickle began to creep out. He knelt there, letting the drip slowly fill up his makeshift "cup," as the sun beat down on his little back. And it came clear to me. The trouble he had gotten into for playing with the hose the week before. The lecture he had received about the importance of not wasting water. The reason he didn't ask me to help him.  It took almost twenty minutes for the drops to fill his hands. When he stood up and began the trek back, I was there in front of him. His little eyes just filled with tears. "I'm not wasting," was all he said. As he began his walk, I joined him...with a small pot of water from the kitchen. I let him tend to the fawn. I stayed away. It was his job.

I stood on the edge of the woods watching the most beautiful heart I have ever known working so hard to save another life. As the tears that rolled down my face began to hit the ground, they were suddenly joined by other drops...and more drops...and more. I looked up at the sky. It  was as if God, himself, was weeping with pride.

Some will probably say that this was all just a huge coincidence. That miracles don't really exist. That it was bound to rain sometime. And I can't argue with that...I'm not going to try. All I can say is that the rain that came that day saved our farm...just like that actions of one little boy
saved another life.

This is not one of those crazy chain letters...if you don't forward it to anyone, nothing bad will happen to you. If you choose to forward it, you won't receive any riches in the mail. I don't know if anyone will read this...but I had to send it out. To honor the memory of my beautiful
Billy, who was taken from me much too soon.... But not before showing me the true face of God, in a little sunburned body.

(author unknown)

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From:  Leigh
Email:  LeighCollins@cs.com

Hi, I would like the ladies to know that I have started an e-groups support group for military wives or ex military wives, even retired military wives. If any of the ladies were previously a military wife or are now ... they can subscribe at:
http://www.egroups.com/group/MilitaryWives4Christ

Love in Christ,
Michelle

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"MEMBER'S BIRTHDAYS!!"

ALICIA  ----  JULY 18TH  Email:alikbear@yahoo.com

Hey Dear Sisters.. Let's let Alica know we remember her on her special Day!!!

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Well Ladies,  That's it for this week.  Hope it's a great one for you.. I will keep CWOW in my prayers always that we may grown in his loving GRACE!!

Nancze

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SUBMISSIONS:

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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