The Official Newsletter of Christian Women Affiliate
Newsletter #9
June 9th, 2014
A Note From Heather:

I'm getting more creative, looking for ways to boost our interactions. Let's face it, we are only a network if we are networking. Participation has to take place to form relationship, right?

 

Now we have daily threads that will post each week inviting you to participate on the social media platform of your choice. 

 

In the CWA Community (http://christianwomenaffiliate.com/) find threads here:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

 

On Pinterest: Look for the daily boards here

 

On Facebook: Check the Public and Private group

 

On Google+: In our Private CWA Google+ group

 

CWA is  a community of Christian Women  who strive to inspire each other. Let's spread some daily inspiration. Come connect!  

 

Sincerely,

Heather Randall

 

Keep reading this newsletter for all the goings on within CWA's extraordinary platform. 

A Nation Under Judgement
What does it mean to be "one nation under God"?  
 
Our Founding Fathers believed it was more than a political slogan. 
 
Have we strayed from their vision?  

A Nation Under Judgment focuses on issues currently facing our nation. 

 

 

The book examines hot topics such as:

  • Hunger
  • Homelessness
  • Poverty 
  • The environment 

and more!

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Reviews of Richard's book, A Nation Under Judgement,

 are still being posted by members of The CWA Review Crew. You can   read their reviews here.

 

Join the CWA Review Crew and find this and other great items available for review. Are you an author or creator? Submit your book, product, app or resource for review.

The Latest News on CWA Radio

We have a new and returning host on CWA Radio this month. 

 

Terilee Harrison is back with a dynamic shame-crushing message of hope on her new show, Shameless Life Radio. Tune in every Wednesday at 6PM EST. We're so glad to have you back Terilee!

 

You can hear the first episode of Shameless Life Radio here.

 

Later this month, Terri Schrews will be joining us with her debut episode of Moving Forward In Faith. I first heard Terri on this episode of My Journey of Faith. I know she will be a great addition to the CWA Radio team. 

 

If you have a heart to serve God through radio ministry and want to know more about how you can participate as a guest or a host on CWA Radio, please contact me. There is room for you.

Make Us Stronger by Mavian Arocha-Rowe

 

I felt uneasy as though something was wrong. I emailed her. I Skyped her. I messaged her. No feedback. I messaged again, but this time, I let her know I felt something was wrong. 
She wrote back.

 

Across the many miles that separate us, my best friend who is serving as a missionary in Lesotho, Africa needed my prayers.

 

I began to email her daily with prayers. We agreed I would send them after 5 pm so she would have them in her inbox once she awoke. She has emailed me saying, "That was just what I needed," and "This was perfect."

 

Little did she know back at home, I again began to feel anxiety. This time, for myself.  You see, the prayers I was sending my friend were indeed intended for both she and I.

I kept asking myself, why isn't he encouraging? Why doesn't he bring me flowers, more often? Why doesn't he say I am beautiful, over and over again? But, even if he says 'I am beautiful' it doesn't become good enough unless he repeats it more than three times. Why doesn't he see my creativity, and if he does, why doesn't he tell me every day? Wouldn't it be easier if he could read my mind?

 

I am reminded of what one of our marriage mentors once said, "Women are like a Mercedes Benz, men are like pickup trucks," he laughed. "Women are made with intricate parts and are detailed; men on the other hand can run by just kicking themselves." Perhaps this is why many of us, including myself are labeled as a "little" complicated. Perhaps this is why we need extra special trained Hands working on us versus the hands of culture or society. Perhaps this is why we cling toward words of affirmation as a possible love language.

 

Despite our individuality, our hair color [yes, mine seems to be purple these days], our unique soulprints, our choice for our season's color, all Mercedes Benz are alike. We enjoy a manicure. Love it when we get a haircut and they take a little extra time washing our hair. Even if we possess a tough outer layer, we still like the girly things in life. We crave to be embraced. We want to be showered with flowers. We want to be rescued. We need our soul to rest. However, there is no husband; no boyfriend, no father, no ministry, no career, no son, no daughter or friend who can make this happen, except for the One whose name is Jesus.

 

The Bible says, His name is a strong tower [Proverbs 18:10] and we are told not to fear for He is with us. "Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." [Isaiah 41:10]

 

When Hillsong United wrote "Oceans," they had no idea it would touch so many lives, including mine. When I hear the lyrics and its composition, my tiny hairs on my body stand up, my eyes begin to shed tears, my lips begin to tremble. They awaken my mind to the reality of God rescuing me, comforting me, and even showering me with flowers. This song grabs my attention for the passion and love, that only He offers us. When Taya Smith gives it her all, she sings:


Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders.
Let me walk upon the waters, wherever you would call me.
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wonder,
and my faith would be made stronger in the presence of my Savior.
Call upon Your name and keep me above the waves... my soul will rest in Your embrace.
I am yours and you are mine.

 

To my best friend in Lesotho, you removed yourself from your comfort zone and are currently walking upon the waters. 

 

Women elsewhere, whether your new job is being a mom, selling insurance, creating jewelry in your home or leading marketing teams, where is God leading you today? Do you want your feet to be taken deeper than they could ever wander? If so... let go.

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Mavian Arocha-Rowe is known as an asset to the business and publishing industry, allocating her strengths in writing and research to developing thought-provoking profiles and informational editorials, which have been published in a variety of media outlets.  Mavian Arocha-Rowe is the editor for Little PINK Book and soon will launch her own magazine [a God-given vision]. 

Connect with Mavian at her Personal Website or Business Website .

                                                                                                     

This month is about relationship. To inspire each other, we have to share ourselves and be known. To change a nation, we have to act according to God's Word. To reach our neighbor, we have to part our lips and speak about our God. To grow stronger, we sometimes have to get out of our comfort zone and apply courage. We have to stop hiding, stop depriving this world of our essence. God has a plan for each of us, a plan that unfolds within relationship. Be open. 

Your Friend,

 Heather Randall
 Christian Women Affiliate LLC
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A Note From Heather
A Nation Under Judgement
The Latest News on CWA Radio
Make Us Stronger
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