Christian Women Give From The Heart
Newsletter #1
September 1st, 2013
New Item In The CWA Store

Christian Women Affiliate Member,
Sandra Hardagehas recently published her book Faith Joseph's Story: A Novel and Christian Bible Story


At the age of seventeen, Joseph, the favorite son of Jacob, faces the wrath of jealousy, hatred, and deceit from his own brothers. He is thrust into a world of slavery, lust, and power. Joseph experiences a culture so different from his own that he must adapt quickly just to survive. He learns to trust in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and be content in the difficult circumstances that challenge him far too often. 

Narrated by Joseph, Faith Joseph's Story communicates the power of this young man's faith-faith that began in the midst of a plot to murder him and ends with his rise to power in Egypt. It shows the perseverance one must find to overcome the negative experiences that happen in life, and it provides a testament to the importance of placing complete faith and trust in God. 

With Bible study materials and leader's guide included, Faith Joseph's Story is not only a novel but a Bible Study in God's Word and is written for the individual or small group study.  
You can purchase this book today in The CWA Store . It is located on page three under the category "CWA Member Books".


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1. It supports our members with advertisement and revenue from sales of their products.

2. 100% of affiliate earnings produced from this store goes directly toward making CWA an even stronger service for women like us. 


Spotlight on Parenting
As school goes back in session, our children weigh heavily on our minds. 
We want them to grow and to learn all they need for success, but as Christian moms, we understand the foundation of that knowledge is the wisdom that comes from God alone. 
This is a great time to work on our parenting skills and we have tons of tools in The CWA Store to help you do just that.
Here are a few:
 Making Children Mind without Losing Yours teaches  seven principles of Reality Discipline--a loving no-nonsense parenting approach that really works.

The author, Dr. Kevin Leman, is an internationally known psychologist, author, and father or five. 
The Christian Mom's Idea Book is a phenomenal resource for all moms. I recently reviewed it and found it to be so helpful that I decided to add it to our store. 
You can read my full review of this book here
And of course . . .
 Growing Great Kids is Kate Battistelli's 
shared wisdom from what what she and her husband, Mike, learned about parenting during the journey of raising their daughter-Dove Award-winning recording artist Francesca Battistelli. Using anecdotes to illustrate the insights she and her husband gained, she provides valuable practical advice.
This was the very first book reviewed by The CWA Review Crew.
Go here to read what CWA Reviewers thought of this book.
Visit The CWA Store to order these books or view other selections in this category.
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Style Cents
Isn't this owl pendant adorable? 

Check this out, it's only $1.77 plus shipping and includes the chain! 

Great, so say you buy it. Shipping included, you have a pretty classy gift for only 2.76. 

Now for the bad news: to package this nicely you'll probably pay at least double your purchase price on a gift bag or box. 

This is where my money saving tip comes in.

Idea #1: Make your own gift box using this free template and all you need is printer ink and scrap paper. If you want to go fancy, you can stamp it or use scrapbook paper to create your box. 

Idea #2: Use a few scraps of old clothing to make a simple little drawstring purse.  Children's clothing can be best for this with all their colorful and cheery fabrics. 

Idea #3: Crochet a lovely mini purse like this one. Use yarn you have on hand and you'll have two gifts for one super low price. 

You can find the pendant in The CWA Store under the category "Gifts under $25". 

Remember to present it with a smile and a joyful heart and you're certain to see gratitude from the receiver.
The Joyful Giver

Why is it that whenever we hear the words "joyful" and "giver" together, we automatically think of tithes?  Well, in this mini-devotional I'm not going to talk about tithes at all.


Did I just hear a sigh of relief? It's okay, we've all been there. We hear "giving" and think about how tight things are in our financial situation and immediately our defenses go up.  Let them down. It's safe.


Today I want to talk to you about the attitude you show when you give anything.


Remember Matthew 10:42 "And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward."


This simple glass of water is a gift. It's an act of kindness to get up, pour the water and place it carefully into tiny hands so it doesn't all spill out on the kitchen floor. What attitude do you demonstrate, Mom, when you pour that glass? Are you inconvenienced or full of joy at the opportunity to serve?


Let's try another:


Luke 6:37-38 says "Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you." (emphasis mine)


They say they're thirsty? Pour a tall glass. Choose the large sippy cup and fill it up.


I love what Amy Carmichael said. She put it this way, "You can always give without loving, but you can never love without giving."


Moms, we have a responsibility to love with a giving spirit, modeling joyful generosity to our children.  We have to be willing to give so joyfully that it would appear as if we are living for the simple pleasure of pouring that drink of water. There is blessing in it, Mom. Don't you want that blessing?


Guess what? As they watch us joyfully serve, giving with a happy heart until we're near exhaustion they'll be led to ask a question that reinvigorates us. They'll show a thirst for more than water. They'll ask us to explain the source of living water. Our example matters. Our attitude counts. Our demeanor draws or repels our children to Christ.


This is extremely encouraging, but often immensely challenging. Don't give up.


Joy is contagious and worth every minute.


Heather Randall
Christian Women Affiliate LLC
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