The Official Newsletter of Christian Women Affiliate
Newsletter #3
October 1st 2013
About CWA:

Hi. I'm Heather Randall, the CEO of Christian Women Affiliate.


The mission of CWA is to equip you with resources to grow in your Ministry, Business and Personal Life.



We provide opportunities for you to branch out and explore ministry through the CWA Review Crew, the CWA Radio Network, our Webinar Service, the Freedom Forum, the Video Service and various social media groups.  


Please stay subscribed to this newsletter for all the latest goings on within CWA's extraodinary platform. 
Spotlight on the Freedom Forum

Spread your influence a little farther and reach a whole new audience as a guest blogger. 


CWA has created a group specifically for those who like to guest post and those seeking a guest blogger. Join us if you are looking for someone to guest post on your blog or if you are a guest blogger seeking people to host you.


You can find the Guest Bloggers Group as well as other interest groups located in the Freedom Forum inside Christian Women Affiliate. Hover over the Freedom Forum Tab and select Groups. You will see 68 interest groups available. Find the one that meets your need and request to join. Fellowship is key in CWA. Come find your place!

Meet Author Val Newton-Knowles

Allow me to introduce Val Newton- Knowles, author of No Shame! Only Power.


Your book has a high emphasis on the Holy Spirit. When did you first become aware of the Holy Spirit moving in your life? 


Val: I became aware of the Holy Spirit moving in my life a couple of years ago as a young insecure teenager seeking to be good enough for everyone. I was a Christian, but very insecure. When I first shared at a youth meeting, the response was phenomenal and many young people who were facing the same struggles became free as a result. I realized then that God had a purpose and a plan for my life. 


Do our personal experiences shape our ability to feel and respond to the Holy Spirit?


Val: Sometimes our personal experiences do shape our ability to feel and respond to the Holy Spirit. Sometimes those experiences can draw us to Him or away from Him. In my personal relationship with God, I seek to be in His presence everyday, through reading His word and prayer and meditation. There is a scripture that says "draw nigh to Him and He will draw nigh to you." I believe that no matter what personal experiences we encounter, as we all will, He is an ever abiding presence for us and it is during those times that He is there whether we feel Him or not.


Do you think it is possible to unintentionally resist the Holy Spirit?   


Val: Yes. I believe we can unintentionally miss the Holy Spirit. It takes time to develop a relationship with the Father, and there have been times when we can miss Him. It's a part of our growth, and keeps our reliance and dependence on Him. One truth that I hold too, is that He always speaks in line with His Word. If we miss it, don't be discouraged. Continue in fellowship with Him and allow His voice and presence to become more clear to you. 


What scripture do you cling to when you are feeling weak or ashamed? 


Val: There are so many scriptures that I hold on to. But any scripture that talks about His love for me, are those I hold dear. Another favorite is, "Thou will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee." Isaiah 26:3


Thank you Val for visiting with us and sharing your thoughtful answers.


Reviews of Val Newton-Knowles's book, No Shame! Only Power, have been posted by members of The CWA Review Crew. You can read their reviews here.


You can also follow her at .


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.

Meet Radio Host Julie Gorman
FYI- For Your Inspiration host, Julie Gorman, has had an exciting month with the release of her new book, 

What I Wish My Mother Had Told Me About Men

What I Wish My Mother Had Told Me About Men is for single and married women; for 
women embarking on their first dating relationship, as well as women who want to better understand themselves and the relationship they have with the men in their lives. Ultimately, Gorman empowers women to move past common deceptions about men in order to find greater intimacy as complements to one another in His kingdom. Additional information is available at  

Julie Gorman is a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Trainer and Speaker. She writes, produces, and hosts a weekly Broadcast with FYI, and is the founder of For Your Inspiration and His Love Extended Ministries. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Bible with minors in Pastoral Ministries and Communications. 

As the founder of For Your Inspiration and His Love Extended  

Ministries, Julie's passion is to minister to the whole person. She  is committed to binding up the broken-hearted and empowering and equipping believers for ministry. Her desire (above all other things) is to glorify God by assisting believers to fulfill the vision God ordained for their life, so they can impact their homes, communities, and nation more effectively. 


Her hope is to experience an outpouring of the Holy Spirit, evidenced in marriages being restored, hearts being mended, shattered lives being made whole, and a generation of believers, who know who they are in Christ. 

Although grateful for her opportunities as a writer and speaker, Julie remains most passionate about her role as wife and best friend to her husband of 15 years, Greg, and a mother to their three children, Courtney, Sommer and Joshua. 

Julie's show, FYI For Your Inspiration, airs on CWA Radio every Wednesday at 10:30 PM EST.  

Visit the CWA Radio Network to listen live or call in to chat with the host. Missed the show? Catch up on our archives site. Do you have a message to share?  Apply to host.


Dream Again by Heather Randall

Proverbs 29:18 "Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he." 


Have you ever had a dream so big that it seemed impossible?


Abraham must have felt this way.


It may seem that Abraham has an unfair advantage over us. After all, he heard a promise from the voice of God insuring that his dream would become a reality.  Consider this: if our dream is God's will and we have sought Him and confirmed that, haven't we too been given that guarantee?


It's not just the promise that makes a dream work.   It's our faith in that promise, our commitment to keep moving in the right direction, our actions of taking the steps even when it looks like the dream is dead that matter.


In Genesis 15:5 God spoke to Abraham. It says "He took him outside and said, "Look up at the sky and count the stars-if indeed you can count them." Then he said to him, "So shall your offspring be."


This is an old man with a barren wife that God is speaking to, yet Abraham believes. He clutches that dream with all that he is.


Eventually God gives Sarah and Abraham a son, Isaac.


Twenty seven years later all of Abraham's hopes to build a nation as vast as the stars in the sky lay buried in a field that once belonged to Ephron the Hittite.


When Abraham's beloved wife dies he is put into the position many of us find ourselves in. He has to give up on the dream or dream again.


Abraham is tenacious and he makes the wise choice to dream again, sending his servant to seek out a bride for his son, Isaac.

That didn't mean the wait was over. There was still a plan and it took time to fulfill, but eventually a nation was born.


When your dream seems to be fading and the story seems over, keep looking to God. Be brave enough to dream again. The dream you thought you understood may take on a different shape. Keep trusting. Don't lose your vision. Keep the law. Take the steps. Seek out the next plan of action (make sure it's God's plan, not yours). Watch God make it happen. You will be happy.


This month is already shaping up to be a little crazy. Holidays and hospitality are a growing priority. You know what? I'm determining right now to be proactive, to seek out those quiet moments when my Heavenly Father whispers to me and sets my dreams in motion. Let's commit ourselves this month to battle the busyness and stay open to His inspiration.

Watching God Work,

 Heather Randall
 Christian Women Affiliate LLC
In This Issue
Spotlight on the Freedom Forum
Meet Author Val Newton
Meet Radio Host Julie Gorman
Devotional: Dream Again
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