8.12.14

Christmas Book & CD Sale



Christmas is such an exciting time, it's wonderful to remember our precious Jesus who was born just for us. I also find it very exciting to start planning for the new year and new season.  So a part of my planning for next year is to clear old stock of books and CD's and see if the new year has any new books in me.  I have loved writing every single book and feel that the messages are timeless.  My only hope is that in my new writing season that I will have matured as a writer and can offer you even better words.  But we shall see.... who knows what will come out of me.

So, my gift to you this Christmas is a sale of all the books I have written to date and our King's Square CD.  Everything is going for £5 - please add £2 postage if you are unable to collect it and need it posted.

See all my current books at www.kingsdaughters21.blogspot.co.uk/p/books.html and our lovely King's Square CD at www.kingsdaughters21.blogspot.co.uk/p/cds-dvds.html

It's a first come first serve basis, when they are sold out you will have to buy directly from Amazon. If you have any questions about a book or would like a recommendation for a Christmas gift please don't hesitate to ask in the comment box below or email me on angela at kingsdaughters.co.uk

Enjoy giving the gift of words to your loved ones and I will do my best to give you some new words next year.  Lots of love to you all.  xxx

MERRY CHRISTMAS!


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2.10.14

A Great Success

This year presented a difficult subject, we delved into purity as well as a lot of talk about sexual purity. Our numbers were lower than usual as a result but the event was better than ever!  We enjoyed a fantastic day together, everything went smoothly, the food was great, the company fantastic, the talks life changing, the worship heavenly!  Everything was just perfect!  It was a beautiful day in God's presence and we are so grateful to all who played a part in making it happen.

Next year's conference - HE LOVES ME - is already in the pipeline.  We have made some positive changes so that even more of you can enjoy this fantastic annual event.  The most significant change is that we will end by 5pm which has enabled us to bring the ticket price right down to £25.  However, if you book in during October, you get a once off early bird rate of £20 using promo code OCTOBER and if you wish to exhibit this code applies to your stand too.  So book your place this month at www.kingsdaughters-helovesme.eventbrite.co.uk and then you have a full year to see who you could bless with a ticket so that they can join you for a great day.

Thank you Gentle Giant
I would like to thank Jim of Gentle Giant for kindly capturing our event on his camera. 

Jim is a Visual Communicator? Using a variety of media he creatively communicate people's ideas and concepts into visual solutions that can promote, inform, educate and potentially transform peoples lives.  If you want to purchase any of the photos he took at our conference or to use his professional services, can contact him via his website www.gentlegiantgraphics.co.uk or email info@gentlegiantgraphics.co.uk

Thank you Arts Ecclesia
A great big thank you to Shirley of Arts Ecclesia who sponsored our conference this year.  Without her kind support the tickets would have cost much more as this is a very expensive event to run.  But thanks to Shirley's generosity, we were able to provide a quality event at a very reasonable ticket price.  Find our more about Arts Ecclesia at www.artsecclesia.org.uk

Thank you Whole Foods Cheltenham
A great big thank you to Renata from Whole Foods Cheltenham who supplied us with these lovely gift bags.  It was a lovely detail that made the conference even more memorable.

There are so many more thank you's and I fear I will miss someone if I attempt to mention everyone, so thank you ALL for your involvement.  If you wish to get involved in next year's event please do get in touch by reply and also please do email me your feedback from this year and I will include it on our feedback page at www.kingsdaughtersconference.co.uk/highlights/2014-pure

Donations
We are delighted to be able to make a donation to Open Doors this year as well as to the Children's Society from the proceeds of the conference.  We would also like to encourage you to support our King's Daughters Village project - find our more here.

Don't forget to visit our exhibitors page - they will remain on the website for another 6 months so you can enjoy shopping from them in time for Christmas!  Keep in touch and if you can't wait until next year's conference, why not start a Girl's Night in your area or join us for some smaller events in the lead up to next year's conference.

Have a blessed day!

Love
Angela
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2.9.14

Something Girly

Strength and Dignity by Box Polish

I thought that since it is only 18 days to go until our conference, eeek, I would do something a bit special and girly for us!  One of the lovely Women's Business Club ladies who is also a King's Daughter, has started making her own polishes.   They are being launched this Saturday, 6th September. It's all very exciting and King's Daughters have ordered their very own special colour called Strength and Dignity. In celebration of our upcoming conference Amy has very kindly given us a polish as a free gift.  So, enter the competition below and the new polish will be given away at the conference to one lucky winner. Don't worry, if you cannot make it we will post it to you. UK residents only please.

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25.8.14

25 Days To Go!



I can't believe it is nearly that time of year again with only 25 days to go until our annual King's Daughters Conference. This year is especially important, not only because we really need to get together as Christian woman but also because we do need to talk about this very important subject that we will be discussing, namely purity but mostly sex.

How to enjoy it, what to do better, what not to do, when to do it, when not to do it, what went wrong in the past, how to fix what went wrong in the past, the scars of the past and healing for them. How it's intended for pleasure , how to enjoy the pleasure without the guilt and shame, what to do if you got it wrong too often and find it no longer offers pleasure. Same sex attraction, opposite sex attraction, lack of sexual attraction and lethal attraction! Sex in marriage, sex outside of marriage, no sex in marriage Lies about sex, truth about sex, love and sex, lust and sex, hate and sex, sex traps, sex deception, sexual exploitation and much more. Oh yes, we will also be talking about other things too not only sex. But mostly, we will be talking about sex this year.  In the meantime enjoy reading about the 5 stages of sex.

In addition to our talks we will also be having some fantastic musical and dance items, heavenly worship, great food, business stalls, Zumba and so much more!

Group booking discounts of 20% are available for groups of 10 or more using promo code '20' when you book in.  Make sure you get your ticket soon at www.kingsdaughtersconference.co.uk

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11.8.14

King's Daughters Conference and Iraq Christian Persecution

""Christianity in Mosul is dead, and a Christian holocaust is in our midst," said Mark Arabo, a Californian businessman and Chaldean-American leader. In an interview with CNN's Jonathan Mann, he called what's happening in Iraq a "Christian genocide" and said "children are being beheaded, mothers are being raped and killed, and fathers are being hung." "Right now, three thousand Christians are in Iraq fleeing to neighboring cities," he told Mann. Arabo is calling on the international community to follow France's lead and offer the Christians of Iraq asylum. "You're startling me with the severity of what you're describing," the CNN host said. "You said they are --- beheading children?" "They are systematically beheading children," Arabo repeated slowly. "And mothers and fathers. The world hasn't seen an evil like this for generations.""  >>> Read full article

But what can we do?

This is always the question we ask as we are far away, safe and secure in our country.  It is easy to feel sorry for the persecuted church and do little about it.  But there is a lot we can do.  We can remember them in our prayers and in our everyday, ordinary lives.

Take action NOW:

1. PRAY.  Don't underestimate the power of prayer - it does work and will make a difference.

"So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him. The night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries stood guard at the entrance. Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him up. “Quick, get up!” he said, and the chains fell off Peter’s wrists." - Acts 12: 5-7

If you are not sure how to pray then here are some useful pointers.

2. GIVE. Be generous with your time and money. We can give from a place of comfort and excess so let's do so.  Bring their plight into our everyday ordinary lives. Yes, life goes on for us, but we can keep them with us but giving.

" And now, brothers and sisters, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the Lord’s people. And they exceeded our expectations: They gave themselves first of all to the Lord, and then by the will of God also to us. So we urged Titus, just as he had earlier made a beginning, to bring also to completion this act of grace on your part. But since you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you —see that you also excel in this grace of giving."  - 2 Corinthians 8:1-7

King's Daughters Conference 

My current focus is our upcoming conference so I have decided to use my marketing efforts in a way that will benefit this cause. I hope you will join me.  Many are changing their profile picture to the arabic 'N' symbol to show support.  King's Daughters would like to go one step further and propose that you change your profile picture to the one in this post or tag yourself on the one on our Facebook page and make it your profile picture.  This will achieve two things - 1) It will show King's Daughers Conference are supporting this cause cause and 2) for every ن​ Delegate ticket or ن​ Business Stand that is purchased, we will donate 10% to  Open Doors to help the persecuted Christians in Iraq.

Please support us in this and also find ways that you can support the persecuted Christians through your everyday life too.

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21.7.14

The Great Commission

I love my new church.  It was scary at first to go from being a pastor to being pastored again but we have settled and simply love being a part of the family at Charlton King's Baptist Church.  This past Sunday Jason did a  life changing talk with our little ones, explaining the great commission to them. After explaining to them about Jesus and asking if they accepted that He died and rose again, he gave them a pack of stars and told them to go around the church and give everyone a sticker if they accepted the gospel.  It was a wonderful and practical reminder of what we are called to do, he said a the Great Commission is our co-operation with his mission!  Afterwards he played this video which sums it up perfectly.

 

Sue went on to preach a brilliant message as always and each Sunday I want to get born again again!  I feel so privileged and honoured to be a part of such a wonderful church family.
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21.6.14

How Politics Helped Me in Ministry and Business

A short while ago ago I was invited to stand in the local borough elections for the Benhall and The Reddings ward in Cheltenham. The elections took place last on 22nd May and I received 594 votes. My opponent received 1188 votes so clearly I did not win. However, I don't feel like I lost either. I learned so much and gained so much and I can honestly say that it was well worth it. I will definitely stay involved.  Today I would like to share some of the valuable things that I learned with you:

Politicians are Real People
Local politics is often confused with national politics.  Yes in theory we are all one party but in reality the local councilors have little if any contact with the national leaders.  We might get to meet one or two national leaders but we are unlikely to become their best friends and change the country with them.  So what I want to focus on is our perception of local politicians and the simplest way that I can describe a local councilor is that they are very much like pastors.  The only difference really is that the message - everything else is pretty much the same.  Pastors and local councilors have to lead their community to the best of their ability, take care of some of their needs, get to know them, stay visible in the community, offer advice when necessary, have a listening ear and share the message of what they stand for.

Local councilors and often pastors (but not always) are unpaid, are expected to be all things to all men, are often criticised for what they get wrong, often feel like they don't do enough but on the positive side have a very rewarding role in the community.

Have you ever seen a politician that way?  Some politicians, just like some pastors, abuse the power they have been entrusted with and make a mess of things giving all the good politicians and pastors a bad name.

* I am not diluting the gospel by making this comparison, the message of the pastor is OF COURSE the most important thing.  I was merely comparing the type of person it takes and the type of work they have to do.

There is no way that you can be a local politician and not care about people.  It simply won't work and you won't get elected.  It's that simple.  I have observed the local politicians and found them all to be absolutely wonderful and caring people.  I am sure the not so nice ones exist but I have not met one yet.  My perspective on politicians has changed radically and I hope what I have to say will help you with your views too. To be a politician you really do have to care about a cause, about local issues and about people.

Politics and Ministry
So how did politics help me in ministry?  Well.... if I had known that I would be required to go door to door and speak to people as well as make hundreds of phone calls  I might not have stood in the recent election! However, having been 'forced' to just get on with it I learned a valuable lesson.  You see, talking to people about politics on their door step is probably the most difficult and most scary thing I have ever had to do. If you think sharing your faith is difficult, try sharing your political views - some people can get very angry and rude.  One person chased me off his lawn like I was a dog making a poo on his grass!

After doing all I had to do to win votes I realised that I have neglected doing so much to win people to Jesus because I was too afraid and too worried about what people would think.  Now that I have done what I deem to be the worse sort of door knocking I think I will now find it much easier to talk to people about Jesus.  I now know how I would do it, what I would say and I would have a great deal more compassion for people when saying it.

The biggest part of knocking up was to simply listen to what people had to say rather than tell them my views.  Perhaps if I knocked on someone's door to tell them about Jesus I would simply ask them to share their views with me and listen....  who knows what I would do next, I guess the Holy Spirit will lead specifically each time.  The bottom line is that politics has helped me in my ministry to the lost and I will never be the same again, for this I am truly grateful.

Politics and Business
Being forced to use the phone to make hundreds of phone calls shattered all my phone fears for once and for all.  Where the phone had once been a big deal it is now an ordinary part of my business day.  If I had not been involved in politics it is likely that I would still be avoiding the phone today.  After about the 20th phone call I quickly learned some technique and started to love how much time the phone was saving me as each phone call made meant it was one less house I had to visit.  A lesson I should have learned ages ago in business.  Each phone call I now make means one less coffee appointment I have to travel to, one less appointment in my diary, one less hour lost.   Not that I don't love coffee appointments but how many can you realistically have in a week and of those how many would turn into a client?

There is so much more I could say but this post is getting rather long now.  I just wanted to share some of my life changing experiences with you.  Try not to say no too much to new experiences in life, you never know how God will use them to mould and shape you.  I am changed forever but my political experience and I am so grateful for all I have gained.

So yes, I lost the election but I won so much more!  What do you need to get involved with what you have perhaps been avoiding?
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