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King's Daughters Conference - Women in Business

It's with great excitement that I would like to announce a new feature to our King's Daughters Conference , Women in Business . This will be held in the stunning Oval Room at the Pittville Pump Rooms. Jill Chitty, a well known successful business woman will be talking to us about how to grow our businesses and promises to be highly profitable.  The King's Daughters Conference is dedicated to supporting and promoting your business. An opportunity like this won't often come your way as you will have a captive audience of up to 400 women taking a look at your businesses. Limited tables are available at £50 for the entire day, to book you table please contact me .  In the meantime, take a look at the business that have already registered and keep an eye on updates here : .................................................................. Su Luxury Confectionery    We do everything in style at our King's Daughters Conference which is why we

Ascent from Darkness

A life of difficulty and disappointment set 33-year old Michael Leehan up for the worst decision of his life—to make a deal with the Devil to follow and serve him. Practicing the dark arts that include ritualistic cuttings and blood sacrifices, while fine tuning his manipulation and control skills, Michael launched into a twenty year downward spiral that included job loss and detachment from loved ones, and even jail time.  But God had another plan that included a group of Christian men to love him and pray for him—even when it became evident his assignment from Satan was to kill their pastor, Craig Groeschel. At first I was sceptical and didn't buy into the whole Satanist thing as it seemed too stereotypical with the usual burning of candles at the tips of a pentagram, killing cats and reading the book of shadows.  Perhaps many of us including myself are desensitised by TV programs such as Charmed, which I watched a lot of in my youth.  BUT, it wasn't long be

Nature's Way - Hair Colouring

Good news for those of you living in the EU but sadly bad news for my USA friends.  Europe is well ahead of the USA in its responses to potentially dangerous chemicals in health and beauty products. On 1st December 2007 a ban was imposed on 22 hair dye substances issued by the European Commission.  These ingredients had been linked to bladder cancer in a 2001 University of Southern California study.  G√ľnter Verheugen, the European Commission Vice-President, said, "Substances for which there is no proof that they are safe will disappear from the market.  Our high safety standards do not only protect EU consumers, they also give legal certainty to the European cosmetics industry." The USA however, has not required manufacturers to file data on ingredients or report cosmetic-related injuries.  If you wish to find the exact 22 ingredients do an Internet search for ‘Europe Bans 22 Hair Dye Chemicals’ The most dangerous hair dye ingredients are the Arylamines chemicals.  One of

King's Daughters Live Video

Welcome to a brand new section on my blog for video posts.  I am both nervous and excited about this as videos are a lot less safe that written posts.  Never-the-less, I will feel the fear and do it anyway in the hope that somehow this will further the kingdom.  Below is my very first video from a Girl's Night that we held in Ross-on-Wye, UK last week.  Subscribe to King's Daughters on our new Youtube page .  Before you watch, please don't be too critical and have mercy on me as this is only a humble, small begining with lots of room for growth :) 

World Wide News

This past week has been incredible and I have so much fantastic news to share with you. Last night we had a Girl's Night in Ross-on-Wye, on Tuesday The Tale of a Church Planter was represented in USA but to start off with I am going to share the most awesome news... on 12th May 2012, King's Daughters went international with the launch of King's Daughters Uganda .  I could not possible edit the beautiful email Caroline sent me so without further ado, read what Caroline had to say about the day.   ........................................................................................................................ King's Daughters Uganda King's Daughters Uganda was launched on 12th May 2012 in Kampala Uganda.  We exist for the purpose of reaching to all women of all walks of life with the gospel of Jesus Christ by encouraging them who go through challenges in their marriages by trying to provide scriptural solutions.  We also want to teach our young girl

Being a Friend - Who Lays Down Their Life

Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.  -  John 15:13 These are the words of Jesus on friendships.  How can He expect so much of us?  Well, the preceding verse can give us a clue.  In John 15:12 Jesus says, “ This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. ”  Jesus is only asking us to do what He has already done.   He has led the way and set the ultimate example for us. It seems like a tall order doesn’t it?  Jesus knew what was coming though.  He knew how cold and heartless people would get.  He knew that if He didn’t give us some guidelines that we would lose the plot.  He probably predicted that we would become selfish and that we would get so busy that we would have little time for friendships.  In Matthew 24:10-12 Jesus says of the end times that, “ many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.  Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.  And because lawlessnes

Sin

Over the past few weeks it has been on my heart to speak to our church about SIN - again (do you remember the last time ?).  I can't say that I was very excited at first to bring this message and I knew that I would not be anyone's favourite preacher afterwards!  But as the days went by the conviction grew and so I did preach on sin last Sunday and will do so again this coming Sunday.    It grieves me that there is little difference between the church and the world these days.  That the divorce rate is just as high in the church as it is in the world and that things like pornography, homosexuality, materialism, gossip and other such things are commonly found in the lives of 'mature' Christians.  Mostly, it breaks my heart that so many pastors are 'falling' into sin these days too.     So what is the answer?  How can the church become a holy place again where God is respected and feared?  I don't have the answer but I do know that if we continue to t

Being a Friend - Who is a Friend

To have a friend you need to be a friend first. Being a friend is the essential ingredient in any friendship.  I have never met a friendly lonely person.  It just doesn’t exist.  If you are sowing friendship then it stands to reason that you will reap friendship.  Sadly, I have met many lonely people and in most cases I have found that they have a very selfish attitude in the area of friendships.  These people tend to expect other people to want to be their friends and they complain when no one seems to bother trying to be their friend.  I have heard on many occasion the complaints of this sort of person.  They will say things like,     “No one came to speak to me today at church!”     To which I respond,     “Who did you go to speak to today at church?”     They could even complain that no one speaks to them at work or at their child’s mothers group.  This example applies to any setting.  Do you go up to people and speak to them or do you wait for people to come up to you firs

Momaholic

Momaholic is not quite what I expected.  Perhaps it was the cover that lead me to believe it was a comedy.  It is anything but a comedy.  This is a story showing the speed with which a “normal” family can fall apart. No one dies. No one gets kidnapped. They just have to deal with each of their own issues….and then one unwanted and unplanned pregnancy. This was a church-going family whose kids were taught abstinence until marriage. With the family running around as the tornado sirens roared warnings to take cover, mother, Miss Drama, becomes the biggest mess of all and ends up finding a whole new freedom for her soul.      Many times I found myself nodding in agreement with Dena and then crying from understanding her pain.  Life can throw some difficult things at us and Dena surely had her fair share.  This book is a beautiful story of a courageous woman who tries to find and keep the the balance in her life.     Dena's writing style is very conversational which makes this boo

Being a Friend - The 5 Stages of Friendship

Small Talk   All relationships have a starting point and usually friendships start with small talk. You meet a new person and then you get chatting about the weather or if you have children you chat about the latest cute thing that your child is doing. From there you might delve deeper onto more personal small talk or you might stay in a safe zone and talk about the weather for as long as possible. Small talk is great for gathering information about another person so you can begin to get to know them. That first chat is often when we learn the other person’s name, find out about their job, interests, where they live and whether or not she is married or has any children. It’s is important to strike a balance between expressing an interest in their life and not seeming plain nosey. People are usually more than happy to talk about themselves. Staying in the small talk stage means that this person is someone that you know in passing. You interact with them occasionally or even regula

Book Giveaway

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