Thursday, February 26, 2009

Dynamic Sisters Powered by God!

Dear Dynamic Sisters,
Well, that's what you are! You radiated again today at the 2nd gathering of That Girl's Lunch at the Frosty Frog Creamery & Cafe!
You all expressed such passion and desire to use your God-given gifts and talents in your businesses and ministries to become change-agents to the troubled world we're living in. Wow.
Webster's Dictionary describes dynamic as: "relating to an object or objects in motion, energetic, vigorous, forceful, relating to change or productive activity."
That's you, Sweet Sisters, and you're obviously powered by Almighty God! Whoa. What a blessing. What an inspiration!
Our devotional theme today was "Imitating Christ's Humility" as we briefly looked at the humble and Spirit-driven lives of Abraham, Moses, Ruth, Boaz, and Esther.
As for us today:
It is important that we take care of what God has given us to do…where we are right now.
  • What is your circle of influence right now?
  • We each have a job to do: Be light. Serve. Help. Encourage. Use your gifts to do these things.
  • Don’t wait to see if it’s “important enough” to fulfill.
  • You and I don’t know everything – we only know we are God’s and we are here to glorify Him and enjoy Him forever.
  • Just do the thing that is in front of you.

Stop competing and start focusing.
“A kind woman gains respect, a ruthless man gains only wealth.” Proverbs 11:16. You don’t know where He’ll take you when you are willing to do things His way! It's a whole lot more fun -- it's a wild ride!
“She is clothed in strength and dignity and can laugh at the days to come.” Proverbs 31:25 This woman is free from worry and anxiety.

Truett Cathy – he’s very focused. He has to be – he’s a very blessed businessman who refused to keep his Chick-fil-A restaurants open on Sunday. He’s not competing in the sense of what the world thinks is competing…. He’s trusting God and being the best at what God has given him. (Remember from our last month's gathering: he has a mission statement and a life verse.)

God is using your ministry/business to speak to you! Listen to Him. What is He saying? What is He teaching you – about yourself? About other people? About Him?

Calm down and stop knocking yourself out to make a few dollars. Proverbs 16:3: “Commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed.
Matthew 6:33: Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you as well.”

"Humility is not weakness. It is strength and confidence that helps business people succeed in competitive cut-throat market. Moses remained humble because he knew God would vindicate him. Moses was busy advancing God’s kingdom.” -- Authors Henry Blackaby and Richard Blackaby, God in the Marketplace.
Yes, Sisters, we know the truth: There is only one Way that works and this Way goes against everything our world preaches. Jesus is the Way. We need to be sharing this good news with others every day. I encourage you to bring a friend with you to our next lunch on March 19 @ 11:30. I also invite you to comment on this blog. I'd love to hear from you. Here's a question for you: Since January 1, 2009, have you been able to grasp a new perspective on the New Year? A New You? A New Job/Company/Ministry? A New Direction? A New Attitude? A New Scripture that has captured your heart and encouraged you?

I thank my God every time I remember you! (Philippians 1:3)

Love & blessings to you!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner in APRIL? That Girl!

Hello Dear Sisters!
Your enthusiasm is contagious! Due to the enthusiastic response to the first That Girl's Lunch in January our group almost filled our private dining room! Now I want to provide more opportunities for even more girls to gather who also have the desire to build their businesses and ministries. Beginning in April, That Girl Marketing, LLC, will be hosting a monthly That Girl's Dinner @ 6:30 p.m. at the same location as our lunch; The Frosty Frog Creamery & Cafe. Please invite your friends!
To keep this simple -- both of these gatherings will be held on same day every month --on the last Thursday of each month (unless otherwise noted as in March). The formats of the AM & the PM meetings will be identical so ladies can choose the most convenient time to attend each month. You'll be able to share your own business cards, brochures, and flyers with the ladies; enjoy a great meal at the Frosty Frog, and we'll have a brief devotional time of encouragement. Cost to attend the dinner is $15 per person, with checks payable to That Girl Marketing, LLC.

Here's the plan for March:
March 19-- 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. That Girl's Lunch
Here's the plan for April:
April 23 -- 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. That Girl's Lunch
April 23 -- 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. That Girl's Dinner

PLEASE NOTE: If you are planning to attend the lunch on February 26 @ 11:30 a.m. you'll need to RSVP to That Girl Marketing, LLC, by Monday, February 23 to SEATING IS LIMITED.

More information is available on my website: . If you have questions or comments feel free to respond. I'm here!

Love & blessings to you!