Sunday, August 30, 2015

We said, "Come FLOURISH With Us"....and many of you did!


The seeds to establish 
FLOURISH Women's Conference 
were planted in the heart and soul of Alison Everill.
She fearfully, prayerfully answered God's call. 
She told Him, "Yes."

Alison Everill
Songwriter, Worship Leader, Speaker, Concert Artist
Flourish Women's Conference Founder

“I have had a deep love for women’s ministry for many years,” says Alison. “I have taught ladies’ classes in my churches and have been very dedicated to seeing women grow. The desire to establish a women’s conference didn’t really become strong until about a year ago. I guess because I have such a strong desire to see women grow, the Lord had me branch out from church ladies’ ministry offering a local event where women from all walks of life and different churches could come together to center around God’s word and fellowship. To be honest, it was God’s idea, not mine."

She chose the name, FLOURISH, because it means ‘to thrive.’  “I want Flourish to live up to its name. I feel like so many ladies are just surviving and not thriving. I want Flourish to be known as an event that encourages women to live as God created them to live. Flourish is about leading women into that place of joy for what He has done for them." 


She was daily asking Him, "But how do I do this, LORD?"
HE showed her step by step what to do.
A team was formed. A poster was created.
A Flourish team video broke ground...



Here's the team during a planning/prayer dinner meeting and trying to be serious. Uh-huh. Not when you have the joy of the LORD!
From left: back row: Michelle Young, Marybeth Botts, Carol                                    Stover, Karen Chadwick  
                front row: Alison Everill, Polly Balint
Ticket sales were set up.
For your online ticket sales go to: flourishconference.eventbrite.com 
and additional info for tickets @ everalison@ymail.com
Plans for Flourish sprouted additional teams: decorating, prayer, food service, and a hospitality team...and we began to blossom with more videos!!!!!! 

Meanwhile at the Flourish Conference site....



Compelled to encourage women to join us...just sayin'




Flourish Emcee Marybeth Botts created a sweet message....




...Then a new logo was created...


And just a reminder of the location....


And now we pray...for the team to BRING IT to you, and for all of you who will come and FLOURISH with us...by the grace of God!

The goal of FLOURISH is the glory of God. Alison says, "I want women to walk away, no, float away on Saturday afternoon having had an experience with God that will catapult them into further depths of fellowship with the One who created them and loves them to the uttermost.”

Yep. Ladies, come FLOURISH us. 
--Polly Balint
FLOURISH Women's Conference
August 28 - Registration  -- 6pm --6:45 pm
                      Session 1 --  7 pm - 9 pm
August 29 - Session 2 -- 9:30 am - 2:30 
Tickets $22 --includes snacks, drinks and Saturday lunch
                   --go to flourishconference.eventbrite.com
                   --or email to reserve your seat everalison#ymail.com



POST SCRIPT
Today is August 30 
and the FLOURISH Women's Conference 
was richly blessed by GOD in every way! 

And now we sing Hallelujah!
 ALL THANKS & GLORY & PRAISE TO OUR GOD ALONE! 








Tuesday, August 11, 2015

If You Don't Already Have Your Big Girl Panties On Just Suit Up & Go Commando! :)

My Sisters, the raging spiritual battle is intensifying in America (and rest of the world) and there's no time to stop to put on our big girl panties. If you're not wearing them now well, then just go commando because we've got to suit up now, in the powerful and very exclusive Designer Wear given to each of us who are women who follow Jesus. It's called the Armor of God, and is beautifully described in Ephesians 6:10-18. 
                
 "Finally be strong in the LORD and in His mighty power...Therefore put on the full armor of God so 
that when the day of evil comes you may be able
 to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand." 
(Ephesians 6:1, 13). 

Yep. The Armor of God is an all-powerful spiritual outfit specifically designed to protect the wearer in daily battles. "For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds"  (2 Corinthians 10:3-4).
The sword of the Spirit is the Word of God,
 another weapon. 
(Ephesians 6:17)

We've wasted enough time and money as a nation and we've practically lost all righteousness as well our freedoms, because the church has been asleep instead of being "alert and always keep on praying for all the saints" (Ephesians 6:18).

So what do we do? We've got to grow up (that's where the big girl panties come in) and "put away childish things" (1 Corinthians 12:11) such as always looking to be entertained; inside our church buildings and outside our church buildings! 

We've got to make a decision. Will we spend unending hours viewing social media and reality TV shows; unknowingly adopting worldly attitudes and lifestyles because we've become consumed with that stuff?  

Or will we be the nurturing handmaidens of the Lord Jesus Christ and become His passionate servants and mighty prayer warriors? Will we put on that Armor Wear and shine the light of Christ as we regularly gather to worship God, study His Word, encourage each other, and pray together?

We can start right now by humbling ourselves, and praying in accordance with 2 Chronicles 7:14. God promises to "heal our land" if we will pray that way. Daily. Fervently. Corporately. Privately. And pray with faith, "The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective" (James 5:16). 

This spiritual war is heating up but we are the ones with HOPE. Yep. A Christian should always have hope because Jesus Christ rules over and controls all things. Jesus said, "...I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it" (Matthew 16:18).

Yes! Yes! Yes! And Amen!

He told His disciples, "All authority in heaven and earth has been given to Me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age" (Matthew 28:18-20).

There we have it! The voice of our Beloved Commanding Officer, Jesus, said, "Go!" 

So let's suit up -- commando or not cuz we ain't got time for dat -- and "go" together, Sisters...let's do this. 

For HIS glory,
Polly :)