First, I want to let you know I will be out of the office from June 12th through June 24th. I am taking a much needed rest to be with the Lord and my family. I am also having an elective, but necessary surgery, on the 22nd of July. Prayers appreciated.
I have also prayed and the Lord has led me to share specific devotions from now throughout the summer. I feel they are pivotal to the times we are experiencing in reference to our personal lives…and will provide insight to make us stronger in the days to come. If you have subscribed to Word of the Day and have not confirmed your subscription to the Word of the Day, we are going to be cleaning up our data base. If you wish to confirm, now would be a good time to do so.
I appreciate each and every one of you who come to visit the websites and hear from the Lordâ€™s heart. So many of you have sent amazing and uplifting emails to meâ€¦sending them at just the right time for my own personal growth and encouragement. It is such a blessing, more than words can express, to hear what the Lord has and is doing in your life. I canâ€™t answer them all, but I sure do try.
I greatly appreciate your prayers for my time of rest and rejuvenation, as well as my surgery. My refreshment in the Lord will be to everyoneâ€™s benefit, including yours.
- Carvings In His Palm is now available in E-book form for only $5.99. I recently bought an E-book on line for $11.00 for 66 pages only to find very large print, more than double spacing and a very large font. The book, most likely, could be reduced to 20 pages or less. Carvings is 199 pages including journal spaceâ€¦a very good value for the money.
- I love to read your comments on Journals, so I encourage you to continue to leave them. I am making greater effort to respond to them. Our email this at the top of every article has become quite popular. It is an easy way to share with your friends. The Print This feature is another tool we have provide which is getting a lot of use.
- Below I enclosed the text of an email I received from someone on the other side of the world in reference to Carvings. Together we are making a difference around the world. You are a part of the difference. All who come to Journalsâ€¦all who have so graciously donated finances, purchased books and downloadsâ€¦all who pray for us are a part of producing the fruit of this ministry. I am eternally grateful for you, each and every one.
I am writing to let you know how your book "Carvings" has changed my life
forever. For many, many years I have struggled with self condemnation and never
felt what I did for Jesus was good enough. Thanks to your amazing book I have
truly been set free.
It was like Jesus himself was reading it to me especially when He spoke about
the butterfly. I read this entry every day and I now have a beautiful picture of
a butterfly at my desktop. I am now able to speak into peopleâ€™s lives just as
you prophesied. Thank you for being obedient to His call. You have touched a
lifeâ€¦my lifeâ€¦for the better here on the other side of the world.
I look forward to your daily e mail. God bless you and your ministry abundantly,
you are daily in my prayers.
1. Carvings In His Palm is currently being recorded in audio with background music. Please pray for Gary Ellis who is doing the audio portion. Cathy Mart (who has two of the top four most popular songs on SWAP so make sure you go and check her outâ€¦her CDs are available for purchase at CD BABY ) is supplying the music. We are going to make the book available with and without musicâ€¦in individual chapters and letters as well as provide individual devotions for YouTube in order to spread the Good News of the Fatherâ€™s Heart to all who need it. Please pray for a seamless, anointed time in doing this.
2. My second book, Whispering Grass and Singing Waters, The Shepherd Speaks is in process as well. Cathy Mart is working on the music. My friend Birdie is working on the proposal. My husband will be working on putting it into InDesign and E-book form. My friend Karen is working on the book cover. The book is edited and ready to complete all the above. Please pray for wisdom on how to publish this book. It can be published with Arrow Publications, a ministry of Francis Frangipane as my other one was, or it can be self-published. Self-publishing is more economically easy to do where co-publishing can cost a substantial amount. Seeing Fatherâ€™s heart for His desire.
3. We are in the process of investigating the possibility of transitioning to tax-exempt by becoming a Corporation Sole. Please pray we have the finances, wisdom and great discretion should we choose this route.
4. SWAP has been revamped and the new version will be released between the middle and end of June. It is very much the same but has been redesigned to be more efficient. I am sure you will enjoy the new look and ease of use. Between May 9th 2009 and 12 noon today we have had 66,232 songs streamed. This is amazing. I am amazed. Please make sure to visit the artist websites and order music. If at all possible, order the music from them directly or from the links they supply. When you order directly from the artist, more money goes into Kingdom work. When you order from Lily Band and use SWAP in the promo code section on their site you will receive a 10% discount and we here at Spirit Food For Life Ministries receive a blessing from them which goes directly into upkeep of our websites.
5. We are going to be offering advertisement space in the future. Right now you can see banner ads at the top of our sites. These are examples of things to come. Pray for us to have Fatherâ€™s heart on this so we can bless works of others hands in a cost effective and fair way. We are working on policy and pricing at this time.
Again, thank you for being a part of this ministry and itâ€™s callâ€¦its call to teach others to hear the Lordâ€™s voice and come to knowâ€¦come to understand their great worth in God regardless of circumstance or the opinions of man.
Blessings In Christ