From Darkness into Light

Gradually, over a period of years, Carol lost her site due to an inherited eye disease, but has found a new vision through a close relationship with God.

Shake them Haters off!

"But in that coming day, no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the Lord;their vindication will come from me. I, the Lord, have spoken!"                                                                                           Isaiah 54:17 NLT

"Shake them haters off". Slang for, "Brush off the jealousy, anger and envy that surrounds you."

     At work, there's times you can cut the tension in the room with a knife, and somehow you know, all eyes are on you....and not for the right reasons. But you didn't do anything wrong. In fact, you're confident you're walking out the Lord's plan for your life. Far be it for them to understand, or you to waste your time trying to explain.      But what happens when the murmurs and dirty looks become too much to bear. You begin to think of all the possible ways the "haters" could harm you.      STOP! Remember whose you are. Remember, your dad doesn't like anybody messing with his baby, and for that very reason, he covers you with his protective shield and carries you while he tramples over the snakes. There's no plot, scheme, gossip or ill-will that could ever touch you. In fact, it's not even your place to put up a fight...it's his and trust me, he doesn't lose. Smile as you walk past them, and as you do, "shake them haters off!"

Dear dad, I thank you that I can come to you and admit I'm scared. In exchange, you give me peace and courage to look my enemies in the face and realize they must look awfully small from where you're standing. Help me to remember your truthful word that promises, "no weapon formed against me shall prosper".

"How blessed you are, O Israel! Who else is like you, a people saved by the Lord? He is your protecting shield and your triumphant sword! Your enemies will cringe before you, and you will stomp on their backs!”  Deuteronomy 33:29.

"You hide them in the shelter of your presence,safe from those who conspire against them. You shelter them in your presence, far from accusing tongues. Psalm 31:20

Editor's Note, October 2011

Life experiences, trials and joy lead us to be the woman we are today and sometimes that woman is exactly who we were created to be.  Our experiences mold us, inspire us; some teach us about priorities by showing us what things we should do today and which ones we should wait on.  With life pulling us in so many directions and opportunities, it’s easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle, loosing ourselves in the  routine of life, never stopping to smell the roses.  We miss the good things in life often because of our task at hand.  Lots of times, we miss the opportunity to help someone who needs exactly what we have by simply not lifting our heads from our blackberry.  But sometimes, as women, we band together shouting with one voice yelling, ‘Enough is enough.’  And when we do that, the world listens! Women around the world have yelled loudly for the cause of Breast Cancer and the results have been astounding.  The month of October is nationally known as Breast Cancer Awareness month and I can’t think of a better theme for Created Woman Blogazine for the month October.  As women, we are poised to be each other’s cheerleaders – not the enemy.  So as we look out into the first cool month of the year, I charge each of you to be the cheerleader in someone’s life that is facing, not just breast cancer, but any type of cancer that has tried to consume their life.

For the October issue of Created Woman, we will hear stories of triumph over trials as well as re-visit some heroines from last year and catch up with what they are doing today.  Their personal stories of conquest will inspire you to go beyond what you ever thought you could achieve.  Plus, just as fashion makes everything look better, we’ll show you ways fashion can actually help fight the cause.

As much as we enjoy sharing our life with you, hearing your stories are just as important to us.  Your comments and emails allow us to have a conversation with you, our friends.  Tell us what you’re thinking, share what inspires you, how you are becoming the woman you were created to be!

Thank you as always, for being a part of the Created Woman Blogazine, and enjoy becoming and being the woman you were created to be!


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What Can You Do?

  1. First, if you are 40 or over, take some time to get a mammogram.  Do this for you and your family!
  2. Help to find a cure by supporting one of the below organizations.
  3. Spread the word - Be a voice.
  4. Become someone's cheerleader.

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