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• Monday, November 30th, 2009

Thank you to Rev. Jim Wilson from www.jimwilsonministries.com for sharing this!

‘Twas the Night Before Jesus Came

‘Twas the night before Jesus came and all through the house

Not a creature was praying, not one in the house.

Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care

In hopes that Jesus would not come there.

The children were dressing to crawl into bed,

Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.

And mom in her rocker and baby on her lap

Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.

When out of the East there arose such a clatter,

I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.

Away to the window I flew like a flash

Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!

When what to my wondering eyes should appear

But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here.

With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray

I knew in a moment this must be THE DAY!!

The light of His face made me cover my head.

It was Jesus! Returning just like He had said.

And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth,

I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.

In the Book of Life which He had in His hand,

Was written the name of every saved man.

He spoke not a word as He searched for my name;

When He said, “It’s not here,” my head hung in shame.

The people whose names had been written with love

He gathered to take to His Father above.

With those who were ready He rose without a sound

While all the rest were left standing around.

I fell to my knees, but it was too late;

I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate.

I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight;

Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.

In the words of this poem the meaning is clear;

The coming of Jesus is drawing near.

There’s only one life and when comes the last call

We’ll find that the Bible was true after all!!

[Author and claimant] Dianne Frances Donenfeld , 1947-

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• Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

NOTE:  Within 24 hours of the book launch for “Overcomers, Inc. ~ True Stories of Hope, Courage and Inspiration”, our book became an Amazon best seller!  It went to #1 in 3 different categories AND all the way to #42 OVERALL on Amazon books!

Overcomers, Inc. Book Launch

To purchase your copy of this amazing and inspiring book, visit:  http://www.experiencingnow.com/overcomers.html

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I am feeling so grateful and blessed to be a part of the Overcomers, Inc. inspirational anthology book project.  The chapters of all 38 contributing authors are true stories of hope, courage, and inspiration.  The book is being released this week.  (It was released on 10/22/09.)

This would be a phenomenal gift to give to someone for their birthday, the upcoming Holidays, or just to encourage a friend or family member!                  (http://www.experiencingnow.com/overcomers.html )

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BEFORE YOU READ ON…here’s an important tip:


If you want to be able to choose as many of the complimentary bonus gifts that you can get, when you purchase the Overcomers, Inc. book, THEN wait until after 12:00 a.m. midnight, Eastern time, on Thursday, October 22nd (which is 9 p.m. Pacific time on Wednesday, October 21st) to click on the “booklaunch” link.  That is the TIME FRAME that your order number will be good, to take advantage of these bonus gifts.
ORDER DIRECTLY FROM THE BOOK LAUNCH link on October 22nd, to be able to take advantage of the bonus gifts!     http://www.overcomersbook.com/booklaunch
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Overcomers, Inc. Inspirational Anthology Book

Overcomers, Inc. Inspirational Anthology Book

Overcomers, Inc: True stories of hope, courage, and inspiration will give readers the knowledge and emotional resilience to face the most difficult times of life by sharing inspiring stories of triumph.

You will find this a book of diversity. There are many authors, from many walks of life. However, they all share a common bond. They triumphed over tragedy and gleaned wisdom in this process. While this is not a religious book, there are stories full of faith, of many kinds and flavors. It is funny how in your darkest times, faith often becomes your brightest light.

All of the contributors to this book want to encourage you to hold tight to your belief that a better day will come. It is their sincere desire to pass along what they’ve learned through their own trials, to make your journey easier.

To get your own copy and receive dozens of bonus gifts go to http://www.overcomersbook.com/booklaunch

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Here’s my review that I did of the book, at Amazon.com:

Be Blessed From Your Action & Perseverance, October 8, 2009

~ By Susan M. Hampton, C.E.C. (The FEEL N.O.W. Success Coach) – Certified Life Empowerment Coach

As one of 38 contributing authors to the Overcomers, Inc. anthology, I knew in my heart that this book was a special project which would provide many people with hope, courage, and inspiration — I just didn’t have a clue as to how big of an impact these stories could have on others, until I read my first copy I received this past week. Whether you’re dealing with the loss of a loved one, the struggles of a divorce, the trauma of past sexual abuse, the emotions that come from being told you have a fatal disease or illness, the stress of financial difficulties, or just plain fears or obstacles that can be encountered in life, THIS is an inspiring book to read. Each author’s chapter is laid out within 5 or 6 pages, so you can pick it up whenever you wish, and read for as long as you choose to. You’ll find yourself laughing and crying, and making note of your favorite stories that you’ll want to read again. In the introduction, Lynne Klippel tells us we “will find real life tales of remarkable courage, strength, and perseverance…” This reminds me of a couple of verses from the book of James, found in the NIV version of the Holy Bible. James 1:12a says “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial” and James 5:11a states “As you know, we consider blessed those who have persevered.” If you are looking to be encouraged and uplifted, read this book. Once you do, you’ll know in your heart that if you take ACTION to OVERCOME, and PERSEVERE, you too will be blessed!

http://www.amazon.com/review/R1G7B1AOIWUY3B/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

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Here’s a link to the TABLE OF CONTENTS:

http://www.streetsmartsmarketing.com/Overbooktable.htm

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• Monday, September 14th, 2009

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Experiencing Adversity In Your Life?

When was the last time you experienced adversity in your life?  There are many people who are experiencing adversity nowadays, and they are looking for answers and solutions that will change the outcome of their current situation.  Are you one of those people?

I like to look at adversity as being a situation or circumstance that opposes

one’s interests or desires.  Some people see adversity as an unfortunate event or circumstances, a condition marked by misfortune, or even a catastrophe.

Did you realize that an antonym for the word adversity, is PROSPERITY?  Prosperity is good fortune or can even be described as a successful, flourishing, or thriving condition.

If prosperity is considered to be an opposite condition of adversity, then when we are aligning ourselves with God’s will for us, or even looking at our role in His Divine Plan that He has designed, AND when we are in alignment with His desires for us, then it makes sense that we could flourish and thrive in a successful manner.

Yet if we are NOT aligning our will with God’s will and we are opposing what He has desired for us, then we attract adverse situations into our lives.

God wants to pour His freely given, unmerited favor, love, grace, and blessings upon us, to enhance and beautify our lives.

If you are experiencing something in your life right now, that you feel opposes your interests or desires, OR worse yet, you just feel like you’re in the middle of a catastrophic moment, then do yourself a favor and follow these guidelines:

-Spend some quiet with God (or your Higher Power).

-Ask for clarity and direction, so that you can carry out God’s purpose for you today.

-Focus on what you have a passion for, and think about the possibilities of what you can do with that thing you are passionate about – what you can do to serve God and serve others around you in this world.

When we get out of our “self” and do things for others, it is often one of the best solutions that we can use, to change our adverse feelings and emotions.  Serving others brings us out of the “dumps” and allows us to experience sensations of joy.

May you experience much joy and many blessings today!

Susan M. Hampton
The Feel N.O.W. Success Coach
www.newomnipotentways.com
www.experiencingnow.com

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• Thursday, July 16th, 2009

“I am come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
John 10:10b

In this verse of John, Jesus was teaching that He came so that we may have life
– a life filled with the Holy Spirit, if only we allow Him to enter into our hearts.

John 14:20 quotes Jesus saying “On that day you will realize that I am in my
Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.”

AND in John 15:5, Jesus said “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man
remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do
nothing.”

When we look up the word “abundant” in the dictionary, it is shown to mean
“richly supplied; overflowing; plentiful; abounding; oversufficient; more than
adequate”. Would you agree that these words could describe something that
would bear much fruit?

Jesus was teaching that as long as we remain in Him and allow Him to fill our
hearts, we will do awesome things, to the Father’s glory!

When we turn our lives over to the care of God, and let His will be done in our
lives, and then take our action steps to follow where He guides us, He handles
the results for us! His results are always better than we could have imagined!

Many people say that what we focus on is what we get more of – like when
people are studying the Law of Attraction. You know why this is true? Because
God is the one who places thoughts in our heads and His desires in our hearts,
and it gives Him glory to see us reflect those thoughts and desires back to Him!

When we listen to God and let him guide us to take the action steps to fulfill His
will and purpose for us, it brings Him much glory!

If you haven’t already, become familiar with the book of John in the New Testament.
It is filled with the teachings of Jesus – teaching us how to live a fruitful and abundant
life, filled with the Holy Spirit!