CULTIVATING CREATIVITY IN TIMES OF CRISIS
To face the greatest challenges of life, we need to cultivate creative thinking. In times of crisis, you need to tap into every good idea you have. And of course, the best time to increase your creativity is before the crisis occurs. This can be done by establishing the discipline of creative thinking. Here are a few ways we can do that:
The discipline of creative thinking will change you—and for the better. As jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes said, “The mind, once expanded to the dimensions of larger ideas, never returns to its original size.”
My prayer is that people who have spent years cultivating creativity are already at work in Nepal – and the Middle East, and around the world – to serve people and bring solutions to hurting nations. May we find creative ways to offer relief, and keep them in our prayers.
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OVERCOMING FEAR WITH FAITH IN GOD
Finding your destiny will probably look different from my story and time at Rhema Bible training Centre Zambia, but one thing is true for all of us; the bible tells us that God has a plan and destiny for each one of our lives. Another thing that is true for all of us is that finding His plan requires a total dependence and surrender to Him. The question that I have been asked the most since starting Woman At Liberty Ministries (WALM) is if I had any fears about going into Ministry full time.
I now live boldly to declare what the Word of the Lord has done in my life, because I know that it has the power to set others free! So often people ask me for tips on stepping out in faith, and into their calling and the first thing I say is;
1. Step of faith; this is where God’s guidance comes in! I always say that God is better at guiding us than a GPS.
2. Walking out God’s plan for us is having a continual reliance on God, and staying grounded in His Word.
3. Be patient, because it takes time! When it comes to walking out our destiny, patience is one of the most vital pieces of the puzzle, yet it can be one of the most difficult.
4. When it comes to walking in your destiny, I strongly suggest that you do not try to do it alone! God’s Word encourages us to seek out wise council as well as to team up with others!
God desires to use each one of us to bless, encourage, and minister to others. I pray that you choose faith over fear, and to step into the plan He has for you!The following graduates are working together at WALM.
Gloria Kanene ’12 (Founder) Wanga Mosha ’15
Kaundime Chizinga ’12
Mwimba Salimu ’12
Sanana Theu ’12
God has given us the power to possess that which He has bestowed on us through Christ Jesus. The confession of His word by faith is the key that opens the door to the incomparable blessing waiting for us. Mark Hankins illustrates how our confession takes us to victory.
Sassy, Single & Satisfied by Michelle McKinney Hammond – Packed with lively stories, wisdom for handling real-life situations, and a host of secrets for living life to the fullest, Sassy, Single, and Satisfied gives readers insights on life, love, men, happiness, and God’s love for them.
Every Woman’s Battle by Shanon Etheridge – Wonderful book for those women who want to lead pure lives and be true to their bodies. Great for Christian women to remember their integrity in a sex-filled world.
Do Yourself A Favor… Forgive by Joyce Meyer – Joyce explains that forgiving is the only thing that can free one from the terrible turmoil that anger causes to spill over into every part of life.
Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver – Through this book we learn through Martha’s teachable heart and Mary’s Loving nature how we can please our master (Jesus). The book also draws on the story of Lazarus to teach us some valuable lessons
The 5 Money Personalities by Scott & Bethany Palmer – This is a great book for new couples and old to understand each other’s differences in a nonjudgmental way.
How to Get a Date Worth Keeping by Dr. Henry Cloud – The author assures us on the cover that after six months of reading this book you shall be dating! The first issue the book asks is “why hasn’t God brought me the love of my life?’ Get the answers to these and many other questions in this great book.
When Work and Family Collide by Andy Stanley – The author writes about how we can reorder our lives using practical methods and techniques that are relevant. By reordering our lives we can avoid the collision f work and family. It is a must read!
How People Grow by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend – How people grow Unlocks age-old keys to growth from Scripture to help people resolve issues of relationships, maturity, emotional problems, and overall spiritual growth.