Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Word for 2009 Metamorphasis

The first two Cinderella Released Joy Recovery Groups have been so inspiring. Many of the women who are coming say they can already feel a definate change in their "joy level" even though they can't say specifically what has transformed them other than God is doing miracles, signs and wonders in our hearts and minds. We are laughing, crying and doing lot's of brain retraining. For more information please feel free to contact us about starting a group in your area soon!

These are trying times and the "Joy of the Lord is and will continue to be our strength."

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Jesus is Walking Through The Storm to Get to Your Boat

Eye of the Storm

Though the storm has hit and there is no fish in the net
I see a new light break forth toward the far off dawn only because...

I've still got Jesus,
No matter how dark it gets.
I've still got Jesus,
to fill all my nets.
I've still got Jesus,
He's right by my side.
I've still got Jesus,
to bear with me the ride.

I've still got Jesus,
though all others fail,
I've still got Jesus,
He'll always set my sail.

I've still got Jesus,
when fear and doubt arrive.
I've still got Jesus,
To rebuke an unfriendly tide.

I've still got Jesus,
when the darkness comes.
I've still got Jesus,
He's my morning sun.

I've still got Jesus,
The Captain of my seas,
Who calms the waters,
My Compass Guide is He.

When the other lifeboats,
have come and gone,
I'll walk on water,
Jesus by my side.....

He is the dawning of the far off sun,
Only he's right with me,
saying, "Go fish some more,
your nets are full!"

Cinderella Released

God Allows U Turns

Allison Bottke

Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Anna Principle "...serves God with fastings and prayers day and night."

Luke 2:36 And there was one Anna, a “prophetess”, the daughter of Phanuel , of the tribe of Aser. She was of great age, and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity;

Prophetess - As a “prophetess” Anna, was a “forseer” or one whom the Lord showed things that were coming ahead. She was “inspired by God”. In order to see what was ahead, she must first had to be a “hearer” of the words of God and have an intimate relationship with Him.

Face of God -Anna was the daughter of Phanuel which means face of God. As a daughter, Anna was covered by her father Phanuel. He took responsibility for her. I believe this scripture is showing that God’s face was upon Anna. His eyes, ears, mouth, nose were covering her. His face or presence was covering, leading and guiding her at all times. As a leader and representative of Christ we need to seek the “face of God” spending time alone in his presence walking only by His direction and guidance. As ministers of God’s word we should only speak what Christ tells us to speak, guarding our words carefully so when others look into our face they see and hear Jesus.

Happy - The tribe of Aser (name means happy) might suggest that this tribe was glad and grateful to serve the Lord. When a person is happy they are usually content. Everything above that is an extra blessing. Anna was happy to serve and give up the material things life offered for a life of service in the temple.

Lived - She had lived seven years with her husband ( Luk 2:36 ), and been a widow eighty-four years; so that if she married at the earliest marriageable age, twelve years, she could not at this time be less than a hundred three years old. Lived in this scripture also might indicate that Anna, although she was widowed early in her life, once she had married, she matured quickly having learned the things God intended for her to learn through her brief marriage. Now she was “suddenly” ready for God’s divine call to help her step into her destiny. The Lord allowed her to marry but then called her into the “priesthood”  which consisted of taking care of the temple by fasting and praying. The Lord gave her insight, wisdom and the ability to see face of God. She had a “happy” and grateful spirit even though she was only married for a short time. There is no doubt that after serving for 84 years in the temple she spent much time by herself alone with God.

Luke 2:38
And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that 2looked for redemption (ransoming) in Jerusalem.

Coming in
--"presenting herself." She had been there already but now is found "standing by," as Simeon's testimony to the blessed Babe died away, ready to take it up "in turn" (as the word rendered "likewise" here means).

Spake of him to all them -- the sense is, "to all them in Jerusalem that were looking for redemption"--saying in effect, In that Babe are wrapped up all your expectations. If this was at the hour of prayer, when numbers flocked to the temple, it would account for her having such an audience as the words imply [ALFORD].

This was Anna’s greatest moment. The moment she had waited. The ultimate proof of the prophecy she had spoke of so many times. Don’t you imagine that after eighty-four years of serving in the temple, fasting, praying and hearing the voice of the Lord, speaking out the promise, that some might have thought her mad? I can just see her holding up the baby Jesus praying out loud and proclaiming what He was about to do. I can see her presenting Him to the others in the temple, hearing her proclamation and beholding the beauty of His Holiness. Don’t you know the Word of God was flowing in the temple that day? I can’t imagine anyone could hold Anna back from shouting and declaring: Y’shua (Salvation) El Elyon (Most High), Kadosh (Holy One), Gaol(Redeemer), Shaphat (Judge) and Palet (Delverer) YOU ARE HERE!


Dr. Hugo Heyrman, Waiting, 2006, acrylic paint on paper (21 x 29,7 cm.)

Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him. Isaiah 64:4 The Hebrew word for waiting in the above passage is chakah {khaw-kaw} which means to wait, wait for, await, tarry, to wait (in ambush) or to long for.

He told them God, who had existed long before their ears could hear or their eyes could see would once again act in Israel’s behalf. They just had to “wait” for and “long for” Him. Isaiah had this revelation knowledge and understanding of God’s love for His people and that He could and would provide whatever they needed, provided there was a “father-child” relationship.

“But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we are all the work of thy strength and power.” God’s strength and power is revealed by and through His creation. All of creation sees the miraculous creative power and strength of God. What other God has ever been able to do what our God has done?

From one of the inner walls of Fort Santiago remains this lonely protrution a silent witness to one of the most historicals sites of the Philippines. José Rizal, the country's national hero, was imprisoned here before his execution in 1896, and the site features, embedded onto the ground, his final footsteps representing the walk from his cell, to the location of the actual execution.

For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. Romans 8:18-24

Father Can You Hear Me?

Cinderella Released

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

King of Creation

I am His Queen - The King of Creation kisses me full on my mouth with His passionate love.

It's better than wine, and is worth more than oil.
When He says my name - Creation stops to see....
if I will run into His arms.

Though others scoff me loving the King of Creation, I adore Him.
He ordained me to plant His fields,
to be darkened by the rays of His SON,
to watch over the flocks of the earth.
They are in my tender loving care.

Though I seek Him and sometimes grow weary awaiting His coming,
He desires me to make myself ready for His appearing.

Though He tarry, I must not wane,
in preparing myself to meet Him.

He will come -- "Suddenly" to get me.
He loves me, he'll never leave me alone or forsake me.
I'm His beloved and He is mine.
He's the Rose of Sharon and I'm His Rose of Cinderella.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Cinderella's Joy Tips - Visit our favorite new blog

There was a man who had bought a new pickup. One Sunday morning he saw that someone had spray painted red all around the sides of this beige truck (for some unknown reason). Another neighbor came out and told him to get his WD-40 and clean it off. It removed the unwanted paint beautifully and did not harm his paint job that was on the truck. I'm impressed! WD-40 who knew?

Water Displacement #40. The product began from a search for a rust preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts. WD-40 was created in 1953 by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company. Its name comes from the project that was to find a 'water displacement' compound. They were successful with the fortieth formulation, thus WD- 40. The Corvair Company bought it in bulk to protect their atlas missile parts. Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you.

When you read the 'shower door' part, try it. It's the first thing that has ever cleaned that spotty shower door. If yours is plastic, it works just as well as glass. It's a miracle! Then try it on your stovetop. Voila! It's now shinier than it's ever been. You'll be amazed.

Here are some of the uses:

1) Protects silver from tarnishing
2) Removes road tar and grime from cars
3) Cleans and lubricates guitar strings
4) Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making it slippery
5) Keeps flies off cows
6) Restores and cleans chalkboards
7) Removes lipstick stains
8) Loosens stubborn zippers
9) Untangles jewelry chains
10) Removes stains from stainless steel sinks
11) Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill
12) Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing
13) Removes tomato stains from clothing
14) Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots
15) Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors
16) Keeps scissors working smoothly
17) Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes
18) It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Use WD-40 on nasty tar and scuff marks on flooring. It doesn't seem to harm the finish and you won't have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off. Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.
19) Easily removes Bug guts on the finish of your car quickly
20) Gives a child’s play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide
21) Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers
22) Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises
23) Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open
24) Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close
25) Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.
26) Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles
27) Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans
28) Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling
29) Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly
30) Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools
31) Removes splattered grease on stove
32) Keeps bathroom mirrors from fogging
33) Lubricates prosthetic limbs
34) Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
35) Removes all traces of duct tape
36) Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain
37) Florida's favorite use is: cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers
38) The favorite use in the state of New York WD-40 protects the Statue of
Liberty from the elements
39) WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a LITTLE on live bait or lures and you will be
catching the big one in no time. Also, it's a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose. Keep in mind though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing is not allowed in some states
40) Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch
41) WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark and wipe with a clean rag
42) Also, if you've discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and re-wash. Presto! Lipstick is gone
43) If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the moisture and allow the car to start.

P.S. The basic ingredient is FISH OIL.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Excerpts "Cinderella Released" from ashes to Beauty

Visit the link Journal Excerpts....

Most self-help books are based on things you need to “do.” However, my story is written as a testimony of what the LORD has done for me and how He has drawn me into a relationship with Him that has provided unconditional love, peace and joy in my life. There was and still is a “little girl or boy within” who needs to know and realize that there is someone who loves them unconditionally and forever...more

Friday, October 31, 2008

Learn to dance in the rain....

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass -- it's about learning how to dance in the rain." (Source unknown)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Today’s Economy

Today, I want us to deal with thoughts of uncertainty.

"What's going to happen in the world?" "What's going to happen in the economy?" "How's this going to affect my finances?" "I don't know what I'm going to do."

These thoughts of uncertainty in an unstable world must be dealt with.

The devil wants you uncertain and afraid. The world's system of news, government, and business wants people in uncertainty and fear to make us dependent upon it.

In Genesis 26, there arose a great famine in the land. The first thing that God told Isaac was: DO NOT GO DOWN TO EGYPT.

"Egypt" represents the world's system apart from God. As long as we depend on this world's system, we will be uncertain and insecure in trying times.

Thinking that things will be ok if the "economy" turns around will breed uncertainty as well. We must not depend on this world's "economy." Listen to the original meaning of this word: "rules of the house."

Well, we're not playing by the rules of the world's house. We're playing by the rules of God's House! When we do, we will have absolute certainty and assurance.

Let's revolutionize our thinking and fast from thoughts of uncertainty:

Renew your mind to God's system of doing things— the kingdom of God means: His government, economy, system, rules of the house! Mark 4:26 says, "The Kingdom (system, rules of the house) of God is like a man who casts seed into the ground." Live by the system of sowing and reaping.

Realize that you can determine your future by the seeds you sow. Sow faith seeds. Sow word seeds. Sow praise seeds. Sow financial seeds. As you do, assurance and confidence will fill your heart.

Expect God to lead you by the Holy Spirit. John 16:13 says the Spirit of Truth will reveal to you the things to come. Just as God showed Joseph that famine would come; just as He showed the Magi to go a different way because Herod would try to kill them in Matthew 2:1-12; He will show you as well.

God is no respecter of persons. What He did for others, He will do for you. You must fill your mind with this truth; and expect Him to lead you. (Acts 10: 34, 35; Eph. 6: 9; Col. 3: 25; I Pet. 1: 17)

You can be certain that He called you and chosen you, therefore you will not stumble. (2 Peter 1:10) Tell yourself that.

Pray in the Holy Spirit. When we don't know what to pray, the Spirit helps our weaknesses and prays for us in our inner man, as we yield to His language. Romans 8:26 tells us praying in the Spirit means praying the Word, praying with praise, and praying with the beautiful gift of tongues. Look at this awesome verse in the Message Translation: Romans 8:26-28 says, "Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God's Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don't know how or what to pray, it doesn't matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That's why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good."

Think it & Say It:

I can be certain in uncertain times. I am not connected the economy of this world—the rules of their house. I am connected to God's economy—the rules of His house. I live by the system of sowing and reaping. I can be certain about the future by sowing the seeds of God's Word.

I am led by the Spirit of God. He will reveal to me the things to come, so I can prepare accordingly; and be victorious no matter what comes. Just as He led men and women in Scripture, He will lead me, since He is no respecter of persons.

I am called and chosen by God and therefore I will not stumble. When I don't know what to do, I will trust the Holy Spirit and allow Him to pray through me—bringing me into the perfect will of God no matter what is going on in this world, in Jesus' Name!

In His great Love,

Gregory Dickow

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Natural Highs

It Does Make You Feel Good!

1. Falling in love.
2. Laughing so hard your face hurts.
3. A hot shower.
4. No lines at the supermarket.
5. A special glance.
6. Getting mail from a great friend.
7. Taking a drive on a pretty road.
8. Hearing your favorite song on the radio.
9. Lying in bed listening to the rain outside.
10. Hot towels fresh out of the dryer.
11. Chocolate milkshake (your favorite flavor).
12. A bubble bath.
13. Giggling.
15. The beach.
16. Finding a 20 dollar bill in your coat from last winter.
17. Laughing at yourself.
18. Looking into their eyes and knowing they Love you
19. Phone calls that last for hours.
20. Running through sprinklers.
21. Laughing for absolutely no reason at all.
22. Having someone tell you that you're beautiful.
23. Laughing at an inside joke with FRIENDS
24. Accidentally overhearing someone say something nice about you.
25. Waking up and realizing you still have a few hours left to sleep.
26. Your first kiss (either the very first or with a new partner).
27. Making new friends or spending time with old ones.
28. Playing with a new puppy.
29. Having someone play with your hair.
30. Sweet dreams.
31. Hot chocolate.
32. Road trips with friends.
33. Swinging on swings with someone you love.
34. Making eye contact with a cute stranger.
35. Making chocolate chip cookies.
36. Having your friends send you homemade cookies.
37. Holding hands with someone you care about.
38. Running into an old friend and realizing that love and friendship never change.
39. Watching the expression on someone's face as they open a much desired present from you.
40. Watching the sun rise.
41. Getting out of bed every morning and being grateful for another beautiful day.
42. Knowing that somebody misses you.
43. Getting a hug from someone you care about deeply.
44. Knowing you've done the right thing, no matter what other people think.
Lord, keep Your arm around my shoulder and Your hand over my mouth

Friday, October 10, 2008

New Joy Recovery Support Group Starting in Lake Mary

The holidays are upon us and so is a lot of stress!

We are now taking reservations for Joy Recovery Group Classes beginning Friday evening November 14th at Gander Mountain in Lake Mary, Florida. Coffee at 6:30 p.m. Session begins promptly at 7:00.

Need more joy and less stress? This group is for you! Both men and women welcome. Come have a happy hour with us!

Class is 90 minutes per week and begins Friday, November 14th. Come to the meeting room at Gander Mountain 3750 Flagg Lane Lake Mary, FL 32746.

2nd Meeting Location to be announced.

The Monday evening Altamonte Springs/Maitland area meeting location will be announced soon. We are looking for meeting space.

If you are interested call today and reserve your spot! For more information please contact Marlene Hoenig, Class Instructor - 407-272-7797.

This is an anonymous Christian faith based support group sponsored in part by Eye of the Storm Ministries, Inc. We are not a member of any particular program, group or denomination and welcome all. Email:

Eye of the Storm Ministries, Inc.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Beautiful - YOU are beautiful.

I’ve been writing a Bible Study and in the introduction it speaks about the three basic wants and needs of a woman. These points were gleaned from the book Captivated.

1. She wants to be romanced. She wants to know that a man will find her, no matter how long it takes. She wants to be wanted and fought for. She wants to be sought after and desired. She wants to be pursued by someone who exhibits that she is their priority. She wants to be seen, wanted and pursued. If danger surrounds her, she wants to know that someone will rescue her and fight for her.

2. She wants to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure. In other words she wants and longs to be part of something courageous, adventurous, important and good.

3. She wants her beauty to be unveiled.
"I want to be beautiful and make you stand in awe, look inside my heart and be amazed. I want to hear you say who I am is quite enough."
I just want to be worthy of love and beautiful.
Bethany Dillon (Beautiful)

I’m thankful that God can and has fulfilled these aspects in my life.

The three basic needs of a man are:

1. Every man wants a battle to fight. Men are made for battle. A woman’s core desire is to long for a man who will fight for her. A man desires to fight for her.

2. They long for adventure. This is a deeply spiritual longing which put’s them to the test. They find adventure in attempting the impossible. With God all things are possible.

3. They long for a beauty to rescue. They need someone to fight for. This is why men have gone to war with a photo of their loved one in their wallet. They long to offer their strength to the woman who needs and longs for them.

Man’s pursuit of a woman brings out the beauty of a woman.

C. L. Lewis wrote, “Even to see her walk across the room is a liberal education.”

“Suddenly, I turned around and she was standing there with silver bracelets on her wrists and flowers in her hair. She walked up to me so gracefully and took my crown of thorns. ‘Come in,’ she said. ‘I’ll give you shelter from the storm."' Bob Dylan

These are the words to a song I try to sing to the Lord every day. It reminds me that He loves me and cares for me, even when I feel very alone:

Stay, I love to feel your presence in this place
To hear the sounds of heaven here on earth
I want to be where you are.
Stay, let your glory fill this place
To see the lights of heaven here on earth
I want to be where you are. I believe you are God today.
Yes, I believe, never change your ways.

You are drawing me with your love,
You are drawing and I can’t get enough, I can’t get enough.
Stay, I love to feel your presence in this place
To hear the sounds of heaven here on earth
I want to be where you are.
Stay, let your glory fill this place
To see the lights of heaven here on earth
I want to be where you are. I believe you are God today.
Yes, I believe, never change your ways.

You and your holiness, the beauty of you. I love to feel your presence in this place
To hear the sounds of heaven here on earth
I want to be where you are.
Stay, let your glory fill this place
To see the lights of heaven here on earth
I want to be where you are. I believe you are God today.
Yes, I believe, never change your ways.

You and your holiness, the beauty of your ways
Your hand of justice, the glory of your name
You are drawing me with your love
You are drawing me with your love and I can’t get enough.
I can’t get enough.
Stay, let your glory fill this place
To see the lights of heaven here on earth
I want to be where you are. I believe you are God today.
Yes, I believe, never change your ways.

Seasons of the Sea

This was a "joint" poem written by three women friends who spent time together one summer. The first portion was written by the youngest member, the second by a woman middle aged and the third by an older woman.

The Seasons of the SeaKaren Power, Marlene Hoenig & Barbara Weeks Spayd

I'm standing at the water's edge looking out into the sea,
And all my heart and mind can think is that's where I want to be!
To ride upon the open waves and feel the crashing tide,
To chart my course, to set my sails,and reach the other side.

So I'll wait here at the ocean's shore and dream of days to come,
Until it's time to launch my ship into the rising sun.
I'm looking back toward the shore, my sails set to the wind.
I see past swells I've ridden o'er, crash on the rocks and sand.
Shallow waters fade away and deeper waters come.

I catch the wind deep in my sails and jump the waves what fun!
Windless days and starless nights make my path unsure.
I sit and ponder on my plight my ship aimed back to shore.
Then one evening stars reveal the route my Maker's set for me.
I set my jib to turn about and venture out to sea.
I'm tossed about by the raging storm as the waves wash o'er my deck.
My soul's Captain guides my vessel, so there's no way this ship will wreck.

His vision burns within me,His hand upon the wheel.
His voice speaks to the storms of life "Quiet, peace be still."
I'm sailing o'er the ocean depths now,far from the sight of land,
Flowing ever more swiftly according to my Master's plan.
As the tide of the Holy Spirit carries me along.
I'm totally dependent on my God unhampered by the throng.
Exhilaration and Joy overwhelm me, to be chosen for such an adventure.
Knowing I will fulfill my calling and reach my final destination.