Jul 9

Real Life Heart to Heart Connections

FYI~ This post is long but so worth your time. Please read it, I’m begging you. :)

Good Morning! Ladies, do I have something to tell you today! What If We Were Real and had some time together where we got Stronger…Experienced new Freedom…And left feeling like an Overcomer? (Note: the blue words are a clue)

We can through do all this together through Real Life Heart to Heart Connections.

One of my very favorite parts of OBS is what we are now calling Real Life Heart to Heart Connections. “What is Real Life Heart to Heart Connections?” you might ask? Read on True Beauties and your Shackles just may fall off. (more clues)

Real Life Heart to Heart Connections~

Real Life~ Around here we keep it real. We share real life where there is no need to put up a front or pretend to be perfect. Let’s face it, we all need somewhere that we can go where we don’t have to worry what anyone else thinks about us. We can be ourselves and be loved for that.

Heart to Heart Connections~ When real life happens, you can open up and share straight from your heart, holding nothing back. Talk about the tough stuff. Share the special moments. Laugh together. Cry together. Pray together. Connect on a deeper level.

Real Life + Heart to Heart= Real Life Heart to Heart Connections

Real Life Heart to Heart Connections is an interactive conference call series where we can connect as a group. It’s the next best thing to being together in person!

We will have 3 Real Life Heart to Heart Connection calls (that are better than American Idol) during our Yes to God Online Bible Study. (another clue) During these 30-minute phone conversations, we will discuss a topic that goes along with our study (see topics below). Then, we will have a special guest join the conversation. Our special guests in our next series range from the girl next door, to a world-famous author, to a Grammy-nominated musical artist. During the conversations, you will gain practical and spiritual take-aways to begin applying to your life immediately.

 Don’t take my word for it~

Read what these past call participants had to say:

Amy: I must express how awesome it was to spend time with God and with other godly women. I came into this conference call stressed with a bad headache. When I hung up, I felt refreshed and rejuvenated. How amazing! 

Debbie: The calls are like icing on the cake for me. I love the studies and love all my group work; they are the cake, but when there is a conference call, I stop and listen and then I usually listen again. They add so much to the studies, and Melissa always has something special to add that blesses your heart; her prayers, her devotion and her instruction bless me each time we have a conference call. I would not miss them!

Lori: Conference calls with these ladies bring reality to our study. You can hear their voices, and you can feel their pain and joy as they share with us. I feel like we are friends, and never want the call to end. When I share from the call I say “my friend told me”… But, the best part is that we can go back and listen to them again and again; it’s not just a one time call.

Charlotte: I never signed up for the conference calls because I thought, “What could being on a call with 100’s of other people really bring me”? Reluctantly, I signed up. The very first call I was on, and the first question asked, was was an issue I had been dealing with and praying about. I felt I had received an answer in prayer, and God used that call as confirmation of His response. It is also so warming and adds such a feeling of familiarity to hear everyone’s voice and tones during the calls versus only seeing their typing. After my first conference call, it was amazing how I started reading the blogs and hearing the leaders voices in them.

Introducing~

Real Life Heart to Heart:  Yes to God

  • Call 1 ~ How to Hear God’s Voice: Discern the difference between God’s voice and your thoughts.  August 5, 2013, 8 pm EST. (The call will be recorded, MP3 available.)

Special Guest: Samantha Reed Evilsizer, Assistant Editor of P31 Encouragement for Today daily devotions, P31 Social Media Coordinator, and transformed “Yes” girl. We will hear from Sam how a ‘year of yes’ changed her life forever.

Samantha R Evilsizer Yes to God

 

Visit Samantha on her blog where she shares her heart through heart warming writings about her life and Jesus.

 

  • Call 2 ~ You Never Know: God’s Vision for Your Life…Don’t Say No.  Date to be determined. (Call will be recorded, MP3 available.)

Special Guest Host: Lysa TerKeurst, NY Times Bestselling author and President of Proverbs 31 Ministries. Lysa will be hosting this call as she “interviews” P31 OBS Director, Melissa Taylor (me :) ), and shares her Yes to God heart with us. Saying “yes” to God can be the beginning of God’s vision becoming a reality in your life.

Lysa TerKeurst Yes to God

Get to know Lysa by visiting her website. Just click here. She’s awesome.

  • Call 3 ~ Radically Obedient, Radically Blessed: Ready, Set, Go! Date to be determined. (The call will be recorded, MP3 will be available.)

Special Guest: Hmmmm. Who could it be? Did you get my clues throughout this post that were written in blue? If you did, then you know who our 3rd special guest is, and I’m so stinkin’ excited I could SCREAM!!! That’s right, it’s Grammy-nominated, Americal Idol finalist, Christian recording artist, Mandisa! 

Mandisa Real

Top of the mornin’ to you ‘Disa! You can read all about Mandisa and how she is real just like us! Her music and her life are so inspiring. Her songs are the types of songs you can see yourself in and identify with on a personal level. Check out her story, music, and tour dates on her website.

 

Sign up for the Real Life Heart to Heart Connections here.

 

To participate in these calls (which are all recorded and available to download or listen via computer or phone), you must sign up and pay a fee. The cost of the Real Life Heart to Heart Connections call series is $19.97 (this includes all 3 calls). This cost helps Proverbs 31 pay for the ongoing staff time that goes into the planning, preparing, and follow-up for each call.

There is limited space on our call line, so don’t wait to sign up! This is looking like it’s going to be our best call series yet! I know I can’t wait, and I don’t want anyone to miss it! Your money back if you are not completely satisfied.

Real Life Heart to Heart Connections Super Prize Package Give-Away~3 winners!

To honor our Real Life Heart to Heart special guests, our give away today is all about them. And it’s good. Our 3 winners will each receive:

1. What if We Were Real CD by Mandisa featuring Good Morning and the #1 hit Stronger!

Mandisa Real CD

 

 

2. Unglued by Lysa TerKeurst, NY Times Bestseller

Unglued book

3. Devotions for Everyday Life by Samantha Evilsizer, Lysa TerKeurst, Renee Swope & the P31 Team

Released September 24, 2013. Winners will receive copies of this when it is releases later this year.

 

Contest Rules:  You MUST follow these :)

  1. You must be signed up for the What Happens When Women Say Yes to God OBS. (You can sign up in the right column of my blog.)
  2. Visit this link and find the “Two ways to join in.” Write them both in the comment section of today’s blog post.
  3. Also in the comment section, list the 3 special guests in our Real Life Heart to Heart Connections: Yes to God series.

If you are still with me, God bless you for being patient and reading ALL of the details. Must enter by 10 pm EST Wednesday, July 10th. There will be 3 winners, and they will be announced Thursday, July 11th.

Sign up for Real Life Heart to Heart Connections here.

Winners from Sunday’s post~

What Happens When Women Say Yes to God book and participant’s guide winners are:
Melani, email beginning namesiv
Dana Stephens, email beginning Dlstephens76
Beverly, email beginning beverlywasson
Tricia, email beginning tlcarson8
Charolette Ragsdale, email beginning charoletteragsdale
Yasmin, email beginning ychall20

Grand Prize, Bible and Book:

Maegan, email beginning maegan.y.devore

Congrats to our winners! Please email Angie, OBS Executive Assistant at Angie@Proverbs31.org with your mailing address and the prize you have won.

Melissa

Comments

  1. Two ways are the Real Life Heart to Heart Connections phone calls and the Facebook Small Groups. The three special guests are Samantha Reed Evilsizer, Lisa TerKeurst, and Mandisa! I’d love to win!

  2. 2 ways to join from the link provided: 1) Be on the live call 2) Listen to the recorded call

    3 special guests: Mandisa, Lysa, and Samantha

    Pick Me! Pick Me!!

    OH! and I signed up for the bible study this morning, very excited!!

  3. The 2 ways to join in are to be on the live call or listen to the recorded call.

    The 3 special guests are Mandisa, Lysa TerKeurst, and Samantha Reed Evilsizer.

    It would be wonderful to win this!

  4. Jennifer says:

    2 ways: listen to live call or listen to recorded/mp3 call
    3 guests: Samantha E., Lysa T., Mandisa

  5. Karen Eberts says:

    2 ways to participate are by joining a Facebook small group, and commenting on the daily blog. The three guests are Mandisa, Lysa Teurkhurst, and Samantha Reed Evilsizer.

  6. The 2 ways to join in are to be on the live call or listen to the recorded call.

    The 3 special guests are Mandisa, Lysa TerKeurst, and Samantha Reed Evilsizer.

  7. Annette says:

    2 ways to join in are – 1) be on the live call or 2) Listen the recorded call or MP3 on your own time.

    The 3 special guests are Samantha Reed Evilsizer, Lysa TerKeurst, Mandisa!

  8. Stephanie Mitchell says:

    Be on the call lie, or ;listen to the recording. Our guests will be Mandisa, Lysa TerKeurst and Samantha Reed Evilsiver

  9. Two ways 1) sign up for live call or 2) listen to recorded call

    Guests will be: Lysa, Mandisa, and Samantha

  10. Here are the two ways: Real Life Heart to Heart Connections phone calls and the Facebook Small Groups. The three special guests are Samantha Reed Evilsizer, Lisa TerKeurst, and Mandisa! Thanks for all you dedication and hard work. God Bless

  11. Cynthia Dick says:

    Hi Ladies! Today I signed up for the new women’s Bible study “What Happens When Women Say YES To God” My spirit is so ignited at the moment to begin this new study. Can’t wait to see more of God’s direction in my life through this study. Sign up – it will do your spirit good too! Two more ways to join in are The Real Life Heart to Heart Connections-Which are phone calls to inspire and encourage you more. There will be three guest speakers Mandisa, Lisa Terkeurst and Samantha Reed Evit sizer. Another way to join in would be to listen to the recording on mp3 of the live calls. Also, we can join each other in a small group on facebook. This sounds great for everyone-especially shut-ins that aren’t related out in the world to Bible study groups or fellowship.Thank you for every effort Melissa and Team. Godspeed to the program and to all of you. In Jesus Christ Service, Cynthia

  12. Brenda Norton says:

    Good morning . Following on Instagram and liked on Melissa’s Facebook page plus left note in comment section asking ladies to join . Already got response on how to join too ! :)

  13. Sandy Wenzlaff says:

    2 ways to listen to the call: Be on it live or listen to the recording.
    The 3 special guests are: Lysa TerKeurst, and Samantha Reed Evilsizer,and Mandissa!
    I’m looking forward to the next online Study:-)

  14. Shelagh Holders says:

    The 2 ways to join in are to be on the live call or listen to the recorded call.

    The 3 special guests are Mandisa, Lysa TerKeurst, and Samantha Reed Evilsizer.

    Just signed up for study!!

  15. Tammy Elsworthy says:

    Im join this group and study coz everyone ive done has helped me and god has worked in my life changing things

  16. Reatha Hardy says:

    Melissa
    I know you are busy but please answer my question. I am signed up for online study but am I part of a group? I am so confused

  17. Donna K. Gottwald says:

    I have signed up for the ‘Say Yes’ online Bible study. I have received my book in the mail. What is next? I am kinda overwhelmed by all of the info posted and different links. Can someone please help me?
    I am also planning on attending my first Women of Faith conference in Peoria, Illinois.

  18. I would LOVE to participate, but I will be in Haiti August 5-11. I wish I could hear the calls live, but I know in advance that I will be a little busy during that time. :) Can I just download the recorded calls later, or do I still need to sign up in advance?

  19. Alexis Porter says:

    1. Be on the live call where you will have the opportunity to join the conversation or just listen in.

    2. Listen to the recorded call or MP3 on your own time.

    Special Guest: Samantha Reed Evelsizer, Mandisa, and lysa terkeust.

  20. Does anyone have a link to the FB small groups? I am socially isolated and alone. Without FB and internet, I would not have any connections. My family lives south, west, and east (I am north) and I have no friends that live nearby. In a very dark, lonely place with many troubles in my life right now (marital, job, health, finances). I only have God and myself during this lowest point in my life and am drowning; reaching out my hand for help hoping someone will grab me and help me climb out of this pit I’ve helped dig (just throw me a rope, I’ll climb out!).

  21. Sandra Caison says:

    2 ways to join in: (1) be on the live call where you have the opportunity to join the conversation or just listen in and (2) listen to the recorded call or MP3 on your own time.

    3 special guests in our Real Life Heart to Heart Connections: Yes to God series
    (1) Samantha Reed Evilsizer
    (2) Lysa TerKeurst
    (3) Mandisa