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. I nearly screeched loudly when I saw Overcomer and KNEW that one of the special guest would be Mandisa! I am SO EXCITED!

    I am signed up for the OBS!

    Two Ways:
    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 Guests:
    1. Samantha Reed Evilsizer, Lysa Terkeurst, and Mandisa!

  2. Katie B. says:

    I signed up….my first study …..excited!

    Be on the live call where you will have the opportunity to join the conversation or just listen in.
    Listen to the recorded call or MP3 on your own time.

    Special guests: Samantha Evilsizer, Lysa Terkeurst, Mandisa

    • Janet F says:

      Hey Katie, welcome to the OBS, you will not be disappointed. Every study gets better and better!!! So glad you are joining us. The conference calls are awesome too.

  3. Samantha Reed Evilsizer, Lysa Terkeurst, and Mandisa! YAY! These calls are going to bless our socks off!

  4. Lori Byrd says:

    I am signed – have been since first announced .
    1) be on the live call or just listen in
    2) listen to the Mp3
    Special guests : Mandissa, Lysa Terkeust and Samantha Evilsizer!

  5. Roxanne says:

    1. Sign up for the study…Done!
    2. Be on the live call..to be done!
    3. Listen to the recorded call on my own time

    Guests: Samantha Evilsizer, Lysa Terkeurst and Mandisa. Can’t wait!!

  6. Shannon Ledford says:

    Got my book and I’m signed up! This will be my second OBS!

    Two ways- listen live to the call or listen to the recorded call or MP3.

    Special guests – Samantha Reed Evilsizer, Lysa Terkheurst, and Mandisa!

  7. Helen Runyan says:

    I am signed up for the OBS, but still considering the call-in conversations.

    Two ways to join in:

    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 guests – Samantha Reed Evilsizer, Lysa Terkheurst, and Mandisa!

  8. Kim clifton says:

    2 ways to join in: listen to the live calls; listen to the recording/mp3.

    Call guests are Samantha Reed Evilsizer; Lysa TerKeurst; Mandisa

  9. I am signed up for my first ever OBS and very excited. I am so excited that I already signed up and paid for the call-in conversations.

    Two ways to join in:
    1. Be on the live call.
    2. Listen to the recorded call or MP3 on your own time.

    Special guests – Samantha Reed Evilsizer, Lysa Terkheurst, and Mandisa.

    • Janet F says:

      Welcome Holly, you will be blessed by the study and the conference calls!! So glad you are joining us!!! ♥ Be Blessed!!!

  10. I am signed up for my first study!

    There are 2 ways to join in:
    1. Be on the live call.
    2. Listen to the recorded call or mp3 on your own time.

    Special Guests: Samantha Reed Evilsizer, Lysa TerKeust, and Mandisa.

    • Janet F says:

      This is so awesome we have so many new ladies joining us, welcome Susan to Melissa’s OBS. You will be blessed ♥

  11. I am signed up for the OBS and I can hardly wait for it to start!

    Two Ways:
    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 Guests:
    1. Samantha Reed Evilsizer, Lysa Terkeurst, and Mandisa

  12. Dawn Sh says:

    I’m already signed up for the next study. Ways to be connected: join a small group on Facebook , comment on the online study blog, and join a conference call. Special guests on the conference calls are Samantha Reed Evilsizer, Lysa Terkeurst, and Mandisa

  13. 1. Said “YES!” & signed up for the OBS.
    2. 2 ways to join in:
    1. Join the live calls: listen in and/or
    participate from audience.
    2. Listen to recorded calls (via computer
    or MP3).
    3. Special guests:
    1. Samantha Reed Evilsizer
    2. Lysa TerKeurst
    3. Mandisa

  14. am already signed up

    two ways to join
    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.

    3 guess
    samantha reed evilsizer
    lysa Terkeurst
    Mandisa

  15. Jen Saylor 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.

    Mandisa, Lysa TerKeurst & Samantha Evilsizer

    All signed up and can’t wait!

  16. Sign up… Done
    Two ways to join in:
    1. Be on live call.
    2. Listen to recorded call on MP3 on your own time.
    Special guest: Samantha Reed Evilsizer,
    Lysa TerKeurst, Mandisa

  17. I signed up for the Bible study and am really looking forward to it.
    The two ways to participate is…
    1. Be on the live call where you can listen or join in.
    2.Listen to the recorded call or MP3.

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

  18. I am signed up to “Say Yes to God”!!

    1. listen to the live Heart to Heart call series
    2. Listen to the recorded calls/MP3

    Guests: Samantha Evilsizer, Lysa Terkeurst, and Mandisa!

    I’m excited to begin :)

  19. Sandy Lawson says:

    I am signed up to “say yes to God”:)
    Two ways to join in:

    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.

    Guests: Samantha Evilsizer, Lysa Terkeurst, and Mandisa!

    God Bless;) Can’t wait for this to start:)
    Thank you:)

  20. Emily M says:

    1. I am signed up! Yes!
    2. Listen live when the call is taking place or if you can’t listen then, it’s recorded so you can still download the mp3 and listen when you are available.
    3. Samantha Reed Evilsizer, Lysa Terkeurst, and Mandisa. Awesome!!!

  21. Carissa D. Huffman says:

    I am signed up for the next OBS–it sounds like a great one.

    Two Ways to enjoy the Heart to Heart Conversations

    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 Guests:
    Samantha Reed Evilsizer
    Lysa Terkeurst
    Mandisa
    (what a lineup)

    Be blessed, everyone!

    Carissa from eastern Iowa

  22. Two ways: Listen in live on the call, listen to recorded call / mP3

    Special guests: Guests: Samantha Evilsizer, Lysa Terkeurst, and Mandisa!

    Signed up for this one! Excited to try this new (to me) avenue of OBS!

  23. Hello,my answers are
    1.I am registered for the next OBS
    2. You can join in by – participating in the live call
    -listening to the recording of the live call or MP3
    3.The three special guests are Mandisa,Lysa ter Keurst and Samantha Reed.

    I am happy to join you all for this next OBS because I have to admit I didn’t finish the previous one on stressless-living :( Sorry to say that. But I am finishing the book though!
    Please pray for me that this time I will go on till the end,I am looking forward to what God is going to teach me.
    By the way:I love your devotions:they are so honest,real and encouraging!Thank you!

    Debbie

  24. Sarah Catherine says:

    I am signed up for the bible study. This is my first one and I’m very excited!

    Two Ways:
    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 Guests
    1. Samantha Reed Evilsizer, Lysa Terkeurst, and Mandisa!

    • Janet F says:

      Welcome to Melissa’s OBS Sarah, so glad you are joining us. Be prepared to be blessed!!! ♥

  25. Erin Schafer says:

    I am signed up for the online Bible study and I am super excited! This will be my very first one and I cannot wait to see the plans God has for me through it!

    The two ways to join in are:
    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

    The special guests are Samantha Reed Evilsizer, Lysa Terkeurst, and Mandisa!

    • Janet F says:

      Welcome Erin!!! This is so exciting, there are so many new ladies joining us for this study, God is so awesome to bring all of you to this study!! God has big plans for sure!!! ♥

  26. 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.

    Mandisa, Lysa TerKeurst, Samantha Reed Evilsizer

  27. Loretta Latus says:

    Two Ways:
    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 Guests:
    1. Samantha Reed Evilsizer, Lysa Terkeurst, and Mandisa!

  28. Anna Wylie says:

    I’m signed up, this is my first one and I have 3 friends joining me. :)

    Two ways to join in:

    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 guests: Samantha Reed Evilsizer, Lysa Terkeurst, and Mandisa!

    • Janet F says:

      Welcome Anna, how awesome you have 3 of your friends joining you in this study!!! I know you will all be blessed!! ♥

  29. Let me just say, as a mom of three kids 5yo and younger, I wasn’t sure if the calls were for me. 8pm is my kids bedtime, so how was I supposed to do it? Plus I had so much going on, I couldn’t just drop everything to be on the call. BUT I made all but one live call from the last series! I used my Bluetooth, got the kids going to bed a bit earlier, out the baby in the ergo and listened-in! Melissa brings a great message, the guests were just AMAZING and following the Facebook page is just an easy way to take notes! PLUS – I can always listen online later to refresh my memory or pick-up where I might have had to leave after I got peed on by my 3 month old (true story there). So, if you are thinking “No way can I do this – Im too busy!” My advice is try it for a series and see. For me, it was great!!

    Ok – 2 ways to participate:
    1. Listen live on the call
    2. Listen later online

    Special guests: Samantha Evilsizer, Lysa Terkeurst, Mandisa

  30. Guess I should add – I signed-up before the Stressed-Less series ended!! Excited!! LOVE my Facebook group!!

  31. I signed up!

    Two ways to join in:
    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 guests:
    Mandisa, Lysa TerKeurst, and Samantha Reed Evilsizer.

  32. 2ways: 1.listen to the live call and/or 2.listen later via online or mp3
    There are 3 special guests: Samantha Evilsizer, Lysa Terkeurst (interviewing Melissa Taylor so she’s special as well:)) and Mandisa.

    @Bethany who said she did the calls with three young children -you just encouraged me and I may give these calls a try.

  33. Two Ways to Participate:
    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 guests:
    Mandisa, Lysa TerKeurst, and Samantha Reed Evilsizer.

  34. Catherine says:

    Conference call or recorded call
    Mandisa
    Lysa TerKeurst
    Samantha Evilsizer

  35. Stephanie Beach says:

    I’m signed up and already have my book. I’m looking forward to the experience.

    Two ways to join: 1) Be on the live call, 2) listen to the recorded call or MP3

    Three Guests: 1) Mandisa, 2) Samantha Reed Evilsizer, 3) Lysa TerKeurst

  36. Two ways to join in:
    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.

    Lysa TerKeurst, Mandisa & Samantha Reed Evilsizer.

    Thank you for these opportunities. My husband is a chronic pain sufferer, he’s just in so much pain & my mom has dementia. My hands are full, I need to be with a group of like minded women. Thank you & God bless all of you!

  37. Kim Abbott says:

    I’ve signed up for this! Can’t wait to get started!!!

    Two ways to join in:
    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.

    Lysa TerKeurst, Mandisa & Samantha Reed Evilsizer.

  38. Maricela Torres says:

    I signed up!

    Two ways to join in:
    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 guests:
    Mandisa, Lysa TerKeurst, and Samantha Reed Evilsizer

  39. MelissaG says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to sign up for the online study!
    The two ways to join in are:
    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.
    The special guests that we will get to enjoy in the Real Life Heart to Heart Connections: Yes to God series are:
    Samantha Reed Evilsizer
    Lysa TerKeurst interviewing Melissa Taylor
    Mandisa!
    What a fun lineup! Blessings!

  40. Elsa Zukowski says:

    Hello. I am very excited to be part of this study! It is the first one I’ve done, and so I’m reading everything I can, and anxiously waiting for my book!!

    The two ways to take part in the Real life Heart to Heart
    1.) Be on the live call (Sadly, I will not be able to do-the book was more than my budget allows)
    2.) Listen to the recorded call on MP3 (This is what I will be doing-thankful to have it as an option)

    The Guest Speakers are
    1.) Samantha Reed Evilsizer
    2.) Lysa TerKeurst
    3.) Mandesa

    Hope I’m a winner blessed with this prize!! :)

    • Janet F says:

      Welcome Elsa, we are excited you chose to join us in this study!! I am amazed at how many new ladies are joining us in this study. God has been moving in a mighty way!! ♥

  41. I am so excited to be a part of this great study!

    1) Be on live call or listen in
    2) Listen to the recorded call or mp3 at your convenience

    1) Samantha Evilsizer
    2) Lysa TeuKeurst
    3) Mandisa

  42. I am so excited to be a part of this great study!

    1) Be on live call or listen in
    2) Listen to the recorded call or mp3 at your convenience

    1) Samantha Evilsizer
    2) Lysa TeuKeurst
    3) Mandisa

  43. Maricela Torres says:

    I signed up! First time but know it wont be my last! Thanks for this opportunity for many to experience. We are all in different stages in our walks but I am confident that God will meet each and every single ladies needs.

    Two ways to join in:
    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 guests:
    Mandisa, Lysa TerKeurst, and Samantha Reed Evilsizer

    • Janet F says:

      Welcome Maricela, I signed up for my first study in Feb and have done every one since, I am sure you are right, this won’t be your last. I am hooked for life :) I know you will be blessed!! God is doing a mighty work bringing so many ladies together for this study. It’s great to have you joining us ♥

  44. I am signed up for the OBS.
    Two ways to participate in “Heart to Heart”
    1. Be on the live call with the opportunity to participate.
    2. Listen to the recorded call.

    Awesome guests: Samantha Reed Evilsizer, Lysa TerKeurst, and Mandisa!

  45. Kaylee V. says:

    I am signed up – my first online study with P31. Can’t wait!

    The two ways are:
    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.

    And, the three special guests are:
    Samantha Reed Evilsizer, Lysa TerKeurst, and Mandisa

    • Janet F says:

      Welcome Kaylee, so glad you are joining us in this study!! You will be blessed!!

  46. Rebecca Whitehead says:

    I am signed up.
    The two ways are to listen to the calls live on the phone or to listen to them on a MP3 player.
    Three people are Mandisa, Samantha Reed Evilsizer, and Lysa Terkeurst.
    Thank you

  47. Hello I have signed up for the OBS.
    The two ways to join the Heart to Heart calls are:
    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.
    The three speakers are:
    My girl who can shake it and sing it:
    Mandissa yippppeee
    Lysa Terkhurst who Is awesomely blessed speaker and writer
    Samantha Reed Evilsizer don’t know her yet but excited to meet her
    I am going to save up and buy book and Heart To Heart with next unemployment check God is good see you all soon God bless

  48. Christine Ann says:

    Hi, not sure of the time difference here in UK, but hope I am in time to enter competition.
    Two amazing ways to join in next OBS;
    1) Leave a comment in the comment section in the daily blog.
    2)Join Facebook small groups to share in OBS
    These are the three special guests who will be part of the Real Life heart to Heart connections;
    Samantha Reed Eviliser, Lysa Terkeurst and Mandisa.

  49. I am signed up for the OBS!

    Two ways to join the Heart to Heart Calls:
    Listen live on the live call
    Listen to the pre-recorded call on your own time!

    The three guest speakers are going to be : Samantha Reed Eveilsizer, Lysa Terkhurst, and Mandisa!

    THanks!

  50. I am signed up for this next OBS study can’t wait .. I know God has a Terrific plan for me I just have to wait and se it unravel…:)