WHAT’S A RADIANT VESSEL/OUTER BEAUTY
INSIDE PG 14
14 Are You Taking the Plunge? 18 Natural/Herbal God-given Remedies: Fit for the Master’s Use 22 Attire for Godly Women
ADDITIONAL INSPIRATION 10 Inspiring Proverbs and
Quotes 26 Making a Positive Difference
24 The Truly Good Life: 5 Ways to Have More Love in Your Life
A LOVELY SPIRIT/ INNER BEAUTY 12 Learning to Forgive
19 Moment of Faith: Inspiration for Women Seeking a Husband
18 Women of the Bible
EXTRAS 6 Viewers’ Praise 8 Editor’s Page 20 Bible Trivia
28 Poems for Godly Women
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e l l o , ladies! I pray and trust in our holy Father t h a t y o u are well or at least doing better spiritually than you were last year. This will be true if you have been following my women’s ministry. Last month I wrapped up my four-week spiritual boot-camp and I have to say it was amazing. The ladies who participated grew spiritually stronger and deeper in their relationship with God, and so did I. God is good! (You may read some of their testimonials on page 26). I want to encourage you to keep your faith and grow stronger in your walk with the Lord. God never intended for you or any of us to go it alone. Therefore, as a spiritual leader I want you to know that I am here for you. I have many free services available. One of my favorites is being able to provide Biblebased counseling to women in need. I really enjoy hearing from you all and reading your emails and Facebook messages. Please stay in touch and keep my ministry in your prayers for I will surely keep you all in mine. Love you! Genuinely, Terri Temple The Godly Woman’s Guide 8
“Last month I wrapped up my four - w ee k spiritual boot-camp and I have to say it was amazing! The ladies who participated grew spiritually stronger and deeper in their relationship with God and so did I.”
THIS EDITION OF TGWG ENCOURAGES YOU TO... Be more forgiving. Use the advice on page 12.
more love in your life. See the quick tips on page 24. Dress appropriately as a godly woman. See my dresses on page 22. Make a positive diffrence in the world and in your congregation. See my story on page 26.
INSPIRING PROVERBS AND QUOTES All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the [wo]man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. ~2 Tim. 3:16-17 NKJV
We wait and hope for the Lord; for
he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in you. (Psalm 33:20-22) Let those who love the Lord hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked. (Psalm 97:10) No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden or under a bowl. Instead he puts it on its stand so those who come in may see the light. Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are good, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are bad, your body also is full of darkness. See to it, then, that the light within you is not
whole body is full of light, and no part
completely lighted, as when the light of a lamp shines on you. (Luke 11:3336) 10
A LOVELY SPIRIT/INNER BEAUTY
LEARNING TO FORGIVE “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you”. (Eph. 4:32)
ne of the most loving and important traits of a Christian is the abiltiy to forgive. Yet, doing so may be easier said than done depending upon the circumstances. However, as godly women we want to have a forgiving spirit because we love our holy Father in heaven and seek to please him.
Yet, I have learned over the years that desiring to do something may not always be enough. Sometimes we want to do something yet do not know how. Therefore, it is good when we have leaders who tell us how to actualize our goals. Therefore, I will share with you a few tips that should help you to be able to put away the hatchet and to be more forgiving, if you struggle in this area.
• Seek understanding: Put yourself in the other persons shoes and remember “people in pain cause pain”. • Be humble: Realize we all have sinned and have shortcomings. • Acknowledge who’s really against you: According to Eph. 6:1018 evil and supernatural forces are at war against us yet are manifesting themselves through other people. • Desire to be set free: When we forgive others it is we who are ultimately being set free from the heavy burden of not forgiving. Although it may make the other person feel better as well. • Refuse to lose your reward: According to Jesus, God will not forgive us if we do not forgive those who have offended us especially if they have repented. (Matt. 6:14-15)
• Be the bigger person: Forgiving people are great people. Those who forgive even the biggest wrongs are seen as heroes and rightly so. Jesus is our hero for going to the cross for the forgiveness of our sins. TGWG
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A RADIANT VESSEL/OUTER BEAUTY
ARE YOU TAKING THE PLUNGE?
owadays, taking a bath is not the luxury it once was. Per haps due to time constaints or other reasons. However, soaking in the tub is not only excellent for the skin, it is good for the soul. It allows free time to take a spiritual inventory and itâ€™s also a great opportunity to meditate upon the Word of God. Besides using this time to pray and to count your blessings, you may want to keep a few spiritual books handy to make your bathing experience more relaxing. In addition, a shower, though quick, cannot deep cleanse and moisturize the skin as a bath does. (This may be one reason some have dry cracked skin especially on the soles of their feet as a shower cannot penetrate the skin as much as bathing. Now that spring is approaching, and many will be donning sandals, this is something we may want to correct and prevent). To make the most of it, try adding a small amount of oil to your water for extra softness to your skin. Be careful when you step out of the tub because it may be slippery. 14
Lastly, if you are celebrating a special occasion, use a good sugar or salt scrub. They are excellent for detoxification and to exfoliate your skin for unbelievable softness. Afterward, rub on a good body or butter cream. Shea butter works well. If you use bath salts or oils, etc., be sure they are organic so as to not cause vaginal infections. For this reason, I recommend Abra products. Although I take showers, I also indulge at least two plunges a week for it is good for reviving the skin and the soul. TGWG
7 BEAUTY SAVING TIPS Today, many beauty products can be very expensive. Here are some time proven products that work well if not better yet, will take less from your pocket book. INSTEAD OF
Petroleum jelly such as Vaseline
Conditioner-inone-shampoo or co-wash
Night-time under creams/gels
Petroleum eye jelly (use nightly)
Lip-balm for chapped lips
Petroleum jelly (use morning and night)
Oil absorbing facial cloths
Tissue square (gently press over oily areas)
STOP ANXIETY AND WORRY IN THEIR TRACKS
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NATURAL/HERBAL GOD-GIVEN REMEDIES Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit fail....Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing. ~Ezek. 47:12
BECOMING “FIT FOR THE MASTER’S USE” By Alwanda Carothers
o you ever wonder why the family of God is failing physi cally? Every Lord’s Day someone requests prayer for physical health for themselves, family members, and friends. We are suffering with ailments such as: Alzheimer’s, allergies, anxiety, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, constipation, depression, diabetes, fatigue, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, kidney dysfunction, MS, neuropathy, PMS, etc. This is a problem, because the Body of Christ should be the healthiest people walking this planet, but we’re not. Poor health is hindering the Body to be “ Fit For The Master’s Use”, so why are we not healthier? There are a couple of reasons: 1) eating bad foods - margarine, fried foods, processed sugar, pollution/pesticides, carbonated drinks, caffeine, gluten increasing sensitivity to wheat, barley, rye and oats; 2) being nutritionally deficient. Several years back, I was asking for prayer because I was suffering from arthritis and hypertension. My husband and I are missionaries and the worse thing that could happen is to be physically and mentally impaired. Well, my physical health was becoming a hindrance to my being able to do what was expected for this type of work. 16
I knew that we were going to have to walk miles and miles everyday for 2 1/2 weeks in the scorching heat going from house to house teaching and encouraging. I realized that I would not be fit for this work if I was hurting and not feeling well. (When you are sick, the mental is also effected. So, I prayed and asked other soldiers to pray for me). Praise be to the Father, He answered my prayers and opened the door for me by which to obtain an understanding why the body become weak and accessible to all sorts of ailments and diseases. I was introduced to Dr. Joel Wallach, author of Dead Doctors Don’t Lie and his
90 For Life Message. I listened to his CDs and gained an understanding that it is not what we eat that keeps us unhealthy, but it’s what we don’t eat. Our bodies are miraculous machines and when given the proper nutrients (raw materials) it will maintain and rebuild itself. I decided to give my body what Dr. Wallach suggested and after several months of the 90 essentials, my body actually began to heal itself. No more arthritic pain and I was able to do what was expected during the mission without pain or health concerns! Praise God!! To find out your mineral deficiencies, go to this f r e e w e b s i t e : www.findmymineral.com/90/alwandac or call me at 615-944-5086 for more information. We have been told all of our lives that we get all the nutrients we need from the four food groups. However, because of centuries of mining, farming, irrigation, and acid rain, the soil has been depleted of its life-giving minerals. These mineral deficient soils are then used to grow and cultivate our food. So, why is good health important? It’s because we have been commissioned to go teach and serve (Matt. 28:18-20); therefore, we must be “Fit for The Master’s Use”. If we are in poor health, we suffer physically, spiritually and mentally as well. If we don’t pay attention to our health now we will be forced to pay attention to it later. So, let’s be proactive and not reactive - give the body the 90 essential nutrients it needs to maintain and rebuild itself, so we can truly become fit for the masters use.
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WOMEN OF THE BIBLE Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. ~Prov. 31:10; 29-30
DEBORAH’S life story is inspirational.
She was one of the few women leaders
However, her being a woman did not hinder her from doing great things for the LORD. Her story shows that she was not power hungry, but eager to please God and to help others. Whenever she was praised for her work, she gave God the credit and she was also generous and confident enough to give others the credit for their hard work and
reminds us that we do not need to be afraid to compliment
nor feel the
in order to be successful, realizing the key to success is in helping others succeed. That is exactly what she did and God rewarded her for it. TGWG
need to compete with them in
STRENGTHS, ACCOMPLISHMENTS, AND LESSONS FROM HER LIFE
Fourth and only female judge of Israel God chooses leaders by his standards, not ours Special abilities as a mediator, adviser, and counselor A strong, God-fearing woman A writer of songs
“Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lippidoth, was leading Israel at that time. She held court under the Palm of Deborah beween Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim and the Israelites came to her to have their disputes decided”. (Judges 4:4-5 NIV) 18
MOMENT OF FAITH INSPIRATION FOR WOMEN SEEKING A HUSBAND “A prudent wife is from the Lord”. (Prov. 19:14)
od chose a husband for me over 31 years ago and I was not a Christian or member of any church at the time.
However, my prospective husband came into my life when I was trying to better myself with the little virtue I had, and knew, considering how I was raised (in an abusive and drug filled environment).
This is why I tell women who
During that time, despite my
are seeking a husband to seek God first
past, I decided to be celibate. That may
and if you need a husband he (God) will
not seem like a lot to many yet it was
send the right one to you. This also
for me and God knew it. I also quit
using drugs (marijuana was my drug of
choice) yet considering my upbringing
kingdom and his righteous and all these
even that was a milestone for me,
things will be given to you”.
someone who was raised in poverty, in
Feeling sympathetic with those
a single parent household, with no real
especially Christians, God put it on my
I believe, because of my seeking
heart to cover a lesson on this topic in
purity and being humble at the same
time, God sent me a wonderful man.
Today, that man is a preacher in the
You a Husband aka How to Find and
Lord’s church. I am so proud to be his
Wed a Godly Man.
wife. Yet, at the time we married (I
It is titled, Single Ladies Get
encourage you to get a copy of that
a teen and had no idea i needed
DVD. It will be an eye-opener to you
a husband but God in his glory, knew i
and put you on the right track to
wedded bliss! (The promo for it is on
believe God put us together) only
page 29). Love you! TGWG
BIBLE TRIVIA TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF GOD’S WORD Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. ~2 Timothy 2:15
QUESTIONS 1) Hannah was the wife of _____. (1 Sam. 1:1)
2) Hannah was _____ children. (1 Sam. 1:2)
3) Hannah’s husband’s second wife who teased her was ______. (1 Sam. 1:7)
4) _______ was serving in the temple during Hannah’s visit. (1 Sam. 1:9)
ANSWERS ZOOM IN TO SEE ANSWERS
1) Hannah was the wife of Elkanah. (1 Sam. 1:1)
5) Eli thought Hannah was _____ as she prayed in the temple. (1 Sam. 1:13)
2) Hannah was unable to bear children. (1 Sam. 1:2)
3) Hannah’s husbands second wife who teased her was Peninnah. (1 Sam. 1:7)
6) Hannah gave birth and named her son _____. (1 Sam. 1:20)
4) Eli the priest was ser ving in the temple dur ing Hannah’s visit. (1 Sam. 1:9)
5) Eli thought Hannah was drunk as she prayed in the temple. (1 Sam. 1:13)
7) Because God heard her _____ Hannah dedicated her son to the Lord. (1 Sam. 1:27)
6) Hannah gave birth and named her son Samuel. (1 Sam. 1:20)
7) Because God heard her prayer Hannah dedicated her son to the Lord. (1 Sam. 1:27)
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THE TRULY GOOD LIFE 5 WAYS TO HAVE MORE LOVE IN YOUR LIFE “Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. Love does not demand it’s own way. Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged. It is never glad about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, its always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance”. (1 Cor. 13:4-8 NLT)
ho doesn’t want or need more love in their life? Most if not all of us seek this priceless trait, the trait of God who is love according to 1 John 4:8 and who loves us, John 3:16. Love is also a fruit of the Spirit of God. Here are six proven ways to have more of it in your life. 1) Be kind and compassionate. Being
4) Understand that the more love
the opposite, mean and unsympathetic,
you give the more you receive. This
pushes love away, which is the last
is the quickest way to get more love into
thing we want.
your life due to the fact that we reap what we sow.
2) Realize true love is an action. Many times love is a good feeling yet
5) Accept God’s love and realize that
within itself true love is what we do, not
He loves us through other people. It
only what we say. So to acquire more of
is not easy to have more love in our
it we have to demonstrate it in our lives.
receiving it. Therefore, one of the best 3) Don’t be afraid to give love away.
ways to get more love is to accept God’s
One of my favorite sayings, “making
love for us. The golden passage in the
decisions based on fear always leads to
Bible, John 3:16 shouts this loud and
failure” also holds true when we desire
clear. A good saying I heard a woman
more love in our lives. In life, we cannot
on televisision say was, “I love people
totally avoid all pain so it is better when
and peole love me”. It is a great
we let our guard down and allow love in.
reminder for us so we can learn to
It is only then that we can experience
accept God’s love for us through others.
true or agape love.
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MAKING A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE
STANDING OUT IN THE CROWD â€œTherefore as Godâ€™s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patienceâ€?. (Col. 3:12)
t is not hard to make a posi tive difference in our world to day. The hard part is simply deciding to. Over a decade ago, I decided I did not want to be an average church member but a person who would make a positive difference in the world and in the church. One day while sitting in worship service I, being a very observant person, began to scan the room when I realized (not being critical just observant) that most people there were not truly letting their lights shine. Well, not only did I want to let my light shine I wanted to be a beacon all around the world! However, I personally cannot take credit for coming to that conclusion. God is the one who put it on my heart. I say this because I almost forgot my new vow to myself yet God reminded me a couple of years later in a not so pleasant way. (You are invited to learn more about my story on my web site). The reason I said that was to say this, whatever you do in your life choose to make a difference. Do not follow the crowd even in the congregation where you worship. Unfortunately many members, even there, have decided though perhaps not intentionally, to settle for a life of mediocrity. Yet as godly women
and Christians we should not allow that to happen to us. Therefore, I encourage you to stand up and stand out! Shake your congregation up a bit! Shake your community up! Decide you no longer want to be average but above average, chosen and favored by God. The church and the world has too many average people who simply want to fitin. Yet refuse to follow them and instead follow Jesus and other great Bible heroes such as Daniel and the apostle Paul. One thing I do to make sure I let my light shine is to visit the sick and the shut-in. They truly are the most overlooked in the church. The photo above is of me and my sister in Christ Adele, who is 107 years old and in an assisted living home. I make sure her and others like her who are shut-in are on on my list to visit or call on a regular basis. We all should. By doing so we will stand up and stand out. TGWG
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“Enjoyed the s e s s i o n . F e e l i n g stronger and getting closer to God. Love you Sister Terri!! Thank you for all of your support. You are a great blessing in the spiritual women lives! We love you dearly!” ~Ethel “Thanks, Sister Terri. You’re a God -sent angel to me!” ~Mila
Thank you Terri Temple for following your heart when God planted the seed for you to start a spiritual boot-camp. Had it not been for this I would not had e x pe r ie nc e d such joy. Hallelujah!” ~Bjaye “I’m getting so spiritually connected to God it’s so amazing! Thank you Father and Terri Temple” ~Lakitha “Thank you so much sister Terri for this boot -camp. I need this and I need to get closer to God so I know when I hear him talking to me”. ~Earline
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POEMS 4 GODLY WOMEN GET IN ON THE ACTION!
God is Love When we believe God doesn’t care,
Q. How can I help and become involved in this notable mission that is helping to empower and encourage women world-wide and helping widows and orphans?
remember, God is love. When we believe God is absent, remember, God is love. When we believe God is selfish, remember, God is love. When we believe God does not understand, remember, God is love. When we believe God has a quick temper, remember, God is love. When we believe God won’t forgive, remember, God is love. When we believe God is mean, remember, God is love.
When we believe God thinks the worst of us, remember, God is love. When we believe God’s Word won’t come to pass, remember, God is love. Never forget God is love and He loves you, and love never fails. (1 John 4:8 and John 3:16) By TT aka Terri Temple, The Godly Woman’s Guide 28
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