Tuesday, May 8, 2012

This Week: Celebrating Mother's Day

This week we will be celebrating Mother's Day with a catered breakfast (no one has to cook!) and special guest CJ Rapp.

Once a young woman suffering from low self-esteem and the consequences of poor choices, CJ has experienced first hand God's power to change lives. Her life revolved around the pursuit of shallow cultural values: acceptance, beauty, and career. But all they gave her was emptiness. Finally at the end of her own resources, she gave her life to Christ, and found a new beginning. Gradually, gently, God began to transform her heart, thinking, attitude, and actions. In time, her low self-esteem was exchanged for a rock solid identity in Christ. Encouraged by her husband John, and sons Dillon and Austin, she answered God's call and began ministering to women.

God is now using CJ's past experiences to connect her heart with the hearts of women across the nation. Today, CJ understands the power that words and cultural messages have on a woman's sense of worth. She knows the power of poor choices to keep a woman from believing God will use her. She comprehends a woman's need for significance in a world that marginalizes her contributions to society. She is tireless in her quest to encourage women to live the abundant, Spirit-filled, surrendered life. In addition to speaking to women at conventions, conferences, retreats and special events across the country, CJ teaches a Bible study class at her home church, Saddleback Church, in Lake Forest, CA. CJ is founder and CEO of Unfading Beauty Ministries, Inc. and Infusion Publishing (infuseme.org).

See you Thursday!

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