Christian Coloring Book for Adults is Reaching Around the World!

13902636_1449234601758725_6343786810916580466_nColoring books for adults are all the rage these days. Women are getting together and having their Girls’ Night Out events centered around coloring. So when Debbie Hannah Skinner contacted me about formatting her artwork combined with scripture into a coloring book, I was totally onboard for the project! The creation of Soul Soothing Scriptures was soon born. It recently has been touching lives around the world. Suriname, South America to be exact. Continue reading

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Avoiding All the Hoopla

Screenshot 2016-06-10 10.34.18This word came up in a conversation this week…hoopla.

The person’s response to my question was, “No, not any more. I am done with all the hoopla.”

I totally get it as I’ve seen “all the hoopla” too. Continue reading

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Control the Flow

valve-1341929_640Much like controlling the flow of water, it’s necessary to control the flow of what you give away on your website. Continue reading

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Do You Know the 7 Keys Words for Success?

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Need a prayer answered?

p11863079_b_h9_abGOD ANSWERS PRAYER!

Here’s what people just like you have been saying as we connected this week to do various projects together from websites, lead magnets, webinars, and more:

  • #1 – “I’ve been fasting and praying for 40 days about how to get my business going again. On day 40, you contacted me.”
  • #2 – “I’ve been silently praying about how to take my message online because I don’t know what or how to do it. And, you connected with me. You’re an answer to prayer!”
  • #3 – “I have been thinking about calling you for a couple of weeks to get my website back in shape and my blog working correctly again. Then you connected with me!”

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How can I help you reach your goals?

If you have, or think you have, a message to share, WELCOME!

If you will, please take a minute to visit my websites at KarenPower.com and Christian Speakers Services.9082251_orig

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Is Lane Creeping Causing a Hot Mess for Christian Communicators?

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I recently watched a Periscope broadcast by someone who was discussing the concept of “staying in one’s lane” as it applies to doing what you do best and not trying to do what someone else does best. Basically, stay in the lane where your best unique talents and abilities are … don’t creep over into another lane where your skills and talents are lacking. Continue reading

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21 Tips for Reaching Your Audience with Periscope

If you’re a Christian who wants to reach the world, you need to be on ‪#‎Periscope‬ — the brand new live-streaming app from twitter. Karen R Power of Christian Speakers Services has put together a terrific FREE guide to help you get started.

I’ve read a bunch of books, ebooks and articles — and this is by far the most helpful and comprehensive. Check it out. Let’s shine the light!!!!

It took Twitter 2 years to reach a million users
It took Facebook 1 year to reach a million users.
It took #Periscope 7 DAYS to reach a million users.

The world is at our fingertips — right on our smartphone — no excuse not to reach them now!!

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End of the week pondering … Are You Teachable?

UnknownHere’s a great way to end today. I found a note from a mentor that I had forgotten about. In it she stated, “You are manageable, so I tell you and teach you things.”
I have tried to live this verse: “Which of you is a wise and well-instructed [woman] man? Let [her] him prove it by a right life with conduct guided by a wisely teachable spirit.” James 3:13 WNT
Are you teachable? Leave a comment and let me know. I’d love to hear from you. 

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karenpower-0411-jpgI’m Karen Power and my mission is to equip and empower Christian Communicators to share their messages and change the world!

While focused on delivering the message, I have connected the two sides of the coin with my businesses. Since 2004, I have focused on working with thousands of Christian communicators and event planners across the country as the founder and owner of Empowering Christian Communicators, specializing in training and supporting faith-based communicators, and Christian Speakers Services – a speaker bureau with a ministry heart. My diverse background in business, marketing and communication gives me a real edge in assisting Christian communicators.

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God’s No Return Policy

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She’s a cute 6-year-old. The granddaughter of a close friend. And, she wanted a pair of sparkling blue Frozen shoes. Doesn’t every little girl these days? 

Her grandmother, my friend shared this with me. So when I was out shopping recently and saw a pair in her granddaughter’s size, I just HAD to buy them as a surprise for my little friend.

While she was visiting her grandmother a few days ago, I revealed this wonder surprise. Something she just had to have and couldn’t live without a couple of weeks ago. I removed the shoes from the bag with a flourish. TADAH!

With a straight face, this 6-year-old looked me in the eyes and said, “I don’t like them.”

“You don’t like them?” I asked … a little taken aback and confused.

I knew I had understood her grandmother correctly that only a mere few days before this was a MUST-HAVE item.

So I tried again, “I thought you told your grandmother that you really wanted a pair.”

“No. I don’t want them.” She flatly stated.

So there they sit on my dining table awaiting a trip back to their store of purchase. I’m thankful the store has a generous return policy.

I began pondering … How do I act or respond with the gifts that my Heavenly Father has given me?

Every good gift and every perfect present comes from heaven; it comes down from God, the Creator of the heavenly lights, who does not change or cause darkness by turning.” James 1:17 GNT

With the gifts that God has given me, I’m pretty certain that I’ve never flatly told Him, “No, I don’t want it.” Yet, by not fully using, or sometimes just not using at all, the gifts He has given me seems to be a similar response.

Hmmm … maybe it’s time to take inventory of the gifts He has bestowed on me and then convey my thankfulness clearly … and begin using them daily.

For now, I’m thankful that God doesn’t have a return policy “… for God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable.” Romans 11:29 NIV

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karenpower-0411-jpgI’m Karen Power and my mission is to equip and empower Christian Communicators to share their messages and change the world!

While focused on delivering the message, I have connected the two sides of the coin with my businesses. Since 2004, I have focused on working with thousands of Christian communicators and event planners across the country as the founder and owner of Empowering Christian Communicators, specializing in training and supporting faith-based communicators, and Christian Speakers Services – a speaker bureau with a ministry heart. My diverse background in business, marketing and communication gives me a real edge in assisting Christian communicators.

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BANG! … or Still Small Voice?

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“Look here, Asia” I said to my beloved cat. She looked up and watched me with her big gold eyes. Then I pulled the string and “BANG!” went the popper. She took off like a rocket and hid behind the couch in the living room. After several minutes of apologizing and lovingly coaxing her, Asia finally came out and forgave me.

I had shot off poppers on July 4 outside and didn’t remember the loud bang they made to release the streams of confetti inside. My original intent today was not to frighten my sweet kitty but to give her some streamers to play with. I still remember that trusting look from her just before I pulled the string.

After we both calmed down from this incident, I began thinking of how I would feel if God did that when He wanted to show me something. Sometimes the new thing God is showing me is really big, powerful, or bright. And, sometimes, quite honestly, it scares me.

Thankfully, God shows us most of the time in a different way. Not the BIG BANG that I did with Asia but with a still, small voice.

“Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice. So it was, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave.” I Kings 19:11-13 NKJV

God doesn’t have to shout, or send wind, earthquakes, and fire to get our attention … most of the time. He usually speaks gently to our spirit through His Holy Spirit who lives in us.

“God can do anything, you know – far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.” Ephesians 3:20 The Message

I will be a lot more gentle to Asia for the rest of the day as I speak loving words to her. I’m thankful God can whisper intimately in my ear when He says, “Look here, my child.”

How has God been speaking to you lately?

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karenpower-0411-jpgI’m Karen Power and my mission is to equip and empower Christian Communicators to share their messages and change the world!

While focused on delivering the message, I have connected the two sides of the coin with my businesses. Since 2004, I have focused on working with thousands of Christian communicators and event planners across the country as the founder and owner of Empowering Christian Communicators, specializing in training and supporting faith-based communicators, and Christian Speakers Services – a speaker bureau with a ministry heart. My diverse background in business, marketing and communication gives me a real edge in assisting Christian communicators.

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Don’t Miss Seeing The Important Things

 

2765939655Do you have a coach, mentor, parent, friend or other trusted advisor who watches out for you and points out things to you?

I was reminded this morning of when I was really little, my daddy would point to something as he’d try to point out a specific thing for me to see. Maybe it was a bird in a tree or a boat on the horizon. I didn’t see what he was trying to show me because I’d look at his finger instead of where his finger was pointing. I remember when I finally GOT IT … to look where his finger was pointing and not look at his finger.

Sometimes we are looking in the wrong place and can’t see the obvious thing being pointed out. I know I do at times … like this morning. smile emoticon I’m thankful for those who patiently keep pointing until I get it!

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karenpower-0411-jpgI’m Karen Power and my mission is to equip and empower Christian Communicators to share their messages and change the world!

While focused on delivering the message, I have connected the two sides of the coin with my businesses. Since 2004, I have focused on working with thousands of Christian communicators and event planners across the country as the founder and owner of Empowering Christian Communicators, specializing in training and supporting faith-based communicators, and Christian Speakers Services – a speaker bureau with a ministry heart.

My diverse background in business, marketing and communication gives me a real edge in assisting Christian communicators.

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