Friday, January 1, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I cannot say I am sorry to see 2009 go. In so many ways it has been the most difficult year of my life. I am ready to look forward to the new challenges and opportunities the Lord will lay before me in 2010.

Some of the changes I already know will be exciting ones! Biblical Counseling for Women will be undergoing a few alterations this year and the result will be a larger and more vibrant ministry for you!

I plan to continue speaking engagements where ever I am asked to go, promoting the life changing reality of genuine heart change. I hope to finish all those manuscripts I have begun in the past year and to get out of the self-publishing business and find a "real" publisher for the material.

2010 will herald the launch of Reigning Grace Counseling Center!

RGCC will offer as a part of our services a biblical approach to overcoming addictions of all kinds- drugs, alcohol, food, shopping/spending, sex, and gambling. This will not be a 12 step program, but real help and real hope to overcome these idols of the heart that hold so many captive. We will also offer biblical counseling for all the other issues of life such as depression, anxiety, fear, marriage and family and more. We will have male and female counselors to serve everyone who seeks help.

RGCC will also offer training for those who wish to become biblical counselors and disciplers. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, our training can be taken on line as well as in person for those local folks.

BC4Women will become an arm of this new counseling center in the months to come but you can be sure that a huge focus of RGCC will be an emphasis on the hearts and lives of women for that is my passion!

What you can do: PRAY for me. All of this does not go unnoticed by the enemy of our souls. Discouragement abounds when trying to make headway into the dominion of darkness. Make no mistake, the world is not friendly to biblical counseling either.

PRAY for my team as we get RGCC up and running. There are many details and things to be worked out and we ask for a unified spirit, centering on bringing glory to God as we go through this process.

PRAY for those who are seeking biblical change to come to RGCC. We are well equipped to address the heart level issues our counselee's will bring.

At some point, we will become a non-profit organization. We would never turn away donations of any amount, pray about this as well.

2010 looks to be an exciting year for BC4Women! Your readership has taken us close to 10,000 hits on this blog something I never dared to dream would happen. My heartfelt thanks to all of you who come so faithfully to this site and suggest it to your friends and loved ones. Those of you who comment on the postings bless me in ways you may never know on this side of eternity. There are days when I am wondering if I am making a difference (discouragement) and then I see that one of you has posted a comment to a blog posting. I read every one of them myself!

May God richly and abundantly bless you and yours in this new year.

For the glory of God alone,
Julie

4 comments:

Ellen said...

Many blessings upon you, my friend, as you approach a fresh new year of ministry!

Bruce Roeder said...

Praying that you have the opportunity to serve many with your gifts Julie. You are missed but God is going to use you and your family in KC for His glory and the advance of the gospel.

blessings my friend,
Bruce

Lorie said...

I will be praying for you, your family and the counseling center. Please pray for ours as well, the Redeeming Grace Counseling Center. I am looking forward to our meeting! Your blog is so very inspiring and encouraging to me. Your heart is so very like mine. Praise God for new friendships! Happy New Year! In Him, Lorie Burton

Lorie said...

Julie, I will be praying for you, your family and the RGCC. Please pray for Redeeming Grace Counseling Center in Overland Park as well. I am so excited to know you are here in Kansas City. When I read your blog I cannot believe how encouraging it is to me. We think the same! I am looking forward to our meeting. Praise God for new friendships. God Bless you and your family this year!
In Him, Lorie Burton