It’s Kingdom Woman Wednesday!!!

It’s Kingdom Woman Wednesday!!!

 

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KW One Month Journey

 I am so excited that you are joining me for the

~ #KingdomWoman One Month Journey! ~

 

A Welcome from Dad and I…

Today is the KICKOFF of our journey and the first of FIVE Kingdom Woman Wednesdays. The goal of our One Month Journey together is not only to read and discuss Kingdom Woman but also to apply principles found in Kingdom Woman so that we can activate change in our lives!

On each of the Wednesday posts, I’ll share some thoughts with you about where we are headed and then give you a little “R&R”, that is…  your assignment for reading and reflection.  I love the idea of talking to you via video, so I might do that too every now and again, but you can at least know that your “R&R” will be here in black and white for convenient reference.

OK, Kingdom Woman Kindreds! Here goes!…

 

Please read the following instructions carefully and then watch the video!

 

  1. READ ALL OF THE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE YOU RESPOND TO TODAY’S “R&R”.
  2. Be sure and post a comment to today’s post.  That will let me know you are HERE!
  3. Make sure I can “see” you!  Go to Gravatar.com so I can see your face in the comments! (It’s easy! Just click on the green button labeled “Get your gravatar today” )
  4. Are you going SOLO?  Be sure and respond to the posts with a comment!  The rest of your “Kingdom Kindreds” will be your group! Also, by doing your part in sharing your answers here, you will be actively participating in the journey and the experience will be richer for you. You are not alone! Your voice (comment) matters!
  5. Are you reading on the journey with a GROUP of girlfriends?  Even if you read and discuss with your “in-real-life” friends,  be sure and share some (or all) of your “journey goodness” with us here as well!  We want to benefit from your “journey juice” too!
  6. When you post a comment today, identify yourself by: first name, city, state, (and country if not the USA), whether you are going solo or participating in a small group.  THEN respond to your reflection questions. Here’a a sample comment to give you a visual: Chrystal, Dallas, Texas, Solo, Answer #1, #2, etc…
  7. Once you comment for yourself, feel free to reply to any comment that you see in the thread.  Let’s encourage each other!
  8. And just for today! Your comment will enter you to win a Kingdom Woman book for a friend and a Kingdom Woman Tote Bag for yourself! I’ll select a winner at random.

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A little more “Welcome” from me!

 

~ Today’s “R&R” ~

Reflection Assignment

Every week you will have an assignment to reflect on the previous week’s reading.

Since we don’t have a previous week’s reading yet, today w are going to have fun!

  1. If you were on the stage at Madison Square Gardens standing in front of thousands and thousands of people, and you could perform (and perform well), any song in the world, what song would that be? (This can be serious or ridiculous.)
  2. In ten words or less, describe your present season.  What comes to mind when you think about the life you are currently living? Here are a few ideas to get your juices flowing: young mom, single and satisfied, empty nester, on the path to big bucks, newly divorced, starving myself to death trying to lose weight, finding my faith, etc.
  3. Besides your mom, aunt, or grandmother, name  a woman who has been a strong female role model for you.  This can be someone you know personally… or not.
  4. Finish this sentence.  “I will be a Kingdom Woman when I…”
  5. Feel free to comment on the video devotional regarding anything that resonated with you.

 

Reading Assignment

By next Wednesday, September 11th, read the Introduction of Kingdom Woman
(If you’ve already read it, either read it again, or go back through and take time to review the Bibliepassages mentioned)

Read Psalm 139 at least three times over the next  week.

Pick at least one verse from that same chapter and memorize it!

 

~ What Else You Need to Know ~

 

Kingdom Woman Q &A

Submit questions on biblical womanhood for myself or my dad, Tony Evans, to answer!

Just click on the “Ask Chrystal” button on the menu bar (under “Chrystal”)

Each week on Wednesday via video blog, one (or both) of us will answer some of the questions we receive!

 

Kingdom Woman Connections

Facebook Party, Twitter Chat, and Blog Link up are coming next week!

Stay tuned, more details and directions to come!

 

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The Blog – The main source of information for the journey is on the blog.  Be sure and subscribe so that posts from the blog will go straight to your email box and you won’t miss anything. While you can find me blabbing away on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest, those are optional places to find me or other info, graphics, or FUN on the Kingdom Woman One Month Journey.

 The Comments – Your responses in the comments are your way to make sure that I see your thoughts.  Please pour your heart out there.  I read every single one. Each week you will be invited to share your journey in the comment section.  I hope you do!

Social Media – Make it easy for me to find you!  As you share quotes from the book on Facebook or Twitter or maybe even take, make, and share graphic images on Pinterest or Instagram, be sure and use the hashtag #KingdomWoman.  This way, we can find each other as we share!

The Book – We are reading and reflecting on Kingdom Woman.  It’s not too late to download  an Ebook or pick one up at your local bookstore and join the journey!

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  1. Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 6:57 am - Reply

    Chrystal, Dallas, Texas, Solo,

    1) I would sing “I Love You I Do” and try to belt it out like Jennifer Hudson!

    2) T-R-A-N-S-I-T-I-O-N. Not enough of me to go around.

    3) Ce Ce Winans. She is classy, friendly, God-fearing, and successful. Love that she has used her talents and abilities for the Lord!

    4) I will be a Kingdom Woman when I consistently exercise discipline to take care of my temple.

    • Tonya September 4, 2013 at 7:49 am - Reply

      Thank you so much for doing this and allowing the Lord to use you this way. I really need this and appreciate you being a yielded vessel.

      Now about that song, SANG GIRL!!! LOL!!!

    • Brittany Carter September 4, 2013 at 9:26 am - Reply

      Brittany Carter, Dallas Tx Solo

      1.) I would sing “Take Me to The King” By Mrs.Tamela Mann
      2.) Satisfied Victorious Single Soccer Mom, Falling In Love with Jesus, Health/Exercise Fanatic
      3.) Dr. Lois Evans, she is a living example of a Kingdom Women, through the support of Dr Evans ministry along with her involvement in other women’s ministries, her actions speaks volumes in her submission to God’s Word
      4.) I will become a Kingdom Woman when I learn to whole heartily trust God.

    • Melani September 4, 2013 at 10:18 am - Reply

      Chrystal,

      THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! I attended the Desperate for Jesus conference and walked away feeling that I could conquer the world. The Kingdom Woman book along with this forum is sure to be a blessing in my life for my current season and the seasons to come. I look forward to the next month!

      • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 1:30 pm - Reply

        So glad you were ministered to at DFJ!

    • Stephanie September 4, 2013 at 10:26 pm - Reply

      One quick question… How do you manage homeschooling during the day if you are a night owl!? Please share your secrets! I work nights and don’t get off until 5am and it takes all I have to iron feed and dress my kids for school…. Where do you find your energy??

    • Katie Arant September 4, 2013 at 10:55 pm - Reply

      Katie Arant, Mountainburg,AR, flying solo.
      Would love to sing the hymn “One Day.” It was my momma’s favorite song b/c it is The Gospel all wrapped up in a song.
      The best way to describe this season of my life would be growing spiritually and finding my place.
      My best friend Carol is an amazing influence in my life. Despite the 20yr age difference she is a surrogate mother to me (my mother is already in heaven) we have the same sense of humor, I can be myself w/her and she doesn’t judge me, and she is an amazing christian role model.
      I will be a kingdom woman when I have unwavering faith, stop trying to control every aspect of my life and trust Christ completely.

    • Lovie September 5, 2013 at 8:55 pm - Reply

      Lovie, Fort Worth, TX, Solo

      1. If I could sing, I would sing Ooh Child, by the Five Stairsteps.
      2. My current season is married forever, nest is emptying.
      3. My role model is your sister Priscilla. When she gets on stage, I am in awe at her ease with speaking. I want to be her when I grow up.
      4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I learn not to be so fearful.

      I am so excited about this journey.

  2. Tonya September 4, 2013 at 7:12 am - Reply

    Tonya, Washington, DC, Solo
    1. I would sing Shout to the Lord. That song has been in my head for weeks.
    2. Breast Cancer Survivor (9 months) and empty nester
    3. My God-Mother, Connie Divers. She is such a strong God-fearing woman who always says, “stay with the Lord” to her children. She is amazing!
    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I completely surrender my will to God.

    • Tonya September 4, 2013 at 8:37 am - Reply

      Oh I forgot! I am happily married and will celebrate 23 years on October 7th!

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 3:11 pm - Reply

      Congratulations to you and your survival of a difficult time in your life. You are a living testimony.

  3. Cheryl September 4, 2013 at 7:18 am - Reply

    Cheryl, Belleville, IL

    1) That is tough because I CANNOT sing at all….as evident by the stranger at the gym who once said to me after I got off the treadmill (and didn’t realize I was singing out loud), he says:” well. I’m sure the Lord thought that sounded good…but the rest of us?????” HA!
    With that being said, instead of singing, I would be the one to INTRODUCE the singers…now emceeing…THAT is something I can do…afterall, I love to talk!!!

    2) Working on DISCIPLINE. I have not yet mastered this very important Biblical law…especially in eating. Struggling in that area….ALOT!

    3) My grandmother. She is now several years deceased, but as a child, I learned from her the gift of service to others,how important it is to feed the hungry, and that importance of personal sacrifice so that others can be blessed.

    4) I will be a Kingdom Woman when I have mastered DISCIPLINE in ALL areas of my life that are undisciplined. Or at least..getting to the complete realization that I need Christ to be disciplined. Too many times, I wan to fix things myself or I will give my undisciplined areas to God, only to reach up and snatch it right back from Him. What’s that all about??? lol

    Chrystal…thanks for doing the video as you are….you are beautiful and I love that you acknowledged that you didn’t have to put on a perfectly made face or hair. That is real life for so many of us and I am glad you video’d as you are not as you want the world to perceive you! You Rocked it this morning, sista!!

    • Cheryl September 4, 2013 at 7:21 am - Reply

      ohhh…I forgot to say that me a couple girlfriends are doing this together.

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 3:15 pm - Reply

      Did a stranger really say that to you! Wow… Laughed outloud at your idea to introduce the singers. Discipline is my thing too.

      • Cheryl September 4, 2013 at 8:04 pm - Reply

        yeah…he really did say that…of course he winked when he said it, so I was ok with it…because it’s true. HA!

  4. Raquel September 4, 2013 at 7:49 am - Reply

    Raquel, Irving, TX, Solo

    #1 Can’t Cry Anymore by Sheryl Crow
    #2 Jesus lover, walking in His true freedom alongside my husband
    #3 Jackie Roese (themarcellaproject.com)
    #4 “I will be a Kingdom Woman when obedience comes without my trying to negotiate or make God see things my way 🙂

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 3:16 pm - Reply

      “…when obedience comes without my trying to negotiate.” Now that’s a word….

  5. Dionne Delaney September 4, 2013 at 7:53 am - Reply

    Dionne, West Chester, PA; Solo
    Answers:
    #1 – Song – Leading the entire crowd in singing “How Great is Our God”…. (song for my present season)
    #2 – Happily Married, eagerly expecting what God will reveal in this season
    #3 – My former first lady
    #4 – I will be a Kingdom Woman when I reflect daily His Lordship in my life. Prayerfully others will be drawn to Him even if I don’t know it or hear a comment about it.
    #5 – Joshua Stones – such an important part of any journey. They provide a memorial for where you were and they point to the very spot where everything changed prayerfully for the better…

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 3:19 pm - Reply

      Welcome Dionne!

  6. Amanda Billings September 4, 2013 at 8:04 am - Reply

    Amanda, Drummonds, TN (North of Memphis)
    1) I would sing How Great Thou Art like Carrie Underwood did at the Grand Ole Opry
    2) Not enough time in my day, drag myself to bed every single night, but love this stage of life and would love to stop my kids from growing even for just a little while.
    3) My husband’s aunt, Fay. She is a matriarch- serves others selflessly AND keeps a really clean house-teehee!
    4) I will be a Kingdom Woman when I memorize and recall Scripture at a moment’s notice- I need my two-edged sword for daily protection against this world and the enemy.

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 3:19 pm - Reply

      Not enough time in my day. I get that girl!

  7. Joscelyn September 4, 2013 at 8:07 am - Reply

    Very excited to be starting on the #KingdomWoman journey today!
    Joscelyn, Orlando, Florida, Solo
    1) I would sing “My Redeemer Lives” or “I will Survive”. 🙂
    2) SEEKING – Trying to acknowledge & fulfill my purpose in the Lord.
    3) So many women that I admire but three that readily come to mind is the practical godly wisdom of Joyce Meyers, the humor through grace of Patsy Clairmont and the soul stirring music of Ce Ce Winans.
    4) I will be a Kingdom Woman when I can live up to my potential in Christ by embracing the talents the Lord has given me for His glory.

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 3:20 pm - Reply

      Embrace your talents. Don’t apologize for them!

  8. Shanell September 4, 2013 at 8:32 am - Reply

    Shanell , Kansas City, Missouri Solo
    #1. Take me to the King….I would sannng it.
    #2. I am embracing my season of Singleness, drawing closer to God.
    #3. Georgetta Counce she is comitted to her walk with Christ and has so much wisdom to share and is an encourager!
    #4. I will become a Kingdom Woman when I complete this 30 day journey….I’m excited!

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 3:20 pm - Reply

      Praying that you see real change in 30 days.

  9. Janel September 4, 2013 at 8:38 am - Reply

    Woo-hoo!! Let’s go!!

  10. bktsmith September 4, 2013 at 8:41 am - Reply

    Belinda, Jackson, Louisiana, Solo

    • bktsmith September 4, 2013 at 8:57 am - Reply

      I clicked the post button to soon… 🙂
      1). I would sing “Good Morning” by Mandisa.
      2). Steadfastly seeking God with all my heart.
      3). Someone I know has to be….Myrtis Fooshee, a former church member who serves God with all of her very being. Someone I don’t know…(although I did meet her one time after a conference in a restaurant) would be Beth Moore. Her hunger for God’s Word is over the top!
      4.) “I will be a Kindgom Woman when I begin to walk in the COMPLETE confidence of who I am in Christ and His calling on my life”

      • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 3:21 pm - Reply

        Love Mandisa!

        • bktsmith September 4, 2013 at 4:42 pm - Reply

          I hope you all can write a bible study to go along with this book. I would love to dig deeper with our bible study gals next year. The book has blessed me tremendously. I am looking forward to the one month journey. :):)

          • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 5:02 pm

            Six week DVD Study coming in early 2014!

  11. Shaniqua Dirks September 4, 2013 at 8:48 am - Reply

    Shaniqua, Dallas, Texas Solo
    1) I would sing “Listen” by Beyonce. This song has so much meaning and let me tell you….I would most definitely give it my all!
    2) Striving daily to be that model Kingdom Woman!
    3) Kierra “KiKi” Sheard-She’s beautiful, sassy yet classy, God-fearing, and can sing! I love what she’s doing for the Lord and how she’s not afraid to let the world know, she loves the LORD!
    4) I will be a Kingdom Woman when I can consistently give God time on a daily basis regardless of my daily activities.

    • Tonya September 4, 2013 at 8:52 am - Reply

      You better sing that song girl!!!

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 3:21 pm - Reply

      4) I will be a Kingdom Woman when I can consistently give God time on a daily basis regardless of my daily activities.

      It’s a discipline to prioritize time with the Lord I know! We just gotta keep working at it right? 🙂

      • Stephanie September 4, 2013 at 10:34 pm - Reply

        This is also a weakness of mine. I am supposed to set aside 20 minutes daily.. I’m good for a week but when the weekend comes.. It gets me every time! Glad this will help form discipline.. So along with the reading assignment I can add my daily devotional and put application to it.. I have learned the Bible is just another book without APPLICATION. We have to take and use God’s word for our everyday life and I love how you and your Dad do that.. And teach it in a way beginners can understand! Ok ok I could do this all night… Thanks once again for being transparent. It gives hope to women like me.. Instead of feeling convicted.. It’s a way to feel connected. Good to know I’m not the only one!

    • Tyra Johnson September 4, 2013 at 10:11 pm - Reply

      Hey there,
      I’m just getting a chance to read all the comments from today. I also picked “Listen” as the song I would perform! 🙂

  12. Kimberly Parker September 4, 2013 at 9:00 am - Reply

    Good morning,
    Kimberly, Montgomery, Al Solo
    #1. The song I would sing is “My heart says yes” hoping that is the title..
    #2. I am in the single mom that just learned that she needs to be STILL AND KNOW GOD season.
    #3. There are two women who are phenomenal in my life and they don’t know how much I admire them. They are Norma Butler, one of the leaders of a small church group I attend. And the other is Faye Shaw Jenkins, she is my MK director yet she is a first lady that does what is right despite the struggles against her. Each woman display strength and fortitude that I want to possess.
    #4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I let go and understand that God is control not me.

    Thank you for this book. You guys helping me in more ways than you will ever know. This is feeding to my soul.

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 3:22 pm - Reply

      I’m encouraged by hearing that the book is blessing you!

    • Arrielle September 4, 2013 at 8:10 pm - Reply

      Hi Kimberly!
      It’s great to see people from Alabama on this journey with me!

      • Kimberly September 4, 2013 at 10:04 pm - Reply

        Dear Arriele,
        I am happy to meet you!!! I am happy to see more women from our state joining the Journey too!!

      • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 10:10 pm - Reply

        That’s why I had people list their state. Hoping that some people would “find” others a little near to them 🙂

  13. Becca September 4, 2013 at 9:07 am - Reply

    Becca, TN, Solo

    1. RESPECT
    2. blessed, ministry family, mother & chauffeur of 2, medical mystery
    3. My mentor Julie. She overflows with the love and peace of Jesus so much that it oozes out of her pores.
    4.I will be a Kingdom Woman when I am not self-defeating.

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 3:22 pm - Reply

      Ouch! I gotta work on the self-defeat thing too. Why do we do that?!?!?!

  14. Mercedes Perez September 4, 2013 at 9:08 am - Reply

    Mercedes Perez- Hialeah, Florida – Solo.

    1. I would sing: My Soul Desire by Deniece Williams. It expresses how I feel and what I want to be.
    2. Divorced, Alone, Trying to lose weight, need/want close relationship w/God.
    3. Sandy Patty- she uses her great talent for the Lord. She has gone through ups and downs in her life, but she is still standing firm and serving the Lord!
    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I can know in my heart, not just in my head, that God is in control of my life and that I can do all things in Him.
    5. I tend to be very hard on myself, and always feel that I am lacking something. Hearing you say that it is ok not to be perfect, not to have my act together, was a great reminder that I need to take it easy! Thank You!

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 3:23 pm - Reply

      Girl! You know about “My Soul Desire”. That’s a goodie! So glad you are with us on this journey. You are not alone. and you are also not the only person needing to lose weight! The #fatdemon is real!

  15. Diana September 4, 2013 at 9:13 am - Reply

    Diana, Benton Harbor, Michigan, Solo,
    1) My intention would be to sing “You Are Holy” but I wouldn’t make it to the first note because I would be terrified to sing in front of that many people.
    2) My present season is discovering my purpose.
    3) Trina Wells, she is the First Lady and the church I used to attend and I love her dearly. She could not only speak into your life but she was down to earth and always made you feel comfortable around her.
    4) . I will be a Kindgom Woman when I can fulfill the purpose that God has for me and know that I don’t have to be perfect for Him to use me.
    5) As I was listening to your video (I was multi-tasking) hearing you talk about how God knew me and loves me really caught my attention. I had to stop what I was doing the replay that section again.

    • Diana September 4, 2013 at 9:16 am - Reply

      I would also sing “God Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts and Carrie Underwood. I love that song!

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 1:37 pm - Reply

      So glad the video ministered to you! Even though I was looking crazy!

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 3:24 pm - Reply

      Glad you were able to watch the video… and get other things done too!

  16. jenn September 4, 2013 at 9:20 am - Reply

    1. If I could sing well…. I would sing , In Christ Alone

    2. beating Lyme disease, love my two kids, happily married 21 years,

    3. I have a really great group of friends that mentor me in different ways. They each are unique and show me different things.

    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when…I don’t know. I feel like I am one now because that is where my heart is. I know I can never be good enough, smart enough, and I’m always growing and trying to get better. So, I guess I would say while I’m growing I’m becoming that woman and until I’m gone and in heaven, I’ll be a kingdom woman on a journey to becoming the true Kingdom Woman. Silly but that’s what i’m thinking.

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 1:37 pm - Reply

      I like the fact that you said “beating Lyme disease” That statement has such faith and power in it. And the fact that you said you are growing into the Kingdom Woman. You get it. Love your outlook.

      • Donna September 4, 2013 at 11:38 pm - Reply

        I admired the statement, “beating lyme disease” as well. I learned a lot about lyme disease last year when I met a lady with it…she was actually on a documentary they shot some years ago on it. I had NO IDEA before the severity of this disease, nor how many people are affected! God bless you!

    • Becca September 4, 2013 at 10:01 pm - Reply

      My family has lots of experience with Lyme (my dad has it chronically, my sister used to have it, my cousin has it chronically, my uncle used to have it)… I “get” what you are going through. Prayers for you tonight 🙂

  17. jenn September 4, 2013 at 9:22 am - Reply

    oh ya, flying solo from Texas

  18. Courtney September 4, 2013 at 9:27 am - Reply

    1) Courtney, Grapevine, Texas, Solo
    2) I would lovvvve to sing Rev. Paul Jones’ I Won’t Complain! That song gives me chills just typing the name of it!
    3) Hmmmm… there are several woman…. If I had to choose just one, it would be the awesome woman of God, Ce Ce Winans.
    4) I will be a Kingdom Woman when I can fully deny self, and totally trust God…. No questions asked! No matter how small or silly the request my be, I want to do it and not try to reason with it first. If He says go buy 1,200 mangoes and take them to the zoo, hey, it looks like I’m going to be heading to Aldi to get mangoes and then to the zoo!

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 1:33 pm - Reply

      No questions asked. You said it girl! That’s the test. Will I go WITHOUT asking questions!

  19. Kyaunnee Richardson September 4, 2013 at 9:33 am - Reply

    Kyaunnee, Miami, Florida, Solo

    1. I love to sing and I am in school studying to be an opera singer! To sing at Madison Square Gardens, Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera and anywhere else on stage, I will sing “His Eyes is on the Sparrow”.

    2. Single and satisfied, graduate student, strengthening my faith, beautiful, very silly, diligent worker and opera singer.

    3. Marian Anderson. She was God-fearing, she had a beautiful talent which she used to touch people’s lives despite the color of her skin and honor God through her voice. She opened the door for many African-American opera singers.

    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I am focused on God’s calling on my life by growing and strengthening my faith and my walk with God.

    5. I just read Psalm 139 this morning!!! One Holy Spirit.

    • Donna September 4, 2013 at 11:39 pm - Reply

      One of my favorite songs!

  20. Brittany Carter September 4, 2013 at 9:43 am - Reply

    Brittany Carter, Dallas Tx Solo
    1.) I would sing “Take Me to The King” By Mrs.Tamela Mann
    2.) Satisfied Victorious Single Soccer Mom, Falling In Love with Jesus, Health/Exercise Fanatic
    3.) Dr. Lois Evans, she is a living example of a Kingdom Women, through the support of Dr Evans ministry along with her involvement in other women’s ministries, her actions speaks volumes in her submission to God’s Word
    4.) I will become a Kingdom Woman when I learn to whole heartily trust God.

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 1:32 pm - Reply

      Love Tamela Mann and love that song!

  21. Kelly September 4, 2013 at 10:06 am - Reply

    My name is Kelly; I am from Birmingham, AL & I will be flying solo
    #1-Love of my life
    #2-stepping out on faith, business owner, mother, wife to be
    #3-A woman that has been a strong female role model for me is my church member, Janice Kelsey. She is a breast cancer survivor, awesome mother, grandmother, wife and she is dedicated to her work in the church
    #4-I will be a Kingdom Woman when I have completed all the tasks God has set before me

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 1:31 pm - Reply

      I love that song! Don’t know how many times I take the key up but I keep going until I just can’t sing another note. What kind of business do you have?

  22. Melani September 4, 2013 at 10:13 am - Reply

    Melani, Dallas, Texas, Solo

    1. I would sing “You Deserve” by Crystal Rucker. Crystal has such an amazing voice and I would definitely try to belt it out like Crystal!

    2. Newly Divorced, love my 2 kids, trusting God in my new season, striving to be the BEST for myself, my kids and GOD

    3. Soleria Jones. Words cannot describe the love she has for Christ, her husband and for others. She has experienced many ups and downs in her life, but she is still standing firm and serving the Lord! I LOVE this woman!

    4. I will become a Kingdom Woman when I learn to totally and whole-heartedly trust, lean and depend on God.

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 1:30 pm - Reply

      New seasons are new ground for new things! Believing God with you that you will only get and be better…

      • Melani September 4, 2013 at 2:36 pm - Reply

        Thank you Chrystal! This new season is about new beginnings. It am be scary at times with all the “unknowns” but I stand on Gods promise that He is with me always. I’m excited about this forum – which is new and what God has for me.

  23. alicia September 4, 2013 at 10:52 am - Reply

    Alicia, Oklahoma City, Ok, solo

    1. I would probably sing Millions by the Winans lol. Yes i know its a group song and men sing it but I would sound so much better bahahaha

    2. My present season Im in is singleness…and its sucks to be honest. But prayerfully God will help me overcome it and enjoy His company and presence.

    3. Besides my mom and grandmother, honestly I have no other role models. I look up to them completely. My grandmother continueli gives me advice on how to stay focus on God, and Him only

    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I finally surrender all to Christ. Nothing to hold me back. Also hopefully and prayerfully after these 30 days.

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 1:29 pm - Reply

      Sorry that about the singleness sucking. I’ve been there. God does help! Hang in there.

  24. Michelle L September 4, 2013 at 11:06 am - Reply

    Michelle, Cleveland, Oh, Solo

    #1 ~ I would sing I Am, by Kirk Franklin, and since I cannot sing I would have a really great choir with me. This song really hit the nail on the head for me at this season in my life and for what I was going through when it first came out.

    #2 ~ My present season is Revival, Discovery and Restoration of my spirit, my mind, emotions and my body. God is showing me who I am in Him and who he created me to be.

    #3 ~ Today I would say Robin Roberts. After reading her book and like so many watching her grace, strength, and faith work during her health battle and the loss of her mother.

    #4 ~ I will be a Kingdom Woman when I completely surrender to God all the past hurts and replace them with His love and healing. When I see myself as He sees me. God started me on the process 18 months ago and He has amazed me with the fact that I lost me someone along the line while I was giving to others.

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 1:29 pm - Reply

      Hmmmm… I may have to get that Robin Roberts book. I bet it was really good. And “I Am” is on my workout playlist. Love that!

  25. tiffany September 4, 2013 at 11:49 am - Reply

    Tiffany, Petionville, Haiti-solo
    1. I would sing my redeemer lives by nicole c mullen
    2. my present season: single and satisfied, depending on God like never before
    3. My pastor’s wife has been a huge influence in my life! really being real with each other, sharing joys and struggles, and going deeper with God together
    4. I will be a kingdom woman when…..I fully say yes to God before entertaining my own thoughts or desires….recognize my fears and doubts and countering them with Scripture and faith

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 1:27 pm - Reply

      Nicole C Mullen! Yea!

  26. LeTanya September 4, 2013 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    Hello my name is Tanya from Round Rock TX and though I am SOLO on this journey I am not alone.
    #1. If ever given the talent, opportunity, and audience I would belt out my own rendition of Tasha Cobbs “Grace”…not only because it is a beautiful song, but because the audience would need to offer much of it to endure listening to me sing it!!
    #2. Season? Does (internal) personal heatwave count…lol. Let’s see, I am a happily married mother of 5 and YAYA (grandmother) of 4. I honestly am not sure what exact season I am in however if I must have one it would be DRY…I am in need of a downpour from Heaven. Though this is a tiring season I refuse to lose my Praise.
    #3. There are several women that are influential in my life. Some are personal friends and family and others are not. I am a huge supporter….ok FAN of your younger sister her bible studies have ministered me through some hard times. I go to see her whenever she is within driving distance…lol. I also have an admiration for ALL youg women under 30 who are on fire for the Lord theres no greater joy than seeing young people worship our God.
    #4. I believe that I will be a kingdom woman when I met my savior and he says well done my good and faithful servant. Until then I will continue to serve him and do all I can to be a kingdom builder.
    I am very excited to be on this journey with all of you great women of God. ♥♡

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 1:27 pm - Reply

      Yes! internal personal heatwave does count! Love YAYA! (Might have to steal that)! Hang on to your praise girl!

  27. kimberly September 4, 2013 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    Kim, Hickman, Nebraska, group. Yes thats right you read it correctly, I live near HICKMAN,in Nebraska!
    #1. Amazing Love
    #2. empty nest, ministering to my daughters and their families, 9 grands!!
    #3. My spiritual mentors, Ilo a southern belle who has God talking to me with a southern accent, and our first pastors wife, Claudine, great women of faith.
    #4. I will be a Kingdom woman when I finally live the truth of Christ in me.

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 1:26 pm - Reply

      Love that you see the value of ministering to your daughters and their families. Many moms don’t get how needed they are even after their own children have flown the coop.

  28. Nightingale September 4, 2013 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    Nightingale in Miami, FL, solo

    1. I would sing some fun country song just because I love country and it might be really strange for people to see a Chinese girl singing a country song! 🙂
    2. Single, overcoming, learning
    3. The wife of a retired pastor. She went home to be with the Lord a few years ago, but I constantly think of her kindness, strength, generosity, and pure joy that she exudes.
    4. I will be a kingdom woman when… I’m content in Him

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 1:25 pm - Reply

      Chinese girl singing a country song. Love it!

  29. Linda September 4, 2013 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    Linda, Seattle, WA, solo
    If I could sing, His Eye Is On The Sparrow, acapella
    Married 50 years, upper amputee, grandmother of 4, yearn for reconciliation w my daughter.
    Marilyn is best friend and role model
    I will be a Kingdom Woman when I stop worrying qbout what other people think and focus on what God thinks.
    I love that you could be yourself, w/o make up etc., that’s what I need to be, is myself, so thank you!

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 1:25 pm - Reply

      Married 50 years! Wow! I bet you have some wisdom to share. Prayed today for you and reconciliation with your daughter. I’ve got to stop worrying too. I’m a work in progress.

      • Linda September 4, 2013 at 1:43 pm - Reply

        Appreciate your prayer for reconciliation, thank you Chrystal.

        • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 3:25 pm - Reply

          Our children walk around not realizing that they are carrying our hearts with me everywhere they go. It’s hard. I get it. Will continue to pray Linda.

  30. Kyaunnee Richardson September 4, 2013 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    Kyaunnee, Miami, Florida, Solo

    1. I love to sing and I am in school studying to be an opera singer! To sing at Madison Square Gardens, Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera and anywhere else on stage, I will sing “His Eyes is on the Sparrow”.

    2. Single and satisfied, graduate student, strengthening my faith, beautiful, very silly, diligent worker and opera singer.

    3. Marian Anderson. She was God-fearing, she had a beautiful talent which she used to touch people’s lives despite the color of her skin and honor God through her voice. She opened the door for many African-American opera singers.

    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I am focused on God’s calling on my life by growing and strengthening my faith and my walk with God.

    5. I just read Psalm 139 this morning!!! One Holy Spirit.

    **I thought my picture would be read through blogger.com. Sorry about the double posting.**

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 1:24 pm - Reply

      Wow! An opera singer! That’s awesome! Love your role model, Marian Anderson.

  31. Kyaunnee Richardson September 4, 2013 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    Here is my image.

    **I apologize again. This computer is just messing me up. I am so sorry.**

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 1:22 pm - Reply

      No worries!

  32. Jennie Martin September 4, 2013 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    Jennie Martin, Jeffersonville, IN, solo or maybe a couple of friends….not sure yet

    1. I don’t sing solo! But I would sing Amazing Grace or the National Anthem

    2. Happily married mother of 6, learning to rely on HIM

    3. Val Manley–she put her money where her mouth is…she started a Bible Study that included women of all ages! I love this. I want to be counted as faithful and it is so wonderful to learn how to be a “Kingdom Woman” in all stages of life.

    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I let go and let God…He is in control!

    5. I love that we can all be who we are–who God created us to be–good hair days and bad hair days–it’s about HIM–not us!

    • kimberly September 5, 2013 at 6:46 pm - Reply

      Beautiful Labrador in your Gravtor. 🙂

  33. Rozephyr Jean September 4, 2013 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    Rozephyr, Port Arthur, TX, Solo

    1. I would sing “Greater Is Coming” – Jakalyn Carr
    2. My present season: Divorced 2 years after 14 years of marriage unhappy in love with someone that doesn’t love me the same; mother of 3; Seeking GOD to fill the void in HIS way.
    3. A spiritual mother that gives me guidance from the word of GOD.
    4. I will be a kingdom woman when… I can completely surrender to GOD trusting that he will not withhold any good thing from me, no matter what it is (spouse, financial, health)…. not living in fear.

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 10:42 pm - Reply

      So sorry that you have to experience that void in this season of your life. Your honesty is a blessing to others. Praying for you tonight and the continuing filling of that space by the Lord in your life and your testimony that will help another woman one day.

      • Rozephyr Jean September 5, 2013 at 1:47 pm - Reply

        Love you Chrystal and thank you for caring enough to send me help through your book and your life.

  34. Stacy September 4, 2013 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    Stacy Leakakos, Chicago, IL, solo
    1 I would sing the National Anthem(it has been a dream of mine forever!)
    2. Sunday is our first wedding aniversary, and can’t believe its already been a year! Just got a new job as Anesthesia tech so its been a season of new beginnings.
    3. Mother Teresa, I have always admired her loving kindness and wisdom
    4.I will be a kingdom woman when I can just stop and let God take control. I worry to much and I just need to let Jesus take the wheel.

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 2:44 pm - Reply

      Happy Anniversary!

      • Stacy September 4, 2013 at 11:32 pm - Reply

        Thank you!! Its been a great 1st year!

  35. Tiwana September 4, 2013 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    My name is Tiwana, I’m married(16yrs) and a mother of two. I work full-time as a nurse. I live in Glenwood Illinois which is 30mins outside of Chicago. I will be going solo.

    1. I would sing Be Grateful by Walter Hawkins.
    2. Currently, I am in a season of awakening. For years, I have battled with low-self esteem and denial of the fact. I am choosing to deal with my issues head on and seek strength for the necessary change that is needed to be a true kingdom woman.
    3. My friend Carolyn, she has been through a lot and what makes her amazing is if you did not know that she was in a storm, you would not be able to tell.
    4. I will be a kingdom woman when I stop doubting myself all the time and start trusting God completely.
    5.Being reminded that the Father knows me intimately and in spite of that fact, he loves me completely.

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 3:28 pm - Reply

      You know…the hardest thing about fighting and winning a battle is knowing who your enemy is and how he operates. You are more than halfway there dear. Keep going.

  36. Megan H. September 4, 2013 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    Megan Henderson, Dayton, OH, solo

    1. I would sing “O Holy Night” with a full orchestra in the background.
    2. young mom living in a house full of boys
    3. My husband and I have recently become licensed foster parents. A friend of mine has been a huge encouragement during this process. (She’s a foster mom, too.) She’s been transparent about her struggles and mountaintop highs, and I appreciate that so much. She’s a Christian, so she’s been able to tie every situation back to Christ.
    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I live in Christ’s humility and outside my own pride and selfishness.
    5. I’m excited about this book, and I’m looking forward to what God has to teach me.

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 3:27 pm - Reply

      Love your vision for “O Holy Night!” Foster parenting. That journey is hidden in a corner of my heart. 🙂

  37. K.Roy September 4, 2013 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    Kesha Royster but prefer K.Roy, Pensacola , Fl, solo

    1. I would sing ” Break Every Chain” by Jesus Culture the way Tasha Cobbs SANGs it!!!
    2. Contented in my singleness…did I just say that…; graduating at 30 with my undergrad (god is able); losing my job(he
    ‘s still my source), taking 2014 to work in missions full time
    3. Priscilla Shirer; at age 24/25 I stopped running from god and surrendered to his will. I began looking for a womens minister that resonated with me. I searched long and when I had all but gave up I stumbled upon a school (DTS) that had a video of her teaching and I whispered to god that’s her. I’ve just admired her connect ability and practical teaching that shows how God uses the word and shows himself in my every day life.
    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I realize that I Am her now. When I realize that she can’t be simply picked up or tossed off but everyday I am her regardless of how I feel, situations or lifes circumstances.

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 3:27 pm - Reply

      Small world 🙂

    • Amanda s September 4, 2013 at 11:33 pm - Reply

      I picked the sammmme song! “Break every chain”/”there is power in the name of Jesus”

  38. Romonda King September 4, 2013 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    Romonda, Little Rock, AR, solo-but not alone

    1. I would sing ‘Keep ME’ by Tye Tribett
    (This song really ministers 2 me @ this time)
    2. Guess my present season would have 2 be empty nest! Single mother if a 21yr old son, but I have a beautiful grand daughter-3. Although after reading your book, I’m viewing it as a high calling :). Love my career(RN) & my ministry(recovery).
    3. Role model? One of the ladies @ my church Valerie-Kingdom Prayer Warrior
    4. I will be a Kingdom woman when…wait, I already am, by faith I believe it, I speak it into my life, so now I SHALL walk in it. Live by the principles outlined in your book!!! Thx again 4 letting God use y’all 2 help change my life…so excited about my future

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 3:26 pm - Reply

      Gotta look up that Tye song. Is it on the new album? and yes! We have to speak it and walk in it. Who God has made us to be is there but we have to take it. 🙂

  39. Paulette September 4, 2013 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    1. I would sing, “I Will Always Love You” Whitney Houston style, but I would rewrite it to sing to The Lord!
    2. I’m the mother of a Jr in College & a Jr in High School & my husband has recently retired. Wondering what the next season will bring.
    3. My mentor is Sherry Murphy and her unselfish love for me 23yrs ago changed my life.
    4. I will be a Kingdom Women when I fully trust Him with all things.
    SOLO & excited!

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 3:51 pm - Reply

      Unselfish love will do it every time 🙂

  40. Rozephyr Jean September 4, 2013 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    I commented earlier but I just decided to come to the page again and listen to your (Chrystal) video again and have the prayer again and it just gave me a little more drive. I’m blessed to be apart of this journey.

  41. Jan Hardesty September 4, 2013 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    I did try to do the gravatar and its on that website so we will see if it appears here later. My name is Jan and I live in Crystal Springs, ND and that means in the middle of nowhere and God is moving in this small community!!! Solo
    1. I would love to be able to sing the song”Lay ‘Em Down” by Need to Breather – I absolutely love that song.
    2. I am an empty nester and married – I love the time I can spend with the Lord
    3. My very best friend “Gina” – love that girl – and I love how real Priscilla Shirer is.
    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I get to heaven – but really I am enjoying talking about being a Kingdom Woman and what God is doing in my life. I want others to know how precious it is to have a close relationship with the Lord. I love how God is teaching me grace, grace, grace.
    5. I put on makeup this morning and I must say you look better than I do without the makeup – so maybe I need to remove mine! Thank you for doing this. My husband is reading “Kingdom Man”.

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 4:37 pm - Reply

      Yes, Jan! I see your face 🙂 The Gravatar worked! I don’t want to rush through my current season but I do look forward to the beauty in the next season of having more time to linger in God’s presence!

  42. Michelle September 4, 2013 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    Michelle, Medina, Ohio, solo
    1. Your Live Never Fails
    2. Married 12 years, 2 kids- age 8 and 5; working full time.
    3. Sue from a previous church and Bert at work
    4. I will be a Kingdom woman when I let Him be in control

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 4:35 pm - Reply

      Welcome Michelle!

      • Michelle Twombly September 4, 2013 at 5:03 pm - Reply

        Thanks…. Looking forward to it!

  43. Donna September 4, 2013 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    Donna, Colorado Springs, CO, Solo.
    #1) It Is Well with My Soul
    #2) a change is a’comin
    #3) my Sunday school teacher, Kathie, who came into my life when I was 11 years old. To this day we are friends, sisters, mother/daughter, mentor…you name it! We have been dear friends for 32 YEARS!!
    #4)I will be a Kingdom Woman when I can not let circumstances around me not steal my internal peace and/or joy…on a CONSTANT basis!!

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 6:02 pm - Reply

      Welcome Donna!

  44. Donna September 4, 2013 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    oh, and I couldn’t get the video to play. Hopefully when I have some time I can try to figure it out.

  45. Alicia September 4, 2013 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    Alicia,Dallas, Texas,Solo
    1- I came by Marvin Sapp “is there anybody here to praise The Lord?”
    2 – Stay at home mom, married 7years to a Kingdom Man, have 4 kids ages 4,5,9,and 10.
    3- I would say you and Priscilla have made a big impact in my life!
    4- I will be a Kingdom Woman when I learn not to worry about things out of my control and let God take care of it all.

  46. Joy September 4, 2013 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    My name is Joy, Goodyear, AZ, mini-group (my and my sister-in-law)
    1. I love to sing so the choice is hard but today I would sing “Great is Thy Faithfulness”
    2. I am married, moving kids up and out 1 by 1, and overcoming my mind – mastering a joyfilled life
    3. My 2 Leadership Mentors: Neressa Orr & JoAnn Calvin
    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I take time EVERY day to spend serious quiet time so that I walk out daily the activities He has charged me with…without spending so much time on the mental battle.
    5. Psalm 139 ALWAYS brings me to tears….it is SO wonder and reminds me to BELIEVE the wonderfulness and beauty of HIS creation: ME…His “Joy”

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 6:06 pm - Reply

      I’m right there with you! Moving them up and out one by one 🙂

  47. Donna Berry September 4, 2013 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    My name is Donna and I’m from Vallejo, CA. I will be participating solo.
    1)I would perform Amazing Grace. Why? Because for years when I was a teenager I was out there for real and if it wasn’t for the prayers of my mother and her church family I would still be out in the world blaming God for being attempted sexual abuse.
    2)I would say my current season is mentor. I want to help encourage young ladies and women in their stuggles.
    3)I would say it’s a close friend of mine name Fatima. After my mom died it was she who I could go to about any and everything without her judging me. She guides me through Godly counsel.
    4)I will be a Kingdom woman when I can just let go and let God do His work in my life. Sometime I’m trying to do the things myself, but I need to listen and follow His guidance.

    I sure hope you can see my gravatar.

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 10:44 pm - Reply

      Donna, I can see you!

  48. Sophia Garza September 4, 2013 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    Sophia, Desoto, Tx, Solo

    1. I would sing “A House Is Not A Home” by Luther Vandross. Love me some Luther!!!!
    2. Single & Waiting on God’s perfect timing & direction.
    3. Ms. Terri at OCBF Bookstore, her spirit is so calm & peaceful.
    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I stop trying to be control of everything & let God have complete control.
    5. Truly excited about this journey, thank you for doing this.

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 10:45 pm - Reply

      I’m a control freak. Glad I’m not alone.

  49. Shellye September 4, 2013 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    Wow! I’m so excited. I’m Shellye, Dallas, Texas, Solo.

    1. The first song that comes to mind is ‘I’d like to teach the world to sing!’ I’d want to be interactive with the audience so I wouldn’t feel awkward. Lol

    2. I’m a wife, mom, mom-in-law, grandma, and womanpreneur. I think about all the hats I’m wearing and praying to find the balance I need to wear all of them well!

    3. I’d have to say my newfound friend and business associate. I’ve been following her for a while and finally had an opportunity to meet and work with her and her husband. She encourages and supports me personally and in business. It has been such a blessing to be mentored by her.

    4. ”I will be a Kingdom Woman when I turn my fear of failure into joy of success and bless others on the way!”

    5. I have always loved Psalm 139. Knowing that I’m fearfully and wonderfully made and valued, regardless of my station in life has always given me hope beyond hope. Thanks for the reminder!

    Loving the journey!

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 10:46 pm - Reply

      Hi Shellyeeeeeeeeeeeee! 🙂

  50. Donelle September 4, 2013 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    Donelle, Easton, PA, Duo!

    1. I would love to sing an original song however, I would LOVE to minister pretty much anything Kari Jobe. Lol! Okay. Okay. Seriously, I would sing “Find You On My Knees”. I LOVE that song. It sums up how I feel about being in the Presence and even though that album is based around Jeremiah 29:13, it reminds me of Psalm 91 and I know where God has brought me from.
    2. Single and (99%) Satisfied (LOVE THAT SERIES!), Auntie extraordinaire, Masters student staring a new decade in the face ready to go forth! Wait….guess that was more than 10 words 🙂
    3. Outside of family, a woman that has impacted my life is my first lady, Lady K. She has such a heart for God, a true worshipper, outwardly loves her family, and she’s dresses like nobody’s business. Lol. She’s so fabulous, inside and out.
    4. I will be a Kingdom Women when I believe it. Spending consistent time with the Lord is key. I know I have the capacity. I just need to have enough faith to walk it out.
    5. I appreciate your honesty about feeling like you may not think you look your best but it’s still not an excuse to walk out your calling/task/assignment. I’ve focused a lot on my feelings lately and need to adjust my vision to God’s goodness.

    Thank you for doing this Chrystal!

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 10:13 pm - Reply

      Kari Jobe is a FAVORITE over here!

      • Donelle September 5, 2013 at 1:07 am - Reply

        I have yet to see her in person. Her heart for worship is amazing. She definitely is a lady of inspiration from a distance. As Wendy Williams would say, she’s a friend in my head.

        BTW, the Message version of Psalm 139….wow.

  51. Peggy Rayburn September 4, 2013 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    I am so excited about this book. I have been a Christian for a long time, but I am really having a revival in my heart and I’m just loving Jesus!!

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 10:12 pm - Reply

      Love this!

  52. Clarissa September 4, 2013 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    Clarissa, Fort Worth, TX–Solo

    1. Greater Is Coming by Jeklyn Carr
    2. Newly saved, baptism on Sept. 29, mother of 2, married almost 2 yrs, student
    3. Tamela Mann—I have followed her journey throughout the years and what she does through God is truly amazing (not just being Cora)
    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I learn to sacrifice anything for God(instead of trying to hold on to everything), and when I can completely put my trust in Him

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 10:12 pm - Reply

      Clarissa you are the second person to mention “Greater is Coming”. I’ll have to look that one up!

      • Clarissa September 4, 2013 at 10:51 pm - Reply

        Yes Chrystal you most definitely have to. It’s such a beautiful song and has so much meaning. I can never quite get thru it without the tears flowing.

    • Stephanie September 4, 2013 at 10:44 pm - Reply

      That is awesome that you surrendered your life to Jesus!! I will be in prayer for you with your walk.. It’s far from easy but well worth every step. Do you mind me asking how your husband accepted this decision..?! Excited for you!

      • Clarissa September 4, 2013 at 10:56 pm - Reply

        Thanks Stephanie, I will definitely need the prayers. It’s so hard to keep on track especially when my mind is my worst enemy. My husband is supportive but he is not ready yet, which makes it seem harder for me. Hopefully he will follow suit but I don’t want him to just because I did, I want him to want it for himself.

        • Stephanie September 4, 2013 at 11:16 pm - Reply

          Thank God that he is supportive.. And who knows.. It may take him seeing the Jesus in you in order to receive the gift of salvation. Just continue to pray for him as well and so will I… And don’t give up.. We are all a work in progress.. Just let your light shine and this is a perfect way to incorporate how to do so (Kingdom Woman) — Let God use you right where you are.. And it will be a testimony to others down the road.. I have believed in Jesus my entire life but I knew of the religious routine instead of a relationship.. It was eye opening when I found out prayer wasn’t just for 911 situations. I’ve been a rededicated born again Christian for 3 years now… And have learned soooooo much in such a short time!

          • Clarissa September 5, 2013 at 3:13 pm

            Thank you so much Stephanie for your inspirational words, I don’t get that too often. I know this will be challenging but I also know that I will get through it.

  53. Michelle September 4, 2013 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    Michelle, Euclid, Ohio, Solo.

    1. Greater is coming- Jekalyn Carr. I know God is preparing me.

    2. Would be Empty Nestor… But it looks like I will have to take custody of my 2yr old granddaughter. So I guess I will say… Starting Over with mixed emotions. Please lift me up in prayer.

    3. Pastor Lisa Johnson, who met me where I was at on this journey with Christ and poured into me, and told me to ALWAYS look for the glory of the LORD no matter the situation.

    4. I will be a Kingdom woman when I truly believe that all things do work together for the good to them that love God, to them who are called according to HIS purpose. Rom 8:28

    5. I love that you pressed through the thought of needing to be video perfect, God says come to Him naked and unashamed. And I feel that by you doing just that we as women will be able to come naked and unashamed on this journey with you. Besides your natural beauty is beautiful and so is your spirit.

    Looking forward to going on this journey with everyone and God bless you for your vision in creating it.

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 10:11 pm - Reply

      Prayed for you Michelle. I know lots of empty nesters having to adjusted to an unexpected season. Know that your granddaughter will be blessed by having your wisdom, maturity, and love. Thanks for your encouragement to me 🙂

  54. Latresia September 4, 2013 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    Latresia, Montgomery AL, solo…I am so excuted to start this much need ed journey..
    1. I would sing Luther Vandross ” If this world were mine”
    2. Wife, mom, step mom, confused, numb, stressed, angry and hurt
    4. I will be a kingdom woman when I’m finally in alignment with Gods plan for me
    Again I have been looking for this journey to start..it’s really nice tl meet you giys

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 10:09 pm - Reply

      I miss Luther. Thanks for your transparency. Prayed for you tonight Latresia. Sorry you are having to walk a hard road. Know that nothing we experience is wasted when we walk with God. He makes all things beautiful in his time.

    • Stephanie September 4, 2013 at 10:54 pm - Reply

      Glad to see I’m not the only step mother.. Any tips or lessons you have learned please feel free to share!

      • Amanda s September 4, 2013 at 11:38 pm - Reply

        I’m also a step mom, which I’m newly married & I need tips!! It’s a little hard balancing out the relationship & determining boundaries!!

        • Stephanie September 5, 2013 at 6:18 am - Reply

          I completely agree. I think my oldest feels the difference.. She is the only one that doesn’t have the other parent involved and seeing my husband with his biological daughter makes her sad and she displays it by being mean to my step daughter which then causes tension between my husband and me.. My son and step daughter have active parents but my daughter doesn’t.. So they go and see the other parent and my daughter has to stay home.. I have tried to make up for it but I can only do so much.. It has really been an issue recently in our marriage. I try to defend my daughter and at the same time my husband doesn’t want to give her a crutch.. Difficult and heartbreaking situation.

          • Donelle September 6, 2013 at 5:05 pm

            I hear your heart Stephanie. I pray that God mends every area. I have watched a dear friend be a stepmom and the one thing that never failed was prayer. I pray that you and your husband find the secret place God has set apart in order to align your family as a unit. Blended families are not easy. I pray much strength for you.

          • Latresia September 6, 2013 at 5:14 pm

            Stephanie I also understand your cry I have 3 children and I’m a step mother to 4….I can’t even explain in words how hard blended families are. I’m going through a similar storm as we speak I’m hoping with faith in God we will get through it. I will also say a prayer for you…

        • Shellye September 7, 2013 at 12:54 pm - Reply

          Hi Ladies, I, too, am a BONUS mom with BONUS kiddos. That’s one tip I would share. We try not to use the word step. We’re gifts to one another other even though things didn’t work out with their bio parents, God saw fit to provide us with “extra” and so that’s how we look at it. Next, be all-inclusive. What you do for one, do for all. Try to not show favoritism towards any one of your children. I think it’s much easier with younger children than it is with older, but the older kids can understand you better. When my husband and I married, I had an adult child, two teens, and my youngest was six. His children were 12, 10, and nine so we had a lot going on! That was seven years ago. We had some transitioning to do, especially with my older children but we’ve grown tremendously!

          • Stephanie September 10, 2013 at 9:52 pm

            Shellye,
            Due to all the activity in my email I bypassed seeing this message.. along with the other ladies! I am glad I am not the only one. I am having a difficult but not impossible situation with my family.. one minute everything is ok, the next, tension fills the room. My bio daughter doesn’t have the presence of her bio dad so the only image of a father she has is my husband and he is great.. the majority of the time. There is no additional love.. its sort of like going through the motions “because I have to” at times… We take the kids many places and he provides for them without any question.. but when my step daughter who is only a year or so younger than my daughter comes around (shes 6) theres cuddling and loving and kisses and I love you this and I love you that and my daughter sees so she has become jealous of my step daughter but I see it too and I try to over look it simply because my step daughter doesn’t get to see my husband as often as the other 2 do.. and my son on the other hand (age 5) just anticipates going to see his dad and no one has tried reaching out. I have prayed and prayed and prayed… The Lord revealed to me that I have to be the one to “set the stage” be the example of love… but I can’t force the “lovey dovey” cuddle up watch a movie or anything like that between my husband and kids.. I know that is the next step so to speak and now I have just been asking for direction on exactly how to do that.

  55. Dionne Delaney September 4, 2013 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    Good evening Kingdom Women!
    Just had a great moment in the grocery store!!!! (We stopped in Chipotle for food, no chips at Chipotle – UGHHH!! Went into Acme) I picked up the chips, some ice and went to the check out. A cashier and another worker were talking and my ears perked up when one said, “did you listen to Tony Evans tonight?” I jumped in and said, “love him.” They turned, smiled and agreed. The cashier mentioned having done one of Priscilla’s bible studies and how enriched her life was. The other woman stated that she had just secured her copy of Kingdom Woman and she clapped her hands, excited that she was going to get to read it. I recommended the website so that she could join the one month reading challenge!!!

    KINGDOM WOMEN ARE EVERYWHERE!!!!

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 10:08 pm - Reply

      Whooooooooooop! I love this! Thanks for sharing that with me!

  56. Stephanie September 4, 2013 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    Stephanie Palmer, Mt Pleasant TX *beyond thrilled and excited and a way to truly apply what I am being taught* I am doing this solo.. And maybe afterwards present it to my church family. (They aren’t too computer savy) —
    If it could be any song it would be “I Smile” by Kirk Franklin or “Take me to the King” Tamela Mann
    My current season – newlywed (a little over a year), mother to young children 5,6,7, preachers wife
    Biggest influence would be my Pastor’s wife or my spiritual mother that began discipleship group at my church.
    I will be a Kingdom Woman when I learn to balance time and patience!
    Psalm 139 — defiantly scripture I need to memorize! To know that I have purpose and that I am loved surpasses everything. I always want to add I attended Desperate for Jesus and my husband attended No More Excuses this year and we had went last year also.. But this year we had about 20 men and women come with us and it was just so awesome and powerful.. I have applied what I learned and can’t wait to apply more! Learning means growing and that is what I yearn to do… I thank you for taking your time to reach out.

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 10:07 pm - Reply

      Welcome Stephanie! I’m learning balance too. I think it will be a life long pursuit! LOL!

      • Stephanie September 4, 2013 at 10:22 pm - Reply

        I am trying to learn when to say NO and when to stop what I’m doing to focus on my children. I’m raising a blended family and have been having relationship problems with the oldest who is about to be 8 who belongs to me with the absence of her bilogical father…That is where my patience stays being tested! Hopefully I will get through the beginners course of balancing all that God has me to do at some point in my life. Seems like it is on “repeat” for the time being… But doing all I can to remain positive and during the midst of what would have been “rage” ask God what He is trying to show me?! Can’t wait for this study!

  57. Karla M. Gurley September 4, 2013 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    Karla – Dallas (Oak Cliff), Texas- SOLO
    Song- LISTEN – Dream Girls Soundtrack – I would SIGN the mess out of that song! I just can sing – even though I know this if fun on a blog! I do love that’s song.
    Meredith Sheppard- She is just the best. I have known her since I was in grade school and she still keeps up with me today
    MY SEASON- Change and Dependence on Him – A season of satisfied singleness with a real desire for more. A season of decreasing my debt. A season of living healthy so that its is a real lifestyle. A season of being focused on HIM <
    I will be a Kingdom Woman when I consistently take care of my temple, me, get rest, and have fully surrendered my finances to God so that I can use what HE has given me completely for HIS Glory

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 10:06 pm - Reply

      Love Meredith Sheppard.You know I’m with you on the journey to consistently take care of my temple… especially the get rest part! Oh! …. AND the surrender to God part!

      • Karla M. Gurley September 4, 2013 at 11:34 pm - Reply

        Awe. Meredith is my other ‘mama’ !!

  58. Machelle Harris September 4, 2013 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    Machelle Harris, Kalamazoo, Mi. Solo
    #1.Private Party by India.Arie
    #2.being stretched, leading, following , learning, teaching and serving
    #3.My Sister -in-Law Dorothy Davis
    #4.I will be a Kindom Woman when I surrender ALL and know that His plan is the plan for my life
    #5 I love the fact that you video tape yourself “raw”. It amazes me that we feel like we need to be put “together” to minister to each other

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 10:05 pm - Reply

      India Arie is amazing. Thanks for your thoughts on me “RAW”. I get sooooo stressed out trying to put myself together. It was nice to film in the natural. 🙂

  59. Rana Smith September 4, 2013 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    Looking forward to this! Rana Smith, Whitehouse, Texas, Solo.

    1. “Overcomer” by Mandisa
    2. I am in a difficult season of life right now but looking forward to seeing how God can use our mistakes to mold us and redeem a situation that seems impossible.
    3. Beth Moore, I appreciate her honesty about her own struggles and how God has used them for his glory.
    4. I will be a KINGDOM WOMAN when I learn to fully rely on God, be the best for my family, and discipline my mind not to wonder. It gets me in trouble a lot. 🙂

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 10:04 pm - Reply

      My mind gets me in trouble too. Sorry you are in a difficult season. Prayed for you tonight. Lord, help Rana to feel your love!

  60. Lashan Robinson September 4, 2013 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    Well I have started to read the book and it is very encouraging. This is my first time blogging so let’s go.I look forward to the next month’s journey, assignments and growth.

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 10:03 pm - Reply

      Good for you for trying to blog!

  61. Errika September 4, 2013 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    Errika, Desoto, Texas, The Accountability Book Club
    1. And I Am Telling You (Jennifer Holliday Version) and I would do it in New York in Central Park like Diana Ross back in the 80’s.
    2. Married 7 years, mom of The Syd, working full-time plus some
    3. Most impactful woman would be my friend Cheryl. New friend to me, but such a leader, creative, smart, talented and helps me to be a better mom.
    4. I will be a Kingdom Women when I let it ALL go and trust and believe it will get done or it doesn’t even matter.
    5. It’s okay that we haven’t made it to be Kingdom Woman. I tend to not give myself the grace I deserve, but things are a changing!!!!! I love this journey.

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 10:02 pm - Reply

      Hahahahaha! Why do yo call your baby girl “The Syd”. That is hilarious! I hear you on the full-time plus some. Whew!

  62. Jennifer Judice September 4, 2013 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    Jennifer, Houston, Texas, Solo,

    1) First off to be able to perform to that large of an audience would be crazy fun!! Wish I could sing, but if I could it would have to be Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” or “Queen of the night”.

    2) Single woman enjoying her family & friends while finding herself through prayer.

    3) I would have to say my girlfriends. I have a diverse group of women in my life that I learn and grow from consistently.

    4) I will be a Kingdom Woman when I fully trust that God’s got this! To not hesitate when things don’t happen quick enough for me or the way I plan.

    5) Love your authenticity and sincerity

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 10:01 pm - Reply

      Whitney Houston fan over here too!

  63. Deborah September 4, 2013 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    Deborah, Bennettsville, SC*
    #1. Live at the Garden, Deborah singing “If I can’t say a word (can I just raise my hand)” Although I may not act like it but, I am so thankful and grateful to know Jesus!!!
    #2. Married wife & mother pressing and believing; waiting and wanting Jesus!
    #3. Bernice Smalls (Boots), a 2nd cousin, 35 years my elder. She showed me how to be all you can be, never give up and most important trust in God. She was the first in my family to graduate from college, St. Agustine (when the Delaney sisters taught) by mopping the dorms. Daughter of a single mother (my maternal grand aunt), first black lab tech in a NY Lab, went back to school in 40ties to become a nurse. This women introduced me to the beauty and rich culture of African American people. She made me appreciate where I came from and the who I was as a sista. All the while, telling be about God our Father and reciting passages with thanksgiving. Love You “Boots”!
    #4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I embrace who I am in Christ; the woman that God created me to be!
    #5. The passage is the first step of my journey to embracing the Kingdom woman that I am because as I meditate on it, I know that I am specially made with at purpose, plan from God and can fulfill all that He has placed in me if I just believe. I am so blessed and thanks to you Chrystal and Dr. Evans for taking us on this journey to God!!!

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 10:01 pm - Reply

      Welcome Deborah!

  64. Deborah September 4, 2013 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    Deborah, Bennettsville SC, reading on with group of girlfriends. oops,
    didn’t read directions very clearly :0(

  65. Latonya September 4, 2013 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    Latonya, Illinois, doing the study as a duo,
    1.Overcome by Jeremy Camp or Come to Me by Jamie Grace
    2. Returning to homeschooling (1st and 3rd), strengthening our 10 year marriage, embracing this season
    3.My friend Teresa has been a great influence. She has really helped to keep me grounded.
    4.I will be a Kingdom Woman when I remain joyous and remember to worship Him at all times.

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 10:00 pm - Reply

      I’m with you on the homeschooling. Striving for balance 🙂

  66. Somer September 4, 2013 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    Somer, Dallas, Texas, Solo

    1) I am a big Whitney Houston fan so it would either be her signature song of “I Will Always Love You” or lately I have been singing Rufus & Chaka Khan’s hit of “Tell Me Something Good”….I love a good ol skool jam! 🙂

    2) Single and becoming satisfied. Still a work in progress….God has big plans for me, I am just trying to get on both feet on board the plane.

    3) My good friend Shakeya! She seems so well rounded and displays a good sense of balance as it relates to work, home and friends. I just admire her and support her so as she moves forward in her career.

    4)I will be a Kingdom Woman when I finally stop trying to fit all the pieces together and just let God have his way with no influence by me. Really so many things are beyond my control, so there is nothing else I can do but just allow him to do his thing!

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 9:59 pm - Reply

      On becoming satisfied. Becoming is a good thing. Says you are not where you want to be but you are also not where you were!

  67. Tyra Johnson September 4, 2013 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    Tyra, Dallas, Texas, Solo
    1) Well, If I could perform at Madison Square Garden that would be so great! I can’t sing, but in the car and in the shower I swear I’m the best, LOL…I would perform “Listen” by Beyonce
    2) Single, sometimes confused woman on a journey to grow my faith
    3) First Lady Michelle Obama! She’s a classy lady!
    4) I will be a Kingdom Woman when I get to a point where I am concerned with pleasing God rather than pleasing others.
    5) Chrystal, I just want to say that it is refreshing to see you be transparent with all of us. Often times we as women are so concerned with our outward appearance. We want to be “perfect” or “just right.” We totally miss that God can and will use us just as we are right now! Again thanks for letting us in on this journey!

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 10:16 pm - Reply

      Girl the shower has the BEST acoustics!

  68. Noel September 4, 2013 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    My name is Noel, Phoenix, AZ, mini-group (my and my sister-in-law)
    1. I love to sing so the choice is hard, it will be nice to sing well…LOL today I would sing “My Redeemer Lives”
    2. I am married in a blended family, moving kids on, high school, college and life, and overcoming my mind – mastering a faith filled life
    3. My two Leadership Mentors: Joy McClain & Patsy McFadden
    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I take time EVERY day to pray fervently so that I walk in Faith…without punishing myself on days I fall short
    5. Psalm 139 is a perfect place to start for me in preparation for this journey!

    • Chrystal September 4, 2013 at 10:15 pm - Reply

      Love your words…. “overcoming my mind” & “mastering a faith filled life”. I so get that.

  69. kaycee September 4, 2013 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    I will pick my gravatar on a computer before ne,t Wednesday 🙂
    My name is Kaycee, Grand Rapids, MI, going on this much needed journey with my bestie
    #1 I would sing Call on Jesus by Nicole C. Mullen
    #2 Single mother of 3 finds ways to manage my moods and grow in my walk.
    #3 my high school economics teacher, most loving and encouraging woman I had rowing up. She made me believe that I could, so I did, because she believed in me.
    #4 when I quit making excuses why I can’t be. I am realizing it’s a daily choice, and my day is today
    #5 Thank you for doing the video regardless of your appearance. It’s nice to know you’re human too 🙂
    Looking forward to this journey and digging deeper this week into Psalm 139! It’s one of my favorite verses but it spoke volumes to my heart tonight!

  70. Amanda S September 4, 2013 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    AMANDA,Three rivers Tx..SOLO..
    #1..If I could perform at the Madison square garden, with any song, I’d def have to chose “there is power in the name of Jesus”!! Imagine how many people could be drawn to Jesus by that song, because There IS Power In the name of Jesus, and that power thru his name, and his spirit is what draws people to him, so I’d pray The Lord would anoint me as I deliver the song to the thousands of people there!
    #2..New wife yearning for perseverance thru these trials & long suffering.
    #3..My husbands Aunt Adela..this woman brings tears
    to my eyes, I see how much she serves God & the time she spends in prayer & her word, is evident thru her fruits & the gifts she uses. She inspires me, to know that, the time we use for The Lord , is no wasted time, but true Laboring time for the kingdom!
    #3..”I will be a kingdom woman when”….I do everything unto God & i use my gifts to give God glory!

    -Response to the video devotional-…truly I admire that you were humble enuff to still make the video after you debated with yourself about how you looked with previously working out & no makeup..thank you for posting the video & for takin the time out of your busy schedule to bless us with this journey!

  71. Portia, Houston, TX, SOLO September 4, 2013 at 11:18 pm - Reply

    #1 It would definitely be a Christina Aguilera or Alicia Keys song! Their voices always blow me away! I may not agree with everything they DO, but I love their voices!:-)
    #2 Young, happily married & recently became a stay-at-home mommy (man that was hard to squeeze in to just 11 words!)x-D
    #3 I’m going to say a close friend of mine from church who is actually my pastor’s daughter. She is so strong, patient, and she is always pursuing the will of The Lord. I really admire her for that.
    #4 I will become a Kingdom Woman once I truly know and accept who God has called/created me to be and run with it! I’m always telling myself that I’m not good enough or able to accomplish the dreams and goals I have in my head and I’m so tired of that!! I want to be bold and have the courage to do all God has planned for me to do.
    #5 Thank you for being so bold and brave enough to show your natural beauty, Chrystal! I wish I was brave enough to do the same haha

  72. Jeralyn September 4, 2013 at 11:24 pm - Reply

    Jeralyn, Sterling,CO,SOLO
    1. R-E-S-P-E-C-T
    2. Nana, married 37 yrs, lost dreamer finding her way home
    3. Jan Drew, faithful friend, mentor, sister by choice,
    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I rest in His grace…
    5. Excited !!

  73. kara September 4, 2013 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    Kara, San Antonio, Texas, mini-group..my friend karen and i.
    1-I LOVE to sing, and the favorite song varies daily…today I’m going with Rocky Mountain High by John Denver…I know, i know, kinda corny, but the NFL kicks off tomorrow and so do my Broncos so it’s football time around here 🙂

    2-Single, devoted aunt, waiting for God’s best, but not waiting to live 🙂

    3-Mentor would be my good friend Storey…started by babysitting for her kids and grew into a sweet friendship.

    4-I will be a kingdom woman when i learn to seek His approval first, not others

    **So excited you are doing this, we’ve been reading KW for a month now and loving it!
    -kara

  74. Gail Brookshire September 5, 2013 at 12:42 am - Reply

    Gail, Asheville, NC, SOLO, Answer #1, Jesus, The Love of My Life., Answer #2, Single, 44, empty nest, taking care of elder parents., Answer #3, Molly, the lady who led me to Christ, has been the strongest role model of my life., #4, “… am living with my King Jesus.”, Answer #5, Loved your honesty in your video, and the ability to let your hair hang down (or be pulled back). The video was very helpful and informative. I won’t have a Gravatar just yet, but my picture is with my e-mail and my Facebook page if you want it before I can get the Gravatar done. Praying for you, your dad, and all your family. God loves you, Chrystal!

  75. Teresa R. September 5, 2013 at 1:35 am - Reply

    Teresa, Arlington, Texas, Dynamic Duo…my friend Latonya and I.

    1. I love to sing and I’ m a sucker for a good praise and worship song. I think I would have to belt out ” We Shall Behold Him”.
    2. Married, mother of six, homeschooling three boys, fighting the good fight of faith and the battle of the bulge!!
    3. I would to have to say friend in my head, Priscilla Shirer. She is so refreshing and I love her teaching. I just finished watching the Gideon videos and I am so inspired and hopeful.
    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I can conquer the fear of failing and l learn how I fit in the body of Chri

  76. Teresa R. September 5, 2013 at 1:39 am - Reply

    **the body of Christ**…silly Nook!

  77. Dilys September 5, 2013 at 3:23 am - Reply

    Dilys, Dublin, Ireland. Solo.
    1. I would sing “Listen” from Ðreamgirls! Because it’s a belter and I kill it in my own kitchen regularly, so if I could really sing, and in front of thousands…that would be the one!
    2. Married Mum, going deeper with my Lord and understanding myself better because of Him
    3. My friend Kelly
    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I stop being afraid and “let go and go low”.

    Really value your book Chrystal, looking forward to Wednesday’s! I might be a bit late arriving due to time difference! Thought I’d get to it last night after kids in bed but too tired by then! Dx

  78. Rusheika September 5, 2013 at 5:39 am - Reply

    Rusheika, Bermuda, solo
    1. my favourite song right now is “I Can Only Imagine” by MercyMe. I just lost my mom is June and everytime I listen to it I try to imagine my mom in heaven and what she is doing… and what I will do when I get there.
    2. homeschool mom, pastor’s wife, 4 kids and 1 due in a few weeks.
    3. My friend Joanne has blessed me on my journey as a homeschooling mom… and a mom in general. I have learned so much by just watching her.
    4. ”I will be a Kingdom Woman when I…” begin to enjoy the journey instead of focusing on all the areas I am messing up. I tend not to see the positives as readily as the negatives.
    5. I will be meditating on Ps. 139 and how much God loves me as I am, right where I am, no matter how I feel about myself. Thanks for your ministry Chrystal.. greetings from your Cornerstone friends 🙂

    • Katie Hartshorn September 5, 2013 at 10:54 am - Reply

      I’m so sorry about the loss of your mom, Rusheika.. I just prayed for you and will continue to do so!

  79. Tanya September 5, 2013 at 5:39 am - Reply

    Tanya, Jackson, TN

    1. Redeemer by Nicole C. Mullen – this song gets me every single time, it’s so powerful
    2. married (recovering from a near divorce last year), mom to a teenage boy who has decided he’s an atheist, working woman trying to adjust to a 50+ hour work week
    3. my step-mom – a godly woman that holds me accountable while always offering support
    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when…I spend time with Him daily so that I can hear His voice, and then learn to let go and just follow where He leads me.

    • Alicia September 6, 2013 at 8:20 pm - Reply

      Hi Tanya! Praying that God will continue to strengthen and grow your marriage and for your son’s salvation.

  80. Jeanna September 5, 2013 at 6:33 am - Reply

    Jeanna, Baltimore, Maryland, Solo

    Sorry I am a day behind, lost computer access yesterday.

    1. If I could sing on stage in Madison Square Gardens in front of thousands it would probably be Hallelujah You Have Won The Victory. That song makes tears come to my eyes and is the first worship song to ever make me cry, it was then that I knew I was in the presence of God.

    2. 30 year old mother of one, separated, searching for purpose.

    3. A strong woman who has been a great Christian woman role model would be my first lady Dr. Dee Dee Freeman. I love her spirit, her drive for Jesus, her drive to help other women get there, the fact that she is down to earth, her heart of wanting to give, and the love that she genuinely has for her family and friends.

    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I find my purpose.

    Thanks Chrystal for having me on this journey with you and these beautiful amazing women around the country. Looking to gain some powerful insights from everyone.

  81. shantae September 5, 2013 at 7:09 am - Reply

    Shantae, Virginia,Solo
    1. I love the Lord( Whitney style)
    2.Married, multi-artist, church planter, walking by faith,loviowomanhood
    3.Dr.Helena Barrington – this was hard because the women in my family really are my role models
    4.I AM a Kingdom Woman and on the journey to being a better Kingdom Woman & Wife

  82. Sarah Lopez September 5, 2013 at 8:29 am - Reply

    Sarah – Ridgewood, NY – Solo

    1) If I can sing any song it would be “How He Loves” Jesus Culture. This world needs to know how much God loves them.
    2) I’m in a season of restoration in my marriage. God has been so faithful and my marriage is better than ever.
    3) I am inspired by my pastors wife, Dania Roldan (EBS) She has this fervent love for The Lord. I don’t know how she does so many things in one day. She is transparent, she loves her husband and kids and loves her church! (Congregation)
    4) I will be a Kingdom Woman when I become consistent with a healthy way of living.

  83. Cynder60 September 5, 2013 at 10:10 am - Reply

    Cynda, Westminster, Co, solo
    1 Shekinah Glory Come
    2 Married empty nester, more of Him, les of me
    3 my dear friend Kim
    4 Keep my focus on Him & am radically obedient to Him

  84. Katie Hartshorn September 5, 2013 at 10:48 am - Reply

    Katie, Jonesboro, AR…solo

    1. I love NYC, so how fun would this be!?! I would sing “O The Blood” just like Kari Jobe! 🙂
    2. Soaking up this season of singleness, but waiting with anticipation for the kingdom man God’s promised me and I’ve prayed for! I’m an RN, an aunt KK, and I’ve got big dreams and a bigger God!
    3. I’m blessed to have so many wonderful women to glean from, but my 1st thought was a sweet elderly lady our whole church calls “Aunt Mae”… She poured into my life and walked with me through one of the most hurtful seasons I’ve ever faced.
    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I walk in the disciplines and in complete obedience even in the tiniest things…sometimes those seem harder than the big things.
    5. Reading everyone’s entries blessed my heart, I love that I get the opportunity to do this journey with you ladies…it makes the thought of heaven even sweeter! Chrystal, thanks for the prayer and encouraging words, they were exactly what I needed this morning!

  85. Sharon G. September 5, 2013 at 11:37 am - Reply

    Sharon – Chicago, IL – Solo

    The song would have to be “We Shall Behold Him” our savior and LORD! with full orchestra!

    I’m in a season of change.

    I will be a kingdom woman when I joyfully use the gift and talents God has given me without pause. Learn to rest in His promises, and demonstrate gratitude in my attitude and actions no matter the circumstances in my life.

    Ps 139 is one of my go to passages when I need to be reminded God has a unique purpose for me. I was really excited to see this passage as part of the devotion.

  86. Shundea September 5, 2013 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    Shundea-Houston, TX-Solo
    #1-Where Do Broken Hearts Go by Whitney Houston
    #2-Wife, Mommy of 2, Finding my stride again
    #3-Sheila Lee “Mama Lee”
    #4- I will ne a Kingdom Woman when I learn to leave some of me for me.
    #5-The resonating point with me- my incompletion doesn’t define me or set my limits

  87. Michelle September 5, 2013 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    Michelle, Cheraw, SC, Small Group
    #1 Yet Still I Rise
    #2 Dedicated to fitness, needing more of God for balance
    #3 She doesn’t know it, but she’s the one who recommended taking this journey. Deborah Hardison is in my group, and since I met her, she’s become a role model for me. Her love for God and family is amazing! So many times, she’s effected my decisions in so many positive ways.
    #4 I will be a Kingdom Woman when I start spending more quality time with God, laying down my will in many areas and accepting His for my life.

    • Deborah September 5, 2013 at 1:03 pm - Reply

      Michelle, So glad to have you on not this journey but, in my life’s journey. Sista’s have to keep Sista’s lifted up! I know because that is what you have done for me. So, let’s buckle up, put on our big girl britches,Move, Grow, and Become KINGDOM Women! Love You, my Sista!

  88. Teonaka September 5, 2013 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    Teonaka, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, Solo
    1 – I would sing Shana Wilson’s “Give Me You”
    2 – Single mom of teenage girl; overjoyed; loving Christ MORE everyday
    3 – Loray Gaddy – my bible study teacher and Marian Wright-Edelman
    4 – I will be a Kingdom Woman when I remember, believe, and internalize just what you said, I haven’t “arrived” yet but it’s ok. I’m HIS and that’s enough! Thank you Jesus!
    5 – When you said, “God sees you” …that alone brought me to tears right here at my desk. I know He does and I know He loves me but there was something about the power and the weight of those words TODAY that washed over me in a way they never have. God loves me, simply because I am HIS.

    (sorry I’m late responding, yesterday was crazy!)

  89. Towanda September 5, 2013 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    Towanda, Windsor Mill, MD, SOLO
    For starters, I’m late so here we go….
    #1 I’m Every Woman – not that I’m every woman AT ALL but for some reason when I read the question as to what I would PERFORM at MSG I immediately thought of this song and my love for just dancing and having a great time. I honestly tried to come up with something more “spiritual or inspirational” but couldn’t and so after a day of thinking about this, I’m just going to commit and say that’s the song…for today..
    #2 Dedicated wife and mom who is passionate about leadership and kingdom excellence; hungry for more of GOD (that’s more than 10 words but hey, it’s me).
    #3 My mentor’s wife – I’ve known her years and have watched her example of grace, love and service to the kingdom. She’s an inspiration.
    #4 I will be a Kingdom Woman when I just do what GOD tells me to do. No questions asked. (pray for a sista, I’m getting there).

  90. Shar September 5, 2013 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    Shar, Atlanta, GA, Solo

    1. Since I’m a singer (shower singer that is), I’m actually torn between the song I would sing. I would either choose “Blessed Redeemer” by Casting Crowns or “He Still Loves Me” off the Fighting Temptations Soundtrack.

    2. Married, mother of 3, lover of God, family, music, laughter, & gadgets

    3. Although she doesn’t know it, my sister-in-law has been a strong female role model for me.

    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I am able to minister to others using accurate accounts of the word without having to look it up.

    5. What caught my attention in the video was how it is OK to “not” be perfect. We talked about that in my ladies bible study class last night. We recited these words first to another woman in the group and then to ourselves “You (I) are (am) beautiful on the inside and out.” Love it!

    Sorry I’m late with posting and see you next week!

  91. Kim September 5, 2013 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    Kim- Grand Prairie, TX Solo
    #1 We Fall Down But We Get Up
    #2 season of confusion and change
    #3 other strong women of faith
    #4 I will be a Kingdom Women when I commit and submit all my worries and cares to Him.

  92. […] public speaker and a Jesus Girl).  The book is called Kingdom Woman and yesterday started the 1 month journey for woman to not only read not Kingdom Women but to become the woman God always intended us to be. […]

  93. Shundea September 5, 2013 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    I posted my comment from my phone earlier and couldn’t read all the other comments. As I sat here reading the comments and replies, I got all teary. I don’t have a single clue why but I know they were happy tears. You ladies ROCK!!!!! This is going to be more than fun and I am so thrilled that I decided to move my feet.

  94. Melissa September 5, 2013 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    Melissa, Florida, Solo

    1. I would sing Take Me to The King…that song has been ministering to me lately…
    2. Season of Wifey, Mommy, and seeking whats next for my spiritual journey.
    3. I look up to my Mother-In -Law. She has taught me so much and is a great example of a proverbs 31 woman.
    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I stop making excuses and spend more, consistent, alone time with God and listen carefully to His plans for me.
    5. This journey could not have come at a better time in my life. Nothing is a coincidence… it’s all part of His perfect plan. Thank you Sarah for encouraging me to do this. Thank you Crystal for your awesome words of encouragement. I look forward to sharing and learning with all of my sisters…my fellow Kingdom Women. God Bless.

  95. Jules/Joyce September 5, 2013 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    Jules from NW Illinois, Alone
    1. My song: Need You Now (How Many Times?) by Plumb
    2. Married 30 yrs, nearly empty-nested (college boy returns for B&B over holidays), severe treatment-resistant depression, farm wife
    3. My neighbor & friend, Elinor, is 29 yrs older than me but a dear woman of God. I can call her, go to her house for old-fashioned in the china tea cup “tea”, and she prays for me.
    4. … when I feel His presence in my life again. I’m in the desert alone right now but know in my core He hasn’t forgotten me.

    • Jules/Joyce September 5, 2013 at 8:44 pm - Reply

      5. I loved that you did the video for us after your workout with your beautiful natural self! 🙂

    • Jewell Moore September 5, 2013 at 10:42 pm - Reply

      Hello Jules…I am never met anyone with that name…I’m often referred to as “Jules” although my name is spelled J-e-w-e-l-l! I am replying to your number four…He has not forgotten us and knowing that in our core connects us for eternity. Bless you. Lets enjoy the journey.

  96. Renee September 5, 2013 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    Renee, Columbus, Oh, Solo I submitted my info yesterday and testing my Gravatar out. I forgot to include the woman who inspire me. Phyliss Walker was the one who gave me my first push into entrepreneurship.

  97. Nicole September 5, 2013 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    Hi Ladies! I am so glad I am not the only one going solo. Thank you Chrystal – you are awesome!
    1. My song at MSG – Hero by Mariah Carey.
    2. My season – Evolution. Wife. Mom. Reluctant fitness enthusiast.
    3. Female Role Model – ???? – that’s awful.
    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when – I like what you said in the video. When I finally give myself some grace, and give in to the fact that it’s okay I don’t have this figured out!
    5. Chrystal the video brought me to tears. For some reason it just met me where I am at this moment. I just know this is where I need to be for the next month! Thank you girl. You have a beautiful spirit!

  98. Janellie September 5, 2013 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    Hi Ladies! My name is Janellie and I live in Boston, Massachusetts. I am on this journey with a friend and all of you. 🙂

    1. I would sing In Christ Alone ‘The Remix’ which would be a hip hop version. Haha
    2. Twenty-three, family advocate, jewelry maker, single, growing, trying to live intentionally.
    3. Rahab
    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I truly understand and accept my worth.

  99. Tawanna September 5, 2013 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    Tawanna, Atlanta, GA…Solo
    #1. I Love to sing, so how do I narrow it down to one song?

  100. Tawanna September 5, 2013 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    Tawanna, Atlanta, GA…Solo
    #1. I Love to sing, so how do I narrow it down to one song?

  101. Sherri Bogle September 5, 2013 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    Hello Chrystal. Thank you so much for doing this. I love listening to your dad on the internet and am very excited to begin this journey.

    My name is Sherri, Brooklyn, NY – Solo

    #1 – 10,000 Reasons
    #2 – I am a middle aged first time stay at home foster care mom to a 16 month old. (Whew)
    #3 – My Pastor’s wife, I love her too death!
    #4 – I will be a Kingdom Woman when I have a gentle and quiet spirit! 🙂

    Being a foster care mom with the potential to adopt – I want to make sure I am solid in the Lord so I can train up the next generation for the Kingdom!

    • Shar September 6, 2013 at 7:59 am - Reply

      I love that song Sherri!

  102. Jewell Moore September 5, 2013 at 10:37 pm - Reply

    Hello, my name is Jewell Moore and I live in GA, married and three children and looking to meet Little Desmond Jr in November 2013, our first grandchild. I’ve been in Love with Jesus since 1984.

    My song would be-Lisa McClendon…You are Holy or Golden by Jill Scott

    Woman-Many women served and poured into me, my mom, grandma, and aunts initially and God gave me several godly mentors from 1984-1995. Then I found myself giving away what God allowed them to give me AND looking for “her” that transitioned mentor. I didn’t find her yet. In the scriptures it has been..Hannah; now it may be Deborah or Rizpah and/or Lydia. Women of uncommon COURAGE!!!!

    “My New Now”-TRANSITION! 50. Never thought I would be in this place of transition.

    I will be a KW when I-not wait…on anyone or anything and move forward in Gods purpose for my life and stop nibbling at it!!!!

  103. Jewell Moore September 5, 2013 at 10:38 pm - Reply

    I am solo for now on the KW journey. I’ve invited 50 FB ladies.

  104. Alicia September 5, 2013 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    Alicia, Arlington, Texas, Solo
    1) I would sing ‘How He Loves’ (Anthony Evans). Although I’m sure that I wouldn’t get very far into the song. I had to stop listening to it in my car, because it brings me to tears every time I hear it and am in awe of how He loves me!
    2) Stay at home mom finally appreciating the joy of being a mother!!
    3) Sister Roberson – she was a family friend when we lived in Colorado. She always had such a loving spirit and I can remember her talking about the call that God had on her life for working with young women. Now to see God using her (almost 20 years later) to minister to women in need is such a blessing. Her obedience to the God’s calling on her life is very encouraging to me.
    4) I will be a Kingdom Woman when I realize that it is not about what I can/cannot do, but about what the Lord can do through me to glorify His Kingdom.
    5) Loved the video. It was a great reminder that God is not looking for perfection from me. He is ready and willing to meet me where I’m at and walk with me as I go along in this journey. And I am very excited about the journey!!

    • Shar September 6, 2013 at 8:11 am - Reply

      Hi Alicia. That’s one of my favorite songs…but I’ve never heard that version. Nice! Have you heard David Crowder Band’s version? Heads up – it’s Christian rock. 🙂

      • Alicia September 6, 2013 at 5:26 pm - Reply

        Hi Shar! I had never heard that version before, but I just listened to it on YouTube and LOVE IT! Anthony’s version is still my favorite, but I’m going to share this version with my husband because he’s a big fan of Christian rock. Thanks for the recommendation!

  105. Anita September 6, 2013 at 5:36 am - Reply

    Anita, Cleveland, Ohio, Solo

    1. I would sing “For God so loved the World that He gave His only begotten Son”
    2. I’m 36, wife, mom of 2 boyz, teacher (nursing and bible) and MSN student
    3. I love CeCe too!!
    4. I will be a Kingdom woman when I complete the good works that God has prepared in advance for me to do (Ephesians 2:10).
    5. I love your transparrency in the video. It’s true. Us women need to be ok with not being all together all together at all times!

  106. Janel September 6, 2013 at 6:17 am - Reply

    Janel, Indianapolis, IN (Go Colts), solo

    1. Madison Square? Yeah…no I know my limits, but I may do karaoke and “lip” Tamela Mann’s Tell Me Why.

    2. In my present season I am a saved unmarried woman (1 Corinthians 7:34).

    3. My older sisters. My oldest sister is married to a Pastor with 3 children and is at the top of her game in corporate America. My sister (8yrs) older than I, is a married woman of triplets and is a working mom also married to a minister and engaged in the ministry. I have the best of both worlds a domesticated mom and a career mom, both who I love dearly!

    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I realize that the Kingdom Woman is already inside of me!”

    5. No make up? Gurllllllll, you look GREAT! Hi Chrystal, thank you SO much for introducing yourself to the world. I appreciate your candor and transparency while sharing with us.
    Thanks for the prayer I look forward to sharing with you Dr. Evans, and other women here on the blog. Blessings to you and your family.

  107. Lisa September 6, 2013 at 10:07 am - Reply

    Hi, I’ve been trying to post since Wednesday, but life….

    Anyway, I would sing, Beauty For Ashes because it seems like all my life, distractions have come into my life that were meant to destroy me, but God always steps in and says, no,no, she’s mine and makes all things beautiful.

    I am currently in a season of divorce. I’m right in the middle of it and dealing with being a single mom and on my own again.

    Joyce Meyer has been a blessing to me and an example of a strong woman who has overcome so many obstacles, but is still standing and standing tall and strong!

    I will be a Kingdom Woman when I stay focused on what God has called me to do and be obedient no matter what

  108. Courtney September 6, 2013 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    Courtney, Dallas, TX, Solo
    If everyone would bear with me and let me get through “thinking” I could sing, I would sing with all of my might (more than likely off key of course), “I Give Myself Away” by William McDowell. Love, love, love this song 🙂
    My current season is a busy (working, going to school, and taking care of the home) mom of two little ones (3 and 1)
    I really admire my friend Christina. She has a strong walk with the Lord and always practices such grace in her speech.
    I will be a Kingdom Woman when I can leave “control” at the door 🙂

  109. Peg September 6, 2013 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    Peg, Del Rio, TX – Solo

    1. Because I’ve struggled with self-worth for years and God has been working with me on this – I’d sing “I feel pretty…oh so pretty”. 😀

    2. happily married empty nester having more time to focus on God

    3. My first mentor was named Nancy and her life was an inspiration to me She knew God’s power in her life and she knew how to really listen to the Holy Spirit and hear His voice. Her love of the Lord and willingness to praise God in all circumstances really taught me a lot.

    4. Wait – I’m NOT a kingdom woman already? Hmmm…. 😀
    I am really only learning about “kingdom living” already so I guess I would say I will be a kingdom woman when I learn to really tap into the power God has given me through the Holy Spirit to live my life victoriously.

    5. Haven’t listened to the video yet as I’ve had my family in here with me and I want to be alone. However, I did order the book today and it should be here on Tuesday of next week!

  110. Tanja Duttton September 6, 2013 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    Tanja N Dutton, DeSoto, Solo
    1. R&B- Crazy in Love by Beyonce’ I would love to sing the live version like she does and dedicate it to my hubby! It’s one of the songs I walk to, and I sometimes get carried away while doing so (Dance moves included! LOL) Christian- Break Every Chain by Tasha Cobb it’s another song I walk (exercise to) and tend to get carried away. The way I see it’s not Madison Square Gardens, but some have seen me in action.
    2.Chaotic.Overwhelmed.Transition.Shifting. In a nutshell a married mom; oldest daughter entering college, a son entering high school, and a daughter entering junior high; me in college (yet again) for counseling certification. God is moving, speaking,and I’m screaming, surrendering, and running all at the same time.
    3. Reonda Victor- she is an older cousin who has been my rock in every season I’ve faced. She has never left my side and has always loved me without judgement even during my worst mistakes
    4.I will be a Kingdom Woman when I totally surrender…trusting Him not allowing my doubts and insercurties to cloud what He has spoken.
    5.Love the videos…love y

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  112. Kathrynw September 6, 2013 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    Kathryn Wartel Houston TX Solo

    I would sing “how great is our God”, I would say I am unmarried and waiting. I would says my Spiritual mother. I will ba a Kindom woman when… I believe I am one now. I am still being molded into to the perfect picture.

  113. Nicole Moore September 6, 2013 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    1. I would sing “If Only You Knew” by Patti Labelle.
    2. Wife. God fearing woman. Excellent Nurse. Starting my journey to Nurse Practitioner
    3. Heather Lindsey, a up and coming minister, is a great example of a young god fearing woman.
    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I can always make time to spend with God and discern his voice. And love me for me and not compare myself to others.
    5. Love the video! I feel that this Kingdom Woman Journey is a great idea!

  114. Kijana "KJ" September 6, 2013 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    1) I would sing “I Wanna Thank You” By Maze and Frankie Beverly.
    2) This season learning, trusting God, Chasing my Dream, Building a Family
    3) My Previous First Lady Vondreena Martino, Current First Lady Dyane Fletcher, My Best Friend Tomaro Simpson, and My big sister Cheryl Matthews.
    4) I will be a kingdom woman when I truly learn how to rest TOTALLY in God’s grace.
    5) This has been an awesome year although I have been through somethings that I didn’t expect to see. God has truly taught me how to endure with a smile. A lot of the things I have been asking God for have been coming to past and I am now learning how to access the kingdom of God. The awesome part is that I still have a long way to go. It’s becoming easier know that I am loved by a PERFECT GOD and HE Loves me unconditionally. God has been giving me awesome resources and teaching to make this transition easier including Kingdom Woman. This book was so right on time. I am looking forward to participating and all of us growing together.

    Be blessed

  115. Bertha Harris September 7, 2013 at 7:47 am - Reply

    Bertha Harris – Baytown, TX – Solo

    1. I Can Make It – Bryan Poplin
    2. Middle age, single,
    3. Edna Price – although she had an aneurysm two years ago, she will always be a great example of a God fearing woman.
    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I fully trust God
    5. What I liked most about the video was hour transparency. Thanks!

  116. Linda September 7, 2013 at 9:16 am - Reply

    Linda, Carrollton, TX, Solo
    1. I would sing “Your Great Name.” 2. Season of becoming a conqueror. 3. My past bible study teacher Virginia Grounds. I see a true woman of God in her. 4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I surrender to His will daily.

  117. Jennifer September 7, 2013 at 11:25 am - Reply

    1. First of all my heart desire is to sing, lol if I could it would be “I will always love you” by Whitney Houston
    2. My life right now roller coaster!!!! Need more consistency and discipline
    3. My mentor Louise, she is an awesome women of God, who has such a strong relationship with God!!!!
    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I truly TRUST God in every area of my life-Discipline!!!

  118. Katheryne September 7, 2013 at 11:53 am - Reply

    1. If you were on the stage at Madison Square Gardens standing in front of thousands and thousands of people, and you could perform (and perform well), any song in the world, what song would that be? (This can be serious or ridiculous.)

    O Lord, You’re Beautiful by Keith Green

    2. In ten words or less, describe your present season. What comes to mind when you think about the life you are currently living? Here are a few ideas to get your juices flowing: young mom, single and satisfied, empty nester, on the path to big bucks, newly divorced, starving myself to death trying to lose weight, finding my faith, etc.

    single and satisfied to wait

    3. Besides your mom, aunt, or grandmother, name a woman who has been a strong female role model for you. This can be someone you know personally… or not.

    Ruth Graham

    4. Finish this sentence. ”I will be a Kingdom Woman when I…”

    I will be a Kingdom Woman when I trust Jesus fully & hand over to Him the fear that I often feel.

    5. Feel free to comment on the video devotional regarding anything that resonated with you.

    Your videos are encouraging 🙂

  119. Katheryne September 7, 2013 at 11:58 am - Reply

    Katheryne, Hatfield, PA

    • Katheryne September 9, 2013 at 4:42 pm - Reply

      Solo

  120. Rayna September 7, 2013 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    Rayna, Nashville, TN, solo
    1. I would sing anything by Mary J. Bilge. Something upbeat that I could move to.
    2. I am a wife who just relocated and am trying to write a new chapter in our life with my best friend (my husband).
    3. Mama Byrd, a family friend, has been a female role model for me. She is definitely a strong woman, mother, wife and friend.
    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I can totally trust in the plan that God has made for me and can learn to rely on Him for ALL things.

  121. Ashleigh September 7, 2013 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    1. If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys…so I could sing it to my husband in a better voice than I do now lol
    2. Newlywed
    3. Somer Washington – we started as coworkers but now she is a good friend; she loves the Lord, is intelligent, driven and caring
    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I am able to give all areas of my life to the Lord and stop trying to plan and control them myself

  122. Tasha September 7, 2013 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    Tasha, Dallas, TX, Solo
    1. Overcomer…Mandisa
    2. Discovering who I really am in Christ, separated 8 yrs. seeking strength in going through with divorce…SCARED!!!
    3. Sadly I don’t have a woman role model.
    4. I will be a kind Kingdom Woman when I operate in His love, strength, and wisdom for me and KNOW who I am!

  123. Carol Beuntlett September 7, 2013 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    Carol Albuquerque NM , SOLO

    1. Mandisa OVERCOMER
    2. Learning to trust God , walking this journey not easy, learning to love with Jesus Love, Lonely at times, sometimes I feel like I am working hard and not getti g anywhere at the age I am, single doing this road, learning to trust, trying to be a caregiver to my mom, trying to be patience with her, a tuff season, somtin
    Men’s I want to give up, be alone
    3. My pastor wife is my role model
    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I can faithfully rely totally in God in all my situations and to give Him my all , and not worry about fitting in , and not worry who likes me and who doesn’t , and give up
    Trying to please others.

  124. Elisha September 7, 2013 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    Elisha, Miami, FL, Solo
    1. Not For A Moment – Meredith Andrews
    2. Single Again; Rebuilding
    3. Beryl Simon: She is a 90 plus year old woman who I met two years ago. She has never married, still a virgin, cared for orphaned children and her parents and loves the Lord. She would make sure that I never left her house without whatever she could give (usually some food item). It has been an honor getting to know her and getting to serve her.
    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I share my faith with grace, truth and love.

  125. Carmen Morton September 8, 2013 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    Carmen, Valencia Ca. group
    #1 beautiful by Kari Jobe, #2 learning to be ME not a mom not a wife just me the woman that God is calling me to be. #3 This was a very hard question for me because that woman was my grandmother, she has been my biggest role model and influence. #4 I will be a kingdom woman when I truly discover my purpose, be bold for Christ, and remove the fear that I’m not good enough which I know has been holding me back.

  126. Wendy Garner September 8, 2013 at 11:08 pm - Reply

    Wendy, Dallas, TX SOLO
    1) Do I have to choose just one? 🙂 I love all 3 of High School Musicals, but my favorite song is “Can I Have This Dance”. Not only would I want to sing this song I would want to dance like they do in the movie. Funny, because I can not dance like that.
    2) Single mom, was single and satisfied, now single and want more, finding my way to destiny
    3) Joyce Meyer has been a strong role model for me. I can relate to her in many areas of life. When I read her books I feel as if I was writing the words. When I feel like giving up I tell myself if she can do it so can I.
    4) I can not answer this question. I have live a life of many years stuck in an unhealthy feminist mindset due to being raised in a single parent home. In order to keep the focus prioritize correctly my past is “my thorn in my flesh”. Learning to see God’s love for me in spite of my thorn(s) is what God has been teaching me over the last year.

  127. Debra September 9, 2013 at 9:59 am - Reply

    Debra, Port Arthur, TX SOLO
    1. “Take Me to the King” by Tamela Mann
    2. Married; Empty Nester; New Senior Citizen
    3. My First Lady has been a POWERFUL role model.
    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I’ve mastered obeying Holy Spirit.

  128. Brenda Jenkins September 9, 2013 at 10:49 am - Reply

    joining the one month journey. Go Kingdom Women.

  129. Danielle September 9, 2013 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    Hello my name is Danielle, sunny San Diego,CA. Solo
    1) I would sing…. “I found love” by BeBe and CeCe Winans
    2) recently engaged, preparing and learning the role of a Christian “wife”, pastors child, finding a balance In life
    3) Mama Boatwright- she has passed but she played such an important role in my life and taught me so many lessons in life and in my Christian walk
    4)I will be a Kingdom Woman when I have found that balance in life and I can obedient to the Holy Spirit and make time for God on a daily basis.

    • Shyreka Sturdivant September 10, 2013 at 9:05 am - Reply

      Congratulations Danielle! When I read that you would sing, “I found love” by by BeBe and CeCe Winans I leaped for JOY for you! That was the song I walked down the isle to for my wedding.

      May God bless your covenant commitment with His love!

      • Danielle September 10, 2013 at 10:50 am - Reply

        Thank you very much!!! I am thinking of having “I found love” be our first dance. It’s a beautiful song

  130. Jessica September 9, 2013 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    Late to the party here, but better late than never!.

    I am Jessica from Covington, GA – flying solo

    1) Girl, if I could sing well, I would love to sing ANYthing in public! Preferably, something edifying, of course. 😉
    2) ‘Stuck’ and going on 40. Just not where I thought I’d be at this point in life, but still holding out hope that it’ll all make sense one day.
    3) I would have to say that there have been many women in my life who’ve all played a part in influencing me in ther own special ways.
    4) I hope to consider myself a Kingdom Woman when I put Him back on the throne in my life and more completely reflect the love of Jesus to those around me.

    Thanks for this opportunity, Chrystal! I look forward to this journey with you and all the other kindreds!

    • Chrystal September 9, 2013 at 7:56 pm - Reply

      Welcome Jessica! Glad to have you!

    • Chrystal September 9, 2013 at 9:36 pm - Reply

      Very few of us are exactly where we thought we would be at any given point in time in our lives. You are good. Just keeping moving forward 🙂

  131. Shyreka Sturdivant September 10, 2013 at 9:00 am - Reply

    Shyreka Sturdivant, Grand Blanc, Michigan and I come solo but will leave with some new Kingdom Building Sisters!

    Here are my answers:

    1. I wanna dance with somebody by Whitney Houston
    2. Purpose and promise are colliding.
    3. Wow God, you are doing it!
    4. My “Elizabeth” in this season is Gail Burks-Stansell. She shares her journey, wisdom and encouragement with me unselfishly.
    5. “I will be a Kingdom Woman when I throw fear, doubt and insecurity out the window!”

    • Deborah September 10, 2013 at 10:53 am - Reply

      Welcome Kingdom Woman!!!! I feel you about the fear, doubt and insecurity…I have battled with fear. Unfortunately, my son (age 9) has the same problem. It hurts me to my heart to think that I may have allowed that spirit to attach itself to my next generation. With that, I am bound and determined for my sake and even more for my generations’ sake, to put it under my FEET ( and I have rather large ones ;). I’ll pray for you and you for me..We can and will do this!!! Read 2 Timothy 1:7, post on your door, room, office, computer,etc. Walk on peace my Sista!!!

  132. Shyreka Sturdivant September 10, 2013 at 11:10 am - Reply

    ABSOLUTELY; For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 2 Tim. 1:7.

    Thank you and will be in prayer for you Conqueror!

  133. Kendra September 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    Kendra, Louisville, KY, Solo

    1. If (big if) I could sing, it would either be Vision of Love or Love Takes Time Mariah Carey (when she didn’t need autotune)
    2. Married, Mother of 3, On a church planting adventure with my love (pray for us please!), trying to figure out exactly who I am in Christ
    3. Kentra Williams. Although she’s 10+ years younger than me, I tell her often that I want to be like her when I grow up.
    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I get out of my own way and surrender all to Him who is able to do more than I could ever imagine
    5. I am so excited about this journey. This is a first for me. I’m usually a lurker but my goal is to participate as much as possible. Chrystal, you are truly an inspiration! Thank you!!

    • Kendra September 11, 2013 at 8:16 am - Reply

      Here’s my pic hopefully.

  134. Bronwyn September 10, 2013 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    Bronwyn, Te Awamutu, Waikato, New Zealand
    1. “Jesus loves me, this I know”
    2. Time of waiting, patience, learning to trust and surrender, wife, homeschooling mama.
    3. My cousin, Barb.
    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I really get it and believe that God loves me and that flows out into all that I think, say and do.
    5. Chrystal, you are beautiful inside and out. So excited to be on this journey and thank you for all that you are doing for us x

  135. Amy September 10, 2013 at 11:47 pm - Reply

    Hi everyone. I am late joining the blog, but so happy to be here. I am going solo. I live in Dallas and was blessed to go to the Desperate for Jesus event at OCBF.

    1. I would love to sing “How Great Thou Art” like Carrie Underwood does it. That would be so awesome.
    2. Working on being consistent, not lazy and getting out of my own way!!
    3. My role model is my bible group leader Donna Hughes. She is a strong, devoted woman of God who opens up her house every Tuesday to love on us, teach us and be an awesome example for us.
    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I can be consistent in my walk and get out of my own way to be the woman God knows I can be.
    5. Chrystal, I am so excited to do this journey with you. I loved how with your first video, you were open and honest and didn’t try to hide or made excuses. It gives me hope that I can do this!! You are such a blessing to us all.

    • Chrystal September 11, 2013 at 3:29 am - Reply

      Welcome Amy!

  136. Hope Lloyd September 11, 2013 at 9:17 am - Reply

    Hope, Columbia, SC. Solo

    My answers are as follows:
    1.If i could sing and sing a song well it would be a draw of How He Loves Us by Kim Walker or Thank You by the Kantinas. ( I love both songs and I never seem to make through either of them with out crying lol.)
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  137. Hope Lloyd September 11, 2013 at 9:31 am - Reply

    Hope, Columbia, SC. Solo
    My answers are as follows:
    1. If i could sing and sing a song well it would be a draw of How He Loves Us by Kim Walker or Thank You by the Kantinas. (I love both songs and I never seem to make through either of them without crying lol.)
    2. Current Season- Newly married blending family purpose seeking desiring to honor Christ.
    3. My daughter’s Grandmother has been a role model to me. She is strong and courageous, loving and giving. She is smart and sassy and even though she has gone through some rough patches in life it has not changed her joy. While i am not a biological part of her family she has always made me feel like I was her daughter.
    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I can see my-self the way God sees me no longer bound by insecurities or fear but free to be and walk in all that He has formed and predestined me for.

    I am excited about this study!!

  138. Michelle September 11, 2013 at 9:55 am - Reply

    Somehow, I missed this assignment. Better late than never, right? 😉

    1. Shout to the Lord… singing at the top of my lungs because that’s the only way to sing this song. 🙂

    2. Happily married, mom of 3, busy, growing, being stretched by God… like I don;t know how much more I can be stretched… kind of stretch. 🙂 Struggling with exercising and eating healthy. #fatdemon

    3. Beth Moore

    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I surrender ALL to Jesus and obey without ?’s.

  139. Rachel September 11, 2013 at 11:17 am - Reply

    Getting a “late start” due to events the last 2 weeks but so excited to be on this journey!! I actually started reading this book when it came out, but stopped so I could go back and begin with others on this journey.
    1. I would probably die of fright if I sang in front of that many people!!! AAHHHH!!! But if I did it would be a song of praise and worship… too many to choose from!!
    2. My season is learning about myself, who I am (this year I had one child marry, one child…with my only grandson who I kept…move to another city, and my 3rd child graduate), and exactly what God desires for me in His kingdom. Happily married for 28 years.
    3. A lady in my church who had an early influence on my life is one of my mentors… she loved unconditionally, kept your deepest secrets, made you feel loved and cherished, and loved to pray.
    4. ”I will be a Kingdom Woman when I…” Hmmmm….. not sure… on the journey… I am already a ‘Kingdom Woman’ but I know I have not arrived at the earthly destination He has in store for me. Of course, I don’t know if we ever fully “arrive,” as we are constantly growing in Him (or should be) 🙂
    5. My fav part of the video was where you mentioned that “no matter what we are going through, whatever’s in our path, God made us! We are His, and that’s a great starting place!” These were great words to me!!

  140. Tara September 11, 2013 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    Tara,Alexandria,VA,GROUP
    1. I’d play Butterflies by Michael Jackson on my Sax!
    2. I am a military wife and new mom who has transitioned from the workforce to staying at home. I am seeking God to determine what I need to do as we get ready to move to again, then again … (I have a lot of things on my heart I desire regarding this matter); and this time with a kid! Also, having to learn how to navigate life as a wife and mother as opposed to a single woman who could pretty much do what she wanted with her time. (Very thankful for being a wife and mother though and wouldn’t change anything)
    3. I look up to the two First Ladies (I have two pastors lol) at my home church. They have long, strong marriages and a sustained desire to please the Lord in their lives. (Otherwise, I’d say my mom for the same reasons and then some).
    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I … I am a Kingdom Woman! And will continue to represent that as long as God’s Word remains the final authority in my life (Even Psalms 51 when I forget that) and not culture including Christendom culture.
    5. I like when you were transparent in the beginning (I did listen to the entire video though) saying you almost didn’t do the video because your hair wasn’t right (It looked fine and my first thought was how pretty your skin was).

  141. Janelle September 11, 2013 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    I’m on a journey trying to get on the KW journey…I am 2 wks behind when I actually live a day in the future?! Can’t get the book in Australia via Koorong ordered it Aug 13th it won’t arrive til end Oct!!! Soooooooooo I brought it on amazon paying $50 for delivery by Tuesday:) YES!!
    1. Janelle, Melbourne, Australia…solo live but with you all here, the season I’m in is “expanding selflessness” I’m 46yrs been single for longggggggggg time and now (all in June) I got engaged and gaining a 12yr old son, will be married in Dec, got a new job, a new car …totalled a new car and amazingly walked out of it got aanother new car….oh and did I mention until we marry I’m living with my parents!
    2.Hmmm a Sarah Groves tune no doubt…
    3. My mentor TB
    4. I will be a KW when I pay my 30 day vow to Father while being kind and selfless to those closest to me!

  142. Francesca September 12, 2013 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    Francesca, Riverside, California. Solo

    1. In the arms of Jesus Darryl Coley… absolutely LOVE that song!
    2. Wife and mother of 3: a teenage drama queen, preteen dream, and toddler with a scream.
    3. In this current season: the Evans sisters! (You and Priscilla) Thankful for your ministry your entire family and that technology makes it possible for me to get filled up with your wisdom!
    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I find contentment alone in my King and surrender all my AL’s to Him (Spiritual, Physical, Emotional, Financial, and every other al that I’m missing.) =)

  143. Karen September 13, 2013 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    I know the Journey has been going for awhile, but I refuse to be left out. I was down for a sec, but I’m up and ready now! Thank You Lord!
    Even though I am behind, I am starting from the beginning! I’ll catch up!
    1 – I would sing Precious Lord! As a child, this song has stuck with me since I heard my Grandfather sing it, As I got older, the words came to mean so much to me. It begins my day and lets me know that He is the only One that can keep unworthy me.

    2 – Widowed, Waiting, Sometimes Lonely.

    3 – My Role Model is Mariette Washington. She is the First lady of Abiding Faith in Raytown Missouri. She is the most REAL person I know. Her heart is genuine. Her love has no boundaries. Her Character is impeccable. Love You Marietta.

    4 – I Will Be A Kingdom Woman When…….I am able to Surrender ALL and open up to His Guidance

    • Chrystal September 13, 2013 at 3:53 pm - Reply

      You are not far behind. We only read the introduction the first week! Glad to have you!

  144. […] week, I decided to join up with women across the country and participate in the One Month Kingdom Woman Journey. This one month journey is based on the amazing book, Kingdom Woman authored by Chrystal Evans […]

  145. Earline Greenville Al solo September 13, 2013 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    Sorry for the delay, couldn’t decide whether to respond. I downloaded the book this week. Excited!
    Answers:
    #1. Sing Amazing Grace, Sandi Patti style
    #2 Retired & ready to grow closer to my Lord!
    #3 my mother, she had the gift of Service and she truly lived it.
    #4 I will be a Kingdo Woman when I know my purpose and fulfill that.

    • Chrystal September 13, 2013 at 7:30 pm - Reply

      Glad u joined us!

  146. Stephanie September 18, 2013 at 8:37 am - Reply

    I have been doing the reading but procrastinated posting. Trying to change that about me….

    Stephanie, Suwanee, GA solo

    #1 Sing Imagine Me by Kirk Franklin
    #2 Married menopausal overweight SAHM of 3 teenagers w/elderly parents.
    #3 Tough one, lately there really hasn’t been one. If you looked at my book shelf you would say your sister 🙂
    #4 I will be a Kingdom Woman when I completely surrender all areas to God and let go of this concept of being a perfect Christian wife, mother, daughter, friend, etc.

    • Chrystal September 18, 2013 at 8:57 am - Reply

      Welcome! Glad you decided to join in 🙂 look forward to hearing more from you!

  147. Melvina September 18, 2013 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    Melvina, Oklahoma City, OK Solo

    Reflections:

    1. I would sing “Take Me To The King” by Tamela Mann
    2. Wife of a Kingdom Man, Mother, Nana, entrepreneur, full-time worker, confused on my direction.
    3. Linda Cobb – friend; She has taught me so much about my walk with God. She is the most encouraging person I have ever known. Simply an angel.
    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I stand still and let God have His way.

  148. Juliana September 23, 2013 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    Juliana, Norman, OK, SOLO

    1. Take Me to the King – Tamela Mann
    2. Transition. Single, graduate student, impatiently waiting on God’s instructions
    3. Erin – my college track & field coach
    4. I will be a Kingdom Woman when I come to terms that I am not in control in any area of my life.

  149. Betty Brown July 27, 2016 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    Hi Crystal,
    We are so excited to announce that the women’s Bible Study plan to study your book “Kingdom Woman” beginning September, 2016. We are a 9,000 member church family. We would love if you could be present at out kick-off Sunday. We would love to purchase our books at a group rate. The church number is 803 796-7525
    In his Grip,
    Reverend Betty Brown
    Brookland Baptist ChurcWesr Columbia, South Carolina.

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