God friends make the best girlfriends!!!!!

I love those relationships in my life that point straight back to God. I have this one friend in particular who is truly a God friend, without a doubt, I know God placed her in my life. She is filled with wisdom, humility and a disposition of perseverance. It seems like the harder life presses down on her, the more she presses into God.

Today I was blessed to be able to spend lunch with her and as always the time just seemed to fly by. We laugh and cry together, we listen and talk to one another and it is this beautiful connect that happens when two people who share the same faith, trust in the same God and believe in the same Savior come together.

I spent years trying to live life on my own. I never allowed anyone in and I wasn't willing to take a chance of going out, boy was I missing out on so much.

For all those God friends in my life, thank you for giving of yourself so freely. And for the one who took the time to be with me today, know you are loved and so very much appreciated.

Pinch Me!

Sometimes I feel like I have to pinch myself to make sure I am not dreaming. So excuse me for a second. Ouch!!!! Nope, I am not dreaming, this is real, this thing I call life. Though it's not perfect, it is amazing. What an incredible day I had and it just continued on into my evening.

This morning I had the privilege and honor of participating in Sacramento's first Daughters of Destiny volunteer orientation. Michelle Melton, the ministries area coordinator spoke. Her testimony moved everyone in the room and they were still talking about it tonight when I saw people who had been at the event.

The thing I love most about my life is having the opportunity and making it a priority to be available to others as they walk through the wonderful world of transformation that happens as one surrenders their will and life completely over to the Lord. I love being able to say, "I remember when and now look at you."

I am grateful for those who have gone before me, for those who chose to make me a priority and find time to walk beside me as I too learned to turn over my life and my will over as well. Learning for me happens when others allow me to watch them through the good the bad and the ugly.

I thrive off of open, honest and authentic relationships. My soul is fueled when I am with a group of people who choose to take it past the surface and invite me along. So tonight as I put my head down, close my eyes and end my day, I will say an extra special prayer for all of you who participated in this day, from the beginning to the end.

Sleep well my friends, know you are loved!!!!

"Mercy triumphs over judgment."

Cristina Dolores Perez-Nole

You are invited !

Dear Friends,
I would like to personally invite you to an up coming Daughters of Destiny event, specifically for all our local volunteers and those interested in serving in this ministry. Please feel free to bring along a friend as well, we know how important word of mouth can be when it comes to spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. During this event, we will be showing a twelve min. video explaining the ministry, sharing the guidelines for volunteers and introducing our very own Sacramento Area Coordinator, Michelle Melton. You will have the opportunity to meet her personally, hear her speak and share a little about herself as well as participate in fellowship with others who have a passion to reach out to those effected by incarceration.

Daughters of Destiny is a full-circle ministry offering women inmates a new life fully transformed through Christ-centered relationships and Biblical truth.
"I will transform the battered into a company of the elite. I will make a strong nation out of the long lost, A showcase exhibit of GOD's rule in action, as I rule from Mount Zion, from here to eternity." Micah 4:7(MSG)

The full-circle ministry of Daughters of Destiny is dependent upon volunteers reaching out to women and teen girls with the Word of Christ. Small faith groups, individuals, churches, and other prison ministries are warmly invited to get involved. With our goal to see the full-circle in all 50 states, volunteer support and leadership is the cornerstone to our success.
We pray that you join us and become a building stone to impact the lives of women and teen girls and be instrumental in their transformation through Christ.
Date: March 14, 2009
Time: 10:30-12:00PM
Place: Please call me for directions/ or email me in comment.
Phone: 916-997-7147

Cris Nole
Daughters of DestinyWestern Regional Coordinator

Daughters of Destiny

I am pleased to announce that the 12 minute Daughters of Destiny DVD is now available for viewing on the Impact for Life website homepage at http://www.impactlife.org/

Please take a few minutes to check it out and share this information with anyone interested in learning more about reaching incarcerated women, teen girls and their children with the transforming power of Jesus Christ.