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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!

Wow, can you believe it is 2008? I pray your 2007 has been one in which you've seen the Lord move mightily in between the January 1st and December 31st calendar pages. I know He has in mine and I look forward with great anticipation to the year ahead.

I am also excited to tell you about some changes you can look forward to from The Internet Cafe'! I am honored that Darlene Schacht, editor of Christian Women Online magazine, has entrusted the operation of the Internet Cafe' to both myself and Linda Crow of 2nd Cup of Coffee. We will be working as a team to 'kick it up a notch' and hopefully provide you with the most relevant Christian devotional site on the Internet. Our goal is to see Christ magnified and for women to form a holy habit of spending just a portion of their daily computer time focused on our God and Savior.

How are we planning on doing this? Here are just a couple of things you can look forward to in the coming days, weeks, and months.

Top Notch Devotional Writers
We are so thrilled over the team of women God has put together to provide our daily devotions. Using real-life experience blended with scriptural application, each woman brings a unique story that will relate to every situation and walk of life. Click here for the list of authors.

Fantastic GiveAways
We are already in the process of acquiring sponsors for excellent study and devotional materials to supplement your online reading. The New Year is often a time of fresh resolve and we hope to give you the tools to accomplish your spiritual fitness goals.


Clearly Indexed Devotions
Looking for God to speak to you about a specific issue such as faith, depression, or prayer? Look to the sidebar and click on your topic to see all devotions addressing your need.

Handy Sidebar Tools
All of us can use a visual reminder from time to time. Here is a button that you can install in your sidebar as a prompt to spend some of your computer time focused on a daily word from God.

<a href=""><img src="" border="0" /></a>

Copy and paste this code into your sidebar for a personal reminder to visit daily!

Features of Your Favorite Bloggers

There is a reason you love them so much! How does faith shape the writing of your favorite bloggers? We are working on bringing you featured devotions from popular bloggers who will answer this very question.

Writing Contests
Calling all writers! We want to hear from you! We will be giving call outs for topical writings with great prizes offered for the winners. Love to honor God with your writing? We'll be counting on your entering.

These are just a few ideas being tossed around to freshen things up at the Cafe'. Your input remains incredibly important. How are we doing? Is there an area where we can minister more effectively? Feel free to let us know in the comments or by email and we will prayerfully consider every suggestion.

One more thing and I'll leave you to your black-eyed peas and turnip greens. :) Darlene hosts a weekly meme called "Live Well" with an emphasis on physical as well as spiritual health. If you are resolving to live a healthier life style in this new year and would like accountability with God, yourself, and a girlfriend - be sure to visit beginning Wednesday, January 9th. Here is a link to get you started:

I know this is a lengthy post but I want you to know how very much the entire blog team desires to minister to you - our dear sisters in Christ. We pray your 2008 is filled to overflowing with the Lord's grace and favor.

God Bless You! We'll be looking for you daily!

In Him,


p.s. Don't forget to check back tomorrow for the announcement of our first giveaway!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS to you and Linda
How exciting
Im bookmarking this right now
blessings to all

Jen at

December 31, 2007 at 8:02 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Oh Lisa how wonderful! You did not even tell me about this! I'm so excited! I am proud for you and Linda. I know that you two will be great for this. Happy 2008! Love You!

December 31, 2007 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger connorcolesmom said...

That is so exciting. Thanks for the announcement and all that you do to dedicate your life to enrich our lives and grow our relationship with Christ.
If there is anything I can do to help let me know :)
Much love,

December 31, 2007 at 10:09 PM  
Blogger Darnelle said...

Everything sounds so great! You guys are quite a team. I'm so excited to be a part of it all! Looking forward to everything!

December 31, 2007 at 11:48 PM  
Blogger Chris @ Come to the Table said...

Everything sounds so great! I am excited and anxious to see how the Lord will use this ministry in 2008!!

January 1, 2008 at 12:14 AM  
Blogger Denise said...

Sounds really awesome, bless you dear one.

January 1, 2008 at 12:49 AM  
Blogger Praise and Coffee said...

I'm so excited about everything going on here at CWO and in the blogging community of women of God!
The Lord is connecting His women in ways I never dreamed and it is awesome!
The world seems much smaller to me these days.

Sue Cramer

January 1, 2008 at 9:04 AM  
Blogger lori said...

I am thrilled to hear the excitement in your 'virtual voice'!!
This is going to be great...God is going to do amazing things in this HE has already done! I am thrilled to be on board!!
Here's to 2008!!

one question...are you cooking black eyed peas and turnip greens???:)

January 1, 2008 at 9:19 AM  
Anonymous Linda said...

WOW!! This is incredible! Can't wait to see it all unfold. Thanks for letting God use you in such an incredible way.

And yep, my dad never let a New Year's go by without his black-eyed peas! :-) The gene skipped this Southern girl, though - I can't stand them.

January 1, 2008 at 10:17 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

What a thrilling entry into the New Year! I'm so excited to see how God uses this team and this ministry for his glory and our eternal benefit.

January 1, 2008 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger julie said...

This sounds fantastic. I can't wait to come back.

January 1, 2008 at 11:37 AM  
Blogger Kelly @ Love Well said...

How exciting! I look forward to where God will lead us through the two of you.

January 1, 2008 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger Lesha said...

Great blog! I'm glad that I happen to stumble on your blog. :)
I also posted about your contest at

Happy New Year!

January 1, 2008 at 8:08 PM  
Blogger Connie said...

Just visiting through a link on Cindy Swanson's blog, and am so excited about the January GiveAway! Blessings!

January 3, 2008 at 3:58 PM  
Blogger windycindy said...

I enjoy the topic choices that you have in your sidebar. I suffer from anxiety and depression and will use your readings. Again, much thanks!

January 6, 2008 at 1:04 AM  

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