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http://www.greeleygazette.com – January 29, 2012

DOES ANYONE CARE?

By: Carol Clemans

Fifty million (50 million) babies have had their lives snuffed out through abortion that was made legal in America 39 years ago! Even though I know it’s true, the reality of this truth is unbelievable! We Americans have allowed over 50 million living human beings to be terminated at the whim of someone who can say, “I have a right to choose what my body will go through.” YES, you have choice and that choice is to be responsible before you choose to have sex!

This is a hot topic, but it is truth. We’ve allowed over 50 million babies to be murdered and that is more than all service men and women that have willingly given their lives in all the wars fighting for the freedoms of America! One of those freedoms is to have an abortion! This is an upside down crazy world that we are living in. (Writers are not supposed to use (!) points, but I’m not apologizing for the (!) points I’m using in this article). These murders are outrageous!!

I cannot imagine how the heart of God feels as He sees these innocent, helpless babies in the womb of their mothers killed through all different types of procedures. The partial birth abortion is torture to the baby who is pulled into the birth canal by its feet and then the back of head is cut open with scissors and the brain is suctioned out! This thought is revolting!

From the moment of conception, a baby is a human being that should have the right to life. Fetuses are not blobs of nothing. You do not have to be a scientist to know that humans produce humans, cows produce cows, dogs produce dogs, etc. I’ve never heard someone who is pro-abortion say, “I wish my mother had aborted me.”

I do not care what the circumstances are for the pregnancy. When God allows life to be conceived, that life should be protected. There are thousands of couples across America who desire to adopt newborn babies. There are resources available in communities across the nation to help unwed mothers.

We who believe in God should ban together nationwide and do whatever it takes lawfully to get Roe vs. Wade removed from one of the freedoms of our country. Abortion is not giving freedom to human life. The baby did not ask to be conceived. In most cases, it is by the choice of the persons having sex that creates pregnancy.

Because of Roe vs. Wade, America has lost respect for life of the unborn, for the child born with major physical problems, for the injured that cannot care for themselves and for the elderly who are no longer productive in life. God is the giver of life and man does not have a right to murder another living being in or out of the womb at will for convenience sake. DOES ANYONE CARE?

Carol Clemans is a Certified Pastoral Counselor/Christian Life Coach/inspirational Bible seminar speaker for churches & conferences. She provides counseling nationwide by phone/web cam (636) 448-0121 – http://www.carolclemans.org for CD’s & Book orders.

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http://www.greeleygazette.com – January 20, 2012

GOD NEEDS MEN OF INTEGRITY

By: Carol Clemans

All men, young and old, need to see the newly released DVD, “COURAGEOUS.” The subtitle of DVD is, “Honor Begins At Home.” One of the biggest problems we have in America is absentee fathers. Even if the father is in the home, the problem can be he is emotionally detached from his wife and children.

The description on cover of DVD says, “Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes and their partners are confident and focused, standing up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are prepared for: fatherhood. When tragedy strikes home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, fears, faith, and fathering. Can a newfound urgency help these dads draw closer to God…and to their children?”

Integrity with God, self and others is the core value all men need. The influence of the father for good or evil is branded on each child’s heart. I counsel adults today who have deep painful emotional issues because of an absentee dad, an abusive dad or an emotionally absent dad. This creates the problem of a distorted father-God concept. If a birth father is absent, abusive or passive, it leaves the child without a firm foundation upon which to build their lives at every level. When their natural father is not there for them in a positive manner, it’s difficult for a child to trust and believe that their heavenly Father loves sight unseen.

These men are challenged with integrity on the job and within their families. Every husband and father faces these issues. It takes a strong man who has deep roots in Godly values to stand for righteousness at every level of his life. I highly recommend this DVD.

Carol Clemans is a Certified Pastoral Counselor/Christian Life Coach/Bible seminar speaker for churches/conferences. She provides counseling nationwide by phone & web cam – (636) 448-0121. Go to: http://www.carolclemans.org for bio, teaching CD’s & new book: GOD’S DESIGN FOR MARRIAGE. Email: carol@carolclemans.org.

http://www.ladiesministries.org – January 15, 2012

FULL RECOVERY FROM DIVORCE IS A PROCESS

By: Carol Clemans

To recover from divorce, there are emotional issues that must be faced. Many people do not take the time to recover from divorce before they start moving forward looking for another mate when the divorce papers have not even cooled down. There are spiritual and emotional aspects of your life you must process before moving on. On the spiritual realm, you need to counsel with your pastor. The thought of a remarriage needs to be considered by the truth of God’s Word regarding the circumstances of your divorce. But the emotional recovery is your responsibility to process.

You are not a failure. Your relationship failed, not you. God’s intent for marriage was for two to become one. This oneness has a much larger definition than coming together physically. If both spouses were helping each other become all he and she could be, there would not be a break down in the relationship. The relationship fails when selfishness starts taking a foothold. There needs to be an honest evaluation of the role you may have played in the breakdown of the marriage. No one is perfect. So as you set back and assess how the relationship deteriorated, be honest with yourself and look introspectively at signs you may have ignored that were a problem that you could have encouraged your spouse to work with you to improve. This is taking ownership of your actions. It’s also allowing your ex-spouse to take ownership of his/her actions from your perception. You want to learn from this life experience and not repeat it in the future.

Forgiveness is an act of obedience to God and a gift to self. Forgiving self as well as forgiving your ex-spouse is a major step in your healing process. Forgiveness is not based on whether someone repents and asks for your forgiveness for the pain they caused you. Forgiveness is a decision that you make to set yourself free from the pain of the past. God is our avenger. Turn the sin of that person over to God. Only God can forgive the sin if the offender repents and seeks forgiveness.

In the process of recovery and healing from divorce, take care of yourself. Do something enjoyable just for you. Many single parents give, give and give to their children. They may sacrifice helping aging parents, etc. If it’s as small as taking time to rest in a lounge chair and read a book or get a professional massage, etc. Trade childcare with another single parent and take a day off just for self. This is another way to care for one self and return the same gift to someone else.

Take this opportunity to move forward with you life. What goals and dreams have you put on hold in your life? Now is the time you could take a college course via the Internet working toward a degree you desire. You could write a book about your experience and what you have learned that may be a blessing to others. As you move forward, keep God the center of every aspect of your life. Please do not search for a new spouse on the Internet. I’ve seen great heartache from this source. Seek God’s wisdom, provision and guidance for your future in victory.

Carol Clemans is a Certified Pastoral Counselor/Christian Life Coach/inspirational Bible teacher for churches/conferences. She provides counseling nationwide by phone & web cam (636) 448-0121. Carol loves teaching from God’s Word to help others grow spiritually, emotionally & relationally. Go to: http://www.carolclemans.org for her bio, over 100 articles posted, order CD’s & new book: GOD’S DESIGN FOR MARRIAGE. Email: carol@carolclemans.org. Rev. Harold & Carol Clemans attend Pastor Dieter Skowron’s church in Johnstown, CO.

DONATE TO LEM. INC. (501c3) & BLESS OTHERS

By: Carol Clemans

Life Enrichment Ministries, Inc. (501c3) is a unique ministry that was birthed in 1992. My website, http://www.carolclemans.org, shares my heartbeat for ministry and bio. Through teaching, counseling and writing from the Word of God, this ministry God has given to me helps other grow and heal spiritually, emotionally and relationally.

Every ministry has a source of income. LEM, INC. income is from my teaching, counseling and selling CD’s and books. I am appealing to everyone that has been touched from God’s Word, through my heart to yours to consider a monthly $10.00 donation to LEM, INC. (501c3). Since LEM, INC. is a non-profit 501c3, donations are tax deductable. The daily donation is 33 cents a day.

In the last seven years, I’ve provided counseling nationwide by phone and web cam (636) 448-0121. This opportunity opened through my writing for the PERSPECTIVES. Some people call me and need help desperately but do not have the funds to give an offering to the ministry for counseling. I do not turn the hurting away, but I cannot give away counseling and survive financially.

Please consider my request for your support. The monthly $10.00 donation can be sent by check to: LEM, INC. (501C3), 1437 N. Denver Ave., Ste. #251, Loveland, CO. I also have a http://www.paypal.com account: carol@carolclemans.org. (Or could be a yearly donation of $120.00).

If you have any questions regarding my integrity, you may contact my Pastor Dieter Skowron of Johnstown, CO – http://www.altonline.org. I have posted over 100 articles on my website that are written from a Bible base that can be a blessing to pastors and others. This ministry is my heartbeat. I love teaching God’s truth for churches and conferences. Above all, I ask for your prayers for God’s wisdom, provision and guidance for LEM, INC. (501c3).

http://www.greeleygazette.com – January 10, 2011

THE TONGUE HAS THE POWER OF LIFE OR DEATH

By: Carol Clemans

In this pre-election political atmosphere, many tongues are wagging rapidly to and fro. Instead of sticking to the issues, politicians start degrading each other by their words. It’s like watching children fussing and no one taking the blame for all that has gone wrong.

The Bible talks about the tongue and the words we speak. It tells us that the tongue has the power of life or death. Abusive cutting words have the ability to be branded on a person’s heart. An adult that was verbally abused as a child can still ‘hear’ the degrading cutting words he was told. “Your stupid, your ugly, I hate you, your no good, you’ll never amount to anything!” These painful words can bring ‘death’ to the dreams and hopes of a child because they believe what they heard. The opposite is true with words of love, encouragement and acceptance. These words implant faith and confidence in the heart of a child to become all they desire to be as an adult.

What types of words are spoken in your home? Are your words loving, kind, encouraging and patient? Do your words wrap themselves around the hearts of your family with a feeling of warmth and safety? How do you deal with stress? Do you ‘blow off the handle’ when you are angry? Does the family cringe in fear when you get upset?

Many people do not want to be reminded that all of us will stand before God and give an account for every idle word that we speak. Yes, it’s true. God knows every word we say. The tongue can only be tamed if we allow God’s Spirit to have control of that one unruly member of our body.

Isaiah the prophet said, “The LORD GOD has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary–.” (Isaiah 50:4) Our politicians need to pray for a ‘tongue of the learned.’ America needs words of wisdom, guidance, direction and hope for this great country. God, stir the hearts and tongues of our leaders to speak words of truth and life for our nation.

Carol Clemans is a Certified Pastor Counselor/Christian Life Coach/inspirational Bible teacher for conferences. She provides counseling nationwide by phone or web cam – (636) 448-0121. Go to: http://www.carolclemans.org for bio and products.

A Letter To Girls I Know (on Modesty) (author’s name removed at his request).

SKYPE SAVES MONEY FOR PASTORS (Written for PERSPECTIVES February 2012)

By: Carol Clemans

Modern technology offers the opportunity to do ministry through the Internet that can save money for churches desiring to schedule seminars. I do nationwide counseling by phone and web cam. The free download http://www.Skype.com makes face-to-face counseling convenient internationally from Sweden to South America. This also makes it possible to have me teach a seminar for churches through the Internet.

In today’s tough economy, churches can save money and still provide inspirational Bible based seminars through the Internet. I love teaching from God’s Word on marriage, sexual purity for all ages, parenting, healing from abuse, spiritual, emotional & relational growth, etc. My heartbeat is helping others to ‘grow up in all things into Him.’ (Ephesians 4:15).

If we schedule seminars through Skype for your church, you would save the expense of my travel and hotel. As usual, a ministry offering would be expected for preparation time and the seminar teaching. I encourage pastors to contact me by phone (636) 448-0121 or by email (carol@carolclemans.org) and let’s schedule a Skype get-acquainted interview.

Through Skype I counsel couples, individuals and pre-marital couples. I will be doing group counseling with more than one couple at a time scheduled in coming weeks. As my teaching and counseling is done from Biblical principles, it enables others to learn how to integrate godly character into their personal lives and relationships.

My new book, GOD’S DESIGN FOR MARRIAGE, is available in hard copy by sending a $12.00 check to LEM, INC., 1437 N. Denver Ave., Ste#251, Loveland, CO 80538 – include return shipping address. This book is also available as an eBook download from http://www.amazon.com and http://www.barnesandnobles.com – Nook book for $9.99.

 

Carol Clemans is a Certified Pastoral Counselor/Christian Life Coach/inspirational Bible teacher for spiritual, emotional & relational growth. She offers counseling and teaching through http://www.Skype.com. Go to: http://www.carolclemans.org for teaching CD’s, bio, plus over 90 articles.

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