I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
He said He was.
And then He did.
And here we are.
So there you go.
Welcome – at last – to the new online home of His Own Heart Ministries! God has taken us through a host of new learning and spiritual experiences since our last published post on Mother’s Day, nurturing–yet-stretching us further than we anticipated (and admittedly further than we actually desired to be stretched once or twice).
But as we take this week to introduce you to the site with some fun and games – and a few prizes, too – it is our utmost prayer that you will come to see that God is indeed doing a new thing through His redesign and expansion of His Own Heart Ministries. Please make no mistake, have no fraction of a doubt, that the project you see contained in this website is His and His alone.
On that note – and as you and I stand together here on the threshold of His Own Heart’s new virtual home – would you join me in a prayer of dedication?
Heavenly Father, You are mighty; You are gracious; You are holy. You are worthy. We love You and are so grateful to You for bringing His Own Heart to its new and permanent home on the web. We thank You for every single experience You have allowed us through Your construction of the site, for the friendships that have deepened and the new friends You’ve brought to us along the way, for the myriad of ways You’ve revealed Yourself to us over the course of the building effort. His Own Heart is humbled and honored to serve You; we ask that You use this project to Your specific purpose and to Your specific glory. In agreement with Revelation 4:11, may what You’ve created for Your pleasure indeed bring You pleasure now and forever. We ask this in the beautiful Name of Your Son – our Redeemer – Jesus Christ, Amen.
One of the first things you may have noticed when you came to this site, other than a different look is our new web address: http://HisOwnHeartMinistries.com. We’re in the process, as of this publication, of getting an SSL certificate as an added measure of website security, so in the days ahead the prefix of our address will change from http:// to https://. Additionally, we have a new, secure email address: info@HisOwnHeartMinistries.com.
We’re also very excited with style shifts that the permanent space allows us to bring you through the site. The ability to add pages, for example, allowed us to divide site content into three sections:
The Home page features our latest posts as well as access to previous posts published throughout the blog’s history.
About the Bloggives readers a taste of the project’s history as well as biographical information about writer.
Contact Us… well, we really like mail as well as the opportunity to pray confidentially on behalf of anyone who asks.
His Own Heart has also expanded its presence within the social media realm, as you’ll see displayed along the right-hand column of each page. In addition to Facebook, we now have an RSS feed as well as accounts on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest that we’d love for you to follow for short daily inspirational artwork and Scripture. You may access any of these accounts by simply clicking the associated buttons in the section labeled Follow Us Online. Just beneath these buttons is an option to receive a copy of our weekly devotion via email.
We’re also thrilled to be able to now bring you two sections of links to some of our favorite websites. The first of these sections features solid educational resources to enhance your time in Bible study; the section contains products, entertainment and so forth that bless our culture while standing firmly and deliberately on deep spiritual roots. Both sections are in their infancies and welcome new growth dedicated to solid Christian living; if you’re interested in swapping your own link for ours, shoot us an email!
Please take a moment to check out the links now published in these sections; not only have they been hand-picked by His Own Heart for great design and quality content, but they also factor into the fun and games waiting this week.
And that’s where you – and the fun – come into this new thing God is doing with the ministry. To every person who asked what he or she could do to help with the transition of His Own Heart Ministries over the past few weeks, we would like to say that we felt each and every prayer…and we thank God profusely for your invaluable support.
Now that the site has officially launched, we’d love your help in spreading the word and bringing even more people into fellowship with the community of His Own Heart.
So we’re running a week-long contest to reward you for working beside us – per the details below – to share this new thing that God is doing with His Own Heart Ministries.
|Like any of our social media pages||
1 point per like
|Join our Facebook group||
|Have friends to like our social media pages AND tag you in a comment on the page||
2 points per like
|Have friends join our Facebook group AND tag you in a comment on the page||
2 points per new member
|Subscribe to our blog via email||
|Have your church or worship community’s social media page like or join one of ours AND tag you in a comment on our page||5 points|
|Have your church or worship community’s social media page like or join TWO or more of ours AND tag you in a comment on each page joined||
10 total points
One of the following prizes will be awarded to each of the three participants accruing the highest number of points:
Certificate for all-natural skin care product by truth cosmetics
Winner’s choice of a CD or digital download of the latest album from any one of the artists/groups listed in our “Other Links” section
LuLaRoe Carly (your choice of size)
The contest ends July 14, 11pm.
Watch His Own Heart’s Facebook page throughout this week for extended information and highlights regarding each of these awesome prizes!
Again, His Own Heart Ministries is eternally thankful for your support. We pray that this newly-expanded website will bless you and those around you.
So there you go.
And here we are.
Because He does
What He says He will.
Pursuing God in day-to-day life through daring, deliberate, devoted relationship with His Son really doeschange EVERYTHING about the journey…
– Copyright 2018 Carole Anne Hallyburton. All rights reserved.