Friday, January 29, 2010

Do You Have Prayer In Action?

Do you have prayer in action? I have an interesting thought for you today - Prayer alone is limited. Does that mess with your theology? It might, until you understand what I mean through these examples below:

Example 1: Misty has credit card debt that she badly wants to get rid of. It is weighing on her mind and puts a strain on her marriage relationship. Misty prays about her finances and to become debt-free. Misty has 2 options.

#1 - Pray, yet continue with the same spending habits and remain at the same financial knowledge level.

#2 - Pray, and take action that supports her prayers - learn, get wisdom, budget, stop using credit cards for unnecessary purchases.

Example 2: Susan is a new business owner. She has a opened a mini-spa with nail, hair, massage, and facial services. She needs new clients and sales. Susan has 2 options.

#1 - Pray, and hang out at her new office waiting for clients to walk in or call.

#2 - Pray, and make some calls, attend networking meetings, send out marketing postcards, and/or create a coupon for new customers and email it out to all her contacts.

Get the picture? Prayer is definitely a crucial part of our stewardship. We each need to not only pray, but have the corresponding action that supports those prayers. This is true for all areas of our lives, including our businesses, our marriages, raising children, finances, ministries, etc.

We do our part diligently, and then let God do the rest!

Posted by Krista Dunk

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

South Puget Sound - Free Event

Community Health Fair at Winner's Gymnasium
FREE Educational workshops, screenings, and fitness sessions presented all day long!
Saturday, February 6th, from 10am - 3pm

Health Fair Address:
810 E. Harrison
Tacoma, WA 98404
  • Blood pressure screenings
  • Kids' dental screenings
  • Heart-healthy food samples & tips
  • Fitness demonstrations
  • Cancer & diabetes prevention info
  • & much more!
Online Information:
Thank you to Tacoma Christian Center for offering this amazing, free event for people in the South Puget Sound region. Get answers at this free event, and gain wisdom for life and wellness!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Want Some *BLING*?

Yes! Get some BLING in your inbox twice a month. Koinonia Business Women has our free newsletter for business women of faith, which we lovingly call *BLING* (partially because of the nice acronym we created, but also just because we really like blingy stuff :-).

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Have a wonderful week! You are blessed and highly favored, so live a life worthy of Jesus' sacrifice.


Friday, January 22, 2010

Is Your Business Bio Boring?

As a business person, we know that having a great bio is important...right? But how many of us find it difficult to come up with words that dance? Do you find it uncomfortable to create an amazing bio about yourself, because you feel like you're boasting or tooting your own horn?
You are not alone...

“Don’t let a snoozer-loser bio make you sound fuddy-duddy instead of fabulous, especially when a winning approach is just a few sassy sound bites away."- Nancy Juetten

Our friend, Nancy Juetten, is a PR expert who has created an entire process for writing great bios. Not just any boring bio, but a fun, memorable and magnetic bio! She has sold scores of these guides, and has many happy customers (with awesome, new bios, I might add!).

The NEW Bye-Bye Boring Bio Action Guide is a 52-page tool that serves as your essential guide for sharing your story in a fabulous way with speed, ease, and impact and in all the formats you need to invite the right opportunities your way.

Because we collaborate closely with Nancy, she has agreed to offer KBWomen buyers an additional free gift with the purchase of the "Bye-Bye Boring Bio Action Guide."

This is how to get your free gift when you order:
When you buy "Bye-Bye Boring Bio Action Guide" and write "Krista Dunk or KBWomen" in the comments section of your online order form, you'll receive as a special gift 147 e-tips to boost your business and your profits from free publicity.

For a $49 investment, your bio will be priceless! Click HERE to learn more. Nancy sometimes even posts customers' new bios on her very popular blog!


Posted by Krista Dunk

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Message to My Sisters

I received this message in an email this week and wanted to share it with all of you. God has dreams for His people (you), and a good future planned.

Dear God:

The lady reading this is beautiful, classy and strong, and I love her.
Help her live her life to the fullest.
Please promote her and cause her to excel above her expectations.
Help her shine in the darkest places where it is impossible to love.
Protect her at all times, lift her up when she needs You the most, and let her know that when she walks with You, she will always be safe.

Love you Girl!!!!

Blessings to all of you!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Did you hear about our new, free eBook for all *BLING* newsletter subscribers? Yes, it's true! Last week, we distributed a free eBook called "Faith in Business Inspirational Quotes" to each person who receives our email newsletter, which comes out twice a month.
The "Faith in Business Inspirational Quotes" eBook was a great project. For about 3 weeks, we collected original quotes from other faith-based business people. We would like to thank each person who contributed to the eBook, and who has shared wisdom with its readers.
Here is more good news - From now on, everyone who signs up to receive *BLING* will automatically be able to download our quotes eBook, free! If you are a Godly woman in business, *BLING* is for you. We share articles, links, tips, inspiration, and feature members. If you are interested, visit now to sign up for our newsletter.
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Blessings to you!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Calling All Business Women Leaders

Hello Friends,
We are re-posting this information, with new details. Enjoy!

2010 holds exciting things for the Koinonia Business Women's organization. You may have heard about a few things already, but I want to let you in on one segment of our plans.
Starting in February, local chapters of Koinonia Business Women (officially called "KBWomen Chapters") will start in several cities around the country. Tammy and I have run an Olympia group meeting for the past 16 months! It's time to offer this same networking and learning opportunity to other women of faith in other areas.

Would you like to be a Chapter Leader and start a KBWomen Chapter in your city?
We are looking for spiritually mature women with business ownership experience to lead chapters. Chapters have a monthly meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of each month for 90 minutes. In these meetings, Christian business women come together for:

  • Networking
  • Building Relationships
  • Getting Leads
  • Support
  • Prayer
  • Encouragement
  • Business Skill Discussions
  • Idea Sharing
  • To get more information about what KBWomen offers

If this sounds interesting to you, and you believe other women in your area would enjoy attending with other like-minded women of faith, please consider becoming a Chapter Leader. Leaders will have special benefits, and free membership in our organization (membership system opens March 1st). Leaders also have a special application process to be sure that this is a "best fit" for everyone.

To view the FAQ pages about leadership, membership benefits and chapter meetings, please visit this link. We look forward to meeting you!

Posted by Krista Dunk

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Are You Offensive?

Yep...Today I was "that person."

I had my $80 worth of groceries in the 15 items or less line. I totally offended the cheese block lady (lady with just a block of cheese) who walked up behind me. After she gave the block of cheese to the checker and said, "Never mind. I thought this was the 15 items or less line," she then walked out in a huff. Surprisingly, it didn't faze the checker one bit, but cheese lady was not happy...

Ooops! Totally my fault for not paying attention. However, I did not intend to be offensive. In fact, I would have moved myself to the other lane if I had noticed in time. Normally, I am a nice person who is considerate of others. But nonetheless, I was offensive today.

It gets me thinking these thoughts -
How many times are we offensive when we totally don't intend to be?
How many times are we offended by others when they didn't mean to be?

I wonder what the percentage is of unintended offenses. 50%? 60%? 90%? Unless it is at a public middle school or high school (I can say that because I've worked at a public high school!), I bet the percentage is high. Most people do not normally intend to offend others.

When we find ourselves as the offender, what do we do? In Ezekiel, the Bible says, "Because he considers all the offenses he has committed and turns away from them, he will surely live; he will not die." Once we have an awareness of our offensiveness, then we can choose to change and repent.

How does God handle offenses that we commit (after we first, we ask for forgiveness, and turn away from our offenses)? In Isaiah, God's forgiveness covers or removes offenses. "I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you."

When we find ourselves offended by others, what then? Proverbs has several wise thoughts, such as, "He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends," and "A man's wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense."

Hopefully this gives you a new perspective on being offended or offensive. We can learn these lessons in interesting ways; even at the checkout line...

Posted by Krista Dunk

Friday, January 1, 2010

Making Effective New Year's Resolutions

Happy New Year to you!

I can remember the movie called "2010" from when I was in 6th grade (I'm totally dating myself now). 2010 was so far away at that time, that it didn't seem real. Well, reality is slapping me in the face today for sure!

Actually, I look forward to 2010. I have positive expectations about it, including knowing that Koinonia Business Women has some very exciting things happening this year. We're making plans for membership and more chapters, as well as mastermind groups for Christian business owners, etc. Planning is something business owners need to learn to love!

That reminds me of making New Year's resolutions. Today is the day! From weight loss and financial goals, to kicking bad habits, thousands of people are motivating themselves to make changes this year. Here is a thought God revealed to me last week about New Year's resolutions. Many people make them, just for fun. Others take them seriously, for about the first 10 days or so. A rare person will make them stick.

According to the dictionary definition of resolution, it means to reach a firm decision, to clear up, to deal with successfully, to find an answer, etc. Part of the word itself is "solve." Somehow, the concept of New Year's resolutions is fluffy, not resolute at all! It's like a game or a fad - something to do for fun.

If you have something you are resolute about, here's what you can do to ensure your resolutions will be successful!
  • Identify a problem or an area of under-performance.
  • Figure out how to solve it. Pray.
  • Make a decision to do it.
  • Move forward with actions that support the decision.
  • Create habits to reinforce the desired outcome.
  • Gain confidence in your decision making ability and resolve.

Too many things remain unresolved in our lives. Our minds love it when we make a firm decision about something. Firm decisions allow our minds to work towards a specific goal without doubt, wavering emotions, nervous tension, or competing ideas interfering.

You can do it! Be resolute! Move forward into 2010 and know God is for you, and with you.

Posted by Krista Dunk