Could You Be A Legalist? – Take The Quiz!


by Dana Dodd in Grace Insights

Hello Everyone…..I hope the title there got your attention!  Many of us who have come to embrace God’s grace and exchanging our lives for Christ life have come out of a very legalistic way of thinking.  You may have only wadded knee deep in it or if you are like me you have had periods of your life where you swam in it!  To be honest, I had no idea how legalistic my thinking had become.  I was shocked and quite frankly appalled at some of the beliefs that I held on to when God allowed my legalistic rules to completely unravel my life.  The quiz provided below is a way to help you discern legalistic thoughts and the resulting emotions and behaviors.  So I challenge you to take the quiz, laugh a little at yourself but on a serious note take stock of your beliefs and values and make

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Failing Forward


by Dana Dodd in Grace Insights

The weekend before Father’s Day my husband and I went camping.  Everything that could have gone wrong did!  We are now affectionately referring to the trip as “The Camping Trip from !??@#@#! On the Friday morning that we were leaving I had returned home from running to find that Tony had decided that we would after all take the boat.  That meant we had to wash it and make sure it was running before we headed out.  It also meant that we would have to make two trips to the camp ground – one to take the camper and then one to take the boat.  Well, what was supposed to be two trips turned into three because I had forgotten several other “key” items.  So late that evening after everything was set up we decided to go put the boat in and maybe I could ski a bit.  We ended up being plagued

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Prayer & Praise Update


by Dana Dodd in Prayer & Praise

Prayer Team, “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come”.  2 Corinthians 5:17 Thank you so much for your continued efforts in praying for New Life Design.  God has been so faithful to us and here we are with 7 months under our belts.  All our needs have been supplied and even in abundance!  We are paying rent on our facilities, keeping the lights on, heating and cooling paid for, buying office supplies as needed, supplying the resources for our clients, paying insurance and taxes and we even have an emergency fund!  Yes….even Dave Ramsey would be proud!!  You bless us with your prayers.  Here are a few updates on things and some specific prayer requests that you can bring before Father this week: 1.        Pray for our clients’ eyes to be opened to the truth that

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Prayer & Praise Update


by Dana Dodd in Prayer & Praise

Hello Everyone, Thank you for your prayer support for NLD.  The last two weeks have been very busy and we are so thankful.  We added a new client, have another considering going through the process and another prospective client coming in the first of next week.  If you have read the previous blog you know that I had a speaking engagement yesterday and got a chance to share Truth with a wonderful group of women here in Douglasville.  God is at work and we are amazed at every turn.  As I was wrapping up a session with one lady this week I was just overwhelmed with such a sense of privilege and gratitude to be used by Father to help others find life and freedom in Christ. This next week will be a busy week of appointments, study and prep and then the next week I am going with Tony

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6 Month Ministry Update


by Dana Dodd in Prayer & Praise

Thank you for your prayers for New Life Design.  I can’t believe that we have been going now for 6 months and things are looking wonderful!  My faith has been stretched and thankfully God has supplied the courage to take the steps needed to match the stretching.   At this time exactly one year ago I was very discouraged with where I was at AND at the same time very much afraid of where God was calling me to.  As I say, a war had ensued in my mind and emotions.  Just to give you a window into my soul, here is the wide gamut of emotions that I was experiencing:  I was so burdened over the vision that God had planted, scared to raise support, curious about what this new vision would turn into, worried about finances, excited about a new dream and experiencing an odd mix of being “miserably comfortable” with

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Year End Message


by Dana Dodd in Prayer & Praise

Hello Everyone, I can’t believe we are on the eve of Christmas!  I had to renew my drivers license this week and it was a reminder that time has just flown by!  We have been open here at New Life Design for four months now and we have been so blessed.  If you were not able to join us for our Christmas Open House you missed a treat.  We had a great time celebrating what God has done for us.  We have continued to add clients through the month of December and we had one client pray to receive Christ!  We are seeing God do some amazing things in peoples lives and that is why we are here.  God willing, we will continue to do what He has called us to through out 2008 as well.  Please continue to pray for us and our clients through the holidays. Be on

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Growing & Harvesting


by Rebecca Davenport in Prayer & Praise

What a week!!  God is working!!  He added 2 individuals and 2 couples to our clientel this past week.  We are very excited to have the opportunity to encourage them in their journey with the Lord!  Jesus has found one more lost sheep!!  What great joy to welcome a sister into our family!!  One of our clients prayed to receive Christ during her first coaching session with Dana last week.  Praise the Lord!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rebecca 🙂

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Prayer & Praise Update


by Dana Dodd in Prayer & Praise

Hi Everyone! I guess most are in full swing of Christmas shopping, decorating, cookie baking, etc…!  I can’t believe that this time of year is here already!  That means that New Life Design has been up and running for 3 1/2 months now.  Wow!  Time really does fly when you are having fun!!  I can truly say we are having a great time around here.  It is awesome to be right in the middle of watching God transform lives.  We have several already far enough in the process where the “lights are starting to come on” so to speak.  They really are walking in a “new Light”.  I just sit back and enjoy hearing their comments of excitement about what they are learning…sometimes I just weep tears of joy because many have hurt so bad and struggled so hard and the moment the “Light” dawns in their minds and hearts

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Hallelujah! Rejoice with Us!!!


by Rebecca Davenport in Prayer & Praise

One of our clients re-committed her life to Christ this week!!!!!!!  Praise God for His work!!!!  Pray for her journey! Rebecca:-)

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Praise & Prayer Requests


by Dana Dodd in Prayer & Praise

Hello Prayer Team! If you have been keeping up with our blogs you have seen that we have been doing a lot of praying!  Rebecca mentioned the Prayer Retreat that we did last week.  That was an incredible experience.  I can not put into words what that experience meant to me except to say that it was the most productive 48 hours of my life!  This kind of experience really sharpens your senses to the Holy Spirit and His presence in and around you.  We really felt like God gave us some keen insight about several things concerning NLD (New Life Design).  I will be sharing some of those things in this email update.  Below you will find an updated prayer and praise list.  We thank you for your continued prayer support daily for NLD! Praises 1.  As you may have seen in a previous blog last week we did add 4

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