“GOD, listen! Listen to my prayer, listen to the pain in my cries. Don’t turn
your back on me just when I need you so desperately. Pay attention! This
is a cry for help! And hurry—this can’t wait! Psalms 102:1-2 (The Message)

It is HARD to change. And the  longer we have been a certain way the more difficult
it is to change. We can hope and wish things were different but unless we roll up
our sleeves and actually do the work to change we will fail again and again.

I often tell my classes that there are two questions I want to know when I go to
Heaven. 1. Did the butterfly feel pain and did it hurt when it liquefied from a
caterpillar into the beautiful flying wonder it is today and 2. What did the seed feel
like when it was growing up through all that dirt to become such a beautiful rose?
“GOD sovereignly brought me to my knees, he cut me down in my prime. ‘Oh, don’
t,’ I prayed, ‘please don’t let me die.’” Psalms 102:23(The Message)
.
I can’t speak for them but for sure I can tell you through my own life experiences
that there were times in my life when God was doing a Mighty work inside of me
and changing me that I truly felt like the “clay” being pressed down, and drowning
in the water and spinning around and around as He; the master full potter, turned
me into who He wanted and had created me to be.

It is said that breakthrough comes through our brokenness and that deliverance
comes through our distress. “The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart,
And saves such as have a contrite spirit.” Psalms 34:18 When I was delivered from
doing drugs it was a suddenly, when I got divorced my drug dealer was no longer in
my life and I didn’t try to go find him and from that day forward I never did drugs
again. Thank the Lord!

Yet becoming completely debt free personally and professionally was a different
story. I had to write every single check each month until I completely paid off the
$45,000 worth of debt that the courts told me I was responsible for. Now that was
painful! I felt it unfair that I had to pay for certain things that now through
separation I didn’t even own anymore or have the ability to use. “I can do all things
through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 I also hated the lonely nights
I had to sit at home and couldn’t go out with friends because after paying the bills I
had no money left over to go to dinner or the movies. It was a sacrifice to say the
least! “Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, As in
obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to
heed than the fat of rams.” 1 Samuel 15:22

You see, that’s how God is with us. When we go down in life, hit a rough patch and
can’t get up. He comes along beside us, carries us, lets us lean on Him. When we
think we can’t go any further, He is our constant coach telling us, “You’re almost
there now just a few more steps!” I know in those dark, cold and lonely moments it
can seem like you are all alone. But I assure you He is there. “How priceless is your
unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings” Psalms 36:
7 (NIV). Many times he sends an angel, someone to come along beside us and
help us until we can do it on our own again. Many times he calls us to be that angel
for someone else. “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing
some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it” Hebrews 13:2
(NIV).

You see it cost me something to get out of debt. I couldn’t see it at the time that I
was going through it, how that pain would later be used for my good. “And we know
that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the
called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28 How now I am not even tempted to
get a credit card when the offers come in the mail. I never want to go through that
experience again. I remember the pain of the experience but I don’t re-live the pain
now when I tell you the story.

It is just enough to keep me from ever repeating the mistake of racking up my
credit again and it taught me a valuable lesson about delayed gratification too. Now
I have the satisfaction of knowing that everything in my possession is bought and
PAID for; I owe no one and no body. I was transformed by this experience, God
forever changed from the inside out.

Memory Verse
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of
your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of
God.” Romans 12:2
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Arising Hope        2012
October, 2012
Transform Me from the Inside Out
By Angela McMahan
TESTIMONIALS
The Gift That Keeps on Giving
My dog loves the blanket I got from Arising Hope. He had to stay at my mom’s
house for a little bit and as long as he has his blanket he’s happy. Thank you
so much!!!
My cat only plays with the toy I got from Arising Hope…she won’t even touch
her other toys now!
My grand baby loves the Mickey Mouse blanket and takes it everywhere with
him.
Thanks Angie for sharing the scripture Matthew 6:26-34 in your newsletter... it
really ministered to me in this hour as I wait for my unemployment benefits to
come though. (4 weeks now without an income) Rent is due, car payment is due,
no food budget and misc bills are piling up! But God has been faithful, I have not
gone hungry, without clothes or a roof over my head!

Thanks for reminding me that my focus needs to be on "seeking the Kingdom of
God and His righteousness!"
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YOUR SO GREAT!!! I WAS A MESS
LAST NIGHT AT THE CLASS, AND YOU
HELPED CALM MY SPIRIT AND HELP ME
TO GET BACK INTO FOCUS. THINGS
ARE NOT WHERE I WANT THEM TO
BE.... BUT MUCH BETTER THAN THEY
HAVE BEEN, 'HOPE'. FOR MY
DAUGHTER AND FOR ME. JUST
WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT
MYSELF AND MY
DAUGHTER(KRYSTAL) ARE
OK.....TODAY AND DOING FINE. YOU
ARE A WONDERFUL WOMEN OF GOD,
AND I THANK GOD FOR BRINGING YOU
AND YOUR STORY INTO MY LIFE FOR
ALL THAT YOU DO!!!!! HAVE A VERY
BLESSED DAY. KORSHINA
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THANK YOU!!! Adams County Commissioners and the
Adams County DA's Office for the invitation to the
declaration reading for October Domestic Violence
Awareness month!
“GOD, listen! Listen to my prayer, listen to the pain in my cries. Don’t turn
your back on me just when I need you so desperately. Pay attention! This is
a cry for help! And hurry—this can’t wait! Psalms 102:1-2 (The Message)

It is HARD to change. And the  longer we have been a certain way the more difficult
it is to change. We can hope and wish things were different but unless we roll up
our sleeves and actually do the work to change we will fail again and again.

I often tell my classes that there are two questions I want to know when I go to
Heaven. 1. Did the butterfly feel pain and did it hurt when it liquefied from a
caterpillar into the beautiful flying wonder it is today and 2. What did the seed feel
like when it was growing up through all that dirt to become such a beautiful rose?
“GOD sovereignly brought me to my knees, he cut me down in my prime. ‘Oh, don’
t,’ I prayed, ‘please don’t let me die.’” Psalms 102:23(The Message)
.
I can’t speak for them but for sure I can tell you through my own life experiences
that there were times in my life when God was doing a Mighty work inside of me and
changing me that I truly felt like the “clay” being pressed down, and drowning in the
water and spinning around and around as He; the master full potter, turned me into
who He wanted and had created me to be.

It is said that breakthrough comes through our brokenness and that deliverance
comes through our distress. “The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart,
And saves such as have a contrite spirit.” Psalms 34:18 When I was delivered from
doing drugs it was a suddenly, when I got divorced my drug dealer was no longer in
my life and I didn’t try to go find him and from that day forward I never did drugs
again. Thank the Lord!

Yet becoming completely debt free personally and professionally was a different
story. I had to write every single check each month until I completely paid off the
$45,000 worth of debt that the courts told me I was responsible for. Now that was
painful! I felt it unfair that I had to pay for certain things that now through
separation I didn’t even own anymore or have the ability to use. “I can do all things
through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 I also hated the lonely nights
I had to sit at home and couldn’t go out with friends because after paying the bills I
had no money left over to go to dinner or the movies. It was a sacrifice to say the
least! “Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, As in
obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to
heed than the fat of rams.” 1 Samuel 15:22

You see, that’s how God is with us. When we go down in life, hit a rough patch and
can’t get up. He comes along beside us, carries us, lets us lean on Him. When we
think we can’t go any further, He is our constant coach telling us, “You’re almost
there now just a few more steps!” I know in those dark, cold and lonely moments it
can seem like you are all alone. But I assure you He is there. “How priceless is your
unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings” Psalms 36:
7 (NIV). Many times he sends an angel, someone to come along beside us and
help us until we can do it on our own again. Many times he calls us to be that angel
for someone else. “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing
some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it” Hebrews 13:2
(NIV).

You see it cost me something to get out of debt. I couldn’t see it at the time that I
was going through it, how that pain would later be used for my good. “And we know
that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the
called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28 How now I am not even tempted to
get a credit card when the offers come in the mail. I never want to go through that
experience again. I remember the pain of the experience but I don’t re-live the pain
now when I tell you the story.

It is just enough to keep me from ever repeating the mistake of racking up my credit
again and it taught me a valuable lesson about delayed gratification too. Now I
have the satisfaction of knowing that everything in my possession is bought and
PAID for; I owe no one and no body. I was transformed by this experience, God
forever changed from the inside out.

Memory Verse
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your
mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of
God.” Romans 12:2
YOU ARE INVITED!!
Please join Arising Hope and the Metro North
Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting
Celebration and Ceremony.
Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2012     
Time: 400 p.m.
Address:14583 Orchard Pkwy #300
Westminster, CO 80023
How it Works
Organizations or individuals can purchase tickets to play in one round of timed
Monopoly (two rounds available). Players will compete to win funds for one of our
participating nonprofits. Each round of Monopoly will have one winner per table;
all table winners will then put their nonprofit into a drawing pool. After each round
of Monopoly, one nonprofit will be drawn to win a $500 cash prize from the
Community Chest. In addition, the individual player with most money at the end of
the tournament (both rounds) wins a $250 VISA gift card for themselves and
$1,500 for their selected nonprofit.
Come watch or play! Tickets are $35 and $50; both levels include light appetizers,
beer and wine from 6:00-9:30 p.m. The $50 ticket gets you one player seat and
the opportunity to win money for a participating nonprofit!
Participating nonprofits include Arising Hope, Cooking Matters, Families First of
Colorado, The Family TreeFlorence Crittenton Services, Goodwill, Home Builders
Foundation of Metro Denver, The Feline Fix and Veterans Green Jobs.

Still have questions? Contact Sally Hallingstad at 303.282.1234 for answers!
SAVE THE DATE!!!!!!  Thursday, November 15th, 2012
MORE INFORMATION TO COME
Donation Pick-Up Day
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Call 303-280-3180 to schedule a pick up!