Follow My NEW Website

by Joan C Webb on August 7, 2013

IMG_5099I’m excited! I have a new website. (Click here to travel there.) New blog. New JCW logo. (See the photo?) New “brand.” New photos. New FREE RESOURCES for you. New cards and Life Coaching and LifePlan one-pagers (instead of brochures!) 

For all of you who have been following my blog and receiving posts in your email, this will be the last post you’ll receive from my old website.

JCW promo websizeSo, PLEASE click over to my new site at and sign up to receive my weekly blogs in your email. It will just take a moment. And I’d love to have you reading/commenting/interacting on my new site.

During the last few weeks, I’ve posted a blog series on my new site about BURNOUT and COMPASSION FATIGUE. Check it out. Maybe it will help someone you love:

For the women at the LIFT Summer Refresher, JUST PRESS PAUSE, who requested the poem I shared with them, here it is:

  What Do You Need? (It may be different than what your friend needs.)

Some of us need to stop thinking and do,
while others need to stop doing and think.
Some need to stop asking and give, though
others need to cease giving and ask.
Some of us need to stop crying and smile,
yet others need to stop smiling and cry.
Some need to stop confronting and give in,
while others need to quit compromising and confront.
Some of us need to stop waiting and run,
Though others need to stop running and wait.
Some need to practice discipline and organize, yet others need to cease
structuring themselves into a box and relax.
God is big enough to help us all. What do you need?

Come on over to my new site/blog and tell me what you think?


Invitation to JUST PRESS PAUSE

by Joan C Webb on July 16, 2013

LIFT’s Summer Refresher: JUST PRESS PAUSE Friday August 2, 2013 

Need a Little Break?

Joan standing in gazebo Sedona trip May 30-31, 2009 089I want to personally invite you to a Mini-Retreat for Women’s Ministry Leaders, Teams and Volunteers where I’ll be sharing on Friday, August 2. I’ve noticed that many of us (and I’m including myself!) are experiencing “compassion fatigue” these days.

Are you craving relief — as well as some practical ways to avoid the heaviness of “compassion fatigue”? If so, please join us as we accept Jesus’ offer to “Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Matt. 11:28-30 MSG

Friday August 2, 2013
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM MST
Cost includes lunch:
$10 Members $20 Non-Members
La Casa de Cristo
Fellowship Hall
6300 E. Bell Road
Scottsdale, AZ 8525

To REGISTER click here! 
or call 602-810-1623

By the way, I have a new website. Please come join me there by clicking here. Then sign up to receive my blog posts from there. Thanks!

Message from the LIFT Director about JUST PRESS PAUSE

Dear Friend,

Sometimes we carry burdens we were never meant to carry. That’s why I’m thrilled to have Joan C. Webb come for our August Summer Refresher event title Just Press Pause. As Joan so aptly states:

“As dedicated, gifted, and caring Christian women we try hard to assure that our relationships, goals, faith, and ministries are “just right”-and it’s so disappointing when they aren’t. There is so much to do to further God’s Kingdom work and we want to join Him. So we try harder and just get bone-tired. Sometimes that deep weariness is from carrying burdens that aren’t ours to carry. If you’re like me, you long to know what you can do to release yourself from that heavy weight. Let’s come “Just Press Pause” to relax with Christ and one another, and trade our exhausting expectations for imperfect joy.”

I can’t wait to see you there!
Smiling in Christ,

Pam Lyons
Director of LIFT (Leaders in Fellowship Together “equipping & encouraging leaders in Women’s Ministry”)


Men Want to be Dads!

June 16, 2013

[It's Dad's Day! I just read this "Father's Day" article from the Presidential Prayer Team. Enjoy!] Poll Reveals Most Men Want To Be Dads (Saturday, June 15, 2013) More than eight out of ten men say they want to be fathers or think they’d like to be one someday. That compares to seven out of [...]

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Prayer for Oklahoma

May 21, 2013

Lord, who are these people, Your created children, who suffer pain deeper than words? A mommy who lost her precious 3rd grader in this devastating tornado-monster in Oklahoma yesterday? That daddy who thought his child would be safe learning at school? A little boy who can’t imagine never playing ball with his best friend again? [...]

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Relief-Tips for Tired Moms

May 9, 2013

If you’re like many moms I know, you’re tired. Weary. Crying babies. Sassy Teens. You love your kids AND sometimes you just want a little relief. Maybe you can’t escape to your dream-get-away right now, but you could use an energy-break. Here’s four doable relief-tips for you: 1. Ask “What do I really want to do?” When [...]

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Is God Disappointed in Me?

April 29, 2013

“Perfectionists minimize their moral and ethical plus-side and magnify their failings,” writes Miriam Elliott and Susan Meltsner in the book The Perfectionist Predicament. I’ve noticed this phenomenon in clients, friends, family members and yes, even myself. (No surprise, huh?) I watched one woman hang her head in shame when her job circumstances prevented her from attending [...]

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Evil. Terror. Anger. Grief.

April 20, 2013

Recently we’ve been surrounded with news of death, explosions, and terror perpetrated on innocent men, women and children. Pain is deep; grief inevitable. Like others, I’ve struggled to find words of comfort and hope. Then I remembered something God showed me through an experience that His Son Jesus had while He lived here on earth. [...]

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How Annette Funicello Influenced Me!

April 10, 2013

Annette! My twin-cousin Jean and I loved that name. We watched Annette Funicello on TV. Jean and I even dreamed of naming our daughters (someday in the future) that pretty name, “Annette.” (Jean on left. Joan on right in photo.) But we couldn’t both have daughters named Annette. Solution: Jean’s first-born was a girl and [...]

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What Does God Want From Me This Easter?

March 31, 2013

There is a gap between who God is and who you and I are. He cannot say, “Well, I realize you’re inherently flawed and disbelieving, but it doesn’t matter. I’ll just pretend you’re perfect and ignore that you are often self-preoccupied, untruthful, controlling and emotionally abusive to those you’ve promised to love.” If He did [...]

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My Palm Sunday in Egypt

March 24, 2013

Dad and I walked from our hotel along the Nile to a large church near downtown Cairo. We arrived early, but the church was packed on this Palm Sunday morning. Ushers set up folding chairs in the aisles. People crowded the narthex. The standing crowd parted to allow the fifty blue-robed choir members to march [...]

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