Eve Annunziato

Teaming up with Natalie Grant on the Airwaves! December 15, 2010

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For those of you who don’t know yet… I’m on the radio with my dear friend, Mercy Ministries founder and President, and now my radio co-host, Nancy Alcorn each Sunday morning for our live radio show, Mercy Multiplied, on SuperTalk 99.7 WTN. 9:00-10:00 AM CST. Middle Tennesseans can tune in to 99.7 FM but anyone can listen live from anywhere in the country at www.mercymultiplied.com. I’m having such a blast doing this radio gig and so far it has been an extraordinary journey!

This past Sunday Nancy and I had the pleasure of having one of our longstanding supporters of Mercy Ministries and Dove Award winning Christian singer/songwriter, Natalie Grant as a guest host. Natalie shares our passion for helping victims of sex trafficking and is committed to fighting for their freedom. In 2005 she formed The Home Foundation to educate communities, build shelters and orphanages, and provide medical equipment to those ministering to victims of this horrific crime.

Head here to Nancy’s blog for the rest of the story were I’m guest posting…

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THIS HOLIDAY PRIORITIZE THE RIGHT PEOPLE! November 20, 2010

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I know, I know…. this isn’t the first time we’ve talked about this subject here on my blog.  But, thought you might need a reminder like I did about prioritizing the right people in your life  – especially this time of year!

My sweet, dear, selfless friend, Linds asked me to guest blog to discuss pruning your relationships.  And, when Lindsey Nobles asks you to do something, well, you don’t hesitate!  None-the-less, after pondering the topic, I thought about the last time Lindsey shared my views about this exact subject right here, and honestly it was rather controversial.  And much to my chagrin, many folks frankly took what I was saying out of context.  So I decided this post would take a more positive point of view.  But first, I will respond to the naysayers from that last post: it’s NEVER EVER healthy to surround yourself with draining, negative people who bring you down and make you depressed – even if you’re a Christ follower.  However, we must graciously pray, love, forgive ALL people, including the crazies – but from a distance 🙂

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The Power Of Mercy September 23, 2010

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Three years ago, a girl—we’ll call her Rachel—walked through Mercy Ministries’ doors for the first time.

Rachel was born to parents who never wanted her—and they told her so constantly. She grew up believing she was no more than a mistake, wondering what she did to deserve such abuse at the hands of those who should have protected her. These were her PARENTS!

When most girls turn 13, they’re giggling about boys and trying on lip-gloss. When Rachel turned 13, she was sold into sex trafficking by her own family, for less than $100, abandoned like trash on the side of the road.

Tormented by nightmares and tangled in a web of lies, Rachel never knew she had a way out. When she escaped this horrific trap and led to Mercy by a friend, Rachel met the God who was watching over her even in her darkest moments.

She began to change her thoughts, learning Jeremiah 29:11 by heart: “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”

It didn’t happen overnight, but gradually Rachel began to see herself as God saw her—loved, valuable, and chosen by name.

She found Mercy… She found Jesus…

Sarah was far too young to be a mother when she got pregnant—by her own biological father. To hide his sin from the rest of the family, Sarah’s father knew he couldn’t bring her to a doctor. He took matters into his own hands and used a coat hanger to kill the unborn child. This was her FATHER!

Sarah was locked up in shame and self-hatred when she arrived at Mercy. How could anyone look beyond her horrible past?

Sarah’s counselor told her to listen to Joyce Meyer’s teachings while here at Mercy, and as Joyce shared how her father abused her as a child as well, Sarah learned to hope again. After all, if God could rescue Joyce from that pit and use her story as inspiration to thousands of people across the globe, then maybe, just maybe, He could do that for Sarah, too.

When she realized that God had sent His son to redeem her long before she even existed, she slowly began to believe, “This is never what God wanted for my life. He loves me. My biological father may have hurt me, but I have a new heavenly Father who promises that nobody will ever take me from His hand again.”

Sarah found Mercy… She found Jesus…

Like many Mercy grads, Rachel and Sarah left the program with their lives transformed and their hearts anew. Many of Mercy’s grads have wonderful families of their own, loving the Lord, and some on the mission field – these young women are now thriving as productive members of society.

Since Mercy Ministries opened in 1983, girls like Sarah and Rachel have been set free from all forms of abuse: human sex trafficking, unplanned pregnancies often times due to incest or rape and life-controlling issues that include eating disorders, depression, self-harm and addictions. This FREE Christian residential counseling program offers help to girls 13-28, again at NO COST! There are homes all around the country in Nashville, TN; St. Louis, MO; Lincoln, CA; and Monroe, LA.

More than 2-thousand other young women have successfully completed the program. They, too, found Mercy…. They found Jesus…

For more information on Mercy Ministries, visit here.

I have the honor to sponsor a FREE lunch with the amazing leaders at Leading And Loving It and Cultivate Her. We’d love to meet you guys face to face and build community! So, join us for the FREE luncheon – hop over here for more details! Hope to see ya there!

 

WOMEN AGAINST WOMEN – WHY? March 8, 2010

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Let me ask you a question.  Have you ever meet a woman who you would describe as the following:  Jealous, overly ambitions, overly driven and overly manipulative? Know some women who always compare, compete and convent others in an effort to mask insecurities? How about one who harbors a ton of pride – conceited, cocky and overconfident!

Don’t you despise those types of girls?  Unfortunately, most women, maybe even you – probably have or still exhibit some of the above vices.  I honestly, could use many of those degrading descriptions to define myself in my early 20’s. Here’s an example: I was a 22-year-old punk and the year was – well, that’s not important ;-) I was pompous, arrogant and down right haughty. Some of you who know me are thinking,  “And you’ve changed how, Eve?”  Trust me, I’ve come a long way!

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DREAM ON! February 8, 2010

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I know… I blog for one year, then take a year off, but now I’m back for monthly contributions on this exciting new journey I’m taking  with a bunch of amazing and inspirational women via Cultivate Her!  This new adventure has been a huge blessing and has already made a profound impact in my life.   I hope you join me on this incredible ride and enjoy this new season along my-side…after all, it may only last a year 🙂

My dream once was to sing like my dear friend, Trisha Davis! But, that’s never going to come true…
In fact, I’ll never forget my singing solo debut in the 6th grade. Recital night, I followed the young girl performing Italian Opera. I sang a dramatic rendition of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow.” My memory of this event is rather vivid.

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