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Who can find a virtuous woman? That is what she strives to be. She is a woman in love. There is nothing in her household that is more important than her husband. He can trust her. They are a team. She loves to create, contribute and beautify.

Minister Diane Jones was born in Sacramento, CA into a military family. Her father was in the United States Air Force so she could accurately be called an Air Force Brat. Her early childhood years included traveling to places like Germany and the Philippine Islands exposing her early to different cultures. In her pre adolescent years, the family and life she knew was destroyed by Alcoholism and Mental Illness which lead to her being emotionally, physically and sexually abused by her parents. These abuses lead to her being placed in Foster Care until the age of eighteen.

In spite of the trauma of her early years and even more trauma in later years, she went on to become a successful wife, mother, Registered Nurse and Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Minister Diane accepted the call to Ministry and was ordained in December of 1999. The Lord told her not to let any one label or limit her in doing his work, "You are a minister because I want you to do whatever I need you to do". This directive has allowed her to serve as a Nurse, Foster Parent, Praise and Worship Leader, Preacher, Teacher, Counselor and Prophetess. Together with her husband she currently serves the Body of Christ through their home based ministry "Equipping the Saints Minitries". Her greatest passions include outreach as an Assistant/ Volunteer with her husband who coaches Men's Basketball for the USAF and ministry through the sharing of her personal testimony and first book "The Story of Me". Since her first book, Diane has released Overcoming Sexual Abuse by Minister Jones (Inspired by the Holy Spirit) in which she shares insights about what sexual abuse is and how to overcome it and her latest autobiography The Story of Me a Black Nurse in which she deals with the issue and tramas caused by racism.

Minister Diane's education consist of her life experiences including nursing training, a Bachelors in Theology and most credibly, attendance in the School of the Holy Spirit who is the greatest of all teachers. She currently resides in Maryland with her wonderful husband, friend and companion Minister Chris.

For speaking engagements/Book signings/ Music Ministry contact Minister Diane @ For Book information go to: Jones/The Story of Me, The Story of Me A Black Nurse and Overcoming Sexual Abuse.

I'm Not The Same Woman I Used To Be I'm Free is an out reach of Equipping The Saints Ministries Inc. ETS is a a non-profit/non 501c3 organization. Funds will be used to keep this program on the air unless otherwise directed.

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Producer- Diane Jones, Technician-Christopher Jones, Theme song lyrics, I'm Free written by Harry Hudley, arrangement and guitar, Christopher Jones, Vocals, Diane Jones

Being Anchored 1-14-19

Live Recording: Life continues, chaos continues. Be Anchored

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Hope and Healing 1-7-2019

Seasons change but the need for hope and healing will always remain. With life comes many changes, twist, winds and turns.  Some of these are good, some are bad and some are absolutley sad.

We face a new year but our focus will not change. This show is about life.  Life is but a vapor.  Who can know it?  It's here today and gone tomorrow.  Only what we do for Christ will matter.

This show is about love.  For God so loved the world he gave his only begotten son that who ever believes in him should not perish but they shall have everlasting life.  Love is patient, kind, vaunteth not itself, is not easily provoked and it endures all things.  It is a two way street so if we love God we will keep his commandments. 

This show is about trauma.  The spirit of the Lord compells us to preach the gospel (good news). He has anointed us to preach the gospel to the poor; to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised and to preach the year of the Lord.

If your life is a big question mark, you don't feel loved or you have experienced major trauma in your life, there is hope for you.

Tune in and find the hope and healing you need.



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Border Security 1-9-19

I missed the live address from President Trump last night so I looked up a transcript from his speech and watched some of the coverage and commentary given by CNN about his speech after the speech.  Big mistake.  I was disappointed that CNN's reporters were more interested in putting their spin on the issues than reporting both sides of the issues as conveyed from those more qualified to present the issues.  I did appreciate hearing the 2 representatives, one from Texas and one from California who gave their input about the border issues but don't think it's a reporters job to shape peoples opinions like Don Lemon and Anderson Cooper did.  I continued to read comments from the public on President Trumps Twitter and WSJ's Facebook comments so I could get a feel for the peoples responces and found that there are two views being expressed that greatly oppose each other.  I found that Trump has many supporters and the Democrats have some supporters.

That being said,

I was amazed at the negative feedback I read on the WSJ's Facebook comments as well as some of the feedback I've heard from people in my own community.

I ask these questions,

Did all pay attention to those who had hands on knowledge about the issues?

Did anyone hear the parts about sex trafficking, sexual assauts that happen enroute and the drugs that are being brought across the border?

Do all understand, Trump is trying to keep a campaign promise? If so, who do you think he's keeping that promise to? Answer, other Americans that voiced their concerns to him.

Why are people angry at "him" for wanting the wall as if he's the only one who wants the wall?

Why are people acting like America doesn't have any enemies or threats to our security?

Security is a national issue.  Regardless of who our enemies are and what the threats are, they are real!  As individuals, we wouldn't let strangers break into our own homes, weather they had children or not, regardless of their color or national origin, their purpose etc.  If they broke in, we'd treat them like intruders. Period. The opperative word concerning the border issue is "illegal".

The President doesn't advise himself. He has advisors who brief him on the issues. Some advise other answers to the problem than a wall, others advise him we need a wall.  Seems to me that both views have credibility.  Everyone should offer input that will help mediate both options i.e. build walls in sections that need walls, increase gaurds in sections that need it, implement the technology needed to detect the drugs, build the safe houses etc. not just spew criticism and insults. 

It's clear America has bigger problems than President Trump. It's called DIVISION.  We should be One Nation, Under God, INDIVISIBLE, with liberty and justice for All. That used to be our pledge of allegiance.

One fact is true: Americans are divided on the issue! A House divided can't stand! If Americans remain divided, we will be our own demise!


Minister Diane  



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Messiah's Tribute 12-18-18

Show schedule:

December 24, 2018: Messiah's Tribute

December 31, 2018: Messiah's Tribute

This year is rapidly coming to an end, at least according to the Gregorian calendar it is.  The holiday season seems to be racing by.  First Thanksgiving, then Hanukkah, now the Nativity season is here. 

In spite of all the hussle and bussle that the world advocates, we encourage you to slow down, simplify your life and take time to reflect on the reason for this season.

To us a savior was born because the world needed a savior! Because mankind was separated from God. Except God's invitation for salvation this holiday season. Except Jesus as your Messiah.

Happy Nativity

From Chris and Diane


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Tis The Season for Deliverance 11-27-18

Recently I read an article in which the author pointed out how tough it is for families and interpersonal relationships around the Thanksgiving holiday.  I hadn't consiously made note of this observation as a general rule. I was aware that I had experienced great stresses and pressures leading up to the Thanksgiving holidays for the past several years. When reading the article, I realized that the stressors and opposition that many people face during this time of year is due to demonic activity in the atmosphere because Satan opposes anything to do with thanking God or family coming together.  What an eye opener. I hadn't noticed this opposition until moving to the east coast.  Considering the level of oppression and dysfunction I've observed during ministry since relocating to the east coast, this makes perfect sense to me now.

So, what hope can be offered to those who are dealing with family members who have behavior problems that are disruptive?  The answer, deliverance.

Counseling has its place, church attendance has its place but many are in need of good old fashioned deliverance from sin and demonic oppression or possession.  Thus the re airing of our series on Deliverance.

November 26, 2018 through December 17, 2018, we will air encores covering the process of Deliverance.

May you find peace and fulfillment through God's power to set captives free this holiday season.

Minister Diane

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