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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

Thanksgiving Extended 11-28-16

Enjoy our Encore: We Can't Live Without Love as we continue our Thanksgiving celebration.


We'd love to be live tonight but we continue our Thanksgiving celebration. 

Thursday, Thanksgiving day we made rounds and visited several homes of extended family.  The food was great and fit for a king and we completed the festivities with live music and songs of praise to our God.

Friday we continued our celebration sipping Pumpkin Spice Sparkling Cider, eating pumpkin bread and sweet potatoe pie and of course eating more food. My menu, Cornish Hens, Beef Rump Roast, Kale, Green Beans with Corn, Rolls, Creamed Potatoe Salad, Cranberry Sauce, Pickles and Olives and Sparkling Apple Cider. We watched two Star Wars movies (my families choice) and enjoyed the fireplace.

Saturday I finally cooked my Turkey with Dressing and we stayed up and watched the Cecil B DeMille's version of The Ten Commandments with family.

Sunday was a day of more good eating along with rest and relaxation.

Tonight wer'e enjoying the fireplace again and other event to be determined:)

Remember to say thank you to those who do nice things for you and remember to thank God for all he has done, is doing and will do in your life.

Happy Thanksgiving




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My Offering Of Thanksgiving 11-22-16

My Offering of Thanksgiving

Yesterday while in prayer with a sister in Christ,

The Lord began telling us to Teach his people to love him.

Teach them his ways and statutes.

And teach them to be thankful.

Are you thankful?

I am.

Today I remembered the instruction from yesterday and felt tearful because I feel the Lord is grieved  that his people are not thankful for all the good and great things he's done.  They want more and expect more. Sad.

Here's one story that reflects the attitude of so many:

And he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.  And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priest.  And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.  And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a load voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks:  And he was a Samaritan.  And Jesus answering said, were there not ten cleansed?  But where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.  And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.  Luke 17:12-19

Only one out of 10 returned to thank the Lord for what he'd done for them and he was not of the house of Israel.

Let this not be true of me Oh Lord.  I am so thankful for so many things I cannot recall them all but I will state a few things publicly today and through out the week.

I thank the Lord for the universe, heaven and earth, life, my life, his love, his son, his son's sacrifice for my sins, that you gave your son that all could be reconciled to you, that he gave his life for all, for salvation, hope, your word, the Holy Spirit, delivering me from an abusive childhood, delivering me from an abusive marriage, from death, blessing me with a sound mind, an education, a beautiful daughter, a wonderful new husband, a handsome good son, my first grandchild, many sons and daughters, becoming a nurse, the opportunity to serve you, several homes in my life, transportation, family, friends, teaching me, maturing me, restoring me, chastening me, guiding me, food, shelter, pain, suffering, victories, good times, bad times, protection from my enemies, peace, relationships, fellowship, experiences, more than I need, Grace, wisdom...

I could go on and on and on......

Make this season be about him, not about ball games or ourselves.  Sing songs to him and tell of his goodness!

We will be extending our Thanksgiving Celebration to December 1st. We invite you to join us.

With Love


Christopher and Diane


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This Is A Day The Lord Has Made 11-8-16

This is a day the Lord has made.  Let us rejoice and be glad in this day.

In the US many will be voting for the next President of the United States.  In other parts of the world others are wrestling with other important,  life changing issues. I want to remind all that God is in control, he is the one who establishes kingdoms and tears them down.  Wether a kingdom is righteous or evil it's existence is permitted by God.

The beleivers life is not governed by these changes although it may be effected by these things. We are the salt of the earth,  however if the salt loses it's savour it is good for nothing. Many beleivers have conformed to the ways of the world and have lost the zest needed to effect real change in their communities.  I believe that is what has happened regarding today's election. 911 was a wake-up call and an opportunity for Americans to truly repent and turn their hearts to God. They did not. George Bush last term was a Grace period for the US and another opportunity for Americans to make changes. Ben Carsons campaign for the Presidency was also an opportunity for Americans to chose a more righteous path for America but Americans chose Barrabas and rejected the opportunity to really address Americas issues. 

That being said Americans overwhelmingly supported candidates that truly reflect their heart positions and character. Trump and Clinton are merely reflections of most Americans.  Like the children of Israel wanted a King, Americans wanted "change" under Obama and now they are left with the result of that change. Today's vote was decided in 2008.

Now Americans will truly need to humble themselves, pray, seek God's face, turn from wickedness so God can restore America to her rightful place of Greatness.



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Returning Guest Amira Birger AKA Savannah Sanders 9-26-16

To celebrate our 6th year Anniversary, we have reached out to some of our previous guest. We were able to reach Amira Birger and catch up with what she's been doing. When she was last with us, she shared her horrific story of being raped as a child, sex-trafficed, addicted to drugs and finally ended up homeless. Tune in to  learn what she's been doing since then.




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It's Our Anniversary

Woo Hoo! September 10th 2016 marked 6 years wev'e been on the air teaching,discussing, covering and expounding on issues of LIFE, LOVE and Trauma.

In honor of our Annivesary, we will play an Encore tonight from a previous Anniversary show.

Thank you for listening.


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