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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

Praying Women 2-11-19

Live Show tonight: Praying Women

Minister Diane will be joined by women Childrens Ministry Leader, Cora Seyore and Mother Elnora Gatewood from her Women's Prayer Team Ministry. They will share information about themselves and talk about the power of prayer.

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Schedule for February 2019

2-4-19 Encore: The Bigger Picture 

A plea to God's people to carefully examine the events concerning the recent partial government shutdown and consider the bigger picture not the political or carnal view.

2-11-19: Live Recording

2-18-19:To Be Determined

2-25-19:To Be Determined 

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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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