EMPOWERING CHRISTIAN WOMEN: December 2011 Blogger Widgets

Happy New Year!!!

Saturday, December 31, 2011


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“Show me YOUR WAYS, O Lord, teach me YOUR PATHS;
guide me in YOUR TRUTH and TEACH ME,
for You are God my Savior,
and my HOPE IS IN YOU all day long.”


~ Psalm 25:4-5 NIV




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FREE Kindle Edition ~ 'Crispens Point ~ A Christian Novel'


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Charlotte is a successful romance novelist who escapes city life and moves to the small town of Crispens Point. She immediately connects with some of the quirky but friendly residents and begins to feel at home right away. When a friend invites her to attend a local community church, Charlotte is attracted to the pastor, but refuses to acknowledge that attraction because of some dark things in her past.

What is the mysterious thing in Charlotte’s past that seems to dominate everything? Is it enough to keep her from ever finding a lasting relationship?
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"...when she tried to fight God, it made her miserable.
When she yielded to him, she rose victorious no matter what the circumstances."
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Honest Cries of Breaking Hearts




Beautiful the mess we are

The honest cries of breaking hearts

Are BETTER than a Hallelujah sometimes




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FREE Kindle Edition ~ 'Secrets Buried in the Soul (Why Settle for Less?


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Laurymimi Neeyah Kl├ęber is a recent college graduate, living in Dallas, TX. She is young, beautiful, and very single. She is excitingly moving out of her parents' house and moving to Atlanta with her best friend, Renee.

Upon her move to her new city, things get a little bit complicated. Like every other girl, she wants to feel loved! She hopes to find the "Man of God" that her heart longs for and is longing for the man who will complete her.

As she struggles to maintain a Christian lifestyle and to focus on grad school all at once, trouble comes knocking at her door. She suddenly faces one of the most difficult decisions of her life.

Will she choose Tony Rose, the "Charming Beau," who she left behind in Dallas? Or, will it be, Cameron Levi, who just seems too good to be true?
Will she compromise and forget everything she stands for just to be with "The One?" Once her decision is made without consulting God, it almost kills her and dramatically flips her life upside down.

Love, Lies and Secrets...
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Crossroads


"We know we're coming full circle with God
when we stand at a very similar CROSSROAD
where we made such a mess of life before,
but this time we take a different road."

~ Beth Moore




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FREE APP: 40 Day Soul Fast by Cindy Trim (Today ONLY!!!)



Today ONLY!!!
Get ready to experience the best 40 days of your life! Includes the entire journal, ready for you to follow along day by day and read aloud by the author

The 40 Day Soul Fast promises to bring the best out of you so that you can impact your world for good. Have the courage to follow your heart! Step out and engage with your authentic self - it will be the best 40 days of your life!




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Our Hope ENDURES...

Friday, December 30, 2011



Our Hope Endures ~ Natalie Grant

We also rejoice in our tribulations,
knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance;
and perseverance, proven character;
and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint,
because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts
through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

~ Romans 5:3-5




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GIVEAWAY ~ Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card

And the winner is...Alda!

Congratulations!!!




EMPOWERING Christian Women
is celebrating it's 5th blogoversary!!!

5 YEARS equals 5 GIVEAWAYS!!!

$25.00 Amazon Giftcard for YOU!!!

For the 5th giveaway, ECW is giving away a
$25.00 giftcard from Amazon.com

To Enter:  Visit Amazon's online store, take a peek around
and see what you would like to spend the 25 bucks on.

THEN, come back here and leave a comment on this post
and tell me what you're going to TREAT YOURSELF to!

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Giveaway ends:  Saturday, December 31st, 2011 at midnight MST


for celebrating ECW's 5th blogoversary!

It has been my honor to serve you the past 5 years ~ Karla Meachem







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FREE Kindle Edition ~ 'Daily Light on the Daily Path: Morning and Evening Devotionals from God's Word'


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Reading and praying God's Word can bring confidence and comfort to the soul. Originally printed in the 1800s, Daily Light has touched hundreds of thousands of Christians with the hope, peace, and joy that come from being immersed in the Word. Each day contains two carefully selected Bible readings, one for morning and one for evening. Now available in GOD'S WORD Translation, this inspiring devotional will refresh readers' spirits every day.
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A New Year With the Lord

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A new year is about to unfold
With new opportunities to explore
Doors will open for new experiences
New adventures with the Lord

Remember not the former things
The things of this past year
The Lord will do new things in us
Much more than we are aware

For He will make a way for us
As we put our trust in Him
And He will guide our every step
By His presence we have within

What God has placed within our hearts
We find we’ll be able to do
If we look for the opportunities
We’ll see the door to go through

We mustn’t let anything hold us back
But rise up and take our place
And be all that God wants us to be
With a fresh touch of His grace

© By M.S.Lowndes

If you enJOYed this poem, you will want to check out
Inspiring Others for Jesus ~ Through Christian Poetry




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Burdens INTO Blessings

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Praising God in our trials
turns burdens INTO blessings.

~ Our Daily Bread




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My Love, My Life, My All

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


"The giant step in the walk of faith is the one we take when we decide
God no longer is a part of our lives. HE IS OUR LIFE."

~ Beth Moore




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FREE Kindle Edition ~ 'The Prodigal Life: Coming all the way home to God'


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Well-loved by Christians of all ages, the parable of the prodigal son is often misunderstood. When Jesus told this tale, He gave us a telling of the life of the Christian. It is not just the story of coming to God for the first time, but returning to Him, as His son. This book is a short rendering on the stages of the Christian Life, and the changes that need to be made in order to return Home.

One Christian Author called THE PRODIGAL LIFE "required reading for all Christians."
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FREE Kindle Edition ~ 'One Year Alone with God: 366 Devotions on the Names of God'


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Perfect. Almighty. The One Who Sees. Jealous. Forgiver.

Every name of God revealed in the Bible shows us something about his character and his ways. As the facets of a diamond combine to reflect its brilliance, the names and attributes of God combine to reveal the transcendence of his nature and the glory of his ways. One Year Alone with God offers readers a wonderful opportunity to spend time each day getting to know God more intimately. At the end of a year, they'll be able to say they know him better than they did a year ago.

This insightful guide to the names of God provides 366 life-changing, personal devotions for new Christians and longtime believers. As readers explore 122 names and attributes of God, they will discover something special about who God is, who they are, and how they relate to others. Includes a Scripture and name index for easy navigation to favorite verses.
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GIVEAWAY ~ Win a Copy of 'Soul Care, God's Way'

And the winner is...Amy!

Congratulations!!!


EMPOWERING Christian Women

is celebrating it's 5th blogoversary!!!

5 YEARS equals 5 GIVEAWAYS


For the 4th giveaway, ECW is giving away a KINDLE edition of
Soul Care, God's Way

My favorite book of 2011!!!
Caring for your soul takes time, energy and commitment. Spiritual growth doesn’t occur in a vacuum but it happens in relationship; with God and with others. Soul care, God’s way, is a life-long journey that will transform you from the inside out.
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What area in your life do you need some soul care?

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Kissed By Jesus


Kissed By Jesus ~ Rick Pino

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Sow Love...


Sow Love ~ posted by Lyn McSweeney

Sow LOVE the seed of life

Sow LOVE to all in sight

Sowing LOVE is the thing to do

Sowing the seeds of LOVE me and you

The seeds of LOVE grow tall and strong

They show people where they belong

The seeds of LOVE from Jesus the tree

The seeds of LOVE in you and me

Sow LOVE around the earth

From seeds of LOVE we see new birth

The birth of the Kingdom… Gods kingdom it is here

Hark to his Spirit have an ear

To sow LOVE is why we are here

To sow LOVE is to never sow seeds of fear

Sowers are special they share our Fathers heart

They walk daily with him from him they don’t depart

They walk the path that Jesus paved

When he died and was risen from the grave

Sow LOVE so the garden will grow

Sow LOVE so the people will know

JESUS is the way the truth the life

Sow LOVE, for LOVE is the precious seed of life




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GIVEAWAY ~ Win a Copy of 'Life Interrupted: Navigating the Unexpected'

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

And the winner is...Barbara Greer
Congratulations!!!


EMPOWERING Christian Women

is celebrating it's 5th blogoversary!!!

5 YEARS equals 5 GIVEAWAYS


For the 3rd giveaway, ECW is giving away a KINDLE edition of
Life Interrupted: Navigating the Unexpected
Interruptions. They're aggravating. Sometimes infuriating. They make us want to tell people what we think of them. But how we handle interruptions actually tell us more about ourselves.

The prophet Jonah's existence was interrupted by a call of God that would require a complete change of life. And it scared him enough to make him run in the opposite direction. Yet, what seemed to him to be an unnecessary and useless interruption was really an opportunity for Jonah to be involved in something the likes of which the Old Testament world had never seen before. This interruption was really a divine intervention and it held more adventure and possibility than he could have ever imagined.

We, like Jonah, tend to run from interruptions. When major pains and minor problems cause a hiccup in our carefully calculated plans and goals we head in the opposite direction. Who knows what we might be missing by running from what could very well be God’s means of steering us towards the most magnificent outcome of our lives. Jonah could tell us a story or two. So could you. And so does popular conference speaker and author Priscilla Shirer in this very personal account of opportunities lost and lessons learned—and the amazing freedom and fulfillment that comes from going with God even when He's going against your grain.
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Has your life ever been interrupted by God?  What was the outcome?

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Help Celebrate ECW's 5th Birthday and Win a Copy of 'What Happens When Women Say YES to God'

And the winner is...Breezy54!
Congratulations!!!


EMPOWERING Christian Women
 is celebrating it's 5th blogoversary!!!

Happy Birthday!!!

5 YEARS equals 5 GIVEAWAYS


For the 2nd giveaway, ECW is giving away a KINDLE edition of

You can still enter this giveaway, even if you don't own a Kindle.
Amazon has a free app that enables you to read these books on your computer/mobile phone.
*  If you haven't downloaded the app yet, you've been missing out!!!

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 Will you say YES to God?

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Giveaway Ends:  TONIGHT (December 27th) at midnight MST.








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