EMPOWERING CHRISTIAN WOMEN: March 2012 Blogger Widgets

Wakeful EXPECTATION!

Friday, March 30, 2012


"Christian faith is not blind faith. 
It is the wakeful expectation of God, which touches all the senses.
 The early Christians prayed standing up, looking up, 
with arms outstretched and eyes wide open, 
ready to walk or to leap forward.
 Their prayer posture reflects tense expectation not quiet heart searching.
 "We do not watch just because of the dangers that threaten us. 
We are expecting the salvation of the world. 
We are watching for God's advent. 
With tense attention, we open all our senses 
for the coming of God into our lives, into our society, to this earth"" 

~ Jurgen Moltmann

Christ is coming, He has come, and He will come again.

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They Don't Understand

Thursday, March 29, 2012


They Don't Understand ~ Sawyer Brown

Open our eyes, Lord

The happiest people I have known
have been those who gave themselves
no concern about their own souls,
but did their uttermost to mitigate the miseries of others.

~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Social Activist (1815-1902)

Don't push your way to the front; 
don't sweet-talk your way to the top.
Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead.
Don't be obsessed with getting your own advantage.
Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.

~ Philippians 2: 1-4 MSG




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Christian Magazine ~ Authentic Christianity

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Christian Magazine ~ Authentic Christianity

...taking what we believe as Christians
and living it out in a genuine God honoring way.


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iChoose2 Love My Life: Week 13



Watch iChoose2 Love My Life: Week 13 video.

Welcome to Week #13 of our iChoose2 Love My Life:
one-year journey toward living a life you love!

After you watch the above video,
and leave a comment on the iBloom site
sharing 5 of your greatest strengths.

See YOU there!!!!


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For EVERY book that is sold,
iBloom is donating 10% ($1) towards their iHope ministry fund.
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My Soul Cry

Monday, March 26, 2012


My Soul Cry ~ Misty Edwards

My soul cries, my soul cries, my soul cries for You

Take me to the place where You satisfy, take me to the river
I'll do anything, God; there is no price, take me to the river

Yesterdays depth is feeling really shallow
I've gotta go deeper, deeper, deeper still
And all Your waves and all Your billows crash over me
Pulling me deep, deep, deeper
From glory to glory, from strength to strength
From depth to depth, I want to fellowship with You

You're not so far away, it's not too mysterious
Youre living on the inside of me, Your Spirit on the inside of me

Spring up, O well; spring up, O well; spring up, O well, within me




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FREE Kindle Edition ~ 'Beauty in the Desert: Discover Deeper Intimacy with God'


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Deserts can be harsh, but they also are home to rare beauty. Spiritual deserts are difficult, but in God’s hands they can become life transforming.

During spiritual deserts, we can find love in God’s dwelling place, the tabernacle, because it offers a mental blueprint for intimately meeting with Him.

Author Eddie Broussard guides readers through the tabernacle, clearly explaining its meaning in light of its New Covenant fulfillment in Christ. Understanding the tabernacle can lead you to have worship that empowers, wisdom that guides, and a knowledge of God that transforms.
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FREE Kindle Edition ~ 'How My Soul Yearns: How God Brought Me Through Infertility and Beyond'


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At the age of twenty-two, Ashley learned that she would not be able to conceive or sustain the life of a child within her body, outside of divine intervention.

The next months, and years, were a difficult time. She struggled to find her way, and struggled to trust God in the midst of difficulty.

However, in His faithfulness, God brought Ashley through infertility and now her faith is stronger than ever.

Are you struggling with a diagnosis of infertility? Are you questioning God’s plans for your life?

Through Ashley’s own personal experience, she offers hope through her words. Hope in the midst of infertility. Hope in your future. Hope in something more.
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Faith is...


“Faith isn’t the ability to believe
long and far into the misty future.
It’s simply taking God at His Word
and taking the next step.”

~ Joni Erickson Tada




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What Love is This?

Friday, March 23, 2012


What Love is This? ~ Kari Jobe

What love is this
That You gave Your life for me
And made a way for me to know You

You're ALL I need




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Undeniably Christian


"Let your Christianity be so unmistakable,
your eye so single, your heart so whole,
your walk so straightforward
that all who see you may have no doubt
whose you are, and whom you serve."

~ J.C. Ryle




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FREE Kindle Edition ~ 'Dare to Live: A Devotional Book for Those Over the Hill, Not Under It!'

Thursday, March 22, 2012


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Dare to Live: Devotions for Those Over The Hill, Not Under It! is a jolt of spiritual inspiration, a quick boost for your soul. Rediscover God's grace, hope, and power for living-regardless of your place or age in life. In Dare to Live 87-year-old author Elizabeth Van Liere leads readers through a thirty-day journey to a fuller understanding of what it means to "season slowly with a mighty and loving Savior." This journey pursues a life characterized by relevancy not regret, generosity not grumpiness, and compassion to the end.

These quick shots of instant inspiration might be just what you need to keep going. Whether new to the faith or a life-long follower of Christ, readers old and young will discover the joy of what it means to be transformed into the image of Jesus and used for His purposes to the very end.
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FREE Kindle Edition ~ 'Answering the Call: A Devotional Book of Encouragement for First Responders'


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Jesus said, "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." The First Responders in your community do just that. They sacrifice comfort and safety to protect the lives of others, always waiting, and always wondering when they will find themselves answering the next call. This book was written for them, but it applies to anyone who searches for courage and hope, struggles with a difficult relationship, or suffers through pain or loss. Are you seeking a closer walk with God? Wondering what comes next? Answering the Call can help you find your way. It reveals the simple truth that Jesus Christ is Lord, and that to follow him is to find true meaning in life. Christ... the First Responder, is calling you now.

Answering the Call is a collection of inspirational stories based on my experiences as a street paramedic in Durham, North Carolina. Each unique story is written as a devotional with an insightful application section that offers the reader a glimpse into God's Word. Use it for your daily devotions. As a guide for your small group study. Or simply to share in my experiences and better understand the lives of paramedics and other first responders.
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Real Empowerment!


“God wants to minister through you. But before He can
ever minister through you, He must minister to you.”

~ Howard G. Hendricks




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Allowing God to be Our Father

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


“Our prayers do not provide information for God...
In verbalizing our needs, we allow God to be our Father
- to provide, to comfort, to forgive, to guide, to bless.
We are no longer striving and anxious;
we are children who trust our Father.”

~ Cynthia Heald 




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iChoose2 Love My Life: Week 12



Welcome to Week #12 of our iChoose2 Love My Life:
one-year journey toward living a life you love!

After you watch the above video,
and leave a comment on the iBloom site
sharing one of your spiritual gifts.

See YOU there!!!!


to pick up your copy for ONLY $10!

For EVERY book that is sold,
iBloom is donating 10% ($1) towards their iHope ministry fund.
This will allow them to give books to women in shelters, prisons, etc

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FREE Printable ~ God's Grace Covers Me

FREE Printable ~ God's Grace Covers Me

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Carry Me to the Cross

Tuesday, March 20, 2012



You carry me EVERY day
You carry me ALL the way

You carry me to the cross.




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God's Job vs. My Job


Billy Graham was asked if a certain behavior was a sin.
He responded: "God's job is to judge.
The Holy Spirits job is to convict.
My job is to love."




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FREE Kindle Edition ~ 'Drawing Near to God: Encouragement for Your Lifetime Journey'

Monday, March 19, 2012


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Best-selling Bible teacher and Navigator author Cynthia Heald prepares women for the most fulfilling journey they'll ever go on--walking with God through life. By offering Scriptural insights and questions to stimulate introspection and journaling, Cynthia engages with you on a new, personal level.

Through classic devotional readings and personal stories, this guide shows that life is a process filled with the struggles and joys of walking with God.

Learn to reflect on where you are now, where you'd like to be, and how far you've already come.

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FREE Kindle Edition ~ 'It's No Secret: Revealing Divine Truths Every Woman Should Know'


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Are you ready to trade your everyday issues and emotional hang-ups for a life of greater intimacy and fulfillment in Christ? Then it's time to discover some God-sized secrets to living the Christian life. Rachel Olsen's writing is lighthearted and fun but she packs a true spiritual punch. She's serious about helping you:

* Handle petty conflicts and criticism with grace
* Overcome the competitive urges that keep you striving
* Grow spiritually despite life's setbacks
* Relax unrealistic expectations in favor of emotional stability
* Uncover a surprising means to worshiping God amidst your busy schedule
* Discover how to make what you give away ultimately return to you
* Find adventure as you yield wholeheartedly to God

Explore twelve principals straight from scripture with Rachel, and then delve into the Bible yourself with end-of-chapter studies. Grab your coffee cup and a copy of It's No Secret and come discover twelve secrets the world doesn't know that every woman should.
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Biblical Grace

Thursday, March 15, 2012


"Any concept of grace that makes us feel 
more comfortable sinning is not Biblical grace.
God's grace never encourages us to live in sin,
on the contrary, it empowers us 
to say no to sin and yes to truth."

~ Randy Alcorn




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FREE Kindle Edition ~ 'My Emily'


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This book tells the story of a hurting family, an amazing little girl and a mysteriously faithful God.

Emily wasn't born perfect - so one might think.

She was born with Down Syndrome and many would jump to the conclusion that she would have very little hope for a life with any significance. Two years later came the diagnosis of leukemia. What little hope remaining turned to no hope whatsoever - or so one might think.

The life of this little girl, with all its perceived imperfections, had great meaning. Her loving nature and courage touched the hearts of everyone she met. She also taught them how to value their own lives - even with their many "imperfections."
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FREE Printable: Jesus ~ Light of the World

FREE Printable ~ Jesus, Light of the World





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This is Not the End

Wednesday, March 14, 2012



Be strong and let your heart take courage,
all you who wait for and hope for and expect the Lord!

~ Psalm 31:24 AMP




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FREE Film Wednesday from Flannel


Flannel invites you to join them each week at
  http://premiere.flannel.org/ for Free Film Wednesday.

Starting today, they will be showing 
one free film every Wednesday
from all of their series and speakers.

Save the link in your calendar
and enJOY a new film every week!

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FREE Kindle Edition ~ 'Work at Home: Your Work-at-Home Starting Place'

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Most people are curious about working from home. We know others do it, but aren't sure how they do it. Work-at-Home 101 is designed to give you an overview of the choices available that will allow you to work from home. This ebook will give you the starting place you've been searching for.
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Sermon Series: Waiting on God


Sermon Series:  Waiting on God
We all face times in our lives when we wonder if we are alone. Deep down we know we are not alone, but the question still haunts us. What if God does not show up? What if I am alone. What if this situation never changes. But the truth is, we have a choice and the choice is to trust in a God that never fails, EVEN WHEN we don't understand. Our character is defined in the times we feel like we are "Waiting On God."
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Mountaintops vs. Valleys


‎"Mountaintops inspire leaders
but valleys mature them."

~ Winston Churchill




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It's Not About Me


It’s Not About Me

Take all that I am Lord
All that I have ever been through,
Use every bit of it Lord to bring honor to You.
Take every incident the good and the bad,
Every experience the joyful and the sad.

Take every lesson in life that I’ve ever learned,
Every blessing bestowed, secured, or earned.
Take everything I’ve ever felt, said, or done,
Mixing it all together till it becomes one.

Blending it smoothly like batter in a mixing bowl,
Combining it all together until it becomes whole.
For I am the sum total of everything I have ever been through,
And only when properly blended together can I serve You!

So forgive me Father if I balk or complain,
Help me to stand firm in Jesus’ name.
Help me to hang on and not fail You in the slightest way,
Help me to fulfill my destiny by surviving today.

Help me to remember the things
I am going through now,
May encourage another somehow.
Help me I pray to keep my mind on Thee,
Remembering always it’s not about me!

(c)  August 30, 2011 ~ Barbara Philbrook





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