EMPOWERING CHRISTIAN WOMEN: May 2012 Blogger Widgets

The Furnace of Affliction

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


‎"We must be alone with God in the matter of suffering.
The One who loves us best fits the furnace to our frame,
and never once duplicates the pattern for any other soul.
There are innumerable degrees of suffering among God's chosen ones,
yet in each case it is unique and personal.
The ingredients of suffering are of infinite variety in kind and mixture,
but the end to be accomplished is the same."

~ G. D. Watson




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iChoose2 Love My Life: Week 22



Welcome to Week #22 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 area that you want/need to surrender.

See YOU there!!!


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A Clever Imitation

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Satan deceives by offering a clever imitation of the real thing.





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FREE Kindle Edition ~ 'Our God is an Awesome God' (31 Day Photo Book)


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A 31 day photo book with verses from the KJV bible for each day of the month, table of contents to quickly read the days verse. Beautiful photographs of Gods creation by photographer Linda Gray.
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FREE Kindle Edition ~ 'Secondhand Jesus'

Monday, May 28, 2012


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God has offered us firsthand knowledge of His love, His grace, and His power. Yet so often, we too easily settle for someone else's descriptions, the Cliff notes from another's spiritual journey. We are content for "God-experts" to do the heavy lifting and then give us the bottom line. And like any secondhand information, after enough times through the grapevine, the truth about God deteriorates and crumbs of rumor are all that remain.

But when life derails, and things don't go as we had planned, our thin view of God is challenged. In those critical moments, we can choose to walk away from God, or to let our questions lead us home. When we choose to wrestle with God, to engage Him for ourselves, we-like Jacob and Job and David-will see rumors die and revelation come alive.

It's time to hear the magnificent, Divine Invitation. It's time to take God up on His offer and embrace the mystery and majesty of knowing Him for ourselves.
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FREE Kindle Edition ~ 'Skinny: A Novel About Eating Disorders'


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Teenager Melissa Rollins has got the eye of the cute new guy in school. The one thing Melissa doesn’t have is a perfect body. Strict dieting and throwing up can’t be all bad, can they?

Adolescent readers will appreciate this true-to-life account of the ambivalence, pain, and emotional struggle of living with an eating disorder. The seemingly 'normal' drive to achieve, win the favor of a young man, and please one's parents is captured in a readable text that does not underplay the real consequences and health risks that accompany eating disorders. The importance of spiritual connection, not always portrayed in similar stories, is an added bonus. -- Julie Campbell-Ruggaard - PhD, LPCC, RN
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FREE Kindle Edition ~ 'Prayers for Times of Crisis'


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When you experience tough times in life, where do you turn? Is there a place you go to find comfort when the world is closing in around you?

There is a place you can go to find real comfort in difficult times. You can turn to the one true and living God.

Prayers for Times of Crisis is a source of help and hope when you encounter times of personal crisis in your life. With sound Biblical truth, this book serves as a tool to assist you in communicating your heart to God.

“Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy.” ~ Psalm 126:5
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The Hurt & The Healer by MERCYME

Sunday, May 27, 2012



Why?
The question that is never far away
The healing doesn't come from the explained
Jesus please don't let this go in vain
You're all I have
All that remains

So here I am
What's left of me
Where glory meets my suffering


I'm alive
Even though a part of me has died
You take my heart and breathe it back to life
I've fallen into Your arms open wide
When the hurt and the healer collide

Breathe
Sometimes I feel it's all that I can do
Pain so deep that I can hardly move
Just keep my eyes completely fixed on You
Lord take hold and pull me through

So here I am
What's left of me
Where glory meets my suffering


I'm alive
Even though a part of me has died
You take my heart and breathe it back to life
I've fallen into your arms open wide
When the hurt and the healer collide

It's the moment when humanity
Is overcome by majesty
When grace is ushered in for good
And all the scars are understood
When mercy takes its rightful place
And all these questions fade away
When out of the weakness we must bow
And hear You say "It's over now"

I'm alive
Even though a part of me has died
You take my heart and breathe it back to life
I've fallen into your arms open wide
When The hurt and the healer collide

Jesus come and break my fear
Awake my heart and take my tears
Find Your glory even here
When the hurt and the healer collide [x2]

Jesus come and break my fear
Awake my heart and take my tears
Find Your glory even here





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God Has a Reason for Allowing Things to Happen...

Listen to the Bible Study Expo Archives

Thursday, May 24, 2012


Did you miss the 2012 Bible Study Expo?

You can listen to the Bible Study Book Authors Interviews in the archives.

Check out ALL the interviews at:

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One of the Greatest Soul-Saving Stations

Wednesday, May 23, 2012



I believe with all my heart that one of the 
greatest soul-saving stations in the world is the home.

~ Dawson Trotman




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Insightful author Terry Scerine invites you to explore a unique approach to building and restoring marriages to a new level of fullness in joy and purpose. If you are considering marriage, or are currently in a struggling or otherwise joyless marriage, or your family is in peril and you're hoping for real answers, A Joyful Marriage Fortress presents the key to a truly harmonious marriage that has been lost for generations - the real prerequisite to any marriage counseling.

'A Joyful Marriage Fortress is an absolute must for marriages and counselors today. This is an excellent volume. Not only does it explain what God requires of a marriage, but it explains clearly how to obey God's commandments for it. What a blessing it has been for me to read! Get it, read it, and profit from it.' ~ Penny White Port Orchard, WA
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FREE Kindle Edition ~ Unshackled and Free: True Stories of Forgiveness



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True Stories from Real People

We all have a story to tell. And that's what this book is about. It's a collection of true stories of forgiveness to inspire and encourage you. These stories come from many people from various walks of life. So, no matter where you are at in your journey of life, we believe you will find hope within the pages of this book.

Unshackled and Free

Freedom...isn't that what we truly want? To be unshackled and free from whatever holds us back and imprisons us. The good news is freedom is available to each one of us. No matter where you've been or what's happened to you in your life, freedom is available to you through the transforming power of Christ.

Join Us on This Journey

Come join us in this journey where you'll meet real people with true stories of forgiveness whose lives were forever changed. You'll be inspired, encouraged and then changed as you apply what you're learning to your own life.

"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." Galatians 5:1
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iChoose2 Love My Life: Week 21

Tuesday, May 22, 2012



Welcome to Week #21 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 how you practice being still.

See YOU there!!!


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Michelle Aguilar's inspiring story goes beyond her grand-prize victory on the immensely popular The Biggest Loser. Becoming Fearless is about having faith in God when you've lost faith in yourself. It is an encouragement to "feel the fear" in any obstacle in life without being paralyzed by it. Finally, it is a story about reconciliation between Michelle and her mother, an exploration of the difficult and freeing work of forgiveness, and a reminder that what you learn on the journey is even more important than the destination.
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FREE Kindle Edition ~ 'What Your Childhood Memories Say About You...'


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What are your earliest childhood memories? Were you afraid of the dark? Can you remember a particularly embarrassing moment? Those memories—along with the words and emotions you use to describe them—hold the key to understanding the person you are today! Drawing on examples from his own life, the lives of celebrities, as well as case studies from his private practice, renowned psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman helps you apply these same techniques to uncover why you are the way you are. Remember, “The little boy or girl you once were, you still are!” So unlock that memory bank—pick a memory, any memory—and discover what makes you tick!
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FREE Kindle Edition ~ 'Messy: God Likes It That Way'


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Christianity is messy. Unanswered prayers. Painful choices. Unresolved regrets. But there is good news: God works in the mess. He gets a kick out of these disturbing, disorderly moments because in these moments, we learn to trust Him. What if we all trusted Jesus? How would the world look different? How would we look different?

Both annoyingly honest and refreshingly humorous, Messy reassures Christians that God can reveal Himself in their clutter. Author and pastor A.J. Swoboda offers biblical insight and vivid, personal stories to redefine faith from something that must be perfect to something that is imperfect, but can still give beauty, meaning, and purpose to a messy life. As entertaining as it is challenging, this book teaches Christians what it means to trust in each other, in grace, in hope, and in a Savior who defied the rules of death. Here’s to finding joy in your chaos!
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Self Confidence vs Christ Confidence