EMPOWERING CHRISTIAN WOMEN: September 2012 Blogger Widgets

ECW Needs Your Vote! Top 25 Canadian Moms

Friday, September 28, 2012


Circle of Moms is looking to find the
  Top 25 Canadian Moms - 2012 !

* ECW scored #37 in the contest!
Thank you SO MUCH for your support!

Visit the 2012 Top 25 Canadian Mom Blogs.

* Voting is now over!

 You can VOTE ONCE EVERY 24 HOURS for your favorite blog
up until October 11th, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. PST

Empowering Christian Women is in the running and I would love your votes!
Please stop by Circle of Moms and vote for ECW.

I would love to see a Christian blog at the top!

Thanks SO much!!!

~ Karla Meachem




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7 FREE Kindle Editions for Your Library

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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The Me I Want to Be by John Ortberg---the bestselling author of When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box; God Is Closer Than You Think; and The Life You've Always Wanted---will help you discover spiritual vitality like never before as you learn to 'live in the flow of the spirit.'But if God has a perfect vision for your life, why does spiritual growth seem so difficult? John Ortberg has some intriguing answers to that question, and he has organized his thoughts and God's words into a straightforward and timely guide for living your best life in The Me I Want to Be.This book will show how God's perfect vision for you starts with a powerful promise. All those who trust in God 'will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit' (Jeremiah 17:7-8).Ortberg urges you to recognize your brokenness, understand that God is the project manager, and follow His directions. The author first helps gauge your spiritual health and measure the gap between where you are now and where God intends you to be. Then he provides detailed tasks and exercises to help you live in the flow of the Spirit, circumventing real-world barriers---pain and sorrow, temptations, self-doubt, sin---to flourish even in a dark and broken world. As you start living in the flow, you will feel:--- a deeper connection with God--- a growing sense of joy--- an honest recognition of your brokenness--- less fear, more trust--- a growing sense of being 'rooted in love'--- a deeper sense of purposeGod invites you to join Him in crafting an abundant and joy-filled life. The Me I Want to Be shows you how to graciously accept His invitation.


If someone asked, 'Are you a fan of Jesus?', how would you answer? You attend every movie featuring a certain actor, you know the stats of your sports hero, and can recite each lyric from your favorite band. In short, you're a huge fan. But are you treating Jesus the same as the other people you admire? The truth is, Jesus wants more than the church attendance, occasional prayer, and the ability to recite Scripture---the fan response. He's looking for people who are actually willing to sacrifice in order to follow him. In this teen edition of Not a Fan, Kyle Idleman uses humor, personal stories, and biblical truth as he challenges you to look at what it means to call yourself a Christian, and what it means to follow the radical call Jesus presents. So will you be a fan, or a follower?



Do you want a great marriage? Most people do. Yet, few people have great marriages, in large part because it is so easy to settle for the mundane in marriage. God did not intend for marriage to be boring and ordinary. In Tools for a Great Marriage, marriage and family life educator, William Batson, uses expert wisdom and practical common sense to show how several indispensable marital tools can help any couple build a satisfying, fun, loving, and lasting marriage.

Couples will learn how to: turn their bad talk into love talk; make their personality differences work for them; practice the Principle of Satisfaction; in their sex life; defeat the enemy of every marriage selfishness; turn stormy times into opportunities to love each other more; keep conflicts from turning into nasty, knockdown, drag-out fights.

Tools for a Great Marriage gives you the blueprint for building your marriage on God's principles in a format that is simple, clear, practical, and easy to apply. At the end of each chapter their is a section called Tool Time for Couples containing follow-up questions which set the stage for great couple times together. A resource section in the back of the book includes additional tools for maintaining a great marriage.


Mark Batterson shares a perfect blend of biblical yet practical advice that will revolutionize your prayer life by giving you a new vocabulary and a new methodology. You'll see how prayer is your secret weapon. Through stories of parents just like you, Batterson shares five prayer circles that will not only help you pray for your kids, but also pray through your kids.Batterson teaches about how to create prayer lists unique to your family, claim God-inspired promises for your children, turn your family circle into a prayer circle, and discover your child's life themes. And he not only tells you how, he illustrates why.As Batterson says, 'I realize that not everyone inherited a prayer legacy like I did, but you can leave a legacy for generations to come. Your prayers have the power to shape the destiny of your children and your children's children. It's time to start circling.'



Do you feel like you've been missing out on the abundant life? Most people do.

If you take a look at the life of Jesus, you see that he called his disciples to follow him - on a physical journey, not just a spiritual one.

Hundreds of books talk about our faith walk as a journey. But few delve into the subject of how a physical journey can reinvent and revitalize our spiritual journey with God.

Kingdom Journeys is about the journeys we all take, presented in a series of "initiation steps" by disciples who are taking serious the call to leave everything and simply "go."

This book is an exploration of an ancient spiritual discipline we must recover -- if we're going to truly follow Jesus.


This book is a resource created in response to numerous pleas for help from young girls and women alike regarding their struggle with sexual addictions. Although it is one of the largest issues facing today's Church, pornography addiction is also one of the largest secrets in the Church, especially among women.

We aim to open the door to confession and conversation among women in the Body of Christ who feel as though they are alone in this struggle.

Within its chapters you will find...
- Relevant statistics that demonstrate the influence of pornography in modern media
- Encouraging testimonies from women who have overcome their addiction by the unfailing grace and mighty power of Christ
- And various strategies for resisting temptation in order to break free from pornography.
- Overcoming sexual addiction is not an overnight process, but one that requires a commitment to die to selfish desires each and every day, and take on the nature and purity of Christ. If you take the information presented in this book to heart, you will find yourself well equipped for the journey.

For more information visit: ChristianWomenandPorn.com



'This 31-day reading from the book of Proverbs from the New International Version of the Bible will speak to your deepest needs as you engage with God's Word. Practical and insightful, these devotions---written by the staff at trusted ministry Walk Thru the Bible---will fill each day with wisdom and understanding about who God is and what he has intended for the lives of his people. NIV 2011. The New International Version (NIV) translation of the Bible is the world's most popular modern-English Bible---easy to understand, yet rich with the detail found in the original languages. '

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FREE Kindle Edition ~ Discipleship: What Happened?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


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Christ made disciples, who became apostles. These men made more disciples in the same fashion. Why do we as a church believe that we know a better way? Discipleship: What Happened? digs deep into what true discipleship is. A continuance of the book Walking Backwards by the author, this is a free flowing journey deeper into the traditions of the church and how they affect the spiritual growth of believers.
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iChoose2 Love My Life: Week 39



Welcome to Week #39 of our iChoose2 Love My Life:
one-year journey toward living a life you love!

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and leave a comment on the iBloom site
sharing your favorite way to pamper yourself.

See YOU there!!!


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For EVERY book that is sold,
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FREE Kindle Edition ~ 'Kingdom Journeys: Rediscovering the Lost Spiritual Discipline'


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Do you feel like you've been missing out on the abundant life? Most people do.

If you take a look at the life of Jesus, you see that he called his disciples to follow him - on a physical journey, not just a spiritual one.

Hundreds of books talk about our faith walk as a journey. But few delve into the subject of how a physical journey can reinvent and revitalize our spiritual journey with God.

Kingdom Journeys is about the journeys we all take, presented in a series of "initiation steps" by disciples who are taking serious the call to leave everything and simply "go."

This book is an exploration of an ancient spiritual discipline we must recover -- if we're going to truly follow Jesus.
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FREE App: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality


The Emotionally Healthy Spirituality app is your personal guide to emotional and spiritual growth. Downloading this app gives you instant access to teaching and tools from bestselling author Peter Scazzero.

FREE CONTENT INCLUDES:
- Preview of Peter Scazzero’s best-selling book, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality
- Two weeks of Daily Office Downloads to encourage you throughout ....the day
- Podcast Subscriptions
- Exclusive Bonus Content on Emotionally Healthy Leadership and ...Marriage
- Personal video instruction from Peter Scazzero to guide your growth

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Speak Lord; Your Servant is Listening

Monday, September 24, 2012


When we enter into a time of prayer,
it should be done at a place and time
when we are not interrupted
so the Holy Spirit can speak to our hearts
and we can bare our hearts to Him.
It should be a time of a sweet mingling together
of human spirit with the divine Spirit.
Each of us should make it a daily priority
to have this special time of communion
with the Father through the Holy Spirit.

~ Rick Renner




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FREE Kindle Edition ~ Hometown Favorite: A Novel


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Talented, handsome, and personable, Dewayne Jobe rose from humble beginnings in rural Mississippi to play college football in Southern California and beyond. One of the best wide receivers in college ball, Dewayne is assured a promising career in professional football and easily finds success both on and off the field. Not only is he a great player, he's got the wife, the kids, and the pristine white picket fence to boot.

But catastrophe looms right around the corner and ultimately strikes with a crushing vengeance. Will Dewayne's faith and character stand the test of such tragedy? Or will he lose everything--including the love of his life? This modern retelling of the story of Job will capture readers with the age-old question of why bad things happen to good people--and how good people can survive.
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Live Your Life on Purpose!

FREE Kindle Edition ~ 'The Power of Persistent Prayer'


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Do you feel "stuck" in your prayer life, wondering if your prayers make it past the ceiling? Do you want your prayers to have a greater impact in the lives of your family, friends, and the larger community? If so, open this book and discover what Cindy Jacobs has learned through her years of powerful, persistent prayer and now shares with you, including the basics of prayer, praying the Word, fasting, praise, intercession, and more. Wherever you are in your prayer life, you will discover how to become a persistent prayer warrior.
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