EMPOWERING CHRISTIAN WOMEN: June 2013 Blogger Widgets

Jesus, The ONE and ONLY

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Jesus, the One and Only
In Jesus, the One and Only, best-selling author and Bible teacher Beth Moore invites you to know Christ personally. Watch and listen as He breaks up a funeral by raising the dead, confronts conniving religious leaders of His day, teaches on a Galilean hillside, or walks on the waves and calms the storm.

Like a ragtag band of followers two thousand years ago, you will never be the same again after such an up close and personal encounter.
In the beginning was the Word
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God...
The Word became flesh 
and made His dwelling among us.
We have seen His glory,
the glory of the One and Only.
- John 1:1, 14
He is Jesus.
The One and Only.
Transcendent over all else.
To know Him is to love Him.
To love Him is to long for Him.
To long for Him is to finally reach
soul hands into the One true thing
we need never get enough of.
Jesus.
Take all you want.
Take all you need.
Till soul is fed.
And spirit freed.
Till dust is dust.
And Face you see.
Jesus Christ.
He's all you need.
I was thrilled when I was approached by Sara from Shelton Interactive to review Beth Moore`s book, Jesus, the One and Only.  I`ve been a fan of Beth Moore for many years now.  The first book I read of hers was Get Out of That Pit: Straight Talk about God's Deliverance.  If you haven`t read it yet; be sure to pick it up!!  I`ve also shared in the past about how I love to watch Wednesdays With Beth on Life Today.  I`ve learned SO much from her teaching - so, you can understand why I was eager to take an inside peek at Jesus, the One and Only.  :)

To be honest, I am still savoring this book; it is taking me longer to finish than I had expected...so, I thought I would share the above poem, as well as an EMPOWERING quote to give you an inside glimpse.  If you enjoy Beth Moore`s writing and teaching, you will want to pick up this book...just be sure to have your journal handy for what God will reveal to you.  Get ready to dig in...true treasure awaits.
Untold treasures await us. 
 Some jewels will sparkle visibly like diamonds on red velvet;
 others will become obvious only by digging in the dark mines.  
But when our journey is complete, 
we will have arms filled with treasures to hold in our hearts forever. 
 Come ye who are poor and needy. 
 Unfathomable wealth is hidden in Him.
 - Beth Moore
Thank you Shelton Interactive for blessing me with a book
from an author I love; it`s a keeper!




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Scripture, Our MOST Powerful Tool!


Scripture is the most powerful tool
in our fight against temptation.
Don`t fight back with your words,
fight back with God`s.

 - Beth Moore




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Enter to Win ~ Women's Study Bible

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


And the winner is Valinda!!
Congratulations!!!

More Information:  
The Woman's Study Bible, NIV
The Woman's Study Bible, NIV is a priceless treasure, poignantly revealing the Word of God to a woman’s heart. With special notes and features appealing to women's interests, highlighting women throughout Scripture, and capturing the unique ways Christ cared for women, this Bible truly speaks to a woman's heart. Now with a fresh, new look and available in the New International Version® (NIV) for the first time, The Woman’s Study Bible is more relevant to today’s women than ever before!

Features include:
Inspiring articles by Anne Graham Lotz, Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Roberta Hromas, Linda Dillow, Kathy Troccoli, and more.
More than 100 character portraits of women in the Bible
More than 300 articles on topics for women
Hundreds of insightful quotes by inspiring women throughout history
Topical index to scriptures and special features
Part of the Signature Series line of Thomas Nelson Bibles

Woman's Study Bibles sold to date:
More than 1.5 million

Thomas Nelson Bibles is giving back through the God’s Word in Action program. Donating a portion of profits to World Vision,we are helping to eradicate poverty and preventable deaths among children.

Learn more and discover what you can do at:
Want an inside glimpse of this 
amazing new Study Bible for Women?



Awhile back, Sara Pence (Shelton Interactive) contacted me 
to see if I would be interested in reviewing the
 The NIV Woman's Study Bible; I was honored to be able to take a peek.  

The Bible is beautiful 
and would make a great gift 
for any woman in your life! 

 I especially love how this Bible highlights women throughout Scripture,
 and includes inspirational thoughts and quotes from 
many Christian women authors that you are already know and  love.

Several indispensable features include the introductory materials
 and annotations, topical notes, charts and maps and a concordance.

I believe this Bible will become a daily resource
that you will turn to, again and again, in your daily walk with Christ.

Since I already own a study Bible, 
I would love to bless one of my faithful friends with this one!

 ENTER TO WIN 
The NIV Woman's Study Bible

All you need to do is leave a comment on this post,
with a Scripture or thought that God has been laying on your heart recently.

*** Comments are moderated and will be published 
once they have been approved. ***

** Please be sure to leave a valid email address,
so I can contact you if you win. **

One winner will be drawn on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013!
* Open to USA and CDN residents!!

* Special thanks to Shelton Interactive 
for providing this Bible for review.




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Lay Me Down

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


Lay Me Down ~ Chris Tomlin

There's no life apart from You





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FREE Audiobook: 'The Awakening of Hope'

Friday, June 14, 2013


FREE Christian Audiobook of the Month


Offer Expires June 30th, 2013
According to Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, faithful action is always inspired and sustained by common convictions---the basic truths that have sustained God’s people throughout every generation. The Awakening of Hope re-presents Christian faith by beginning with stories of faithful witness and asking, Why? Why do Christians eat together? Why do we fast? Why would we rather die than kill? These are the questions that help us see why creation and the fall, covenant and community, ethics and evangelism matter. This book and its accompanying DVD project is a contemporary catechism, celebrating lives and stories that wouldn’t make sense if the gospel were not true. And then going one step further, this project shares the good news of Jesus and the way of life that he makes possible.
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FREE Bible App ~ YouVersion ~ A MUST-Have!

Thursday, June 13, 2013


READ
Read God’s Word in any of 245 languages and 450+ translations. 
Download a FREE offline version and read anytime, anywhere
 — even when you don’t have an Internet connection.

LISTEN
With audio Bibles, the Bible App can read to you on the go, 
whether you're commuting, exercising, working, even reading along.
 Listen to select Bible versions in English, Chinese, Portuguese, and Spanish!

SHARE
Whatever you’re reading in the Bible, 
the Bible App makes it easy to share with friends.

WATCH
Clips from The Bible and The Lumo Project 
bring biblical stories and concepts to life. 
Or watch the JESUS film right in the Bible App
now in six languages, with more to come!



(c) YouVersion ~ http://www.youversion.com

Best Bible app ever!!  Use it EVERY day!!

Best of all; it's FREE!!

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FREE Kindle Edition ~ 'Beyond Ordinary: When a Good Marriage Isn't Good Enough'


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How safe is your marriage? The answer may surprise you. The biggest threat to any marriage isn’t infidelity or miscommunication. The greatest enemy is ordinary. Ordinary marriages lose hope. Ordinary marriages lack vision. Ordinary marriages give in to compromise. Ordinary is the belief that this is as good as it will ever get. And when we begin to settle for ordinary, it’s easy to move from “I do” to “I’m done.”

Justin and Trisha Davis know just how dangerous ordinary can be. In this beautifully written book, Justin and Trisha take us inside the slow fade that occurred in their own marriage—each telling the story from their own perspective. Together, they reveal the mistakes they made, the work they avoided, the thoughts and feelings that led to an affair and near divorce, and finally, the heart-change that had to occur in both of them before they could experience the hope, healing, and restoration of a truly extraordinary marriage.
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FREE Kindle Edition ~ 'The Butterfly Movement'


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Are you a lost and broken woman? Have you ever loved a lost and broken woman? Broken women do not choose to be broken, something broke them.

Raised by the system, single, three children, no man and no education, Katrina looked into the mirror and did not like what she saw in the reflection. She became what everyone had predicted; another sad statistic in society. She was the product of five generations of dysfunction and knew that if she didn't put an end to it, that it would be passed to her children.

She went on a journey of introspection, challenging herself to dig to the root of her issues to find out where her behaviors stemmed from. A raw, transparent and emotionally charged page turner, she takes you with her on her road to redemption to find out why women make the self-destructive choices that they make, starting with her.

"Basically, I became my own social experiment; my own guinea pig" -Katrina Smith, author

Transforming from caterpillar to butterfly, The Butterfly Movement paints a beautiful picture of the metamorphosis that takes place when you seek Christ with all your heart and apply biblical truth for deliverance and restoration. She provides an example of how a single decision can create a ripple effect in your life, those around you and future generations to come. It will inspire you to break the chains of generational curses, mental and spiritual strongholds, defy labels, and overcome odds that are holding you back from becoming a beautiful, fearfully and wonderfully made butterfly!

Changing the woman within today, to save the women of tomorrow
Take a Stand. Spread the Word. Save the Butterflies.
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2 FREE Kindle Editions ~ 'Evicting Jezebel' and 'Evicting Jezebel Sermon Outline'


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Jezebel may float like a butterfly but she stings like a bee!

Case studies are starting emerge that women and teen girls are becoming more assertive, aggressive and violent. In biblical history, these were all of the tactics and techniques of the queen Jezebel. The contrast of the new creation of the butterfly, Jezebel stings anyone who threatens her ability to control and manipulate others.

Evicting Jezebel sheds light on the alarming trend in aggressive women in our families, communities and churches and searches the bible for answers by comparing the traits and technique of boxing to the traits and techniques of Jezebel. It also gets to the root so that you can serve her with an eviction notice.

Case studies are starting emerge that women and teen girls are becoming more assertive, aggressive and violent. In biblical history, these were all of the tactics and techniques of the queen Jezebel.

The contrast of the new creation of the butterfly, Jezebel stings anyone who threatens her ability to control and manipulate others. Evicting Jezebel sheds light on the alarming trend in aggressive women and helps pastors deliver the message to their congregation from four sources of information:


• Current Events
• Case Studies
• World History
• Biblical History
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Christian Contest ~ 'Devotions for the Beach' (3 copies)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Christian Contest


* Open to USA and CDN residents

Thomas Nelson has agreed to giveaway
3 copies to our faithful friends!

Contest closes: June 26th, 2013
Dig your feet in the sand and let the water cool your toes as you escape into the beauty of God’s seaside creations, and hear His voice more clearly than perhaps anywhere else.

There’s nothing quite like the warmth and relaxation of the beach—away from the stresses of the world and into a place of peace and refreshment. Devotions for the Beach is the gentle breeze that takes you there, to see the majesty of God and to open your heart and soul to the One who created it all. These ninety devotions explore the parallels of life with the elements of the shore to help you see God, to find hope, to draw strength, and to rest in the comfort of His arms throughout your day. Included are striking photographs with a fresh, contemporary design for timeless appeal.

Every woman will want a copy of this book as a gentle reminder of days at the beach and the call of God’s love.

Another exceptional giveaway 
sponsored by Thomas Nelson!




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FREE Audiobook: 'The Explicit Gospel' by Matt Chandler


FREE Christian Audiobook of the Month


Expires June 30th, 2013

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FREE Bible Study ~ 'Outside the Zone'


FREE Bible Study ~ Outside the Zone
God uses example after example of people in the Bible who had to step outside of their normal everyday capacities and step up to the calling He had for their lives. This ebook outlines five of those very people - people who said “Who? Me?”
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Christian Contest ~ 'FREE Month's Subscription of the Upfront App'

Monday, June 10, 2013


Christian Contest ~ One FREE Month's Subscription of the Upfront App

Contest Closes June 18th, 2013

Can’t get enough of Hillsong United? 
With the Upfront app, you can satisfy your cravings anytime, anywhere!

Hillsong United’s recently launched application is an exclusive online community for influencers and devoted fans, like you. Free of spam and ads, Upfront allows you to engage with original content and communicate directly to the band like never before. As an Upfront member, you will receive devotionals, personal phone calls, texts, photos, videos, and so much more from the band themselves.

On top of all that, Upfront members will receive an invitation to a Meet and Greet on their June tour, Zion – that’s happening RIGHT NOW! Members can also look out for a live broadcast from Hillsong United.

Check out the Upfront app in the app store or at their website:
and watch Hillsong United’s video to learn more about it.

One lucky winner will receive a free month’s subscription of the Upfront app where you will be able to have full access to all of Hillsong United’s photos, music, videos, and much more!

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An Exercise That Pays GREAT Spiritual Dividends

Sunday, June 09, 2013

 "I know of no other single practice in the Christian life more rewarding, 
practically speaking, than memorizing Scripture. 
No other single exercise pays greater spiritual dividends! 
Your prayer life will be strengthened. 
Your witnessing will be sharper and much more effective. 
Your attitudes and outlook will begin to change. 
Your mind will become alert and observant. 
Your confidence and assurance will be enhanced. 
Your faith will be solidified" 

Chuck Swindoll




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Stay Focused!

Thursday, June 06, 2013


"I'm on my way; I'll be there soon.
Keep a tight grip on what you have
so no one distracts you and steals your crown.
~ Revelation 3:11 MSG








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FREE Webcast ~ Burnout: Rekindling the Flame

Wednesday, June 05, 2013



June 11th, 2013

The visionary, passionate and task-oriented nature of leaders makes us more vulnerable to burnout.

In this webinar we will look at...
~ The symptoms of burnout
~ How to distinguish between burnout and clinical depression
~ Strategies for prevention
~ Practical strategies for recovery
~ The redemptive purpose of burnout

Presenter: Judy Rushfeldt: President, Life Tools Publishing

Half Time Interview: Special Guest

Moderator: Bonnie Pioveson,
Mentoring and Leadership Coordinator, Women Together

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In the Barren Places of My Life


In the barren places of my life 
I can be assured that God is there 
as He is when life is fruitful.  
~ Elisabeth Elliot


"And no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth." (Rev. 14:3.) 

THERE are songs which can only be learned in the valley. No art can teach them; no rules of voice can make them perfectly sung. Their music is in the heart. They are songs of memory, of personal experience. They bring out their burden from the shadow of the past: they mount on the wings of yesterday. 

St. John says that even in Heaven there will be a song that can only be fully sung by the sons of earth─the strain of redemption. Doubtless it is a song of triumph, a hymn of victory to the Christ who made us free. But the sense of triumph must come from the memory of the chain. 

No angel, no archangel can sing it so sweetly as I can. To sing it as I sing it, they must pass through my exile, and this they cannot do. None can learn it but the children of the Cross. 

And so, my soul, thou art receiving a music lesson from thy Father. Thou art being educated for the choir invisible. There are parts of the symphony that none can take but thee. 

There are chord too minor for the angels. There may be heights in the symphony which are beyond the scale heights which angels alone can reach; but there are depth which belong to thee, and can only be touched by thee. 

Thy Father is training thee for the part the angels cannot sing; and the school is sorrow. I have heard many say that He sends sorrow to prove thee; nay, he sends sorrow to educate thee, to train thee for the choir invisible. 

In the night He is preparing thy song. In the valley He is tuning thy voice. In the cloud He is deepening thy chords. In the rain He is sweetening thy melody. In the cold He is moulding thy expression. In the transition from hope to fear He is perfecting thy lights. 

Despise not thy school of sorrow, O my soul; 
it will give thee a unique part in the universal song. --- 
George Matheson. 

"Is the midnight closing round you?
Are the shadows dark and long?
Ask Him to come close beside you,
And He'll give you a new, sweet song.
He'll give it and sing it with you;
And when weakness lets it down,
He'll take up the broken cadence,
And blend it with His own.


"And many a rapturous minstrel,
Among those sons of light,
Will say of His sweetest music,
` I learned it in the night.'
And many a rolling anthem,
That fills the Father's home,
Sobbed out its first rehearsal,
In the shade of a darkened room."

(c)  "Streams in the Desert" ~ May 30


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FREE Kindle Edition ~ 'It's Time to Reveal What God Longs to Heal'


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Bishop Jakes calls for believers to strip away all layers of superficiality, religious reasonings, and pious pretendings. We need to be real to be honest before God and man. Our example, Jesus Christ Himself, ministered and died in total openness before us. How can the hurting around us receive help and healing unless we too are Naked and Not Ashamed.
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