EMPOWERING CHRISTIAN WOMEN: April 2014 Blogger Widgets

WINNERS ANNOUNCED ~ #giveaway ~ 3 copies of 'Joy for the Journey Devotional'

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

APRIL GIVEAWAY ~ Ends April 30th, 2014

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Every woman could use daily inspiration, and this beautifully packaged devotional offers enough for an entire year—twice a day!

Each morning offers a devotional thought from best-selling women authors such as Sheila Walsh, Beth Moore, and Lysa Terkuerst , and the evening follows with applicable scriptures to complete the day.

Deluxe leathersoft packaging and encouraging content make Joy for the Journey
a great gift for women any time of year.

This collection of devotions and scriptures addresses relateable topics that women encounter every day such as: changing your focus, paring down your schedule, choosing a positive attitude, serving others graciously, and finding joy in God’s love.

Begin and end
each day with JOY!!

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#free4kindle ~ The Promise of Security by Beth Moore

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Drawn from passages and Scriptures Beth Moore brings to light in her New York Times best-selling book, So Long, Insecurity, this 64-page booklet will prompt women to find their soul-deep security in God. Divided topically by common insecurities women face, The Promise of Security provides a portable boost of hope and confidence that will encourage women to continue on in their quest for soul-deep security.
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When You Don't Know Where God is Leading You

Friday, April 25, 2014

If you need wisdom, ask our generous God,
and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.
~ James 1:5 NLT

Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything,
but in every circumstance and in everything,
by prayer and petition ([a]definite requests), with thanksgiving,
continue to make your wants known to God.
~ Philippians 4:6,7

Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord
with all your heart and mind
and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.
~ Proverbs 3:5,6 AMP

Your own ears will hear him.
Right behind you a voice will say,
“This is the way you should go,”
whether to the right or to the left.
~ Isaiah 30:21 NLT

So then, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you may do,
do all for the honor and glory of God.
~ 1 Corinthinas 10:31 AMP

The Lord is my shepherd;
I have all that I need.
He lets me rest in green meadows;
he leads me beside peaceful streams.
He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths,
bringing honor to his name.
Even when I walk
through the darkest valley,[a]
I will not be afraid,
for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff
protect and comfort me.
You prepare a feast for me
in the presence of my enemies.
You honor me by anointing my head with oil.
My cup overflows with blessings.
Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me
all the days of my life,
and I will live in the house of the Lord
~ Psalm 23:1-6 NLT

You will guard him and keep him in perfect 
and constant peace
whose mind [both its inclination and its character]
 is stayed on You,
because he commits himself to You, leans on You, 
and hopes confidently in You.
~ Isaiah 26:3 AMP


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Guilt-FREE Quiet Times

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Every time you choose to spend time with the Lord, you’re making progress.
Every time you walk away from temptation, you’re becoming stronger.
Every time you make the right decision, you’re defeating the enemy.
Analyze your spiritual growth and hold on to how far you’ve come,
not how far you still need to go.

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Poem ~ 'The Will of God'

The will of God will never take you,
Where the grace of God cannot keep you,
Where the arms of God cannot support you,
Where the riches of God cannot supply your needs,
Where the power of God cannot endow you.

The will of God will never take you,
Where the Spirit of God cannot work through you,
Where the wisdom of God cannot teach you,
Where the army of God cannot protect you,
Where the hands of God cannot mold you.

The will of God will never take you,
Where the love of God cannot enfold you,
Where the mercies of God cannot sustain you,
Where the peace of God cannot calm your fears,
Where the authority of God cannot overrule for you.

The will of God will never take you,
Where the comfort of God cannot dry your tears,
Where the Word of God cannot feed you,
Where the miracles of God cannot be done for you,
Where the omnipresence of God cannot find you.

~ author unknown

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#free4kindle ~ 'The Action Bible Easter Story'

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You have a new way to share the true story of Easter with your children: The Action Bible Easter Story.

This Bible booklet is easy for kids to understand, as illustrations from Marvel and DC Comics artist Sergio Cariello bring the story of Jesus to life. Parents, see how easily you can teach your children about the miracle of Jesus's life, death, and resurrection using this tool. Churches, The Action Bible Easter Story is the perfect resource for Sunday school teachers and families.

Don't forget the most important gift of all this year. Share the true meaning of Easter with The Action Bible Easter Story.
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Impacting Relationships in 90 Seconds!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

This video, The 90 Second Rule by Jim Fannin
is a must-watch! 

You can change the dynamics 
in your family
 in just 90 seconds.

Invest in the relationships in your life ~ it's worth it!!

Rejoice with those who rejoice [sharing others’ joy],
and weep with those who weep [sharing others’ grief].
~ Romans 12:15 AMP

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EMPOWERING Quote ~ 'Get REAL!' by @Beth Moore

"People don't need Christians to act like we always have it together.
People need us to be real!
What kind of healing would come 
if we all just got real before God and others?"
~ Beth Moore

How about you...
do you long for transparency in your relationships?

Do you find it easy to be transparent with others?

Why or why not?

How about with God?

Are you transparent with Him?

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#kindleDEAL ~ Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Monday, April 14, 2014

#kindleDEAL ~ ONLY $1.99

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What Are You Missing?

Peter Scazzero learned the hard way: you can’t be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature. Even though he was pastor of a growing church, he did what most people do:
- Avoid conflict in the name of Christianity
- Ignore his anger, sadness, and fear
- Use God to run from God
- Live without boundaries

Eventually God awakened him to a biblical integration of emotional health, a relationship with Jesus, and the classic practices of contemplative spirituality. It created nothing short of a spiritual revolution, utterly transforming him and his church.

In this book Scazzero outlines his journey and the signs of emotionally unhealthy spirituality. Then he provides seven biblical, reality-tested ways to break through to the revolutionary life Christ meant for you. “The combination of emotional health and contemplative spirituality,” he says, “unleashes the Holy Spirit inside us so that we might experientially know the power of an authentic life in Christ.”
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#free4kindle ~ 'Women at the Cross: Experiencing the Wonder and Mystery of Christ's Love'

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Who were the women present at Christ's crucifixion? Why did they come, and why did they stay? What did they see? What did they hear? How do their actions speak to people today? In searching for answers to these and other questions, author Linda Lesniewski discovered that she shared a spiritual kinship with the women who stood there as well as those who have been changed by the cross throughout the years.

Women who read this book will discover a new depth of love for Jesus Christ and realize a greater appreciation for his sacrifice. They will experience the wonders and mysteries of Christ's love, and their faith will be strengthened. Perfect for small groups or personal study, Women at the Cross brings alive the devotion, loyalty, and servanthood of the women who came, who stayed, and who continue to come even today.
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#free4kindle ~ 'Deeper Into the Word: Reflections on 100 Words From the New Testament'

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

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Translators have done their best to render the words of the Bible into English, but capturing the nuances of the ancient languages is an inexact science. Kent gives readers an opportunity to investigate the roots and biblical context of the words within the Word.

Deeper into the Word is a fascinating devotional, but it can also be used as an accessible reference tool, as it explores 100 of the most important words of the New Testament. Kent unpacks each word's Greek origins, shows how it is used in the Bible, and offers insights into its significance in our lives.
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#free4kindle ~ 'The Juggling Act: Bringing Balance to Your Faith, Family, and Work'

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Lunch is reserved for meetings, technology makes us available anytime, anywhere-and somewhere along the way 9-to-5 morphed into 24/7, and technology makes us available anytime, anywhere. Our demanding schedules crowd out what matters most: family, friends, even our faith. Although it may feel like you're living under the Big Top, take heart. You don't have to be a circus professional to keep all the plates spinning.

Pat Gelsinger understands this challenge. As a prominent executive in the Silicon Valley, Pat struggled to juggle* a thriving career with his family. Pat's pursuit of balance led him to dynamic truths that revolutionized his approach to life.

The Juggling Act shares Pat's time-tested wisdom for keeping your life in perspective. This updated and expanded revision (formerly Balancing Your Family, Faith and Work) details the guidelines for balanced living, with insights on:

• Prioritizing your work, family, and God

• Developing a personal mission statement

• Becoming an effective employee

• Creating a support system

• Sharing your faith in the workplace

Take a meeting with The Juggling Act. And get your professional-and personal-life on the fast track to success.
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#free4kindle ~ No More Christian Nice Girl: When Just Being Nice--Instead of Good--Hurts You, Your Family, and Your Friends

Monday, April 07, 2014

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When passivity and false niceness don't bring the abundant life Jesus promised, some Christian women try even harder to hide behind a fragile fa├žade of pleasant perfection. Paul Coughlin and Jennifer Degler give women the empowering message that they have options far beyond simply acting nice or being mean--if they will emulate the real Jesus Christ and face their fears of conflict, rejection, and criticism. Brimming with enlightening information, thought-provoking questionnaires, real-life stories, and biblically based teaching from both the male author of the pioneering No More Christian Nice Guy and a female clinical psychologist, this book will motivate women to allow God to transform them into authentic, powerful women of loving faith.
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FREE Audiobook - `What Happens When Women Say Yes to God`

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Total obedience to Christ can transform an ordinary life into a remarkable journey. This is the hope found in the liberating message of Lysa TerKeurst--president of Proverbs 31 Ministries.

In What Happens When Women Say Yes to God, Lysa shares inspiring stories from her own life along with compelling biblical insights as she describes what it means to partner with God in all decisions and actions. Readers will learn to:

- discern the voice of God and truly say yes to His call

- see what wholehearted obedience looks like on a daily basis

- give themselves to God and let Him affect lives around them

This book reveals how honoring God produces a life of deep joy and great purpose. It is an invitation to seek God and boldly ask for and expect more from the Christian life.
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Ransomed by Jesus

Ransomed by Jesus

Can you think of someone in your life who has joy? I met someone recently whose body radiated joy. If someone had not told me, I never would have known she had three terminal diseases. Her life wasn’t pain-free, but she had complete joy. Our first conversation explained why. She was in love with Jesus.

My friend had been ransomed! She realized exactly what Jesus had done for her and knew there would come a time when sorrow and sighing would flee away. In Luke 2:10, the angel says, “I bring you good tidings of great joy.” What was this joy? It was Jesus! You, too, have been ransomed by Jesus—the only One who could possibly save you. – Denise Jones

“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you. For I am the Lord your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior.” -Isaiah 43:1–3

You were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. -1 Peter 1:18–19

The ransomed of the Lord shall return, And come to Zion with singing, With everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness; Sorrow and sighing shall flee away. -Isaiah 51:11

Learn more at http://store.faithgateway.com/joy-for-the-journey-morning-and-evening
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#free4kindle ~ 'Living Victory: 30 Days of Victory, Breakthrough and the Favor of God'

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

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In John 10:10 (AMP) Jesus explains His reason for coming to the earth. “I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).” Jesus came to restore us back to righteousness (right standing with God, freedom from sin, guilt, and shame). He came to lead us back into the perfect will of the Father which is the Abundant and Victorious life over sin, sickness, and death. He even told us in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

If we want to experience all that God has provided—Jesus is our doorway, our entrance into that Victory. He is the Word who became flesh and dwelt among us (John 1:1-14). JESUS—THE WORD—is THE CENTERPIECE to the Christian life. God’s Word is our LIFEBLOOD and apart from Him we can do nothing (John 15:5).

Colossians 3:16 instructs us to, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom…” The Amplified Bible says, “Let the word [spoken by] Christ (the Messiah) have its home [in your hearts and minds] and dwell in you in [all its] richness…” Give Jesus—THE WORD—a home in your heart and mind. Meditate and speak the truths that He has spoken to us and renew your mind to those promises. For only then can we live out and experience true VICTORY. Then, and ONLY then, can we echo the words of Paul found in 2 Corinthians 2:14 (AMP), “But thanks be to God, Who in Christ always leads us in triumph [as trophies of Christ’s victory] and through us spreads and makes evident the fragrance of the knowledge of God everywhere.”
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