FABulous Finds

Quotes, links, excerpts that I love from my week.

Fabulous Friday Find ~ Sole Hope

imageI knew the moment I heard about this “find” I wanted to share it with you.

Do you want to help me put shoes on Ugandan children?

Sole Hope is putting close toed shoes on African children, one pair at a time.

We can be part of the shoe making crew!image

it’s easy.

It’s fun.

The cost?

Your time with friends, an old pair of jeans

&

a heart to make a difference

in the lives of African children.

Go to Solehope.com to watch video &  learn more.

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Fabulous Friday Find – P31 Ministries

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I have had the honor of being encouraged the few years by the amazing group of women at Proverbs 31 Ministries. I’ve gained wisdom from the teaching of these women. They share n such a way that I know beyond a doubt I am not alone.
Take a peek at this Proverbs 31 Ministries link to see what I and others had the privilege to share about P31.
Whether you are a woman needing to know you are not alone, a woman serving other women, or just a woman in need of a little encouragement today, look, listen and add this page to your favorites.
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When A Woman Finds Her Voice

“I won’t tell if you don’t!”

We never really said it, but we knew we shared the common bond. The bond of silence.

The decision to swallow our words helped us through some terrifying times and erected a wall of protection around our hearts. With an unwritten allegiance, my brothers and I stood by each other within those constructed walls.

I was familiar with deferring to the voice, stifled by fear. The one that held the power. My first lesson in this subject came at the age of five. If you tell, they will not believe you. And they may never let you come back. Back to visit the pony with the silky flowing mane.  And so, the lump in my throat grew large, larger than life for a young girl barely school age. I loved the pony. I swallowed in silence. I will not tell.

It wasn’t the first time I had been rendered speechless.

These childhood classrooms provided curriculum–educating me early. The lessons learned provided a legend for the map I would navigate through life.

Until…God beckoned me to begin voice lessons. The journey to finding my voice began. One lesson at a time he began to teach me how to use the voice he gifted me. A new classroom.

In her soon to be released book When A Woman Finds Her Voice: Overcoming Life’s Hurts and Using Your Voice to Make a Difference,  Jo Ann Fore invites us to allow God to be the one who gives us a voice. The one he intended for us to use as he gifted us our first breath.

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“Whether you need emotional healing or are looking for tools to help others, When A Woman Finds Her Voice offers practical hope, straight talk, and insightful biblical truths that lead you to find this healing, and then helps you lead others to do the same…”

Her book is available now for pre-order. Grab yours NOW and begin the journey to finding your voice.

 

Book Give-away – Enter to Win

I am a bit off my schedule (almost wrote…my rocker) the last week or so. It happens. I would love to be able to say I am a perfectly balanced woman. NOT. A battle I am well acquainted with. But one I no longer allow to beat me down. It’s a day by day journey I am on. Each one a gift.

Speaking of gifts, I am looking forward to possibly giving one to YOU.

I am anxious to give away a couple of copies of The Joshua Code!

The drawing will be held on Monday, April 29th.

Get your name in the hat NOW!

Leave a comment below.

 The Joshua Code

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By O.S. Hawkins

Discover the secret Joshua gave the Israelites for prosperity and success. 

The Israelites finally had land and the opportunity to start anew. Their leader, Joshua, spoke wisely about how to follow God’s law and how to be successful. Joshua 1:8 says, “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” The Joshua CodeTM is a challenge to keep the Word in our mouths through memorization and in our hearts through meditation “day and night.”

The fifty-two chapters in this volume are designed to lead you on a yearlong journey by spending each week memorizing and meditating on one Scripture verse so that it becomes a living part of your very being. Topics include grace, temptation, the three levels of prayer, fruit of the spirit, and more. The outlines in each chapter can also be used by the busy pastor or Bible teacher for guiding their members. God’s Word is powerful and profitable when studied and applied by anyone, the young and the seasoned believer alike.

Book Give Away – Fabulous Friday Find

The Joshua Code

By O.S. Hawkins1400320704

Discover the secret Joshua gave the Israelites for prosperity and success.

The Israelites finally had land and the opportunity to start anew. Their leader, Joshua, spoke wisely about how to follow God’s law and how to be successful. Joshua 1:8 says, “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” The Joshua CodeTM is a challenge to keep the Word in our mouths through memorization and in our hearts through meditation “day and night.”

The fifty-two chapters in this volume are designed to lead you on a yearlong journey by spending each week memorizing and meditating on one Scripture verse so that it becomes a living part of your very being. Topics include grace, temptation, the three levels of prayer, fruit of the spirit, and more. The outlines in each chapter can also be used by the busy pastor or Bible teacher for guiding their members. God’s Word is powerful and profitable when studied and applied by anyone, the young and the seasoned believer alike.

 

OSHawkinsFor more than 20 years, O. S. Hawkins served pastorates at the First Baptist Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and in Dallas, Texas. He is president of GuideStone Financial Resources, which serves 200,000 pastors, church staff, missionaries, doctors, and other workers of various Christian organizations with their retirement needs. He is the author of more than 25 books and preaches regularly at Bible conferences, evangelism conferences, and churches across the nation.

LEAVE YOUR COMMENT ON THIS BLOG POST TO BE ENTERED TO WIN YOUR COPY! 

Fabulous Friday Find – The Rest of the Gospel

This book was introduced to me by a friend.

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I love the subtitle: When the partial gospel has worn you out.

It is so important for us to understand the whole counsel of God.

I believe this book is critical to understanding who we are “in Christ”.

Here is a quote from the book…

“When you are perfectly prepared, Jesus whispers the old news, which is still the good news:  “I am the life. You take Me into you, and you have the life. I live the life as you, just as the Father revealed His life as Me.” Dan Stone and David Gregory.

If you get a chance to pick it up, please let me know what you think.

 

Fabulous Friday Find

If you really get to know me, you will begin to understand that music runs through my veins. Not just any music, but worship music. Music that leads me to a right posture before God.

Today’s Fabulous Friday Find is one of my latest music finds.

The Ineloquent

 

They are called The Ineloquent.

Take a peek. Let me know what you think.

HIS,

karen

Fabulous Friday FInd

Straight from my bookshelf … mended: pieces of a life made whole, by Angie Smith

This is a find you will be refreshed and encouraged by. Angie Smith is a writer who draws you in to glimpse her growing relationship with God through a very vulnerable lens. I was captivated by how she allows God to teach her in the everyday seemingly mundane things of life to see through HIS eyes.

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Go…NOW…get your copy! And add it to your reading list. I still hear her voice in some of the most everyday life tasks, challenging me see it as more than everyday life.

And let me know how you liked it after you read it!

HIS,

karen

 

Fabulous Friday Find – Rahab’s Rope

Todays’s Fabulous Friday Find is Rahab’s Rope – a ministry that exists to STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

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I recently attended a women’s church retreat where a representative from this ministry shared with us her involvement and her heart for these women to know Christ.

Rahab’s Rope exists to give hope and opportunity to women and girls that are at risk or have been forced into the commercial sex trade of India. By creating a safe and loving environment, they are enabled to grow and develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. Their work provides basic education and vocational training for each girl and woman who come through their centers; ultimately, allowing them to integrate into their communities in a positive and constructive manner.

View their Mission & Vision

I purchased some of the beautiful jewelry these beautiful women make.

Today – I want to share my FIND with YOU!

Enter a comment both here and on my Ruth’s Hope Facebook Page to be entered to win this bracelet.

Be sure to stop by their website to look at other pieces they have made.

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Fabulous Friday Find – “Safest Place on Earth”

Today’s find is Larry Crabb’s Safest Place On Earth.

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This is one of my favorite books. In his book, Larry shares how to develop a spiritual community.  A community where people walk with one another and support each other through life’s journey.

I think the key we need to see is that spiritual community is not ready-made, rather it is developed over time and with commitment to the process of cultivating community.

Larry’s book encourages me to stay with the process even though it gets tough.

I would love to hear your thoughts after you read it.

A excerpt that sets the stage for the one who holds the book in their hands, speaks to the reader:

“We need each other, never more than when we are most broken. But our brokenness is not a disease, like cancer, that may or may not develop. Brokenness is a condition, one that is always there, inside, beneath the surface, carefully hidden for as long as we can keep a facade in place. We live in brokenness. We just don’t always see it I ourselves or others.”

A central task of community is to create a place safe enough for the walls to be torn down, safe enough for each of us to own and reveal our brokenness. Only then can the power of connecting do its job. Only then can community be used to restore our souls.”

my booksFor other resources you might find helpful or interesting, come on over to Ruth’s Hope Resource Room and browse around a bit.

HIS,

karen