There is one body and one Spirit,

...just as you were called to one hope when you were called...

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Devotions, Teens, TodaysGirls | Your comments

Today’s girls face many pressures in today’s world! And the technology has taken it to a new level.

Meet the Today’sGirls – Real Faith. Real Life.

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What Is Love?

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Books and Bibles, Devotions, Life, Love | 1 comment

What Is Love?

Bullying. Violence. Anger. Why is it so hard to love one another? What would our world look like if we could just be kind to one another?

Jesus tells us, Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ – Matthew 22:37-39. For those who know Jesus, this command is easy, most the time. But for those who do not know Jesus, they will never know what love is. They search a lifetime for love, but never find it. And until those who understand love, this command will never happen.

1 John 4: 7-9  is the answer. Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.

God. Jesus. Love. The answer starts with Him.

 

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Who Is in Your Inner Circle?

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Devotions, Relationships | Your comments

Who Is in Your Inner Circle?

Who is in your inner circle?

Are you longing to belong to the right crowd no matter the cost? Are you willing to give up who you are or give up your values to become someone you’re not just to be popular?

In today’s world we all want to be popular. We all want to stand out. But the truth is as we grow, change and find our own way – at the end of the day; we’re blessed to have a few true friends in our inner circle. True friends are the ones that you can trust. True friends are the ones that you can count on with your most precious secrets and feelings. True friends are the ones that you can go to no matter what you are facing, night or day.

Who is in your inner circle? What inner circle are you in? You might be considered in many  inner circle of friends, but they may not be in yours. Is Jesus considered in your inner circle or the inner circle of your friends?

No matter where you are in life. No matter how popular you are or you aren’t – Jesus longs to be the center light of your life and the center of your inner circle. Through His love, forgiveness and grace, He will see you through all the trials, joys, darkness and heartaches that our friends bring our way or trouble or heartache we may cause others. If He isn’t there, your friendships and relationships will be superficial and will leave you lonely at the end of the day.

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 NIV

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Are You Different?

Posted by on Mar 29, 2014 in Devotions, One God | Your comments

Are You Different?

He wasn’t like others. Clothed in camel’s hair and a leather belt, like Elijah of many years past, John the Baptist stood out in more ways than his clothes and diet; his message resembled nothing the Pharisees and the teachers of the law taught. In fact, John’s prophetic call to repent and prepare a path for the Lord sounded a lot more like the prophets of old, whose voices had died out hundreds of years earlier.

Was this strange man the one they had been waiting for? John made it clear he was not. But One was coming with so much power and authority that John felt unworthy even to be his servant. Then Jesus arrived on the scene, and John pointed every person— including his own followers— to the One who deserved all the honor and attention.

John lived his life with another’s glory in mind. Consequently, his clothes, food, lifestyle and words readied the people’s hearts to hear the Messiah and believe in him.

Do we want to point people to Christ? Is our heart’s desire to develop God’s kingdom? Then, like John, we must live for Jesus’ glory. Our lives— in speech and action— will contrast radically from the world, but the difference will draw people’s attention to the One they most need to meet.

NIV One Impact Bible: One God. One Person. One Impact. Zondervan.

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It Starts With A Bracelet – Reach The World

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Faith and God | Your comments

Do you think your words go unheard? Do you get tongue-tied talking with others about Jesus? Do you know that you can reach hundreds, thousands or even more by sharing your faith to one person? It starts with a simple bracelet called, Communicate.

Each Communicate bracelet has a unique number on the inside of the bracelet and the website url, communicatechrist.com. All you have to do is create your profile account and add your Communicate bracelet number. Then, share your faith. Next, pass it on to anyone you share the message of Jesus and tell them to do the same thing. By sharing your faith to one person, you can follow your bracelet from person to person.

Login at anytime and find out where where your bracelet started, where it has been and who has it now. Then, connect with the ones who shared your bracelet and find out about their stories of faith.  www.communicatechrist.com

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The Cyberbully

Posted by on Feb 22, 2014 in Teens, TodaysGirls | Your comments

comfortDo you remember being bullied when you were in school? Most of us can remember one girl or two in our lives that made our life miserable. Even though it was a short time, it seemed like it would never end. But it did and we survived it.

You know, bullying has been around for centuries, but in today’s world, our cyber technology has taken it to a whole new level. Teens are getting cyberbullied at the click of a mouse and it’s ruining their lives. Many teens feel that their life isn’t worth living anymore because of this kind of bullying. This is where they need us more than ever. You can be that one person to change the course of her life.

How can it be prevented? How can we as parents and grandparents help our daughters, our granddaughters or any teen girl that we know that might be attacked by a cyberbully?

Here are a few suggestions to help her through this challenging time.

  • Encourage her to change their email address and only give it out to trusted people.
  • Encourage her to change account settings on social sites to private. This gives them control on who can post on their pages.
  • If she is receiving large amounts of texts or voicemails, change her cell phone number.
  • Encourage her not to respond to a cyberbully with anger. It only fuels the attacks.
  • Keep evidence of the cyber attacks. You might need it if the bullying turns from cyber to physical bullying.
  • And one more thing. Keep reminding her that this is temporary and it will soon pass. And even though in her eyes, it seems like a lifetime, it’s not.

Isaiah 41:10 says: So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

If you are a teen girl reading this, I want you to know that you are loved. You are beautiful. You are worthy. And you are strong. Don’t let anyone make you think otherwise. You are that one girl that God has a plan and a purpose for your life. And it’s going to be awesome!

www.todaysgirls.com

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The Cure – Book #5

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in 52 Books in 52 Weeks | Your comments

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You walked down a road and came to a fork – one way said “Do you want to please God?” and the other way, “Do you want to trust God?” – which way would you go? The Cure will open your heart to a new way of thinking.

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