More Questions than Answers by Eleanor Shepherd

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Opening the pages, my eyes moved slowly across the words as the thoughts began to process in my mind. I knew it was not by accident that I was reading it. Nor did it take me long to realize the reason this book was chosen for the Canadian Christian Writing Awards.

“More Questions than Answers,” by Eleanor Shepherd is certainly not a light read. It is a book rich with knowledge and full of encouragement on how to become a better listener and through skillful listening becoming better at not only sharing but discovering more about our own faith.

I am a communicator and after a few hard knocks, finally realized being a communicator isn’t as much about speaking and writing as it is about listening. Listening to the still small voice of the Holy Spirit and to the heart cries of those whom we are ministering to. Realizing this, I have struggled with how to develop listening skills. Then Eleanor’s book was in my hands.

To read the rest of the review and get your name in the drawing for the book, please click into BridgitSmith.com.

Little Girl

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Today, this post is for you.

Yes, you…the girl over there in the corner. I see you!

Oh, you are in a women’s body but your heart and spirit is still that of a little girl. Years ago you retreated to the safe, protective corner. In this spot, you felt protected by the storms raging around you. The torrent of words and actions from individuals who believed the lies. Then their lies became your perceived truth. And in turn, you became slave to the deception.

God is calling you “out of this insanity!” He wants to release you from this bondage! He is waiting, longing to heal your heart! Step out, out of your sheltered little corner and into the life God has planned JUST for you!

Beheld from Marianne Bach on Vimeo.

“For These Sins I Ask Forgiveness”

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For those who’s lives have been touched by what I call this generation’s Goliath while the world calls it pornography, I encourage you to click over and read this post by  Michael J. Cusik: A Plea for Forgiveness

This is a powerful post! God honors a humble and contrite spirit, which Michael obviously shows. His heartfelt apology may very well be what starts a change in our nation. One which brings back the value and dignity to women and children.

I am in the midst of reading Michael’s book, Surfing for God.  Already, I highly recommend it.  When I am finished reading, a complete review will be posted.

~b

Let The Games Begin ~ The Christian Olympics

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“Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we’d better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit!”  (Hebrews 12: 1 MSG)

Time is drawing near. The athletes have trained for it, coaches honed their athlete’s skills and enthusiast have eagerly waiting for the games to begin.  The opening ceremonies for the 2012 Olympics are just days away.  While you and I may not have the talent or skills needed to participate in the Olympics Games, we can sign up for the FREE two week Christian Olympics.

I had the pleasure of being one of the reviewers for the Beta version of these special events.  I highly, highly encourage you to join me and other pioneers of our faith who will “blaze the way” during this full two week special event that will coincide with the Olympics. Some of you are wondering what I am talking about, aren’t you? So, let me spell it out to you.

To find out more about these games, click on into Bridgit Smith website.

Broken Bits. Mosaic Miracle Blog Series continues…….

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The Twins

Seventeen years almost to the day from when the medical doctor told us our daughter might never be able to conceive children, she gave birth to healthy twins! For the entire story, click over to the post: The God that Healeth Our Daughter.

It is another example of how God listens to our cries, takes our brokenness and designs a wonder far beyond our wildest expectations.  This time the miracle came in the form of new life.  As I watched the twins birth last Sunday evening…

For the rest of this story, please click over to the website: Bridgit Smith.