From Hot Mess to Blessed

From Hot Mess to Blessed
Author: Julie Gillies
Release: 2017-08-01
Editor: Harvest House Publishers
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780736967044
Language: en
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Dare to Believe Every woman struggles to believe she is who God says she is and to believe the stunning promises He whispers to her heart. But when you're a hot mess (and we all are to one degree or another), it's hard to imagine things can be different—that you can be different. Author Julie Gillies has experienced broken dreams, trauma, and plenty of drama, but she has also encountered the holy hope and promises of God. She longs to help you... understand your identity in Christ instead of believing "I'll always be this way" embrace your true significance instead of feeling less-than hold on to peace instead of freaking out when hard things keep happening grasp your God-given destiny and begin walking in it It's not that God doesn't bless hot messes. (If that were the case, where would any of us be?) But you don't have to remain a hot mess. It's time to receive and experience God's hope and promises in a fresh way! Includes questions for group study or personal reflection.

From Hot Mess to Blessed

From Hot Mess to Blessed
Author: Julie Gillies
Release: 2017-08-01
Editor: Harvest House Publishers
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780736967037
Language: en
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Dare to Believe Every woman struggles to believe she is who God says she is and to believe the stunning promises He whispers to her heart. But when you're a hot mess (and we all are to one degree or another), it's hard to imagine things can be different—that you can be different. Author Julie Gillies has experienced broken dreams, trauma, and plenty of drama, but she has also encountered the holy hope and promises of God. She longs to help you... understand your identity in Christ instead of believing "I'll always be this way" embrace your true significance instead of feeling less-than hold on to peace instead of freaking out when hard things keep happening grasp your God-given destiny and begin walking in it It's not that God doesn't bless hot messes. (If that were the case, where would any of us be?) But you don't have to remain a hot mess. It's time to receive and experience God's hope and promises in a fresh way! Includes questions for group study or personal reflection.

Hot Mess To Totally Blessed

Hot Mess To Totally Blessed
Author: Christina Ditzel
Release: 2019-02-02
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 311
ISBN: 1794066616
Language: en
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"Hot Mess To Totally Blessed" is a guide for anyone who wants to change certain circumstances in their life. We all walk through this life together, but we all experience it differently. Regardless of what you went through in the past or what you are currently going through today, this book will help guide your paths and provide steps so you can gain clarity for tomorrow. You no longer have to play by the rules of the people, places or things in your life. You have the power to change your reality, and not only live blessed but bless others as you walk by. Christina Ditzel lived life following the direction of the people, the environments , and the experiences in her life. She really never got to thrive. Until one day she decided "she is in control of her own destiny". In the pages of this book Christina will share some personal experiences that help shape the life she lives today. She will also share some of the quotes she has in her own home that help guide her and her children each day. Included are projects to help shape your experiences so that you can live life fully blessed.

Prayers to Calm Your Anxious Heart

Prayers to Calm Your Anxious Heart
Author: Julie Gillies
Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: Harvest House Publishers
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780736977937
Language: en
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Beautiful, Calming Peace When anxiety is an intrusive reality that steals your peace, holds you captive to fear, and imposes itself between you and longed-for calmness, the God of all comfort invites you to turn your gaze toward heaven. Prayers to Calm Your Anxious Heart offers 100 reassuring devotions and Scripture-based prayers that will shift your focus toward truth, restore your hope, and fill your soul with peace. Every devotion offers… brief yet meaningful teachings to give you encouragement and inspiration relevant Scripture verses to ground you in God’s promises expressive prayers to keep your heart riveted on truth You don’t have to dwell in anxiety. Instead, pray. Breathe. And let your heart rest in God’s calming presence.

Hot Mess But Blessed 6x9 Notebook 120 Pages Blank Lined Journal Composition Book

Hot Mess But Blessed 6x9 Notebook  120 Pages Blank Lined Journal Composition Book
Author: Barbara Everett
Release: 2018-12-27
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 120
ISBN: 1792778732
Language: en
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This notebook has the words "Hot Mess But Blessed" on the front cover to encourage you every time you use it. This journal is great for writing your daily to-do lists, sharing your thoughts, jotting down your ideas and to help you get organized! It comes with a 6x9 glossy paperback cover and 120 blank lined pages.

Thankful Blessed and a Hot Mess Express

Thankful Blessed and a Hot Mess Express
Author: Hanna Jenkins
Release: 2019-09-28
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 122
ISBN: 1696181224
Language: en
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Notebook/Journal 120 Pages Lined 6x9 Inches Softcover This notebook shows a quote that says Thankful Blessed and a Hot Mess Express. Perfect for people celebrating Thanksgiving Day. A present for everyone excited to spend time with their loved ones and eat delicious meals and foods. This journal is a gift for your family and friends who celebrate this holiday to share and enjoy the harvest together. Don't forget to always give thanks to the lord for the continuous blessing and be thankful for what we have

When You Need to Move a Mountain

When You Need to Move a Mountain
Author: Linda Evans Shepherd
Release: 2019-07-02
Editor: Revell
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781441221766
Language: en
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There's prayer--and then there's intercessory prayer. What's the difference? How do we know when intercessory prayer is called for? And even if we feel the call to pray boldly for ourselves or others, how do we do it? What do we say? And what response should we expect from God? In this practical and encouraging book, Linda Evans Shepherd explains what intercessory prayer is, how to pray as an intercessor, and how to experience victory. With chapters devoted to praying for family, others, provision, health, breakthroughs, salvation of loved ones, church, community, country, and more, you'll quickly find the specific help you need to pray for the needs close to your heart. You'll also learn how to develop your own intercessory prayer battle strategy and to celebrate each victory with thanksgiving. If you're someone with a deeply felt need to pray for others, to bring your burdens and troubles to God, and to see God's clear answers to your prayers, this book is for you.

Praying God s Promises

Praying God s Promises
Author: Linda Evans Shepherd
Release: 2018-07-03
Editor: Revell
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781441221773
Language: en
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The Scriptures tell us that when we pray the will of God, he delights to answer our prayers. But what is God's will in any given situation? How can we know it? And if we don't know it, how can we pray it? Linda Evans Shepherd shows readers that God's will is not a mystery--it's clearly laid out in his Word through his many promises. Through stories, practical application, examples of prayers, and guided reflection, Shepherd leads readers toward a more powerful prayer life. Arranged by topic for ease of use, this book shows how to pray God's promises - of his presence - of love - of peace - of joy - of hope - for provision - for health - for breakthroughs - for our relationships - over children and loved ones Shepherd includes a chapter on God's powerful answers to prayer that will inspire readers to search the Scriptures, pray God's will, and wait expectantly for his promised answers.

Praying through Every Emotion

Praying through Every Emotion
Author: Linda Evans Shepherd
Release: 2021-02-02
Editor: Revell
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781493428953
Language: en
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Human beings are emotional creatures. We feel deeply, and at times our emotional responses to our situations may be overwhelming. Whether it's disappointment at an opportunity missed, grief when a loved one dies, anxiety when we go through a big life change (even a positive one!), or uncertainty when faced with a situation outside of our control, we can take those feelings to God--immediately--in prayer, and he will give us peace, comfort, and clarity. Topically arranged so you can go directly to your particular need, Praying Through Every Emotion offers transforming Scripture and prayer to help you change your perspective, heal your emotional wounds, and find yourself unburdened from cares and concerns. The power-packed prayers cover nearly 70 different emotions, from feeling angry, broken, or exhausted to feeling confident, hopeful, and joyful--and everything in between. You'll even find prayers for the really hard things, such as when you feel depressed, shamed, or suicidal. Your emotions are a gift from God, and he uses them to help you grow, both closer to him and more fully into the person he created you to be. Let Linda Evans Shepherd help you manage those emotions through prayer and see your attitude and mind-set transformed.

How Not to Be a Hot Mess

How Not to Be a Hot Mess
Author: Craig Hase,Devon Hase
Release: 2020-03-23
Editor: Shambhala Publications
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781611807981
Language: en
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The dumpster fire of life rages on, but you got this. Practice six rules to keep you grounded, weather the storm, and actually be a decent person. It may seem like the world is going to hell in a hand basket right now. Whether it's big stuff like politics and climate change, or just the daily spin of paying your bills, getting to work on time, and fending off social media trolls, we can all admit, modern life ain't easy. Here are six really good guiding principles, inspired from the ancient wisdom of Buddhism and mindfulness practice, to keep you anchored and steady amidst the chaos.

Prayers for a Woman s Soul

Prayers for a Woman s Soul
Author: Julie Gillies
Release: 2013-02-01
Editor: Harvest House Publishers
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780736947824
Language: en
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Women have a prayer list a mile long: Husbands. Children. Friends. Church leaders. Neighborhood situations. The military. World events. The sick and the shut-in and the chronically struggling. With so much on their minds, it’s no wonder that women sometimes forget to pray for themselves, neglecting their own needs and spiritual growth. For every woman who specializes in “front-burner prayer,” praying for whatever is boiling over at the moment (and there’s always something boiling over!) comes Prayers for a Woman’s Soul. This inspiring book will teach wives, mothers, friends, sisters, and daughters how to cover themselves with prayer on a regular basis. Each devotion includes powerful spiritual insight, personalized Scripture, and a prayer to help begin the conversation with God. This soul-pampering journey will rejuvenate, refresh, and revive a woman’s soul!

Bless This Mess

Bless This Mess
Author: Molly Baskette,Ellen O'Donnell
Release: 2019
Editor: Convergent Books
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781984824127
Language: en
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"Pairing modern psychology with liberal Christian spirituality, Dr. Ellen O'Donnell and Rev. Molly Baskette deliver a clear and compelling modus operandi for making family life work--one rooted in research on parenting and Christian values, peppered with personal stories and a heavy dose of humor. When authors Ellen O'Donnell and Molly Baskette became parents, they read lots of books on parenting--many of them great. But when it came to practical suggestions that would help their family spiritually and psychologically, they came up short. Together, they sought out brainstorming actionable steps to help their families in ways that weren't being discussed in parenting books. This book is the fruit of their brainstorming and discussions. In Bless This Mess, readers will gain tools as they learn how to talk to kids about money, bodies, God, ethics, disability, and difference; how to stress less (really); how to embody an ethic of service to others; how to live a practice of deep generosity and gratitude; and, most of all, how to stop being so afraid all the damn time, as we raise our kids in an increasingly chaotic and often scary world. Both Christian spirituality and modern science can help us parent more fearlessly in an age of anxiety. With real-life examples and strategies to address the challenges of raising a toddler, preteen, or teenager, Bless This Mess guides parents of children at all stages of their development. Readers will shed stress with this resource they can turn to again and again for practical guidance as their children grow and the family encounters new challenges. Most important, readers will not feel alone, as they peruse relatable stories and are reminded of the companionship of God in their parenting journey"--

Confessions of a Proverbs 32 Woman

Confessions of a Proverbs 32 Woman
Author: Kerri Pomarolli
Release: 2019-11-05
Editor: Harvest House Publishers
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780736977494
Language: en
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"For Christians who love a bit of sass, this delightful guide poignantly explains how to praise God while accepting the messiness that life brings."—Publisher's Weekly God is Crazy About You—Hot Mess and All! If you’re anything like Kerri Pomarolli, you’ve read Proverbs 31 and thought, “Who is this woman? And what kind of magic unicorn, Energizer Bunny juice does she have on IV?” And you thought social media standards were hard to live up to! As a sought-after comedian living in LA, Kerri knows about impossible standards. “I don’t plow, and I don’t rise early. When it says she gathers her food from afar, does that mean takeout…?” In Confessions of a Proverbs 32 Woman, Kerri fearlessly shares the messiness of her own life with wit and honesty. Join her as she delves into the struggles of the modern woman tired of trying and failing to live up to Pinterest-looking, air-brushed, and insta-filtered “real life” role models telling her she’s not quite good enough. And learn the two things you can hold onto for longer than your smartphone: genuine self-awareness and humble God-awareness. Kerri is a self-proclaimed hot mess for Jesus who has learned that God never said our lives would be mess-less, but He also never intended for us to wallow forever without a way through. When you’re at your most hopeless, God and His Word will meet you there, where you’ll find, as Kerri has, that this #hotmess4Jesus thing really can be the best possible life to live.

Coaching from a Professed Hot Mess

Coaching from a Professed Hot Mess
Author: Brooke Lewis
Release: 2016-07-23
Editor: Outskirts Press
Pages: 156
ISBN: 1478777109
Language: en
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Life can be crazy! So, in 2016, I chose to embrace my "crazy" and use my blessed and beautiful bedside table book to profess..."I am a HOT MESS!" Yup...I said it, rock it and OWN IT! Now, being an Actress, Life Coach and Dating Expert in the public eye, some may think I am really "crazy" sharing this with the world! I know some of you are thinking (and, judging!) that a Board Certified Life and Dating Coach, professional and working actress should not "air her dirty laundry." Well, I cannot tell you how good it feels to be self-aware enough to admit and embrace my "flaws." Along with my strengths, my "flaws" and weaknesses make me vulnerable, special and unique. I also believe that by sharing my HOT MESS quirks with you, it will support you in embracing your HOT MESS quirks, too! Let's break the 'rules' and stop chasing "perfection." It gets tiring trying to be "perfect" all the time, doesn't it? I have felt a great sense of joy and accomplishment writing this and I only hope that something I share on the pages to come, helps, supports or inspires you in some way. There is something valuable in these pages for everyone. You will find advice and tips for Life, Love, Female Empowerment, LGBT Support, Self-esteem, Body Image, Bullying, Ageism, Dating and Online Dating. If one thing I coach helps you, this was worth all the frustration. If you only read one chapter that speaks to you, this was worth it. If you keep this book on your bedside table to turn to when you need a tip or reminder, this was worth it. If you learn to love your body, no matter what number is on the scale, this was worth it. If you learn to face your fears, this was worth it. If you feel compelled to get back out there and date after a breakup or divorce, this was worth it. If you choose to try online dating, this was worth it. If you learn to honor yourself and your choices, no matter what (flaws and all!), this was worth it. And, last, but not least, if you

God Bless This Mess

God Bless This Mess
Author: Hannah Brown
Release: 2021-11-23
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780063098220
Language: en
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“My life was a complete mess, and God bless all of it. Because it’s in the messes where we learn the most—as long as we slow down enough to realize what God is trying to show us.” Suddenly in the spotlight, twenty-four-year-old Hannah Brown realized that she wasn’t sure what she wanted. After years of competing in beauty pageants, and then starring on The Bachelorette and Dancing with the Stars, she had become incredibly visible. There she was, in her early twenties, with millions around the world examining and weighing in on her every decision. She found herself wondering what it would mean to live on her terms. What it would mean to stop seeking approval from others and decide—for the first time—what it was she wanted from her own life. An honest and earnest examination of her own mid-twenties, God Bless This Mess is a memoir that doesn’t claim to have all the answers. Hannah knows she doesn’t have all the answers. What she does have is the insight of someone who has spent critical years of her youth under public scrutiny. Thus what emerges is a quarter-life memoir that speaks to the set of difficulties young women face, and how to move through them with grace. By pushing against her engrained need to seek approval, and learning how to think critically about her own goals and desires, Hannah inspires others to do the same—and to embrace the messiness that comes hand-in-hand with self-discovery (even if that sometimes means falling flat on your face). Using her time on The Bachelorette as a launching pad, Hannah doesn’t shy away from the most painful experiences of her life: moments when her faith was tested, when she feared it was lost, and the moments when she reclaimed it on national television. “And Jesus still loves me.” Fans will be inspired by the never-before-told stories: the ones about facing depression and anxiety during her pageant years, the ways in which therapy and journaling have proven to be a saving grace, and the previously private moments—both at home and on television—that have shaped the star’s outlook. Honest and emotionally urgent, God Bless This Mess is a reminder that true growth doesn’t come without strife—and it’s through those dark, messy moments that self-acceptance and love can bloom.

Holy Hot Mess

Holy Hot Mess
Author: Mary Katherine Backstrom
Release: 2021-08-03
Editor: Worthy Books
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781546015505
Language: en
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In this National Bestseller, Mary Katherine Backstrom shares heartbreaking and hilarious stories of how God uses each "mess" in our lives to bring us closer to Him. She shows us that it's okay to celebrate exactly where we are right now—holy, hot mess and all. A lot of people struggle with the concept of being holy. But the fact is, even the hottest of messes are being shaped—right now—into Jesus' likeness. In this book, Mary Katherine shares the sometimes-hidden evidence of God's work in her life and shows you that it's okay to embrace the hot messes. Mary Katherine will share both hilarious and vulnerable stories about faith, friendships, motherhood, marriage, and depression. She will cover the topics that plague our hearts every day with raw, honest truth and a side of laughter. Mary Katherine invites you into her story as a friend, encouraging you to embrace the hot messes in your life. Because we are all a work in progress, and as long as we are alive, we are under construction—and construction sites tend to be messy.

Surviving a Hot Mess Life

Surviving a Hot Mess Life
Author: Faith Harris
Release: 2019-10-23
Editor: WestBow Press
Pages: 116
ISBN: 9781973665106
Language: en
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Have you ever messed up? Ever felt like a loser, a hot mess, or a failure? Does shame hold you back or put you down? Faith Harris has been there, too. Raised by an abusive alcoholic father and then married to an abuser, an adulterer, an addict, and a con man, she allowed shame to control her mind and her life. Through building a relationship with Jesus, she went from being a victim to a survivor and finally to an overcomer. In this book Faith shares her life story and the steps she took to achieve victory over negative, self-destructive thinking.

Blessed to Bless

Blessed to Bless
Author: Tim Sean Youmans
Release: 2020-04-17
Editor: Church Publishing, Inc.
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9781640652477
Language: en
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A guide aimed at teens to bring greater understanding of the historical context behind biblical stories Many Christians are vaguely familiar with numerous Bible stories but do not know their context in the literary or historical arc of the Bible. Blessed to Bless gives meaningful organization to the multitude of Bible stories covered in over 1500 years of religious history. Primarily for teenagers, this book can be a resource for any individual or study group wanting a basic, yet comprehensive introduction to the Bible. The themes, interpretations, genres, and philosophical framework of Holy Scripture are offered to the reader, organized into four historical “arcs.” Each chapter offers scripture, accompanying commentary, and questions for reflection or discussion. Bible vocabulary concepts are highlighted throughout the book, making it a perfect tool for youth group study, a biblical literature curriculum, or a personal challenge (for instance, to read the Bible in a year). A Leader Guide is available for free download on the Church Publishing website for classroom usage.

Broken but Blessed

Broken but Blessed
Author: Dr. James E. Jones
Release: 2012-04-24
Editor: AuthorHouse
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781468563771
Language: en
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Be careful when you are spending more time looking around at your surroundings instead of listening to the voice that is calling you. The winds of life will constantly blow and shift but we cannot afford to focus on the changing winds of life. Instead, we must live by faith and stay focused on Christ. The difference between surviving and sinking is a matter of who you are looking at. In order to live a life free from fear we must remain focused on Christ at all times. We cannot afford to look around or to look down but we must look up. We cannot look at our condition but we must look at Christ. We cannot depend on our friends to support us; we must look to the Savior to save us. Just stay focused. When fear shows up, doubt kicks in, your back is up against the wall, and the winds of life won't stop blowing, broken heart and tears in your eyes, just stay focused.

The Hot Mess Express

The Hot Mess Express
Author: Steffanie M. Peterson
Release: 2020-03-01
Editor: 35th Star Publishing
Pages: 194
ISBN:
Language: en
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Steffanie Peterson and her daughter, Hannah Jane, embarked on the most extraordinary journey. As a single mom, moving to New York City to help her daughter chase her dreams of Broadway was never in the plan for Steffanie. But, like many things in this world, plans change! “The Peterson Girls” went from their small, comfortable hometown of Charleston, West Virginia, to a city of more than eight million people, where life moved at an entirely different pace. With little knowledge and experience, and even less money and resources, they began to chase what many considered to be an impossible dream, but that was not going to hold them back from what lay ahead for them in the Big Apple. “We came here with blinders on, thinking that everything would be just like it was on the first few visits that preceded our actual move. I now know that those few long weekend trips we took between May and October when we were job interviewing and house hunting were the times that fairy tales are made of. The sun was out every day. The air was crisp in the morning and warm, but not hot, in the afternoons. There was no rain or snow and we weren’t carrying a heavy school bag or a purse and a briefcase to weigh us down. The sounds of the city were invigorating, not overpowering. The scents from the food trucks were wonderfully new. They were blissfully perfect weekends.” Five years later, they are both living their dreams to the fullest in what they now call their “beloved city.” It has not been aneasy journey for either of them, but in the midst of struggles, they are learning to treasure every moment of the experience.Their irrepressible journey has been captured through selfies, Facebook posts, and personal journals, now known to those closest to them as #thepetersongirlsadventures.