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Sometimes the storms of life imitate storms in nature. At times, we know that a storm is coming and can prepare for the onslaught as we track its approach. Other times, it builds out of nowhere. Caught in it, we become drenched and tossed about. Its ferocity takes our breath away as we move headlong through the worst of the storm. What storms of life have you gone through, and where have you taken shelter? God’s Word promises that whatever storm we face, He will be there.
Study Psalm 46 in detail, examine stormy situations, and look to narratives in the Gospels that showcase how Jesus met women in the midst of their storms of life. He provided rest, refuge, strength, and hope to women, who met Him with a cry and need. Have you ever cried to Him too?
Jesus responds to you as He did to these women in Scripture: with care that goes further than your immediate or recognized need. He transformed their lives by His redemption, and He began by meeting them where He will meet you: in the storm.
You’ve Got Mail! You have received a very special letter, and guess what? As you open it, you’ll find that every word was written with JOY. Bursting with encouragement, exhortations, and tender words of Truth, Paul’s Spirit-inspired letter to the Philippians was penned personally to you too, and serves to kindle the same sweet JOY of Christ in you! Is it possible to be JOY-full every day? Sure, we find JOY in our triumphs, but not so much in the trials. Yet real joy, genuine joy, is always ours in the saving grace of Christ Jesus. This 40-day close-up look at the “letter of joy” unpacks messages of contentment, confidence, humility, and hope - all found in Christ and infused with joy - in the mountaintop moments AND in the mundane. You'll begin to recognize reasons you can rejoice daily. (Hint: you might even break into a JOY-dance!) Complete with free video-download study supplements. Order Deb's new book here.
Take time to sip, savor, and drink deeply of these thirty short devotions and the Word that inspired them. And receive the outpouring of His grace, His joy, and His peace! Seven coffee shop–inspired recipes are included for you to make and share with a friend or enjoy yourself. Purchase on the Concordia Publishing House website and Amazon.com. Also available on Amazon Kindle.
Living a Chocolate Life is a women's Bible study that warmly invites all to savor God’s rich and endless supply of grace in Christ. Whether you're sampling bitter nuggets of pain or sweet morsels of joy, this chocolate-themed study reminds you that the Holy Spirit fills us with sweet faith in our Savior—and it is only He who can truly satisfy. Available at the Concordia Publishing House website and Amazon.com.
Viviendo una vida de chocolate es un estudio bíblico para mujeres en español que cordialmente invita a todos a que saboreen la rica e infinita fuente de la gracia de Dios en Cristo. No importa si está experimentando amargos tragos de dolor o dulces bocados de gozo, este estudio le recuerda que el Espíritu Santo nos llena con dulce fe en nuestro Salvador, y que solo él puede satisfacernos de verdad.
Escritas con el divertido tema del chocolate, cada sesión se enfoca en un aspecto de la vida de una mujer cristiana, animándole hacia la introspección y la reflexión personal. Diseñadas para durar entre 45 y 60 minutos, cada sesión incluye, por lo menos una receta para un postre de chocolate, un versículo bíblico para memorizar, datos curiosos sobre el chocolate, y sugerencias para actividades grupales. Las respuestas se encuentran al final del libro. Creado para mujeres de 18 años o más, este estudio es ideal para los que van a asistir a un estudio bíblico por primera vez, los que buscan algo diferente, o el ministerio a los mujeres. Concordia Publishing House website and Amazon.com.
A Chocolate Life women's devotional brings lighthearted, yet compelling Scriptural connections to provide comfort and strength for everyday living. Savor an abundance of the sweet, satisfying grace of God in Christ Jesus with 30 chocolatey devotions and nine irresistible recipes. Purchase on the Concordia Publishing House website and Amazon.com. Also available on Amazon Kindle.
Aunque la vida trae dulces bocados de gozo y amargos tragos de dolor, Dios nos sostiene en todo. ¡Satisfágase con su amor y perdón!
El devocional en español para mujeres Una vida de chocolate trae convincentes conexiones basadas en las Escrituras para proveer consuelo y fuerzas para la vida diaria. Saboree la abundancia de la gracia dulce y satisfactoria en Cristo Jesús con 30 meditaciones achocolatadas y nueve recetas irresistibles. Endulce su ministerio hispano con este devocional diseñado para que las mujeres se acerquen a su Dios.
This set features popular women's Bible study, Living a Chocolate Life and A Chocolate Life devotional, conveniently bundled together!
Both books warmly invite all women to savor God’s rich and endless supply of grace in Christ. Whether you're sampling bitter nuggets of pain or sweet morsels of joy, this study reminds you that the Holy Spirit fills us with sweet faith in our Savior—and it is only He who can truly satisfy. Available at the Concordia Publishing House website.
Your daughter is a princess, the beloved child of the King of kings! She is God's workmanship. And so are you. You are part of God's master plan. He chose you to be the mother of a daughter, and He created you, in part, for the task of nurturing, loving, and leading her toward intentional living as a godly girl in a secular world.
With warmth and insight, humor and example, author Deb Burma will help you lean into God's strong arms of grace as you teach your daughter how to navigate through the treacherous ways of this world. Each chapter offers real-life stories and biblical truths that affirm your role as mom and encourage you as you teach your daughter to live as God's beloved child.
This conversational book provides encouragement to deflect and defend against the contemporary culture that promotes harmful attitudes about the self, the body, the mind, and the soul. Raising Godly Girls acknowledges the cultural expectations of both mothers and daughters, and confronts them with biblical wisdom and Christ’s forgiveness. Chapters cover such topics as self-perception, influence of friends and parents, purity, influence of media, and more. Purchase on the Concordia Publishing House website and Amazon.com. Also available on Amazon Kindle and Apple Books.
There you are at the very edge of the diving board. Will you take that leap? Will you stand there, paralyzed by fear? Or will you turn around and crawl all the way back on your hands and knees? God calls each of us to a unique purpose. But sometimes that purpose -- w-a-y out there at the far edge of our comfort zone -- is scary. We are distracted by the storms in our life and by the insecurities Satan whispers in our ear. On our own, we fail and sink like lead. It's only because Jesus offers guidance and strength that we can step out of our comfort zone and serve Him in whatever capacity we are called to serve. We can trust Him. Jesus steps in, so we can step out! Purchase on the Concordia Publishing House website and Amazon.com. Also available on Amazon Kindle and Apple Books.
The studies are designed to be down-to-earth & practical, that every woman can relate as she delves into details such as coping with pain and difficulties, serving with commitment and perseverance, finding real rest, making a statement with her life, reaching out to others, and more.
The Bible studies are packaged together as a RETREAT KIT, though they are also ideal for a 4-week small group or Sunday-morning class, or as a special event to kick-start or grow existing women's ministry! Included are PowerPoint presentations for the four interactive Bible study sessions with printable/reproducible leader's materials & participant handouts (so you're set, whether your study will include 2 women or 200!). In addition, you receive a women's ministry Retreat Planning Guide (to make planning any event EASY!) and loads of fun options, details, and reproducibles for planning, publicity, personal touches, and more, all packaged on a CD-ROM. Available at the Concordia Publishing House website and Amazon.com.
Your feet take you many places, don't they? They get tired, blistered, calloused from the running you have to do and the types of shoes you have to fill. But you can be sure that God has equipped you with uniquely beautiful feet for your walk with Him.
The thirty devotions in this little book are written to encourage you to take a closer look at your feet and to remind you of God's grace in Christ, who walks alongside you and forgives your sins! (Now that's some toe-tapping good news!) Purchase on the Concordia Publishing House website and Amazon.com. Also available on Amazon Kindle.
This devotional stands alone, and is also a great companion piece to go along with the Beautiful Feet Retreat Kit.
Based on Romans 10:15 ("How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news") this is a four-session downloadable Bible study for women. The participant is encouraged to consider her spiritual gifts and how she can use those gifts for the fulfillment of her vocation.
Designed for small groups, this resource encourages the participant to read specific Bible verses then respond with introspection, prayer, and discussion. This downloadable resource includes the leader's presentation, participant worksheets and a PowerPoint presentation. Perfect for retreats! Available at the Concordia Publishing House website.
Just as a treasure hunter searches for hidden jewels and buried riches, we seek out and treasure God's Word in this four-session women's Bible study series & retreat kit. In it, you're invited to open the Bible and take a unique look at His treasures for you. Far greater than the value of any earthly treasure, God's precious Word points the way to Christ, "in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge." (Colossians 2:3).
The Bible studies are packaged together as a RETREAT KIT, though they are also ideal for a 4-week small group or Sunday-morning class, or as a special event to kick-start or grow existing women's ministry! Available at the Concordia Publishing House website.
What is more precious than diamonds? YOU!
You are the precious daughter of your heavenly Father, who claims you as His own. From a plain old lump of coal to a dazzling diamond, you are transformed in Christ. And you shine brilliantly as you reflect God's glory.
The thirty devotions in this little book are written to touch your heart with hope and joy, strengthen you in faith, and remind you that God has chosen you to carry the treasure of the Gospel to the world! Available at the Concordia Publishing House website and Amazon.com.
This devotional stands alone, and is also a great companion piece to go along with the Treasured Women's Retreat Kit.
Based on Deuteronomy 14:2 ("You were bought at a great price") and Romans 5:8 ("While we were still sinners, Christ died for us") this is a four-session downloadable Bible study for women. Women learn that God makes His creation as unique as multi-faceted diamonds to reflect the light of Christ.
Designed for small groups, this resource encourages the women to read specific Bible verses then respond with introspection, prayer, and discussion. This downloadable resource includes the leader's presentation, participant worksheets and a power point presentation. Perfect for retreats. Available at the Concordia Publishing House website.
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