Showing posts from August, 2009

changes & a book giveaway

- This post is for our longtime readers who are probably wondering what happened to the old blog and the old posts that no longer appear. Here's what's going on: - With the start of school and the changes that entail from switching from summer back to schedules, we've also began some changes with bloom! -- both the magazine and the blog. As most you of you probably know, because of time and financial issues, we have cut back the last few issues of the magazine into a mini-magazine. And now, because of these same issues, we have decided to temporarily suspend the magazine publication and switch to more of a webzine format. We hope this is temporary and that the magazine will return to publication sometime in the future. - But for now, we are very excited to announce the new blog and some changes that we're making here. Instead of the posts you previously found by Megan, Joanna, and myself, we will be mostly publishing more of the type of articles you would have found in

Short videos

~ Depraved Indifference ~ The Gospel ~ He Is (by Ellerslie Mission Society ) ~ How an Abortion Saved the Lives of Many ~ Intercession ~ 180 Movie


~ Answers in Genesis ~ Eric Ludy ~ Girl Talk ~ Mark Cahill ~ Sermon Index


~ Girl Talk (Biblical womanhood and more) ~ Set Apart Devotionals (by Leslie Ludy)

Ministries/Mission trip ideas

~ Answers in Genesis  ~ In the Gap ~ Joni and Friends ~ Operation Mobilization ~ Samaritan's Purse ~ Voice of the Martyrs ~ VOICE Missions in Taiwan


~ Answers ~ Set Apart Girl ~ The Voice of the Martyrs


~ Bella ~ Chariots of Fire ~ Come What May ~ Courageous ~ End of the Spear ~ Facing the Giants ~ Fireproof ~ Flywheel ~ The Grace Card ~ The Hiding Place ~ The Inn of the Sixth Happiness ~ Last Ounce of Courage ~ The Last Sin Eater ~ The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry ~ Through Gates of Splendor (documentary) ~ Time Changer A great resource to check out movies and read reviews from a Christian perspective is Focus on the Family's site Plugged In .

Ideas to encourage others

~ Donate 10 inches of hair to Locks of Love ~ Encourage believers in prison - write to them through Prisoner Alert ~ Give a tract, gift, or meal ~ Give your local library wholesome reading materials and movies ~ Offer to babysit for free ~ Operation Christmas Child ~ RAOK (random acts of kindness ) ~ Share a favorite song or book ~ Smile and be cheerful ~ Tell them you're praying ~ Write a note of encouragement