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 the …

Short videos



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

Ministries/Mission trip ideas



~ 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


True life (autobiographies, biographies or based on)

~ Almost Home by Wendy Lawton
~ Courage to Run by Wendy Lawton
~ The Hallelujah Lass by Wendy Lawton
~ The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom
~ If I Perish by Esther Ahn Kim
~ The Land Beyond the Setting Sun by Tracy Leininger
~ Life, In Spite of Me by Kristen Anderson with Tricia Goyer
~ A Light Kindled by Tracy Leininger
~ Nothing Can Separate Us by Tracy Leininger
~ Ransom's Mark by Wendy Lawton
~ Saving Levi by Lisa Bentley
~ Shadow of His Hand by Wendy Lawton
~ Trevor’s Song by T.A. Beam
~ Unfading Beauty by Tracy Leininger


~ Answering the Guy Questions by Leslie Ludy
~ Apples of Gold by Lisa Samson
~ Before You Meet Prince Charming by Sarah Mally
~ Boy Meets Girl by Joshua Harris
~ Emotional Purity by Heather Paulsen
~ For Young Women Only by Lisa Rice and Shaunti Feldhahn
~ I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris
~ The Mark of a Man by Elisabeth Elliot
~ Passion and Purity by Elisabeth Elliot