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Friday Footprints

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Here's a round-up of our favorite links of the month...

Our Connected Heart 
This is yet another inspiring and thought-provoking article provided by the GirlTalkers on the digital-ness of our world and how that relates to our heart.

Blogging for Books
If you love to read and love to write and get free books, then check out the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing's review program.  The publishing group provides you with a free copy of the book (once you've joined) and you get to read it and then post a review on your website/blog.  More details on their website!

Voice of the Martyrs
Voice of the Martyrs was founded in 1967 by Richard Wurmbrand, a Romanian pastor who endured 14 years of being in prison for the sake of Christ.  VOM is a resource to learn more about the world-wide persecution of believers and ways to help out - everything from writing to a prisoner, volunteering, ways to pray, and more!


Shine for Jesus this weekend, girls!

Joanna, Megan, Krista, Emily and Victoria

Sisters of the Faith: Chelsea

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Several years ago Joanna went on her third mission trip to Romania.  On her team was a young lady named Chelsea.  The two of them became fast friends, bonding because of their like-minded desire to share Jesus all over the world.  Bloom! is delighted to ask Chelsea, now a senior in college, a few questions about how the Lord has been working in her life.

When did you come to Christ?
Well, when I was five, my parents and I moved to another state. I had been asking questions about sin and other things that my grandma had told me about Jesus. My parents weren’t believers, and so I think this made them uncomfortable. The summer after we moved, we received a doorknocker for Vacation Bible School (VBS), and my parents thought this would be a great opportunity for me to get to know some kids before I started Kindergarten. A few weeks after VBS, the pastor and another man from the church visited my family and shared the Gospel. My parents accepted Christ because of the men sharing.
We started …

Interview with Krista

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Tell us about your interest in writing started and how it's grown since then.

My interest in writing started when I was in elementary school. My father worked in a company that loved to give away organizers every new year so my mother really encouraged me to start journaling. I kept a journal all throughout high school and started blogging when I was 14. I would write poems and prose with my friends and only started blogging about my relationship with Christ when I moved to college.

 Share with us a time where the Lord really spoke to you.

Last year, Christ spoke to me and placed a desire in my heart to start a Bible study group with some friends and acquaintances who are seeking and attending church, but in need of fellowship and accountability as they learn about the Bible and Christ.

What are some of your favorite things about writing?

I'm not a very talkative person and have always been sort of mellow. With writing, words just take a mind of their own and flow espe…

Introducing...Krista!

Hi girls!  We're excited to announce another addition to our wonderful team here at Bloom!...

Introducing Krista Rodriguez, age 24 - Bloom! writer

As we've gotten to know her, Krista Rodriguez has shined her Savior all over.  We feel very blessed to have this Filipino native on board and believe that her life thus far and the various challenges and joys she's experienced will encourage you in your walk with the Lord.  Krista is the author of Asking the Wrong Questions and we look forward to seeing more of her writing in the future.  Bloom! asked Krista a few questions to help you get to know her better and we'll be posting those soon.

And we want you to know that we're praying for you as well. May you seek to walk even closer with your Savior!

In His love,
Joanna, Megan, Emily and Victoria

Quotations: a thousand different things

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