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Friday Footprints

The season celebrating our Savior's birth is finally upon us and we've compiled a Christmas countdown!

The Bloom! 25 Days of Christmas
Get out that old wrapping paper and make a countdown paper chain.Write a letter to a Christian in a foreign prison this December through Prisoner Alert. Listen to this beautiful song by Casting Crowns!Pray for the kids who will receive a shoebox through Operation Christmas Child. Looking for a treat? Make some fudge!Learn about St. Nicholas Day and make a new tradition.Get started on those Christmas cards!Curl up with a good Christmas story.Plan a Christmas party to encourage others and share the Nativity story!Yet another awesome Casting Crowns song!Have a Christmas Movie Marathon.Get started on your holiday baking list. Here's a start!Learn about St. Lucia Day and make St. Lucia Bread.Make a list of friends and neighbors to visit this Christmas season and get started.Organize a group of friends to go caroling at a nursing home in your ar…

Bloom! Giveaway!

****Thanks to all who entered our giveaway! We're happy to bless three of you and celebrate our anniversary. The three winners were randomly chosen and have been emailed, so be sure to check your mail and respond within 48 if you are a winner! Thanks again, everyone!****

It's  time for a fabulous giveaway, girls!  Our biggest one yet too!  Read on for info on how to enter...

The What:  We are giving away 1 brand new Kindle, 6" E Ink Display, 1 $20 gift card, and 1 $10 Marie Madeline Studio gift certificate!

The Why:  It's our birthday month!  That's right - in November 2006 (wow, we're seven years old!), we prayerfully started Bloom!.  We are so grateful to our mighty God for all He has done and is continuing to do in this ministry.  To celebrate, we want to bless three of our readers in this giveaway!

The Who: As much as we'd love to bless our international readers, due to postage costs, this giveaway is open to those with a US mailing address.…

Sister to Sister: His Lessons

Dear sisters,
The very morning I was planning on beginning this letter, the first verse of my Bible reading jumped out at me.  II Samuel 22:1 corresponded perfectly with the reason I was writing on this topic! The Lord had delivered me from “enemies” of untruth, and now I wanted to praise Him!  I hope that as you read of the mighty, loving ways he has acted for me that you can praise Him, and recognize His work in your life, as well.  This letter is a collection of lessons the Lord has been teaching me during my first semester of college.  One thing I have realized is that while I am studying long and hard, learning academically, the lessons that the Lord is teaching me are the ones that are most affecting my life.  So, read on and marvel at the wonderful things my Jesus has done!  
A sense of oppression hovered over me.  A thought that I was not worthy, not worth loving.  The thought that if it were not for Jesus in my life, I would be worthless.  This is true, of course, in the sense…

Friday Footprints

One of the things we're passionate about here at Bloom! is actively living out our faith. We want to be women of faith.  As James 2:14-26 reminds us, faith without works is dead. Since we have put our faith in Christ and we love Him, then we long to serve Him (works). One special way to do just that is coming up - Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes!

This ministry, run by Samaritan's Purse, is a great way to share the Gospel with kids around the world! You simply pack a shoebox with school supplies, toys, candy, etc. and Samaritan's Purse adds a Gospel storybook to each box.  Be sure to pray for the child who will receive your gift!

Since many of these kids might have never heard of the Greatest Gift Ever, Jesus, this is such a fabulous opportunity for lives to be changed for eternity!

National shoebox collection week is coming up - November 18-25, so get packing!

More info:

- ideas of what to pack
- drop-off locations
- follow your box

Happy packing!
Joanna, Megan, K…