Description : Do you sometimes wish you could hit the “pause” button on your busy life? Are you frequently frustrated at the end of the day by all you have yet to do? Are you tired of living for the weekend and ready to start living now? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then you need this book. This book is a treasure trove of immediately applicable strategies for finding balance in the midst of life’s kaleidoscopic changes. Rather than prescribing a particular path or offering a one-size-fits-all model, this book offers a flexible process, adaptable to your particular style, situation, and season. If you are discouraged by the stacks of books you intend to read but never get to, there’s no need to feel daunted by this one. After a beginning balancing process, the book is divided, by season, into collections of short, stand-alone readings which draw wisdom from everyday experiences. Prepare to smile, squirm, laugh, and get misty-eyed, as you undoubtedly recognize yourself in these pages. Balance-seekers will benefit from: o innovative tools such as Stepping Stones TM o engaging inquiries that invite action o motivating stories o introspective exercises o practical tips and techniques Accept the invitation to Balance with Grace and embark on a journey to greater joy and fulfillment in every season.
Description : Popular Bible teacher and host of the Gospel Truth broadcast, Andrew Wommack takes on one of the biggest controversies of the church, the freedom of God's grace verses the faith of the believer. Wommack reveals that God's power is not released from only grace or only faith. God's blessings come through a balance of both grace and faith. Addressing many of the misconceptions believers are taught in the Church today, this book opens up the Scriptures revealing the vital connection between grace and faith. Many believers think they walk in both grace and faith when actually they are misusing one or both of these principles. Wommack addresses: Some believers willingly sin believing Godís grace will cover them, while the blessing of grace is not to sin, but to release guilt and condemnation when they make a mistake. Other believers think they must "work" their faith by ritualistic prayer, confession, or Bible study. Although all these things are good, Jesus Christ set believers free from works of the law. God wants a relationship where He can communicate directly to each believer. Grace and faith work together. When believers receive the unmerited favor or grace of God, they can release their faith without doubt or reservation and receive God's blessings. Andrew Wommack in his logical, practical style brings believers back on track in their Christian walk through living in the balance of grace and faith.
Description : Christians trying to model their lives after Jesus may find that He gets buried under lists, rules, and formulas. Now bestselling author Randy Alcorn offers a simple two-point checklist for Christlikeness based on John 1:14. The test consists of balancing grace and truth, equally and unapologetically. Grace without truth deceives people, and ceases to be grace. Truth without grace crushes people, and ceases to be truth. Alcorn shows the reader how to show the world Jesus -- offering grace instead of the world's apathy and tolerance, offering truth instead of the world's relativism and deception. Grace or Truth…or Both? Truth without grace breeds self-righteousness and crushing legalism. Grace without truth breeds deception and moral compromise. Is it possible to embrace both in balance? Jesus did. Randy Alcorn offers a simple yet profound two-point checklist of Christlikeness. “In the end,” says Alcorn, “we don’t need grace or truth. We need grace and truth. And for people to see Jesus in us, they must see both.”
Description : The patterns and rhythms of our world clearly affect the cycles of women's lives. Finding Grace and Balance in the Cycle of Life provides a fresh perspective on women's health and explores the beauty and complexity in the hormonal conversation that takes place within women's bodies every day. Whether it's fibroid tumors, PMS, fertility, or menopausal complaints, author Dr. Claudia E. Harsh offers a holistic approach to women's health that augments traditional Western medical care with the ancient traditions of Eastern medicine. Finding Grace and Balance in the Cycle of Life explores: Nutrition and lifestyle choices The phases of a woman's life The integrative medicine toolbox including acupuncture, energy medicine, and craniosacral therapy Stress management Fertility Menopause Finding Grace and Balance in the Cycle of Life provides practical information that combines the science of traditional medicine with the ancient teachings of Chinese medicine, acupuncture, and other alternative medicines to help you reconnect to your inner wisdom and find that emotional, physical, and spiritual balance that brings you to optimal health."
Description : Now with a fresh cover! The nearly 200,000-selling Grace Walk has helped thousands of believers leave behind the "manic–depressive" Christian walk: either running around trying to perform to be acceptable to God—or thinking they've failed Him again and wondering if they'll ever measure up. Living the grace walk gets Christians off this religious roller coaster. Using his own journey from legalism into grace, Steve McVey illustrates the foundational, biblical truths of who believers are in Jesus Christ and how they can let Him live His life through them each day. As they experience their identity in Jesus Christ, Christians will come to know "Amazing Grace" as not just a song but as their true way of life.
Description : Could many churchgoing Christians be getting a diluted Christianity—one that diminishes the loving, giving, personal God who provides the believer everything in life? Author Steve McVey passionately but unwittingly taught from the pulpit the very lies he now exposes. Forthrightly but humbly, he shows how pastors and churches can end up distorting scriptural truths because of their preconceptions. Opening up the Scriptures freshly, Steve examines typical problems such as Leaving out half of the truth: “Becoming a Christian means having your sins forgiven.” (We also are made alive!) Using “shorthand” that promotes an unbiblical view: “Our sins are under the blood of Jesus.” (Far better, they’ve been taken away!) Confusing our role with God’s: “Salvation is giving your life to Christ.” (More important, He gives His life to us!) Readers will see that God’s undiluted truth is always best...and brings a fulfilling, close relationship with Him.
Description : These devotions provide companionship, encouragement, understanding, and biblical insights from a veteran stepmom. This trusted resource will help you gain strength, wisdom, and comfort as you navigate the rocky terrain of creating a blended family. You will learn how to: Trust a loving God when the kids do not. Find unity in your new marriage and parenting through grace and understanding. Explore your worth in Christ amid rejection. Gain confidence in the stepparent role as you take on the armor of God. Persevere through challenges and obstacles toward healthy, thriving relationships. Each devotion begins with Scripture along with an encouraging thought for the day and closes with prayer.
Description : Aging With Grace is designed to revive girls and women who desire to grow gracefully in the Lord. Stephannie E. R. Solomon dares to share what many Christian women discuss and want to hear more about as they follow Christ. Sex, parenting, the other woman, self-image, forgiveness, freedom, and victory are some of the topics showcased in Aging With Grace. Every reflection reveals that the grace of God is at work in the lives of female Christians as they sojourn on Earth. Sandwiched between the covers are compelling, challenging, conversational, and contemporized chapters that are introduced by eye catching and inter-generational titles. Surely Aging With Grace: Reflections That Revive Women is another gift and tool that is sure to be a blessing to the Body of Christ.
Description : Tired of trying to measure up? Trade your anxiety and frustration for rest and relaxation. Many of us believe that in order to please God, we have to be perfect. It’s an easy lie to buy into. In a culture that emphasizes accomplishment and ever-higher goals, we feel driven to do more, achieve more, be more. And we get caught up in the unforgiving treadmill of self-imposed rules, believing that we should, we need to, we must. The result? Anger, frustration, and anxiety that keep us far away from the life of peace that Jesus promised. For years, Sandra McCollom lived in this trap. Finally worn out from striving for perfection but constantly feeling like a failure, one day she prayed in desperation, begging God for help. God answered Sandra by setting her on a life-changing journey to discover the riches of His grace. In I Tried Until I Almost Died, Sandra shares how she left behind her burden of anxiety and fear and shows you how to experience for yourself the freedom of trusting solely in the perfecting power of God’s grace.