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Author Interview

Would you let the world into your checking account? Would you lay open the story of your marriage as you struggled through money woes? Finances are a very personal matter. In her new release, Broke, Caryn Rivadeneira shares not only her financial hardship but the spiritual struggles that accompanied it. The principles discussed in Broke apply, however, to any difficult season or circumstance, not just pocketbook woes. Read along here as Caryn shares some insights into her process of writing vulnerably.

FV: Many people suffer financial hardships and don't want to share it with anyone, much less write a book about it. How did you decide to bare your checkbook, as it were, to the world?

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Book Excerpt

Chapter One

Noah looked like his father, and she hadn’t noticed it before.

But here in the backseat of a Dodge Caravan strewn with skateboarding magazines and CDs, there was time enough to see it in the young man whose long legs stretched from the seat beside her. To see the freckles dusting her grandson’s cheeks, the way his hair poked up like a hayfield and his eyes grabbed at everything.

Up front, Oliver asked Shane to adjust the radio, the static reminding Clara of the white noise she used to make with a vacuum or a fan to calm her newborns. The first one being Shane, her eldest, the one in the passenger seat turning now to laugh at his father, who wrinkled his long nose as Shane tried to find a classical station.

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Book Review

If it’s not obvious already, I absolutely love blogs and social media. God has given us tremendous resources in our day to utilize great ways to reach more people with the Gospel and to stay connected with others in ways we never could have before.

As with anything that the Lord gives us, there’s always a temptation for consequences and for things to be used the wrong way. We have a tendency as sinful people to take things that God creates and to use them sinfully when that wasn’t His original intent. While we can stay connected to others, we might lose face-to-face personal relationships. While we can reach more people with the Gospel, we might be missing someone next door.

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Blogging About Easter

Evangelism >
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Today I bring you the final installment for my Lenten series of Facebook Covers/Social Media Images, as well as some Holy Week and Easter images.  I pray that your Holy Week will be one that is transformative  and meaningful.  God Bless you on your journey.  [.…
Christian Living >
by Elizabeth Arnold · 0 Likes

For believers in Christ, this week is referred to as "Holy Week". Most would agree that the name is very appropriate for such a sacred time. It is a time to review the scriptures that chronicle the events that led up to the crucifixion of our Savior. It is
Moms >
by Tera Blauwkamp · 0 Likes

This has been kind of a strange holy week this year--probably because Easter is so early, it snuck up on me.  Every now and then my thoughts stray back to that one week in history that changed everything.  A few years ago, I blogged through holy week, and I do
Moms >
by Shari Dragovich · 0 Likes

All around me whispers of hope. While running, I see new blossoms on the pear trees lining our neighborhood’s drive. …Continue reading »
Family >
by Becky Danielson, M.Ed. · 0 Likes

Passion Week begins this Sunday, Palm Sunday. It marks the beginning of the most holy week of the year for Christians. While it’s easy to get caught up in everything from Easter dinner to chocolate bunnies, make time each day … Continue reading →
Youth Leaders >
by Austin McCann · 0 Likes

It has been awhile since I have done a freebie so today I wanted to make sure I highlighted a freebie that my friends over at LeaderTreks have put together for you to use this Easter season with your students. It’s a two-part lesson called “The Why Behind Jesus Death
Church Leadership >
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It’s the Easter season and church teams are working hard to prepare for all the expected guests. As a secret shopper or mystery worshiper of churches around the country, I’ve found there are some reasons that I will tell a church I would not return for a second visit and
Young Adults >
by Renee Fisher · 0 Likes

I am excited to release Dream Devotional, my fifth book, on Easter! My story of hope. (No, this is not an April Fool’s joke)! There are many reasons why I choose not to share about writing this book until it was releasing. I loathe the fact that a traditionally published
Spiritual Practices >
by Thom Turner · 0 Likes

Last Friday my article “What Christians Get Wrong About the Easter Story” was published on Relevant‘s website. Be sure to check it out and join the almost 600 people who have shared it on social media. An excerpt: There is a temptation to then shift the focus from the dea…

Drew Dyck

Books >
'Yawning at Tigers' | Drew Dyck [Book Trailer]
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"'Yawning at Tigers' is an invitation to see God anew, to recapture a vision of his blazing holiness…
Technology >
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Perception System is a leading IT solutions provider company, which publish latest web mobile and software Industry related news, blog and article on regular basis.
Blogs >
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A blog fueled by grace, caffiene and laughter. I write about God in the everyday, the big picture which underlies the mundane. I write to process, to encourage, to worship, to equip. I want people to know how deeply loved they are by God, and what a difference that makes.

Family

Marriage >
by Gary Thomas · 0 Likes

Many years ago, our then four-year-old daughter belted out of our house on an Easter Sunday, her hair all done up like a little girl’s hair often is, her dress flying behind her, her white tights bunched up around her knees, trying unsuccessfully not to laugh because she knew I
News >
by Mike Liebler · 0 Likes

Each family dinner adds up to benefits for adolescents
Teaching >
by Linda Kardamis · 0 Likes

This is a guest post by Catherine Ross, a full-time stay-at-home-mom who believes learning should be enjoyable for young minds. A former elementary school teacher, Catherine loves coming up with creative ways through which kids can easily grasp the seemingly difficult concepts of learning …
Teaching >
by Linda Kardamis · 0 Likes

Should we be teaching kids what to think or teaching them how to think? I’ve come across lots of articles and quotes recently that seem to imply that we should be teaching kids how to think but not what to think. Quotes like this one… “The best teachers are those
Christian Living >
by Christen Price · 0 Likes

As a mom of three kids under the age of four (we have twins and a newborn) I will be the first to admit that I don’t have all the answers when it comes to parenting little ones. I love getting advice from friends with kids just a few years
Counseling >
by Brad Hambrick · 0 Likes

During neutral or good times it should now be clear how to reinforce the gospel narrative through our words and thoughts. We give God the credit for the good things in our lives and we train ourselves to notice and give weight to His blessings even in the midst of
News >
by Mike Liebler · 0 Likes

Clearly the REACH program also realized that they needed to retrain their staff on the […]

Kasey Van Norman

Christian Living >
'Raw Faith' [Book Trailer]
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Kasey shares how she came to experience raw faith in this trailer for her new book.
Christian Living >
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Photographs, articles, blogs on relationships, holiness, parenting, leadership, and creativity.
Christian Living >
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We live in the glorious in-between. A “fascinating mystery” if you will. On one hand we are beginning to realize that we are a very small part of a large, dark and mysterious universe. We are but a small blip on the timeline of creation and a slight twinkle through the ever present and…

Writing

Moms >
by Shari Dragovich · 0 Likes

I’m home from Calvin’s Festival of Faith and Writing and blogging about my time over at the Redbud Writer’s Guild …Continue reading →
Family >
by Holli Long · 0 Likes

This weekend, I attended my first Festival of Faith and Writing in Grand Rapids, MI. It is a pretty safe bet to call this my first, as it was such an amazing and well-planned event. I am definitely planning to return. The quality of the speakers, writers, and authors was
Spiritual Practices >
by Thom Turner · 0 Likes

Last Friday my article “What Christians Get Wrong About the Easter Story” was published on Relevant‘s website. Be sure to check it out and join the almost 600 people who have shared it on social media. An excerpt: There is a temptation to then shift the focus from the dea…
Christian Living >
by Kendall Lyons · 0 Likes

  Speaking Adolescently My daily struggles are not going to stop me. Instead of sitting in anxiety and fear, I decided to get back to the very thing that God called me to do…of one of the many things He’s specifically called me to do…I’m working to finish my bo…
Christian Living >
by Cathy Bryant · 0 Likes

Time is an even more valuable commodity than money. So when a time-saver comes along, I feel compelled to share the news. My new time-saver is CoSchedule, an app for sharing WordPress blog posts on various social media sites. It promises to save me so much time that I’m moving
Discipleship >
by Chris Wilson · 0 Likes

I had wanted to update the report I made just over a year ago (7 habits to speed up your blogging) and give it away to the members of the christian bloggers community and also update it on Amazon as well. The new update includes a bit more of the

Faith & Culture

FV Tutorial

Blogs >
How to Create and Manage a Blog (Part 1) | Tutorial
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In Part 1 you'll learn how to manage all of the options available to create an original blog hosted …
Collegiate >
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If you’re like us, your refrigerator door is covered with snapshots, report cards, postcards from friends or schedule magnets for your favorite team – simple reminders about people you’re proud of, news you want to share or items you don’t want to forget. Introducing Baylor Prou…
Culture >
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Thinking that Transforms

Leadership

Church Leadership >
by Ron Edmondson · 0 Likes

When I was in business, I once owned of a small manufacturing company. Most of my time was spent in an office or on the road somewhere, but when I had time I loved to hang out in the factory, especially when delivery trucks dropped off merchandise. For me it
Christian Living >
by Summer Morris · 0 Likes

We all have the capacity to be leaders, whether we realize it or not. I shrugged off this title for a long time, but the persistent voice of the Holy Spirit echoed this to me throughout my younger years: You are a leader. Yes, you… Do you believe that about
Church Leadership >
by Bill Reichart · 0 Likes

Excerpted life and leadership lessons from General Stanley McChrystal's memoir: My Share of the Task.Here is a sample (from Farnam Street Blog):4. Leaders take us to where we’d otherwise not go.Although Englishmen rushing into the breach behind Henry V is a familiar image, lead…
Church Leadership >
by Julie Pierce · 0 Likes

Bringing back a previous post from 2 years ago to give a little space for bringing back the holy in my life this Holy Week. Enjoy! This week, I have had the privilege of serving communion to the body of Irving Bible Church where I serve on pastoral staff. Twice.
Church Leadership >
by Brian Dodd · 0 Likes

“We come here (NCAA Final Four) with the best team..All you have to do is play your A-game and there’s no pressure on you. We try to diffuse the pressure by saying, ‘We’re the best team.’” – UConn girls head basketball coach Geno Auriemma One of th…
Church Leadership >
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I have a brand new book that releases worldwide on Tuesday, April 29th, but we are asking as many as will to pre-order it today. I’ve been traveling, teaching and researching the subject of innovation in a Biblical context for the past 6 years. The result of this work is
Church Leadership >
by Julie Pierce · 0 Likes

Holy Week and Easter Holiday Week are not synonymous. The hubbub of the holiday often hides the holy. All the egg hunts, chocolate bunnies, special lunches, great sales, new outfits, pastel Peeps, cute crafts, and jam-packed church services can crowd out the risen Christ. Your company does…