Spring 2017 Shareable Social Images

I’ve got some new shareable images for the Spring 2017 Issue. You can use these to help support us by sharing them with your friends on social media and linking them to the magazine issue using this link:

https://issuu.com/aspiringtobemagazine/docs/aspiring_to_be_spring_2017

Here are the images. To save them to your computer right click and choose “save image as”. To save from your phone or mobile device hold your finger over the image you wish to download.

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I hope you enjoy these social images. Make sure to share on all your social channels.

Winter 2016/2017 Issue Now Available!

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The Winter issue is now available on Issuu. We have some great new articles.

  • Loneliness – The Trap of the Enemy, Relationship – The Design of God by Ashley Chambers
  • In Transition by the late Bill Borieo
  • Looking to the Future With Anticipation  by Dianna Auton
  • Review of the book “Play With Fire” by Bianca Olthoff
  • Recommended Resources
  • Write With Us – Do you have a desire to write? You can write with us. You can check out all the information here.

If you missed our previous issues you can check them out here.

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Play With Fire by Bianca Juarez Olthoff Review

Play with Fire, the debut book by popular speaker and teacher Bianca Juarez Olthoff, is the reminder that God isn’t waiting until you have more resources or a spouse or a job so he can use you. He’s ready to use you now.

Using the mythical creature, the Phoenix, which was also referenced by early church leaders, she parallels this story with God’s work in her own life, highlighting the beauty of reinvention with fire as both the impetus and the method for change. Olthoff reminds us that we serve a God who is redemptive and can take the worst situations and use them for His glory._240_360_book-1993-cover

Play With Fire is a Bible-infused message that will help women discover: • The way out of the middle is moving forward • The personal and powerful nature of the Holy Spirit • The power and sacrifice of transformation • The unique calling and purpose of life involves transformation

With Olthoff’s distinct style, strong storytelling gifts, and powerful bible teaching, Play with Fire will remind readers that God has huge dreams for them. In Bianca’s words, “He’s whispering in the wind and speaking through the fire and shouting in silence the extraordinary dream He is birthing in you. His dream for you is far greater than the dream you have for yourself. It’s not your identity or income or influence that will make this happen. Like Zechariah 4:6 says, “’It’s not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord.” It’s time to play with fire.

This book was such an inspiration and a book to make you think. Bianca shows us how the trials that we tend to go through help us to become who we are. By standing and holding tight to the Word of God we can get through anything. She talks about how the fire (trial) is used to purge the impurities of life leaving behind the good in us. Not that we become perfect, as we live in a fallen world and will encounter times in life were we will do something stupid, but through each hard lesson God teaches us more about Him and helps us to become who we are meant to be.

I found this book inspiring, thought provoking and a book for women today. I love the truths she pulls from the Word. I sat for a long time some days just pondering what I read and what God was speaking to me through these pages. It was definitely a book for me and one that I will recommend again and again to the women I come into contact with.

You can purchase a copy of this book by clicking on the image of the book cover above. This link is not an affiliate link and we will not be compensated if you purchase via this link.

*BookLook Bloggers has provided us with a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are 100% my own and I did not receive any monetary compensation. 

Cast All Your Cares

*This post was originally posted on diannaauton.wordpress.com back in October of 2015. I felt it was appropriate for today as we all carry around cares and worries in our lives that affect our day to day lives. 

Recently my hubby and I realized that you can be carrying stress around with you and not even realize it. Why? It’s just become a part of you. You are so used to worrying about things that you don’t even realize that it has caused stress. You have gotten used to it. To the point that you don’t even notice until you start having physical reactions that don’t have a medical explanation.

Stress can cause a number of physical problems from migraines to ulcers and even more serious things like heart problems. That is why it is so important to do what the Word says in 1 Peter 5:7 and cast all our cares on the Lord. Our physical body can not bear all the burdens that we think we must carry alone.

I know, I know it seems like its impossible to allow God to carry it all. After all He gave us these: children, jobs, homes, spouses and it’s our responsibility, right? Yes, but He never intended for us to do it all on our own strength. His plan from the beginning of time was to walk with us, encourage us and carry the burden himself. He never expected us to carry the weight of the world on our shoulders. He designed the garden to meet every single need we had (of course Adam and Eve messed that up).

casting-your-caresHe gave us everything we need and the ability to have everything we need through the blessing of Abraham and the death and resurrection of Jesus. So when you are stressing over your messy house, the projects you have at work or finances keep in mind what God says in His word: “Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.” 1 Peter 5:7 AMP (emphasis mine).

 

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