Saturday, May 12, 2012

Come Visit Me at My New Address

Hello sweet friend :)

It's been such a huge blessing to blog here for the past 4 years (can you believe it was that long?!)

Starting in Spring 2012, I moved to a new home! Woo Hoo!

Please hop over to and say hello! I'd love to see you there!

God's richest blessings to you ~

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Change is in the Air (& Memory Verse Challenge)

She Sparkles Scripture Memory Challenge 2012
Hey Friends!
Welcome back to the A to Z Memory Verse Challenge 2012!

Today is the last verse I'll be sharing at I'm moving!  Have you been to the new site yet? I'd love for you to join us at my new home -

You'll notice on the new site a "Resources" tab towards the top - with an "A to Z" listing. Whenever you need to review your verses, you'll find them all in one spot! Yay!

My amazing web designer (aka Kedron!) has also created a new button with the new site address (it's listed on the new site with the code you need). If you have a button on your blog, would you mind switching it (it looks similar but with my new address) ? I wouldn't want anyone to get lost!

Also, if you receive *She Sparkles* by e-mail, soon we will get that switched. I'll keep you posted.

Thanks for your patience through this transition!

And now for our "J" verse!!!

Can you believe we are on the "J" verse already? Here are the verses we've been learning so far -

A - As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15b
B - Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved. Acts 16:31
C - Create in me a pure heart, O God and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10
D - Devote yourself to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2
E - Every good and perfect gift is from above James 1:17

F - For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, love, and of self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7
G - God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in time of need.
H - How awesome is the Lord Most High, the great King over all the earth.

I - It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Galatians 5:1

and the J verse is .....

J - Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

Giveaways ~

Thanks to the extreme generosity of Verseability, one of my Verse Challenge Sponsors, I am thrilled to share TONS of great GIVEAWAYS with you! For this week....

* Memory Verse Challenge Participants ~ I have 5 free custom A to Z Memory Versebooks ($8.00 value, plus free s/h) to share. Woo hoo!

The Kidz A to Z versebooks have ALL of the verses we'll be memorizing this year....however, I hope you'll keep coming back here and checking in! I've learned accountability is KEY to victory!

Also, although the versebooks were designed with kids in mind, I have one by my kitchen sink and I love it! My husband John took one to work and has it on his desk. The kids have one in their bathroom. I love the Kidz Versepack!

To Win this week's Giveaway: Share with us who you are, where you are from, and what verse you are memorizing this week.

Extra Entries:
• Follow me on my new Facebook page (here
• Share this giveaway on FB (including a link to this post)
• Tweet about this giveaway (including a link to this post)

Please be sure to leave me a comment to let me know your extra entries.

RULES: Starts today, Monday, May 7th and ends Wednesday, May 9th at 9 PM. Winners will be posted on my blog during the week on May 9th.

If your email address is not connected to your ID, please leave your email address with your comment or email it to me at with the subject "Giveaway".
If you are a blogger, please leave your blog address in the comment section. What fun to blog hop and see how you are implementing the verses. Friends, if you are able, please stop by and say hello to these fun A to Z Participants too!!!!

Thanks for stopping by *She Sparkles*.

Happy Memorizing!

P.S  Be sure to come by my new site on Wednesday (my birthday!) for the "official unveiling" and lots of fun surprises! :)

Disclosure: I was not provided with any financial compensation for this giveaway, and as always, all opinions are mine.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

It's Here! And MORE exciting news!!! :)

Hey Friends!

You'll never guess what I received today??  Are you ready???

The finished Day of Discovery DVD of my personal known as "He Loves Me - A Woman's Journey to Peace featuring Cindy Bultema". 

Can I get a Woo Hoo?!

Only God.

In case you've missed the promo, here is a brief clip...

I'm heading over to RBC in the afternoon to pick up a box of DVD's. I would love, love, love to share one with YOU! In fact, let's get this party started with 10 DVD's to share! :)

To Win my "He Loves Me" DVD Giveaway:

Head on over to my NEW WEBSITE - and enter to win!!

Woo Hoo!!!

See you at the new site....

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

What are YOU wearing?

As I was rummaging through my closet today looking for a Spring-like outfit to wear, I was reminded of my blog post on our "thought closets". It made me stop and ponder on what I was REALLY preparing to wear..and boy do I have some work to do!   Enjoy this mid-week repeat!

Hey Friends ~

What thoughts have been rolling around in your mind these days??

A Bible study I'm studying by Jennifer Rothschild (Me, Myself, & Lies - it's awesome!) encourages us to think of our thought life like a closet.

Our thought closet is designed to host the mind of Christ.

We cannot allow it to become cluttered with wrong thoughts or words or ill-fitting labels.

What's hanging in your closet??

For many years, my closet was filled with rags and hand-me-downs labeled "Not good enough", "Unloved", "Rejected".

And then I met Jesus. (Can I get a "Woo Hoo"?!)

Jesus ripped down the old rags (that were never meant for me to wear), and exchanged them for beautiful, glorious garments perfectly designed and hand-crafted just for me.
"Loved", "Beautiful in His Sight", "More than enough", "Redeemed" now hung in my new and improved thought closet.

Unfortunately, every once in awhile, I pick up an old rag and bring it in. I walk past a magazine with a mom of 8 kids in a bikini on the cover (although she had a tummy tuck!) and add "fat girl" and "unlovely" to my closet.

I flip through Pottery Barn catalogs, and suddenly "not good enough" becomes wrapped tightly around my waist.

I see pictures on FB of friends hanging out together, and I slip on "alone", "not wanted", "not loved".

If I'm going to be the victorious, powerful, fruit-bearing woman God has called me to be ~
I must not allow that old rag to hang in my closet for even a moment.

One smelly lie can start stinkin' up my whole thought closet. It must be removed. Confessed. Replaced with God's Truth. Immediately.


Today I choose to fill my thought closet only with Truth.

I will meditate on Colossians 3:12 and clothe myself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

I will live on guard to the enemy and his schemes.

I will ask God to help me keep my thought closet clean and orderly and pleasing to Him.

I will live loved.

How about for you?? Are there any old "rags" hanging around that need to be tossed out?

Is it time for a new garment....or maybe a whole new wardrobe? What's in your thought closet these days??

Thanks for stopping by *She Sparkles*! Have an amazing, liberating, Truth-filled day!

P.S. One of my most popular handouts is called "What is True to Me According to the Scriptures". My mentor Mary gave it to me years ago, and I try to pass it out every where I go. May I send you a copy? Please leave me your email address, and I will be sure to digitally send a copy your way!

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