Monday, February 11, 2013

TEN REASONS TO FALL IN LOVE WITH JESUS: Reason #1 (Nancy Rue Guest Post)

Along with my regular blog posts, I'm excited to be hosting one of my favorite authors, Nancy Rue, over the next several days in a special series aimed at Tweens (or as Nancy calls them, Mini-Women!) and their moms, encouraging the Tweens to dig into their Bibles and fall in love with Jesus. If you have a Tween in your family or know one, please encourage them to come join us over here! And I suspect even those of us beyond this stage might benefit from Nancy's thoughts, as well! Here's Nancy:

I want to give a big Mini-Women thank you to Mocha with Linda for being a part of our 10-Day blog campaign. Can’t tell you how much I appreciate all of you moms who are reading this. The eye-rolling and “Mo-om!” notwithstanding, you are still the most important influence in your tween daughter’s life. I hope you’ll share this with her:

For the mini-women: Like most M-W’s, you’re probably way aware that the Valentine’s Day season is here, and you probably either love the cards, the candy, the frills – or you can’t wait for the thing to be over because it makes you so painfully aware of who DOESN’T like you! One being DOES like you. He loves you, in fact. He’s just waiting for YOU to fall in love with HIM. Why would you? In ten different posts, each one giving you a peek at a feature from the FaithGirlz Bible, we’re going to give you a Reason To Fall In Love With JESUS. Here’s the first one.

Reason #1: No matter what you have going on, Jesus is there to handle it with you. Unlike your friends who try to help, he actually knows everything. Unlike your parents, he always has the time. And unlike that crazy world out there, he’ll never lead you someplace you don’t need to be.

Nancy Rue

QUESTION FOR THE COMMENT SECTION:What is your opinion of Valentine's Day? Love it? Hate it? Somewhere in-between? For you Mini-Women, cut out a heart and write on it "Fall in Love with Jesus" and place it by your bed or on your deask where you will see it. He'll still be there long after Valentine's Day is over!

Interested in reading more from Nancy? Please be sure to connect with her in any of these places:

Blog for Tween Girls: “’Tween You & Me”
Blog for Teen Girls: “In Real Life”
Blog for the adults: “The Nudge”
Teen Facebook page:
Adult Facebook page:
YouTube: FaithGirlz Channel

Nancy Rue is hosting a contest and giving away a pile of Faithgirlz Bibles! Here's a peek at one of the features included in the Bible. Click the Rafflecopter below to enter!

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(By the way, there are A LOT of ways to for someone to enter. This is because we have girls not allowed on Facebook so we want to make it an equal opportunity as possible. So be sure to enter! You can also enter here.


For Mini-Women: If you're a girl between 8 and 12, you have come to the right place, because Nancy Rue is all about mini-women like you. She's written 103 books (count 'em!) for young people and she teaches (you know, in person, all over the country) about the stuff you're facing in your life right now. She's a Christian, but if you aren't, don't run away! What she has to share is for every girl who wants to be the absolute best she can be.

For Grown-Ups: “I try to live a God-guided life,” says the author: “doing what I was meant to do, what I love to, what allows me to give what I’ve been given. I spend as much of my time teaching, filling my well, hanging out with the people I love, as I do writing, and that has made all the difference."

2012 marked Nancy Rue's 30th year as a published author. In that time, she has become a best-selling author of books for ‘tweens, teens and adults. Over her career she’s written more than 100 books and has won two Christy Awards as well as the Women of Faith Novel of the Year distinction. For a complete list of titles, click here.

Nancy travels the country speaking and teaching at schools, churches, home school groups, and for groups of ‘tween girls and their moms. Please contact Nancy if you are interested in more information on booking her for a workshop or event. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, Jim. Their daughter, Marijean, son-in-law, Brian, and baby granddaughter Maeryn, live in nearby Nashville. The Rues’ two yellow labs and tabby cat King Arthur share Jim and Nancy’s home, and without them writing would be difficult.


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