Don’t you love it when God drops special friends into your life at just the right time?
You may remember my sweet friend Sharla Fritz. Sharla and I met at Carol Kent’s Speak Up Conference in 2010. I was in the beginning stages of prayerfully preparing for publication, and Sharla’s first Bible Study Divine Design was fresh off the printing press.
Sharla and I instantly connected and she’s been a special voice of Truth, encouragement and support in my life over the past 2 years.
The last time I blogged about Sharla and her amazing Bible Study (recap here), I ended the post with this P.S. –
P.S. Note to my dear friend Sharla: Can I just tell you…job well done! I can’t believe this is your first Bible study! God has given you a gift, friend! When will Study #2 be released??
Sharla’s NEW Bible Study, “Bless These Lips: 40 Days of Spiritual Renewal” is here. Can I get a Woo Hoo?!
I’ll let Sharla tell you all about it….
Sharla, why did God prompt you to write this book?
I began writing Bless These Lips because I was the one who needed a Mouth Makeover! I always seemed to be putting my foot in my mouth and I was tired of the steady diet of sock lint and shoe leather. I wanted my words to be the kind that built other people up, but instead I often used ones that tore them down.
So I studied what the Bible had to say about our words and read other books about interpersonal communication. I learned so much and decided to share how each of us can make a difference in our worlds through what we say.
In your own words, what is a “mouth makeover?”
A mouth makeover could be a visit to the cosmetics counter where you walk away with multiple layers of lip liner, lipstick, and lip gloss. You’ll look fabulous for awhile, but that mouth makeover only lasts until your next cup of coffee.
A true mouth makeover is a transformation of your speech. This Mouth Makeover begins with God’s grace and forgiveness as He scrubs off the guilt of our harmful words. The makeover continues with the use of the Lip Balm of Encouragement, the Lip Liner of Truth, and the Lip Gloss of Thankfulness. This type of mouth makeover can last eternally as God enables us to use our words to share His grace.
I think everyone can relate to struggling with what come out of their mouths. How could doing this study help?
How true! As women we love to talk—and so our mouths often get us into trouble! Ann Landers has a great quote, “The trouble with talking too fast is that you may something you haven’t thought of yet.”
Recognizing our love of words, this study approaches the topic with a sense of humor and combines it with fun lip product analogies. First you’ll assess whether you’ve been wearing the shades of Motormouth Mocha or Foot-in-Mouth Fuchsia too often. As you go through the study you’ll learn to wear the Shade of Grace and the Lip Sealer of Discretion more consistently.
Y’all, doesn’t Sharla’s latest study sound fun?!
And can I just tell you it is powerful stuff?!
While I was home in “sick bay” all weekend (ugh!), I was reading an advance copy Sharla sent me (thanks, friend!) – and boy, is it packed with TRUTH, encouragement, and is very application oriented! I HIGHLY recommend you check it out – more info here!
But don’t just take my word for it! Sharla is giving me an AMAZING gift pack to giveaway, including….
- a signed copy of Bless These Lips
- a pretty cosmetic bag with lip balm, lip liner, and lipstick
- a handmade bookmark
- a $15 Amazon gift card
- a framed print of a quote from the book “God has given you a unique mission to speak His words of love and grace to a lost and discouraged world.”
To win Sharla’s “Bless These Lips” Gift Pack, please answer the following question –
What’s the biggest challenge you have with your words?
(I’ll start. I’m Cindy Bultema and my biggest challenge is how I talk to myself. I’d never say some of the things I think in my head to anyone else. Ugh. Can anyone relate? Thankfully I’m much better than I used to be – thanks to God’s grace and His powerful Word! Yay God!)
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RULES: Starts today, Monday, October 1st and ends Sunday, October 7th at 9 PM. Winner will be contacted during the week of October 8th.
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I’ll close with more powerful words from Sharla…
“The most important message I would like readers to take away from this book is: God has given each of us a unique mission to speak His words of love and grace to a lost and discouraged world.
We may sometimes question the purpose of our lives, but God has placed each one of us in a strategic place in time and space to be able to use our words to bring others closer to Him. When I keep that in mind, it changes my heart and what comes out of my mouth.”
Amen, Sharla, Amen!
Thanks for stopping by *She Sparkles*! Have an amazing day filled with much joy, life and laughter. I thank God for YOU!
Sweet blessings –
P.S. Let’s practice blessings with our lips! I’d love for you to share an encouraging word with Sharla! You can connect with her at:
- Website: www.sharlafritz.com
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharlafritzauthor
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharlaFritz
Disclosure: I was given a free copy of Bless These LIps, but was not provided with any financial compensation for this giveaway. As always, all opinions are mine. I only share what I really LOVE! 🙂