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5 Tips for Daily Living as a Christian

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Living as a Christian is not a simple decision. It’s a constant daily choice that transitions your heart into something more, something that fulfills God’s purpose for you and all of your heart’s desires. Our busy lives are a constant swarm of technology, media, and information that continually test our religious boundaries. At every turn, we are challenged with the latest test. So where do we get our daily motivation to continue to pursue a God-focused life and let Him live in our hearts? Here is a great starter list to begin a daily routine to keep God in your daily life and simultaneously grow closer with him.

  1. Give Him a Few Minutes Every Day. Whether or not it’s during your drive to work with a quick prayer behind the steering wheel, or sitting down in a quiet place and contemplating God’s goodness in your life, give Him time every day. Reflect on the positive things going on in your life, your gratefulness for good health, children, or simply enjoying your dog wagging his tail. Take a minute to appreciate the smaller and more important parts of life and not the stress that typically steals all of our attention.
  2. Read a Devotional. Regardless if this is for you or within a group, stay busy reading. Find a book that speaks to your heart and gives guidance to any area of your life. Are you struggling with forgiveness? (Forgiveness Is Not An Option: A Journey to Freedom and Healing) Do you crave peace and to let go of anxiety? (How to Have a Quiet Heart) Are you curious who God is? (For His Name’s Sake). Struggling with changing the way you think and thinking more positively? (Change the Way You Think: Winning the Everyday Battles of the Mind) Struggling with being single? (Single & Content: A Journey from Despair to Delight) Are you feeling alone or forgotten? (What If)
  3. Keep a Journal. Write down your feelings, emotional, and journey through whatever your heart is going through. Writing can be a great therapeutic release for emotions that we hold in. Answer questions from the devotional and meditate on your own journey through God’s word.
  4. Memorize Verses. The Bible is full of stories of real people who experienced similar heartache as you. Can’t handle something going on in your life? David or Mordecai. Sickness or difficulty? The numerous stories of those Jesus healed. One of my favorite pins on Pinterest is a list of scriptures that are directly related particular pains. Stressed? (Ephesians 4:27)Worried? (Philippians 4:6) Depressed? (Hosea 6:1)
  5. Keep an Accountability Partner. God doesn’t intend for us to experience pain by ourselves. Whether we need guidance and direction or simply a shoulder to cry on, find a close friend who you can trust during your journey. Share your struggle, helpful scripture, positive ideas that will help both of you. Keep each other accountable for reading scripture, devotionals, or simply spending time with God every day.

 

For more helpful tips for Christian Living, check out our pinterest boards for ideas, tips, and a little bit of humor!

Books for Celebrating Easter

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Easter is a great reminder of not only God’s impact, but His grace. Whether you need a book to stuff inside a little one’s Easter basket, or a title to strengthen your walk with God, here are four books that are great for Easter and spring:

Chocolate Socks by Holly DurstChocolate Socks by Holly Durst

Perfect for Easter, this book isn’t just about chocolate but encourages children to chase their dreams. This adorable Christian tale is about the exciting adventure young girl has when she combines her two favorite things: socks and chocolate! What a perfect book to read while munching on chocolate!

Jazzy and the Dog Walk by Tica TallentJazzy and the Dog Walk by Tica Tallent

Jazzy wants to help out needy children and develops a plan. This adventure reminds readers how important it is to help others who are less fortunate. Perfect for reminding children and adults alike how important it is to share a helping hand to those in need.

 

For His Name's Sake by Nancy CretacciFor His Name’s Sake by Nancy Cretacci

This daily Christian devotional provides daily verses with room to meditate and write down your reflections on how His name impacts your life. This daily devotional is a great gift for a friend or for your own personal spiritual journey to help strengthen your relationship with Christ.

 

Declutter Now! By Lindon and Sherry GareisDeclutter Now! By Lindon and Sherry Gareis

Are you looking to declutter your heart and mind? Declutter Now! is the perfect Easter gift for you to clean your home and your mind! Easter is the perfect reason to let go of any negative or emotional baggage we have accumulated and focus on your spiritual well-being.

 

Don’t forget to check out our pinterest boards with more great ideas for your holidays and more!

10 Must-Follow Christian Authors on Pinterest

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Are you interested in reading Christian Books? Just follow the authors in Pinterest! Are you eager to know all the books they wrote? Just follow the authors in Pinterest! Do you want to know their interests and lifestyle? Just follow the authors in Pinterest! You will see all the books written by them there. What is more, you will know more about your favorite authors’ interests. The following list shows the brief introduction of the authors and the Christian books published from Ambassador International.

1. Carrie Daws, Ryan’s Crossing, Crossing Values: Over the years, God rewrote Carrie’s dreams to include being a stay-at-home mom and a writer.

2. Daphne Webb, Mississippi Nights: DM Webb lives, along with her two sons and a variety of pets, in the beautiful state of Mississippi. She is an active member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW).

3. Holly Durst, Chocolate Socks: Holly’s love is writing children books. The idea for writing her first book came when Holly was given a gift of a box of chocolate and a pack of socks.

4. Jennifer Freitag, The Shadow Things: Jennifer Freitag writes fantasy and historical fiction from her home in South Carolina, where she lives with her husband and two cats. Her inspiration flows from writers like C.S. Lewis and Rosemary Sutcliff, both of whose works have influenced her first novel, The Shadow Things.

5. Lindon and Sherry Gareis, Declutter Now!: Lindon and Sherry Gareis, founders of Action Plan Ministries, debut their writing career with Declutter Now! They are small group leaders and certified Christian Life Coaches from Glendale, AZ with hearts that desire to serve God in a mighty way. They love being outdoors, love being together, and are committed to a lifelong honeymoon…

6. Marcy Lytle, Life is Fluid: Marcy Lytle is currently editor of two local magazines in the Austin, Texas area. She is married to Jon, and they have two children, Kamrin (who is married to Tyler) and Conner.

7. Renee Metzler, Total Home Makeover: Renee Metzler is a freelance author who lives in Central Pennsylvania with her husband, two daughters and cat. After beginning her career as a mother and home manager in 2002, and feeling “lost,” she began to research secrets to the trade of home management, and the idea of Total Home Makeover was born.

8. Steve Goode, Marriage Triage: Stephen Goode is the Pastor of Biblical Counseling and Senior Adult Ministries at Northside Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. Stephen’s burden and passion is to lead married couples and individuals into a deeper walk with Jesus Christ.

9. Shawn R. Jones, Pictures in Glass Frames: Shawn is a graduate of Rutgers University, where she began her professional writing career. She currently worships at the Resurrection Center in Delaware under the leadership of Dr. S. Todd Townsend and Dr. Cleo V. Townsend.

10. Tica Tallant, What Is Beautiful, Jazzy and the Dog Walk: Tica Tallent has been an educator in public schools for ten years- having earned a Master’s Degree and was selected “Teacher of the Year.”She has now begun a new business – “Professionally Blessed” where she shares her love of fashion and motivates women and men with wisdom for living a complete life.

 

And don’t forget to follow Ambassador International on Pinterest as well!

How to Use Pinterest to Promote Your Book

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pinterest-buttonPinterest is a very popular social media site and is a great stage for authors to present their platforms. However, when you are marketing your books, you need to keep your eyes on book sales! I’m going to share some tips about Pinterest marketing for authors. When you promote books on Pinterest, you should take every opportunity to drive users back to your Amazon book page, the iBookstore, or Barnes & Noble sales pages so people can quickly and easily buy your book. I will introduce some basic rules, similar to that in Facebook and Tweeter, for using Pinterest to promote books.

1. Create an author pinboard. Let people know more about you. Tell your followers and readers who you are, where you came from, and how you came to be a writer. Give them a glimpse into your world. Pin photos of your hometown, what inspires you and your writing process.

2. Stay engaged in the communication. Repin, like, and comment on other people’s Pinterest content. Follow the Pinterest boards of authors you like. Do not just present your own books. We need connection to others. The more you engage with others the more likely they are to follow and repin your content.

3. Promote the Pinterest “P”. Put the Pinterest logo on your site, blog and all the other social media, so your readers will know they can also follow you on Pinterest.

4. Use keywords. Make sure the names of your boards have catchy titles. Keep keywords into your descriptions so if someone is searching they’ll have a better shot at finding you.

5. Choose great content. Pinterest is all about the visual. Pick great pictures and videos. The better your images are the more likely you are to get a repin or like.

And if you’re on Pinterest, be sure to follow Ambassador International! We’d love to connect with you there.

Join Us on Pinterest!

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pinterest-buttonWe are very excited to announce that we are on Pinterest! Pinterest allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. You can browse boards created by other people to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests. If you are interested in Christian books, follow Ambassador International in Pinterest! We are pinning lots of fun stuff including:

Ambassador Books: check out the latest titles published by Ambassador, including old favorites!

Favorite Verses: In our Favorite Verses board we will post Bible passages that have been particularly powerful for us. Check out the amazing way artists are combining scripture with their art forms!

Book Club Food and Decor: Get tips and ideas for your next book club meeting!

Awesome Author Quotes: Get inspired by the words of famous authors of years gone by as well as current writers.

If you’re pinning, give us a follow and we will happily follow you in return. We want to see what beautiful things you are finding on the web as well. Happy pinning!

 

 

Don’t miss out on the latest Ambassador International news!

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In today’s world, it’s hard not to be involved in at least one social media website. At Ambassador International, we want to make sure we reach out to everyone! We are located on some of the top social media websites. Make sure you check out our pages to get the latest book information, helpful writing tips, giveaways, and much more!

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Our number one source for finding information on our book giveaways! An astounding 1 in 5 people in the entire world on Facebook! Write on our wall and give us your latest thoughts!

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In 140 characters or less, we tweet the latest details on book giveaways, author information, and ideas for Christian living. Providing inspiration in a couple sentences or less!

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A new addition to our media outlets, we love to have Google Hangouts with our authors! This is a great way to connect one-on-one with your favorite authors and ask them questions!

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Are you addicted to pinning? We have boards to provide inspiration with Christian living, links to book reviews, what our authors are up to, decorating with books and more! We love to share writing tips!

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Check out our YouTube channel for book trailers, author interviews, and tips for publishing your own books. More videos to come!