Let’s SHINE Together!

I’m in awe of all that God has done through Abounding Faith these last couple of years and there’s more to come. God is Good!

Abounding Faith is here to encourage and inspire you as you grow in your faith and to empower and equip you as you discover your calling and live your God-given dreams.

I pray that your faith is fueled, your hope ignited and your heart set ablaze with the love of God through Abounding Faith’s uplifting books, events, podcast episodes, YouTube videos, online store items and more!

If you’re being blessed by Abounding Faith’s ministry and you’d like to get involved and show your support for Abounding Faith’s edifying content and projects, let’s SHINE together!  Here are 2 wonderful ways to do so:

1. I invite you to join Abounding Faith’s Dream Team. As Audacious Dreamers and Doers, together we can continue inspiring men and women, young and older and those of diverse backgrounds to grow in their faith and love for God. Dream Team members can be acknowledged on Abounding Faith’s social media or remain anonymous. You can learn more about how to join as an individual or through your organization/company on Abounding Faith’s Patreon page by clicking here.

 

2. Another wonderful way that we can SHINE together is to invite me to speak at your next event. You can learn more in the super short video above and by clicking here. I’d be delighted to share a Bible-based message at your church, school, conference, retreat or outreach event. Your group will be inspired and filled with hope.

God is moving in and through Abounding Faith! All Glory to God! I appreciate your prayers and encouragement as I continue to live out the call that God has placed on my life in this season.

Blessings as you walk by abounding faith, hope and love and live your God-given dreams!

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Happy New Year – My “One Word” for 2020

Happy and Blessed New Year! I pray this year will be the best and brightest year yet! I pray it will be filled with much love, joy, peace, forbearance (patience), goodness, faithfulness and self-control that is the Fruit of the Spirit mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23.

I’ve been praying about my “One Word” for this year.  I’m delighted to share that my word for 2020 is:

SHINE

The verse that comes to mind when I think about the word Shine is:

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16 NIV)

I’m looking forward to sharing how the Lord brings the word Shine to life in my life this year.

And I encourage you to Shine where God has placed you. May you Shine for Jesus and be a beacon of light and hope at home, work, school and in your community and beyond.

It’s tempting to want to shrink back and sit on the sidelines these days, but God is calling His people to arise and Shine for His glory.

If you are being blessed by Abounding Faith’s books, events, podcast and more and you’d like to Shine together this year, here are 5 wonderful ways to do so:

Blessings to you as you walk by abounding faith, hope and love and live your God-given dreams! Feel free to share your “One Word” for this year in the comments below or on Abounding Faith’s Facebook page.

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Highlights From 2019 – My Year of “Surprises”

My “One Word” for this year has been “Surprise.” I have delighted in the big and little surprises the Lord has had for me this year.

I’d like to take a look back at some of the lovely surprises sprinkled throughout 2019. I hope you enjoy taking this trip down memory lane with me.

What a blessing to be invited back to speak at Chapel at Nyack College in February and to be part of two Meet the Author events in their library this year! You can read more about my visits in this blog post and this one.

What an honor it was to teach a class based on my Abounding Faith book at the New York School of the Bible this past June! You can read more about my lovely experience teaching the Abounding Faith: Believing God for the Impossible class here.

What a privilege it was to lead the service for my friends at Central Delaware Trinity Covenant for the fifth straight year. You can read more about that blessed time here.

What a treat to get to teach Life Skills classes for my friends at The Bowery Mission’s Women’s Center! The two sessions were based on my book, By Faith.  You can read more about my visit here. It was also a delight to get to speak at Chapel for the women and at The Bowery’s Tribeca site.

The Lord showed up in such a beautiful way at Abounding Faith’s BELOVED Women’s Conference, presented by Nyack College.  And what a delightful surprise that the church was decorated for a wedding! You can read more about my third women’s conference and Abounding Faith’s 10th event here.

It’s wonderful to see how Abounding Faith’s books are blessing Readers near and far. These uplifting books have been encouraging young and older, women and men and ministry leaders and new believers.  I hope you enjoy the super short video above. I’m thrilled that I’m already getting great feedback about Book 5 from my early readers! Stay tuned for more details.

What a joy to get to minister with my friend Pastor Gary Fishman four times this year. You can read about my visits to AGLOW Queens Lighthouse here and Eternal Hope Ministries here.

Other surprises this year included celebrating my connection to Apollo 11 and getting to meet Pastor Jim Cymbala of the Brooklyn Tabernacle at a gathering for Pastors and Leaders. For the first time, I also got to hear Ravi Zacharias and Anne Graham Lotz speak in person at my home church, Times Square Church.

Other notable moments from this year included producing my 15th episode of the “Abounding Faith for Today” podcast, marking the 1 st Anniversary of By Faith and writing my seventh article for Charisma‘s website.

God is so Good!

 

Was the year perfect? Nope. Not by a long shot. But was it filled with surprises? Absolutely!

Thank you for staying on this faith adventure with me. I appreciate all your encouragement and prayers!

I plan to continue helping to jump start people’s faith and bring hope to hurting hearts. If you are being blessed by Abounding Faith’s books, events, podcast and more, here are some wonderful ways to show your support:

All the best to you in the new year as you walk by abounding faith, hope and love and live your God-given dreams! Blessings!

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Merry and Blessed Christmas!

I’m praying you will have a Merry and Blessed Christmas and will enjoy celebrating that Jesus is the true Reason for the season!

May you be blessed by listening to the new and inspiring “Abounding Faith for Today” podcast episode based on Psalm 139.

You can listen to the short and uplifting episode on the following sites:

Apple Podcasts: apple.co/2FoPkZM
Google Podcasts: bit.ly/2A5g2AL
Spotify: spoti.fi/2Kmpjt7
Stitcher: bit.ly/2Tqz6lN
PodBean: https://bit.ly/2BQXNAI

You can also listen to it by clicking right below:

If the holidays get you stressed, here’s another look at the Christmas article I wrote for Charisma’s website titled “Why You Don’t Need to Get Everything ‘Just Right’ this Christmas.” You can read it by clicking the picture below.

 

Blessings!

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.” (Isaiah 9:6-7 NIV)

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Book 5 Update!

I’m delighted to report that Book 5 is with my early readers. I’m already getting some wonderful feedback about it.

I’m hearing it’s inspiring, challenging, faith activating and hitting home. Praise God!

I look forward to sharing more updates with you once I’m further along in the process.

In the meantime, I hope you’ve had a chance to read Books 1 – 4. They’re featured in the new super short video above.

Abounding Faith’s books fuel faith, spark hope and ignite love in Readers. These uplifting books have been encouraging young and older, women and men and ministry leaders and new believers.

What a blessing to know these books are in my Readers’ home libraries as well as in women’s shelters, nursing homes, being studied in small groups and more.

If Abounding Faith’s books have been a blessing to you, I’d love to hear your thoughts and see pics of you with your copies.

If you feel God stirring you to honor Him by writing a book, I’d be happy to answer your burning questions during  a “Write that Book” strategy call. You can learn more here.

Thanks for staying on this journey with me! I appreciate your prayers and encouraging words. All the best as you walk by abounding faith, hope and love!

P.S. Here’s a link to Abounding Faith’s Christmas Guide. Treat yourself or your loved ones to inspiring and encouraging gifts this Christmas. Blessings!

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Christmas Gift Guide – Give the Gift of Encouragement and Inspiration!

Abounding Faith’s books fuel faith, spark hope and ignite love in Readers. These uplifting books have been encouraging young and older, women and men and ministry leaders and new believers.

Here’s a gift guide to help you find the right Christmas gifts for you or your loved ones:

By Faith is perfect for those who aspire to live their God-given dreams and delight in reading about God’s fingerprints here and abroad. By Faith features stories and testimonies from the author’s travels to six continents and outreaches on the streets of New York City. By Faith is being endorsed by a staffer at Our Daily Bread Ministries, the President of Nyack College and a regional director of the Christian Women in Media Association. It includes a chapter on how to live your God-given dreams and a discussion guide for small groups and book clubs. You can order By Faith in print or on Kindle on Amazon.

Waiting on God Well is a life jacket for those who are struggling with waiting for God’s promises to be fulfilled in their lives. Waiting on God Well has encouraged those waiting for a new job, waiting to meet their spouse, waiting to conceive, waiting for their ministries to flourish and more. Waiting on God Well includes reflection questions, action step ideas and space for readers to journal their thoughts. You can order Waiting on God Well in print or on Kindle on Amazon.

Abounding Faith will boost the faith of those who are going through a challenging season and need to be reminded that nothing is impossible for God! This devotional was the inspiration for the Abounding Faith: Believing God for the Impossible class I taught at the New York School of the Bible.

This book has encouraged a Pastor, a Chaplain, a Sunday School teacher and inspired a Bible school student to further her studies to get equipped for God’s call on her life. It also encouraged a new believer to read his Bible to continue growing in his faith. This devotional includes reflection questions, prayer starters and space for readers to journal their thoughts. You can order Abounding Faith in print or on Kindle on Amazon.

Crossing Your Jordan River is perfect for those who need to be infused with faith and hope as they fight to enter their Promised Land. This book has encouraged small group members, a founder of a women’s home, women living in shelters and more. Crossing Your Jordan River includes reflection questions, prayer starters and space for readers to journal their thoughts. You can order Crossing Your Jordan River in print and on Kindle on Amazon.

There are also gifts galore at Abounding Faith’s online store. You can find inspiring mugs, magnets and more by clicking here.

Thanks for your support of Abounding Faith’s books and online store! Abounding Faith is here to encourage you as you walk by abounding faith, hope and love and live your God-given dreams.

May your December be merry and bright and filled with joy and peace as Christmas draws near!

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Giving Thanks [New Podcast Episode & Short Video]

I’m so grateful for lovely and supportive Readers like YOU!

I hope the short video (above) and the short podcast episode (below) will encourage you as you count your blessings this Thanksgiving and beyond. There’s always something to be grateful to God for!

I recently shared this uplifting message about having a grateful heart with my friends at AGLOW Queens Lighthouse and with Pastor Gary Fishman.

I’m sharing a few thoughts about giving thanks in the new episode of Season 3 of the “Abounding Faith for Today” podcast.

You can check out this new episode and catch up on Seasons 1 – 3 of the uplifting and inspiring “Abounding Faith for Today” podcast on:

Apple Podcasts: apple.co/2FoPkZM
Google Podcasts: bit.ly/2A5g2AL
Spotify: spoti.fi/2Kmpjt7
Stitcher: bit.ly/2Tqz6lN
PodBean: https://bit.ly/2BQXNAI

You can also listen to this short and encouraging episode by clicking the link below.

I hope you’re encouraged during your holiday travels or prep time at home.  Have a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!

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Reflections on the Meet the Author Event at Nyack College

What a delight it was to be back with my friends at Nyack College’s Eastman Library for last Thursday’s Meet the Author and book signing event!

What a pleasure to get to meet students of different ages, backgrounds and who are studying different majors! God is Good!

My prayer is that Abounding Faith’s books will continue to fuel the faith and ignite hope in my Readers as they walk by abounding faith, hope and love and live their God-given dreams.

Thank you for making me feel so welcome, Eastman Library! Let’s do it again soon.

Didn’t get to attend Thursday’s event? Abounding Faith’s books are available on Amazon and make great gifts for any occasion.

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Please Share Your Thoughts – Abounding Faith’s Reader Survey 2019

Will you take a quick moment to share your thoughts in Abounding Faith’s Reader Survey? I sure do appreciate your feedback as I prayerfully look ahead to next year and beyond.

You can fill out the brief Reader Survey by clicking here.

Thanks so much for participating!

Looking forward to reading your thoughts and suggestions by Saturday, November 30th. Blessings!

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1st Anniversary of By Faith Book

What a year it’s been since the release of my fourth book By Faith: Adventures and Reflections on Walking With God Here and Abroad!

I’m so grateful to everyone who has prayed and encouraged me! My Readers are the best! And getting to teach a class based on one of the chapters of By Faith was such a delight.

I’m honored to get to inspire you through writing and speaking faith-fueling and hope-igniting words. I’ll keep at it as long as the Lord keeps giving me something to say.

I’m making progress with Book 5. Stay Tuned!

God is Good. I look forward to continuing to encourage you as you live by abounding faith, hope and love and live your God-given dreams!

By Faith is available in print and on Kindle on Amazon.

Here’s what people are saying about By Faith:

“Nancy’s love for Jesus and her passion to share the Gospel with others is clearly evident on every page of this book. Journey with her around the world as she shares the adventures that shaped her faith and brought eternal rewards for many.” —Rochelle Traub, Our Daily Bread Ministries

“The psalmist wrote, ‘The Lord gives the word; the women who announce the news are a great host.’ Nancy Gavilanes is among that number sharing the Good News. Boldly and enthusiastically, she represents what obedience to God’s call can do—not for just the ‘called ones’ but for the people whose lives they will impact. Nancy’s testimony continues in her fourth book, with this recollection of short-term missions trips and travels to six continents, as well as her speaking engagements to a number of audiences, including the Nyack College campus community. By Faith is sure to encourage readers in their spiritual formation. They will learn, as Nancy did, that the Christian journey is ‘a walk by faith.’” —Michael G. Scales, EdD, President, Nyack College/Alliance Theological Seminary

“Nancy’s journey is sure to inspire. She takes you on a mission to see how God can do above your hopes, dreams, and imaginations. Let her encourage you as she shares her experiences and what the Lord has taught her through walking with Him. This book will encourage you to live the life God is calling you to.”     —Chris Luppo, TV Producer/Manager Northeast Regional Director of the Christian Women in Media Association

“What an exciting. Spirit-filled, inspirational, faith-stirring book By Faith is! I couldn’t put it down once I began reading it and look forward to the next book by Nancy Gavilanes!” —Vivian Hernandez, Chaplain, The Bowery Mission’s Women’s Center

* If you have a pic of you and any of Abounding Faith’s books, please send them my way. Kind Amazon reviews are also always welcome.

 

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