Three God Whispers to Live By

How did we get into April? I am loving the lilacs, lawn mower sounds, and general themes of new life and beginnings. If nothing else happens in April, I was giddy to be over March. That was a tough month full of adversity and challenges. What made things extra hard was that they were not my challenges. Both our kids were facing things that left them hurting and asking God…

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Surrendering Our Stories by Gail Kittleson

SURRENDERING OUR STORIES Glorify God and Enjoy Him Forever The Westminster Shorter Catechism, written in 1647, asks, “What is the chief end of man? [Not politically correct, but we get the meaning.] The answer certainly applies to our busy modern lives. “The chief end of man is to glorify God and to enjoy him forever.” Embracing this concept challenges us—what does it mean to glorify God, and enjoy him? Since…

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Book Review: Misstep by Deborah Dee Harper

Road’s End is comprised entirely of senior citizens whose kids have grown and left for greener pastures. Hugh, Melanie, and Bristol (one of the few sane people in town) are faced with a crumbling church in desperate need of repair and renovation, a dwindling congregation of opinionated, ornery senior citizens, and a camel—yes, a camel. And if that’s not enough, the trio and the rest of the Road’s End residents,…

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Book Review/Movie Promotion: Captive by Ashley Smith

Overview CAPTIVE, based on a miraculous true story that drew the attention of the entire nation, is a thrilling drama about the spiritual collision of two broken lives.  When Brian Nichols – on the run as the subject of a city wide manhunt and desperate to make contact with his newborn son – takes recovering meth addict Ashley Smith hostage in her own apartment, she turns for guidance to Rick…

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Book Review: Grin with Grace by Kathy Carlton Willis

Book Description: Have you ever felt the need to bite your tongue or grit your teeth? Grin with Grace explores ways to genuinely smile in the face of adversity and challenging circumstances. Sometimes, we just need to grin with grace! God blesses us with His grace, and it impacts our relationship with Him and with others. Each chapter features five sections: • Grin with Grace contains real-life stories and observations.…

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Acrostic Poem by Penny McGinnis

                        Thankful for: Treasured time with my husband. Houseful of children—now grown. Amazing grace—Jesus love. Nature Knowledge and wisdom. Family— immediate, extended, church, work, friends. Unconditional love from my dogs. Lovable grandchildren. Colossians 2:6-8 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him,rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as…

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