Surrender Story: Surrender it to God by Annette O’Hare

Surrender It To God   “I hate promoting myself and my work.”   This is a common mantra among writers, especially myself. After all, no one wants to tell a complete stranger or even a close friend, “Hey, you should buy my book. It’s really great!”   What is it about self-promotion that makes us want to run and hide in the closet? Maybe because it makes you feel like…

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Book Review: The Plans I Have for You by Amy Parker

Book Description: Part of a new brand in the Zondervan family, The Plans I Have for YOU! is an illustrated 90-day devotional written by bestselling children’s book author Amy Parker and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton, teaching and inspiring kids to dream about their future, to focus on faith, love and joy and recognize that God has a plan and purpose for each and every one of us. Journal Description:…

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When Obedience is Hard by Jennifer Slattery

Julie’s note: Please welcome author Jennifer Slattery and her post, When Obedience is Hard. He was a simple fisherman by trade. He worked long hours late into the night. Each day as he prepared his nets and pushed out into deeper water, one thought occupied his mind: How many fish will I catch today. In other words, what will the state of my finances be come morning. We’ve been there,…

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Give it Away by Linda Samaritoni

GIVE IT AWAY I’ve been thinking about the biblical story of the rich young man who refused to give away his wealth for eternal life (Matthew 19). He seemed to be a nice guy, tried to follow the Law and be a good person. He might have been a little conceited since he started the conversation with misplaced confidence in himself, but nobody’s perfect, right? Anyway, I started a “what-if”…

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Book Review: The Firefighter’s Promise by Patricia Johns

This is one of six books sent to me from the Love Inspired Line as part of their Mother’s Day promotion. The books are on sale from April 21-May 28. BONUS: Love Inspired is giving $1 off. Click here to Save $1.00 Book Description: A Hero for Her Son When the baby he rescued seven years ago returns—with his widowed adoptive mom—Deputy Fire Chief Matt Bailey can’t turn them away. Desperate…

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Sabbath Sunday: He will Direct Your Path

As we settle into life taking this route on a daily basis, we still feel more change is to come as we seek “revive” on a personal level. It’s easy to get caught up in the questions. What kind of change? When? How? Will it benefit all of us? And on and on I could ask. But as I drive this road full of twists and turns, snow and clear,…

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