I’ll probably still publish book reviews or other items here now and again but you’ll more often find me at Trusting Him with Today. I hope you’ll stop by
Aug 30, 2010
I love that the book sometimes asks questions… almost like an imaginary interview like, “Joseph, did you and Jesus arm wrestle.” Sections like that made me smile because I enjoy thinking of our biblical heroes as men and women just like us.
I silently cheered are I read about Mephibosheth… to go from having nothing, living in the shadows to sitting at the kings table.
As I read through the book each chapter and each character presented had something that tugged at my heartstrings, inspired me or simply made me reflect on my life and spiritual walk.
I like the fact that each chapter of the book ended with questions for reflections and discussion because it made me dig a little deeper into God’s word.
I love Max Lucado’s conversational style of writing and thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.
Aug 23, 2010
As I sat there frustrated and just a tad bit upset, I heard that still, small voice saying, “read the instructions.” So I pulled out the instructions (like I should have done in the first place.) As I looked at the instructions I realized that I was trying to feed the paper through the wrong end. Yep, I went through at least 15 minutes of frustration because I was too impatient to take two minutes and read the instructions.
“If you want to know the purpose of a thing, you ask the manufacturer. Dr. Myles Munroe
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11 KJVSo many times in life we experience frustrations because we don’t want to take the time to see what the instruction manual says. Every problem we will ever encounter God has addressed in the instruction manual he left us called the Bible. Unfortunately, many times we just skim the surface and don’t really internalize his word. However, the only way we will really have a meaningful relationship with God and understand what His purpose is for our lives is if we take time out of our busy schedules to study his word.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15 KJVMy prayer today is that I would not try to navigate life on my own strength but that I would always consult the instruction manual that the creator has left in place for me. It makes life so much easier.
Previously published at Laced With Grace August 23, 2007.
Aug 3, 2010
Jul 8, 2010
For just a moment the old anger, hurt and resentment rose up inside. The reasons and explanation regarding my decision had all been explained, discussed, dissected and discarded by others as trivial, including him. Did I want to even try to explain again? Yet, I wanted to be understood. I wanted to know that somebody saw my side. I wanted validation that my decision was the right one.
"The innate desire to defend myself battled fiercely with the voice of the Holy Spirit speaking softly to my heart.
"Be still, the battle is not yours."
Read the rest of my post in the latest issue of Sanctified Together.
Jun 27, 2010
Lexi lives in the shadow of choices her husband made. Especially Grant’s choice to leave seven years ago, without a word. Her relationship with their daughter, Molly, is now the most important thing in her life. Lexi will do anything—work grueling hours, attend church on her only day off, sacrifice financially—just to see Molly smile.
When Grant shows up declaring his intent to re-enter their daughter’s life, Lexi is skeptical of his motives. She soon determines not to let him near Molly. Then a drug dealer named Warden arrives on Lexi’s doorstep, demanding payment of Grant’s old debts.
But that's just the earthly perspective. Staggering supernatural events are spilling into her world in real and shocking ways. Hell's fury is great, but Heaven's power is greater still. In a novel that defies easy categorization, this has all the early buzz of the breakthrough read of 2010.
I’m a lover of Christian fiction and I’m always on the lookout for new authors. This was my first time reading a book by Erin Healy and I enjoyed it. The fact that it had a plot somewhat revolving around spiritual warfare reminded me of some of Frank Peretti’s popular books. The book also has the theme of forgiveness woven through it reminding us that that we empower the enemy when we choose not to forgive. This book kept my attention from cover to cover and I wouldn’t mind reading more from this author.
Jun 16, 2010
Click on a link to read items from the final issue of Girl Talk.
A Goodbye Note
Are You God's Girl?
Dare to Believe
Flash Forward Dawn & Elaine
Graduation... A 20 Year Perspective
Miss Shanice Simmons
Miss Lachante Williams
Reflections... A Mother's Perspective
Ten Things a Girl Needs
What's on Your Voicemail?
To my girls who let me “stalk” you with my camera, thank you for humoring me.
To my readers… you have caused me to grow in my writing, my thinking and my walk with God… thank you.
To Sabrena my longest international reader… see you in the Bahamas again after your college graduation…
To my bloggy buddies, thanks for your sweet comments and encouragement on my girltalk related posts.
Love you all,
Farewell, God knows when we shall meet again.