Monday, October 5, 2015

Weekend News and Upcoming Reviews

I hope you had a wonderful weekend.

I spent most of my weekend sewing.
Not only do I enjoy reading and blogging, but I am also a seamstress.
I mostly handle alterations , but occasionally, I also custom make things for people.
Right now my custom job happens to be a t-shirt quilt.
I love the way it's turning out.

I also had a my grandkids over, did some reading and enjoyed some rest and church on the Lord's day.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

October Song - Week 1

Psalm 96

Sing a new song to the Lord;
sing to the Lord, all the earth.

Sing to Yahweh, praise His name;
proclaim His salvation from day to day.

3 Declare His glory among the nations,
His wonderful works among all peoples
For the Lord is great and is highly praised;
He is feared above all gods.

5 For all the gods of the peoples are idols,
but the Lord made the heavens.

6 Splendor and majesty are before Him;
strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Waiting for Morning by Karen Kingsbury

“I’m afraid there’s been a car accident...”
 As Hannah Ryan waits for her family to return home from a camping trip, she  realizes she has everything going for her—a husband other women admire, two  charming teenage daughters, and a loving Christian home. As the sunny afternoon  turns into twilight, her uneasiness grows along with the shadows. Then a car pulls  into Hannah’s driveway, bringing two police officers...and devastating news that  shatters her life forever.

 In the days that follow, Hannah struggles with unspeakable feelings of sorrow and  rage—feelings that fuse into one chilling purpose for living: revenge against  Brian Wesley, the drunk driver who has caused all her pain.

In her fury, Hannah shuts the Lord out of her life. She’s determined not to forgive Wesley or the God who allowed this tragedy to happen. Can two caring people help

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Gospel Formed by J.A. Medders

A call to Christians to be caught up in the powerful whirlwind that is the gospel of grace.

Christianity is based on the foundation of the good news of the gospel. Yet how many Christians truly find their identity there? How many are thriving in a community clinging to the gospel? How many forget about the wondrous glory of Jesus? J. A. Medders is on a mission to help Christians remember that the power that raised Jesus from the dead is also the power for our everyday life in Christ.

Yet living a gospel-centered life does not always come easily. The biblical meditations in Gospel Formed help to kindle, or rekindle, the passion to live a grace-addicted, truth-filled, Jesus-exalting life by constantly driving the reader back to the power of the cross and the empty tomb. Funny, punchy, and theologically accessible, readers will be encouraged, challenged, and ultimately reoriented to the true North of Christianity―Christ Himself.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Brother Charlie by Isaac St. Laurent

This is a cute well illustrated with lots of colorful pictures about an older brother and a younger one.

The older brother is needing him mother's attention after his younger sibling comes along. But every time he thinks he has a minute with her, baby brother seems to cry and need her too. At first he seems a bit disappointed, but instead of getting upset, he takes advantage of the situation and bonds with his baby brother, by doing the things with his brother, he wants his mother to do with him. 

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Weekly Preview

Take delight in the LORD, and He will give you your heart's desires.
Psalm 37:4

I hope you have been having a wonderful Lord's Day!
Take time to rest and worship today.

Three of our drawings ended this week and the winners chosen were the following:

Fervent - Becky Burns
Battle Plan for Prayer - Rachel Dodson
Dancing Through Life - Melissa Henderson

I am also extremely excited about the newest giveaway

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Apologetics Study Bible for Students with GIVEAWAY

Like the acclaimed Apologetics Study Bible that has sold 115,000+ copies, the Apologetics Study Bible for Students will anchor younger Christians in the truths of Scripture by equipping them with thoughtful and practical responses for whenever the core issues of their faith and life are challenged.
Multiple research studies have shown that spiritual focus often weakens among teenagers as they head into the attention-dividing realm of young adulthood. Up to 66% of them leave church altogether. The Apologetics Study Bible for Students works against that trend by helping this audience begin to better articulate its beliefs. In addition to the complete HCSB text and dozens of articles collected from today’s most popular youth leaders, including general editor Sean McDowell, this new study Bible also includes:

Friday, September 25, 2015

The Lost Heiress by Roseanne White

Sweeping Romance and Mystery in the Edwardian Era
Brook Eden has never known where she truly belongs. When her friend Justin uncovers the fact that she is possibly a missing heiress from Yorkshire, Brook leaves the sun of the Mediterranean to travel to the moors of the North Sea and the estate of her supposed family.

The mystery of her mother's death haunts her, and though her father is quick to accept her, the rest of the family and the servants of Whitby Park are not. Only when Brook's life is threatened do they draw close--but will their loyalty come too late to save Brook from the same threat that led to tragedy for her mother?

As heir to a dukedom, Justin is no stranger to balancing responsibilities. When the matters of his estate force him far

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Simply Tuesday by Emily Freeman

Is your soul being held hostage by hustle? 

If you've grown weary of do more and dream bigger, small-moment living is just what you need. Real life happens in the small moments we find on the most ordinary day of the week. Tuesday holds secrets we can't see in a hurry--secrets not just for our schedules but for our souls. In Simply Tuesday, Emily P. Freeman shows you how to

· embrace today's work
· find contentment in the now
· replace competition with connection
· learn to breathe in a breathless world

Sunday, September 20, 2015

What's Coming Up This Week

Today was our homecoming Sunday. We enjoyed some great singing, food and fellowship.

Since, our evening service was canceled due to the late hour we finish up the morning service I decided to give you a heads up on what I hope to be blogging about this week.

I am looking forward to seeing who will be chosen the winner in this week's drawings.
We currently have four, three of which will be chosen Tuesday, Sept 22st.
You still have time to enter!!
This is an interesting book about Candace Cameron Bure's adventure on Dancing With the Stars.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

5 Minutes With Jesus by Sheila Walsh with GIVEAWAY - *ENDED*

Winner is Becky B. 

In this very moment, God offers you the gift of His presence.
9780718032531Five Minutes with Jesus provides bursts of inspiration for every reader’s relationship with Jesus. It will become clear that, even in the midst of a busy lifestyle, every minute we spend in the powerful presence of Jesus makes a difference in our lives!
Your life is hectic! Juggling family time, work, and church equals jam-packed days. You want to spend time in God’s Word, but the busyness of life keeps getting in the way. What if, however, you could take five minutes to invest in making each day matter?
With her signature honesty, vulnerability, and humor, bestselling author Sheila Walsh helps you find perspective in the midst of your fast-paced life. Every entry features a powerful devotion, a guiding takeaway, and related Scripture that will nourish you, sustain you, and remind you that you are not alone.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Messy Grace by Caleb Kalenbach

Sometimes, grace gets messy.

Caleb Kaltenbach was raised by LGBT parents, marched in gay pride parades as a youngster, and experienced firsthand the hatred and bitterness of some Christians toward his family.

But then Caleb surprised everyone, including himself, by becoming a Christian…and a pastor.

Very few issues in Christianity are as divisive as the acceptance of the LGBT community in the church. As a pastor and as a person with beloved family members living a gay lifestyle, Caleb had to face this issue with courage and grace. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Submarines, Secrets, and A Daring Rescue by Robert J Skead

A Revolutionary War action-thriller filled with spies and heroes, targeted to boys and girls 8-12.

In this second book in the American Revolutionary War Adventure series, twins Ambrose and John Clark find themselves volunteering for another mission to help the newly forming United States of America. Inspired by their success in delivering a secret message to General George Washington himself, the boys step up to help transport much-needed gunpowder to the patriots and end up in an even more dangerous situation, manning one of the first submarines and then, later, attempting a prison break to rescue their older brother, Berty.

Written by Robert Skead with the help of his father, the main character is based on their ancestor who fought in the American Revolution as part of the Connecticut militia. Though historical fiction, the events that occurred with George Washington in New Jersey regarding the war effort are true.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Dancing Through Life by Candace Cameron Bure with a GIVEAWAY - *Ended*

WINNER - Melissa Henderson

Candace Cameron Bure has grown up before our eyes and we’ve watched as she’s balanced life in Hollywood with her faith for many years. But that all reached new heights when she was given the opportunity to join the cast of Dancing With the Stars. Being on the show was one of her dreams come true; and with that dream came the opportunity to display her Christian faith in front of millions of people, through an intense season of stretching beyond her limits, and to run the race God gave her with joy and perseverance.

Join Candace as she reflects on the self-discovery that came through leaping out of her comfort zone. Go behind the scenes and experience the highs and lows, the roadblocks, and the personal victories. Hear straight from her heart on tough lessons learned about grace, rejection, perfectionism, disappointment, accountability, dealing with criticism, and more. Through God’s strength, and with the help of endless support from her family and friends, see how Candace stayed true to herself and publicly lived out her faith in Christ all the way to the finale.

Friday, September 4, 2015

The Battle Plan for Prayer - Review and GIVEAWAY -*ENDED*

WINNER - Rachel Dodson

Inspired by the Kendrick Brothers’ new movie, War Room, this exciting new resource from the #1 best-selling author team behind The Love Dare and The Resolution for Men is designed to help anyone learn how to become a powerful person of prayer. The Battle Plan for Prayer begins with prayer’s core purpose, its biblical design, and its impact throughout history. Readers will be guided scripturally through the fundamentals of how effective prayer works, inspired towards a closer, more intimate relationship with God, and shown how to develop specific prayer strategies for each area of life. Prayer can accomplish what a willing God can accomplish. It should be your first plan of attack in all of life’s battles, not your last resort. If you want to experience the joy of mightily answered prayer, then it’s time to engage with God at another level.