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Awesome Mystery with a Twist of History!

Kelsey Tate's great grandmother Adele survived the sinking of the Titanic. After making it safely to America, she thrives in her father's firm, which is then been passed down through the generations. Kelsey is now the rising star of Brennan and Tate, established 100 years ago. But the winds change, and although celebrating their 100 yr anniversary, the firm is also under extreme pressure.   A man has come out of the woodwork and had the nerve to accuse her great grandmother of being a fraud. Facing a hostile takeover, the possible homicide of an employee, and other unimaginable obstacles, Kelsey is no longer sure just what is truth and what is not! Through the help of God,  family members, and her old boyfriend, Kelsey is now working on the mysteries of the past and the present.  Though the situation at hand is difficult, those challenges draw Kelsey back to the God she once trusted and give her strength. The book was great!! I loved it! It was one of those books where yo

Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert - Review

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Bethany grew up in small town of Peaks, but has left for good. She has no desire to return, or does she? Unexpected circumstances bring her back. The longer she stays, the harder she finds it is to get away. She is torn by her choices. Bethany has no relationship with God, although she grew up in church. Her used-to-be best friend is suffering a tragedy, and her grandfather passes away leaving her his farm (with a catch of course). Bethany thought she had her life all figured out until now. She has no idea where to turn, what to make of God, or how to fix her life. Does the Peaks still hold something for her? Can she find God again? Katie does a great job in this book. As you read the story, and get to know Bethany, Robin, and Evan you will feel like you are part of their story. She also has a great example of how at times people you think are called of God, act like they are God, but completely drive people away from God.  You just have to

The Fiddler

I really enjoyed this book by Beverly Lewis. It was a bit different from the other Amish series of hers I have read in the past, but I was hooked from the get-go.   In the Fiddler, the Englisher, Amelia is a concert violinist. She is also a "secret" country music fiddler. Leading this double life is getting old, but she is not sure what to do. While she has grown up playing concerts and taking the finest violin lessons in a very up grade society, she also desires to do something new and fresh with her life. She wants to help people and take her love for music to a whole new level, but is afraid to do so because she does not want to hurt her father's feelings.  On a stormy night, she meets Michael, and Amish man who is also seeking what God wants for his life. He cannot decide whether to join the Amish church or not. Amelia spends some time in his little Amish community and makes new friends.  She learns to trust the Lord with her life, and wait for His guidance. Mi

Becoming a REAL Warrior

Most boys would love to be a warrior! They want to fight battles, win,conquer! In this book, "Once upon a real time..." a boy named Luke, dreams of becoming a courageous warrior. He wants to be noble and brave, but he has one small problem.... He is afraid! In a world of baseball and backyard camp-outs, there seems to be much to fear: bullies, the dark, strange noises...  During a camp-out with some friends, Luke has a strange dream of enrolling in Warrior Prince Academy. There he is taught lessons in bravery, who the real enemy is, and how to face his fears.  After an exciting adventure, Luke discovers what it means to be a true warrior. How as a Christian, he must only go to battle when he is called and rely on God's strength -not his own to lead him to victory.  This book is for 3 to 8 year olds. My son, who is 7, really enjoyed this book, and I loved it myself! His favorite part: "How Luke stood up to the snake even though he was afraid." My son lo

Sunday Scripture

" My mouth will tell   of your righteous deeds,        of your saving acts all day long—      though I know not how to relate them all." Psalm 71:15

Great Book For Those In The Military

When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didn’t know he would die that night in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan—but he was ready. In a letter to his children, not meant to be seen unless the worst happened, he wrote, “I’m not afraid of anything that might happen to me on this earth, because I know no matter what, nothing can take my spirit from me.” Fearless is the story of Adam Brown, a man of extremes, whose courage and determination was fueled by faith, family, and the love of a woman. It’s about a man who waged a war against his own worst impulses and persevered to reach the top tier of the US military. Always the first to volunteer for the most dangerous assignments, Adam’s final act of bravery led to the ultimate sacrifice. Read Chapter 1 You can pre-order from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Co  or from Amazon . Get a copy for someone you know who is in the military.

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Everything Plastic Canvas Review and Giveaway

If I were to ask you what is the best starter needle craft for kids but still provides creative room for growth as you progress, what would you come up with? I'd say Plastic Canvas Craft Magnets! My friend Sharon from Hobbies on a Budget just went shopping and ordered a bunch of stuff for her and her daughter to get started. She is giving away a complete starter set of supplies - needles, plastic sheets, yarn and patterns. Everything you need to get started on some summer projects! Hop over to see a full list of stuff you can win and then enter below on the form! a Rafflecopter giveaway <a href="">You need javascript enabled to see this giveaway</a&

Are You Proud To Be A Christian?

This book is not for the faint at heart, or those who are looking for the easy road. Some people think, taking the name Christian and joining the family of God is going to ease life for them. They will bask in blessings and never suffer again.  This is completely contrary to what Scripture teaches. If you are a Christian who has  experienced ridicule or suffering for the cause of Christ. This book is for YOU!  God calls us to take up our cross and follow Him. To be unashamed to bear His name . Kendall offers encouragement and guidance you need to embrace your faith fully and the stigma that comes with it. Instead of fearing embarrassment and rejection, he shows you how to turn those feelings into sources of unimaginable blessing. You will gain insight into how God wants you to handle the rejection or ridicule for being a Christian and truly living according to His Word. Having been criticized for my faith many times, I am looking forward to implementing the principles Kendall