This book is a gift from God. There is no other way for me to explain its existence. Have you ever wondered why we imagine beyond the images we see and delight in words that teach more than was spoken? Could it be because we were created for a truth that is more natural and real than some of the stuff we've been taught as a fact? This tale most assuredly says it is so! Come along on this adventure, and discover the truth in the tale that is more than a story. It’s about His glorious grace for your life and where you can go. You have a choice to make. Read this book and you will see. The truth awaits within His Word.
Once you turn the page of life, you cannot turn it back. The Pain from the Death of a Spouse revisits life with the living and documents the death, pain, and sorrow that will eventually come to every marriage.
This book introduces a door that every married couple will walk through, usually not together. A door that we don’t like to acknowledge or even admit exists. It is the door of reality. One spouse will die before the other in almost every marriage. My spouse walked through the door and left me on the opposite side. This is my story after the door closed behind her. It is a story that speaks to the soul of mankind about life, love, marriage, death, and sorrow.
You might ask, “What gives the author the insight, the expertise, the knowledge, and the experience to write about the pain that one suffers from the death of a family member?”
Perhaps it’s the pain he suffered from the death of his nineteen-year-old sister, and perhaps it’s the pain he suffered from the death of his father, and perhaps it’s the pain he suffered from the death of his mother, and perhaps it’s the pain he suffered from the death of his brother, and perhaps it’s the pain he suffered from the death of his spouse of fifty-five years, or maybe it’s the love, support, and comfort God gave him during each of these deaths.
“HE WHO CALLS IS FAITHFUL.”
The title of this book is based on the promises and faithfulness of a gracious and loving God, who calls us out of bondage and brokenness into a glorious covenant relationship with Him.
For all who may be broken-hearted, battered and bruised by a life of confusion, misunderstanding and fear, take courage, because God is a loving Heavenly Father who knows us intimately and loves us with an unfathomable love. When we acknowledge who He is and step out in faith, He leads us into a wonderfully personal relationship full of joy, peace and promise.
The call of God is not only to those who need His healing touch in their lives but unto all who have been blessed with stability, love and peace in their family relationships, so that they may help others less fortunate.
Any who truly desire to comfort the lonely and broken hearted and to lead them to a place of peace and security will be encouraged by this book. The author has bravely exposed the truth about the pattern of abuse in her life and her desire to see others set free from bondage and fear.
Fear not for you will no longer live in shame. Your creator will be your ‘husband’, for the Lord has called you back from your grief. Isaiah 54 chapters 4, 5 & 6).
Prayer Father God, you heard my cry of desperation and answered with love, mercy and grace, lifting me from the depths of fear, confusion and frustration, to a place where I could enjoy comfort, peace and joy. May all who have the opportunity to read my life story, be inspired and encouraged to trust you with their lives so that You Lord may pour out your love and blessings upon them. Amen.
Is there really a way to go from broken to beautiful? When we find ourselves in a deep abyss of bad choices and shattered dreams, what’s next? Is there a next? Or are we forever trapped in a sinkhole of despair and helplessness, believing this is the best life can ever be?
Beauty in the Brokenness centers around the story of the woman at the well, in addition to several of Sheila Mills’s personal stories, to bring a message of hope and encouragement to those who have ever found themselves feeling trapped by their circumstances and abandoned with no way out. In this study, we will take a close look at the woman’s desperate desire to remain isolated from society, how Jesus really saw her, and how God’s truth can transform any person in any situation.
Come discover how a closer look at her story could change your story and transform your brokenness into everlasting beauty.
In this book, The Truth of Islam and Christianity, I present the truth and facts about both religions. When I stood at the crossroads of both religions, I viewed them without any biases. Dear earnest reader, I leave the choice to you to discern and decide which way is better for your destiny. I request you to understand the truth and recognize it. While you are reading you will hear a still and soft voice to which you have to yield. Then only you will be benefited. May peace be upon you while you read this book!
A journey to your purpose must begin with the realization that God has created you with a purpose. Purpose is defined as God’s intention, plans, and will for your life. God and only God can reveal your purpose to you. This journey requires that you evaluate your spiritual heart, explore intimacy with God, and be willing to encounter the “warmth of God’s love.” God loves you, regardless of what you have or have not done. He will go the extra mile for you because you are valuable to Him.
A healthy “spiritual heart” is the key element in discovering your purpose. The healthier the spiritual heart is, the greater the connection with God. It is the heart that tells your true intent to God. Your heart is an important treasure to Him.
If you are going to discover your purpose with God, it must begin with an intimate relationship with Him. One must begin to inquire about who God is, what He does, how God thinks, and what His desires are. Intimate relationship with God simply means becoming spiritually connected, becoming close to God, and becoming one with Him.
The “warmth of God’s love” is the only answer for a wounded heart and spirit. The warmth of God’s love is God knowing what you need to become functional again spiritually. He will give you what you need to restore and heal your wounded heart and spirit.
Evolved will take you on a leadership journey from past to future. Concepts which were taught created Management rituals and myths that do not work in the 21st century. Surrendering old rituals and then embracing innovative and effective methods align the organization today and well into the future.
Many Bible teachers today are proclaiming that Christ will come at any moment to take the Christians to heaven, leaving the non-Christians behind to endure seven years of great tribulation. Others teach that Christ came spiritually in AD 70, when the city of Jerusalem was destroyed by the Romans. Is there any other view? Here is an older interpretation that was commonly held before those which prevail today. The first part of The Great Tribulation is a verse-by-verse commentary on Matthew 24 written in readable, nontechnical style. The second part of the book contains nine articles related to the second coming of Christ and end-time events. The Great Tribulation provides insight on these questions: What does Matthew 24 really teach? Will Christ’s coming be in two stages? Does Daniel teach that there will be a seven-year tribulation? Who is the antichrist, and will he appear in a rebuilt temple? What is the “abomination of desolation”? Was the kingdom of God postponed? Will there be a thousand-year period called the millennium? Will some be taken and others left behind? What is the generation that Christ spoke of that is going to see it all?
Mary was a parent just like you; a parent with worries, fears and deep admiration for the child which God had placed in her life. She nurtured him, taught him, laughed with him, and cried with him. When it was time for him to leave home, she would have had the same mixed emotions that all parents have. But she had the clear knowledge that Jesus was fulfilling his purpose. She would have wondered about how God’s plan would work out in his life.
Just as a modern parent may feel neglected or in second place to their child’s ministry, Mary had to content herself with occasional glimpses of her son. She would have cherished the momentary conversations they could have, and the news that she received about him would have had to content her in place of family reunions.
Mary was a mother who tried to give advice and had to learn to keep her opinions to herself. She was a woman whose role as a mother would include the greatest sorrow a mother can know. But she also experienced firsthand the greatest hope that the world would ever know!
We often feel quite alone in our parenting, but God understands! As we struggle with our own personal frustrations and fears concerning our children we can be comforted with the certainty that God understands our frustrations and fears. God personally witnesses each stage of our lives and all the stress in our families. God knows what parental pain is because he willingly made the greatest sacrifice any parent could make.
Whatever you are going through, praying about, or suffering through you can be assured that God is at work on your behalf and of those whom you love.
Adoption and The Gospel delivers sound biblical doctrine
that most have never heard. One does not need
to be a bible scholar to understand its message!
Gerald Clark chronicles his struggle to overcome his traditional image of an orphanage, and how he learned from heart wrenching personal experiences with the children what they so desperately want and need.
Six years working with children in an orphanage in the Philippines left Gerald and his wife seeking answers to difficult and very troubling questions. “If God loves me, why am I an orphan?” “If you love me, why don’t you adopt me?”
I kept asking myself , “What’s wrong with this picture?”
No matter how much we love and care for children in an orphanage, they’re still orphans. What’s wrong with the picture is that we simply don’t understand that children just don’t want to BE orphans.
Would we need more orphanages if Adoption was part of the Global Mission Strategy of every evangelical church in the world?
Adoption says something about the Gospel and God’s love
that no other word can say
The Gospel is incomplete if it fails to include adoption
Jesus came into the world to bring us a living example of God’s love, “…so that we might receive the adoption as sons!” Galatians 4:4-5 “As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God.” John 1:12
The solution to the world’s orphan crisis is found in the bible. Adoption Ministry equips the church to accomplish the task, and God has called millions of families around the world who already want to adopt!
This is a book I wrote with a passion and courage through faith. The intent was to write a few pages and have same handouts for those I met or were already acquainted with—especially for those you get to know better, as it is said, “By their fruits ye shall know them.”(Mat 7:20 KJV) The needs continued to grow and likewise the information to share. As you read this book you will see the varied subjects and so much more.
Discover how a little girl’s love of ponies, along with hard work and perseverance, help her dream come true.
In 2012, after sharing a number of sea stories with my only grandson, I was told I needed to write a life journal to include my years as a child in the Philippine Islands just following World War II. The journal, which addressed a time from June 7, 1935 to December 28, 2013, includes the important events of my life, including my twenty-seven years in the US Navy. As could be expected, there are more reflections from my years as a naval aviator, flying combat missions in Vietnam and numerous secret missions against the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
Not as exciting, but just as important, was my journal following my naval service after my retirement in December 1982. Most importantly, I have shared what took place in my life on June 9, 1977, two days after my 42nd birthday and two days before my oldest son graduated from high school, when I accepted Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior of my life. This event radically changed my life and immediately healed a broken family. It also addressed the thirty-plus years in which I was called as a volunteer to serve the least of these in our prison systems. If I have a desire for the journal, it would be that it encourage others to address the importance of their spiritual needs before age forty-two and that it would challenge my grandchildren in their walk with Christ.