Why do we waste the Sabbath? Travel through time for the ways home ownership just seems to prevent us from enjoying this holy day of rest. The intention is not to preach; this is not a scholarly religious book. Rather, If God Intended the Sabbath, Why Did He Create Home Ownership? explores why this day of the week should be designated as a day of rest and introspection.
Take this soul-searching, sometimes-poignant, sometimes-humorous, but always personal trip through the years. Take an insightful, prophetic, and wistful venture through the events causing lost Sabbaths. Questions are raised: why do we have to do our home projects on the Sabbath, and which aspects of home ownership rob us of this special day?
Sometimes, the deed is thrust upon us, such as when the roof leaks during a stormy weekend. At times, we thrust the deed upon ourselves, such as installing outside lights or repairing a creaky floor. Delve into this book for a journey through Sabbaths lost with hope for the future where this day can be held precious.
In a world in which we dream too little and worry too much, Queen Dreama presents for your pleasure an adventure in which you may rediscover the joy of loving, believing, and giving. Recapture faith, hope and courage as you take a magical journey with Micheal and Gretchen Zucker to find the legendary Magic Toy Tree in beautiful, historic Germany.
Two hundred years ago in the tiny village of Tannenbaum nestled deep in the heart of the Black Forest, there lived the legend of the Magic Toy Tree. Given incontestable proof that the Magic Toy Tree truly exists, Micheal and his beloved sister Gretchen embark on a journey that proves amazing, terrifying, and beyond even a child’s wildest imagination. They vow to bring a magic toy to each child in the village. The wonders and dangers they face in the very forest where their father was lost reward them with their dreams come true.
Cherish the child within you. Share it with your own children. Dare to step out of the apathy of daily life and embrace your heart’s dream. Believe in God’s magic; which is miracles. You will be rewarded. I promise on a rainbow!
“Queen Dreama’s enthusiastic tone and riveting images enrapture the reader’s imagination. Her ability to present a child’s belief in the possibility and probability of magic in contrast to an adult’s cynicism toward make-believe is truly insightful. Her grasp of the intricacies of family bonds is heart-warming.”
“The author presents choices, dilemmas, and moral lessons in a way that is informative and entertaining, without sounding didactic. Her vivid scenery descriptions and involved character portrayals are truly enchanting.”
-American Literary Press
“The Magic Toy Tree lets the beautiful images magically appear right in front of your eyes!!! 5 stars!!!”
-Raquel Wiseman, 12 Year Old Reader
For 365 days, David Dendy embarked on this incredible life-changing challenge, only to discover along the journey that the answer is an emphatic yes!
Seeing God at Work Every Day is an invitation to live life with the eyes of our hearts wide open—to see and experience the very hand of God at work … not just once in a blue moon, but day after day.
Seeing God at Work Every Day is an interactive journal that stops you from being a spectator in the bleachers of life and places you right in the middle of the field, where God is at work every day.
Combining observations from the everyday interactions and encounters we face on a daily basis with scripture lessons and spiritual insights, David Dendy takes us on a forty-day challenge that will change the way you see life and how God is at work every day.
Is God really at work every day through parking meters, dimmer switches, name tags, oxygen masks on airplanes, Gorilla Glue, Wite-Out, state patrol officers, and Superman?
Open the book, open your eyes, open your heart, and discover the everlasting joy and fun of Seeing God at Work Every Day!
What would you do if you unexpectedly found yourself stranded on a desert island? You’d simply pull out your cell phone and call or text for help, of course! But what if you had no cell phone—or no water, clothes or any other necessities? You’d pray to be rescued, for survival, and for your very life. God would hear your prayers and answer them. But you’d have to listen carefully for the answers, because they don’t usually come how or when we expect, and we sometimes discover clarification in surprising places.
God breaks into our lives when and where we least expect.
The time has come when your darkest hour meets with the light of day. You no longer have to live behind the mask of destiny killers, the pain, the abuse, or the brokenness of your past. Before you were formed in your mother’s womb, God knew you; before you were born, God sanctified you and set you apart (Jer. 1:5). You were born to be a great woman in the kingdom of God. The assignment of destiny killers is to make you believe success is not a part of God’s plan. In order to live a true, fulfilled life in Christ, you must deal with your inner hurt, shame, and pain of your past. You have been stuck in life, bound by your past; God says it’s time to be free.
“For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jer. 29:11).
•Don’t allow what you see in a moment to affect your promise for tomorrow. Remember, it’s just a moment in time.
•Don’t allow the enemy of your soul to rob you of your inheritance and blessings in God; your darkest hour is your greatest ministry.
•Don’t allow the pain of your past to keep you from having healthy relationships with other women.
Nothing can stop the plan of God once your darkest moment meets with destiny.
Just a Closer Walk is a thirty-one day, daily devotional book inspired by the realization that it is God who desires a closer walk with us. It is God who wants to spend more time with us than we realize. As His children, we do not have to work our spiritual fingers to the bone to earn His love. Through Jesus, our Savior, we have God’s total love, grace, and mercy.
The devotionals are written from the heart and written for the regular person facing life’s struggles. Regular, often broken people are who God uses to illustrate love, mercy, and forgiveness. These devotionals are simple, easy to understand, and use real life experiences to convey a message of love and hope.
God is chasing His children and wants to be a part of their daily lives. Let the adventure begin, for as His children, we are loved more than we could ever know.
“Life is much more than what we see and think about it. It is not just about making wealth. Having a good self-worth or self-image will help to make you feel good and achieve your dreams in life, whether in monetary, material, or spiritual terms. This book will help you see things in the light of God. You can become anybody in life, and you can become somebody to reckon with in life. The secret lies in your perception of it all. Get incited! Get excited! Get elevated! See through heaven’s eyes, and you will see, crystal clear, that you are more than what you presently are.”
Porch Talk with Gramps on Parenting presents a unique way of instructing parents in story form how to successfully raise children, even in a corrupt culture.
“Mike Loehrer harvested a lifetime of learning and listening to the heart of God to pen his latest book. This combat veteran fully fathoms man’s inhumanity to man yet forsakes bitterness by continually asking the Lord Jesus Christ to guard his heart. The result is that countless numbers of us feel safe with him, trusting that what he writes and teaches is truth empowered by the Word of God and prayer. Porch Talk with Gramps on Parenting spans the felt needs of generations, providing a valuable resource for all who struggle with family relationships … and who doesn’t?”
—Mrs. Ted (Jo) Stone, Family Life Resources, Tehachapi, CA
Porch Talk with Gramps on Parenting is tightly written in brief chapters for today’s busy parents. It is an unusual instructional book, reducing timeless truths to proverbial principles with everyday imagery. All parents need to know how to create a supportive atmosphere at home where children welcome parental training.
The Dragon-of-War is a story about the darkness that prevents us from uniting with one another to honor, trust, and obey the one true God. Selac, a young man, is called to expose this darkness so that he and others may understand what is hindering them from serving their purpose in life. Instinctively, he recoils from this calling because his personal belief of live-and-let-live counters mandating any behavior. Understanding the assertion that only by divine providence is anyone able to serve the one true God, Selac goes forth to grow in faith in order to accomplish his purpose.
Through a series of experiences he learns that there will be deterrents to performing his mission. Selac teams with young male and female troopers to assist him in accomplishing his purpose. The team learns that their youth has become a hindrance. The one who was expecting him was expecting more experienced individuals and a larger force. Together, the young team encounters established traditions and values that generate deviations to their course of action for witnessing about the truth. Selac and the team meet an individual who provides instructions that will keep them focused on their mission.
Focused on the true Rock of salvation, Selac and the team go forth to witness about the truth to both friendly and hostile audiences. Selac is accused of performing illegal acts that will endanger the unity of the Empire in which they are to assist. As such, the troop is now sought for imprisonment or destruction by the elites of the ruling social and religious classes. With that realization, the young team continues to adhere to the guidance of the Spirit of God to witness about the only begotten Son of God.
After spending the morning in a CPR class, registered nurse and mother of three Rebecca Boone Kozowyk returned home to a family barbeque with her husband, sons, and parents. When her sixteen-year-old son David asked her for the truck keys later that evening to drive his girlfriend home, she handed them to him without a second thought, unaware that just a few hours later she and her husband would receive the devastating news that David had suffered a catastrophic brain injury and other life-threatening injuries in a horrible crash. At the hospital, they were told by doctors to gather their family together and begin making arrangements to bury their son, because his injuries were not survivable.
With nowhere else to turn, Rebecca placed all of her faith and hope in God and cried out to Him. Her desperate prayer for her son’s survival and recovery set forth a miraculous chain of events that would take her and her son on a journey from completely shattered to beautifully broken.
This is the story of Noah’s Ark as seen through the eyes of a young boy named Alex. This fun adventure of imagination and exploration takes the reader on a journey of discovery through the halls of the Ark, where Alex finds a love for the many amazing animals in God’s creation. Along the way, he learns the true value of God’s love in this wonderful retelling of one of the most magical stories in the Bible.
“There is nothing better than a good story before bed—especially when that story is from the word of God. Follow Alex through a mixture of whimsy and Scripture that is sure to write a familiar story upon your heart as it has done mine.”
—Pastor Michael Pelshaw, New Destiny Christian Center, Thornton, Colorado