This book is designed to reach out to those who are constantly dealing with illnesses and pain, for those who think God has forgotten them or doesn’t really care. However, there is more than one way to look at why some people suffer a lot more than some others. Sometimes we do bring certain things on ourselves, but it’s not that He doesn’t keep His word; He’s got other thoughts in mind for us (Jer. 29:11) and He really does love us.
Joy is precious! Joy is necessary! Joy is attainable! Joy is the weapon you must maintain in all circumstances to have the victories over the hard challenges in life regardless of what they are.
Is this truth? Is it possible to have joy in the midst of tragedy? Is it reasonable to expect joy in a sorrowful world?
Is there a correlation between joy and curbside trash? Joy and relationships? Joy and your world view? Between joy and demonic attacks?
Is it right to have such joy? Is there a biblical basis for such a claim?
This book contains stories with joyful endings always. This is why you should be thrilled to read this. The title alone should shout at you: Read me. For who doesn’t want joy in all things?
Joy Stories is Reverend Ann Marie Turner’s first book on this hugely important subject. Study the truth of biblical joy and learn to embrace joy to face challenges wisely and find answers that can greatly improve your outlook and expectations for joy-filled life eternal.
A young crow was trapped under vines and briars because I had pushed his tree over. He screamed in terror as I wrestled him from the tangle. His family that had been circling and cawing overhead flew away leaving me wondering what to do with this magnificent bird. He couldn’t fly, so I knew that he wouldn’t survive. I was obliged to help. I determined to care for him until he could fly away on his own, so I took him home. After letting him out of a box, he was so frightened that he banged up nearly everything in the kitchen. Reluctantly, I stuffed him into a makeshift cage.
The next morning he met my beautiful wife, Susan, and that was the beginning of one of the strangest and most amazing relationships you’ll ever hear about. He was never meant to be a pet—he was supposed to fly away—but he chose to stay. The next eight months was like living in our own personal Disney movie. Our days were filled with love, laughter, surprises, and good times. This is an astonishing pet and love story, but we weren’t “over the rainbow”; we had some bad times, too, but we learned that unshakable young love sees only optimism.
“This is a beautiful book that made me laugh out loud and cry. This is more than a story about a mischievous bird. It’s about a young couple who learned about love, parenting, and each other through an unlikely character.” —Lisa Fabrizio, Director and Professor of Massage Therapy and Healing Arts
Sarah returns to her hometown in Maine with her adolescent daughter, Lily, to live with her dad, after her mom and husband died in unexpected accidents. Lily has a difficult time with the move because she misses her dad and her friends, so she rebels against her mother.
Gus, Sarah’s father, loves having his girls home with him; he also enjoys playing matchmaker for his daughter. Gus hires his favorite carpenter, Brandon, to complete renovations on his store; this ensures Brandon and Sarah spend significant time together. Fortunately, Gus convinces Sarah to attend church with him regularly, where she also has encounters with Brandon, as he is the Sunday school teacher for the teens.
Brandon quickly develops feelings for Sarah, but she is hesitant, as she doesn’t want to be disloyal to her late husband. Sarah spends a lot of time developing a relationship with her pastor, who helps her sort her feelings. Though a major health issue causes Sarah to distance herself from Brandon, she re-establishes her relationship with God and accepts Jesus as her Savior. Through His strength, Sarah is able to develop a solid relationship with the people around her, and she is able to start again under His direction.
Loser. Ugly. Worthless. Stupid. Good-for-nothing. Somewhere, sometime, you got caught in the trap of believing that you are all these things, but you don’t have to think that way any longer. These self-defeating thoughts can be a distant memory if you want them to. In this book, author Julie Alicea will show you how to get rid of those thoughts and exchange them for God’s thoughts about you. Learn how to win with God everyday and have the life that Jesus died for you to have.
Family dynamics are explored through the themes of adoption, obsessive compulsive disorders, and salvation.
Although many members of the family in The Game of Hearts, Suzanne’s first novel about adoption, are deceased, this sequel picks up where that book ended. Two families are blended together as they face issues of distrust and OCD. Salvation heals the hurts of the past and opens opportunities for the future. The book ends with a surprising revelation.
Defending the Bible against “Christians” takes the reader on an historical journey of discovery through the generations of man and the support and obstacles the Bible faced in reaching the hearts and minds of the general public.
The emergence of the Reformation period and its main characters blazed a trail of defiance against those who attempted to hide the Word of God. The personal sacrifices, sometimes torture and death, of those who opposed Church and State authorities, ensured God’s Word would not be silenced.
The reader is presented with events that jump from the page as though experiencing for themselves the times and troubles firsthand.
Each chapter takes you through the Bible’s journey of discovery and translation and develops the arguments why the Bible is God’s irrefutable word and truth.
Join me on a ten-year journey through some dark times in my life. Times that I felt helpless, stressed, bitter, and depressed as a result of my husband's illness. I have no magic spell to help others, but I feel God has given me these trials so that I can tell my story and help someone who might be going through the same thing. This life can be full of so many dark times. Please walk down this path with me and follow the light one step at a time, which will help us find our way! Let me share with you how through my trials God led me to finding the light in the darkness!
My book is a description of the only thing I can see clearly without my vision: my past. This document reflects the tribulations I suffered in my childhood and how I lived my life with my disability. For almost five decades, my parents kept secret the truth of how the horrible accident happened when I was an infant. Although discovering the truth is important, the real value of my story is that it is a testimony of God’s greatness and power, for He has done amazing work in my life. This book is also intended to be a special tribute to Arval and Maysel Anderson, the two most remarkable individuals in my life. Their unselfish love has brought light to my darkness. I am not a writer but I hope this simple memoir will touch you in a special way.
“Healing the Pain” is the first literary work created in honor of writing and publishing. This book will bring enlightenment to those who are allowing these words to change their lives. You will receive inspiration, encouragement, love, and scripture on your way to healing and finding your way back to love.
Gracie Finds a Family is the story of a blue-front Amazon parrot named Gracie. Gracie has been taken from her birth family and is searching for her forever family. She tells her story and invites the reader to join her on the journey. She makes new friends along the way who also have a story to share. Gracie Finds a Family is a delightful, upbeat tale that seeks to entertain you and touch your heart. It is a must-read for young animal lovers and a useful tool in sharing the concept of adoption with young children. The idea that God loves us and wants to make us a part of his family is woven in the story.
This book is about the journey and experiences of life that Christians endure, and how to overcome sorrowful experiences through Jesus Christ. Sometimes God is talking to us through these experiences to draw us closer to Him. Through every journey, we must ask God what He is trying to show us about His character. God will place people in your life for a season, and when that season is over we need to move on to the next season in the name of Jesus. Even though each season is different, we must learn how to manifest godly behavior that represents Christ.
Why are we short on honest holy men in the ministries in this generation?
Is it the will of God for the believers in Christ to seek after riches?
The truth is, God wants us to be happy. He said to Moses “Happy are thou, O Israel who is like unto thee, O people saved by the Lord the shield of thy help and who is the sword of thy Excellency! And thy enemies are found to be liars unto thee, and thou shalt tread upon their high places” Deuteronomy: 33:29 (KJV). God is the source of our happiness.
We have all heard the testimonies of miraculous financial blessing. Can we trust them? Why are few financially delivered and many are not? Why are not all Christians rich?
I humbly recommend this book to pastors and ministers and all Christian workers to find peace and joy and contentment as they deal with financial stewardship.