Life has its way of dictating to us a direction that may not be best. The dictation comes from expexted participation in society and our experiences. The best life direction has to include God’s divine plan for our certainty of peace and happiness. Most do not see or realize God’s plan until a series of mistakes open doors to true reality.
Two such individuals experienced this life-changing direction at an unexpected time during the winter years of their lives. The prose within tells of this direction and their findings. Although not searching or seeking , life’s circumstances directed each of them on a path always desired, yet never attained until each stopped trying themselves, and allowed God’s true direction to lead.
“This poetry will inspire the reader for years to come. Its reality of finding real love in the winter years of life is truly refreshing.”
—Mattie Hughes, Teacher
Who better to teach a daughter the truths of God than her mother? What better book to guide a daughter into those truths than the Bible, the holy Word of our Creator, God? This world is full of influence for our precious girls. There is a dark stain spreading throughout our atmosphere. Who will be the light in the darkness? Mom, it’s you. Those who follow Christ are called to be salt and light. In Ephesians 5–6, Paul lays a foundation of “being the Light of Jesus” to our stained world.
“Follow God’s example in everything you do, because you are His dear children. Live life filled with love for others, following the example of Christ, who loved you … Let there be no sexual immorality, impurity, or greed among you. … Instead let there be thankfulness to God … For though your hearts were once full of darkness, now you are full of LIGHT form the Lord and your behavior should show it. For this LIGHT within you produces only what is good … Make the most of every opportunity for doing good in these evil days … Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord … A final word be strong with the Lord’s power. Put on all God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies and tricks of the Devil … May God’s grace be upon all who love our Lord Jesus Christ.”
This book is a call to mothers around the world to equip their daughters to “Shine for Jesus.”
Noted Orator and Author, Shatina C. Barr, speaks out about faith and suicide and other relevant issues in mental health and society as a whole. See direct quote from this book on such matters below:
“Jesus Christ Himself, when dealing with the knowledge of His impending crucifixion was so overcome with emotion that He could have died from the stress alone.
“…Jesus told his disciples, “sit here while I pray.” He took Peter, James, and John with him. He plunged into a sinkhole of dreadful agony. He told them, “I feel bad enough right now to die…” (Mark 14:32-34, MSG).”
For the professional or licensed practitioner, the suggested techniques in this book offer an additional lens for viewing clinical practice. For the lay person or user of behavioral health services, this book offers support for clients that prefer their faith be represented while in treatment.
Harvest the Fruit of the Spirit is a weekly devotional that covers the nine characteristics that we receive from the Holy Spirit when we ask Jesus Christ to lead our lives. Each week begins with a Scripture reading from the English Standard Version Bible that is applicable to the fruit for that week. A discussion covering the Scripture reading is then followed by areas to focus on to live a life as Christ calls us. As you continue your weekly journey over the course of the year, I pray that you grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ and produce abundant, everlasting fruit in your life and the lives of others. Begin to Harvest the Fruit of the Spirit today!
An account from one member of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s family experienced during the height of his fame in the 1940s and 1950s. This story shows how fame can affect family members and how their future can be impacted.
Anna is a young, caring, and loving girl. One day she meets a stranger that will forever change her life. With only a promise to return and marry her when she is eighteen, he leaves.
Years pass by as Anna helps out her family and works. The day she turns eighteen, she waits patiently, but will he ever return?
There is only one truth and knowing the truth will set you free. Many people philosophize and come to a dead end because they can’t see the truth in the True Light. Dark opposes the truth. Many people imagine vain things—their ways are learned from others—but the truth is so simplistic a child can understand it.
The older a person becomes, the harder it is to see the truth. That’s because childlike innocence is needed to understand the truth. It seems complicated to know it, because life congests and the world deters us from youth’s simplicity.
The combination of living in complexity and extended years can fog a mind and take it far away from childlike innocence. The more people attach themselves to the world, the further that person will run from the truth.
Many would rather worship creation instead of the Creator—the only entity worthy to be worshipped. It’s a matter of the heart. It’s a matter of love, for God is love. Poems of Reisen Caul is a poetic journey that aims to bring readers to an individual and unique realization of how to personally know the Creator, and it also preaches the gospel of the kingdom of God.
To live in the world while never knowing God personally is the hardest journey to take. Life here is a mere testing ground for the eternal. Everyone’s life on Earth will come to an end, and people must know where they will go before they leave. After death, it’ll be too late to make that choice. Poems of Reisen Caul is an excellent witnessing tool.
Most autobiographies are written by famous people. This autobiography, however, is written by an ordinary person who did a few out-of-the-ordinary things: growing up with a visually impaired father, serving as a flight surgeon in the United States Navy, medically covering a president, and assessing the medical care in Ukraine and Saudi Arabia.
In One Life, author and physician R.J. Cranston tells his story by way of addressing a letter to his adult children. It is a long love letter that depicts both triumphs and defeats. The letter also includes spiritual wisdom on ethics, coworkers, leadership, money, and health.
One Life looks at life from both a secular and Christian worldview. Your understanding of life may just be enhanced through the story of R.J. Cranston.
Renee’s Poems with Wings Are Words in Flight is a collection of poetic accounts designed to have colorblind justice, hear the truth, touch freedom, taste love, and smell the Rose of Sharon. This book is written with such conviction that it is sure to cleanse the soul, mend the broken heart, and ultimately transform one’s mind.
Charlotte has concealed her secrets for nearly sixty years. Multiple traumas led to a debilitating emotional breakdown that would have killed her, if not for the redeeming love of God. Now, near death, her family learns about the past of this much-loved woman through her journal entries. Charlotte’s transformation from broken and lost to God-honoring and hopeful is an inspiration to behold.
The Will of God for Me has substance of biblical transforming truths, credible experiences of reality, and research of inspirational goodies of wisdom and understanding.
This is the first in a series featuring the adventures of Arnold A. Airplane. It was inspired by the birth of my grandson Jace.
I had the pleasure of taking care of Jace for about three hours one day. The last thirty minutes or so, he was asleep in my arms. As I was holding him and just looking down into his little face, my heart filled with a love I had not felt in many years. I then tried to analyze why I love him so much, since he wasn't doing anything. He was just there! So I just drank in the moments, wishing that feeling of pure love would last forever.
I then thought about God's relationship with me. I have always thought I needed to perform, to be doing something for Him to make sure He will love me. But, as impossible as it seems, He loves me even more than I love Jace, and when He looks at me, His heart fills with love too. I don't need to give Him a reason to love me; He just does! All I need do is desire to be near Him.
Thank you, my Father , for showing me You love me in the same way I love Jace and for sending Your Son to die for me so that I may experience your perfect love.
Abby’s Answers continues to follow the everyday challenges and delights of Abby, Daisy, and the many colorful individuals who reside in rural Fairfield, New Hampshire. Mystery, romance, and adventure abound in this sequel to the novel, Daisy’s Dreams. Several new characters join the cast of familiar faces, as secrets are uncovered and love blossoms in the mid-1800s.
When the beloved young minister of the community begins to act strangely, questions arise. Suspicions mount further at the discovery of his untimely disappearance. Amid the scandal, hope emerges. Will it last, or will it simply crumble under the pressure of new challenges? Will the Hunter and Browning families’ seemingly unshakeable faith withstand the onslaught of life-changing trials?
An unsolved mystery is gradually unearthed, leading many to venture outside the comfortable borders of Fairfield to find answers. Can life ever remain the same, or will these answers change everything? Through the joys and heartaches, can the characters discover God’s amazing plan for the town?
Join Kimberly as she journeys through the difficulties of breast cancer. Be strengthened as she shares the encouragement God gives each day. Kimberly graduated from the University of Missouri, St. Louis with a B.A. degree in Communications and holds a Certificate in Writing. She finds joy in sharing God’s faithfulness in the counseling ministry of her church. She and Ellie May, her beloved, rescued Rottweiler became a certified touch therapy team and made visits to nursing homes and hospitals.
“The most unique individual Christian woman I have ever met is Kimberly McGary. Despite adversity which would destroy the average person, she thrives on difficulties, disappointments and illness as a manifestation that her Heavenly Father is preparing her to serve Him. After giving an update of her physical and mental condition, Kimberly shares with a joyful, positive spirit the Scripture promises that encouraged and sustained her.”
—Dr. Curtis T. Porter, Transitional Pastor and Marriage and Family Counselor
“Kimberly McGary has beautifully and honestly recorded her thoughts as she has experienced the pain, suffering, and questions that come from battling cancer. Her deep faith in God is an inspiration and encouragement to all who know her, and it will inspire all who read her story of trusting God.”
—Dr. Charles McLain, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Festus-Crystal City