Frazier and Sugar’s paths collide unexpectedly in an escape-proof trap of suspense. Clueless as to where they are or where they are going, their trunks have been axed. Bereft, they must accept the reality that they will die. Extreme opposites in their beliefs, values, and goals, there could never be a more mismatched pair. Arizona-born Frazier grumbles and grouses with every breath! Yet Denver-sophisticate Sugar defies despair with insistence that their dreams may yet be realized – an insistence which both provokes and comforts Frazier. She insists that goodness can reach beyond their bleak circumstances to exceed their greatest hopes.
Comparing conversations overheard as they were taken from their tree farms, they become convinced they are bound for Hawaii. Thoughts of being in Hawaii provide a much needed distraction as they journey across the Pacific Ocean.
This story stretches the imagination to look beyond the obvious and consider what Good may be cloaked in even the darkest despair! What does Christmas have to do with any of this? Therein lies the mystery.
Invasion of God Glory is about God
restoring a city back in alignment
with God’s ways and purpose.
Heaven or hell? It is your choice where your soul will spend eternity. Everyone has a relationship with God, believe it or not. For any relationship to work, the parties involved must have the desire and put forth the effort to make it do so. God loves us beyond measure. He has provided us with a way to spend eternity with Him in splendor and glory that surpasses the imagination.
That is God’s desire and effort. Now it is our turn. We must put forth the effort to follow His detailed instructions and we must show the desire to obtain His promise of a glorious eternity. No one can do it for you, although we can help one another. Eternity is entirely a personal choice--it is your soul’s choice.
Where Have All the Servants Gone? compares the first three Israelite Kings to the way we lead churches today. Where Have All the Servants Gone? uses the servant parable to tie the three kings to the job description Jesus laid out for us as church leaders and also to how we should lead the next generation into their roles in church.
This is a fictional island adventure story, based upon true events, written in an attempt to answer the question, “What is it like to live on the mission field?” As a missionary I have lived or visited the places mentioned. I have experienced these events once or many times.
Stan and Marcy go to the sunlit beaches of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to pick up a boat and take it to Miami. Upon arrival in tropical paradise they find the boat had leaked and water was knee deep inside. Everything wood rots. The hull is fiberglass. The deck and cabin top are made of wood with fiberglass over the top. The frames and bunks and cabinets are decaying wood. It is going to take a major rebuilding effort. They decide that they can do it, if the owner agrees to pay for the materials.
They learn the phrase “Welcome to the Caribbean” when things don’t go the way they expected. And that is often.
Stan seems to keep one step ahead of death. He is robbed at gunpoint. He falls out of a tree. He never forgets his fight with a Doberman, barehanded no less. Then there is the scary encounter with three watch dogs when he strays into their territory. Driving on the left is not as hard as remembering the steering wheel is on the right.
Launching the boat is not the end of the life threatening events. There is the time he almost drowns, then the boat collision …
“Walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh; these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are evident; sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires”.
–– Galatians 5:16-24
This book will enlightens us on how we can lay down our flesh and live according to the Spirit, despite a world that is ever-changing, given to its every whim and intent on fulfilling every desire of the flesh as it presents itself. Come, let us take a walk together for a while as we discover the Spirit, the flesh and the tools available to us as children of God, to win the victory of Spirit over Flesh, for only then can we truly be called children of God.
Curl up in a cozy chair with a cup of coffee or tea and meet some amazing women who just happened to be in the same little neighborhood at the same time. These friends walked into the author's heart and inspired her to be a better mother, teacher, and friend, and to recognize more fully the varied gifts God's children offer.
Each woman represents a unique virtue or talent making her a life giving vessel in the body of Christ. Using names that best fit the gift, the stories are narratives that will delight, touch, and invite deep personal reflection. Poetry and prayer flow from each story as natural as a breath of air.
Because their stories give practical applications for daily living in Christ, questions for further contemplation or for sharing follow each section, along with Scriptures to reflect on and suggested activities or related reading.
These friends are presented in word pictures that tug at the heart. They bring with them joy and sorrow, wisdom and insight. They will remind the reader of someone they know and lead to a better understanding of that person. The reader may even find a picture of, as well as, a better understanding of herself.
Recognize a do-nothing church in The Church Doctor! Congregations have the power to cure the church and world of evils that hinder the enhancement of God’s kingdom. The Church Doctor will awaken congregations to accept the responsibility Christ placed in the hands of the church.
Learn the fundamental concepts:
• The mission of the church as it was placed by Christ
• The totality of those who believe the rules of God
as proclaimed by Christ
The appropriate behavior of God’s people was determined from the ten commandments:
• By the voice of God the ten rules were spoken
• By the hands of God the ten rules were written in stone
• By the son of God the ten rules were approved
Learn to recognize a do-nothing church by examining the methods of the congregation and the relationship between the churchgoers and the leaders of the church. Compare the ideal attributes that are set by God with the actual operation of the Church. Certain moral attributes represent the presence of the Holy Ghost in people. These moral attributes give congregations a godly approach to selecting and rejecting leadership.
Members of congregations are encouraged to get involved in enhancing God’s kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. “Do not be dismayed;” the Lord your God will be with you. (Isaiah 41:10)
If you stand at the doors of your church to let worshippers in and out or if you assist in keeping order and decency in the sanctuary, this book is for you. If you are interested in the characteristics and qualities necessary to be a doorkeeper or usher in your church, this book is for you. This book provides important information about being a doorkeeper, as outlined in the Word of God.
The focus of this book is on the spiritual characteristics of an effective doorkeeper. Some instructional rules are discussed, but this book uniquely connects the rules of courtesy with the responsibilities of a doorkeeper. The book also connects courtesy with the Word of God as stated in 1 Peter 3:8: “Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as bretheren, be pitiful, be courteous.”
Whether doorkeeper, pastor, leader, or layperson in the church, this book will provide insight into the role of those who stand at the door of the house of the Lord.
In the days of Daniel, this book was a mystery as it concerned the future. This book was sealed with seven seals; however, it is now the Revelation, as Jesus himself broke the seven seals (Rev. 5:1-7) to show John the future. John then sends this revelation to the seven churches to be interpreted.
Have you ever had doubts about whether or not God is active in our lives today? Do you think the answer is something of the past or that it is reserved to spiritual leaders or “special people?” Do you believe that whatever goes on in your life is mere coincidence? Think again! In this book you will see evidence of just how active God is in the life of His “ordinary” children.
Kids will love this fun take on the Bible Story of Zacchaeus, read as a fast-paced poem or performed as an exciting rap.
The story teaches about honesty, repentance, forgiveness, and a fresh start.
Your children will want to hear it again and again.
“The Story of Zacchaeus really makes the Bible come to life!”
In the ups and downs of life, for me the writing of a poem allows breakthrough, deeper understanding, and celebration or acceptance of a situation. I love sensing a poem taking shape in my head. This causes me to stop, listen, and write down what is there. I live more fully when I can express a situation, a scene, an emotion by writing a poem. Japan is the only place abroad I have visited, and it has provided several poems as well as the title of this book. Komorebi is my favorite Japanese word. Find out why as you navigate the poetry of my life.
“Her poems are vivid images evoking God’s intersection with our lives. They bring us needed respite in a world of wounds.”
—Jane Kirkpatrick, New York Times bestselling author of All Together in One Place.
“Gail Box Ingram is a poet after my own heart. The world is more beautiful with poetry, and especially Gail’s. Her imagery is rare, and combined with her appreciation for the human struggle and humanity period, I am proud to call her a fellow-poet.”
—Laura Harris Smith, #1 bestselling author of Seeing the Voice of God: What God is Telling You Through Dreams and Visions (2014)