Brain, start working! Anyone who has heard a doctor say, “I’m sorry, it’s cancer” understands this confusion. It was cancer … and it was happening to me. This made it a whole new experience. The emotions were raw, the fear was real, my faith was shaken, and the reality of my own mortality stared me in the face. Everything seemed to go on as usual, but nothing was normal anymore. I wanted to shout at everyone, “Don’t you see life has changed? It will never be the same again?” After surgery, I opted for prosthetics and early on was using the fiber-filled breasts. There was only one problem, and it was major! These things were too light. They kept moving up my body and hitting my chin. This was not going to work.
By caring for the needs of the train passengers due to blocked rails, inhabitants of the little town of Bugler set the stage in 1897 for a life-changing experience for at least one of them. Elise was becoming convinced bad things would continue to befall her. The warm, helpful welcome gave her new direction. A series of unexpected events, both joyful and trying, reinforced her character growth.
Meet and become acquainted with Kate, her new friend; Becky, the landlady, an encourager and gentle mentor; Tom, who owned the leather shop and always gave a bit more than the customer expected; Jake, the cabinetmaker and friend of Becky; Silas, who called the square dances and loved a good story, plus the pastor and his family, livery stable owner; and other interactive neighbors and ranchers.
When the time came, would Elise choose this chance at what she felt might be her real happiness, or would family pressures cause her to return to her society upbringing, leaving Bugler behind as an impossible dream?
In an effort to support parents in instilling charm, wisdom, positive self-esteem, and healthy relationships in little girls, Stephanie Garrett has written A Girl’s Guide to Wisdom and Virtue. In today’s society, little girls are faced with challenges to compromise the principles and morals they are taught at home and church. It is easy to conform to a modern world that doesn’t always agree with biblical views. This book encourages girls to learn and maintain virtuous lifestyles as they approach teen and young adulthood.
Do the laws of nature prohibit the possibility of direct divine intervention? After the crucifixion, did God really present Jesus in some form to disciples and to others? What is the core of Jesus’ good news (“gospel”), how does it differ from Paul’s good news, and how relevant is it to today’s world? A physics teacher gives his personal answers to these questions.
Making Your Own Reality is a collection of the experiences that guided James Meade, Jr. from being an animal-like survivor of a massive brain injury to being a Ph.D in Psychology and an internationally-known speaker who has shared with audiences around the United States and the world. Dr. Meade has worked with brain-injured individuals and their families around the world and has seen people create miracles that even other professionals thought could never happen. Dr. Meade does not cure people but has watched people make their own miracles. Much of what he writes describes what he has experienced and seen changed his own life and the lives of others.
Al Sibert, Ph.D, the author of The Survivor Personality, who wrote that Dr. James P. Meade, Jr., “is a man who KNOWS what this is all about.”
Uncovered is the life story of eighty-three-year-old cold war veteran John Sager. An operations officer in the Central Intelligence Agency, his postings to pre-revolutionary Iran, Gamal Abdel Nasser’s Egypt, and Nikita Khrushchev’ s Soviet Russia thrust him into the midst of America’s most tumultuous half-century since World War II.
The author’s memoir reveals an up-close vision of the nitty-gritty of cold-war intelligence work: recruiting and handling agents, devising ways to insert them into the hermetically sealed Soviet Union, managing the CIA’s Moscow station, and running intelligence-gathering operations in the United States. Over his fifty-plus years of service, he experienced much of the CIA’s silent struggle with America’s principal adversary. Now he shares those reflections, through the eyes of a born-again Christian.
But the story is more than that. Sager combines his spy craft with a passion for fly fishing, an avocation that took him to Russia’s remote Kamchatka Peninsula, where he found the long arm of the Russian intelligence service waiting. And when he returned to the United States to stay put, he reconnected with the love of his life in a marriage that lasted barely five years, cut short by tragedy.
Does God care about you? Is He aware of your day-to-day activities, worries, afflictions, and sorrows?
God is not a distant, uninterested, uncaring being that created the world then left the inhabitants to fend for themselves. God engages in every aspect of your life.
Almighty God loves you with a deep and perfect love. He will call you to be His child, a part of His intimate family. He is aware of each minute of your existence. He knew you before you were born and has a divine purpose for your life. He never leaves you. He never forsakes you. He is always aware and available. He picks you up when you fall. He sets you back on the right path when you stray. He protects and comforts you through trouble when it comes. He forgives you over and over again when you lose sight, make wrong choices, and make mistakes.
He isn’t distant at all. In fact, God is involved and concerned about everything regarding you, His child. Teresa Jones takes the truths from Psalm 139 and conveys biblical examples of God’s intervention while providing an intimate walk through her personal testimony of living within His keeping.
Some people hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Follow four couples and their families as they survive the mountains of Arizona while the world around them is collapsing. They experience life off the grid, unplugged from all that they once knew. The United States is in chaos as God leads the Survivor Eight to survive and thrive. The world is moving toward something big. All but one of the eight will experience something no one else has ever seen.
Chelsea knew her child was in heaven and living out his destiny with his heavenly Father. Why, then, was she still in so much pain? The abortion was supposed to be quick and painless, with no lingering after-effects. What could explain the emotional outbursts and the heaviness that weighed on her heart like a cloak? Free to Fly is a story about post-abortion healing, set in the small town of Purchase, Kansas. Chelsea Livingston moved from Purchase to St. Louis, Missouri, and through a series of poor decisions, endured the trauma of a rape and a resulting abortion. She is driving home to her grandparents' farm, and the members of the Purchase Community Church to find healing and restoration for her wounded soul and spirit. She encounters help along the way in the form of lay pastor Dane Ross, who fights his own feelings of attraction to give her time to heal. Chelsea finds herself fitting back into small-town life with a new sense of destiny, a new career in photography, and a newfound respect for the hometown she left behind. Deep in her heart, she is still trying to make sense of her feelings of loss and pain. She knows she needs help, but vows to keep the secret of her abortion carefully hidden. Coaxed by her friends, family, and loving Father, she begins to surrender her secret to one person at a time and begin her healing journey.
Joe Angel: The Guardian Games Book One is a fiction adventure filled with sports, faith, humor, and angels battling demons. DANIEL WALSH is a high school senior, a can’t miss first round Major League Baseball prospect, just months away from a multimillion dollar signing bonus. Everything’s perfect until Daniel meets Joe, an angel with attitude. JOE ANGEL has it made. He lives in heaven, and when he travels to earth, he battles and defeats demons in The Guardian Games. Everything’s perfect until Joe meets Daniel, a human whose weak faith frustrates the angel. THE GUARDIAN GAMES pit angels against demons in a series of challenges that occur on Earth but are invisible to human eyes… unless you’re Daniel Walsh and can convince an angel to let you see into the supernatural realm.
What Mercedes is struggling with is a shock for her. She has to find the Lord on her own terms, so she thinks she is torn into pieces and is trying to find out why. She has lost her job and has been forced into retirement, with a drastically reduced income. Now she’s struggling to pay her bills, and her husband wants a divorce. She feels her whole life is falling apart. She is not the person she used to be. She does not want to wake up any more. And now she finds herself asking, “Where are you, Lord?”
A weekly trip to Sunday School provided a big surprise for Trissy! When Doctors promised that she’d wear braces for the rest of her life, God had bigger ideas.
Welcome to the year 2163 AD. It has been 144 years since the 2019 collapse of the government of the United States of America. In the aftermath of that collapse, several regional governments were organised across the North American continent. Now, in the seventh decade of the twenty-second century, the various North American governments are being invited to unite in a new coast-to-coast federation, known as The Federal Union of Independent North American States, (the FUINAS), under a constitution in many ways similar to the United States Constitution of 1789. These governments, however, in order to help keep the FUINAS from suffering a fate similar as that of the United States of America, want certain guarantees that weren’t in the original US Constitution written into the FUINAS Constitution. These guarantees, known as the “Fourteen Principles of Federalism,” an analysis of each of them, and the justification for their inclusion in the FUINAS Constitution, are the subject of The Federalist Manifesto of 2163 AD.
Get ready! You are taking a tour into the lives of some very special women of God. Each has worth “far more than rubies.” These are true, very personal stories of their unique perspectives on God’s love and their faith in His justice and power. They chose to share their stories so that through their struggles, others might find a faith and comfort that then brings the courage to go forward. They would say amen to Paul’s exhortation to the Corinthian brethren: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows” (II Cor. 1:3–5 NIV).
This book is inspired by the book of Psalms written by King David in the Bible. I asked God one day why A Treasure to Pray, and he said verily unto me, “These words I give you are not mere words, for they are words with value, words of truth, words of light piercing through the shadows of your within each time you speak them unto me, making your rest complete in me as you become whole again.” So I share this beauty and grace with you, and I hope every word adds a spark to your life according to his perfect will. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the sweet fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. To God be the glory!