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Friday, January 30, 2015

Book Review A Question of Destiny by Anita Higman

Ian Chalmers, multi-millionaire, loves to share his wealth and bestow it on others. When he grants Lucy O'Brien ten million dollars after her good deed, there are no restrictions other than when it's gone, it's gone. Lucy must use it wisely.
Now armed with ten million, Lucy wants to turn her mother's dream of owning a bakery in the Hill Country town of Willow Creek into a reality.
Andrew Whitfield is a young man Ian rescued from the streets and provided an education then hired to work for him. When Ian assigns Drew the task of watching over Lucy after she receives her money, he has ulterior motives. He's decided Lucy would be an excellent match for his workaholic personal assistant.
Anita Higman has written a page-turner novel. Her elegant way with words keep the reader entertained. I loved her comparison of kisses to spicy homemade salsa.
The characters are unique, true to life, and well written. Anita deals with an interesting dilemma, the pitfalls of having too much money. Yet rich or poor, she presents the reader with the underlying message: God, family and love for one another are most important.

This story deserves a five star rating.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Do You Really Know How to Trust God?

Do You Really Know How To Trust God?
In lieu of making resolutions, every year around the first of January I ask God what I need to focus on for the next three hundred sixty five days. Most years I jot my goal down in my journal.
This year, I sensed Him saying trust, trust, trust. For a control freak and planner like me, that's not as easy as it sounds.
Why is it so hard to trust the Maker of the universe, the mighty God of the Bible? One reason I believe is we haven't completely internalized who He is. Deuteronomy 7:21 describes Him as the great and awesome God. He's the God that parted the Red Sea to bring His people out of Egypt. He's the One who gave Abraham and Sarah at child in their old age. He's the God who sent His one and only Son to die for our sins.
Yes, but all that happened years ago. What about me? What does He say about me today so I can better trust Him? The Bible says we can't even imagine what He's prepared for the future. He is faithful and will never allow us to be tempted beyond what we can handle. We are the temple of the living God and He calls us His people. These are only three out of hundreds of God's promises to us. When we internalize Who God is and how much He loves us, it's a lot easier to trust Him.
The Psalms tell us about trust. We can trust Him when we've afraid. It is better to trust in the Lord than in man. Those who trust in the Lord cannot be shaken. He is a shield to all who trust Him. Just a few of the promises.

Get it down in your spirit who God truly is and trust Him with your future in the new year. 

Monday, January 26, 2015

January 2015 Author Spotlight Shines on Kimberly Johnson

MEGHAN BLACK HAS FINALLY MET HER MATCH 
The veterinary assistant never backs down from a dare…and what greater challenge than finding die-hard bachelor Ben Young his ideal mate? But what's an incurable cupid to do when the handsome vet turns the tables and asks her out? 
Ben is perfectly content with his single life. And he figures there's only one way to get the petite dynamo to quit her matchmaking—date her himself! But his plan backfires when he realizes that Meghan could be The One. Can he convince a woman who believes in happy endings for everyone but herself that he's her Mr. Right?


Kimberly’s bio:

Kimberly Rose Johnson holds a degree in Behavioral Science from Northwest University. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, teenage son, and their yellow lab. She writes heartwarming Christian romance for Heartsong Presents and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. She enjoys taking long walks with her husband and dog, reading, dark chocolate and time with friends.
You may contact Kimberly via her website at http://kimberlyrjohnson.com/



Friday, January 23, 2015

A letter to the readers from Dr. Jillian Coleman (Deliver Us)

With all the posts I have made this month about the Celebration of Life Month, I thought I should share this letter.

Dr. Coleman shares her thoughts in this letter to the readers.

Dear Readers,
I just rushed into my office at the clinic a few minutes ago. Two babies made an appearance in the world this morning and I'm proud to say, two sets of parents are elated. Praise God for the new lives.
I've only got a few minutes until Holly Colton's appointment, but I can't wait any longer to write you. I pray you'll never make the same mistake I did. I only need a moment to explain.
Ten years ago when I was still an undergraduate student, I did something I'll always regret. I got intoxicated one night and went upstairs with a frat guy. I couldn't even identify him today if I wanted to. I can already hear your gasps. I know, it was a pretty stupid thing to do. But what was worse, I found out a few months later I was pregnant.
This is so hard to talk about that I'm tempted to sign off here. But I've got to get the rest of my confession out in the open. You guessed it. I listened to the lies Planned Parenthood told me and aborted my baby.
A couple of years after the abortion, I gave my life to the Lord, but it's still hard. I believe God's Word where it says He forgives us our sins if we confess them. But forgiving myself—that's another matter. So now, I do everything I can to see that my patients' babies arrive safely in the world. I love my job as a gynecologist.
But let me end this letter on a happier note. There's a very handsome, wealthy, and talented doctor at the hospital who takes me out to dinner, sends me flowers, and tells me how much he loves me. But here's my dilemma. I also met a cute guy at church, Riley Mathis. He's got a job as a janitor and is an ex-con. But wait, before you say anything. His baby blue eyes are enough to send tingles down my spine. He's my ministry partner at Waterfall Park, too. Best thing about him is he supports my dream of opening the Jeremiah House, a clinic which will serve as an alternative to girls seeking abortions.
I hope you'll read Deliver Us and find out if I ever learn to forgive myself for my past. Oh, and discover which guy I choose to marry. Come on, girls. You want to know.
Only one strange thing, something about Riley is so familiar. I can't figure it out.

All my love, 

Jillian

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

God Wins!


Reading Philippians in the Bible can turn anyone’s sorrow into joy. The book is filled with Heavenly reminders that Christians have a glorious future in store. But not just hope for the next life. We can experience an abundant and thrilling life now. A life not based on what the world says is important, but a fulfilling spiritual life – the source of real joy.
Paul reminds us in chapter four to “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: rejoice.” Sure we can celebrate when we’ve got the bills paid and everyone in the family is healthy. But in Paul’s case, he penned those words from a dark and dingy Roman prison. This tells me he wasn’t looking to his circumstances to bring him joy.
Speaking of Paul’s imprisonment, Satan thought he’d blocked the growth of Christianity when Paul got locked up, since he was an evangelist to the gentiles. But the enemy of our souls couldn’t have been more wrong. Paul’s message of salvation through Jesus Christ reached the world and spread anyway.

After reminding us to rejoice, Paul even tells us not to be anxious about anything but pray about everything with all kinds of requests. He assures us that God’s peace will guard our hearts and minds. If you are sorrowful, weary, and just plain fed up with life, take a look at the book of Philippians. Allow Paul’s hope in Christ permeate your life as well. Take heart. Satan loses. God wins.

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