Monday, December 10, 2018
I love these words from David's pen, they've been running in my head frequently of late. There is so much here to be gleaned.
It's a choice...I will, I will choose to bless the Lord at all times.
Will...not a mere act, but from the depths of who I have been created to be, I will choose Him above all others.
Bless, when I think of the word bless I think very often of God blessing us, of the many blessings given, of someone praising the Lord. The common position of worship where hands are raised to the sky...you know what I am talking about. A dramatic sunset in the background the silhouette of a person with arms stretched towards the sky in a wide field filled with grass or bowed head of grain that we so often see on church bulletins or online when we search for Christian images.
Scouting up the Hebrew word I found it means to bow the knee, to kneel, to bow down...
I will bow my knee to the Lord at all times,
How different that sounds, I will bow my knee at all times, all times, not sometimes, not when I feel like it...ALWAYS. Always. I am falling in love with the word always...because it's always...I know, some explanation. But is that not what we all crave? An always? A faithful always? He is that! And I will bow my knee to Him without question, reserve, retreat, or regrets, His praise-adoration-thanksgiving shall be continually in my mouth, for here I am His, here I am to worship and bow down here I kneel with complete consecration and say You are My God--there is no other, there is none like You, none beside You in my heart. All I want is Christ, Christ my crucified One, the One who shed His blood for me. Here I stand in His righteousness, Here I bow to His will-whatever it is. Here I am, willing to partake of whatever that which is Christ's lot, may it also be mine, to drink of that cup from which He drank, is not too much for me. May the words of Ruth to Naomi echo in my heart towards my Lord, to be wherever He is, that is where I long to be...and even in death I will not be separated from Him but complete and whole and seeing His face for the first time. How sweet that will be.
Tis' so sweet to trust in Jesus.
I will an act of choice, choosing Him to be supreme above all others and all else, bow my knee in complete devotion to Him and His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Rebekah Morris and Faith Blum have teamed up for a fun Christmas Duet Blog Tour! Why Christmas Duet? Because both books have titles that have to do with a Christmas song! Be sure to check out all of the blog posts as well as the giveaway.
His Law is Love
Book Description:Will hate and fear drown the song of Christmas love? Amelia is eagerly anticipating her first Christmas in the west, but she soon finds that her brother-in-law's worry and her sister's exhaustion reach far deeper than the cares of a ranch and a family. A rash of fires and cattle thefts is plaguing the area, and the three young orphans they've sheltered are under suspicion from their prejudiced neighbors. As hostilities mount, Amelia seizes every opportunity to help and encourage, but how much can one girl do? Will Reverend Brown win the community over to the true spirit of love? And will help arrive before everything they hold dear is destroyed? Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JZ8HGSR
Author Bio:Rebekah A. Morris ia a homeschool graduate, an enthusiastic freelance author and a passionate writing teacher. Her books include, among others, Home Fires of the Great War, The Unexpected Request, Gift from the Storm, the Christmas Collection series, and her best selling Triple Creek Ranch series. Some of her favorite pastimes, when she isn’t writing, include reading, playing with her seven nieces and nephews, and coming up with dramatic and original things to do. (Sometimes with the nieces and nephews!) The Show-Me state is where she calls home.
O Come All Ye Faithful and other short stories
About the BookO Come All Ye Faithful Edwin wanted to be home, but instead he crouched in a trench. The English on one side of No Man’s Land and Germans on the other. What a way to spend Christmas. Could anything make it better? Peace on Earth Emmie and Elana are estranged sisters, torn apart by an old boyfriend five years earlier. Will they survive a night in the same hotel room after a blizzard forces them together or will peace on earth go out the window? Silent Night Christmas decorating had never gone this wrong. Jenna had just started when a crazy, gun-waving woman, walks right in the front door and ties her up in her own Christmas lights. Will Jenna even see her family this Christmas? The Gift Goes On Four friends and a year to reflect on. The year had been good for Carlotta, but Priscilla, Remus, and Newton all had at least one trial through the year. A mysterious giver the previous year had helped them all out, though. What would this year’s gifts bring? O Christmas Tree Gareth loves Christmas. But more than that, he loves Christmas tree hunting. As the family prepares for their annual trip, Gareth can barely contain his excitement. But what are all the spray bottles for? Purchase on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JR7FSDT
About the AuthorFaith Blum is a small-town Wisconsin girl. She’s lived in, or outside of, small towns her whole life. The thought of living in a city with more than 60,000 people in it scares her, especially after some interesting adventures driving through big cities like Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Faith currently resides in the middle of the state of Wisconsin with her husband and their cat, Smokey. She is blessed to be able to have writing as her full-time career with household work and cooking to do on the side. She loves to paint walls as long as she doesn’t have to do hallways or ceilings. When not writing, you can find her cooking food from scratch due to food allergies (fun), doing dishes (meh), knitting, crocheting, sewing, reading, or spending time with her husband (yay!). She is also a Community Assistant for the Young Writers Workshop and loves her work there. She loves to hear from her readers, so feel free to contact her on her website.
Just like Rebekah and Faith teamed up for this tour, they have also teamed up on the giveaway! Grand Prize: Paperback of each (US only) 1st Prize: eBook of each (International and US) 2nd Prize: eBook of choice (International and US) Enter here: https://kingsumo.com/g/ocz29j/the-christmas-duet-giveaway
Tour ScheduleNovember 26 Bookish Orchestrations – Introductory Post Cover Lover Book Review – Book Spotlights November 27 Read Another Page – Book Spotlight Kaylee's Kind Of Writes – Two Book Reviews Jaye L. Knight – Excerpts November 28 Lit Aflame – Book Review and Excerpt Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections – Book Review of His Law is Love Jenny Berlin – Excerpts November 29 Frances Hoelsema's Blog – Two Book Spotlights Rebekah Ashleigh – Review of His Law is Love and Book Spotlights Novels, Dragons, and Wardrobe Doors – Book Review and Spotlight Salsa And Tea – Author Interviews November 30 Purely by Faith Reviews – Two Book Reviews Once Upon An Ordinary – Author Interview and Book Spotlights In the Bookcase - Excerpts December 1 Books, Life, and Christ – Two Book Reviews Maidens for Modesty – Two Book Reviews Chosen Vessels – Two Book Reviews Harvest Lane Cottage – Two Book Reviews Jessica Greyson – Book Spotlights Twin Thoughts – Book Spotlights Heart of the Rose – Two Book Reviews Read Another Page – Book Spotlight and Review December 3 Bookish Orchestrations – Giveaway winner
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Jessica: Thank you so much Allison that was perfectly delightful and everything I was looking for in an interview with Burndee
While attending a noblewoman’s wedding, Burndee and Colin’s private feud comes to a climax when Burndee loses his temper and does the unthinkable. With Prince Colin unable to attend to his royal duties and Burndee bound by an inconvenient spell, can the two of them work together long enough to unsnarl the mysterious goings-on around them?
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
I am so sorry it's taken me so long to get to this! September was so busy, and I was sick most of October so here on the last day I finally have our giveaway for Waiting for Isaac! I am so excited to share this book with you. There are many reasons to write a nonfiction book...and the main one I wrote this one is because it was a book I needed too!
As I've closed the chapters on this and am working on the audiobook (YAY! I am going to do an audiobook giveaway when that comes out too!) But enough of my yacking! Let's get down to business to de-...do a giveaway.
What you'll be winning?
A signed copy of Waiting for Isaac signed by of course moi
Be Still and Know Mug...it's so lovely I almost kept it for myself.
Currant tea. This was irresistible for all of us ladies who are currently single and you know if you're an Anne of Green Gables fan you have to share this with your bosom friend. It's a delicious black and fruit tea perfect for these chilly days.
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Tuesday, September 11, 2018
I know it's been forever since I've written here and I am so sorry for not keeping you in the loop.
Well! Since the last time I wrote there is a new book on the market for you to get!
Waiting for Isaac.
This was a book that has been growing on my heart. The more single I become with every day the more I realize that though this journey is not easy, it is worth it. It is a tiny, and my first nonfiction work but is a weaving of the heart I felt burdened to share with my dear single sisters on in the world who carry these same burdens.
So that is Waiting for Isaac and you can find it on:
Barnes & Noble
But the other book I wanted to introduce you to today was a short story that I had the privilege of reading this little story by Kellyn Roth: Goldfish Secrets
It's a darling little story that feels authentic, adorable, and very relatable. This little beauty will warm your heart and if you're a huge fan of her Lady of the Vineyard series is, of course, a must read. You can catch the little book here on Amazon!
Friday, August 24, 2018
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Jack has a new novel! Hip Hip Huzzah!
I am sure you're all buzzing with curiosity to see what it is, well first let's get an idea what her book is all about.
Thursday, July 26, 2018
I spent the next hour giggling to myself and thoroughly enjoying the world crafted through Allison Tebo's fingertips.
The Reluctant Godfather is the first in the series of the Tales of Ambia and I suggest you get hold of book one post haste so that you can relish each book as they appear.
Burnadee, The Reluctant Godfather is more interested in being a fantastical pastry chef than doing his assigned duty, being a Fairy-Godfather to two children...who aren't children any longer. Something must be done for his poor favorite Ella, and for his other charge a prince named Colin. With cleverness and whimsy, Bernadee weaves a plot to get rid of both his problems in a happily ever after in one night. A ball the prince's ball would be the perfect thing to introduce his favorite Ella to Prince Collin who is in desperate need of a wife...but when the prince has other plans...how is Burnadee going to ensure Ella's happily ever after?
Well...to find that out. I suggest you pick up a lovely copy of this book for yourself or even better yet, win one! https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/cbb544c96/?
Or Buy it here!
every genre. It is her goal to write fiction that appeals to many different kinds of
people by writing clean, classic fun. Her desire is to provide quality stories for every
age to enjoy.When she is not writing, Allison works as a sales associate for a major
transportation company or might be found singing, painting, baking, or defending
her championship title as Gif Master.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Overrun By Your Love, a collection of inspirational poetry by Erika Mathews, has been released! Join in the excitement with the giveaway below, and don't forget to check out the other blog tour stops here.
About the Book
Immerse yourself in a lyrical, artistic story older than time:
the story of the kingdom of God.
Receive encouragement and refreshment in your spiritual
walk with a collection of poems on our awesome God, trusting God,
family, God’s creation, special occasions, and ministering Christ.
Inspirational and joyful poetry hones in on Biblical truth in a meditative manner.
Stand in the Gap
June 21 and July 20, 2006. Originally, its inspiration was sparked in the spring of 2006 when
I heard Ezekiel 22:30 used as the basis for two separate sermons.
The urgency and sadness of the passage gripped me, and as I meditated on the verse
throughout the following months, eventually some of the word pictures God showed
me beggedto be written as poetry. My prayer is that through this poem, you will be challenged
to abide in Jesus Christ in the “gap” He has placed you in today, that through Him
you might be the missing piece needed in our country, our culture, and our families today.
Stand in the Gap!
About the Author
Erika Mathews is the author of Promise’s Prayer and an editor who lives in the farm country of Minnesota with her husband and young children. She’s a homeschool graduate with a Bachelor’s in Communications, a Master’s in Biblical Ministries, and a passion for sharing Jesus Christ and His truth. When she’s writing, she enjoys letting God’s message shine through her, crafting pleasing sentences, and using the Oxford comma. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, outdoor activities, music, and organizing. She's been writing poems since she was four years old. Swings, hammocks, fields, waterfalls, and lakes near her Minnesota home are her favorite places for Scripture meditation. You can connect with Erika at restinglife.com.
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