Life is not easy. So many times it feels like we are walking on the edge of a cliff with no other options but to jump and hope that something will catch us. One thing after another goes wrong at … Continue reading
Oh Lord, Today I am offering the only thing I have…my heart. Help me to surrender my heart to you completely. Focus my heart on you. Synch my heart to yours and allow the desires of my heart to be … Continue reading
I just finished reading Fight Back with Joy by Margaret Feinberg. My husband brought this book home from the Catalyst conference back in October and I have read it slowly because it was a tough read.
Here are some of my favorite quotes from the book:
- God is an unconventional teacher.
- Practicing defiant joy is the declaration that the darkness does not and will not win. When we fight back with joy, we embrace a reality that is more real than what we’re enduring and we awaken to the deepest reality of our identity as beloved, joyful children of God.
- Jesus arrives in joy, departs in joy, and calls us to great joy through fellowship with him.
If you have ever walked through a tough time, or maybe your in one right now, this book will give you a new perspective. Today I will find joy, despite what my situation.
Redeem is one of those churchy words that we throw around, but do you really know what it means? Redeem—to buy back, repurchase, to rescue (often from sin) with a ransom. In Ephesians 1:7 it says, “In him we have … Continue reading
This song reminds me of just how undeserving I am. How selfish and worldly I truly am. It reminds me that God was, is, and will always be. This song is a great reminder that I cannot do enough wrong … Continue reading
In Isaiah 40 it says, “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can … Continue reading
I just finished reading The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson. This was a great read and I highly recommend it! Because I am unsure of how to explain everything I took away from the book I want to share some quotes … Continue reading
Israel is split in two (Israel and Judah). This immediately made me write down the question, WHY? Why is Israel split? So I researched a little bit. If we go back to 1 Kings 12: 1-24 it talks about Solomon’s … Continue reading
Oh, this song…it is hard to sing it because it is so true in my life right now. Trust—to place one’s confidence in; to hope; that which has been entrusted. Trust is so closely connected to faith. Faith—reliance, loyalty, or … Continue reading
A few years ago I found the author Rachel Hauck. I love the way she writes and the stories she tells. I have read almost everything that she has written (money becomes an issue when you can read a full book of hers in one day). When I was approaching the end of my reading list of books by her I knew it was time to broaden my horizons. But before that I found one more book by Ms.Hauck, A March Bride. I purchased the book that night on my kindle and realized that it was a part of a series. The entire series however was not by Rachel Hauck. The series is called A Year of Wedding Novellas and includes 12 books by 12 different authors. All of these authors have a similar writing style to Rachel’s and the same ideals (good, clean, Christian inspired romance). So from this series I have discovered 11 new authors that I like to read. I am not hooked to any of them the way I am Rachel (it’s a money thing, I assure you), BUT I am pleased to have new authors and books that I am reading. Check out these authors if you have liked Rachel Hauck or any other good, clean Christian inspired romance novels.