The Remnant

November 29th, 2016

The Remnant

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By Monte Wolverton

What if there were an Apocalypse and Jesus didn’t return? What if the survivors found themselves living in a world ruled by a totalitarian government, where religion is forbidden and all religious texts have been destroyed? In The Remnant, award-winning author Monte Wolverton tells the tale of a band of concentration camp escapees who trek through the lawless American wilderness on a quest for authentic Christianity, only to come face to face with an unthinkable dilemma. The Remnant is a fast-paced story punctuated with dry satire, memorable characters and hard questions about religious institutions.

ISLAND BREEZES

It’s a big, scary world out there. But it’s also a world of freedom. Most people in the concentration camps have been there too long to have expierenced freedom. All they know is the one world government.

Then there’s the Safe Zone where the inhabitants are both protected and have more freedom of movement.

Outside these two areas is the “wild, wild west.” It’s not a very safe place.

One family along with friends who are fellow Christ believers decide to esvcape and find a place where they can freely worship/ They are armed only with the Remnant to guide them in their faith.

It’s a long and dangerous journey, and just when they think they’ve found what they’ve been looking for, their world is turned upside down.

In the end we are left wondering. Don’t even think about reading the end first. It won’t make much sense. Mr. Wolverton, please give me a follow up book soon. I really want to know the decision.

***A special thank you to litfuse for providing a copy without charge.***

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Monte Wolverton is an award-winning author and syndicated editorial cartoonist. He is associate editor of CWR magazine. He is an ordained minister and holds a MA from Goddard College in Vermont. Along with his wife, Kaye, he makes his home in southwest Washington State.

A Nurse’s Musing

November 28th, 2016

Barium sulphate (BaSO4) precipitation. Barium sulphate is used as a radiocontrast agent for x-ray imaging and other diagnostic techniques.

If you aren’t part of the solution, does that mean you’re the precipitate?

Definition of Precipitate

A precipitate is an insoluble solid that emerges from a liquid solution. The emergence of the insoluble solid from solution is called precipitation. Often the precipitate emerges as a suspension.

Giving Thanks

November 24th, 2016

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Rejoice always

pray constantly

in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Messiah Yeshua.

Tree of Life 1Thessalonians 5:16 – 18

Trust My Heart

November 21st, 2016

Trust My Heart

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By Carol J. Post

Grant McAllister arrives in Murphy, North Carolina, with one aim: to sell his inherited property and leave as quickly as possible. The big-city lawyer has no interest in his late, estranged grandparents or the dilapidated mansion he just acquired. After his high-profile divorce, he should be avoiding perky reporters, too. But Jami Carlisle is honest, funny, and undeniably appealing.

 
After breaking up with her safe-but-smothering boyfriend, Jami is determined to ace her first big assignment. A story about the McAllister estate is too intriguing to ignore—much like its handsome, commitment-phobic heir. Thanks to her digging, the pieces of Grant’s fraught family history are gradually fitting into place, but also upending all his old beliefs.

 
The two draw closer as they share their dreams, until misread signals and misunderstandings begin to test their trust. But in the unspoiled beauty of the Smoky Mountains, there’s healing and forgiveness to be found. And for Grant, this unplanned detour may be just what’s needed to finally guide him home. . .

ISLAND BREEZES

Grant wants to unload his inherited property and get out of Murphy and back to big city life.

Jami wants to finally write a big story for her small town newspaper after finally unloading her possesive boyfriend.

Do Grant and Jami clash? Is the pope Catholic? They have a lot of misunderstandings as they become closer. Can they ever get past them?

This is the first book by Ms Post that I’ve read. I don’t want it to be my last.

***A special thank you to litfuse for providing a copy for my honest opinion.***

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From medical secretary to court reporter to property manager to owner of a special events decorating company, Carol’s résumé reads as if she doesn’t know what she wants to be when she grows up. But one thing that has remained constant through the years is her love for writing. She currently pens fun and fast-paced inspirational romance and romantic suspense stories. Her books have been nominated for a RITA® award and an RT Reviewers’ Choice Best Book Award. Carol lives in sunshiny Central Florida with her husband, who is her own real-life hero, and writes her stories under the shade of the huge oaks in her yard. Besides writing, she works alongside her music minister husband singing and playing the piano. She enjoys sailing, hiking, camping—almost anything outdoors. Her two grown daughters and grandkids live too far away for her liking, so she now pours all that nurturing into taking care of a fat and sassy black cat and a highly spoiled dachshund.

Carol J. Post’s ‘Trust My Heart’ $75 Cozy Cash Giveaway

November 18th, 2016

Will an unplanned detour finally guide Grant home and find love with an honest, funny, and undeniably appealing reporter named Jami? Find out in a heartwarming romance by Carol J. Post, Trust My Heart. Grant McAllister arrives in Murphy, North Carolina, with one aim: to sell his inherited property and leave as quickly as possible. After breaking up with her safe-but-smothering boyfriend, Jami is determined to ace her first big assignment. A story about the McAllister estate is too intriguing to ignore—but as the two draw closer as they share their dreams, misread signals and misunderstandings begin to test their trust.

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Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on November 23. The winner will be announced November 28 on Carol’s blog.

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Do Not Love

November 12th, 2016

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Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

For everything in the world – the desire of the flesh, the desire of the eyes, and the boasting of life – is not from the Father but from the world.

The world is passing away along with its desire, but the one who does the will of God abides forever.

1 John 2:15-17

Veterans Day 2016

November 11th, 2016

IN FLANDERS FIELDS

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By Lt. Col. John McCrae, Army of Canada, WWI

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow,
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders Fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be it yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders Field.

Prayer For Our Country After The Election

November 9th, 2016

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Baruch Ata Adonai Eloheniu
Melech Ha Olam
(Blessed are you O Lord our God, King of the universe):

Abba, we ask for Your peace, Your healing, and Your unity, for the United States of America, that comes only from the Prince of Peace, Sar Shalom, Yeshua the Messiah. Use us as an instrument of Your peace and light. May we be part of the solution rather than the problem as we talk with others who might be extremely disappointed because of the election results. Grant us wisdom, so that we would not tear down and discourage people, but rather by lifting up the name of Yeshua, we would draw them to His light.

2 Timothy 2:23-24 – But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they produce quarrels. The Lord?s slave must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, tolerant.

Abba, we repent and pray for Your Spirit to bring revival to our land. May You once again be the center of everything we do. We pray for hearts that seek after You and lift up Your name and Your Word as our foundation and standard. May You be Glorified!

2 Chronicles 7:14 – When My people, over whom My Name is called, humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Prayer For Elections

November 7th, 2016

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Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, we come to You in the name of the Lord Yeshua the Messiah, redeemed by His blood, committed to serve and follow Him. We come to You as Your believing people; Your representatives in this earth, the agents of Your government in the earth. We lift up to You this nation of ours, the United States of America. We thank You for the many centuries of special grace and mercy that You have granted to this nation. We thank You for the godly seeds that have been sown over the centuries by men of faith who have followed in Your footsteps – labored, sacrificed, prayed, and given for Your kingdom.

Lord, we desire that these godly seeds shall develop into a harvest that shall be reaped for Your purposes. We ask You to extend Your grace and mercy to this nation. We ask You to send a mighty visitation of the Holy Spirit that will overthrow the strongholds of Satan and uplift and glorify the name of Messiah Yeshua. We ask You for a mighty floodtide of spiritual revival that will sweep across this nation, casting down everything that opposes itself against the knowledge of God.

And we commit to You now specifically the forthcoming elections and all of the political processes involved. We take our stand in Yeshua’s name against every satanic principality and power that would seek to exercise control in these elections. We break their power; we release the elective and the governmental processes from their control, and we put them in Your hands. We pray that You will guide and overrule. That You will raise up the men and women of Your choice; put down those who will oppose and stand against Your purposes, and bring Your purposes to fulfillment in this nation.

Lord, we do believe that You have a special destiny for the United States, and we pray that nothing that Satan will do will be able to hinder that destiny, We also pray, Lord, for the relationship of the United States to Israel. That You will keep Your hand upon it and that You will also guide and overrule, to the benefit of Israel. That this nation will not turn against Israel or take its stand among the enemies of Israel. That You will graciously use this nation continually to support and uphold Your people, Israel, and their state.

Lord, we ask all these things, believing them to be Your will and believing them to be for Your glory, in the precious all-prevailing name of Yeshua our Messiah, Your Son, our Savior. Amen.

Permission to reprint by Shoresh David.

Light or Darkness

November 5th, 2016

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The one who says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in the darkness.

The one who loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling.

But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness. He doesn’t know where he is going, because the darkness has made his eyes blind.

1 John 2:9-11