Is He Your Friend?

February 2nd, 2017

Talking about Mr. Groundhog here.

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Fourth Day

January 28th, 2017

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And God said, “Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years,

and let them be lights in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth.” And it was so.

God made the two great lights – the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night – and the stars.

God set them in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth,

to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.

And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.

Genesis 1:14-19

Third Day

January 21st, 2017

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And God said “Let the waters under the sky be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so.

God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.

Then God said, “Let the earth put forth vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it.” And it was so.

The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed of every kind, and trees of every kind bearing fruit with the seed in it. And God saw that it was good.

And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.

Genesis 1:9-13

The Mark of the King

January 17th, 2017
The Mark of the King
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By Jocelyn Green
Sweeping historical fiction set at the edge of the continent
After being imprisoned and branded for the death of her client, twenty-five-year-old midwife Julianne Chevalier trades her life sentence for exile to the fledgling 1720s French colony of Louisiana, where she hopes to be reunited with her brother, serving there as a soldier. To make the journey, though, women must be married, and Julianne is forced to wed a fellow convict.
When they arrive in New Orleans, there is no news of Benjamin, Julianne’s brother, and searching for answers proves dangerous. What is behind the mystery, and does military officer Marc-Paul Girard know more than he is letting on?
With her dreams of a new life shattered, Julianne must find her way in this dangerous, rugged land, despite never being able to escape the king’s mark on her shoulder that brands her a criminal beyond redemption.
ISLAND BREEZES
Julianne’s client died and the wrong person received the mark of the king. I’m sure you can figure out that a French prison in 1719 isn’t a very pleasant place.
A desperate Julianne manages to trade prison for exile to Louisiana. A condition of this exile – she had to marry another convict and hopefully, give birth to lots of babies to help populate the settlement.
The one thing holding it all together was Julianne’s hope to find her brother. Even with the help of Marc-Paul Girard it appears to be a long shot.
In the meantime she has to try to overcome the stigma of the mark. Few people are willing to give her a chance. Will she be able to overcome her past as she attempts to survive in this land of mud and savages?
***I received this book free of charge from Litfuse.***
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Jocelyn Green inspires faith and courage as the award-winning author of ten books to date, including Wedded to War, a Christy Award finalist in 2013; Widow of Gettysburg; Yankee in Atlanta; and The 5 Love Languages Military Edition, which she coauthored with bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman. A former military wife herself, her passion for military families informs all of her writing as well as her numerous speaking opportunities. Jocelyn graduated from Taylor University with a BA in English and now lives with her husband and two children in Iowa.

Second Day

January 14th, 2017

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And God said, “Let there be a dome in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.”

So God made the dome and separated the waters that were under the dome from the waters that were above the dome. And it was so.

God called the dome Sky. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.

Genesis 1:6-8

Keith Korman’s ‘Eden’ Kindle Fire Giveaway and Blog Tour

January 11th, 2017

Return to the story of Jesus and read it from a new perspective in Keith Korman’s Eden: The Animals’ Parable. In this beautifully inspired retelling of the Gospels, we see Jesus and his disciples in the Holy Land through the eyes of the animals-especially his intrepid and loyal dog, Eden. Simple, clear, and spiritually profound, Eden is for readers of all ages, this artful retelling is captivating, moving, and alive with the joy you felt the first time you opened the Bible.

Settle in for some winter reading and enter to win a copy of Keith’s book and a Kindle Fire!

One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A copy of Eden
  • A Kindle Fire

Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on January 24. The winner will be announced January 25 on Keith’s blog.

Eden: The Animals’ Parable

January 10th, 2017

Eden: The Animals’ Parable

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By Keith Korman

In Eden: The Animals’ Parable, you will experience the Gospels in a way you never imagined. You will travel with Jesus and his disciples in the Holy Land and see everything from the eyes of the animals. There is a wise old donkey, innocent lambs, legions of curious field mice, and an intrepid, loyal dog named Eden.

ISLAND BREEZES

This book is a very interesting look at the Gospels. Not a bird’s eye view, but rather a view from the animals.

What if Jesus had a dog who followed Him from the carpenter’s shop to the cross? What might that pet, along with a few other animals, be thinking along the way?

This is a beautiful retelling of the story that changed the world. I have to admit that I shed a few tears towards the end. This book will touch your heart.

Thank you, Mr. Korman, for this very special book. Thank you, Ms Parks, for your illustrations.

***A special thank you to Litfuse for providing a copy at no charge.***

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Keith Korman is a literary agent and novelist. Over the years he has represented many nationally-known writers of fiction and non-fiction at his family’s literary agency, Raines & Raines. The idea for Eden first came to him as a child when he saw the little calf jump across the stable in the prelude to William Wyler’s Ben Hur. And he’s been thinking about it ever since.

Illustrator Lisa Paris started painting late in life. She lives in a log cabin in the woods surrounded by all manner of critters. And a husband. This is her first book.

First Day

January 7th, 2017

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Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.

And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.

God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

Genesis 1:3-5S

In the Beginning

January 7th, 2017

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In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth,

the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters.

Genesis 1:1, 2

Be Blessed In 2017

January 1st, 2017
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Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 

Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

Matthew 5:2-12