Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Part of His Divine Plan

Don’t overlook your life like it is nothing, it’s not. Your life is part of God’s divine plan. Never forget that. Your life has a purpose – why would God make you if you did not? He loves you. Even when you feel worthless and have no sense to your life, turn to God. Ask him to help you, to give you joy again, and you won’t be denied. He loves you so much that he went through tremendous pain on the cross so that you and I could be here. Sitting here, reading this. I mean, have you ever known anybody who would be beaten up, whipped, and nailed on a cross to die – for you? My guess is no. Do you know anybody who will always be with you no matter where you go, all the time? No, you don’t. And who do you know that has the power to heal? Physically, mentally, and spiritually? Anybody? No, not that either. It is impossible to find someone with the qualities of our savior. He will give you that and so much more! So don’t look at your life as if it’s nothing. Even when you have nothing left, and you feel like you want to give up just give all the control that you do have to the One that will always help you. Did you know he forgave all your sins before you were born? Well he did. So all you have to do is ask. Ask him to work through you and to give you his joy. Over time you will start to feel it. It may take days, weeks, months, or even years. Just keep looking and you will find it, with God’s help. Never stop trying to have joy. Thank God for the things that you do have. Take heart, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go!

“Have I not commanded you, be strong and of good courage, do not be afraid nor be dismayed. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. “ Joshua 1:9

Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Unexpected Request (My Book Review)

While on the run from "them", Ty Elliot comes back home to his only sister and his father who is dying. On his death bed, Ty's father gives him and unexpected request, to find "her". So Ty, his sister Sally, and a friend named Carson, set out to find "her". They find out that it is their sister they are looking for. While they are on the trail, the party of three run into adventure and trouble. This book is definitely a page turner. Will Ty, Sally, and Carson ever find who they are looking for? And when they do, if they ever do, what will happen next? And what will happen if they have a run in with "them", the very people threatening Ty's life? You will just have to read it and find out!
This is a book full of action and a saddlebag full of adventure.

This is an amazing story about so much more than what is on the back cover. This story displays hope, love, adventure, loyalty, prayer, and so much more. I don't want to spoil it for you, so I will just say that this is an amazing book. The Unexpected Request is now my second favorite book ever! It is definitely a book you will want to read for hours on end. I myself,don't normally read more than a chapter or two at a time let alone for more than an hour. But with this book, I found myself flipping the pages and reading for up to 4 hours at a time! I highly recommend this book to you and your family. Overall, this book shows you that with God all things are possible----even the impossible.

Summary from the back cover
"Ty Elliot returns to his home after an absence of two years, knowing full well the danger which threatens him each hour he lingers in the old cabin in the mountains. But with his father on his death bed and his younger sister exhausted, Ty knows he must remain for a time at least. When his father makes a strange request and begs his returned son to “find her,” Ty promises but is bewildered. Who is he to find? How can he set about the task of honoring his word? The only clues the dying man can give his son are a broken locket, a small photograph of a woman and a few last whispered instructions; “Take care of your sisters.” In confusion, Ty turns to his father’s childhood friend, Carson, for advice. Would the older man be able to help Ty and his sister, Sally? How much time did Ty have at the cabin before ‘they’ found out? Join Ty, Sally and Carson on their journey in search of the missing sister. The dangers they encounter, the hardships they face, as well as the friendly homes they visit, will keep you turning the pages. Set in the untamed west of the mid-1800's, this is a story the whole family will enjoy."

About the Author

"Rebekah A. Morris is a homeschool graduate who has a love for writing. She is the author of dozens of short stories and poems. After six years of loving labor, her first book, Home Fires of the Great War, came out in March, 2011.  Every Friday her blog www.rsreadingroom.blogspot.com is updated with her work. Living at home in Missouri with her parents and sister, she also does beautiful hand quilting, and greatly enjoys history, reading, teaching writing to a variety of ages, playing the violin and piano, and coming up with dramatic and original things to do."

*I am not an affiliate.  This book was a gift from Miss Morris in exchange for an honest review.

Make Your Home Sing Monday

Friday, October 24, 2014

Grow Where You Are Planted

Life is like a garden. The world is the garden, and God is the gardener. Satan is the thorns, and his demons are the weeds. They're trying to uproot the flowers which are the lost people of the world; we Christians are the bees. We have to carry the gospel to each flower in order for them to grow. Without the pollen/gospel and the living water that the Gardener provides, they will surely shrivel up and die. Don’t let the enemy/weeds/thorns overrule and overpower you. You have the power of God by speaking His words, in the name of Christ Jesus. The Gardener is constantly fighting for you against the growth of the thorns/weeds among your lives. With God/the Gardener's help, you can defeat this. And remember, God, the Gardener, planted you exactly where you are, because he wanted you there. If he wanted you planted somewhere else in the world, He would have put you there.
Grow where you are planted, until God, the Gardener, replants you somewhere else.

I got this acronym from our church. 

G go
R reach
O our 
W world

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Young Woman's Call To Prayer

WAIT! please read this post. I really believe that this book is for you. The book I am reccomending to you is A Young Woman's Call to Prayer, by: Elizabeth George.

Do you feel like your prayers have no meaning anymore, and it just seems awkward to pray?  If so, this is the exact book you need to cuddle up with everyday and read. This book helped me so much with my prayer life and it made me realize that I did have a prayer life. It made me realize that prayer is not just for asking for stuff. It is a real relationship with my best friend...God

Click here to buy it on Amazon

Summary from the back cover:

"Elizabeth George, author of A Young Woman After God’s Own Heart, which reached #1 on Christian Marketplace’s Young–Adult bestseller list, offers another exciting teen book—A Young Woman’s Call to Prayer.
From her own journey, the Bible, and the lives of others, Elizabeth reveals the explosive power and dynamic impact of prayer on everyday life. Older teens will discover how to—
  • make prayer a reality
  • establish a regular time for talking with God
  • pray from their hearts for daily needs
  • live God’s will to the max
  • worship God through prayer
A Young Woman’s Call to Prayer gives step–by–step guidance for experiencing an enthusiastic prayer life. Great for Sunday school, group studies, and individual reading."

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Do You Not Hear Me?

This is a post that I wrote as if God was speaking it. I hope you find encouragement for today in it. And I believe it is for you. No matter how your day is going, good or bad, this is for you.

"You pray to me saying you want to hear my voice. Yet, I am speaking already to you. But child, I do understand that it is hard to understand my voice, and to learn to recognize it. I will help you recognize it, but it does take time and patience. Are you ready to be helped? Ready to be patient? I love you. Never forget what I did for you. I died on the cross, and it hurt a lot, but it was worth it for you. Oh, it was so worth it. I want to have a relationship with you. I chose you, yes you, to be my own. I am speaking to you, my child. I made you on purpose, not by mistake. I will work through you if you will only let me."

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