Thursday, March 29, 2012

Brush of Angel’s Wings – A book everyone should read!

This has been one of the best books that I have read lately. It only took about 3 days to read. The story of hurting people – 1 hurt by a father leaving the family and trying to figure out his life and the 2nd blaming herself for her brother’s death. My favorite part of this book was the battle b/t the angel and devil. We have heard that they are at constant battles for us, but Ruth Reid takes it to another level in this book. We read the constant fight during many circumstances and how the angel sends prayers up for us and guards us. How often do we miss the Lord trying to get our attention? How often do we let the devil feed negativity in our thoughts when we should stop to pray? How often do we take the negative thoughts and let our spirit run with it? I believe this is a book everyone should read to become more aware of this spiritual battle going on. I know the world is letting the devil’s thoughts keep them going with low morals, etc. More people need to read books like this and take thought of what is really going on in the world around them… and see how loving God and family are truly important.
_Thank you to Thomas Nelson Publishing and the booksneeze program for the copy of this book in return for my honest opinion.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

"Waiting for Morning" by Karen Kingsbury

Another Great Story from this Author!!
"Waiting for Morning" by Karen Kingsbury I found to be an emotional story. Hannah Ryan is home waiting for your children and husband to arrive and realize something is wrong. We all have this fear, but here in this book the character has to face her reality when some of her family is killed by a drunk driver. Hannah has to hear the words,

"I’m afraid there’s been a car accident..."
Karen K. does a great job of going thru the stages of grief based on the Book of Lamentations. It is a heart breaking story with forgiveness as the main battle of the story. Could and would you actually forgive? Will Hannah seek revenge or allow forgiveness in her heart? How will the driver move on and forgive himself? How does the 1 surviving daughter cope after this ordeal? Could you give your life to God even through the hard battle? This story really gets to the mother’s heart and makes you think. It is time to treasure every day we have.
** Waiting for Morning by Karen Kingsbury was provided for me free by Multnomah Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Do we turn our heads or try to help?

God calls for us to stand up for what is right and to help those hurting, hungry, and lost. Do we turn our heads to orphans? Widows? The lost? Or do we try to find a way to help or offer support to those willing to go the distance to help. It is sad to think of the hurting people in the world not to mention that in a day like today there is human trafficking going on. I just saw a show last week about how people can get a Mail Order Bride. Really? Not to mention the actual trafficking of women and children for sex.
My heart is happy to the idea of a college friend of mine going this weekend to Ethiopia to rescue an orphan and that she is now a daughter to a happy family, even better she is going with 3 other couples to pick up children. It isn’t that she can’t have children, but is that she wants to obey God and rescue a child and give that child a hope and future and teach her to love our God!
Our church even donates the cost for one of Children’s Cups houses in Africa. This does the heart good knowing that $2,000 of our money can run a school for a year.
"For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago." Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)

"Can a mother forget her nursing child? Can she feel no love for the child she has borne? But even if that were possible, I would not forget you!" (Isaiah 49:15, NLT)