Saturday, April 20, 2019

The Tomb is Empty! He is Risen!

Have a blessed Resurrection Sunday!
Photo by Joseph Hooper courtesy of

Friday, April 19, 2019

The Man Who Wore the Scarlett Purple Robe

The first time I heard this song, all I could do was cry and think about Jesus dying on the cross for you and for me. May we all take time out of our busy schedule this Good Friday and remember Jesus and His sacrifice for us.

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Palm Sunday

Have a blessed Palm Sunday. Image courtesy of Abby at Little Birdie Blessings

Monday, April 8, 2019

1 Corinthians Online Ladies Bible Study

Hello dear ones! I can just kick myself for not telling you all sooner but there is an online Bible study for Women over at a site called Conforming to the Truth. Tajuana over at My Life 0utside the Box  has been posting  a chapter  each week from 1 Corinthians and highlighting the verses that stand out  . It's not too late to sign up as I only recently joined the email list. There is a Facebook group if you want to join that. If you don't have Facebook which I don't have you can just be on the email lesson list.

  Last week's and this weeks lesson deal with s*xual* sins.  As Tajuana noted and I agree, there doesn't seem to be much difference in the Church today than it was in Corinth. The same issues Paul talks about in 1 Corinthians  is still going on today.
I've been in churches in the past where there have been all sorts of s*xual sins committed.Some churches even allow it because they use the excuse of  not wanting to offend or feel like it's so big deal.

 I got really upset at a woman " Mennonite pastor" about a year or so ago because she doesn't care that she is brainwashing her congregation into believing that certain lifestyles are not sinful. Even a well known Christian author and speaker shocked everyone a few years ago when she said this lifestyle should be embraced.

I suspect Paul would if he were alive today would either be saddened or not surprised by the Church today.
When sin is tolerated no matter what it is, shows ungratefulness for what Jesus did on the cross and spitting in His face. And people who are in positions of leadership who allow sin to continue  make the Pharisees look like angels!

Anyway, I'm sorry to get sidetracked. Go over to Conforming to the Truth if you would like to sign up for the study.

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P.S. I wrote this post on April 5th and forgot to hit the Publish button.  Silly me!

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Book Review:Suffering Is Never for Nothing

This the first Elisabeth Elliot book I have ever read so when I saw it was available for review I jumped at the chance.

The book is transcribed from a CD set of a conference  Elisabeth had done called Suffering is Never For Nothing.
Elisabeth gives this definition of suffering: "Suffering is having what you don't want or wanting what you don't have."

I believe she hit the nail on the hammer with thst statement. I think it will stick in my mind for a long time.
Most of you know that Ellisabeth lost her husband Jim in 1956 when he was killed by the Waorani people in Ecuador.
Elisabeth would lose her second husband to cancer so she had her share of suffering.  Elisabeth herself would eventually suffer the cruelty of dementia and passing away at the age of 88 on June 15th,  2015.

This book is an easy read with just six short chapters but I found it better to read each chapter slowly and take in what God is saying through Elisabeth in the book.

I highly recommend this book for anyone who is suffering whether through physical pain, emotional pain or even spiritual pain.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher (B&H) in exchange for my honest review.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Book Review-Open Door Living

Open Door Living by Jen Schmidt is a lovely gift book full of ideas of how to practice Biblical hospitality. Jen is the same author who wrote "Just Open the Door".
Much of her ideas in Open Door Living are taking from Just Open the Door. There are recipes, tips for cleaning and decluttering, ideas for overnight guests and more.
The photos and artwork throughout the book are beautiful. I just loved reading through this book and the recipes have given me dinner ideas. Her tips are met to help us not go broke when we open our homes and our hearts to others. Also her suggestions can really help prevent stress over practicing hospitality.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher (B&H) in exchange for my honest review.

Book Review: GraceFull- Growing a Heart That Cares for Our Neighbors

This sweet book is the third book in Dorena Williamson's "FULL" series of books. Her other two books are ColorFULL and ThoughtFULL . I wrote reviews for both of those.

GraceFULL deals with homelessness. Hope's  church friend Anna, whose family is from Syria are living in a homeless shelter.
I really like that Dorena handled the issue of homelessness in a sensitive way without making it stereotypical of homeless people.

Hope's  mom explains that the shelter and their church helps to show God's grace without being judgemental.

As always in the back  there is a Parent Connection with a memory verse, a devotion and questions to discuss with the children.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher (B&H Kids) in exchange for my honest review.

Hello There!

I hope spring has finally reached you all. Though our daytime temps are nice, I feel like our nights still feel like winter! But that's just me.

I want to update you all on how my New Year's goals are coming along.
As far as walking and exercise, it's been hit and miss but it's a new week!
My friend and I got about an hour and a half walk this morning around our tiny neighborhood.
My weight has been up and down so that's a little discouraging. I'm eating better than I used to but in moderation I will have a treat.
I've gotten better about finishing a book before starting another.  Book reviews I've gotten lax so I have some reviews I will post hopefully tonight.
Bible reading and prayer has been good. I think I'm doing much better than I did last year.

I hope you all got through April 1st without any April Fool's pranks.  Have a blessed evening!

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