Book Signing

Book Signing
My book signing in November 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Lay your will before God

The Lord is thy keeper; the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. (Psalm 121:5)

It is so difficult to lay our will before God and take up His will. It is difficult to trust that He will take care of everything. Our human instincts  and Satan's proddings tell us that we need to be in control and it is our will that is the most important. We trust no one especially an unseen God yet we place our trust in Satan's seeds telling us to trust no one.

Why do we listen to the rantings of Satan and not listen to the loving words of God? Following Satan's path only leads to a loss of hope, leads to despair and ultimately seperation from the one who truly loves us. Following God's path, no matter how difficult, leads to peace, love, hope, happiness and an eternal home with God, Himself. Of the two options which sounds better to you?

For me the answer is obvious, although difficult at times to do, but so much more rewarding at the end of time. My answer is the second option. I would rather be embraced in the arms of a loving God than the fires of a hateful Satan.

Most merciful, loving Jesus, as I move through this life, help me to sacrifice myself and my will to You. May I humbly accept Your will and willingly follow the path You set before me. Give me the strength to make the sacrifices necessary to be Your servant and sibling. In Jesus name I pray. Amen

Monday, June 28, 2010

Follow in Faith; Live in Hope

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the spirit. (Romans 8:1)

Once healed, God holds no grudges. He forgives the sins and does not tell us to continue to dwell on them. Jesus did not reproach those he healed, like the adulterous women or the blind man. Instead He healed and forgave and sent them on their way.

Follow in faith, follow with charity to your neighbor and always, always follow in hope.Faith that Jesus has
forgiven and doesn't keep count of your sins. Hope that your place is prepared in Heaven when we depart from this earth bound life.

Jesus is all this and more. He is Awesome.

Most wonderful and glorious Jesus; I pray that you will forgive my sins, look past my human frailties, and never ever give up on me, even when I give up on You.. Lord be by my side to guide me, to pick me up when I fall and to celebrate when life is good. Please be waiting for me in your heavenly kingdom, when the time comes for me to leave this encumbered human life and welcome me to Your wonderful heart, that is full of mercy and love. In Jesus glorious name I pray. Amen.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Be my Companion

Who hath despised the day of small things? (Zechariah 4:10)

Who is your friend? Who can you summon when you need anything? Who is a companion at the most dreary times of life and transforms them into bright, cheerful times?

There is only one you can rely on, only one that will fulfill all your needs. He will be your best friend, He will be there in the dreary times of life and transform them. You can call on Him and enter His presence. He is always there. He most powerful, most awe-inspiring, most loving, most forgiving, most merciful and gracious. He is the one and only God, your father, your friend, your brother, your companion. Turn to God, He is there.

Oh most powerful and awesome God, I turn to you in my time of need, in my time of joy. I seek your presence, I summon you to be by my side. Be there when I call, answer when I need, love me when I am unloved. Lord I beseech you, in Jesus name. Amen

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Aaron's Revenge Published

It's finally published. Aaron's Revenge is available at Xlibris. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Aaron grew up believing he was a farmer’s son and destined to be a low level

knight in Crato. Then on his fi fteenth birthday his world is torn from him

when he is kidnapped and thrown into a world of deception and magic. His sibling

rivalry with Tomas pales in comparison to the challenges he’ll face in the search for

his identity and destiny.

Enit grew up a princess and without the love of her Father. When her long lost

brother is found she embarks on a journey to fi nd a relationship with her brother and

win the love of her father.

Their paths become intertwined as they encounter rivalry and battles in their fi ght for

family, kingdom and themselves
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Jesus is Always There

Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterwared recieve me to glory. (Psalm 73:24)

It may not seem like Jesus is always providing clear, unimpeachable guidance. When you are in those valleys go forward quietly along the path of duty He has laid before you, for He is not far away. Do not fear, do not panic, just quietly do your daily duty. You will recieve your reward as if you were acting on direct guidance from Him. Be secure in Him, and know that He is there even when you don't hear Him.

Lord Jesus travel with me daily, be a light on my path. Lift me up when I am in the valley. I rejoice knowing that you are ever with me and will be waiting at the door at day's end with my reward.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Book Review: The Doppleganger Chronicles The Secret of Indigo Moon, By: G.P. Taylor

The Doppelganger Chronicles  The Secret of Indigo Moon
By: G.P. Taylor

Eric Morrissey Ganger and his two friends, twins, Saskia and Sadie Dopple embark on another adventure when they discover secret tunnels beneath Dunstan's School for Wayward Children. They meet an old enemy and make the acquaintance of a shifty private eye while exploring the tunnel and missing treasure. Their interfering could lead to the destruction of them all if they don't find the answers first.

This is a good book for juvenile readers with lots of action and twists and turns that will keep them involved and guessing until the very end. Long sections of text are broken up with pages of cartoon like drawings to lead the reader through the adventure. As an adult I didn't particularly like this, but it is sure to capture the short attention span of the juvenile reader. The characters are engaging and the story line plausible so the reader will stay interested. There is a touch of spirituality that doesn't slap the reader in the face, but subtly suggests a higher power at work in the lives of the kids. The kids learn about trust and about themselves as they embark on this mystery.

For the juvenile reader I highly recommend this book.

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Join Him in the Promised Land

The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion. (Proverbs 28:1)

Trust God. Forge fearlessly ahead. He will not let you down. He will pick you up and ensure that the trials do not destroy you. He will bring you into the promised land. He is an Awesome God.

Monday, June 21, 2010

See as Jesus Sees

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me: for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:29-30)

Want to regain a little sanity in today's crazy world. Don't turn to the world for relief. Turn to Jesus. The world's sensibilities cannot settle your mind. Only  having the mind of Jesus can lead you to that safe place. Only by living with Jesus and sharing His life can we find true peace and happiness.  See others as He sees them and think of Jesus.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Call Him Jesus

She shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21)

Call His name: JESUS. Call Him when you are sad, scared, angry, alone, tempted. Call Him when you are happy, celebrating, thankful, strong in your faith, in a crowd. Call Him whenever.  Call Him more often. Call Him tenderly, prayerfully, powerfully. Call on Him and know that He will answer, no matter what.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Deposit in God's Account

By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruits of our lips giving thanks to his name. (Hebrews 13:15)

Many of us work tirelessly to save money, provide for our families and if we are successful we reach a point where we can withdraw some of that money and use it.
It is the same with God. As people of faith we are always making deposits in our accounts with God and then a day comes where we have to make a withdrawal. Because we have spent  time making those deposits, God is willing to meet our demands. He fulfills the needs of His faithful.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

God is always there

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of m y life; and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. (Psalm 23:6)

I have stumbled, I have fallen. My life is boring, my job is going nowhere. Guess what God is at your side. Yep right beside you, holding your hand taking on the boredom, creating opportunities to go somewhere. That place is with Him in His house. He is with you every single day in this life and the life beyond. Let Him walk with you, be your support, be your guide. He is there for you.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

God is in You

I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me. (Colossians 1:29)

God is in you. With Him in you, there are millions of resources available. Can't stop worrying, let Christ do it. Can't  stop living in the past or give up your bad habits, Christ can and He lives within you. Let God's power work in you. You can't go wrong. God is in you.

Friday, June 4, 2010

God Believes in You

God has... all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us. (Ephesians 2:7)

God believes in you. He doesn't care how you look, He doesn't care where you live. He forgives your sins when you ask. You are a very special person to Him. He knows you will struggle, you will fall, but He is there to pick you up. He created you with a very special purpose in mind and He believes that you will fulfill it. Follow His lead, Believe in Yourself and all that He has created for you. If He didn't think you could do it, He would not have put it on your soul to do it. Believe in yourself, God does.

Say this little prayer when in doubt: God let me see myself through your eyes.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Book Review: What Did Jesus Say?

What Did Jesus Say

This book is a good resource for young teens who want to know what Jesus had to say about situations that they find themselves in today. It gives many scripture references along with stories of people in today's world that handle the situation with a Christian attitude. It shows teens that it's okay to be Christian and not go with the flow of their non-Christian counterparts. The book covers 62 topics ranging from abandonment to worthiness and all subjects in between. It is presented in a no nonsense manner that is easy for teens to understand and relate too. The adults can also relate to it by seeing where teens heads are at. I even used the book to write a short devotional when I was searching for answers and I am far from a teen.

I highly recommend this book for teens and anyone who is dealing with teens.

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Book Review: Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge

Captivating  by John and Stasi Eldredge

This book goes right to the heart of a woman by exploring the effects of the dreams and desires she had as a little girl, as God's princess. How were those needs met and how do they affect her as an adult. After discovering this John and Stasi take you on a journey to unlock your true woman and potential with God as your Father.

I founds this book very inciteful, full of lots of good information to help me on my journey with God. You might be saying that this is a book only for women, but I would disagree with you. If there is a man out there that loves a woman and as of yet cannot understand where she is coming from or what drives her to respond the way she does, then this book is also for him. It supplies both women and men the tools to become a full and loving woman in God. It can't do anything but help in the male female relationship sphere. I would recommend this book to all women and the men that they love. It shows you how to let God be the Hero in your story, your knight in shining armor, the one who loves you unconditionally.

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Love one another

Owe no man any thing, but to love one another; for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. (Romans 13:8)

We hear it all the time and it has almost become trite, but it is still the truest statement one can make. It has been proven over and over again and yet we struggle with the message. The message Love can transform the world. Simple yet so elusive. The thing is, for our own salvation, we need to find a way to grasp this message and put it to work in our lives. So how do we do that, pray for guidance from the Holy Spirit and then with His help love everyone, friend or foe, lovable and unlovable, sinners and saints. Destroy fear, depression and despair with joy and praise. Drive out sin with love.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Be His Companion

I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine. (Song of Solomon 6:3)

Live with God, think of God, talk to God, grow like God. Love Him, rest in Him, find Joy in Him. That is the way of divine companionship. Be with God.