Naaman’s Servant: The Beautiful Faith of a Child

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Naaman’s servant girl has a difficult story to tell. There’s hardship and tragedy in the opening scenes. But whether she was 9 or 16, Naaman’s servant girl is an inspiring role model! Her confidence in God even in the midst of her life-altering situation is exactly what we need to be teaching ourselves and our kids. Naaman and the servant girl together make for a powerful story of faith. Naaman’s Servant Girl Simple enough for kids, this work of biblical fiction for kids tells the story of Naaman’s servant girl. Moriah’s Wings doesn’t focus on Naaman’s story, as much as … Read More

An Emotional Baggage Check: Laugh, Love, and Look in the Mirror

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Emotional baggage check: Baggage is everywhere, and yet we’re often surprised by the effects of it.   It gets packed by us, and by others. We carry it around and as miserable as it makes us, it’s reassuring because it is familiar.   Then sometimes our baggage gets a little bit too full and heavy, so it explodes on those around us.   Making sure that we go see the Baggage Handler* with all types of emotional baggage is the best way to deal with our baggage.     ? Please note that this post contains affiliate links for your convenience.  If … Read More

3 Biblical Allusions In Christian Fiction To Keep Watch For

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In my opinion, Biblical Allusions are one of the best things about reading Christian fiction. I find Gospel parallels in literature are a great educational tool.   You can find out more about why authors use Biblical allusions in literature and those best Gospel Parallels below the book review, but first:   From Celebrate Lit, here’s the latest in Christian Allegory / Fantasy and Gospel Parallels! Bible Allusions and Biblical Parallels in The Arrow Bringer A new Allegory inspired by The Chronicles of Narnia, but an absolutely different and unique allusion to the Bible. Definitely a bit more mature material … Read More

Fear God Not Man: Encouragement, with a Challenge

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Fear God not Man, Bible verses about fear

When you fear God not man, you have so much more freedom! The pressure is so much lighter! To fear no one but God is an interesting dynamic, I think. Sometimes I manage to do this, and other times the fear of man (opinions, appearances, insults or even a general “hard time”) holds me back from doing what I know God wants of me. Sometimes, I would rather disappoint God, whom I can’t see, than those around me whose reactions are immediately apparent. But this passage really puts things in perspective! (Matthew 10:26-33 NASB) 26 “Therefore do not fear them, for there is nothing concealed … Read More

Keeping Your Promise When It’s Hard

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How important is keeping your promise? On a scale of one to ten, where would you place the importance of keeping your word? I would venture to say that It’s not meaningless (1) but is it a consistent 10? Jesus said: “let your yes be yes, and your no, no.” (Matthew 5:37) Basically, mean what you say, and follow through. A lot of things are easier said than done, or we wouldn’t be urged to “count the cost in advance.” Can we talk about what keeping a promise means for a bit, then I will share a great book I’ve just … Read More

Premeditated Serendipity: Can There Possibly Be Such A Thing?

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Premeditated Serendipity is today’s treat: an unforgettable read that handles forgiveness and second chances. And Wayne’s explanation of Daisies is awesome! About the Book Title: Premeditated Serendipity Author: Chautona Genre: Christian romance Release date: November 16, 2017 …make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you. ~ I Thessalonians 4:11 That’s all Reid wanted to do–just serve the Lord for a year before concerning himself with anything else. Yeah, the idea came from an odd “prophesy” one of the watchmen of Fairbury’s new Prayer Room spoke over him. … Read More

Shelter of the Most High: Psalm 91 Brought to Life

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It’s a privilege for us to dwell in the shelter of the Most High. A gift, he has given us. As Beth Moore is so fond of saying, there ain’t no ‘high’ like the Most High! He is the Maker, Creator, Master, and Friend. Almighty Father Protector and Guide. For us to be allowed shelter with Him, well, wow! I’ve spent a good bit of time on Psalm 90-91 lately (a prayer of Moses), with this post in mind. Psalm 90 talks about the Most High God, and His power and eternal nature. A plea to see God’s work, be … Read More

Wayne Thomas Batson with an Epic Sword in the Stars

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When I saw that Wayne Thomas Batson Author of this week’s Celebrate Lit Book Review was from the same part of Maryland as I was, It made me smile! Please allow me to introduce you to today’s Epic: Sword in the Stars, the beginning of the Dark Sea Annals. About the Book Book Title: Sword in the Stars Author: Wayne Thomas Batson Genre: Epic Fantasy Release date: August 16, 2017 The difference in their uncanny eyes could not be easily discerned. In the rays of the setting sun, both Aravel’s and Morlan’s eyes appeared gold. In the pale moonlight…yellow. Seemingly … Read More

The Vintage Wren Confessions: One Reluctant Year of Green

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Thanks to Celebrate Lit, I get to review The Vintage Wren, which is a young woman’s personal 52 Week Challenge to go “Green” for a year. I’m excited to share this one with you guys! *Please note that this post contains affiliate links for your convenience. If you make a purchase through one, I may make a small commission at no additional cost to you. I did receive a free copy of the book, which does not influence my review. I share with you my honest opinions. About The Vintage Wren Book Title: the Vintage Wren Volume 1 Author: Chautona Havig Genre: Christian / … Read More

The Hidden Treasure of Jews in Austria

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I love historical fiction. It opens up new experiences. For example, in today’s book, Hidden Among the Stars, where we meet the Jews in Austria before World War II. Such a tough time in history, that was. Normal everyday people got caught in the chaos of the war. On both sides. The Jews were definitely targeted harder than most, as our enemy the devil has it out for God’s chosen people. I have not studied much about Austria, aside from my mom’s favorite movie, The Sound of Music. (Yes, I realize that great liberties were taken, and it’s nothing like … Read More