But God: Choose Faith Over Fear and Rejoice!

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Life can be scary and full of stressful things, whether natural like hurricanes and tornadoes and viruses, or manmade like terrorist activities and wars. But the God who created the world HAS NOT ABANDONED US! I’ve always been fascinated by the many times in Scripture where something awful is happening and then, my 2 favorite words:   But God (But The Lord)   But Jesus   Then the whole story changes. There is rescue. There is hope. A miracle. We can choose Faith over Fear, and REJOICE   What does that mean, though? Well, let’s look at a few of my favorite scriptures, … Read More

Wonderful Yah: Unlocking the Mystery of the Godhead

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Today is #ChristianBooktober, Day 30. One last theology (Spiritual Growth) spotlight: Wonderful Yah: The Unveiling, by Matthew Marx. This one looks both deep and profound. It covers some important ground, and I believe it’s lay-person accessible! I’m off to check out what the other book tour bloggers have to say in their reviews. (Links below) I am grateful once again for Celebrate Lit allowing me to provide these spotlights for you all!  About Wonderful Yah Book: Wonderful Yah: The Unveiling Author: Matthew Marx Genre: Non-Fiction, Christian, Theology Release Date: July 22, 2019 What is His name, and what is His Son’s name, if you know? This … Read More

When Only Faith Remains, Jesus is There

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I can’t believe it’s almost over! Today is #ChristianBooktober 29th: When Only Faith Remains by Amy C. O’Reilly. Okay, the cover got my attention, and then the description got me motivated, so I bought a copy of this one. I’ll update you as soon as I get it read! This journey alongside Mary the mother of Jesus won’t be easy, but I’m trusting Jesus to walk with me. HE is faithful, and I am grateful. May my faith grow even more!  About the Book: When Only Faith Remains Book: When Only Faith Remains Author: Amy C. O’Reilly Genre: Christian Living/Personal Growth Release Date: May … Read More

Citizenship Bible Study: Leaders, Nations, and God

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It’s #ChristianBooktober 27th, and we have a Citizenship Bible Study for you today! Leaders, Nations, and God. This is the 3rd Study by Marta Greenman we’re spotlighting here this month. First was ACTS420NOW, renewing the contagious excitement of Salvation, the second, Bound to be Free, on living the life of Freedom we’re called to. I have not read this one, but it sounds fascinating. We all have responsibilities, and this Citizenship Bible Study looks like it will make you think!  About This Citizenship Bible Study: Book: Leaders, Nations, & God Author: Marta E. Greenman Genre: Non-Fiction, Christian Bible Study Release Date: September 19, 2013 … Read More

Mission Hollywood: Love Faith, and Second Chances

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Welcome to #ChristianBooktober 26th! Mission Hollywood is both a Contemporary Romance and a glimpse of the Great Romance of a God who Loves Us! International Scandal and a PK/Preschool Teacher? Not something you’d necessarily expect in the same sentence, but here we go! I’m very intrigued, but I didn’t sign up for this tour, so I’m only spotlighting Mission Hollywood today. Celebrate Lit is generous in allowing us to share tours we’re not officially part of 🙂 About Mission Hollywood Book: Mission Hollywood Author: Michelle Keener Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Date: July 16, 2019 What could possibly go wrong? Movie star Ben Prescott arrives back … Read More

How To Overcome Depression With Science and Scripture

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For #ChristianBooktober 25th, let’s learn some strategies to Overcome Depression. These strategies come from science and scripture. This book is on tour with Celebrate Lit. I’ve not read it, but I know it’s an important subject, and I am happy to spotlight it here. Overcome Depression sounds like a practical guide that points to scripture, and the Savior, and would be extremely helpful! I’m very curious about the author being a Certified Laughter Leader. After my experiences with laughter, I went digging into exactly what does the Bible say about Laughter, and have shared my findings (and my story). About … Read More

Grief and Second Chances: God’s Gift of Hope

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Welcome to #ChristianBooktober Day 23. Today’s spotlight is on Grief and Second Chances. About God’s gift of hope to one family, and for all of us. I have not read this book, only the Celebrate Lit book tour information below, but it reminded me of the story of grief and second chances (and third chances) that my friend has been through. She’s buried 2 husbands, and now is happily married again. And she’s not shy about sharing God’s gift of hope with other people who are grieving. In fact she’s very open and generous in sharing God’s gift of hope. … Read More

Tackling Faith and Mental Health: Whispers in the Pews

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Today is #ChristianBooktober, Day 20: Dealing with Faith and Mental Health, in the book Whispers in the Pews by Chris Morris. A collection of essays dealing with some tough stuff. Are we putting enough effort into destigmatizing mental health in the church? Keeping in mind that the Church is not a building, that means each one of us should be making the effort. This book is on tour with Celebrate Lit, and while I haven’t read it, I’m privileged to offer this spotlight.  The Book That Tackles Faith and Mental Health Book: Whispers in the Pews Author: Chris Morris Genre: Mental illness & … Read More

Bound to be Free: Learn to Live in Freedom!

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Today is #ChristianBooktober, Day 17. We’ll be taking a look at “Bound To Be Free by Marta Greenman. This is the second Bible Study by Marta Greenman on tour this month. The first was ACTS420NOW, if you missed it. That one’s about being excited about Jesus, and sharing the good news. And if you’re just tuning in for Booktober, We’re spotlighting a different book or Bookish item every day during October. It’s been a blast, and there’s even more goodness ahead! Don’t forget that you can find all the #ChristianBooktober links down at the bottom of the post! Bound to … Read More

ACTS420NOW Bible Study: A Challenge for Believers Today

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Welcome to #ChristianBooktober, Day 13! I hope you are enjoying this as much as I am! Today we’ll be talking about the new Acts420Now Bible study by Marta E Greenman. I didn’t sign up for the tour, because I was working on the Hagar Bible Study review, and there’s another New Testament Bible study I’m reviewing for December. (Can’t wait for this!) I am grateful Celebrate Lit allows me to share spotlights on books I wish I could tour! This one intrigued me enough to buy a copy, though, and I am looking forward to digging in! I’ll be sure … Read More