Friday, December 6, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

I believe God wants us all to come together and pray!

From the album: Timeline Photos By New Life America I believe God wants us all to come together and pray! I'm excited for the prospect of His great answer! Please post your prayer below in the comment section! Thank you so much! XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Here is my prayer: Father, our most gracious God I bow before you in thanksgiving for the opportunity my family and I have to live in a country that still has the freedom of religion, the freedom to worship who when and where we choose to do so. I am so very concerned for our people here in America. I need You in my life Lord I can not manage all I need to do without You! There are so many lost souls in our country and they do not even realize that they are lost. Our hearts are so heavy for them and their destination as they travel through this world. I am asking You to make each person miserable in their lives as they are today UNTIL THEY TURN FROM THEIR SINFUL WAYS AND choose to serve You! I believe in You our Father, your son Jesus who come to save us all and the Holy Spirit you sent to live and dwell in us to guide us in your ways. I am working for Your kingdom Lord and I want to be a witness to others for You. In the precious name of Jesus I pray. Amen Click Here to go to Facebook Page

Sunday, October 27, 2013

My Reviews

Faith Joseph's Story: A Novel and Christian Bible StudyFaith Joseph's Story: A Novel and Christian Bible Study by Sandra Lea Hardage
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Faith Joseph's Story: A Novel and Christian Bible Study by Sandra Lea Hardage

I want to begin my review by saying this is an excellent book to read. It is an easy to understand way of telling a wonderful story from the Bible. Joseph was his father Jacob's favorite son, the youngest of the family then of eleven sons. He was not only his favorite son he gave him a special coat. His mother died giving life to his little brother whose name was Benjamin. This caused his father to show him even more favoritism. Most of us have known about this story from our childhood Bible Schools and other Bible Studies we have had in our lives. Faith-Joseph's Story is a different view of Joseph's life. It is written in the first person making the first half of the book a novel about the life, faith and Gods plan and purpose for Joseph. Also a way to help others and to help his family. Jealousy and envy among brothers then is like it is today with brothers and sisters in some families. Joseph was very prideful when he was young causing his brothers to hate him. Latter in his life he learned to depend upon the God of his fathers "YHWH" to forgive him and God had caused him to have a forgiving heart toward his brothers. He had forgiven them for the evil thing they did to him. We can learn a lot from this story in how to live our life to serve others. The author has put a section in her book on how to become a Christian and an example of how to pray the sinners prayer. Faith is the ability to receive the will of God. Joseph's life is an example of what a Christ-like person should be today and everyday of our life! The second half of the book is a Bible Study based upon the story of Joseph. You can do this study as a group or as an individual Bible study.

I received a free copy of this book to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am a part of The CWA Review Crew. http://christianwomenaffiliate.com/gr... Here

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Friday, October 25, 2013

~Come Back to Jesus~ and Don't Bring Your Blickberry~

Tanya Logan's Book~ Come Back to Jesus–and Don’t Bring your Blackberry -
Have you drifted away from the Faith? Or has life gotten in the way? If any of these: • Busy-ness • Relationships • Hurts • Addictions have held you up, you need Come Back to Jesus. Renew your love of Christ and your joy in building on the gifts God gave you. STOP just going through the motions. Find the time-stealers and replace them by starting afresh with prayer; center yourself in The Word. Explore the things that could lead you off the “narrow path.” Practice opening up to God, being in His presence…. Experience the love of the Lord like you may never have before. Read the book as a personal growth guide, or use it as a 6-week Bible study and share insights and encouragement with your small group.
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Here is my Review~ I have thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is a six week study with five study days for each week. The object of the book is to help us realize just what the things are we have in our lives that can be considered idols or gods These gods keep us from spending valuable time in worshiping our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It could be our cell phones, computers, television or any other thing we do instead of keeping our selves true to our commitment in serving God and developing our gifts the Lord has given us to do his service. This study can help you experience the Lord and his ways like you have never been able to do before. You can read the book and do the different studies each week by yourself as I have or you can share the experiences with a group. There is a "Leaders Guide" for a six week Bible Study using the writers examples or you can make your own for each day in the six different weeks. She suggests opening each session with a prayer and prayer request. It is a very informal study and I believe I would like to lead a group of ladies and use this book. When we accept Jesus as our Savior,,,,that is not the end of it. We must turn from our worldly ways and strive to keep our hearts and mind upon what is important to being a Christ-server.
I received a free copy of this book to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am a part of The CWA Review Crew. http://christianwomenaffiliate.com/group/cwa-review-crew Click here

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

FAITH Joseph’s Story by Sandra Hardage~

Here is my Review~ I want to begin my review by saying this is an excellent book to read. It is an easy to understand way of telling a wonderful story from the Bible. Joseph was his father Jacob's favorite son, the youngest of the family then of eleven sons. He was not only his favorite son he gave him a special coat. His mother died giving life to his little brother whose name was Benjamin. This caused his father to show him even more favoritism. Most of us have known about this story from our childhood Bible Schools and other Bible Studies we have had in our lives. Faith-Joseph's Story is a different view of Joseph's life. It is written in the first person making the first half of the book a novel about the life, faith and Gods plan and purpose for Joseph. Also a way to help others and to help his family. Jealousy and envy among brothers then is like it is today with brothers and sisters in some families. Joseph was very prideful when he was young causing his brothers to hate him. Latter in his life he learned to depend upon the God of his fathers "YHWH" to forgive him and God had caused him to have a forgiving heart toward his brothers. He had forgiven them for the evil thing they did to him. We can learn a lot from this story in how to live our life to serve others. The author has put a section in her book on how to become a Christian and an example of how to pray the sinners prayer. Faith is the ability to receive the will of God. Joseph's life is an example of what a Christ-like person should be today and everyday of our life! The second half of the book is a Bible Study based upon the story of Joseph. You can do this study as a group or as an individual Bible study.
Narrated by Joseph himself, FAITH Joseph’s Story communicates the power of this young man’s faith-faith that began in the midst of a plot to murder him and ends with his rise to power in Egypt. It show the perseverance one must find to overcome the negative experiences that happen in life, and it provides a testament to the importance of placing complete faith and trust in God. With Bible study materials and a leader’s guide included, FAITH-Joseph’s Story is not only a novel from Joseph’s perspective but also a Bible Study in God’s Word and is written for the individual or small group study. Author BIO: - See more at: http://cwareviewcrew.com/sandrahardage/#sthash.3QMKsFRv.dpufClick Here
Sandra Hardage considers Jesus Christ her Savior and her family including husband, children and grandchildren the chief blessings in her life. She has been married to her husband Jim for forty-four years, has three grown children with Christian spouses and eight grandchildren between the ages of two to fifteen. From the age of ten, God began to stir a desire in Sandra’s heart to become a teacher. She did in fact fulfill that desire and has worked in education all her life. Positions she held in pursuit of teaching include: public school teacher, coordinator of a televised GED-ONTV program, coordinator of an Adult Education Learning Center, coordinator of Technology, Distance Learning and Media for an education cooperative, Sunday School teacher, Bible study leader, associational women’s ministry director and online Bible teacher. - See more at:Online Ministry Click Here for "My Journey of Faith xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 I received a free copy of this book to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am a part of The CWA Review Crew. http://christianwomenaffiliate.com/group/cwa-review-crewClick Here

Sunday, October 13, 2013

A Huge Potato!

Here is the note I received from my friend in Canada! This is the newest addition to our family---This is Keith's pride and joy--I don't know how he dug it without putting the fork tines through it-- We had a good garden this year-- out at our campground east of Brandon --so far the potato remain nameless--LOL take care all--from the Robins"~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Maybe you can help them name this huge potato!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Click Here Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) - Chris Tomlin (with lyrics)

Friday, September 20, 2013

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Daves Recovery Part one~

Daves Recovery Part one~
http://youtu.be/qccQ0LplBTQhttp://youtu.be/qccQ0LplBTQ

Copied from Hannah Gray, Brother Davids sister:

Published on Sep 7, 2013
Dave's recovery this far!!
Dave is one of the kindest people I know and I do not say that just because he is my brother. He has done work for homeless, he always been willing to help in community service, and if you needed, he would literally give you the shirt off of his back. He gives as God lays on his heart. That is all I would ever ask of a person. Dave is also Pastor at a small church in Calhoun MO. He was washing windows at a hospital on May 27th, his rope snapped, and he fell 50 feet, landing on his feet. He shattered his L3, crushed both heels, broke his tailbone, and did some damage to a nerve sack in his back. When the doctors looked at his back they said it was a miracle that Dave could move or even feel his feet. He has a long road ahead of him and the doctors are hopeful that he will walk again. But that does include lots of nights in the hospital and thus far he has had multiple surgical procedures, and has required ICU admission. As you pray about how God would have you give please keep in mind that he is a pastor of a small church. I will add, that they have huge hearts at Calhoun and my brother Dave is lucky to have a church that prays and cares for their pastor so dearly.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Clothed With Thunder~ By Vicki Watson

 Clothed With Thunder~ By Vicki Watson~


Christian Horse Books for Children


See more at: http://cwareviewcrew.com/clothed-with-thunder/

This is book 3 in the Sonrise Stables series.







Visit Vicki on Twitter https://twitter.com/christ_cowgirl
My love of horses began when a teenage neighbor offered me my first ride, on the back of her horse. From my 8-year-old perspective, it seemed like the biggest horse in the world. From that moment on, I was addicted. Horses were to become a very important part of my life, although I never could have imagined, at the time, how much God would teach me about Himself and my relationship to Him through these wonderful animals. The Sonrise Stable series combines my love of God and horses in stories that I hope will help children learn more about both. I have a vision for ten initial books in the series, taking the main characters through one year. Beyond that I’ll see where God leads me. I have been blessed with three daughters and home schooled each of them through high school. I enjoy trail riding my Rocky Mountain mare, Nikki, hiking, photography, and playing guitar. I work from home as a web designer and computer programmer and enjoy the variety and flexibility that allows.








A book review by Claudean Brown~

This is the third book in the Sonrise Stables Series of four:  The book is about  a family with whom  have a great love for horses. This book will help you with your children's reading skills and also teach them godly morals and the importance of good sportsmanship. The idea of Home Schooling is being a great way of teaching their children the basics and also at the same time helping them learn more about God and his Creation.
Emily was so excited about her demonstration about Evolution at the 4-H Meeting and Rosie and Carrie knew that it was not true.
Creationism vs Evolution, this is the subject that Rosie and Carrie have to try and prove to their 4-H Club friends and to some who are not friends. They will try to prove that God is the Creator. You will be surprised how the girls got their point across to the other 4-H girls and their mothers.The belief that over a long period of time animals, such as the horses in this story evolved to be what they are today from small animals with four toes on their hind legs and three on front legs. Then they evolved through the ages to be the modern day horse that we have today.
Rosie and Carrie had the Word of God to help them with their demonstration. While Emily only had hear say that could not be proven, because there is not anyone alive now that was living when these small, three and four toed animals were susposed to have existed.

This book and the two before it would be awesome for children around eight to twelve years old. They would learn life lessons and if they have a love for horses it is ideal for them to read.

I would recommend this book for your child to read and learn about how a life with horses around you teaches you so very much about them.


*I received a free copy of this book to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am a part of The CWA Review Crew.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Not Just A Hearer, But A DOER~ By Yolanda Shanks`

Yolanda Shanks | Not Just a Hearer but a Doer – Deliberately Living Life Devotional Study
We sit in the pews. We sing the songs. We recite Scripture–Scripture we know by heart. And yet buried in the midst of this routine are commands and requests straight from the Most High that go ignored. We’ve become so reliant on God fulfilling His end of the bargain that we fail to follow through with ours. WE’VE BECOME HEARERS. In 31 days, Yolanda Shanks’ devotional study, Not Just a Hearer but a Doer, will help you find calls to action within scripture … and then act upon them. Starting with small things, like seeing that the Lord is good and working your way up to bigger actions, such as being a bold witness for Christ, you’ll soon have the tools, desire and confidence to put scripture into practice. Just as God intended. GOD WANTS DOERS. - See more at: http://cwareviewcrew.com/not-just-a-hearer-but-a-doer-deliberately-living-life-devotional-study-by-yolanda-shanks/#sthash.n7FYhmon.dpuf About the Author: Yolanda Shanks
Multi-published author, speaker, blogger, teacher, wife, grandmother—Yolanda Shanks wears many hats, but the one she most resonates with is her role as an advocate for living life to its fullest. Shanks’ award-winning first book, Destined to Live, Despite Me, continues to be a source of hope for those battling effects from a prior suicide attempt. It garnered an enthusiastic Kirkus review, which stated the book was “a commendable guide for finding meaning after considering suicide.” Her second book, Not Just a Hearer but a Doer (released June 2012) challenges the body of Christ to act upon scripture. In the Fall of 2012, she released a third project, entitled "Destined to Live, Despite Me – A Cause to Be Thankful". - See more at: CWAReview Crew It was called Destined Yo Live, Despite Me Series"A Cause To Be Thankful Yolanda Shanks takes a daily planner design of 31 days. Each day you are taken to a portion of scripture. This book is volume number one in a series of books. I recieved the second one first due to a shortage of books available at that time.

There is A Miracle in 21~ God Completes

For anyone doubting their importance in life, author Lorieen D. Henry encourages to have faith for There Is a Miracle in 21: God Completes! In this unorthodox book, she shares the spiritual therapy she went through to get over the discontentment in her life and discover a renewed sense of purpose in Jesus Christ. There Is a Miracle in 21: God Completes! is not a ‘how-to’ book, but it is how the author got through the many challenges that life dealt her with. It is a chronicle of her seven twenty-one-day journeys over nine months, wherein she experienced the therapy over a twenty-one month period. The journey might not have been perfect, but it was necessary. God has illuminated her path and given her a better understanding of who the author is and what her role is. Her journey helped her to establish a solid foundation of faith that brought her to the next level in Jesus Christ. Heavily laced with scripture, There Is a Miracle in 21: God Completes! is more than just Henry’s journey and therapy. It is about ensuring the delivery of the message Jesus wants shared. As readers witness the author’s therapy and use this book as a twenty-one-day devotional, she hopes that they too will realize that they can make a difference right where they are in life. Author BIO: - See more at: http://cwareviewcrew.com/lorieen-henry/#sthash.pEQmiyBW.dpuf
Who is Lorieen D. Henry? I am daughter of “The King” (JESUS). Therefore, I am royalty! By gift, I’m an exhorter. I love going about my day encouraging others and putting a smile on their faces. I love living, I love giving and I love loving!!! God has bestowed upon me so many graces. As a homemaker, I serve my wonderful husband of nine years, Ronnie and my adorable four year old daughter, Reagan. In my previous season, I was a United States Army Officer. And as for my future, I am pursuing a Master’s in Education from the University of Phoenix. I look to obtain a Christian Life Coach certification within the year while I work to complete my 3rd title, Seasoned for this Season (December 2013). Lastly, I hold a BA degree in Journalism from the University of Southern Mississippi. My family and I currently reside in Germany. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Website: Book Website Blog:Personal Blog Twitter: Lorieen's Tweeter 2121212121212121212121212121212121212121212121212121212121212121212121212 Deanie Page I am a reviewer for the Review Crew at cwareviewcrew, 180 Christian Women to Review Your book, ebook, product, app or resource. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Be Part of The Crew or Be Reviewed! - See more at: Review Crew xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Here is my review! It was a little bit tough for me to put down this book. We need God in our lives and the author tells us how we should always put Jesus first in our lives. She shares with us that it has not always been so for her, but He hears us when we cry out to Him for help! If you want a study book for a three week span you might just want to choose this book. The writer has chosen to write about herself in her struggles in her life as being a child of the King, Jesus is his name! I loved the way she is so honest about her bad times as well as her good times in her service for the Lord. You may be surprised how the book got its name. I know that I was very surprised! I intend to pick up Lorieen's book several times in the future. I loved the way she uses the Bible Scriptures to confirm her writing in the different chapters. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew

Friday, June 21, 2013

Jami Witaker's Book "GET REAL" Stop Hiding Behind the Mask~

Get Real: Stop Hiding Behind The Mask
As a wife and mother of five, I know all too well how destructive building a fa├žade that everything
is fine can be. Tearing down this wall and letting people see the real me-the pain, the struggles,
the tears, and the triumphs has been difficult but rewarding. Get REAL: Stop Hiding Behind the
Mask examines how to do just that. It delves into discovering a person's true identity, centered on
God's view of each of us, letting go of the insecurities that so easily entangle our lives and finally, living with eternal perspective-keeping our focus heavenward instead of inward.
Get to know Jamy Whitaker . . .  Wife: I am married to a wonderful man, Mitch. He is truly a blessing from God. He works as a project manager for Interior Fixtures. He is also looking into starting a greenhouse this spring, to sell seedlings and produce. When he is not working, he can be found roaming the 100 acre wood known as Whit-Akers.


Ministry: I am privileged to be a stay-at-home mom. This allows me to spend time
with the younger children during the day, as well as, taking care of our home.
Currently, I am on the executive leadership team for Proverbs 31 Online Bible
Studies. I really enjoy teaching and communicating with the women on the blog
and facebook group. As the children are growing the Lord has been preparing me
for following after my calling. The Lord is calling me into the area of ministry with
regards to speaking and writing. I am anxious to see what He has in store for me,
as I trust in Him to lead me along this journey. I long to bring others the Good News
and introduce them to my Saviour and Friend, Jesus.

Informational links:

Learn more about Jamy at: http://www.jamywhitaker.com

Learn more about Jamy at: http://www.jamywhitaker.com
Jamy on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJamyWhitaker

Jamy on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jamywhitaker

Purchasing links:
Get Real: Stop Hiding Behind The Mask is available at  AmazonBarnes & Noble or WestBow Press.

This is what I think about the book:

It would be a very good Bible Study Book.It has three different parts and four different study subjects in each part. At the end of the book you will find Bible Study Questions and Notes to refer to when you are studying the different parts. So, if you used it for a Bible Study Group it would be a twelve week Bible Study.

The author of this little book wants us to take the first step, like get your feet a little wet by doing new things for the better good of the Kingdom of God. She reminds us about Peter when he saw our Lord walking on the water. He stepped out of the boat to walk on the water to meet Jesus. Unlike Peter we must not let doubt creep into our mind when we accept the call to do service for Jesus and tell others the
GOOD NEWS" about the Savior, with whom I could not live without in my life. I will share my book with my Pastor. He might want to use it as a Wednesday or Sunday evening Bible Study! Jamy wrote this book to reach out to women who are hiding behind a mask of fears, doubts and insecutities.It is her hope that others will take down their masks and let their true identity in Christ shine through. Maybe we all should get real!

 I received a free copy of this book to review. I was not
required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other
way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in
accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew

Thursday, May 23, 2013

NO SHAME! ONLY POWER~ by Val Newton-Knowles.

Tired of struggling as a Christian? Feeling defeated and wondering if you will ever get it right? Be encouraged today and know that the walk of success has already been laid out for you.
Jehovah God never intended for us to walk this journey alone. Never! That’s why He sent us the Holy Spirit, our Comforter, to give us strength and inner guidance. Now it’s our responsibility to be accountable and do our part to experience it.
In No Shame Only Power, author Valderine Newton-Knowles offers practical steps to help you walk in the power of God, showing that from the beginning, you were born to win. The Apostle Paul spoke often of the power of God, and he spoke because of his personal experiences. Now it’s time to take your personal experiences and begin a daily diet on the word of God. It is the only thing that has the power to strengthen your spirit and accomplish that which seems impossible.

Val Newton Knowles is from the beautiful island of Nassau, in the Bahamas. She is a minister of the gospel with a strong passion for people. She firmly believes that the Word of God is the empowerment of God for mankind. She sees herself as His servant pleasing Him first and loving her fellowman.
No Shame Only Power, is Val’s first book, and is scheduled for release on April 9th, 2013 through Tate Publishers.
Connect with Val:
Personal Site  | Facebook Fan Page
Purchase on Amazon or through Tate Publishing

Here are my thoughts about the book.
I like the way the author has set this book up for teaching anyone who wants to become a Christ follower. The book is written for all of us, even the Christian whom is not a babe in Christ. It would be a very good book to use in a Bible Study Group.
The next paragraph was chosen from the book, showing us how the Word of God, the Bible, is God inspired. In fact the Holy Ghost, {some folks refer to the Comforter as the Holy Spirit}, inspired the writers of each book in the Bible. . . . . . .

The Word of God is the source of truth. The author
of the written Word is the Holy Ghost. He teaches, He
leads, He guides, and He instructs us. A good way of
looking at where we fit is like this:
• God informs
• I must conform to be transformed
• I must conform to God’s information to be
transformed into His character ~
I must hear the Word of God and apply the Word
of God by doing what the Word says.


 

 I would highly recommend this book! I intend to read it again and again!
 I received a PDF File to read for my group at Christian Women Affiliate "Review Crew".

 Disclosure of Material Connection- I received a free copy of No Shame! Only Power by Val Newton-Knowles to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

SPRING CLEANSE ~ YOUR BODY ~






Photo: Running this again due to popular demand....  :)

SPRING CLEANSE ~ YOUR BODY ~ Yes another post about water :)But if you really want to cleanse then DRINK, DRINK, DRINK. Here are eight (8) home made vitamin water recipes to help you keep the water flowing!

As a rule, you should try to avoid as much as possible industrial food and beverages

1) The classical : lemon/cucumber:
Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water + 1 cucumber and a lemon, thinly sliced + 1/4 cup fresh finely chopped basil leaf + 1/3 of finely chopped fresh mint leaves. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

2) The granite: Strawberry/Lime or Raspberry/Lime
Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 6 strawberries / 0r Raspberries and one thinly sliced lime + 12 finely chopped fresh mint leaves. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

3) The digestive: Fennel/citrus
First: infuse 1 to 3 grams of dried and crushed fennel in 150 ml of boiling water for 5-10 minutes. Allow to cool.
Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water + lemon juice (put the leftover lemon in the mix) + a small thinly sliced orange + 12 fresh chopped mint leaves + the infusion of fennel seeds. Leave in refrigerator overnight before serving.

4) The antioxidant: Blackberry/Sage
Note that a part from the berries, sage leaf is the herb that has the highest antioxidant content.
Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of blackberries that have been very slightly crushed + 3-4 sage leaves. Leave in refrigerator overnight before serving.

5) Watermelon: watermelon/Rosemary
Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of watermelon cut into cubes + 2 rosemary stems. Leave in refrigerator overnight before serving.

6) The exotic: Pineapple/Mint
Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of pineapple cut into cubes + 12 fresh mint leaves finely chopped. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

7) The traditional : Apple/cinnamon
Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of apple cut into cubes + 2 cinnamon sticks + 2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

8.) The zingibir : Ginger/tea
In advance: heat 1 teaspoon of ginger in two cups of tea, let it cool down.

Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water with two cups of the ginger tea + 4-5 pieces of fresh ginger cut into cubes. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

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SPRING CLEANSE ~ YOUR BODY ~ Yes another post about water :)But if you really want to cleanse then DRINK, DRINK, DRINK. Here are eight (8) home made vitamin water recipes to help you keep the water flowing!

As a rule, you should try to avoid as much as possible industrial food and beverages

1) The classical : lemon/cucumber:
Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water + 1 cucumber and a lemon, thinly sliced + 1/4 cup fresh finely chopped basil leaf + 1/3 of finely chopped fresh mint leaves. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

2) The granite: Strawberry/Lime or Raspberry/Lime
Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 6 strawberries / 0r Raspberries and one thinly sliced lime + 12 finely chopped fresh mint leaves. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

3) The digestive: Fennel/citrus
First: infuse 1 to 3 grams of dried and crushed fennel in 150 ml of boiling water for 5-10 minutes. Allow to cool.
Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water + lemon juice (put the leftover lemon in the mix) + a small thinly sliced orange + 12 fresh chopped mint leaves + the infusion of fennel seeds. Leave in refrigerator overnight before serving.

4) The antioxidant: Blackberry/Sage
Note that a part from the berries, sage leaf is the herb that has the highest antioxidant content.
Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of blackberries that have been very slightly crushed + 3-4 sage leaves. Leave in refrigerator overnight before serving.

5) Watermelon: watermelon/Rosemary
Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of watermelon cut into cubes + 2 rosemary stems. Leave in refrigerator overnight before serving.

6) The exotic: Pineapple/Mint
Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of pineapple cut into cubes + 12 fresh mint leaves finely chopped. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

7) The traditional : Apple/cinnamon
Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of apple cut into cubes + 2 cinnamon sticks + 2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

8.) The zingibir : Ginger/tea
In advance: heat 1 teaspoon of ginger in two cups of tea, let it cool down.

Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water with two cups of the ginger tea + 4-5 pieces of fresh ginger cut into cubes. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

PLEASE SHARE
To SAVE this recipe, be sure to click SHARE so it will store on your personal page.

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Destined to Live, Despite Me Series~ "A Cause to Be Thankful"

"A Cause to Be Thankful" byYolanda Shanks~ Have you ever considered how often we neglect expressing genuine gratitude? The Bible gives an account of how Jesus healed ten lepers. But only one returned to express thanks. Using the Biblical story of the ten lepers as a reference, A Cause to Be Thankful by Yolanda Shanks will unpack the Biblical model for thankfulness, showing how a spirit of entitlement has overshadowed our spirit of thanks. In this straightforward and challenging book, you will not only learn how to return as the one leper who expressed gratitude, but you’ll come away with a clear plan for including consistent and genuine thanks in your prayer life and day-to-day encounters. Author Bio: Multi-published author, speaker, blogger, teacher, wife, grandmother—Yolanda Shanks wears many hats, but the one she most resonates with is her role as an advocate for living life to its fullest. Shanks’ award-winning first book, Destined to Live, Despite Me, continues to be a source of hope for those battling effects from a prior suicide attempt. It garnered an enthusiastic Kirkus review, which stated the book was “a commendable guide for finding meaning after considering suicide.” Her second book, Not Just a Hearer but a Doer (released June 2012) challenges the body of Christ to act upon scripture. Destined to Live, Despite Me – A Cause to Be Thankful is Yolanda’s third book.

http://yolandashanks.com/  check her website, for book events in your area and for weekly wisdom from this lover of life and committed Christ-follower.

My thoughts as a Book Reviewer for Christian Women Affiliate:

 

My first thoughts when I started reading this little book written by Yolanda Shanks, I thought what a wonderful book to use for a Bible, "Book Study. I have not gotten to read the other book she has in this series called "Destined to Live, Despite Me Series. It is called "Not Just a Hearer, But a Doer."
 The Bible gives an account of ten lepers that Jesus healed. But only one of them returned to thank Him. The writer has put together in each chapter in the book a scripture from the Bible to read and study and at the end of each chapter she offers a prayer for us to pray concerning what the scripture is all about.
Jesus is a reason for us to have a thankful heart! As I read the book I would put a post-a-note in different places so that I would know that I wanted to mention something about that chapter or page. Is Thankfulness a Foreign Concept? I do not thank so! One of the first words a child should be taught is "Thank You."
Read about this on page eighteen. As you study this book you will find how it touches your heart with the wonderful scriptures from the Bible. She offers the plan of Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. The Savior who saved her from killing herself and showed her the plans that He has for her to spread his Gospel by her writing skills Thank you Miss Yolanda! Keep up the good work!!
"A Cause to Be Thankful "is her third book in the series of "Destined to Live in Spite of Me.

https://www.facebook.com/yolanda.shanks.75

http://www.amazon.com/Cause-To-Thankful-Yolanda-Shanks/dp/0985361611/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1364574470


I received a free copy of this book to review. I was not
required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other
way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in
accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Don't Forget to Pack the Kids by Jill Richardson~

Don't Forget to Pack the Kids: Short-Term Missions for Your Whole Family by Jill Richardson. Short-term missions have traditionally been the province of singles, youth groups, and married-with-no-kids. Five years ago, few would have picked up a book about taking the family on a short-term mission. Now, more and more of us 30 and 40-somethings with kids are asking―

Why can’t we do something meaningful for others with our kids? 
Why do we have to wait until they’re teens and then and pack them off on a youth group trip?
Why can’t we let them experience using their gifts in ministry now? 
And why can’t we discover those gifts alongside one another in an experience they’ll never forget? Well, you can. With some planning specifically geared toward making a family mission trip successful, you can. And you should. Don’t Forget to Pack the Kids interweaves personal experience stories with extensive how-to information.

 Statistics tell us over three-fourths of our kids will leave the church when they leave home. Why? Part of the reason is their feeling that church is irrelevant to their lives and they can get entertainment and fulfillment elsewhere. If we taught our kids early that the church is relevant because they are the church, and it is fulfilling because they fill it with their gifts and ministry, we could reverse those statistics. Serving together can be a huge part of that. Author BIO: Jill has a BA in English and Education and an MDiv in theology. She is ordained in the Free Methodist Church and has served as a worship, preaching, and discipleship pastor. She is also a professional speaker available for speaking engagements. Jill is represented by Diana Flegel at Hartline Literary Agency. With three daughters, three cats, and (thankfully!) only one husband, she keeps busy otherwise with community theater, gardening, reading, scrapbooking, and bugging her last child to do 4H projects. Jill loves oceans, cats, chocolate, teenagers, her family, the Cubs, and God, not necessarily in that order. Follow Jill on her Website, Blog, Click here , her Facebook Click here , Twitter, Click here, Click here for Amazon.com

"Don't Forget to Pack the Kids"
(Short Term Missions for the Whole Family)
By Jill  M. Richardson~

This is such an informative book for anyone thinking about following the Call from God to go into all of the world and make disciples for Jesus, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. This business of winning souls for Jesus can be for Gods children of all ages. This little book of only 134 pages is packed full of valuable information you will need to know when you decide to follow the Call to
be Messengers for the Kingdom of God. Mission Trips are not just for adults and teenagers. This is a
guide to anyone with a desire to go and make a difference in other lives. Do something now, you do not
have to wait until everyone is grown!
On page 37 you will find reasons to go and reasons not to go. You know God has not always used
 perfect people to spread the Gospel. In chapter 8 " Don't ever Cross the Chopsticks", I failed to find anything about chopsticks, but there is a lot of educational  information there and throughout this book to prepare you when you are going on short term missions with your family.
So if you are going I would suggest you pick up a copy of Jill's book for each one in your family, "Don't Forget to Pack the Kids."
She has shown in her book there is no age limit for us to minister to others on a Short Term Mission Trip
in your state, in another state in our country or across the world.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew
 
 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Holy Cow Cake

Chocolate Cake Mix (your preference), baked as directed 1-14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk 8 oz. jar of caramel topping 4-5 Butterfingers candy bars, crushed 1-8 oz. cream cheese, softened 12 oz. Cool Whip Prepare and bake cake as directed on package. Meanwhile, blend caramel and sweetened condensed milk. After removing cake from oven, use a skewer or fork to poke holes into the top of the cake. Pour caramel mixture over cake. Crush candy bars and sprinkle half of them over the warm cake. Chill. Stir cream cheese and Cool Whip together until blended well. Spread over cooled cake. Sprinkle with remaining candy.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Take a moment to read this. You won't be sorry.

In the year 2013, the Lord came unto Noah, Who was now living in America and said: "Once again, the earth has become wicked and over-populated, and I see the end of all flesh before me." "Build another Ark and save 2 of every living thing along with a few good humans." He gave Noah the blueprints, saying: "You have 6 months to build the Ark before I will start the unending rain for 40 days and 40 nights." Six months later, the Lord looked down and saw Noah weeping in his yard - but no Ark."Noah!," He roared, "I'm about to start the rain! Where is the Ark?" "Forgive me, Lord," begged Noah, "but things have changed." "I needed a Building Permit." "I've been arguing with the Boat Inspector about the need for a sprinkler system." "My homeowners association claim that I've violated the Neighborhood by-laws by building the Ark in my back yard and exceeding the height limitations. We had to go to the local Planning Committee for a decision." "Then the City Council and the Electricity Company demanded a shed load of money for the future costs of moving power lines and other overhead obstructions, to clear the passage for the Ark's move to the sea. I told them that the sea would be coming to us, but they would hear none of it." "Getting the wood was another problem. There's a ban on cutting local trees in order to save the Greater Spotted Barn Owl." "I tried to convince the environmentalists that I needed the wood to save the owls - but no go!" "When I started gathering the animals, PETA took me to court. They insisted that I was confining wild animals against their will. They argued the accommodations were too restrictive and it was cruel and inhumane to put so many animals in a confined space." "Then the Environmental Protection Agency ruled that I couldn't build the Ark until they'd conducted an environmental impact study on Your proposed flood." "I'm still trying to resolve a complaint with the Human Rights Commission on how many minorities I'm supposed to hire for my building crew." "The Immigration Dept. Is checking the visa status of most of the people who want to work." "The labor unions say I can't use my sons. They insist I have to hire only union workers with ark-building experience." "To make matters worse, the IRS seized all my assets, claiming I'm trying to leave the country illegally with endangered species." "So, forgive me, Lord, but it would take at least 10 years for me to finish this ark." "Suddenly the skies cleared, the sun began to shine and a rainbow stretched across the sky." Noah looked up in wonder and asked, "You mean you're not going to destroy the world?" "No," said the Lord. " The Government beat me to it."

Friday, April 19, 2013

Don't break the Elastic...

Read to the end, you will laugh Just picturing it happening. I love the thoughts she lives by!!! I didn't break the elastic... 888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888 Don't break the elastic! In April, Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday. Oprah asked her what she thought of growing older. And, there on television, she said it was 'exciting...' Regarding body changes, she said there were many, occurring every day.....like her breasts. They seem to be in a race to see which will reach her waist first. The audience laughed so hard they cried. She is such a simple and honest woman, with so much wisdom in her words! Maya Angelou said this: 'I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.' 'I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.' 'I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.' 'I've learned that making a 'living' is not the same thing as 'making a life..' 'I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.' 'I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back...' 'I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.' 'I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.' 'I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back...' 'I've learned that I still have a lot to learn...' 'I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.' Please send this to five phenomenal women today... And back to me if you think I’m one also. If you do, something good will happen: You will boost another woman's self-esteem If you don't....the elastic will break and your underpants will fall down around your ankles! Believe me, I didn't take any chances on MY elastic breaking.....I sent it to a lot of special women I care for...

Sunday, April 7, 2013

"That Summer" by Jo Huddleston~

THAT SUMMER An Inspirational Southern historical novel The Great Depression brings devastation to The Southern Appalachians but love’s triangle survives. To escape his poppa’s physical abuse and their dirt-poor farm life, Jim flees to an imagined prosperous city life where he can make his own choices, ignoring God patiently knocking on his heart’s door. Settled in town, Jim strays from God and the way of faith his momma taught him. He meets a girl and loses his heart … and meets another girl and loses his willpower. Jim wrestles with social and moral dilemmas as he makes a choice beside Caney Creek that will alter the lives of five people. That Summer is Book #1 in the Caney Creek Series. Book #2 and book #3 are scheduled to release in April 2013 and September 2013, respectively. Follow the Callaway family through all three books. Live their triumphs, sorrows, achievements, and losses. Walk along with them as they meet faith challenges and fight to regain a rightful place in God's plan. ````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Author BIO: Jo Huddleston is a multi-published author of books, articles, and short stories. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and a member of the Literary Hall of Fame at Lincoln Memorial University (TN). She holds a M.Ed. degree from Mississippi State University.
 Follow Jo on her Website * Blog * facebook * Goodreads * Amazon ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Here is my review for the first book in the Caney Creek Series: It all begins in the Appalachians of Southern Tennessee in 1928. On page 122 the preacher read from the Bible,,, Revelation 2:5 (NIV) Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place. This is only one of the Holy Scriptures the writer of this awesome novel has referred to in her book which is called "That Summer" I truly enjoyed reading this book! I am a Hillbilly,,,,but not as much as the people depicted in this story about family and friends in Sanford County, Tennessee. This story shows how the actions in our lives can effect not only our generation, but our children and extended family and friends. The Great Depression does bring a lot of hardships to many families, but love's triangle does survive the many problems. Another scripture was mentioned and it was my very favorite, well maybe one of my favorite ones. Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. I am so anxious to read the second and third book in the Caney Creek Series trilogy. Book two, "Living Beyond the Past" coming in April of 2013. "Claiming Peace" is book three coming out in September.

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 Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Calhoun Baptist Church News Easter Sunday March 31, 2013~

Calhoun Baptist Church News Easter Sunday March 31, 2013~ Rev. David Van Bebber, Pastor: Breakfast was prepared by Jim and Shirley Bilbrook for all to enjoy! After Sunday School was over and before the Worship Service began there was an Easter Egg Hunt in the Church’s yard. Our little church was full of Worshiper this wonderful Easter Day! Brother David greeted everyone with a welcome to worship the Lord this wonderful Sabbath Day in Spirit and in the Truth that comes only from God! There was a dedication of two little ones this morning. There were special prayers for each one and their families. This is the day we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. He offers forgiveness for our failures and offers redemption to sinners who ask Him for forgiveness. No matter how great the sin. We are reminded once again that this is the month to share our blessings the Lord has so graciously given to us with an offering to the “Anne “Armstrong Easter Offering” these offerings are used for “North American Missions”. We watched a film about how our offerings are used to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ here in America! Our Praise and Prayer Request time is a time for Praising God for answered prayers and a time for Prayer Request. Then Pastor David prays for each person listed for prayer. The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ changed everything, split time and turned the world on its head as it all played out on this date over 2000 years ago. The key scriptures for today’s sermon were John 20:1-10 & 19-23 NIV. The Empty Tomb 20 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. 2 So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!” 3 So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. 4 Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5 He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. 6 Then Simon Peter came along behind him and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, 7 as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus’ head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen. 8 Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. 9 (They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.) 10 Then the disciples went back to where they were staying. Also John 21: 15-17, John 21:15-17 (NIV) Jesus Reinstates Peter 15 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” 16 Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.” 17 The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep. Here we learn that our Jesus is the Lord of second chances. We can never fail too badly, we can never sin too much. Jesus uses Peter in these verses as an example of how He loves us so much even if we think we are not good enough for his forgiveness. The Lord is so good! The Holy Spirit has brought another Soul into the fold. She wants Jesus to always be her Saviour. She was Baptized after the Easter Services this morning! Prayers Concerns: The Family of Deloris Wyatt~ Laverne Roberts~ Ronnie Faulkenberry~ Carolyn Dew~ Gus Self~ Harold Wright~ Jim Vickers~ Kelly Marriott~ Janet High ~ Danny Henry ~Cathy Lamb ~ Elaine Motzinger~ Becky Schildknecht ~ Renee Brooks~ Men and women in the Services~ Pray for our Schools ~ Vacation Bible School. We have A Sunday School Class for each age group @ 10:00~ Worship Services @ 11 – “Prayer Services” and Bible Study @ 6:00 PM – Youth Group with Brother Dave & helper on Wednesdays at 7 P.M. R.A.’s & G.A.’s on Wednesdays at 7 P.M. Church Office is open Thursdays from 2-5 PM and Saturdays 10-11 AM We are located 3 blocks off 52 on V Highway Check out our Website: Calhounbaptist.org

Monday, March 18, 2013

Samantha Ryan Chandler / A Love Story…How God Pursued Me and Found Me



The CWA Review Crew- Christian Women Reviewing



A Book Review by Claudean Brown

A True Story Samantha Ryan Chandler / A Love Story…How God Pursued Me and Found Me
The tale of Samantha Ryan Chandler’s life is evocatively portrayed in her book: A Love Story, How God Pursued Me and Found Me. It tells of a life that is as disturbing and unsettling as it is uplifting and, in the end, gratifying. How “A girl from Nowhere, Louisiana” finds her way from such humble beginnings to live and walk amongst presidents and the supremely rich, only to find her trust and faith betrayed by those that she loved and trusted the most. She would be tested to the point where she began to doubt her own sanity and, at the moment of her greatest desperation and doubt, she was found by God and brought back from the brink of hopeless despair.




Blessed with an almost unquenchable optimism and a unique sense of humor, she relates the story of a life that will speak to those who have encountered abuse, unfairness and anguish. Her love for her children and her faith in God carried her through a crucible of fire and in the end, made her a better, stronger person, ready to carry on with a life that is again filled with love, joy and laughter. A Love Story, How God Pursued Me and Found Me will both inspire you and touch
your heart.

   A Love Story…How God Pursued Me and Found Me was runnerup in the 2012 National Indie Book Excellence Awards and now carries a sticker on hardbound copies. Samantha Ryan Chandler is also a Contributing Author for Southern Writers Magazine.



   Samantha Website

   https://twitter.com/SammieChandler

   http://www.linkedin.com/pub/samantha-ryan-chande/13/940/611



My review for the book  "A Love Story…How God Pursued Me and Found Me"

 Some people who have grown up with loving parents have no idea what it is like to be abused by the ones who are suspose to love you the most. Samantha tells how she was not taught about God and his ways. In telling her story she writes about how He was looking out for her well being a long time before she knew Him has her Savior and Lord of her life.

 You will like this book, although you might be a little skeptical  about some of the things she writes about that are suppose to be true. It is entirely up to you if you believe the story of her life or not.
 I do know that God is good and when it appeared that He had forgotten her, God was with her all of the time. She has found the plan and purpose God has planned for her and that is a lot more than a lot of folks can say for themselves. 
I especially like the part where she and a friend were co-founders for  a childerns ministry that does so much good for ill children. I would like to visit the land where she was baptized also!

 I will always wonder what her babies real names were. She called them by her own sweet names, instead of their real one. Also her mean husband was called a well known name instead of his real one.
 I would give this book a 10, but I guess I can not go up that far with ratings.
If you believe in God and his Angels you will like this book too!

 From page 78: Never forget to dance. I dance when I am happy but more importantly, I dance when I am sad. It does the heart good to feel this way losing yourself in music.




Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew

Bro. Dave continues his Sermons About the Coming of the Holy Spirt

John 16:13-15 (NIV)

13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. 15 All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”

In conclusion-

Matthew 7:22-23

New International Version (NIV)
22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

Friday, March 15, 2013

God Loves A Cheerful Giver

by What's My Part? on March 23, 2012
2 Corinthians 9:7
A Cheerful Giver-God Loves a Cheerful Giver-Christian GivingEach man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
This verse single-handedly sums up the reason Christians are to give. We are to give because…..God loves a cheerful giver. When Christians freely give, with a gracious heart, we please God.
God himself, is a cheerful giver. He loves when His children follow in his footsteps. Think about the many blessings God has so richly bestowed on you. He doesn’t bless you because he has to, or because he feels obligated to. He gives to us, because He loves us.
In Romans 9:32 it says, He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all–how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things. God was willing to give his own son for our sake, and He didn’t stop there. This verse reminds us that God graciously gives us all things.
From each breath you take, to the house you live in. From your job, to your children, to your ability to read and write, God has graciously given you all that you have, and the ability to do all that you can do. There is nothing given to you, that does not flow from the hand of God.
Meditate on his many blessings. Think about the cross, and the suffering that was endured for your sake. Know this of God, he is a gracious God, and he calls us to be gracious as well. He calls us to be cheerful givers, and to freely give to others, as he has done so with us.
When we begin to catch a glimpse of the graciousness bestowed on us as sinners, how can we not desire to please God? How can we not desire to be cheerful givers, and share some of what has so graciously been given to us?
If you love the Lord, strive to be a cheerful giver. Don’t hold back when it comes to giving. In Psalm 84:11 it says, For the Lord God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The LORD will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right. He withholds no good thing from us, and we are not to withhold any good thing from those in need.
Lord, please make me a cheerful giver. Help me to freely give to others, and glorify your name. Help me give to others in a way that pleases you. Help me to be gracious towards others, that I may reflect your graciousness towards me.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Larry Paul Sexton Obituary

Obituary for Larry Paul Sexton

Lifelong Fort Collins resident Larry Paul Sexton died Friday, March 8, 2013. Surrounded by family, Larry lost his short but valiant, bravely fought battle against stage IV lung cancer which attacked him with a vengeance. Larry was 53 years old at the time of his death.

Larry was born in Muscatine, Iowa, to Frank and Sharlet Sexton on July 18, 1959, on his Uncle Ben’s 19th birthday. They shared a very special bond beyond uncle and nephew from the very beginning. The family returned to Fort Collins when Larry was six months old and he spent the remainder of his life here. He attended Poudre and Centennial high schools. Like his father before him, he was an over the road truck driver his entire adult life and an owner operator for the past fifteen years.

On October 2, 1993, Larry married the love of his life Sherry Folkemer. Together they had two sons, Clint and Cody, which were his pride and joy! He loved his family dearly and whether doing school projects, scouting functions, extra-curricular sporting activities, or just family game night they were his biggest joy and he considered them his greatest accomplishment. Larry’s other interests included making mandolins, listening to Bluegrass music, cheering for the Broncos, and watching Professional Bull Riding. He was a born again, baptized Christian and a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Larry always had a smile on his face and a joke to tell. He brought a delightful sense of levity to any event he attended. He was a kind, sincere, polite and caring individual who never knew a stranger and never forgot a debt. He made a point of making sure the people he loved knew it. It is all of these special attributes that drew people to him and why this wide circle of friends and family will miss him so!

Larry is survived by his wife of almost 20 years, Sherry Sexton, of Fort Collins; sons Clinton Paul Sexton, 14, and Cody Lynn Sexton, 12, and his beloved hound dog, Bailey, also of Fort Collins; his mother Sharlet Sexton of Fort Collins, CO; his siblings Danny Sexton (Kathie) of La Porte, CO, Debbie Cromer (Jack) of Fort Collins, CO, Jeannie McGaughey (Dusty) of San Angelo, TX, and Joe Sexton (Donna) of Fort Collins, CO and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins who loved him dearly! He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Sexton.

The family would like to thank everyone at PVH, Centre Rehab Facility, and all of the caretakers – especially Becky and Dr. Matt Sorrenson. Also the family expresses deepest appreciation for the loving support, meals, visits and prayers of so many wonderful friends.

There will be a viewing Tuesday evening, March 12th, at Goes Funeral Care, 3665 Canal Drive, Suite E, Fort Collins, Colorado, from 5:00 to 7:00. The Celebration of Life service will be Wednesday morning, March 13th, at 10:00 at Larry and Sherry’s home church - The Redeemer Lutheran Church, 7755 Greenstone Trail, Fort Collins, Colorado. Pastor Tim Runtsch will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Redeemer church in memory of Larry Sexton. The funds will be given to Sherry and the boys for family expenses.

Today's Events

MAR 13

Celebration of Life

10:00AM - 11:30AM
Redeemer Lutheran Church
7755 Greenstone Trail
Fort Collins, CO, US, 80525

Previous Events

MAR 12

Visitation

05:00PM - 07:00PM
Goes Funeral Care & Crematory
3665 Canal Drive, Suite E
Fort Collins, CO, US, 80524
(970) 482-2221

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Roman Road to Salvation~

"For whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved."  
                                                    - Romans 10:13
How You Can Know God's Love

"There is a God in Heaven who loves you as you are and not as you should be."

Yes... you are right... there is a God. You know that must be true. The heart of
the human being longs for God, and logic demands divine existence.

While everyone believes God is... most sense separation from God. We
know God must be holy and good. We see ourselves as unholy and not good.
We conclude that God is angry with us and we cannot know Him.

Good News! This Testament of God's love is His Word to tell us that He loves
us as we are. That love will save us from our sin and make us what we should
be as God's children.


John 3:16
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that
whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life."


We hear Jesus say, "God so loved the world." God's love has no limitations.
He loves "so". More than we can imagine. He loves everyone - not just
some ones.

Romans 5:8 tells us that God loved us so that "when we were in our sin
Christ Jesus came to die for us."



Romans 3:23
"for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,"

This verse tells us that all people have sinned. We have fallen short of
God's intended purpose for us. God made us to know Him.... to receive His
love and to love him in return.

For love to be love... for God to be God... and for humans to be humans....
God gave us a choice. We can choose to love ourselves and turn to our
selfish pursuits. That is sin. In our sin we cannot know God and His love.
The result of sin is that we are lost... separated from God.

Romans 6:23
"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in
Christ Jesus our Lord."


Wages are just payment... due reward... what one has coming because of
labor. The just payment for our sin is death.

Death here means spiritual insensitivity. When we are still in our sin, we
have no life with God. We are alive physically but dead spiritually. If we
continue in that condition, we will be separated from God for all eternity.

The wages of sin is death. but God's free gift is eternal life. While wages
are earned, a gift is offered... no strings attached. God says He will give us
eternal life - life with Him - in the place of sin's payment of death.

How can God remain true to His holiness and forgive unholy sinners?
Because Jesus, His Son, has paid the price for sin by His death on the cross.

Second Corinthians 5:21 says, "He who knew no sin became sin for us, that
we may be made the righteousness of God through Him."


Jesus arose from the grave to conquer sin and death for all who receive Him
as God's free gift.

How can you receive God's free gift of love and life?

Romans 10:9-10
"that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart
that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a
person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he
confesses, resulting in salvation."


A person receives God's free gift of love and life by placing faith in Jesus
Christ. To believe is simply to take God at His word. With our heart
(whole believing) we believe that Jesus is God's Son who died for our sin
on the cross and arose from the grave to live in us as Savior and Lord.

To believe in Jesus will result in confessing that faith with one's mouth.

Do you acknowledge that your are a sinner?

Do you believe by faith that Jesus, God's Son, died for your sin on the cross?

Will you now confess Him as your Savior and Lord?

Romans 10:13
"for Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved."


This verse says that any person who will call upon the name of Jesus,
the Lord, shall be saved.

To call means simply to ask in prayer. The verse does not require one to
know more... do better... clean up one's life... or in any way try to add to
what Jesus has done for us.

Will you now call upon Jesus to save you from your sin so that you
can know God's love and forgiveness?


Pray like this: "Dear God, I confess that I am a sinner, and I am sorry. I need
a Savior. I know I cannot save myself. I believe by faith that Jesus, your
Son, died on the cross to be my Savior. I believe He arose from the grave
to live as my Lord. I turn from my sin. I ask You, Lord Jesus, to forgive my
sin and come into my heart. I trust you as my Savior and receive you as
my Lord. Thank you, Jesus, for saving me."


When anyone calls on the Lord in this manner, that one is saved according
to God's Word
. If you pray a prayer of repentance and faith, you are saved.
You have God's word on it.

If you have prayed this prayer to receive Christ as your Lord and Savoir, why
not record your decision to follow Jesus as follows. Often times, a good place
to write this would be inside the cover of your bible:

Believing by faith that God loves me and sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die
for my sin and arise from the grave to live in me, I, _______, do this day,
 ________, repent of my sin and accept Jesus Christ as my personal Lord
and Savior. According to the promise of God in Romans 10:13, I have
called upon His name and have His word for the assurance of my salvation. 
Do you need to speak to someone about questions you may have? If so, contact Need Him Ministries at 1-888-NEEDHIM (1-888-633-3446). To view the Need Him Channel at YouTube visit us online.

Adapted from "The Covenant of God's Love" by Richard Jackson, Jackson Center for
Evangelism, P.O. Box 99, Brownwood, Texas 76804, with permission. (c) 2000.
The Christian Net Group would like to express our sincere appreciation to Dr. Richard Jackson
 for his inspiring idea to use the book The Covenant of God's Love to share the good news
of Jesus Christ. Dr. Jackson, may God richly bless you and your ministry.


Scripture taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE (R), Copyright (c) 1960,
1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by the Lockman Foundation.
Used by permission.