Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from December, 2011

Bible Study: The Acts of the Holy Spirit - A Study of the book of Acts - Chapter 12

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes on the book of Acts. I felt a great sense of urgency to publish them rather than waiting until I had the time to pretty them up. Thank you and I pray that God blesses and encourages you through this material. Stay strong. Live in the Spirit. Encourage each other. Pray. Jesus is coming… Stacey Take a few minutes to pray and savor chapter 12 of the book of Acts. Read it with the thought in mind that this is the first display of the power of the Holy Spirit working through man – aside from Christ, that is. Imagine what the Spirit can do through you if you let Him! Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations… 12:2 – “The next martyr we meet with, according to St. Luke, in the History of the Apostles' Acts, was James the son of Zebedee, the elder brother of John, and a relative of our Lord; for his mother Salome was cousin-german t

Bible Study: The Acts of the Holy Spirit - A Study of the book of Acts - Chapter 11

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes on the book of Acts. I felt a great sense of urgency to publish them rather than waiting until I had the time to pretty them up. Thank you and I pray that God blesses and encourages you through this material. Stay strong. Live in the Spirit. Encourage each other. Pray. Jesus is coming… Stacey Take a few minutes to pray and savor chapters 10 & 11 of the book of Acts. Read it with the thought in mind that this is the first display of the power of the Holy Spirit working through man – aside from Christ, that is. Imagine what the Spirit can do through you if you let Him! Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations… 11:1-3 – Peter was being criticized for ministering to uncircumcised gentiles. 11:4-8 – God made all animals clean for eating. Previously, He declared certain animals unclean. See Leviticus 11. Making all animals c

“Waiting for Dawn” by Susan May Warren

Here is my review of this incredible novella: First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Susan May Warren and her publisher for sending me an electronic copy of "Waiting For Dawn" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. Susan May Warren’s novella “Waiting for Dawn” is the prequel to her fabulous first novel in the Team Hope Series, “Flee the Night”. In this incredible back story, Jim Micah has been captured behind enemy lines and is awaiting rescue while encouraging scriptures and thoughts about how he would behave differently if he ever again got the opportunity to see the woman he loves. Lacey Galloway works for the Department of Defense, so she has access to information that leads her to believe she knows where to look for her long-time friend and Green Beret. So she takes a leave of absence and jumps on a plain to elicit help to rescue Micah – help from Micah’s best friend and Lacey’s former beau, John Montgomery. This action-

“Everyday Spiritual Warfare” by Amy Barkman

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today's Wild Card author is: Amy Barkman and the book: Everyday Spiritual Warfare Next Step Books (September 8, 2011) ***Special thanks to Christy Delliskave of Next Step Books for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Amy Barkman is the Director of Voice of Joy Ministries, a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, and the pastor of Mortonsville United Methodist church. She and her husband Gary live in Danville, KY and

Bible Study: The Acts of the Holy Spirit - A Study of the book of Acts - Chapter 10

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes on the book of Acts. I felt a great sense of urgency to publish them rather than waiting until I had the time to pretty them up. Thank you and I pray that God blesses and encourages you through this material. Stay strong. Live in the Spirit. Encourage each other. Pray. Jesus is coming… Stacey Take a few minutes to pray and savor chapter 10 of the book of Acts. Read it with the thought in mind that this is the first display of the power of the Holy Spirit working through man – aside from Christ, that is. Imagine what the Spirit can do through you if you let Him! Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations… 10:1 – centurion – commander of a unit of at least 100 soldiers. 10:2 – Although not a Jew, Cornelius believed in the Jewish teaching that there is one God. 10:6 – Peter was staying with a tanner. Jews weren’t supposed to asso

Bible Study: The Acts of the Holy Spirit - A Study of the book of Acts - Chapter 9

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes on the book of Acts. I felt a great sense of urgency to publish them rather than waiting until I had the time to pretty them up. Thank you and I pray that God blesses and encourages you through this material. Stay strong. Live in the Spirit. Encourage each other. Pray. Jesus is coming… Stacey Take a few minutes to pray and savor chapter 9 of the book of Acts. Read it with the thought in mind that this is the first display of the power of the Holy Spirit working through man – aside from Christ, that is. Imagine what the Spirit can do through you if you let Him! Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations… 9:1-9 – Paul shares his testimony of this event in Acts 26:9-18 and Galatians 1:11-18. 9:1-2 – Saul was deeply committed to the persecution of Jesus’ followers. 9:3-6 – Saul needed a dramatic conversion because he was so bent on

The Common English Bible

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to the Editors and their publisher for sending me a copy of "The Common English Bible" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me. Recently, I had the privilege of reading the Common English Bible for the purpose of review. This translation is the result of a cross-denominational translation project. I received the Thinline Bible DecoTone Tan/Brick Red, and I really like the size. It’s about the same as a trade paperback. And it feels like soft, supple leather in my hand. Personally, I adore reading a Bible I like to hold. The 9 pt. font size is easy to read, and I am beginning to need magnifying glasses for my compact size translations. This would be a wonderful Bible for personal reading when you don’t want to be distracted by commentary notes and references. While visiting the website, I learned t

“On the Path with God” by Erwin W. Lutzer

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today's Wild Card author is: Erwin W. Lutzer Photographed by: John and Debora Scanlan and the book: On the Path with God Harvest House Publishers (July 1, 2011) ***Special thanks to Karri | Marketing Assistant, Harvest House Publishers for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR and PHOTOGRAPHERS: Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer, Senior Pastor of The Moody Church since 1980, is an award-winning author of more than 20 books including Walking with God. He’s a celebrated

REVIEW: A Wedding Blunder In The Black Hills by Kim O'Brien

“A Wedding Blunder in the Black Hills” by Kim O’Brien is a wonderfully twisting romance that tickles the funny bone and deals sensitively with some important issues. Millie Hogan is a woman with a dream and a reputation. Never able to cut the apron strings and leave home, she wants a career in acting that will take her away from her meddlesome mother and the reputation she can’t outrun. David Denvers is also from Deer Park, South Dakota, but he is returning home after having made a life for himself in California. Taking over his father’s dental practice and moving home with his son, Bart, after the death of his wife, David finds himself at the clutches of his own matchmaking mom. In a clever plot to “non-date,” Millie and David come up with a brilliant plan to keep their mothers off of their backs. After all, Millie doesn’t deserve a great guy like David and David is long over his high school crush on Millie. The plan is pretend to date until after the winter carnival. By then,

Bible Study: The Acts of the Holy Spirit - A Study of the book of Acts - Chapter 8

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes on the book of Acts. I felt a great sense of urgency to publish them rather than waiting until I had the time to pretty them up. Thank you and I pray that God blesses and encourages you through this material. Stay strong. Live in the Spirit. Encourage each other. Pray. Jesus is coming… Stacey Take a few minutes to pray and savor chapter 8 of the book of Acts. Read it with the thought in mind that this is the first display of the power of the Holy Spirit working through man – aside from Christ, that is. Imagine what the Spirit can do through you if you let Him! Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations… 8:1-3 – was this experience the thorn in Paul’s flesh? This was the beginning of his career as a persecutor of Christians. 8:5 – When Philip escaped persecution in Jerusalem (see verse 1), he went to Samaria to preach. Remembe