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When Love Arrives by Johnnie Alexander

When Love Arrives by Johnnie Alexander Dani had planned to spy on Brett--so how did she end up on a date with him?  Dani Prescott can't believe the lie Brett Somers is trying to sell to the media. During an interview about the plane crash that killed his parents, he blamed Dani's mother. But the crash killed her as well. Vowing to restore her mother's reputation, Dani has been following Brett and taking photos, hoping to find something she can use to discredit him. But when she catches his eye instead, she quickly finds herself agreeing to a date. Brett knows this mystery girl is hiding something--but he's got his own secrets to keep. What will happen when he discovers who she really is? Here's my review of this engaging love story: First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Johnnie Alexander and her publisher for sending me a copy of "When Love Arrives" to review for th

Homiletics - Romans 10

Contents ( not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture ):   Where?                                                                 Who? 1 1-2 Heart’s desire/prayer=Israelites saved; they zealous for G, but not based on knowledge. 2 3-4 They not know/submit to G’s righteousness; Christ=righteousness for everyone who believes. 3 5 Moses writes about righteousness: ”person who does these things will live by them.” 4 6-7 Righteousness by faith says: do not say in heart, who ascend into heaven (to bring Christ down) or who descend into deep (to bring Christ up from dead). 5 8-9 What it say?   “word is near you, in your mouth & heart”, msg concerning faith we proclaim: if you declare w/mouth: “J is Lord” & believe in heart God raised him from dead, you saved. 6 10 w/heart you believe/are justified, w/mo

Homiletics - Romans 9

Contents ( not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture ):   Where?                                                                 Who? 1 1-2 I spk truth in Christ, conscience confirms thru HS, I have great sorrow/anguish in heart. 2 3-5 Could wish I cursed/cut off from Christ for sake of Israel; theirs=adoption, divine glory, covenants, law, temple worship, promises, patriarchs; from them=Messiah. 3 6-8 Not tho G’s word failed; not all descended from Is=Is; nor descendants all Abe’s children, “thru Isaac offspring reckoned”; not phys children=God’s, but children of promise. 4 9-13 Promise: I return, Sarah have son; Rebekah’s children conceived @ same time by Isaac; before twins born: “older will serve younger”; written: “Jacob loved, Esau hated”. 5 14-15 God unjust? No; to M: “I have mercy on who I have mercy, compassion on whom I

Homiletics - Romans 8

Contents ( not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture ):   Where?                                                                 Who? 1 1-4 No condemnation for those in Christ bec law of S set you free from law of sin & death; what law powerless to do bec it weakened by flesh, God did by sending Son in likeness of sinful flesh to be sin offering; He condemned sin in flesh that righteous requirement of law be fully met in us who live according to S. 2 5-8 Those who live according to flesh have minds set on flesh desires, those who live according to Spirit have mind set on Spirit desires; mind governed by flesh=death, is hostile to G, doesn’t submit to G’s law & can’t; mind governed by Spirit=life & peace; those in realm of flesh cannot please G. 3 9-11 You not in realm of flesh, but in realm of Spirit if Spirit of G lives in you, if anyone not have Spirit of Christ, the