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40 Days to a Joyful Motherhood by Sarah Humphrey

40 Days to a Joyful Motherhood by Sarah Humphrey    Devotional/Mother Abingdon  Press Wouldn't it be marvelous if mothering came with a concrete set of instructions ---an easy recipe we could follow? Instead, motherhood challenges women to find their faith, their true selves, and their family through daily doses of trial and error. It is a brilliant and healing time of life that is full of joy, pain, and beauty with a small side of crisis (and humor). What mothers do not know, they learn. And through this lifelong process of learning, they nurture and care for the most precious gifts on earth: children. In a modern society where moms often have a full and busy plate, these 10 minute daily devotions focus on six key topics of motherhood: * Self-acceptance * Self-care * Reconciling with grief, hope and expectations * Generosity * Presence * Forgiveness In addition to the devotions, these beautiful pages are adorned with handmade

Where Two Hearts Meet by Liz Johnson

Where Two Hearts Meet by Liz Johnson "A delightful, yummy tale of faith and finding truth at the lovely Red Door Inn." -- Rachel Hauck ,  New York Times  bestselling author In her kitchen at Rose's Red Door Inn, executive chef Caden Holt is calm, collected, and competent. But when her boss asks her to show off their beautiful island to impress a visiting travel writer and save the inn, Caden is forced to face a world much bigger than her kitchen--and a man who makes her wish she was beautiful. Journalist Adam Jacobs is on a forced sabbatical on Prince Edward Island. He's also on assignment to uncover a story. Instead he's falling in love with the island's red shores and Caden's sweets. When Caden discovers Adam isn't who she thought he was, she realizes that the article he's writing could do more than ruin the inn's chances for survival--it might also break her heart. Here's my review of this delicious romance: First, I

Homiletics - Romans 15

Contents ( not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture ):   Where?                                                                 Who? 1 1-2 We strong bear w/failings of weak, not to please ourselves; please neighbors to build them up. 2 3 Christ did not please self: insults have fallen on me. 3 4 Everything in past written to teach us so thru endurance taught in Scriptures and encouragement, we have hope. 4 5-6 May God Who gives endurance/encouragement give you attitude toward each other Christ had so you glorify God. 5 7 Accept another as Christ accepted you to bring praise to God. 6 8-12 Christ become servant of Jews so promised to patriarchs confirmed & Gents glorify G for mercy, written: I praise you among Gents; rejoice Gents w/His ppl; praise L, Gents, let all extol Him; Isa: Root of Jesse sprin

Tangled Webs by Irene Hannon

Tangled Webs by Irene Hannon Finn has packed away his combat instincts--but he may need them again when danger begins to stalk his quiet hideaway . . .  After a disastrous Middle East mission ends his six-year Army Ranger career, Finn McGregor needs some downtime. A peaceful month in the woods sounds like the perfect way to decompress. But peace isn't on the agenda once he crosses paths with publishing executive Dana Lewis, a neighbor who is nursing wounds of her own. Someone seems bent on disrupting her stay in the lakeside cabin she inherited from her grandfather. As Finn and Dana work together to discover who is behind the disquieting pranks, the incidents begin to take on a menacing tone. And when it becomes apparent Dana's foe may have deadly intent, Finn finds himself back in the thick of the action--ready or not. Bestselling author and three-time RITA Award winner Irene Hannon draws readers into a web o

Wild Montana Skies by Susan May Warren

Wild Montana Skies by Susan May Warren "Watching Kacey and Ben maneuver past hurts and fall back in love made for a perfect afternoon reading.  Wild Montana Skies  is a wonderful love story."--Dee Henderson , author of Taken The last thing Search and Rescue helicopter pilot Kacey Fairing needs upon returning home to Mercy Falls, Montana, is to run into her mistakes. After a devastating crash during her recent military tour in Afghanistan, she is emotionally broken but ready to start putting her life back together. She just wants to reconnect with her teenage daughter and spend the summer working as the new lead pilot of PEAK Rescue in Glacier National Park. But her mistakes aren't so easily forgotten. Because Ben King is also back in town. Country music star Ben King abandoned his past when he moved to Nashville thirteen years ago to start his career. He hoped to heal his broken heart, caused by losing

Homiletics - Romans 14

Contents ( not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture ):   Where?                                                                 Who? 1 1-2 Accept one whose faith=weak w/o quarreling; One faith allows eat anything, another (weak) only eats veggies. 2 3 One who eats everything not treat w/contempt one who doesn’t, one who doesn’t mustn’t judge one who does, God accepted them. 3 4 Who are you to judge another’s servant? To their master they stand or fall, L can make them stand. 4 5-6 One considers one day more sacred, another considers every day alike.   Each fully convinced.   Whoever regards 1 day special, does so to L; whoever eats meat, does so to L, whoever abstains, does so to L & gives thx. 5 7-9 None lives/dies for selves alone; we live/die for L, we belong to L; this why Christ died/ret’d to life so He be L of living &am