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Rescue Me by Susan May Warren

Rescue Me by Susan May Warren Montana Rescue #2 Deputy Sam Brooks is committed to keeping the town of Mercy Falls safe. But when a deadly storm strikes, Sam must abandon all his safety rules to rescue the woman he's falling in love with. Here's my review of this wonderful read:   First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Susan May Warren and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Rescue Me" 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. “Rescue Me” by Susan May Warren is the exciting second offering in the Montana Rescue Series.   This novel follows the rescue efforts of Deputy Sam Brooks and his tumultuous romantic entanglements. He is crazy about Sierra while Sierra’s sister, Willow, is in love with Sam.   When a youth group trip leads Willow and Sam into a fight for th

Homiletics: John 13:1-30

Changing up the template as I've seen other people's homiletics and adopted some of their styles: Content ( not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line ) : 1. Just b4 PO Fstvl, J knew hr cm to lv wrld go Fr, hvng Y d His own in wrld He Y d them to end (1) 2. Eve ml, dvl prmptd Judas btray J; J knew Fr put all thngs undr His pwr, He cm frm G/was retg 2 G (2-3) 3. He got up frm ml, tk off outr clothg, towl arnd waist; pourd h2o bgan wash Disc ft, drying w/towl (4-5) 4. He cm 2 SP: L u going wsh my ft? J: u realize what I doing, but l8r u undstd (6-7) 5. P: No, u nvr wash my ft, J: unless I wash, u hv no part w/me; P: L not jst ft but hands/head as well (8-9) 6. J: those who had bath need only wash ft, whole bdy cln, u cln tho evry1 ; He knew who btray (10-11)   7. Whn fin washg, put on clothes, ret’d to place: Do u undstd what I done 4u? (12) 8. U call me L&Tchr, rghtly so, that wht I am; Now tht I, L&Tchr wshd ur ft u s

Control Girl by Shannon Popkin

Control Girl by Shannon Popkin    Christian Living Kregel "I control because I care." "I just want to be sure of a happy ending." "I worry that everything is spinning out of control." Many women can identify with statements like these. They have a compulsion to make everything turn out just right and are willing to do anything to make it happen. But this unbalanced pursuit of control makes those around them anxious and defensive. And when they realize control is slipping from their grasp, they lose control of themselves and react in anger or fear. Shannon Popkin knows this struggle inside and out. Keeping her inner Control Girl hidden is a full-time job. Thankfully, she also knows another very important truth: no woman has to be a Control Girl. In this encouraging book, Shannon invites seven Control Girls from the Bible into the conversation. She examines each story for the moments in which grasping for control circumvented

Homiletics: John 12

Contents ( not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line ): 1 1-3 6d b4 Pass J2Beth dinr Marth servd, Laz@tbl; Mary $$$$ perf J ft, wipe w/hair, hs filld frag 2 4-6 Judas, l8r betray obj: why wasn’t perf sold, wrth 1y wages, didn’t care abt poor, thief 3 7-9 Lv alone, she sv perf 4my burial, u alwys hv poor; MW lg crwd came bec of J & 2C Laz 4 10-13 CP md plans kill Laz-on acct o hm mny bel; Nxt dy grt crwd: Hos! Blest=He cm in nom o L 5 14-16 J fnd dnky, sat, as writn: Dtr Zion, c ur king cming seatd on dnky colt; @ 1 st Disc undrstd 6 17-19 crwd w/Him whn Laz raisd spread wd; Mny went 2 Him; Phar: lk how wrld gone aftr Him 7 20-23 Som Gks to Phil: we like 2CJ; Phil 2 Andrw, Phil&Andrw told J: hr cm 4 SoM be glrfd 8 24 VTITY unle

Making Marriage Beautiful by Dorothy Littell Greco

Making Marriage Beautiful by Dorothy Littell Greco    Marriage David C. Cook What makes a marriage beautiful? Honesty? Compatibility? Physical and emotional intimacy? All of these are important, but there's one component that determines the quality and longevity of a marriage more than anything else: a willingness to grow. Because a wedding joins together two imperfect people, all couples experience disappointment, conflict, and pain. How husbands and wives respond to these challenges determines the kind of people they will become and the kind of marriage they will have. Making Marriage Beautiful reveals how the pursuit of Christ results in profound transformation for both the individual and the marriage. Rather than offering clichés and formulas, Greco relies on candor, humor, and real life stories to bring encouragement and wisdom to all couples, regardless of whether they have been married four weeks or forty years.    Meet the Author Dorothy Lit

The Dog Who Was There by Ron Marasco

The Dog Who was There by Ron Marasco   Biblical Fiction Thomas Nelson No one expected Barley to have an encounter with the Messiah. He was homeless, hungry, and struggling to survive in first century Jerusalem. Most surprisingly, he was a dog. But through Barley's eyes, the story of a teacher from Galilee comes alive in a way we've never experienced before. Barley's story begins in the home of a compassionate woodcarver and his wife who find Barley as an abandoned, nearly-drowned pup. Tales of a special teacher from Galilee are reaching their tiny village, but when life suddenly changes again for Barley, he carries the lessons of forgiveness and love out of the woodcarver's home and through the dangerous roads of Roman occupied Judea. On the outskirts of Jerusalem, Barley meets a homeless man and petty criminal named Samid. Together, Barley and his unlikely new master experience fresh struggles and new revelations. Soon Barley is swept up into the curr

Homiletics: John 11

Contents ( not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line ): 1 1-4 Lz sick, Bethny, M&M (Mry pour perf/wipe ft w/hair): L,1u Y =sick; J: end death, 4 G glry 2 5-8 J Y Mrth/sis/Lz; hrd sick,stayd 2 mor d; 2Dsc: Lets go Judea; Rab, Jws tried stn u & u go bk? 3 9-10 J: arn’t 12h daylt, any wlk daytm stmbl see by wrld lt; Whn pers wlk@nt stmbl, hv no lt 4 11-13 Lz falln asleep I go wk up;Dsc:L if sleep, gt bttr; J spkg o death disc thot mean natrl sleep 5 14-16 He: Lz=ded &I glad I thr so u bel, lets go 2 hm;Thos 2 disc: lets go tht we may die w/Hm 6 17-19 On arr J fnd Lz in tomb 4d; Bethny<2mi 2="" amp="" bro="" cm="" cmfrt="" font="" frm="" jerus="" jws="" loss="" m="" m