What better way to follow Jehovah Shalom than with Jehovah Rohi. From the 23rd Psalm, this name of God gives reason why we can be at peace.
The last book I read truly provided an oasis during a very busy time. Do you ever get that kind of stress? Like you’re a basketball going from one thing to another, always moving, always full of energy. So when any downtime came – and I mean ANY: grocery lines, carpool, dentist waiting room (just a handful of places I enjoyed over the past two weeks) – I pulled out this book and was wafted away to small town, south of Ft. Worth, with amiable people and a warm inviting story. Continue reading
“Peace I leave you. My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you.” John 14:27
Have you ever been the beneficiary of this type of peace? I don’t mean everyday contentment. I’m talking about a supernatural version. The kind of peace that just doesn’t make sense. Stephen facing a stone-wielding angry mob certainly displayed this type of peace as well as other martyrs. But I don’t think we have to be in the act of giving our lives for our faith to glimpse the amazing serenity from the God, Who is peace. Continue reading
Colleen Coble has become one of my favorite authors. The first of her stories that I read, Tidewater Inn, riveted me and had me up most of the night because I couldn’t set it aside. And the premise of her newest story, Butterfly Palace, had me drooling! “Jane Eyre meets Downton Abbey in Austin, Texas.” What a concept! Continue reading
While fathoming our amazing God provides an impossible struggle for our finite minds, analyzing His names through scripture offers glimpses of His amazing character.
Today’s name is Jehovah Shalom, The Lord is Peace, used only in Judges 6:24. I find it interesting that the Lord is proclaimed as peace in such a violent book of the Bible. Strangely enough, His name doesn’t come out at the end of a battle. In fact, Gideon announces His name as Peace before the battles. Gideon has been discussing with a messenger of the Lord what He was planning to do. Although Gideon believed the man to be sent from God, he was devastated to realize that He was “the Angel of the Lord.” Continue reading
I’m so excited to host author Keisha Bass today. Her debut novel, Permanent Resident at the Purse Table, has just released. Don’t you love the name? Seriously, it brings up all of the insecurities I had as a child and still struggle with.
And though I haven’t read the book in it’s entirety, I did get to critique on some of the initial chapters. Keisha just gifted me with my very own signed copy this weekend and I can’t wait to put it to good use! Here’s the premise of the story: Continue reading
What an amazing perspective!
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This e-book is full of faith and forgiveness, humor and heart! Continue reading
Remember when I mentioned my short story, Java Jive in yesterday’s post about A Dozen Apologies free days? I mentioned it was a final in the Splickety Love/My Book Therapy Flash Fiction contest!
Well, I just got my copy of Splickety Love Magazine! And I won! My short story, Java Jive placed first in the Splickety Love/My Book Therapy contest!
Oh my gosh! What a day! A Dozen Apologies is rising in the Amazon rankings. My fam and I performed at a Dessert Theater. And now I’ve won the first place prize – after I’d completely convinced myself that I wouldn’t, so it wouldn’t be too much of a let down! LOL!
This is a Valentine’s Day to remember! *Squealing and dancing!
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Wow is that an understatement. Sort of like saying she’s not entirely graceful. Or that the things she works on are sometimes less than successful. Continue reading