Friday, September 1, 2017

Faith Without Borders - Book Giveaway


Goodreads Book Giveaway

Faith Without Borders by Virginia  Martin

Faith Without Borders

by Virginia Martin

Giveaway ends September 30, 2017.
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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Finding God when you need Him most - Book Review





Pastor Chip Ingram uses his own personal stories, as well as those of people he has encountered, to talk to us about God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. He uses inspiring Psalms to bring home the message of salvation, repentance, hope, and faith, among other things. I highly recommend taking this spiritual journey to get to know the loving God we serve better or to encounter him for the first time.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Update: Faith Without Borders Devotional Study Guide

           
             Working Book Cover for study guide




New book cover for devotional

God recently put in my head to change the cover to the devotional I wrote, Faith Without Borders. The change was to make the book cover softer and more appealing.  I am pleased, and I believe God is too, with the result.  Part of the proceeds of the sale of the devotional benefit my local church.  My plan is to do a study guide for the devotional titled, Walk In Faith, to be published in November, 2017.

The study guide will go into each chapter more, and will have questions to prompt reflective thought about the topic of the chapter.  I will have new bible verses and quotes for inspiration and encouragement. My plan is to hold a four to six week study at home once the guide is published. I have participated in the Women's Ministry at my local church as a co-facilitator for a few bible studies, and I find that I enjoy the fellowship and sharing of God's word.  

Below are some bible verses and inspiring quotes that will be in the study guide:

"...would not God have discovered it, since he knows the secrets of the heart." - Psalm 44:21

"If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God.  If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ." --1 Peter 4:11

Enlightenment brings reflection, and ignorance brings sorrow.

God defines me, not man or society.  I am confident because I am wonderfully made by God.

"In your anger do not sin, when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent." - Psalm 4:4

Most importantly, if you are facing strife and are full of stress: "Be still and know that God is God."

God, I bow before you in humble repentance for the idols that I allowed to replace you in my heart.

"I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity." - Chronicles 29:17


I look forward to sharing more of the study guide with you throughout the upcoming months. I pray for God's guidance in writing it and hope it brings Him all the glory. It is not about me or what I write, but all about His word and unconditional love.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Book Review: Control by Laura Marie Altom


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Ella Patton works at a local Walmart in a small town, far  away from a loveless marriage and abusive husband. She lives one day at a time, though she feels half of her is dead, the half that knew how to love. Now there are only deep scars and a resolve not to let any man hurt her again.   That is until she meets the handsome, and charming, Liam Stone.

Liam Stone is used to having control over everything, especially women. His money buys him anything he wants, and he uses it to offer Ella a proposition that she cannot resist.  This starts them on a steamy, rollercoaster relationship, where falling in love is not an option.    Can Ella finally find love again in Liam? Will Liam let his defenses down long enough to realize he cannot live without Ella?  In an unexpected turn of events, they find that you can only run so fast from your past, before it catches up with you.  

This was an enjoyable, entertaining, fast read romance.  You cannot help but root for Liam and Ella to get their act together and live happily ever after. But do fairy tales really exist?   Laura Marie Altom does an excellent job in keeping the reader engaged from beginning to end.  

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Hope Without Borders: Goodreads Book Giveaway



Goodreads Book Giveaway

Hope Without Borders by Virginia  Martin

Hope Without Borders

by Virginia Martin

Giveaway ends March 12, 2017.
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Hope without Borders is a guided inspirational journal that opens your spiritual soul to reflective thought with quotes and questions that also encourage you to record life as it happens.

Introduction

Reflective thought leads you to understand that each day is valuable, full of lessons to learn, kindness to show, and words to encourage.  A reflective person no longer walks aimlessly, or stands by while life passes them by. They are present, engaged in the moment, enjoying what makes them come alive.

Living a reflective life stems from having a spiritually rich soul. You have an awareness and a deep understanding of who you are, acknowledging that the challenges, experiences, and the highs and lows of life allow for your personal growth and maturity.