Do you long for something more in your relationship with God? Sharon Jaynes understands what it’s like to have a “glory ache” --- a longing to experience God’s presence on a daily basis. She also knows how easily working for God can get in the way of intimacy with God. And she’s discovered that we tend to make our faith journey much too hard. Sharon uses Scripture and story to help you erase the line between your “spiritual life” and your “daily life” as you enter the sanctuary of God’s presence even in the middle of your busy, messy day.
Every Christian parent today wrestles with the challenge of how to raise kids in a God-honoring, morally sound way. In ETCHED . . . UPON MY HEART, Jill Kelly offers up the unforgettable episodes of her life --- some sorrowful, others filled with joy. For the many other Christian mothers who also long to pass on their hard-won knowledge of God's steadfast love and healing grace to their children, Kelly's down-to-earth reflections provide an inspiring example.
Marian Parsons shares dozens of new projects, ideas, and DIY adventures, reminding us that homes don't have to be magazine material to be special, comfortable, and inviting. The goal you're working toward is home: one whose walls and rooms tell the story of the family who lives there. So uncover your God-given creativity ---- be encouraged, be willing, and be inspired.
Everyone dreams about places to see, people to meet, and things to do in their lifetime. But too often we lose sight of those dreams and get buried in everyday busyness and demands. MORE THAN A BUCKET LIST will inspire you to seize and act on a range of dreams and includes ideas to make lasting memories. The compilation is divided thematically and blended with Scripture and personal stories to help you create your own bucket list.
In PRAYER WARROIR MOM, author Marla Alupoaicei helps moms break through to blessing for themselves and their children using 15 life-transforming principles. Readers will learn how to pray Scripture, stand in the gap for their kids, discern God’s will, arm their children against the powers of darkness, and much more. This book inspires modern-day moms looking for a biblical, fun-to-read, and relevant resource for navigating the challenges of parenting a new generation.
Bloomfield is a place we could all call home. Here, the residents enjoy a splash fountain in the town square, dine at the "Fancy Schmantsy" on tree-lined Main Street, and dream of reaching the 10,000 population mark --- only 22 more folks to go! The Bloomfield Garden Club, an all-ages group of lovable oddballs that will stop at nothing to make everything beautiful, maintains this piece of heaven on earth. But even such idyllic places as this have their share of dramatic characters and
stories to be told.
When Kim de Blecourt and her husband decided to adopt a child from Ukraine, nothing could have prepared them for the twisted nightmare they would endure. During the year-long struggle to take their newly adopted little boy from the post-Soviet country's corrupt social service and judicial systems, de Blecourt was insulted, physically assaulted and arrested. Her fear and loneliness drove her to the brink of spiritual despair, but God had no intention of abandoning her or her family. Her amazing story offers dramatic proof that God's light shines on even in the deepest darkness.
A Note from Carol
Thus far this year has been a fabulous one for readers. And reading ahead I will share that there are more great books ahead!
Tell us your current reading recommendations with your comments and a rating of 1 to 5 stars. During the contest period from May 24th to June 7th, FIVE lucky readers each will be randomly chosen to win a copy of BIG BROTHER by Lionel Shriver, THE KILL ROOM by Jeffery Deaver, and REVENGE WEARS PRADA: The Devil Returns by Lauren Weisberger.
We all know that The Great Gatsby will be coming to theaters this month. But there are a number of other films releasing in May that you may want to check out, including Iron Man 3, The Iceman, Epic and Shadow Dancer. If you want to stay inside and need some options for TV viewing, tryBehind the Candelabra,which premieresMay 26th on HBO, or pop in a DVD of Jack Reacher, Safe Haven, or Cloud Atlas.