Announcing Prayers for New Brides!

Prayers for New Brides 3DsmAs the release of Prayers for New Brides has approached, I have found my excitement growing and growing.  Today, it is my pleasure, on behalf of Jennifer O. White and New Leaf Press to be hosting this launch party.  I hope you are having a blast. I have to thank Jennifer for her tireless efforts and presence.  As many of you are aware, over the last few weeks, Jennifer hosted a New Brides study group utilizing the first 15 chapters of the book.  I have had the pleasure to be a part of the group and see the stories of hope and change thanks to this God-inspired book.

I’d also like to take a moment to thank tonight’s sponsors who have generously donated for the event.

ValMarie Paper – His & Hers Marriage Field Journals
Willow Lane Prints – Special Dates Printable
Shabby Abbys Attic - Perfect Marriage and Be Still Inspirational, Distressed-Wood Signs
Erika Dawson – Kindle ebook, Pray Truth:Praying God’s Word for my Husband’s Heart
New Leaf Press – Prayers for New Brides, $20 Amazon Gift Cards, $20 iTunes Gift Cards, and a 3-day, 2-night stay at Chateau on the Lake in Branson, Missouri!

 

Please check out these free Printable Prayers for the Wedding from our amazing author! To keep up with Jennifer and all of the great work she’s doing, subscribe to her blog and get your free chapter of Prayers for New Brides today!

In the meantime, scroll down to get your raffle entries in and then head back over to the party so you don’t miss out on the fun and random giveaways! Continue Reading →

Because of Faith (Part 2)

faithitWhat is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope
for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see.
So, you see, it is impossible to please God without faith.
Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that there
is a God and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.
Hebrews 11:1, 6 tlb

Your faith in God today is your lifeline to His heartbeat. Faith is the hand that reaches up and takes hold of God’s promises and gathers in the spiritual treasures that are found in Christ. Faith sees the sunshine of God’s face, even when there are dark clouds all around.

It is quite an experience the first time someone flies in a plane. The sky may be covered with dark clouds, but soon after takeoff, the plane breaks through the clouds. The passenger quickly discovers
that the sky is still blue and the sun is still shining, even though things look quite differently below.

What things are possible for you today through faith? All things are possible, because your faith is in the God who knows no impossibilities.

  • When the things that you are experiencing don’t make sense, faith says, “God knows what He is doing.”
  • When your resources don’t match your need, faith says, “God is my
    provider.”
  • When you are fearful to take the next step, faith says, “God will not
    fail me.”
  • When you’re not sure what to do next, faith says, “God will guide me.”
  • When you are in a situation that seems impossible, faith says,
    “Nothing is too hard for the Lord.”

When I was a new Christian living in Southern California, I applied to a Bible school in the Midwest. The school accepted my application. Along with the application, the school sent me the date that they wanted me to arrive and start my classes. I bought a plane ticket and started getting things in order. The night before my flight, the local weather forecast reported that the area would be covered with thick fog in the morning. My flight was scheduled to leave early that morning. Instead of worrying about it, I got on my
knees and asked the Lord to lift the fog. By faith, I knew that God would answer that prayer. I told the person who was taking me to the airport that God would lift the fog, and that my flight would not be canceled. The next morning we headed out to the airport under clear skies.

Where will your faith journey with God lead you today? Whatever the step may be, wherever the path may lead, you can be certain that your obedience of faith will always bring you into His best.

Today is Your Best Day is packed with 60 life-changing devotions written by DaySpring senior writer and co-founder, Roy Lessin.

Dispel the Doubt: Eternity is Too Long to be Wrong!

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Writers are always asked, “What inspired you to write this book? What were you hoping to accomplish?” That was no different with this, my latest book and so I thought I’d share that with you all today.

Hell is for Real was written because I am deeply concerned about the present culture in America that seems to have adopted the attitude that everyone who dies goes to heaven. Many Americans, especially the Boomers, Busters, Mosaics, Millennials and of course the Gen-Xers, have bought into the idea that only Hitler, Stalin and other notorious murderers go to Hell. The rest of us, since we are really not too bad, go to Heaven.

To me and a number of others to whom I have spoken, this seemed to be the underlying message of the book and movie, Heaven is for Real, read and viewed by millions of Americans who grab anything that supports their universalistic view of the afterlife. Continue Reading →

Jesus Unmasked

Proof: The Bible is Supernatural

If someone claimed that the Declaration of Independence is a brilliant document, all we need to do is study the Declaration itself to draw our own conclusion. Similarly, all we need to do is read the pages of the Bible to determine if it is indeed supernatural.

The New Testament claims that the Old Testament is loaded with fuzzy pictures that are actually pictures of Jesus Christ.

  • jesus unmaskedJesus is the Ark
  • Jesus is the Door
  • Jesus is the Water
  • Jesus is the Bread
  • Jesus is the Bronze Serpent
  • Jesus is Tabernacle
  • Jesus is the Sabbath
  • Jesus is 7 Festivals
  • Jesus is the I AM

Jesus Unmasked reveals over thirty Old Testament stories that point to Jesus Christ Himself. What were once shadowy pictures of redemption in the Old Testament became a Technicolor reality when Jesus Christ was born.Prepare to meet Jesus in the Old Testament. Prepare to take a whirlwind tour through the Bible and see the perfect, brilliant harmony that proves, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that God wrote a book. Only God could write one story through dozens of authors over thousands of years about one man without a single contradiction. Jesus Unmasked proves that God wrote a book and you can stake your eternity on it.



Jesus is God

Not only did Jesus claim to be God, He proved it by pointing to the Old Testament to reveal that Moses and the prophets were actually writing about Him.
You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me (John 5:39).
Here are just two jaw-dropping examples taken from “Jesus Unmasked” (available at wretchedradio.com)

The Feast of Tabernacles
Feast of TabernaclesThis feast was established by God in @1425 BC (Leviticus 23:33-44). The Jews were to annually commemorate God’s faithfulness by re-enacting their living conditions during the wilderness wanderings. They were to live in a tabernacle (tent or “booth”) for a week and perform symbolic religious ceremonies.
Colossians 2:16, 17 tells us that this festival was actually a picture of Jesus. How?
The Living Water

Each morning of the feast, at the time of the sacrifice, the priests would draw water in a golden vessel from the Pool of Siloam and carry it to the temple to be poured out. This commemorated the water God gave the Jews in the wilderness and served as a symbol that when Messiah comes, the whole world will know God as “water covers the earth” (Is.11:9).

As the temple priests marched around the temple seven times, they would quote the prophet Isaiah.
Then you will say on that day,

“I will give thanks to You, O LORD;
For although You were angry with me,
Your anger is turned away,
And You comfort me.
“Behold, God is my salvation,
I will trust and not be afraid;
For the LORD GOD is my strength and song,
And He has become my salvation.”
Therefore you will joyously draw water
From the springs of salvation (Is. 12:1-3). Continue Reading →