Saturday, May 4

Book Review: The Logic of God by Ravi Zacharias

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Good morning!! Hope this day finds you well. I was given this great book by Ravi Zacharias to read and review. I found that you really need a ”knife and fork” to really appreciate the gems contained within this book. You could use it a couple of different ways. You could read it as a daily devotion and it will take you fifty-two days to get through. You could use it as a weekly devotional in addition to one that you are currently reading. Then focus on the one reading for the week and the verse from the beginning. You also have the reflection questions and personal application questions that you can focus on during the week and really spend the time with God in answering these. I found many of them deep and penetrating to my own soul that I needed time to reflect on them. I would recommend this as a gift for anyone also for your own personal library. 

There was a part that I really appreciated. I would like to share with you. ”G.K. Chesterton said it well:” We do not really want a religion that is right where we are right. What we want is a religion that is right where we are wrong.” Only the Word of God provides that corrective. The warning comes to both skeptic and believer alike. You see, God corrects us not because of appearances but because of His character. Goodness points us not to theory but to the purpose of life.” This I appreciated as I mentioned. The reason is that where the quote says ”we want a religion that is right where we are wrong” I liked this because it is holding us accountable for our wrongs. 

Grace & Peace,

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Friday, April 26

A Special Theater Card Given to a Special Friend

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Good Afternoon Everyone!! I hope everyone is having a great day! I have had a great, but hard day today. We won't go into great details on that. I began my day, as usual, up early and getting the family ready for their day. Busy getting everyone sent off where they needed to be. I then later left for my physical therapy appointment. I look forward to them as I know they're there to help and get me back up and doing what I love to do. This day was a little different as I had to say goodbye to my physical therapist whom I really appreciate, Derek Powell. I made this card for him as he was leaving the physical therapy place where he had practiced to bigger adventures in the theater. He and his friends began a theater locally here where we live. I wanted to wish him well in his new adventure that he do well. It was great getting to know him and do hope to keep in touch. He does like some of the same things I do. Things such as walking in the cemetery. I know most people find this uncomfortable amongst other feelings. I, however, find it peaceful, soothing, a place to think, a place to walk, a place to write. Not many know about my table and chairs out back that they can use and sit at just to relax, think, and write.

Now let me give you the details of the card and the supplies I used in designing and making this card. I used Cricut Design Space for my platform in the designing and then cutting this card. 

Supplies:

8.5x11 Cardstock in Ivory
8.5x11 Cardstock in Black
8.5x11 Cardstock in Sage
8.5x11 Cardstock in Red
ATG Gun with adhesive
Pop dots for 3D effect

Details: 

Card size: 8.5x5.5
Rose Bud: 2.3x2.8
Piano Keyboard:4.2x2.3 
Phantom Mask:2.5x2.4

Once these dimensions were laid and things were cut this was the layout that I desired. I wanted the mask to appear that it was on a face when placed on the card. Working with this and getting it right for that appearance took some great time in doing, but I really like the final cut.  

I will close this out with a note to Derek. Thank you for all that you have done to help in my physical therapy needs with my right elbow. I will be back at the piano soon enough and playing those concert piano transcripts. Thank you for taking the time with me, for caring about what was needed for me to get better. Thanks for the chats when we could. I hope that someday you get to the 1,000 islands and see just what I mean about it being heaven on earth. It's a great getaway place to go. I hope also you get to Singer Castle in Chippewa Bay, New York and get to stay over in the castle. It's a great place. Enjoy exploring the secret passages, lol. I hope that I was an encouragement to you as you were to me. Maybe we will get that walk in the cemetery here. I will let you know the status of my book if it gets published. I do hope it does. Thank you again, my friend!

Grace & Peace,
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Friday, April 12

Always Near by Robert J Morgan Book Review

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Here I am with another book for review. Seems that's what I am doing lately. I do have some cards I am in the works of making. I will post them when I am able to. I have to say that when I saw this book I had to get it right away. I really love Robert Morgan's books. I get so much out of them and they're ones that you read and read again. A passage in here caught my attention where it referred to Isaiah 41:10 "Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand." If you notice in this verse that there are two Do Nots, Do not fear. Do not be dismayed. Two I AMs, I am with you, I am your God. Three I wills, I will strengthen you, I will help you. I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. I read the verse again and added my name to make it more personal. I find when I do that in my personal time with God that I draw closer to Him and have a better understanding of certain passages. I recommend this book for a friend a family member or even yourself. I know this will be a great piece for my library, but I have decided that a friend needs the book more than I do right now. I will be sending it on to him. 

Grace & Peace,
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Monday, April 1

Dr David Jeremiah’s Book of Signs Review

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Book Description:

“The end times.” “The apocalypse.” “The day of judgment.” Terms such as these are both fascinating and frightening for any student of God’s Word. They point to key questions people have wrestled with for centuries, including:
  • What does the Bible tell us about the future?
  • How much can we understand biblical prophecy and its application in our lives?
  • What signs and signals will precede the end of everything as we know it?
  • Which of those signs and signals has already come to pass, which are we experiencing now, and which are still to come?
In this landmark collection, bestselling author Dr. David Jeremiah offers answers to these questions and much more. Drawing from decades of experience as one of the world’s most respected Bible teachers, Dr. Jeremiah has updated content from previously published works in addition to writing new material on a wide variety of subjects.
The result is a truly epic and authoritative guide to biblical prophecy—a must-have resource for Christians seeking to navigate the uncertainties of the present and embrace God’s promises for the future.

About the Author

David Jeremiah is the founder of Turning Point, an international ministry committed to providing Christians with sound Bible teaching through radio and television, the Internet, live events, and resource materials and books. He is the author of more than fifty books, including Is This the End?The Spiritual Warfare Answer BookDavid Jeremiah Morning and Evening Devotions, and Airship Genesis Kids Study Bible. Dr. Jeremiah serves as the senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in San Diego, California, where he resides with his wife, Donna. They have four grown children and twelve grandchildren.

I have found that many of his books are very interesting, informative and have caused me to dig even deeper into the Word of God. What I really liked about this book is that it was very on to what to expect, what is going on currently in this world and also coming ahead. I have read other commentaries on the book of Revelation and none have compared to this book of Dr. David Jeremiah's. He made the book very understandable and easy to read. Also, I really liked how he laid out the timeline of the rapture and the second coming of Christ. He removed any confusion that was there. I highly recommend this book to anyone to read. I have already been asked to lend it out to family and friends. It will be cycling around through them and I will keep it for my library for future reference or requests from others to read. 


Grace & Peace,
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Friday, March 1

The Wiersbe Study Bible Review

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Good morning Everyone!! I wanted to share with you this great resource. I have been enjoying this study Bible. I have a bone disease that limits my hands from lifting heavy things at times. Rather than risking fractures I chose this in ebooks form. I love it because now I have it on the go wherever I go no matter where or what I am doing I always have God’s Word right there with me at all times. The extras as the maps are gloriously done, very detailed. The charts, the preaching outlines while I am not a Pastor they’d be a nice help maybe if you were to give to a Pastor. The concordance and catalyst notes is another great resource. I found there were many different questions and they were answered with scripture. I know many may think a Bible is a Bible, but my Bible is my life. I highly recommend this Bible to friends and family. Thanks for reading. 

 

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