All posts for the month February, 2020

Ten Tips to Turn Your Writing into Clear Communication 2/21/2020

by Carmen Peone I’ve come to realize writing is nothing more than clear communication whether the piece is fiction and non-fiction. While one may offer a form of entertainment, the other explains or persuades. However, to be effective both types of writing must effectively connect reader to story.   My first tip is to think reader first. Mentors like […]

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CrossReads Book Spotlight: NOWHERE TO GO

Send to Kindle CrossReads Book Spotlight NOWHERE TO GO Christian Orphan Preteen Brothers’ Adventure in Holy Spirit living, living Green, & Gardening by R. J. Miller (Jimmy & Me Book 1) “Nowhere to Go” is a “Box Car Children” meets “The Great Brain” novel. A Box Car Kids meets The Great Brain novel. Christian orphan […]

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CrossReads Short Takes: The Amish Wedding Promise & Seeing Jesus

Send to Kindle CrossReads Short Takes The Amish Wedding Promise (Hidden Springs Book 1) by Laura V. Hilton Could this bride’s wedding disaster be a blessing in disguise? Grace Lantz always imagined her wedding day would be a blissfully happy occasion. But after a tornado swept through town, she finds herself relieved that the ceremony […]

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Love One Another – A Valentine’s Day Blessing 2/18/2020

by C.J. Peterson Valentine’s Day sometimes brings heartache to many people. There are those who have lost their one true love over the year, their best friend, or another close family member. We tend to think of Valentine’s Day just being for lovers. I want to challenge that. In John 13:34- 35, Jesus […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotionals: Gems From Pastor Jim 2/17/2020

Send to Kindle by Jim Hughes Jer. 7:24 “But my people would not listen to me. They kept on doing whatever they wanted, following the stubborn desires of their evil hearts. They went backwards instead of forward.” We need to think about what the Lord is saying to His people here. Although in this context […]

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Love Does Not Mean “Give It to Me Now!” 2/14/2020

by Mary C Findley Anyone who has ever had children, worked with children, been around children or seen children is very familiar with the expression “he won’t share with me.” Hence the equally familiar response: “Share does not mean, ‘Give it to me now.’” That same sentiment is also applied to love. We […]

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CrossReads Book Spotlight: Amish Bachelors NEVER Have a Marriage of Convenience:

Send to Kindle CrossReads Book Spotlight Amish Bachelors NEVER Have a Marriage of Convenience: Book 1 by Samantha Fisher When Sadie can’t make her bakery work after her father passed away, the Bishop threatens to take it from her. When Seth comes along and tries to help her, all it does is cause more problems […]

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CrossReads Short Takes: In The Silence & From Dreams to Deliverance

Send to Kindle CrossReads Short Takes In The Silence A book/plot that enlightens and inspires by James Andrew Edske David and Paul childhood friends all through high school part ways for more than twenty years. Both served in Vietnam, Paul as a foot soldier and David stationed out of harm’s way as an electronic technician. […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim 2/11/2020

by Jim Hughes Jer. 5:23-25 “But my people have stubborn and rebellious hearts. They have turned against me and have chosen to practice idolatry. They do not say from the heart, ‘Let us live in awe of the LORD our God, for he gives us rain each spring and fall, assuring us of […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Do you really know how much God loves you?

Send to Kindle by Rebekah Beene Well yesterday was my birthday. I must say it was one of the best ever. All day was just a very good day! I thought about my brother a couple of times and as I drove into the driveway after work I thought I would just call him on […]

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