All posts for the month March, 2020

CrossReads Weekly Devotionals: Gems From Pastor Jim 3/16/2020

Send to Kindle by Jim Hughes Jer. 13:23 Can an Ethiopian change the color of his skin? Can a leopard take away its spots? Neither can you start doing good, for you always do evil. You may be able to hide who you are from others, but you can never hide who you are from […]

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Metaphorically Speaking

by Carmen Peone Metaphors extend familiar names and pair them with new objects. In metaphor there is a transfer of meaning. The Greek word from which metaphor originates from means “to transfer.” Hence a ray of sunshine cuts despair (as though it were a knife); a woman weaves through life (as cedar bark is woven to […]

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CrossReads Book Spotlight: How to Study the Bible

Send to Kindle CrossReads Book Spotlight How to Study the Bible Basic Principles for Studying God’s Word (The Bible Teacher’s Guide Book 23) by Gregory Brown There is quite a bit of confusion over how to study the Bible. This confusion has led to extremes—including hesitancy in approaching the Bible at all (as though it […]

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CrossReads Short Takes: The Twelve Apostles of Jesus & Just Kin

Send to Kindle CrossReads Short Takes The Twelve Apostles of Jesus Their Forgotten History by Richard Orzeck This book is a definitive history of the lives and deaths of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. It details the lives of twelve Jewish men who walked the earth with the Son of God and who changed the […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood 3/9/2020

Send to Kindle by Rebekah Beene We watched “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood”. It was a setup from the beginning. One of the early shots was Mr. Rogers having spent 73 minutes with a boy from Make A Wish. 73 minutes. He spent a lot of time with people helping them understand their life. […]

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Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim 3/6/2020

by Jim Hughes Jer. 9:23-24 This is what the LORD says, “Let not the wise man gloat in his wisdom, or the mighty man in his might, or the rich man in his riches. Let them boast in this alone: that they truly know me and understand that I am the LORD who […]

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CrossReads Book Spotlight: Hearing The Voice of God: Discerning God’s Voice From All The Other Voices

Send to Kindle CrossReads Book Spotlight Hearing The Voice of God: Discerning God’s Voice From All The Other Voices (Hearing God Series Book 1) by Sheldon D. Newton “YOU CAN HEAR FROM GOD AND KNOW IT!” In this powerful short read, Bible Teacher and Pastor Sheldon D. Newton shows you how to learn the Voice […]

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CrossReads Short Takes: Matter Of Life And Death & The Sentimental Journey

Send to Kindle CrossReads Short Takes Matter Of Life And Death by Brian Tate Officer Christina Rose reflects on her prior experiences in patrol, giving perspective to the matter of life and death she’s now presented with. This captivating short story also cultivates discussion and debate on several hot topics. Use of deadly force, life […]

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Yippee! Another Interjection! 3/3/2020

by Carmen Peone An interjection is a word added to a sentence to convey an emotion or a sentiment such as surprise, disgust, joy, excitement, or enthusiasm.    There are two main reasons to use interjections in both fiction and non-fiction:  They are fun!  They show a character’s emotions. And emotions keeps readers turning pages.   […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: When Thick Darkness Surrounds 3/2/2020

Send to Kindle by Precarious Yates Today, I turn 43 years old. This has me meditating on one of my favorite passages of scripture: 1 But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by […]

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