Gems From Pastor Jim 4/3/2020

by Jim Hughes Jer.20:7 O LORD, you persuaded me, and I allowed myself to be persuaded. You are stronger than I am, and you overpowered me. Now I am mocked by everyone in the city. I grew up in the day in which altars were common in the church and invitations were frequently […]

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CrossReads Short Takes: Love Once More & The Permissive Sense

Send to Kindle CrossReads Short Takes Love Once More (The Abundance Series Book 4) by Sally Bayless Two orphaned babies, one overwhelmed uncle, one former fiancée… One way or another, freelance editor Kristen Hamlin will keep her word. She promised to raise her best friend’s baby girls, should the need ever arise, and she meant […]

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Fear Not

by Suzanne D. Williams I needed medication for my older dog the other day, so I called the vet as I usually do. Since her puppyhood, she has had this persistent itch. She will scratch until her skin is infected. The pills are a lifesaver. During the call, the vet tech asked me if I wanted twice as many this time, […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: The Point is … A Matter of Life and Death 4/30/2020

Send to Kindle by James Collins “But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.” 2 Timothy 1:10 “Am I going to die?” he asked. I looked up from where I was sitting at his bedside and locked eyes with […]

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Pre-order Available for a new series – Eva

Send to Kindle by Parker J. Cole Pre-order Available for a new series by Parker J Cole Born with a prominent birthmark, Eva Van der Heiden knows she will never find a man to love her. Her days are spent caring for her siblings and enjoying the relative calm of spinsterhood. Then her aunt, an […]

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CrossReads Book Spotlight: Captive Highland Heartbreak

Send to Kindle CrossReads Book Spotlight Captive Highland Heartbreak by Peggy McGee “Captive Highland Heartbreak” is a Christian-based historical Regency/Scottish romance novel set in the early 1800s Great Britain. Seventeen-year-old Emmaline Dalton finds her world turned upside down during her London Society debut when her father suddenly dies. She becomes the ward of her unscrupulous […]

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CrossReads Short Takes: What Is Justification By Faith & Dorian the Daring

Send to Kindle CrossReads Short Takes What Is Justification By Faith by Dr. Johnson C. Philip The doctrine of Justification by Faith is what separated the Protestants from the Roman Catholics five centuries ago. However, today many Protestants have no clear idea of the doctrine or the history of how it was recovered by Martin […]

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A Women’s Event and a Blessing!

by Mary C. Findley Over the weekend I gave a talk at a small church women’s event at Trinity Baptist Church, Tulsa, OK. The organizers invited three speakers. One is a fine artist and a very accomplished painter. Carlene Wallace spoke first, about being bewildered by modern art standards. She said some very […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Fear 3/23/2020

Send to Kindle by Ruth O’Neil Fear. It seems to be the topic of so many discussions lately. Honestly, I’m kind of tired of it. You ever heard the phrase, “There’s nothing to fear but fear itself”? Yup. I think that’s where so many of us are. We can hardly leave our homes any more without being scared […]

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The Point is … What, Me Worry? 3/20/2020

by James Collins “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10 The stock market is crashing, and the world is on the verge of a […]

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