Gems From Pastor Jim 9/4/2020

by Jim Hughes Dan. 1:8 But Daniel made up his mind not to defile himself by eating the food and wine given to them by the king. He asked the chief official for permission to eat other things instead. Daniel did not wait until he was faced with temptation before he decided whether […]

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CrossReads Book Spotlight: Demons Over My Shoulder

Send to Kindle CrossReads Book Spotlight Demons Over My Shoulder one person’s 50 year struggle against the demonic by Sonny Shanks My involvement with the demonic began as a kid. My family believed in ghosts, and would sometimes do seances. They were also big believers in horoscopes. Halloween was my favorite Holiday. When I was […]

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CrossReads Short Takes: Kid on Purpose & Mountain Storms

Send to Kindle CrossReads Short Takes Kid on Purpose A Journey to Wholehearted Childhood by Sarah Her What am I doing here? What does God want from me? Where do I belong? What do I do with my life? How can my life make a difference? Kids ask some pretty hard questions, not just because […]

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Do You Know the Story?

by James Collins  “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11 There once was a very famous professor of chemistry. This man discovered several industrial chemical compounds, and he wrote many books on chemistry. As a result, he became financially […]

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The Point Is … Nothing to Fear 8/31/2020

Send to Kindle by James Collins “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1 My dog, Socks, is a Miniature Schnauzer. We named him Socks because he is black, but his feet are white. He is a little dog, but […]

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Only One 8/28/2020

by Suzanne D. Williams Your order is complete. I stared at the words. There was a first time for anything. They’d filled my pickup order an hour ahead of time and, this week, made no substitutions. No substitutions. In an instant, my grocery store order became the image of the Savior come to […]

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CrossReads Book Spotlight: STRANDED

Send to Kindle CrossReads Book Spotlight STRANDED The Trilogy box set by Don Prichard SUSPENSE THAT WARMS YOUR HEART WHILE IT PRICKLES THE HAIR ON THE BACK OF YOUR NECK! Book 1: STRANDED Four strangers find themselves stranded on a remote, uninhabited jungle island—an eleven-year-old girl and her elderly aunt, a man-hating district attorney who […]

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CrossReads Short Takes: Servants and Spies & On the Shelf

Send to Kindle CrossReads Short Takes Servants & Spies Exploits from the Covert Mission Field by Mike Kastle GOD HAS A PLAN FOR US. He has already placed it deep in our hearts and has set it into motion. As we yield to Him and step out in faith, He will amaze us as to […]

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How to Incubate Your Story Ideas

by Carmen Peone Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans. ~Proverbs 16:3   Every story starts with a spark—an idea.   And when we commit our writing to the Lord, He will bless it.   Sometimes all we have is the opening—a character, an event, or a location—but we don’t know where the story will go from there, or vice versa.   […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Heavenly Thank-Yous 8/24/2020

Send to Kindle by Ruth O’Neil There was once a man who would loudly say that he never looked for thanks the things he did. But then he would turn around and just as loudly proclaim that it would have been nice if “so and so” thanked him or showed some kind of appreciation. If one kept listening, […]

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