God First 4/27/2021

by Suzanne D. Williams When I was young, I discovered that what I thought about before bedtime would stick with me all night. I’d watched a particularly awful scifi movie that gave me nightmares for days afterward. I refused to watch certain things after dark, following that. This behavior expanded over the years. I stopped […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Keeping the Sabbath 4/26/2021

Send to Kindle by Ruth O’Neil I read the Little House on the Prairie series of books more times than I can recall as a child. One part that always got me was how Sundays were to be a day of complete rest. Even the children were to sit and do nothing, except maybe read quietly. As a child, […]

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Backstory 4/23/2021

by Staci Stallings Many, many moons ago on a writing loop I was on at the time, there was a massive discussion about backstory. For those who don’t know, “backstory” refers to a character’s story that happened before the current story starts. Basically, where did this person come from and how did they […]

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CrossReads Book Spotlight: Faith, Love, and Fried Chicken

Send to Kindle CrossReads Book Spotlight Faith, Love, and Fried Chicken Seasons Boxed Set Bundle 1-4 by Laura J. Marshall   Volume 1, Summer: Excitement. That’s what Jaycee has been saving for since high school. With plans to leave rural Twain, Georgia, the “to where” and the “to what” have been the only questions stopping […]

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CrossReads Short Takes: Destined for Glory & Spurgeons’ Morning and Evening Devotionals

Send to Kindle CrossReads Short Takes Destined for Glory by Olufemi Fakeye Man is nothing but an embodiment of glory and honor. He is full of divine endowments and treasures. But the life of many people is far from the description of what they are to be by design. What could be the missing link? […]

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Pre-Order Release: The Butcher’s Daughter: A Story of Black Gotham 4/20/2021

Pre-Order Release The Butcher’s Daughter A Story of Black Gotham by Parker J. Cole A woman sent to retrieve a family’s son, a man tired of living a lie, and a scandal that brings them together. Elisa Letchmore was intent on marrying her childhood friend until he left her and New York behind. […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotionals: Gems From Pastor Jim 4/19/2021

Send to Kindle by Jim Hughes Mal. 3:6-7 “I am the LORD, and I do not change. That is why you descendants of Jacob are not already completely destroyed. Ever since the days of your ancestors, you have scorned my laws and failed to obey them. Now return to me, and I will return to […]

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The Truth about Lamp Lighting

by Staci Stallings The Bible says that God’s Word is a lamp at my feet. My dad always said that God put the lamp at our feet and not on our head. That means we’re supposed to focus on the next step, not how we’re getting all the way down the tunnel. I’ve […]

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CrossReads Book Spotlight: The Secret Bride

Send to Kindle CrossReads Book Spotlight The Secret Bride (The First Children Book 1) by J.M. Downey Political intern Hannah has one goal: to make the right connections in order to further a cause she deeply believes in. A cause that would ensure abused women are able to find justice and safety from their abusers. […]

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CrossReads Short Takes: 1001 Wise Quotes and Proverbs to Live By & The Dangerous Series

Send to Kindle CrossReads Short Takes 1001 Wise Quotes and Proverbs to Live By (Happy Life! Book 1) by Daniel Farcas These quotes from loved historical figures and proverbs from around the world were collected during my life time and empowered and encouraged me to survive challenges and to enjoy life to the fullest. “A […]

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