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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

It's FREE

Today through Saturday (May 15 through May 19, 2018) my new book is free on Kindle. Actually, it's free all the time with Kindle Unlimited--but now those of us who don't have Unlimited can still get it for free!

Book Synopsis: Three-year-old Tamara Johnson (AKA Tammy) died of a brain tumor ... or did she?

Her mother, Sarah Johnson is so devastated she can't even get a little bit past the horror. But then on the road to work one morning, she runs off the road and wakes up in the first century. And there, sleeping on a pallet, lies Tammy!

Back in the 21st Century, Tammy's father Paul can't figure out where his wife disappeared to. He's called the cops, but instead of helping him, the detective in charge becomes convinced that Paul is at fault.

Here's the link: https://amzn.to/2I9aJqW 
Under the Kindle buy box, last line, click $0.00 to buy!





Monday, May 14, 2018

Monday Morning Devo - Pentacost?


And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. Acts 2:1, NKJV.

Goodness me--when's the last time you were in a meeting (church or secular) where EVERYONE was in one accord? I know in my church, not everyone is in agreement with what the pastor's saying. We are as varied as our numbers.

So, whether or not you agree with the Baptism of the Spirit being for modern times or not, whether or not you agree with the Spirit's gift of a prayer language (speaking in tongues), or whether or not you even believe this is a true account, how important is it that you believe they were in one accord?

Personally, I believe that the steps to whole Christianity are sometimes small, hesitant, and even scary. I thought my baby steps were giant strides at first. (Probably babies think the same thing when they start walking.) As it turned out, all it really was, was just one glass of milk at a time. A small glass, at that.

God doesn't require us to be Billy Grahams when we first begin this walk. The important thing is to begin walking and not thinking we are summa cum laude at the beginning of our path. It takes a lot of stumbles, falling on our backsides or faces, scrapes and bruises, and failed tests before that can happen. Just remember that He who begins a good work in you won't quit until you're finished.

Me? I doubt I'll make it before my graduation to heaven day. But I'll keep on walking, learning, and taking tests so that I can receive His love, grace, forgiveness, and sanctification.

Never stop, never give up.

Prayer: Precious Lord, thank You for providing that special Pentecost. Those little flames sitting on the heads of Your own believers provided the incentive and the light to follow. Because they began their journey, we can too. You're the best, and You think of everything! Amen

Friday, May 11, 2018

Book Review - WHISPERS IN THE GRAVEYARD by Max Elliot Anderson


And yet another five-star book produced by Max Elliot Anderson. Mr. Anderson is a prolific writer who authors books for mid-grade kids. Technically, they're for boys, but--remembering back when--girls enjoy reading mysteries even if they're just about boys.

This story features a new boy in town. He's buddies up with three other guys, and despite their best efforts they keep getting into trouble. The problem is that the bus stop is several long blocks away from where he and his friends can get on it--unless they go through the graveyard. None of them are really eager to do that, but sometimes it can't be avoided. Like when they're already past sundown getting back from the zoo, and it will be dark if they go all the way around. And then there was the time when some bigger boys were chasing them and they had to go through. As if that wasn't bad enough, they come across some grave robbers.

You see what I mean? This could be a great book for the young readers in your family. Available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Mr. Anderson gave me a free copy of his book, but the opinions are my own.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Book Review - LAST CHANCE by Max Elliot Anderson


Another wonderful mid-grade Christian book by Mr. Anderson. I'm not an avid sports fan, but I did raise two boys who are. And I recognize the bully who has been bullied. Another 5-star book!

Derek Snyder is the young man in junior high who has big aspirations--egged on by his dad--for being the team captain in his last year before going to high school. That was before the new guy showed up. He's tall and good looking, and the girls are going gaga for him. Plus he is way too athletic for Derek's good. How often does a new guy in the school get elected team captain? Derek isn't worried until that remote chance became a jolting reality.

No problem. Derek and his buddies will make sure he doesn't play. Dennis--big and not really all that bright--is assigned the job of pushing the new guy, Chip, off the track when they all go bike riding over a trail known as the Devil's Backbone. Instead of wrecking, Chip makes it out of what looked like sure disaster with only a layer of dust on his shoulders. Didn't even dent the jock's bright white smile.

Derek doesn't quit trying, but everything he does backfires. Instead of the new guy looking bad, instead Derek does. And Chip still has his smiling teeth gleaming at everyone. What tops the cake is Chip's invitation to Derek to go to church with him. And it all goes downhill from there.

If you have a football enthusiast in your family, you might want to get them a copy of this one. It's worth the price. Available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

I received a copy of this book free from the author, but the opinions and evaluations are mine.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Book Review -TROUBLES AT TIMBER SKI LODGE by Max Elliot Anderson


If you're wondering if all I ever review is books by Max Elliot Anderson ... well, I do review others, but I review them in the order I get them, and Mr. Anderson sent me a bunch of his mid-grade mysteries all at the same time. Not that I'm protesting--nope, I love it! His books are taking me back to my elementary school days when I was enjoying Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mysteries! Five stars again.

In this book, twelve-year-old Eric Baxter wants to solve a mystery. The rumors have been flying about some thieves who have run off with an airplane and $30 million in gold! So Eric buddies up with Sherman, and they go looking. What they find is trouble.

Of course! What fun would a mystery be if there were no challenges? Go grab one of these from Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

I received this book free from the author, but the opinions and evaluations expressed are my own.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Book Review - SNAKE ISLAND by Max Elliot Anderson


Another great one by Max Elliot Anderson--a mid-grade mystery reminiscent of the old Hardy Boys mysteries. Five stars.

This one is about a group of four 12-year-olds who decide to spend the night on a spooky island near one of them's grandfather's farm. The leader of the group is Rod Campbell. The others are Mark, a boy whose father might be losing his job because the place where he works is closing its doors; Ken, the boy who is always up for another adventure; and Terry, who is pretty much nervous about everything.

Another main character is Mr. Patterson, a former war hero with post-traumatic stress disorder who spooks out all the town kids with his off-beat behavior.

So--the four boys go camping on the island. It's sorta a rite of passage for kids, seeing if they can brave the night on this uninhabited--they hope--former hobo jungle. They were doing fine until Mr. Patterson shows up ....

In their wildest dreams the boys didn't expect this level of scariness!

Now you have to buy the book to find out what happens next. Available from Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

I was given a free copy of this book by the author, but the opinions and evaluations are my own.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Monday Morning Devo - Then and Now


Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Do not be carried about with various and strange doctrines. Hebrews 13:8-9a

It was Charles Sheldon who coined the phrase, "What Would Jesus Do (WWJD)," in his novel In His Steps. Some one of his characters in the book said it was impossible to do as Jesus would do in this modern age (considering that "modern" meant late 1900s at the time it was written). The pastor of a church in this fictional town challenged his congregation to ask themselves what action the Christ would take in any given situation. Somehow that pastor's challenge took root, and the entire town was changed.

People will say the same thing these days--that we shouldn't have to do as Jesus did anymore. That mores have changed, modernized. Adultery (and/or fornication) is acceptable in certain situations. Murder is necessary occasionally. Theft is okay when you're hungry. Lying is sometimes preferable. Going to church is optional. Remembering the Lord all day every day is impossible. Praying without ceasing? You gotta be kidding.

The older I get, the more I realize how true Jesus's teachings were--and ARE. I look back on my life and see ramifications over stupid actions I took and others took. Those ramifications are sometimes neverending. The law of physics that says every action has an equal and opposite reaction is true in life too, except that sometimes sin has horrifyingly prolific repercussions.

So I agree with Mr. Sheldon--let's ask ourselves, WWJD. I just did, and He says, "Right on! Post this!"

Prayer: Father, Jesus, Holy Spirit--What would You do--or what would You have me do--today?