God still speaks to us.
Often it is a quiet whisper, a gentle nudge, a hunch we seem to have. As we look back at our journeys, we notice the places where the Lord has spoken to us, guiding us and encouraging us to press on.
Maybe we haven't always listened to that "Still Small Voice," but He has been there the whole time, speaking words of encouragement to our spirits.
Inspired by the Lord to write this devotional during prayer and meditation time, Minister Shearon D. Hurst believes these messages will speak life to the “weary warriors," “the despondent pursuers," and those who want to know Him in a more intimate way.
These words from the Father’s heart will encourage and comfort you as you battle through the days when you trudge through the valleys of life.Words of encouragement, either written or spoken from the Lord, will inspire you to live a life most pleasing to the Lord. Let this devotional journal will become a source of inspiration and encouragement in your life every day.Read More
"We're looking at a lot of serious charges here . . ."
The state's attorney ran his fingers across the pages before him while reading the list of offenses Phil Hamman had committed. Hamman was headed down a dark road filled with violence, crime, and death. He was still reeling from a childhood spent with his dysfunctional family in an impoverished neighborhood where he faced bullies, met killers, learned to fist fight, and went home daily to a life of domestic abuse. He turned violent and angry, as well, having found a group of peers who only escalated the turmoil. Clashes with the police, multiple arrests, bribery, and assaults were their specialty. Until one fateful night, a meeting with destiny changed him forever, filling him with a determination that led to a thirty-year career working with some of the most troubled teenagers to right their own paths in life. disORDER will captivate readers with an unforgettable, fast-paced story of violence, then love and redemption. This memoir is a chilling yet heartwarming story of overcoming adversity.Read More
The Mitchells were a great team . . .
. . . a Boston doctor and nurse with dreams of venturing West with their son and medical skills to Pony Ridge, a boarding school on the Nez Perce Reservation. But when Calandra finds herself widowed in 1907, she bravely journeys West with her son Everett to fulfill the dream.
Calandra and Everett quickly understand the appeal of the West and settle into their roles as school nurse and student. Calandra soon falls for Sky, a Nez Perce man who traveled with Chief Joseph as a child and was one of the first Indian children to experience Indian boarding schools and attempts at white assimilation.
Not nearly as overjoyed as his mother, Everett finds in himself surprising resentment towards Sky. Is it jealousy, prejudice, or loyalty to his father?
And when tragedy strikes on a school campout that leads to the death of a young Indian boy, the chain of events will drive Everett to strike out on his own and experience the hardships of war—all while battling the war in his heart.Read More
Anabel Martin thought that the resolution of her father's murder would bring a resolution to her problems. After all, she was starting life over in a new place, with new friends, and new adventures, focusing on attending college and raising her daughter free from the distractions of Washington, DC. She was ready to move on.
But a trip back to the District for Meghan's wedding stirs up old feelings and brings new life to old relationships. Matt is cold and distant, while Jared is caring and attentive. A woman from Matt's past, a bold public flirtation, and Anabel's desire to be truly loved lead her to a crossroads . . . and her final decision leaves her with more questions than answers.Read More
Take a journey into MADNESS, and find PEACE.
Murmurings of a Madman is a psychological and spiritual exploration of mental illness from the point of view of the mentally ill person. With appearances by Woody Guthrie, Joe Hill, and Crazy Horse as the poet’s ego, super ego, and id, this poignant collection of poetry will astound, confound, and show the light of hope that can penetrate any situation...the light that only comes from hope in Jesus Christ.Read More
"With grace, humor, and sensitivity, Diana R. Zimmerman renders a traditional Mennonite farm family in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, as seen through a child’s eyes and spoken in the hypnotic rhythms of a young girl’s voice. The spirited speaker develops a rich sense of herself and her community as she grows up in a conservative religious context where “help means spank,” and female children are reared for lives of obedience, modesty, and piety. This is a remarkably immediate work of memory and imagination—authentic, fair-minded, and unsentimental— suitable for readers of all ages."
—Julia Spicher Kasdorf, author of Sleeping Preacher and The Body and the Book: Writing from a Mennonite Life
"Diana R. Zimmerman has written a great American memoir. I was reminded of Huck Finn and Harriet the Spy and Jo March as I chuckled and gasped and laughed out loud through this book. You will love this little Mennonite girl, and she will lead you back to your own inner child. You will also start seeing the world through her eyes. You won't want this story to end."
—Shirley Hershey Showalter, author of Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering WorldRead More
PONTIUS PILATE SPEAKS!
For two thousand years the tiny chamber on the island of Capri had been sealed, hiding a scroll that could confirm the single most important claim of the Christian faith—or disprove it once and for all.
Now an earthquake has torn that chamber open, and a team of archeologists led by Italian scholar Isabella Sforza are about to make a discovery that will shake the world of faith—and make them the target of a deadly terrorist attack.
What did Pontius Pilate say about the trial and execution of Jesus of Nazareth?
Make no mistake . . .
THE TESTIMONIUM will leave you breathless!Read More
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