20 Years… Not So Long As it Seems 1/21/2022

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by Staci Stallings

It was 20 years ago that I pulled something I always loved to do out of the mothballs and dusted it off.  At the time, I was a 20-something with a one-year-old and a whole bunch of time on my hands.

You see, prior to that, my life had pretty much been lived in one continuous string of hair-on-fire busyness culminating in three lightning fast years of teaching six subjects a day to around 100+ kids. Then, in January of 1995, I found out I was going to have a little bundle of joy and honoring my promise to my husband, I quit teaching in June to have our baby.

That child showed up super early in July 1995, weighing only 2 pounds. Suffice it to say that between her early birth and us building a house, I didn’t really “wake up” again until 1996. That’s when I found myself now living in our new house with a one-year-old and nothing to do!

Now, I was not used to having nothing to do!  At the time there was no Internet, no texting (no cell phones even—GASP!).  It was long distance to call my mom or my sister just to talk. (If you don’t know what long distance is, you have my permission to go ask your grandmother!) My husband left for work around 6 a.m. and often didn’t come home until 8 or 9 p.m. Worse, there were four, count them FOUR working channels on the television, and during the day, I had the scintillating choice of Letter Lion or Days of Our Lives.

To say I was bored out of my mind would be a VAST understatement. So one day as my daughter and I were killing time walking around Venture, I found a book called, “Awaken the Giant Within.” Now, I’ve always been kind of a motivational junkie. Plus, the book was like 384 pages long, which I figured might keep me busy for at least a couple of days, so I got it.

The one thing that book hammered home again and again was, “You’ve got to figure out what you love to do, and do that!”

So I asked myself, “What do I love to do?”

Back in high school, I had once written a novel (long hand!  And if you don’t know what that is, go ask your grandmother!).  It wasn’t very good, but I figured I could try that. Better yet, now I had a computer and I could type! (YAY me!)

I started one book, and true to what would eventually become my pattern, I awoke one morning with the idea for another book.  As I asked questions about what I had seen in the dream, the story started coming to me. I got up and wrote out in outline form what I knew of the book. Two days later, I started that book.

It was in the writing of that book, “Flight 259” that many things about my destiny and career path were set. You see, at that time, there was no such thing as “Contemporary Christian Romance.” It was either HISTORICAL Christian Romance or just plain romance.  In fact, I got laughed at when I would tell people I wrote Contemporary Christian Romance. No one had ever heard of such a thing!

However, when you have a character in the water, fighting for her life, it seemed to me the only logical way to write that is to have her PRAY!

And lo and behold, within the next six years, others began to agree with me.  But that’s where it started for me.

So it truly is remarkable to me that “Flight 259,” my very first Christian Romance is being published nearly 20 years after I first wrote THE END.  This book has gone through so many changes over the years, I can’t count them all, and there were many of those years I thought it would probably never find its way to more readers than those first few who read it out of the notebooks I had it printed in at Kinkos.

But here we are 20 years later, and “Flight 259” will be released in the “Whispers of Love” book collection with 11 other Contemporary Christian Romances. Somehow that’s fitting for this book for it proves what I knew even back then… Christian love isn’t a thing of the past at all.  It’s right here and right now real.

It just took 20 years for other people to realize it.  Then again, to be really honest, to me, 20 years is not nearly as long as it sometimes seems!

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About the Author:

Staci StallingsA stay-at-home mom with a husband, three kids and a writing addiction on the side, Staci Stallings has numerous titles for readers to choose from. Not content to stay in one genre and write it to death, Staci’s stories run the gamut from young adult to adult, from motivational and inspirational to full-out Christian and back again. Every title is a new adventure! That’s what keeps Staci writing and you reading. Although she lives in Amarillo, Texas and her main career right now is her family, Staci touches the lives of people across the globe with her various Internet and writing endeavors.

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CrossReads Book Spotlight Whisper If You Have To 1/20/2022

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Whisper If You Have To

A Contemporary Christian Romance

by Staci Stallings

Whisper If You Have To

Secrets. Alison Prescott has collected a boatload of them in her short lifetime. Moving to a new school in a new town was supposed to fix everything; however, when she meets a new set of friends, keeping those secrets might just ruin everything.

Chad Dourozette has the world by the tail as his crazy T-shirts proclaim every day, but Chad has deeply held secrets of his own. When Chad meets Alison whose life looks absolutely perfect from the outside, will he have the courage to try to win her heart, or will the secrets they both carry keep them apart forever?

A new adventure from #1 Best Selling Christian Romance Author, Staci Stallings begins now…

“Staci’s books are Christian romance at its very best!”

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CrossReads Short Takes: Answer to a Prayer & The Dominant Culture 1/19/2022

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Answer to a Prayer

by A.J. Avila

Answer to a Prayer

What if God suddenly gave you everything you could desire?

Despite her prayers, all her life Prudence Periwinkle has been used and abused by those around her, treated as insignificant as a pawn on a chessboard. But when she is unexpectedly thrust into a position of power, will she use her new-found prestige and influence to forgive those who wronged her . . . or will she enjoy exacting revenge?

“This is a gripping, can’t-put-down story, a modern-day fairy tale that almost everyone can relate to! I rooted for Prudence throughout. This is truly a book worth reading again and again!”~~Amy Bennett, Author of the Black Horse Campground Mystery Series

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The Dominant Culture

Living in the Promised Land

by Martin Murphy

The Dominant Culture

The Dominant Culture examines the culture of Israel during the period of the Judges. Everyone is under the influence of a culture. Every culture has cultural elites, the people who have the greatest influence over a particular culture. Philosophers, theologians, educators, politicians, actors, or anyone of celebrity status will influence culture with their worldviews. The time of the Judges in ancient Israel is relevant to our postmodern culture in the United States. Unless Christians understand the historical principals that caused spiritual and cultural devastation for generation after generation, they will repeat history and lose their culture. The timeliness of this book provides the framework for cultural recovery.

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Book Spotlight: The Redemption Bride 1/18/2022

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The Redemption Bride

A Blizzard Brides Companion Tale

Parker J. Cole

The Redemption Bride

Outlaw Cain Blackwood is haunted by his sins. He lives his life among the dregs of society, losing his soul with each unlawful act he commits. Until his eyes captures the gaze of one of his victims during a stagecoach robbery. Without thought of anything else, without even knowing why, he steals her away.

Ottilie Banner takes one look into the dark, pain-filled eyes of the man who kidnaps her and knows he’s a wounded spirit like herself. Though fierce, big, and filled with fury, she can tell he’s searching for something to ease the heartache within him.

When unforeseen circumstances force them to wed, Cain finds himself torn. Should he let the woman he kidnapped go? Or hold on to his bride of redemption?

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Gems from Pastor Jim 1/17/2022

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by Jim Hughes

Matt. 15:8-9 “These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far away. Their worship is a farce, for they replace God’s commands with their own man-made teachings.”

I wonder how many people fall into this category. I often have wondered how many people who go to church and are involved in it really are honoring the Lord in their lives. It’s easy to talk the talk of salvation. It’s easy to give the Lord praise and thanks. It’s easy to tell of what the Lord has done and even what He means to us. But, what we say is not always what is really in our hearts. We can go through the motions and be very deceptive to both others and ourselves.

How can we really know that we are right with God? I believe this is probably the most crucial question we can ask of ourselves. God clearly tells us that if we really do love Him we will obey Him. So therefore, we must determine whether or not we are really obeying Him. The only way we can know is for us to know what He commands us to be and do. We must evaluate ourselves in light to God’s Word. There is no room for debate on this. What God says we must do.

We often make up our own rules for Christian living. We determine what we can live with and what we can’t. We adjust what God says to fit our comfort levels. We try to legislate faith instead of living by it. We tend to impose our standards on God’s standards and if there is a conflict, our ways generally win out.

All of God’s commands are doable when we live fully surrendered lives to Christ. He gives us the power and will to do them. He changes us so that we humbly strive to conform to His ways and not our own. We learn to live in Christ’s righteousness and trust Him to work out His holiness in us. Honoring God in our lives is simply letting Jesus be our Lord and living to please Him.

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Jim Hughes

Spending his formative years in Ft. Wayne, IN, Jim followed the love of his life to southeast Iowa where they married and have spent the majority of their lives. Jim has pastored several churches throughout his life and has worked many years in local factories to help support his family. The father of two married adult children and one son still at home, Jim is a first-time author.

C Through Marriage came into being through many years of pastoral and life experiences. The book first took on a life of its own over 20 years ago when I sought to address the much publicized moral failures of prominent leaders in the church. In the chapter on Chasity, I include the guideliness that I developed then to protect one’s self from such failures.

I am a firm believer in order to make sense out of life you have to use much common sense. We need to get back to the basics of what has worked for many, many generations. If is isn’t broke, why try to fix it? I strive to return to the basics of what really works in all my writings.

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Mirror Mirror (Excerpt) 1/14/2021

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by Staci Stallings

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As much as he hated washing dishes, Luke was having an immense amount of fun watching Sage walk in and out. He began to notice that each time she came back, she would say something to him. “Don’t quit your day job.” “I feel like Santa.” “I hope you don’t blame me for this.”

Each time he retorted the comment, but each one brushed across his heart like the gentle wing of an angel. By the time she brought the final items from the line, he was sad to see her reason for coming back here go.

“That’s it,” she said after stacking the last two empty bowls that had been full of cheese at the very end.

“You sure? I haven’t seen the water cooler or tea thing.”

She snapped her fingers. “Tea thing. Right. I’ll be back.”

He could hardly hold the laugh as he watched her go through the other door. In seconds she was back, hefting the tea dispenser.

“Ask and it shall be given,” he said, shaking his head. Just then he realized she was going to have the thing all over the floor if she tried to get it up onto that counter by herself. “Oh, here.” And with no more than that, he was next to her, picking the thing up and setting it gently down.

“Whew. Manual labor.” She swiped off her hands and wiped them on the backs of her jeans. “Not my forte.”

“You need help with the water?” When he stepped back, how close she was washed over him.

“I think I can get it, but don’t go too far.” With a wink, she headed back out, and Luke froze solid to the spot.

“Luke, these dishes are not doing themselves,” Ms. P said, bustling about as she stacked more pans on the other side of the counter.

He shook his head to clear it of the intoxication and went back to work. “I’m on it.”

 

Sage couldn’t explain it, but it was very much like remembering what sunshine felt like. Never would she have thought she would feel that way immersed in dirty pots and pans, but every time she went into that kitchen, her spirit said it was filled with warmth and safety. Maybe the first real safety she had felt since landing here three weeks before.

“Finally. That’s the last of it,” she said, setting the water dispenser up on the counter. This one was almost empty so it wasn’t the impossible task the tea one had proven to be. Stepping back, she put her hands on her hips. “Wow.”

“Yeah. Wow,” Luke said from the sink, looking over the pile. “So, you just going to bring them all in here and then leave me with all the hard work?”

“Hey, I brought them. You should be grateful.”

“Oh, I am. I am. Grateful is my middle name.”

“Luke. Grateful.” She came over to his side, leaned her elbows on the sink next to him and looked up at him playfully. “I-don’t-know-your-last-name. Yep. That has a lovely ring to it, don’t you think?”

His gaze fell to hers, and he shook his head. “Hey there, Ms. Sarcastic, you know how to use a dish towel?”

Her eyebrows came up. “Do I look like I know how to use a dish towel?”

“No.” He tried not to smile, but he did anyway. “But maybe it’s time you learned.” Jerking his chin up, he indicated the other side of the counter. “They’re over there in that top drawer.”

Waiting one more second, Sage picked herself up. “I said I don’t know how to use one.”

He shook his head again. “Just get a towel and start drying, Ms. Hollywood.”

From anyone else, she probably would have taken the moniker as an insult. Somehow, from him, it didn’t sound like one. She got one of the towels, trying not to notice all the holes in it. Back at his side, she picked up one small pan from the top of the new stack he was creating in the draining sink. Running it back and forth to dry the pan, she let out a breath. Strange how a month ago she never would have pictured herself doing such a thing.

“At least we didn’t have spaghetti today,” he said, leaning over just enough to bump her shoulder.

“Ugh. Don’t remind me.” She set that pan down to the side and grabbed up another one before leaning toward him. “I’m surprised Ms. P even let me in the kitchen today.”

“You and me both.” He smiled down at her, and Sage had that feeling of knowing she was safe again.

“I’m not exactly a kitchen kind of person,” she said, not looking up at him.

“Nah. You totally could have fooled me.”

“Really,” and her tone dropped into serious. “All of this is just so… surreal to me. The people. This.” She held up a pan and then set it down. “It’s so not…”

“You?” he asked gently. “I’d have never guessed.”

With a shrug she pulled up another pan. “The weirdest thing is how nice it is to be here. Today. At least I’m not staring at my walls, wishing I could be somewhere else.”

“You don’t want to be somewhere else?” He sounded actually concerned as if her feelings mattered one way or the other to him.

“Well, this is definitely better than the alternative. Believe me, I have a new appreciation for the torture of solitary confinement.”

“That bad, huh?”

She retrieved another pan as he replenished her stack. “I’m telling you, I thought I was going to lose my mind when I didn’t have my cell phone last week. At least I finally got that back.”

“Yeah. They can be pretty strict.”

“Tell me about it.” She put that pan down and got another, rotating her towel to try to find a not-wet place. “I guess you know all about that though, huh?”

“Me?” He turned surprised eyes down on her.

However, Sage just shrugged. “Yeah, you and Jayc. I mean, with you guys dating and everything.”

 

She said it so matter-of-factly that Luke felt like he’d been hit in the chest with a double-barrel shotgun blast.

“Oh, uh.” He reached up and scratched the back of his head, not realizing he’d managed to transfer suds there. “We’re not dating. We’re just friends.”

“Friends.” Sage laughed. “Yeah. Right.”

Defensively and trying to figure out what that laugh meant, he plunged his hands back in the soapy water. “Really. We’re just friends.” Before she could question it or laugh at him again, Luke plowed forward. “Good friends. The best. But we’re totally not dating.”

“Huh.” She made the sound and nodded with a scowl on her face as she dried a bowl. “But you want to… date her, right?”

If Luke had had any air in his system, he would have yelled Fire to get out of this conversation. “Uh. No. I…”

“Oh, come on. Seriously? Now, no lying over dishes.” Her gaze came up to his, and he hated that he couldn’t think of a way to get away from her.

Lifting his eyebrows, he let his gaze slide over her face. “No lying over dishes? That’s a new one.”

“No, now, come on. No changing the subject on me. You like Jaycee.”

This was not a conversation he wanted to be in. Suddenly her word from before, surreal pounded through his mind. “As a friend, yes. I like Jaycee.”

Sage shook her head, looking imminently more comfortable than she had 20 minutes before, which did nothing for his nerves. “But you go out?”

“Not like that. Not like you mean. Not like dating.” He shrugged and reached up to push his sleeves up, realizing only after he did so that he had only succeeded in getting them wet. “We go out. We hang out sometimes, but we’re not dating.”

Something approaching sadness brushed her face. “But I see how you look at her.”

That backed Luke up. “Oh, yeah? How do I look at her?” The second the question was out of his mouth, he deeply regretted asking it.

However, instead of getting sarcastic or mischievous, she grew pensive. “Like she’s holding your whole world in her hands, like you would do anything to be with her, like you love her.”

The shotgun blast was beginning to sound merciful. He let his gaze fall to the dish water that was getting greasy instead of soapy.

“I’m right,” Sage said softly. “Aren’t I? You’re in love with Jaycee.”

“I’m going to have to switch out this water,” he said, reaching for the plug. He pulled his sleeve up to his face and rubbed it there, sensing moisture there. No way was he going to ask what was causing it to be there.

Sage continued to dry the pans, and remarkably there were now more on her side than on his. “So why don’t you ask her out?”

His heart was really starting to hurt, and the shake of his head did nothing to stop the pain. “She’s not…” He shrugged and washed the last of the old water down the drain before starting the faucet and filling the sink with new hot water. “It’s not… She’s not into me like that.” This shrug was only mildly easier. “I’ve accepted it.”

Now Sage had grown completely quiet as she continued drying, and Luke wanted to ask what she wasn’t saying. “Well, for what it’s worth, I think she’s missing something… someone pretty cool.”

It was the first chance he’d had to laugh, and Luke took it. “Cool? Me? I’m here washing dishes on a Saturday afternoon.”

She tilted her head and looked up at him. “And that’s a bad thing?”

“Well, it’s not cool, that’s for sure.”

A second and she half-nodded. “Maybe not to everyone.”

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About the Author:

Staci Stallings

Staci StallingsA stay-at-home mom with a husband, three kids and a writing addiction on the side, Staci Stallings has numerous titles for readers to choose from. Not content to stay in one genre and write it to death, Staci’s stories run the gamut from young adult to adult, from motivational and inspirational to full-out Christian and back again. Every title is a new adventure! That’s what keeps Staci writing and you reading. Although she lives in Amarillo, Texas and her main career right now is her family, Staci touches the lives of people across the globe with her various Internet and writing endeavors.

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CrossReads Book Spotlight: Job and the Misrepresentation of God’s Character

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Job and the Misrepresentation of God’s Character

Does God test His people using sickness, tragedy, & death?

by Troy Edwards

Job and the Misrepresentation of God’s Character

Many approach the book of Job with a number of presuppositions:

  • God desires to test Job’s faithfulness.
  • God is controlling the actions of the devil.
  • That God just might make you the next Job.

These presuppositions demonstrate a failure to study the book of Job in the light of the full revelation of Father God found in Jesus Christ. Hence, Job is misused to present God as a capricious deity.

In this book we will learn how a proper study of Job shows us that Satan’s plan was to discredit both God and Job. We will learn that God did not instigate Job’s trials, but showed the patriarch compassion by delivering him from the designs of Satan against him.

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CrossReads Short Takes: The Great Battle & Acts of the Women 1/12/2022

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The Great Battle

(Guardians of Allon Book 1)

by Shawn Lamb

The Great Battle

The vast splendor of the Almighty’s compound graced the Region of Sanctuary. With wisdom, compassion and justice, Jor’el utilized his immortals Guardians as administrators of the kingdom.

For centuries, the mortals lived in peace and prosperity under divine guidance. They went about content with life – or so they thought.

Guardians interacted with mortals on a daily. They offered protection and order. They were content in their role – or so they thought.

When one Guardian upsets the balance, the consequences are devastating. For the first time ever, Guardians will face each other in war. Can the kingdom survive a battle of immortals?

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Acts of the Women

by Patrick Andersen

Acts of the Women

“Patrick W. Andersen’s thrilling new novel, Acts of the Women, is a celebration of the women of the New Testament. Beautifully written in a humorous tone, the author seamlessly weaves together vivid prose with intelligent but surprising conclusions based on years of biblical studies. His women are wise, courageous leaders who rule the men as the risen Jesus and his disciples spread out across the world: France, India, and beyond. This excellent novel is a must-read for anyone interested in exploring the non-traditional stories around Jesus. It is an ode to women and a spiritual gift that should be savored with an open mind.”— Kristi Saare Duarte, Author, Holy Conspiracy, and The Transmigrant

“A fascinating, refreshing, well-crafted, and unique interpretation (or perhaps a new telling) of those women in the Bible who were not only instrumental in the development of early Christianity, but powerful in their roles of protecting—and influencing—the man known as Jesus. …This compelling tale is a must-read for Biblical scholars, theologians, open-minded and open-hearted Christians, and open-minded, open-hearted non-Christians alike. Acts of the Women is extraordinary. I consider this book a must-read.”— Peggy A. Wheeler, Author, The Raven’s Daughter, and The Desert Raven

“Andersen once again gives a fresh, plausible life to the greatest story ever told, the story of Christ and the young church. Rather than unraveling and spinning the same story, we get a new look at the disciples, the women, who played a large role in the beginning of Christianity, and the faith that sustained them.”— Ellen L. Ekstrom, Author, Tallis’ Third Tune, and Scarborough

About the Author:

Patrick W. Andersen enjoyed an award-winning career as a journalist and editor, earning special recognition from the San Francisco Human Rights Commission for bringing ethnic minority concerns to the attention of the general public. Turning his writing skills to fiction, he published short stories in a number of journals, some of which are collected in his anthology, Moments to Contemplate (In Bite-Sized Servings). His debut novel, Second Born, garnered critical acclaim for its reimagining of the early life of Jesus. He and his wife Marina live in San Francisco, California.

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Do You Want God’s Unlimited Resources To Empower You? 1/11/2022

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by Robin McKinley

I probably don’t need to ask this, but I’m going to anyhow. Do you want God’s unlimited resources to empower you? I’m sure the answer is yes. So, how does that happen? Paul showed us by example, it happens through prayer.

I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Ephesians 3:16

That my friend is a powerful prayer. It makes a person envision God holding a lightning bolt and throwing it straight into our hearts. Then all of a sudden we are zapped by His unlimited resources receiving empowerment from the inside out.

This brings us to one of the problems the church must deal with today. Hollywood produces these action-packed science fiction movies that we try to relate to in real life.

Sometimes we expect God to move among us in the same way. When He doesn’t, we become disappointed in the Lord and in our relationship with Him. God though, doesn’t normally do things the way Hollywood does.

He can intervene with us in any way He chooses, and we must understand that. Sometimes He does do the miraculous. And we can be grateful when He does. But most of the time, God will do things as a process.

Notice again how Paul was praying for the outcome of the Ephesian Christians. He prayed they would be empowered with inner strength. Then he told them why he was praying that way.

Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. Ephesians 3:17 

God Is Love 

I read a phrase the other day I thought was very profound. It was worded like this, love isn’t what God does, love is who God is. Paul prayed for the roots of our hearts to grow deep into God’s love, thus revealing some understanding to us.

And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. Ephesians 3:18

He wants us to realize how much love God has. Knowledge is good, but experience is better, which is the direction the next verse takes us.

May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Ephesians 3:19

When I was working on a title for this devotion, here is the one I almost used. “When You Experience God’s Love, Don’t Try To Understand It.” We can have an idea of how much love God has, but that is as far as our understanding will go. 

God’s Unlimited Resources To Empower You 

Let’s get back to this title, God’s unlimited resources to empower you. It’s not going to be a lightning bolt from heaven or a zap of some kind. No, our empowerment is the fullness of life from God.

Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Ephesians 3:19 

 Lord, thank you for making us complete with all the fullness of life and power. Even though we don’t understand your love we want to experience it every day of our lives.

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Pastor RobinRobin, with his wife Cindy, became children’s evangelists early in their ministry. They ministered to children full time for 8 years. During that time they developed several children’s stories which were told with visuals and puppets.

Robin recently turned two of those stories into children’s books. One is called “The Contest,” a book about the Fruit of the Spirit, and the other is called “Twas the Night of Christmas”.  He has also authored 5 volumes of devotional books called, 3 Minutes Alone with God. Each entry is a product of his personal biblical Journaling.

These and his other writings are available on his website called Christian Perspectives at www.ramckinley.com. When you visit this site, you can sign-up for newly written devotions as they come out which will be emailed to you.

Presently Robin is the pastor of Calvary Christian Center in Pottstown, PA. He is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. He and his wife make their home in Birdsboro, Pa. He also serves as the president of the local ministerium. He and Cindy have two married sons and four grandchildren.

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: God is bigger than the things that come against us 1/10/2022

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by Rebekah Beene

As the helicopter flew over our area and around our house last night, I was thankful. Thankful that a friend had sent me a post from our sheriff about a manhunt.  And thankful that our home has lots of light and good locks.  We went to bed knowing we had two deputies behind us as neighbors.

Oh beloved, we don’t always know what danger lurks around us. But we know that God is with us. We are guarded by His Word and His heavenly host.  Bad things can happen. But God is bigger than the things that come against us.

God wants you to know this morning that no weapon formed against you will prosper.  The enemy is always a loser in the economy of both heaven and earth. He works in the red always. He shows himself as who he really is. The man on the run will be captured. But until he is apprehended, he will think he is winning. So too the devil is about to be apprehended. And in the meantime, he isn’t winning either. For this purpose was the Son of God manifest – to destroy the works of the evil one.

God says to know where your enemy is and how he operates is yours for the knowing. Study the Word and see how he works. Cunningly devised plans. Lying words twisting the Scriptures.  Getting you to doubt God.  And He says to study the Word most of all to see how God works. He is always loving, restoring, calling His people to repent, return and renew.  Oh how blessed you are! You get to know your Creator and live for Him every day in freedom and safety!

God loves you and He’s for you. Hallelujah! Better than a porchlight. Stronger than a deadbolt lock.  Run to Him this morning and praise Him for His faithfulness. And live unafraid and prepared for life, in the Light of His Word that is so true!

1 Samuel 2:9 He will protect his faithful ones, but the wicked will disappear in darkness. No one will succeed by strength alone.

Psalm 16:8-9 I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure.

Proverbs 1:33 but whoever listens to Me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.

Nahum 1:7 The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him.

About the Author:

Rebekah Beene

 

In a Christian Women’s meeting in 1983, Rebekah was given a prophetic message that she would write books. Several years ago she began writing stories about special holiday memories and travels, sharing God’s love and care through each story. God has gifted Rebekah with the ability to look at the natural and see the supernatural. Both Rebekah and her husband Danny have a heart to share the Gospel and the riches of life in Christ to everyone they meet. They have served in the local church and in ministry to motorcyclists. Danny is an ordained minister and they both have been Bible study teachers for many years. Rebekah also speaks at women’s retreats and conferences. Her tag line says it all “God loves you and He’s for you”.

My website is http://rebekahbeene.wordpress.com

My first book in print is Oh Beloved! Live in the Light of His Word.
Link to buying the book via paypal is on the website.
As well a link to purchasing the ebook on Amazon is there too.
I’m also on twitter @rebekahbeene, tumblr http://rebekah-beene.tumblr.com/
and of course facebook as Rebekah Beene (Warren) I included my maiden name for old friends.
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