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God Whispers

Weld, Maine

You know well enough how the wind blows this way and that. 
You hear it rustling through the trees,
 but you have no idea where it comes from or where it’s headed next.
John (Chapter 3) The Message

The breeze
through the trees
brings
holy whispers,
reminding me
of His promises

rustling, gentle swaying
dancing green leaves
beautiful ballet
displayed against grey-blue hues

All dance,
shaking free from stillness
inviting me to join in the movement
of this new day

come play today,
all is joy

invisible Kingdom revealed to those children who hold the key

Listen!

He whispers-
I hear His voice
in the trees…
the chimes
join bird-songs
yet His whispers
I hear clearly
I’m carried along

Listen.

The Slowest Reader Makes A Comeback (Kinda)

Since May I have hit a record low in reading pace. It’s not as if I was not reading. Do blog posts count? No, I didn’t think so. But between writing, end of school, and Summer outings with friends, the books were getting dusty. They sat and waited on the nightstand OR were toted and neglected. Reading bits and pieces with too many interruptions makes it hard to build up the momentum which leads to reading bliss!
And I missed my Kindle, even though I prefer hardbound, paper, real books.
Then vacation came and I found my reading pace once again. Slow but steady! 
Hold back your yawn, I am making a comeback! 
Still maintaining The Slowest Reader In The World status but crawling along and enjoying the scenery at my own snail pace once more.
The few I finished since last time:
Heaven In Her Arms by Catherine Hickem
I have to admit when I first saw the title of Catherine Hickem’s book, Heaven in Her Arms- Why God Chose Mary to Raise His Son and What It Means For You, my interest was peaked. I have always been drawn to the faith of this unassuming, young woman of the Bible who has through various denominations been deified, defended, glorified, minimized, scrutinized and idolized. 
As for me, I knew if there is one lady in scripture who could teach me something, it is Mary.
Mary, the Mother of God.
Mary, the Maidservant of The Lord.
Mary, the humble Jewish girl.
Mary, the wife of Joseph.
Mary the Virgin Mother.
Mary, the tender, submissive, faithful mother to Jesus.
Mary, a woman who both inspires, intimidates and baffles.
Mary, an Icon.
Indeed, I had no problem being drawn to this book, like a moth to flame.
But here is the clincher. Read More Here.

Mission Possible by Deborah L. McCarragher
This excellent offering has more to offer than meets the eye. Concise and to the point with the focus and intent being delivering hope, encouragement, useful scripture and guidance to those women who are in a spiritually mismatched marriage. I was leery at first because I wondered if this would have practical application for those who are in marriages where they are not with an unsaved spouse but instead with someone who may be a Christian but off track in their spiritual life in another way: back-slidden or perhaps off  in their personal walk in leading the family, discipleship, growth, zeal for the Lord etc. I found this to be useful as a help for those in marriage to a spouse who needs salvation but also for all women as we all need to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus and pray ceaselessly for our husbands. Practical, suitable and helpful for a variety of marriage circumstances.

Beckoned By The King  by Jeannie Pallett
The author takes a journey with God through the verses of Psalm 119.
Will be reviewing and interviewing Jeannie soon!

10 Minutes To Powerful Prayer by Stormie O’martian


Praying for Purpose for Women: 
A Prayer Experience That Will Change Your Life Forever
by Katie Brazelton

Still waiting on my nightstand BUT there is hope yet:
Goodness Gracious Green by Judy Christie (Love this series)
Bringing Up Girls by  Dr. James Dobson
Praying For Your Prodigal Daughter by Janet Thompson
The Journals of Jim Elliot by Elisabeth Elliot
The Savage, My Kinsman by Elisabeth Elliot
Breaking Free From Anger & Unforgiveness by Linda Mintle, PH.D.

Current Focus with Momentum:
The Necessity of an Enemy: How the Battle You Face Is Your Best Opportunity
by Ron Carpenter, Jr.

And My GOOD NEWS:
For those who remember my broken, uninsured Kindle:
I am RE- Kindled-
Thanks to my Mom She bought herself the Kindle Fire and 
bestowed upon me her old Kindle!

Happy Reading! 

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