When the evening news reported a dead baby abandoned in a local dumpster, Linda Znachko’s comfortable life changed. She was suddenly convicted—God was asking her to provide a dignified burial for this tiny lost child. Linda said yes. She had no idea where that first small yes would lead.Linda found herself in places she never dreamed she would be: at the graveside of the child of an abused mother; by the side of a mother fighting for her lost child; and at the funeral of a Texas stripper who died two days before her baptism but left a legacy of love behind. When Linda stepped out of her comfort zone and into these implausible places with people she was unlikely to otherwise encounter, she discovered the life she never knew she wanted—a life of saying yes to God whenever He asks.
Today, Linda has a ministry that gives children a name in life, and dignity and honor in death. When she shares her stories of broken lives redeemed, other broken people respond, and so the ripple effects of that long-ago yes continue to spread, touching lives that yearn for healing, and underscoring the fact that every life matters to God.
Emma and Matthew are finally free to marry, but Matthew’s secret continues to haunt them.
Emma D’Eresby can look forward to a future with Matthew Lynes. She at last reveals to Matthew the nature of her relationship with Guy Hilliard—her supervisor at Cambridge—and the reason she has found it difficult to forgive him or to trust any other.
Their joy at marrying is short-lived as, to her disgust, Emma discovers that Guy is visiting the United States to attend the history conference at which she is the keynote speaker. Although everyone seems charmed by him, Emma doesn’t trust Guy. Worse still, she discovers that Ellie is dating Guy, bringing him within the family fold.
Long-held grudges and wounds surface and it is clear that Guy poses a threat to everything Emma loves.
Lois Rock and Alida Massari have teamed up to create a Bible storybook full of inspiration and delight, sure to elicit moments of contemplation. Thoughtfully written, each section begins with a Bible quote and ends with a prayer or psalm that fits the theme of the story to help readers reflect further on what they’ve read. Alida Massari’s richly colored and deeply peaceful illustrations fit perfectly.
This is such a great text! Our entire family loved this book! Not only is the book written well so everyone can understand … but the illustrations are wonderful! The illustrations made the book for us! This is a book not to miss out on pick up a copy today!
This post was sponsored by Premama as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Premama products are available at Meijer stores in the Vitamin Section. The Premama products are both prenatal and postnatal multivitamin supplement mixes for those who have trouble swallowing pills!
We loved this aspect of the product since pills can be difficult to swallow and simply adding a powder mix to a drink is much easier than a large pill.
The Premama products also conatian folic acid levels similar to many prescription prenatal vitamins, and equal, or greater than most OTC brands, Omega-3 fatty acids and non-consitpating iron often found only in prescription prenatal multivitamins.
Who are the Premama products geared for? They are designed to support women who are trying to conceive, expecting or lactating. They can be taken before, during and after pregnancy. This is very important as a product that can be used from pre-conception throughout the lactating years means we do not have to worry about switching brands and reinventing the wheel at different stages of motherhood. The Premama brand takes us there through the important years of mama and baby life.
Meijer Stores are running Premama promotions ~ be sure to check them out
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I went into my local Meijer store and headed straight to the baby department. And looked all over for the Premama products. For some reason i had it in my head they would be by the baby Aisle. Luckily I thought again and quickly turned around and headed for the vitamin Aisle! LOL! I found them quickly and the prices were reasonable. The product we tried was the Premama Essentials + DHA. This product is VERY similar to the prescription prenantal vitamins taken in the past. We loved that it includes DHA and boasts the fact that it “sooths morning sickness.” Below is a close-up of the product and ingredient list.
The Premama product we tried is very good it is a “natural citrus flavor” … it is not too strong, we mixed with water for a citrus flavor and were pleased! We are sure that the product can be added to a smoothie or other drink product, but we preferred plain water. You can find premama products at your local Meijer stores and other stores using the Premama Store locator at this link WHERE TO BUY PREMAMA
Christians are comfortable saying that Christianity is about a relationship with God. Yet many might also say that they sense little meaningful relationship with God in their own lives. After all, the foundation of good relationship is communicationbut conversation with God often seems to go only one way. We may sing of walking and talking with God in the garden, His voice falling on our ears, but few have heard that beloved voice themselves.
Sam Williamson acknowledges the fundamental human longing to hear God’s voice and offers a hopeful supposition: God is always speakingwe’ve just never been taught how to recognize His voice. Williamson handles this potentially heady topic with his characteristic straightforwardness and leavening humor. This book deftly bridges the gap between solid biblical theology and practical application, addressing topics such as how to truly pray without ceasing, how to brainstorm with God, how to navigate our emotions, how to answer God’s questions, and how to hear God’s voice for others. Hearing God in Conversation offers simple, step-by-step lessons on how to hear God. Williamson begins with Scripture meditation. He then expands the practice of listening for that voice everywherein the checkout line, on the job, in a movie theater, and even in silence. From there, he demonstrates how to hear God’s guidance when making any decision. By the end, readers’ eyes and ears will be opened to the limitless methods through which God speaks.
Emma and Matthew are finally free to marry, but Matthew’s secret continues to haunt them.
Emma D’Eresby can look forward to a future with Matthew Lynes. She at last reveals to Matthew the nature of her relationship with Guy Hilliardher supervisor at Cambridgeand the reason she has found it difficult to forgive him or to trust any other.
Their joy at marrying is short-lived as, to her…
This was a very vivid book! I couldn’t put it down! The characters come alive on the pages and make you want to read more and more each time you pick up the book. This book is not short, but jam packed with an intricated web of details and characters that create a riviting story! This one is a must read!
A moving memoir that lays out a path to realizing the continual presence of God
Neil Anderson has traveled the world speaking and teaching, and has written many books. Always at his side, supporting him, has been his wife, Joanne, his partner for over fifty years.
Now Joanne is gripped in a long decline, sinking gradually into agitated dementia. She depends on Neil’s presence, even calling him Daddy. He has no training as a nurse, but now for long hours he sits at her bedside and cares for her every need. They do not speak much; conversation is a strain. So Neil has used the silent hours to pray, to spend time in God’s presence, and to reflect on what this means.
“I have become keenly aware that God is using Joanne’s illness to teach me about the power of presence. I’m learning on a much deeper level the purpose of just being there, and what it means to be still and know that He is God. There is an inexplicable peace that comes from knowing I don’t have to ‘do’ in order to ‘be’ in God’s will–to be in His presence–to be in each other’s presence.
“It has been a peaceful time of reflection upon the presence of God, and how that has shaped me, our marriage, and ministry. My theology tells me that God is omnipresent, but we are not always aware of His presence, and yet without His presence we are not fully alive.”
This is a powerful read. This is something that will keep you thinking long after you have read through the pages of the text. Anderson’s words and experience are challenging to the mind and spirit. This is something you will want to read and ponder.
Last week I had the pleasure of test driving a Kia Optima LX Turbo. That sure was a treat! I’m so used to driving around a minivan, having the opportunity to drive a car was so much fun.
First of all, the car was gorgeous. Really nice looking on the outside and the inside was not only easy on the eyes, but super comfortable. I felt like I was driving a luxury vehicle. The Kia Optima had great pick up. I definitely sped a little too often without even realizing it. Of course my favorite feature on the car, as is with most KIAs, was the back up camera. It sure makes life a whole lot easier when I can simply look on the screen and see almost all of my blind spots. I also really love how the car beeps at me when someone is getting too close to me, or I’m getting too close to a ditch. What a great feature!
The KIA Optima gets 32 MPG, which in my eyes is amazing! It’s very fuel efficient and has a lot of great safety features including dual front airbags, front seat mounted side airbags, driver’s knee airbag, traction control system, and the tire pressure monitoring system. One thing that really surprised me about this vehicle was how absolutely huge the trunk space was. Both my mother-in-law and I went grocery shopping and bought over two carts full of stuff. I thought for sure we would have to put some bags in the back seat. I was shocked they all fit with room for more bags!
I highly recommend the KIA Optima LX Turbo to men and women of all ages and all walks of life. It really is a great vehicle!
Christians often assume they’re equipped to deal with tragedy if it enters their lives, but like most people, think it never really will. What happens, then, when we follow God’s will to the best of our abilities and heartbreak strikes? Do we mean it when we implore “Have Thine own way, Lord” or does that only apply in times of blessings or small, manageable hurts?
This is an awesome book! Feinberg has outdone himself with thinking outside the box! I loved reading this book. Not only did it answer questions I have been asking myself but it opened my eyes to a different way of thinking about things that may happen in my life and/or the lives of others. Again, another great read from Kregel Publications!
Branigan Powers knows a good story when she sees onemdashand the ten-year-old cold case of wealthy Alberta Grambling Resnick’s murder definitely makes the cut. Resnick was stabbed in her home after she let it slip that she was planning to change her will. There are plenty of suspects in the death of the matriarch of the town’s founding family, but the killer has never been caught.
This is a Branigan Powers Mystery. I admit I have never read any Branigan Powers Mysteries before….but it is not necessary… this novel stands alone! Like all good mysteries this one is suspensful and full of drama! It is a great read for mystery lovers! This novel is not only riviting but is a great read because of the setting and characters beautifully penned by Deb Richardson-Moore. The author created a beautiful world for her novel! Do not delay pick up a copy today!