Times of profound darkness don’t always require miracles to find the light
Sooner or later, dark days obscure everyone’s lives. Heartbreak is impartial. Tragedies, global or personal, strike every day, and people discover they have been swept out to sea by waves of destruction, anxiety, and catastrophe. How can Christians who believe in divine intervention understand the times when the lights go out and no miracle of deliverance appears?
Robert Wise has more than a passing relationship with tragedy. He has not only lost loved ones; he has been on the front lines of the mayhem that seems to increase every year. Wise was the first clergyman on the scene following the Murrah Building bombing in Oklahoma City. He ministered to frightened people after 9/11. He has encountered countless people experiencing tragedy, all of them asking the same question: Why do the innocent suffer? When There Is No Miracle imparts the lessons Wise has learned in the midst of his own questioning. Each chapter encourages those who struggle, and demonstrates unexpected positive benefits of pain and suffering. Wise shares the experiences of those he has met in his ministry who faced times that seemed to be devoid of God’s involvement. Yet, as Wise shows here, God is always behind the scenes, working for the ultimate good, even when we can’t understand how. In this succinct volume, Christians can find new hope, learn to reconcile their faith with times of emptiness, and discover a new depth of meaning in the crucifixion of Christ.
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The award-winning Candle Day by Day Bible is now available in a spiral-bound desk calendar format. All of a child’s favorite stories and illustrations are easily accessible and on view all day long. One story per day.
Can I just start off by saying AWESOME! We LOVED that this comes in a spiral day by day format. Now the children can read a story while eating breakfast or having snack. This is a great way to get in a Bible story. We like that there is enough to fill an everyday format … never forget Jesus… he is displayed and waiting for you to read!
This beautiful gift book makes a wonderful addition to the award-winning Candle Day by Day collection. The story of Jesus’s life is told over forty days, and presented in the elegant day-by-day styling with page borders and richly colored pictures. Includes an introductory note to suggest how the book could be used.
This is really a beautiful book! We liked that it was in a day by day format… this gives to easy meditation on the context of the daily material. This is a book wonderful for gifting or your own pleasure! This is surely one not to miss out on!
More than one-fifth of US households with children have at least one child with special needs. Raising a child with special needs is spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically challenging. Parents of these children need encouragement to restore hope and a passion for God in their lives—but the realities of having to be parent, nurse, therapist, and caregiver make it difficult to find the time or initiative to seek encouragement.
Packed with encouragement from parents who understand this complicated balancing act, Refresh is designed to provide just what these parents need. The devotional guides parents to spiritual truths that can be applied to the demands they face every day. It offers perspective and hope through the varying stages and phases families experience, from diagnosis to loss and grief.
Each day’s devotional includes a reading from Scripture, as well as stories and testimonies from parents who intimately know the struggle readers face. Their children represent a wide range of special needs, including autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, genetic disorders, chronic illness, and more. Drew and Green show how the truths of God’s Word are relevant, regardless of the diagnosis. Their devotional illuminates the unique lessons and perspectives to be gained as a result of raising a child with special needs.
Insightful and powerful, Refresh will help weary parents grow spiritual roots and turn toward the Light that never fades.
All Faith Harp wants is a quiet life—to take care of her troubled brother, Sam, earn enough money to stop the poverty wolves snapping at her heels, and to keep her past buried as deep as possible. And after years of upheaval, she might have just about managed it: Sam’s latest treatment seems to actually be working, Faith is holding down a job, and she’s engaged to the gorgeous and successful Perry.
But, for Faith, things never seem to stay simple for long. Her domineering mother-in-law-to-be is planning a nightmare wedding, including the wedding dress from hell. And the man who killed her mother is released from prison, sending her brother tumbling back into mental illness.
When secretly planning the wedding she really wants, Faith stumbles across a church choir that challenges far more than her ability to hold a tune. She ends up joining the choir, led by the fierce choir-mistress Hester, who is determined to do whatever it takes to turn the group of ragtag women into something spectacular. She also meets Dylan, the church’s vicar, who is different than any man she has ever met before…
A celebration of motherhood, creativity, and the faith that binds themIn our Pinterest age of handcrafted children’s parties, artistic Instagram photos, tutorials for renovating old furniture into new treasures, and blogs filled with poetry, prose, and other creative expression, it is clear that a brand-new generation of creative women is rising up. It is a renaissance born not in Italian cathedrals…
This is a must read for all modern mamas! This was a very inspiring read! I know I as a mom have out aside my creative talents and only honed them while assisting with a school project here or there…but this book inspires to dust off the old paint brushes and get creative…let God inspire and let your talents flow.
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
August 15 – 28
Premama Lactation – Save $4
September 12 – 25
Premama Fertility – Save $4
Premama Essentials – Save $4
Premama Essentials + DHA – Save $5
Premama Lactation – Save $4
Premama Digestive Aid – Save $3
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