Stronger Together


In my quiet time the other morning, I went to open the Bible and it fell open to 1 Corinthians 12. I have read this passage numerous times, but saw it with fresh eyes with regards to the online Bible study.

The first part of this chapter talks about the spiritual gifts that the Holy Spirit gives to each believe and that their purpose is to build up and strengthen the body of Christ. There is not any gift that is greater than another. They are all necessary and important.

God has created each and every one of us with a unique S.H.A.P.E. Continue reading

The Last Bride – Book Review & Giveaway


Having read the previous books in the Hickory Hollow Series by Beverly Lewis, I was anxious to return to this quaint community in her latest release, The Last Bride.

Like the women in Hickory Hollow, Tessie Miller was anxious to be married and start a family. Her four sisters had already walked down the isle. Tessie had her heart set on the love of her life, Marcus King, but her father makes it clear that they are not to be together. Continue reading

The Dawn of Christmas – Book Review and Giveaway

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I had the privilege to read Cindy Woodsmall’s latest book, The Dawn of Christmas, over the Christmas break.

Cindy takes the reader to the center of Amish Country in this heartwarming tale through the eyes of Sadie. On the eve of her wedding she is faced with a difficult decision, marry a man who lies or face living her life alone? Sadie’s choice takes her away from her family, but is brought back later in order to please her parents. Once she returns she discovers an injured man, Levi, and must determine whether a friendship with him is safe. As their friendship grows the question then changes to whether either one of them is really ready to open up to the possibility of love. Will Sadie’s ex-fiancé come back into the picture and ruin everything?

This is a fantastic story with such lovable characters that you are swept away within a few pages. I would recommend picking up this book for a snowy day.

(Click here to read Chapter One)


In light of the new study that will be starting next week at Maryland Community Church and highlighted on my Monday and Wednesday blogs, I am going to be giving away 2 copies of the book, What Happens When Women Say Yes to God. All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on my blog and/or sign up to follow my blog all this week. I will announce the winners on Friday, January 3rd.

And the Winner Is….


I would like to thank everyone for the comments, tweets and following me on facebook and the blog. After all the names were put into a drawing, the winner of the prize pack is Courtney. Please email me your address and I will get it mailed to you. If you haven’t done so already, be certain to sign up to receive my blog via email and then you will not miss out on the next giveaway.

To go along with the posts this week, I wanted to share this video with you today. Have a wonderful weekend!