Review – Oceans Apart by Karen Kingsbury…

Review – Oceans Apart by Karen Kingsbury…

Yes, it is one Karen’s older titles and I was surprised when I found it on my book shelf the other day when I was starved for a good book to read and Karen’s always are a great read.

There’s always a lesson in her books, an act of forgiveness or a faith based way to deal with hardships in life or tackle a situation head on and have plenty of courage and strength after prayer.

This book “Ocean’s Apart” really touched my soul. Connor was an airline pilot and Michelle his wife, married with 2 beautiful girls living the American dream with being the happy, perfect family.

On the other side of the world to this family in Honolulu, Hawaii is Keisha and her son Max. She is an airline stewardess raising her son alone and while she’ll has to work on a 2 day flight once a week, Rami is an older lady and friend and has cared for Max his entire life since birth.

Connor receives a phone call one day from an attorney. Keisha was killed in a plane crash there were no survivors and has left in her last will and testimony that Max is to spend 2 weeks with his biological father before he is turned over to the foster care system. Upon the end of the two weeks Connor must decide “will he keep Max and be the father he’s never known or had”?

Not only did Connor know anything about Max but neither did Michelle his wife. When he has to tell Michelle about his infidelity 8 years ago during her bout with depression their marriage starts to crumble. At first Michelle completely shuns this little boy that is impossible not to love! But run out and grab your copy at a bookstore or your local library and read this novel to see how it plays out and with love comes forgiveness and it will take a forgiveness miracle to render this situation for this family and make then whole again.

Will it happen for Max or not?

Will God answer Remi’s forgiveness miracle for Max?

I sure hope you’ll read this novel and find out. All of Karen’s books usually come with a study guide at the end of the book and she has several verses listed to add to the study at times with the study questions to help readers really dig in and become more grounded in our journey of Faith and our relationship with God.

I’ve learned so much about myself and my journey of Faith ANS I definitely recommend Karen Kingsbury’s book! Or books!

I hope you enjoy and God Bless…

“Why Her” – Book Review…

“Why Her” – Book Review…

Nicki Koziarz from Proverbs 31 Ministries has sure written a masterpiece this book about a question all of us at women I’m sure have ask ourselves “Why Her” which could pertain to all types of areas in our life when it comes to comparing ourselves to others.

How does she make herself look so good and healthy each day?

How is she able to have and keep such a nice home?

Why are they able to purchase a car like that and we can’t?

Nicki has not the mark on this one and it’s definitely a tremendous book that will touch soul deep with in and you’ll be thinking about the 6 Truths long after you finish this book!

Sunday? Always a Good Day At Whitley City Church of God…

Sunday? Always a Good Day At Whitley City Church of God…

In Our Church!

We went to church this morning and our Pastor Bruce Dixon did a sermon on an amazing message about:

“What Are You Afraid Of”

He talked about how there are 3 of the same stories in the Bible in Matthew, Mark, and Luke, and about how after Jesus healed the gentlemen that was ill they told or ask Him to leave and he wasn’t welcome. Why?

Because they were afraid and feared him. There are several types of fear in the world and our Pastor had said he Googled the subject just to check and see what the numbers were. Along with saying to us “Prepare Yourself” although I’m not sure those were Pastor Bruce’s exact words but, he stated that there are 7 million four hundred and something fears that are categorized as such as far as Google stated.

All in all, the bottom line is what are you afraid of when it comes to giving your life to Jesus Christ and living to obey God as He said in his message:

Television shows you are not going to be able to watch.

Certain people you can no longer associate with.

Places you will no longer be able to go to or visit.

The list goes on and on and on and you would not believe the names of some of these fears listed!

Fears of beards our Pastor stated. Yes beards! I found that odd.

Fears of snakes. I fear snakes!

A Goraphobic – I always thought my mother was because she never wanted to leave her home after being in a badly abusive relationship years ago. Let’s just say the man almost killed her several times and leave it at that. I did not understand at the time and there were no laws as there are today for such a horrible situation.

There’s more as I said 7 million or it may have been billion. It was quite the interesting message from the gospel of Matthew.

There was so much more to the sermon, I am by far not as intelligent as our Pastor Bruce Dixon when it comes to bringing a message like he does because it’s always a powerful message.

You may visit our church on facebook If you like. Amazing things happening here! All the time! I am so blessed to be a part of this church.

If you like you can read the story in Matthew, Mark or Luke as I said. It’s there I’ve read it several times. I love reading the Bible or any book, article, etc. When it comes to the gospels of Jesus Christ.

The worship music is always a blessing. We have quite the talented musicians. Our Pastor and his sons included along with several other gentlemen and women that play the instruments and sing as we’re standing, clapping, praising and lifting our arms to praise the Lord. It’s quite a site to see and be a part of. We have an alter call and we pray and we pray and we pray and hope to lead others to Jesus Christ by spreading the gospel and you can to.

It’s always a blessing to be in our church. I feel like a million dollars during a church service at Whitley City Church of God and every time I walk out of there.

The big blessing we got to see today was a baptism!

Praise God! The beautiful lady standing next to the young lady that was baptized is Angela I just love her!

She’s a school teacher here and they love her to.

It was an amazing thing to see and it always is in leading others to Christ.

Our pastor is in the center of the photo with the young lady that was baptized along with several others. We all lined up, hugged her and told her that we loved her, and God Blessed her!

Great books for a Bible study or even a great read:

Have you given your heart to Jesus Christ?

Ask and you shall receive.

Knock and the door shall open.

Believe and Have Faith.

Ask Jesus to come into your heart today.

He died on the cross and shed his blood to save us from our sins.

We are forgiven!

Start your journey today by living, obeying and following Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savior.

We also have a Celebrate Recovery Program at our church every Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. that is lead by brother Sean Brunette and it’s saving lives daily.

It’s a fantastic program and it works because:

With God All Things Are Possible…

A Faith Based Recovery Program.

Addiction is taking over our country and ruining lives daily. There is help for all and Jesus is the way, the truth and the light.

God bless and have a great week…