Clean Your Spiritual House in 2013




It’s time to clean house spiritually and emotionally in 2013. It’s time to let go of all excuses, negativity and habits that are keeping you from living the way you know you ought to be living for the Lord, and from reaching your full potential in this life. We only get one life so it’s important that we live the best life we can in spite of financial status or other struggles in your life. And it does not cost anything (at least not monetarily) to grow spiritually. All you need is your Bible. Yes, you should go to church. But I’m talking about having one on one time with God daily. It’s time to grow in faith and relationship with the Lord. If you are doing things you know are wrong and separate you from Him, let it go. If you are not spending time with God because you are putting people and things before Him you need to stop. It’s time to get your house in order.

Make a decision, not a new year’s resolution, but a firm decision, that you won’t Continue reading

Hope Springs by Kim Cash Tate Book Review




Hope Springs is another gem written by author Kim Cash Tate. Hope Springs tells the story of Janelle Evans, Becca Anderson and Stephanie London and how their lives are forever changed when after they are brought together through tragedy.

Hope Springs is book three in a series which includes the books Faithful and Cherished. You should definitely check them out as well.

When Janelle Evans visits her Grandma Geri during the Christmas holiday and learns that she is extremely ill she decides to stay and take care of her, even though she was reluctant to return to her home town that she had been absent from since her husband died. Janelle soon finds love again. But is it meant to be?

Becca Anderson, a respected Bible teacher in her community, is finally getting to where she wants to be in her ministry. When an opportunity comes along to speak at one of the biggest Christian women’s conferences, Becca is less than thrilled when it seems as if God is calling her husband to become a Pastor. Will her Continue reading

Called To Controversy by Ruth Rosen Book Review




“Called To Controversy” by Ruth Rosen tells the story of Ruth’s Father Moishe Rosen and the founding on the ministry Jews For Jesus. This Autobiography/Biography tells the story of how Moishe, a Jew, came to know the Lord and how God led Him to spread the Good News to the Jewish people and ultimately created the ministry Jews For Jesus.

I was very much looking forward to reading this book. I’ve known about Jews For Jesus for many years. I’ve even read some of the free ebooks on the site that tell the stories of Jews that came to know Jesus and finally accept that He is indeed the Messiah that they have been looking and waiting for.

Many people don’t believe that Jews need to come to Christ. It’s a common belief that because they Continue reading

Smitten Book Review by Colleen Coble,Kristen Billerbeck,Diann Hunt & Denise Hunter





When the lumber mill closes in the town of Smitten, Vermont fear sweeps the townspeople at the possibility that their town may be unable to survive without its main employer. That is, until Continue reading

Shadow in Serenity by Terri Blackstock Book Review




Shadow in Serenity is a Christian Suspense novel that tells the story of Carny Sullivan, a former Carnival kid that’s since left the life, and has found love, God and a home in Serenity, Texas.

All seems well in her adopted hometown until Logan Brisco, a con man out to suck Serenity dry, comes to town and threatens to turn the town and the people that she loves upside down.

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The Crossing by Serita Jakes Book Review





“The Crossing” is the first novel by Serita Jakes, the wife of Bishop T.D. Jakes. “The Crossing” tells the story of Claudia Campbell. Claudia, a preachers kid, life change in a tragic instance. One night on her way home from a high school football game, a masked gunman open fired on the bus that was carrying the football team and the cheerleaders home. The incident took the life of her best friend, teacher and Cheerleading coach BJ Remington. Ever since that day, no matter how hard shes tried, Claudia has not been able to get over that night.

Plagued with nightmares and panic attacks, Claudia’s life is full of pain and suffering. Anything can trigger a memory and plunge her head first back to that night with all of it’s sorrow. To make matter worse Claudia’s husband District Attorney Victor Campbell decides to reopen the case. He believes that if he can find the killer and solve the case his wife will finally has some closure. But instead of making things better he may just be about to ruin to rip his family apart.

Casio Hightower, a cop, was Continue reading

Gilani Taylor Update



Gilani Taylor passed away about 5 hours ago at about 6:00 PM or 6:30 PM Pacific Time October 21, 2011 Friday. She is now with Jesus and her baby girl Jayla. Please pray for her husband Rodney and her surviving daughter Amiya, also known as Mimi, who was not in the car that fateful and tragic day, as well as their son Milan. Please don’t ever forget Gilani. Continue to pray that the person that has killed Gilani and Jayla will be caught, so that he or she can pay the price for what they’ve done and go to jail.

The person was driving a white, 2000’s model SUV on the 101 Freeway under the Las Virgenes Overpass October 1, 2011 Saturday at around 8:32 AM. If you know ANYTHING please report it to the CHP at 818-240-8200. Thank you! God bless you!


Quick update! Gilani’s condition is very bad. The doctors have said that there isn’t much more that they can do. It is completely in God’s hands. Gilani’s Pastor posted on his Twitter page this message today Friday October 21, 2011 at 3:00 PM “Doctors have now put Sister Lani’s life in God’s Hands. I’m SO glad that she did the same thing 2 and a half yrs ago! PRAY! MIRACLE TIME” So please continue to pray with all you’ve got! Keep lifting Gilani in prayer. Thank you and God bless you! If you do not know Gilani’s story read it now by clicking the link here. Gilani Taylor – A Fiery Tragedy Thank you! Keep praying and sharing her story!



It’s been over two weeks and Gilani Taylor is still alive! Fighting for her life? Yes. Still Critical? Yes, and she will for some time. But she is still alive. The doctors didn’t think she’d live for two days. Yet, she’s still here. God is so good! But Gilani is still not out of the woods. Her condition has worsened so your prayers are still needed. Gilani went into Cardiopulmonary arrest also known as cardiac arrest on October 17, 2011. Her Pastor held an all night Shut In prayer service to pray for her last night October 18, 2011. Anyone could come and pray. So the situation is even more serious. I do not know if she is still in a medically induced coma. But if so, then she is still unaware of the death of Jayla. Please continue to hold her up. I don’t know what her condition is right now. Getting updates is difficult. But as soon as I know of any changes, either good or bad, I will let you know.

If you don’t know about Gilani Taylor’s story of her terribly car crash that has left her severely burned and took the life of her daughter Jayla click this link here Gilani Taylor – A Fiery Tragedy to learn more.

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Gilani Taylor – A Fiery Tragedy


“It was her choice to go. I told her that if she wanted to go be with Jayla, it was alright and she went. God is good and I am at perfect peace with her decision!” — Rodney Taylor to their Pastor after Gilani passed away


Gilani has gone home to the Lord now. But she will never be forgotten. Not by me or any of the others whose hearts and lives she touched. Gilani fought Continue reading

The Baker’s Wife by Erin Healy Book Review



The Baker’s Wife is the third novel by Erin Healy. Erin Healy is an award winning editor and is best known for co-writing a few books with Author Ted Dekker. The Baker’s Wife is a serious page turner about a woman named Audrey Bofinger. Audrey use to be a Pastors Wife before that title, and that life was stolen from her when an incredible lie about her husband cost him his pastoral career. To survive Audrey and her husband Geoff open a bakery. Baking bread had always been a favorite pastime of theirs. And they regularly made bread for members of their congregation. So to become professional bakers was not a stretch.

Audrey didn’t think that life could get any worse for her family until the unthinkable happened early one morning. While driving to work with her son Ed, Audrey strikes something in the thick fog that permeates the California town where she lives in the early mornings. She hoped it was nothing serious, but that was too much to ask for.

When Audrey and her son Ed get out of the car to see what happened they found — a severely damaged scooter, an extreme amount of blood, but no body. Soon the Continue reading

What Do You Treasure? God or Sin?


 

For where your treasure is, there will be your heart also — Matthew 6:21 KJV


Do you treasure the things of this world or the things of God? Answer wisely. Where you will spend eternity rests on it. Why? Because your answer may tell whether you are a way side believer, stony ground believer, thorny ground believer or a good ground believer. Mark  4:1-20 KJV

See people today think that because they made a “decision” for Christ that makes them saved. They believe that they can live however they want no matter how wild and reckless and sinful and it’s okay because they made a “decision” for Christ. That’s a popular teaching today. It’s also very wrong.

There are also those that think they’re saved because they sit in church every Sunday morning, even though they were wildin’ out in the club the night before. Or they think they are saved because they watch a little “Christian” TV from time to time, or have cute little religious figurines, photographs and what not all over the house, car or job or say a few empty prayers, amongst other things. That’s also false. Sorry to break it to you. I know it’s tough.

I don’t watch a lot of “Christian” TV, but one Sunday I decided to check out a popular preacher with the celebrities and such in L.A. And I’ll never forget when he said “ I don’t want to preach to you about sin. I just want to love on you.” I almost fell on the floor. My mouth dropped open and everything. What kind of “Pastor” doesn’t preach about sin? Because if he really loved you he would tell you to come to Christ. To come out of sin and live holy for Jesus. To give your entire life to Christ and accept His gift of eternal life. That’s real love. Unfortunately, the false “gospel” that this “Pastor” preaches is the norm today. And it’s spiritually deadly.

It’s not enough to say that you believe in Jesus. James 2:19 in the King James Bible says “ Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe and tremble.” Well we know that devils aren’t saved, so are you sure that you are? What does Continue reading