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Enmeshment poses as love but it actually feeds an empty heart at another’s expense. – Break Through Page 155
Your breakthrough demands moving beyond anything that is keeping you in bondage. – Break Through Page 156
To find the right balance of responsibility, some of us need to say less, some need to say more; some need to sit down, some need to stand up; some need to say no, some need to say yes. – Break Through Page 190
Crises seem utterly cataclysmic. The heartache and darkness of a crisis can be overwhelming, but God is the master of turning mourning into dancing, and darkness into light. If we step back, we might catch a glimpse of what He sees. – Break Through Page 248-249
Break Through: When to Give In, How to Push Back by Tim Clinton and Pat Springle is the book for everyone dealing with difficult relationships. Sometimes it’s hard to let go of relationships and behaviors we know are bad for us. From dealing with manipulative parents or spouse, a loved ones addiction, a demanding boss, irresponsible siblings, it can be hard to breakaway and be free.
You may even free guilty about breaking free, even when you know it’s in the best interest of your mental, emotional and even physical health. Something has got to give. It’s time to learn how to Continue reading
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
Reclaiming Lily tells the story of Dr. Kai Chang, and her need to alert her young sister Lily, who was left at orphanage years earlier, of a terrible hereditary genetic disorder that took the life of their Mother.
Dr. Kai, a Harvard graduate, has devoted her career to finding a cure to the insidious disease and has seen first hand the pain, suffering and devastation it brings to the lives of it’s victims. This knowledge brings about an intense search for her sister Lily to warn her before the disease has a chance to strike.
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Healing Your Church Hurt: What To Do When You Still Love God But Have Been Wounded by His People by Stephen Mansfield is the perfect book for any Christian that has ever experienced “Church Hurt.” If you have ever been so hurt and wounded by the church, or know someone who has, that you felt that you couldn’t possibly go back, this book is for you.
The author experienced such a deep hurt himself, when after having been a pastor of a church for twenty years, he was Continue reading
I heard a quote once that wasn’t only intriguing but rooted in truth. It said that “Holding a grudge is allowing someone to live rent free in your head.” That is so true. You are giving people room in your life that don’t belong there when you hold grudges. Cut people loose from your life when they don’t belong there. Forgive them and move on. Give the issue to Jesus and give the offender an eviction notice!
I know people who love to hold grudges. It amazes me. And when you call them out on it they get offended. They don’t realize the spiritual harm that they do to themselves. It’s such a Continue reading
The Encounter is the new novel and parable by Stephen Arterburn. It is the story of Jonathan Rush, a famous ultra successful and very wealthy businessman, who has been sent on an assignment by his Pastor to learn the truth about why his Mother abandoned him as a child in Fairbanks, Alaska when he was only four years old. He knows nothing about his Mother accept her name.
On his search Jonathan meets a mysterious woman named Mercy. Mercy seems Continue reading
Healing Is a Choice by Stephen Arterburn is a book about choosing to become well from physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wounds. We have all experienced pain. Some more than others. Many people live shell shocked lives. Still suffering, and even acting out emotionally due to things that have happened to them years ago.
It’s like being stuck in a time warp with no understanding of how to be free. Often times we pray and pray to be free. But, when God doesn’t move the mountains out of the way we decide to just live with them. We don’t search to find out how to learn to get free. This must be God’s will we tell ourselves. But that’s not true. It’s not God’s will. You Continue reading
“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
Hope deferred maketh the hear sick: but when the desire cometh, it is the tree of life
— Proverbs 13:12 KJV
These are trying times for everyone. Everyone is going through some kind of drama in their lives. People can’t find jobs, are losing jobs, don’t have enough money. They’re having problems with family and friends. It feels never ending. It hurts. And it’s worse when you feel like you’re suffering alone. A common refrain is “ no one understands what I’m going through.” That’s just a lie that Satan wants you to believe so that you feel completely isolated. The truth is that there are millions of people that understand what you’re going through in your life right now. You are never alone. Even if you feel that you are, even if you are in the physical, God is still there beside you even though you can’t see Him. It would still be nice to have someone there for you with skin on though, right? I know. But it’s important to remember that if no one is around that God always is. It’s important to always remember that.
I had a follower on a popular social networking site who is a Christian email me recently saying that she felt so alone and was suicidal. Continue reading