Monday, November 30, 2015

A Season to Wed

Title:  A Season to Wed (Three Winter Love Stories)
Author:  Rachel Hauck, Cindy Kirk, Cheryl Wyatt
Pages:  336
Year:  2015
Publisher:  Zondervan
My rating is 5 stars.
Love at Mistletoe Inn
In this novella a wonderful, single, elderly woman named Verna has in her heart adopted two people, Hope and John.  Verna is my favorite character because of her love, no nonsense yet gentle approach and giving heart.  In the tale two, young, impulsive teenagers make an adult decision to marry in a different state now meet again for the first time in ten years.  Prior to this, Hope ran out of the chapel no longer wanting to be married and John left town.  Now they reunite in a tale of redemption, forgiveness, love and faith.
A Brush with Love
I cannot help but think this novella will touch the very heart of any reader who is willing to open their heart to the Story behind this story.  The main female lead is a woman named Ginger who suffered a tragedy as a young preteen and has lived with the outcome both within her heart and outside with scars.  Here is a parable of sorts that I believe will help others understand God in a new way and be willing to reveal to Him the scars of their hearts.  The novella portrays pastors as humans who sometimes make mistakes just like the congregation in the pews.  Hope is what you might feel when the story ends, but what just might be beginning in your heart.
Serving Up a Sweetheart
Meadow is a caterer and decorator extraordinaire!  Her past hurts and trials God has turned into a budding business born through her heart’s desire.  Meadow’s home life and school bullying experiences colored her view of Conner when he returned to their hometown.  Conner’s past wasn’t something he was proud of, but God had really changed him if only he could convince Meadow of that truth.  This is a wonderful tale of love, forgiveness, earning back trust and letting go of past hurts and those who caused them!

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Let Us Rejoice and Be Glad in Him!

Because He lives I can face tomorrow,
Without Him I utterly alone.

Because of Him I have eternal life,
Without Him there is no life.

Thank you Lord for seeking me, reconciling me to Yourself and paying the cost for my sins!