Rheumatic fever came at an early age and took several of his cousins and caused him to be confined to bed for many months while recovering. This confinment and curtailment caused Jack to develop his artistic talent in a more acute way. While always being a jokester, he has had a funny way of telling a yarn and he hopes you enjoy reading about some of the funny things that happened to him on the way to the forum.
I prayed, "Please God, let him be here." He was there and asked me what I had
been up to and I told him what I had gotten into. "He was to meet me at our usual
restaurant," I said, "but, I didn't see him," I said. "Let's go find him," was his reply.
Author: Jack Hucks
Category: Biography & Autobiography
As humans, things happen to us sometimes that we cannot fully understand. We desire to explain them when from human perspective there's no explanation that really exists. Our perplexion at things of that nature are not just about when they happen to us but also the things we witness in the world around us. They oftentimes shake the foundations of our faith in God to the core. But as much as not knowing hurts, at no time should our reaction be to accuse God for things we don't understand. Rather, we should know that God is not always the architect of all our problems and that He might not always save us from people that live to harm us or bless us the way we want because we take a stand with Him. His promise however is one thing and that is that He'll work it all out for HIS OWN ENDS even the wicked for a day of disaster Proverbs 16:4b. However your pain occurred, God's declared intentions are that He'll use all of your problems any which way they present to work out His will for your life. The deaths of some of the people that went before us is proof that for reasons best known to Him, God at times chooses not to deliver people that take a stand with Him. And it's not because He hated such people but because of what He already planned to use the situation for.
understanding on how to obtain good success; but equally, if not more, important
is applying such knowledge to areas of ... Trying to qualify us without applying the
word of God correctly to our daily lives and needs, James said that we are like ...
Author: Christiana Chineme
Rich resource for personal spiritual growth and group study; practical guide toletting go as a path to a deeper relationship with God.
As the hunger became more insistent, louder, more disruptive of my peace and
contentment, I tried to explore the feelings, figure it out. Somehow in my frantic
work in trying to get it right for God, I felt as if I'd been working for Someone—
Author: Linda Douty
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
God Is Working Behind The Scenes For You! Have you been waiting for your breakthrough from God? Are you wondering why the answer you know God has promised has not shown up yet? Do you feel as though the victory is passing you by? Don't be discouraged! God has something planned for you! Joyce Meyer reveals in this dynamic message how God works to bring His promises to you. You will learn: God's way to bring victory to you How to stop hindering God's plan How to stay faithful when things go wrong How to endure waiting for the answer. God is always working even though we do not know all the details. Start expecting Him to bring your breakthrough suddenly!
They didn't go in there to wait three months. ... Because we have so much energy
and zeal inour flesh that even if weeverget aroundto waiting or trying to
understand whatit is,we onlydoitfor short periods oftime and thenthe energy ofour
flesh ... The mindset we needto get is this:“Okay, God, I've come tothe end
Author: Joyce Meyer
Publisher: Hachette UK
God is waiting for you is an encounter with your destiny on the path to God, an illuminating, exciting, spiritually rejuvenating walk with God as you face real-life experiences that reveal to you who you really are. Breath-taking steps that allows you to grow in God and mature as you journey on the path to accept your assignment from Him; facing the corrupt teaching and misleading of false prophets who are denying Jesus Christ the Messiah. They have laid the damaging foundations of doubt and destruction for many lost souls. God Is Waiting for You is not only revealing to you how to walk on this path and take on your new assignment from God, but teaching every Christian that they must learn to take the authority to throw Gods Weight around! CALLING ALL CARS! Dear Children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. (1 John 2:18)
Get it right with God, now. ... Your act of kindness may make the difference
between life and death in someone else's life. ... trying to destroy you? “Don't feel
bad. I have been wronged and even have been the “butt-end” of a many jokes;
right in ...
Author: Tannia M. Winston
Publisher: WestBow Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
There is a traditional Jewish saying that humans were created because God loves stories. But what if the story you had to tell was that you committed suicide? How do you think that story would sound if you had to tell it to the giver of all gifts? Would it be understood in the context of today’s earthly attitudes on the subject, and is the gift of life something that you can even throw away? The Book of Steven is a sometimes humorous, oftentimes crass attempt to take readers along a fictional journey to explore some of these ethereal notions. It is above all also a wild and unpredictable ride, and some people may not have the stomach or the desire to take Steven’s journey—so be warned. However, for those who may be struggling with greater or lesser questions in their lives, or even those who just want to explore an alternative perspective, this book may provide some enjoyable reading and intellectual stimulation. Steven’s ultimate message is that there is no reason to be content living in a world of personal despair, especially when the possibilities presented by the universe of life are truly boundless, and was written to present readers with a unique perspective about the eternally precious value of this human existence. “Imagine a humorous novel about a suicide who enters heaven and finds it not cosseting but a purgatory where life’s distractions (food, booze, sex, Internet) are removed and the hardest question looms: Why did he kill himself? Welcome to the journey of Steven, an unintentionally funny male whiner, panicker, quitter, porn addict, and general screwup, as he struggles with God, Jesus, and self to escape Heaven’s Suicide Ward and yet not return to the hell of earth. Steven’s frustrating cluelessness but direct dialog render the deep messages on karma, reincarnation, cosmic energy, and the meaning of life easy to absorb. Does Steven escape Heaven? It’s worth reading this profound yet funny journey to self through the Suicide Wards of Heaven to find out.” –US Review
“Well, I didn't.” “Yes, Steven, but you missed the whole point. You don't have to
have kids.” “Wait, wait just a minute. ... you didn't have kids, but what did you do?”
“I ... well ... I had a job, and—” God frowned deeply. “Steven, don't try to fool me.
Author: Steven T. Stevenson
Each one of us has made choices in our lives that we regret. Some of these choices have minimal consequences, while other choices we have made can cause devastating outcomes. In her book, Abortion v. God's Amazing Grace, the author shares just that sort of choice that can have lifelong effects. Her choice to have an abortion was made at a moment when all she could hear were lies. Then, after it was too late to undo what she had done, truth was heard, reality set in, and the pain and hopelessness became unbearable. Thankfully, God does not leave us without hope. Through the author's story, you will see how God, through His Son, Jesus Christ, takes our sin, pain, and destruction and brings forgiveness and hope to our lives. You will witness a God who takes our brokenness and over and over again demonstrates His powerful love, forgiveness, grace, and healing. The author will share that God is always there. He is always love, and He waits to make each one of us whole. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. 1 Peter 2:24
I held my breath and tried not to move. The next day I was trying to help him get
the boat set up so he could drain the oil out of the motor and try to get the boat
back in shape after it had sunk. I didn't get the blocks set just right, and he
Author: Ada Love
Publisher: WestBow Press
If this is a fair world, Cheryl H. Harrington would have most likely not written this book. This book is a thrilling story about the struggles and hardships that she has been through in this cold, hard world. It goes from the ever so loving happiness of a family, to the deepest depths of addiction. Her story is one for the history books, but also a story that tells of the strength and passion of a black woman who dreams to be successful in this world today. Not everyone can overcome the challenges she has faced in her life, but as a strong black woman in this unforgiving world, Cheryl has made a name for herself. This story here tells how that name came about. “In life God provides you with chances, opportunities, situations, circumstances, and people....for a reason or a season” Sometimes both. The author of this book has not written these words for entertainment, they are authentic. This is her story. I know because God has loaned her to me for quite a season now and i recognize the reason...This story being shared is one of true revelation of the meaning of a deep and loving relationship with our Divine Higher Power and most be-loved God! The courage,strength, wisdom, sincerity this soldier of the Lord has chosen to share will help those wandering in the dark to look deeper, harder and longer at the choices they have made and whom they have served within and without their struggles through life....Riveting book....awesome, metaphorically intertwined in the complex and compelling struggle Christians experienced while carry our cross...Amazing!!!!!!!!! – V. Roseborough, MSW, LCSWA
I'M TIRED OF TRYING and not getting it right. I didn't know then that I was going
to serve time in a state facility for women. I didn't know that I would do a twenty-
four-month rap. I just knew that the God I knew was going to rescue me. He did,
Author: Cheryl H. Harrington
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Please understand that trying to figure out stuff and rationalize things is how we
miss the move of God. I've had God tell me to do things that would literally cause
me to shake my head, but I didn't hesitate. Some of the things manifested right ...
Author: Kimberly A. Holmes
Publisher: Xulon Press
This Bible is perfect for ESL readers. The New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) is a true translation of the entire Bible that was adapted with care from the bestselling New International Version (NIV). The NIrV is written at a third grade reading level and uses short sentences and simple words. This Bible is perfect for those learning to read English. Features include: • The complete New International Reader’s Version • Presentation page for personalization and gift giving • Bible dictionary to help with unfamiliar words • “Three Ways to Read the Bible” – Explains how to read the Bible by story, subject, or person • “About the Bible” – Describes how the Bible was written and how it came to us • “Life in New Testament Times” – Describes what life was like when Jesus was on earth • “The ABCs of Salvation” – Helps explain the way of salvation
But they found it by having faith. 31Israel did look for a law that could make them
right with God. But they didn't find it. 32Why not? Because they didn't look for it by
faith. They tried to get it by working for it. They tripped over the stone that ...
A child with all the promise a parent could hope for becomes a severe addict. A father pulls out all the stops to help him, oftentimes at the emotional expense of the rest of his family. Ups and downs, good times and bad, with lots of tears and prayers in between. Searching for somethinganythingthat might make a difference. In the end, all seems lost. My child, my son, lost his life to drug addiction. No one can comprehend the pain unless they have experienced it themselves. There is a hole in your heart that can never be healed. All seemed lost, including my faith. God, however, never gave up on me. Through his amazing grace, He took me to heaven. I saw my son. I saw Jesus, and He spoke to me. I literally received a hug from God. This is my sons story. This is my story.
I took care of my family, did my job at school quite well, thank you, and never
touched the stuffthree nights a week. Obviously I didn't ... Now, I know full well
that there are people that have shown a lot more disrespect to God than telling
Him a lie. I know I'm not ... I've always tried to be a person with more integrity than
Author: Jerry Haney
Publisher: WestBow Press
Category: Family & Relationships
Perfect for every little princess, this Bible includes the complete New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)—the NIV for kids! Written at a third grade reading level, this translation is easy for her to explore God's word. The twelve colorful tip-in pages will delight little girls with Bible verses that assure her she is God’s precious princess, describe the characteristics of a princess, and list the princesses and queens mentioned in the Bible. The compact size is ideal to carry everywhere. Other features include: - Dictionary for explaining difficult words - 100 Famous Bible Stories - Easy-to-read type size
2I can give witness about them that they really want to serve God. But how they
are trying to do it is not based on what they know. 3They didn't know how God
makes people right with himself. They tried to get right with God in their own way.
Deep, dark secrets and miracles of healing both find a home in this tale of doubt turning to belief. After discovering a healing pool in the church basement, pastor Carla Donovan sorts through her own tattered faith, while defending her life against someone in her own church--someone who doesn't want a secret buried beneath the miracle pool to be revealed.
The more I talked, the more I felt he might be someone who would understand.
He was a ... But God doesn't seem to be trying hard enough," I said bitterly. He
raised ... I didn't think we knew each other well enough for him to be so blunt. "
Author: Paul Nigro
Publisher: David C Cook
The Revelation of a Mystery is a text and workbook that teaches the relevance of the book of Romans to life today. The epistle of Romans is the most comprehensive teaching of Christian doctrine. To everyone who thinks the Bible is outdated, the Holy Scriptures are just as relevant today as they were when God first gave them to mankind. While our means of travel, way of living, and technology changes, human nature does not change. Murder is still murder, stealing is still stealing, lying is still lying, and sexual immorality is still sexual immorality. Our society has disregarded this fact; therefore, it has been plagued by social ills that have been leading us down destructive paths and bringing us sexually transmitted diseases, HIV and AIDS, abortion, greed, hatred, and violence. The only way to overcome these social ills and live a life of victory is through the Lord Jesus Christ and His teaching. The Apostle Paul was God’s chosen vessel to bring to the world a written record of His plan of salvation for the world. When the Apostle finished this epistle he ended it with this verse: “Now to him that is of power to establish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began ...” (Romans 16:25 KJV). God’s plan of salvation for the world is fully revealed. The Old Testament prophets taught it, the Lord Jesus Christ brought it, and the Holy Spirit is sent to complete it. Justification by faith in the Messiah Salvation and its benefits The outpouring of the Holy Spirit Empowered to walk in the Spirit Victory over sinful flesh and death
2For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to
knowledge. 3For they being ignorant ... Paul really wanted his Jewish brothers
and sisters to be saved, because he has observed that they really wanted to
know God, but they didn't know the right way to do it. They were trying to honor
the Law ofMoses but couldn't live it, because it wasn't something they could do
alone. They tried ...
Author: Dr. Frances Wright-Harris
Your youth group is like no other-so a cookie-cutter curriculum just won't do. With a single book you have the basics for 15 complete sessions-and you can put it all together in a way that works for you. Each topic has been developed by ministry experts to be teen-relevant and spiritually enriching. Each five-session book also includes a 14-point plan for customizing your program, a selection of ice breakers, thought provokers, reproducible handouts, and an encouraging how-to article from well-known youth ministry experts! Does God Love You No Matter What? Bouncing Back--What to Do After Mistakes, Embarrassment, and Other Daily Disasters (Help kids discover practical tips to overcome fear of ebmarrassment, deal with mistakes and failure. Learn to measure success according to God's definition.) Riding those Mood Swings--What to Do With Up-and-Down Feelings (Help kids understand their flights from mad to glad and back again. Deal realistically and biblically with the strong feelings every kid needs to know how to handle.) Feeling Good About You--Feeling Good About the Way You're Made (Through God's Word, kids will examine their self-esteem, body image, etc.) Features: 400+ options for full customization 15 sessions with reproducible resources
we do . That ' s also why God sent His perfect Son to die for us and to save us
from all of our failures . Thanks to Jesus , we don ' t have to pay the penalty for all
the times we messed up . Instead , when we get to ... kids for being kids . Instead ,
I tried to understand , to help them learn from mistakes , and to affirm their
behavior when it was ... If you are committed to something , then you hang in
there and keep going even when things aren ' t going too well . Historians tell us
that the ...
Author: Cook Communications Ministries
Publisher: David C Cook
Could convicted cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer get to heaven before you? If I shot thirteen people, could I still get to heaven? These and other questions are addressed in, God on Death Row. It's a journey through the lives of murderers and their amazing stories of finding faith in God, and salvation, as told through their letters. "Son-of-Sam" David Berkowitz, who once said, "I didn't want to hurt them; I only wanted to kill them," now calls himself the "Son of Hope." 19 convicted murderers in all. The book includes tons of personal letters, photos, last statements, last meals, etc.
This was a case to tell the world that I did what I did, not for reasons of hate -- I
hated no one. ... I know how much harm I have caused, and I tried to do the best
that I could after the arrest to make amends, but no matter what I did, I could not ...
Author: Michael Nadraus
Publisher: Holy Fire Publishing
On The Edge of the Pack Book two of the On The Edge series Olivia Mayors journey continues as she becomes part of the mythical world. After meeting CliffMarks enemyin On The Edge of the Forest, Olivia is positive that she is going to meet her death. She finds Cliff to save Mark, but the unexpected happens. Rather than the monster she is expecting, Cliff seems to be kind, but that does not fool Olivia. She is wary when he makes her a deal: become his and hell stop trying to kill Mark as well as all the other wolves. Under the circumstances, Olivia has no choice but to accept. Just as she accepts, the unexpected happens and Olivia becomes the very thing that she always thought was mythical: a werewolf. Struggling with the new feelings and emotions in her body, Olivia is faced with many more obstacles and challenges. Danger lurks around every corner from the consequences of marrying Mark, to child bearing and wolf hunts. Time after time, her family is endangered. When a wolf hunt starts unexpectedly, they leave their spacious home and move deeply into the forest of Pinecrossing where Olivia learns of a horrible truth: her brother died. Attending her brothers funeral in Idaho has consequences, but then again, doesnt everything? This is where Olivias journey really begins as, after his funeral, she begins to tell all of her family members good-bye. When she intends to do this with her sister, a secret is unraveled that will yet again forever change Olivias world: Cliff. He was back again, taunting Olivia. Playing games was a favorite of his, and Olivia prepared herself in every way possible to fight him to protect her family. Along the way truths are uncovered about her past. Truth about how exactly much her parents knew about this life; about the genes she carried. She also learns another family secret that will leave many questions answered, while others arise. Every day, trouble gets closer and closer. After Olivias sister, Christine, is threatened, Olivia is faced with yet another choice. She can either become a monsterCliffsand have no contact what-so-ever with her family, or she can sit back and watch as one by one, her family is murdered. Is she strong enough to save her family? Or is she selfish enough to put them in danger?
I don't know. It's crazy.” “It is. But then I never really had a relationship with God. I
tried, but it never worked. Course, some have argued that I wasn't trying hard
enough, and they were right; I wasn't trying as hard as I could have. Maybe this is
Author: M. Desiree
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
I've heard many people say, “I don't need to repent for I didn't do anything wrong.”
Well, I can tell you, from my own life, I have never met anyone yet that hasn't
sinned! ... But that doesn't mean we should give up trying to do what is right! On
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
Presents collections of articles that cover the history of comic books along with interviews with notable cartoonists.
But when Strange Adventures # 206 were not afraid to try anything . That was my
promise ... I didn't care what the hell they were about , Marvel again and
apparently he didn't do too well the secTeen Beat # 1 just try ' em all . ... God , I
wanted him to sell more than anyone else in the FEBRUARY Carmine : Yup ,
pretty much .
Author: Jon B. Cooke
Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
From New York Times-bestselling author Philip Kerr comes an amazing departure: an intense psychological thriller, sure to garner even more acclaim for this powerhouse author on the rise. Gil Martins, an agent with the FBI’s Domestic Terrorism Unit in Houston, confronts the violence generated by extremism within our nation’s borders every day. He sees hatred and destruction wrought by every kind of “ism” there is, and the zealots who kill in their names. Until now, he has always been a part of the solution—however imperfect—a part of justice. But when Gil discovers he played a key role in wrongly condemning an innocent man to death row, it shakes his faith—in the system, in himself, and in God—deeply. It even estranges him from his wife and son. Desperate, Gil offers up a prayer. To know God is there, not through a sign or physical demonstration but through the strength to cope with his ever-growing, ever-creeping doubts. His problems become more than personal as things heat up in Houston. A serial killer terrorizing the morally righteous turns out to have religious motivations, upping the case from homicide to domestic terrorism. A number of prominent secular icons die or are grievously injured abruptly and under suspicious circumstances, the latest of which is a New Atheist writer who’s fallen into an inexplicable coma. Left and right, it seems Gil can’t escape the power of God and murder. As Gil investigates both cases, he realizes that there may be a connection—answering his prayers in a most terrifying way.
“Well, that certainly doesn't help.” “It's about ... I need God and Lakewood Church
because I really can't do this by myself. ... “All right. I understand that, honey. But
please, let's try to work this out.” “Work it out.” Ruth smiled a weary little smile.
Author: Philip Kerr