Saturday, March 17, 2018

Bestselling visual feast

913533: Springtime Ideals 2018 Springtime Ideals 2018
By Edited by Melinda L.R. Rumbaugh / Ideals Publications

The winter snows have melted and the warm breezes of spring are upon us! Rejoice in budding flowers, April showers, and lengthening days with this magazine-style anthology. Bursting with color, the gorgeous photographs and beautiful artwork are complemented with inspiring prose, poetry, recipes, and Bible passages that evoke the joy of new life and resurrection. 64 pages, softcover.

Springtime Ideals 2018, a fresh addition to the 74-year Ideals tradition, will appeal to all whose eyes and hearts watch for signs of spring and find joy in its arrival. Learn more.

About the Author

Melinda Rumbaugh has been editor of Ideals for nearly ten years. During that time, she has chosen countless pieces of artwork, photos, and text selections, as well as tested more than 100 recipes. Melinda is also a valuable member of the children's publishing team at WorthyKids/Ideals. She lives in Brentwood, Tennessee, with her husband, Erik.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Never Alone

by Ludie Day Pickett, 1897
1 I’ve seen the lightning flashing,
And heard the thunder roll,
I’ve felt sin’s breakers dashing,
Trying to conquer my soul;
I’ve heard the voice of my Savior,
Telling me still to fight on,
He promised never to leave me,
Never to leave me alone. 
No, never alone,
No, never alone,
He promised never to leave me,
Never to leave me alone. 
2 The world’s fierce winds are blowing,
Temptation’s sharp and keen,
I have a peace in knowing
My Savior stands between—
He stands to shield me from danger,
When earthly friends are gone,
He promised never to leave me,
Never to leave me alone. [Refrain]
3 When in affliction’s valley
I’m treading the road of care,
My Savior helps me to carry
My cross when heavy to bear,
Though all around me is darkness,
Earthly joys all flown;
My Savior whispers His promise,
“I never will leave thee alone.” [Refrain]
4 He died for me on the mountain,
For me they pierced His side,
For me He opened the fountain,
The crimson, cleansing tide;
For me He’s waiting in glory,
Seated upon His throne,
He promised never to leave me,
Never to leave me alone. [Refrain]

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Food for thought

Ever wonder why God gave us two ears and just one mouth? Perhaps it's because He wanted us to listen twice as much as we speak.

Do you have problems handling anger? Here's some recommended reading:

Anger: Taming a Powerful Emotion, updated
By Gary Chapman / Moody Publishers

Many of us struggle with anger issues. We are angry at ourselves, family members, bosses, friends, co-workers, and neighbors. And when you toss in the everyday frustrations and annoyances of life — it's a recipe for disaster. Once aroused, anger can unleash a cluster of feelings and emotions that can make our thoughts and actions feel impossible to control. In Anger: Taming a Powerful Emotion, bestselling author Gary Chapman offers helpful insights and techniques on how to recognize and process anger into ways that are healthy and productive. Anger is a reality of life, but it doesn't have to control our lives.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Your life is not beyond rescue. There is hope for you!

351170: The Rescue: Seven People, Seven Amazing Stories The Rescue: Seven People, Seven Amazing Stories
By Jim Cymbala with Ann Spangler / Zondervan

Seven People. Seven Amazing Stories — A Wall Street broker, a party girl, a student, a homeless man, an addict, a teenage mom, a drug enforcer — all of them spiraling out of control. Each has a reason to despair and a wound that won't heal. Until something unexpected happens - something that will change their lives forever.

The Rescue by Jim Cymbala tells the powerful, true stories of men and women whose lives should have ended badly but didn't. What happens to each of them will take you by surprise and give you hope. If you or people you care about are facing challenges beyond their strength, it may be time to experience The Rescue.

Jim Cymbala is the pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle and the author of several bestselling books, including Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire, Strong through the Storm and Spirit Rising. For more than forty years, he has preached the gospel and the power of prayer to bring transformation. His newest release, The Rescue, co-authored with Ann Spangler, shares the true stories of women and men who reached the end of themselves and discovered the saving grace of Jesus.

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Take your family to church!

"Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching." —Hebrews 10:25

Saturday, March 10, 2018

A Bible like no other!

The Jesus Storybook Bible Every Story Whispers His Name

The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name

Every story whispers his name. A Bible like no other, The Jesus Storybook Bible invites children to join in the greatest of all adventures, to discover for themselves that Jesus is at the center of God's great story of salvation—and at the center of their own story too!
The Jesus Storybook Bible tells the story beneath all the stories in the Bible. It captures of plot line of the Bible. At the center of all is a baby, the child upon whom everything will depend. From Noah, to Moses, to the great King David—every story points to him. He is the missing piece to the puzzle—the piece that makes all the other pieces fit together. From the Old Testament through the New Testament, as the story unfolds, children will pick up the clues and piece together the puzzle.
The Jesus Storybook Bible makes an excellent gift at Easter or Christmas, when we all remember that he is the puzzle piece that makes all the other pieces in our lives fit.
  • Recommended for ages 4 to 8
  • 12-point text size
  • 7.75" x 6.50" x 1.00"

“The Jesus Storybook Bible is unlike any other storybook. True, that’s to be expected when you combine the mesmerizing illustrations of Jago and the award-winning writing of Sally Lloyd-Jones, a Brit with an uncanny knack for storytelling.” —More to Life Magazine 

“The Jesus Storybook Bible is as theological as it is charming… a very grown up children’s Bible” —Christianity Today 

"The Jesus Storybook Bible is, in my opinion, one of the best resources available to help both children and adults see the Jesus-centered story line of the Bible." —Tullian Tchividjian , Senior Pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church

About the Author
Sally Lloyd-Jones is a New York Times bestselling author whose books include: Thoughts To Make Your Heart Sing, a children's devotional which won the ECPA Christian Book of The Year award in adult inspiration, and The Jesus Storybook Bible, now available in a format for adults with a new design and title, The Story of God's Love for You. Sally also has a new picture book coming this spring, Baby Wren and the Great Gift.

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