A Dangerous Legacy: Empire State One, by Elizabeth Camden

A Dangerous Legacy is Elizabeth Camden’s first in her new historical romance series, The Empire State. As historical romance’s go, this one starts out with all the usual suspects. The poor and struggling heroine Lucy Drake and her brother are up to their ears in the alligators who are their rich and treacherous relatives. A multi-decade…

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Hinds Feet On High Places ~ An Engaging Visual Journey

Tyndale House Publishers new release of Hannah Hurnard’s, Hinds Feet on High Places, An Engaging Visual Journey, is in a word—STUNNING!   Jill DeHaan and Rachel McNaughton have taken this beautiful Christian allegory of  the journey of faith, and set it in the most exquisite settings of soft and muted watercolor illustrations. The result, is indeed,…

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A Closer Walk: Redeeming Lamentations and Grief

I have tread the stony paths of grief more than once in my life. Can I confess, again? I never saw any redeeming value in these paths until very recently. Grief to me was always something to be avoided at best, or impatiently endured; gutting it out at it’s worst. I wanted to move swiftly through…

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A Closer Walk: The Idolatry of Approval

I never thought of family as an idol. I mean how could wanting your family’s love and approval be idolatry? For many years I longed to be loved and accepted by my family—but loved and accepted for myself. Unfortunately, it was that longing to be myself that created a great many of my family problems.…

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Believing Is Not About The Outcome

I used to struggle a great deal about this believing business. Mostly because my expectations and outcomes didn’t always match up with what I was believing for. It is easy to say to someone, “You need to trust God.” Oh yes, that part is easy! But, if our trust is tied to our beliefs for a…

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Foundation Stones for Trust

Before we begin our journey through the Psalms we must talk about the foundation stones for trust. You cannot have a trust that will weather all the storms of life if it is built on the “sand” of what you see and feel. Your eyes will deceive you and your feelings often shift and change with each…

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Never Losing the Light: Illumination for The Future

“… without one ray of light.” that’s where you’ve been for months now, and yes, I have deliberately kept you ‘in the dark’ regarding your future. I wanted you to grow accustomed to the darkness of ‘not knowing’. It has been difficult to “adjust” your eyes to walking purely by faith and not by sight, yes?…

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Challenge of Jesus In A World of Brokenness

“What we are faced with in our culture is the post-Christian version of the doctrine of original sin: all human endeavor is radically flawed, and the journalists who take delight in pointing this out are simply telling over and over again the story of Genesis three as applied to today’s leaders, politicians, royalty and rock stars.…

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A Closer Walk: Escape to An Awesome Savior!

I grew up with condemnation and criticism. It was well meant (sometimes) but still, it’s tough to breathe in that world. Tougher still, to grow into the decent and kind person, you want to be. All you can “think” in that atmosphere is, escape… I have to escape. Yeah, rejection is a powerful toxin—and verbal…

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