"A Bride of Convenience" For Jody hedlund's Release Crew

Picture this,   a young woman named Zoe Hart, living in the slums of England, in 1863, working at a sowing mill  trying to survive  while caring for her sister's baby girl who  doesn't want her. Then one morning, Zoe's life is changed forever when the baby passes suddenly, nobody knows why?  Zoe is left to pick up the pieces of her shattered heart and try to move on to something better, while still mourning the loss of her niece, so she decides to leave England and head to British Columbia on a Bride Ship to marry and create a better life for herself. A chance to start over. Along her journey, she meets Jane, a former sowing mill worker she is also looking for a husband as well. They become friends. But Jane falls ill on the ship, as result of her working in the mill. Zoe is heartbroken. Zoe wonders what is next? Next, She meets Abe, a pastor and friend who offers Zoe hope, prayer, and God's love if she accepts. Zoe, then, meets Herman Cox, a recent widow whose wife di…

"Take Away Men" For Lola"s Blog Tour

Have you ever felt targeted because you were different?

signaled out? This is how twin sisters Bronka and Johanna Lubinski felt growing up Jewish. The story of the sisters lives spans from 1939 through 1961, It is a tale of overcoming and coming to terms with their families past to forgive.

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The Crucifixion and Resurrection Matthew Commentary

Matthew Commentary: The Crucifxion, Death, Burial, and Resurrection of


Intervarsity Press

And Baker Books

May 10th, 2020

"The weight of it (the cross) was beyond the strength of Jesus."  "Jesus was hanged on the cross nailed at the front of the wrist with, heavy iron nails." He began to get tired and his arms cramped and throbbed in pain."
ans the veins of the skin." "The blows of the whip produced small balls of lead, and large deep bruises which are broken by subsequent blows." "Finally the back of his skin is hanging in long ribbons(picture shredded hamburger) of torn bleeding tissue." "The crown of thrones pressed deep into his scalp causing bleeding." (C, Truman Davis, M.D.)

"At the time two robbers were crucified with Him one on the right, and one on the left."  And Those passing by were hurling abuse at Him, wagging their heads, And saying "You who are going to destroy the temple and rebuild it in…

Foundations of The Christian Faith Inter Varsity Press

Let me propose a question to the reader
What is sin?

Is it doing something wrong without understanding that it is wrong? Or is it doing something wrong knowingly? Or is sin going your own way and ignoring God all together? Sin is all of the above.  Sin is simply going against God and doing what you want.  But what kinds of sins are wrong? For example, is lying worse than murder? Or is stealing worse than borrowing without asking? In God's eyes it's all the same. Sin is sin.  There is not a yardstick that measures sin. What is not bad or bad. Why? Because God judges everyone the same. No special treatment. For example, A celebrity is no different than you and me in God's eyes. Every person  that sins must answer for it. Every person must be held accountable for their actions even sins. For example, when Adam and Eve sinned they were punished for it too.  God had to seek justice for the sin and as a result this affected human history today. This is the Fall of Man. The appl…

Runaway Bride

Jody Hedlund has done it again. What a great read so far. The main character in the second book in the Bride ships series is Arbabella Lawrence, a young single woman headed on a ship to British Columbia to find a husband. The story begins with Arbaella arriving on the ship to Vancouver Island, British Colombia. She steps off the ship and is hesitant. She is unsure of all of this. Every male in Victorian society wants to marry her. She has her pick. It feels like to me and maybe the reader that she is being passed around to the highest bidder. The startling to me is  she is a young woman, who is trying to find out who she is and her future as well. Upon arrival she meets Pete Kelly the town baker who is also trying to stop a smallpox outbreak among the natives, this is a very timely layer woven into a already great read. Pete wonders how to solve the problem, and what he could have done differently to stop it. This really hit me hard with all that is going on with COVID-19, it mirrors…

Collateral Damage Revell Reads

Sometimes, Life does not go as planned. Sometimes, things happen beyond our control and understanding.  One day we are just living and trying to get along and then our world gets rocked by something that shatters it. This is how Brooke Adams, military psychiatrist  felt the day she was with her best girl friends eating at a cafe in Afghanistan chatting and just living life  when a bomb explodes nearly killing her but sadly killing Isiah Michael's, army captain  accused of being a traitor to The U.S. selling secrets to the jihadists.  Isiah's final words as Brooke held him were "I am not a traitor." After Isiah's death, Brooke is left with more questions, secrets, and truths to sort out to find the answers that will shock her to her core.

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Sample Interview Questions Katherine James

1. How hard was it to see and watch your son deep in his addiction?

2. Why is there a stigma attached to addictions?

3. As a parent, How hard was it not being able to fix the situation?

4. Why do you think people without addictions judge those with them so harshly?