Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Waiting for Sunrise

Hello World,
Today I woke up and it just felt like it was going to be a good day.  It had stormed the night before leaving a clean fresh smell to the air.  I walked outside barefoot to look at my garden, which I might add is not dying!  This would be the first time since we moved to Texas that my garden isn't dead within the first two weeks of me planting it.  Thanks to our dear pastor who came over to help me with it and tell me how to keep it alive. We truly are blessed by our church and the people in it.  Are you growing a garden?  How are you fairing if you are growing one?

Waiting for Sunrise is one of those books that will effect you.  You will not leave this book without being changed.  Patsy Milstrap is a woman in her late thirties with an amazing husband, and beautiful children, but she can't seem to stop herself from feeling lost and afraid.  This is her story, but just as much as her families story.

Eva Marie Everson can write.  This book is beautiful and poignant and will make you definitely contemplate life's choices.  It had me really thinking about how one person's sin can affect a whole lot of people. It also made me see how important God is for healing.  I don't think anyone can be fully healed of a past unless they have the knowledge of Christ's sacrifice, forgiveness, and full love for them.  On a side note, parents please read this book first before you decide to let your young one read it .  Unfortunately, there are things in it that deal with adultery, lust, and abuse.  I hope you read Waiting for Sunrise, it will allow you to see God's amazing grace in a time where it doesn't look like there should be hope.
*This book was given to me by Revell a division of Baker Publishing Group for my honest opinion, and I honestly gave it. 
“Available June 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Joshua 1:9 NASB
I command you - be strong and courageous!  Do not be afraid or discouraged.  For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

I remember when I turned 16 and I walked into the garage after school one day.  There right before my eyes was this cute little black car with a bow on it :-)  It was pure excitement and glee.  Right there in the front was a key and a verse attached to it.  It was this verse Joshua 1:9.  My parents were so great in putting that verse and it's been on my heart.  It's a command to be strong and courageous.  I don't need to be afraid or discouraged.  For God, my God who loves me even more so then my parents ever could is with me wherever I go.  Don't forget that dear readers that He is with you, wherever you go!

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