Darlene Osborne, Publisher
Let Jesus Wrap You in His Warm and Tender Love
And remember to HOLD ON
—HE won't let nothing go wrong!
March Issue Vol. 15 No. 9 The Christian Online Magazine™
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by Paula Mowery, Staff Writer
New! Introducing a new column by Paula.
Forms of Writing: Last month we delved into this new column about writing. We discussed why someone might want to write. This month let’s take a look at the various forms our writing can take.
Paula's Book Nook: Writing in Obedience: The book review is a little bit different this month. Normally, I have a Christian fiction offering for you, but the focal book this time is geared toward Christian fiction writers
Paula's Books: Buy them and add your own review at Amazon. Be the Blessing and Brave New Century
Paula's Other Book: The Blessing Seer
Poetry and Prose
by Jetie Hess, Staff Writer
Joy Through the Storm
God is far bigger than any problem you could possibly bring to Him, and yet, He cares about our smallest concern. Just think of the significance of that! The same all-powerful God who created the vast universe wants us to come to Him with those things that weigh us down. He is big enough to shoulder the burden for us and in exchange for us coming to Him, He promises to ease the load. (Matthew 11:30 “For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”) This Author's books are sold at Amazon.
Did you ever see the movie “Twister?” I have a terrifying fascination with tornados, so I have seen this movie several times. Bill Paxton’s character Bill Harding is nicknamed “The Extreme.” Why? Because Bill Harding does extreme things that most people would not do or even think about doing. What if Bill Harding was compared to other life forms on this planet? Would he still be called the Extreme? I would dare to say, “No!”
The Joy of Baking
with Lisa L. Hnath, Staff Writer
This Month's Recipe:Great “quick bread” for church coffee hour or to have on hand for family and neighbors.
SnapShots of Grace
by Danny Woodall, Staff Writer
In my Fourth-grade Sunday school class we have talked about the four Gospels. One girl asked if Mark was a real person. I told her yes, and briefly told the story of how he messed up, but was later used by Paul. She said she had never heard the story. I then explained it was a youth story, to give them encouragement. Her reply. She needed to know that story now. When I read the epistles of II and III John, I feel the same way.
The Joy of Baking with Lisa Hnath: This month's recipe is for
Special Feature: For This Child I Prayed: My Spiritual Journey To MotherHood by April Justus
The Pefect Dance by Charity Wells
Come Up Higher by Jalana Walsh
Unity With One Accord by Carol Meek
Missing my Brother
In Loving Memory of my Brother Dannie: March 10th 1947-March 4th 2013. (In the photo: Dannie and my granddaughter Jayma)
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by Darlene Osborne
When a problem arises and we find ourselves in a trial we become frantic. We want instant deliverance and when it doesn’t come right away we become frustrated and often hopeless. We even go as far as to say, God doesn’t love me and if He does He sure has a poor way of showing it. I have been there and done that. However, I have learned some amazing things about God through the trials I have walked through. And let me tell you, I wouldn’t trade what I have learned for a million dollars. Now, I will admit that I wouldn’t go back through those trials again by choice, but I still wouldn’t trade what I have learned for any amount of money.
Jesus never left me stranded in a trial and He’ll never leave you stranded in one. No matter what is going on around you God is in control. You’re going to come out of your situation victorious.
Experience God’s Power for Yourself
Nothing can quite compare to experiencing the power of God for yourself. Once you have experienced it, no devil out of hell will ever be able to convince you otherwise. So, if you’re in a trial right now, hang on and do not despair. Simply wait on the power of God to deliver you. And, don’t give place to the devil while you’re waiting on your deliverance. He’ll tell you that you’re never going to come out of this trial. That God doesn’t love you and that He’s forsaken you—but that’s just not true. God does love you and no matter what type of situation you’re in God is going to bring you out.
The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: 2nd Peter 2:9
He knows how to deliver you and He will deliver you. As a matter of fact, I believe your deliverance is on its way right now! If you’re in a storm and you’re being tossed to and fro Jesus is going to come to you walking on the water. Just give Him time to get there.
Your Situation from God’s Point of View: A Look at the Flip Side
Let’s look at your situation from God’s point of view. Have you ever stop to think that maybe you’re going through this trial for a reason? Maybe your faith is being tried and tested because God has a special task for you to perform. Maybe He’s called you to preach His Word or lay hands on the sick. Maybe He wants you to perform a special miracle of some kind. Have you ever thought about that? (The Gift of Miracles is one of the nine spiritual gifts)
If God has called you to be on His special task force you’ll need special training. And when you’re a soldier in God’s army nothing less than the best will do. Read more>>