A VOICE IN THE WIND [Francine Rivers]: A Review

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When Francine Rivers was asked what inspired her to write this Trilogy, her answer was this:

Almost every story I’ve written since becoming Christian has come from a question relating to a struggle in my own faith walk. With “A Voice in the Wind,” that question was “How do you live out your faith among family members and friends who are not at all interested in the gospel?” I became fascinated by the early martyrs and how they had the courage to die for their faith. So I decided to begin the story in AD 69-70 with the chaos and destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple. Through the character of Hadassah, the answer came: it’s not what you say; it’s how you live that has the impact. Also, you don’t need courage ahead of time. God prepares you and supplies you with the courage you need to face difficulties when…

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Where were you on 9/11?

In times of tragedy or when things do not go our way we can find ourselves asking, “God, where are/were you?”

Personally, I reason that because God is all-powerful, He should: have ensured a different result, have just completely healed the loved one, have held the steering wheel of the car that lost control, have prevented one from going to a place by any means necessary, have held the uprooted tree in place among other responses I expect from the God who is able to do everything and who claims He loves us dearly but the poem in this post just reminded me of God’s answer, “I am/was with you in all my glory, power, love and sovereignty!”

…and that, is truly the response of an all-powerful person.

That is when we come to truly understand what God means when He says we should trust Him because “He is always in the midst of it to see us through…” Thankfully, He has also revealed Himself as the God who has everything always going according to His plan.

An insightful post…
An encouraging poem…

Infected Saint

The God of my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, My stronghold and my refuge; My Savior, You save me from violence. 2 Samuel 22:3

I was at my desk in the bank when someone popped their head in and asked if I had heard about a plane crashing into a New York tower. It sounded strange to hear it. Surely they were mistaken. How could that happen? We all gathered around a 32-inch TV in the break room watching grey smoke billow out of the World Trade Center tower. I remember thinking: how could someone make that kind of flight error, and how many had paid the price with their lives? As I debated with others over what might have happened, all doubt was removed when one of the ladies gasped and covered her mouth, her eyes glued to the screen. We all turned…

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The Language of Thanksgiving: Day 4

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”Be still before the Lord, and wait patiently for Him.” Psalm 37:7

A friend called me out last week. She noticed I hadn’t been exhibiting the peace that passes all understanding in my life. She saw that I seemed to dwell hard in my closed doors and shuttered opportunities. And she was right. Door after door after door has been closed right in my face. Life experiences that I thought I was owed because I am human and because that is the norm have not been given to me.

I felt for years as this photo depicts, that God had pulled up a chair for me and sat me outside this closed door, as if to say “wait here”. And I grew impatient, and I kept knocking, and I kept trying to pick open the lock…but God still had me take a seat. This was my life story for the…

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The Biblical Sexual Purity Standard For Men

Right on point…👌🏾

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I’d like to add here that, although this post was written for men, there is a lot in there to learn about the gift of grace and our obligation as Christians. God help us all.

According to the bible, fornication is a sin. Both men and women are liable to fornicate. However, we sometimes regard fornication as a different class of sin when it is committed by a woman. When I hear a story of a girl who sleeps around, I often feel pity for her. But when it is a guy, I think to myself ‘dude, you really need to repent’. Why?

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Guest: “‘Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus” (lyrics) by Louisa M. R. Stead

Today, we have a guest! It has been almost two years since I met him. I enjoy reading his messages which sends me on WhatsApp. His name, Samuel Bubune.

After reading this particular message (Well, along with four other ones), I very much encouraged and intrigued.

“Madam Louisa penned these words in tragedy! Wow! She knew her God!”

I know you will be eencourage and ministered to as you read…


“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose.”
(Romans 8: 28, KJV)

‘Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take Him at his word,
Just to rest upon His promise
Just to know, “Thus says the Lord”

The writer of this hymn, Louisa M.R Stead was born in England. She felt the call of God upon her life for missionary service. She arrived in America in 1871 and in 1875, she married a Mr. Stead and this union was blessed with a daughter.

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