Sunday, September 19, 2021

The brass serpent and God’s Unfailing Mercy By Kristin Hilton


 

 

 

 

Numbers 21:5 -9

And people spake against God, and against Moses,  Wherefore have ye brought us out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, Neither is there any water; And our soul  loatheth this light bread.

And the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; And much people of Israel died.

Therefore the people came to Moses,  and said, we have sinned, or we have spoken against the Lord, and against thee; Pray unto the Lord, 30 take away the servants from us. and Moses prayed for the people.

 and the Lord said unto Moses, make thee a fiery servant,And set it upon a pole: And it shall come to pass, that everyone that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.

And Moses made a servant of brass, And put it upon a pole, and it came to pass,That if a servant had bitten any man, when he beheld the servant of brass, he  lived. 

The people were complaining, AKA whining to God and to Moses, oh woe it's me, You brought us out here to die, we would be better off as slaves, we are thirsty, we are hungry Well nice to meet you Hangry, Need I remind you who I am, I am God, rescuing you from bondage, don't you remember how I brought you across the parted sea on dry land, you are making me mad. And He scent fiery servants among them and many of Israel died, They knew God was punishing them for being so ungrateful, they came to Moses, saying we have sinned, we spoke against the LORD and against thee, Yes, yes you did you spoiled wine if you don't get your way Israelites, When will you ever born that I am the Lord your father, I know what is best for you my child, just trust and believe in me. the Lord said unto Moses, make thee a fiery serpent, And set it upon a pole; And it shall come to pass, that everyone that is bitten, When he looketh upon it shall live. And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, And it came to pass, that is a servant had bitten any man, when he beheld the servant of brass, he lived. Numbers 21:5, they were complaining, then they were getting bitten, and to look up to the serpent of brass, Let me say that again,(” They look up to the serpent of brass and lived” ) Does that not remind you of something else  like the  cross? Looking up to Jesus on the cross, and believing on him, look and live, what did Jesus now and live, you don't have to be a slave anymore, all the sin, all the wrong you're ever done, nailed to the cross, paid in full, it's not by works you are saved the Israelites did not have to work for the antidote, look up and live. Salvation is that easy you don't have to work to keep it, or do a little forgive me Father for I have sinned to another sinner in a closet behind a curtain. You don't even have to fall to your knees, just look up. 

Lord, I'm a sinner I am unworthy to be in your presence, Lord I know you died for my sins, that  I may be free, I accept you as my Lord and Savior and father, thank you for saving me.




Thursday, September 16, 2021

Gabe: a clean romantic suspense novel (Lantern Beach Blackout: The New Recruits)




Gabe: a clean romantic suspense novel 

(Lantern Beach Blackout: The New Recruits) 

June 1, 2021




When former Navy SEAL and current Blackout operative Gabe Michaels is almost killed in a hit-and-run, the aftermath completely upends his life. He’s no longer safe—and he’s not the only one.

Dr. Autumn Spenser came to Lantern Beach to start fresh. But while treating Gabe after his accident, she senses there’s more to what happened to him than meets the eye. When she digs deeper into his past, she never expects to be drawn into a deadly dilemma.

Gabe has been infatuated with the pretty doctor since the day they met. Now, can he keep her from harm? Could someone out of his league ever return his feelings or will her past hurts keep them apart?

As danger continues to pummel them, Gabe and Autumn are thrown together in a quest to find answers. More important than their growing attraction, they must stay alive long enough to stop the person desperate to destroy them.

My thoughts: Gabe is a fast-paced romantic suspense that finally addresses the issues that all the heroes in this series have suffered from. Who knew there was a mystery behind it? Autumn is a doctor who was also a research professional and she dug into blood samples to see what they had in common and where it might have come from. But now someone is out to kill both Gabe and Autumn. Who and why? Else with all Christy Barritt books I found it hard to put this one down. Ms Barritt is another favorite romantic suspense off of mine who was a very prolific writer and seems to put out a book a month. So if you're an avid reader and low romantic suspense check out this book and this author. I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own.










 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Since You’ve Been Gone (Restoring Heritage)


Since You’ve Been Gone 

(Restoring Heritage)

September 7, 2021




 

Monday, September 13, 2021

Hostile Intent (Danger Never Sleeps)


Hostile Intent 

(Danger Never Sleeps 4) 

August 3, 2021

My thoughts: wow! This is a book by Lynette Eason that I was unable to put down. I loved  the heroine and I love the hero and I love the entire concept of the story. Imagine being a truthful person and living a lie. I really felt for the main characters, they had my sympathy, and I really wanted to father to be found alive. I was glued to the pages of the book waiting to find out who done it and why. I never guessed until it was revealed. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. If you like romantic suspense you are absolutely love this book or any other book by Lynette Easton. She is one of my favorite romantic suspense authors with good reason. I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own.

 


Sunday, September 12, 2021

But... I Want YOU!! By Jenna V Hilton

 


My little sister and I take turns sleeping with my pitbull lab mix, Skye, in our rooms. Our rooms are right across from each others, so one of us can just call her over. Skye knows the difference in my room, my little sister's room, and my mom's room by phrases. We call her to Mom's room by saying "Bible study" and she slowly walks in. We call her to my little sister's room by saying "Kaeli's room" and she slowly walks in. We call her to my room by saying "mommy's room" (I know, cringe. 😂) and Skye BARRELS into my room, destroys my bed, and then looks at me expectantly, like, "I'm here. You coming?" 

Skye's tagged me as her owner and best friend. Whenever someone else calls Skye, (other than my dad) Skye sulks and refuses to move. She wants to stay in my room with me. 

God wants us to have that kind of excitement about spending time with Him, too. He's our heavenly father, and if we let Him, He's our best friend. Spending time with God should be the highlight of our day, and the hardest thing to stop doing. 

That's not always easy, and sometimes we just ignore Him completely. I've learned from experience, though, that if you don't meet with God, a regular, slightly inconveniencing day can turn into a full-blown nightmare. Not because God jinxes us, but because Satan saw us ignore God and jumped on the opportunity to make our lives miserable. We need daily communion with God to ward off the devil. 

Dear heavenly father, thank you for allowing us to come into your presence everyday. Help us not to take it for granted, and help us to grow in you. In Jesus name, amen.



Jenna V. Hilton is nineteen, and lives in Arkansas with her parents, two sisters, a brother, and dog.  She is a senior in high school and planning to attend college to become a veterinarian. 

















Saturday, September 11, 2021

Sapphire Sentiments: a second chances geocaching romance (Pot of Gold Geocaching Romance Book 2)


Sapphire Sentiments: a second chances geocaching romance 

(Pot of Gold Geocaching Romance Book 2) 

by Valerie Comer  (Author)  

Only a town clerk and an internet entrepreneur can woo potential investors to their small town. Too bad she hates him… will he get the second chance at love he desires?
Sage Mulligan might believe in God, but she has a hard time believing that He actually changes people. Especially those like her high-school flame, who abandoned her without a backward glance after the disaster that destroyed her future.

Caleb Grant’s full-ride scholarship lifted him above his wrong-side-of-the-tracks upbringing. Now he’s back in Jewel Lake with a successful online business, but his former girlfriend won’t even speak to him until they’re pushed together in the Pot of Gold Treasure Hunt to woo potential investors to the small town they both love.

What will it take for Sage to realize the man of God Caleb has become is the perfect one for her… and that she might be the one who needs to change?

SAPPHIRE SENTIMENTS is the third story in the Pot of Gold Geocaching Romance series, set in same story-world as the Cavanagh Cowboys Romances. (Yes, I know it says book 2, but the real book 2 is in the Love's Treasure multi-author collection summer, 2021.) If you love Christian contemporary romance series that focus on engaging characters, strong communities, and deep faith — clean, wholesome, sweet, and inspirational romances — you’ve come to the right place!

About the Pot of Gold Geocaching Romance Series
Join the Pot of Gold Treasure Hunt, a summer-long geocaching adventure in Jewel Lake, Montana, and find a greater treasure than you expected in this Christian romance series!
1. Topaz Treasure (formerly found in Rainbow’s End, Barbour Publishing, 2012)
2. Ruby Radiance (in the multi-author Love’s Treasure collection, summer, 2021)
3. Sapphire Sentiments (this one)
4. Amethyst Attraction (on pre-order for August 10)

More Christian Romance to buy or borrow from USA Today bestselling author Valerie Comer!
1. Cavanagh Cowboys Romances, ongoing, starting with Marry Me for Real, Cowboy
2. Saddle Springs Romances, complete 6-book series, starting with The Cowboy’s Christmas Reunion
3. Urban Farm Fresh Romances, ongoing, starting with Secrets of Sunbeams
4. Garden Grown Romances, complete 4-book series, starting with Sown in Love
5. Farm Fresh Romances, complete 6-book series, starting with Raspberries and Vinegar
6. Christmas in Montana Romances, complete 3-book series, starting with More Than a Tiara
7. Riverbend Romances, complete 5-novella series, starting with Secretly Yours

If you love Christian contemporary romance series that focus on engaging characters, strong communities, and deep faith — clean, wholesome, sweet, and inspirational romances — you’ve come to the right place!

All that’s for later. For now?
Why not reserve your copy of SAPPHIRE SENTIMENTS today and discover the greatest treasure of all?



My thoughts: this is the third book in the series and having missed the first two books I feel like I've come in in the middle of the story. I was rather confused over parts of the first half of the story. I did enjoy the book once I got into it and I love the faith message that Ms Comer always includes but I feel she was reaching with the issues that the heroine had.  Not the best story where this author I've ever read but it was still good. If you like Christian romance is with a strong faith message you will love this author's books. I was given a copy free and
all opinions on my own.





Thursday, September 9, 2021

Lucinda's Defender (Shenandoah Brides 3)



Lucinda's Defender 

(Shenandoah Brides) 

September 3, 2021



Marilyn's thoughts:    Wow, oh wow! Blossom Turner created a superb, heartfelt and emotional story for Lucinda’s and Joseph’s story. Their story is an emotional read filled with an underlying message of grace, mercy, forgiveness, romance and God’s love that kept me captivated till the end. This is the third book in Turner’s Shenandoah Brides series which can be read as a standalone but I highly recommend reading Katherine’s Arrangement and Amelia’s Heartsong.

 

Lucinda is a head strong teenager and was warned about spending time with Nat a new comer in the valley. She just knew he loved her until the unexpected happened. She was advised not to marry him with her long time friend Joseph disclosing his love for her but she didn’t listen to anyone. Lucinda soon found her in an abusive relationship and away from her family except her aunt and uncle. There were multiple unpleasant scenes that were not graphic in words but broke my heart for Lucinda. Joseph’s love for her and her sister Jeanette’s concern brought them to see Lucinda. Joseph’s love and concern along with being her defender gave way to unforeseen happenings. How will Lucinda find herself once she’s back home?

 

Joseph was a favorite character with his strong Christian faith, work ethic, and relying on God even when he questioned what he thought God was telling him. The story continues with ups and downs for Lucinda and Joseph with difficult conversations, hurts, and seeing no way they could be together with Lucinda’s tainted past. How is God going to intervene in her life for her to see His amazing grace, mercy, forgiveness and new beginnings?  Drama continues to the end with a lovely ending. I cannot wait to read Gracie’s story to catch up on Lucinda and Joseph, Katherine and Colby, Amelia and Bryon along with rest of the cast of characters thus far. It’s great to see new characters even though Nat was a very troubled and flawed character in this book.

 

I received a complimentary e-book from the author without any obligation to write a positive review. I have shared my own opinion and look forward to reading more book by Blossom Turner.

 




 

The brass serpent and God’s Unfailing Mercy By Kristin Hilton

        Numbers 21:5 -9 And people spake against God, and against Moses,  Wherefore have ye brought us out of Egypt to die in the wilderness...