Thursday, December 30, 2010

Seeds of Turmoil Book Review

In the book, “Seeds of Turmoil”, Bryant Wright’s love of God’s Word produces a detailed, Biblical explanation of the origin, history, and future significance of the Middle East conflict and the current unending clash in the Middle East.  How it began long before the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, originating when Abraham and his wife, Sarah, doubted God’s promise and sinned.  In “Seeds of Turmoil” a historical and political account plainly explains the biblical story of Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar and the ensuing sibling rivalry between Jacob and Esau.  Wright reveals the roots of the conflict and presents the opposing perspectives of the world’s three most influential faiths, all of which claim Abraham as their father:  Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. 
This intriguing insight into the initial stages of the conflict also explains why the land is so vital today. Wright peels back the layers, retelling the story of the patriarchs to find the source of much of Israel’s pain. In addition, he sheds light on the conflicting Jewish, Christian, and Islamic perspectives and answers the question, Does God play favorites?
For those that have a love of Biblical History and their Christian roots, this book is highly recommended.  God continues to pursue His chosen nation.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

an epiphany

Woke up to an enormous epiphany (a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience)this morning.  As I was laying in bed I believe God was intentionally reminding me of the many blessings I have in my life.   To begin with, the very most important is my LORD and SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST the son of the High God lives in me!!! Now really, can you possibly comprehend this?  I always struggled with this so much until He was manifested into my life and became so much of my focus.  Then came the other reminders, that I live in a FREE country.  And there is a reason God chose the ones that He did to live here with all the wealth and freedom we have and it's not to hoard it.  It is to share and give and proclaim God's very good news any way that we can.  And then it went flowing from there.  My husband, who is the most amazing man I am privileged to know and to love and I pray each day that I can do that well in God's strength.  Then my daughter, Cara, who is the godly woman that I wish I had been when I was 20.  She is an inspiration to me and I see the evidence of Christ in her each day.  She is beautiful inside and out and people are drawn to her, I believe, because they are drawn to Jesus.  Also my son, who is leaving for Army basic training tomorrow, is walking with the Lord in his own way which is also wonderful to see, along with his beautiful wife, Christy and his daughter, Madline!  My granddaughter, my first grandchild, of many I hope!  Yes, I am blessed and my focus and hope each day is that God will allow me to have a part in advancing His Kingdom and hastening HIS RETURN!!!  That is what makes this life beautiful beyond any simple words!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Time keeps slipping away

So I have come to the conclusion that one of my biggest struggles lately is "time". I feel that there is never enough and that my life is always dictated by the clock and it's really starting to weigh heavy on me.  I need so much not to be so constrained by the ticking of time.  Be here, be there, get this just goes on and on.  So what do I do?  I'm not sure, but I'm sure someone can help me stop feeling like a prisoner of time!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Newer friends

Hey, I am just beginning to blog.  My daughter, Cara been blogging now for a few years and finally got
me started.  My title, newer friends, because I think one of the biggest blessings God graciously gives us
on this earth is friendship.  Along our journey we keep our friends we have had for years and then here and there we have the privilege of adding new ones.  We had dinner tonite with some new ones that are a true blessing to be around.  They are about half our age but it doesn't matter, we have connected with them and really enjoy their compay!  So after our tasty dinner of pasta with homemade sauce and bruschetta we traveled home and I began the last batch of  Mexican Wedding cookies for my friend, Cathy's, son's wedding this Saturday.  I am tired and will be calling it a day very soon!!