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We are having perfect fall weather today, and I relish walking through my neighborhood each afternoon admiring the canvas of God’s handiwork. Many times I’ll carry my camera or cell phone to snap a picture of autumn’s beauty.
As usual, I’m energized when leaves will soon change from deep orange, brilliant reds, and burnished gold from the oaks, sweetgums, and maples on either side of our boulevard. I think God speaks to my heart through what I see reminding me of His goodness, and the fact that he remains faithful beyond what we humans can begin to conceive or even comprehend.
He does this in many ways, but one that’s so evident to anyone with a pair of eyes, is by ushering in fall with all its brilliancy on time without fail. The cerulean sky is cloudless and bright as I look up knowing that beyond this atmosphere is the third Heaven in all its splendor where He sits at the right hand of the Father. I contemplate my loved ones who’ve passed from this life, awaiting the time that they will return to this earth to reign with him right where Kind David ruled in Israel and my soul is comforted. Isn’t that a wonderful promise? God said Heaven is My throne and earth is My footstool, from where he observes the poor and of a contrite spirit, and who trembles at My word. Psalm 14:2. He’s not saying that we should be scared of Him, but rather that we take His Word seriously and be humbled at His sovereignty.
Did you know that Heaven is mentioned 559 times in scripture? Did you know that there are three Heavens? One is the atmosphere where the bird, the wind and clouds are. The second Heaven is the celestial Heaven where the sun, moon and our solar system hangs. The third Heaven is where God dwells. God has placed eternity in our hearts and nothing else will entirely satisfy us while we have our temporary existence here on earth.
As I take my daily walk contemplating our bad economy, terrorism that we face, and our changing world status, I’m reminded that my hope is in Heaven and not Washington politics as America faces another presidential election. Have you considered this? So I dwell on the sovereignty of God’s glorious autumn and this verse comes to mind: Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the Lord our God. (Psalm 20:7.)
About Twice Promised
Two beautiful brides. One unsuspecting groom. Three weeks to figure it all out.
Greta Olsen arrives in Central City, Colorado, as a mail-order bride, expecting to marry Jess Gifford, the man she’s come to know through his tender letters. But when the dust clears, she meets Cora Johnson and discovers she’s not the only bride waiting at the train station for Jess.
Already shocked to find they must compete for Jess’s affection, the young women can hardly believe it when not Jess but his brother Zach picks them up from the station—and reveals that Jess knows nothing about any mail-order bride, let alone two. Will either bride make the match she hopes for?
Filled with surprises, misunderstandings, and tender romance, Twice Promised is the story of how two unlikely women become twice blessed.
Praise for Twice Promised
“Twice Promised is another great love story by Maggie Brendan . . . with fast-paced plot twists as the characters find their way to true love.”—Mary Connealy, author of Over the Edge, In Too Deep, and Out of Control
“Memorable characters and solid storytelling abound in Maggie Brendan’s delightful tale. The two romances will double your reading pleasure, and the twists and turns will keep you guessing until the end. I loved it!”—Margaret Brownley, New York Times bestselling author of the Brides of Last Chance Ranch series
Maggie Brendan is a CBA bestselling author, was nominated for the Rita, a finalist for Inspirational Reader’s Choice awards and a finalist for Heart of Excellence award for Deeply Devoted. She is a member of the Author’s Guild, the American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, Faith, Hope and Love and Georgia Romance Writers. She is the author of the Heart of the West series. Her latest series is The Blue Willow Brides. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, singing, painting, scrapbooking and being with her family. You can follow Maggie on her website here and her blog, Southern Belle Writer She is also a resident blogger on Bustles and Spurs
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