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He Lives!

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)   photo courtesy of Pexels “‘We are going up to Jerusalem,’ he said, ‘and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and teachers of the law, They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles, who will mock him and spit on him, flog him and kill him. Three days later he will rise.’” (Mark 10: 33 – 34) photo courtesy of photobucket   “On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for t

Looking Out the Window: Lisa Lickel Talks about Love and Everything about You, the Fifth Book in Prism Book Group's Love Is...Series

  From the time boys became more than “tag” targets I was never without someone of the opposite sex to hang out with, call on the phone, escort me to dances or movies, even when Mom was the chauffeur. I was a drama queen flirt, histrionic friend, and disingenuous church group groupie. I’d love to say it changed in an instant when as a middle teen the Holy Spirit provided the answer to that infinite question of whether Christ was for real. Decades later, I am still working out who I am on many levels. That story won’t get the final edit until it’s over. In between, I went to college and joined not one, but two Christian groups, fell in love with the music, studying anything and everything, and the boy with the wispy blond mustache and highwater pants from one of the faith groups who prayed with me for John Denver’s soul. Seriously. We won’t know for a while if poor John received the benefit of our intervention. When the mustached boy didn’t run screaming after meeting m

Looking Out the Window: Renee Ann Giggie Talks about Her New Book, Emma's Prayer.

          A Warm Welcome    to Renee Ann Giggie   Renee Ann will give away an e-book of Emma's Prayer. To enter to win leave a comment and an e-mail address below.   Hi Renee, it's great to have you. Tell us a little about yourself. I grew up in a French community in Québec, Canada. After I married, I settled in New Brunswick, about 9 hours away. My wonderful husband supports my writing 200 percent. My first actual publication was a short story that won entry into OakTara’s anthology Falling In Love With You (Oct 2012). A month later, I published my first novel, Stella’s Plea, and just recently, a second, Emma’s Prayer (Feb 2016). Lots of writers loved to read as children. How about you? If so, what did you read? Yes. My favourite stories were The Little Prince , and Jonathan Livingstone Seagull . You could also find me sitting in the staircase with our huge family bible. I didn’t understand the stories in there yet but the images always fa

Looking Out the Window: Ginger Solomon Talks about Her New Book, Broken Valentine and Shares a Touching Devotional. Link to a Giveaway.

A Warm Welcome to Ginger Solomon   Broken Valentine is included in a giveaway of around twenty books at She'll give away two copies. To enter a giveaway, choose the book you'd like, and leave a comment under that book. Click  here  and search among the books for Broken Valentine to enter to win one of Ginger's books. The contest ends on March 14th. It's great to have you, Ginger. Thanks for sharing a devotional.   I’m in Over My Head Have you ever been in a situation which made you feel like you were in over your head? You didn’t know what to do. Life swirled around you while you stood mute, unable to take in the whirlwind that had become your life. I have. How else could I describe it so clearly? In November 2001, when I was newly pregnant with my sixth child, my mom came to my house at a time she knew my husband would be home. She sat us down and told me she had cancer. She feared causing me a miscarriage because of the sud