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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Book Review: The Scribe

The Scribe
By Anthony Gazzio
Copyright 2013

It is the end of the eighth century, 799 to be exact when a young willful young girl Theresea learns the secrets of writing but it nearly gets her killed.  Georgias beliefs his daughter is dead killed trying to save scribes from a fire. But she is not really dead instea she flee's trying to find a place to belong, in the midst of fleeing she faces danger but eventually finds a place to stay, but even there she is not without danger.

In a time before the Printing press the Scribes copied the texts a long tedious process but one that Theresea was good at.  She is not the only one in danger though so is her Father.

If you are looking for an action packed read, then this is the book for you....


Monday, December 23, 2013

Book Review: Aushwitz Belongs to Us All

Auschwitz Belongs To Us All
Copyright Marta Ascoli
Copyright 2013

Marta opens up her story in 1944 when she and her Father are sent to Aushwitz.  Marta is half Jewish and half Catholic .  They are forced into cattle cars she is the only woman in a car full of men.  Marta spends ten months in Birkeaneau until the British come to rescue them.  Marta is Italian and one of the most hated nationalities in the camp and endures a lot of bullying because of it...

Somehow Marta survives the months of starvation and illness while everyone around her is dying, and she in turn is able to tell her story, a story of just how real and how hellish Aushwitz was.  

This memoir gets into what she endured an Aushwitz, and it talks  a little bit about a trip she made to the very place of her torture 40 plus years later.

In no way is Aushwitz Belongs to Us All an easy read the subject matter is a very difficult one, but I think it is a book that should be read especially if you want to learn more about the Holocaust.


Book Review: A May Bride

A May Bride
Copyright Meg Moseley
2014

I love the way this Novella starts off with the main character sneaking on the church property to do some gardening.  And ends up meeting a man who is sneaking on the grounds to help with an early morning wedding.  A guerilla wedding and guerilla gardening. 

Ellie does not expect that chance meeting to turn into a relationship but that is exactly what happens.  She slowly begins to fall in love with.  Ellie's Mother does not really approve of Ellie's relationship with Gray but Ellie loves him and plans on Marrying him anyway.

In the end they decided to get married in the same way they met, a Guerilla wedding on the Church grounds.

Book Review: A March Bride

A March Bride
Copyright Rachel Hauk
Copyright 2013

Sussana Truiit is having second thoughts three weeks before her wedding to Nathaniel.  Soon enough she discovers what he is hiding in order to Mary him she would have to give up her American Citizenship, a step she is not sure she is willing to  take.  When Sussana finds out her Grandmother is sick in the hospital and her best friend is on bed rest due to a risky pregnancy she decides to go home for a little while to try and figure out what she should do.  when Nathaniel shows up in Georgia and gives her her dream wedding, she knows for sure she has found a true prince.

A March Bride reads like a modern day fairy tell complete with princes and princesses and even white carriage.  Another great novella in The Year of Weddings series...

Friday, December 20, 2013

Book Review: A January Bride

A January Bride
Deborah Raney
Copyright 2014

Maddie is an author trying to meet a deadline in the midst of a cross country move.  Her house is not really a place for her to write as it is getting renovated so a friend of a friend allows her to use a room in his home while he is at work.  A room in what was once an Inn before his wife died.  They correspond at first through notes to one another, not really expecting anything more to come of it.  At first Maddie thinks the guy who owns the house is eighty until they finally meet face to face, and she is surprised to find out he thought the same thing about her, but slowly a romance starts to build.  He's a widow, and feels he is stepping out of his safety zone, but he is falling in love and can't help it, and Maddie feels the same way about him.

This short Novella shows how love can come in the most expected time and place.  It is a sweet story, full of faith and romance, if you like sweet love stories you will love A January Bride.

Definitely a Five Star read...

Book Review: An April Bride

An April Bride
Lenora Worth
Copyright  2013

Stella's fiance is coming home to Marry her, after recovering from a head injury after an IED exploded in the Humvee on his convoy.  She is looking forward to marrying Marshall but she has no idea that he has no memory of the engagement or even her really.  He had asked his parents not to tell her of his Amnesia, but despite that she decides to go on with the wedding.  She loves Marshall and he is falling in love with her again, then one day a few weeks in Marshall  remembers her, really remembers the woman he had fallen in love with.

Part of the Year of the Wedding Novella's this segment is another awesome read, if you are looking for a romance that will touch your heart An April Bride is definitely one that you should read.

Book Review: Filly Girls

Filly Girls
Sarah Voskamp
Copyright 2010

Written when the author was only ten Filly Girl's is the story of a young girl who receieves the horse she has been dreaming about one Christmas.  She is so excited, and places the horse in many shows.  The story is a great one for girls who love horses  from eight to twelve years old.  I was impressed with how well this story was written by an author so young.  Great story one I would definitely recomend to girls who love horses in my life...


Book Review: A February Bride

A February Bride
Betsy St Amant
Copyright 2013

If you are looking for a cute romantic read, then February Bride is definitely a Novella I would recommend.  Well written it allows us to have a look into the lives of two best friends and their true loves.  Hannah is getting married, and Allie is the Bridesmaid. 

A February Bride is a great quick escape if you are looking for a romance that is well written, with characters that a few pages in feel like old friends. 

Soon it is Allie who is having her very own February wedding, one that she thought she may never have.

If you love sweet romances you will love  A February Bride...

Book Review: A December Bride

A December Bride
Denise Hunter
Copyright 2013

Everyone is congratulating Layla on an engagement that isn't even real.  An engagement that may serve to help her get the job she desires, or a lie that could help destroy her career. 

Layla does not expect this fake engagement to lead to real love, which is exactly what happens.

If you are looking for a short romantic read then December Brides is a Novella you will enjoy...

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Book Review: The Tempest Course

The Tempest's Course
Lynette Sowell
Copyright 2013

The Tempest's Course is a wonderful novel that draws you in from the first page.  Kelley picks up and moves to restore an old quilt, and in the process she learns more about the quilts original owner.  Kelley tries to take the project all on her own, but spasms that shoot down from her back make it difficult.

While working on the quilt and reading Mary's journal she realizes that they had problems in the 1850's as well.  Mary's husband is away at sea when she gives birth to their first child and then has an affair when he is away and becomes pregnant with another mans child.  Her husband is abusive and she knows what will happen if he finds out.

Tempest's Course is a great book full of faith, hope action and even a little romance?  A great read one I definitely recommend...

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Book Review: The Calloused Soul

The Calloused Soul
Evelyn Watkins
Copyright 2013

The Calloused Soul starts off with a series of questions that I believe are meant to help you grow as a person...The book has Bible verses, and journalling or writing exercises that allow you to wok on your spiritual growth.  The Calloused soul talks about some of the darker moments in life too that can change us that can serve to crush our spirit but it also reminds us even in those moments we have someone to turn to turn when we turn to Christ.  There is a segment in The Calloused Soul that talks about the importance of having strong mentors in our lives and I could say from experience that is the truth.  I have a wonderful Spiritual Mentor, that I look up to both in my walk with Christ, she is such a strong believer and a wonderful person but I also look up to her as a friend, and I know I am a better person for having her in my life.

Evelyn Watkins put together a wonderful little book in The Calloused Soul and the questions at the beginning and end of the book give you something to work on, something to help you journal about or simply grow.  A book I would most definitely recommend. 

Book Review: The Long View

The Long View
Don Underwood
Copyright 2013

The Long View is a collection of Columns carefully chosen by Don Underwood...One of the things Undwerwood writes about is how we need human interaction not just facebook and Twitter and though they are both great I find t to be true, nothing can take the place of human interaction. 

The stories in this book are personal and very good, stories of faith of family and love.  I found The Long View both an enjoyable read not very long but it had a lot of good stories that will lift your spirit...

If you are looking for a short but uplifting read The Long View is a book I would recomend...

Monday, December 16, 2013

Book Review. Granada Gold

Granada Gold
S.A Carney
Copyright 2013

It's 1491 when Juana's Father heads of to battle to fight so the Spanish Christians can take over Granada but a short time later his son Juan gets sicks, and he is called back home.  Juana and Juan are like twins, though just over a year apart.  Juan sticks up for his younger sister, and they even take lessons together, from the best tutors that can be found.

Granada Gold will take you back to fifteenth century Spain and will give you the glimpse of the lives of one royal family...Though this book is fiction it is very well researched and gives you a very vivid picture of the lives...

If you like historical Fiction you will love Granada gold, it is an excellent read...Hard to put down...

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Book Review: The Power Of A Praying Woman

The Power Of A Praying Woman
Stormie Omartian
Copyright 2002 &2014

The Power Of A Praying Woman is a great book for Christian woman looking to get deeper in their walk with Christ.    Omartian reminds us that true repentance is more than just saying your sorry its an admittance to what you did wrong.

One of my favorite reminders in this little book is that when we walk in the will of God we are offered that protection but when we fall out of the will of God we are not offered that protection. 

The Power of A Praying Woman is a wonderful book full of great advise and insights that just might help woman looking to grow closer to Christ grow closer to him. 

I would definitely give this book a five star rating...

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Book Review: Holly In Love

Holly In Love
Copyright October 2013
Caroline B Cooney

Holly can not really complain around her parents.  Her Father is a Minister and her Mother a College Professor and every time she attempts complain her Father reminds her of all the statistic of children suffering in the world, she also hates the cold but lives in a cold Climate...She wants to move somewhere warm perhaps tropic.

Holly in Love is a great book for those around thirteen or older who understand some of the highschool woes. 

Holly in Love is a cute read one I would recommend to those who like YA fiction...

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Book Review: Traces of Mercy

Traces of Mercy
Michael Landon Junior
Cindy Kelley
Copyright 2013

If you want a book that will transport you back in time to the Civil War Traces of Mercy is certainly a book you will enjoy.  It is during this time that a young woman wakes up in a hospital with no memory of who she is or where she has come from.  She arrived in men's clothing.   After she begins to heal the doctor leaves her in the care of Nuns who start calling her Mercy...

Just a few weeks after she moves in with the Nuns she falls in love with a man named Rand and he and his family put her up in a cottage on heir property.  All the while she still does not remember who she was but she is happy with who she is becoming...Until she starts realizing she is not in love with Rand and breaks the engagement.

If you want a great historical read full of action,adventure love life and even death Traces of Mercy is an excellent choice...

Book Review: Jude

Jude
Jeff Nesbit
Copyright.  Sept.20.2013

Jude has
Been spending years in the spotlight trying to grow his fame and fortune.  He also has an identical twin brother who is not so fond of the spotlight, he would rather lead a private life.  Jude and his brother also  happen to be orphans.

Jude and his brother live in a world now where a few thousand people control the vast wealth of the entire world.

Jeff Nesbit weaves a story with many twists and turns and with its fair share of action and adventure.

Jude is a book I would highly recommend five star worthy for sure---

Book Review: Water Walker

Water Walker
Ted Dekker
Copyright 2013

Ted Dekker has a way of writing a tale that leaves you guessing a tale that has a way of getting into your head and not letting go.  Water Walker is no exception.

If you like novels that deal with kidnappings brain washings and a few twisted minds then Water Walker is a book. you will enjoy.

Eden is kidnapped and held captive for five years by a woman who is trying to make her perfect free of sin but she has twisted ideas of exactly what perfection is.  Eden is forced to live this life for five years until five years until she is finally free.

I would recommend to those who like psychological thrillers.



Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Book Review: When a Woman Chooses to Forgive

When A Woman chooses to Forgive
Cheryl Brodersen
Copyright 2014

When A Woman Chooses To Forgive is a book that I think is important for woman to read because  I think if we are honest with ourselves.

This book is peppered with true stories of forgiveness and how woman struggled to forgive but this book shows how important forgiveness is and how forgiving can be healing.


The questions for reflection at the end of each chapter are great and give the reader something to work on to help them better understand how important the act of forgiveness it it is so important that Jesus paid the price for our sins on the cross and he wants us to be able to forgive us...

Book Review: Poison Town

Poison Town
Creston Mapes
Copyright 2014

Someone is out to get Travis who is a doctor first his house is ransacked and then his Father is poisoned in the hospital right under his nose.  Everyone is certain these events are connected.

Travis is not the only one experiencing strange and dangerous events.

If you are looking for a book full of mystery and suspense one that will keep you guessing Poison Town is a book I highly recommend....




Book Review: Hush

Hush
Stacy Campbell
Copyright 2012

Blakely was adopted as a newborn she had been born to a young princess not married and because of that the birth Mother was forced to give her daughter up for adoption.  Her birth mother gives her a beautiful unique necklace and Blakely tries to find out more about where she comes from by getting the necklace authenticated.

She doesn't search to hard for her parents because she has everything provided she needs with her adoptive family...She does not realize that someone who destroyed her birth family wants her destroyed too so she can't take her place on the throne.  A throne she doesn't even realize she has a right too...


When accidents start occurring that endanger Blakelys life she does not realize they aren't accidents at all they are attempts on her life...

Hush is an excellent book that  held my attention from the  bfirst page to the last. Hush is definitely a book is  a great read for high schoolers...

Book Review: Carly Keene Literary Detective

Carly Keene Literary Detective
Kathryn Rue 
Copyright 2014

Carly Keene is looking for adventure adventure she often finds in books what she does not expect is to go back in time to be a guest of the Bronte sisters after she looks at a first edition Jane Eyre book...

Carly finds that in 1846 she is believed to be a cousin name Caroline and she finds that her life there is very different than it is in modern day Alaska.

Carly often finds that she gets herself in trouble with her outspoken ways.  When she tries to stand up to Bramwell about his drinking she is the one who gets in trouble.

In order to go back home she must encourage Charolette Bronte to write Jane Eyre the way her heart has it not just the way society expects it.

Carly Keene Literary detective is a wonderful book one I highly recommend to middle grade to high school readers or anyone who enjoys a good adventure... 




Book Review: Hetty Feather

Hetty Feather
Jacquelyn Wilson
Copyright 2009

Hetty Feather was abandoned at a foundling hospital as an infant by her Mothe. Hetty Feather is eventually taken in by a foster family with a Mother and Father even siblings but she always manages to get herself into trouble.  She knows that she is different.    When the circus comes to town Hetty is sure one of the acts is her Mother because she has red hair just like her but by the time she sneaks out the circus is gone and a few days later her foster Mom takes her and her little brother back to the foundling hospital where she is forced to be trained as a servant...She cannot tell her Foster family anything in letters or the letters get confiscated.

Hetty Feather gets tired of the same thing day after day and  was  going to escape to the circus once more and this time discovers that she has a talent for storytelling and perhaps she did not have to be a servant perhaps she could be an author instead.

 Hetty Feather is a great kids book one I would definitely recommend this book to young readers that
Enjoy good historical fiction with a strong main character...


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Book Review: Lily Alone

Lily Alone
Jacquelyn Wilson
Copyright February 2011

When Lily's Mother leaves she leaves her in charge of her younger siblings.     They are forced to fend for themselves and make e eryone believe their Mother is at home with them.  

Lilly's Mom leaves them without money and very little food and when people start come looking around  they are forced to hide out in a park.  But when one of Lily's sisters get hurt they are forced to get help and the truth will come out...

I would recommend this book because it is a well written book with characters that are relatable.

Book Review Goodbye Pink Room

Goodbye Pink Room
Jane Grayson
April.01.2014

Jane Grayson packs a powerful punch in Goodbye Pink Room... Jane Grayson has written a very difficult but necessary book that could have well been ripped out of today's headlines....A respected church worker sexually abuses a young girl one of his Sunday School Students.

Jane Grayson has written a very difficult book to read but that one that needs to be read.  This book could very well open the subject of child sexual abuse.  It can also make you more aware of the signs.

This powerful book deserves more than five stars.  And yes this is one I would most definitely recommend...

Book Review: Eyes Wide Open

Eyes Wide Open
Ted Dekker
Copyright 2013

if you love Psychological thrillers that will keep you guessing from the beginning to the end.  Eyes Wide Open I a book I would recommend although this is not my favorite book by Ted Deemed it is very good...

As I said I would recommend this book to those who like psychological thrillers that leave you guessing to the end...

Book Review Me Since You

Me Since You
Laura Wriess
Copyright 2014

Sixteen year old Rowan can not carrying the guilt for the tragedies in her life...Firs her Father is called to a jumper a friend of Rowans jumps from a bridge with his infant child...Her father is called to the scene because he is in the area because he's picking Rowan up from work but her Father can't stop blaming himself and a Rowan could not help but blame herself...If he hadn't been in the area at that time he would not have been the first one to respond to the call.  Her Fathers death leaves her and her Mother lost hurt and angry..,

Me Since You is a good read full of emotions but I would not recommend this book to younger kids the subject matter and language makes it geared towards at least highschool age...

Monday, December 9, 2013

Book Review: Willow

Willow
Tonya Cherie Hegamin
2014
Candlewick Press

Willow is a young adults historical fiction story, about a young slave woman and her Father, Willow learns to read, and has that going for her, but she still faces many dangers of slavery, and they realize they have to escape.  Willow lost her Mother years before, and does not really remember her, but she writes letters to her, although she is gone, a kind of rugged journal.  Eventually they do manage to escape into Canada, where they are finally able to live free.

I think this is a wonderful Ya Novel, is a great book for mid grade to highschool readers, it is well written and I would highly recommend it... 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Book Review: Only the Lonely


Only The Lonely
Laura Dower
Copyright 2001

Madison is allergic to change but everything is changing.  She is starting seventh grade which means a lot of changes.  Even her friends are changing and she is not sure she likes it.  In the midst of all the change she comes to the realization that she too is changing and maybe not all change has to be bad.

I thought this book was very cute and 3rd through seventh grade girls would really enjoy it.  I would recommend this book for the young and the young at heart...

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Book Review: Seven Stories Up

Seven Stories Up
Laurel Snyder
2014

Annie goes to visit her dying Grandmother in 1987, and finds herself going fifty years into the past, to befriend her Grandmother as a young girl.   She encourages her grandmother to live her dreams, to do the things she always dreamed of doing.  She gets to know her grandmother as a young girl, and her grandmother gets to meet her forty years before she is born. 

I enjoyed reading of the things Annie encouraged her grandmother to do, the goals she encouraged her to reach that she may not have been able to had Annie not gone back in time

I would highly recommend this book to Middle grade to young adult readers...

Book Review: The Freedom Maze

The Freedom Maze
Deliah Sherman
2011

The Freedom Maze is the story of 13-year-old Sophie who in the summer of 1960 is dumped off at her maternal grandmothers house.  She feels unwanted alone and bored but soon she finds a maze that transports her a hundred years in the past, she becomes a slave child instead of the Caucasian child she was before. 

Sophie spends six months in 1860 though it turns out to only be an hour in 1960 that she goes missing.  She learns that her thoughts on Slavery and the idea that "Slaves" somehow had it easy, and were less than human beings was wrong.  She comes back with a deeper understanding an appreciation for what slavery was, and what slaves went through. 

The Freedom Maze is a historical fantasy, and is very well written.  Young adults who like historical novels or fantasies would really enjoy The Freedom Maze. 

I would highly recommend this book I could not put it down.



Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Book Review: Writing to Wake the Soul

Writing to Wake the Soul
Karen Hering
(C) 2013

Writing to Wake the Soul gets into the spiritual side of writing.

As a Christian Author, I often use my writing to get deeper spiritually.  I often find myself writing down my prayers, and I incorporate my faith into what I write, and what I refuse to writing.  

Whether I am writing prose or poetry I find that if I write from my heart and soul.  

Writing to Wake The Soul is a good edition to add to your library if you are a writer, or dream about becoming a writer.




Book Review AHA Awakening Honesty Acton

AHA
Awakening Honesty Action
Kyle Idleman
2014

In the beginning of this book Idleman points out that it is not a self help book, it is a Jesus help book. 

I love that the book reminds us of that moment we found God.  The moment Christ came into our lives and changed it forever.

Idleman asks if we had that moment when the Holy Spirit opens our eyes to something that we are missing.  Perhaps it could be that closeness we desired, or a truth we had not yet realized until that moment.
  
We are also reminded the importance of having a friend that can "Flip that switch" when needed, can tell us the truth, can encourage us the way we need. AHA also reminds us that we need to have a closer look at ourselves, we need to make sure that we are being a good witness to those who may be looking to us for a Christian example. 

Aha reminds us to have a deeper look at ourselves, at our faith, and to be a better example to those around us.

This is definitely a great addition to your library...

Book Review: Jesus Now

Jesus Now
Frank Viola
2014

This is a great book, a wonderful reminder for us that no matter what valley we are in the Lord is with us.

Viola reminds us that our Salvation is not earned by our works, but earned through Christ.

We are also reminded that a Christian being raised on un-biblical principles will only lead to disaster, a distorted view of what it i to be a Christian.

Though brief Jesus Now is a great book full of biblical insights and principles, a great book to study for new Christians or those looking to grow closer in Christ. 
I would recommend Jesus Now to anyone searching for a book that could be used as a tool to help you grow in Christ.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Book Review: The War Within These Walls

The War Within These Walls

Aline Sax Caryl Strzelecki

During the Holocaust a Young boy is forced in to the Warsaw Ghetto, where they are forced to deal with sickness, disease, death and starvation simply because they are Jewish.

Misha does not just sit idly by doing nothing though.  He is determined to fight the evil Nazi Monsters.  He does not want to sit round and do nothing, and die in vein.  He see's so many giving up and dying because the conditions are so bad, starvation, death, run rampant.  He is a fighter though, but at the end only he and one other get away from them. 

This is a fictionalized story of a young boy, fighting a very real fight.  Though Misha is fictional, the hell of the Warsaw Ghetto were very real.  The Holocaust was very real.

I would recomend this book for children no younger than ten, because of the subject matter, but this book is very well written.  And it tells a very real story.  


Book Review: Beautiful In God's Eyes For Young Women

Beautiful In God's Eyes For Young Women
Elizabeth George
(C)2014

This book is a great encouragement for young girls.  It reminds them that they can let the lives of those around them light up when thy let Christ shine through them.  The book also reminds young woman/girls that skills like homemaking are important because one day they may have a house or family of their own.  The practical tips as well as Biblical principles will provide young women with important tools as they grow up and start to build a life of their on.

The study question at the end of each chapter would provide a great tool for a Mother and daughter to open up a discussion on what it means to be a young Christian woman...

Elizabeth George reminds girls that physical beauty is fleeting and inner beauty is so much more important, and even gives tips on how a young Christian woman should dress and act...

Monday, November 25, 2013

Book Review: God In The Whirlwind

Book Review
God In the Whirlwind
How The Love Of God Reorients Our World

David F Wells

There are some books that I think we as Christians should read, and I believe this is one of those books.  This book will resonate within you a wonderful book to add to a Christian library.

God in the Whirlwind reminds us the importance of getting back to the heart of God, the heart of our faith.  

David F Wells brings up a very valid point in this book...He tells us that instead of using Creation as God's gift to us we use it as a substitute.  

Wells brings another valid point across that in this fast paced modern day and age we tend to get a narrow minded view of who God is, we simplify him more than we should.  He also points out that the Church for the most part has become so tolerant so politically correct we loose the meaning of what it is to be a Christian. 

I love it when Wells reminds us in God in the Whirlwind that wherever God is, Holiness is...

We are reminded too that wherever Love is holiness in action and in word.

Once we are in Christ our excistence changes. Wells.  What a powerful truth that brief but to the point statement is,  We should change, the way we live should change when we are in Christ..

If you are looking to grow deeper in your faith God in the Whirlwind added to your Bible study, and prayer time will be a great addition...




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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Book Review: World War 11 The Right Fight

World War 11
The Right Fight
Chris Lynch
(C)2014

Geared towards 5th-9th graders this book would be a great addition to any child who is interested in history, especially World War 2 history. 

The Right Fight is full of adventure and will transport you into the lives of one young soldier Roman and his girlfriend back in the states Hannah.  This would also be a great book to open a discussion on what happened during word war 2 and on why we got involved in the war...

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Book Review: Travels with Gannon and Wyatt Egypt

Travels with Gannon and Wyatt Egypt
Patti Wheeler, Keith Hemstreet
(C) 2014

Gannon and Wyatt when a trip to Egypt with the youth alliance.   Soon they discover that things in Egypt were not exactly what they expected it to be.  The brothers end up going on an expedition to find Cleopatra's tomb.  They are even more sure of that when thy are threatened by men with guns...

Travels with Gannon and Wyatt Egypt is a great book for a middle grade reader who likes to read adventures or books on foreign countries.  Your child will enjoy this book full of adventure...

Book Review: Who You Callin Silly?

Who You Callin Silly?
How A Silly Woman Becomes Victorious
Kimberly Lock
(C) 2013

This is a great book for Christian woman, who want to become Victorious.  The book is filled with good advise for both single and married women, and reminders of the importance of teaching your children to live for the love, and honoring your husband if you are married.  This would be a great book for a young Mother to be to read...

If you are a Christian woman who is looking for a good book that will help you in your walk with Christ, look no farther than Who You Callin Silly?  



Friday, November 22, 2013

Book Review: In Love And Life

In Love And Life
Esha Young

(C) 2013

If you love poetry if it stirs at your soul, you will love In Love and Life.  A wonderful collection of poetry dealing with love, life, hope, hurt and a variety of other subjects.  The poetry flows like the lyrics of a good song.

Happy Reading...

Book Review: A Simple Hope A Lancaster Crossroads Novel

A Simple Hope
A Lancaster Crossroads Novel
Rosalind Lauer 2014

An accident changes James Life forever, being dependent for a hardworking Amish Man is not an easy thing to take.  He does not like to sit around the house while there is work to be done, and he is determined to walk again.

James Father does not want his son going through the experimental therapy though, because it may involve riding in a car, or having Englishers brought into their home and he wants no part of that.

Gary is an Englisher who is only sticking around Amish Country, so he can rob the Amish.  He see's them as easy target and feels like they have more than they need.

Shandell is growing scared of Gary, she came with him to Amish country, thinking they were going sight seeing, but when she sees that he is robbing the Amish she grows scared, and when he threatens her, she decides to hide in an Amish Store wearhouse.

Shandell finds something she does not expect to find in Lancaster though, she finds Hope and Forgiveness.

Rachel wants nothing more to Marry James, wheelchair or no.  It does not matter to her, she loves him just as he is, but he just cannot seem to accept that.  He is working so hard on his therapy, and pushing himself farther and farther away from Rachel.  But she is willing to do anything to help him, so James Mother asks her to drive him to therapy in the buggy six days a week.  Rachel is grateful for the chance to be able to explain to James how she feels about him.  How she does not want to put off the wedding any longer.

James meets Shandell hiding out in there shack, and Shandell is surprised just how generous the Amish are.

Will James finally accept Rachel's Unconditonal Love?

Will Shandell finally get away from Gary for good?

Will James Father Jimmy not learn all "Englischers" are the same?

Find out, in this wonderful book!!!

Happy Reading









Thursday, November 21, 2013

Book Review: Be Confident In Your Calling

Be Confident In Your Calling
Nathan B Thomas
2013

Be Confident In Your Calling is a wonderful book that will be great for those who want to work in Ministry, and for those who just simply question their calling in life.

This book will be a great addition to any Christian Library, illustrated with bible verses, that speak of growing closer to God, and with Chapters dealing with both how beautiful and how hard prayer can be, the book helps you to grow in Christ in a very real way if you allow it too.  Added to your Bible devotions this book would be an excellent addition to that as well.

Nathan B Thomas reminds us in this book that if we base our calling on anyone or anything else but Christ it will most certainly fail.  We are also reminded that God's second most pressing concern is our relationship with other human beings.

Be Confident In Your Calling, reminds us to look to Christ for our callings, and of course it reminds us to be confident in our calling. 

For anyone wanting to grow closer to Christ this book will be a great addition.

Book Review: Susan Marcus Bends the Rules

Susan Marcus Bends the Rules
(C) Jane Cutler
2014

During World War Two Susan Marcus moves from New York to St Louis Missouri, where she learns that segregation is the law in that state.  White's and Coloreds can't live together in the same building. 

Susan Marcus and her friends decide that it is time to Integrate St Louis, starting with a Chinese Restaurant, so they bring there Colored Friend Loretta over for a lunch.  It's a small step but something that they feel needs to be done.

This is a great book for children to read, after the book you could discuss Integration and Prejudice, and discuss why they felt Susan Marcus and her friends felt the need to make a change?  I would definitely by this books for the kids in my life.

Happy Reading

Book Review: The Art of Story Telling

The Art Of Story Telling
(C) John Walsh
Moody Publishers
2014

The Art Of Storytelling will help you if you need to be able to tell a better story, or give a speech.  Whether you are asked to tell a Story at Church, or teach a class.  The Art of Story Telling could benefit you.

John Walsh breaks this book up into short easy to read chapters, giving you techniques for Storytelling, in your Bible Class, Sunday School or anywhere els you may need to tell a story.  I wish I had this book when I worked with Children, because as short as it is, it is full with wonderful gyms, that can help you for years to come.

If you want to be able to tell a better story when you are asked to speak, or if you are a Sunday School Teacher who wants to better illustrate a lesson I would definitely reccommend The Art of Story Telling...

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Readers Corner: Fifteen Minutes

Fifteen Minutes
Karen Kingsbury
(C) 2013

Zack Dylan has a gift for singing, and decides to take a chance by going onto a talent show called Fifteen Minutes.  He is trying to save his families farm and will do anything he can to do it.  But his grandfather reminds him not to let the talent show test his faith not to forget to put Jesus at the center.

Zack Dylan is determined not to let the spotlight change him though, he is determined to be a light on that stage.  He wants to let Christ's love shine through him.

Zack quickly learns that fame does change people though, fifteen minutes changed  Chandra Olson as well, the day she tried out for Fifteen Minutes, and now she is falling for him, despite the fact that he has a girlfriend, and he tells her that.  She even sends a tweet out in his name.

Fifteen Minutes Changed Kelly Morgan too and perhaps not for the best.  Her marriage is hanging on my a thread, and she has two young children to raise, but worse she has lost her faith.  When she get words her Father is dying of Cancer her entire world is turned upside down.

Zack Dylan soon discovers that fame can change you, in ways you cannot even imagine.  And in ways that are not always for the best, his faith will be tested, he bond between his family, and the relationship with his girlfriend back home, when he starts to grow closer to Costar Chandra Olson.

Fifteen Minutes is a tale of what can happen if you let fame get to you, if you let it change, you, but it is also a story of Redemption,  Forgiveness and Second Chances, so this is one novel I would highly recommend. 

Happy Reading
Michelle~

Monday, November 18, 2013

Reader's Corner: It's Just You And Me Lord

It's Just You and Me Lord
Marion Stroud
Copyright 2012

This little devotional is full of encouraging gem a perfect read for a Woman's Bible Study.

The devotional is broken up into easy to read sections, that would make a great addition to your daily Bible devotions. 

It's Just You and Me Lord, is a collection of inspirational Poetry, sayings and verses, that help in our walk with the Lord.  It delves into subjects such as forgiving others, when they perhaps don't even want to admit the way they hurt us.

It's Just You And Me Lord is a book that would be great for women who are new to the Christian faith or for those who have been Christians for years...

Readers Corner: Children's Historical Fiction: Prairie Anna

Prairie Anna
Peggy House
(C) 2012

If you have a young chapter book reader who loves to read about History, they will love Prairie Anna.
Anna is the daughter of Russian Immigrants who settle in South Dakota.  The prairie life is a difficult one for Anna and her family. And when her Mother dies after givin birth to her youngest sister things become even more difficult.

Her entire life Anna has to listen to those around her telling her what to do, but she grows tired of that.  She wants to do the things she wants to do, but she soon comes to the realization that sometimes being grown up is hard.

Readers Corner Craving Grace

Craving Grace
(C) 2014 Ruthie Delk
Moody Publishers...

Craving Grace speaks of about what Grace is, as well as what sin is, and the dangers we put ourselves in when we allow idols to come into our lives.

The book is broken up into short easy to read chapters with questions at the ends of those questions to help you grow in your walk with Christ.  A segment of questions aptly titled Digging Deeper.

Craving Grace speaks to us about not feeding our idols.  Getting away from those things that lead us to that kind of destruction.

This book is good for either an individual wanting to grow deeper in God's grace, or for a group study...

Reader's Corner: Discovering Joye

Discovering Joye

Uncovering the Treasure Inside Ordinary People, Places, Things and Ourselves.

(C) 2013 Jim Stovall


In Discovering Joye Jim Stovall shows us how to uncover the treasure in the Ordinary everyday people in our lives and in ourselves.

We do not have to be extraordinary to be treasured to be used of God...

This book spoke to me in a very real way simply written and easy to read it contains to me a very important message.  No matter where you are in life don't give up.  Don't let yourself doubt your own self-worth.

Discovering Joye also speaks to me of not living in regrets as well.  We can not live our life wondering what could have been and expect to be fulfilled.  We need to look at our blessings and we need to reach out, and move on yes.  We need to reach for our dreams yes, but sometimes the good Lord changes those dreams.

Jim Stovall very aptly describes friends in tis book not as those we just knew, very often we tend to call anyone we know even a casual acquaintance as a friend, and in a world of digital social media, like Facebook and twitter the defintion even becomes loser, but as Jim Stovall points out in Discovering Joye true friends are those that complete us.

In Chapter Nine a chapter on problems.  Jim Stovall points out that problems that do not serve us, pray a role in helping define us.  In no way does that have to be a bad thing.  We can learn to let go and move on, not merely become a victim of our problems.

In Discovering Joye we are also reminded that learning is a lifelong process, and that no family is perfect...Giving is one of the most significant acts we can perform, but though money is part of that it is one of the least important parts.  We should in fact give a portion of ourselves in servigs others and doing what we can.

We are reminded  too in Jim Stovall books that being grateful, being full of gratitude needs to be a lifelong pursuit.  We need to count our blessings everyday...

If you are looking forward to a book that is full of inspiration, motivation, and encouragement look no farther than Discovering Joye 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Reader's Corner: True Stories Of The Miracles of Azusa Street and Beyond Tommy Welchel

Go back to the days of the Azusa Street Revival and the miracles that happened there starting in 1906.  A revival that would last several years...

Learn interesting facts like Azusa Street was the first fully integrated church. 

You will learn that the Azusa Street Revival would lead two the birth of two new denomination.  Aseemblies of God  and Church Of God In Christ.

The stories of the miracles that occured at Azusa street, the people saved there will touch your heart.

This book is broke up into chapters breaking down just a few of the miracles at Azusa street just a few of the miracolous healings.

It also speaks of miracles that came about today miracles that may not have occured without Azusa street revival.  And Revivals brought about because of this...




Readers Corner: Children's Poetry Words With Wings Nikki Grimes

This wonderful little collection of poetry, speaks of a young girl who day dreams, day dreams that end up leading her to a career as a well loved author and poet.

Words with Wings would make a great addition to a child's library and could be used in lessons that teach children poetry.

I would definitely by copies of this book for the children in my life.

Happy Reading!!!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Readers Corner Children's Fiction, The Rock Harbor Search and Rescue, Collen Coble and Robin Carroll

A great book for middle readers who love Mysteries:

What if you are falsely accused of being overheard saying you were going to steal a necklace when you didn't say anything?

What if they believe you are the thief?

In trying to clear her name it seems that Emily and her friend stumble upon deeper mysteries.  Much deeper than just a missing necklace, a necklace Emily was accused of stealing.

When Emily's Father realize he had been wrong not to believe his daughter, he gives her the puppy she had been wanting.  

But in the midst of all of this Emily has another worry.  Her Mother is being paroled.  She does not want to have to face her.  She has a happy life, with her Father, her siblings and her stepmother.

Finally the truth about what happened to the necklace comes to light, and Emily is freed of the suspicion!

I would recomend this book to middle readers and those who are just young at heart.  This is a great little mystery for the young ones in your life.

Happy Reading!!!


Friday, November 15, 2013

Readers Corner Non Fiction Finding God In A Bag of Groceries

Finding God in A Bag of Groceries
By Laura Lapins Willis
Copyright 2013

As Christians sometimes we need help, and sometimes we need to help those around us.  We need to reach out, reaching out to those in need is something Jesus did from the earliest days of his ministry.  Sometimes our desire to reach out and change lives ends up changes us, makes us realize that we need to reach out too, that from time to time we need the help of those around us.

In the midst of real poverty, in the midst of real sorrow sometimes reaching out can seem hard, and sometimes we want to fix things that either those in the midst of the struggle don't want to have fixed or true proud to have fixed.  We see problems perhaps in areas that they do not.  And sadly sometimes those who need help end up taking advantage of the very people who are trying to help them.  Perhaps they are testing the person reaching out, perhaps they are just seeing how far they can push them, but it hurts when that happens.

Laura Lapins Willis, writes about what it means to reach other to others in Finding God In A Bag of Groceries, sometimes it is the small things that matter the
most to those in needs.  A bag of groceries when the cabinets are bare.


Monday, October 7, 2013

A Dream Lived

They say writers have to develop a thick skin, when it comes to reviews and dealing with others in a competive world, but the fact is many of us are a sensitive breed.  We take things personally, we hurt at what others say, or take offense.  I know I have and I am sure others have as well.  Perhaps that sensitivity is what allows us to create such relatable characters.
As authors we need to remember that each of our paths, as well as our pasts are different.  We may not all have the fame of Danielle Steel, JK Rowling, or Cynthia Voight but we can certainly learn something from them.  In order to succeed, I think we must learn what failure is, and be sensitive to those around us.
Look at Stephen King, teachers told him in highschool he would amount to nothing.  He is by no means my favorite author, but I learned that you don't have to listen to others who tell you you are going to fail.  In fact if you want to suceeed.  Don't!
JK Rowling was a Mother, who was on Public assistance before she catapulted on the scene with her Harry Potter Series, hoping to make it only to make it as a writer.  She never expected to make it rich as an author, but that she did.
I know these are the exceptions, but the point is you have to persevere.  You have to be willing to put a lot of time in effort into what you are doing in order to realize that sucess can happen.
I am an Indie Author, went that way a couple of years ago, and there are Indie Sucesses as well, look at Eragon,Christopher Paolini.  And with the creation of ebooks, Kindles, Ipads, Iphones, and Androids, a whole new world has opened up for Indie Authors.  I for one feel blessed to be part fo that world, some of my friends may not agree with me but that's there right.
God Bless
Michelle!

A Dream Lived

They say writers have to develop a thick skin, when it comes to reviews and dealing with others in a competive world, but the fact is many of us are a sensitive breed.  We take things personally, we hurt at what others say, or take offense.  I know I have and I am sure others have as well.  Perhaps that sensitivity is what allows us to create such relatable characters.
As authors we need to remember that each of our paths, as well as our pasts are different.  We may not all have the fame of Danielle Steel, JK Rowling, or Cynthia Voight but we can certainly learn something from them.  In order to succeed, I think we must learn what failure is, and be sensitive to those around us.
Look at Stephen King, teachers told him in highschool he would amount to nothing.  He is by no means my favorite author, but I learned that you don't have to listen to others who tell you you are going to fail.  In fact if you want to suceeed.  Don't!
JK Rowling was a Mother, who was on Public assistance before she catapulted on the scene with her Harry Potter Series, hoping to make it only to make it as a writer.  She never expected to make it rich as an author, but that she did.
I know these are the exceptions, but the point is you have to persevere.  You have to be willing to put a lot of time in effort into what you are doing in order to realize that sucess can happen.
I am an Indie Author, went that way a couple of years ago, and there are Indie Sucesses as well, look at Eragon,Christopher Paolini.  And with the creation of ebooks, Kindles, Ipads, Iphones, and Androids, a whole new world has opened up for Indie Authors.  I for one feel blessed to be part fo that world, some of my friends may not agree with me but that's there right.
God Bless
Michelle!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

What Are They Looking At?


And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ. Philippians 1:9-10 KJV

Just a couple of years after I graduated from high school I took my friends daughter who I was watching at the time, and my niece, who were five, my friends daughter and three my niece to the library, to get a book.  Being an author, I have always loved books, and wanted to instill that in the children in my life, but when I went to go get the requested Barbie story book, I was sickened by what was in it's place.  This was no Barbie storybook and it certainly was not something I wanted the children in my life to see.  I have always had the habit of looking over the books before I let the kids do that, and at that moment I was more than grateful for that!!!

I wonder what the world is looking at us, when they watch us as Christians.  I know I am not perfect, and I have said and done things I have regretted making me wish I had searched my soul, the way I had thumbed through that offensive book, to see what I was doing wrong, how I could have reacted differently. 

If we are honest with ourselves, I think we have all had moments like that.  Moments where we have forgotten to search our souls, but  the Lord forgives us, gives us a chance to do the right thing.  But perhaps before we react to badly to a situation we need to think about what the Lord would have us to do?  We might be the only witness to a person under a tough situation, are we up to the challenge?

I know I have questioned myself many times, but the Lord continues to use me, so he must think I am up to it right?

In Christ's Love
Michelle~


Friday, August 9, 2013

This Crazy Roller Coaster Ride



I am blessed to have recently started making an Okay amount through my KDP sales, by no means am I rich yet, not that that was my goal, but I am at least making some money and am so very grateful for that, but now I find myself figuring out Sales Stats, Income Tax Information, keeping receipts for business related expenses, and I am truly blessed.  Despite the headache anything math relate gives me LOL.

The truth is though I love what I do, and I really would not change that for the world.  The Lord gave me a gift for words and I plan on using them.  But with my profession comes some disadvantages, even dangers, for the past few months I have been battling Carpo tunnel first in my right hand and now in both, so the amount of time I spend at the computer has been greatly lessened.  Some days I work a little longer than others, but for the most part I try to work no more than two hours a day, while I am healing and strengthening my hands, my O.T has a concern over the weakness in my hands and legs, so I have been working on that.


I refuse to give up writing though, to me it would be like giving up breathing, sleeping or eating.  I am an author that is the gift God has given me, and in order to write I know I must keep myself fit.  Sitting around the house all day, staring at a blank computer screen doesn't work for me, what does work is getting out experiencing the world, and then coming home to the characters that love to speak to me often in the late hours of the night.  Still there are days no matter how hard I try the words will not come.  So I press on anyway.


I write despite the crazy roller coaster because I must I have something to say.  I want to use my words, whether fiction or non fiction to draw others closer to the Lord, and to draw myself closer, because we can never be close enough to the Lord.

I will keep writing despite the roller coaster of emotions, of words, of lack of words!! I have something to say, and I need to say it through the characters that live in my heart and mind...

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In Christ's Love
Michelle!



Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Prayers Sent Heavenward



Like so many others yesterday, my eyes, and ears were glued to those horrific images, on Fox News of the Tornado that ravaged Moore Oklahoma, the grief was palpable but so was the hope, because in the sorrow, we saw a lot of hope, but my heart broke, for every Mother, every Father, who lost a child, and for the children who died.  It certainly made me step back and pause...Take a look at my life, and what truly mattered.

Yesterday, I was not worried about word counts, Titles, Character Names, instead I took the time, to pray, and to worry, about friends and loved one's who may be in the path of those horrific storms.

I live in California, so from the safety of my home, the damage was hard to believe.  We do get Tornadoes in California from time to time, but nothing like what hit Oklahoma and Texas.

Today as I get my bearings once again, I am still taking the moment to pray for those in Moore Oklahoma, and for every Mother who is missing their children, every Father, every brother and sister.
I am praying for every child with Cancer, praying that a cure is found soon...

I have so many to pray for and so I lift my prayers up, and I know he hears my prayers...

God Bless
Michelle~



Friday, May 17, 2013

Using My Words, For His Glory!



I am made to think about how lately this nation has seemed to neglect God, even some of us who claim to be Christians tend to sugar coat things from time to time.  Don't get me wrong I am not a perfect Christian, but as a Christian Author I find the need to share with the good news with my readers.

I may prefer to write Christian Fiction, but the message is very real.  I want to share the love of Christ with others, in a way that I hope others enjoy.




I opened to Romans 11

The Remnant of Israel

11 I ask then: Did God reject his people? By no means! I am an Israelite myself, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. God did not reject his people, whom he foreknew. Don’t you know what Scripture says in the passage about Elijah—how he appealed to God against Israel: “Lord, they have killed your prophets and torn down your altars; I am the only one left, and they are trying to kill me”[a]? And what was God’s answer to him? “I have reserved for myself seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal.”[b] So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace. And if by grace, then it cannot be based on works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace.
What then? What the people of Israel sought so earnestly they did not obtain. The elect among them did, but the others were hardened, as it is written:
“God gave them a spirit of stupor,
    eyes that could not see
    and ears that could not hear,
to this very day.”[c]
And David says:
“May their table become a snare and a trap,
    a stumbling block and a retribution for them.
10 May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see,
    and their backs be bent forever.”[d]

Ingrafted Branches

11 Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all! Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious. 12 But if their transgression means riches for the world, and their loss means riches for the Gentiles, how much greater riches will their full inclusion bring!
13 I am talking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch as I am the apostle to the Gentiles, I take pride in my ministry 14 in the hope that I may somehow arouse my own people to envy and save some of them. 15 For if their rejection brought reconciliation to the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead? 16 If the part of the dough offered as firstfruits is holy, then the whole batch is holy; if the root is holy, so are the branches.
17 If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root, 18 do not consider yourself to be superior to those other branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you. 19 You will say then, “Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in.” 20 Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but tremble. 21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.
22 Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off. 23 And if they do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again. 24 After all, if you were cut out of an olive tree that is wild by nature, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more readily will these, the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree!

All Israel Will Be Saved

25 I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in, 26 and in this way[e] all Israel will be saved. As it is written:
“The deliverer will come from Zion;
    he will turn godlessness away from Jacob.
27 And this is[f] my covenant with them
    when I take away their sins.”[g]
28 As far as the gospel is concerned, they are enemies for your sake; but as far as election is concerned, they are loved on account of the patriarchs, 29 for God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable. 30 Just as you who were at one time disobedient to God have now received mercy as a result of their disobedience, 31 so they too have now become disobedient in order that they too may now[h] receive mercy as a result of God’s mercy to you. 32 For God has bound everyone over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all.

Doxology

33 Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and[i] knowledge of God!
    How unsearchable his judgments,
    and his paths beyond tracing out!
34 “Who has known the mind of the Lord?
    Or who has been his counselor?”[j]
35 “Who has ever given to God,
    that God should repay them?”[k]
36 For from him and through him and for him are all things.
    To him be the glory forever! Amen.
As I work on my mystery novel Her Secret Words, I find myself striving to reach out to others through my mystery novel.

Her Secret Words may be a fictionalize Mystery, but like I do with all my other novels I incorporate the truth of the word into the book.

I am a writer but first and foremost I am a Christian, and in that I need to live my life, and write for the Lord. 

May I continue writing.

God Bless
Michelle~

Friday, May 10, 2013

Using Gifts For His Glory



Once again I find myself busy working on a couple of new projects.

One is about a young Jewish girl who survives the Holocaust at all costs.  I won't go into two many details into the plot line and such because I really don't want to give something away.  As I said I am in the process of writing Where is G-D, the fact of the matter is this is a difficult work to write, that takes grueling and painful research.  Studying the Holocaust is not a pretty thing, but we should not try to sugar coat it either.  What was done to so many during the Holocaust, not only the Jews, but many others.

I am also working on a mystery novel, and liking the way it is going so far.  This work is a little more fun, and less grueling.  I truly enjoy writing Christian Mysteries.

I love the way the Lord blesses us with gifts, gifts that we can use to glorify him, if we chose to do so, and if it is the good Lord who gives us the gifts, shouldn't it stand to reason, that we would want to use his words for his glory.
12 Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols. Therefore I want you to know that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.
There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.
Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, 10 to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues,[a] and to still another the interpretation of tongues.[b] 11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.

Unity and Diversity in the Body

12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by[c] one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.
15 Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? 18 But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body.
21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” 22 On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, 24 while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, 25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. 26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.
27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 28 And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? 30 Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues[d]? Do all interpret? 31 Now eagerly desire the greater gifts.

Whatever I write, I try to do so for his glory.  If I fail that is not the Fault of the Lord, but my fault.  I am imperfect in my flesh, but the good news is a serve a perfect Lord, who gives us wonderful gifts.