CrossReads Short Takes: A Wish For Adam Kincaid & A Light in the Dark

CrossReads Short Takes: A Wish For Adam Kincaid & A Light in the Dark

CrossReads Short Takes

A Wish For Adam Kincaid

by Kelly Hunter

A Wish for Adam Kincaid

All single mother Billie Temple wants for Christmas is to trade her hectic Sydney lifestyle for simple country living and a place to call home. All widowed cattleman Adam Kincaid wants is for Billie and her son to go away.

Moving to the small town of Inverglen to run the local pub gives Billie the fresh start she’s been looking for, but her new landlord Adam is less than accommodating. He questions her career choices, her ability to live without neighbours in his rustic little farmhouse rental on the hill, and most of all he questions his ability to keep Billie and her young son safe.

With Christmas looming and danger circling, Adam has two choices. Open his battered heart to them and risk losing all, or send them away …

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A Light in the Dark

by Becky Doughty

A Light in the Dark

On stage, Tish Ransome sings about heartache and passion, betrayal, and about love gone wrong… but she knows very little about any of it in real life. The rockstar princess who swears like a pirate—literally—is loved and adored by family, friends, and fans alike, and her world is filled with good things, her future bright.

Behind the scenes, however, trouble is brewing. When Tom, her best friend and co-founder of the Marauders, tells her he’s leaving the band after graduation, Tish must find a new wingman to step into Tom’s hard-to-fill shoes. The moment she hears Sebastian Jeffries play, she knows he’s the one.

Yet with Sebastian comes a taste of the things Tish only writes about, and she can’t resist the lure of the tortured artist. Sebastian, likewise, is drawn to Tish’s brilliance, but like a moth that hovers too close to the flames, is he killing himself just to be near her? Can Tish save Sebastian before it’s too late, or will he pull her down into the darkness with him?

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Encounter Life in Christ

Encounter Life in Christ

by Rebekah Beene

There were encounters with church I had as a child. Although my parents didn’t attend church until I was much older, they allowed me to attend here and there. I have discovered that church is a great place to learn the Word and learn more about the Lord. But life is where you learn to lean on the Lord and find His place for you in the world. If we’re not careful we will find our place of acceptance but miss our place of worship.

Oh beloved, God sees you. He knows you’ve tried hard to find your place. You want to fit in and you’ve done a lot of things to make it so. Yet you are still searching. Your heart is still longing for something more. This morning the Lord wants you to know that relationship with Him is your heart’s desire. Nothing else will do. You may learn a lot, but as you learn to lean on the Father you will find your life will become peaceful and you will feel that you are where you should be. Church one day a week won’t do for you what relationship with God every day will do. Outside the walls of the building you can still enjoy salvation, justification, and more. You are perfected in Christ. And the Holy Spirit has sealed the deal for you – by residing in you – you carry the glory of God everywhere you go.

This is amazing! No more worries about fitting in because God has fit you for Himself! No more wishing you could be different because Christ has made you brand new! No more hoping you find purpose and meaning for Holy Spirit has sealed you for the Kingdom!

God loves you and He is for you! So much that He’s welcomed you into His household of faith with open arms! You belong! You are perfect for heaven and God’s plans for you are huge! Rejoice and run to Him this morning and thank Him that His plans will be completed as you live in the Light of His Presence and Purpose!

Isaiah 4:10 ‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ 

Romans 3:22 We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. 

2 Corinthians 3:4 We are confident of all this because of our great trust in God through Christ.

About the Author:

Rebekah Beene

In a Christian Women’s meeting in 1983, Rebekah was given a prophetic message that she would write books. Several years ago she began writing stories about special holiday memories and travels, sharing God’s love and care through each story. God has gifted Rebekah with the ability to look at the natural and see the supernatural. Both Rebekah and her husband Danny have a heart to share the Gospel and the riches of life in Christ to everyone they meet. They have served in the local church and in ministry to motorcyclists. Danny is an ordained minister and they both have been Bible study teachers for many years. Rebekah also speaks at women’s retreats and conferences. Her tag line says it all “God loves you and He’s for you”.

My website is

My first book in print is Oh Beloved! Live in the Light of His Word.
Link to buying the book via paypal is on the website.
As well a link to purchasing the ebook on Amazon is there too.
I’m also on twitter @rebekahbeene, tumblr
and of course facebook as Rebekah Beene (Warren) I included my maiden name for old friends.
Book Spotlight: My Scriptural Journal: The Promises of God

Book Spotlight: My Scriptural Journal: The Promises of God

Book Spotlight

My Scriptural Journal

The Promises of God

by Heather Bixler

The Promise of God

A four week Bible Memory reading plan for Kindle.


The goal of “My Scripture Journal” is to help you to grow deeper in your walk with Christ by reading the Bible and memorizing scripture. The scripture memorizing technique offered in “My Scripture Journal” has been shown to help others memorize scripture out of the Bible.

When we study the Bible we learn the tools needed in order to live a life that is pleasing to the Lord. God doesn’t promise a life free from trials. However He has given us the tools we need to fight our battles through His word, the Bible. When we memorize scripture we automatically have the tools on hand that we need to get us through whatever life throws our way.

“My Scripture Journal” is designed to help you memorize scripture while also learning more about God through His word. This plan for reading and memorizing scripture is designed for those of us who have either a short attention span, or busy lives, in order to help incorporate God into our everyday life!

This scripture journal is set up where you will study one snippet of scripture per week. There will be seven different activities you will complete in order to help you memorize the scripture and get into the word, one activity per day of the week. At the end of the beginning of the next week we will move onto another scripture.

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CrossReads Short Takes: Pibbin the Small & A Handful of Flowers

CrossReads Short Takes: Pibbin the Small & A Handful of Flowers

CrossReads Short Takes

Pibbin the Small

by Gloria Repp

Pibbin the Small

A fearful journey.
A terrible swamp.
A mysterious thief.
Is Pibbin—smallest of treefrogs—brave enough to get help for his friend?
~A fast-paced adventure for ages 5 and up
~Color illustrations, map, and on-site frog photographs

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A Handful of Flowers

by Kimberly Rae Jordan

A Handful of Flowers

This Christian romance novella of 34,000 words is the first book in The Callaghans & McFaddens series from author Kimberly Rae Jordan.

NOTE: This book is also part of the boxed set, Love Blossoms (ASIN: B01B0X44IE)

When Emily McFadden first met Steve Callaghan, her only goal had been to gain his permission for his son to come over to play with hers. When she realizes that he is in need of help caring for his four sons, she decides to see if he’d be interested in making a deal. She’d help him with his boys, and he’d help her with the repairs to her aging house. Steve makes it clear he’s not in the market for a wife which is just fine with her. She has her own reasons for not wanting to get involved romantically.

Steve has no interest in a relationship after having dealt with his ex-wife and her rejection of their boys. However, he finds himself drawn to Emily as she showers his boys with love in the same way she does with her own four children. But is it just gratitude or something more? Is it possible that God has a different plan for their families than what they’d thought they wanted?

Stayed tuned for the next Christian romance – A Change of Heart – in the The Callaghans & McFaddens series coming July 2016.

If you enjoy heartwarming Christian romance with a focus on love, faith and family, be sure to check out these other books and series by Kimberly Rae Jordan.

Other Christian romance series by Kimberly Rae Jordan:

  • BlackThorpe Security
  • The McKinleys
  • Home to Collingsworth
  • Those Karlsson Boys

Other Christian romance books by Kimberly Rae Jordan:

  • Faith, Hope & Love
  • Marrying Kate

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by Precarious Yates

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. – Matthew 13:44

This past summer, my husband and I sold our house. During the process of the sale (which was stressful—why is it always stressful?) the buyers expressed their desire for the house by presenting us with earnest money. They would never get that money back, even if the sale fell through—that was part of the deal. It was a risk.

When we were buying the house, several years prior, we also presented earnest money. This was a very big risk for us. We spent the money we’d have to pay for future rent as earnest money for the purchase of a house. If the sale fell through, we would have missed rent payments and would have been evicted. But we REALLY wanted that house.

It was almost like a bet, a crazy gamble, but we got to do our part to fight for a favorable outcome. We presented earnest money. So instead of a gamble, it was more like a battle. A battle for my family to have a home.

There was a much more fierce and earnest battle a couple millennia ago, one where something of far greater value than US dollars was spent, and something of far greater value than a house was purchased.

you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. – 1 Peter 1:18-19

You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

And there was an earnest deposit to show just how much He desires to have you with Him. In His house. Forever.

ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

Ephesians 1:13-14 KJV

Yes, you are that valuable to Him!

Let it sink in. Allow this truth to bathe you.

If I have learned anything over the years, it’s that the one who has a love of that magnitude also has a beauty that is fully worth consideration. Since He loves with that much devotion, let us turn our eyes to Him. And ask.



And, can I love You back?

Because you and I have that Earnest deposit, the Holy Spirit, we can love Him back.

God bless you!

Precarious Yates

About the Author:

Precarious YatesPrecarious Yates has lived in 8 different states of the Union and 3 different countries, but currently lives in Texas with her husband, her daughter and their one mastiff and four Pyrenees dogs, three sheep and nine chickens. When she’s not writing, she enjoys music, teaching, playing on jungle gyms and reading. She holds a masters in the art of making tea and coffee and a PhD in Slinky® disentangling.