Book Blast: GOD TELLS THE SUN TO SHINE: An amazing story of love and forgiveness by By Femi Bolaji

Book Blast: GOD TELLS THE SUN TO SHINE: An amazing story of love and forgiveness by By Femi Bolaji

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GOD TELLS THE SUN TO SHINE: An amazing story of love and forgiveness
By Femi Bolaji

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About the Book:

God tells the Sun to Shine is a short story about ambition, love, intrigue and forgiveness. The main character is the second-born of twin boys Esau and Jacob. Jacob struggles to come to terms with the privileges that the natural birth order accords the first-born twin Esau. He becomes so obsessed with the desire to become the alpha male in the family enterprise that he plots with their mum to upstage Esau. Although his plan succeeds, he is forced to flee the homeland after Esau plots to kill him in retaliation. For two decades, his life in exile is marked by turmoil in love, marriage and work. When a business arrangement goes pear shaped and he is faced with bankruptcy and the loss of his family, he decides instead to return to his country and face his nemesis – Esau. How will Jacob manoeuvre his way through the ordeal?

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Femi Bolaji - photoFemi Bolaji is a seasoned writer and commentator on topical Christian themes. He likes to tell Bible-based stories in contemporary language and style that would appeal to all, yet with profound insight and application to the pressures of modern day living. He is an alumnus of the Bartlett, University College London. He lives in London, United Kingdom.

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Hope Lives Even As A Last Resort  by B. J. Robinson

Hope Lives Even As A Last Resort by B. J. Robinson

“Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. . . . For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.” 1 Thessalonians verses 4:13, 16-18

She and I stood in the front yard of the old apartment house. Lisa wore a light pink suit jacket, and her sad brown eyes looked directly into mine as she said, “I hope it’s not cancer. I don’t want to die.” That visual image is sealed in my mind as vivid today as it was eleven years ago when I lost my youngest sister. Bird-like hands clutched a shining gold star with a pearl-head pin. She handed it to me, “I want you to wear this.” When she died, the heavens raged. Storm clouds covered the land and hurricanes blew in from the sea. That year, twelve blustery ones battered America’s shores. The last, a storm named Lisa, tiny and non-threatening like her, eventually faded out over land. On September 13, a summons came for Lisa. Sent on a mission, angels ferried another angel home. As I fell to my knees bedside my bed and cried, I said a silent prayer. Then, I opened my Bible, and the Comforter sent me encouragement. I knew then, that even in death, hope lived, for I’d see my youngest sister again in heaven.

Dear Lord, thank you for Your encouraging Word and the gift of eternal life through Your son, Jesus. Thank you for opening my eyes so I no longer grieve without hope, Amen.

Lives disrupted:

You’re a young adolescent girl and life is too competitive–the competition is being the thinnest.

It’s so sad when people diet themselves to death. Many lives are disrupted with the loss of a loved one. In Last Resort, the main character Faith has lost her sister to an eating disorder. This was an important topic to brooch because I lost my youngest sister in 2004 right after Hurricanes Charley and Frances. She wanted to share her

story in hopes of helping others. Though my novel is romance, mystery, suspense, and intrigue entwined, this subject is one of several important messages I hope and pray benefit people. In school, author’s purpose is taught. If you read Last Resort, you’ll find I had several and this is one of the most important, but God’s love is the most important of all. Without it, we’d all be lost. Even in death, there’s hope, and I used this scripture in my debut Christian romance novel Last Resort to encourage those who have lost loved ones through death.

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION ©1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

Copyright B. J. Robinson 2011

About the Author:

B. J. Robinson

Bio:

B. J. Robinson writes Amazon best-selling Christian and inspirational romance from Florida. Last Resort is her debut Christian romantic suspense. Meet Me at the River is a short book of devotionals and short stories, including a story titled “Lisa Has Her Wings” inspired by her sister. She’s penned books in romantic suspense, mystery, contemporary romance, and historical romance to give her readers a selection from which to choose.

How Do We Really Feel About Love? by Rebekah Beene

How Do We Really Feel About Love? by Rebekah Beene

We just finished celebrating the Great Valentine’s Day. All that’s left of it are the half eaten boxes of candy on the table and the buggy full of half price items in the stores. For all the hooplah and expenditures, how do we really feel about love? Are we more content now that we’ve been the giver and recipient of the holiday gifts? Can we bask in the love of chocolate or read again about the love of another through the card we may have gotten?

No matter how you enjoy the “day”, it’s soon over. Back to the grind. Disappointment is shoved to the back of many minds and they move on to other things. How are we ever going to know love? The kind that endures and is passionate when earthly passions fade? The kind that sticks with us no matter what? The kind that will never walk away, turn its back or hold back a single measure of it because we lack something?

Oh beloved, you can still celebrate love because God is love! He loves YOU! Before the foundation of the world He set His love on you. He spoke love songs over you before you were even born. Before there was a hair on your head, He knew how many there were going to be. Before you could love Him back, even if you never would return His love, He loved you! While the day of love may have been a disappointment, God’s love will never disappoint. In Christ, and His great gift of love, you are sealed in love all the days of your life. The Holy Trinity got together and discussed you, beloved, and Christ went to the Cross to redeem you in Love.

God loves you and He’s for you. You never have to finish celebrating God’s Great Love! Run to His Book of Love this morning and read about His love. Before the day gets burdened with all the stuff life is made of, get with Him and talk with Him and receive from Him. You are a magnificent expression of love – everlasting, eternal, longsuffering, forever love! Walk out of your house this day with the shoes of love, the clothes of love, the mind of love and the heart of love all over you! Others will see this great love and be drawn like a moth to a flame. Those who know God’s love are the most secure people on earth. Rest in His love and rejoice as you live in the Light of His Glory and Grace!

Zephaniah 3:17 For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With His love, He will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs. (NLT)

Isaiah 62:5 As a young man marries a young woman, so will your Builder marry you; as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you.

Rebekah Beene, Oh Beloved! http://rebekahbeene.wordpress.com

Rebekah Beene’s Amazon Author Page: http://goo.gl/a4Lcmu

It’s All in the Cross!

It’s All in the Cross!

In the
Cross
Is set
What I
Cannot
Forget
It is the blood of redemption of the Christ Who came to save
To lift us above a life of sin, to keep us from an eternal grave.
In the
Cross
Is
Joy
Life
Love
Hope
Faith
Peace
Power
Victory
Increase
Comfort
Strength
Holiness
Patience
Kindness
Humility
Tranquility
At the foot of the cross
is where I’ll be.
Will you meet me there
on bended knee?

LynnMosher (2)_cr 2Bio: At a time of physical upheaval in 2000, Lynn Mosher felt led of the Lord to take up her pen and write. With this new passion, she has embraced her mission to reach others through Christ-honoring literature, encouraging them in their walk and offering comfort through the written word. Lynn lives with her hubby (since 1966) in their Kentucky nest, emptied of three chicklets, and expanded by three giggly grand-chicklets, and an inherited dog. You can find out more about Lynn by visiting her website, lynnmosher.com.

Easter’s Passion

Easter’s Passion

“He heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds [curing their pains and their sorrows].”
Psalm 147:3 Amp

The Father once spoke these words to me…

Those offensive cords of hate that wrapped the feet and hands of My Son became cords of great love to My children. When a heart is breaking, I take those cords and tenderly wrap them around that hurting heart so as not to bruise it, and ever so gently, I tie them in an eternal knot that cannot be undone.

The cruel nail scars in His hands should daily urge My children to keep their hands empty of the things of this world and ever open to My gifts and teachings. They should use their hands to work for My kingdom and raise them in praise.

The excruciating pain My Son suffered from the pounding of the nails into His feet should remind them that their painful struggles upon this earth are meant to cause their feet to follow in His footsteps, for He walked a path that was common to all.

The crown of thorns so mockingly placed upon His head marked Him as different from the rest of the world. I make that crown of thorns into an eternal circle of love and place it upon My children as a constant reminder to be separate from the world. They should wear this crown in truest humility and love for Him. One day, it will be exchanged for a golden crown of life.

The blood that spilled from His bleeding side should draw them into a covenant relationship with Him and remind them that He willingly became the sacrifice for the forgiveness of their sins and to give them Eternal Life.

Oh, the love He bore as He hung there that day. In pain and agony, He suffered for My precious ones. His wounds should pierce into their very hearts and cause them to weep that their sins caused Him such suffering.

His chords of love should bind them in remembrance of His cross of sacrifice. His death and release from the tomb should remind them to daily aim at death to self and deliverance into newness of life. Because I love you, He died for you.”

“Greater love hath no man than this,
that he lay down his life for his friends.”
(John 15:13 KJV)

Prayer: Oh, dear Jesus, thank You that You suffered such great agony and endured it willingly for a world of lost sinners. For this, I am eternally grateful. This Easter season, may hurting and lonely souls experience those cords of love and accept Your sacrifice for them that they may have Eternal Life in You. No greater love ever existed. Amen.

“Jesus paid it all,
All to Him I owe;
Sin had left a crimson stain,
He washed it white as snow.”

 

LynnMosher (2)_cr 2Bio: At a time of physical upheaval in 2000, Lynn Mosher felt led of the Lord to take up her pen and write. With this new passion, she has embraced her mission to reach others through Christ-honoring literature, encouraging them in their walk and offering comfort through the written word. Lynn lives with her hubby (since 1966) in their Kentucky nest, emptied of three chicklets, and expanded by three giggly grand-chicklets, and an inherited dog. You can find out more about Lynn by visiting her website, Heading Home.