Thursday, September 3, 2015

Bible Prayers: Praying for Christians everywhere

[Notes from MaryThis prayer-a-phrased prayer of the Apostle Paul to the Colossians could be written right now for Christians around the world, and, as part of the Living Word of God – it is for the church today.]

Bible Prayers: Praying for Christians everywhere

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Confessions of a Dying Woman: Necessary Affliction

[Note from Mary: Praise God for bringing us through trials and building our trust in the Lord. Thank God for giving us much to write about as we relate to others in Christ.]

Confessions of a Dying Woman: Necessary Affliction by Jennifer Lawhorn Travis

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Daily Bible Reading "Better is One Day in Your House" (Psalm 84:1-12) | Deborah H Bateman - Author

[Note from Mary: Let us gather together in Jesus' Name - not in the church but as the church Body of Christ.]

Daily Bible Reading "Better is One Day in Your House" (Psalm 84:1-12) | Deborah H Bateman - Author

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Praise Poems: Praise God for stillness

[May God draw us to the quiet where we meet in praise, poetry, and prayer.]

Praise Poems: Praise God for stillness

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

How to Hear the Voice of God -

[Note from Mary: Praise God that we can trust Him to speak so we can hear!]

How to Hear the Voice of God -

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Word Ambassadors | fvbf

[Note from Mary: This poem speaks to and for us as Christian poets and writers!]

Word Ambassadors | fvbf by Donna Allred Valentine

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5 Things I Have Learned As a Pastor | In Other Words

[Note from Mary: These insights will also help us as poet and writers for Christ.]

5 Things I Have Learned As a Pastor | In Other Words by Landon Byron DeCrastos

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

No Longer Slaves But Sons And Daughters

[Note from Mary: This post gets to the root of power problems by helping us to see and ask: To whom do we give the power in our lives?]

No Longer Slaves But Sons And Daughters by Jerome Jones

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Thoughts of a Naked Alien: Comfort Them.

[Note from Mary: May our writings in all genres speak this comfort and power in Christ.]

Thoughts of a Naked Alien: Comfort Them. by Tim Good 

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What’s in the Power of Words? -

[Note from Mary: And the theme of power continues! May we have word power in all we write and do in Jesus' Name.]

What’s in the Power of Words? - by Rodney Coe

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One a Day Tuesday, 9/1/15 | A Life Worthy

[Note from Mary: The word/ theme for the day seems to be "power." More power to you - in Jesus' Name.]

One a Day Tuesday, 9/1/15 | A Life Worthy by Michael Burns

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Christian Healing Arts: Exorcism in the power of Christ

[Today’s Gospel reading in Luke demonstrates the power Jesus Christ has to cast out demons and bring healing to someone who’s possessed by evil. In Jesus’ Name, we now have the power to bring healing to all sorts of ills.]

Christian Healing Arts: Exorcism in the power of Christ

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Books by Christian poets and writers

QUESTION: Do you have a book that will help to build up the church Body of Christ, strengthen faith, or improve writing? If so, tell us about it.

Mary Harwell Sayler Well, I guess I'll go first. After beginning our Christian Poets & Writers group on Facebook, I realized that many of our members didn't know how to go about getting their work traditionally published, which I still prefer, so I wrote the Christian Writer's Guide e-book and uploaded it to Kindle.

Joan Leotta The father-daughter relationship is a key one in a young woman's life. A godly father is so very important. My new book, a simple story of a father and daughter on a snow day at a park, like the book of Esther in the Bible, does not mention God specifically, but He is everywhere in it.You can order it directly from the publisher.

Lisa Kesinger DeVinney I just love devotional books to help guide me through my quiet time with the Lord. So I took 366 of my poems with the Scripture verses that inspired them and arranged them in a daily devotional book entitled Rivers in the Desert. My hope and prayer is that those reading will simply use each day's entry as a jumping off point for further study and meditation.

Joyce Lester Powell Grace for Living: Listening for the Voice of God is written to engage readers to hear God's voice through everyday observations. Page by page readers will be encouraged to stop and find God's grace in the midst of everyday life by observing the world around them and applying simple insights into God's Word.

Marian Harriso MN But I Don't Feel Nothin' is a new book just published about 2 months ago. This is a non-fiction book about a few exchanges I personally experienced with people who were hurt, misunderstood, mistreated, etc., by church folks. I added suggestions to improve leadership connections and ways to deal with those hurt feelings.

Jo Helen Cox The Bible describes God’s ways as a light burden, simple enough to teach children. Yet this contradicts what most Christians experience. That needs to change. Without complicated theology, God Makes Us Holy guides the reader through restoration, regeneration, sanctification, and resurrection. The process is not always easy, but joy comes each time we find God’s great love, abundant mercy, and willing forgiveness.

Patti J Smith The meditations in Moments With God focus on a variety of topics and are based on my own struggles.

Ginny Lieto Thanks for running this thread! Much appreciated. My book Adventures of Faith, Hope, and Charity: Finding Patience (Volume 1) is for children ages 4-8 who need to learn the value of the virtue of patience.

Mary Harwell Sayler If you all like to read poetry, I have 3 poetry books published by 2 indie publishers - nature poems for adults, nature poems for "big people," and Bible-based poems in Outside Eden, published last year by Kelsay Books.

Deborah Hutto Bateman I have written many books in the Daily Bible Reading Series. My newest release is: The Book of Psalms: Part 3 Chapters 61-90.

Carole Castagna My book, A Kiss from God, is due for release on Oct. 1st. It is a book of Christian poetry and song, the words and notes of which have been gifted to me by the Lord, so that people may come to know Him or be strengthened in their faith. The book will be sold on Amazon and self-published and processed through Kindle, so check my website. God bless each one of you.

Roxanna A Kazibwe Wow, it seems there are many poets here. I'm looking forward to reading your work as I haven't been exposed to Christian-based poetry so am super psyched to be in this group. Keep up the good work. A Kindle version of my book My Love Is Not Afraid has poetry to do with love and marriage.

Mary Harwell Sayler What an eclectic group! Thank you all for telling us about your good work. Some of the hotlinks might not translate well, so if yours didn't, please add the full URL in the Comments section below. God bless.



©2015, Mary Harwell Sayler

Saturday, August 29, 2015

IBC MINISTRIES | PRAY FOR EACH OTHER (1)

[Note from Mary: More than exhortation, this post gives us inspired ideas for writing about prayer and, yes, for praying.]

IBC MINISTRIES | PRAY FOR EACH OTHER (1) by Fernando Ramos

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Meditations of my Heart: So, You Want to Write a Blog . . .

[Note from Mary: Even if you've already started a blog, these suggestions will help.]

Meditations of my Heart: So, You Want to Write a Blog . . . by Martha Murdy Orlando

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Bible Prayers: Praying for unity in Christ

[Note from Mary: Today’s Bible reading in 1 Thessalonians gives us Paul’s prayer and this prayer-a-phrase for us today.]

Bible Prayers: Praying for unity in Christ

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Does Grace Have an Expiration Date? | Enthusiastically, Dawn

[Note from Mary: This short post and poem give us much to thank God for and write about in Jesus' Name.]

Does Grace Have an Expiration Date? | Enthusiastically, Dawn by Dawn St. Amand

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Growth In Your Identity In Christ – VICTORY OVER DEPRESSION | Victory Over Depression Blog

[Note from Mary: May God help us to get out of our own way and into The Way before writing in all genres in Jesus' Name.]

Growth In Your Identity In Christ – VICTORY OVER DEPRESSION | Victory Over Depression Blog by Robert Bennett

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Where Did All The Good Leaders Go? - Joseph Lalonde

[Note from Mary: May God guide our writings and help us to encourage good leadership in Jesus' Name.]

Where Did All The Good Leaders Go? - Joseph Lalonde

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The Poetry of Tiwago: A Parent's Clothes.

[Note from Mary: Having trouble fitting into the full armor of God? This poem will help!]

The Poetry of Tiwago: A Parent's Clothes.  by Tim Good

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Confessions of a Dying Woman: Warriors Wanted

[Note from Mary: May God help us to encourage one another in our faith, in our writing lives, and in our hope to upbuild the church in Jesus' Name.]

Confessions of a Dying Woman: Warriors Wanted by Jennifer Lawhorn Travis

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Reasons You Should Not Run On Empty | APreachasKid

[Note from Mary: I love it when a theme comes together! This post also discusses getting filled up!]

Reasons You Should Not Run On Empty | APreachasKid by Brian Apreachaskid

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Road Signs for Living: Sing the Glory of His Name

[Note from Mary: In the doldrums? Feeling down? confused? May the Lord fill us with praise!]

Road Signs for Living: Sing the Glory of His Name by Joyce Lester Powell

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HEART THOUGHTS: I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD

[Note from Mary: May God help each of us to draw ever closer to Him!]

HEART THOUGHTS: I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD by Marcie Warner Bridges

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