You Were Made For This Moment

The walk with Max Lucado through Esther with his book, “You Were Made For This Moment: Courage For Today and Hope for Tomorrow” was amazing. I have read Esther many times before. Using his book for this journey was informative, enlightening, and inspirational. He placed me into the scene of this story and helped meContinue reading “You Were Made For This Moment”

Whole Bean: The Marriage Blend

My husband and I love to hike in the Cleveland Metroparks. One of those times we struck up a conversation with a cyclist checking out a new trail like we were. Bobby told us about his love for the Cleveland Metroparks. Somehow we got to talking about marriage and the fact that he and IContinue reading “Whole Bean: The Marriage Blend”

Hinds’ Feet On High Places

This allegory written by Hannah Hurnard, “Hinds’ Feet On High Places” is an excellent read about the challenges of walking with God and the world that fights against us. Only with God can we walk in high places with Him with feet like the red deer hind. _________________________________________________ Juel A. Fitzgerald has a degree inContinue reading “Hinds’ Feet On High Places”

Rosa Parks

After a bus tour of Birmingham, Montgomery, Selma, and Tuskegee I had to buy “Rosa Parks: My Story”. During the earlier years of the Civil Rights Movement I was a youngster. Bloody Sunday, happened on my ninth birthday. Rose Parks’ book helped to fill in details about her life and the movement. Thanks to herContinue reading “Rosa Parks”


When I saw this book I thought, I don’t need this book, I am pretty calm in stressful situations. However, the Holy Spirit encouraged me to buy two copies, one for me and one for a friend. I love it when the Holy Spirit knows best. Yes, I am pretty calm, but only because ofContinue reading “Breathe”

Letters to the Church

“Most people believe it is unloving to ever remove someone from the church. In the name of compassion, they refuse to ever obey Scripture (Matt. 18:15-20, I Cor. 5; Titus 3:10-11). Please do not be fooled. This is not compassion; it is rebellion. We are not treating God’s Church as sacred when we allow certainContinue reading “Letters to the Church”

The Light We Carry

Michelle Obama’s “The Light We Carry: Overcoming In Uncertain Times” is an inspiring, motivating, convicting, and transparent book about the light we all carry. I loved reading about the deeper aspects of who she is, her upbringing, her marriage, motherhood, and more. Her direction about how to keep the light in us on was thoughtContinue reading “The Light We Carry”

Winning The War In Your Mind

“I believe you have what it takes because God has given you talent, ability, and knowledge to live a successful life here on this earth.” says Shannon U. Frazier in “Winning The War In Your Mind: You Have What It Takes.” Ten chapters will give you Biblical truths on how and why God has givenContinue reading “Winning The War In Your Mind”

Hope for Heidi

I was in Lancaster, PA and had just finished reading a book on the bus ride in. I needed another book to read. God gave me “Hope for Heidi” by Rachel Lofgren from the Shady Maple Gift shop. While still on vacation I jumped into the book immediately and haven’t been able to put itContinue reading “Hope for Heidi”

What If Jesus Was Serious About Prayer?

“What If Jesus Was Serious About Prayer?: A Visual Guide to the Spiritual Practice Most of Us Get Wrong.” by Skye Jethani is a six-part, easy to digest book about prayer. It helped me to understand what prayer is, how to keep it simple, how it helps me to commune with God, how to pray,Continue reading “What If Jesus Was Serious About Prayer?”