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A friend posted this to facebook.  I must confess that I am guilty of not telling. I say I’m waiting for the right moment.

What’s the big deal? Jesus claimed to be God, but anyone can claim that, right?

C. S. Lewis(Narnia) said “I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: ‘I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept His claim to be God.’ That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic–on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg– or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse.”

Josh McDowell says in his book, Evidence that Demands a Verdict, “The Old Testament, written over a 1,000-year period, contains several hundred references to the coming Messiah. All of these were fulfilled in Jesus Christ, and they establish a solid confirmation of His credentials as the Messiah.”

Some Prophecies:

Born of a virgin: Isaiah 7:14  — Fulfilled: Matthew 1:18, 24, 25

Son of God: Psalm 2:7 –Fulfilled: Matthew 3:17

Tribe of Judah: Genesis 49:10–Fulfilled: Luke 3: 23, 33

Born at Bethlehem: Micah 5:2 –Fulfilled: Matthew 2:1

Enter Jerusalem on a donkey: Zechariah9:9–Fulfilled: Luke 19: 35, 36,37a

Resurrection: Psalm 16:10–“Fulfilled:Acts 2:31

Silent before his accusers: Isaiah 53:7–Fulfilled: Matthew 27:12

Wounded and bruised: Isaiah 53:5–Fulfilled: Matthew 27:26

Hands and feet pierced: Psalms 22:16–Fulfilled:  Luke 23:33

Rejected by his own people: Isaiah 53:3–Fulfilled: John 7:5, 48

Garments Parted and Lots cast: Psalms 22:18–Fulfilled: John 19: 23,24

Darkness over the land: Amos 8:9–Fulfilled: Matthew 27:45

Buried in Rich Man’s Tomb: Isaiah 53:9–Fulfilled: Matthew 27:57-60

There are 61 major prophecies all fulfilled by Jesus. Could they just be  coincidental?

Peter Stoner says that the chance of 48 prophecies  to be fulfilled coincidentally by one man is 1 in 10 to the 157th power.

Did you know that not one archaeological find has ever contradicted what is found in the Bible?

So to the atheist, I ask you, please give me evidence that God does NOT exist.

**All my references I found in Josh McDowell’s book, “Evidence that Demands a Verdict-Volume 1”. Buy it here for 4.99


Kiss me againHe (or she) is my soul mate.

Have you heard those words from  someone?

I have. I didn’t believe them. It seems when I’ve heard those words, the relationship that seems so perfect and so right, isn’t. And it ends.

Did God create us to find a soul mate?

I didn’t think so(a true one where there is only one man for one woman), until I read Kiss Me Again–Restoring Lost Intimacy in Marriage by Barbara Wilson. I didn’t realize that there is a chemical in our bodies that bonds us to someone. Very fascinating.

This book is addressed to married women who have lost desire in their marriage.

I had a give-a-way copy, so I chose to have a drawing at a church meeting. I only allowed the married women to enter. So, after explaining the purpose of the book, I drew a name.  And the man whose wife won, jumped up and said, “I won. I won.”

At the time of the drawing, I had not read the book and didn’t understand how absolutely valuable this book is. And it is not just for married women. I feel so strongly that young single women should also read Kiss Me Again.

The back cover:

Do you ever wonder why marriage can seem like the end of intimacy and sexual desire instead of the beginning?

Ever wonder why it was so hard to resist sex before marriage—and so easy to resist it now? If so, you’re not alone! Many married women genuinely want to feel more desire toward their husbands…and can’t figure out what went wrong. But there’s good news. In Kiss Me Again, Barbara Wilson shows how powerful “invisible bonds” from past relationships can cause heartache, disappointment, and distance for couples in the present. Then—with sensitivity, honesty, and hope—Barbara walks you step by step toward healing…and a rekindling of the closeness and passion with your husband that you really want.

You don’t have to live any longer with confusion, disappointment, resentment, or shame. You can rediscover desire. You can say Wow! again.

Visit Multnomah for more information.

This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.

I’ll probably get bunches of negative comments on this one, but so be it.

Click here for a list of songs sung at lukewarm churches:


The Sound of Sleigh Bells. Can’t you hear them? I always think of Christmas even though I’ve never ridden in a sleigh.

As a young girl Beth Hertzler dreamed of riding in a sleigh. Now, as a young Amish woman she’s in mourning long after the death of her fiance. Living with the guilt of what happened, Beth shuns all social activities.

Beth’s well-meaning conniving Aunt Lizzy hatches a plan to get Beth to live again. And the plan involves a talented wood carver named Jonah.

I have always enjoyed Amish Fiction and have read many of Beverly Lewis’s novels.  So when presented with the opportunity to read an Amish Christmas tale, I didn’t hesitate to accept.

Cindy Woodsmall has written a sweet story about two people, each having experienced tragedies and how forgiving oneself can heal old wounds.

To see Cindy’s interview on Nightline about her novels click here: Her interview comes after the commercial.

the sound of sleigh bells

If you would like to learn more, visit the publishers website:

**Note:  This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.

Are you tired of being ordinary. Yeah? Me too.


John Bevere in his book Extraordinary says that “there is an innate desire in each of us to rise above commonness.” He added that the most popular movies of all time are not love stories, mysteries, thrillers, etc but instead have characters that have beyond-human abilities or powers. Why are we drawn to them? Because we were created to live extraordinary lives.

Bevere’s book looks into what gives us, as Christians, the ability to live extraordinary lives.

I usually read non-fiction books with a highlighter in hand and almost every page in this book has multiple passages marked.  And many of those passages are scripture. I could list quote after quote from this book that spoke to me.

I highly recommend reading to find out how grace and faith work together to make your life extraordinary.


Grace brings believers into relationship with God. But many Christians don’t understand that grace is also the power source for incredible joy, success, and peace in life. In Extraordinary, John Bevere presents a logical, compelling, and deeply inspiring case straight from Scripture for living a life far above “the ordinary.”

Author Bio:

John Bevere is an internationally popular conference speaker, teacher, and author of bestsellers, including The Bait of Satan, Drawing Near, and Driven by Eternity. His award-winning curriculum and books have been translated in over sixty languages and his weekly television program, The Messenger, is broadcast around the world. John and his wife, Lisa—also a bestselling author and speaker—reside with their family in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Visit his ministry website at

For more information or to purchase a copy visit Random House, Inc.

Here on earth we hear of catastrophes caused by “acts of God”–earthquakes, Tsunamis, Hurricanes, tornadoes, forest fires. And you wonder, where can I live to be safe from all that.

The answer?


Natural disasters happen all over. No one place is safe. Just this past week a building behind my parents house was struck by lightening and burned to the ground. In a matter of minutes. My father heard the big boom, looked out a side window and saw smoke rolling by. He went to a rear window and saw the building engulfed. A few feet forward and it could have been my parents’ house burned to the ground. This building used to be my “clubhouse”. Daddy built it when my sister and I were young. I enjoyed playing in that building. Now it is gone–by an “act of God”.

Again, I ask, Where can you live to be safe from harm?

Safe in the arms of Jesus. God Himself.

Psalm 107:28-30 (New International Version)

28 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble,
and he brought them out of their distress.

29 He stilled the storm to a whisper;
the waves of the sea were hushed.

30 They were glad when it grew calm,
and he guided them to their desired haven.

Luke 8:24-26 (New International Version)

24The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!”

He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. 25“Where is your faith?” he asked his disciples.
In fear and amazement they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him.”

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