Sunday, May 5, 2019

Wisdom From a Father: One Dad's Thoughts on Life by Joe Siccardi


Wisdom From a Father is a great collection of entries taken from Joe Siccardi's blog with the same title. There are 52 entries, one for each week of the year, if you decide to read it that way. You can read as much or as little as you choose, but each entry will give you a little inspiration, a little hope, a little insight into the life of Joe Siccardi. But in each one you'll also find a nugget of truth, a similarity to something in your own life. I had several favorites throughout the book, but some of the ones that stayed with me were: Mad Max, Every Day a Friday, and Pepperoni Dreams had two pages turned down. This one's thought to remember states: "We have what we need to be happy. We just don't have the right perspective."

Anyone can get something from this book as there are different subjects and content. Need a little inspiration, read Dion Shares His Truth. Need a laugh, read Mad Max.

I look forward to reading other books by this author!


I received a free copy in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.



https://www.amazon.com/Wisdom-Father-dads-thoughts-life-ebook/dp/B07KB7JKVM/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=wisdom+of+a+father+by+joe+siccardi&qid=1557096702&s=gateway&sr=8-1-spell

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Ruth's Garden by Christina Lorenzen Faithful Women:Legacies of Grace collection


Ruth's Garden is part of the Faithful Women: Legacies of Grace collection. Christina Lorenzen has written a modern-day story of Ruth. Hope, healing, and a little girl make this a great story! Ruth Baker leaves her home, the only home her six-year-old daughter has ever known, to move in with her grandmother to help take care of her. Her grandmother has sold her home to Eli Hamill.

Eli Hamill buys properties and sells them. He has no home, no family, no roots. Until a little girl wants to take care of his garden. Will the love of a little girl bring two lonely hearts together?

Christina Lorenzen weaves love, bravery, and a renewed faith into Ruth's Garden. This story is great for anyone who needs encouragement and loves Christian romance.


I received a free copy in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

https://www.amazon.com/Ruths-Garden-Christina-Lorenzen-ebook/dp/B07N12C4KK/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Ruth%27s+garden&qid=1549836611&s=gateway&sr=8-2

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Mary's Missionary Trip to Jinja Uganda 3rd post

Hello friends! Here is the next post of Mary's journey to Jinja Uganda. She is having a wonderful time. She has found out she loves their watermelon, pineapple, and cream of mushroom soup.


















In this post, they visited the Kamuli School for the Deaf, Uganda. A huge THANK YOU to Dress-A-Girl Around the World, Santa Cruz for blessing so many of God’s Princesses here!





















Then she spent time with kids:

This little boy couldn't stop staring at Mary:



























This is one of their interpreters, Flavia:

















She also shared photos of cows and pigs.





















Continue praying for the Mission Link International mission trip. If you would like to contribute financially to Mary's trip, you can do so through paypal at: tscmshupe@pemtel.net, please include your name and address in the notes. If you're local we can make other arrangements. Trip cost is $2950. Prayers are especially requested between 2/2/19-2-15/19, the dates of the trip. Will you agree with me to pray for Mary and the team?

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Missionary trip to Jinja Uganda 2nd post


Thank you so much for following Mary and the mission team's journey! Here's another update with pictures. They went to Bugembe Prison and then dedicated Ester's house. Esther is the MLI widows ministry director. Below is a picture of Esther.




















Here is a picture of the breakfast hut where they have breakfast and a picture of breakfast.






















Here's a picture of a statue waterfall:





















Here's two pictures of the road (one includes some cows!):






















And here are some birds!




















Continue praying for the Mission Link International mission trip. If you would like to contribute financially to Mary's trip, you can do so through paypal at: tscmshupe@pemtel.net, please include your name and address in the notes. If you're local we can make other arrangements. Trip cost is $2950. Prayers are especially requested between 2/2/19-2-15/19, the dates of the trip. Will you agree with me to pray for Mary and the team?

Sunday, February 3, 2019

1st day of missionary trip to Jinja Uganda



Mary and the mission team left on Saturday, February 2nd to start their mission trip in Jinja Uganda in Africa. After some bumps, bruises, and adventures, they landed in Amsterdam.























Here are some photos from the plane:
























As of around noon on Sunday, February 3, they have landed in Africa. They then took another plane to someplace in Uganda where they will spend the night. In the morning they will take a 3 hour bus ride to Jinja! Please continue praying for Mary and the mission team, for peace, protection, and power.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Mary's Mission Trip to Jinja, Uganda


My daughter Mary is getting ready to embark on a mission trip to Jinja, Uganda on February 2, 2019. I am so incredibly proud of her for following her heart's desire to serve where God leads her. Below, Mary will share her heart and desire for her trip to Uganda with Mission Link International. She is traveling with a great group of people we have started calling family. They have taken her under their wings.

I want to ask if you would partner with her in her journey, prayerfully, financially, giving her words of encouragement, whatever God may place upon your heart.

Pastor Todd, one of the Uteam's evangelists, made this video. It captures Mission Link International's heart, the Great Commission in action!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIMRWGMBGiE&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3JzI0QCDx4q0oKrebVjURk90OEDi7UTTpzHglHGV7UT8yMnxHqEErFxMU



Here is a picture:





















And here's another one:



















Here is Mary:



Never did I dream that I would be going on a mission trip. I remember hearing of other people going and thinking how amazing that experience would be. But never thought that would be an opportunity for me. Nor did I have a heart for that ministry.
About 2 1/2 years ago I began having a desire to pursue missionary work and sharing my (God’s) heart and love with others. I began to pray into that to see what the Lord would have for me and always heard the word “wait”. As time went on, more and more people began talking to me about being a missionary. The things said were something I would call a “God thing”. God confirmation in what He was calling me in to. As I continued to pray for months and months, I still heard “wait”. Almost 6 months ago I finally heard the Lord say “Africa”. But accompanying the word Africa was again the word I hear so often, “wait”. My very impatient heart wanted so badly to began researching and finding a group to travel to Africa with. As I waited and waited and kind of lost sight of going, my pastor out of the blue asked me if I would like to go to Africa on a mission trip. I said yes before even really thinking about it.
Now after lots of thought, this trip is something I would have never done without God telling me go. I have never traveled, been on a plane, experienced anything really outside of my little town of Newport. Not to mention, I knew none of the people in the group also going. I am a creature of habit and enjoy staying in my comfort zone. I believe Psalms 37:4 more and more every day,
“Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.”
Psalms 37:4 NKJV
Today I read this as, the Lord gave me this desire. He can give us desires to do things that without Him we would never pursue.

On February 2nd I will be leaving for a 13 day trip to Jinja, Uganda with a group of people that I have come to love. God has placed me with a family that has a heart for the people of Jinja and a desire to bless them with the love of the Lord.


I know Mary would love your prayers.

Before Jesus ascended to the Father, He left his disciples with the words of the Great Commission, charging them to continue in the work he had begun. As His ambassadors, they lived to carry out the vision Jesus had cast for the church:
“You are my witnesses to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8 ) and “GO and make disciples of all nations.”(Matthew 28:19)
The command for the church was, and is, simple: continue the work Jesus started by telling the world the good news of the kingdom.


Will you prayerfully consider walking alongside her on this mission? If you would like to contribute financially, you can do so through paypal at: tscmshupe@pemtel.net, please include your name and address in the notes. If you're local we can make other arrangements. Trip cost is $2950. Prayers are especially requested between 2/2/19-2-15/19, the dates of the trip. Will you agree with me to pray for Mary and the team starting now?

One more video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=F36Ns3UI21g#!



The mission itinerary is filled with crusades and pastor's conferences where they will be doing children's ministry, prison and hospital visits, working with street kids, and loving on the precious widows too! They will spend time at the Deaf School again and there will be a Home Dedication for Esther, a widow.

They covet your PRAYERS and your SENDing support!

Thank you so very much!

Sally

Saturday, November 17, 2018

:08 Seconds by Maddie M. White



Half the time I didn't even know I was reading I was so caught up in :08 Seconds! This is an engaging story of a high school student with her whole life ahead of her. Sophie James graduates, dumps her abusive boyfriend, and is anticipating college in the fall. Until she meets bull rider Trey Snyder.

Sophie experiences that one moment in time that changes her life. Her summer flies by, with days spent with Trey and nights spent dreaming of him. Then it hits her. If they continue dating one of them won't get to chase their dreams. Will she be unable to go off to college? Will he be unable to compete in the bull riding circuit? She does the only thing she can. She breaks it off and goes off to college. Her heart is broken but this is for the best. Until a class assignment brings Trey front and center. She must convince him to do the interview. But when she wakes up after her ex-boyfriend beats her, will Trey be there? Will she even remember who he is?

:08 Seconds will grab you from the first page and not let go. If you enjoy a fast-paced story, you will love this one. Humor, hope, and love shine through making this story unforgettable.

All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

https://www.amazon.com/08-SECONDS-Maddie-M-White-ebook/dp/B07K7XSVVH/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1542461715&sr=8-1&keywords=%3A08+seconds