The Blessings of My Storms

Author: Andrew Wilkinson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1544761708
Release Date: 2017-04-02
Genre: Children of politicians

Life becomes life to all of us at some point or another. When the punches are harder, the kicks more powerful, and the truth is like the cold of a long, gray winter. According to this world, Andrew Wilkinson had everything. A successful family, a powerful father, money, material possessions, selfish luxury, and a life of travel and comfort. Then the bottom fell out. What happens when our truths evaporate in front our eyes? Where life as we know it doesn't exist anymore. When the storms come and illusions are the first casualties. Andrew Wilkinson knows and he has written about it in his first book, The Blessings of My Storms. Sixteen years ago, Andrew left his home state of Kentucky with the structures and beams of his life burning in the rearview mirror, and his father gone. Things could get worse and they did. Much worse. Only when he sat, chained with one eye swollen shut and nowhere left to run or hide, was he able to see. God had him in a corner that forced him to turn around and look at his life. The story Andrew tells is one of brokenness, surrender, forgiveness, and restoration through Jesus Christ. The life Andrew lived and his father, mother, and brother are gone, but as he learned, if we turn to God and go to Him, it is in the darkest and most destructive storms that God will rain His blessings down on us.

Chosen to Be Blessed

Author: Ronald David Re
ISBN: 194352601X
Release Date: 2015-09-01

WHERE IS GOD IN THE STORMS? When you're in pain, your natural response is to ask these questions aimed at God himself: Why me? Don't you care? Where are you? Are you strong enough to help? During my storms of disease, death, and divorce, I grappled with these questions and many more. What I heard in response not only stunned me, it also gave me the strength to endure. Along with hope and healing, I found something I never expected--abundant blessings. God gives his children this promise, "I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten..." (Joel 2:25). If you purchase and read Chosen to be Blessed you will: Learn to prepare your spiritual life in order to strengthen your faith by studying Gods signs as he calls you to believe in Him. Find hope in the eye of the storm by accepting your weaknesses and dependency on Gods strength and learn to live in His peace. Understand the reasons why pain leads to restoration for your good and how God uses it to help us grow. Because the book will: Provide a framework where the reader can decipher Gods attempts to get our attention in signs and life's pain that cause us to recognize who He is and His plan of salvation involves pain. Combine various accounts of signs and stories that give the reader cause to pause and believe again that God can use the painful storms of life as a warning, a wake-up call, and a process to transform our hearts to be ready to receive blessings. Restore hope by giving examples on how to find your reasons in your restoration. Then you are encouraged to take action to build your faith, restore broken relationships, and find purpose again. Read these pages and you'll see firsthand how God creates purpose within your pain. Chosen to be Blessed, reveals three secrets to transform your life's storms to blessings. "A must read ... a heartfelt guide on turning adversities into opportunities to serve God." William Sirls - #1 Bestselling author of The Reason and The Sinners' Garden. "In Chosen to be Blessed, Ronald Re openly, honestly, and humbly deals with the treacherous events that sometimes blast our lives, our hopes, our dreams. What was thought to be a very happy life with a good future, suddenly erupted into a tortuous series of disheartening and draining experiences. As his secure world was breaking apart, Ronald's analytical mind found its way to probe the wisdom of God, and the transformation it produced in his life is spectacular. With a heart for others whose lives are being shattered with unexplainable hardships, he carefully and clearly lays out the path he took to come to the realization that even disease, death, and divorce, or any other disaster in life, can be turned into unnumbered and ongoing blessings by our redeeming God. " Rev. Ronald Graef - Retired Pastor of Evangel Baptist Church.

Blessed in the Midst of the Storm

Author: Monique Lynelle
ISBN: 1517613531
Release Date: 2015-09-30

A story of trials and triumphs, ups and downs, let downs and blessings. Dealing with issues from a Godly perspective and showing blessings during the storms in life. Facing life head on with Godly principles. Using faith and confidence in the truth about God's promises to make wise decisions and keep hope in the heart of the storm. No one is exempt from adversity during his or her journey. Falling and getting back up, while keeping your faith in God is key, along with keeping your eyes on Christ Jesus you can live a victorious life, and be thankful for your blessings in the midst of the storm.

Calming the Storm Within

Author: Jim Lange
ISBN: 0988613700
Release Date: 2012-11-28
Genre: Change

"This is the best book on attaining peace that I've ever has all the makings of a classic. Here's why I like this book: It's relevant (who doesn't want greater peace?); It's human (Jim shares, doesn't preach); It's engaging (enjoyable to read, its lessons very practical); And, it's biblically rooted (I'm frankly suspect of other peace-prescriptions). It's just what you and I need as we try to navigate our pressure-packed lives " John D. Beckett, Chairman, The Beckett Companies Author: Loving Monday and Mastering Monday One of the few constants in life is change. Our lives are so unpredictable. Jobs are lost. Health falters. Loved ones pass away. Relationships get rocky. Stress comes like a tidal wave. Being a follower of Jesus doesn't necessarily make it easier. In fact, He told us we'd have trouble in this life: "In this world you will have trouble..".That means all of us. Guaranteed. While Jesus didn't leave us without hope, trouble often brings with it a lack of peace. We become prisoners to worry, anxiety and fear. Thankfully, Jesus didn't stop there. We CAN be free. After making this prediction of trouble in our lives, Jesus was also quick to remind us that He is bigger than any of our troubles: "But take heart I have overcome the world." Jesus not only came to provide a way to heaven-He came to give us life to the full. That means inner peace in recessions. Serenity in the midst of relationship struggles. Calm regardless of circumstances. This isn't just any kind of is the peace which transcends all understanding, a level of peace that we cannot imagine. And God has made this readily available. So take hold of this peace. It's meant for you. This easy-to-read book walks the reader through a process to discovering peace in the midst of the chaos which abounds in your life. Because it is rooted in Scripture, if you follow the principles outlined here you WILL find true, lasting peace regardless of the circumstances in your life.

The Blessing of Adversity

Author: Barry C. Black
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781414348452
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Religion

Most people see trouble as something negative and seek to avoid it whenever possible. But what if it’s those troubles that actually lead to greater blessing and purpose? In The Blessing of Adversity, a retired U.S. Navy admiral and the 62nd chaplain of the U.S. Senate distills the wisdom gained from thirty years as a counselor, theologian, and psychologist. Barry Black offers a blueprint for removing the sting of life’s trials, showing us how to let God use our pain for his glory by blessing others—and how that can actually help heal our own pain. Drawing on Scripture and his own experiences as a counselor and chaplain to some of the most powerful people in the world, Black teaches us how to deal with seasons of God’s apparent silence, offers techniques for staying encouraged in the middle of life’s storms, and shows how to find advantages in adversity.

Practicing the Power

Author: Sam Storms
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310533856
Release Date: 2017-02-07
Genre: Religion

The Bible teaches us that we are to be filled with God's Spirit and that God's presence and grace is manifested among his people as they serve, love, and minister to one another. Yet some of the gifts that God offers to his people aren't commonly seen in many churches today. Gifts of prophecy, healing, tongues, and other supernatural gifts of God seem to be absent, and many Christians are unsure how to cultivate an atmosphere where God's Spirit can work while remaining committed to the foundational truth of God's Word. How can Christians pursue and implement the miraculous gifts of the Spirit without falling into fanatical excess and splitting the church in the process? In Practicing the Power, pastor and author Sam Storms offers practical steps to understanding and exercising spiritual gifts in a way that remains grounded in the word and centered in the gospel. With examples drawn from his forty years of ministry as a pastor and teachers, Storms offers a guidebook that can help pastors, elders, and church members understand what changes are needed to see God move in supernatural power and to guard against excess and abuse of the spiritual gifts. If you long to see God's Spirit move in your church and life, and aren't sure why that isn't happening or where to begin, this book is for you.

Be Still

Author: Cherie Hill
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 145155933X
Release Date: 2010-04-04
Genre: Religion

When the storms of life threaten to overcome us, we find ourselves crying out to the heavens, "Lord, don't You care?" As our soul is capsized with heavy silence and we continue to pray for a miracle, God's answer comes in the form of a question, "Where is your faith?" "Be Still" uncovers the profound life-applicable meaning of the miracle, "Jesus Calms the Storm." Through this powerful message, your spirit will be submerged with hope, peace, and comfort, as you find your way to the back of the boat...resting with Jesus. Just like the Disciples, many times you find yourself so overwhelmed by your storm that you look right past the only One who can save you and who is always beside you-Jesus. As you gain a deeper understanding of this great miracle, you will find that when God allows a storm in your comes with great purpose; if you miss the purpose, you may miss God's will for your life. So, let go of your fear by grabbing hold of your faith...let the storms come, and let the waters rise-God is taking you deeper. "Be Still" reveals that there is victorious calming in all of your storms of life, when you learn how to have faith in the One that controls them. "'Be Still' is a healing balm to the soul. My best advice-get this book, use it, and buy another one for your best friend!"-Jim Thomson, M.A., LCPC, author and speaker."'Be Still' is not a book that you read once, put on your bookshelf, and then forget about. It's a book that doesn't promise quick fixes, or endless sunshine. Instead, it is a lifeline attached to God's Word, designed to help the reader find peace in the midst of each and every storm that comes their way."-Deborah Porter, writer, editor, and radio talk show host.

What If Your Blessings Come Through Raindrops

Author: Laura Story
Publisher: Worthy Publishing
ISBN: 9781605873985
Release Date: 2012-03-13
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

30 Daily Devotions that will guide the reader into a deeper understanding of God’s mysterious use of Blessings. Chapter Titles include, What If Your Blessings Come Through Raindrops? (a signature line in the song), and He Loves Us Too Much To Give Us Lesser Things. Each chapter contains thoughts, prayers and quotes along with a journaling page for the reader to recall blessings they have seen in their own lives.

This Is My Story

Author: Tonya Lucas
ISBN: 149175804X
Release Date: 2017-07-18
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Minister Tonya C. Lucas currently lives in Willingboro, New Jersey where she is surrounded by family and friends. She has spent a majority of her adult years in ROCHESTER NY where she began her long lasting walk with Christ. She has devoted her time to inspiring young women who are going through familiar situation's giving them words of encouragement, as well as being living proof if you just believe you too can accomplish any and everything. A native of NEW YORK CITY Tonya's life has not always been easy but with every obstacle big or small she has never given up on her vision. She has been married to her husband Todd for 30 years. Their daughter Precious has given them the privilege of being wonderful grandparents to four beautiful grandchildren, two boys and two girls. Tonya plans to reopen her boutique shop (Tonya's Unique Boutique) someday where she plans to dedicate a lot of her spare time. Tonya continues to write and plans to release a part two of her book with hopes of blessing and encouraging more people the second time around. If you were to ask her how she is doing she would undoubtedly say "I am blessed." After meeting this phenomenal women of God and hearing as well as seeing her strength, you too will know that she is not just blessed but TONYA C LUCAS is a force to be reckoned with.

It Is Well

Author: Chris Faddis
ISBN: 0692382135
Release Date: 2016-06-01
Genre: Religion

When Angela Faddis was diagnosed with Stage IV Colon Cancer during an emergency room visit on Easter Sunday, 2011, her response not only surprised her husband, but it also inspired people around the world. What was that response after hearing she had massive tumors growing inside her body? "Jesus still rose, so we will trust." It was Easter Sunday, and while Christians everywhere were singing the Easter Alleluia, Chris and Angela Faddis were facing a modern day Good Friday. "In this book, Chris Faddis invites you behind closed doors into the intimate exchanges and heaven-sent moments that should call us all to stop and survey our own lives." - Mark Hart, Best Selling Author "It is Well is precious and equally strong as a sword. I have come to know this beautiful family in the heart of one of the most amazing stories I've ever known. Truly the story of Bethlehem told in another age." - Mother Dolores Hart, Author, The Ear of the Heart Chris and Angela's experience, described in the book It is Well shows how unavoidable human suffering can bring the best out in a person of faith. This book helps us to see how fidelity in marriage requires faith in God who will help couples fulfill their promises to love each other in sickness and health, until death do they part. - Father Leo Patalinghug, host of EWTN's, Savoring our Faith. "I recommend IT IS WELL as a tool for teaching on the meaning of Christian marriage, the redemptive value of suffering, and the invitation of Christ to be His witnesses in the world today." - Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted, The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix In his memoir of his wife's seventeen-month journey, Chris Faddis tells not only of the suffering they endured but of the great hope and trust in the resurrection that carried their family through. In this second edition of IT IS WELL, Chris has has included an afterword sharing about life since Angela's death and his new mission to help the chronically ill.

Blessings of My Breast Cancer

Author: Aley Abraham
Publisher: Innovo Publishing
ISBN: 9781613140604
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

ABOUT THE BOOK: Unexpected diagnosis. Life-threatening sickness. Death of a loved one. Unbearable financial burden. Everything is against you, and all hope is lost. If this is where you are, you are not alone. Aley Abraham has lived these same experiences and shared these very thoughts, especially when the thing she feared most came to get her-cancer. In an easy-to-read, narrative style, Blessings of My Breast Cancer will leave you with a sense of the Divine. You will learn to apply ten practical steps to not only overcome obstacles but to recognize opportunities in the midst of your struggle. You will find the blessings of your own cancer! **** ABOUT THE AUTHORS: (Aley) In 1982, Aley Abraham became the first in her family to come to the U.S. Already an established tenth-grade teacher with two Indian bachelor degrees, she went back to school in the U.S. and earned a degree in medical technology. Today she works as a microbiologist at Children's Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Aley is an active volunteer with The American Cancer Society and speaks frequently at her local church. She has been married for 39 years, has two daughters, two sons-in-law, and one granddaughter. (Susan) As an active wife, mother and career professional, Susan Abraham Thomas enjoys the opportunity to write. She has written for school newspapers and journals, company newsletters and online blogs; created original greeting cards; and supplies daily devotionals. Susan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University and is a certified PMP.

And So I Prayed

Author: Lydia Elle
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1514398095
Release Date: 2015-07-12

Lydia Elle is a study in contradictions: analyst and artist; woman of mathematics and woman of music; actress, model and a humble child of God. Throughout her life's journey, she has come to realize her two great loves-the arts and the Lord-and has committed herself to using the beauty and passion of the arts to share and celebrate God's Word. And So I Prayed... is a chronicle of one of the darkest times in her service of the Word, a period of heartbreak and loss that she calls her "40 days of storm." Lydia's collection of searing, honest and inspirational essays about prayer, forgiveness, and self-discovery-one for each of the 40 days that Noah and his family endured the Flood-tracks her personal journey from despair to redemption through God's power and love. About the experience, she says, "I didn't want it. I would not have signed up for it. But God told me that I had to go through it. I had prayed before my storm, but never had I had conversations with God like the ones I had after the rains came. I prayed the prayers that I knew I could pray, and all the prayers that I never thought I would."

The Berenstain Bears Count Their Blessings

Author: Stan Berenstain
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780679877073
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Brother Bear learns an important lesson about why teasing is not just mean but sometimes can be perilous as well. Simultaneous.

God is in Control

Author: Charles Stanley
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781418530068
Release Date: 2003-03-18
Genre: Religion

We live in a world of questions: What does...? Who knows...? Why is...?. Fortunately, we also live in a world with the answer -- a wise and all-knowing Father. God Is In Control is inspired by a series of fresh messages from pastor and best-selling author Charles Stanley. His powerful message is simply that we can recognize, appreciate and rely on God's sovereignty even when our whole world seems out of control. God is always at work for His beloved. In addition, Stanley blesses the reader with his own nature photography, offering unique glimpses of the natural beauty crafted by our very own Creator. Whether a graduate, parent or simply someone going through a challenging time, Charles Stanley offers direction, trust and hope. Let him show you how blessed we are to have a God who is always in control.