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Encouragement Changes Everything

Everyone needs encouragement. There is probably not a day that goes by where God doesn’t purposely put people in our paths to encourage. We have many opportunities to be clean and useful vessels unto God’s honor and glory through our words and actions. Our daily words and actions have the power to change history in the lives of those around us…and to think it doesn’t cost us anything in most cases, but a willing heart.

A Faith-Full Marriage

Every married couple should read about a godly marriage on a daily basis. Just five minutes a day will keep you motivated to work on your most important earthly relationship. Remember, good and godly marriages are no accident. They must be the first priority in your life after your relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. In order to be all they need to be and all you want them to be, they need to be maintained daily.

The Teenage Years of Jesus Christ

The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 12:1, “Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them.”

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Character

There is so much to be learned about the all-important subject of Character. There are so many character traits. How can we learn about them all and then do them? This book will help you become acquainted with Godly Christian Character and give you lots of ideas on how a Christian should behave.

Choices

Remember the children’s song: “Oh be careful little hands what you do; Oh be careful little eyes what you see; Oh be careful little mouth what you say for the Father up above is looking down in love. Oh be careful…”? A friend said the other day, “We never grow out of that.” How true that is. It’s not just for little children. We will never grow out of being careful. What a great reminder.

The University of Hard Knocks

Ralph Parlette has thrilled audiences across America with his message from the University of Hard Knocks. He has lectured four thousand times on the basic fundamental principles of living which have made a people strong, and a nation great. He fortified his listeners for the struggles of life. This is the type of book that will help all people, young and old, as they face the stress and strain of life.

Life is Tremendous

Charlie Tremendous Jones guarantees that the reading of this book will be one of the most profitable things you have ever done. Executives and families have sat through this same 3 hour lecture several times in a twelve month period. So why is this such a valuable book to read? And why have these people taken so much time to hear and hear again the principles written in this book? I would like to share some of these life changing principles with you.

Growing a Spiritually-Strong Family

If your desire is to raise a spiritually strong family for the Lord, then you may be interested in reading the book, “Growing a Spiritually Strong Family” by Dennis and Barbra Rainey. There are ten sound biblical principles that are found in this little 4×6 book. Growing spiritually is a lifelong endeavor; but if you apply these sound biblical principles, you’ll discover the spiritual vitality that you are looking for.

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Character Building

If you don’t have time to read a book then a booklet may be just right for you. This is a great, little sixty-two page booklet written by Booker T. Washington. Booker was a former black slave, who founded Tuskegee Institute at 25 years of age. He and his wife were very humble people who could have indulged in his fame and fortune, but instead chose to live a sacrificial life so that they could improve the lives of others.

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Make Today Count

How much does today matter to you? How about tomorrow? Are you interested in making a difference in your “todays” and “tomorrows” this year? Then this may be the book for you.

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I Can. You Can Too!

Have you ever felt like you wanted to serve the Lord in a greater way, but it seemed that there was so much lacking in your life and circumstances, that you decided it was hopeless? That is exactly how Mamie McCullough felt as she looked at her life.

About Gina Hall

Gina is happily married to Jim Hall who is the Payroll Manager at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, PA. They have been members of the Lehigh Valley Baptist Church for …

Choices

One of the greatest blessings afforded to we mortals in this life is that of choices. Like habits, however, they can become that which give us freedom or that which places us in imperceptible bondage at the beginning that progresses quickly to tangible chains encumbering our steps and therefore our very lives. Choices.

Focus

I love taking pictures. Photography is an art to me.I am thrilled when I feel I have not only captured the moment, but have truly captured the subject’s personality in a picture. Likewise, how exciting when I feel I have been able to transfer to photo paper the beauty of a created treasure of nature from God’s hand.

The Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life

Dear Christian, do you feel a lack in your Christian walk? Do you read about the Christian life and know what this life should look like, but find it wanting when you examine your own life? Has your heart sunk within you as you feel that the best you can expect from your Christian life is one of alternate failure and victory?

This Too Shall Pass

This too shall pass. Always remember, this too shall pass. Tired, weary wife and mother surrounded by never-ending tasks and never-tiring children, this too shall pass.

Voices

We hear: “You can’t do it! You are all alone and there is none to help. You Fool, you Fool! If you were going the right way, the way would not be so steep, so sharp; so very, very hard.”

Our God says: “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me…Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.” Psalm 23:4-6

Book Recommendations

To the residents of England’s countryside, the fairgrounds had a singular attraction, and the caravans were watched for with expectancy. Many a young person sighed with envy as they observed their apparent carefree and happy lifestyle. The actors led a life of never-ending parties! I can see it all now, the gilded cars, stately horses and riders, and the awe-struck crowd.

Recommendations

Eight Cousins, written by Louisa M. Alcott, is one of my favorite stories. There are 24 chapters, each several pages long. Its style is enjoyable for the teenager. A young person under the age of 12 might find it a challenge because, I’ll admit, it’s not one of those attractive, easy-read stories that capture your attention entirely by the fifth line. Mom is now reading it aloud to Grace (age10) and she is thoroughly enjoying it.

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As an encouragement to youth, Andrew Carnegie once said, “Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!” On this early morning, I encourage you, dear reader in the summer, fall or winter of your life: “Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled victory. A whole, clear, glorious, new day lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!”