Biscuits, Butter and Blessings

Linda Kozar

DaySpring

August 6, 2018

ISBN: 978-1684085590

About the book: 

This 90-day devotional is the third continuation to our bestselling farmhouse-inspired, Grits to Grace and Sweet Tea for the Soul titles. Sweet servings of inspiration, these down home devotions are chock-full of Scripture, Godly wisdom, and common-sense country wit. Each devotion begins with a thoughtful or witty title, a Scripture, an inspirational story or thought, a faith-check take-away, and ends with a humorous or thought-provoking tag. Like a hand-stitched and heartfelt gift, these faith-crafted pages will bring a smile to your face and a tear to your eye.

About the author:

Author of over 28 traditional and indie-published books, Linda Kozar, is also a speaker, and podcaster (Along Came A WriterChat Noir Mystery and Suspense). Linda and her husband of 29 years, Michael, live in The Woodlands, Texas and enjoy spending time with their two grown daughters, their wonderful son-in-law, and Gypsy, their rascally Jack Russell Terrier.

 

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I heard the story of a young girl who had memorized Psalm 23 and was eager to share it in her Sunday School class. With as much confidence as she could muster, she stood up and began reciting the passage.

“The Lord is my shepherd—that’s all I want.”

Though humorous and sweet, that statement is packed with truth.

David’s first occupation was a shepherd, and he deeply understood the relationship between a shepherd and his flock. It’s from this experience he penned the most well-known Psalm in the Bible.

Like a shepherd cares for his sheep, God cares for his people, the sheep of his pasture. He provides for us and protects us. He leads us and guides us. He continually pours out his goodness and love upon us. If one of his sheep goes astray, he will search for it and bring it home.

God is our comfort in times of sorrow, our strength when we are weak, and our hope when we are discouraged. Only God can meet all of our needs. If we belong to his pasture, we will be in need of nothing.

May the Lord our shepherd be all we need and all we want.

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want” Psalm 23:1 (KJV).

Crystal Bowman is an award winning, best-selling author of more than 100 books for children. She is a speaker and mentor for MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and teaches at several writers’ conferences throughout the US. She is a monthly contributor to Clubhouse Jr. Magazine and writes lyrics for children’s piano music.

 

 

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True Heart Girls Devotional: God’s Promises for Me! 

by Sherry Kyle

Hendrickson/Rose Publishing

July 31, 2018

ISBN: 9781628627701

About the book: 

Girls ages 8-12 will discover God’s promises through relatable stories, Bible connections, and activities, such as games, quizzes, recipes, and crafts, that will make a difference in their lives and help them deal with the sometimes-overwhelming emotions that come with growing up. Tween girls will not only identify with the five main characters as they learn and grow through life’s experiences, but the suggested Bible reading will point readers to God’s word and help them dig deeper into each promise.

About the author: 

 

Sherry Kyle, author

Sherry Kyle is a traditional and indie published novelist, as well as the award-winning author of The Christian Girl’s Guide to Style and Love, Lexi: Letters to God. Her newest book for girls is True Heart Girls Devotional: God’s Promises for Me! When Sherry isn’t writing, she enjoys taking long walks with friends, grabbing a coffee at the local hangout, and decorating her beach home. She lives with her husband, Douglas, and four young adult children on the California coast.

 

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Lord Jesus,

I guess if anyone knows how rejection feels,

you do.

I know it’s a part of being a writer,

hearing “not right for us”

and “not right for our audience”

and “not a good time”

or, worse, nothing at all.

Sometimes it seems so few and far

between acceptances.

I know, I know:

You set your face like a flint

even when you knew what lay ahead.

So, okay.

I’m not trudging to Calvary.

I’m not carrying a cross.

I’m learning to do better,

to write to the reader’s need,

to study the editor’s requirements,

to hone my craft

and trust your timing.

Help me to start again tomorrow,

and the day after, and so on,

while learning to find my acceptance

and my worth

in you.

Amen.

Bob Hostetler is the author of fifty books, including The Bard and the Bible: A Shakespeare Devotional, and Don’t Check Your Brains at the Door (coauthored with Josh McDowell). He has won two Gold Medallion Awards, four Ohio Associated Press awards, and an Amy Foundation Award. He is the founding pastor of Cobblestone Community Church in Oxford, Ohio. He and his wife Robin have two grown children, Aubrey and Aaron, and five grandchildren. You can find out more on his website: http://www.bobhostetler.com.

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