Title: Puppy Ciao (Max Tales Mysteries Book 1)
Author: Annette O’Hare
Genre: Middle Grade Mystery
Publisher: Elk Lake Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: August 21, 2020
About the book:
How far would you go to save innocent animals? Would you risk your life?
In the small town of Kerrville, Texas, thirteen-year-old Jeannie McKay has a notorious reputation for trying to right the world’s wrongs. When Jeannie and her best friend, Jonathan Wooten, rescue two purebred Weimaraner puppies found drowning in Johnson Creek, she vows to find out who is responsible. With the help of her small band of friends, Jeannie plunges head-first into solving the mystery.
About the author:
Author, Annette O’Hare writes pre-teen mysteries and historical romance. Her background in comedic sketch writing allows Annette to reveal God’s love to readers of all ages while hopefully giving them a laugh. Annette and husband Dan live north of Houston, Texas, and enjoy RVing, saltwater fishing, spending time with family, and their rescue pets.
We are living in uncertain times. A global pandemic is not something we are used to coping with. When life changes quickly it often causes anxiety and fear. But the one constant we have is that our Almighty God never changes. Knowing and believing that God is greater than our circumstance gives us hope and peace.
In Psalm 150:2 the psalmist writes, Praise Him because He is greater than anything else. That means God is greater than our worries and fears. He is greater than our circumstances. And He is greater than a global pandemic.
One of the best antidotes for fear is praising God. When our focus is on praising God for His power and love, our fears slip away. Many verses in the Bible remind us that all of creation gives praise to God.
Isaiah 55:12 says, Mountains and hills burst forth in praise and trees of the field clap their hands. In Psalm 96:11 we read, Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad, let the sea resound and all that is in it.
If all of creation praises God, then we, who are created in His image, can praise His name even in uncertain times. Let’s lift our praises to God today and let Him be greater than our circumstance.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord. (Psalm 150:6 NIRV)
Crystal Bowman is an award winning, bestselling author of more than 100 books. She is a speaker for MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and teaches at writers’ conferences. She is a monthly contributor to Clubhouse Jr. Magazine and writes lyrics for children’s piano music.
The Land Beneath Us
by Sarah Sundin
Release date: February 4th, 2020
About the book:
With his future stolen by his brothers’ betrayal, Clay Paxton trains hard with the US Army Rangers, while Leah Jones works as a librarian at the army base, hoping to find her lost sisters. A marriage of convenience binds them, but will D-day—and a foreboding dream—tear them apart?
About the author:
Sarah Sundin is a bestselling author of World War II novels, including The Land Beneath Us, The Sky Above Us, and The Sea Before Us. Her novel The Sea Before Us received the 2019 FHL Reader’s Choice Award. A mother of three adult children, Sarah lives in California. www.sarahsundin.com.
Leaf Me Alone: Book 3 of the Relatively Seeking Mysteries
by Julie B Cosgrove
Publisher: Write Integrity Press
Release Date: February 5th, 2020
About the Book:
Four days ago all Shannon had to worry about was Fluffy eating a fizzy antacid. Now, her husband may be unemployed, her Bible study mentor is on death’s door, and a possible murderer knows who she is and where to find her. She thought finding a long lost relative would be easier than this.
About the Author:
Besides being an award-winning Christian fiction writer of fifteen novels and novellas, Julie B Cosgrove is a digital missionary serving as the devotional editor for Power to Change, a division of CRU. Her blog has readers in 50 plus countries. Visit her works and ministry at www.juliebcosgrove.com.
“Do everything without grumbling… ” Phil 2:14
Maybe 2019 was tough year and you find yourself complaining a lot. You want to break the habit, but aren’t sure how. Here are twelve helpful tips to remember when you are tempted to grumble:
1. Turn on worship music
2.Go on a prayer walk
3. Do Bible Art
5.Post a verse on social media
6. Go out in nature
7.Play with your kids or grandkids
8.Donate time and talent to a good cause
9.Help someone less fortunate
10. Look for a silver lining
11. Count your blessings
12.Praise God for His names or traits.
You might also want to do a Bible study on joy:
Discovering Joy in Philippians: A Creative Bible Study Experience
Pam Farrel is the author of 52 books including bestselling Discovering Hope in the Psalms; Discovering Joy in Philippians, and Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament.