Featured Book: Helicopter Mom by Bethany Douglas


We’ve all heard the term ‘helicopter mom’- parents who ‘hover’ over their children in an attempt to keep them happy, safe, healthy, and alive. They hover because they fear. Helicopter Mom directly addresses the real life terror that all parents face with fearing for their children. Specifically designed for mothers, it gives a Christian, Biblical perspective on how to overcome these fears from the unique point of view of a helicopter flight nurse and mom who has vast experience in ‘hovering’. It takes lessons learned over my years as a flight nurse and puts them into practical, every day, Christian applications. There are anecdotes, stories, aviation information, and more that all knit together to bring about Biblical lessons and encouragement that all parents can easily relate to. Each chapter takes helicopter and EMS/nursing stories and knits them into an ongoing narrative that slowly paints a full picture of how to overcome fear. It is a sassy, funny, in-your-face, yet spiritually grounded journey that will have people laughing and learning spiritual truths all at the same time. This is a totally different approach to ‘self-help’ books, strap in and get ready to lift! Continue reading “Featured Book: Helicopter Mom by Bethany Douglas”

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One Of the Few by Jason B. Ladd Plus A GIVEAWAY!

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Read below to find out how you can enter to win a signed copy of this book!

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A Marine fighter pilot shares the story of his search for truth while serving his country.

Growing up in a secular family, Jason Ladd was apathetic when it came to the subject of God or religion. With his eye on a career as a Marine fighter pilot, he was able to (somewhat) comfortably avoid the subject altogether -until a simple question sent him on a journey to discover the real truth about life, God, and faith.
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Courageous | A Kendrick Brothers Production | FishFlix

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Read below to find out how you can get a $5 coupon to FishFlix.com!

Recently I was contacted by the people at FishFlix and asked if I would review one of their Christian DVDs in exchange for an honest review. I was only too excited to accept, and they sent me a copy of the wonderful family film Courageous

 

 


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Winners Announced: Hope Books Giveaway

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Congratulations to the winners of our February giveaway of

The Way of Hope and Hope in the Midst of Loss by Dave and Beth Weikel!

Michelle S.
Hannah K.
Danielle M.
Ten B.

Thank you to all who entered this giveaway!

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Didn’t win?

We’ll be posting another giveaway soon-

so keep checking back!

Featured Books Plus a GIVEAWAY: The Way of Hope by Dave and Beth Weikel

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Passing through the valley of the shadow of loss can appear to be an unending gray, dry, barren journey from which you would never return. It seems impossible that spiritual life could even continue in such circumstances, let alone grow. Yet it is especially there, in your darkest hour, that God will bring you light and new life like you’ve never known before—if you will see that He is there with you.

Follow The Way of Hope with Beth and Dave Weikel as they lead you along your own dark paths toward the true light, found only in God’s Word. They themselves have passed the way of tragic loss several times and have found always that, through the pain and brokenness, God’s promises in Scripture become so much more meaningful.

Discover personally what it means to be blessed because you mourn— what it means to be comforted by God. He promises you there still can be hope, still new life.
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Stay: Lessons My Dogs Taught Me about Life, Loss, and Grace by Dave Burchett

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In an odd twist of fate, I am very glad that I didn’t read this book when I first received it. Several weeks ago my dog Jack, a lab mix, received the very same prognosis as Hannah – a large mass on his spleen. What we had assumed to be a pot belly from perhaps excessive late-night snacking turned out to be an 11 lb tumor (no joke). The vets had never seen a tumor this large in a dog his size before.

The fact that Jack’s spleen hadn’t ruptured was in and of itself a miracle. Time dragged on for what felt like eternity as we waited for the results of his several-hours-long surgery, and then days thereafter for the prognosis of the tumor. The weeks-long recovery from having lost more than half of his blood was absolutely terrifying. Learning that the tumor was benign was a blessing beyond anything I dared hope.

Unfortunately Hannah had not been so fortunate. In the midst of all the uncertainty and fervent prayers, it would have destroyed me to have read Hannah’s plight prior to our incredibly blessed and happy outcome. I feel so fortunate, and as a result of my own experience down the same road with Jack, this book tugged at my heart more than I could ever tell you.
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Featured Book: Spiritual Disciplines for Today by R. Douglas Wardrop

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At your salvation, your spirit was renewed, but your soul and body was not changed.

Spiritual Disciplines are given to us by God. They provide a way of sowing to the Spirit and they help you put off the “old man” and put on the “new man” (see Ephesians 4:22-24). By doing this, you “renew” your soul so it will agree with your renewed spirit. As the saying “means to an end” goes, the Spiritual Disciplines are the “means,” while the “end” is intimacy with God.

By exercising the Spiritual Disciplines, we are helped to mature spiritually and are put in a place where God can work within us to transform us. If we truly want to walk with God, we will exercise the Spiritual Disciplines.

Spiritual Disciplines are for everyone to use and should be a natural part of a Christian’s life, as natural as breathing.
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