Friday, June 29, 2018

Why I'm Waiting Blog Tour!

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Proverbs 4:23

Hello lovely people! God loves you so much! Do we even grasp a percent of how much He loves us?

Well today's post has somewhat to do with love, because today I'm the blog for the 5th day for the Why I'm Waiting Blog Tour! Now I know the lovely author and she's pretty epic!!! Purity is one of her biggest passions and she expresses this in her book! Let's take a look at what the book is about:



Why Am I Waiting For My Future Husband?

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  In Why I’m Waiting, the author’s first non-fictional book, she shares with you why she has committed to waiting for her future husband. She starts each subject with verses from the Bible, to help show you what God says about purity.
The author touches on the following subjects:

*My Heart Belongs To God
*Being Content
*God’s Choice, Not Mine
*The Waiting: Following Christ’s Example
*Being Prepared
*Physical: Body Is The Temple Of The Holy Ghost
*Relationships
*Marriage
*First Kiss

  Chloe prays that all who read this book are blessed and that it touches their lives; and she hopes you enjoy the many verses throughout!
So, come along and dive into scripture with her as she shares with you one of her heart’s greatest passions!


My Review:💗

I read this way back in May (sister right's😉) and the thing that stuck out to me was that she said what she had to say with a lot of verses! The book is filled with verses and if you're putting your fact on the Word of God, then there you go. Plus the book is super easy to read! I would totally recommend getting this book!

You can purchase it straight through author- if you know her personally or through someone that knows her! Or you can get it on Amazon!

And keep up with Chloe on her blog and on Instagram to for sure keep up with the rest of the tour!

God Bless ya'll and, "Congrats Chloe!"


For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.


1 Corinthians 6:20







Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Go



Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts.

1 Sam. 17:45




Some of you may have read my novel the SHIELD series, and you may be familiar with this story. In The Shield, our main character Amy was afraid to follow her God given dreams to be a police officer. She considered herself incapable and not enough. 
But with God's help Amy faced those fears and entered police academy. A milestone conquered, right? When she got there she met a girl named Krista. Krista was everything Amy looked not to be. Toned, confident. Krista degraded Amy and told her how she would suck at this.

On the fifteen week of police academy, Krista couldn't handle it anymore. She quit. Amy lasted through and became a police officer. Amy, weak in appearance and scared in spirit, made it.


Some of you may consider it hard work or scary to go through 6 months of intense police training and even further fighting crime and facing danger. Well Amy was afraid of all these things. Or some of you may consider it scary to write a book God has called you to, or make friends or reach out to someone who's hurting. Or to speak at an event or go on missions trip. To stand up for Jesus and not be ashamed of what you believe, even when it's not popular. 

The thing is, fear tries to keep a lot of us from doing what God has called us to. We may look and feel incapable to ourselves. And we may look like that to others around us and they may degrade us.

Well there is a story in the Bible quite similar, and it might be one your quite familiar with. And it's found in 1 Samuel 17.

And it's the story of David and Goliath.

Now lets look at this closely.

The Bible says in verse 11 that Saul and all of Israel was afraid. 
Now Saul was a warrior, he had brought Israel into many victories. But he looked at this giant and he was afraid to face him. Saul, the one who stood a head and shoulders taller than the men in Israel, who looked the part, was afraid. 

David didn't look the part.

Yeah, David was that shepherd teenager who came along and dared to face this giant, he knew God was on His side and He would win. 

But to others, he didn't look like he could do it. He didn't look capable.


1 Samuel 17:33,  And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.

1 Samuel 17:42, And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.

He probably looked like a joke to a lot of people!


And maybe you look like a joke to people around you, maybe you look like a joke to yourself.

You may be afraid to face the giant.

You may think, why should I write that book when my first one only got a few sales. Or why should I when I'm not popular like this other author. Or I don't write as good as this person, he does way better. I'm not even close to him.

You may think, I can't speak the truth to my school, people will laugh. I can't be bold about my faith. I can't go and be a preacher like Christ is directing me to.

But here's a little truth, God is with you. Put your trust in Him, He promises to always be there. Matthew 28:20, And, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

And here's another little truth,  If God be for us, who can be against us?. Romans 8:31.

And another, The Lord is my Light and my Salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1

Another, Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:24

Arm yourself with truth-God's word, speak these truths against the enemy. Be confident that Jesus is with YOU and FOR YOU!

And you don't have to compare yourself to another around you. Do what God is telling YOU! And be confident in that!

Face the fear and go forward holding Jesus hand. Let Him lead.

And if you follow Him, I'll know you'll look back and smile and praise, once you've gone places you never dreamed possible.

When I published my book, I didn't expect the response I got. I was even afraid to publish it-thinking I wouldn't sell any and would look foolish. But God did work in amazing ways. Praise Him! 

You may not look like a bold, confident, strong person. But go forward anyway, ignore the lies. You were made for great things.

And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord's, and He will give you into our hands.
1 Samuel 17:47

Amy became a great officer and she even became a detective working with the best there was. 


But even more real and amazing yet.


David defeated the giant.


 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him.

1 Samuel 17:50

























Thursday, May 10, 2018

Interview with Jen Barrick!


But Thou, O Lord, art a Shield for me; my Glory, and the Lifter up of mine head.

Psalm 3:3


Recently I had the honor and privilege to interview Jen Barrick from HOPEOUTLOUD ministries! She has an amazing, incredible, wow, testimony and I'm sure you'll all be blessed by it!! So without further ado, let's get right into it!










Interview with Jennifer Barrick!



Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.   Romans 5:5



 Beth: Hey there Jen! Thanks so much for joining me here today! You're an inspiring person with an amazing story and I'm so excited to share with others what God has done for you today!  To start off can you tell us a little about yourself?

Jen:  My name is Jennifer Barrick. I am 26 years old. I was raised in a Christian family. I have a brother, Joshua who is 22 years old and a Senior at Liberty. I personally love Jesus with all my heart!  He is my best friend and guide. He truly directs and leads me every day. In my spare time, I enjoy reading my Bible, singing praise songs, having dinner as a family, going on walks, coloring pictures, doing my brain therapy and spending time with friends. 

Beth: Oh cool! So, on November 5th, 2006, a terrible thing happened. Can you share with us about that?


Jen:
November 5th was truly a Great Day! My brother Josh and my Dad had just won a baseball game and they were rushing home that night to hear me sing in church with my high school choir. Both of my grandparents where attending and we were looking forward to an awesome night. My Grandpa, Ed Hindson, preached that night on the book of Revelation and it was truly a night of HOPE. I know personally God moved and spoke to my heart so greatly during the concert! On our way home my family was hit head-on by a drunk driver going over 80 miles per hour. We all suffered various injuries. I suffered a traumatic brain injury and was in the hospital for over 3 months. I was in a coma for five to six weeks. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Beth: Can you tell what you did that was so 

amazing and special while you were still in a coma in the hospital? 

Jen: During my coma, I knew nothing but the Lord. He was truly my Comfort, Strength, and Healer. I would talk to Him for hours according to my friends and family that stayed with me.



 
Beth:  That is literally amazing! So at an early age you had already developed a deep love for the Lord. What made you make the decision to seek Him?

Jen: My family has always put God first and made Him a big priority. My Mom and Dad raised me to love the Lord and to hide away scripture in my heart.

Beth: So cool!  What was the recovery process like?  In what ways has God just utterly worked in your life and healed you?

Jen: In order to get a response from me you had to connect to my spiritual side. For example, in the hospital when I was relearning how to walk I did not respond to my therapists commands. My Mom had the idea to quote the books of the Bible. To each book I took a step. Prior to my accident I was a very introverted person. I was begging God for BOLDNESS. Since my brain injury, God has given me the ability to boldly tell the world about Him and His Love. 


Beth: Wow Praise Him!  What ministry has come out of this? How did God turn it around for good?

Jen: Through our accident Hope Out Loud was born. God has used us to reach thousands and share the Hope found in Him. As a result, God has given us a platform for Him as a family!

Beth: Amazing! Can you tell us a little bit about your mother's book about your story and the books you have written?

Jen: All of our books point to Christ. My Mom writes on what it is like from a Mother’s perspective.   In my Mom’s book, Beauty Marks, she teaches about forgiveness, restoration, and trusting in the Lord alone. She shares stories about what it is like during my recovery and God’s Miracles through my continuing healing.

Beth: That’s wonderful! What is your biggest desire to do for the Lord right now?


Jen:
My biggest desire is to not miss one plan that God has for me and to share with the world what He has done and who He is!!

Beth: That’s amazing! Hallelujah! Thanks so much for joining us Jen! Keep inspiring people with your testimony! You're doing amazing things for God's kingdom! 






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HOPE OUTLOUD!

As Jen said in the interview, The Barrick family have a ministry. I’ve watched a lot of their videos and they are powerful! Their ministry is totally worth checking out!
You can check out their website at http://hopeoutloud.com/ or their Facebook page, @HopeOutLoud! On Facebook you can join their online Bible study, and the videos stay available to watch whenever you can! On their website they sell their books and beautiful jewelry, all kinds of classy things. Their YouTube is also definitely worth checking out!

They seek to give God complete glory for their ministry!




And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
             Mark 16:15