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Summer Reading – Week4 Blog Holiday

Summer Reading – Week4 Blog Holiday

Taking time to read good fiction books. I love summer reading.

At Write!Canada I picked up a few books. Didn’t know what they were going to be like. I was pleasantly surprised.

Julianna by Mary Bentley-Lloydsummer reading

 

A well-written story of history and romance set in the days of arranged marriages. I couldn’t put the book down and I read at night – so needless to say later night than normal. I got caught up in the action, the faith and the characters. Social issues also dominate the story. A great read.

In Search of Truth by T.L. Wiens

summer reading

What a delight to find this book at Write!Canada. I know the author, a former poster from Under the Cover of Prayer. I couldn’t put this book down either. I finished it tonight as I sat outside in our new gazebo. A tale of a young girl driven to living on the streets through misconception and misunderstanding. I love the way she fights back to regain her love of God and her self-worth. Very interesting study in how the church can empower people rather than glorify God. A tale of truth. Loved it. You can find out more on her website. In Search of Truth.

What have you been reading this summer? (tweet this)

 Connect With Janis

egg carton Tadeo Turtle

In 2001, Janis gave her life to Christ. She started journaling as a way to organize her thoughts, feelings, and prayers. She is a member of two cross-Canadian Christian writers’ groups, The Word Guild and Inscribe Christian Writers Fellowship.

In 2012 she published an award-winning children’s book, Tadeo TurtleHer new book, The Kingdom of Thrim, was published in June 2016.

She podcasts on Hope Stream Radio, an Internet radio station. Her talk Growing Through God’s Word can be heard each Tuesday.

Janis loves to tell others about what God has done and is doing in her life.

Janis can be reached on her website, Growing Through God’s Word and on FacebookPinterest and Twitter.

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Teamwork – Week3Blog Holiday

Teamwork – Week3Blog Holiday

It’s all about teamwork. That’s what I learned this year at VBS. For the first time I worked with others and felt the spirit of teamwork. Other years I had help but I had to oversee everything. This year we worked together and I let the spirit lead me in everything I did. It felt marvellous.

Three things I learned:

1. Prayer:

Every morning during camp, God woke me at 5 or 5:30 (a little earlier than normal) to have time to spend with Him. Every morning our team prayed together before camp. This is teamwork with God and others.

Teamwork

 

2. We sang:

Our songs helped me as well as the children remember to have faith in Jesus.

Choose Jesus, John 3:16, I’m Keeping my Eyes on Jesus, My God is so big, (and others as well). I am still singing those songs.

3. Change is okay:

Even though I had a “plan”, I was able to change it as the needs changed. It felt great to follow the Holy Spirit.

What a great week!

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What I learned from running a VBS. Teamwork. (tweet this)

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The Way – Week 2Blog Holiday

 The Way – Week 2Blog Holiday

In this second week I am running a Vacation Bible School. Next week a few words about that. For now know that I know Jesus will lead the way for the children, the leaders, and me.

Is he leading your way?

Jesus Leads the Way

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The waiting – Week 1blog Holiday

The waiting – Week 1blog Holiday

Waiting – we want to know more about this don’t we.

waiting

I am taking a blogging holiday but will be posting something to think about and giving a chance for others to continue linking at Word of God Speak. #WOGSlinkup

In order to be fit and ready I am going to spend more time with Him this summer.

A few posts to look at:

God said Whoa

Hope Now and Forever

God’s Timing

What I Learned During My Last Blogging Holiday

Blessings as you write for Him,

Janis

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Don’t Criticize – #WOGSLinkup

Don’t Criticize – #WOGSLinkup

Who likes to be criticized? No one that I know. So don’t criticize.

Don't criticize

Today I looked at Matthew 7:1.

 Do not judge, or you too will be judged.

I love these quotes from Oswald Chambers:

In the spiritual domain nothing is accomplished by criticism.

The Holy Ghost is the only One in the true position to criticize. He alone is able to show what is wrong without hurting or wounding.

This ties in well with the past few weeks.

don't criticize

Don't criticizze

Today is Word of God Speak.

I will be continuing to give you this space to link your wonderful posts but I am going on a blogging holiday for the summer. This week I attend Write!Canada a conference but on by The Word Guild which is for writers and editors who are Christian. I have a Vacation Bible School to run in the first week of July. And my new children’s book has been released. As I write this I am waiting for the books to arrive.

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How Can I live a Vital Life?

How Can I live a Vital Life? #WOGSlinkup

I want to live a vital life in Christ. This week I learned the secret.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28, NIV).

I learned from Oswald Chambers that rest does not mean lying down.

  • It does mean rest from being weary or burdened.
  • It means freedom from worry and strife.
  • It means release.
  • It means vitality and joy.

It is like getting out of jail. – running into freedom. Getting far away from where we have been kept in captivity.

It’s expansive. It’s expressive.

Our chains have been let go.

How Can I live a vital life?

Here is Chris Tomlin singing Amazing Grace My Chains are Gone.

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Vital

Come to Me – says Jesus
Yes run to Him
Then fly in His freedom

Oswald Chambers says: “I [Jesus] will imbue you with the spirit of life, and you will be stayed by the perfection of vital activity.”

Christ makes Himself the touchstone (Oswald Chambers)

Perpetual vitality – do you want it? Live in the Kingdom of God NOW.

Come to Jesus for a life of vitality.

Find that quiet time to rejuvenate.

May I pray for you and me?

Lord Jesus, help us to come to You. To be in Your Kingdom each day, to find the rest needed to be vital for Your glory. In Jesus’ name. Amen

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Life in the Kingdom of God is expansive, expressive. It is full of life. (tweet this)

Perpetual vitality – do you want it? (tweet this)

I am very excited to announce the publication and arrival of my books of The Kingdom of Thrim. You can find out more at my bookstore.Thrim Pregnancy

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