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    Christian Devotional – October 18, 2017

    Know when to keep silent. The rest of Proverbs Chapter 17, we see several other characteristics of wisdom in verses 10 through 28. One characteristic that strikes me is in verse 28, the very last verse in the chapter. This verse reminds us of the importance and the wisdom of keeping silent. There are times to speak out. There are times to share our opinions. There are times to stand for the things we believe in. But, there is also a time to be silent. Sometimes people are talking just to hear themselves talk. They think it makes them sound important to speak or to say lots of words. Wisdom…

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    Christian Devotional – April 26, 2017

    Reading through Philippines 1:12-20, we find a man in prison who is thankful and grateful for his circumstances. Looking at this passage, it can be hard for those of us who have gone through tough times to really understand that while Paul is in prison, he is still glorifying God and seeing the big picture in terms of how the gospel is spreading. Paul recognizes that his circumstances are a direct cause of people coming to saving faith in Christ. When we look at our circumstances, do we see them in light of people coming to Christ? We are only to live to see Christ high and lifted up and…

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    Book Review – Sucess Acceleration by Tony Jeary

    FROM AMAZON: No shortcuts, no gimmicks, no empty promises… just practical and proven strategies for overcoming roadblocks and getting on the fast track to true success. KRISTI’S REVIEW: We all claim to want more success in our lives, yet what are we doing to actually realize that goal? This book by Tony Jeary is a quick read with lots of great, practical information included. I loved that he has a Christian perspective and shares that unashamedly in the book, while helping people understand the importance and practicality of working hard and being consistent with these principles in order to truly see the success we are looking for. These principles are…

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    Book Review – Dead Wrong by Susan Sleeman

    FROM AMAZON: When her client and old college friend is murdered, P.I. Kat Justice knows the killer will come for her next. Her survival depends on finding her unknown enemy first…and working with homicide detective Mitch Elliot, her onetime crush. It’ll take all her professional skills to ignore the sparks between them, but Kat can’t allow the handsome cop to get close. She’s seen too many people she loves die, so she vows just to do her job without getting emotionally involved. Yet keeping her distance may not be the best way to protect her heart—or their lives. KRISTI’S REVIEW As the second book in The Justice Agency series, we…

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    Book Review – Double Exposure by Susan Sleeman

    FROM AMAZON: Photographer Jennie Buchanan unknowingly captures a drug-cartel meeting on film. And now she has become a killer’s next target. Even worse, her only protection from the danger that threatens her life is the man who threatens her heart. Dodging bullets almost seems safer than facing the feelings stirred up by seeing former FBI agent and ex-boyfriend Ethan Justice again. Ethan vows to safeguard Jennie from the deadly men on her trail. And for a second chance at Jennie’s love, he’s willing to risk anything to expose the truth—about the drug smugglers, the past and the future together he still wants. KRISTI’S REVIEW: I love a good suspense book…

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    Book Review – Into the Sun by Karina Harris

    From Amazon: Genevieve Ferguson has resigned herself to a solitary existence, certain that no man could ever love her now. Seth Chamberlin knew Genevieve before the tragedy. He longs to restore that vivacious spirit to the broken young woman she has become. But God may have another path in mind, and nothing is easy in the wild west, where danger is as close as the weather, and just as deadly. Will Genevieve find peace in the midst of her trials or is love too much to hope for? Will Seth have the strength to follow the path God has set for him or will temptation be too strong to fight?…

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    Book Review – Point of Origin by Amanda Tru

    From Amazon: “I should have killed you when I had the chance. You have no idea, do you? Life is just a crazy coincidence? That’s fine. I have a feeling even mercy has a limit.” The terrorist’s words haunt Rachel Saunders. Are they the ramblings of a psychopath? Or is there someone else out there who is watching Rachel and deciding if she should live or die? When Rachel stumbles across something she was never meant to see, she discovers all the random events from the past year have connections that are much closer to home than she ever imagined. Now she must elude terrorists intent on killing her and…

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    Book Review – MiRage by Amanda Tru

    Description from Amazon: The terrorist attack . . .Dawson Tate . . . What if nothing is as it appears to be? When the unexpected happens, Rachel Saunders must unravel the web of secrets surrounding her boyfriend’s work with Homeland Security and their relationship. While confronted with new facts about Dawson’s mysterious ex from Florida and the attentions of DHS agent Garrett Matthews, Rachel must find a way to save the man she can no longer trust. Will anything or anyone survive after the truth is revealed and the mirage fades? MIRAGE is Book Two in the TRU EXCEPTIONS series. Kristi’s Review: Six months have passed since the non-stop adrenaline…

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    Book Review – Baggage Claim by Amanda Tru

    From Amazon: Montana native, Rachel Saunders, is looking forward to her all-expense paid weekend trip to New York. But, when her luggage is lost and she is accosted by an infuriating Homeland Security agent named Dawson Tate, events take a dangerous turn. Now, can she and Dawson elude their enemies and prevent a terrorist attack before the bomb in their possession is detonated in the center of Manhattan–all while keeping their obvious attraction to one another in check? Find out in this Romantic Thriller. Kristi’s Review: I read this book as part of a box set that I purchased on sale. The entire set was pretty good and I’ll get…

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    Book Review – Forever Loved by Darlene Shortridge

    Synopsis from Amazon: “I do believe God can forgive him. I really do. I’m just not sure I can.” Ryan’s revelation shocks Rachel to the core. Are the foundations of a three-cord marriage strong enough to handle even the worst deception? Even when two are willing to give up? Rachel suspects Ryan’s betrayal, but when she finds out the truth, her life is torn upside down and inside out. Ryan hides his past, fearful that when it catches up to him, it will destroy him and everything he has worked to build. When the past finally meets the present, both Ryan and Rachel are lost in a world of confusion,…