A mother of 10 and a grandmother of 25 who has gone through some spiritual valleys, learning to lean on God and seeing Him perform miracles in the family. Starting out as an emigrant from the Netherlands, the journey in Canada has gone through twists and turns to find the straight and narrow path. The miracles of Jesus in this family are the highlights of the stories of this writing. Coming through a cultic experience, facing death and the Barrie tornado, the words of a song: ‘Through it all, I’ve learned to depend upon His Word’, are the mainstay. God gets all the glory for the promises that have come to fruition and the ones that are still in His Hand to perform.
Do you ever wonder, somewhere deep in your heart, if all those things the nuns or your Sunday school teacher taught you are really true? Does doubt ever taunt you, whispering in the silence, "I just don't believe all that stuff anymore "? Do you hold close the unspoken worry of what will really happen to you when you die? It is easy to feel God in the flowers of spring, the solitude of a world blanketed in snow, or the laughter of children at play. It is never hard to imagine the hand of our Creator in the sunrise over the ocean, the majesty of the Rockies, or the billions of stars visible on a clear night in the country. What of the dark times, though? Where is God when your business fails, or you lose your job, or a loved one is injured in an accident or diagnosed with cancer and dies? Is God there when you struggle to make ends meet, when your child is hurt in a fall or, when you think yourself alone and abandoned? When Jesus said, "With God all things are possible," He meant it. We pray that by sharing our ordinary lives, our extraordinary God will bless and encourage you.
A retired nurse who began a ministry with her husband Henry, a biblical teacher, shares from her heart ordinary moments with an extraordinary God. This weekly devotion book is made up of 52 devotions with questions or suggestions for discussion that will work well with small groups.
Would you like a devotional that speaks from experience, from the heart, and goes directly to the point? Jody Neufeld shares from her heart "ordinary moments with an Extraordinary God". Upon her retirement from nursing and into ministry with her husband Henry, a Bible teacher, Jody felt the Lord urging her to share a daily devotion with people she knew still in an outside workplace. "I know that when I was working in a hospital or a doctor's office or in homes delivering hospice care, I wish someone had sent me an email devotion each morning that would give me a focus and a lesson for the day." This ministry went from 12 people to hundreds and continues today. This book contains 365 devotions along with 12 biographical pages telling about ordinary people used by an extraordinary God. Find out how God can use you too!
EXTRA-ordinary Steps with God is a book of real stories inspired to bring hope to the reader and confidence in knowing that God is still working in the hearts of people today. It is amazing to see how God used an ordinary woman like Brooke Owens to show extra-ordinary compassion to ordinary people in need. She has taught her readers to be sensitive to the will of God in ones everyday life and to be a part of His plan in helping others. Yvonne S. Waite, a graduate of Moody Bible Institute. She is a pastors wife, Christian author, and mentor to many women. Brookes book showcases how God can use everyday, ordinary moments for His glory resulting in extra-ordinary, life-changing greatness. May we, as Brooke does, capitalize on every opportunity to share the love of Jesus. Dawn Clayton, general manager of Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, California. A delightful, encouraging, easy read. The pages are filled with inspiration. Diane Hunt, womens event speaker and biblical counselor.
Dick Snavely reveals some of his childhood experiences and personal challenges that prepared him to organize and lead Family Life Ministries for nearly fifty years. These experiences include miracles, exciting answers to prayer along with the good, the bad, and the ugly. The reader will share in Dick's early struggles from spankings in third grade, reckless driving as a teenager, the search for a wife, and getting fired as a pastor. You will also rejoice with him in his glorious victories of a personal encounter with God, working with troubled boys, the conversion of a city gang member and the building of a Christian radio station that became a network of Christian FM stations. The excitement and thrill of victory is evident in the story of Family Life Ministries/Network. Dick has often prayed "Lord I don't know where you are leading me today but help me to hang on." Dick Snavely was raised in a Mennonite family in Lancaster County, PA. He organized Family Life Ministries, New Life Homes-Snell Farm, Twin Tiers Youth For Christ, and Family Life Network. He is a graduate of Bob Jones University Dick was a film evangelist with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Film Association, and pastored a church briefly in West Virginia. In 1957 he moved his family to New York where he organized Family Life Ministries, Inc. He led the organization as President and CEO for 47 years and was succeeded by his son Rick. He is married 55 years to Jacqueline DeVere. They have four children and eleven grandchildren. All four children are active in their church and serving the Lord. Dick is just an ordinary guy. What you see is what you get. He reveals some of the good, bad, and ugly times as he candidly tells of his life experiences in this book.
This book is written for married couples by a Marriage & Family Therapist. Its emphasis is that marriage must be an equal partnership and that this has a Biblical basis found in Genesis before the Fall. Men and women are equal in God s eyes and this equality should be lived out as a partnership in the marriage relationship. It will also help you understand the reasons why husbands and wives pull apart from each other in their marriages. You will be given practical solutions that will develop successful ways to better understand yourself and your partner. You will be introduced to self talk, family of origin issues, your identity in Christ, behaviors and attitudes that can hurt your marriage relationship, and excellent communication skills and techniques.
Saint Paul claimed to be the chief sinner, but the man that Paul Adams once was could rival him—but not anymore. The life of deceit, selfishness, and pain that the author engaged in is now in the rearview mirror. When he reads about the people who will not inherit the kingdom of God, he can see the man he used to be walking toward eternal destruction. While Adams was close to certain death many times, God kept him here so he could become a soldier for His cause. Ever since Adams was saved, he has sought to win souls for the Lord. In this testimony, he asks powerful questions such as: • How can we work on a daily basis for God’s glory? • Where can we find opportunities to be part of God’s work? • What can we do to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit? While Adams is just an ordinary man, his journey of slowly moving toward Christ until being born again holds valuable lessons for everyone. Discover how you, too, can be redeemed and live in God’s love and grace.
An Encouragement for the Heart SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN GOD CALLS YOUR NAME You dream of being used by God but think your life has been too rough, you have been through too much, or done too much for yourself. If you want to find out if God could use you, join with Lorene Kimura to see how he used even the most unsuspecting women. The secret is not in the knowledge you have but being ready every day for the special time for when God calls your name. Describing herself as the "chosen child," Lorene never comprehended the entire meaning of that until much later in life, when God called her and she was ready to listen. Come on a journey, as you discover a fresh approach to a life for God, conquering the attitudes that would hold you back. God doesn't look at your mistakes, lifestyle, or commitments, but by your willingness to say, "Here I am, God. Use me." Jam-packed with storytelling and Bible teaching, One Ordinary Woman, One Extraordinary God will open your eyes to the many ways God can use you where you are, if only you will let him, illustrating the similarities of biblical and contemporary women. God has made us what we are. In Christ Jesus, God made us to do good works, which God planned in advance for us to live our lives doing. "(Ephesians 2:10, NCV)"