Saturday, May 5, 2018

Yippee! Fruit of the Spirit Fictions 4 Preschoolers, Kids & a Cookie Contest!

Having the head of our churches Children’s Ministries ask me to publish my first Fruit of the Spirit kids book tiled A Father’s Broken Heart: 8-Year-Old Gracie & The Save a Soul Prayer Team, as a picture-book for preschoolers, I prayed. Lead by the Lord, I searched high and low, and found no fictions about this important topic.

Both at our preschool and school, kids sing and learn about The Fruit of the Spirit. However, it wasn’t until today that I realized when I joyfully answered the Spirits leading that He had given me a task I enjoyed which many would be blessed by!

So, with an illustrator now sketching out the full-page picture for chapter one, I’m eager to see what God will do next. I look forward to the preschoolers who'll enjoy this picture book and know those looking for book options will be blessed when this format joins the paperback and Kindle on my author Paula-Rose page. And, while you’re there please check out the story God gave Gracie and me to write!

Here's the info about book 1 in which Gracie discovers God's love and...

Hi ya’ll!
I’m Gracie and this is my story. I live in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley with my mama Bernice, and Miss Millie, the renter who lives with us. I sure wish she were my grandma, she's that sweet! But then, I find out in this here book that she's an honest to goodness angel! Here in Pleasant Hill, we talk a tad different sayin’ things like ya’ll, yes’m, and yes siree. Our words spoken with love warms my heart, ‘cause everyone cares about their neighbor and what's goin' on with one matters to all.

In this first Fruit of the Spirit book, I want to join my mama’s Save a Soul Prayer Team to thank God for all the people who came around us when my firefighter daddy died saving the town from a huge brush fire. Fact is, I’ve a list of wants, like havin’ a sister, helpin’ my sorrowful friend’s daddy figure out where his family has gone and…well...stuff like that. But I heard tell God can do what I can’t.

I find out how true that is when I fall into a sinkhole and Jesus meets me there. With a smile in my heart, I’m eager to do what He asks. My faith adventure takes me from the school playground to the hospital and home. And the Lord is with me, mine, and my new sister every step of the way.

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Your Prayers are Needed!

Tomorrow I call Antique Archaeology to get in touch with Dolly Parton about the Gracie books. With one Gracie book published, and the blurb for Book 2, “Billy-Bob's Christmas Cookie” (Fruit of the Spirit - Joy), and Book 3, “Patty-Cakes Prayer Squares” (Fruit of the Spirit - Peace), written, it's time to take a BIG step of faith and make the phone call God laid on my heart months ago, which will hopefully lead to a nice chat with Dolly Parton.

For those who love to watch Antique Archaeology like I do, you know that they go out of their way at times. When I watched the episode where Dolly Parton hired them to find things for Dollywood and they all became friends, I didn’t know about Dolly's nonprofit Imagination Library. However, when God spoke to my about her, I discovered her nonprofit gifts books to kids five years and younger worldwide. Since the Gracie books are for older kids, please join me in praying she’ll see them as a blessing for those who live in her neck of the woods for these books are about people like them.

For info on Paula-Rose and the 8-Year-Old Gracie & The Save a Soul Prayer Team books visit her Amazon author page.
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Saturday, April 28, 2018

When Your Heart Points to God

For several weeks, due to a fall, my left pinky pointed to God. When people kept bumping into and hurting my digit, I thought about all those precious people whose hearts point to God. Beginning with the Apostles and each who followed and believed in Messiah in the Bible and to today there has seldom been a time when people of faith weren't treated differently. Jesus knew all about being singled out, for from His conception to His death on the cross, He was set apart. Our Saviors last words, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing," (Luke 23:34), shows us a heart that points to God.

Considering all Christ suffered to set me and all who call upon His name free from the bondage of this world and the joy of seeing Him in heaven, my little finger 'owie' is like the ones children experience. However, when your heart points to God the bigger 'owie' we experience is the same one our Lord did daily. When things get difficult for us we might think, Why me? But the things we fear happened to Jesus... He was homeless throughout his ministry. Yet he spoke words of love, life and forgiveness. From His first words to His last, and until the end of this age we'll remember what He said because His words showed us God. Not God is the abstract, but a God of flesh and blood who loved us enough to redeem us with the blood of His son. Since Jesus took upon the sin of the world, and God cannot look upon sin, Jesus - the pure and spotless sacrifice - died alone. He was forsaken so we could become worthy of all God wishes to gift us.

This is what it means to take up our cross and follow Him. We take up our cross by choosing to not look at what was or worry about what we’ll be. We trust that God is sovereign. Aware that when we yield all we could end up homeless. What a ministry that would be if Jesus chose that for... "Ah, but..." Whatever you were going to say, I hope today you will choose joy, for we have so much to be joyful for when each of our hearts point to God.

Till we meet again, may God guide your way and His Word give you His peace which transcends our situations or finger 'owie's'.

For info on Paula-Rose and the 8-Year-Old Gracie & The Save a Soul Prayer Team books visit her Amazon author page.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

A Bright Idea Let's do it 4 the Kids!

Way back when I was a kid, things were different! Since I'm a second generation American, I remember stories of how my grandparents, great uncles, aunts, and other members of their families came to America. Each one was sponsored by an American citizen. Only then could they be allowed in. To make sure they would be able to make a living, each learned English, attended citizenship classes, and became a citizen. They were proud to be part of this country and eager to bless America. My grandpa Louis and my great uncles Nate and Newman joined the Army when World War 1 began.

After my grandpa Louis retired, he loved to watch the horse races in Tecate, Mexico on Friday's. He was always home in time for our family dinner. However, there was one Friday night when we didn't eat because Grandpa didn't some home. Finally, at eight o'clock we got a phone call asking for my dad. When he got on the line we discovered the call was from a United States of America Boarder Guard. Grandpa had left home without his citizenship papers and they couldn't let him in! My dad got his father’s papers, drove to the boarder and once the guard verified that Louis Eisen was an American citizen let him in!

I'm 71 yet I have never forgotten how my grandfather was detained at the boarder because we were a country of laws. Though very young, I felt safer knowing that would happen to all who didn't belong here. During those days of 'duck and cover' feeling safe meant being able to do kid things without worrying. 

Our kids and all who live here legally need to feel safe. I have seen articles about people who have been here for many years being deported. Though each had time to become a citizen they, for whatever reason, chose not to. With MS-13 and terrorist pouring into our country, we must again act as all sovereign nations do by enforcing our laws. By doing what is necessary we will once again be The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.

For info on Paula-Rose and the 8-Year-Old Gracie & The Save a Soul Prayer Team books visit her Amazon author page.
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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Why Sunday Matters Most

As the wife of a Lutheran Pastor and Messianic field missionary with Chosen People Ministries, a writer of faith stories and more importantly a believer in Messiah Yeshua, I thought it good to share these thoughts now because it seems 21 century families are not attending weekly worship as they did before.

Growing up in Synagogue or as some called it a Congregation, we Jews worshiped on Saturday because for us the new day begins at sundown. Throughout my childhood, my parents carpooled with others of our faith to get us kids to Shabbat school, which is the equivalent of Sunday school. My parents were seldom at worship, which was a common thing as far as I knew. Since my parents did not attend there were no family chats about the sermon or Bible study that preceded it. I did not think that odd until our girls, my husband and I gave our lives to Jesus within nine months.

Becoming aware that God loved and cared enough about each of us to offer His only son as the only acceptable ransom for our sins knit us together. Worshiping together as well as studying the same book of the Bible knit our hearts together in such tight bonds of love, commitment and service to God that we were changed from what we had been to what God had created us to become so we could draw others to Him.

Looking back, in light of today's trend, I see a red flag which I'll call 'Lack of Family Unity' that I believe can be changed when all family members worship together, study the same book of the Bible and talk about what they learned and how that applies to their life and the lives of others.

However, in this and most industrialized societies today, people are so busy chasing after whatever to get wherever without realizing that when we put God and His Word first, He gifts us peace, patience, joy and an awareness of what matters most. That dear friends is why Sunday Matters Most. For it is after we spend time with the Lord and our dear faith family that God's Word dwells in our hearts in a fresh new way encouraging us to look not at what we don't have or want, but at what we do have that we can thank Him for and share with others.

Paula-Rose wrote 8-Year-Old Gracie & The Save a Soul Prayer Team: A Father's Broken Heart, which is available on Amazon

Thursday, April 19, 2018

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5-Stars! “I fell in love with prayer warrior Gracie. An old soul who would become a world changer for sure! Discovering that Miss Millie or as Gracie calls her M&M is an angel was reminiscent of the Touched by an Angel TV show which I love. 

The story reminded me of the movie The War Room. I like how the author wove the story of the janitor into the book. I look forward to reading more of Gracie's adventures.”

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5-Stars! “An inspirational and thought-provoking Children's story about 8-year-old Gracie who wants to join her mother’s prayer group. Once she’s in, Gracie's spiritual journey begins when she discovers their renter, who she wishes was her grandma is an honest-to-goodness angel. She learns Scripture, falls into a sinkhole and Jesus meets her there. While in the hospital, Gracie befriends a girl in foster care, and… I really enjoyed this story and I think it will benefit people of all ages. I would highly recommend it.”