New This Month: Links, Quotes, Books & More



“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,
who comforts us in all our affliction
so that we will be able to comfort those
who are in any affliction with the comfort
with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”
~ 2 Corinthians 1:3-4


Recently one of you kindred spirits shared with me this song and the story behind it. I feel I need to share it with all of you with the prayer that it will give you hope as it did me.

“Wash” by Ilonka

“Something Beautiful” by Ilonka





  Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young

JesusCalling“Jesus Calling is a devotional filled with uniquely inspired treasures from heaven for every day of the year. After many years of writing in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to listen to God with pen in hand, writing down whatever she believed He was saying to her. It was awkward at first, but gradually her journaling changed from monologue to dialogue. She knew her writings were not inspired as Scripture is, but journaling helped her grow closer to God. Others were blessed as she shared her writings, until people all over the world were using her messages. They are written from Jesus’ point of view, thus the title Jesus Calling. It is Sarah’s fervent prayer that our Savior may bless readers with His presence and His peace in ever deeper measure.” (Amazon Review)

✎ Jesus Today: Experience Hope Through His Presence by Sarah Young

JesusToday“Jesus Today was written during a very difficult time in Sarah Young’s life. Yet the words of Scripture and Jesus’ own Presence were ever near, bringing her hope and comfort for each new day.

Whether you need a lifeline in your discouragement and hurts or are longing for a close intimate relationship with the Lord, you will delight in this new devotional book – a sequel to #1 bestselling Jesus Calling®. It is written as if Jesus Himself is assuring you that He is in control, that He is good, and that a glorious future awaits all who anchor their hope in Him.

Reaching out with peace-filled reminders of Jesus’ Presence from the Word of God, these devotions will intimately, quietly connect you with Jesus, the One who meets you right where you are.” (Amazon Review)

Lord, Heal My Hurts: A Devotional Study on God’s Care and Deliverance

by Kay Arthur

KayArthur“No Matter How Deep the Wounds, God Can Heal Your Hurts.

Everyone hurts. The pain runs deep, the scars never seem to fade, the memories torment us. As a result, our growth is stunted, our walk crippled, our relationships infected. Will relief never come?

Yes — when you put yourself in the hands of Jehovah-rapha, the God who heals! No matter what you’ve done or what’s been done to you, He wants to be your refuge. He loves you. And He offers healing for your deepest wounds.

Discover how God can turn your sorrow into joy in Lord, Heal My Hurts. Let Kay Arthur guide you through the Scriptures so you can be set free from past hurts by the power of God. This powerful, insightful study will minister to you in deeply restorative ways. And these are truths you will want to share with others.” (Amazon Review)


Hope Harbor

❀ 15 Amazing Promises from God to You 

A gathering of promises by Jennifer Dukes Lee – “Scripture proclaims God’s promises for you, His good plans for you, and His perfect love for you.”

Precious in His Sight: Seeing Me Through Jesus’ Eyes 

“This video series, taught by Theresa Ingram, wife of Chip, helps women understand that they are fully forgiven, deeply loved, and have great worth because of their relationship with Christ. We all spend many hours and days trying to be someone significant, only to realize we often don’t like the person we see in the mirror. Little do we know how precious we are in God’s sight.”

❀ Survivorship: For Survivors of Ritual Abuse, Mind Control, and Torture 

“Survivorship is one of the oldest and most respected organizations supporting survivors of extreme child abuse, including sadistic sexual abuse, ritualistic abuse, mind control, and torture.

Survivorship provides resources, healing, and community for survivors; training and education for professionals who may serve survivors; and support for survivors’ partners and other allies. The organization functions as a lifeline for survivors who may be isolated emotionally or geographically. Through community outreach and training, Survivorship also raises awareness about these difficult issues.”

Nature Retreat

“I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station,
through which God speaks to us every hour,
if we will only tune in.”

~ George Washington Carver

 ➺ 100 Most Beautiful and Breathtaking Places in the World – From Your Amazing Places – “From majestic waterfalls, and lost cities, to mysterious landmarks and natural wonders, here is a collection of pictures which is worth to be looked on.”

 ➺ More Amazing Photography Shots Of Our Beautiful World – 45 Photos – “Our planet is far more impressive than we could imagine. It has the power to build landscapes that amaze us even after seeing them a few times. In this article I have gathered pictures of places in our beautiful world that are simply amazing and must be seen. There are a few man-made places that were too good to be left out.”

 ➺ Crystal Frost Patterns – It always amazes me what unique designs God creates with frost. Here are some shared photos on Pinterest.


❤︎ “If Jesus heals you instantly, praise Him. If you are still waiting for healing, trust Him. Your suffering is your sermon.” ~ Max Lucado

❤︎ “He will heal you my friend. I pray he heals you instantly. He may choose to heal you gradually. But this much is sure: Jesus will heal us all ultimately. Wheelchairs, ointments, treatments, and bandages are confiscated at the gateway to heaven. God’s children will once again be whole.” ~ Max Lucado in Before Amen

❤︎ “Define yourself radically as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is illusion.” ~ Brennan Manning


10 thoughts on “New This Month: Links, Quotes, Books & More

  1. Trudy, this is another wonderful selection of material and such a moving song and testimony to hear! I found my mouth and heart echoing these words:”Let your words wash over me… help me believe” as ones I long for too on this journey toward deeper levels of wholeness and healing. We really do need God’s help in making His word come alive in our hearts and His promises to become pregnant with potential in our spirits.
    I also love ‘Jesus Calling’ and ‘Jesus Today’, which I am currently reading. They are excellent resources to use. Jennifer Dukes Lee writes with great insight and wisdom. I always enjoy her posts. The Max Lucado and Brennan Manning quotes are really encouraging too. Looks like I’ll have to come back another time to appreciate the photography sites and other blog posts you have featured! Thank you for taking the time and trouble to find things to build up hope and encouragement in your readers. It is greatly appreciated. I feel blessed to have an opportunity to know you through your words! xox 🙂


    1. I’m so glad you were encouraged, Joy! I join you on this “journey toward deeper levels of wholeness and healing.” I always love your vivid wording, like needing “His promises to become pregnant with potential in our spirits.” Amen! Yes, I always enjoy Jennifer’s posts, too. Thank you for your kind words. It is my heart’s desire to build hope and encouragement in readers. I feel blessed to know you through your words, too, Joy! God bless you and give you peace and rest in body and spirit! 💗


  2. Hi Trudy! I have the book Jesus Calling, and I always find it so uplifting. And peaceful.

    In this time of healing, I completely appreciated your post. Each quote spoke to me, especially the ones from Max Lucado. I hope putting this together was as much of a joy for you, as it was for me to read. I just ate it up!
    Your images and videos are beautiful too.

    Thank you for lifting my spirits today,



    1. Hi Ceil! I’m so glad your spirits are lifted! Yes, I do enjoy gathering hope-filled resources and praying God will use them to some hurting soul. I used Jesus Calling each morning for two years, and I love it. I may return to it again. I’m loving Jesus Today, too! It’s nota year’s worth but is so good. Praying for further healing for your leg and for healing and peace in your spirit! 💗


    1. Hi Secret Angel! I love it, too. There is something about it that touches deep in our hearts and all the struggles. It shows how much Jesus cares and understands. God bless you! ❤️


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