New This Month: Links, Quotes, Books & More

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“He heals the brokenhearted
And binds up their wounds
[healing their pain and comforting their sorrow].”
Psalm 147:3 AMP

“When Life Gets Broken”
by Sandi Patty (with Heather Payne)

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ABCs of Jesus’ Love

I have added an E Word:

Everlasting Love
“Long ago the Lord said to Israel:
I have loved you, My people, with an everlasting love.
With unfailing love I have drawn you to Myself.”
Jeremiah 31:3 NLT

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Books

I am not always able to keep up with the abundance of books that promote hope, healing, and freedom, so I haven’t always read every one I post here and on the Books Page. Though many are on my long wish list. 🙂 I find many of them because I read about them on someone’s blog post. If you ever know of a book that is not listed and that supports this website’s mission, please let me know. 🙂

seeking solaceThis month I’d like to recommend a book by an online friend:

Seeking Solace: Discovering grace in life’s hard places by Joy Lenton

“Seeking Solace speaks soul to soul with the intimate, confessional style of a memoir. Joy Lenton offers us a glimpse into her world with the aching immediacy and transparency of a poet. She shares her painful past and challenging circumstances to reveal how she has learned how to seek solace and find peace, and how you can do so too.

Her journey leads to discerning and discovering grace in life’s hard places. It’s a peek behind the scenes look at ‘Love, Life, Loss and Faith’ which leads to deeper understanding of how interlinked they can be. Here you have an open invitation to step into her shoes, picture yourself within these pages and see how they reveal hope for this life and beyond.” (Amazon Review)

You can find Joy at Words of Joy or at Poetry Joy. She writes about her journey of life and faith with the goal of helping others toward greater freedom in knowing who they are in Christ. And to reveal, as she shares words of joy and encouragement, how beauty can spring forth from brokenness and hope shines bright even in dark circumstances.

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Links That Inspire Hope and Healing 

Vision 61 Ministries  – Hope, Freedom, and Recovery of those who have been held captive by hurts, habits, addictions, self-destructive behaviors, etc.

“My Child” – “Father’s Love Letter”  (video) written out by Lynn Simpson with supporting Bible verses.

31 Days Healing From Abuse – Carly writes 31 blog posts in 31 days to share some of her experiences and the lessons she has learned. This is “primarily a story of who God is and his power to heal. The focus will be very much on that and on the healing process, not on the abuse itself. There will be no graphic details of abuse, in fact there will be very few details at all, only as much as is necessary to present a clear picture of the darkness so that you can see the impact of the light.” (Taken from the 1st blog post)

 

Nature Retreat

“The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.”
~ Rabindranath Tagore

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Dina’s City Wildlife Adventures – Beautiful photos of birds and nature

 Outdoor Photography – Stunning photos of birds, wildlife, wildflowers, and landscapes by Scott Simons. This is also a great place to learn more about photography. 

 Wildlife Photography Journals – Amazing wildlife poses by Rich Steel

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Quotes

❤︎ “There is far-reaching fruit that blossoms from the seeds of pain.” ~ Tiffany Parry 

❤︎ “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

❤︎ “Circumstances may appear to wreck our lives and God’s plans, but God is not helpless among the ruins.” ~ Eric Liddell

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