New This Month: Links, Quotes, Books & More



Great Grandson Ultrasound 5 monthsI just have to share this with you. 🙂 Recently our grand-daughter sent me an ultrasound photo of our great-grandson. At 5 months, his facial features are so distinct. Even the four chambers of his heart and other organs can be seen. It’s always so amazing how God plants and grows that little seed of life from conception to birth. How He creates each child so uniquely and with a special purpose in life, no matter what situation surrounds that little life.

“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Thank You for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in Your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.”

Psalm 139:13-16




ABCs of Jesus’ Love

I have added this page!
It started out as a post, and I decided to turn it into a page
to help us remember how vast Jesus’ love is.
Thanks to all who offered descriptive words and verses to add to the list.
Please feel free to let me know of other adjectives you think of
that describe Jesus’ love, along with a Bible verse that proves it.
Let’s see how many we can build up!

After I wrote the post, some of you expressed interest in a print-out:
ABCs of Jesus’ Love



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. 🙂

Holley LifeGrowth Guide

This month I’d like to introduce you to a new book coming out on March 1. You may have read You’re Already Amazing where Holley Gerth dares us to embrace who we really are and to become all God created us to be. Now she has created a companion to build on that foundation in an interactive study guide. A guide that helps us to apply heart-freeing truths to every aspect of our lives. Don’t miss You’re Already Amazing LifeGrowth Guide by Holley Gerth. It is designed to be experienced with the You’re Already Amazing LifeGrowth DVD and to be used in whatever way fits you: a group study, an online study, one-on-one, or an individual study.

There are six sessions:

1. Who God Created Us to Be
2. What’s True No Matter How We Feel
3. Our Amazing Journey with Jesus
4. God’s Plan for Our Relationships
5. God’s Purpose for Our Lives
6. How We Can Thrive for a Lifetime

you're already amazing


Hope Harbor

Links That Inspire Hope and Healing 

ABCs of Jesus’ Love – A print-out of descriptive words using the letters of the alphabet and Bible verses to show the many ways Jesus loves us.

Top Verses – This is an awesome search tool to discover and explore all the most popular verses in the Bible. I looked up “Hope” and found 202 verses. I searched for “Jesus” and found 1,356 verses. What better hope, healing, and freedom can we find than in God’s Truth and faithful promises, right? 🙂

 Hope After Abortion – “It’s normal to grieve a pregnancy loss, including the loss of a child by abortion. It can form a hole in one’s heart, a hole so deep that sometimes it seems nothing can fill the emptiness. You are not alone…” Project Rachel Ministry gives help and support for those seeking healing and reconciliation after abortion.

Nature Retreat

“We must not cease to wonder at the great marvels of our God.”
~ Spurgeon

More of God’s Amazing Creatures

Common Whitetail Skimmer Dragonfly
I haven’t been able to identify this dragonfly. Anyone know?
bee moth
Bee Moth

Gary Jones Wildlife Photography – Amazing, unique wildlife photos

 Steven Round Wildlife Photography – Stunning photos of wildlife 

 Birder’s Journey – Photos, insight, and inspiration about birding



New quotes for this month are about “truth.”

❤︎ “You never find yourself until you face the truth.” ~ Pearl Bailey

❤︎ “Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” ~ Brene Brown

❤︎ “In darkness God’s truth shines most clear.” ~ Corrie Ten Boom


Linking up with: 

Holley – Coffee For Your Heart 

Jennifer – Tell His Story 

Kelly – Cheerleaders of Faith

Barbie – Weekend Whispers

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