Thursday, July 09, 2015

Book Giveaway & Deep Roots






It's Wednesday, but I'm posting a day late. I've been working hard on a new book and just didn't get my blog done. I know you'll forgive me, because that's the kind of people you are.

My thoughts today are about change. Once again, it's come knocking at my door. And, again, I don't like it. I never have liked change, and as I've gotten older it's become more difficult to "go with the flow".  

Like death and taxes, change is a certainty in life. No matter how tightly we hang onto the familiar it will eventually slip out of our grip. And whether we want to let go or not, we need to find a way to release our personal plans and accept a new direction.

For me, this is a big one. It' not going to be easy. I've already shed more tears than I have too spare. And though our tears are a way of releasing emotions it's time for me to let go and move on.

One thing I know is that I do not carry this heartache alone. God knows what I know and far more. He will sustain as he always has. And even now is telling me to rest in him, not to worry. He's got this.

My roots are deep. I am like a tree planted and tended by God.

It is a comfort to know he will never leave me nor forsake me. He will always be my friend, my comforter, my redeemer. Because of him I have no reason to fear. And he will wipe away every tear.

How do you feel abougt change? Love it? Hate it? How do you deal with it?

I'll be giving away a book, one of my favorites - The Journey of Eleven Moons. All you have to do for a chance to win a FREE copy is leave a comment.


 


A successful walrus hunt means Anna and her beloved Kinauquak will soon be joined in marriage. But before they can seal their promise to one another a tsunami wipes their village from the rugged shore - everyone except Anna and her little sister, Iya, who are left alone to face the Alaskan wilderness

A stranger a Civil War veteran with golden hair and blue eyes, wanders the untamed Aleutian Islands. He offers help but can Anna trust him or his God?
And if she doesn't, how will she and Iya survive?


We have a winner from last week's book giveaway. Congratulations to Jayne! Donna Robinson will be contacting you.

Grace and peace to you from God,

Bonnie

7 comments:

  1. I've never been wild about change, but at the moment I'm rolling with it and trying to trust in God's greater plan. Trust is definitely an issue He's been putting in front of me lately. I'll be praying for you, Bonnie! The book looks lovely. :)

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  2. A successful walrus hunt! This sounds like an interesting story :)
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    interesting post & thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. Sounds a great story as usual.. Well done and God Bless you.
    I don't like change either. Having turned seventy, that was a horrible change and nothing I could do about it, yet inside I don't feel so old. I like to tease and tickle hubby Ray and watch soppy movies. Don't ride pillion on the Harley anymore or run the block everyday like I once could. But dreams are still alive and in them I am still Sister working in the Emergency Dept so that will never die. Eternity with no illness age or worries is just around the corner and that is one change I look forward to. Love sent. xxx

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  4. Sounds like a great story. I am use to change moved a lot as a child and young adult.

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  5. What a beautiful cover. Would love to win.

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  6. Change in my life has been a good thing. From a very poor childhood to joining the Army, getting married and moving to California, raising children on the Colorado River, moving to beautiful Oregon in a lovely two-story house, the prettiest house I've ever lived in. Even the changes coming from aging are welcome - reminding me that "though the outside is fading away, my inside is growing more and more toward the light of Jesus Christ my Lord". I look forward to the biggest change of all, my heavenly home with a new body that doesn't hurt, no more pain or tears. Can't wait.

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  7. My goodness. You all left such lovely comments and I skimmed right past this post.

    I do have an excuse. My back went out - very bad. And I spent several weeks in bed or indoors and on pain medication.

    But I apologize.

    And one of you wins a book. I'm drawing ... the winner is ... Bonnie Traher! Bonnie, can you send your mailing address to me at bonnie.leon52@gmail.com? I'll get a book mailed too you right away.

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