Have you ever wondered how you could possibly be one of God’s masterpieces? All creation bears the distinctive mark of the Creator. The truth is God has provided each of us with intelligent design and human creativity. In the same way that every aspect of our lives has been touched by the artisans—writers, poets, musicians, performers, and artists—all creation bears the distinctive mark of the Master Creator. You and I are His most glorious masterpieces.

If you have ever felt the soft touch of the Spirit or squirmed under the agony of the Master’s hammer and chisel, then you are His work in progress. To better understand how God uses the tools of the artisan to mold and shape us into His image, come on a journey through an artist’s perspective and discover the magnificent work our Creator performs in each of us.

“Delightful, uplifting, and encouraging. Filled with insights, truths, and wisdom. Busy schedules can fit in one reflection each day, but some people might want to read more! As an artist and writer, Brenda Hendricks reflects the Creator and His creativity in this book.” — Amazon review.
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“The reading is simple, the characters are very different, and Coach Lombardi’s challenge will guide us one day at a time.” — Sara White, wife of the late Reggie White

“This book is a blessing to comfort when it’s fourth and one, or you’ve just fumbled in your own life.” — Kevin Harlan, CBS TNT WestwoodOne Sports

“Judy DuCharme has taken the quotes of Lombardi and the spirit of some of the greatest Packers’ players of all time and skillfully woven them into a series of inspirational messages for us all.” — Wayne Larrivee, game-day radio voice of the Packers

Walk with Judy DuCharme and Packer greats down the road of adventure, honor, and faith. Maybe you’ve attended the games, listened to them on the radio, or watched them on TV. Maybe you’re reading about the Packers for the first time. Either way, these stories will challenge and encourage you to strive for greatness. Judy connects each player, each glorious victory, and each devastating loss to eternal truths and principles for purposeful living.
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“The Cheesehead Devotional is a great adventure for those who may not pick up a Bible for guidance.” — Sara White, wife of the late Reggie White

Sometimes humorous and sometimes serious, Judy DuCharme shows us that walking with God is as fun as watching a Packer game. By combining the love of football with insights from the Bible, readers will find this NFL devotional fun, inspirational, and even life-changing.

“I have always believed the Packers were religion in these parts. The Cheesehead Devotional brings that spiritual message to life.” — Wayne Larrivee, American sportscaster and current play-by-play announcer for the Green Bay Packers

“I am certain you will love this little book. Judy has captured the true heart of a Christian Packer fan!”— Rev, Arni Jacobson

“A witty, uplifting and truthful approach that all Packer fans will appreciate. It’s definitely a must read for all Cheeseheads.”— Joy Lang, owner of Jerry’s Flowers
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Take a major life transition, infuse it with every imaginable emotion, sprinkle it with 1,001 must-be-made-now decisions, and what do you have? A wedding. Through Scripture, prayers, and the personal stories of women who’ve been there, Ribbons, Lace, and Moments of Grace encourages and uplifts the mother of the bride and those involved in this sacred event.

You’re walking alongside your daughter as she dreams, plans, and organizes. You laugh and you cry. A lot. As you wade through the chaos, are you tempted to huddle in a corner with a box of chocolates? This unique season doesn’t have to bring on food binges and panic attacks. With the Lord’s guidance, it can be an opportunity to walk with God in a fresh way.

With insight and humor, Thomas reveals how God’s peace and love can flow through you to your husband, your daughter, your future son-in-law, and others involved in this beautiful and sacred event.
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2017 Selah Awards Nominee

Do you long for a deep connection with God? One that goes beyond the surface and deep into His heart? Do you yearn for a purpose that transcends the fading glory of this world and touches the eternal things of His Kingdom? Life in His Hands offers eternal purpose to those seeking a deeper relationship with God.

Life in His Hands is a call to seek the heart of God through the pages of His living word. Discover the abundant life of faith that unleashes the full power of God’s sovereign love and power in your life. Enjoy the amazing, life-giving nature of Scripture, which elevates the voice of God above all others and brings peace to the soul.

These devotional readings are a testament to the unstoppable power of God’s word to change a person’s heart, mind, and actions. They are an authentic voice of truth and love that offers strength to those struggling to gain victory over sin and the challenges to their faith. Be awakened through the power of a living, active God. Find out how to live with purpose and passion through prayer and surrender.
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Pews and potlucks. Sermons and Sunday school. Is church relevant in the 21st century?

Church seems to be all about obeying a set of rules — rules you can’t necessarily find in the Bible, but rules the church folks expect you to obey. God, on the other hand, often has a different set of rules — ones sprinkled with His love.

If you’re struggling with the real meaning of going to church and following Christ, then Grits, Gumbo, and Going to Church is for you. Martin Wiles has been in the pew or the pulpit his whole life. He has experienced the best and the worst in the church. He knows it can be a place of pain or a place of blessing.

Grits, Gumbo, and Going to Church can help you see church from God’s perspective, as His home and yours. Church can be as comfortable as the porch swing on your grandmother’s front porch and as satisfying as her homemade apple pie. Are you ready to come home to the church Christ called us to be?
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Feel like a hamster on an exercise wheel when it comes to spiritual matters? Working hard, praying hard, but going nowhere? Have you done everything right—recognized God’s ownership, appreciated His gifts, and used His resources to serve others—only to find yourself asking, “Why me, God?”

Grace & Grits & God offers personal insights and practical tips for dealing with life’s challenges, loses, and setbacks. As a pastor, Martin Wiles knows about tough times. He’s seen it in the faces of his parishioners—and his own. Find God’s spiritual truths in your daily challenges. Turn loses and setbacks into step-ups. Dish out blessings to others from your scraps. Show grit, love with grace, and trust God through the hard times and at all times.

“Wiles devotions meet you where you are and take you into the presence of God” — Lori Hatcher, Editor of Reach Out

“Wiles’ approach to godly living in the financial realm is both refreshing and convicting. If you’re having doubts about trusting God when your bank account is running on empty, then read this book. God is worthy of our trust.” — Amazon review
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REGENER8 is an 8-week devotional, but it’s so much more than that. It’s a foundation builder – a blueprint for life.

It’s relevant and controversial. It’s in your face.

REGENER8 takes the training wheels off your spiritual sprint and rips down the speed limit signs. This fast-paced book will challenge you in every area of your life. While this book is packed with life-changing truth, we opted for no preservatives and no sugar-coating. Just 100% of your daily allowance of in-your-face Gospel truth.

The only requirement is that you leave your preconceived notions about God and Jesus at the door, and commit to a journey of change based on God’s spiritual truths. Are you up for the challenge of REGENER8? Are you tough enough to handle 8 weeks, 8 lessons, and 8 truths? Are you tired of playing life? If so, let’s REGENER8 your life.
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ILLUMIN8 deals with hard questions about life, lust, drugs, and drinking. Packed with life-changing truths, ILLUMIN8 helps you develop habits that will allow you to break free from the death-spiral of addiction, violence, and depression. ILLUMIN8 rips down the curtain of hypocrisy and sheds light in the dark places where we hide. Don’t wander into darkness. ILLUMIN8!

“Rob Cook has a gift, he is able to break down what many would see as complex issues of our Christian walk and make them seem simple and straight forward. The best part is, he’s right. It isn’t God who over complicates these issues, its us, sinful, fallen men. We try to make and do things our way and it never works out how we would like. We try to make our own path rather than following God’s path for our lives and that makes all of the difference.” — Amazon review

“This book is needed today for a generation that is searching for the truth and answers to life’s tough questions. We need more tools to get to the heart of the problem in today’s society and this devotion does exactly that! Great writing will move an individual to make hard lasting decisions; look no further this book does that!” — Amazon review
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The fingers of a quilter stitch portraits of love with every pull of the thread. From the lines of the pattern to the clip of the final string, a quilter stitches moments in time. Woven through the intricate quilt blocks, stories of family, history, and hope for the future turn scraps of material into memorable tributes. In those hours of creation the quilter ponders life, legacy, and love. As the quilt folds across the lap of a quilter, reflection, prayer, and quiet moments resonate.

A Patchwork of Promises: 30 Devotions for Quilters pieces together, block by block, a thought to ponder and a verse to consider.

Gayle Ottemiller threads the needle of Christ and pierces the material of your life, allowing you to intertwine a deeper love of God into the quilts you create. Inside each devotion is a prayer or a patterned thought as well as a suggestion to help you make your stitches useful for the Kingdom. A Patchwork of Promises:30 Devotions for Quilters will draw you nearer to God as you quilt and tie the threaded knot tight to the hem of His garment.

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Golden Scroll Award, Best Nonfiction Book of the Year

Illumination Book Awards Gold Medal Winner

When a water vessel is filled with dirt and stones, it cannot be used to quench a thirst. But, when this vessel is emptied, there is an opportunity to fill it until it overflows with fresh, cool, life-giving water. Water that quenches. Refreshes. Soothes.

Our souls are the same: filled with fear, doubt, and disappointment. Running over with unanswered prayers and lingering questions. When we empty the mess of our lives in the presence of God, we’re offered an invitation to come. An invitation that allows us to come empty – so that we can be filled until we overflow.
Come Empty – Pour Out Life’s Hurts and Receive God’s Healing Love guides you through fifty days of experiencing the fullness of God’s love and His ability to overcome life’s hurts. Each day, you will receive assurance of God’s presence in your difficult situations. Each devotion gives new vision and perspective when you’re hindered by emotional blind spots, and leads you to experience God’s peace and wholeness. When His invitation is accepted.
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Winner of the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award

You want to connect with God, but in the craziness of life, you just can’t make it happen. You want practical, biblical answers to situations you face every day, but you don’t have hours to pore over Scripture. You need a resource that answers the questions you’re afraid to ask out loud.

Each of these daily devotions begins with a “Facetime question” — something you’d ask God if you could see Him face to face — and ends with a biblical answer wrapped in a modern day parable. Like a spiritual power bar, Hungry for God … Starving for Time is packed with enough scriptural nutrition to get you through the day.

Wherever you, you can snatch five minutes of quiet reflection, Hungry for God … Starving for Time is the perfect 5-minute devotional resource for the busy you.
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Crumpled paper towels. Embers in a wood stove. A crowded bird feeder. Can God speak to us through such commonplace objects? Can we catch a glimpse of Him in the midst of our routine activities?

Double Vision: Seeing God in Everyday Life Through Devotions and Poetry contains thirty devotions, each paired with a poem on the same subject—a double eye-opener. Viewing the same spiritual truth two ways will help you see daily life from an eternal perspective. Pasch’s simple yet thought-provoking analogies will prompt you to take a second look at the most ordinary experience and see God’s hand at work.

“I thoroughly enjoyed Double Vision. It’s a book to keep nearby to reread and meditate on its thoughts and observations. It brings a feeling of peace and comfort knowing that God is everywhere and we can see His work in our everyday lives. I am very fortunate to know Fran personally. She is a dear friend.” — Amazon review

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Dare to Laugh – Devotions for Those Full of YearsWhen the joints creak and the eyes begin to squint, Dare to Laugh. When your children are grown . . . really grown, like, with children of their own and those children have children, too Dare to Laugh. In the midst of loss and pain, when your heart feels as though it will rupture from the sadness, Dare to Laugh. When your life’s experiences become well-refined wisdom, Dare to Laugh.

Challenge yourself to chuckle at the everyday problems around you. Laughter is healing power and the sweet, heartfelt devotions found in this book prove the ache in one’s heart may remain, but when the tears are given to God, joy comes—even in darkness. All the light of laughter to return to your life.

Lean back. Relax. Dig into the life lessons and then. . .dare to laugh.

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