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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Equipped by Ruth L. Snyder


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Ephesians 6 Devotionals to Empower and Make You Victorious in Everyday Struggles
Religious: Christian Spiritual Warfare
Publisher: Creativity Publishing

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Is spiritual warfare real? Are you aware of how you’re being attacked? Equipped takes a detailed look at God, at our enemy, and at our response.

Everyday struggles happen, but you can be victorious.

In Africa, people believe in spirit beings. Witch doctors cast spells. People dance barefoot over red-hot coals without being burned. Spiritual warfare is obvious.

In other cultures, the spiritual battle is not so evident. Still, it is very real. Homes are divided by discord and divorce. Parents are overly busy. Children are lured into drugs and sex-trafficking. Churches are complacent and powerless. Is there hope?

Jesus said, "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full" (John 10:10 NIV). What's stopping you from living life to the full? Read Equipped. Become aware. Put on your spiritual armour as described in Ephesians six. Stand firm. Pray.




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 Excerpt



“We can’t meet under the great tree anymore!”

“Why?”

“Because, the gods are angry and they struck the tree with lightening.”

I first learned about spiritual warfare while growing up in southern Africa where my parents served as missionaries. In Africa, people believe in spirit beings. In Africa, the battle is obvious. One congregation my father served held their services under a huge tree near Shashe, Botswana. Lightning struck that tree and fear invaded. I witnessed my parents praying and calling on believers to continue to meet under that tree as a witness to unbelievers. Church services continued in the shade of the tree. No one died. No one became ill. The congregation grew.

In North America and other first world countries, the battle is not so obvious, but it is still very real.  In some ways it is more insidious and dangerous, because it is hidden. Here we battle against conforming to the norms of a society that scoffs at God and the Bible. In our personal lives, we are lulled into just drifting along in our spiritual life instead of guarding our hearts and minds and standing firm in God’s truth. Our homes are too often divided by divorce, our churches powerless in complacency.

In the greatest story ever told, the plot is good versus evil. We live in a world where people often focus only on the physical—what we can touch or taste. But there is another dimension that is very real, the spiritual dimension. God is real, and so is Satan. We are in a spiritual battle, whether we acknowledge it or not. Denying gravity exists doesn’t nullify the effects of gravity. So too, denying spiritual conflict doesn’t make it disappear. The only choice we have is whether we follow God into battle or not. In John 10:10 Jesus says, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

God has provided information on spiritual warfare in his Word, the Bible. We don’t have to enter the battle groping around like blind men. God provides weapons, fights the battle for us, and even lets us know how it is all going to end. We can read the last chapter of the story about life on this earth and know without a doubt that God wins (Revelation 20, 21). That doesn’t mean we should sit back and do nothing. The number of casualties in this war—people who reject God and face eternity without Him—can be reduced if you and I obey God.

In Matthew 17 we read about a father who brought his son to Jesus’ disciples because the son had seizures and often fell into fire or water. The disciples were unable to help. We are told in verse 18 that “Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed at that moment.” Jesus goes on to tell the disciples that they were not able to help the boy because of their lack of faith.

I present these devotionals to you as a fellow pilgrim. Every day is a new battle. I try to start each day with Bible reading and prayer. However, I still fail. Often, I need to repent, confess my sin, then get up and put my armour on before I carry on. I’m thankful that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ (Romans 8:35, 37-39)!

Perhaps our world is in the condition it is in because WE lack faith and fail to obey. What if everyone who says they believe in Jesus were to read and study the Bible? What if we all chose to live in obedience to what the Bible says? What if we trusted God to work in us and through us to do the impossible? What if we put on the spiritual armour God has provided and stood against the Devil and his hosts? What if we prayed under the guidance of the Holy Spirit?

Satan knows the end of the story too. When Jesus Christ died and rose again, he defeated Satan. Satan knows he cannot win the war, but he is working at winning skirmishes. The Evil One is out to destroy families, to break up marriages, and to lead people into addictions that destroy them.

You will find there is a lot of material to absorb. I encourage you to take your time reading and studying the material. Whether you read a devotional a day, or a devotional every week, take it at your own pace. Before you read, stop and ask the Holy Spirit to help you understand what He wants to say to you. Then read with your Bible in hand, looking up and reading Scripture as you go. Each chapter has an example of how God can help you be victorious in everyday struggles. Each one ends with a question for reflection. If you like to journal, reflect and write about what you are learning. Perhaps you are an artistic person and prefer to paint or draw a picture, in response. This study is between you and God, so respond in a way that is meaningful to you. (If you’d like to share your responses, ask questions, or join me in prayer, you’re invited to my closed Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/EquippedForVictory/; Use #EquippedForVictory on social media to connect with others. Sign up for Ruth’s email newsletter at: https://equipped.lpages.co/newsletter-sign-up/)

In this devotional, I use Ephesians 6:10-20 as a framework, many other supporting Scriptures included to add to our understanding, along with examples from my everyday life. The first few devotionals focus attention on our great God, our foundation when participating in spiritual warfare. Then we learn about our enemy. Next, we think about our responses and our armor. The last section deals with prayer. In the Appendix section you will find additional information and resources for further help and study.

The choice is ours. We can continue on in complacency, pretending there is no battle. Or, we can put on the armour God provides and be victorious. I pray that this book will present a clear, balanced overview of spiritual warfare that will inform, equip, and motivate us all as Prince and Princess Warriors of the King of Kings.

Let’s encourage and support each other as we continue to learn to be effective warriors. You can join the Equipped: Ephesians 6 Devotionals Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/EquippedForVictory/ to share what you are learning, ask for prayer, or participate in discussion. Sign up for Ruth’s email newsletter at: https://equipped.lpages.co/newsletter-sign-up/. Our hashtag on social media is #EquippedForVictory.

Your Sister Warrior,

Ruth L. Snyder



About the Author

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Ruth L. Snyder was privileged to spend the first 10 years of her life in southern Africa where her parents served as missionaries. From there her family moved to Canada, settling in Three Hills, Alberta. Ruth enjoyed her years as a "staff kid" at Prairie and is grateful for the biblical grounding she received there. She now resides close to Glendon (the pyrogy capital of Alberta, Canada) with her husband and five young children. Ruth enjoys writing articles, devotionals, short stories, and Christian fiction. She is a member of The Word Guild and The Christian PEN. Ruth currently serves as the President of InScribe Christian Writers' Fellowship.

Ruth's children have taught her many things about living with special needs. She is a strong advocate and spent several years serving on the local public school board.

Ruth loves her job teaching Music for Young Children. She is fascinated by children's imaginations and enjoys helping young children learn the basics of music through play.

In her spare time, Ruth enjoys reading, crafts, volunteering in her local community, photography, and travel. Several years ago, Ruth and her family traveled through 28 States in 30 days!


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The Timeless Christmas The Twelve Days of Christmas #10 by Renee Matthews


The
Timeless Christmas
The
Twelve Days of Christmas #10
by
Renee Matthews
Genre:
M/M Fantasy Romance
Print
Length: 46 pages
Publisher:
eXtasy Books





Publication
Date: December 20, 2019 

Prince
Menion had never wanted for anything in his life minus Jacob Riker.
Jacob and his twin brother Lucas arrived at the Kingdom of
Miraennon every fall and always left before spring arrived. They
would bring with them tales of magical worlds and brought wonder to
his boring life. Then last year, Jacob Riker arrived alone and they
grew closer than Menion should have allowed. Menion was expected to
be married and be the next Lord of Miraennon by Christmas. None of
those plans involved Jacob Riker.


Being
a time traveler, Jacob Riker had never expected to be so stuck on one
moment. After the months together, that had been Jacob's own personal
Christmas miracle, Menion Astaulind standing in the snow breaking his
heart and proclaimed love for another.

Now,
Jacob stands ready to jump through the portal one last time to win
over the only man he ever loved before Christmas comes again.










Renee
is often in her own little world. There is nothing that she loves
more than writing down all the stories that make up her world. She
can often be found curled up in front of her laptop with a cup of
tea.






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The Relevance Series by Sarah Addison-Fox


Irrelevant 
The Relevance Series Book 1 
by Sarah Addison-Fox 
Genre: YA Dystopian Romance 

Publisher: Double Edged Sword Publishing 
Publication Date: June 28, 2019


☢☣ For fans who loved Divergent comes an action-packed love story celebrating Autism and Neurodivergence that you won't want to put down. ☢☣

Mallory's been hiding who she is for 18 years...

But now her terrible secret has been exposed.

Branded Irrelevant, Mallory is cut off from everything she knows. 

Irrelevants are criminals, banished to live in the old city. But in the wasteland between the new city and the old, she stumbles on Cristan.

He's bitter, paranoid, and possibly crazy...

He may also be right about everything.

To survive, Mallory must figure out who to trust, and embrace the behaviour she's been taught to deny. 

The answers may lie in a place even the most rebellious Irrelevants won't go. 

--- 

"An addictive adventure story with a Jekyll and Hyde flavour." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"A riveting YA dystopian romance that hits all the familiar beats in fresh ways, and does a great job with neurodiversity." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"The author's diverse characters in this well-written story are all perfectly developed. I was thoroughly entertained on all levels of this fast-paced novel. Irrelevant, leaves you wanting more at the end with a cliffhanger that reminded me of Terry Brooks. I'm hooked. Brava!" ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 





Irreverent 
The Relevance Series Book 2 
Publication Date: June 28, 2019


Embracing the past means accepting what they made you...

For the first time in her life, Mallory doesn't have to hide her Irrelevance.

With the help of the rebel Irrelevants and Cristan, she's embracing everything she's been taught to deny.

But when an attack goes horribly wrong and Cristan is captured, Mallory will be forced to do what she never thought possible to survive...

Cristan has no choice but to get involved in a war he doesn't want. Without his help, the
rebels stand no chance of defeating the corrupt government.

To save his brother, to keep Mallory safe, he'll do whatever it takes...even if it means becoming the very thing he hates the most...

For fans of The Hunger Games, The Gender Game and Divergent comes an action-packed love story celebrating Autism and Neuro Divergence that you won't want to put down.

Pick up a copy and fall in love with Mallory and Cristan today. 





Irradiate 
The Relevance Series Book 3
Publication Date: July 25, 2019


Face what you fear the most....

Discovering colour after a lifetime of grey has opened Mallory's eyes to the beauty of Irrelevance.

But when she learns who Cristan is and what's he capable of, she'll be forced to question everything she feels for him...

When Cristan found rebel Irrelevants in the wastelands, he finally had the proof he needed to take down the government who think they own him.

But the rebels have secrets of their own.

Unsure of who he can trust, and with time running out, Cristan will be forced to choose between saving his brother's life or Mallory's...

No matter what he chooses, he'll have to return to the new city and go back to the place that haunts his nightmares...

Sacrifice will be inevitable in the explosive conclusion to the Relevance Trilogy.

For fans of The Hunger Games, The Gender Game and Divergent comes an action-packed love story celebrating Autism and Neuro Divergence that you won't want to put down.

Pick up a copy and fall in love with Mallory and Cristan today. 





Sarah Addison-Fox is a misfit from New Zealand who writes action-packed YA fantasy with a smattering of punch-ups, mega amounts of romance and a dash of family values.

She has an astonishing amount of nail polish, has all her creative writing credentials shoved in a drawer somewhere, and has a husband who, after 28 years, can still make her blush. 





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A Very Vegan Christmas Cookbook by Rebecca Henry


A Very Vegan Christmas: Mrs. Claus' Kitchen
by Rebecca Henry 
Genre: Holiday Cookbook
Publication Date: November 8, 2019


Christmas has always been an important holiday in my home. It is a time for gathering in the kitchen to bake with family and friends. This book contains traditional, holiday recipes prepared from nondairy and cruelty free ingredients. 

With 46 recipes to choose from, you will have a classic selection of recipes to inspire your little Christmas elves or sugar plum fairies to gobble up their plates! Being a mom of two, and so no stranger to hosting Christmas parties for little ones, I understand the importance of presentation. If the food is fun and engaging, children and adults alike, will want to try vegan options. The recipes come with creative decorating ideas, party suggestions and enchanting holiday recipe names, to get your cute little Mrs. Claus helpers, eager to bake with you in the kitchen. 



Best Selling Amazon Author of Hybrid: Adapt or Die. Her debut novel was The Lady Raven: A Dark Cinderella Tale, which was published in 2017. The Lady Raven, is for those who have an infinity for fairy tales retold with a link to witches, magic and the macabre. Rebecca's second novel, Louisiana Latte, a chick lit comedy was released February 28th 2019. Louisiana Latte, is a feel good comedy that focuses on the bonds of sisters, and how audacious life can be when you have a diva for one! Rebecca's third novel Hybrid: Adapt or Die, is a sci-fi, horror, romance novel. It takes the reader on a wild ride of government conspiracy theories, ancient aliens but also touches your heart with a tender love story. Hybrid was released August 1st 2019. Her fourth novel Conjure Lake, a ya, dark fantasy, horror novel will be released in 2020. The entire first chapter is included at the end of Hybrid first edition copies. You can find all of Rebecca's books on Amazon. 

Rebecca Henry is a world traveler living abroad in England. Besides being an author, Rebecca is also a podcast talk host on the show The Latte Talk. The podcast was inspired by her latest novel, Louisiana Latte and her diva sister Deb. She is a serious vegan, gardener, crafter, wife and mom who practices yoga. She loves to laugh, her drug of choice and loves all things witchy with a hint of the macabre. Her favorite holiday is Halloween and her favorite movie of all time is Practical Magic. 





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Sleepless Nights by Tobias Wade


Sleepless Nights 
168 Horror, Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense Short Stories 
by Tobias Wade 

Publisher: Haunted House Publishing LLC
Publication Date: February 1, 2019


The news said 33 miners were trapped when the mine collapsed. 

And why wouldn’t they? 33 people were pulled out of the ground. 
The men were buried 700 meters below the surface. There was no way in or out. 
But the miners who were rescued all said the same thing: 
They said there were only 32 miners during the cave in. That they counted and they counted—every day—every few hours to make sure everyone was taken care of. 
Then one day they count again, and there were 33. A stranger was in their midst. 
Something escaped from the earth during that rescue that never should have seen the light of day. 

Demons, monsters, psychopaths, undead, mad-experiments, and terrifying paranormal encounters. 

The last confession from a serial killer will take your breath away. 
Why should you be afraid to leave an audio-recorder on overnight?

What could go wrong if you meet the Devil on Tinder?

Why does your reflection smile more than you do?

The Grim Reaper's scythe isn't to harvest you. He's there to protect you from what's waiting on the other side. 

Early readers are saying: 
"As a huge horror nut I love being freaked out of my mind, being taken for a dark spin, and then being left with goosebumps dotted on my skin."
★★★★★ Review 
"From the first story to the last, this book was enjoyable in that spine-tingling kind of way. It’s been a very long time since I’ve read anything that has wormed its way into my brain and had me thinking about it hours or days later." 
★★★★★ Review 
"I swear there isn't a clunker on here. You'd think even a solid compilation would have one or two lame ducks, but every last story in here is thrilling and terrifying and fantastic." 
★★★★★ Review 

Fast, exciting, satisfying stories, filled with compelling mysteries and shocking twists. 

Mega-collection with 168 chilling stories, over 700 pages include Amazon-Bestselling Collections 51, 52, and 53 Sleepless Nights, as well as 12 bonus tales from Brutal Bedtime Stories. 

Easy to fit in a story during the day, or to keep you awake all night long. 
Grab a copy now. 



Former neuroscience researcher, born again horror writer. During my studies, it struck me as odd that I could learn so much about why humans behave without understanding the intricacies of human nature. It occurred to me that I learned more about the depths of human experience from reading Dostoyevsky than I ever had from my text books, and I was inspired to write. 

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If You’re Reading This… by Alex Tveit


If You’re Reading This…
Alex Tveit
Publication date: December 8th 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

The last thing that sixteen-year-old Petter expects while sitting on an airplane is an email from his father. Especially since his dad died of cancer five weeks earlier.

As if that emotional rollercoaster wasn’t enough, Petter’s mother thinks it’s a good idea to move them across the world from Norway to her childhood home outside of Boston.

Using emails sent from beyond the grave, Petter’s father tries to remain a source of guidance and life lessons for his son. Hidden among these teachings are also clues leading Petter out on an adventure. The last one that he would ever have with his father.

Then Petter meets Max. She joins him on his quest and becomes a bright spark of color in a world that moments before seemed very grey.

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EXCERPT:

“This old thing is yours?”

“Yeah. Ol’ Bets and I have been together for a good couple of years now. Why, something wrong with her?”

“No, of course not. Just didn’t think it was your type, that’s all.”

“Ahh, so I have a type already, huh?” she looked him up and down as they got into the truck.

“Well, no, I…” he stuttered.

“Relax Norseman, I’m just messing with you. But really, what type of car did you picture me with?”

“I don’t really know. Not a beat-up old truck. Maybe a Prius or something?”

“Did you hear that, Bets? Old and beat up! Don’t you worry, I have your back.” She affectionately stroked the dashboard. “I guess a Prius isn’t the worst image I could be matched with. But I love my ol’ Bets to bits.” She smiled looking over at Petter as he got into the passenger seat.

“Hmm, now what would you be?” she asked.

“I can’t drive, so no real option yet.”

“Can’t drive? What do you mean?”

“The age limit is eighteen in Norway, so I haven’t really driven yet. I only had a small Vespa.”

She burst out in laughter.

Petter wilted a bit a bit at the laughter. Though as he was looking at her, he realized her laughter wasn’t her being mean.

“What’s so funny?” he asked, still curious.

“Well, I just had this image of you, long legs and all, cramming yourself onto this tiny little bug of a moped. Funny, that’s all,” she kept on laughing as the truck grudgingly picked up speed on the ramp leading onto the highway.

Petter had always felt like he was horrible at giving great first impressions. He had always admired the people who were virtual comedians, offering a plethora of jokes. He would have loved to have been known as the funny guy. But his jokes always came to him hours later when he was preparing for bed, and even then, they were never the rolling on the floor kind of funny.

“Maybe a Corolla,” he said after a few quiet moments.

“What?” she asked.

“My car type. A Corolla, or maybe a Volvo, safety and all. I don’t think I’m cool enough for a muscle car, nor flashy enough for a sports car. Always feel like those cars are more suited to a Biff than a Petter.”

“McFly?! Hello? Hello? Anybody home? McFly?!” Max suddenly exclaimed in a theatrical voice.

“What the hell was that?” Petter burst out, unable to stifle his laughter.

“Don’t tell me you don’t know the movie Back to the Future? Because it’s one thing to mock ol’ Bets, which is understandable since she has to be given time to grow on you. But if you don’t know the magic that is Marty McFly, you and me are gonna have a problem.”

Petter couldn’t stop laughing, especially since the trilogy was one of his dad’s favorites, and one that they had seen together a billion times.

He tried to put on his deepest machine sounding voice. “My name is Lord Vader. I am an Extraterrestrial from the planet Vulcan,” his laughter broke through at the end, making it a squeaking finish.

She laughed. “Ahh, there is still hope for this young Padawan.”

So maybe he wasn’t a comedian, but at least he had managed to survive the dreaded first impression. Max was definitely someone he wanted to get to know more, and he had to remember to thank his mom for finding her as a tutor.

“So, you’re headed into your last year of high school?” he asked, looking over at her, just as the sleeve of her navy denim spring jacket fell down a couple of inches, revealing a scarred wrist. He tried to look away fast enough. But as she glanced down at the exposed wrist, he knew she had caught him staring, though she didn’t try to cover it.

“Yeah. One year until I’m free,” she responded. The laughter in her voice had disappeared in a split second.

He wanted to ask about the scar but felt like a mountain was in front of the subject. What if it was self inflicted? What if she didn’t want to talk about it, and then she would cancel the tutoring. He didn’t want to mess up, which led him to not saying anything at all. The next few minutes that passed seemed like hours to Petter. The entire time he was trying to come up with something to say. His mind raced between the scar and topics for small.

“Petter?” She said his name, but jumbled and awkwardly. He knew that his name was difficult to say for English speakers, given the lack of rolling r’s in the language. She tried again, speeding it up, slowing it down. He noticed that he liked that she was playing around with the pronunciation, so he didn’t interrupt until she went quiet.

“I don’t mind if you call me Peter. Five people have already given up and called me that, so maybe I should just change it while I’m here, to make it easier.”

“That’s rubbish. You don’t change your name or who you are just because other people have a difficult time with it. Now, say it again, and again, and again, until I have it right.”

It wasn’t a very stimulating conversation, but the rest of the ride was spent throwing his name back and forth and having her grrrrr like a tiger to learn to roll the r in his name. She actually got it pretty damn close to being right, just as the GPS on her phone called out, “You have arrived at your destination.”



Author Bio:

Alex Tveit grew up just outside of Oslo, Norway. He currently lives in Toronto, Canada and has authored several children's books, as well as other works of fiction and non-fiction.

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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Queens of Wings and Storms



Queens
of Wings & Storms
A
Limited Edition Fantasy & Urban Fantasy Collection
Print
Length: 1022 Pages
Publication
Date: November 20, 2019
with
stories by
Angela
Sanders, Tina Glasneck, Claire Davon,
Adrienne
Blake, Kyndra Hatch, D. C. Gomez, Jenn D. Young,
Kat
Parrish, AJ Gala , Susannah Shannon, Angela Kulig

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Jenn
D. Young
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Parrish
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Gala
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Shannon
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Kulig






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