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When trouble roars into quiet Arborville, Alexa and Anna-Grace find themselves the target for discord and exposed secrets. Can they continue to seek the God of all grace amidst the fog of confusion?
Alexa Zimmerman wonders if the Old Order Mennonite community in Arborville, Kansas will ever fully accept her. Her family roots here aren’t what anyone thought when she first arrived, but she is hopeful that her culinary and hospitality skills will win the skeptics over. The bed-and-breakfast she’s operating needs to succeed so Alexa agrees to allow Briley Forrester, the hotshot reporter from Chicago, to stay as a long-term boarder not knowing his real motives for being amongst the Plain folk.
But when Alexa agrees to host her cousin Anna-Grace Braun, the presence of extended family brings out Alexa’s insecurities and sets Briley on the trail to uncovering a web of hidden truths.
Plans for a secure future and the sweetness of young romance hang in the balance when Alexa and Anna-Grace have to face that their secrets are interconnected, binding the two in ways they could not have imagined. They must trust in a loving, heavenly Father and His plan for their futures.
Turn your fleeting minutes into defining moments.
What can you do in 30 minutes? Have lunch? Watch television? Check Facebook?
How about change your life? Why do some people achieve far more than others? We all get the same 24 hours in a day, yet a special few seem to have superhuman abilities when it comes to accomplishing great things in life. Tommy Barnett, a proven master at “getting things done,” says the key to maximizing your productivity is to make use of small, manageable moments in your day—just 30 minutes at a time.
Jonathan Merritt of Religion News Service talks with Randy Alcorn, author of hand in Hand about one of the mostly hotly debated topics in the Christian church: God’s sovereignty vs. meaningful human choice. In a Q&A article, Merritt asks why Alcorn believes the traditional approach to the debate isn’t working, what he’s saying that’s new, and whether he agrees with John Piper that God is responsible for fatalilty-inducing natural disasters. Click here to see the answers to those questions and more.
The Women of Christmas is much more than a pretty hardcover gift book with gold embossed lettering. It’s also a Bible study filled with substance and heart, designed to encourage you in Christ. Since it does not require a lot of homework, it is the perfect study to prepare you for the season to come. Use it for individual study or in a group. Liz Curtis Higgs offers a FREE GUIDE full of helpful tips and ideas.
RELATED VIDEO: Liz Curtis Higgs and Ann Voskamp share Christmas memories, recipes, and teachings at “the Farm.” (Filmed in 2013).
How Will God Make Himself Known to You?
How do we have a relationship with a God we can’t see? There must be more to the Christian life than silence, and more to God than a vacant stare.
Divine Applause weaves together biblical insights and personal stories that illustrate the surprising ways God connects with us. Let Jeff Anderson show you how to use your spiritual senses to experience God.
- Sense God’s personal attention in unmistakable ways.
- Cultivate a constant awareness of God’s presence.
- Enjoy the reward of secrets between you and God.
- Take risks to break out of a status-quo life and connect more directly with God.
- Discover the intensity of God’s interest in you.
You don’t have to settle for a distant walk with God. He wants you to know that He notices—and that He delights in you.
Kanae Vujicic on the First Time She Saw Nick and Feeling “The Spark.”
“There was definitely a spark and a strong attraction from the first moments I locked eyes with Nick… Nick tells everyone that when he was speaking that day back in 2010, he looked out into the crowd, locked eyes with me, and had to force himself to look away.”
Kanae had experienced relationships based on superficial attraction, but she longed to find a mate with strong character and faith—a man who would be a godly husband and father. When Nick and Kanae met in the most amazing way, they realized that God—the ultimate Matchmaker– had used even their discouraging and painful experiences to prepare them for each other…for the love of their life.
Nick Vujicic shares about dating Kanae and how they each felt from his book Love Without Limits.
“Despite my optimism about other parts of life, I decided that love in this world had limits after all. I’d become convinced that no woman would want to marry such an obviously imperfect man as me….”
Later, when Nick realized that God had a purpose for him, his life took on new meaning. But after a long-term relationship ended in heartache, would he ever find someone to marry? In this excerpt from their new book, Love Without Limits, Nick shares how insecurities can make or break a relationship.
One of the most perplexing theological questions—Is it possible to reconcile God’s sovereignty with human choice?—is also one of the most personal. Bestselling author and theologian Randy Alcorn brings life-changing insight to the great debate between God’s power versus human choice in his new book, hand in Hand.
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It Doesn’t Take a Perfect Person to Find a Perfect Love
Even though he was born without arms or legs, Nick Vujicic created a “ridiculously good life.” But after dating disappointments and a failed relationship, he reached his mid-twenties worried that he would never find a woman to love him and share his life.
Then Nick met Kanae and everything changed. But even with undeniable chemistry, they would have to navigate twists and turns worthy of a romantic comedy before becoming “one” in marriage.
In Love Without Limits Nick and Kanae tell how they improbably found each other, fell in love, and then fought to overcome skepticism from others about their relationship. Filled with practical insights that will benefit any couple, this inspiring book describes a godly courtship and the early years of the Vujicics’ marriage and parenting journey.
Click here to download chapter one of Love Without Limits.