The MacGregor Legacy - From Scotland to the Carolinas

(Book 1 - For Love or Loyalty) (Book 2 - For Love or Country) (Book 3 - For Love or Liberty)

Path of Freedom, Quilts of Love series

1858 North Carolina - When Quakers Flora Saferight and Bruce Millikan embark on the Underground Railroad, they agree to put their differences aside to save the lives of a pregnant slave couple..

Highland Sanctuary, (Highland series - Book 2)

1477 Scotland - A chieftain heir is hired to restore Briagh Castle and discovers a hidden village of outcasts who have created their own private sanctuary from the world.

Highland Blessings, (Book 1 - Highland series)

1473 Scotland - The story of a highland warrior who kidnaps the daughter of his greatest enemy and clan chief to honor a promise to his dying father.

Awakened Redemption (Inspirational Regency)

1815 England - A story that pierces the heart and captures the Regency era.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

God Gave Me Mercy - Again!

My schedule is so hectic that throughout each day I constantly ask God to remind me to do this or that. (I know I'm only 35 and I hear it gets worse.) Anyway, I hit the back of someone's car a few weeks ago. Convinced that there was no way I could get out of it, I determined in my mind that I would just mail in the fee for my ticket.

You guessed it. I kept forgetting to mail in my fee. What was going on? What was wrong with me? On Friday, I pulled out of the parking lot around five o'clock and realized I had forgotten it again. Monday was my court date. I had run out of days. All weekend I kept praying, "Lord, please don't let me forget to show up at court." Now I was fretting that I would forget to go to court and have the right amount of cash on me.

I didn't forget. On the way, I prayed, "Lord, I know I'm at fault. But if there is any way possible, I pray for mercy and for my ticket to be reduced."

They had over 1200 cases that day. I anticipated a long line. I only waited ten minutes. I had my cash. I was ready to pay my debt. She looked at me and dismissed it. I blinked. She told me I could go and smiled. I blinked again. Finally, I muttered, "Thank you." I walked away feeling shocked.

I walked outside into the fresh sunshine and thanked God for being so good and merciful to me. It wasn't meant for me to remember to mail in my payment. God didn't intend for me to pay. He intended to give me MERCY!

Jennifer Hudson Taylor
www.authorjenniferhudsontaylor.com
F.A.I.T.H. (A blog of 6 authors who are: Following Always and Intently Trusting Him)

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Praise Him in the Storm

Recently, we bought a Casting Crown CD and one of our favorite songs is, "Praise You Through This Storm." Oh, how this song speaks volumes to me.

How many times have you prayed to be delivered from a situation, or for God to help you through it? You pray and pray and pray and it seems like the situation is going on forever, and even getting worse? The harder you pray, the harder it gets. I've been there.

It's taken me some time in my walk with God, but I've learned that there are some obstacles and situations that we are going to have to walk through. There is no going around it, under it, over it, or avoiding it. This is like Paul's thorn in the side and God said, "My grace is sufficient for you." This means... (Read More)

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Discoveries

This weekend I made a few discoveries about myself. As I soared over the earth at so many miles an hour with the blood rushing to my head, I discovered my body doesn't quite have the same reaction as it used to. The second thing I discovered is that I pray sincerely harder while being strapped in to the roller coaster.

We've always enjoyed thrill rides, and so now that we live in Charlotte, we had to buy season passes to Carowinds. The third thing we discovered is our nine-year-old likes all the roller coasters she's tall enough to ride. There was one exception. She's tall enough to ride one coaster, but because it has loops, she wouldn't ride it.

My husband tried to talk me into riding the Boarg Assimilator, but I wouldn't do it. I told him God expects me to use the mind He gave me. I almost passed out riding Top Gun. I rode it several years ago and thought there was nothing to it. What was I thinking back then? The only other thing I can think of is allergies. I have a lot of head conjestion due to allergies right now. That may be why I almost passed out on a ride that I thought was nothing. The reason I say this is because I've flown on planes several times and never had a problem. The one time I got on a plane with a sinus infection, I thought my head was going to explode. The next time I got on a plane (coming back), I didn't feel that way. I was fine. I may be willing to try Top Gun again after my allergies clear up, but I don't know about that Boarg Assimilator. I don't like the idea of flying on my back going backwards.

I wonder what God thinks about us praying on theme park rides? I'm sure I'm not the only one who does this. Do you?

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Friday, April 06, 2007

Review - "Rekindled"


By Tamera Alexander

Description

Ten years ago Kathryn Jennings made a vow. For better or worse. And that promise still holds true, even though her marriage has not turned out as she expected. When her husband fails to return home one stormy winter night, she struggles to keep their ranch, but her efforts are blocked at every turn. After a shocking glimpse into her husband's past, Kathryn uncovers hidden truth. What she wouldn't give to turn back time and be able to love her husband for the man that h was, not for the man she always wanted him to be.

Larson Jennings has spent his entire life running from a broken past, unable to trust, reluctant to try again. One fateful night, his life takes an unexpected twist, and soon he is forced to make a choice. Whatever he chooses, his decision may cost him his life.

This novel is riveting and compelling all the way through. As I was reading it, I was not only reminded of spiritual truths, but nudged by the Holy Spirit to keep certain truths of God's Word alive in my heart. The heroine in this book remained so strong through the ordeal of not knowing what happened to her husband. I kept thinking I would be a mess. And then I felt the Holy Spirit reminding me of Lisa Beamer, and her story in "Let's Roll" after the twin towers fell on September 11th. He is the one who makes us strong. Not us.

It's very clear at the beginning of the book that Larson did survive, but badly scarred from nearly being burned to death, he's hardly recognizable. I love the way this couple actually fall in love all over again, as if they were truly mean to be together no matter what, under completely different circumstances. Kathryn doesn't realize who Larson is until the end. Through reading this novel I felt myself grow as a reader, as a writer, and on a spiritual level.

I would recommend this novel to anyone who loves a great romance, and a wonderful Inspirational read. Surprisingly, this is Tamera Alexander's first novel. That means I'm looking forward to reading many more from her. My husband bought "Rekindled" as a Christmas present and I wished I would have been able to read it sooner. On Thursday, he bought me the sequel, "Revealed." I'll be reviewing it as well. So stay tuned and go buy "Rekindled." You won't be disappointed.