Tuesday, March 24, 2015

It Is Written!

Oftentimes, when life gets rough, I need God's Word to keep me going. I know the best place to turn to is the Bible but I am clueless where to look.
Remember bloggy pally Sandra Kovacs Stein, author of Sincerely Wrong: An Improbable Journey? She has blessed me with an invaluable resource. Her new book It Is Written! helps point me to passages I don't know when I need them most.

In her preface to "It Is Written!", Sandra writes, "When I first discovered that my Bible was alive with promises and that it contained a roadmap, so to speak, of the path to follow and pitfalls to avoid if I wanted to experience the very best God had for me, I did something I never thought I would ever do to a book, I wrote in it. I underlined verses, put hearts and asterisks beside promises, and added little TPs (tried and proven) next to the ones I saw manifest in my life."

"My memory, however, does not always serve me well - especially when challenging circumstances test my faith. To help me through these difficult times, I started copying Scriptures into a little tabbed notebook, grouping them according to my various concerns. Now, when fear or depression threaten to overwhelm me, I can't think straight, or my mind goes suddenly blank, the tabbed sections make it easy to find what God's Word has to say about an issue, and I am reminded of what is truth and what isn't."

"This book is an expanded version of my little notebook. I encourage you to personalize it by filling the blank sheets and verses and categories of your own. May it bless and encourage you, and help you live a life of victory in Jesus, instead of as a victim of your circumstances."

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Note: This is not a review, just a shout-out for a gift Sandra has blessed me with.

Thanks, Sandra!

Cookies I made this week.


betty said...

Cute cookies :)

What a great book! I love the idea of blank pages in it to personalize the book with added verses one might find comforting! I write mine on index cards, have stacks of them all around, LOL :) This could be a great way to organize them :)

Thanks for sharing the information about it!


Great-Granny Grandma said...

Thanks so much for the shout out. I'm so glad you were blessed by the book.
P.S. Those cookies are absolutely adorable.

Brenda said...

Sounds like a really helpful book. I look for Scriptures on topics and then write them on notes and put in my daughter's lunch. I'm here from the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

Maria said...

The cookies are so adorable! BEAUTIFULLY decorated!

Katherines Corner said...

what a wonderful book. You are a sweet friend to help to share her work. Love those cookies xo

Hena Tayeb said...

that sounds lovely.
pretty cookies.

Unknown said...

Hi there! Visiting from Sunday Features. Your cookies are so beautiful! I love all the details.

Rhonda Gales said...

Well you've created another master piece. They are so adorable. Too cute to eat. I always look forward to seeing your creations. Thanks or sharing on Sunday's Best linkup.

mail4rosey said...

So nice to have that resource! I have been finding that if I just keep reading and learning, the scriptures come back at me later when I do need them. That makes me glad to know them. :)

I have so much more to learn!

Love your bunnies. Those are great. :)

Lou Lou Girls said...

This looks amazing! You are so talented. Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

An Apel a Day said...

Those cookies are so cute! I love them.

Naomi said...

These cookies are beautiful! You are so talented!

Unknown said...

God's promises are money in the bank! Truth to anchor to in any storm. The plumb line to measure what life throws at us. Happy to read that you are treasuring these nuggets of gold.