Whoever loves his brother lives in the light, and there is nothing in him to make him stumble.1 John 2:10
Our siblings share our childhood memories and grown up dreams. As Susan Merrell has said, “they are there with us from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk.”
So let us make the most of this unique relationship and seek to provide light and protection to our siblings. May we encourage each other in a world so filled with discouragement.~ Pastor Bob Barnett
Boomerangs to Arrowsby Sharon N. Elliott
A must read written by my mentor and friend, Sharon Elliott.
In the face of high unemployment rates, rising costs of living, economic recession, and the present generation’s general malaise, many parents feel obligated to offer prolonged housing and financial assistance to young adult offspring. But as time passes, how can these boomerang children be transformed into arrows loosed from the parental quiver? Based upon an in–depth study of Psalm 127, Boomerangs to Arrows empowers parents to prepare themselves and their adult children for the time when those kids must be launched into independent, grown-up lives.
Encouragement Changes Everything: Bless and Be Blessedby John C. Maxwell
Lives are changed-from the simple to the dramatic-through the miracle of encouragement. Encouragement is an essential nutrient of growing a positive attitude and improving life, and providing that encouragement benefits both the giver and the receiver(s). The world’s foremost leadership expert, John Maxwell, offers practical advice on how to effectively provide the kind of encouragement that transforms individuals, families, churches, and work teams into happier, healthier, more affirming networks. Encouragement Changes Everything focuses on the importance of valuing and growing relationships. This is the perfect gift for people to share and enjoy in either personal or professional contexts.
You’ll Get Through Thisby Max Lucado
In You’ll Get Through This, pastor and New York Times best-selling author, Max Lucado offers sweet assurance. “Deliverance is to the Bible what jazz music is to Mardi Gras: bold, brassy, and everywhere.” Max reminds readers God doesn’t promise that getting through trials will be quick or painless. It wasn’t for Joseph–tossed in a pit by his brothers, sold into slavery, wrongfully imprisoned, forgotten and dismissed–but his Old Testament story is in the Bible for this reason: to teach us to trust God to trump evil.
With the compassion of a pastor, the heart of a storyteller, and the joy of one who has seen what God can do, Max explores the story of Joseph and the truth of Genesis 50:20. What Satan intends for evil, God redeems for good.