I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love.Hosea 11:4
Anytime God restrains us it is not because He doesn’t love us, but because He does. Is not a hug a moment of restraint designed to communicate love?~ Pastor Bob Barnett
Experiencing the Father’s Embraceby Jack Frost
Are you beaten down and feeling totally isolated,alone, rejected or unworthy? Throughout life we all receive either blessings or cursings from parents or authority figures that forever live in our memory. These experiences tend to define how we look at ourselves and walk through life; looking up with hope or down with despair. What most of us don’t know or fully embrace is that our heavenly Father loves us so much more than any human can or will and He deeply desires to heal our brokenness and replace our thoughts of rejection with His thoughts of perfection. In this book, Experiencing the Fathers Embrace: Finding Acceptance in the Arms of the Loving God, Jack Frost shares how God revealed a depth of His love that completely changed the way Jack functioned in both his family and in his ministry. This hard-nosed commercial fishing boat captain became a warm, tender-hearted father and husband. He and Trisha founded Shiloh Place Ministries with a vision to see the world experience the Father’s healing love through the hearts of its leaders.
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.
Tattoos on the Heartby Gregory Boyle
Tattoos on the Heart reminds us that no life is less valuable than another.