Fields Of Joy
God’s Word leaves a legacy of joy as we live by it, build upon it, and let it transform our minds and shape our hearts.
From bestselling author and creator of GraceLaced, with 58 pieces of art, comes a book combining Scripture and affirmations to inspire you to rejoice in all things.
We were made for joy.
And yet, true and lasting happiness is sometimes harder to hold on to than it seems. With one thought, one word, it can slip out of our grasp.
In a world of countless counterfeits, if you struggle to cultivate and experience true joy, Ruth Chou Simons offers these short meditations alongside her beautiful hand-painted artwork to encourage you to preach truth to your own heart. As you memorize Scripture and find encouragement in Ruth’s words, you’ll be transformed as you learn to “rejoice in the Lord always.”
“These powerful reminders of God’s faithfulness will drive you to further dependence on His Word and a greater cultivation of lasting joy.” -Ruth Chou Simons
SKU (ISBN): 9780736972178
Binding: Cloth Text
Published: April 2020
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Mothers And Daughters Of The Bible Speak$26.99Add to cart
God always keeps His promises, but not always in the way we expect….
“Have faith” is a phrase we hear all the time. But what does it actually look like to live it out? In The Mothers and Daughters of the Bible Speak, Shannon Bream examines the lives of biblical women to see how God’s plans can turn our worlds upside down. She tells the story of Jochebed, a mother who took enormous risks to protect her son, Moses, from Pharaoh. Could Jochebed have imagined that God’s actual design for her son involved flight into exile and danger? And yet this was all part of the master plan to deliver Israel from slavery. Another biblical mother, Rebekah, made terrible choices in an attempt to ensure her son’s place in history. And a daughter, Michal, struggled to keep her faithless father, Saul, from sin, while battling pride in herself.
Through these stories, Shannon explains the intimate connection between faith and family–and how God’s unexpected agenda can redefine the way we think about family. Not all of these mothers and daughters in the Bible were paragons of virtue. Like us, they were human beings who faltered and struggled to do their best. While some heard God’s voice, others chose their own paths. Through the lens of their imperfections, we can see how God used their stories to bring about His divine plans. He’s still doing the same work in our lives today.
The Mothers and Daughters of the Bible Speak shows that faith is more often a twisting road than a straight line. Yet, as the stories of biblical families attest, at the end of these journeys lies greater peace and joy than we could ever imagine.
Authentic Faith : What If Life Isnt Meant To Be Perfect But We Are Meant To$16.99Add to cart
“This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.”–John the Apostle Isn’t it startling how God reveals himself most profoundly in places we least expect to encounter him? He is intent on showing himself Lord in all our circumstances–in the highs and the lows alike. The faith he calls us to is far more than a glowing positivism that shields us from life’s struggles. It is one that guides us into a deepening intimacy with the God who sustains us in the broad sweep of life. Best-selling author Gary Thomas helps us sharpen our spiritual vision and fortify our commitment by examining ten disciplines God uses to forge a fire-tested faith. A biblical view of these disciplines can safeguard us from disillusionment when-not if-difficulties surface in our lives. How we respond will determine the depth and vitality of our walk with God. Sharing scriptural insights, the wisdom of Christians through the centuries, and cogent personal observations, Thomas explores the disciplines of: * Selflessness * Waiting * Suffering * Persecution * Social Mercy * Forgiveness * Mourning * Contentment * Sacrifice * Hope and Fear Drawing liberally from his storehouse of colorful and engaging stories, Thomas brings his topics to life. Find out how a message scrawled on a baseball made a big-league difference to a discouraged young pitcher. Learn how a nineteen-year-old Catholic acolyte, marked by the tragedies of war, grew up to usher in the collapse of Communism in Poland. Read the touching account of feud, reconciliation, and friendship between two of America’s founding fathers. As Gary Thomas reminds us, Jesus said that in this world we will have trouble. Paul exhorted believers to mourn with those who mourn. James wrote that God chooses the poor of this world to be rich in faith. Clearly, faith is about something other than a smooth ride through this fallen world. Rather, authentic faith is shaped, tempered, and purified in the flames of struggle. In a culture sated with blessings and comfort, Authentic Faith reveals the rich benefits that derive from embracing the harder truths of Scripture. This eye-opening look at what it means to be a true disciple of Jesus will encourage you, bolster your faith, and help you rise above shallow attachments to fix your heart on things of eternal worth.
And The Two Became One Journal$14.00Add to cart
HARDCOVER, COPTIC BOUND JOURNAL: Allows book to lay completely open when flat for ease of use
192-LINED PAGES: Journal measures 6.5 x 8.5 x 0.75-inches
BECOME ONE: White with gold foil print; reads “And the two shall become one”
INCLUDES 8 ALTERNATING PHRASES: Each page has a different message about marriage, relationships and love
Wonder Switch : The Difference Between Limiting Your Life And Living Your D$25.99Add to cart
Reclaim your wonder, reshape your life.
We are all born with the wonder switch in the “on” position, but somewhere along the way, our wonder was crushed. When wonder dies, we begin believing the messages telling us to grow up and get in line. In other words, we were made for wonder, but it’s been educated right out of our souls.
Yet reclaiming your wonder–and with it, your life–is within your reach. In The Wonder Switch, join professional illusionist Harris III in a journey to bring you back to magic–not the stuff of sleight of hand that he performs across world stages, but real magic: love, hope, joy, belonging, meaning, and purpose.
Cynicism is the force that actively shuts down all of these things. But wonder is the key that unlocks your permission to believe again. The secret to a vibrant life is found in reawakening your childlike wonder, helping you to stop misusing your imagination to worry, and get back to dreaming, innovating, and creating the life you were actually meant to live.
In this book, you’ll discover:
*The surprising science behind the stories we tell ourselves and how they shape our lives
*How to identify what’s crushing your wonder
*Practices for getting curious and dreaming again
*How to create better internal drama that energizes rather than drains us
*The tools you need to redesign your life
*Why worry is a misuse of your imagination, and how to kick the habit
The beginning of everything you want, Harris writes, is on the other side of this switch.