Wednesday, March 23, 2011

~Good reading with your morning coffee or cup of tea~

Cindy Sproles and Eddie Jones have recently published a new devotional book. They are the founders of www.christiandevotions.us. I have written several devotionals for their online site, which covers a number of categories from “Home” to “Finances”. You can receive a devotional in your inbox daily by subscribing.

But…their new release offers a perspective for men and women of all ages—from boomer women to those who love them. Just thought that I would pass this along.

EnJOY your day,

Marilyn
www.marilynnutter.com


He Said, She Said: A Devotional Guide to Cultivating a Life of Passion
By Eddie Jones and Cindy Sproles

Do you sense something vital missing from you relationship with your spouse, children and God? Try He Said, She Said: A Devotional Guide to Cultivating a Life of Passion. This compilation of 54 devotions includes scripture verses, space for journaling, individual prayers and words of wisdom from two of today's funniest and insightful Christian authors. This heart-warming collection of stories will inspire you to reach for the true source of joy: a life lived for and through God. These deeply personal devotions offer biblical insights and spiritual truths from the perspective of one man and one woman. These devotions touch the heart, tickle the funny bone and bring you to your knees in worship.

The concept of He Said, She Said devotions introduces the readers to looking at one scripture, from two perspectives—his and hers. The beauty in this unique type of devotion come when a man reads the perspective of a woman suddenly grasping a new outlook on the scripture; likewise the same for a woman to read the thoughts and views from a man’s perspective. The reader can then mesh the two together for a deeper and more intimate learning experience.

Eddie Jones and Cindy Sproles have captured the essence of scripture through the heart of a man and a woman, addressing the passions of loving your spouse, your children and ultimately loving the Father deeper than ever before.

He Said, She Said: A Devotional Guide to Cultivating a Life of Passion is available on Amazon Kindle now!

http://www.amazon.com/Said-She-Devotional-Cultivating-ebook/product-reviews/B004EEOGZS/ref=dp_db_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

Friday, March 4, 2011

Lessons from Tea

We had a group of friends in for dinner last Sunday evening. We always have non-stop conversation which is something I totally enjoy, because we have only known these couples since we moved here two years ago. I am amazed at how God put us all together.

Since three of the people were drinking iced tea, we began to talk about varieties of tea and some of the tea my husband brought back with him from China. One of those teas was a flower tea, sometimes called a performance tea, a blooming tea or a show tea. It is a small bundle of dried tea leaves and flowers bound together with a cotton thread. So, we demonstrated it for our friends. Like kids in a candy store, they watched and waited to see what would happen next. When steeped in hot water, the bundle expanded and unfurled and a blooming flower emerged. It is a site to behold and just beautiful!

I often think of hidden potential when I see that flower emerge. No one knew the flower was hidden, but the process was just what was needed for the flower to blossom. In particular, I think about my grandchildren. Each of them has a different personality and I can see how, even at a young age, they have different interests. It will be exciting to see the flowers that emerge as they grow up.

Any thoughts as to how, we as grandmothers can be a part of that process?

Still emerging with you,
Marilyn
www.marilynnutter.com