Friday, April 21, 2017

Book Sale and signing


Come if you can!

Number 36 best seller! :)


Thank you to all who made the last four days exciting! All the likes and shares and support were amazing! 63 people downloaded the free eBook. That makes this author so happy!
At the last of the event, Satilla Secrets was listed as #36 in the 100 best sellers for Christian Historical Fiction free eBooks.
I guess that means I can count it as a 'best seller' now, Ha!
After you read the book, if you have time and want to, please leave a review on my Amazon page.
God bless you and have a great day



Monday, April 17, 2017

FREE eBook 3 more days!

Celebrating a year having Satilla Secrets in publication. From April 17-20, you can get the eBook FREE!! Don't miss this chance to get this eBook FREE!!

Satilla Secrets



Many secrets were kept during the years as our ancestors settled this land. Satilla Secrets tells of one kept by the Smith family as they settled in the southeast area of Georgia. Read how they
survive in the untamed land of outlaws and Indian attacks and help bring a longed-for town into a reality. Included in the back of the book is a timeline of that period of Pierce County history.




Friday, March 31, 2017

Making Our Words Sweeter


MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE  # 2 -
1 Corinthians 2:5  "That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God."

I have read this verse during the month and then read the verses around it. I haven’t focused on any one thought or received a touching devotion. Until today. And now two thoughts are bouncing around in my head.

# 1 - I am a no-nonsense person when it comes to talking to someone, especially on the phone.  I say what I want to say and the conversation is over! That is my tendency, anyway. I keep trying to change that and learn to use ‘small talk and pleasantries’ to …I guess to extend the conversation and get to know people better. Many times I fall short.

# 2 - I remember when preachers used to preach ‘hell fire and brimstone’ sermons, at least on Sunday mornings. They told people of their great sin and a Saviour who could forgive that sin. I also remember, almost to the moment, when the sermons changed to be more teaching than preaching.  I miss the hard preaching. I not only learned from it, but felt God leading me more. We also saw lots of people walking the aisles at church and getting saved, then living for God!

I wonder if Paul was being like that, preaching hard, expounding their sin, then decided he needed to use a sweeter tone to his approach. They say a little sweetness added to your words go along way. Just wondering here, for as I said, God didn’t give me a devotion from it this time.

So, back to the verse of the month. As we trust God to lead us in what to say to people, we can have the faith that the words that are used are not from our own wisdom, but the power of God will bless them to bring about His will.






 Belinda Jo





Monday, February 27, 2017

Memory Verse Challenge

This month I had a challenge to memorize and meditate on a Bible verse. My husband and I both learned it.

It is Psalm 27:1 "The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?"

To me, this is a special verse, because God is the light that leads me to my salvation through Him. He then leads me each day and gives me strength to take one step at a time throughout my life until I meet Him. With that guidance and assurance there is nothing I should fear!

Here it is with a photo I put it on.
The body of water is Banks Lake close to Valdosta, Georgia.






I joined a special group of people and we have decided to memorize a new verse of the Bible each month. Click on the above link to join it!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Christian Ladies' Network

I am a member of a Christian Ladies' Network. Working together by praying for and encouraging each other in our daily walks for the Master.

This week we started a challenge for memorizing a verse each month. I needed that so I joined.

Here is a link to the site if you want to join it.
Christian Ladies Network Bible Memory Challenge


Friday, January 20, 2017

Christmas trims are gone


Well, the Christmas items are put away. Today is January 20. Only about a month past Christmas day! I started decorating for the holidays the day after Thanksgiving. But before I could get it done, I became sick. I was so sick, I could not enjoy the special time of year that I enjoy so much. Then, while I was still recuperating, I decided that maybe I'd just leave everything up until after next Christmas, then I would not have to worry about my sickness to interfere.

But, alas, I could not stand the clutter. Since I have felt so good the past week or so, I took advantage of this summer-like day to organize the items so maybe it will be a quicker job done next year. And, maybe I will do it earlier since I seem to get sick in November.  September or October would be nice!
And, of course, I hope we can all keep the Christmas spirit in our hearts all year long.

Christmas trims are gone

Carols still sing in my heart

Hope it lasts all year

By BJA December 2014

Everyday Is Christmas

 Everyday is Christmas

Because of Jesus’ birth.

Joy stirred many hearts

When He came to earth.

Everyday is Christmas

For salvation He brings.

The love He shares

Makes our hearts sing.

 Everyday is Christmas

If we really care

For others around us and

The good news share.

Everyday is Christmas

With Jesus in our heart.

Having sweet fellowship

Only He can impart.

Everyday is Christmas

Let the whole world know.

By living our lives

So He will show.

By Belinda Jo Adams 12/ 1993