Faith-Filled Friday

Welcome to Faith-Filled Friday! Please feel free to share a favorite Bible verse, inspirational poem, or a few sentences from one of your favorite Christian books. Authors may post an excerpt from any of their family friendly books. Today I’m sharing an excerpt with you from my Christmas novella, Secret Angel.

Jasper’s hand slid away from her arm, stretching to swipe the glob of snow on her cheek. The gentle touch of his fingers weakened her knees and for a brief moment she wondered if she would end up hugging the cypress bush to keep from crumpling in his arms.

“Ready to go?”

She nodded, stepping alongside him. “What’s on your mind?” she asked as they passed Deer Crossings. Jingles’ shadowy outline materialized in the window, and she sensed the feline watching them.

“I didn’t want to go to bed with things being weird between us.” Jasper spoke in a quieter tone. He kicked at some snow on the sidewalk. “Isn’t there a Bible verse about not going to bed when you’re angry?”

“Ephesians 4:26: ‘Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath.’” Studying his face in the moonlight she said, “I’m sorry. I’ll try not to pry again.”

His pace slowed as they approached Sabela’s. The enticing aroma of garlic floated in the air, tempting Hannah’s taste buds. Unlike most people, when she was upset, she couldn’t eat. After fighting with Jasper, all she’d had for supper was a spoonful of peanut butter. Her stomach rumbled at the idea of biting into one of Sabela’s cheesy breadsticks.

“I suppose that’s one thing I disliked about being in the public eye: people constantly prying into your life, wanting to know what cereal you eat for breakfast and which brand of toothpaste you use.” He shook his head and chuckled. “People place importance on the craziest things.”

“Let me guess. You liked the kids’ cereals with a prize inside the box, right?” she teased, muffling another loud grumble with her kidding.

“Every kid needs a secret decoder ring,” he said, waiting at the corner. His eyes danced in the light shining from the street lamp. He leaned in, clasping her hand. “I’m glad I met you, even if you do get my blood boiling at times.”

Hannah swallowed hard as their eyes locked. “I’m glad, too.”

Growl.

Holding his gaze, they broke into a fit of laughter.

“Come on. Let’s get you something to eat before Sabela’s closes.” He continued holding her hand on the way back to the restaurant.

Merry Christmas in July!

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Faith-Filled Friday

Welcome to Faith-Filled Friday! Please feel free to share a favorite Bible verse, inspirational poem, or a few sentences from one of your favorite Christian books. Authors may post an excerpt from any of their family friendly books. This is a bookmark I found at The Tract League.

Read Your Bible When…

You worry, read Matthew 6:19-34

You are lonely or fearful, read Psalm 23

You are in sorrow, read John 14:1-6

You are grateful, read Psalm 103

Others fail you, read Psalm 27

God seems far away, read Psalm 139

You need courage, read Joshua 1

You are discouraged, read Isaiah 40

You are in danger, read Psalm 91

You have sinned, read Psalm 51

You have failed, read Psalm 38

God has rescued you, read Psalm 34

You want to praise God, read Psalm 100

You want to be like Jesus, read John 15

Responsibility overwhelms, read Matthew 11:28-30

 

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” Psalm 119:105

 

Faith-Filled Friday

Welcome to Faith-Filled Friday! Please feel free to share a favorite Bible verse, inspirational poem, or a few sentences from one of your favorite Christian books. Authors may post an excerpt from any of their family friendly books. The following song is one I used to sing at church camp many years ago.

Catch the Dream by Greg Shaw

What can you do with my life?

I give it to you now,

Take all the hopes and dreams you see in me.

 

Show me a glimpse of your power

and draw me unto Thee;

Open my heart and help me catch the dream.

 

So open my heart

and make me part of the dream.

 

 Show me a glimpse of your power

 and draw me unto Thee;

Open my heart and help me catch the dream.