On the outside it looks like Carmen Hart has everything a wonderful job as the beloved meteorologist and a husband who is the all time favorite football coach. Together they look like the perfect couple a nice house, going to church every sunday faithfully. But on the inside Carmen is struggling with so many doubts in her life that she is not sure if God is truly there for her. Suffering so many painful secret losses it weighs her her heart down that sh starts to rethink being married to her husband. One day into her life walks her young 17yr old runaway sister Gracie, who had decided she was done living with their mothers life choices. Running to the one place that was a happy memory for her, Gracie found herself squatting at the boarded up family motel. The only option Carmen has is to open her home up to her sister and possibly open up her heart to love again. As the two sisters struggle to learn to love each other and some how find out a connection between them. The loss of Carmens job, makes her rethink her life choices and she chooses to restore her aunt’s motel back to it’s original state with the help of her sister. As they restore and bring it back to life, it seems that it is also bringing back to life Carmens marriage and providing healing for both sisters.
Somtimes we have to lose ourselves to find ourselves, this book shows how this works to restore what we lost.
Received this book for free from blogging for books.
As an FBI agent Laurel Evertsons has done a lot of hard things in her career now her next investigation’s path is crossing the path of the criminal she put in prison. When key evidence in her investigation of a scam that targeted the elderly leads her to working with the one person she does not want to work with. The one case that has haunted her is now going to be the best way to catch the criminals targeting the elderly.
As a Houston Police Officer Daniel Hilton fears for his grandparents lives and he will do whatever he needs to protect them. Willing to whatever he can to keep others safe he chooses to go to the FBI and force interagency cooperation with them. Upon meeting Laurel he is drawn to her zeal to protect others from harm. When he is offered an undercover position protecting a former felon, he is not sure if he can trust this person.
As the trio work together to uncover the evidence and find who is behind the scam they find out things are more deadly than just stealing money. Finding themselves in the cross-hairs of a deadly killer, time is running short on finding out who was behind the scams. Will they be able to trust Wilmington claim to have found redemption, or are they being led down a deadly path of double cross.
Received this book for free for a review from Bookfun.
Modesty is very much dying art in our culture, everywhere we turn we are exposed to more flesh than at times we want to see. Our little girls are being taught to dress older than their actual age. The teenage girls are going to school and feeling pressure if they do not dress sexy enough. But then at the same time we are wondering why there has been more reports of rapes and children being hurt.
My dear hubby gave me a view from a mans perspective: Two women walk into a club: the first women is dressed very modestly and very tasteful while the second women has T&A hanging out. The first woman is going to be seen as a Jewel in the eyes of men something precious to be protected. While the second woman has basically hung out an invisible sign saying” free for the taking”.
We women that chose to dress modestly are sometimes trying to cover up everything. When actually our bodies are a present to be unwrapped carefully by our husbands. By dressing modestly we are preserving ourselves as a jewel and treating our bodies as we are supposed too. Dressing sexy does have it’s place in our marriage, it just can be done very tastefully when out of the bedroom. We do not need to put our body on display for all to see to be sexy for our husbands.
By dressing modestly we are treating our bodies as a jewel and not something to be used and thrown away. All of us women and girls are precious jewels, beauties that are very much precious in His eyes.
If your looking for a fresh look on life take a moment to read these 31 reflections on love, faith and friendship. Each of these reflections take us on a journey of dealing with common issues that all women face. Each chapter has a story, encouragement from Scripture and reflection questions. Lauren Scruggs truly is able to express how it feels to struggle with insecurities in life. After suffering severe trauma from being hit by a spinning propeller blade in 2011, everything she knew in life was tested. Feeling like she would never ever come back to some kind of sense of normal she turned toward God who showed her where real beauty comes from. Now thru this wonderful hope filled book, Lauren shows us how to find the true beauty deep in ourselves.
This is a must read for all women struggling with finding their true beauty in life!!