Friday, January 20, 2012

it's 2012!

      Wow, and one of my New Year's resolutions is going to be to keep up with my blog.  The only other resolution I made was to give up sweets.  (This is no biggie for me; I do it all the time.)  However, last night at a college faculty meeting I ate a cookie.  I just up and ate it, just like that.  I didn't even think about it.  It was one of those oatmeal raisin cookies we tell ourselves are healthy. haha.  I've given up sweets for a year at a time and so it's kinda fun actually.  I get to be creative with fruits. (Ixnay on the oatmeal raisin cookies, Marie.)
     Fruit; yes, praise God for fruit.  Which brings to mind the fruit of the Spirit.  I love it that faith is not only a fruit of the Spirit, but a gift of the Spirit as well.  We're covered.  God surrounds us with faith opportunities.  We can never exhaust the subject of faith.  It's new every morning, like His faithfulness.  I feel like meditating on that point right now.
     Well, I'm excited about 2012, are you?  I join the other prophets' words expressing great things for God's children this year.  Great things happen by our agreeing with His will. 
     My book, THE EMANCIPATION OF ROBERT SADLER has been re-released this month.  Oh, please do check it out.  This man, Robert Sadler, sold as a slave when he was a boy of five -- and one of the greatest human beings I've ever known.  His story is amazing.  You can get it on Amazon or buy it from me -- just go to my website, --  It's also in Christian bookstores everywhere, published by Bethany House.
     And the book I wrote with John Ramsey comes out next month.  Talk about a modern day Job.  He's the sweetest, kindest man who ever walked the earth -- and the father of the little beauty queen, JonBenet Ramsey who was murdered in their family basement the day after Christmas in 1996.  The name of the book is THE OTHER SIDE OF SUFFERING.  It's a must-read book. 
     If Robert Sadler and John Ramsey can overcome, we can too.
     Praise God, it's going to be a great year of overcoming and prevailing and fulfilling the will of God.  Agreed?
     Love, Marie