Welcome to the online home of Audra Jennings, a book publicist and crafter. Here I share about both. I hope you'll find books you'll want to read and crafts you will want to order. I live a rather boring, single life. At times I would like to think I am humorous. The kids I teach in Bible class tend to think so. I also blog about current seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. I don't know why, I just do.
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Hope grows when seeds are
planted---even in the muddy middle of life.
life's work revolves around repairing other people's marriages. When his own is
threatened by his wife's unexplained distance, and then threatened further when
she's unexpectedly plunged into an unending fog, Josiah finds his expertise,
quick wit and clever quips are no match for a relationship that is clearly
confused, and ill-equipped for a crisis this crippling, he reexamines
everything he knows about the fragility of hope and the strength of his faith
and love. Love seems to have failed him. Will what's left of his faith fail
him, too? Or will it be the one thing that holds him together and sears through
the impenetrable wall that separates them?
You are not going to want to miss Cynthia's newest hemmed-in-hope novel.
4/20 – 5/4:
The Joy of Letting Go by Vicki Caruana (David C Cook)
Letting go is a good
thing. Letting go without preparation or awareness is not.
Your "baby" just
passed his driving test. Your little girl is moving into a dorm. Your role as a
parent is changing---but your heart toward your kids only grows. The truth is,
letting go of your children doesn't just happen at the big milestones. It
happens day by day, beginning the moment your child enters your family.
readings and quotes, this weekly devotional helps you equip your children for
independence at whatever age they are now. You've already loosened your grip
more than you realize! Discover new encouragement to continue to let go in
Find out how to embrace
your child's journey of independence day by day.
yourself---being mindful of who you are and what you are doing---is necessary
and can lead to positive change. But what about the dark side of introspection?
Do you ever feel weighed down and exhausted by your own self-analysis? Perhaps
you made a mistake, said a careless word, or even messed up big time. Your
self-examination spirals into a full-blown cross-examination. You keep
revisiting what happened. Your mind circles around the event, fruitlessly
trying to somehow make the outcome different so you don't feel the
embarrassment, shame, and regret.
modern self-esteem movement has left us empty and self-focused. We exhaust our
healthy introspection and pervert it into constant self-evaluation, wrong views
of ourselves, self-accusation, and false guilt. Introspection was never meant
to bear such weight.
Again offers real relief from the burden of introspection that so many
of us carry each day. Pastor Jared Mellinger, who tends to overdose on
self-analysis himself, shows us how the hope of the gospel can rescue us from
the bad fruit of unsound introspection. Mellinger's short, story-filled
chapters help readers identify and turn away from unhealthy introspection.
is an outward-focused God who delights to rescue an inward-focused people and
lead them into a better way to live. When we truly understand it, we'll see
that the gospel actually sets us free from thinking about ourselves too
Find relief from the bad fruit of unsound introspection.