Thursday, September 3, 2020

Need Encouragement and A Few Laughs? Join us on Keeping It Real podcast with Lisa Buske

One Sister’s Journey Keeping It Real Podcast Interview

  • Need some encouragement?
  • Would you like to hear me stumble over my words?
  • How about hearing some great wisdom from Jeanette?
  • Isn’t it about time for a good laugh along with some friends enjoying time together?

Check out Beth's and my interview with our writer/podcaster friend, Lisa Buske.

https://anchor.fm/onesistersjourney/embed/episodes/Learn-how-to-overcome-crises-with-authors-Beth-Gormong-and-Jeanette-Levellie-ej08st/a-a335af4

Check out Lisa’s blog by clicking on the link below.

https://www.lisambuske.com/blog/yes-you-can-overcome-crises-with-gods-help



Thank you so much, Lisa, for the interview. I needed those few minutes of laughter, encouragement and connection with a fellow writer and good friend.



Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Yes, You Can has arrived & a fun prize drawing for you!

Finally! Yes, You Can
has arrived!

Beth and I are excited! Our newest book, Yes, You Can! Overcome Crises with God's Help is finally here!

This women's devotional journal, filled with true accounts from modern and Bible women, will give you courage to face down your fears, hope for your future, and mountain-moving faith. Plus, twenty journaling prompts and ten coloring pages. You and all the ladies you love need the powerful message of "Yes, You Can!"

To order, please click on these words:
 Yes, You Can!  After you read the last page, please post an honest review on Amazon, Goodreads, Instagram, or Facebook. Besides praying for our ministry, reader reviews help authors more than anything else. THANK YOU for your support!
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You Can Win one of the encouraging vinyl clings shown above by responding to this email with the following answers:

  • Which feature of Yes, You Can! appeals to you the most
  • What you think when you see the words Yes, You Can!
  • Who on your Christmas or birthday list (including you) needs Yes, You Can!
On August 31, I will draw three winners and mail you a cling, to remind you that Yes, You Can!
 

 

We appreciate YOU more than chocolate, kittens, and coffee!
We can't do this ministry without YOU! 
We thank God for YOU. 
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Friday, August 21, 2020

Yes, You Can! Overcome Crises with God's Help Newest Book Releases!

I'm excited! Yes, You Can! finally released this week!

I'm thankful. To God for giving Beth Gormong and I this project, our second collaboration. It comes at a crucial time in our world, when people need hope and help from above. 

I'm jazzed! The cover design is awesome (don't YOU think?), and we believe it will appeal to all ages. 

I'm grateful. For any help you can give us by promoting the book. 


YOU CAN get the word out by posting a review on Amazon or Goodreads, telling all  your friends, posting a cover image (above and below) on your Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest account. along with the link to buy the book. Here is the description:

 

Lastly, we need your prayers--for harmony in our marriages and families, health & protection, and wisdom to market and promote well. When the Lord brings us to mind, let him lead you how to pray. And thank you again for being a Yes, You Can!-er. We appreciate YOU. 

Love, Jen and Beth

P.S. How can we pray for YOU?  

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Why Does God Take So Long?


           
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Did you ever wonder why God takes so long to answer some of your prayers, while others—mighty few, if you ask me—get answers right away? Me too. 
            According Psalm 138:3, the Lord answered David on the very day he called. “On the day I called, you answered me, you increased my strength of soul” Psalm 138:3 (NRSV).

God’s answer was to increase David’s boldness and strengthen his soul. He didn’t immediately rescue David from his enemies, but the fresh courage he gave David provided an answer in itself. God took away David’s fears so that he could confidently say, “The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me.” 

           
I always want God to fix every problem in my or my loved one’s lives immediately.Heal the disease right now—no more pain or suffering, please. Open a door for a new job today—no more living from paycheck to paycheck, barely making ends meet. Fix the relationships that are broken this minute—make us understand and accept each other and act like adults.

            He rarely comes through that fast. I often say to myself or others, “Why does God take so long?” I generally have to stand fast in faith for days, weeks, even years before I see the changes I want. 

            But he does answer me on the day I call. By offering me his supernatural courage and strength, He makes me bold. He causes me to stand up on the inside, rather than crumpling in defeat. I know he loves me. I know he listens when I call. That assurance gives me the confidence I need to say, with David, “The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me.”

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            Father, please increase your strength in my soul. Help me believe you’re at work even when it doesn’t look like circumstances are changing for the better. In Jesus’ name, Amen. 

Are you standing in faith for something today that makes you wonder, "Why does God take so long?"  How can I agree in prayer with you?

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Why Trading Places Never Works


Trading Places or Problems?


“Would you like to trade places with Sandra?”
I knew that Voice. Had heard it many times, deep in my heart where secrets hid from everyone but Him. This time, it was a wish that I could make money as quick and deftly as my friend, Sandra did. And the Lord was not buying it as an excuse for jealousy.
I thought of Sandra, nearing forty and still unmarried. Although she lived in a lovely home, she had few friends due to her bossy nature, and her family was 12 states away.  

Never Mind

I reconsidered my longing to be like her.
“I’m sorry, Lord. I really don’t want Sandra’s life. I’ll keep my own, thank you. But could you please give us a raise, or help us find other ways to make ends meet on our dinky pastor’s salary?”
“That’s better, honey. Of course, I’ll help you. All you had to do was ask. I have plenty to go around for all My kids.”

 

Sufficient Grace

That little conversation between God and me was many years ago. At times, I am still tempted to think someone else has fewer problems or an easier life than I do do. Then He reminds me that I don’t want to trade places and problems with anyone else.
His grace is sufficient for me, where I’m at today. And He has plenty to go around for all His kids.
Even YOU.
Are you ever tempted ask to trade with someone for their seemingly problem-free life?