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You Are Not Alone

By, Benjamin H. Liles

          Recently, after having written a latest article for this blog I came across an article of a different kind. A lovely wife lost her husband to suicide and depression. To be honest, I don't deal well with this subject, Maybe it's because it hits too close to home for me. I deal with telling the truth. I deal with talking about God and what He's doing. Where He comes from, and how He sees sin., So, this is unlike any other post I've written.

Damascus Road Experience

By Benjamin H. Liles

          He had been breathing threats against the saints of God for the better part of his early ministry as a Pharisee. As he said of himself, "If anyone else thinks he has grounds for confidence in the flesh, I have more: circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin; a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the Law, a Pharisee; as to zeal, persecuting the church; as to righteousness under the Law, faultless" (Philippians 3:4b-6, Berean Study). Who is this man? And why is he so hot after God's righteousness?

Sorrow for Falling (Ezekiel 27)

By Benjamin H. Liles

          I admit to being gone a while on teaching God's word on here, and for that I do apologize. Another part that I admit on this is due to my lack of understanding what God is saying to Ezekiel about the nations surrounding Israel. When I look at the breakdown of Ezekiel, as Chuck Swindoll looks at the book, his thoughts are that the first three chapters, 1-3, are Ezekiel's call and commission. Chapters four through twenty-four focuses on why God's glory departs from Israel, which we have covered.

A Rumored Fortune (Book Review)

By Benjamin H. Liles

          Intrigue. Adventure. Victorian. Romance. These are just a smattering of a few words I can use to describe Joanna Politano's book A Rumored Fortune. While Joanna tells a story beyond compare of Tressa Harlowe, her father Josiah Harlowe, as well as Donegan Vance, Politano takes us on a story rich with robust and flawed characters. It is a properly paced book, never giving too much away at one time, and in that same breath that I will not give away either.

Called to Protect (Book Review)

By Benjamin H. Liles

          If I could compare Lynette Eason to another writer I would say that would be Terri Blackstock. While I have read a ton of Blackstock's books, this is the first book by Eason I have read. While i love reading Blackstock's books, this one Eason wrote kept me very much guessing who did it and all that entails. So, to say this is a huge honor for me, Called to Protect is a true page turner. You want to be kept up all night, which Blackstock had blazed a trail for, Eason is the gal who can definitely deliver on the "Keep up all night" in terms of the genre of Suspense and Crime.

The Reality of God

By Benjamin H. Liles

          Over the past couple of years, while I have been doing this off and on, is to help you see and believe the realness of God. I mean when I was a whole lot younger I could have cared less if He was real. I lived like He didn't exist, but in my heart of hearts I was lying to myself. I realize now, that what I knew back then, was that I was causing myself immense and intense pain. Things I didn't need in the least bit. Okay, so what's the point here?

Stand Firm in Faith

By Benjamin H. Liles

          A recent tragedy in my wife's extended family helped to get me back to doing this. This trouble is actually so close to home for me it got me wondering, "How would I respond when tragedy strikes?" How do any of us respond? A dear cousin of my wife was wondering how life can be so frail as she sat on her porch. She noticed a man walking past and he was on his way to doing himself harm. Rather than simply letting him go by my wife's cousin decided to engage the man in conversation and ended up blessing him regardless.

Shift Your Thinking For Success (Book Review)

By Benjamin H. Liles

          To rate a book on a system such as a five star system takes into account how well, or how bad a book is: for me to say Dean Del Sesto's book Shift Your Thinking For Success is a four star book doesn't mean it's not stellar. Nor do I want to get after the art department for the design of the book, and yet this cover doesn't "Blow me away." I've got to be honest, so here goes.

Praying God's Promises (Book Review)

By Benjamin H. Liles

          Around the time I met my wife, Tanya, she had always told me that praying God's promises -- by scripture verse was not simply a good idea, but also activated God's presence in your life. I know that's way before this book was published by Revell, but there's a lot of truth to praying God's promises so it comes as no surprise Linda Evans Shepherd wrote this book just for that reason: to help those of us, like myself to focus better on the person of God and who He is. She says this and I've heard it said myself, "It's all about who you know."