Many of you may not know I was a caregiver for two years and my assignment ended recently. This wasn’t my dream job or one I would have sought, yet I realize it was a God assignment and what I needed to prepare me for the next level. I was delivered from an inferiority complex, my confidence in God and my calling soared. [ 229 more words ]
I recall being in college and finding myself attracted to a guy who was a waiter at a local Italian restaurant. I was with a group of my friends and he was our waiter. I’m not sure if he was having a bad day and needed to vent or he felt at ease sharing. He embarrassingly shared, “Yeah, I went through four years of college just to become a waiter.” … [ 575 more words ]
There are lots of disappointments brewing in the air as we come toward the end of 2017. Many dreams remain still unfulfilled. Others are holding on to promises given by God that are still unanswered. We’re told in scripture “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life” (Proverbs 13:12, NIV) We’re also told “Weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning” (Psalm 30:5) [ 207 more words ]
There are three things that make the earth tremble— no, four it cannot endure (I am listing one of the four):
Proverbs 30:23 a bitter woman who finally gets a husband,
Yes, ladies that's in the bible! Be content in your singleness and learn to be content where you are in life. Take it from me if you greatly desire marriage your wish will be granted but you'll regret many a days the decision you made in haste. God's timing is the best. His blessing adds no sorrow-wait for God's best! (Proverbs 10:22)
When I first attempted to read, “The Elijah Task” by John and Paula Sanford I couldn’t digest its in-depthness. For the most part, in more ways than not I was carnal minded and questioned why a loving God would allow me to suffer; I wasn’t ready! Now I realize a life of sacrifice and suffering is integral and necessary in the life of a follower of Christ. [ 437 more words ]
Powerful and enlightening encounter group!
The Serpent Beguiled Eve Book Review 5🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
“What a brave, inspiring story! The author opens up about her very personal experiences with the shocking rejection by her husband, who she has stood by through his military deployment and their marital difficulties, and his revelation that he might be/is gay. First of all, this is extremely personal, and I know that I would not have been able to put my life out there in print for all to see. Second, she does this with clarity, hone...sty, and the hope that what she has been through in her faith journey will help others dealing with the same situation or honestly, any situation that threatens their faith in Christ, themselves, and others. At one point, her church elder tells her to "keep your eyes on Jesus," and this is really the point of the author's story. She shows how moving forward, while not easy, is helped along by being open with others and asking and accepting help. She also channels her pain into creativity, which helps herself as well as everyone she shares her books with. I highly recommend this for anyone struggling in their lives for any reason, or readers looking for reinforcement of their faith values.” -Cecily Wolfe
In The Valley of Decision Book Review 4/5 🌟
“Slaton gives us, in this work, a fantastic devotional to help spur our faith along through the difficulties of this world. To be honest, my presupposition in approaching this book was that it would be theologically intellectual by nature. Having a theology background, I was preparing myself for doctrine and philosophical interaction. For a moment there was some disappointment when I realized that was not going to be in this book. H...owever, that disappointment quickly dissipated.
This book is a devotional if I’ve ever seen one, and Slaton has done a good job with melding scripture and anecdotal stories to lead the reader through the very tough topic of making that continual choice of choosing God or the world, committed obedience or prideful freedom. In my opinion, the backbone of this story resides in the personal testimony of Slaton which comes through in most every chapter. The transparency that she shows brings a life to the message which lifts this book above most other devotionals that say similar things. Due to this, I would recommend this book as a must read, and applaud Slaton for including some tough stories of herself. Good Work!” -Jayson Derowitsch
“My brother, Aaron Slaton Jr., recounted what he believed to be an awkward conversation he had with an acquaintance. He was sharing his conversion with her of being delivered from a lifestyle of sexual immorality. He shared with her that he had been rebuked and warned that continuing in this manner would lead to an early grave and eternal damnation of his soul. [ 288 more words ]
WALL OF PROTECTION (A Poem By Aaron Slaton Jr.) The world has closed their ears to the word; They follow false doctrines and teachings they’ve heard. GOD’s people speak the truth, but their words hit walls. Some are eye level while some reach twenty feet tall. More ammunition is needed to penetrate the surface. GOD works on the inside but the condition worsens. [ 290 more words ]
First Review for “In The Valley of Decision”
4/5 stars 🌟🙌🏾🙏
“This book is very somber and challenging. My reading of it was brilliantly timed with the recent 500 years since the reformation as some of its content is what people have been warned about since the 95 thesis. The book even had the words of Martin Luther: "Our suffering is not worthy the name of suffering. When I consider my crosses, tribulations, and temptations. I shame myself almost to death, thinking what they ...are in comparison of the sufferings of my blessed Savior Christ Jesus.” This book reveals that Christ suffered so much and we followers may suffer but nothing will compare to his redemptive work. Sternly the book warns so strongly against trying to have a foot in the world and a foot in the kingdom of God, or to put it another way it warns not to only talk the talk but to walk the walk. Rightly salvation is explained as being provided by Grace alone, through faith alone in Christ. But hastens to add as St James does that faith without works is dead. As another person put it once 'we may not be saved by works but we are saved to do good works.' Such a challenging read! It urges us to examine ourselves and see if we are in the faith. It challenges against "once saved always saved" though I have to say I do hold to a version of this, but not a flipint kind, rather the doctrine set out in the Westminster Confession. That is more saying if God has saved you He won't unsave you. That said I agree wholeheartedly that we must make sure we are saved, make sure we are in the faith and make sure the fruit of our lives shows this. "Let a man examine himself..." I struggle with some points, but this book ministers with such boldness that it makes one think deeply about things of the faith. I have been in that mode since starting the book. This book doesn't halt between two opinions and in the same way neither must we! If we are not for Christ we are against Him, so be for Him before it is to late!” -David Holdsworth (Review published on Goodreads)
Reading excerpt from “In The Valley of Decision” A book that was published this year. My mom (Regina Slaton and Glorietta Wooling’s favorite book.
Joel 3:14 says, “Multitudes, multitudes, in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.”
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