Tuesday, April 24, 2018

A Mystery-Themed Devotional...


And now, a mystery-themed devotional from my upcoming August 6th release from DaySpring. Sorry, I can't show you the cover yet. But here's a sneak peek!
Biscuits, Butter and Blessings
Farm-Fresh Devotions for Hope and Comfort

Who You Are
“But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” —1 Peter 2:9 KJV.
One of Nancy Drew’s dearest friends in the fictional town of River Heights, was Bess, a character you couldn’t help but feel sorry for. In every book in the earlier versions of the popular book series, she was described as “plump Bess,” or a “pretty, slightly plump blonde.” People tend to label other people by the way they look, their mannerisms, status, or ethnicity, but overall without malice. If someone is smart, their nickname is “Brains,” or “Harvard.” A rich person is called “Booshi,” which is a misspelled derivative of the word, “bourgeoisie,” meaning “people of aristocratic privilege.” Skinny people are called “String-beans,” individuals who wear glasses, “Four-eyes,” and environmentally-conscious folk are called “Tree-huggers.” The extreme end of the labeling spectrum ends in racism and hatred, a place no lover of Christ should ever be found.
Faith Check
The nicknames or designations other people tag us with can be aggravating, but the real issue is what we think of ourselves. Sometimes, we start to believe what others are saying about us. Jesus asked his disciples “Who do you say that I am?” After a couple of wrong answers from the other disciples, Peter declared, “You are the Messiah” (Mark 8:29 NIV). Who does Jesus Christ say that you are?
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I hate it when I see some old person and then realize we went to school together.

Author Linda Kozar
Linda Kozar writes inspirational fiction and nonfiction and is published both traditionally and independently. When she’s not writing, she podcasts two shows on the Along Came A Writer network. Linda and her husband Michael live in The Woodlands, Texas and enjoy spending time with their two grown daughters, wonderful son-in-law and their rascally Jack Russell Terrier, Gypsy.







8 comments:

  1. Sounds really good and I love your quote! Fits me perfectly at this time in my life.
    I read Anathema years ago and loved it. Glad it’s being re-released.

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  2. My nickname was Woody Woodpecker because I was red-headed and needed braces. Sometimes nicknames hurt.

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    1. Patricia, I was Olive Oil! Hurt then but now that I’m older and fatter, that nickname doesn’t sound too bad😊

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  3. Love the quote AND this devotional. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Love your devotional, Linda. My maiden name was Fudge. I got called Fudgie Wudgie was a bear. Didn't make sense, but it could have been worse. 😊

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    1. Janetta, I remembered that was your maiden name when I wrote that particular devotional and thought of you. I started craving yummy chocolate fudge!

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