Thursday, October 30, 2014

Giving Thanks - Why Does Thanksgiving Day Play Second Fiddle?

Thank you is one of the nicest things we can say.

It’s one of the first things we teach our children.

Businesses are encouraged to thank their patrons.

We send thank you cards.

Thanking others is powerful; there is nothing like the feeling of being appreciated. (Click to Tweet)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

In an Age of Information - Take the Know the Word Challenge

We live in an age of information.

But, much of the information lacks credible sources. We read something online and take it as fact. Yet, if we research the claim we can find holes and often deceptions.

I have done this myself. I read something on a social media site and get upset about it, and then find out it isn't true. I'm learning not to get drawn in by their hype.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Doors of Opportunity - Will You Walk Through?

Wondering who won our giveaways from last week? Be sure to scroll down to find out.


I’m thinking a lot about open doors. . .doors of opportunity.

There’s something about a doorway that can either be an invitation or a barrier.

I wonder: Where does it lead? Should I follow? Do I dare?

Friday, October 17, 2014

Review - Jesus Daily: 365 Interactive Devotions by Dr. Aaron Tabor

Today, I am giving away a T-shirt (size L) and a copy of a new devotional called, Jesus Daily: 365 Interactive Devotions, by Dr. Aaron Tabor. Be sure to share a comment for a chance to win. Winners will be announced next week.

One of the ways we become more like Jesus, is by spending time in God's word. His word transforms us as we encounter Him and discover His character; As we put our faith into practice we learn to trust Him no matter what we face.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Do you have a difficult time saying no?

All my life I've struggled with saying no because I don’t like to disappointing people. Part of this is because I want people to like me. I don't want to appear selfish. And, I want to look good in the eyes of others.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Praying for Those you Love - Colossians 1:9-14

Praying for my family is very important to me. (Tweet This)

This passage from Colossians 1:9-14 is the perfect prayer - one that asks God to fill each person I love with wisdom so that they can live their lives for the Lord, pleasing Him in all things.
It says:

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Your Legacy - The Greatest Gift, by Dr. James Dobson

As we approach the holidays, many are already thinking of gifts to give to those we love. We want something perfect - just what they want or need.

I have shared messages about leaving a legacy here at The Stream's Edge before. It is something I think about. A lot. Especially the legacy of faith because it is the most important thing I can pass on to my family.

When I was asked to write a review about a new book called, Your Legacy: The Greatest Gift, by Dr. James Dobson, I knew I needed to hear his thoughts about the topic.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Women Who Overcame: New Book by Cynthia L. Simmons

My guest today is Cynthia L. Simmons. Her book, Women Who Overcame just released on September 30, 2014. Cynthia tells stories of women in history who overcame with God's help. Be sure to see below to find out how you can win a copy.

When I saw Cynthia's back copy, I knew her book would be of interest to you. This is what she says:

Are you facing heartache? Perhaps you’re already battle weary and wonder where God is. How can you continue to believe in God’s power and love when storms invade? These ladies from the past didn’t just face the impossible, they overcame. Author Cynthia L Simmons offers historical vignettes to demonstrate trusting Jesus makes victors. You’ll be challenged and encouraged while getting a glimpse of history.

I began reading, Women Who Overcame and felt drawn in by their stories. From Queen Katherine Parr, wife of Henry the VIII in 1546; Emilie Todd Lincoln--half sister to Mary Lincoln in 1863; and Cynthia's own story of overcoming obstacles in 2008, you will discover the faithfulness of God in the midst of difficulties.

There are study questions for each chapter as well, so you can use this to discuss each woman's situation and how they overcame to become victors.
Cynthia, where did the idea to write, Women Who Overcame, begin?
C: The Lord used history to encourage me through some very difficult times. During several trials, I began a serious research of women in history, and I wanted to share what I learned with others. If you study history you can see the outcome of decisions we make every day. Our decisions are very important, especially when life brings us challenges. Tweet This

Do you have a personal favorite of the stories you include in the book? What makes that story stand out for you?

C: Since I’m a retired nurse, I love the story of Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse. She learned about nursing from Florence Nightingale and reached out to widows by helping them to build skills to support themselves.


What do you hope women will gain by reading your book?
C: I hope they will learn that it’s much better walking by faith than leaning on your own strength. And I hope they will learn more about the hope they have in Christ.
What word of encouragement can you offer to women who face obstacles to overcome?
C: I’ve walked through some pretty tough times. One of my stories is in the book also, and I can say God walked with me every time. Be assured, God’s right there. He won’t leave you alone.
Thanks so much for sharing your book with us, Cyndi. 
How about you? Do you have a overcomer story to share? Tweet This

Leave a comment for Cyndi and be entered to win a copy of, Women Who Overcame. Winner will be announced next week.

Cynthia L Simmons and her husband, Ray, have five children and reside in Atlanta. She taught for over twenty-five years as a homeschool mother and Bible teacher. Her writing appeared in CAG publications, NATHHAN NEWS, Chattanooga Regional Historical Magazine, Georgia Right to Life Newsletter, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Catholic Exchange, ECLA magazine, Christian, and BookFun Magazine.  Active in Christian Authors Guild (CAG), she conducts writing workshops and has served as president, vice president, and conference director. 
“Cyndi” has a heart for encouraging women in today’s crazy, upside-down world. She loves history and peppers her speaking and teaching with fascinating vignettes from the past. Her first book, Struggles and Triumphs, was nominated for 2008 Georgia Author of the year.  She hosts Heart of the Matter Radio for women seeking the elegance of God’s wisdom.  To listen to her broadcasts, visit her website:

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