Mar 29, 2018

A Girl of the Word - Quiet Time Journal

I'm happy to announce that the first Journal in my Quietly Becoming Journal/ Bible Study Guide Series is now available on Amazon. This interactive journal will make an excellent addition to your quiet time materials.Purchase your copy on Amazon
Trusting Him,
 ~Bernadine~

Feb 11, 2018

Mark Within Salvation Book Review



Reading Mark’s story, the third book in Alisa Wagner’s Anoma Series was a total emotional roller coaster. Zach the brother of Ruth emerges as a very strong character in this book. He is now known as Mark so that he can remain under the World Government’s radar after completing a daring robbery of the World Bank. He and his friend Li are on a mission to strengthen their underground network so that Pastor Tom’s and Ruth teachings can have a wider reach. 

There are many twists and turns in this book as the story comes together. Mark and Li are doing an excellent job working to expand the underground network however, Mark has a secret that could put their entire operation in jeopardy. Also, danger follows Ruth and their expanding colonial family.

I love the way this underground group has grown into a strong family unit who are there for each other even in the face of danger. They continue to encourage and pray for each other while living their lives with hope in the one true God. Their small but determined group thrive as they make inroads in weakening the World Government.

Alisa Wagner has done an excellent job with this book. You will find it hard to put this book down once you get started. I’m excited that she has decided not to end this series at three books and look forward to reading other books in this series.

If this book sounds interesting to you, check out the entire series on Amazon, starting with Eve of Awakening. I promise it will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Trusting Him,
~Bernadine~

Jan 28, 2018

Uniquely His

Dear Friend,

Do you know that you are one of a kind? You are a unique individual designed by God himself? Before He even formed you in your mother’s womb He had you future planned. Everything about you, from the smallest birth mark to each hair on your head He thought about and designed unique to you. If that isn’t love I don’t know what is. I love how this Psalms puts it:

13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
16 You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed. Psalms 139:13-16 (NLT)

Sometimes we have a negative self-image based on how others see us and the way we think about ourselves, our achievements, appearances etc. However, none of us is perfect. We all have different strengths and weaknesses. Unfortunately, many times we focus so much on our areas of weakness that they dominate our view of ourselves. Sometimes it makes us afraid to try new things because we are so sure that we are going to fail.

One thing I'm trying to do is work harder on my areas of personal strengths so that I may become better. Also, try a few new things and maybe discover some hidden talents within myself.  In fact, let’s all show God our appreciation for loving us so much that He took the time to make each of us unique and special. We can do this by trying to see ourselves the way our Creator sees us. We are the apple of His eyes, He delights in us, He loves us, and He wants us to succeed in life.

4 The LORD gave me this message:
5 “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.
Before you were born I set you apart
and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:4-5(NLT)


Trusting Him,
~Bernadine~

Published previously on my teen girl blog