Echoes of Mercy

Author: Kim Vogel Sawyer
I missed last week so this contains both weeks.
Chapters 1-14

Caroline Lang is set to a Chocolate factory in Sinclair, Kansas after an accident that kills her co-worker. She is sent there to investigate his death and the factory. She ends up befriending the owner’s son unknowingly, Oliver Dinsmore. He is working undercover in the factory to get to know the factory inside and out. With an immediate attraction they begin wondering how they can do the job they came there for and not become distracted. Distraction soon comes for them though when the child Miss Lang befriended needs help. Miss Lang and Mr. Dinsmore step up and help Letta and her brothers while their father is deathly ill, raising suspicion for not only her boss Gordon Hightower, but also the owner of the factory and Oliver’s father, Mr. Dinsmore. After realizing a large difference in opinion will they be able to continue as friends? Will Letta’s father get better? Will Miss Lang uncover any clues about her co-worker’s death? Let’s hope we find out soon!

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Social Media

Social media has been something that has led to many prayers here lately. I haven’t really been sure if it’s beneficial for my life. The last few weeks I’ve frequently had conversations with my husband, my parents, close friends, and of course God, trying to make some big decisions. For so long I did what I thought I should do, what was going to make me happy? I think many of us do this at some point. We realized that as a family we lost sight of what is really important. We ultimately are to blame, but social media plays its part in this. It is very easy to become addicted to social media. So a few weeks ago when I began praying and asking for guidance I started to wonder if I needed to walk away from Social Media for good. We became more mindful of the time spent on social media and spent more time as a family. In return, we have become closer.
I started this blog in the beginning as a journal of sorts, I figured it would be based more on being a mom and the challenges presented with having children. But as I began my heart was telling me that I needed to do something else. My first thought was sharing my faith through one of my favorite things to do, reading. I love to read. So if I could reach even 1 person and help their faith through a book I recommend and reviewed than I am filled with Joy. But why stop there? Why not discuss raising a christian family, having a christian marriage, or finding your way back to God? Why not offer a Bible Study? There may be someone out there looking to join one online because they are homebound. Why not offer a Book Club? There is likely many more women at home like me that love to read and share their faith through what they read. Maybe, just maybe I can bring  someone else back to their faith after they lost their way. But to do this, I need to reach a larger audience and spread the word. Which led me back to that addictive Social Media. I’ve decided to go ahead and start a Facebook page for FamilynFaith, https://www.facebook.com/familynfaith/ which I urge you to join and share with your friends. Join in and share your journey and faith with everyone.

Before I end this I do want to wish you all a Merry Christmas, I pray you all have safe journeys if you are traveling and that you all get to spend the holidays with your loved ones. For those who cannot be with their loved ones, I pray that God can bring you comfort and peace and that you can see your loved ones soon. Merry Christmas and God Bless

 

Book Club/Bible Study Particpants

I am in the process of setting up a private chat room. This will give us the ability to come together and discuss both the book club and bible study. I may end up starting a second room so that we can keep them separate but for this first go around we will see how it starts out. You will need a password to gain access to this room. Please email me at familynfaithblog@gmail.com to get this password, in this email you simply need to state if you are apart of the book club and/or the bible study. The link to the chat room is <iframe src=”https://chatstep.com/#FamilynFaith” width=”500″ height=”500″>

Thank you and God Bless!

Bible Study and Book Club

If you would be interested in Joining us for the January Bible study and Book Club you can find the links to order the materials on the home page! You are also welcome to join in on the current Bible study which only requires your Bible and paper. Thank you for joining me on this journey and I pray you all grow spiritually and become closer to God.

Beginning to Ponder

As I’ve begun the process of renewing my faith it has left me pondering several aspects of my life. There is several things I feel the need to walk away from, and there are other things that seem to be calling me. This blog being one of them. This is my place to share God word on a much larger scale, through Christian book reviews, sharing scripture, recommending devotionals or through Bible study.

This has led me to the consideration of starting an online bible study/book club on this blog. I am currently narrowing down choices of books or studies while praying that God guides me and shows me his true path for me. I truly hope you decide to join me in this journey. To do so make sure you follow my page or subscribe.

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9