Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Though Mountains Fall~ Dale Cramer

Though Mountains FallThough Mountains Fall by Dale Cramer

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Caleb Bender is determined that God has led their small Amish community to Paradise Valley Mexico but it seems that everywhere they turn they are faced with more loss and heartache.
When bandits begin to threaten their community they plead with the haciendado to send for soldiers to protect their families. However they soon learn that a uniform does not change the hearts of evil men.
Facing persecution, the death of two sons, and the shunning of his daughter Miriam, Caleb believes that he has failed not only his family but God as well.
This book honestly surprised me. I wasn't expecting such an emotional ending after a rather slow start.
I learned so much from Caleb's daughter Emma! Lessons of forgiveness, doing whats right even when most people think your wrong, and love that reaches beyond the laws and traditions of men.

I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

God of the Stars - Amy Carmichael


I am the God of the stars.
They do not lose their way;
Not one do I mislay.
Their times are in My hand;
They move at My command.

I am the God of the stars,              
Today, as yesterday,             
The God of thee and thine,             
Less thine they are than Mine;          
And shall Mine go astray?         

I am the God of the stars.            
Lift up thine eyes and see            
As far as mortal may            
Into Eternity;          
And stay thy heart on Me.           

~ Amy Carmichael          

"He telleth the number of the stars; He knoweth them all by their names.
Great is our Lord, and of great power: His understanding is infinite. ~ Psalms 147:4-5