You Want What?

Eating out with my husband was always an adventure because he liked to confound his order (and the waitress!) with diner slang.

He might order “Adam and Eve on a raft, “or a “pig between the bed sheets.” (Poached eggs on toast or a ham sandwich) Other favorites were a “make him cry” (hamburger with onions) or “Adam’s ale and cow feed on the side.” (Water and a salad)

He and a seasoned waitress would laugh while an inexperienced one would scratch her head and look to me for translation.

Bible terms make sense after you’ve been a Christian for a while, but when we share Jesus with an unbeliever, words like washed in the blood, justification, and redemption scare them away.

There is one simple truth to share with an unbeliever. Even in the old style English of the King James, it makes perfect sense.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16, KJV)

Prayer- Lord may our words encourage, not mystify. For Christ who died that we might simply believe. Amen.

Winners! Winners! Winners!

The blog hop was a great success and thanks to all who stopped by! Several folks asked for the May devotionals and I sent them but heard no reply so hope you got one if you asked!! Let me know if not…

The winner of the actual book The Big Red Chair is Lisa and the Meeting MYslef goes to Faith-

AND my neighbour, and fellow author, Patricia Day won one of the Kindles !! Way to go Pat!!!

For your Convenience during Blog Hop!!

Anyone can get the wonderful prizes offered by the fifty plus authors in the Blog Hop. For your convenience, I added the information and all the addresses on  the top panel under Blog Hop free stuff for you… Don’t miss a chance to win and anyway there’s lots of free stuff, like my book,  The Big Red Chair.

Even if you don’t have a reader gadget you can download and read books like mine onyour computer….

John 3:16 Giveaway Blog Hop!!! NOW ON

Welcome to the 1st John 3:16 Giveaway Blog Hop! As one of the members of this great network of Christian Authors, I am excited to participate in this event! We have come together this week to showcase our books and to give you, our readers, a chance to win some great prizes as you “hop” from blog to blog. A different prize is offered at each blog site (no purchase necessary), however if you want to have a chance to win one of two Kindles the network is giving away, the only requirement is that you sign up for the John 3:16 ezine newsletter. (Located at the top right side column of the John 3:16 blog site.)

(See official rules here.)

At the other blogs, each author will require that you leave a comment (and a valid email address) so they may contact you if you win a prize offered on their blog site.

May I also suggest that you show your love and appreciation to each blog host by either following them on Twitter, or “liking” them on Facebook or even subscribing to their blog. It won’t help your odds of winning a prize but I know each author would be thrilled and very encouraged!

Personally speaking. I, ( Brenda J Wood) am offering 4 giveaways

1/GET THE BIG RED CHAIR (by Brenda J Wood)–!!FREE!!

It comes in any format!!!

Just go to

(cut and paste the smashwords address if necessary, then

USE THE COUPON # NM24D (see below)

Promotional price: $0.00 Coupon Code: NM24D Expires: May 14, 2012   

2/ (AND if you download it, your name goes in a draw to get the actual book and CD.)

3/Leave a note here and tell me you want the month of May from my book Heartfelt, 366 devotions for common sense living. I will send it ASAP.

See the book at or on my web page.

4/ Sign onto my blog, be entered into a draw and the winner gets an authographed copy of my new book-Meeting Myself, Snippets from a Binging and Bulging Mind.

So tell your friends about the John 3:16 Giveaway Blog Hop! It’s going to be a great week of fun!

Just click on the links below to go from blog to blog! Happy hoppin’!

Blog Hop Participants:

  1. Lorilyn Roberts (John 3:16 Network Blog)
  2. Lynn DoveWord Salt (Host blog)
  3. Laura J. Davis
  4. Paulette Harper
  5. Carol A. Brown
  6. April Gardner
  7. Sue Russell
  8. Thomas Blubaugh
  9. Susan F. Craft
  10. Heather Bixler
  11. Joy Hannabass
  12. Deborah Bateman
  13. Kimberley Payne
  14. Rose McCauley
  15. Lisa Lickel
  16. Alice J. Wisler
  17. Amanda Stephan
  18. Saundra Dalton
  19. Tracy Krauss
  20. Ashley Wintters
  21. Deborah McCarragher
  22. Lorilyn Roberts
  23. Anita Estes
  24. Martin Roth
  25. Janet Perez Eckles
  26. Kenneth Winters
  27. Eddie Snipes
  28. Diane Tatum
  29. Janalyn Voight
  30. Alberta Sequeira
  31. Tammy Hill –
  32. Marcia Laycock
  33. Julie Saffrin
  34. Nike Chillemi –
  35. Elaine Marie Cooper
  36. Sidney W. Frost
  37.  Jairus B. King
  38.  Bill Burt
  39.  Kathy Eberly –
  40.  Bob Saffrin –
  41.  Theresa Franklin
  42.  Ray Lincoln
  43.  Lilly Maytree –
  44.  Valerie King
  45.  Yvonne Pat Wright
  46.  Pauline Creeden –
  47.  Katherine Harms –
  48.  Brenda Wood
  49.  Deborah Malone
  50.  Melissa Main –
  51.   Kevin Main
  52.   Sandy Humphrey
  53.   Felice Gerwitz
  54.  Hallee Bridgeman
  55.  Lisa Mills


The Jesus Rose

Mark 16:9– When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had driven seven demons. (NIV)

A carpenter by trade, Earl read the signed note with great interest, because he recognized the names. “This little rose was given to me on our first-month anniversary. I hung it inside this wall with the hope that all who live in this apartment will be as happy as we have been.”

This dear little note protected an oh-so-dried-up red rose. To his delight, the two people mentioned still lived in the community. Better yet, they were still married. Hugs and tears of joy followed when he hand-delivered the flower!

Another person might have ignored the rose, or called it junk and tossed it. However, Earl recognized it for what it was: love.

Jesus rose from the dead. Some deny it. Some refute it. Others leave the resurrection hanging where they found it — no decision for them.

But others see that Jesus Rose and understand the message. And they pass it on.

Have you seen the Jesus Rose for yourself?

John 3:16– For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (NIV)

Prayer: Lord, thanks for giving us Your Son, the Jesus Rose, the emblem of Your love. Make Him real to us again today. Amen.