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Grateful American

Grateful American

On 3/6 Jamie Holloway wrote: I just graduated from high school when Forest Gump hit the movie theaters. It touched my heart deeply. I also have heard and saw videos of Gary Sinise and his valiant efforts to help Veterans get the help and respect they need to live well. In Sinise new book Grateful American he tells his life story ... Grateful American

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Taste and See

Taste and See

On 2/2 Jamie Holloway wrote: Nothing speaks to people than food. Food connects people together. We celebrate with food. We even connect with God with food, especially during Jewish festivals and Christmas and Easter. In Margaret Feinberg’s book “Taste and See” we explore this very thing. Even better, she shares some great ... Taste and See

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I Declare War

I Declare War

On 1/22 Jamie Holloway wrote: When I first read the title of Levi Lusko’s book I Declare War it sounded like it would be a war mongering book. Then I saw the smaller print “4 Keys to Winning the Battle with Yourself”.  This book came at the right moment for me as I continue my fight towards wellness in Jesus as I manage my ... I Declare War

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Praying God's Will for Your Life

Praying God's Will for Your Life

On 1/7 Jamie Holloway wrote: In Stormie Omartian’s book Praying God’s Will For Your Life she takes you on her own journey offering tidbits of wisdom from her own relationship with God. She is authentic about her struggles and how she has sought and received healing. This will be one of those books I will reread often as new ... Praying God's Will For Your Life

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Decoding Your Dreams

Decoding Your Dreams

On 12/22 Jamie Holloway wrote: I believe God speaks to me in my dreams. Although, at times I am mystified and wondering what he is trying to tell me and I have been more confused by dream interpreters. In Jennifer LeClaire’s book Decoding Your Dreams she helps her readers interpret and decypher the dreams. She also gives sound advice ... Decoding Your Dreams

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The Golden Thread

The Golden Thread

On 12/8 Jamie Holloway wrote: I enjoy reading books about courageous people who with God fight a health crisis and learn so much more about God and themselves. In Darlene Zschech’s book The Golden Thread you learn a lot about her own journey with cancer. The entire book is awesome, but I want to focus on her chapter on Strength ... The Golden Thread

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Holy Roar

Holy Roar

On 11/22 Jamie Holloway wrote: Whitehead and Tomlin take seven Hebrew words that pertain to worshiping God and tells us the meaning and about the biggest worship songs that Tomlin has written or sung. I learned some new Hebrew words and that helps me in my own study of God’s word. It’s a short book, but it is full of so much wisdom ... Holy Roar

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Delayed Justice

Delayed Justice

On 10/26 Jamie Holloway wrote: I love discovering a new author and a new genre of books to read. The author I discovered is Cara Putman and the genre is lawyer thrillers. What I liked is that Putman spins a believable tale of a young lawyer who happens to me named Jaime too and her quest to use her voice to convict the uncle who sexually ... Delayed Justice

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Beauty in the Breakdown

Beauty in the Breakdown

On 9/28 Jamie Holloway wrote: I enjoy reading memoirs of other chronic illness babes like myself. Beauty in the Breakdown by Julie Roberts is one of those memoirs that I can now include on my list of inspirational memoirs to read. In this book she is candid about her experiences in the country music industry, her emotions, and denial ... Beauty in the Breakdown

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The Nehemiah Code

The Nehemiah Code

On 9/18 Jamie Holloway wrote: Rebuild has been my focus word for 2018. God has shown me so much and has brought some interesting things into my path. The Nehemiah Code by O.S. Hawkins is one of those things. Hawkins talks about how Nehemiah rebuilt the temple and how he got it done. You know, I found this book insightful and helpful ... The Nehemiah Code

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A Light So Lovely

A Light So Lovely

On 8/29 Jamie Holloway wrote: One of my favorite books as a child was Madeleine L’Engle’s Wrinkle in Time. The story spoke to my soul and it started me on my journey of becoming a lifetime reader and it enhanced my faith in God. In Sarah Arthur’s book A Light So Lovely we go on a journal of who L’Engle is and what made her ... A Light So Lovely

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The Road to Freedom

The Road to Freedom

On 8/10 Jamie Holloway wrote: I have heard of Celebrate Recovery before, but I didn’t know a lot about it. I thought it was only focused on drug addiction, apparently I was wrong. I enjoyed reading Johnny Baker’s book The Road to Freedom. What I liked was the in depth approach to the soul work it takes to live a well life. I ... The Road To Freedom

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Unbridled Faith

Unbridled Faith

On 7/28 Jamie Holloway wrote: Spending time with God every morning is part of my self-care routine. I can tell a difference in my attitude and wellbeing when I don’t take the time every morning to have my devotion time and spend time in God’s word. Unbridled Faith by Cara Whitney is one devotion that I am in love with. Horses ... Unbridled Faith

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Boundaries for Your Soul

Boundaries for Your Soul

On 7/19 Jamie Holloway wrote: I’m glad I read Cook and Miller’s book, in fact, I love it so much that I shared with my counselor so that he and I can go through the processes to help me focus and heal some emotional parts. I love that this is Christ based and not secular only. I am also thankful that David, although, not a Christ ... Boundaries for Your Soul

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Tailor Made

Tailor Made

On 6/30 Jamie Holloway wrote: Being authentic has been a life lesson for me. I grew up not being allowed to be who I was created to be. When I reached my 30’s and discovered I had several chronic illnesses I realized the importance of being authentically me with Jesus’ help. In Seeley’s book Tailor Made you go on Seeley’s ... Tailor Made

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Devotions from the Lake

Devotions from the Lake

On 6/2 Jamie Holloway wrote: Part of my self-care routine is spending time with Jesus through devotionals. I love Betsy Painter’s new devotional “Devotions From the Lake”. The pictures are peaceful and beautiful. The short devotion is like balm to my soul that I need. I’m reminded that I am loved, valued, and am Jesus’ ... Devotions From The Lake

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The Pact

The Pact

On 5/22 Jamie Holloway wrote: Professional fighting isn’t a sport that I am crazy about. However, I admire the dedication, focus, and strength it takes to train to be a UFC or MMA or boxer. I don’t have that type of dedication or purpose. In Cody Garbrandts book The Pact he shares his story of how he discovered his purpose and ... The Pact

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Hurricane Season

Hurricane Season

On 5/8 Jamie Holloway wrote: This week I got to dive into a novel. I chose to read Hurricane Season by Lauren K. Denton and I am glad that I did. Hurricane Season is a story of sisters Betsy and Jenna who discover who they are and how they want their lives to be. Both sisters had a lot of healing to do. Jenna’s little girls were ... Hurrican Season

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Embraced

Embraced

On 4/13 Jamie Holloway wrote: I love how God works. I just finished one devotional and another one shows up. This time it is Lysa Terkeurst devotional “Embraced: 100 Devotions to Know God is Holding You Close”. I have read many of Lysa Terkeurst books and even her Proverbs 31 essays. I appreciate her candor, wisdom, and authenticity. ... Embraced

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Stronger than the Struggle

Stronger than the Struggle

On 3/30 Jamie Holloway wrote: Spiritual warfare is something that frightens me, but I also know that I have the tools to protect myself. In Havilah Cunnington's book Stronger Than the Struggle I was reminded of what those tools are and how to use them. The first tool is the sword of the word of God. I like what Cunningham described. ... Stronger Than the Struggle

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The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi

The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi

On 3/21 Jamie Holloway wrote: A few months ago my sister gave me the Tree of Life version of the Bible. I was fascinated with how differently it read compared to the versions of the Bible that I have read my entire life. In Kathie Lee Gifford and Rabbi Jason Sobel’s book “The Rock, The Road, and The Rabbi” I was taken on a ... The Road, The Rock, and The Rabbi

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I Can Only Imagine

I Can Only Imagine

On 3/11 Jamie Holloway wrote: I’m often times amazed by how God works in people’s lives. I just finished reading Bart Millard’s book I Can Only Imagine and I’m amazed how God guided this man through his suffering painful relationship with his parents and created something so beautiful a song, I Can Only Imagine. A song that ... I Can Only Imagine

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Finish First

Finish First

On 3/3 Jamie Holloway wrote: I enjoy reading stories of people who triumph despite their medical challenges and Scott Hamilton is one of these people. He has endured a lot of challenges. In his book Finish First he shares what some of those challenges are and gives us first hand insight into how to become champions and win. There ... Finish First

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Putting It Together Again When It's All Fallen Apart

Putting It Together Again When It's All Fallen Apart

On 2/19 Jamie Holloway wrote: My focus word for 2018 is Rebuild, so I was excited when I received Tom Holladay’s book PUtting it Together Again When It’s All Fallen Apart. Several people in my life suggested that read Nehemiah as my Bible Study this year. I’m glad that I received this book with some great insight into reading ... Putting It Together Again When It's All Fallen Apart

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When Is It Right to Die?

When Is It Right to Die?

On 2/5 Jamie Holloway wrote: In the early nineties when I was a sophomore in high school I wrote a research paper on the right to die. Back then I was for it, I was young and somewhat healthy, my views have changed a bit since my sophomore year in high schools but not by much. In Joni Earekcson Tada book When is it Right to Die? ... When is it Right to Die?

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Fierce Faith

Fierce Faith

On 1/28 Jamie Holloway wrote: Fear invades the lives of so many, including mine. That is why I was interested in reading Alli Worthington’s book Fierce Faith. I truly liked how Worthington gives you pointers on finding your identity without fear based thinking about yourself. She gives Bible Verses to back it up too. The best thing ... Fierce Faith

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FInding Selah

FInding Selah

On 1/14 Jamie Holloway wrote: This week I have been sick, thankfully it isn’t the flue. Just a normal cold, but with a trach it is extra hard to handle. I am thankful that Kristen Kill’s book Finding Selah showed up in my mailbox. I dove straight in, while blowing my trach and taking cold medicine. I devoured her words, the scriptures ... Finding Selah

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Trade Your Cares for Calm

Trade Your Cares for Calm

On 1/4 Jamie Holloway wrote: Max Lucado is one of my favorite authors, ever since I read his book He Chose the Nails I have been hooked. In his latest, Trade Your Cares for Calm I am still in awe. Lucado’s newest book has come at exactly the right moment for me. I’m embarking on a new journey with my life and I am feeling a ... Trade Your Cares for Calm

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Same Kind of Different As Me Movie Edition

Same Kind of Different As Me Movie Edition

On 12/21 Jamie Holloway wrote: Ron Hall and Denver Moore’s true story of respect, kindness, friendship, and different backgrounds shows how much we miss by assuming things about others just by looking at them. We miss opprotunity’s to engage in meaningful relationships. Denver was a homeless man, who lived in his younger days ... Same Kind of Different As Me

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Unshakeable

Unshakeable

On 12/12 Jamie Holloway wrote: Spending time with God every morning before I begin my day is one of the best self-care routines that I have established for myself. I don’t feel right without sitting, devouring his word, and contemplating my day. I have enjoyed using Christine Caine’s new devotional “Unshakeable: 365 Devotions ... Unshakeable: 365 Devotions for Finding Unwavering Strength in God's Word

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