Blog Tour for the brand new book, “Jesus, You Make the Darkness Tremble” by Author Beth Jane!

Hello, friends! Today we have a very special post here on the blog, so I hope you all will enjoy reading this interview with Author Beth Jane on her new book that just published this past week!

So, let’s get into it, shall we? *smiles*

Olivia: Hi Beth, welcome to the blog! It’s a pleasure and an honor to have you today, and to be discussing your brand new non-fiction book!

Beth: Hey Olivia, it’s an honor to be here! Thanks for having me!

Olivia: So to start off, what inspired you to write this book?

Beth: God. But also the issues around me; hurricanes, school shootings, teen behavior, and failed relationships.

Olivia: How did God speak to you as you wrote it; what things did He show you as inspiration?

Beth: God worked on me personally a lot. Making me confident in His word, healing me, helping me not to have a religion with Him but rather a relationship. And He’s still teaching me all of these things. Praise Him!

Olivia: Why is this book dear to your heart?

Beth: Because God chose me. It’s our special thing. The process has been long and there has been a lot of prayer and trusting involved in it. It’s neat to me because of the journey, and how God brought me through. Even the Saturday before it was published…my self-publishing company’s service was down and I hadn’t gotten my approval email back. I prayed and was trying to trust. I thought of the trouble I had with the SHIELD series and it being published a week later than expected. That night I was singing and worshiping God, and a line from the song I was singing said, “No fear can hinder now the promises You made.” God showed me from that line that the book would be published. Sure thing, almost 11am the next day, my approval email came back and everything was fine! I even accidentally published it a few hours too early, so hey we were ahead of schedule! Only God, ya’ll, only God!

Olivia: If your readers only remembered one point after reading, what would you want “Jesus, You Make the Darkness Tremble” to convey overall?

Beth: There is a royal, abundant life they can have in Jesus Christ apart from darkness.

Olivia: How do you pray this new book will affect your reader’s hearts?

Beth: That they will live better lives. That they will forsake apathy and seek the Holy Ghost. That they will defy age lies.

Olivia: Is there a passage of Scripture that has been particularly meaningful to you as you walked in the journey of writing “Jesus, You Make the Darkness Tremble”?

Beth: I guess that would be John 1:5, “And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.”

Olivia: If you could give one piece of advice to someone struggling in the battle with the darkness in this world, what would it be?

Beth: Jesus is the answer. You don’t have to stay in the darkness. There is a better way. Choose that Way.

Olivia: To end with a fun question; if you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Beth: On a mission trip overseas and Paris, France. That’s two answers but I wanted to include Paris.

Olivia: Thank you for joining us here today, Beth! I am so excited for your new book and I know it will be an inspiring and heart-changing read! May God bless you abundantly as you use your gift of writing to change this world for Jesus!

Beth: Thank you, Olivia!!!

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Beth (18) is an indie author who loves Jesus and seeks to share Jesus through her writing! “Jesus, You Make the Darkness Tremble” is her second published book, all the Glory to God! You can

keep up with her on her Instagram @bethjane_author, or on her blogs, here and here. She also has a YouTube channel, Wholeheartedly Abandoned! God Bless you all!

I am so excited for Beth Jane’s brand new book, “Jesus, You Make the Darkness Tremble”! After reading her first published work, the SHIELD series, I am absolutely thrilled to get my hands on a copy. I know this book will not disappoint and will leave you encouraged and refreshed in your walk with our Savior! Let’s find out more about this book…

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“There is so much darkness in the world...from failed relationships to suicide and school shootings. But while it may seem we're drowning in darkness, there is still Hope. And that Hope is in Jesus Christ.

Jesus, YOU MAKE THE DARKNESS, tremble touches on many subjects...such as relationships, anxiety, depression, and judging. 

This book shows how every generation, young and old, can rise up and get back to being honorable men and women of God. It shows how, with Jesus, we can kick the devil back to where he came from

Are you ready to start making some darkness tremble? Are you ready to make it vanish? 
Yes? Then let's go?”

Please watch the Author's personal video about her new book here!

I hope you all will check out this amazing book, along with the author’s sites, Instagram and YouTube channel!

And while you’re at it, I hope you will check out all of the other destinations on this blog tour!

August 21st, Chloe Hadassah,
August 22nd, Beth jane,
August 23rd, Isabella Morganthal,
August 24th, Ellie,
August 25th, Olivia B.
August 26th, Grace H.

Sunshine Blogger Award

Hello there, everyone! I want to give a big thank you to Grace over at Grace Notes for tagging me to do the fabulous Sunshine Blogger Award! I am very excited to do this, so I hope you all will enjoy reading it as well! So, let’s get into this, shall we? *smiles*

Here are the rules for this tag (copied from Grace’s blog):

Thank the blogger who nominated you and link their blog. Answer the questions the blogger who nominated you provided (11 maximum). Nominate new bloggers and make up 11 questions for them to answer. List the rules and have the Sunshine Blogger logo present in your post.

Let’s delve into these questions!

1 – What is your favorite verse about the Son?

Hmmm, I love so many… but if I have to choose I would say John 3:16. It is such a beautiful picture of God’s love for us in that He sent us His Only Son to DIE for us, so that we could live FOREVER with HIM! What Love! What Hope!

2 – Who in your life is an example of radiating Christ?

My (unofficially) Adopted Big Sister. She is such an inspiration, encouragement and light into my life – she always points me to Christ and she lives her life dedicated to Jesus. I love her to pieces!

3 – List three ways you can be a light for Christ.

  1. Aspire to encourage and uplift others every single day.
  2. Create cards and/or send e-cards to brighten people’s day
  3. Use my writing to glorify my Savior

4 – What is your favorite flower?

Why, the Rose of course! *smiles* Only my close friends know why though…

5 – What is your favorite missionary story?

I adore missionaries and their stories! I could never choose just one… a few from the top of my head would be Katie Davis Majors, Brother Andrew, Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand, Mary Slessor… I could go on!

6 – Name your #1 spiritual growth/missionary biography book suggestion.

Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis Majors. It is such an incredible book, it changed my life and I love it so much.

7 – How have you been able to use your gift for the Lord?

Hmm, well, in my writing I always strive to point others to Christ at all times. He is the Reason I can write, He gave me my abilities and I want to give Him every bit of the glory and honor I may receive.

8 – In what direction do you think God is leading you to in the future?

I feel Him leading me in a few different directions… the main one is foreign missions. I know the Lord has called me to proclaim His Word to all peoples – as He has called all Christians –and I am dedicated to never stop going until I change this world for Him! A particular country I pray to go to is Uganda, it is such a beautiful country and I can’t wait to share God’s Hope with its people!

9 – What are your favorite lyrics from a hymn/song?

I adore so many songs… but one in particular would be World Changers by Matthew West. What an amazing and inspiring song!

10 – Share with us a little bit about your greatest passion!

Well, since I covered my passion for missions in the other questions, I will focus on another passion of mine. I have a passion to encourage. To bring smiles to people’s faces, to assure them of how much they truly are loved – every single day of their entire lives. Even on your worst day, Jesus loves you beyond words. If I could have people remember me for one thing, it would be that I encouraged them and uplifted them in their lives and walks with their Savior. I just love to bring people joy and to make their days bright – Jesus lives in my heart and He fills me with so much joy that I must let that joy shine into the lives of others!

11 – Choose one verse you think best encompasses the idea of shining for Christ.

I really love Matthew 5:16 where it says, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”

I hope you all enjoyed reading my answers! Thank you, Grace, for asking such insightful, meaningful questions, I really had fun answering them!

Now here are my questions for my nominess!

  1. Would you like to share your Salvation testimony with your readers?
  2. What is a Bible verse you would like to embolden with your life?
  3. What method do you use for memorizing Scripture?
  4. Do you enjoy writing poetry?
  5. What is your all time favorite Christian book (it can be fiction, biography, ect)
  6. What would you like to be remembered for?
  7. In what ways do you hope to serve our Savior in your life?
  8. Do you have a favorite Christian band, will you share your favorite song of thiers?
  9. What is your main purpose for your blog?
  10. Would you consider yourself to having a ministry? It can be anything, from using your musical talent, or creative talent, or writing talent, ect. How do you use your ministry for Jesus?
  11. Do you enjoy and are you encouraged by Christ’s Light Magazine?

Now on to my nominees!

I nominate:

Hannah @ Mirroring Jesus
Faye @ Created to Inspire
Maddi @ God’s Bright Light
Sarah Faith @ Journey of Faith
Megan @ A Barefoot Gal
Karina @ Merciful Moments
Allison @ A Farm Girl’s Life

Thank you all for reading and I hope and pray you have a blessed day! You are always in my prayers.

Blog Tour for the brand new book “Why I’m Waiting” by Author Chloe Hadassah!

Welcome back to the blog, everyone! I’m so happy to see you here again; the blogging break has been far too long hasn’t it? Participating in the National Bible Bee has been an amazing experience; spending hours a day immersed in God’s Word has just been the best. Okay, let’s get onto this exciting post, shall we? *smiles*

Today is the release day for Author Chloe Hadassah’s brand new book, “Why I’m Waiting”! I am absolutely thrilled for my friend to be publishing her second book, this being her first non-fiction one. Ever since I heard of the release of Chloe’s new book I have just been so excited for her! After reading her first book, I know this one will most certainly not disappoint! Chloe is an inspirational author who speaks God’s message of hope through every word she writes

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The author describes her new book as the following:

“In Why I’m Waiting, the author’s first non-fictional book, she shares with you why she has committed to waiting for her future husband. She starts each subject with verses from the Bible, to help show you what God says about purity. The author touches on the following subjects:

  • My Heart Belongs To God
  • Being Content
  • God’s Choice, Not Mine
  • The Waiting: Following Christ’s Example
  • Being Prepared
  • Physical: Body Is The Temple Of The Holy Ghost
  • Relationships
  • Marriage
  • First Kiss

Chloe prays that all who read this book are blessed and that it touches their lives; and she hopes you enjoy the many verses throughout! So, come along and dive into Scripture with her as she shares with you one of her heart’s greatest passions!”

Doesn’t that sound like a wonderful read? I highly recommend all young ladies check out Chloe’s brand new book available on today, and while you’re at it, why don’t you check out her wonderful blog, her website and her Author Instagram page as well? *smiles*

I personally cannot wait to read Chloe’s brand new book and I hope you all will purchase your own copies as well!

So what are you waiting for? Go and congratulate the amazing Chloe! May God bless you all abundantly each and every day!

The Enchanting Rose Teacup and Mug Exchange Reveal

Greetings, my friends! Today is The Enchanting Rose Teacup and Mug Reveal! I am so excited to share with you all about the latest exchange; I had ever so much fun participating!

Each time registration for the Teacup and Mug Exchange opens up, I get so excited. This event is something I look forward to all year long!

I really enjoyed putting a lovely package together for my new pen-pal Emily, shopping around for a teacup and all the goodies to put together is always such a fun experience. *smiles* Emily, I am so happy to hear you loved your package so much and I am very excited to be your new friend and pen-pal!

The week of my birthday I received a package in the mail, and what a lovely package it was! The box – even from the outside – was so beautiful! Written on the side were the words, “Hostage Teacup!”, isn’t that hysterical? My new friend Mali spoiled me so much, I am beyond thankful! She sent me many yummy and pretty things – I love them all!

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Just look at that gorgeous teacup! Right before I participated in the most recent exchange, I had seen a photo of a tea cup with three “feet” and thought it was just so cute and unique, so when I opened the gorgeous keepsake box Mali sent the teacup in, I was so surprised and thrilled! She sent a lovely teacup decorated with daffodils (I love those…) and lots of gold accents, along with those charming little “feet”! *smiles* It will be a treasured addition to my small collection to be sure – I love it!

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Look how beautiful everything all put together is! Dear Mali sent three different types of tea, I was so surprised! Two are Asian varieties, one being a Jasmine Green Tea that is simply scrumptious (How did you know I love that flavor, Mali?) and the other being a delicious smelling green tea I can’t wait to try! She also sent me the Celestial Seasonings Fruit Sampler Box, one of my top favorites! I particularly am enjoying the blueberry variety, it is so good! *smiles*

Along with the tea, it came with a very useful, plus quite colorful, set of baking measuring cups which I have already put to good use. *smiles* An adorable book of tea themed stickers, which, if you know me well, you know that when I receive stickers I get rather excited, haha! She sent two adorable pens, and look at that cross stitch bookmark! Look how intricate and beautiful it is! Mali is such a talented seamstress; I have the bookmark in my Bible where I will cherish it for years to come. *smiles* Another charming bookmark came in her sweet letter, and I have to say those Skittles were quite the treat!

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Last but most certainly not least, just look at those scrumptious brownies! When I opened up the package and found homemade brownies on top, I was floored! They were so delicious – so soft and fudgy – my favorite!

Thank you ever so much for thinking of me in all of the ways I adore, my sweet new friend! You made my birthday week extra special, and you are such a cherished, beautiful new pen-pal. *smiles* Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the kindness you have lavished upon me.

Before I go I want to invite you all to pop on over to my friend Megan’s blog to enter her special Pen-Pal Themed Giveaway! After reading my post on pen-pals last week, your wheels may be turning as to how you can spoil your pen-friends – well look no further than Megan’s amazing giveaway! Please go and enter to win and to help her celebrate her four year blogaversary! *smiles*

God bless you all abundantly with a very enjoyable week!