Scripture Comes Alive: A Devotional Within a Devotional
by June Foster
I chose the topic joy and have learned so much. With the wealth of scriptures in this plan, I read each, thinking of its relevance in my life.
For example, "And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength." Nehemiah 8:10 is one to ponder and take to heart.
The author, Craig Denison, (https://www.first15.org/) sites Psalm 16:8-11:
"I have set the Lord always before me because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices. My flesh also dwells secure. For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption. You make know to me the path of life, in your presence there is fullness of joy, at your right hand are pleasures forevermore."
Wow. I'm reminded to take each one of those words to heart.
At the end of the devotional, the author writes of Paul's prayer to the Colossians. As I read it, I pictured the first century apostle with eyes closed and bearded face bowed down. He seemed to place a weathered hand on my shoulder, "May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy."
I could see him and hear those words. What a blessing to start the day with! You can read the scriptures in the same way as well.
About the book:
All Brooke Cantrell wants is two weeks to live Brooke Radcliff's life. But the one person who knows the truth resides in the room next to hers at Sunlight Peaks Guest Ranch. When Brooke falls in love with the handsome wrangler who works on the ranch, will her employer's daughter tell him the truth Brooke hides?
Garrett Bowman has finally found peace under Wyoming skies at Sunrise Peaks Guest Ranch. Never again will he return to the demanding corporate life in Seattle, Washington. But will the guests recognize him from the incriminating newspaper and magazine articles eighteen months ago?
When Garrett's dog, Fritz, is in grave danger, an intriguing guest helps Garrett get his golden doodle to the vet. As Fritz heals, he whines and begs until he can lay his head in Brooke Radcliff's comfortable lap. Fritz has fallen in love, but so has Garrett.
If Garrett discovers Brooke's secret, will he walk away from her? If Brooke learns Garrett's true identify, will she turn from him like all the others?
An award-winning author, June Foster is a retired teacher with a BA in education and MA in counseling. Her characters find themselves in tough situations but overcome through God's power and the Word. She writes edgy topics wrapped in a good story. To date, she's seen seventeen contemporary romances and several short stories published. Find June online at
June is offering to give away an autographed copy of A Home for Fritz to one commenter on this post.Winner will be drawn on Saturday, June 16. Be sure to leave your contact information where you can be reached if you'rethewinner.