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Through poignant stories, Cathy points you to the One who created you---the One who is waiting for you in the details and chaos of everyday life. With 52 inspiring chapters, this makes a wonderful gift book.
Number of Pages: 128
Publication Date: 2006
Availability: Expected to ship on or about 12/25/14.
Deborah Cavitt5 Stars Out Of 5March 16, 2007Deborah CavittCathy Messecar catches a stained glass view of every day life in Gods creations. Her insight is shown in short, two-page stories, which enlighten us to look at the world with awe and wonderment. I had planned to read this 127-page book in one evening yet the stories capture your heart, soul, and mind. They make you think using parts of your brain never tapped until now. You must take time to ponder about the cowboy in his stained glass pickup and his prayer for his daughter, or the grandpas worn and frayed work coat, or the trust of a four year old and her parents. Kathy Messecar ties these every day happenings, which most of us take for granted, with the passages of the Bible with such ease. Each story ends with a prayer to remind us He is our provider, our strength, and our creator. Thanks Cathy for writing a book that inspires us to be His in every way every day a blessing in His Name.
Lois V. Chapman5 Stars Out Of 5January 17, 2007Lois V. ChapmanMs Messecar's insights are awesome. That she sees the Lord's hand in our lives and takes the time to put her awareness into print for others is praise-worthy to the Lord. God has given her such bounty, and she uses it to His credit! Praise God! Lois V. Chapman, Councilor-at-Large, The Poetry Society of Texas. Brownwood, TX
Terra Hangen5 Stars Out Of 5July 14, 2006Terra HangenThe cover photo with a small traditional church and an old pickup truck resting in a harvested grain field drew me in.These short devotionals are full of wise observations and advice.Its hard to pick a favorite; one is Making Room for Essentials which reminded me of how unimportant my trinkets and all my earthly treasures are. When a daughter admired a Prussian princess figurine of her moms, and said she would love to have the figurine one day, the author wisely said She hasnt traveled in a while. Take her now.I highly treasure my copy of this book.
Trish Berg5 Stars Out Of 5July 11, 2006Trish BergDon't let the small size of this amazing book mislead you. It might be small in package, put it packs a big punch of faith.Messecar is able to take the smallest of moments of everyday life and see the big picture, find glimpses of God. And she shares her hope and faith with readers in great little short devotions you can read in less than five minutes each.For busy moms like me, it's the perfect daily devotional.Trish Berg, Author and Speaker
Karen Robbins5 Stars Out Of 5July 3, 2006Karen RobbinsIn the easy comfortable style reminiscent of a ride through the country in a pickup truck, Cathy Messecar shares stories of inspiration and messages of God's care and love for us. It is a beautiful gift book for any occasion.
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Located in: Montgomery, TX
Submitted: August 21, 2006
Tell us a little about yourself. Hello, fellow book lover. My family and I live in the country, north of Houston, Texas. We've watched the cedar trees around our yard grow tall over the last 30 years. Just as they are, we're firmly rooted in this blackland soil. I write for The Courier, a local newspaper, once a week. I strive to keep the columns inspirational rather than preachy, confessional rather than pointing the finger. I also like to include a smidgen of humor, but the column where I described the devil as riding on a Harley almost got me into trouble with Harley owners. But they calmed when I told them the old beast would most likely ride on the best, and that's why I chose a Harley. I enjoy many things besides writing such as reading, teaching Bible classes or poking around at antique fairs. However, I rarely add to my tea pot collection these days. I'd rather be crafting words, going out with my husband, or playing with the grandchildren rather than dusting baubles.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? My passion is to share how Jesus life-supports Christians each day, how God is intimately involved in lives, even if our eyes are not wide open to his fingerprints on our days. I hope The Stained Glass Pickup will aid readers in their every day lives and lift ancestor mantled guilt if it's weighing anyone down. I want readers' walk with God energized. I really should say "run" with God because many are in a steady trot because we allow ourselves to be caught up in our culture, the buying frenzy, the keeping up with technology. I want people to know it's OK to scale back on buying, possessing, being, doing. But I want them to go beyond realization to making these scaled down dreams come true. Dreams of less not more, so we can be more, do more and have more but through his gifts not our own efforts.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: Yes, when you read The Stained Glass Pickup, please come back by and leave a message or review. And thanks for stopping by.
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