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08Aug
This is going to be difficult for me but I think I'm up to the challenge. Understand, I am a wise woman of strong opinions. :-) After all, when I'm right, I'm right, right? ;-) So many people seem to be in a quandary as to voting this year.  Personally, I've just about tuned out the entire horse race.  Yet within me is the conviction that vote I must. My forefathers, brave men like John Hancock and George Washington and James Madison risked swinging from a gallows so that I might have the privilege....

Books

A Place in God's Heart

A Place in God's Heart

Pacific Press • 2003
"Have you been craving a more abundant life but are settling for your secret cache of stale bread? Do you graze in your 'spiritual refrigerator' and see nothing to satisfy your nagging 'midnight hunger'? Do you find yourself scrounging around the bottom of life's popcorn bowl for stale 'dead heads' of happiness when in your heart you yearn for the poppingest of joy?... Are you tired of the ho-hum sameness in your worship and you ache to 'celebrate God all day, every dry--to revel in Him?'"
On Wings of Praise

On Wings of Praise

How to Find Real Joy in a Personal Relationship with God
Pacific Press • 1991
Kay Rizzo describes her "spiritual winter"--years of playing church, longing to trust God wholly, but never quite grasping how to do so. Desperate to change, she determined to live as a true daughter of God, guided by the Holy Spirit in every corner of her life. It was then that she discovered the joy and the power of praise.
His Praise Goes On

His Praise Goes On

Thanking God from a Full Heart
Pacific Press • 1991

Which gets more praise: God, or your favorite food?

Praise is a choice that will transform your life, says Rizzo. It is one of the secrets of happiness. "I am 10 years younger than I was 10 years ago," she testifies. "My step is bouncier, my voice cheerier, and my body is filled with new vigor. Praising God, as a way of life, has made the difference in my life. I have gone from bondage to blessing and from abject depression to indescribable joy."
Popsicles, Black Holes, and Burnt Toast

Popsicles, Black Holes, and Burnt Toast

Out of this World Devotional for Juniors
Pacific Press • 2002
"So far today I've done all right. I haven't gossiped, haven't lost my temper, haven't been greedy, grumpy, or nasty. But in a few minutes, God, I'm going to get out of bed, and from then on I'm going to need more help."
Northern Lights

Northern Lights

Pacific Press • 2014
December 7,1941, Whittier, Alaska--Elizabeth Ames, cryptographer, is caught up in a terrifying web of espionage and deceit.  Riddled by guilt and angry at God for the death of her son she determines to save her faltering marriage.  Amid the turmoil of war she opens her grandmother's well-marked Bible and discovers a God who has a plan for her life.  But when it comes to matters of the heart, Elizabeth finds it difficult to let Him lead.