FREE eBooks during the month of July — Dr. Matthews’ Blog

In today’s post Dr. Matthews shares valuable information for readers and authors. Not only is my newest eBook, Letters to my Angry Self a free download, but you can get a ton of other free books on Smashwords. Just for the month of July, I have also made my first two fiction novels #free. That’s […]

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James 1:5 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. Why are we here? What is the point? Does life have meaning and value? These questions intrinsically reflect doubt. They implicitly challenge the notions that there is a reason for life and that […]

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“Be thou strong and very courageous…..” Joshua 1:5 -9

When Moses died, The Lord came to Joshua son of Nun to command him in the way he should go. Joshua was going into the promised land and in that land flowing with ” Milk and Honey” there were giants. These giants presented an obstacle to the children of Israel, in that they were godless, warrior giants, spawned by the enemy and his devices. By going into this land Joshua and the Israelite’s were facing a different system of government and culture. They were supposed to get rid of all the giants and inhabitants of the land and dwell there. But the Lord commanded Joshua to be “STRONG AND COURAGEOUS”, three times he commanded them. The Israelite’s were and still are the Lord’s people and their nation was/is to be a light to the rest of the world, to lead them to God, to be a standard for the world.


Today, as Believers in Christ Jesus, we are facing a new era, new government, new obstacles and some obstacles are too big for us to defeat on our own. However, there is nothing that is impossible with the Lord. Even though many may call us intolerant, and call us hateful, we must not fall into the trap, but be strong standing on the word of the Lord and be courageous enough to share the love of God to the world. They might hate you, you might lose friends and family, you might lose jobs and businesses, but you must stay strong. The Lord says “do not fear man who can only kill your body, but fear him that can kill you body and soul in hell”. As the Church and Bride of Jesus Christ, we are to show Jesus to the World by our lives, not through hate and violence, but by sharing the word of God in Love to everyone. The Lord will bring Justice, vengence and redemption. It is not your job to force anyone to do anything they do not want too. Not even the Lord himself forces people to do things they do not want. He gave us all a choice of  “good and evil, life and death” and eternal salvation to all whom believe on the Lord Jesus.

Be strong and courageous, show your light, by speaking and stand firm on the truth of God’s word, do not compromise, put on the whole armor of God, pray always about everything and meditate on his word day and night. If we can do this, then many who are hurt, lost, confused, and abused may find the hope which is in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Love you all,

Redeemed One


Why Didn’t God Heal Me?

I am reblogging this. I think many need to read this and find hope.

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Why didn't God heal me?

So last post we saw my friend Mike’s miracle: how he had a heart attack but was healed. It really was remarkable the way things turned out. But when you read that post, you may have said in your head, “Yes, that’s great that your friend Mike was healed. But what about Christians who aren’t healed? What about Christians who have a thousand people praying for them, but then they die anyway?”

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Making Time to Write

No more procrastination!

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Dr. Matthews addresses a common problem – time management. In today’s post, she focused on authors making time in their schedules to complete their writing goals.

Make Writing a Priority Make Writing a Priority

How many times have we said “I just don’t have the time”? Lack of time is not an excuse. Each of us has the same 24 hours in a day, 168 hours in a week, and 52 weeks in a year. Not having time simply means that there is something else you have allowed to become more important.

Step back and take an honest look at where you spend your time. In reviewing your regular routine, what are your non-negotiables (the things you MUST do on a regular basis)? Prioritize those responsibilities. Hint: If you are a writer, writing should be one of your non-negotiables!

Many of us wear multiple hats, whether it is as parent, employer, employee, caregiver for…

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Forgiveness & You: Love Covers

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Jesus, speaking to the disciples, gave them a new commandment in John 13:34-35 ; A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” Jesus, gave them this command as he knew that God first loved us and sent him (Jesus) for the express purpose of forgiveness of sin and bringing reconciliation to our Heavenly Father. It is because of the love of the Father that the, Son gave his life, that we might not die in our sins, but live eternally in righteousness with the Lord.

” For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” John 3:16-17 KJV

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Encouragement, Forgiveness

Forgiveness: Don’t Forget What You Look Like!

Good Morning,

Today’s post we will continue to explore Forgiveness, and how extending forgiveness is an act of compassion and love. We all want others to over look our flaws, our eccentricities, our failures, our sins or ugly characters. We cover with makeup, clothing, material possession  and hide behind religious doctrine to make ourselves appear less flawed than others, and while we our selves are portraying this image, we forget what we truly look like (James 1:22-25), holding ourselves to this grand ideal of perfection and  having “arrived to the Kingdom” and yet we judge others, ” look at what she did”, ” I can not believe he would say that”, If I were them…” However, we ourselves have fallen prey to the very temptations, habits and character flaws that plague all of humanity. Continue reading “Forgiveness: Don’t Forget What You Look Like!”


LUKE 22:32 (Make A Comeback)

This article spoke to my soul. Many times I have allowe my self to entertain condemnation, guilt and shame, because i amde a mistake and thought my whole walk was messed up. But now i will say ” Therefore, there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit.” Romans 8:1



“But I have pleaded in prayer for you, Simon, that your faith should not fail. So when you have repented and turned to me again, strengthen your brothers.” (Luke 22:32 NLT)

Read:Judges 2:10-23, Judges 3, Luke 22:14-34, Psalms 92, Psalms 93:1-5, Proverbs 14:1-2

Relate:  When we make big mistakes, there is a small voice in the back of our heads telling us, “you can’t comeback from this one.” I wonder if this thought crossed Peter’s mind when he heard the rooster crow. He had been so certain that he would do anything for Christ, even go to prison or face death, yet he failed to admit to even knowing Jesus that same night. This is why he wept bitterly as he realized his failure. He had truly believed in his own strength to stand up for his beliefs, and he had failed.

Peter was not left in his failure. In…

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Courage, Encouragement, Persecution

This test is hard….. Hang in there!


Today’s post is to encourage you to continue in the Faith and to be steadfast no matter what you are facing. I come to tell you that while you believe in God, that trials will come to test you and these test come from God to build us, strengthen us, prove us and make us presentable to our King and savior Jesus. They also come to prove us that we will truly trust in the Lord. God allows these trials to purify us to remove the impurities of sin in our hearts and minds. This prepares us not for great wealth or possessions or our own ambitions but to meet the Lord when he comes. Continue reading “This test is hard….. Hang in there!”