Another Book Giveaway

I have to admit, dear ones, the book giveaways are really fun! So, I’m excited to announce another one. If you remember, friends, I interviewed Zack Knotts on his book Majesty Sunrise earlier this summer. He was kind enough to send me an extra copy of his book for a giveaway. All you have to do to be entered in the giveaway is like this post. Also, if you follow me on any other social media sites you can like, share, comment and all that Jazz. That gives you extra entries. Isn’t that fun?

Zack Knotts book is filled with inspiring and encouraging poems. They’re beautiful, unique, and very well written. I hope this book will be a blessing to whoever wins it. The last time I did a giveaway it was an instagrammed that won. I can’t wait to see who wins this time. The drawing is going to be done on Friday the 25th. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

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Quick Announcement & Hymns of the Past – A Tower of Strength our God is Still: by Martin Luther

***Quick Announcement***

I am absolutely thrilled to welcome a new podcast into the Tulips & Honey Hub family! The Chuck & Lo Show! Tomorrow, Lord willing, Chuck and Lo’s testimony will be sharing on Tulips & Honey and soon, you’ll be hearing from them on their very own podcast. I’ll keep you all updated, but until more news comes out you can follow them on Twitter. Please join me in praying for them as they begin their podcasting journey. Over and out.

As you’re all aware, dear friends, October is Reformation month! So, I thought I’d share a Luther hymn. In common slang, I believe we’d call Luther pretty salty. My own term for it is feisty. However you title it, it comes through beautifully in this hymn. I pray that it is a blessing to you, beloved, as it is to me. As always, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

A tow’r of strength our God is still!
A mighty shield and weapon;
He is our help from all the ill
That hath us now o’ertaken.
The old bitter foe
Now means deadly woe:
Deep guile and great might
Are his dread arms in fight,
On earth is not his equal.

With might of ours here naught is done,
Our loss were soon effected:
But for us fights the Valiant One,
Who God Himself elected.
Ask you: “Who is He?”
Christ Jesus: here see
Great Sabaoth’s Lord! 
There is no other God: 
His is the field forever.

Though devils all the world should fill,
All watching to devour us,
We tremble not, we fear no ill,
They cannot overpower us.
This world’s prince may still
Scowl fierce as he will,
He can harm us none,
For he is judged—undone;
One little Word o’erthrows him.

The Word of God they shall let stand
And not a thank have for it,
Here Christ Himself leads the command
With His great gifts and Spirit;
And take they our life,
Goods, fame, child and wife,
When their worst is done,
They yet have nothing won;
The kingdom ours remaineth.

Friday Mega List: Recommendations, Reviews, & Suggestions – October 18th, 2019

Hello, dear ones, and welcome to another MEGA list. In my head I always say that with a loud announcer voice. Before we get into it, let me give you an update on what’s coming next week on Tulips & Honey Hub. On Monday we’ll be dropping an amazing interview with Lo and Chuck. Lo writes the RedeemedMamaSavedByGrace blog, and Chuck is her hubby. Costi Hinn recently baptized him, and they were both gracious enough to join us on the program and share their testimony with us. God’s miraculous power in salvation never ceases to amaze me! On Tuesday The Aquila and Priscilla Hour will be dropping their second episode! Don’t forget to check it out, and follow Emily at her blog HeMadeUsAlive . Thursday we’ll be dropping an interview with James from CityALight, an Australian band with a solid, reformed, doctrinal stance. You can hear their music on YouTube, I’ll link to their channel below.

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCWedmLj4m7CugZuyJRdqY7w

Now that your up to date, what about recommendations? I have two for you today, the first is the latest video from The Laborers where the Gospel is shared with a man who claimed to be a believer. Watch this mans reaction as these young people lovingly explain the truth of Gods Word, he’s not angry or belligerent, he doesn’t ignore or walk away, he listens. We can, and should, be sharing the Gospel with the lost. I know it can be frightening, but it’s far more frightening to recognize the wrath that is to come. We must love the lost enough to warn them.

My second recommendation today is Dr. Alan White’s lecture starts Answers In Genesis titled Could Life Evolve by Chance? Science Says No! You all know how much a love science, in particular the tiniest, microscope machines which God upholds in our cells to maintain life. That’s the basis for Dr. Whites lecture, and it is absolutely fascinating! You can watch the live streamed footage here.

Today for review I’m actually going to talk about a book I reviewed a long time ago. The Life and Diary of David Brainerd by Jonathan Edwards. You can see my original review here. I recently recommended this book to two separate people, and thought it would be a good review to bring back up, especially for all the recent followers to the blog. This book is amazing, it’s on the top ten of my list, and also it’s in the Public Domain which makes it free. Free.99 is my favorite price.

This weekend I suggest you try a new food, anything put pineapple pizza. Most of the time when I try new food it’s not my cup of tea. But every now and then I find something that becomes a new favorite. That’s what happened with sushi, guacamole, and asparagus. If you’ve tried anything new recently you’d like to suggest, so long as it’s not any combination of pineapple and meat, let me know. I might even give it a try! As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Wednesday Testimony: Heartcry Missionary Society – Cuban Testimony #5

Hello, dear friends, I hope this post finds you all doing well. Today I’d like to get back to highlighting the imperative work Paul Washer’s Heartcry Missionary Society is doing globally. Brother Washer had surgery a week ago on his knee. He’s in a lot of pain, so if you could also remember him in prayer as you join me in praying for the missionaries working with him. The following is a portion of a testimony from a brother in Cuba. To read his full testimony you can head here.

One of those nights, I decided to go with my mother to the church; they had been praying for my salvation. In reality, I don’t remember what the preacher preached about that night, but I do remember that something supernatural was happening inside of me, and I couldn’t explain it. The sin that had given me so much pleasure now pained me, and I began to read the Scriptures with great passion, to the point that I read the entire New Testament in a matter of weeks. On several occasions after that, I was exposed to the preaching of the gospel by both, the pastor and others from the church that spoke to me about the work of Christ on the cross. So, with desperation I went running into the arms of my Savior. I knew that my life was not good, but I also knew now the depths of His love for me, and that was motive enough for me to let myself fall into His arms.

From that moment, my life began to change. Everyone talked about what was happening to me; many could not explain it. In my own heart I felt a longing to obey everything I read in the Bible or learned in the discipleship classes or heard in the preaching. Day after day I experienced changes. I no longer wanted to drink alcohol, and I felt repulsed by the life I once lived. I started sharing the gospel with everyone around me. It was so natural for me that I couldn’t keep from talking to everyone about what God had done for me in the person of Jesus Christ.

I hope these testimonies are a blessing to you, friends. Remember that you can support Heartcry Missionaries Society through Amazon Smile, and even on EBay, or through their website. Most importantly, join me in praying for these missionaries. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Friday Mega List – Recommendations, Reviews, & Suggestions: October 11th, 2019

Hello, dear ones, I hope this post finds you all doing well. Becca and I have some great stuff for this weeks Mega List! But first, what’s coming up on Tulips & Honey! Monday will be the release of the Ray Comfort Interview! Monday is also Kaylieghs birthday, she’s turning 9. Which means I might not be answering messages and questions as quickly as I usually do. Next Thursday, Lord willing, we’ll be dropping an episode on Halloween. It’s history, purpose, and whether or not Christians should partake. In case you missed this weeks episodes, we interviewed Emma from MyRedemptionForHisGlory on Monday, and discussed Suffering Well yesterday.

Recommendations! We want to recommend Redeemed Mama Saved by Grace blog by Lauren. Her recent article on how we treat one another on Twitter is fantastic! You can read it here. I have no reviews for you, so instead I’m going to share a little about Kayliegh’s birthday. The week leading up to her birthday I celebrate the last days I have with her at the age she’s at. We don’t skip lessons, or go crazy, but we do little fun things. This year I made a bunch of tickets for her to draw out of a hat. They say things like “whip cream face plant for mommy” or “do mommy’s hair”. These are things she always asks to do, but never gets to do. It’s fun, and gives us an opportunity to spend quality one on one time together without lessons.

Today she’s going to make me a mysteries food that I have to eat. My suggestion is that you never offer this option to your child. Ever. Never. Ever. Because she’s planning some horrid mixtures that I’ve given my word to eat. So don’t do that, don’t do what I did. Please also, be praying for Becca, as her pain has increased and she’s having to go back to the doctors and fix it. Please join me in praying for her, and her doctors. Thank you brothers, and sisters in Christ! As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Wednesday Testimony – Angry Atheist Becomes a Christian: Chris Campbell

Hello, dear ones! Before I get into the testimony I just wanted to mention that Emma from MyRedemptionForHisGlory has an absolutely beautiful voice! She’s posted her first song, which you can hear here. Today I’ve got a testimony that will absolutely encourage anyone reading who knows or has shared the Gospel with an atheist. Chris Campbell became an atheist at a very young age, after praying for God to stop the bully’s at school and to fix his parents tumultuous marriage. When neither of those things happened he concluded that God didn’t exist. He spent many years as an ardent atheist, falling into drinking, drugs, and depression. Gods miraculous power in saving wretches like us will never cease to amaze me.

Chris Campbell of Christ Is The Cure now podcasts, teaching Gods Word in a Biblically sound way. Praise God for He is mighty to save! How many times have we shared the Gospel with an atheist, and it felt like the words fell on deaf ears? It can be heartbreaking to watch them walk away. Our call is not to save anyone, but to faithfully share Gods Word with a lost and dying world. That is success in evangelism, obedience to the commission is success. Be encouraged, my beloved friends, that you are not always going to see what God is doing. But we do know, God is at work. I first heard about Mr. Campbell being interviewed by Dorean and Melissa in the video I linked below.

His full testimony can be heard at his podcast, which I linked to below as well. He also has a website ChristIsTheCure.org and a podcast by the same name. I hope this testimony will be an encouragement to you all today. As always, beloved brethren be good Berean’s study to show yourselves approved.

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/christ-is-the-cure/e/56785110?autoplay=true

Sunday Hymns of the Past – Be Thou My Vision

Hello dear ones, and happy Lords Day! Have y’all heard Shane & Shane’s version of this hymn? It’s beautiful, I’ll attach the video below. In unrelated news, another great band CityALight will be joining us on Tulips & Honey for an interview soon. You can check out their music here. What a blessing it is, in the sea of heretical and compromising bands, to have a few that still hold true to Gods Word. I pray that your fellowship today was sweet! As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light
Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one
Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art
High King of Heaven, my victory won
May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heav’n’s Sun
Heart of my own heart, whate’er befall
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all

https://youtu.be/knfo98ZrtYQ