His Promises


Forewords

 

– HIS EVERYDAY PROMISES

The Christian’s walk of faith is, at times, both exhilarating and taxing. Sister Nancy Shoap, for whom I am privileged to serve as Pastor, shares her first hand journey through the trails of life and shows how, as the poem “Footprints in the Sand” illustrates, God is carrying us in our most desperate of times. She takes the scriptures and superimposes them over life’s circumstances allowing us to catch a glimpse of how God’s children should live in this world.

Nancy calls our attention to God’s “omnipresence” as she invites and challenges us to lean, even rely, on Him. These fresh, true to life, stories took place in her life and the lives of those around her and did not go unnoticed. She helps us see God’s gentle nudging.

These powerful, yet simple and easy to read, vignettes’ would make great sermon illustrations for any minister seeking to help others understand and live in the Word. I see the potential for a devotional guide and Bible-study topics. This work is an extraordinary account of God’s work in ordinary people. A must read and guaranteed spiritual pick-me-up!

– BLESSING and PRAISE

Nancy Shoap continues in what is sure to be a series of chronicles that expose God’s behind-the-scenes activity in our daily lives. She is gifted in the ability to see and share with her readers God’s very real and present handiwork.

In this, her second publication, Nancy’s spiritual maturity shines forth in the strong biblical ties and scriptural quotes that accompany each and every new story she pens. You may not have been present when each of her true-life stories was lived, but you will become the beneficiary of her life lessons and be blessed with a renewed confidence that God is in control.

Nancy would be the first to tell you that she desires no personal praise or glory. She reserves all of that for her Lord. Nonetheless, she has put together an easy read that helps us past our crowded, all-too-busy lives. The power of her stories is how she makes us aware of the fact that God loves us and lives with us still.

—BROTHER EARL STOVALL
NANCY’S BLESSED PASTOR
RIDGE CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN
1095 RIDGE ROAD
SHIPPENSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA 17257