Posted by Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage

A Book To Read
September 25,2010

I read Sarah's book In The Eye of Deception . This book touched my heart. After reading this book I think differently about the people I see on the streets, or anywhere for that matter. I think about their story, is their story like Sarah's. Working in the public it is hard sometimes not to judge,I have been guilty of this in the past. We don't know their situations, we don't know what they have been through or what they are going through now. Sarah was blessed because the Lord was there for her when she just could not go anymore. Other people may not be as blessed as Sarah, they just may be getting deeper and deeper into a dark world.
They need our prayers to lift them up to the Lord. God bless you Sarah and may the Lord continue to be with you. You can click on the picture to read more about Sarah's book.

Matthew 7
1"Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
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I have not read her book, but reading her blog has been so inspirational. Her love for Christ is so evident in what she writes. Thank you for sharing this with us....

September 25, 2010 at 10:03 PM

I'm brand new to Spiritual Sundays, and just added my link.

I will have to get this book someday! Having been a drug and alcohol counselor for 4 years (before a layoff), and having worked in a women's inpatient rehab center, I think I would really enjoy it. Books that show recovery is possible and that healing can occur are so needed! Thanks for sharing the links.

Life on the Edge

September 25, 2010 at 10:56 PM

Each week I become more familiar with the women of faith community. It's heartwarming and encouraging to see the genuine caring and concern that is exchanged.

I was deeply touched when I read Sarah's blog. It's wonderful for you to ackowlege her courage and strength.


September 25, 2010 at 11:10 PM
Susy @ The Feathered Nest  

I was anonymous on accident (:

September 25, 2010 at 11:12 PM

I haven't read Sarah's book yet. I must read it. She has been such an inspiration to me.
I love the new look of your blog.
Have a wonderful Sunday.
Hugs & blessings,

September 25, 2010 at 11:27 PM

There is ONE who will judge and it is not to be me.

September 26, 2010 at 6:47 AM


September 26, 2010 at 8:26 AM

Hey Ginger....thanks and love this new page. You're the best...know that. ☺

September 26, 2010 at 8:40 AM

I have followed her blog but not read her book. It's so true, we just don't know what a person's situation is by looking at them from the outside. We read John Ortbergs book, Everybody's Normal Until you Get to Know Them, in our Bible Study. It made me think that we all have things in our life that we wish we could change and to show grace and compassion for each other.

September 26, 2010 at 11:00 AM

That is one of my VERY favorite verses go gave Ginger.

I love this post and your are correct, my friend. On every level judgement is uncompassionate....

September 26, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Isn't that the truth? You never know what's going on with people. My Grandmother used to say ,"Just because folks are smiling on the outside, doesn't mean they're not crying on the inside." Thanks Ginger for a great post.

September 26, 2010 at 1:37 PM

I have not read the book, but have checked her blog/website. I agree with Lisa's grandmother (comment from above). I often think that I do not know people's story...just as they do not know mine. Thank you for your thoughts and stopping by my blog...and for Spiritual Sundays.

September 26, 2010 at 2:07 PM

I haven't read Sarah's book yet, but I'm always blessed by reading her posts.

Thanks for this Ginger - it is so easy to judge others.

September 26, 2010 at 2:36 PM

Thanks, Ginger, for the reminder that we don't need to judge people by their appearances. We never know what someone else has been through. I am sure thankful to not be judged by MY appearances all the time. I appreciate you sharing this.

September 26, 2010 at 3:21 PM

God does not want us to pass judgement... just love. Sometimes that means taking a risk. This a great reminder of this.

September 26, 2010 at 4:15 PM

Beautiful, and challenging thoughts Ginger, I haven't read Sarah's book yet, but what an inspirational story this sounds like. Thank you for this reminder.

September 26, 2010 at 5:08 PM

Yes, Sarah is a blessing. I love how she lets/wants God to use her to make a difference. And she surely is!

September 26, 2010 at 5:14 PM

Thank you for sharing this :) :) I've heard about Sarah's book!!! It's always a good reminder not to judge a book by it's cover. God made each and every one of us...and I try to remember that when I meet people. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

September 26, 2010 at 7:09 PM

As you know I read Sarah's book and reviewed it on my blog. I'm glad you read it. I continue to pray that she may be able to have it published by a major publisher. (I like the new look of your blog. I also liked the "old" look.)

September 26, 2010 at 8:56 PM

Hi Ginger,
What a nice surprise to read you know Aunt Sandy. I am blessed to have married her nephew, and be blessed with such a special family to claim as my own. I was born in CA, have family of my own that have lived there for years, but have never made it to her home in the southern part. I look forward to that one day, as I'm sure it will not disappoint.
Your scripture today is one I needed, discipline carves & molds us, even when it is uncomfortable. The results are often what we needed so badly- Thanks for sharing & I hope to visit again soon!

September 27, 2010 at 7:40 AM

I'll have to think about getting this book....and it's so true - we don't know anyone's story... there is so much residing behind the eyes we see. Thank you for commenting on my blog!

September 30, 2010 at 1:39 AM

I am going to have to read this book. Sarah is one amazed woman. She has been through so much and yet she is a shining light for the Lord. I am so touched by her friendship and I am so honored to know her. Blesings for this exquisite post. Anne

October 2, 2010 at 12:07 AM

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