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Monday, 24 April 2017

Authors unite to bring an amazing Free Giveaway Day Two

CELEBRATE LIT MULTI-AUTHOR GIVEAWAY DAy Two


Great Free Giveaway of Christian books Multi-Author Giveaway 23-29 April 2017Great chance to win $50 amazon gift card 

or 23 Christian books 

(books might be paperback or ebooks)






If you are not interested in a great bargain then don't bother to read any further, save yourself time and move onto the next blog!


Great Author Giveaway


So for those of you who have decided to read on you can 
Enter for your chance to win the grand prize of a $50 Amazon Gift Card or the 1st place prize of 23 books. 
Don't miss your chance to win! 



Fine Print: This giveaway begins on April 23 and ends April 29. No purchase is necessary. This giveaway is in no way connected with Facebook. Please read the terms and conditions prior to entering.



Here are the wonderful Authors and their books available in this Mighty Multi-Author Giveaway

Multi Author Giveaway 23-29th April


Misty M. Beller, Author - The Lady and The Mountain Man                      📕📗📘📙

Cathe Swanson - Baggage Claim                                        
Tamera Lynn Kraft - Alice's Notions                                                                     📚📚📚📚

Sydney Tooman Betts - A River Too DeepLight Birds Song,                         📙📘📗📕

Kathy Ide, Author/Editor - 21 Days of Grace                                          📚📙📚📘

Author Laura V. Hilton - The Amish Wanderer                                         📕📚📗📚

Caryl McAdoo - A Vow Unbroken                                                           📗📙📘


We love our readers and would love you read our books.
Thank you for entering this great Giveaway



Remember you can enter every day this week.

                        Enter here  https://promosimple.com/ps/b638


I hope you are successful

Margaret




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Sunday, 23 April 2017

Grab a chance to win an Amazing Multi-Author Giveaway 23-29 April.

Celebrate Lit Multi-Author Giveaway


I am excited to be participating in another multi-author giveaway just for you! Enter for your chance to win the grand prize of a $50 Amazon Gift Card or the 1st place prize of 23 books. Don't miss your chance to win! Enter here  https://promosimple.com/ps/b638

Check out the Authors and their books below


Fine Print: This giveaway begins on April 23 and ends April 29. No purchase is necessary. This giveaway is in no way connected with Facebook. Please read the terms and conditions prior to entering.





Here are the amazing Authors who have kindly donated their books for the 1st Prize.


Click on their names to go to their Facebook Author Page.
Click on their book title to read more about the Author and their book.





Win $50 amazon gift card or 23 books.
Don't just sit and hope, grab your chance to win today.



Remember you can enter every day this week.

                        Enter here  https://promosimple.com/ps/b638


I hope you are successful

Margaret




You can also find me on:



Sunday, 16 April 2017

Rumours abound - Crucified King is Alive

The King Arises




Margaret Kazmierczak writes about Easter Day.


Today I am filled with expectant hope, I know my King is the Son of God. He raised Lazarus from the dead - so death can't have any hold on him. 

There are cries and angry voices as I near the tomb. Soldiers are in disarray, searching for something.


The King is missing






The tombstone has been pushed aside. Using the confusion as a camouflage I slip behind the men and peep into the sepulchre. Squinting I see nothing, but the light from the open doorway reveals a white linen cloth on the floor that had been wrapped around my King's body. 


Soldier's mystified




Margaret Kazmierczak writes on Easter



My Saviour is gone. I take a deep breath - The soldiers have been guarding the tomb with Roman precision - there is no way anyone could sneak in and remove Jesus. 

I want to jump and shout, to tell the world that my King is alive. He has risen just as he said he would (Mark 9:31).


Jesus has Risen



Margaret Kazmierczak blogs on Easter




Alleluia, Jesus has Risen, 

My sins forgiven,
Glory to God in the Highest,
His sacrifice, the conquest.
Death overpowered,
His love showered,
Upon me, a sinner,
God the Almighty winner.



We are the Easter People





Happy Easter my wonderful friends. 



Thank you for following me on my journey through Holy Week. 

May Jesus rise in your hearts today - we are the Easter People - the hope in a sinful world. 

Many blessings,

Margaret






(Note: This is my expression of Holy Week, the order of events may have been a bit different.) 

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Authorities Terrified - Soldiers posted at the King's Tomb

Who is this man?




Last night I witnessed men who had been afraid to follow my King boldly come out of hiding and help with the burial. Their hearts now opened. From the tomb, I heard guttural sobs as sacred rituals were performed. 

When all had left, soldiers pushed a large round stone to secure the tomb. A large number stood guard. Why? This was not usual, what were they afraid of? (Mattew 27:62-66)

Meeting Mary





Now morning has come and I sit under an olive tree in the sweltering sun, where I fitfully slept last night. My tired eyes are stinging from the cries of distress that have been mounting in my heart since dawn. 

Footsteps brush up the sandy road generating a smokey cloud around a figure. Raising a hand over my eyes I squint to see who it is. Mary, the mother of my King. I wave to attract her attention as I want to express my condolences. Seeing my gesture she digs deep to find a smile and walks over. 

Standing I greet this awesome woman. We gently embrace for a moment then just like her Son, she penetrates my eyes with such kindness that I am bowled over. In this intense moment, I know Mary understands the meaning of my King's sacrifice. 


Margaret Kazmierczak writes about Holy Saturday
 

A Secret revealed


My distraught heart rises as Hope descends upon my tears. 

"His death had a purpose, the Son of God will be back.....!" 



This week is Holy Week a time to ponder on the events leading up to Christ's death and Resurrection. We too are on a journey not necessarily to the same grotesque end, but nonetheless to a place that requires sacrifice, forgiveness and love to walk there.  

Come and join me each day as I accompany Jesus on His journey.

God bless,

Margaret





(Note: This is my expression of Holy Week, the order of events may have been a bit different.) 




Friday, 14 April 2017

King found guilty. Verdict pronounced - flogging and Crucifixion.

The trial



Margaret Kazmierczak writes about Good Friday


After a night of waiting in the Temple court, shivering from the night cold a whisper circulates that my King has been tried. A group of soldiers emerge from the Temple. My King is bound and stumbling along between them. They march him straight to a short pole splashed with blood. A foot jams the back of my King's legs and he nosedives to the ground. 

No mercy



Margaret Kazmierczak writes about Jesus being scourged

Now bound to the stake, I watch in horror as the flagrum is waved in the air and slashes down with force onto my King's back. The lead tips rip off his skin and blood spurts out in all directions as the torturous instrument returns to its owner. Strike one, strike two, strike three, on and on (Matthew 27:26). 

I choose to stand in front of my King and attempt eye contact. I feel sick as I can do nothing to ease the pain. As the whipping continues, open wounds grow and form trenches down my King's back. His hands in fists shaking, eyes tight shut with life draining away. Finally, he collapses and lying in his own blood the torture finishes. The soldiers watching laugh, how little life seems to mean to them. The sense of evil wandering around the courtyard chills my bones.

I try to reach my King's outstretched hand but a soldier stamps on it. I say nothing as the pain is minimal compared to such a shredded back.


The Crown of Thorns

Margaret Kazmierczak writes about the Way of the Cross

To add insult to injury once my King has raised himself up and is struggling to keep upright, one of the soldiers rams a crown of thorns on his head. Another slings a red robe around his mangled shoulders (Matthew 27:27-31). The material is instantly drenched with blood and I see a grimace on my Saviour's face. 


The final journey begins



Margaret Kazmierczak blogs about Calvery



Scarcely able to put one foot in front of another, a burly soldier points to a Crossbar and demands that it be carried to Calvery. Two soldiers heave the wood onto his shoulders, the splinters digging into the muscles on his back. With steely determination, wiping the fresh blood out of his face my King slowly drags his decimated body towards his destiny. 


On the road to Calvary




The crowds hustle on either side of the road eager to see what is happening. Running behind the onlookers I jump periodically to keep an eye on the progress of my King. Three times he falls, smashing onto dust and stone, the crown of thorns piercing his head each time. I felt he wouldn't make the journey with such horrific injuries. On the third fall, I see soldiers seize a man from the crowd and command him to help (Matthew 27:32).


The King's final resting place



Margaret Kazmierczak blogs on the Crucifixion


On the ground ready for the Crossbar lies the upright post. My King places his piece of wood in the groove. Still, the Cross is incomplete, its arms desiring a victim. My King without any force surrenders to the inevitable and collapses onto the wooden surface. I sob, can a man endure anymore? Then three soldiers hammer nails into his hands and feet.

The Cross is now dragged over small rocks bumping my King and creating spasms that surge through his body. The soldiers raise the Cross up and crunch it into the dry stony earth. The jolt wrenches his hands and feet moving them against the iron nails. 



Margaret Kazmierczak blogs on the Crucifixion


I am not worth



Watching my King die in excruciating pain tears me apart. I see him gasp and I plunge to my knees - I am not worthy, forgive me, Father. His eyes fade and all is gone.


Margaret Kazmierczak blogs on Good Friday




The wind is blowing up a storm and clouds darker than the night roll overhead. The earth is shaking and as I look towards Jerusalem I see the Temple split in two. My King's prophecy has been fulfilled (Matthew 24:2). 

An eerie silence descends, and my world turned upside down - now what? My King is dead....




This week is Holy Week a time to ponder on the events leading up to Christ's death and Resurrection. We too are on a journey not necessarily to the same grotesque end, but nonetheless to a place that requires sacrifice, forgiveness and love to walk there.  

Come and join me each day as I accompany Jesus on His journey.

God bless,

Margaret





(Note: This is my expression of Holy Week, the order of events may have been a bit different.)