God First:Volume III

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Great news to share, the latest edition of the God First series is about to be released. Volume III is scheduled to be released this month, so please check back here often, or go to GodFirstBook.com.

While you’re at the website of GodFirstBook.com, if you are on a desktop computer, make sure to open the flash version of the first volume. This is the only place where you will see the full picture version of Volume I; we are working to make Volumes II & III available in the same format. We will keep posting to the GodFirstBook.com website as changes and updates are available. If you have not viewed the flash version yet, we pray you will have the same reaction as everyone with whom we have shared the book. Depending upon your desktop processor, the pages may take a few moments to a few minutes to load. Then the reaction has always been one of amazement, as the pages open to reveal the scriptures and poetry with God’s beautiful artistry and nature in the background.

We pray that the experience is a rewarding one in God’s Love.

Go With God!!!

In His Love,
Ann Moore

Repost of “Picking Autumn, Apples, and Fun”

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I originally posted this in October 2014. This is another of my three year anniversary posts. 🙂

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Autumn has always held a very distinct place in my memory.  The aesthetics, the colors of fall, and that particular crispness in the air, are uniquely and wonderfully affixed to my internal memory wall.  Therefore, focusing on the good and positive things of Autumn, what comes to mind is the annual picking of apples.  The smells that are associated with fresh apples is beyond amazing! 🙂 Whether it’s from apples hanging on trees, rolling around under trees, or being carted off by tiny hands with big smiles, the aromas are far better than any fragrance modern society can offer.  The memories, however, which flood in at this time of year when passing by any apple cart, are infinitely priceless.

From a young age I can remember climbing up apple trees, and tossing down the best looking apples to my siblings or my Dad.  They, in turn, would put the apples into the classic wooden bushel baskets.  Soon, I would be joined by other brothers or sisters, who wanted to pick the apples instead of catch them. Somehow we would end up with enough apples, laughs, scratches, and contented stomachs to last until the next Autumn.

From the orchard to the kitchen – my memories go from one to the other very quickly. Being in the kitchen during harvest season, with all of the canning, preserving, and baking, has to be some of the most comforting memories.  I remember so many times, returning home and stepping inside, from cool or blustery weather outside. The wave of warmth that hit me upon opening the door, accompanied by the smell of fresh baked apple pie, was unlike anything else. Those sensations are not soon forgotten!!  I suppose that is why apple cinnamon fragrance candles are so popular.  Yet they do not yield the same experience as the real thing, at least not for me.

There is something so amazing about a fresh baked ‘goodie’ from the oven; the anticipation that mounts while the aromas smell more wonderful each passing second. A person’s self control is definitely tested; otherwise, the pie would never make it out of the oven in one piece. I could see our family members sneaking off with the aroma-laden-wonder, and making short work of destroying all evidence. (with apple-crumbed smiles of course) 🙂

I thank God for the memories!! They are all around me. When I walk down a path in an apple orchard, and see all of those wonderful apples, smelling the sweet aromas, and watching families create memories, I see my own Dad and all of us kids crowding around the trees.  I hear the laughs, and see the smiling faces of kids, and I see a little piece of heaven.  I see my Dad and hear him saying, “Hey, look over here, this tree is a good one”.  🙂 🙂
© 2014 Ann Moore

Three Years Ago, Today

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SEPTEMBER 28, 2014

From This Heart to Yours

God is Good and all wisdom comes from Him.  The best book I have ever read, or ever will, is the Bible.  I will not get into semantics over versions, as I still read the King James Bible, from which my Dad taught me to read.

Yes, I learned to read from the Bible. I would sit on my Dad’s knee, and his thumbnail would underline the words as he would read it aloud.  As a small child I fell in love with the history of David and Goliath. The thought of God fighting for, and through, a small boy, gave me Hope.  That David was a man after God’s Heart, and was given to write some of the most beautiful songs and poetry of all time, inspired me.  I have never held another book that could draw me in, and captivate me the same way.

I also grew to be so inspired by the way the words were drawn, in our old Family Bible, that I learned calligraphy and stylized writing forms.  I learned to read and write from that Awesome Book.  More importantly, I learned about the One,  Jesus Christ my Savior, who personified what True Love is all about.

If this blog was only started for this testimony, I am very Happy to share.  🙂 If you want to read the only book that is known as God’s Word, get the Bible, and see if you can truly read it like any other book.  If you can or if you cannot, I’ll pray for you either way.  Here’s wishing you God’s Love and Wisdom. 🙂 🙂 🙂
© 2014 Ann Moore

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Psalms 86:15 (KJV) But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.

Go with God 🙂
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I wanted to share this again, as it is relevant in our lives, perhaps it is relevant in yours.
When times are good, it is easy to have faith and believe, yet it becomes more difficult when the storm is pressing down upon us; this is when we seek His guidance more diligently. He says, “…I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” (Hebrews 13:5), which means He is always there. To feel His presence Is the absolute best feeling, and brightest hope. May His Truth and Light shine upon His children, bestowing wisdom and discernment, as only He can. Amen!