As I check back and forth to see if KOBO has published God First: Volume III, I realize that I forgot to mention that the latest volume is also a free download; just like the first two. (I checked at 8pm CDT and God First: Volume III is now available on KOBO) 🙂
Someone asked me, a while ago, how I expected to make money if I planned on listing free books, and the truth is, I never expected to make money from the words that God has put in my heart. I also don’t believe I’m supposed to just lock them up, when they may give hope to another. Since I write out of the Love that God has put in my heart, I have all faith that if God moves people to want to support us, then it will happen. In the interim, we fight the good fight to keep the website going, and plan to hold onto InDesign as long as we can, in order to convert the images and text into the published works. If anyone knows a free and comparable program to InDesign, please comment. We appreciate your insights, and your prayers especially.
We pray you will find God’s blessing, a word of encouragement for life’s daily struggles, and Hope in Jesus Christ. May He lead and guide us all for His will and glory.
As is the case sometimes, projections fail. When things don’t go the way we expect, the best we can do is continue to pray, and trust that God has a plan. This lead-in is meant to convey that Volume III of the God First Book Series, is not quite ready to be released. I will post an update as soon as I have more information.
Since I know that there are some who are waiting for the latest inspirational words, I will be posting something on this site shortly. The only way I know how to share His great Love, is through the poetry that He Blesses me with. The poem is longer than my usual stuff and more like a ballad, and it is called “The Gate.” I pray that you will keep checking back, and I pray that our Father will fill you with His truth and wisdom.
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.
Reposting this poem from October 2014. You can find this poem and other inspirational poetry on simplymoores.com/publishing, in God First Volume I and Volume II, and they are free reading. While you are there please check out the other titles and check back for more releases in time for the holidays. 🎅 ⛄️ 🙂
When the world seems extra down,
And Life has donned a grayish frown,
I see color all around,
In the trees and on the ground,
Such beauty makes me smile;
For in a second, minute, or hour,
My mood can change from being sour,
Wrapped within the healing power,
Of the magic gift inside a flower,
Given to see my smile;
As Jesus Christ once did say,
King Solomon in grand array,
Could not come close in his day,
To match the beauty on display,
of God’s flowers, that make us smile.
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.