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Dear Readers,

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.

Go With God!!!

In His Love,
Ann Moore

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God First: Volume III

Dear Readers,

Great news! Our latest volume of praise to God has been released. God First: Volume III is available for download through Barnes & Noble, and iBooks. It’s also available on Tolino for international distribution. At this time, KOBO is still processing, and when it’s available, I’ll post an update. We’ve downloaded the different versions ourselves to make sure they look right, and they did a real decent job of keeping our styling elements in place.
We continue to pray about Volume IV, knowing that if it is meant to be, it will happen like the first three; your prayers will be appreciated also.

Speaking of prayers, when we first began our journey into creating the foundation for each volume of the book, there was quite a bit of back and forth between different writing platforms and publishing programs, as well as a lot of life changes happening. There is quite a story behind these three volumes. If you are interested, please let us know. You might be surprised to find out that these were all published while we’ve been on the road, not in a comfy office somewhere. This was all accomplished with God’s mercy, blessing, and provision; always with constant prayer and thanksgiving.

Please pray for us as we embark on our next endeavor, whatever that is supposed to be. We have multiple Christian based stories in development, as well as the possible next chapter for our favorite characters in My Guardian Angels at Table 7. While this story is meant to be a mini story, there are many aspects of the characters’ stories that have gone back and forth on the drawing board, many times. When we are closer to a definite decision, we’ll let you know. If you are interested in knowing what happens to our favorite couple, please let us know.
We pray you will find God’s blessing in every volume of God First. Please remember, the scripture that we enclosed in each volume is meant to lead you back to the Holy Bible.

Go With God!!!

In His Love,
Ann Moore

The Gate

The Gate
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And so it was, I beheld,
the miles that stretched before me,
To undertake, and to go,
or to wait and never see,

What was out there, was unknown;
the journey was very long,
Yet our Father knows all things;
we are weak, but He is strong.

Then appeared another road,
of dirt and rocks and clay,
It was so seldom traveled;
the tracks had been blown away,

I almost could not see the road,
yet I could feel it’s presence there,
An old worn gate hung on two posts;
this path the wind blew bare.

An inscription was written on one post,
then continued to the other:
-Friend you’re always welcome here,
there’s always room for another.-

But then the road behind me called:
it had its own allure,
I had a lot of friends thereon,
which made my choice less sure,

When a familiar voice, from my past,
said, “Please do not delay.”
Beckoning from the gate,
“The choice is yours today:

“For if you go back on the road,
you may blend with the crowd,
You may not hear my voice again,
for the road noise is so loud.”

The voice was one so dear to me,
I could not hide my tears,
He walked a humble path in life,
I missed his smile for years,

There I stood, with choices two,
but did not love the world,
Yet the way with old worn gate,
was hid, ‘neath wind that swirled,

Then said the voice that was so dear,
“This gift is yours to receive,
The only ones who see this gate,
are those who do believe.”

Humbly, I walked up to the gate,
and the rust was changed in hue;
Still simple looking, yet very clean,
when I got a better view,

Which brought my eyes to rest upon,
some words that I saw there,
Etched into the metal,
that I thought was old and bare,

“Because strait is the gate and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Matthew 7:14

And so I put my hand upon,
the olden gate so pure,
The noise behind me faded;
the crowd lost its allure,

I left behind my need of ‘stuff,’
that keeps us all weighed down;
Burdened beneath its heavy weight,
it pins us to the ground,

There was a latch, that was not locked,
upon which gold did shine,
The simple truth was written there,
I knew each precious line:

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

I read the words and felt each one,
like a hidden treasure found,
The truth has always been in view,
not buried underground;

Then the voice of one so dear,
confirmed my thoughts aloud,
“My child, only the humble can receive,
but not the very proud,

“For man has placed conditions,
upon what God sent from above,
But there are no conditions,
upon a Father’s Love,

“It is free for everyone,
no membership, no cost,
For all these things were paid for,
upon that rugged cross.”

And then I passed through the gate,
for the strength was not my own,
And while I could see no other,
I knew I was not alone,

For life has knocked me down,
as I travel across the land,
And I’m always helped back up,
by an unseen hand,

And once in a while I’ll see the face,
or hear the voice so dear,
Telling me, to hang on,
because the time is near,

And so I go along this way,
the road is very rough,
And when I feel so spent,
and I think I’ve had enough,

I hear the Apostle Paul’s words:
No sufferings of this time are so great,
To mention or even be compared,
with the glory that does await…

…You need only to believe,
to step through that humble gate.
©2018 Ann Moore

*All scripture referenced is from the King James Version Bible*

Romans 8:18
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

John 14:5,6
5Thomas saith into him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

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 🙂
©2015
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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!

Flowers

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Reposting this poem from October 19, 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. 🎅 ⛄️ 🙂

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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.
© 2014 Ann Moore