Shining For God


Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16 

Most of you have seen the flashing lights of a police car a long distance away.  They must be very bright if they are to be seen for any distance.  How large a bulb does the average light use?  Upon investigation, you will find that a very small bulb is used, but it is seen far away because it has an excellent reflector.

What was Jesus really referring to when He told you to let your lights shine?  He was talking about your reflecting the nature and the glory of the Lord.  The more you keep the “reflector” clean, the brighter the light will be.  John 15:3 shows you are cleansed by the Word.  Contamination from the world may come through thoughts or words, but you can be cleansed as you spend time studying the Scriptures.  Allow His reflection to become brighter each day.

New Book Release, The Struggler

Providing readers with hope, encouragement and to increases faith through a 60-day devotional. Each of the devotionals are designed to build faith, give readers insight into the daily struggle of faith in God in a world that seems to be chaotic at times.

Author Jeffrey Britsch speaks to readers through Biblical and practical application of the Word of God, we as humans are not promised a struggle free life. As members of the human race we will face adversity, trials and challenges throughout our lifetimes, but we are not without out hope. That hope is the cross, faith in Jesus Christ and the promise of the grace of God to see us through every trial and tribulation.

A wonderful read filled with Scripture, this new series will powerfully impact your life. This comes highly recommended as a devotional to increase faith and Scripture memorization. Volume I begins readers towards intimacy with God, finding strength in the powerful scriptures that invigorate weary souls.  ~ The Struggler is available at Amazon, Kindle and at Christian Bookstore

The Plans and Purpose of God in Your Every Day Life

Crazy Blogs n Stuff presents a wonderful new Christian book release that will help you follow Christ, find your purpose in life, your calling and blessings to behold.

It is the desire of the author for all to find the beauty and riches that Christ offers through sweet surrender and following Jesus in their daily lives

All of Me: A Challenge to Give God All That I Am 
Ho’olulu Brito 

All of Me: A Challenge to Give God All That I Am by Ho’olulu Brito presents to readers a challenge: Are you ready to follow Jesus fully? Many have often wondered what it means to fully surrender their lives to Christ. With engaging enthusiasm, the author gives insights into what the life and cost of discipleship may look like. He has made the book simple. This is not a complicated formula, but simply preaches the truth of the Word and what Jesus teaches. 

With keen insight into Scripture, the author reveals that Jesus desires those who will follow Him with a whole heart. As the author warns, this is not for those trying out Christ, or for those that aren’t fully committed to Jesus. This book is for those that want all of Christ’s blessings, for those who want to discover their purpose and destiny, and last but not least, for those who are willing to walk in it – fully surrendered.  

Blessings upon blessings, this book is for those desiring the true riches, that only Jesus can offer. Written by instigation from the Lord, readers will find this book refreshing and a fresh wind that will fan the flames to get them moving forward into their destiny. Many find themselves stuck. 

Finally a book that is designed to get readers unstuck and into living every moment, fully alive and activated with the Lord. With such chapters as: A Life of Service, My Life is Not My Own, Covenant Power, Commitment, My Purpose, God in My Finances, My Marriage, The Leader in My Home, Just Make a Decision, I’m Not Qualified, What About Me, God’s Called Your For a Reason, A Willing Vessel, All I Need is Someone to Believe, The Favor of God, Called to be a Conduit, Open to Change, A Time of Preparation, Submission to Mentorship, Don’t Interrupt the Process, Wait on Me, Being a God Kind of Steward, Holding Nothing Back, Being a Man or Woman of Honor and A Closing Word, this book will transform, encourage and bring hope into fulfilling your destiny through Christ. Coupled with selected quotes from such famous Christian followers such as Kathryn Kuhlman, Elisabeth Elliot, and Andrew Murray readers will also find the biblical principles intertwined within the text and the usage of scriptures a highly-valued teaching.  

A Must-Read for the dedicated Christian! 
Get your copy of All of Me: A Challenge to Give God All That I Am in KindleISBN#978-0-9972495-0-7 
A CBM Book Review 
10.0 out of 10.0 Stars  

Life Tools, Building On The Sure Foundation

We all need God in our lives. This is especially true in marriage. A marriage built on sure foundation is much more fruitful than a marriage built on sand. In The Young Bride and Groom: A Marriage Union of Sixty Years by Lorine and Douglas Hargrave gives tribute and honor to the marriage covenant, celebrates their union and speaks of how to live happily in love with God and others. 10.0 stars ~ CBM

Written by a woman of faith that speaks of the true meaning of love, offering the love verse 1 Corinthians 13:13 as her foundation – “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love, but the greatest of these is love.” (NIV) Full of encouragement, this book offers inspiration in light of the modern-day plight of widespread divorce.

Focusing others on the foundation of unity and prayer, she begins her book with a prayer of thanksgiving. As a commemoration of their sixty years, the third renewal of wedding vows is exhibited amongst life long memories and pictures (even of all their old cars which is a treat), and is themed by praises, prayer, and faith that is an encouragement for any young or long-married couple. 

With her husband of sixty years, who is a pastor, the author describes their lives and the fruitfulness that comes from abiding in Jesus and His Word. Such topics that are spoken of are: good communication, praying together and doing something nice everyday. This is wonderful book from an elder, that after being married sixty years gives easy keys to living a healthy, content and happy life in marriage.

You may get your copy of The Young Bride and Groom at, Banes and Noble and other fine online bookstores.

The Importance Of Prayer, Instruction, Wisdom and The Love of a Father

10.0 stars out of 10.0 stars  ~ CBM

Highly recommended as an evangelistic tool to reach out to those who are lost and or imprisoned and/or using drugs. In Letters to My Son Gary Bowen culminated from letters the author wrote to his beloved son during his incarceration in jail. Endearing, each letter expresses not only his thoughts, but preaches the Gospel of Truth as the author was led to instruct his son to get back on track with the Lord. 

After a series of arrests, it was later revealed that the son was hanging our kids that were considered “Goths” whom are believed to worship the devil. Revealing that there are only 2 paths to follow in this world, one is to serve God, and the other is to serve Satan.  

The choice is yours as the author reiterates that just being a “good” person will not get you to Heaven, but confessing Christ with your mouth and believing in your heart that Jesus died and rose again to pay for your sins. 

Within this, the author’s instruction speaks to sons, but to all, encouraging them to follow God, most importantly reminding them to adhere to God’s words above all else as noted in Proverbs, presenting that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.  Much instruction is given on our thoughts and a walk with the Lord that reiterates the importance of prayer, daily Bible reading and community within a church. Readers will find this read inspiring and insightful. It is the hopes of the author that others will read these letters to his son and become born again. With much Biblical wisdom, the author speaks truths into the hearts of those that have been deceived into serving the Father of Lies, Satan. ~ You may visit Gary at his site, Author Gary Bowen. You can get your copy of Letters to My Son at Amazon and in Kindle.

Marriage Mission Critical

Are you:

Overwhelmed by perpetual unresolved conflict.
Drifting away from your partner.
Experiencing the pain of betrayal.
Confused by the complexity of marriage.
Afraid to walk down the aisle.

Marriage from Roots to Fruits: Understanding God’s Design for Growing in Good Soil by Matt Pavlik is a solid, biblical Christian marriage book and study guide that gives hope for troubled marriages when failure is not an option. As most know, the divorce rate is at a staggering rate in the U.S. Most couples are bombarded with a myriad of issues that come from encounters with the world’s darkness, sin and the enemy. 

In this profound book, the author as a licensed professional marriage counselor, gives understanding to your personal design by God that includes your identity and a step-by-step journey of growth in God and within a marriage. He unveils marriage as designed by God that was intended to be an environment where one can grow and prosper.

With this in mind, the author presents a fascinating and insightful read that teaches one who you are in God and what marriage was created for.  He has created a guide, divided into 3 parts as: Spiritual Foundations, Individual Growth & Marital Growth to help readers recognize that good fruit comes from good trees. Therefore, he starts from the root of issues to produce godly fruit. This takes readers within a marriage, individually, or within a small study group, on a journey of self-discovery to enable them to put God back into the picture. Thus, producing a fruitful harvest the way God designed marriage to be enjoyed.

Marriage from Roots to Fruits comes highly recommended as a read that is not only biblical, but practical. 
Matt Pavlik
Additionally, the author addresses many of the issues in marriage that can eat away at the root system of a marriage to include: communication style, your love language and conflict resolution. (Honestly, there is so much in the book that all cannot be listed within a review). Within the pages of this book one will learn to view each other as an individual, understand differences and godly roles, while learning to apply godly principles within a marriage that will transform marriages and individuals. The book is certainly an all-encompassing Christian perspective from one who is a professional marriage counselor and has a heart to heal marriages.
  • Marriage from Roots to Fruits: 
  • Understanding God’s Design for Growing in Good Soil
  • By: Matt Pavlik
  • ISBN #978-0986383106
  • A CBM Book Review
  • 10.0 out of 10.0 plus stars

As a reviewer that has reviewed hundreds of books, many which are on marriage, this book stands out as one of the best that I have had the pleasure of reviewing. You may get your copy of Marriage from Roots to Fruits by Matt Pavlik at Amazon. Be sure to visit the author at Marriage From Roots To FruitsChristian Concepts and New Reflections Counseling for more information.

Mwen Konprann Kreyol

Yes, you can teach yourself - In Teach Yourself Haitian Creole by Yeral E. Ogando you will find a 10-step book teaching the language of Haitian Creole.  

Beginning by encouraging students to study just 20 minutes a day.  Giving a broad vocabulary and the verb tenses, in this way, the short term studying will accumulate to practice that is made perfect everyday. Offering a MP3 Audio download (from the back bonus page) the author has made learning the Haitian Creole language even easier. The first chapter is designed to learn the Creole alphabet, how to read Creole in any text and how to say good morning. 

The author Step-by-step encourages learning vocabulary and the practice of speaking with a person whose native tongue is Creole to further learning the language. With plenty of symbols, art and graphs, the author has made this a self-explanatory book that teaches the basis of the Haitian Creole language.  

Each part builds upon another.  This is a fun and fast way to teaching oneself this language.With such chapters as: Bonjou - Good Morning, Kouman Ou Ye – How are You, Mwen Konprann Kreyol –I Understand Creole, Nan Biwo-At the Office, Nan Lopital – At the Hospital, Vwayaj Pou Ayiti – Trip to Haiti, Nan Otel La – At the Hotel, Nan Restoran – At the Restaurant, Twa Komante Yo – Three Comments, Kat Atik Espesyal Yo – Four Special Articles, Answers, Glossary and an added Bonus Page, the author presents different scenarios to communicating with the language, such as asking how are you and if one were to go to the hospital, a hotel or restaurant, etc.

 The author has done an excellent job with this book. This is an exciting, but very practical way to learn the language.  Highly recommended as a study-guide to those that are new to the language as this is an easy and fast-paced way to learn the tenses and vocabulary of the language. 

Visit the author at Aprenda Creol HaitianoYou may get your copy of Teach Yourself Haitian Creole at Amazon, in Kindle and at Barnes and Noble

Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself

A CBM Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars

A highly recommended must read by A.M. Deigloriam ~ Simply a wake-up call to America, the complacent, the compromising, the slothful, and all who are disobedient to the Lord’s commands.  

The book is not meant to put down anyone, but to lift up and re-focus readers on Christian values that many Americans have lost and/or take for granted.

Centered on one of the greatest commandments: Love thy neighbor as thyself - this book takes a look at the position of wealth in America and reminds people that wealth is not to be trusted in, but God who gives to all richly everything to enjoy. 

With that said, wealth is not meant to be spent on oneself, for purchasing expansive houses or luxury cars, but wealth is meant to help the poor. 

The author addresses the notion that the poor are somehow being punished for their sins and don’t deserve help. With a historical look at the original twelve apostles, the author brings readers back with scripture to the core values that this country has lived by, which we are quickly losing, as many Americans have forgotten God and living a holy life.

This read is a highly recommended for those that desire to do good in their sphere of influence. With sound biblical teaching and insight, this author has compiled this book to be a reminder to Americans to return back to Christianity. Also, I would go as far to say that every Christian and member of the Body of Christ should read this book. 

This message is really a “word” from God - and a call to honor God, to also honor all men whom are created in the image of God, revealing an avenue for repentance. (Yes, repentance – another word Americans don’t like to think of which is rarely taught from the pulpit.) 

Timely in nature, this message speaks to the greed and apathy of a compromising church, as our country seems to be straying farther away from godly policy to man-made policies that are against the core values of America and against God Himself.

Return to Christianity by A.M. Deigloriam. You may get your copy of Return to Christianity in NOOK Book.

Life Can Be Crazy

The Crazy Life of a Kid From Brooklyn from Bill Morgenstein encapsulates days of the past and current, describing what it was like to grow up in Brooklyn, New York, to have dreams fulfilled and to have dreams die. Find out what it was really like “back then” during the Depression and war years from one who lived and overcame through all the ups and downs of life.  A highly entertaining, well-written read that says: “No matter what, don’t give up!”

Author Bill Morgenstein writes his life memoir in The Crazy Life of a Kid From Brooklyn ~ a fantastically written autobiography looking back at his life as a “good Jewish boy”, to his career, his family, his upbringing, his education and all the crazy, memorable and tragic experiences that made him into the man he is today.  Funny, even hilarious at times, readers will enjoy this man’s journey from childhood into adulthood.  His dream was to play for the New York Yankees ~ a dream that was caught up by the cares of the world. Upon graduating from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor’s Degree, the author entered the military and did 18 months in a non-combat zone in Korea.  His exploits, travels and business savvy are highlighted throughout and upon his return became the successful President of an import/export footwear company before the age of thirty, another dream that did come to pass.   

A Book Of Selected Poems

Title: Selected Poems
By: Brenda Elizabeth Rose
ISBN#978-1-4602-1327-8
Review Date: October 21, 2014
A CBM Book Review
9.8 out of 10.0 stars

Selected Poems by Brenda Elizabeth Rose is a handful of enchanting and poignant poems.

Each describes a certain theme - life, loss, God’s gift, love, hope, faith, admiration of nature or friends, originating from a long life by Miss Rose who has chosen to write out her legacy and thoughts in these short poems. 

Readers will find her poems thoughtful, reminiscent and beautiful.  One can inspire, one poem can change your mind or just lift you up for the day - many speak of God, His love and nature.  Eloquently laid out, this culmination of poems is done in style with handwriting and makes an excellent gift or coffee table book.   

Recommended for easy reading and daily devotional time, this book of selected poems offers grace and light to each day.  You will be refreshed and thoroughly blessed.

You may get your copy of Selected Poems at Amazon.

Like An Eagle

Crazy Blogs n Stuff is proud to present a wonderful new book release for young teens. Flying Like an Eagle by Disciple John. This is a endearing book that is focused on scripture. The author tells of this young man’s encounter with an Angel in a dream, as the boy sets out on a journey, dedicating his life to serve Jesus Christ and show a lost world the love of Christ. This is one of those stories that will seep deep down into the heart, creating a yearning for more of the things of God. Flying Like an Eagle will ignite passion and faith to follow Jesus Christ. 

The book is recommended for young readers between the ages of 7-12