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I remember when I was in Thailand that we visited one of the local schools. The school treated us very well and while we were having lunch, they had two of the school girls come in and play violin for us while we ate.They played beautifully and we really appreciated their talent and effort.  However, that’s not where most of my attention was.

Off to the side was a woman in her mid-thirties. At first, I thought she might be their music teacher since she came in with them and was helping the kids. However, after a very short amount of time, I came to the conclusion that the girls must be sisters and this must be their mother.

There was just something in the way she looked at them. The amount of love, care, and pride in her daughters was just busting through. I found it beautiful how she was leaning forward the entire time they played and was the first and loudest to clap for and encourage them (even when they made minor mistakes).

This is how God looks at you today if you have accepted Jesus as Leader and Forgiver in your life.

If you have not, He is reaching out to you in a desire to bring you to Him.

I found out later, the mom was a single mother and their life was not easy. She had made a connection with the pastor’s wife from Bible Church Thailand and said she lived close and would visit. I pray they do …

“…if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.” Romans 10:9-10

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First, an apology. I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson through booksneeze.com in exchange for an honest review. While most books you have an open amount of time to review, this one was due on 9/7/10. However, I lost the book. Last night, my wonderful wife found it for me and so now here it is, though a little tardy.

This version of the book is a gift book and a decent one at that. The basic concept is digging more into some testimonies concerning the “butterfly effect”. The butterfly effect is the theory that everything affects everything else so the smallest of actions you have multiple outcomes as it affects other things.

In this book, it shares a few stories and then traces how those things affect us even today. It is well researched and inspirational. I wouldn’t run out for a copy for myself but maybe a good gift for someone who is struggling feeling of worth or someone entering a new start in life.


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