The Trial Is The Blessing

Judith Here:

Hey everyone out there! I am still alive and well. Sorry I have been down and out for the past month or more and haven’t been able to do a post. To think a kidney could do so much damage.

During this time I realized that through my trials I am becoming closer to God and my family. It is in these times that I have learned that the trial is the blessing.

 

Scott and Judith Powell are a husband and wife writing team.  Their books include Rebels , Rebellion, Revolution,  The Last Enchantress and going on sale soon The Unexpected Kingdom. Check them out on their blog here: https://scottandjudithpowell.com/

Find Our Books Here:

Rebels

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Amazon:

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UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rebels-John-Bates-Scott-Powell/dp/149280813X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1467037741&sr=8-2&keywords=scott+powell

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Barns and Noble:

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REVOLUTION: On Sale Now

Judith Here:

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Now through the 11th Revolution is on sale for only $.99.  This makes the entire John Bates series for only $1.98. So act fast and get your copy today. Don’t forget to tell your neighbors and friends.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Revolution-John-Bates-Book-3-ebook/dp/B00J3FP9Y0/ref=sr_1_2_twi_kin_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1478221363&sr=8-2&keywords=scott+powell

Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/revolution-scott-powell/1118949580?ean=2940045779173

ITunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/revolution/id844481637?mt=11

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/420566

Scott and Judith Powell have been married for over twenty years. They enjoy spending time together, writing and homeschooling their three beautiful children. Scott received his master’s degree from the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Judith is a stay at home mom. They started writing together eight years ago when Scott was laid off from the banking industry. They continue to write today enjoying using their imaginations to create wonderful stories. Their books include Rebels , Rebellion, Revolution,  The Last Enchantress and going on sale soon: The Unexpected Kingdom. Check them out on their blog here: https://scottandjudithpowell.com/

 

LEARNING TO KNIT

Judith Here:

This week at the library there was a free knitting class. I took my daughter and myself in hopes of gaining a new talent. At first it was like handling two giant chop sticks and trying to make noodles into something that you can wear. To make things more challenging we had bought the wrong type of needles, luckily the teacher had better ones for us to learn on.

At times I think I was knitting my fingers more than the yarn. Luckily the teacher taught everything in stories.  This helped me remember the steps I needed. Of course my daughter got it right away.

I am really glad we are developing this new skill, not only is it fun but I think it will be beneficial to the family. Scott thinks I am making finger covers, pot holders or something that is flat but someday I hope to be able to make this: http://www.countryliving.com/diy-crafts/a40078/how-to-make-large-knit-blanket/

 

Scott and Judith Powell are a husband and wife writing team.  Their books include Rebels , Rebellion, Revolution,  The Last Enchantress and going on sale soon The Unexpected Kingdom. Check them out on their blog here: https://scottandjudithpowell.com/

Find Our Books Here:

Rebels

Itune:   https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/rebels/id797107178?mt=11

Amazon:

US:   https://www.amazon.com/Rebels-John-Bates-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00FOU3P8A?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rebels-John-Bates-Scott-Powell/dp/149280813X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1467037741&sr=8-2&keywords=scott+powell

AU:  https://www.amazon.com.au/Rebels-John-Bates-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00FOU3P8A/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1467037860&sr=8-15&keywords=scott+powell

CA: https://www.amazon.ca/Rebels-John-Bates-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00FOU3P8A/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1467037926&sr=8-3&keywords=scott+powell

Barns and Noble:

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Kobo:

US: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/rebels-5

The Blessing of Being Unemployed

Judith Here:

 

This past week I was looking through my Facebook and found this old post about oil pulling and how it can keep you from having cavities.

Find it here: http://trinaholden.com/healing-cavities-a-true-weve-done-it-story/

Normally I would have just passed it by, because oil pulling just sounded gross to me. But without employment I knew I needed to give it a go. I did as the article recommended with coconut oil and I added a little peppermint oil to help the taste.

Now my teeth feel great. If this works the way it says, it could save my family thousands of dollars a year. Scott jumped on board along with the kids.

It seems to me the Lord uses times like this to stretch us and make us better.

Scott and Judith Powell are a husband and wife writing team.  Their books include Rebels , Rebellion, Revolution,  The Last Enchantress and going on sale soon The Unexpected Kingdom. Check them out on their blog here: https://scottandjudithpowell.com/

Find Our Books Here:

Rebels

Itune:   https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/rebels/id797107178?mt=11

Amazon:

US:   https://www.amazon.com/Rebels-John-Bates-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00FOU3P8A?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rebels-John-Bates-Scott-Powell/dp/149280813X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1467037741&sr=8-2&keywords=scott+powell

AU:  https://www.amazon.com.au/Rebels-John-Bates-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00FOU3P8A/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1467037860&sr=8-15&keywords=scott+powell

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Barns and Noble:

US: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rebels-scott-powell/1118140317?ean=2940045572958

Kobo:

US: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/rebels-5

 

 

 

God’s Not Dead 2

Judith Here:

We just got done watching God’s Not Dead 2. It was so good, even better than the first one.

Find it here:

https://www.amazon.com/Gods-Not-Dead-Blu-ray-Digital/dp/B01DPW1A0I/ref=sr_tnr_p_2_2959152011_1_twi_blu_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1475894798&sr=8-2&keywords=God%27s+not+dead+2

God's Not Dead 2 (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD)

This is a movie that we will want to own in the future.

Scott and Judith Powell are a husband and wife writing team.  Their books include Rebels , Rebellion, Revolution,  The Last Enchantress and going on sale soon The Unexpected Kingdom. Check them out on their blog here: https://scottandjudithpowell.com/

Find Our Books Here:

Rebels

Itune:   https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/rebels/id797107178?mt=11

Amazon:

US:   https://www.amazon.com/Rebels-John-Bates-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00FOU3P8A?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rebels-John-Bates-Scott-Powell/dp/149280813X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1467037741&sr=8-2&keywords=scott+powell

AU:  https://www.amazon.com.au/Rebels-John-Bates-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00FOU3P8A/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1467037860&sr=8-15&keywords=scott+powell

CA: https://www.amazon.ca/Rebels-John-Bates-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00FOU3P8A/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1467037926&sr=8-3&keywords=scott+powell

Barns and Noble:

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Kobo:

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LOST

Judith Here:

About two years ago I was in Sam’s Club looking through all the fruit when a young boy about eight years old ran up. His whole face was open in fear as his eyes scanned the area. He turned to run again in another direction, “Wait,” I cried out, “are you lost?”

“I have to find my mom,” he said turned to run again.

“Stop, let me help you, don’t leave. I’ll help you find her. His panicked eyes searched mine, trying to see if I was trust worthy. My children were with me and I think that brought him some ease.

I kept him next to me as I looked around and found a Sam’s Club employee and asked them to page the boy’s mother. Soon a very angry and distressed woman came up and started yelling at the boy about getting lost.

I’m sure that she was angry because she had been so fearful. After double checking with the boy that this in fact was his mother, I told the woman to not to be mad at him for getting lost. Getting lost happens to everyone and he did the right things so he would be found.

I was telling this story to my children this week and I realized that is the same with the Lord. We all get lost from time to time either because of sin or circumstances beyond our control. The important thing is to know how to be found again.

Scott and Judith Powell are a husband and wife writing team.  Their books include Rebels , Rebellion, Revolution,  The Last Enchantress and going on sale soon The Unexpected Kingdom. Check them out on their blog here: https://scottandjudithpowell.com/

Find Our Books Here:

Rebels

Itune:   https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/rebels/id797107178?mt=11

Amazon:

US:   https://www.amazon.com/Rebels-John-Bates-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00FOU3P8A?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rebels-John-Bates-Scott-Powell/dp/149280813X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1467037741&sr=8-2&keywords=scott+powell

AU:  https://www.amazon.com.au/Rebels-John-Bates-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00FOU3P8A/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1467037860&sr=8-15&keywords=scott+powell

CA: https://www.amazon.ca/Rebels-John-Bates-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00FOU3P8A/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1467037926&sr=8-3&keywords=scott+powell

Barns and Noble:

US: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rebels-scott-powell/1118140317?ean=2940045572958

Kobo:

US: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/rebels-5

MOVING FORWARD

Judith Here:

I was talking to a friend last week and she asked if we had another book coming out. I explained that the next one was in fact written but we are not able to publish at this time because of Scott’s unemployment.

She turned and asked me another question, “what are you going to do about it?”

“Well I guess I can start on the next book,” I replied.

“I think you should do just that,” She replied.

And so I am. Our next book after The Unexpected Kingdom will be The Enchanted Queen, the final book in The Last Enchantress series.

The Last Enchantress:

Find it Here:

https://www.amazon.com/Last-Enchantress-Scott-Powell-ebook/dp/B00OJR1JMS/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

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Scott and Judith Powell are a husband and wife writing team.  Their books include Rebels , Rebellion, Revolution,  The Last Enchantress and going on sale soon The Unexpected Kingdom. Check them out on their blog here: https://scottandjudithpowell.com/

Find Our Books Here:

Rebels

Itune:   https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/rebels/id797107178?mt=11

Amazon:

US:   https://www.amazon.com/Rebels-John-Bates-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00FOU3P8A?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rebels-John-Bates-Scott-Powell/dp/149280813X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1467037741&sr=8-2&keywords=scott+powell

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Barns and Noble:

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Kobo:

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DEPTH OF THE OCEAN

Judith Here:

On Monday Scott had an interview with a head hunter/recruiter. I was so excited, they seemed like they were enthusiastic about him. But at the end of the interview they explained that there were not many banking jobs in his field out there at this time.  Even after we explained to them that we were willing to relocate they stated that there were not any jobs in the industry Scott has worked in most of his career. It looks hopeless.

But on Sunday a woman handed me a small piece of paper, on it said this: God may take you to the depths of the ocean but he will not let you drown.

So my hope is in Christ. And hey I get to keep Scott for a little bit longer.

Scott and Judith Powell are a husband and wife writing team.  Their books include Rebels , Rebellion, Revolution,  The Last Enchantress and going on sale soon The Unexpected Kingdom. Check them out on their blog here: https://scottandjudithpowell.com/

Find Our Books Here:

Rebels

Itune:   https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/rebels/id797107178?mt=11

Amazon:

US:   https://www.amazon.com/Rebels-John-Bates-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00FOU3P8A?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rebels-John-Bates-Scott-Powell/dp/149280813X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1467037741&sr=8-2&keywords=scott+powell

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Barns and Noble:

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Kobo:

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MY DAYS ARE BRIGHTER WITH SCOTT

 

Judith here:

My days are just better with Scott home. I love having him here. I love being with him or going to the library with the family. It’s really fun.

I know someday he will find a job and be back at work but I have enjoyed every moment I have with him.

I thank the Lord for this time we have together.

 

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Scott and Judith Powell are a husband and wife writing team.  Their books include Rebels , Rebellion, Revolution,  The Last Enchantress and going on sale soon The Unexpected Kingdom. Check them out on their blog here: https://scottandjudithpowell.com/

Find Our Books Here:

Rebels

Itune:   https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/rebels/id797107178?mt=11

Amazon:

US:   https://www.amazon.com/Rebels-John-Bates-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00FOU3P8A?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rebels-John-Bates-Scott-Powell/dp/149280813X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1467037741&sr=8-2&keywords=scott+powell

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Barns and Noble:

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Kobo:

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Down Time

Judith Here:

This past week I spent feeling pretty sick. Like most people I would feel better and then started to do things probably that I shouldn’t. It was when my husband said that I needed to relax, rest and allow my body to fully heal.

At first I want to not accept my husband’s wise counsel but after resting a little and seeing that the house was not burning down while I rested, I finally allowed myself to recover.

How often do we push too hard thinking if we just endure just a little longer that our problems will go away or disappear? In most cases they do not but often times can be compounded. I have found through Christ and through wisdom that things do not disappear but are able to be endured and learned from.

I also have found out how wonderful it is that my husband is home to cook and help with homeschooling. This is what makes life so rewarding and more important is what draws us closer to God.

Scott and Judith Powell are a husband and wife writing team.  Their books include Rebels , Rebellion, Revolution,  The Last Enchantress and going on sale soon The Unexpected Kingdom. Check them out on their blog here: https://scottandjudithpowell.com/

Find Our Books Here:

Rebels

Itune:   https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/rebels/id797107178?mt=11

Amazon:

US:   https://www.amazon.com/Rebels-John-Bates-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00FOU3P8A?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rebels-John-Bates-Scott-Powell/dp/149280813X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1467037741&sr=8-2&keywords=scott+powell

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Barns and Noble:

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Kobo:

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