This collection was written by Mary Jane Smidutz over several years after her coming to know the Power and Grace of God’s Love in Jesus Christ. Many were published in church newsletters prior to being compiled by her family into a chapbook for her 80th birthday. Here, her daughter Kaye Hicks has edited them into a volume of praise in memory of Mary Jane. The dedication “To Mamie” is Mary Jane’s tribute to her mother and Mamie’s favorite hymn–What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”
The saga of an American family!A Time for Every Season is a series that follows the lives of the Ramsey family through the tumultuous years of the Civil War. Fall in love with Alec and Kathleen and their 6 children as they face hardships and triumphs while trusting in the sovereignty of God.A Season of Change (Book One):* Kathleen Ramsey’s eldest son, Eric, has just graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point. While home on leave, he receives word that he’s been assigned to Fort Moultrie in South Carolina. The news devastates Kathleen, forcing her to relive the painful memories of the day she fled her childhood home in Charleston over 20 years ago. When Eric expresses his desire to meet the grandparents he has never known, Kathleen is faced with an even greater dilemma. Will she deny his request, choosing to cling to her fears and resentments of the past? Or will she recognize the sovereign hand of her loving Heavenly Father faithfully guiding her son’s every step?* Sean Donnelly has been estranged from his family for 13 years when a run-in with the law reunites him with his brother-in-law, Chicago police detective Neal Ramsey. Sean is given two choices: cooperate with the authorities to bring down the mastermind behind a rash of train robberies, or face prison time. What will he decide?* Dr. Alec Ramsey’s skills as a physician are put to the test when a devastating epidemic invades the small farming community of Baxter, Pennsylvania where the Ramsey family resides. His fight to save lives becomes personal when someone very close to his eldest daughter, Kirsten, falls ill. A quarantine and a shortage of quinine add to the challenges that Alec and his new assistant, Dr. Carter Buchanan, face. How many of Baxter’s citizens will still be among the living by the time the epidemic comes to an end?Note: A Time for Every Season is a series. Each book follows right on the heels of the one before it, so they are best read in order.Warning: This series is addicting!
The world is in a state of chaos and on the brink of war. We find our main character, Ford, searching for answers, so that he can keep his friends and family safe. Ford discovers that events are unfolding as they were foretold more than 2,500 years ago.The Road to Revelation” is a fictional book series, that is based on Biblical Prophecy. It chronicles the time preceding the second coming of Jesus Christ.The first volume, The Beginning takes place between the opening of the first and second seals described in the Book of Revelation.Ford and his lifelong friend Samantha experience the beginning of the birth pains as described by Jesus in the Book of Matthew. They piece together various Biblical prophecy and identify the connections between the Books of Daniel, Ezekiel, Revelation, and more. They also realize that their world is changing right before their eyes and begin preparing themselves and their families for the coming tribulation.
The Civil War has finally ended, but for Carter Hensley, the battles continue to rage within. Spending time in a prison camp during the war has left a wound that won’t heal. Finally, a thread of hope returns when his wife, Effie, announces she is expecting their first child. But tragedy strikes and Carter spirals deeper and deeper into a pit of despair, leaving Effie to shoulder more responsibilities and grieve alone. Effie struggles to be the wife she vowed to be, but when the verbal abuse turns physical, she is forced to choose between being faithful and seeking protection.