Pearls from the Sea: Hoist all sails, weigh anchor, and come aboard the tall ship, Pilgrimage, for the voyage of a lifetime! Spend 180 with Jesus at the helm while you navigate dangerous shoals, climb the rigging to the top yards, enjoy breathtaking horizons, suffer through the doldrums, battle fierce pirates, and endure violent storms! And all the while, getting to know the captain of your ship (and your soul) and learning to lean on Him.
Who is the captain of the Pilgrimage? He is the Son of God, and He wants to take you on a journey that will change your life, your heart, and your outlook. He wants to teach you how to navigate your ship in the dark, how to keep your sails full of Holy Spirit wind, how to endure the storms of life by His side, how to battle the enemy, and finally how to reach those glorious eternal shores where you will find rest for your soul.
Welcome Chaplain Debbie! We are so happy to have you here this week, and that you have agreed to share a bit about yourself.
Q: First of all—fudge brownies, strawberry shortcake, or celery sticks? J
No contest, fudge brownies! Chocolate rules!
I'm still not convinced that I am a writer. My devotions come from my heart and God has given me the words to say. I am currently working on something, not a novel, more of a 'how to' for grandmothers. Hey, you write what you know, right?
Q: How does history play into your writing?
Well, since the devotional deals with the Bible, I'd say that there is a lot of history. Some of the devotions touch on some of my own personal history, but mainly on Biblical people.
Q: If you could sit down and interview any person, fictitious or real from any time, who would that be and what is the first question you would ask?
Job, from the Bible. I would ask him how he was able to withstand all that he went through. The Book of Job is my favorite book in the Bible. No matter how bad I think my life is going, all I have to remember is one quote: 'Have you considered my servant Job?' Makes my troubles seem smaller and more endurable.
Q: Who have been your mentors, and how did they help you most?
Joanne Chapman. She made house visits when I homeschooled my three kids. She quickly became a part of the family. Even though the last child graduated from High School six years ago, Joanne still comes to visit when she can. Joanne was a valuable asset when it came to my teaching success. She walked me through any problems I had and encouraged any fears. She is a sweet, Christian lady who has never let me down.
Pastor Jim Wellsand. Pastor Jim was my pastor years ago...and I truly wish he was still my pastor today. Pastor Jim is the reason that I have read through the Bible almost 13 times. His sermons were always inspirational and uplifting, yet brutally honest sometimes. While I attended his church, I truly felt God's presence. He was always there for his congregation and always seemed to have a smile on his face. He is now blessing the lucky state of Hawaii.
MaryLu Tyndall. MaryLu has been such an inspiration to me. She has lifted me up when I was hurting and she constantly prays for me and my family. She makes me laugh and being on her Motley Crew has been so much fun and so rewarding. Through her writing, I have learned so much about God's faithfulness and about redemption. I am so grateful that she agreed to do this devotional with me. God has truly blessed me by putting MaryLu in my life.
Q: What do you hope your readers will take away from your books?
From the beginning, I have always believed that MaryLu's posts on her blog should be put into a devotional. When she asked me to do it with her, I was so excited. It is my prayer that anyone who reads these devotions will be uplifted and blessed. We all have troubles in this life and these devotions show that the reader is not alone in his/her journey.
Q: Do you have a question you would like our blog readers to answer?
Yes. What is your favorite Bible verse and why?
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I would be happy to give away a copy of the ebook to one of your readers.
Debbi Mitchell Bio:
Debbie Mitchell has taught Sunday school for over 20 years. She is a firm believer in reading through the Bible each year and is working on her 13th time through. Keeping in the Word and teaching Sunday School has helped her to recognize and face the enemy. She lives in California with her husband Jack and their two dogs. She has one son, two daughters, two sons-in-law and has been blessed with grandchildren that truly make her days.