"The Good News Nook"
The Shepherd's Nook
Book & Gift Emporium
123 North Union Avenue
Cranford, NJ 07016
A Message From
Here we are another year! Yes, that's right we made it by the power
and grace of God Almighty. I bet just like so many others, and me
you thought you were not going to make it through. But, thanks to
God His mercy endure to all generations. Surely, we can testify
that the Lord's been good. As the Songwriter said "I've had
some bad days. I've had some hills to climb. I've had some weary
days and some lonely nights. But when I look around and think things
over. All of my good days outweigh my bad days. I won't complain".
What about you, will you complain? It is easy for us to do, complain
that is, because our flesh always wants to be pleased and satisfied.
But the Lord does not want us to complain, He said in all things
give thanks, for this is the will of God concerning you. This scripture
and many others speak of God's sovereignty in our lives. Jeremiah
29: 11 said it like this "For I know the thoughts that I think
toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to
give you a future and a hope." I know sometimes it feels and
even looks like its over, no way out and no future, but when we
call upon the Lord and pray, he will listen to us. And furthermore
when we seek Him we will find Him when we search for Him with all
our heart. (12,13) There is something about trials and tribulation
that causes us to pray more intensely and seek more diligently for
answers to our cares; that I often wonder if we didn't have any
trials, would we seek Him at all? Well only you can answer that
I know and believe that God is able to do exceedingly abundantly
more than we can ask or think, but its according to the power that
|within us. This power
is not human strength or knowledge, nor does it fizzle out, but a
power greater than we are, that is the power of the Holy Spirit. He
is the third person of the Godhead. He was promised to the Church
at the time of Jesus' ascension into heaven "But you shall receive
power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you;" (Acts 1:8) Feeling
powerless "tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued
with power from on high." (Luke 24:49)
This Month's Verse
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing
that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Top Five Books (Hardcover)
1. A Life God Rewards B.
2. Purpose Drive Life R.
3. Wild at Heart J.
4. Let's Roll L.
5. A Love Worth Giving M.
Top Five Books (Softcover)
1. The Sacred Romance Curtis
2. Ragamuffin Gospel B.
3. Power Praying Woman S.
4. Power Praying Wife S.
5. Power Praying Parent S.
Top Ten Music
1. Wow Hits 2003
2. Worship Again M.
3. iWorship Various
5. Spoken For Mercy
6. Worship M.
7. All the Time in the World Jump5
8. Almost There Mercy
9. Incredible Mary
10. Rebirth of Kirk Franklin Kirk
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The Shepherds Nook Promotion "Winners"
Congratulations and thanks to all participants.
1. James Murphy Cranford
2. Jeffery Manhardt Cranford
3. Kathy Esser Roselle
4. Mary Emmons Garwood
5. Mary Maslovsky Westfield
6. April Lemon E.
7. Teresa Dailey
8. Tom Cranford
Good News at the Shepherd's Nook
Feeling a little sluggish lately? Join us for a soulful workout,
Starting February 11, 2003 and every Tuesday thereafter,
we will host an "Hour of Power", a spiritual workout
in prayer and praise. We will begin promptly at 8:00 AM.
All are invited to attend. Inquiries may be addressed to Rev. Margaret
COME to the Shepherd's Nook
"Book Review Hour".
We will review one book a month, with the first review Saturday
March 8, 5:00 PM. Our first book review, presented by a husband
& wife team, will be "Power of a Praying Husband and Power
of a Praying Wife" Stormie Omartian. We will make every
effort to bring in different presenters when possible. If you would
like to volunteer to present, please contact Rev. Margaret. There
will be opportunity to ask questions and purchase books.
More Good NEWS
In case you haven't noticed, we are carrying local authors' books
and music CDs. Please support our local talent. The Shepherd's Nook
is committed to supporting all those whom the Lord sends our way.
Books in stock are:
Flowing Rivers Evonne
Maybe I can change God's Mind
Rapture Ready Helen
Inspirations from the Throne Helen Alexander
Teach us to care is my prayer Loretta Jones
Give God the Glory Kevin
Hands Grace Catalyst
Peace Be Still Final
We Love to Worship Agape
Tender Mercy Valerie
Bible Study "Exodus"
Thursdays 8:00 PM
Hour of Power "Spiritual Workout"
March 1 Book
us to Care is my Prayer"
Don't Forget: We carry Holy Communion and Confirmation
gifts and products. Picture frames, plaques, pendants/rosaries and
Left Behind Series
The Remnant - available in paperback
Armageddon - Book #11 unleashing April 8
Happy Valentine's Day may you find that LOVE
that passes all understanding, which is only found in Christ Jesus.
"For God so LOVED the world that He gave his only begotten
son that whosoever believed on him shall not perish but have everlasting
life. " John 3:16
Send a Card of Cheer
Valentine and cards and gifts are available! Don't forget to show
some love not, just in word but in deed also.
Fundraiser for your group or church
Host your next church or non-profit meeting at the Shepherd's Nook
call for more details.