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"The Good News Nook" News
The Shepherd's Nook
Book & Gift Emporium
123 North Union Avenue
Cranford, NJ 07016

Ninth Edition
February/March 2003

A Message From
Reverend Margaret:

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 for yourself.
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 works

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.
Romans 15:13

Top Five Books (Hardcover)
1. A Life God Rewards               B. Wilkinson
2. Purpose Drive Life                  R. Warren
3. Wild at Heart                            J. Eldredge
4. Let's Roll                                  L. Beamer
5. A Love Worth Giving               M. Lucado
Top Five Books (Softcover)
1. The Sacred Romance           Curtis & Eldredge
2. Ragamuffin Gospel               B. Manning
3. Power Praying Woman         S. Omartian
4. Power Praying Wife               S. Omartian
5. Power Praying Parent           S. Omartian
Top Ten Music
1. Wow Hits 2003                       Various Artist
2. Worship Again                        M. W. Smith
3. iWorship                                   Various Artist
4. Satellite                                    P.O.D
5. Spoken For                              Mercy Me
6. Worship                                    M. W. Smith
7. All the Time in the World        Jump5
8. Almost There                           Mercy Me
9. Incredible                                 Mary Mary
10. Rebirth of Kirk Franklin        Kirk Franklin


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25 Reasons to Shop at
The Shepherds Nook Promotion "Winners"
Congratulations and thanks to all participants.
1. James Murphy                      Cranford
2. Jeffery Manhardt                   Cranford
3. Kathy Esser                           Roselle Park
4. Mary Emmons                      Garwood
5. Mary Maslovsky                     Westfield
6. April Lemon                           E. Orange
7. Teresa Dailey                        Clark
8. Tom                                         Cranford

Good News at the Shepherd's Nook
Feeling a little sluggish lately? Join us for a soulful workout, absolutely FREE!
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 at 908-272-7274.

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 Jefferson
Maybe I can change God's Mind
                                                        Rhonda L. Nichols
Rapture Ready                             Helen Alexander
Inspirations from the Throne     Helen Alexander
Teach us to care is my prayer   Loretta Jones
Give God the Glory                       Kevin Johnson

Hands Grace                                   Catalyst
Peace Be Still                                  Final Message
We Love to Worship                       Agape Live
Tender Mercy                                   Valerie Vaughn

                        Calendar of Events
Bible Study      "Exodus"         Thursdays 8:00 PM
Hour of Power "Spiritual Workout"
                                                     Tuesdays 8:00 AM
March 1             Book Signing
               "Teach us to Care is my Prayer"
                             Loretta Jones
                          1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Don't Forget: We carry Holy Communion and Confirmation gifts and products. Picture frames, plaques, pendants/rosaries and mass books,etc.

Left Behind Series
The Remnant - available in paperback
February 4th
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.


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