Monthly Archives: March 2010

February 2010 Sisters Retreat

Once again our hearts gathered for a mini-retreat. I know you probably think that’s all we do…but friend, we do so much more!

Aimee and I were blessed with a few days with our mother and Aunt Evielean for a wonderful time of refreshment in the Lord–and to celebrate Wanda’s birthday. We had decided the year she passed away, to take the time faithfully to rejunvenate our hearts and minds and spend some quality time with one another.  Every year–same time—different places!  God did not disappoint us as we joined our hearts to His in those 3 days away.

We fellowshipped, ate, did a little bit of “Thrift Store” shopping—but each morning and night tuned our hearts to His. Some of the discussions were what God is doing—and what we desire to see Him do in our hearts and lives. We also discussed “Sisters Retreats” of the past….and the happy memories they hold. God is so faithful and good to us!

Do you have traditions that you carry on year after year? Would you care to share?

Do you keep a journal of your traditions to pass on to the next generation?

I hope with all my heart that this October, you will join us as we once again–turn our hearts toward heaven–in our Fall Retreat—“Sisters of Faith~To The Ends Of The Earth!”

    There has been much going on in the Knight house of late!  I have much to catch you up on!  Stay tuned –and if you would like to be informed via newsletter, send me your e-mail address or mailing address!  (You can send it privately instead of the comment form to “av_knight(at)hotmail(dot)com”.)

    Many blessings to you!

    Following Him,


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    Laced with Grace on Tuesday!

    Laced With Grace

    Grab your cup of something yummy come on over to Laced with Grace–for today’s devotion!


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    Dancing with My Father

    Author Sally Clarkson is convinced that joy should be the rule of a woman’s life, rather than the exception. Drawing on the metaphor of dance, she inspires readers to nurture joy and to find delight in God’s presence, even in the challenging seasons of life.

    A keeper.  That was my first impression of this little book.  Sally Clarkson shares with us the personal intimacy of a relationship with God-and how that relationship can motivate you to seek Him–finding joy in the most difficult times can be the hardest of all to accomplish, but with biblical instruction-possible.  By seeking Him in the everday–not only seeking Him, but SEEING Him is it made possible. 

    I found myself reflecting over the past couple of years worth  of heartaches as I read and realized there were joys along the way as well.  Interwoven for my heart to heal.  As you read, you will feel as if the writer has your “number”.  Or at least I did!  As you to check your heart and life for joy stops along the way, Sally will encourage you to embrace each day with renewed strength and hope for the journey!

    Sally includes questions and points to ponder at the end of each chapter making this book a great tool for women’s Bible Study Groups!

    To purchase your own copy go to WaterBrook Multnomah Publishers here.

    Author Bio:

    Sally Clarkson is a popular speaker, known across the nation and internationally for her work with women. She is the author of several books, including The Mission of Motherhood, The Ministry of Motherhood, and Seasons of a Mother’s Heart. She has worked in various ministries, including Campus Crusade for Christ. With her husband, Clay, she is cofounder of Whole Heart Ministries, which encourages and equips Christian parents. The Clarksons, parents of four, live near Colorado Springs, Colorado.

    This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.


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    Mother & Daughter Duet

    Mother Daughter Duet by Cheri Fuller & Ali Plum

    The relationship between mothers and adult daughters is intense, personal, and complex. But adults friendship is possible when mom applies some basic principles, including respect, forgiveness, listening, understanding, and letting go. In Mother-Daughter Duet, a mother and daughter share their own story so others can move from friction and frustration to acceptance and harmony.

    With each chapter, both Cheri and Ali share their views, struggles and success as they find the middle ground with their relationship.  That place where we see both sides.  This is a book that can encourage mothers of all ages, even mothers of sons as I recognized quickly that the issues that Cheri and Ali faced are not specifically targeted to one gender.  When raising my own girls, I found myself doing some of the same “mistakes” that Cheri admits to.

    I encourage all mothers and daughters alike,  read this insightful book!  Your relationship will gain strength as you discover that place of understanding of each others hearts and needs.

    If you would like to order your own copy, visit Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers here.

    Author Bio:

    Cheri Fuller is a best-selling, award-winning author whose books have sold more than one million copies. She speaks to a wide range of women at women’s conferences and is a frequent guest on national radio and television programs.

    Ali Plum is Cheri’s daughter, a writer and songwriter, a wife, and a mother to Noah and Luke. She and her mom have weathered the ups and downs of their relationship to find one of the most treasured, honest relationships of their lives. Ali has recorded background vocals for popular musicians, and Mother-Daughter Duet marks her debut into book publishing.

    This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.


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    Book Review! "Completely Whole", by Paulette Harper

     “Completely Whole”
    by Paulette Harper
    Best Selling, Award Winning Author
    That Was Then, This Is Now
    This Broken Vessel Restored
    Victorious Living for Women

     When I signed up to read and review Paulette’s new book, I was clueless as to how it would target areas in my life.  Pains and heartaches I clung to.  But it did.  Dead on. 

    Sometimes we need a picture drawn in order to see what we’ve allowed to hinder us from a closer relationship with Christ.  Paulette’s artistic ability at drawing a clear resemblance of “us” is a gift.  This book is ideal for a small group women’s Bible study class, as well as a personal motivational read!

    Each chapter clearly aligning with the passages of Scripture that are included, will bring you to a point of deep reflection of what needs addressing in your heart.  Through challenges and changes, Paulette encourages us to embrace what God wants to do in our lives!  As Paulette closes each chapter with a prayer, you are invited to carry each need of your life, each problem to Christ–to allow Him full access to address the issues once and for all!

    I encourage you to contact Paulette Harper and get a copy of this book for your next women’s study group and/or retreat!   “Completely Whole” will be released May 2010.


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