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WELCOME AUTHOR ALEXIS GORING
Saturday, October 13, 2018 by Patti Shene

FEATURED BOOK:  Love in Pictures

AUTHOR:  Alexis A. Goring

PUBLISHER:  Forget Me Not Romances

GENRE:  Contemporary Romance

SERIES OR STAND ALONE:  Stand Alone

TARGET AGE:  Women ages 18 to 40

 

 

 

IT IS MY PLEASURE TO WELCOME AUTHOR ALEXIS GORING TO PATTI’S PORCH. ALEXIS SHARES A DEVOTIONAL, REMINDING US WHO GUIDES US DOWN THE SOMETIMES UNCERTAIN ROADS OF LIFE.

 

 

 

God As Our Guide

 

 

a devotional by

 

 

Alexis A. Goring

 

 

 

Recently, my Mom discovered a new restaurant and wanted us to try it. So she took the family there. The first time that we traveled there in her car, we became lost on the way but perfectly navigated ourselves back home after dining. This devotional God As Our Guide is inspired by our journey home after our second visit to the restaurant this September.

 

 

On the way home, my Mom took a different exit than last time. This exit put us on a road that made the journey home longer than usual. At first, I did not recognize the road. But my Mom—a well-travelled woman—was confident. Keeping her eyes on the road, she spoke words of assurance to me. “You haven’t been this way before, have you?” she said. “I have and know where I’m going. It’s going to be okay.”

 

 

Immediately, an idea for this devotional struck me because I realized the spiritual parallel of my Mom’s words that are applicable to our faith walk with God. It also reminded me of this song by Brian & Jenn Johnson You’re Gonna Be Ok.  But back to my realization…

 

 

I realized that in life when the journey gets long and the road ahead looks dark and we don’t know where we are going or we’re afraid of what’s up ahead, we can rest assured that we have a Guide who has been this way before and He knows where we’re going. Our Guide is Jesus Christ. He spent 33 years walking along side us on this planet Earth and He knows how to get us from Earth to Heaven. We just need to follow His lead.

 

 

The Bible says in Hebrews 4:15 that Jesus was tempted in every way that we were and there is no temptation that He has not experienced but unlike us, He did not sin. This not only made Him the perfect sacrifice “Lamb of God” (John 1:29) who died for our sins then rose again and lives as our High Priest in Heaven, it also makes Him our perfect guide throughout our journey here on Earth.

 

 

God knows that we cannot save ourselves; that is why He sent a Savior. The Savior knew He would have to come to Earth born as a baby and grow up on this planet to experience everything that we go through so that He could most effectively guide us and encourage us in our journey. We cannot say that He doesn’t understand what we’re going through because He’s been here and He knows what it’s like to experience life on Earth as a human.

 

 

Truth be told, life is not easy and the journey can become filled with trials, tribulations, roadblocks, disasters and all sorts of mayhem. But we have Jesus as our Savior and Guide! So let’s look to Him for help. He’s always there, on our side, waiting and willing to help us survive.

 

 

There’s nothing that we cannot do with Jesus on our side! So when the road gets dark and you cannot see what’s next, ask Jesus to shine His Light on your path (Psalm 119:105).

 

 

Just like my Mom spoke words of comfort to me, assuring me that we would arrive home safely without getting lost, Jesus spoke words of comfort for us promising that with Him as our Guide, we will arrive home in Heaven safely when He returns to take us there. He said (in John 16:33), “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

 

 

Be encouraged, friends, and remember to look to God as your Guide.

 

 

Book Blurb for Love in Pictures:

Wedding photographer Michelle Hadley has a passion for diversity and believes that love comes in all colors. So, she’s working hard to convince editors to feature her clients’ images on the covers of the mainstream bridal and wedding magazines.

Despite having a career that focuses on celebrating forever love, Michelle has never actually been in a romantic relationship, and she’s not looking for love, until she meets the one man she cannot forget.

Since his fiancée broke his heart, Logan Emerson’s focus has been on his career. He’s won awards for his work as a print journalist and dreams of greater success on television as a broadcast journalist. But his personal struggle presents many challenges that might prevent his dreams from coming true.

Michelle doesn’t date often, and since his heartbreak, Logan has shied away from the dating scene. But something about Michelle awakens Logan’s desire to love again.

 

Book purchase link for Love in Pictures:  

 

 

Alexis A. Goring is a passionate writer with a degree in Print Journalism and an MFA in Creative Writing. She loves the art of storytelling and hopes that her stories will connect readers with the enduring, forever love of Jesus Christ. Connect with Alexis online:

Website

“God is Love” blog

Facebook

Twitter

Pinterest

Goodreads

 

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Comments

Jerolyn From Las Animas, CO At 10/16/2018 10:18:50 PM

Thanks for the good word, Alexis. I'm so glad we have a Savior to guide us through this life on earth!

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Jerolyn ! It?s always a joy to have you stop by. Thank you for letting us know you were here.

Erin From Virginia At 10/13/2018 9:53:07 PM

This is great encouragement, Alexis. It is easy to forget to look to our Savior when we can't see our way.

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Erin. Thank you for stopping by and letting us know you were here.

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WELCOME AUTHOR JAMES CALLAN
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A MODERN DAY MIRACLE
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WELCOME AUTHOR CONNIE PEASE
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART SEVEN
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AUTHOR GINA WELBORN RETURNS
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WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN ANNE MASON
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WHAT DOES ADVENT MEAN TO YOU?
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12/14/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR PEG PHIFER
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12/8/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR JANET K. BROWN
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12/6/2014

AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY WRAPS UP PURE GENIUS SERIES
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11/29/2014

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART SIX
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11/22/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR BILL GARRISON
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WHAT DO YOU MISS?
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11/8/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR CAMILLE EIDE
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FIVE
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10/25/2014

DINOSAURS AND THE BIBLE
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10/19/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR GINA WELBORN
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10/10/2014

POINT TO POINT TO POINT
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FOUR
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WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
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9/19/2014

BY THE NUMBERS
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WELCOME AUTHOR ADA BROWNELL
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WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER SLATTERY
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8/30/2014

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART THREE
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8/23/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR REBECCA DeMARINO
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8/16/2014

SITTING IDLE
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8/10/2014

It's Hot Out Here! by CHERI SWALWELL
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8/3/2014

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART TWO
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7/26/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR CAROLE BROWN
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7/20/2014

WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO?
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7/14/2014

AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY RETURNS
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7/5/2014

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART ONE
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6/27/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR AVA PENNINGTON
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6/20/2014

UNEXPECTED ACTS OF KINDNESS
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6/16/2014

REVIEW OF THREE NON-FICTION BOOKS
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6/7/2014

AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR RENEE BLARE
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5/30/2014

SEVEN WAYS TO STRETCH SPIRITUALLY BY ADA BROWNELL
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5/17/2014

WHEN FINE IS NOT REALLY FINE
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4/23/2014

MOMMY MEMOIRS BY ANN VAN DE WATER
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4/19/2014

PLAY BALL!
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4/17/2014

JOE THE DREAMER BY AUTHOR A. B. BROWNELL
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4/12/2014

ON THE PINEAPPLE EXPRESS BY H. L. WEGLEY
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4/4/2014

THE THIEF BY STEPHANIE LANDSEM
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3/29/2014

HUMOR AT THE HOSPITAL
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3/26/2014

HEAR NO EVIL BY MARY HAMILTON
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3/22/2014

WHEN THE ROAD GETS LONG AND LONELY
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3/19/2014

INTRODUCING RYAN'S FATHER BY JUNE FOSTER
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3/15/2014

WHERE ARE YOU THE MOST VULNERABLE?
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3/13/2014

INTERVIEW WITH WRITER BROOKE COX
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3/8/2014

Patti's Porch Welcomes Author Rebecca Carey Lyles
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3/1/2014

Flying for Jesus by Lee Carver
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2/22/2014

Putting Out the Fleece by Paula Mowery
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2/15/2014

What We Can Learn From the Olympics
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2/12/2014

Hush, Little Baby by Deborah M. Piccurelli
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2/8/2014

Baby, It's Cold Outside!
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2/5/2014

A Matter of Perspective
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2/1/2014

Introducing The Pure Genius Series by H. L. Wegley
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1/25/2014

Monopoly!
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1/21/2014

welcome author Cheri Swalwell
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1/17/2014

What Did You Mean By That?
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1/14/2014

Wildlife Video
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1/10/2014

My Best Reads of 2013
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1/8/2014

The Dumbest Kid in School
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1/3/2014

Good-bye to 2013
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1/1/2014

Focusing on What Christmas Really Means
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12/22/2013

One Spectacular Christmas Display
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12/19/2013

Where are You Going This Advent Season?
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11/29/2013

Shared Experience
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11/24/2013

Facing the Monster
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10/25/2013

Review of Reign by Ginger Garrett
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I'll Be Happy When...
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5/14/2013

Sing Praises - Whether You Can Sing or Not
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5/5/2013

I Can't Do This!
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5/2/2013

BREAKING THE RULES
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4/28/2013

WELCOME AUTHOR TINA PINSON
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4/21/2013

Vulnerability to Fear
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4/17/2013

Faith and Fear
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4/15/2013

Those Temporary Interruptions
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2/21/2013

Grand Prize Winner at Int'l Wildlife Film Festival
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2/7/2013

Starsongs Giveaway Contest
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2/3/2013

Taking Stock
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1/30/2013

Welcome Author Janet K Brown
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1/26/2013

Winter - Bah Humbug!
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1/22/2013

Welcome Author Tanya Eavenson
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1/19/2013

Welcome Author Margaret Brownley
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1/16/2013

Travel Writing = Nearly Shooting Peacocks
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1/12/2013

Water, Water Everywhere - or Maybe Not
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1/9/2013

The last Day of the Christmas Season
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1/5/2013

Accountability in the Extreme
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1/2/2013

The day after Christmas
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12/26/2012

It's Dec 22nd - And We're Still Here!
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12/22/2012

The Next Big Thing - Blog Hopping
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12/19/2012

Vanquishing the Christmas Blues by Linda Rondeau
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12/15/2012

Christmas Rayne by Joi Copeland
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12/12/2012

The Christmas Stalking by Lillian Duncan
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12/8/2012

News From Nashville & Beyond
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12/4/2012

Author Susan Sleeman offers great advice about wor
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11/13/2012

Welcome Home!
Patti Shene
11/13/2012

Confessions of a first book editor
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11/13/2012

Going Home
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11/13/2012

GPCWC in Restospect
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11/13/2012

Vacation in the Adirondacks of New York
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11/13/2012

I am pleased to welcome author Staci Stallings
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11/13/2012

Meet Award-Winning Journalist And Author Ada Brownell
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11/13/2012

An Interview with Author Eddie Jones
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11/13/2012

Nano Day 11 - um - day 1?
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