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CALLING ALL WRITERS Open Ark Story Submission Details

Jan 30, 2023 by Open Ark Books
Do you have a story of how God used an animal's unconditional love to bless you or bring healing to your body, mind. emotions, spirit, or soul? Has your pet taught you about yourself, God, or others? Did God guide you to choose this pet? Did your interactions with an animal save your life or cause you to grow in awareness of God's presence? Did you struggle to say goodbye to a faithful pet friend? If you said yes to any of these questions and you'd like to submit a story for possible inclusion in a future edition of the Open Ark Series, keep reading.

PBJs with Jesus

PBJs with Jesus
Jan 14, 2023 by Sallie Dawkins
A friend recently commented that grilled cheese sandwiches are some of her favorites. I responded that I feel the same way about PBJs. A litte while later, I dreamed that Jesus was in my kitchen making PBJs. In Psalm 23:5 (WEB) we read, "You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil. My cup runs over." Perhaps PERCEPTION is key to contentment.    

New Release: Maggie's Legacy

New Release: Maggie's Legacy
Jan 10, 2023 by Open Ark Books
Maggie’s Legacy is far more than a book of stories. Two years ago, I thought the title of this book might be, “God Talks on Dog Walks.” While that’s an accurate description of the content, it’s a bit of a tongue-twister, don’t you think? 

2022 Gift Guide

2022 Gift Guide
Nov 22, 2022 by Sallie Dawkins
Looking for great gift ideas? Here are some of my favorite eBooks and books. Some are well-known classics and others small-press or self-published favorites. All available from Amazon. 

Inner Healing and Restoration is Possible for Military Veterans

Inner Healing and Restoration is Possible for Military Veterans
Nov 08, 2022 by Sallie Dawkins
Statistics show that 22 military veterans per day commit suicide. This inner battle is one I'm all too familiar with. Healing came after decades of living with pain, but how exactly did it happen? It's an important part of the testimony I share in You Can Know the Heart of God for Your Life. Thankful for those whove served in the military, this blog post includes an important declaration and prayer for healing from military trauma.

Road Trip Mentioned in The Awakening Christian Series

Road Trip Mentioned in The Awakening Christian Series
Oct 10, 2022 by Sallie Dawkins

A well-known book publisher invited me to write about my 2020 road trip with the Lord. They were curious to know what it was like traveling during Covid to pray through 16 states, and I declined the offer. Honestly, I didn't take many notes or photos, and it was a spontaneous adventure that involved driving 6-8 hours per day. I shared a few details of the trip in You Can Know the Heart of God for Your Life (Book 2 of The Awakening Christian Series). Still, I know people are curious, so I created these photo collages to share. Enjoy!

30 Scriptures for Farmers

30 Scriptures for Farmers
Sep 27, 2022 by Sallie Dawkins
A summer internship on a Kansas farm left me with a greater appreciation for animals and also the humans who care for them on a daily basis. Though the work was often strenuous, it was also incredibly rewarding. It was the perfect time to search God's Word for perspective, revelation, and understanding.   

One Bible Translation, or Many?

One Bible Translation, or Many?
Aug 11, 2022 by Sallie Dawkins
Is one translation of the Bible better than others? Whether you stick with a single favored translation, or prefer to learn from a variety of translations, we each have our own preferences, and that's okay.   

Silencing the Storms of Life

Silencing the Storms of Life
Jul 30, 2022 by Sallie Dawkins
"What if" thoughts can bombard like a storm of the mind during difficult situations or circumstances. When this happens, we can get back on track by seeking God's perspective on the matter. 

Fasting is a Set-apart Time of Feasting on God

Fasting is a Set-apart Time of Feasting on God
Jun 30, 2022 by Sallie Dawkins
Are there rules for fasting? Does it matter how long we fast? Is fasting for everyone? A recent period of extended fasting caused me to reflect on the the purposes and benefits of fasting. Read the blog to learn more.

The Holy Spirit Makes the Word of God Come Alive, Yet Many U.S. Christians Struggle to Believe

The Holy Spirit Makes the Word of God Come Alive, Yet Many U.S. Christians Struggle to Believe
Jun 06, 2022 by Sallie Dawkins
This post is a copy of a press release featured on Christian News Wire and AP Associated Press News Outlets: BBC News, USA Today, New York Times, Yahoo News, Sirius Satellite Radio, Fox Nation, and others.

Loose Lips Sink Ships

Loose Lips Sink Ships
May 01, 2022 by Sallie Dawkins
Our words are powerful declarations with long-term consequences. In this blog, I review concepts shared in You Can Know the Heart of God for Your Life, along with new revelation straight from Nate Johnston's book, The Wild Ones

God's Wisdom for Wealth

God's Wisdom for Wealth
Apr 29, 2022 by Sallie Dawkins
With over 800 scriptures compiled by Sallie Dawkins, God's Wisdom for Wealth: Flourishing in Family & Business, is a must-read for Christians seeking a go-to reference guide for fiscal success.

Praying God's Word

Praying God's Word
Mar 23, 2022 by Sallie Dawkins
Do you desire to pray God's Word back to Him but don't know how to start? In this article, I share an example for how this process works, and it's easier than you think!   

What is a Sanctified Imagination?

What is a Sanctified Imagination?
Feb 25, 2022 by Sallie Dawkins
God's word encourages us to, "Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things." Isaiah 40:26
But what has imagination got o do with Bible study? Our answer comes from a 1924 post by Oswald Chambers.   

The Supernatural Christian Lifestyle

The Supernatural Christian Lifestyle
Feb 11, 2022 by Sallie Dawkins

What is the supernatural Christian lifestyle, and is it meant for every Christian? Let's find out what God has to say about this important topic.

Jesus is Coming Soon. Are You Prepared?

Jesus is Coming Soon. Are You Prepared?
Jan 10, 2022 by Sallie Dawkins
A recent series of dreams left me asking questions. The context of the dream was clear- Jesus is coming soon. Am I prepared for this, or have I been distracted with other things? Journaling helped uncover the answers. If journaling is new to you, I've listed a few questions here to help you get started.