Nancy Gainor

Author of Eyewitness to a Savior

Category: Heavenly Gifts

Vantage Point

Bright lights flicker through the

inky blackness of the night.

Our omnipotent God sees all

behind the locked doors. He

observes a tear stained cheek,

boisterous laughter, a tired sigh

that concrete and mortar can’t

hide the depths of the soul from

the great I AM. As prayers rise up,

love pours down. For each child

of God is precious, important,

beautiful in the eyes of the

Father, He loves us so much that

He sent his perfect son, Jesus, to

die for our sins and offer us

salvation. Mercy and grace flow

from the heavenly realms as

gifts waiting to be savored and

praised. From His vantage point,

God admires the vivid topography

as well as the intricate details of each

aspect of His masterpiece. His domain

expands past our wildest imagination.

His power and authority imply aloofness;

but the genuine love He extends to

each one of us is personal. Who better

to trust and relinquish your life to

than the giver of life Himself and the

guardian of your soul? Our Lord’s

true vantage point rests within your heart.

My Refuge

Placid waters
Pelicans plunging
Snowy egret soaring
Soft chirps, hearty honks
Wildlife rustling
Fish Leap, ripples emerge
Stillness; a whisper of a breeze
Palms dance
Circling current
Swish of an oar
Fluttering of a baby seagull’s wing
Sudsy backwash from a boat’s engine
Worldly white noise eliminated
Sunshine’s heat bakes the earth
This is God’s world, His creation
Mine to enjoy
Here I seek His face, His strength,
His wisdom, His forgiveness, His love
My troubles cascade His holy feet
My circumstances used for His good
He is my refuge, my deliverer, my joy
My sole purpose?
To serve him wholeheartedly and joyfully all the days of my life.

The Gift of God

christmas-giftChristmas is just around the corner and Eyewitness to a Savior is the perfect stocking stuffer for people of all ages. The inspirational stories will delight the reader and affirm Christ’s amazing love.  It is always exiting to receive a personal inscription from the author.  If you order the book from any venue, send me an email with the name of the person receiving it and I will send you a signed inscription label as well as a bookmark.  This will give the gift a personal touch. To purchase a copy, click on one of the links for Cross Publishers, Barnes and Noble and Amazon here. This Christmas you have an opportunity to give more than a present when you share the message of hope, peace, and Christ’s sacrificial love that will undoubtably change a life.  God bless you.

God’s Healing

john-williamsThe day after my book launch on August 28 my dad, John Williams, passed away. Earlier that week he was so excited about the book and wanted to hear about every detail of the launch.  At the launch party, I asked a friend to select a poem from Eyewitness to a Savior and she chose Crossing Over which celebrated the resurrection.  As I traveled on the plane to North Carolina that poem and the scripture embedded in it offered me such comfort. During the past six weeks we celebrated dad’s life,  supported mom through this difficult transition and took care of my father-in-law, John Gainor, who was gravely ill. Through it all, the Lord provided a reserve of strength, comfort, and reassurance that I needed so desperately. What should have been my darkest days were filled with hope, gratitude and peace. Every day I offer Him praise for the miraculous healing of John Sr. as well as dad who is no longer suffering and confined to a wheelchair but singing God’s praises in that beautiful baritone voice. I know I can face anything with my abiding Lord at my side.

Provision

seagull-babiesWhile in Florida, we observed a mother seagull and her babies. My talented photographer and friend Cindy Cooney captured the mother giving a tiny fish to her offspring. This precious moment is an excellent reminder that our Heavenly Father is providing for our every need (not want). He loves us more than we can fathom and He understands the desires of our hearts as well as the necessities of our physical being. Our hope rests in Him and because of His promise to abide with and within us, we can cast off our anxiety and discover His blanket of peace.

Bloom

flowerSummer is my favorite time to spend outdoors in Minnesota. The humidity is low, birds are singing, and I can get my hands in some dirt. I love to garden and this inspired me to think about growing in our faith. God calls us to walk in obedience and trust Him for direction and outcome. He promises to abide with us and in us always. As I contemplate my book ministry, I want to constantly remind myself that this gift is to honor Him and not glorify myself.  Eyewitness to a Savior was written to share the good news of God’s love for His people. Stepping out in faith, I hope to honor Him and I am confident He will provide what is needed to convey this message.  As we savor His blessings, seek His will, repent and offer thanksgiving we will blossom in our faith and our true joy will be found in Him.

Cherish One Another

cherishThis week my Facebook and twitter accounts were inactive. This is because I was in North Carolina visiting my parents. Dad has Parkinson’s’ Disease which may have stolen some of his physical abilities but not his sense of humor and perseverance. I loved watching my mom dutifully serve as his advocate, hold his hand, and offer a kiss and encouragement.  This brought to mind our Savior’s clear instruction to love one another. Time is fleeting and we may not always have a second chance to express our adoration to those around us.  Cherish one another and be thankful for each moment you have together. This is truly a heavenly gift.

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