Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Debut Devotional: Pearls from the Sea - GiveAway!

I'm so excited to announce that I, along with my good friend, Debbie Mitchell, have published our first devotional!!  It's called Pearls from the Sea: 180 Days sailing the High Seas with Jesus at the Helm!!  And it's finally available as an e-book on all formats.  We kept the price low at only 4.99 because our main goal is to bless and encourage the Body of Christ.

Hoist all sails, weigh anchor, and come aboard the tall ship, Pilgrimage, for the voyage of a lifetime! Spend 180 days with Jesus at the helm while you navigate dangerous shoals, climb the rigging to the top yards, enjoy breathtaking horizons, suffer through the doldrums, battle fierce pirates, and endure violent storms!  All the while, getting to know the captain of your ship (and your soul) and learning to lean on Him.

Who is the captain of the Pilgrimage? He is the Son of God, and He wants to take you on a journey that will change your life, your heart, and your outlook. He wants to teach you how to navigate your ship in the dark, how to keep your sails full of Holy Spirit wind, how to endure the storms of life by His side, how to battle the enemy, and finally how to reach those glorious eternal shores where you will find rest for your soul.

There are obviously 180 days of devotions with Titles such as:


  • Trust God through the Turbulent Waters
  • Keeping your head above water
  • Don't go overboard!
  • Gentleman or Merciless Pirate
  • Bail me out, Lord!
  • Never give up the ship!
  • All hands on Deck
  • Do you feel like your ship is upside down?
  • Refuge in the Storm
  • Lighthouse on a Hill
  • Follow that cloud!

Authors’s note:
Aside from a deep, abiding friendship, Debbie Mitchell and I share two other loves: a love for Jesus and a love for the sea!  Over the years, we have combined those loves into messages that, inspired by the Holy Spirit, have touched lives around us in our family and community.  All of us are on a journey sailing toward that eternal horizon, and along the way, we will inevitably encounter storms, battles, victories, smooth-sailing, and even the doldrums.  Jesus never promised an easy life, but He did promise an abundant one. Debbie and I have come to know from experience that the abundance He spoke of comes in the form of love, joy, peace, power and great adventures we never dreamed of! The key?  Keep Jesus at the helm of your ship!  We pray you will enjoy your journey with us across glorious and sometimes perilous seas as we head toward those heavenly shores where there will be no more pain and no more tears, no more battles,and no more storms, only smooth sailing for all of eternity!

For those of you who don't know Debbie Mitchell, here's a bit about her:
Debbie Mitchell has taught Sunday school for over 20 years. She is a firm believer in reading through the Bible each year and is working on her 13th time through. Keeping in the Word and teaching Sunday School has helped her to recognize and face the enemy. She lives in California with her husband Jack and their two dogs. She has one son, two daughters, two sons-in-law and has been blessed with grandchildren that truly make her days. 

If you'd like to win a FREE E-copy of our Devotional, please leave a comment with your email address.  I'll announce the winner next Tuesday, the 14th!  

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  1. Tues May 7th,
    "Good morning, MaryLu and Debbie" ....
    Well ... your e-book "Pearls from the Sea" sounds wonderful -- down to earth, practical, scriptural, helpful, and more ... but alas, I don't own anything I could read it on.
    Hoping it will indeed bless the many who read it. Great job, ladies !
    Take care, and, God Bless,
    In Him, Brenda

  2. Sounds like a great devotional! :) I can't wait to get it!

  3. Looks awesome, ladies! Would love to check it out!! sabrillhart@gmail.com

  4. Wow .. this looks like a devotional I would be interested in. What great titles! turtle289@sssnet.com

  5. This sounds interesting! Thanks for collaborating and sharing this!

  6. Sounds like something I need! Love your books MaryLu! Praying that the Lord continues to bless your gift!

  7. Yay, so exciting for you two! Can't wait to read it and reap the wisdom inside. :)
    Susan P
    farmygirl at hotmail dot com

  8. Sounds like a great devotional! Thanks for taking the time to write and bless others!

  9. Yes, MaryLu, thank you for taking the time to do this with me! I know how precious your time is, but I also know how big your love for God is...you are a faithful follower of Christ and I am blessed to call you friend. I truly pray that many people will be blessed through our devotional.

  10. Brenda -
    You can download Kindle for your computer and read it on your monitor ( I think) Just look for Kindle for Mac or Kindle for PC.

    I'd love to be in the drawing for the devotional book. Sounds like it is going to be a book full of blessings.

    thanks MaryLu and Debbie!

  11. I am so excited about this book....and thanks to you ladies for writing it!
    Would love to be in the drawing.
    Jackie Smith


  12. Yes, Brenda, like Debra mentioned, you can get the free Kindle for PC for your computer or laptop.
    Thank you so much for stopping by Debra and Jackie! God bless.

  13. Hi everyone!! Thanks so much for your kind comments! Yes, Debbie and I are pretty excited about this devo. I guarantee, it's like no other devotional you've ever read. :0) We truly hope it brings everyone who reads it closer to God.... Wish I could give you all a copy! Hugs ...

  14. Wow, you've got me curious. I'll add this to my list of books to read.
    Jen Cudmore

  15. Hi MaryLu and Debbie I would love a copy of this devotional. I love the way you kept themes of the sea in it also your humour or so it looks.
    Thank you so much for this devotional as it is a good way of staying in His Word and learning more about Him through the day.

    Helen Morell-Bailey

  16. Jen and Helen, I pray that when you read this devotional that you are truly blessed. Yes, there is a bit of humor here and there...we just can't help ourselves. LOL

  17. Hey MaryLu and Debbie your devotional book sounds good. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win and read it.

  18. Hey Liz! Thanks for dropping by! Good luck in the drawing! I would love for you to read it. Hugs!