On the Horizon
Since we now live on a boat, we are learning more about navigating on the open sea. Often, people are afraid to even step on to a sailing vessel of any kind because he or she might fear seasickness. However, there are some tips for staying happy and healthy on the open waters: there are medicines of course (see your physician or pharmacist for recommendations on preventing or easing motion sickness ), we’ve discovered a few ideas that work well: better seat (take the helm or a front seat going the same direction as vehicle is traveling), eating dried ginger, nibbling on dry crackers or chips or sipping on gingerale, pleasant distractions, like singing to music, and gazing on the horizon. Keeping the horizon in view is particularly helpful if you are looking forward to what lies ahead on the trip! So let’s look at what’s ahead in our Love-Wise ministry that might just bless and build YOUR future, your marriage, your family and your friends! (Please read through to the end to be entered in a Fun on the Horizon drawing!)
Hope on the Horizon
My (Pam’s) new Bible study Discovering Hope in the Psalms: A Creative Bible Study Experience is being very well received. I am enjoying my Wednesday evening Facebook Live interactive online bible studies. (I would LOVE for you to join me! Register here) The videos are archived so anyone who signs up can watch anytime, anyplace. I also encourage all who are working their way thru the study to go to the book page and download the many freebies and giveaways there. Also , request to join the Discovering Hope in the Psalms Facebook group and join the hundreds from around the world who are also enjoying the hope and help they are discovering in the Psalms.
I am HOPING that many women’s small groups will find HOPE in the new year by studying this innovative new Bible study.
(Special prices for small groups:
3 for $40.00 • 5 for $70.00 • 10 for $130.00 • 20 for $240 ) :
Here are a few blogs I have written around the topic of HOPE:
Hold on the H.O.P.E., Mom (on Moms in Prayer Blog) How to Keep HOPE ALIVE!
Upgrade Your Roots for a Harvest of Hope
I gained hope and renewal at the recent Just Between Us conference. I have always enjoyed the teaching of Jill Briscoe, the founder of JBU magazine. We have been columnists for JBU HOMEFRONT for over 25 years! (Read past blogs to build and bless your marriage and family) (Subscribe here)
I also am thrilled to be a columnist for Leading Hearts online magazine for women in leadership. Last month feature: Hope on a Rope (God Is Your Rescuer!) p 22-25
For those in Southern Ca, Pam will be speaking at a Bible Art Celebration of Hope workshop in Escondido, Ca. You will learn Pam’s unique Bible study and Bible Art method, gain practical and beautiful Bible art methods from studio owner Cheri Kuptz. Each person will also leave with their own unique piece of HOPE-themed art. (Register now. Space limited)
Listen to my interviews on Discovering Hope in the Psalms (Tips to Hold on to Hope) with Lynn Ford and another with Linda Penn
Love on the Horizon
On Nov 8, I will be running my “Red Hot Wife Challenge” for 26 days (Monday- Friday) you will receive an email encouragement from me, and we will post in the Red Hot Wife Facebook group and together we will go thru my book Red Hot Romance Tips for Women and practice the traits that help us become a more loving wife. (Register here) For less than the price of a cup of coffee you can discover ways to love your husband a “latte” !
Bill and I have been writing this past year for Believe.com. Here is a link to the page that lists many of the topics and articles we have covered like: 4 Ways to Help a Friend in a Break Up, 4 Ways to Defuse Conflict; 4 Ways to Turn Heart to Your Wife/Husband; Love Patterns; Layer in Love; Love Long distance and much more!
Listen to Pam’s interviews on love and marriage at Beyond Beautiful with Becky Harling (session 2) ; Making Marriage Fun on Simply Joyful with Kristi Clover and Bill and Pam on Legacy Institute with Carrie Abbott talking about our updated, expanded best seller, Men Are Like Waffles, Women are like Spaghetti.
Pam and Bill have been writing a relationship column for Good News Etc news for over 25 years. Read the newest column A Time To Celebrate Love (p 3)
Holyland on the Horizon
We will be speaking on a HolyLand Israel Tour May 5- 17, 2018 and we are HOPING many of our friends, family and Love-Wise friends and audience members will come with us! (There is a $200 per person savings if you register before Nov 1) We are very excited that the tour organizer is a messianic Jew, and the musicians also have Jewish roots, so culturally, we know we will all gain extra wisdom from time spent with these wonderful believers. And Bill and I are very excited about the many exciting sites and experiences we will all take in, we are particularly thrilled to host a marriage vow renewal for any interested couples, at the site where Jesus preformed his first wedding! It is also the year of Jubilee so a part of our tour will be ministering to holocaust survivors. If you are at all interested, please email us at email@example.com AND firstname.lastname@example.org or call 760-975-3131.
Life on the Horizon
We are so happy to announce our sister in law has taken the reins at a Bakersfield Pregnancy Center. We agree with the numerous Biblical passages that compel us to be enthusiastically PRO-LIFE. (Read Psalm 139, Deut 30:19, John 10:10, Jer. 1:5) Pam will be supporting this terrific pregnancy center on Oct 21 at Walk for Life. We are asking each person who reads this to pray about donating—even a small amount (like $1 for each of your children/ grandchildren or $1 for each year old you are, or the total of your children) Small donations add up in a big way when we all give a little, it helps A LOT!
Help on the Horizon
We are booking now for Christmas season 2017 (Pam has a few open dates available in early Dec) and we have openings throughout 2018 for your church or group to bring us in LIVE and IN PERSON to speak.
Pam has new messages available based on her new book Discovering Hope in Psalms: Hope for the Holi-Daze; Hope for a Happier New Year, A Cup for of Hope (spring tea) Here is link to a sample of Merry and Bright: Hope for the Holi-daze.
We have also opened some dates for the Valentine season: mid January, February and March. We have several popular topics: Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti; Red Hot Monogamy; and A Couple’s Journey with God (the new Love-Boat version where we share the lessons we have learns in the past 3 years as we made the decision to downsize, sell home, moved nearer Bill’s folks to help with their care and buying (and enjoying) our live-aboard boat! We figure if we can stay in love thru all the ups and downs of the past few years, and in these new “close quarters” then we have tips to help couples stay in love ANYWHERE and thru most ANYTHING!)
Events on the Horizon
Oct 21 Bill at Iron Sharpens Iron in Bethel, CT (key books: 10 Best Decisions a Man Can Make and 7 Simple Skills for Every Man)
Oct 25 Pam Discovering Hope in the Psalms Bible Art Night, Escondido
Oct 26 Pam Mops OC
Nov 3 Pam Christmas Joy at Grove church (use meme) Register here
Nov 4-7 Pam and Bill Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti in The Tabernacle, Buckley MI
Nov 9 Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti Date night at Benders with Musician Dan MacCauley in Buffalo NY
Nov 10 Date night Harbour Fellowship in St. Catharines.
Nov 11 Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti marriage conference Hughson Street in Hamilton, ON
Nov 12 AM church service Harbour Fellowship in St. Catharines.
Nov 12 Pm East Ontario Date Night
To bring the Farrels in to your church, email email@example.com
PS: Our friends Mark and Jill Savage are offering a marriage event in MN Nov 10-11.
Joy on the Horizon
I am thrilled to announce that this week I signed a two book contract with Harvest House for the next 2 follow up Bible studies in the “Discovering” series. The first was Discovering Hope in the Psalms, the next will be "Discovering Joy in Philippians".
We are praying this Psalm of Hope for you and those you love:
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever. (Ps 73:26) May God be your strength, your solid stone mountain of refuge.
Pam and Bill Farrel
PS: Fun on the Horizon: With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we want to thank one of our Love-Wise friends with a gift card to spend on our website on Black Friday (biggest shopping day of the year). To enter the drawing, all you need to do is go to this link (current ezine) and share this current ezine to any social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) with #LivingLoveWise2017