Saturday, January 2, 2016

MY NEW WESTERN and More

For ONLY 99 Cents  

By MOLLY NOBLE BULL



When the Cowboy Rides Away, my Christian western with a touch of romance—published by Elk Lake, is available for free via Kindle Unlimited, and the e-book version is on sale for 99 cents until Tuesday, January 5, 2016, when the novel will sell for a little over nine dollar again. But if you decide to buy the paperback version instead, I promised not to try and stop you.
Take a look.

Attention Home School Parents and Others:

Is your homeschooler, 13 and over, looking for exciting inspirational reads for lit class? Author Molly Noble Bull teamed up with Jeanette Pierce, a retire English teacher, to produce two packages of books for home school families based on her novels that you and your family are going to like. One click and you can sample them at Molly’s Free Downloads. But you will have to wait a minute or two until they are downloaded
and then click,  Whenthecowboyridesawayhttp://bit.ly/cowboyrides
and Gatehavenhttp://bit.ly/Gatehaven 
To see all Molly’s books click, mollynoblebullhttp://bit.ly/mollynoblebull 

  



   

Thursday, December 24, 2015

POLITICALLY CORRECT VS. BIBLICALLY CORRECT

by Molly Noble Bull

Without realizing it, I played the devil’s advocate at Bible Study last night. The leader of the group is one of our grown sons. We will call him Tom, and Tom said something that opened my eyes to a Bible truth I might never have recognized in any other way. Then the Lord brought a scripture to my mind that changed my thinking forever.
Mothers know their children better than just about anyone, and in my opinion, all three of our sons tend to be a little sarcastic at times, Tom included. Last night I mentioned that fact to my son during Bible Study when he was discussing the best way to reply to a troubling message he received from a friend.
First, I suggested that he be especially kind and gentle when writing the letter. “Don’t use the word you in an accusing way,” I said. “Say something like “in my opinion” etc.”
And Tom said something like “Then it’s okay to have different opinions as if both opinions are correct—as if good and evil are one and the same?”
That wasn’t what I meant, but his reply got me to thinking.
Still, later I said, “Let me read that letter, Tom, before you send it.”
When he asked why, I said, “Well, you can be a little catty.”
As soon as I said that, the Lord reminded me of Matthew chapter seven and verse 5 in the King James. In that scripture, Jesus used the term Thou Hypocrite in his teaching. The term O generation of vipers is also found in Matthew 3:7, 12:34, 23:33 and Luke 3:7, KJV.
I was too politically correct. What I learned in Bible Study last night is that I must become Biblically correct and say it like it is whether someone is offended by what I say or not; that is now my advice to all true Believers.
Forget political correctness when telling the Good News of Jesus Christ. Say what needs to be said to the generation of vipers before it is too late.

Molly’s links:
When the Cowboy Rides Away, http://bit.ly/cowboyrides
The Secret Place, http://bit.ly/secretplacebook.










Sunday, November 1, 2015

WHO'S SORRY NOW?

An article by 
Molly Noble Bull

Who's Sorry Now is the title of a popular song recorded by Connie Frances back in 1958. But for me and perhaps other Christians, the title has another meaning. I’m talking about repentance.
I was raised in a liberal, mainline denominational church but back when sin was a big deal—back when bad was bad and good was good. In fact, we always repeated word-for-word from the prayer book what was called the General Confession (confession of sin) before taking Holy Communion/The Lord’s Supper. So I got in the habit of repenting of my sins at an early age.
But after I married and my husband and I joined an evangelical church, I noticed that sin didn’t appear to be as serious a mistake as it had been at my previous church. The church seemed to be saying that repentance came before salvation, but after salvation, it was optional.
Someone told me that once you were saved you didn’t need to repent anymore because your sins were forgiven—past, present and future. I can and do believe that because the Bible says so, and I believe the Bible. Nevertheless, I continued to repent of my daily sins at my new church—24/7, and I am still doing it today.
Why?
Call it habit, if you like. I call it love and respect for the LORD and his only begotten son, Jesus.
Christians are in a marriage relationship with their future spouse, Jesus, and I think we should think of that relationship like marriage between one man and one woman. When wives burn dinner, husbands often take the family out for a meal at a restaurant, and most wives tell their husbands they are sorry for burning the meal even though they aren’t required to do so via the marriage license. It is simply the kind and polite thing to do, and it shows love and respect for the husband.
Can you imagine a proper wife thinking or saying, “Okay. I burned supper. But if you think I am going to say I’m sorry, you have another think coming.”
I repent of all my evil thoughts and deeds that are not in line with the God’s views found in the Holy Bible because I love the Lord and want to please Him, and it is hard to miss the importance of repentance all through the Bible. I am especially aware of what the Book of Revelation has to say on the subject.

As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
Revelation chapter 3 and verse 19, KJV

See what I mean?
I find this verse important because, to me, it leaves the impression that even at the end of the world, repentance would have been possible if sinners had simply repented—told to the Lord in prayer that they were sorry.

And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
Revelation 9: 20-21, KJV

And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.
Revelation 16: 9

Who Is Sorry Now?
Those that refused to repent of their sins and follow the Lord with their whole hearts.

Molly 

Postscript:
I cannot go into the entire world and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, but as a Christian author, my books and articles can. Take a look at the cover of my newest western romance novel, When the Cowboy Rides Away
By the way, you can read the first few chapters for free if you visit my web site at www.mollynoblebull.com. Once there, scroll down and click Molly's Free Downloads, and allow a minute or two for the chapters to load. 



Or



The Cowboy Rides Away has two companions--two study guides for home school families based on my western novel and written by Jeanette Pierce. Take a look.

To find all my novels, write Molly Noble Bull in the search slot at online and walks-in stores. 




Saturday, September 19, 2015

NEWS FROM CATTLE COUNTRY

Molly Noble Bull


When the Cowboy Rides Away, my newest Christian historical-western romance, was published on Tuesday, September 15, 2015.


Blurb:
Maggie Gallagher, twenty-one, runs the Gallagher Ranch in South Texas, and has raised her little sister and her nephew since her parents and her older sister died. No wonder she can’t find time for romance! When the Cowboy Rides Away by Molly Noble Bull opens two years after Maggie loses her family members.
Out for a ride with her sister, Maggie discovers Alex Lancaster, a handsome cowboy, shot and seriously wounded on her land. Kind and a Christian, she nurses him back to health despite her other chores.
How could Maggie know that Alex had a secret that could break her heart?
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The Kindle Unlimited e-book version of When the Cowboy Rides Away is available now for free to those who have Kindle Unlimited. The paperback version is also available from Amazon.

The Novel:
To read the first three chapters for free, click below.
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Attention Home School Families:
Click below to learn about two study guides, one for teachers and one for students, based on When the Cowboy Rides Away and written by Jeanette Pierce. All three books are available at Amazon now, and later, everywhere.

Teacher’s Guide:

Student Guide:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015GB93U0?*Version*=1&*entries*=0  


Friday, September 11, 2015

NINE-ELEVEN/2001:

Remembering that day and More

by Molly Noble Bull          

.   We got up real early on the morning of September 11, 2001 because we were going to drive from our home in the Texas Hill Country to Victoria, Texas, and it was a four hour drive. I was to have one of my knees replaced on September 12th, and we were to go to the hospital in Victoria and preregister for my surgery as an outpatient.
Before getting in the car for the long drive, I wanted to pray. 
I decided to pray in tongues except I always sing in tongues instead. The Lord often deals with me through music, and according to the Bible, He likes for me, for all of us, to sing praises to Him. So as often happens, the Lord put a tune in my heart. Sometimes He gives me tunes I never heard previously, but often it is a hymn I sing in church. On September 11, 2001, God Bless America came into my mind. I thought that was odd. Though it was a song listed in our church hymnal, the Lord had never given me a patriotic song to sing at those times. I sang it anyway, and then we got in the car and started out on our journey.    
About two hours later, we arrived in San Antonio, and we decided to go into a convenience store and buy snacks to eat and drink along the way. When we got back in our car, the cell phone rang. It was from one of our sons with a message. He was watching TV, and an airplane had hit a tower in New York City. 
Then he said something like, “Oh no. Another plane hit another tower in New York City.”
We were stunned. I wondered if we should continue on to Victoria. Did I want to be in surgery during World War III? But we decided to continue on. 
When we arrived at the hospital in Victoria, everybody was watching TV or praying or both. I was invited to attend a prayer service on another floor, but I couldn’t. I had to stay in line to preregister for my surgery.
We stayed in a motel that night. As we were watching TV, we saw the congress of the United States go outside and stand on the steps of the Capitol building and sing a song. And what were they singing?
God Bless America.
My surgery was a success, and we saw a lot of posters with God Bless America written on them in the weeks and months to follow. Then the posters disappeared, and everything returned to the way it was before 9-11. 
On Sunday, September 13, 2015, there will be a partial solar-eclipse. Many believe that a solar-eclipse is a message from God for the entire world. Sunday, September 13th, is Elul 29 on the Jewish calendar, and many believe that there will be some kind of financial crisis on or near that date. If that was not enough, Monday--September 14, 2015, is Rosh Hashanah, (Feast of Trumpets) the Jewish New Year, and some call it the Time of Jacob's Trouble.
A lot of new things are happening in the Month of September. 
Stay Tuned.      


Saturday, June 20, 2015

PRAYER AND BIBLE STUDY: Wednesday, June 17, 2015


          Christian America and perhaps others were grieved to the core of their beings on hearing what happened at a church in Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. It was especially meaningful to us because like Christians around the country, my husband and I also attended a Bible study meeting on that Wednesday night as we normally do and at approximately the exact time as the one in Charleston. What happened to our brothers and sisters in Jesus there could have happened to any of us, and our hearts cry out for those who are hurting—for those who grieve because of their loss. Let us never forget what happened that night and pray that it never happens again.
          Satan meant what took place at that church for evil. But God meant it for good. And good has already resulted from it. As wicked as that shooting was, a nation blinded by color has become color-blind—at least for now. May the love and forgiveness birthed in that terrible moment in Charleston continue, spreading to encase the entire world in the love and peace of God Almighty.
          For there is only one true God; there is no other. His name is God the Father in the name of His only begotten son, Jesus—the Messiah, the Savior, the Lord and the King of all those who truly follow Him. May the lessons learned in Charleston about love, forgiveness and repentance catch fire to encase the entire world—forever and ever more.

Molly Noble Bull


June 20, 2015


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

MOTHER OF THE YEAR: The Lady in the Yellow Shirt

by Molly Noble Bull

Mothers, especially Christian mothers and grandmothers, have a tough job in life. They want their children and grandchildren to love them. At the same time, they want them “in that number when the saints come marching in.” In other words, they want them to go to heaven.
Yet in the state of Maryland on the night of April 27, 2015, a woman, a mother, risk losing the love of her sixteen-year-old son for the better good. Instead of sparing the rod and spoiling her child, she did as the Bible says to do. She showed her love for the boy by smacking him in order to get his attention and turn him in the right direction.
I know. You aren’t to smack a child in the face. I would never do that nor have I ever done such a thing. But she didn’t actullay hurt the boy physically. The smack was light—meant to teach him right from wrong.
I don’t know the woman’s name. I call her The Lady in the Yellow Shirt, but I know her heart because she has the heart of a true mother. 
See video: 
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/USA-Update/2015/0428/Mom-of-the-year-Why-a-Baltimore-woman-disciplined-her-son-on-TV-videoheart
This brave lady inspired me to remove my safety net and do as she did—witness to my family and others. Maybe you should do as she did too.
It might be years before the son of The Lady in the Yellow Shirt realizes that his mother was right all along and that her smacks were labors of love. But I predict that he will learn this lesson but maybe not until he has children and grandchildren of his own. Perhaps on that day, he will thank his mom for loving him enough to risk losing him.
Mother’s Day is coming up, and I vote for The Lady in the Yellow Shirt for Mother of the Year
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Molly Noble Bull is a Christian wife, mother, grandmother and a published novelist.


To find all Molly's books, write Molly Noble Bull in the search slot at online and walk-in stores. Or click on Gatehaven by Molly Noble Bull http://bit.ly/Gatehaven