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Date : 2005-06-06

Welcome to B.R.E.W. MONDAY
Monday, June 6, 2005
Written and Published by Kirk Byron Jones

1. Reflection
2. Quote
3. Testimony
4. Free Copy!!
5. Speaking of Gratitude

1. B.R.E.W. Reflection

Over the next several weeks, I will use this space to
offer 10 Reasons Why We Should Start the Day with a Morning
Devotion. Even five minutes can make a huge difference in
your attitude and spirit as you begin the day. 

Reason #1: Gratitude

The first chapter of Morning B.R.E.W. is entitled, "I Waked Up!"
For several months, our son, Jared, shouted this when he was
a child.  Some mornings, his declaration came a few hours
before we were ready to hear it. Jared said this as if waking
up was an event. Well?

Today none of us holds a promissory note guaranteeing that we
will be alive tomorrow--or through today for that matter. Life is
a blessing! Even the down moments hold tremendous learning
potential, though the pain is almost unbearable at times. Yet,
discouragement still has "courage" in it.

So, take a few moments to simply be thankful. "l Waked Up!" is
a great beginning.

2.  Quote

"As the sea gull lays in the wind current,
so I lay myself into the spirit of God."

                        Howard Thurman

3.  Testimony

"Thank you for coming to IL and sharing your heart for Jesus....
I'll be looking forward to Morning B.R.E.W. I have been practicing
silence as a part of my devotions for quite a while. Previously,
I busied myself with reading a daily biblical quota,
praying for a certain list of concerns, reading a daily
meditation, etc. One day in particular, God spoke to my
heart and said, "Just be in my presence!" My life hasn't been
the same since!

M.E., IL

4. Free Copy!

If you are receiving this directly from me, CONGRATULATIONS!
You are one of the first 100 subscribers to B.R.E.W. Monday
and, as promised, will receive a free copy of Morning B.R.E.W.
A Divine Power Drink for Your Soul.

IMPORTANT: Please email your mailing address to me
at Allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. Thank You!!

5.  Speaking of Gratitude

Thanks to Augsburg Books, publisher of Morning B.R.E.W.
and the companion volume, Morning B.R.E.W. Journal, both
books were a major hit at the 14th annual Religious Book
Sellers Trade Exhibit in Illinois last week. Bookstore owners
from around the country seemed genuinely touched and inspired
by the books and their message for the world. Special thanks to
Pamela Johnson, Marketing Director for Augsburg Books, for
making signing all those books a fun experience.
Please pray that B.R.E.W., Being Still, Receiving God's Love,
Embracing Personhood, and Welcoming the Day, becomes
a global blessing!


Brewfully Yours,

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