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Nancy LaPointe

Nancy LaPointe

Monday, 28 April 2014 00:00

Feelin Good at Church

Feel Good  Christianity
"I feel good, nana-nana-nana-na."  Ha! Remember that song?  Feeling good is so important in today's culture that we will do just about anything to stay in the groove.  The world we live in dictates our growing need for comfort and encouragement.   Naturally, this philosophy follows us right into the church.  ­­­­­­­­­I know people who are undoubtedly going to be upset with me for writing this today, but it has been eating away at me for a long time.

Wednesday, 05 November 2014 00:00

Preventing Stressful Holidays

It appears that the day after Halloween officially kicks off the Christmas season.  Since I love Thanksgiving, I hate how it gets cheated!  I don't decorate for Christmas until after Thanksgiving, giving it it's rightful honor.  Turkey is almost sacred at my house--ask my family. It's a tradition that for me has wonderful memories from childhood family reunions and a closeness that will never leave my heart. Of course, as a child it was seen through very rose colored glasses, which is okay....and as it should be. 

Creativity: God's Gift to You; Your Gift to God

"See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills - to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of crafts." (Exodus 31:2-5)


You’re pretty proud of being “Type A,” aren't’ you?  After all, Type A people are producers, go-getters, successful and fun.  You wouldn’t say it in just any circles, but in your head people who aren’t Type A are pretty much “losers.”  They are lazy, uncommitted, lacking passion. There is a sense of pride in being a Type A, driven, passionate soul.

Good Morning!

I'm in sunny Albuquerque this morning, after a wonderful weekend in Pagosa Springs.  We attended the Cleansing Stream retreat in that beautiful resort area and it was awesome.  Afterward, we got to sit in the mineral hot springs, a peaceful spot where we gazed at the snow capped Rocky Mountains while we soaked up the good minerals. 

Sunday, 13 January 2013 00:50

About the Author

Nancy LaPointe is a retired pastoral counselor and ordained pastor. She has written for newspapers, newsletters, blogs, and magazines for about twenty years, always with a focus on the power of God’s healing. Leading women’s retreats and Bible studies, she is passionate about helping people find emotional healing and learning to walk in freedom. Nancy enjoys living with her family in the beautiful mountains of New Mexico.

Sunday, 13 January 2013 00:05


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Ebook versions available.

Our current culture is producing anxiety-ridden and stressed-out people. The busyness of our lives, as well as certain strongholds and thinking patterns, can prevent us from connecting with God and finding His peace. Living in God’s Rest is a guide to letting go of the tensions and worries that chain us down and relaxing in His love and redemption. When we know how to enter into that divine place of rest, we can find ourselves at peace, no matter what is happening all around us.


“Thank you, Nancy, for this powerful book. God will use this to lift the heavy yokes of stress, fear, and anxiety off of people’s hearts and find rest in Him. Living in God’s Rest is an amazing book.”
—Dale Walker, author, Kissing the Face of God and pastor, Heart for the World Church and Ministries


“Living in God’s Rest is a practical guide to learning to relax into God’s loving arms. Nancy LaPointe’s personal story combined with usable information brings ‘letting go and letting God’ so much closer. This book is indeed a blessing for us all.”
—Sandi Browne, author,  Touch the Sky … the Story of a Mom, a Wife, an Airshow Pilot and Wingrider


“Living in God’s Rest is a powerful book about biblical rest, a book that all of us involved in caring for a broken world need to read. Not so that we will stop working, God forbid; on the contrary, as we rest in Him, we become all the more productive at advancing the Kingdom of God on this earth. Nancy offers an enormous gift of encouragement to those of us ‘spending ourselves on behalf of the hungry’ and I treasure her words of wisdom.”
—Vicki Penwell, author, Down Mercy Road and founder of Mercy In Action-Philippines




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When Laurel Kingston, a zealous young newspaper reporter, recognizes a man who has been seen at several tragic shootings across the nation, she embarks on a quest to find out who he is and what part he plays. In her journey to find justice, Laurel must come to terms with challenges in romance, trust issues, and the complex world of politics. She is brought face to face with a level of deception that surpasses everyday crime stories. Through it all, Laurel learns valuable truths about herself, her faith, and the true meaning of trusting God.

Customer Reviews

By Patsy Raef on August 2, 2014
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This book was well written. I did not want to put it down. It was a Christian viewpoint, and problem solving in today's complicated world.

By Rhonda Kay on July 28, 2014
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Great book. So nice to have a good story without the obscenities and sex. Highly recommend.

By Mary Dawn Terpening on July 26, 2014
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Very good first novel! Had trouble putting it down. Interesting subject!

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Very enjoyable and well done. Will watch for more from this new author.

Monday, 11 February 2013 03:14

Other Good Blogs to Check Out...


Very good blog to check out from Pastor Zach Malott:

21st Century Confusion

Finding Your Path to Hope and Purpose

Monday, 18 February 2013 03:01

Review of my book

Living In God’s Rest

February 17, 2013

Hello Everyone!

I pray you are all well and have had a wonderful weekend and a restful and enlightening Sunday!  Speaking of restful Sunday, I am so excited and honored to be able to introduce you to a new book that will bring new focus on a subject as old as history.

A good friend of mine, Nancy LaPointe—who is a Christian counselor and an author — has a recently published her new book entitled, Living In God’s Rest: At Peace In A Chaotic World. Rather than rush right into this book review, I would like to present what I perceive to be an intense experience in discovering God’s rest and peace for the author.  This experience can be yours also!

I personally met Nancy and her husband for the first time through a mutual friend.  Nancy and her husband came to our mission church on the Mescalero Apache reservation in SE New Mexico to offer their gift of service during a revival we were holding.  The second time that we worked together revolved around her providing Christian counseling for one of my church members.

She is the real deal and her main purpose for writing this book is in obedience of her call from God to do so.  That being said — let us take a look at what I call a very Spirit-filled and spiritually enlightening experience.  Yes, that’s right.  I said a spiritually enlightening experience, not just a great read from a great book.

Nancy has a way of making God’s truths come alive.  Her writing style is one of lively communication, a — from her to you — verbalization in written form that expands your thinking about God’s word while lifting you to new heights of understanding and application of God’s truths.   In other words, her new book is an experience of meeting God face-to-face as you lose yourself in its pages.

Nancy’s book is organized into 16 delightful chapters that take you on a journey of understanding, desiring, and finding God’s rest.  It is full of biblical Scripture references that provide contextual truths as sign posts on your journey of discovery.   God’s rest for yourself and those you love can be found within its pages.  You will find extremely comforting and beneficial meditations on Scripture that provide the living water from the well of Jesus’ love.

This book paints a picture, in well chosen and thoughtful prose, revealing the Chaos in the world and God’s answer to it.  With stunning narrative and talented story-telling, Nancy paints that picture in multi-colored dimensions that not only make her words come alive but allow her words to sink deep down inside — providing  a warmth of understanding that you can’t bear to put down.

This is one book that provides a three-dimensional look at the many aspects of resting in God.  Unlike other books that touch on this subject, the reader comes away from the experience with a deep and abiding desire to have a closer walk with Christ.  Learning how to live in God’s rest allows you to see yourself in perspective, to notice the anxiety that comes from running from crisis to crisis — depending on self.  You discover and gain experience putting your faith and trust in Him.

Nancy describes the experience of putting on Christ and His righteousness and seeing yourself and the world in like-mindedness with Him.  Nothing can grow your faith better than seeing things through His eyes.  The medical profession has known for decades that rest for the body is one of the best medications one can have for physical illnesses.  Nancy provides a worldview from God’s plan for us.   She provides guidance in discovering your path to living in God’s rest for healing damaged emotions and the damaging effects of depression.  We are vividly shown how to recognize positive change, how to prevent satanic deception, and to be humble and accepting of God’s sovereignty in our lives.

This book also tackles the subject of suffering in the lives of Christians and sheds truth on this subject in a way that opens the heart and provides understanding.  The last two chapters of Living In God’s Rest wrap this package of the pearls of wisdom that are found between its covers.  I choose to allow you to discover these blessings, like a child opening its long-awaited presents, because the joy is in the discovery!  Happy discoveries!

Until next time!



Living in God's Rest... At Peace in a Chaotic World

Nancy LaPointe, author of Living in God's Rest... At Peace in A Chaotic World, doesn't believe in coincidence. She believes that God has a plan. So when the idea of "resting in Him" started turning up repeatedly in her life-on the radio, in emails, in whatever she was reading-she listened. She began to study the concept and felt that God was leading her to share His revelations with others.

Welcome to my website!

"Living in God's Rest...At Peace in a Chaotic World" "Masked in Deceit,"  and Faith's Illusions are all available now.  Living in God's Rest can be purchased from any of your favorite booksellers online or in stores. Masked in Deceit and Faith's Illusions, Christian novels, are available from Amazon. All books are offered in ebook versions as well.  I always appreciate reviews on the seller's sites.  Just click the books below and you will find links to purchase.



My newest book:

faith illusion coverfront

Have a blessed day!
 - Nancy

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