Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Year 2012

I couldn't let this day pass without posting. So, here's a photo from about a year ago:

I live in Indiana and this is what we normally see in February. However, today was a little different. Our windows were open, we sat outside in summer lawn chairs and enjoyed the day. It was almost 70 degrees and I had to toss aside my snow boots and dig out my sandals. 

I did get some deadline writing done, some emails done and I'm getting ready to become coordinator for the online ACFW Bookclub (Anyone can join.)
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Anything else just didn't get done. Sorry.

If you want to join the book club, we're discussing these books starting March 20th. 

Freeheads by Kerry Neitz
Discussion Leader: Shawna Williams

Marcher Lord Press
442 pg. |
ISBN: 978-1-935929-38-3
Having escaped the storms of Betelgeuse and the schemes of Jannah's inhabitants, Sandfly and HardCandy make their way back to Earth. They have a message to deliver. A society to free.  And A~A3 is with them. Their mission is simple, and just. What could possibly go wrong?

Unexpectedly, DarkTrench drops into normal space. He is malfunctioning, wounded, and the only people who can fix him are still hundreds of light years away. Sand and Hard scramble for a solution while catastrophe hurtles blindly toward them.

They reach Earth to find a different world, an unexpected domain. One they can no longer connect with. 

They are stranded, hopelessly separated beneath a wasteland of death and a planet of rules. Debuggers amidst a cloistered community.

Ultimately, Sandfly is alone, and Earth's freedom relies on him and his newfound faith. But does his mission even matter anymore?

He's a misfit, and a throwback. A symbol for all that's evil.

Perhaps he's the last freehead?

Shadows by Michael Duncan
Discussion Leader: Rachel Bradford

  280 pages
  Publisher: Harbourlight Books (October 1, 2011)
  ISBN-10: 1611161207

A stolen text... When the Book of Aleth is stolen, Aaron, captain of the Royal Guard, is ordered by Emperor Therion to reclaim the ancient tome. The mission thrusts Aaron into a world he's never known--a world of elves and dwarves, races long thought extinct; a world where everything he has known and believed is a lie.

A secret past... Forced to challenge his long-held beliefs, Aaron and his companions, two soldiers of the Royal Guard and two men of the Dwarvish kingdom of Brekken-Dahl, set out on a quest to recover the Book. Aaron resolves to discover the truth, and rescue the empire he is sworn to protect.



Tuesday, February 14, 2012

From God's Heart to Yours

Posting at The Barn Door today also:

The Barn Door

God gave me a little love message when the electric company cut this tree down.
Back several years ago, author Rachel Hauck (Love Starts with Elle is one title)challenged from her blog to look for the love from God that He conveys to us every day.For an entire month we were to wake up each day and say, "Jesus, here I am, Your favorite one.God likes me and I look good to Him." 

She went on to say you may need to repeat it throughout the day, six, seven, eight times. "Take a moment to meditate on what you are saying. Hear Him respond!" she said to us.
It's hard to allow someone (including God) to love you if you know nothing about yourself and if you close your heart and mind to the signs. Even if you have people in your life who say "I love you" every single day, isn't it true we sometimes feel we are unworthy of that love?  Maybe if you find things to love about yourself and admit that you are indeed, God's favorite, you'll soon be looking for the love messages God sends to us each day. 

But it really is a tough concept in my opinion. If it weren't tough, then the whole world would have accepted God's love by now. How could they not?
My very favorite verse in the Bible is: "But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were yet sinners,Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8 NIV)

My heart is racing already with anticipation! I think in the Midwest it's easy to find little love notes from God, don't you? If you're really looking for them, it will be like opening little gifts all day long. 

God says, "You are the apple of My Eye." 


Friday, February 03, 2012

Come on over for the party at When I Was Just a Kid blog to read about Janice D. Green, children's author

Also, looking for interviews with authors on this blog and also with the Kid blog, so email me if you are interested.