We are currently in the northern part of Nevada. It is so hot here we don't need the water heater turned on to get hot water for showers, washing dishes, etc. Likewise, our society (including our politicians) are so heated up with their own agenda that we have people fighting and killing each other over … Continue reading No Hot Water Needed
Well, we are home everywhere we go since we take our home with us. Yesterday we took an excursion into Memphis to see some sights. We got up late due to not being able to sleep well the night before. By the time we got there and found the downtown welcome center it was almost … Continue reading Them Old Cotton Fields Back Home
This is great. I had never thought of inviting people into my writing in this manner. I have learned something from this. Thank you for sharing. Reblogged from https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com
Today was supposed to be my last real writing day this weekend. I took it in that spirit, and cranked out 3200 words this morning. I forced myself to stick with Serang, because I want to get through the middle slog.
This was with an hour delay to update iOS, and Apple Pages, which is my word processor.
Our fictional caravan spotted the bandit’s fire before trouble began. They chose their ground and compelled the bandits to come to them. This led to a big fight, and Serang had to fight with an alternate weapon or two when she lost her staff. Turns out she’s pretty good at combat improv.
The caravan leader decided to make a forced march to get out of the bandit territory. All in all, that’s a pretty great writing day for me.
Then something miraculous happened. Old What’s Her Face came home from work and…
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Kristeen has been battling cancer for 18 months, and I’m sure it feels like an eternity to this young wife and mother. But she is getting stronger and more confident. Reblogged from https://kristeennicolegillooly.wordpress.com
“There is nothing wrong with my legs.”
“There is nothing wrong with my legs.”
I was sitting in my shower chair, praying… praying for all that I’ve been through. For the second time today I thought to myself, “this is the price I have to pay. This is the price I have to pay for living.” Then I looked down at the bracelet that my Aunt Jackie gave me when I first got diagnosed. She bought one for herself as well, and she was still wearing it when I saw her for Thanksgiving. It reads, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
I suddenly felt the need to stand up, to get out of my chair and just stand up on my own two legs. With His strength. With Him standing with me, I could finally get out of the chair that I’ve been relying on for…
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They failed to shut them down! Two years ago Chick-fil-A made national headlines when company president, Dan Cathy spoke out in support of traditional marriage. Several mayors spoke out saying they would not allow any more Chick-fil-As to be built in their cities. They tried boycotting the Christian owned company, but that backfired. Instead, Chick-fil-A … Continue reading Chicken in a Blizzard . . .
Great positive message. I love this. If you’re feeling down on yourself, think you’re a big zero, and will never amount to anything–that was me when I was growing up. I didn’t know God then, didn’t know He had a purpose and a plan for my life (Jer. 29:11). But if God gives you a talent it’s because He expects you to use it (for His honor and glory, not your own) Reblogged from https://gcdiaries.wordpress.com
For someone reading this, something has been pending. You’ve been waiting on a YES. You’re about to get it. God has blown the door wide open in your favor…
I believe that every promise God has given me is for ME, and I trust Him with every fibre of my being. How about you?
There are doors that will specifically open just for you. But will you be ready! Will you be courageous enough to walk through them, Will you believe that you were created for this?
Oftentimes we blame others for our lack of opportunity, but most times we hinder ourselves. We let self-doubt, fear and uncertainty guide us. NO MORE!!! Let’s choose to live a life walking in faith. Believing in ourselves and believing more in the God that created us.
So don’t sit on the sidelines watching others step out in faith, thinking that it is not…
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Volcanic Mountain in Alaska Photo by Tom Dye ©2001 Compliment three people every day. Watch the sunrise at least once a month. Be the first to smile and say “Hello”. Live beneath your means. Treat everyone like you want to be treated. Never give up on anybody; miracles do happen. Forget the Joneses (Don’t try … Continue reading Little Instructions for a Good Life
By Aleta Kay ©March 6, 2019 by author All rights reserved Herman and I were nine years apart, so we didn’t do much growing up together. I do remember him as cute, precocious, funny, and mischievous when he was little. Mostly I remember feeling very responsible for him, as a … Continue reading Tribute to Childhood and Overcoming
This post was delivered to my email and I felt it was worth repeating. This is apparently the second post in a series, so I need to look at the first one too. Reblogged from https://theryanlanz.com/
Timely news for indie authors. This is a lengthy post but worth the read if you’re a beginning self-published author, or considering self-publishing. Reblogged from https://rantingalong.blog/
Now, on a serious note.
I happened upon a writer on Twitter and Facebook:
Her Twitter introduction: “Amazon Int’l Bestselling Romance Author | Survived my 1st publishing with coffee & wine | Music Lover | Star Wars Geek Since Birth.”
She explains how non-writers are scamming the system at Amazon
graciously allowed me to reprint (aka copy/paste) her post.
I need to tell a story – it’s going to be a long one, so settle in if you’re interested in hearing it.
I began writing my first book in 2013. I self-published it on December 27, 2015. I was new to the business and I literally knew nothing. I made my own cover, which I’m embarrassed of now. But hey – I was brand spanking new and was learning as I went. And yes, there were typos galore in this first book. My January 2016 sales…
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This precious friend has suffered debilitating cancer, still struggles with it, yet keeps writing and singing praises to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Reblogged from https://kristeennicolegillooly.wordpress.com
I am a sinner.
I don’t deserve this life.
I could be dead, but I am breathing.
I am alive because someone else took my place. Jesus is my Savior, and I love Him with all my heart.
I have been humbled by my cancer.
I have been reminded that life is precious, that life is given and taken away by God Himself. There is a great respect that comes with finally accepting the reality of that fact.
Use me, Lord. Allow me to be productive with this day that you have given me, this opportunity to give you the glory for all that You are and all that You have done.
Oh Lord, I love you like no other.
I love you more than my very heartbeat.
“I found the one my heart loves.” Song of Solomon 3:4
This was taken nearly two years ago while traveling through New Mexico. The Bandera Volcano is part of the El Malpais National Park. I had just had surgery on my ankle (broken in 3 places) the previous December--about 6 months before this photo was taken). It was probably the surgery that allowed the lymphatic lumps … Continue reading Cancer Update