Back in the Saddle Again

Well, I wish I was. I must admit, as much as I love horses, they do make me nervous. I've never had riding lessons and have only ridden trail horses from a stable. My last two experiences were not good ones. Be that as it may, they are still my favorite animal--so majestic and proud. … Continue reading Back in the Saddle Again

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“Dreamer” (Chronicles of Marithe, Book 1) by Patrick O’Scheen

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We all have a little Dragon inside of us, something that struggles to find solace.….Dreamer is the first book in a series that portrays life as a mixture of fantasy and reality.

The main character, Magic, flows between the worlds, often preferring one more than the other. Both of his lives are fraught with their own dangers.

He must struggle with illness and alternatively with the life of a Great Red Dragon.

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THE OWL LADY PRESENTS: A free excerpt today from “Under the Ice: a Gus LeGarde Mystery” by Aaron Paul Lazar

Yep, this one’s a keeper, too. At this point I thiink I will probably start collecting his books. He doesn’t know how to write a bad one.

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Synopsis

 What do you do when your past comes back to kill you?

After escaping her abusive husband, life is finally good for Camille LeGarde and her daughter, Shelby. She has a great relationship with her new husband, Gus, who also loves Shelby like his own child. But the LeGarde family’s fragile oasis is shattered when the man of Camille’s nightmares is released from prison.

Greg Robinson never wanted to be a father. But he’s playing the biological card for all it’s worth to get close to Shelby, so he can realize his true goal—revenge against Gus LeGarde, the man who “stole” his wife and daughter.

Lured by the promise of connecting with her real dad, Shelby vanishes, sending Gus and Camille on a desperate race through the worst ice storm of the century to find her before Robinson can act on his chilling threat…

If I can’t have…

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A Fire In Winter – A Christian Poem About Receiving Jesus

Couldn’t have said it better myself. This is so true, and beautifully stated.

Along the Barren Road

fireplaceOften times, we have a misunderstanding about accepting Jesus into our lives. We believe that we are not able to come to him until we have cleaned up our act. Maybe we’re not completely wanting to clean up our act; maybe we want to clean it up, but are scared; and maybe we just don’t know how to clean it up.  There is a misconceived notion that when Jesus enters into our lives, everything is great and wonderful. This is almost always false. Yes, Jesus does add meaning, purpose, and fulfillment into our lives, but that usually comes later. Our first meeting with him is not in paradise, but hell. When you are starving, you are in most need of food. When you are thirsty, you are in most need of water. When you are freezing, you are in most need of heat. And when you are the most sinful and broken…

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Jonathan Edwards, Prayer, and A Heavenly Experience

Oh, the love that drew salvation’s plan, and brought it down to man! Oh the mighty gulf that God did span–at Calvary. This is one of my favorite hymns. Oh how I long to be the servant my Lord deserves. He does fill me up when I take time to let Him.

Gospel Relevance

In his book, The Works of Jonathan Edwards: Letters and Personal Writings, George S. Claghorn gives us a glimpse of a taste Jonathan Edward’s once had in prayer:

Once . . . in divine contemplation and prayer, I had a view that for me was extraordinary, of the glory of the Son of God, as Mediator between God and man, and his wonderful, great, full, pure, and sweet grace and love, and meek and gentle condescension . . . The person of Christ appeared ineffably excellent with an excellency great enough to swallow up all thought and conception . . . which continued as near as I can judge, about an hour; which kept me the greater part of the time in a flood of tears, and weeping aloud. I felt an ardency of soul to be, what I know not otherwise how to express, emptied and annihilated; to…

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Otford to Bundeena: The Coast Track

Some absolutely beautiful scenery from Australia. Couldn’t pass up the chance to reblog.

Everyday Adventures

Following my post Sydney’s Best Day Walk? – The Coast Track, Royal National Park, on Sunday I successfully completed the walk from Otford to Bundeena with a small group of friends. It was my fifth time doing the track and first time in about three years after having to abort due to weather last year.

This time around the walk was threatened by the worsening bushfire crisis in NSW. On Friday Sydney was covered in a thick smoke haze and a small fire burning near the start of the track looked like scuttling us again. However, the weather cleared and after a call to the local National Parks and Wildlife Office the walk was on.

With temperatures forecast to hit the high 20s we opted to make an early start. That nearly backfired when we cut things about as tight as possible on the train from Sutherland to Otford…

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Book Promotion: The Luck of the Weissensteiners by Christoph Fischer

I'm enjoying this book so much, I wanted to write a promotion before I even finish reading it. The setting is the time leading up to World War II and the persecution of the Jews. This book is a well-written historical romance. It has everything: intrigue, passion, and betrayal. In my opinion, writing literary fiction … Continue reading Book Promotion: The Luck of the Weissensteiners by Christoph Fischer

Please Promote Pattimari

http://www.humanmade.net/books/time-heals-forgiveness-mends http://pnpauthorspattimariandpeter.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network Time Heals, Forgiveness Mends This book is a suspenseful crime story in which Susan Morgan's life has been turned upside down after her husband, John, is murdered. Suspects are questioned, one by one, each having their own motives for the killing. Susan's life has drastically changed, but with time and forgiveness she races … Continue reading Please Promote Pattimari

The Peace River Chronicles

Again, please bear with me here. I'm struggling with this. Everything I've read about writing/publishing says not to start a book with the protagonist introducing themselves because the reader, at the beginning, has no reason to care about the protagonist. I'm asking for feedback here. How many of you would keep reading after this opening? … Continue reading The Peace River Chronicles