Still Small Voice:

I love this passage about Elijah. Even a preacher, a prophet, a Sunday school teacher, a youth minister, a preacher’s wife or child can get depressed when it seems the world is closing in, and it seems no one cares. We as parishoners need to remember that our shepherds, their families, and our brothers and sisters in Christ can get depressed, and it doesn’t always show. We need each other.

Daily Devotions with Dawn

1 Kings 19:11-14 (King James Version) Bible Gateway

11 And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake:

12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?

Elijah was feeling alone. He was a prophet of God during the…

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The Hand of God: Will You Obey?

First and foremost I write for the Lord. I have prayed over this post and asked God to use it for His honor and glory, that it may lead someone who doesn't know Him to want to get to know this amazing, powerful, mighty, everlasting, loving, gracious, merciful, heavenly Father. I have also prayed that … Continue reading The Hand of God: Will You Obey?

Bookbub Insights: How to Get your Book Selected

Find out if your book fits the criteria for promotion on this site. Sounds good to me!

Nicholas C. Rossis

From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's booksYou’re most likely familiar with Bookbub; probably the biggest online book promoter. You may not be aware of Bookbub Partners, though; Bookbub’s tips area. Subscription is free, and the site is choke full with excellent tips and statistics on book promos. I strongly advise you to subscribe, if you haven’t already done so, regardless of whether you plan to use its service or not.

In the next few days, I will run a series of six posts with answers to popular questions, courtesy of Bookbub, starting with…

How to get your title selected

Despite Bookbub’s high costs, I’ve never heard from an author who hasn’t covered it. Indeed, so successful is the service, that it may seem impossible to get your book listed. So, how do you get your book in Bookbub?

From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's booksNext in the series: Bookbub Insights: How Long Should a Promo Last?

All this marketing stuff does your head in? Relax with my award-winning

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Daily Devotion-August 24, 2015-The Elijah Factor or How 1 Man Made a Difference-The Flour and Oil Stays Full

Elijah: one of my favorite prophets. He was definitely filled with the power of God.

Truth in Palmyra

1 Kings 17:13-16

And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son. For thus saith the LORD God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the LORD sendeth rain upon the earth. And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days. And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Elijah.

Remember where we were from our previous devotional. Elijah’s brook had dried up and his raven had flown away. Elijah has spent some substantial time camped out alone beside that…

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Songs by the Sea

When I read this post I could picture a group of people standing hand in hand, singing by the sea off the rocky coast of Newfoundland by one of its many lighthouses, or in Nova Scotia, or any number of other favorite familiar places.


We gather at the wharf in the darkening evening.  We join hands as one by one we take our place in the circle.  The lively catch-up chatter slowly subsides and as a single entity our heads rise.  ‘Shozaloza’ rings out loud resonating, round the almost empty seaside village, as our song begins.  Looking out across the estuary the variety and intensity of the colours strike me.  The tide is a long, long way out.  The muted blues and greens meld into turquoise like an artist’s palette spread out before us.  Occasional splodges of red, yellow and orange streaks mark where boats lie, on their sides, as if exhausted waiting for the reinvigorating tip and tilt of the tide.  The clothes we wear mimic the scene blue skirt, green jacket, brown trousers with splashes of red scarf, yellow shirt and orange cardigan.  The lights of the opposite bank twinkle brightly.  The…

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How To Pick an Agent (and Live Happily Ever After)

I’ve shied away from traditional publishing since my first experience with a publisher was very disappointing. Currently I’m only writing ebooks. Still, this is good information for anyone considering the traditional route, and someday I may change my mind and try again.

A Writer's Path


Warning: I can get over-excited with my blog posts and pull an Agatha Christie sort of “I will make you wait until the very end to see the take home message.” Here it is, up front:

Ask agents offering you representation for at least three client references. Contact them.

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How to transfer WordPress blogposts to Goodreads Author blog

Oooh, look what I got in my email: a post on how to put some of my blog posts on my Goodreads Author Page. Now even more authors have this info. Yay!

Impractical Dreamer

Goodreads is every published Author’s sacred space. Reviews, events, videos – and your Goodreads Author blog all condensed under one roof.

However, tedious formatting is a major hurdle in composing a Goodreads blog post. Get an eyeful of the HTML codes required for italics, bold, paragraph, underline and image!

Goodreads HTML formatting

Are all authors techno-savvy? I’m not.

So, how do you bypass the HTML formatting on Goodreads? How to share posts from WordPress to Goodreads? Here’s my method …

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Believing God and Believing in God

It is encouraging to read posts from Christians who know why they believe what they believe. If we don’t have a scriptural basis for what we believe, we will be in danger of being deceived by false religions (cults) as stated in Eph. 4:14. We are instructed to study the Bible so that we can avoid the pitfalls of secular humanism, new ageism, etc. See I Tim. 2:15. Reblogging and sharing on my FB (Aleta Kay) page. Also tweeting.

As He are we

This is just a something I posted on my Facebook and thought I’d blog it. Take it or leave it 🙂

I am a person who believes in God and believes God (yes there’s a difference) but I am also a person who likes to validate truth. I sometimes find myself in the middle of the Charismatic fringe and the evangelical fringe. Some believe no matter what without checking or validating. Other will only believe with hard facts and even then won’t believe. I use won’t instead of don’t for a reason. I choose to stand in the middle ground (one fringe cringes at the word balance and the other loves it as long as it’s tipping in their favor). Two scriptures I use: Romans 14:4 and Acts 5:38-39. With these you can be safe(another word the fringe cringe at). You can take things at face value or not. It’s…

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