Throwback Thursday

DS140503105021 (2)I just thought I’d throw this little gem out there. I recently came across it on an external hard drive my brother loaded with pictures that my dad took back in the seventies. I’m willing to bet my mom made the dress. I know she made the green one in my banner picture.

I am currently recruiting beta readers

“In a future where the Law is a dreadful taskmaster, can Grace prevail?
A lifetime labeled a rebel has Angelica dreading the rest of her life as the obedient wife in an arranged marriage. After learning a secret about her fugitive mother, she decides to cross the Alaskan wilderness in search of her. When she witnesses elders dance an ancient story, she begins to question everything she ever believed. Things get really confusing when the man she is pledged to marry shows up and presents her with a third version of the truth.
Which truth will Angelica choose?
Will she choose the law she can never live up to?
Will she choose eternity without God?
Or will she choose grace?

Lost in the Land of the Midnight Sun is the first volume in a Dystopian Christian Fiction Series. It offers adventures in the Alaskan wilderness, incredible spiritual journeys, and unforgettable characters.
This book by Christina Cattane promises to be an experience you won’t soon forget!

I am currently recruiting beta readers for the above novel.  A beta reader is somebody who receives a free advance copy of a novel, reads it, and then provides valuable feedback to the author.

If you are interested in being a beta reader for my novel please follow the link below and request to join the group.

http://ow.ly/u7n530cnIvG

Does the Body of Christ need to tie up some loose ends?

Do you question why the power of the Holy Spirit doesn’t seem to be working in our Church’s?

Do you ever wonder why Luke didn’t start the book of Acts with Pentecost?

The answer then was loose ends. Could the answer to the power of the Spirit in the body has to do with tying up loose ends.

Listen to Dr. Stephen Manley as he preaches from Acts chapter one.

http://journeypodcast.org/a025-loose-ends-part-1/

http://journeypodcast.org/a026-loose-ends-part-2/

Lets all work together as one body to tie up those loose ends so the Holy Spirits power can be released!

Spotlight on J.R.Nichols and her book ‘Second Chance’

My good friend, and a member of the writing group I belong to, J.R. Nichols (Jamie), has just published her very first book on Amazon.

Moriah Walker is struggling to cope with the death of her son Joshua. Her life consists of nothing but working and visiting his grave.

So when a mysterious gentleman appears and offers Moriah the one thing she wants more than anything – the chance to see her beloved boy again – she is convinced that he is a product of her grief-stricken imagination.

 But Moriah cannot explain away the series of events that follow.

 Second Chance is the first story in TheSummervilles Saga, which chronicles the efforts of three alien races to survive invasion and unrest, and the first contact between them and the citizens of each of Earth’s Summervilles.

I am so excited for her, and I couldn’t wait to tell you all about Jamie and her book, so I had a chat with her and asked her a few questions:

Q1: What does it mean to you to have your first book for sale on Amazon?

A1: To have my first book for sale on Amazon means reaching a goal I have had for several years. 

Q2:  Tell us a little bit about your journey, how you arrived at this awesome milestone.

A2: I write short fiction and never thought I could find a market for my work due to my failure to find publication through the traditional route. The idea of self-publishing seemed daunting – there was (and still is!) a steep learning curve. When the time came to “pull the trigger” and publish, I had to face and overcome my fears of failure and rejection. However, I now understand that I have “won” already, just by crossing the “finish line.” But the ladies from my writing group encouraged me. One of the gals offered to let me borrow a book on publishing short stories. Just one little paragraph from that book, mentioning that there was a market online for short work, inspired and encouraged me to publish now, even if I *don’t* have a novel-length work.
Q3: What’s next for you? What can your readers look forward to?
A3: I have another book in the Summervilles Saga in the editing process now. My target release date is June 15th. After that, I intend to edit and release a gumshoe detective series I wrote for NaNoWriMo over the course of three years. Meanwhile, my readers can read free short stories on my website. I plan to put up one or two new stories per month.
Q4. Do you have any advice that you would give to other aspiring authors out there?
A4: My advice to new writers is two-fold. First, acknowledge and make peace with the fact that you cannot make someone buy a book. You can only put out a quality product and market within your knowledge and abilities. Do your part and leave the rest up to God. The second point goes hand in hand with the first. Make a plan, then keep your head down and work your plan. If you look up, you will find people prematurely suggesting you take a different approach, or you will hear horror stories that make you question your plan. Stay focused, and do what you believe will work. Do not let random advice or naysayers take you off course. Save the experimentation for your next project plan. Get to the “finish line” before you try “tweaks” or “tricks.”
Thank you so much, Jamie, for taking the time to answer these questions. You are an inspiration to me, and I am sure, many others.
 This is an exciting day for Jamie! A day many of us dream of and look forward to. Jamie gives us hope that we too can make it to this day!
Congratulations Jamie!

 

To visit J.R. Nichols website just click this link.

To buy her book from Amazon click here.

Saturated

This post will go under the Bible Study/Spirituality section of my blog. I am not going to write a lot except to tell you that if you are interested in living a victorious, power filled, Christian life, the key to that is talked about in this podcast.  It is part 2 of this podcast on the Book of Acts by Dr. Stephen Manley.

Dr. Manley is my second favorite preacher of all time. (Of course, I am married to my first favorite preacher of all time) He is the one who originally got me interested in researching Saturation Bible Study and eventually trying to practice it.

I hope you all are continuing to saturate in the Book of Romans. Even though I have neglected to keep up my posts with my answers to the questions, the truth is you don’t need them. You simply need your Bible and notebook, yourself and the Holy Spirit. If you have been saturating or attempting to, I would love to hear about it. Especially if God has revealed an “aha” moment to you.

I will be writing again soon. In the meantime please check out the podcasts above.