Friday, September 28, 2012

Enter for a chance to win The Road to Mercy by Kathy Harris


Enter for a chance to win The Road to Mercy by Kathy Harris

Enter for a chance to win The Road to Mercy by Kathy Harris

About the book:

Josh Harrison, a contemporary Christian singer, and his wife Bethany face a difficult decision that also tests their faith. A rupture in Beth's carotid artery leaves her on the brink of death even as she's pregnant with their first child. While Dr. Ben Abrams urges her to terminate the pregnancy to save her own life, she and Josh step out on faith and decide to carry the baby to full term.

During the next few months, Josh struggles with his faith, Beth hides a secret that may destroy their marriage. She also discovers a decades-old connection to Dr. Abrams that could change his life forever.

My thoughts: 

I haven't read this book and don't have a copy of it so I can't say, but I really like the description and it sounds intriguing. I would probably like this book if I had it.

Now for the question... To enter for a chance to win simply post an answer to this question. Do you like stories that make 
you cry?

 Michelle Sutton is a talented author...and I know she wouldn't recommend another book lightly.  Please go to her blog and enter - there is still time.  So - see you all later, I'm off to enter the giveaway!!

It'll be another great day in the morning!


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

After the Conference - Books & Such Literary Agency : Books & Such Literary Agency


Wendy Lawton
Wendy has some great advice for anyone feeling the weariness after such an event as the American Christian Fiction Writers Conference held in Dallas, TX this past weekend.  I wanted to share these feelings with you, but haven't had the chance to reorganize my's still a bit ditzy...well more ditzy than normal. Who's laughing?  I heard that!

After the Conference - Books & Such Literary Agency : Books & Such Literary Agency

Thanks Wendy, that was enjoyable.

At the present time, I am rapidly reading/reviewing award winner Julie Lessman's great new novel, "A Love Surrendered" for the October publication of The Wordsmith Journal Magazine.

Please drop by The Wordsmith Journal Magazine  in October to find my Sr. Perspective Review...Just Sayin...and read all about my reaction to Julie's passionate new book.

Friends & Neighbors.....I'd love to hear what you have to pass forward, so I'm looking forward to receiving all those comments and messages.

Until Next Time - God is always Luvin on you...and you....and you.


Monday, September 24, 2012

The Red Pen: Punctuating Dialogue


The Red Pen: Punctuating Dialogue: Friedrich Nietzsche said, "When one has finished building one's house, one suddenly realizes that in the process one has learned someth...

Thursday, September 20, 2012



Friends and Neighbors, I am on my way out the door to drive a few miles North to the DFW Hyatt Regency to attend the ACFW Conference.  Just wanted you to know in case I don't post much between now and Sunday.  Please lift the conference and me in your prayers that God will give us new wisdom, new friends and new knowledge to reach out to our readers and touch them with God's grace.

See Ya Soon,

Tuesday, September 18, 2012



Dear Friends & Neighbors,
Today, as I see it....there are many of us suffering private misery inwardly and need a prayer.  Thank you, Marie Wikle for posting this prayer on your blog site and especially to my Heavenly Father for pulling my eye toward it.

Heavenly Father,
prayFor today, help your child that is struggling to feel deep peace and happiness even though their mind is filled with thoughts of uncertainty.
For today, bring unspeakable joy in the midst of the storm so that we are reminded that YOU, alone are God and are worthy to be praised.
For today help us to know you are there, holding and comforting us, walking beside us each step of the way, even though our hearts are fearful, worried and unsure.
For today, help us to know that what you have waiting is all that we truly need to get through this day.
Father, Even though we can’t see the rainbow for the rain, for today – help us to trust you, your unfailing love, your never ending grace, mercy and desire for us to be blessed beyond measure.
For today, help us to know that you delight in our delight and that we can be completely free of pain and hurt while we trust you to direct us as you heal our broken hearts.
For today, help us to see what a beautiful soul we are and that our love is a gift to others.
Help us to see that for today and always YOU are all we need.
In Jesus Precious HOLY Name, Amen!
This is my prayer for you today and always!

I hope you are feeling the warm arms of Jesus surrounding you now as you leave this blog and that you will lovingly PASS IT FORWARD to someone else that might need a prayer.
Be sure to visit Marie Wikle's blog, you'll be glad you did!

In Christian Love,

Monday, September 17, 2012


It's Monday again....and I decided to borrow something to share with you from Bible  I'm in busy mode preparing for the American Christian Fiction Writer's conference that is being held this week at the DFW Hyatt Regency Hotel just a few minutes up the road from my home in Arlington, TX.  I'm excited and nervous about attending, as this is my first time.  I am looking forward to a very rewarding and informative adventure as well as joyful in meeting many author friends.  I'm looking forward to sharing many great things with you in the future.  


The Woman Who Tasted the Cup of Bitterness

womenofthebible-insertScripture Reference—The Book of Ruth
Name Meaning—As indicated under Naamah No. 1 (which see) Naomi means “my joy,” “my bliss,” or “pleasantness of Jehovah,” and is a name suggestive of all that is charming, agreeable, attractive. Until deep sorrow overshadowed her, we can understand Naomi having a nature corresponding to her name. Although her character came to be purged and enhanced by her suffering, Naomi had an innate nobility that gave her personality an irresistible charm.
Family Connections—While both Naomi and Elimelech were staunch members of the Hebrew race, we are told nothing of their genealogy. Elimelech, who married Naomi, is thought to have belonged to one of the outstanding families in Israel, being a brother of Salmon, prince of Judah, who married Rahab. If this was so, then Naomi began her married life in comfortable circumstances. Naomi and Elimelech belonged to Bethlehem-Judah where two sons were born to them, namely, Mahlon and Chilion.
The Book of Ruth, which is one of the most lovely idylls in literature, and has enchanted every age, presents us with two women who are among the best-loved in history and whose story still captivates the world because of their unique devotion. Naomi and Ruth, her daughter-in-law, afford a relief after characters like Tamar, Delilah and Jezebel. In this sketch let us try to delineate the life and experience of Naomi who knew a great deal about “the ringing groove of change,” to use Tennyson’s phrase. Because of her manifold changes in life, Naomi came to fear God in a deeper way (Psalm 55:19).

Her Change of Country

During the rule of the Judges, Israel suffered a serious famine which was deemed to be one of the punishments visited upon the people when they had sinned (Leviticus 26:14, 16). Driven to consternation, Elimelech the Ephrathite of Bethlehem decided to emigrate with his family to another land where food was more plentiful, and so traveled from Judah and settled in the highlands of Moab. For Naomi such an uprooting from her native home must have constituted a real sacrifice. Sincere in her faith, she loved the people of God and was strongly attached to the wonderful traditions of her race.
In taking the initiative to go to Moab—a foreign country—from Bethlehem, Naomi’s husband stepped out of the will of God. If the famine was a judgment upon the nation, Elimelech should have repented, tried to have helped his fellow countrymen back to God, and prayed for the removal of the scourge (Psalm 34:9, 10, 17). One may argue that Elimelech was wise in taking Naomi and their two sons out of a famine-stricken area to another land where there was sufficient food. But Elimelech was a Hebrew, and as such had the promise, “In the days of famine, thou shalt be satisfied.” Elimelech means, “My God is King.” Had he truly believed God was his King, he would have stayed in Bethlehem, knowing that need could not throttle God who is able to furnish a table in the desert. But Elimelech belied the name he bore when he left Bethlehem—“the house of bread”—for Moab, meaning “waste” or “nothingness.” With his family he went from a place where God was honored to another land so heathen in its ways.
Although the land of Moab may sound remote it was only some 30 miles from Bethlehem-Judah—a long enough journey in those far-off days when they had no transportation. The distance, however, was not one of miles, but of mind. As H. V. Morton puts it, “Distances in the Bible are not measured from one place to another, but from God. Naomi and her husband felt they were going into a far country because Moab was a land of foreign worship.” Thus Bethlehem to Moab measured the distance from God to the alien worship of an alien country. What disturbed feelings Naomi must have had as, with her family, she found herself in a strange land, unknown, and with all the problems of establishing a home in repellant surroundings.

Her Change of Connections

It was not long before Naomi discovered the error in leaving Bethlehem for in the new and heathen land nothing but misfortune dogged her footsteps. Her two sons married women of Moab. Instead of helping to support their mother they took wives of the alien country they were in. The Jewish law forbade marriage outside of the nation. Naomi’s husband, Elimelech, died. He had fled to Moab to escape a possible death from famine, and died in the midst of plenty leaving his wife a widow in a land of idolaters. Bereft of her husband, Naomi loses all heart to live on in a land of foreigners.
When the stem dies, the leaf that grew
Out of its heart must perish too.
Naomi became one of the widows whom Paul describes as being “desolate.” To add to her desolation and grief, she also lost both of her sons and so Naomi “was left of her two sons and husband.” By this time she was old and helpless with her widowed daughters-in-law, Ruth and Orpah, to shelter. As they were not of her people, nor of her faith in God, Moab true to its name, must have been empty, desolate and inhospitable to Naomi’s grief-stricken, aching heart. Doubtless, Ruth and Orpah, whose hearts too had been emptied, were a source of comfort to Naomi, even though they knew that their marriage to Mahlon and Chilion was against her religious principles. So, as George Matheson fittingly expresses it—
To all appearance Naomi was desolate. Husband and children were gone—the place of sojourn was a land of strangers &--;the voices of the old sanctuary were silent. Her heart and spirit were broken, her conscience was up in arms. The God of her fathers, she felt, had deserted her for her desertion of Him. She must retrieve the past—she must go back—back to the old soil, back to the favour of her God.
Bethlehem was Naomi’s native land, and all her relatives and friends were there. Thus she left for Bethlehem, not so much because of her cup of sorrow in Moab, but because she had heard that “the Lord had visited his people in giving them bread.”

Her Change of Character

Naomi was determined to return to Bethlehem alone, but her daughters-in-law left with her, possibly excited about a new start in a new land. But on the journey back, Naomi paused and pleaded with Ruth and Orpah to return to Moab. She knew what it would mean for them as Moabites to cross the boundary line, stressing the point that in Canaan there would be very little prospect of their finding husbands. What a moment that must have been as those three widows stood there at the parting of the ways. Orpah, without much ado, kissed Naomi, and then went back to her own idolatrous people, but Ruth clave unto Naomi and begged her to take her to Bethlehem (see Ruth).
As Naomi and Ruth entered the city together the thoughts of each must have been different. To Naomi there came flashing back thoughts of a happy youth and of a life at peace with God—thoughts which tended to aggravate her desolation. But for Ruth, there was the novelty and strangeness of a foreign people, a speech not fully understood, and youth’s quest for new adventure. Naomi’s arrival in the old community created a sensation. Quickly it passed from lip to lip that the well-known, beautiful and pleasant woman who had left ten years before was back, and as all the city met her they cried, “Is this Naomi?” Why the question form of their welcome? Did they detect a radical change in her appearance and demeanor? The repetition of her significant name irritated her as she cried—
Call me not Naomi [pleasant, winsome, agreeable], call me Mara [bitter]: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me. I went out full, and the Lord hath brought me home again empty: why then call ye me Naomi, seeing the Lord hath testified against me, and the Almighty hath afflicted me?
Naomi could not bear the contradiction between the name she bore, and the person she was. Ten years in Moab with all its anguish, and also the loss of fellowship with God and His people had dried up her finer feelings. Once so sweet, Naomi was now sour, and blamed God for the poverty and desolation she had endured. But why chide God? Was not her cup of bitterness the result of the act of disobedience when, with her husband, she left Bethlehem for Moab? Had she stayed in her own land and maintained her trust in God, in spite of the famine, He would have undertaken for her and her family and brought them through. But the journey to Moab was a journey from God, and consequently her bitterness was the fruit of such an act of disobedience.

Her Change of Circumstances

Naomi was back in Bethlehem as a “returned empty.” She went away to Moab with plenty but retraced her steps in poverty. How descriptive of her adverse circumstances is her lament! “I went out full, and the Lord hath brought me home again empty.” Naomi and Ruth, then, clinging to each other, plunge into the poverty and solitariness facing them—but with a different outlook. Both women were widows and sufferers, but suffering old age often yields to hopelessness and despair, whereas suffering youth rebounds and seeks to be responsive to the life that is around. Thus Ruth felt the stir of excitement in her new surroundings. Naomi and she must eat, and knowing that her mother-in-law, whom Ruth surrounded with loving care, was too old to bend her back to work in the fields, Ruth goes out and secures work as a gleaner in the fields of Boaz. Under Jewish law the poor were allowed to glean in any harvest field, and Ruth qualified for the weary, humble task of following the reapers and gathering up the gleanings for Naomi and herself.
What romance followed is more fully told in our study on Ruth (which see). Boaz, related to Naomi’s husband, was therefore connected by marriage to Ruth, and by Jewish custom, Boaz, as next of kin, could be regarded as Ruth’s rightful betrothed. Naomi, with her bitterness now subdued and her former pleasant disposition restored, took a lively interest in the kindness of Boaz to Ruth, and advised her in the steps leading to her marriage to Boaz. The idyllic conclusion was reached as Naomi, through her tender boldness, saw Ruth lifted out of obscurity and poverty into marriage with a godly man, as well as a mighty man of wealth. For Naomi, the winter of desolation was past, and the time of the singing of birds had come. Although her natural hopes had perished, Naomi lived again in the life of her dear, sacrificial daughter-in-law, and there were loud rejoicings when Ruth’s first-born, Obed, was carried to Grandma Naomi. Now her daughter-in-law who loved her was better to Naomi “than seven sons.” How lovingly she would nurse Ruth’s child and bless God because, as Professor R. G. Moulton expressed it—
The family she thought she had seen perish has been restored to the genealogies of Israel; for baby Obed lives to become the father of Jesse, and Jesse is father of the great King David. And in the genealogical tables of Matthew, the Moabitess who left her people for love of Naomi is duly named as an ancestress of the Messiah Himself.

WOW - what a remarkable story.  The Book of Ruth is indeed one of my favorites from the Old Testament.  Hope you enjoyed it also.  The proof of God's love is so eminent.....and to think that Naomi is an ancestor of Jesus...amazing.  Now, we are all in the ancestory of Jesus Christ as IS AMAZING!!

Hope you have been blessed and will continue PASSING IT FORWARD to others God's love and salvation story.

Until next time....Hugs,

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I'M PASSING IT FORWARD..................................


The time had come to make some much needed changes to this blogsite and with the help of dear friend and author Pam Thibodeaux, it has happened!  I hope you will be as delighted as I am.  Three additional pages will allow ease to move around the blog and view your interests; including a GIVEAWAY page  for author reviews and book giveaways.  There will be postings of interesting facts and other's ideas more often and I hope to be exchanging information with other writers of blog and websites.  

The emphasis as always will remain on Jesus Christ and our Abba Father.

My intent is to share this space with authors wanting a review and publicity for their new books.  Sharing is the key word here with everyone, readers, websites, bloggers, Facebook friends, ministries and charitable causes.  If you want to share.....make others aware...hmmm, that rhymes...LOL!  Sharing with others about PASSING IT FORWARD and the good news here would help this endeavor of spreading God's word grow...and grow....and grow!

Just a kind reminder about The Wordsmith Journal Magazine, owned/edited by Pamela S. Thibodeaux.  I am a reviewer for The Senior Perspective....Just Saying.....and review Christian novels and give my review from a senior's an age thing!  So far, I have reviewed Decision to Love by Michelle Sutton, The Visionary by Pamela S. Thibodeaux ( Both 5 Star recommended reads); and already know and am thrilled with upcoming authors and their books in the near future.

Speaking of The Wordsmith Journal Magazine, I respectfully want to add another encouraging plug about what’s going on there.  Courtesy of Pamela Thibodeaux, Owner and Editor, Pam said…”I just put together an Advertising Plan and Marketing Strategy document for  The Wordsmith Journal Magazine and all I can say is WOW!  We are going well!"

Authors if you want max exposure for min investment you need to check us out!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012



Tomorrow morning I am having cataract surgery done on my left eye.  Surgery will not be done on the right eye, because I am technically blind in that eye.  So - I am basically a cyclops....or is that a plural...cyclop?  LOL

Having said that.....please know that your prayers for safety and good results would mean so much to me.  I'm excited that my eye sight will be much improved with the Toric lens being placed in the left eye.  There is a possibility that I won't need to wear glasses except for reading.  That way there won't be nose impressions any longer on my computer screen!

Then....the ACFW Conference is coming up on September 20-23 and I am elated that I'm a first time attendee.  I live only 15 minutes away from the hotel in Dallas that is hosting the conference on DFW Airport.  That's great because I can save the money and sleep at home. With my new eye...LOL....I'm looking forward to recognizing author and writing friends at the ACFW Conference.  So much fun, and I'm anticipating a great time.  If any of you reading my blog are attending, please let me know so we can arrange to meet one another.  My email address is  and I'd love to hear from you whether you are attending or not.

Here...I want to add a encouraging plug about what's going on at The Wordsmith Journal Magazine.........courtesy of Pamela Thibodeaux, Owner and Editor....I just put together an Advertising Plan and Marketing Strategy document for The Wordsmith Journal Magazine and all I can say is WOW! We are going well! Authors if you want max exposure for min investment you need to check us out!

Monday, September 3, 2012

THE VISIONARY by Pamela S. Thibodeaux


A SR Perspective


The Wordsmith Journal Magazine 

Hello and Welcome to our SR Perspective page where our SR Reviewer, 
Barb Shelton will post her opinion/review of the books she reads.
This month is The Visionary by Pamela S Thibodeaux
Authors, email for details on how to have your book reviewed by Barb!

Just Sayin....

The Visionary is a story very detailed about all types of love, and particularly those identified in the Bible. From my younger memory, I can recall four – Agape, selfless or unconditional love; Phileo, love of friends; Eros, erotic love and Storge, family love. Of course, love can be described in a variety of ways, from fierce, intense and blazing to gentle, tender and soft. While some of the characters in this story want to be controlling in their own right, author Pamela S. Thibodeaux’s emphasis in her story is on God’s unconditional love proving HE is in control. Emotions ebb and flow as far heavenward and as far downward as can be humanly expressed. Familiar emotions are expertly articulated; while other emotions unknown by some human souls are eloquently voiced for a deeper understanding.

The moment I began reading of The Visionary, my mind, which usually doesn't respond "speechless" too  much of anything...was in complete awe to Pamela’s writing. Immediately I became deeply infatuated with her clever use of words. She caused sparks to flit around my mind and tickled my fancy for easy recall of what my eyes read. There's that age thing creeping into my reading enjoyment – folks at my age are inclined to blank minds and memory loss, well forgetfulness! LOL

I was filled with wonder at how adept author Thibodeaux is in the “show and tell” method of writing, like it is a natural thing for her. I admire her wonderful descriptive power and can feel the aura of each personality by her use of words. Pam Thibodeaux can show an instantaneous mood or inner physical feeling as though you are “seeing, hearing and feeling” every movement and thought of the characters.

The Visionary is indeed a novel written “on the edge.”  But then again….wasn’t the Bible? I was not offended or thrown off with the manner in which this story was written. Within each sentence flows God’s truth and grace emphatically within the structure of decency and refinement.

Having said that, I’m positive you would like to know a bit about the story and the characters that live it. Twenty-seven year old twins, Taylor and Trevor Forrestier are the main characters and both suffered evil in their childhood. They are as close as Siamese twins in their dependence and attachment to one another. Both have been endowed by God with beautiful physical appearances from their thick honey colored hair, green and gold flecks in topaz eyes, trim firm frames, right down to gold hoop earrings dangling from perfectly shaped earlobes (on the girl, of course). One very basic difference between the twins is that one believes in God; yet the other is like Thomas or Thomasina in the Bible…a doubter that Jesus is real.

The story takes place in Lake Charles, Louisiana where Taylor and Trevor are the owners of T & T Enterprises. Taylor is an interior designer and Trevor is an architect and landscape architect for urban planning and design – in less Ivy League terms….a builder. Taylor has received magnificent reviews as the designer with vision. I don’t intend to give away any of the interesting secrets regarding Taylor's gift….you will need to discover them on your own. On the down side, Trevor is extremely over protective of Taylor, which causes jealousy of anything or anyone that interferes personally with their closeness.

Enters Alex Broussard, a financial analyst, who currently bought a large piece of historical real estate called The LeBleu Estate which dates back to the original settlers of the area. It was rumored to have been a favorite visiting spot of Jean LaFitte during his excursions in and out of the area. There is much curiosity over the rumor that he left his initials carved on a board inside the barn where he slept at times. Alex is a very sensitive man and is stunned upon his first meeting with the twins, but all I will tell you here is that he went seeking their company to restore The LeBleu Estate.

Pam LeBlanc, secretary to Taylor and Trevor is a sweet, vivacious young woman, highly skilled in dealing with the office scenarios; on top of everything else to make the twins jobs easier. Pam is also a love interest to a main male character in this story. No secrets now! I must admit my curiosity as to Pamela Thibodeaux giving a main player in this story her first name. Perhaps she will clue us in to that one day. Just asking, Pamela!

I felt such emotion and prayed for all the characters often…not that I could have changed Pamela’s story…but perhaps God heard them as for someone else to bless. One of my favorite tv channels to watch is HGTV – which made my visions of the estate purchasing and refurbishing so much fun. Working jigsaw puzzles is another pleasure of mine….and there are many puzzles of mystery in Pamela’s story to engage your curiosity. Some scenes raised my ire and others made me sniffle and sob. This book may very well bring someone from riding the fence to making a decision to follow Christ.

The Visionary is one of the better books I have read. I vehemently recommend that you acquire a copy of this novel to meet and enjoy the story yourself. Some parts of this book I've wanted to read over and over and didn't want the story to end. Pamela, I sincerely hope you'll be writing more about this rare and wonderful community of people. I will remember and recall this story for a long time because it meant so much to me. I could relate to the evil things written about, as well as the healing and redemption. There has been grief and tragedy also, as in others' lives, which brought about memories of sadness. I can also say honestly….that my wisdom of life and scripture has grown and I’m much wiser now. I hope in my old age I can remember that!

I want to thank our Abba father for Pamela. She is indeed guided by His Holy Spirit that indwells her. What a holy imagination she uses to write God’s word! This is some of my perception of Pamela S. Thibodeaux. May our Creator’s grace and creative power be with you always.

The Visionary 

PicturePamela S Thibodeaux

A visionary is someone who sees into the future, Taylor Forrestier sees into the past but only as it pertains to her work. Hailed by her peers as “a visionary with an instinct for beauty and an eye for the unique”Taylor is undoubtedly a brilliant architect and gifted designer. But she and twin brother Trevor, share more than a successful business. The two share a childhood wrought with lies and deceit and the kind of abuse that’s disturbingly prevalent in today’s society. Can the love of God and the power of His grace and mercy free the twins from their past and open their hearts to the good plan and the future He has for their lives? Find out in…The Visionary ~ Where the awesome power of God’s love heals the most wounded of souls 

Note from Pam to Barb
I am humbled and honored you would pen such beautiful words about my story and writing. Thank You!

My prayer has always been that I glorify God in all I do and write and your opinion of this book encourages me that I just may be on the right track.

As for naming a major character after me -- I am 100% SOTP writer (seat of the pants) - I have no outline or clue of the characters' names, appearance or anything else until they appear on the page or pop into the story. Some are secondary (like Steve, Colleen & Pastor Hebert) and some, like Pam play major roles. 

Alas, this is the joy and frustration of being a SOTP writer LOL!

Once again, Thank You, Barb for your lovely comments. May God bless you 100fold in your own writing endeavors

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Meet our SR Reviewer ~ Barb Shelton!


Barb is married to Jack Shelton, a retired military officer and lives in Arlington, Texas. Having been married for thirty seven years, Barb and Jack share eight children between them, (His, Mine, Ours); 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Barb was born and raised in Enterprise, Kansas. She is musically inclined and is a retired church music director. A former Weight Watcher lecturer, she has had many interesting and unusual jobs, including working for a private detective, defense attorney, office manager for a video production company and administrative assistant to two different pastors. She is involved in volunteer and church activities, and describes herself as creative, friendly and can talk with anyone.

"I am a Christian and love to spread God's love and enjoy making others smile and lift up their day."

She wishes to write a book one day. "I've been through several soap operas in my lifetime and lived to tell about them."

Barb is the writer of two blogs, Passing it Forward and Barbjan10's Blog, both of which she invites you to drop by to visit one day.


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