You Are Not Alone

You Are Not AloneThat moment when you can’t reach out and touch someone who knows your heart, who do you call?
The fear of being alone in this world can be crippling, if you let it. But there’s a better way.

So much life has passed through my years, and every bit of it meaningful, precious, and yes, even, lovely. I’ve had a good life. I experienced love in so many ways I can’t count them, and I’ve been loved by so many people, I don’t even remember all their names… The joy of being me is complete. I feel as if I’ve been loved ‘enough’ to live well, love back, and laugh my way into eternity with joy unspeakable. I’m blessed.

Inside those scriptures are directions. “Go forth from your country…”
Those weren’t the words my friend wanted me to see, but as hard as he pointed me toward the rest of the verse… those were the words I saw. Those were the words I read. And those were the words that stalled me out, kept me awake, and burned through my mind until I got up and found a tea bag and hot water this morning.

Do I bless others? How do I bless others? And the counting began… I thought of the many people whom I’ve assisted as they put their business together, or as they built their online connections, in my network, the people I’ve helped with graphics, or content, or whatever many ways I’ve helped others – professionally. But then, as I waited on God to show me something more… Because I knew there was more. There’s always MORE with God.

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Dear Sarah by Don Stephens

Dear Sarah by Don Stephens“Where did they go? What have they done to me?” These are not just the words of Sarah Porter after having lost her husband and children. They are words soon to be echoed by family members throughout the world.

The event that unfolds in the pages of this book with terrify some, yet bring contentment to others. It is a fictional story, but the event described within WILL HAPPEN, and I believe DURING OUR LIFETIME.

What will happen? It is referred to by Christians as the RAPTURE of the Church, when all Christians are taken instantly to meet the Solid Rock – JESUS CHRIST – in the air. AND SO SHALL WE EVER BE WITH THE LORD.

Every Christian with an unsaved friend or family member should make this book a permanent part of their library.

READ IT NOW – before it’s too late!

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Push Your Way to Purpose – Ross

Having the opportunity to know authors on social media and really get to know them, before you read their work, gives you a glimpse into their purpose of writing. Adrienne Ross shares her heart in Push Your Way to Purpose. At first, I wasn’t sure if I was getting to know the REAL Adrienne Ross, or just the public facade she chose to reveal to her reading public. Then, after several months of talking with her, chatting about various topics, and discussing life values, I realized – this is the real woman. This is a woman who knows what she’s about, and she shares that.

Then the book.

Full reveal in the book? More than just an introspective look at the woman, it’s a full on empowerment for others. She gives far more than she’s taking away from this program. Take time to read the book. Sit down and take notes on important details and apply it to your life. You’ll change. For the better.

And now a visit to Amazon.com –

Adrienne RossDo you long to live with purpose? Have you wondered what that purpose is and how to fulfill it?

You are not alone; young and old alike grapple with this and question their specific role in life. Many go through the motions every day, accept whatever life gives them, and hope to somehow bump into their purpose. Others do not believe they even have one. This book exposes that lie.

You do have a purpose.

It’s time to discover what it is and take the steps necessary to possess it.

About the Author

Adrienne Ross is an author, editor, columnist, speaker, and former teacher and coach. She taught English in the Hudson City School District in Hudson, New York, for 17 years and now owns Adrienne Ross Communications. Adrienne is a dynamic speaker and uses this gift in presentations to schools, churches, political groups, national and international service organizations, and businesses. Adrienne is passionate about pursuing her purpose and encourages others to pursue theirs, as well. Contact her at adriennerosscom.com and auntalma.com.

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It’s all about what you read

Do you fill your mind with motivated, inspirational reads, or junk? There are a lot of amazing novels out there that prove a point, drive the motivation home and lead you to achieve your goals – yeah, even fiction.

Think that’s pretty crazy?

Me too.

But I love to read. LOVE to read.

So, I’m always reading anything I can get my hands on and most of it’s pretty good.

Imagine for a moment, you’re caught up in the emotional fray of a bad romance, one person is slamming the other one’s head in the pavement, just beating the holy hell out of them, and as the story moves forward, the bad guy realizes that isn’t right. He starts trying to make amends and really, truly makes a difference in his own life, bringing his reality back to some saner moments and starts making up for all the wrong he’s done. Repentance is a sure footed event, when it happens. There is no doubt, the sinner has come to Jesus.

Are you coming 2But the story, the part of the book that brings you to your knees, to tears, and fills your heart with motivation, hope and inspired acceptance of this nasty, evil person is the realization that he’s as human as any other. There must be some good in him, because in the midst of all the evil you witnessed from him, you saw him be kind to a child. His kindness was almost unaccepted, due to the evil in his nature. But that one little, tiny moment of kindness, made this character acceptable as a part of the human race.

That’s the part of the book that is inspired.

Without that moment, the whole book would have been useless. Just another brutal force of reality hitting home with no justification, no righteous moments, and no redemption.

But a spark of right and goodness makes the whole book worth reading, and the character worthy of God’s precious grace. Aren’t you glad you read that part?

Forgiveness comes from such moments as these.

Maybe not in this lifetime.

But in the eternal existence that is our life, there can be forgiveness, because of moments such as these.

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You Can Do This

Life isn’t always puddin’ and pie. Sometimes… It’s a desperate need for coffee, up all night caring for sick babies, and wishing you weren’t doing this alone. And you’re not.

The thought has crossed my mind, as a writer, that things happen to writers for the specific purpose of giving us things to write about…

We have adventures in life that nobody else has, and our very existence is breathed out in words. We dare to write about things most people might want to forget, because we want everyone to remember.  Writers choose to share their lives, their experiences, and their solutions.

To encourage, or offer confidence, the motivation to write comes from within the writer.

We breathe, we write. It’s a given.

White Space

The key to good writing is margin, or white space, as we call it in the publishing fields. Do the words fit on the page? Are there too many? Are there too few? Is there enough space to rest the eye? Is the page too wide? Too narrow? Or should there be more graphic interest?

When I first read Tricia’s writing, her first blog, even though it was after her husband had passed, I remember words filled every crevice. They were overflowing the page. There was an energy about them, as if she couldn’t write them fast enough. She flowed through the words, grasping at life as if she were afraid to lose it.

And I felt the same way…

My mother had passed away in October, and I couldn’t absorb enough of LIFE. I remember that desperate feeling of clutching life to me, and holding it tight, as if it might slip away.

Then, with the realization that by the sheer desperation of holding on too tight, I was smothering it out. I began to let go.

Along side Tricia, in some parallel universe, I learned about White Space, margin, and boundaries. I learned to let go, and allow others to live. In the process, I found myself living too.

I found the life I thought I’d lost, and I began to regroup, grasp my own reality, and regroup. When her latest title was released, I recognized the tone… Confidence, my word for the year, revealed in the tone of exuberance, a reminder that “We’re not alone!” There’s ALWAYS someone there. Across the aisle. At another table. In the same coffee shop. Drinking my favorite brew… Someone is there, close by.

Margin, It Can Separate, or Bring You Closer

 

Sometimes it just takes confidence to look around and find someone to share your moment. Tricia shares the secret in her book of finding the confidence to ‘do it alone’ and know…

You Can Do This From Amazon:
Our culture as a whole, and often the Christian culture in particular, discourages confidence in women. Tricia Lott Williford explores how confidence and self-awareness can be a path toward stronger and richer faith. She offers stories and strategies to inspire and lead women to develop the confidence to stand firm in the face of the blows, losses, and disappointments in life.

Readers of this book will think, laugh, and gain confidence to do what is set before them. They will feel hopeful, courageous, strengthened, encouraged, present, and confident. And finally, readers will be equipped to implement simple strategies to inspire contagious confidence in themselves and others.

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The exciting part of reading this book is that you can actually read all three and follow Tricia’s journey back from losing her husband in her first book “And Life Comes Back” or the next book, where she regains some normalcy in life. “Let’s Pretend We’re Normal” gives insight to life.

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About the Author

(from her blog)

I’m pretty active on social media, so much so that my son once completed this sentence in preschool: My Mom’s job is: Facebook.  True story.

You can find me on—

My Blog: tricialottwilliford.com

Facebook Page: The Thoughts and Writings of Tricia Lott Williford

Twitter: @TriciaWilliford

Instagram: TriciaLottWilliford

Look me up. Let’s be friends. Drop me a line, if you want.  I read every word.  I am delighted to meet you.

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