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!

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.

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.

James C. Mulaney – Out of the Forest

Out of the ForestWhen your plane collides with an Eagle over a pine forest in the Canadian Rockies, the softest landing may not be in the pines. Surviving the wreckage, two youngsters spend days attempting to find their way out of the forest.

This is their story…

With his little sister tagging along, Carl follows the survival rules in a Boy Scout Manuel to help them survive the wilderness. Their adventure takes them along a river, through mountain trails, and across open meadows.

They manage to stay warm at night, and find ways to heal sore feet. Their methods may not be scientific, but they work. And every step of their journey is shared in this journal of their survival.

About the Author

James C. Mulaney started life in the middle of the depression in Mena Arkansas, clinging to principles and values that gave family importance and kept the country together. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict from 1952 until 1955. Home again, he attended college in Overland Park, Kansas, finishing up in Lamar, Colorado, where he and his wife, Esther, settled, while they raised two daughters. He was quite the cowboy in those early days, working farms and ranches in the southeastern Colorado area. Sometime near 1959, he arrived at the Bus Depot in Lamar, where his wife and some friends were gathered for coffee in the evening. Dressed in chaps and side arms, with his hat low and his spurs jingling, he startled the many customers, who weren’t used to cowboys showing up in downtown. He spent the next several years working as a lineman for the electric company, then rescuing people in the 1965 Flood along the Arkansas River. After that he hung up his lineman belt and began working for a local appliance company. Eventually, the entrepreneurial spirit grabbed him and he opened his own appliance company until he retired in 1993. Always an adventurer, his retirement came after he fell out of a tree he was trimming. After years of storytelling, he decided to try his hand at writing. A collection of ideas became a plot and Out of the Forest was the working title for this adventure. He continues to write while working in the Hospitality Industry, enjoying the opportunity to meet a wide variety of people and pursuing his interest in photography. Please visit his website at www.JamesCMulaney.com for more information about new books being released.

Oris George Along the Back Roads

Along the Back RoadsWhen you leave the highways, the big cities and civilization behind, you find yourself on the Back Roads, in the middle of an America that some believe have been forgotten. Even nostalgic remembrances cannot belie the cozy comforts of home and back roads. These stories, you’ll remember…

An experience of back roads living, along the Back Roads of Yesterday with Oris George, you’ll meet Anna… Sitting alone at the well pump, her hat in her hand.

Or you’ll meet General, the Buff Orpington rooster, who threatened to pluck Oris’ eyes right out of his head, with his mother standing well within ear shot.

Or it just may happen that you’ll wind up riding in the wagon, as Oris takes eggs and vegetables to town, and arrive back home with mule apples in your hair, and covering your sorry hide, because nobody… Even Oris, can trust a stubborn old mule.

Stories of Yesterday

Back Roads When you travel along the back roads, you don’t always see a lot of people.

Sometimes, you just move through the country side, taking up space…

And then you realize you’ve traveled quite a distance. You might be fortunate enough to see an old timing headed your way who will tell you stories, and share something about their lives.

About the Author

Evidently, the older a man gets the whiter his whiskers get, and when he grows them out, people call him things like Santa Claus. Or so they say…

The challenge is to grow old with attitude, at least enough to keep away the bad guys, and enough grace to let the nice folks remain in your life. So, does he still drink his own bath water, or has he outgrown that habit? If you see him, ask…

Oris GeorgeOris George lives in Colorado, a little closer to the river than he’d probably like, with a few more birds than he wants to listen to, and more often than not, he would rather be working with mules, donkeys, dogs, or kids.

His memories are peppered with enchanting stories picked up along the back roads through years of yesterday. His unique style of taking readers along the paths of boyhood adventures, days long past, and the gentler times we all wish we could once again experience, brings out the child in each of us. Capers only a young boy, a mule, a donkey, a dog, and friends could endure vanished along with the era of lemonade on the porch and Grandma’s home-baked cookies on Friday afternoon.