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Thursday, July 28, 2016

#ThursdayThoughts Guest Post by Teri Smith

Good Morning Friends,

If you know me at all you know I love to feature new-to-me authors and today's guest is just one of those!

Brought to our attention from Prime Star Publicity, Teri Smith is a visionary, life coach, speaker, and popular author. Her career started in the mental health field with aspects of wellness and nutrition. A graduate of New York University and Hunter College, she has inspired and transformed many lives through her coaching, speaking, training, and media appearances. An avid believer in the mind, body, and spirit connection, she has dedicated her life’s purpose to ridding the world of Survival Mode Syndrome. It was during the winter of 2008 after several spiritual quests, including a trip to Medjugorge, that Teri experienced an epiphany. She described it as if listening to a radio broadcast but happening in her own head, and she couldn’t turn it off. Teri felt it was triggered by a passionate interest since childhood in the mysteries of the cosmos and a desire to find out why some people are so strongly opposed to any concept of a power greater than them. She felt she had unknowingly knocked, and a door to the unseen had opened in her mind. The broadcast continued for several years, and she was thrust into situations in order to experience every painful symptom of a phrase she coined, Survival Mode Syndrome.

Teri had many challenges convincing others of the epiphany. After years of writing and counseling about it, she realized she needed a format that people could embrace. Once again, she knocked and a door, this time taking the form of a dream, opened leaving her with two simple words “children and parody.” After much arguing with God about not knowing what the words meant, she sat at the computer where her hands began to move as if on their own and the rest is history. Teri, following in the steps of Jesus Christ, walked away from the comforts of life and family to discover her true self. She considers herself a work in progress.

Wow...what a life! Now lets see what thoughts Teri has to share with us....

Why Do Great Civilizations Get Destroyed?

We tend to dismiss this question as ancient history but we are a great civilization like the Roman Empire. The Christian of the 21st century must open the Holy Bible and locate where our civilization is in Bible timeline. If we do this, we will see that we are fast approaching the great climax of the present age. What does this mean? It means the Infinite, God, is greater than the Limited, us. Nature will always correct. The Bible never departs from the Universal Law of Cause and Effect. The laws of causation are the same Laws which, in their wider scope embrace nations and make history.

As we bear witness to our fractured, perilous world of present age, we are on the brink of starting over for better or for worse. Bible prophecies are not isolated from the natural laws of the Universe, but rather are based upon them and are in fact the description of those laws operating in their widest field of action on the human plane. This is important in trying to figure things out, and though we may not be able to calculate the precise day or year, we may come to a close approximation of our present whereabouts in the chronological calendar, and there are many indications to show that we are very rapidly approaching that climax which the Bible calls the end of the age.  As we bear witness to the perilous state of our fractured world, it is time to reconsider the particular prophecy of "spirit of Antichrist".
I had a supernatural epiphany and wrote a book that tells why our world is fractured and gives us a chance to put things back together. It is a parody using children and is titled "God in My Jell-O" - this link is clickable.

The wisdom of one of the greatest 20th century spiritual teachers, Thomas Troward, talks about the close connection existing between Bible teachings about forgiveness of sin, the spirituality of worship, the development of personality, and the actions of God. These are all part of one great whole and can't be separated. To separate them is to pull down the edifice of the Divine Temple; and to realize their unity is to build up that true Temple of God which is the Individuality of Man, made perfect by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. In God in My Jell-O Jell-O, jell-O, a metaphor for personality development, helps us to understand this development of personality as referenced by Troward.

Our Lord comes!
Teri Smith-Pickens

Definitely something to think about Teri! 

Connect with Teri on her WebsiteLinked In and Facebook. Purchase Teri's book at Amazon.

Well friend, I hope you enjoyed today's Thursday Thoughts as much as I enjoyed sharing them with you. Stay tuned for Saturday Spotlight this week with Shane Cloonan, also a Prime Star Publicity client. 

Be sure to drop by weekly for more Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and Saturday Spotlights!

Until next time...take care and God bless.
PamT






Tuesday, July 26, 2016

#TuesdayTreasures Flexibility

Good Morning Friends!

Today's topic can mean several different things but, in this instance, what flexibility means for me is the ability to do my job(s) from anywhere I decide to go.

Working from home is one of the things I treasure.

And, since I'm on the subject. Let me tell you about my newest adventure....

Along with Ad Sales Director/Marketing Associate for Pelican Ventures, I am currently embarking on a new career with Harvard Risk Management.

This company has been in the "risk reduction" business for over twenty years by offering products such as Legal Shield, Identity Theft Protection, Document Shredding and many other products and services to "help reduce risk and provide protection, security, and peace of mind to individuals and companies in North America."

As you may know I've been in sales before so this new opportunity is exciting because, even though I'm training as a Recruiter, I can also build my business from the sales perspective.


Harvard Risk Management is looking to bring several more recruiters on board, so if you're interested in working from home, watch this video then email me and I'll show you how to become one of us!

Hope you enjoyed today's treasure.

Visit weekly for Thursday Thoughts, Saturday Spotlight and of course, Tuesday Treasures.

Until next time, take care and God bless.
PamT





Saturday, July 23, 2016

#SaturdaySpotlight is on @RohnFederbush & St. Joan's Architect

Good Morning Friends!

I've mentioned before how it thrills me to bring to you a never-before-featured author into our spotlight.

Rohn Federbush is multi-published with a dozen or more books, and today she shares her latest novel, St. Joan's Architect with us!

 A fledgling architect, Catherine Marksteiner's graduation trip to Mont- Saint-Michel includes a visit from St. Joan's ghost. Catherine is not sure who is rendering the intricate drawings but she's fallen in love with the island and wants to marry the artist who sketches her. He's already engaged, but his smitten cousin Romee is ready to offer his father's shipping fortune and Vatican connections as well as his hand in marriage.

Excerpt: Catherine’s Dream

Catherine looked closely at the gigantic pink diamond ring on her left hand. Inside its intricate facets she could see hanging gardens, festooned arches and blue butterflies floating within its boundaries. Catherine settled softly down with a few of the butterflies to the grassy floor of the dreamscape, where a young girl picked flowers for wreaths and garlands to hang on the branches of a sacred beech tree. Sweet orisons wafted through the air. Catherine recognized the gentle maid who became the champion of France.
           
“Joan of Arc,” she called.

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Sounds intriguing! St. Joan's Architect can be purchased at Amazon in Print and for Kindle and if you love a great mystery and/or books in series, check out ALL of Rohn's titles by visiting her Amazon Author Page!

Now let's find out more about Rohn....

Born on a farm in southern Illinois, Rohn Federbush finished her Masters of Arts in 1995 from Eastern Michigan University of Ypsilanti. She started writing full time after retiring as an administrator of the University of Michigan’s Applied Physics PhD. Program in 1999. Finishing fifteen novels without finding traditional publishers motivated Rohn to self-publish many of her award-winning books. St. Joan’s Architect was a finalist in the Heart of the West 2001 RWA Utah Contest. Presently she is editing her memoir-novel entitled Home from the Woods, which mentions her present husband, a mathematical physicist, two sons, one granddaughter and one grandson.

You can connect with Rohn on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Linked In, Good Reads and Pinterest

Well friends I hope you enjoyed meeting this new-to-us author and I pray you'll visit often and check out our Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and Saturday Spotlight.

Until next time, take care and God Bless!
PamT

Thursday, July 21, 2016

#ThursdayThoughts Taking Things for Granted

Good Morning and a Blessed day it is!

In my years of prayer, meditation and study, I've found that thoughts and attitudes have the power to change our lives...for good or not so good.

The Bible teaches us that "as a man thinks in his heart, therefore he is."

How much clearer can that be?

Yet we all have a tendency to think and speak negatively and to take things for granted....the simple things in life we've seldom (if ever) have had to do without.

This morning I discovered a guided meditation by Louise Hay and in listening, I realized there are many things I take for granted. There are thoughts and attitudes within me that could use polishing, changing or downright eradicating.

Needless to say, this really resonated with me.

May it do the same for you.....



Have a Blessed day and I hope to see you for Saturday Spotlight, this week and each week for Tuesday TreasuresThursday Thoughts and more Saturday Spotlights!

PamT

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

#TuesdayTreasures Guest Post by Katherine Fleet!

Good Morning Friends,

You may recognize our guest, Katherine Fleet, today as she shared some thoughts with us on June 16th and we spotlighted her book on May 28th. This time Katherine is sharing something she treasures with us!

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be here today on Pam’s site. My debut YA, The Secret to Letting Go, from Entangled Teen, is about family and community and what it takes to really feel like you belong. So for Tuesday Treasures, I picked something that reminded me of my family and my roots – a computer memory stick I recently received from my dad. It may seem like an odd thing to treasure, but if there was a fire, it’s one of the first things I’d grab. Why?

Over the winter, my dad spent many, many hours scanning ALL of our old family pictures and slides, including the black and white pictures from when he was a boy. He scanned over five thousand images and labelled them all with dates and names of people in the photographs. This was a pretty impressive feat for a man in his late seventies with very limited computer skills!

When he finally finished, I shared them with my husband and kids for the very first time. It was an amazing experience to see these pictures again and even more special to provide my kids with this glimpse into my family. The photos reminded me of what a great childhood I had and, like a time machine, they brought back memories of days and trips I’d long forgotten about. Some of the images were grainy or scratched, but it didn’t diminish their impact or importance.

It also made me realize how nostalgic I’d become about my past. When I was a kid, I was always looking forward. Somewhere along the way, I’ve started to place more value on looking back.

In The Secret to Letting Go, the main character, Clover, loses all her pictures and personal belongings in a hurricane:

The thought of Mama’s typewriter and my books, pictures, and writing buried in mud, cut through me like an ax. A part of me, that part anchored to Mama and the only good memories I had, had been hacked away. It hurt so much to think of it even my teeth ached. I wrapped my arms around my belly and swallowed back the bitter taste. I knew I should be thankful. Caesar and I were safe, but hadn’t I already lost more than my share?

The hero, Daniel, tries to comfort her with the adage that belongings can always be replaced, but people can’t.

Yet, some belongings can’t be replaced – especially those with sentimental value, and I see that the older I become, the more value I place on sentiment. I know I should try to live fully in the present moment, but it’s hard to ignore the pull of the past…

I’d love to hear your thoughts. Are you the sentimental type? Are there things that remind you of your past, that you can’t imagine living without? Thanks again to Pam for hosting me and thanks for reading. 

You are SO right, Katherine, that is definitely something to treasure!

Originally from Newfoundland, Katherine Fleet gave up the cold winters of Eastern Canada for the year round warmth of the Caribbean. The slower pace of island life has given her time to pursue a long-time goal—becoming an author. When she’s not writing, she spends her time baking, chauffeuring her three amazing, talented kids around, and having sun-filled adventures with her husband and wonderful friends in Curaçao. 

She is also a very thankful breast cancer survivor. In 2007, she joined RWA and has enjoyed the support and camaraderie of the YARWA and OIRWA writing communities. She’s participated in NaNoWriMo since 2012 and is an active supporter of the associated Young Writers Program. 

Katherine writes Young/New Adult fiction. She is represented by super-agent Carrie Pestritto of Prospect Agency. The Secret to Letting Go is her debut novel. You can connect with her at her Website (be sure and sign up for her newsletter!)Also be sure to like/follow/etc Katherine on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Good Reads. 

Purchase The Secret to Letting go at Amazon, B&NITunesKoboAmazon UKAmazon CA and directly from the publisher.


I hope you enjoyed today's treasure as much as I did and I certainly hope to see you each week for Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and Saturday Spotlight.

Until next time, take care and God bless.
PamT