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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tuesday Treasure ~ The Time Under Heaven & Gardens of the Heart by Laurinda Wallace

Good Morning Friends,

Today it is a pleasure to bring to you more books to treasure, this time by talented author, Laurinda Wallace. Since we're showcasing two of her books, I won't take up time and space but let her take it away....

I've been writing stories since elementary school days and always have a good mystery book nearby. Life just isn't complete without books. There's nothing like a comfy chair, a cup of coffee, and all day to read. I also love my Kindle, which saves on shelf space and feeds my reading habit so conveniently.

Once our two daughters, Megan and Emily were grown, my husband, David and I left our native Western New York for sunnier skies and warmer weather in southeast Arizona.  The high desert with its beautiful mountain views, awe-inspiring night skies, and independent spirit brought back the old desire to write. Since 2005, I've been writing for various magazines and websites on a variety of topics. With the creative juices flowing and encouragement from family and friends, books soon appeared. 

In the 2012, my debut novel, 
The Time Under Heaven was published, along with a devotional book called Gardens of the Heart. The first book in the Gracie Andersen mystery series, Family Matters was published in 2013. My blog, SimplyLife is a popular stop for many of my readers from around the world. You'll find everything from inspirational thoughts, local history, humor, or simply life. 

When I'm not at my day job in administration or writing at home, the gardens around Casa Wallace and hiking in the Huachuca Mountains keep me busy. Many times what's happening in my flower gardens or those spectacular views in the mountains inspire devotionals and new stories. While life is full of unexpected twists and turns, my foundation will always be the One who created the roses in my garden and the mountains I love to hike. He is my source for everything.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path.  Proverbs 3:5,6
Find out more by visiting my website or connecting with me on FaceBook, Google+ or LinkedIn.

Time seems to be against missionary Ruthanne Carroll. Suddenly faced with a life threatening illness, she reluctantly returns to the U.S. from a small Maasai village in Kenya. Once she reunites with her sisters Elizabeth and Melody, she clearly sees God’s hand leading her to uncover a guilty secret from her past.  
A journey to uncover the truth leads them through sometimes dangerous circumstances and battles with old hurts. Each find their faith and relationships challenged as they reach a crossroads where the choices are healing and reconciliation or bitterness and defeat. 
Watch the trailer HERE!
Book Info: ISBN-13: 978-0985432805  280 pages, Christian fiction, 3-Mice Productions - Publisher, Paperback - $9.98  Kindle - $2.99, Smashwords - $2.99.  Release date: May, 2012

Gardens of the Heart is a 30-day devotional for gardeners and lovers of gardens. With a hoe in her hand, long-time gardener, Laurinda Wallace leads you through the Scriptures to help you cultivate a bountiful heart of devotion and obedience to the Master Gardener. Filled with beautiful nature photos, you’ll also find daily flower and vegetable growing tips that range from the down and dirty necessities to simple, effective ideas that will help make your garden flourish. So roll up your sleeves and grab your gloves, because it all begins with the soil in your backyard and, most especially, in your heart! This inspiring devotional makes a great gift for yourself or anyone who loves the beauty and peace of the garden. 

Book InfoISBN-13: 978-0985432843; 64 pages, Devotional, 3-Mice Productions - Publisher  Paperback Available @ Amazon.$11.14; Kindle $2.99; Release date Oct. 27, 2012.  Watch the trailer HERE!

Well friends, hope you've enjoyed this edition of Tuesday Treasure. Laurinda will be joining us again next month with another title so stay tuned!

Until later...take care & God Bless!


Saturday, July 27, 2013

Saturday Spotlight ~ Lynn Chandler Willis & The Rising

Good Morning and Welcome to this week's edition of Saturday Spotlight!

As August 1st is barreling down upon me I'm not going to take a lot of time to chat today but cut straight to the chase....

Lynn Chandler Willis is a fellow Pelican Book Group author and I am pleased to bring you information on her brand new release The Rising! So without much further ado....

Lynn Chandler-Willis has worked in the corporate world (hated it!), the television news business (fun job) and the newspaper industry (not a fan of the word "apparently" and phrase "according to"). She keeps coming back to fiction because she likes making stuff up and you just can't do that in the newspaper or television news business.

She was born, raised, and continues to live in the heart of North Carolina within walking distance to her kids and their spouses and her nine grandchildren. She shares her home, and heart, with Sam the cocker spaniel.

She is the author of the best-selling true crime book, Unholy Covenant. The Rising is her debut novel.

Find out more about Lynn by visiting her Website, or connecting with her on FaceBook & Twitter!

A little boy, beaten and left to die in an alley.  A cop with a personal life out of control. When their worlds collide, God intervenes. Detective Ellie Saunders's homicide investigation takes a dramatic turn when a young victim "wakes up" in the morgue. The child has no memory prior to his "rising" except walking with his father along a shiny road. Ellie likes dealing with facts. She'd rather leave all the God-talk to her father, a retired minister, and to her partner, Jesse, a former vice cop with an annoying habit of inserting himself into her life. But will the facts she follows puts Ellie's life in mortal danger? And will she finally allow God into her heart forever?

“Jack told me you were at lunch. Caper’s is one of my favorites, so I thought I’d take a chance.” He winked at her then sidled closer. “Anyway, I was thinking about your dead kid-"
“He’s not dead.”
A waitress slammed a sandwich down in front of Ellie, and Jesse helped himself to a homemade chip.
“OK, so he’s not dead. You have sent his picture to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children?”
She huffed. “Did Jack send you?”
“No, Jack didn’t send me. I was just thinking if the center didn’t get a hit, I’ve got a few connections with the FBI, and they’ve got some really cool equipment.”
Ellie pulled a piece of bacon from her sandwich and chewed on one end. “Thanks, but no thanks. I really don’t want the Feds involved.”
Jesse snatched another chip and shook his head. “No black suit with shades is going to swoop in and take your case, Detective Saunders.” He grinned and helped himself to another chip. “I thought we could get them to run his picture through the facial recognition scanner. Maybe we’ll get a hit.”

What was with all the we stuff? The case was complicated enough. The last thing she needed was Jesse involved. She didn’t need a constant reminder of her downward spiral. 

The Rising is available now from Pelican Book Group/HarbourLight Books. Watch the trailer HERE! 

Hope you enjoyed this Saturday Spotlight! Stay tuned for more Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and Saturday Spotlights.

Until next time take care, be blessed and remember.....Happiness is only a thought away so choose your thoughts wisely!

Pamela S Thibodeaux
"Inspirational with an Edge!" (tm)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Thursday Thoughts: Random Ramblings on Being Single & Finding a Mate

Nearly 4 years ago I was thrust into life as a single woman, the future I'd planned aborted by the death of my husband. Let me tell you the journey from wife to widow to individual has not been and is not easy! Especially for someone like me, someone who from the moment she could articulate, wanted to be a wife and mother.

Of course I'm grateful for the years I spent as a wife, mother & step-mother and I'm eternally grateful for my children and grandchildren but I miss my husband and I do not like being single....There I said it!!

I don't know how to be single and am too tired to figure out the games men and women play with each other. I prefer being open and honest and true to myself.

What you see is what you get...You like it? Good!
You don't? Hit the road it's your loss!

That might sound harsh but to be even more blunt, life is TOO SHORT for pettiness, bullshit and drama.

Why is it that these men my age and older are so into young, petite, compact bodies, big boobs and long hair instead of being concerned with the HEART of a woman. A real woman who knows how to love and appreciate a man?


When I questioned God about this the advice He gave me was.... "Do not look for a mate in the flesh. Look for a mate in the spirit and that mate will come to you in the flesh."

Last evening I spoke with a lovely young woman who laughingly said she had a list of qualities she desired in a husband. Earlier in the day I visited with a friend whose brothers wife had made such a list (before they met) and was blessed with her perfect mate.

So, taking the advice of my Father I described my soul mate.... A spiritual man, loving, kind, healthy, energetic, attractive, financially secure, emotionally available, loves to laugh, love, play, grow, help others, travel and DANCE!

Not sure how long it will be until this man enters my life but until he does, I am not up to playing games with the rest of you guys.

Love you ALL but not happening.

I pray you single ladies and gents take courage and recognize what you truly desire in a life partner then work on healing your soul and life so that you will be ready when he/she comes to you!

Something to think about... "Inspirational with an Edge!" (tm)

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tuesday Treasure - Handmade Gifts

Good Morning Friends!

I have a confession to make....I envy those who can create handmade gifts. No, not a negative, judgmental sort of envy --so I guess the word 'admire' is better used here--Either way, I sometimes wish I had that ability. Alas, I do sometimes use my writing to gift others so I guess it all balances out in the end!

Today's Tuesday Treasure I'd like to introduce you to a friend of mine who does create handmade gifts.

Pat Fry and I have been friends for years and I knew she crocheted, but had no idea of the many things she creates so it was so much fun and my pleasure to help her build a website to showcase her talent.

From sock monkeys to jewelry, crocheted to kitchen items, picture frames and wreaths, Pat can help you fulfill your gift list!

Check out Pat's Creative Designs and let her help you fulfill your Christmas, Birthday, Anniversary/ETC lists with a handmade gift that will be something to treasure always!

I hope you've enjoyed this issue of Tuesday Treasures. Thanks for visiting! I pray your day is Blessed!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Saturday Spotlight ~ Aileen Friedman-Naude

Good Morning Friends,

As you know I've been busy & traveling this week so, I'm a little late posting my Saturday Spotlight. Today I'm happy to introduce to you Aileen Friedman-Naude with her book, When is My Forever.  I first met Aileen when she advertised her other book, Changes from a Sunset with The Wordsmith Journal Magazine, so it pleases me greatly to have her here on my blog with her second book. So, without much further ado, here she is....

I am truly blessed by God, without Him life has no purpose.

There is nothing more precious to me than my family. I have been blessed with a wonderful husband, 3 daughters, "adopted" Anja, 2 son-in-laws and the 3 most darling grandchildren. 

I read almost anything but mostly love biographies and old classics.
I love walking on the beach with my hubby & dog everyday it is the best time of everyday. 

I had a lot of time on my hands when all my children left home and decided it was time to put my stories from my head to paper.
'Changes From a Sunset' is my first book and I am overwhelmed by the incredible response it has received. My second book 'When is my Forever' has just been published.

Vanda has always had a strained, volatile and unloving relationship with her mother, Dena. When Vanda and her best friend Patty meet a new group of friends they are introduced to love and also to God.

There are brief moments when it seems as though Dena can change and become the mother Vanda has always longed for, but these moments are short-lived, leaving Vanda feeling more and more bitter.

Egan, her Irish boyfriend, is the perfect antidote, but their plans for a happy forever are put to the test when he is forced to return to Ireland.

To make matters worse, an unwanted pregnancy stops Vanda from joining him, and she discovers an anger towards her mother that consumes her.

Will Vanda rely on God to get her through this traumatic time, and will Egan be the forever she has longed for all her life?

When is my Forever is available through Amazon in Print and on Kindle.

You can find our more about Aileen by visiting her Website, or connecting with her on FaceBook, Twitter @aileenlf, Good Reads, LinkedIn or look her up on Google!

Well Friends, I hope you enjoyed this spotlight as much as I enjoy bringing it to you.

Until next time, Be Blessed!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Thursday Thoughts ~ The Value of Friends

Morning Friends!

Like "Love" some folks use the word "friends" lightly. They love lightly and approach every relationship in their life with a "Laissez faire attitude of "Laissez les bon temps roulez."  

It's all about the fun and what's in it for them and when the going gets tough or tension arises in the relationship (as it usually will), they just walk away and find a new friend or love.

This is not how it should be!

God told us that a "true" friend sticks closer to us than a brother and that true love is when someone lays down his life for his friend(s).

If you read my Tuesday Treasure post, you'll see that I have been spending a few days with my friend Jillian Lambert at her "Real Life Wellness Ranch" which she created on her five acre property in Leander, TX (just outside of Austin). 

Jillian and I met a few years ago and we felt a connection from the beginning. I helped edit her book and over time, helped her with her website and other things. As it usually does, life threw us a curve ball during the time we've been acquainted but, understanding the spiritual connection of people in general and friendships, we overcame the hurdle and are closer than ever.

I've had other "friends" with whom our relationship did not weather the storm that arose. We may not hate each other, but neither are we close.

Now I understand that some folks are in your life for a reason and a season, but thinking back on these things, I can't help but Thank God for the value of TRUE friends in my life....Speaking of which, Thank YOU for your continued love, support and friendship!

So take a moment today and express gratitude to the friends you have and to God for sending them.

Something to think about.....

"Inspirational with an Edge!" (TM)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tuesday Treasure: Real Life Wellness Ranch

Hello Again and Welcome to this week's edition of Tuesday Treasure.

Today I am visiting with my friend, Jillian Lambert at her Real Life Wellness Ranch and folks, let me tell you something...If you need a place to get away from the noise and chatter of life and listen to your inner voice, this is the place to go!

Jillian has created this healing place on her 5 acres of land in Leander, TX (near Austin) in hopes of offering folks a place to "Disconnect from the "external voices" in life and Reconnect with the Real Voice...your inner voice. The voice that has your best interest at heart."

Equipped with an exercise deck, labrynth, and log cabin, there are also places to pitch a tent with individual yoga decks and an outdoor shower!

Find out more about this beautiful getaway spot by visiting Jillian's Website, watching her videos on YouTube or connecting with her on FaceBook & LinkedIn.

You can also read Jillian's book, Real Health, Real Life  (Kindle versionand get a copy of her Real Serenity Stretch video!

I certainly hope you'll check out Jillian's facility or contact her to speak or teach at your next health and wellness event!

Until next time.... Be Real & Be Blessed!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Saturday Spotlight - Wendy Davy & You Can't Hide!

Good Morning Friends,

It is my pleasure to bring to you my friend & fellow Pelican Book Author, Wendy Davy with her brand new release, You Can't Hide....

Wendy Davy is an award winning author with several titles available. 
She uses her active imagination and love of adventure to create faith based stories of the heart. When not writing or chasing around her young children, she spends time reading, enjoying her real-life hero and watching movies. She loves hearing from readers and can be contacted at wendy@wendydavy.com. Visit Wendy at www.wendydavy.com

Cara Dalton lives a normal, routine life until her first daring adventure lands her in imminent danger. Mistaken as a witness to a brutal crime, she becomes the target of a ruthless drug smuggler who is willing to stop at nothing to silence her. Now, she must place her safety in the hands of a wounded stranger.

Undercover agent Gage McKenna knows all too well the dangers Cara is up against. Recovering from a life altering injury—inflicted by the same man who now hunts Cara—Gage faces an uncertain future of his own.

As Gage and Cara team up to fight this highly motivated killer, they must learn to rely on each other or risk losing it all.


"Don't ask me to do this." Gage McKenna gripped the cell phone tight against his ear. "I'm in no shape to protect anyone."

"I don't believe that. Besides, you've been holed up on Cedar Island long enough." Jonas Dalton's voice came through clear.

"You don't understand."

"I do understand. I was in Columbia when it all went down, remember? You'd be dead if it weren't for me." 

Gage cringed and dragged a hand down his whiskered face. "I can't believe you're playing that card."

"Believe it, pal. This is personal. My sister's life is in danger."

"Why don't you protect her yourself?"

"I've got to get back to Columbia before my cover's blown. I need you to take her in ASAP."

"Why me?"

"I don't trust anyone else."

Gage stood, testing his strength. Searing pain shot up his left leg, and he fought to keep a moan from escaping his lips. He wasn't ready to protect anyone, no matter what Jonas said. "I want to be left alone."

"Why? So you can pity yourself to death? It's time you come back to the land of the living." 

His friend might have a point, but he didn’t like it. "I’m not leaving Cedar Island."

"I’m not asking you to."

Gage tensed. "No way. She’s not coming here." Not to his sanctuary. With only a handful of houses remaining on the Eastern Shore barrier reef island, he was virtually alone, and he liked it that way.

"Do you think I have other options?" Jonas’s tone took on a heightened sense of urgency. Normally calm and cool under pressure, that could only mean one thing—this situation must be serious.

You Can't Hide is available now through Pelican Book Group/White Rose Publishing!
Well Friends, hope you've enjoyed this spotlight as much as I have! Stay tuned next week for more Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and another Saturday Spotlight!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Thursday Thoughts: Abundance

When you hear that word, what do you think?

Yeah, me too...

When abundance is the topic of conversation, the majority of us immediately turn our thoughts to money.

But there is more than one way to be/feel/experience abundance.

How about Abundant Health, Abundant in Friends, Abundant Joy, Peace, Love and Blessings?

Abundance can be experienced in any number of ways if we're open to them. For instance, have you ever considered the abundance of nature or the ocean?

Now I have absolutely nothing against abundant wealth or money but let's enlarge our vision and think of the many ways we already abound  in Abundance!

Something to think about....

Pamela S Thibodeaux
"Inspirational with an Edge!"

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tuesday Treasure - June Shaw & NORA 102 ½: A Lesson on Aging Well

Good Morning Friends and Welcome to another edition of Tuesday Treasure!

I am so very pleased to bring this book to you....NORA 102 ½: A Lesson on Aging Well by my friend and fellow author, June Shaw. This inspirational memoir is about June's mother!

This fascinating woman found her days ignited after she reached sixty. Even while her vision decreased, her enthusiasm lasted well into her one hundredth year. It's what made countless people say, "You're my hero! I want to be just like you." And a popular TV talk show invite her and me on the program after they learned she was over 100 and joining me for line-dance classes.

Learn secrets to aging well through one spunky woman's journey through her senior years.

Enjoy my mom. She danced till the end!

Excerpt: NORA 102 ½: A Lesson on Aging Well by June Shaw

“Did you hear that?” Mom asked. “They want all single women to go up. The bride is about to throw her bouquet.”        
I glanced at Bob. We weren’t married and didn’t live together but had been a couple for years. Mom loved him, but I didn’t believe she’d want us to get married. We’d both married before and had grown children. Remarriage might complicate things.
Mom grabbed my hand. “Come on, June. Get me up there.”
The day before this we’d celebrated her ninety-sixty birthday.
Grinning, I guided her to a group of teenage girls and some in their twenties and thirties. The bride, Mom’s lovely great-niece, stood with her back to this bubbly gathering. I stopped Mom behind the half-circle of females and waited near so no one would accidently back up and knock her over.
The bride lifted her bouquet and tossed.
The bridesmaid in front of Mom caught it.
Mom reached above the girl’s head and yanked the flowers out of her hands.
My mouth fell open.
All of the young women looked at Mom. I tried to judge their reactions but couldn’t.
The bride turned. “Oh, Aunt Nora, you caught my flowers. That’s fantastic!”
I watched in disbelief as my mother, in her turquoise dress and black pumps, posed with the thrilled bride while holding the bouquet of jumbo white roses she stole and said nothing of her guilt while the photographer snapped their picture.
The bride gave Mom a kiss and moved off to her new husband.
“Mom,” I said, “you know that picture will go in the bride’s album to show who caught her bouquet, right?”
“I know.” She grabbed my fingers. “We’d better go find out who really caught these flowers so we can give them back.”
Oh, good grief.
I easily located a bridesmaid who showed me who’d caught the flowers my mother stole. We walked up to the young woman, and Mom held out the bouquet. “This is yours.”
I wore an apologetic face.
My mother did not.
Relief sank into my chest when the girl’s boyfriend held up his hand. “No, you keep them. We don’t want them.”
My mother showed off her stolen bouquet for days afterward to everyone who visited her home.
People became captivated by this woman whom God decided would become my mother.
She seemed ordinary to me—like a mom—until much later. How strange it was that she changed so much during her later years.
Or did I?
I needed to look for clues in this mystery to determine how my ordinary mother became so much fun.
She’d been saying her vision was getting worse. Months after the wedding where she snitched the bouquet, we heard of a vision specialist with a new procedure in Baton Rouge. Mom had seen a specialist a year before who told her nothing could improve her vision. Here was new hope, I suggested. She was an optimist but also a realist and said he couldn’t help. We would try anyway. Bob drove us there. When they called for Nora Shaw, I walked to the back with her.
In a room with a wall chart topped with the huge E, a young woman stood five feet in front of Mom. “Can you tell how many fingers I’m holding up?”
My mom, a bright woman with steel gray hair, tightened her lips and stared at the hand. I couldn’t believe she looked ready to flunk a test most kindergarteners could pass. The majority of them could tell that they saw two fingers. Was my mother’s vision that poor? I had tried to comprehend how little she could see, but until now couldn’t imagine how difficult her everyday life was. What kind of daughter was I?  
Say two! I wanted to yell from my chair backed into the corner. Mom, she’s holding up two fingers.
The woman took three steps closer to the examining chair. “Miss Nora, can you tell me how many fingers I have up now?”
Mom sucked in a breath. “Two?”
Relief washed through me.
“Good,” the woman told her, although I almost said no, my mother’s reply was great. But I knew it wasn’t. What I witnessed let me know for certain how much of her vision macular degeneration had snatched during these last few years.
The doctor couldn’t help her. She accepted his response as though she wasn’t surprised. I, on the other hand, needed to deal with knowing my mother had become almost totally blind. Visually impaired. Handicapped.
She didn’t seem that way.
The loss of most of her vision seldom stopped her from enjoying life. She might have hired a young buck of fifty or so to go over and read to her at home—but she didn’t stay home long enough.
One thing most experts on aging agree on is that to age well, people must have adaptive coping skills. Most people encounter many problems, but instead of letting them overtake us, we need to adjust and go on. 
One thing that made Nora Shaw so special is that as long as she was alive, she lived.

Wow, sounds like an interesting read and a very interesting woman! 

Here is the purchasing information for NORA 102 ½: A Lesson on Aging by June Shaw ISBN-10: 1466382708, ISBN-13: 978-1466382701 Publisher: CreateSpace, Available at Amazon.com,   Amazon Kindle & Smashwords

Hope you enjoyed this Tuesday Treasure. Until later....take care & God Bless!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Saturday Spotlight: Gail Lukasik

Good Morning Friends,

I pray you had a safe, fun and happy July 4th!

Today it is my pleasure to welcome fellow 5 Star author Gail Lukasik with her novel, The Lost Artist to Saturday Spotlight. 

Gail Lukasik writes the Leigh Girard mystery series, which is set in the resort community of Door County, Wisconsin. Kirkus Reviews described Death’s Door, the second book in the series, “as fast-paced and literate, with a strong protagonist and a puzzle that keeps you guessing.” Her debut stand-alone mystery, The Lost Artist (Five Star/Cengage, 2012) received praise from Publishers Weekly who said, “Rose’s present-day sleuthing and the intertwined tale of the original homeowners command our interest until the final page.” Her third Leigh Girard mystery, Peak Season for Murder, will be released in September 2013.
Before settling on writing mysteries, she was a ballerina for the Cleveland Civic Ballet and a published poet.  She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in English with a specialization in the writing of poetry from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her website is: www.gaillukasik.com

Chicago performance artist Rose Caffrey is desperate to sell her sister’s nineteenth-century farmhouse in southern Illinois. She’s haunted by her sister’s death from a fall inside the house.
But when Rose discovers four mysterious murals in an upstairs bedroom, she becomes obsessed with deciphering the murals’ meaning. What the murals reveal launches Rose on a quest for one of the greatest lost art treasures of sixteenth-century America.
As she uncovers buried secrets going back over four hundred years with the potential to shatter the very foundation of American history, she finds that beneath the layers of time lurks a truth worth killing for.

The empty grave changed everything.

She stood on the porch, watching the car’s taillights disappear down the gravel road, until only darkness and thunder remained, and the old house looming over her with intent.
She could smell the rain coming, feel the electricity sizzle the night air.
Rain; it had begun with rain—insistent, unrelenting, washing away the soil, loosening the old oak roots, exposing the empty grave.
The local press would be all over the story, all over her, all over her house. She could see the front-page headline: “Early settler’s body missing from grave.” Below it, a grainy photo of her house. And the tag line: “The 1836 Braun house still stands in Anna, Illinois. Professor Karen Caffrey is the house’s present owner.”
But there was no way anyone could tie her to the theft. She’d been too careful.
Suddenly a scissor of heat lightning illuminated the landscape, and a dark figure appeared at the edge of the woods near the house. He was back.
The Lost Artist can be purchased at Amazon & Barnes and Noble.
Find out more about Gail by visiting her Website, or connecting with her on FaceBook & GoodReads.
It's always a pleasure to share authors with you! I hope you enjoy meeting Gail! 

Until next time take care & God Bless!


Thursday, July 4, 2013

Thursday Thoughts - Freedom.... Is it Really Free?

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday Thoughts!

First I'd like to wish each and every one of you a Blessed, Safe, Fun & Happy 4th of July!

As we celebrate our Nation's Independence, it brings to mind the question about how free, freedom really is...

This Nation's freedom has cost many folks their life blood.
Our freedom from sin, death and hell cost Jesus his life also.

Regardless of your denomination or belief, let us come to understand until we ALL strive for peace - first within our own heart and then live a life of peace that radiates outward into the entire world/universe, freedom will never truly be free.

Something to think about....

God Bless!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Tuesday Treasure - Photographs & Memories

Good Morning Friends and welcome to my blog.

As you know I've been travelling between my home in Louisiana and the Silver Spur Guest Ranch in Bandera, Texas for the past few years.

Since the early 1800's folks have been creating and perfecting ways to capture memories. Well, this past weekend my mother and aunt came to the SSR to visit and we had a grand time.

We visited Old Spanish Trail restaurant which used to be a saloon and there are actual saddles at the bar.

Here is Nanny sitting on one.

We also visited the Longhorn Saloon which is owned and operated by country & western star Clint Black's brother - Brian. Here's a picture of the ladies with Brian and one with him and wife, Charlotte.

We also visited Fredericksburg and shopped until we were ready to drop (sorry no pics from there)!

Anyway, they left this morning for Louisiana but one thing is certain, these are photographs and memories we will always cherish.

Hope you enjoyed this Tuesday Treasure! Stay tuned for more Thursday Thoughts and Saturday Spotlights.