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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thursday Thoughts: Romance

While everyone else is focused on ghosts, goblins and zombies, I'm thinking about ROMANCE!

You all know I'm a romance author, but what I'm talking about is not necessarily what you'll find in a novel. I'm talking about REAL romance. The kind that comes from the heart (although the romantic gestures of our heroes & heroines come from the heart too!)

It saddens me to hear so many women and men talk about the lack of romance in their relationship.

I'm sure you've read or heard the story more than once about my husband giving me a rock when we were dating. That's not the only instance of romantic moments during our 20yrs together. He cut the "love is" cartoons out of the newspaper, notes in lunch boxes or on the coffee pot, cards on pillows...are just a few of the other ways in which we kept the romance and passion alive in our relationship.

Those are all great ideas but here's a few more....

A CD filled with romantic songs.

A Full Body Massage WITHOUT expectation of sex afterward, just curl up in each other's arms and nap (or sleep).

Unexpected gift - doesn't have to be expensive (pick a bouquet of flowers instead of buy them); a book by his or her favorite author (even if bought at a used book store), saturate a cache or tiny stuffed animal with your cologne or perfume and hang it on the rear-view mirror so that every time your mate gets in the car he/she will smell that and think of YOU.

A Romantic drive in the countryside, picnic on a blanket (on the ground or in front of a fireplace), at a roadside park or on the beach.

Dinner and a movie. Don't have much $$? Rent a movie, cook a special dinner, splurge on candles and wine...make it a date anyway!

Cards just because - doesn't have to be expensive ones either - you can get 2 for $1 at your local dollar store. Better yet, write a short note or letter and share your heart!

Call or text for no other reason than to voice your love for him/her.

Get creative! Imagine what you'd consider a romantic moment then create that scenario (or one similar) for your mate.

True love doesn't always NEED romance, but it sure helps keep the fires burning.

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

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tuesday Treasure: Council of Light

Good Morning and a Blessed & Happy Tuesday to YOU!

As you might know from my previous posts and my column, Pamela's Ponderings, I have been on a spiritual journey for most of my adult life. Today's Treasure, is another book that delves into the spiritual realm. Now before anyone goes off on a tangent - LOL! - I am 100% hooked on Jesus. However, I do believe Jesus/God are much bigger than the boxes we've put HIM in so I love to read these types of books and pray and contemplate and listen to what HE tells me.

I hope you'll enjoy this one too! Lots of free gifts if you purchase your book on Oct. 30th! 

Galactic teachings and practices to raise your vibrational energy and create a life of joy, abundance, and ease

·        Provides direct transmissions of spiritual technology from the Council of Light to activate the 11 Rays of Light

·        Reveals that by shifting your consciousness and raising your inner vibration, you can change your daily life experience and manifest the life you want

·        Includes guided journeys and exercises to manifest health, wealth, happiness, and purpose and to form a direct connection with the Council of Light

Through her advanced spiritual work with Thoth, Danielle Rama Hoffman was introduced to the Council of Light--an intergalactic group of thousands of light beings from across the Multiverse. Their purpose is to support individuals as they shift into Unity Consciousness and return to their natural state of joy. The Council transmitted the teachings in this book for those seeking to accelerate their journey toward health, wealth, happiness, and their soul's deepest desires.

The Council's teachings reveal that by shifting your consciousness and raising your inner vibration, you can change your daily life experience and manifest the life you want. These direct transmissions of spiritual technology from the Council include activations for the 11 Rays of Light, guided journeys and meditations, and written, spoken, energetic, and breathwork exercises to creatively turn your debt into wealth, transfigure your food into light for better health and well-being, enhance your abilities for interdimensional travel, and return to your natural inner state of joy. The Council explains how each Ray of Light has a specific vibration and application and can assist in removing any blocks to achieving your soul's purpose. The Emerald Ray, for example, activates the signature energy of your authentic and full self, and the Venus Ray, the Ray of Opulence, supports alignment with abundance and prosperity.

Offering an opportunity to form a direct connection with the Council of Light, this book provides practical tools to move from a life of worry, debt, exhaustion, and isolation to one of joy, abundance, purpose, ease, and connectedness, with a team of Divine supporters to assist you along the way.

EXCERPT: Manifest Money, a New Home or a Life Partner—What You Desire Already Exists
Let us say you are looking for a relationship or a life partner, and in this example you have not met this person yet. However, they have already been born, they exist on the planet, and they are already formed. It is simply that you have not met them; they are not in your field or orbit of experience. But you do not have to create this person because they are already created.
            As you attune to this right relationship with your beloved within it already exists without and vice versa. It is about coming into alignment, meeting this person, and attracting this person into your life. Sometimes in manifestation—whether it is money, a new home, or a relationship—there is a thought that you have to make the home, make the money, or make the relationship. But in most instances the home, the money, and the person already exist. It is about aligning and bringing into your experience that which is already in existence. The Enlightenment Ray turns on the light so you can see what has been there all along.
Excerpt from The Council of Light: Divine Transmissions for Manifesting the Deepest Desires of the Soul By Danielle Rama Hoffman
© Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.

Danielle Rama Hoffman is a divine transmitter and scribe of ancient and innovative wisdoms for the purpose of elevating consciousness and inspiring personal growth. She is a leader in the shift into unity consciousness, living from joy, purpose and prosperity as divine creator beings.
Danielle supports spirit centered light-workers, visionaries, coaches and personal growth enthusiasts to access their inner divinity so they can confidently share their purpose and unique contribution prosperously (unencumbered by fear, shame or doubt) and manifest the life they desire. 
She is the award winning author of The Temples of Light, creator of bestselling, life changing divinely guided programs such as Divine Birthright Activation, the Prosperous Soul and Thoth's Magic Academy. She leads tours to Egypt and offers private retreats in Southern France where she lives part-time with her husband, Dr. Friedemann Schaub.

Through Danielle Rama Hoffman’s advanced spiritual work with Thoth, she was introduced to the Council of Light—an intergalactic group of thousands of light beings from across the Multiverse. Their purpose is to support individuals as they shift into Unity Consciousness and return to their natural state of joy. The Council transmitted the teachings in this book for those seeking to accelerate their journey toward health, wealth, happiness, and their soul’s deepest desires. 
Order Wednesday Oct 30, 2013 and receive an array of valuable gifts www.counciloflightbook.com.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Saturday Spotlight: Bonnie Doran & Dark Biology

Good Morning Friends!

It is with great pleasure I bring to you a fellow Pelican Book Author, Bonnie Doran with her brand new release, Dark Biology!

Renowned vaccinologist "Hildi" Hildebrandt has set her sights on beating her brother to a Nobel Prize, and the opportunity to conduct experiments on the International Space Station might just provide the means to obtain that goal. Chet Hildebrandt should have had that opportunity. But now he'll teach a lesson to them all: his hot-shot astronaut sister, his philandering hypocritical father, and the CDC for not properly appreciating his work. One vial of a virus purloined from the CDC labs and released at his father's marriage seminar should do the trick, without hurting anybody. After all, it's only a mild influenza strain...Or is it?

Dark Biology released yesterday from Pelican Book Group/Harbour Light Books!

Bonnie Doran’s heart is in science fiction, but she sold sixty-seven devotional writings in an alternate timeline. Her husband of twenty-nine years is a Mad Scientist.

Well Friends, hope you enjoyed this spotlight. As you can see there were no Tuesday Treasure or Thursday Thoughts - been so busy I can hardly keep up with my life LOL!

Stay tuned next week though.

Until then...take care & God Bless!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Saturday Spotlight Sherry Perkins!

Good Morning Friends!

Hope you're enjoying some nice Fall weather and this beautiful full moon.

It is with great pleasure I bring to you another of my Bayou Writers Group friends, Sherry Perkins with The Red Book, her debut work of poems and short stories.

Sherry is a diverse writer and has been published in many forms of media. She lives in Louisiana and continues to write and publish. She is also an active member in Bayou Writers Group, having served as President and Treasurer among other things. Sherry also interviews and writes for Southern Writers Magazine.

The Red Book is the first in a series of poetry and short story collections. Topics range from a Louisiana plantation story, to Marilyn Monroe and James Dean, to simple country living, even a eulogy to her father-in-law is thrown in. Sherry expresses herself in simple language for simple people. Each story pulls you into different locations; from a bar to a funeral, from a plantation to a cemetery, from New Orleans to James Dean. Look for the second book in summer 2013.  

The Red Book can be purchased through Amazon!

Well friends, hope you enjoy this spotlight as much as I enjoy bringing it to you! Stay tuned for more Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and Saturday Spotlight!

Oh and, before I forget, if you're anywhere close to the Lake Charles area and want to attend a GREAT writers conference, check out Bayou Writers Group's annual "Bridge to Publication" conference, held this year on November 9th! Get details HERE!

Until later...take care and be blessed!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Thursday Thoughts: Random Ramblings on Life & People

Well it's that time of the week again and at the risk of losing the few followers I have, I'm just going to ramble on about the first thing that comes to my mind and hopefully something will emerge that will benefit us all.

Life is a never ending theme park....yeah, you heard that right. You may wonder at the analogy but think about it....

Often we go around the same mountain (faith wise) time after time after time...getting no where but dizzy and disoriented. What mountains do you face....debt, doubt, fear? Whatever it is, write (and speak!) a positive statement about it, get off that Merry-Go-Round, and watch your life change.

Your emotions are a constant Roller Coaster based on circumstances...up high when everything is right in your world, down in the pits when things are not so good. Even in the worst situation you can find something to be grateful for so, speak words of Praise and Thanksgiving anyway...heck if all that does is life YOUR mood, what can it hurt?

People come and go...some for a season, some for a lifetime, and yeah, many resemble Characters in a Disney movie or villains in a horror film, but unless you buy yourself a deserted island, people will always be a part of life. So what do you do?

Take the advise of Mother Theresa....

Oh and another thing she said that resonates with me is .... "If you judge people, you have no time to love them."

Kinda goes along with the words of Jesus....Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. (Luke 6:37)

Although life may very well emulate a theme park, remember it is a gift so make it your intention to enjoy the ride!

Something to think about...

Inspirational with an Edge! (tm)

Find more inspirational quotes from Mother Theresa HERE.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Tuesday Treasure: Conversation

I had a wonderful exchange of words with a dear friend the other day and it made me consider the value conversation holds in our lives.

Ever since I was thrust into the role of single-hood by the death of my husband, I've often commented that one of the things I miss most is intelligent conversation with a man. Yes, Ladies there IS such a thing LOL!

Though I must admit it's hard to find.

Too many men are into mind (and word) games and playing with a woman's emotions.

Women do the same thing and it is disheartening to watch folks be torn down and ripped apart by idle words and meaningless relationships.

But that is not what this post is about and I don't want to get off on that tangent again. You can see how I feel about being single and finding a soul mate in one of my earlier Thursday Thoughts posts.

Spoken, written, or sung, I love words....not just any chatter or gossip, but true, honest, heartfelt, inspiring and uplifting words.

One of the reasons my marriage was so strong, so good, was because my husband and I spent a lot of time talking. Moments of sheer hilarity interspersed with real, deep, meaningful conversation.

I  miss that and have come to realize that these conversations are truly a treasure to behold and to remember always.

Especially in this day and age where they are so hard to come by.

The Bible has a lot to say about fruitless conversation, idle speech, and the words of our mouth. Jesus said it is not what we eat but what comes out of our mouth that defiles us. (Matthew 15:18).

So, my question is.....What words are you speaking?

Something to think about...

"Inspirational with an Edge!" (tm)

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Saturday Spotlight - Blog This by Cami Checketts!

Good Morning and Welcome! Yep, it's that time of the week again and today I welcome back long-time author friend Cami Checketts with her latest book, Blog This.

Will protecting children throughout the world cost Natasha her own family?
Devastated by the loss of her brother, Natasha Senecot works to expose the dangers of Matthew Chrysler’s violent video games, succeeding in bankrupting and humiliating him.
Chrysler retaliates and sends a hit man after her. Natasha is forced to fake her own death to protect her children, but after witnessing another tragedy, Natasha won’t hide any longer.
In a race against time, can Natasha expose Matthew Chrysler before his assassin murders her family and shatters her world?

Praise for Blog This
From the very first chapter, Blog This grabs your gut and your heart with surprising action and touching moments. Cami Checketts blends suspense, humor, and good clean romance into a story that will stick with you.
Daniel Coleman, Author of Gifts and Consequences

Loved it. Loved it. Loved it. Have read all of Cami’s books but Blog This is on the top of my list. Read it twice and enjoyed it just as much the second time. Just when you think you know what is going to happen you’re led into a different direction. Had a hard time putting the book down and was anxious to see how it was going to end.
Elsa Akinason

Blog This will be $2.99 during the blog tour - September 30th - October 16th. Click here to purchase or read the first few chapters.

Be sure and check out Cami's Rafflecopter giveaway in conjunction with the tour!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thursday Thoughts: Life, Change, Growth

Good Morning!

October 10th!....Wow, time just keeps barreling on doesn't it? The *lyrics "life's about changing, nothing ever stays the same" keep rolling through my brain. (Ugh, no that was NOT an intentional rhyme LOL)...

Anyway, they got me to thinking....and isn't that what these weekly posts are about?

I digress...

Life IS about change but shouldn't change be a catalyst for growth?

The song goes on to ask "how can I help you to say goodbye?" and is speaking about moving, losing to separation or divorce, and then death. All changes most of us don't really like much less look at as opportunities for growth.

But if you think about it with your spiritual perception instead of emotional self, life is ALL about growing and evolving....mentally, physically, emotionally and of course, spiritually. I mean, aren't we told that when one door closes, God opens a window, and that opportunity knocks, or that hard times are just blessings in disguise?

Remember...in EVERY circumstance there is something (or things) to learn and to be grateful for!

Things like strength, courage, patience, compassion, empathy; we learn to honor ourselves and others. We learn that love, peace and joy can overcome or abolish the toughest obstacle.  These are prime examples of ways we can grow and evolve through the changes in our life.

Now I know the process of growth and/or change isn't always easy but isn't true happiness worth the effort?

I think so...

Something to think about!

"Inspirational with an Edge!" (tm)

PS: Speaking of life...we've got 3 brand new baby goats at the Silver Spur! Get a load of these cuties born yesterday...

And this one born today!

*Patty Loveless "How Can I Help You To Say Goodbye"*

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tuesday Treasure: The Reality of ESP by Russell Targ

Hello Again!

This week's Tuesday Treasure is brought to you via Nikki Leigh & Promo 101 Promotional Services!

Russell Targ is a physicist and author who was a pioneer in the development of the laser and laser applications, and was co-founder of the Russell Targ - Author and Physicistpreviously secret Stanford Research Institute’s investigation into psychic abilities in the 1970s and 1980s. His work in this new area, called remote viewing, was published in Nature, The Proceedings of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Targ did graduate work in physics at Columbia University, and is co-author of nine books dealing with the scientific investigation of psychic abilities: most recentlyESP. In 1997 Targ retired from Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space Co. as a senior staff scientist, where he developed airborne laser systems for the detection of wind shear. He now pursues ESP research in Palo Alto, California, and teaches remote viewing worldwide.
An Interview with Russell Targ - http://vimeo.com/56568624

The Reality of ESP: A Physicist’s Proof of Psychic Abilities

On February 4, 1974, members of the Symbionese Liberation Army kidnapped nineteen-year-old newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst from her Berkeley, California apartment. Desperate to find her, the police called physicist Russell Targ and Pat Price, a psychic retired police commissioner. As Price turned the pages of the police mug book filled with hundreds of photos, suddenly he pointed to one of them and announced, “That’s the ringleader.” The man was Donald DeFreeze, who was indeed subsequently so identified. Price also described the type and location of the kidnap car, enabling the police to find it within minutes. That remarkable event is one reason Targ believes in ESP. Another occurred when his group made $120,000 by forecasting for nine weeks in a row the changes in the silver-commodity futures market.
The Reality of ESP by Russell TargAs a scientist, Targ demands proof. His experience is based on two decades of investigations at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI), which he cofounded with physicist Harold Puthoff in 1972. This twenty-million dollar program launched during the Cold War was supported by the CIA, NASA, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and Army and Air Force Intelligence. The experiments they conducted routinely presented results could have happened by chance less than once in a million. Targ describes four types of experiments:
1. Remote Viewing, in which a person describes places and events independent of space and time. For example, while in California Price drew to scale a Soviet weapons factory at Semipalitinsk with great accuracy later confirmed by Satellite photography. In another remote viewing, Targ accurately sketched an airport in San Andreas, Columbia himself.
2. Distant Mental Influence, where the thoughts of the experimenter can positively or negatively affect the physiology (heart rate, skin resistance, etc.) of a distant person.
3. Whole field isolation, where someone in a state of sensory isolation accurately describes the visual experiences of someone else in another place.
4. Precognition and retrocausality, showing that the future can affect the past. That is, the elephant you see on television in the morning can be the cause of your having dreamed about elephants the previous night.
Final chapters present evidence for survival after death; explain how ESP works based on the Buddhist/Hindu view of our selves as nonlocal, eternal awareness; discuss the ethics of exercising psychic abilities,and show us how to explore ESP ourselves. “I am convinced,” Targ says, “that most people can learn to move from their ordinary mind to one not obstructed by conventional barriers of space and time. Who would not want to try that?”

I don't know about you folks, but this sure sounds fascinating! 
Hope you enjoyed this week's Treasure. Stay tuned for more Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and Saturday Spotlights!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Saturday Spotlight: Christine Lindsay & Shadowed in Silk

Good Morning Friends!

Whew, been a busy week but that's nothing unusual LOL!

Today we welcome Christine Lindsay back to our blog with her book, Shadowed in Silk, Winner of  the 2009 ACFW Genesis, the 2011 Grace Award, finalist in the Readers Favorite 2012---Book 1 of series, Twilight of the British Raj. 

Irish-born Christine Lindsay writes multi-award-winning inspirational historical novels. Her great-grandfather and grandfather both worked as riveters on the Titanic. Several more of her ancestors served in the British Cavalry in India, seeding Christine’s long-time fascination with Colonial India, and became the stimulus for her series Twilight of the British Raj. In her novels, SHADOWED IN SILK and CAPTURED BY MOONLIGHT, Christine delights in weaving the endless theme of God’s redemptive love throughout stories of danger, suspense, adventure, and romance. The Pacific coast of Canada, about 200 miles north of Seattle, is Christine’s home. Like a lot of authors, Christine’s chief editor is her cat. 
She was invisible to those who should have loved her.
After the Great War, Abby Fraser returns to India with her small son, where her husband is stationed with the British army. She has longed to go home to the land of glittering palaces and veiled women . . . but Nick has become a cruel stranger. It will take more than her American pluck to survive.

Major Geoff Richards, broken over the loss of so many of his men in the trenches of France, returns to his cavalry post in Amritsar. But his faith does little to help him understand the ruthlessness of his British peers toward the Indian people he loves. Nor does it explain how he is to protect Abby Fraser and her child from the husband who mistreats them.
Amid political unrest, inhospitable deserts, and Russian spies, tensions rise in India as the people cry for the freedom espoused by Gandhi. Caught between their own ideals and duty, Geoff and Abby stumble into sinister secrets . . . secrets that will thrust them out of the shadows and straight into the fire of revolution.

Excerpt: A sigh escaped as Abby’s anger changed to an overwhelming sense of loss. She could love a man like Geoff. Oh, help me . . . I do love him.
Geoff moved closer. “Aim at the target. Gently. Squeeze the trigger.”
The gun exploded into sound. Her pulse pounded, and her breath went shallow. But it wasn’t from the shot. She was used to that. With his nearness the soft hairs on his forearm brushed against hers. She bit down on her lip.
“There now,” he said. “You did fine. Exceptionally fine . . . for a beginner.” His brows drew together, but he talked in that soothing voice he used with the people he cared for—Eshana, the children at the mission, Cam. And her. Just one of the many.
But she wanted more from Geoff. She wanted him to hold her hand. Hold her. Wanted him to help her at night to tuck Cam into bed, and his gentle smile as they watched her son go to sleep. Her lip bled a little, and she tasted the metallic tang of blood. She wanted Geoff’s kiss.
Tears pricked at the back of her eyes. God would never allow that. And Geoff could not––or more accurately––would not ever give her that. Like Joseph in his treasured Bible he’d run from her with disgust filling his face. She was married. Even if she divorced Nick, Geoff would never marry her.
The beating of her heart seemed to clang inside an empty steel vessel. She lifted the rifle, pressed the butt into her shoulder, laid the stock next to her cheek. She and Geoff could never be more than friends, and they must remain friends from afar. But for this moment she would be herself with him. Nick would never be interested, but she wanted Geoff to see the person she was.
Each muscle along her spine uncoiled. She checked the breeze, adjusted her aim, and squeezed the trigger. With her focus on the bull’s eye she hardly noticed the bang. She shot back the bolt and emptied the spent cartridge onto the ground at their feet. Sliding the bolt in, a fresh cartridge now in place, she began to rapidly empty the MK III, creating a small wreath of spent bullets on the target.
It felt as though every inch of her skin warmed in Geoff’s silent awe. Someone she—yes she would say it—someone she loved was interested enough to look at her and . . . see.
As the last shot reverberated in ever decreasing waves, silence shyly entered and filled the glade. She turned her back to Geoff. With her whole being she yearned to love this good man. But because of his impossible standards, she would have to hide her love from him and cast him from her life. Get rid of his big brother forbearance before it shred her heart further.
He followed her out of the clearing.
Could he not see into her soul as she walked at his side, that she’d longed for him and had thrust those longings away, all in the space of half an hour? The lonely years ahead opened before her like a dark chasm.
Before they reached the campsite he put out a hand to stop her. His gaze lowered to her mouth. He reached into his pocket, removed a clean white handkerchief and pressed it to her lower lip. All breath left her at his touch. When he removed the handkerchief, he glanced at the speck of blood, his eyes a somber gray.
“Why didn’t you tell me, Abby?”
“I just did,” she whispered.
He shook his head. “Are you as proficient with a handgun?”
She nodded.
He placed his hand on her shoulder, indicating they go on. When he withdrew his hand, a piece of her heart felt as though it fell to the ground, spent.
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Shadowed in Silk is available now @ Amazon in Print and for Kindle. Find out more about Christine and her work by visiting her website!

Well Friends, that wraps up another Saturday Spotlight. Be sure and stay tuned for more great info on Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and of course, Saturday Spotlight. Oh and don't forget, there are only 3 days left to enter the drawing for the soundtrack CD from the movie Grace Unplugged!

Until later...take care, God Bless and remember...Miracles happen when you believe in them!
Pamela S Thibodeaux
"Inspirational with an Edge!" (TM)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Thursday Thoughts: + or -

Good Morning Friends!

No, the title of this post does not indicate a pregnancy test LOL!

We've all seen these little signs on batteries and electronics that require them. And we all know if you put them in wrong, whatever it is you're using the batteries for will not work. We are also aware that the + indicates a positive charge and the - a negative one.

We all have bad moments or even bad days. Heck some of us can attest to bad months or even not so good years. But in all of those times, there is always something to be grateful for, something positive.

For instance, in 2004 my daughter was suffering toxemia with a risky pregnancy, and on moderate bed rest, my grandfather died and we had to put our long-time pet down. On top of all that, an auto accident plunged me into a depression unlike I'd known before. The doctor termed it "situation induced."

Definitely a negative year and yet, God in HIS mercy blessed our lives with a beautiful baby girl!

2009 was another bad year. My husband was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, the easiest form of cancer to cure with the best rate of no re-occurrence. The minus side to that was he had a bad heart. You all know the story, on August 18th his heart succumbed to the added strain of chemo therapy. It simply stopped and he went home to the Lord.

By far the worst year of my life! But God.... (yes, there is something good) .... God blessed me with a brand new grandson!

In this life there will always be instances of negative circumstances that can knock us to our knees and, if not properly processed, can render us down and out for sometime. However, circumstances are not the only things that can drain the positivism right out of us.

People can too.

Much like a bad alternator can kill a perfectly good battery, negative people can exhaust us emotionally and spiritually until there is nothing left. We've all known (or know) folks like this. 'Negative Nellie's' or 'Energy Suckers' that siphon our emotions, and suck the very life out of our soul until we either join up and become one of them, or we shut them out of our life.

Neither is the best way to handle these type of folks.

Do what you can do to help, know when your hands are tied and yet continue to pray for them. Send them little messages of hope whenever possible, and do your best not to add to their misery, but surround them thoughts of light and love while nurturing your own emotional and spiritual health.

Protect your energy systems by prayer and clearing. Ask God and Archangel Michael to cut cords of negativity that have attached themselves to you. Meditate on Peace, Love and Joy.

In other words, do your best and let God do the rest.

Something to think about!

"Inspirational with an Edge!"

PS: It's still not too late to leave a comment and be entered in the drawing for a copy of the soundtrack from the brand new movie Grace Unplugged!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Tuesday Treasure: Grace Unplugged

Good Morning & a Blessed one I pray it is!

So much has transpired in the past week I can't even begin to recount...but I'll try.... I have uploaded all 4 of the Tempered books as well as The Visionary to Create Space and ordered a proof copy. Once the files are approved, those books will be available in print also! The Wordsmith Journal magazine has gone through some major transformations (more on that later) and the Oct edition is live! Oh and as Marketing Associate for Pelican Book Group, I've been gearing up for the launch of our new YA imprint: Watershed Books. Join PBG for our Face Book Launch Party all Day Thursday (Oct 3rd!). Hopefully you understand why there were no Thursday Thoughts or Saturday Spotlight. But I promise I'll get back on track this week and hopefully won't get off track again.

Now that we've covered my life in a nutshell, let's get on to our Tuesday Treasure: Grace Unplugged.

Last month I shared with you the devotional Own It by Michael and Haley DiMarco. Today I'd like to share with you the book Grace Unplugged, which is a novelization of the script written by best selling YA author, Melody Carlson.

In the film, Grace Trey is an 18-year-old singer who aspires to more than just singing at her local church, where the worship leader is her father—a former rock star (James Denton). With the help of her dad's former manager (Kevin Pollack), Grace finds fame within her grasp, but must decide if grabbing the fortune is really worth letting go of her faith.

GRACE UNPLUGGED the novel unlocks the moving and meaningful story of the film hailed as “one of the best, most entertaining Christian movies ever made.”

You can also purchase the soundtrack from the movie BUT Grace Hills Media is giving away a copy to one lucky person who leaves a comment today! Be sure and leave your email address.

This book is available at Amazon (Kindle) (Audio), Barnes & Noble (Nook) (Soundtrack), Christian Book.com (Audio) (Ebook) (Soundtrack) and Deeper Shopping.

Melody Carlson has written around 200 books for teens, women and children. That's a lot of books, but mostly she considers herself a "storyteller." Her books range from serious issues like schizophrenia (Finding Alice) to lighter topics like house-flipping (“A Mile in My Flip-Flops”) but most of the inspiration behind her fiction comes right out of real life. Her young adult novels (“Diary of a Teenage Girl,” “TrueColors,” etc.) appeal to teenage girls around the world. Her annual Christmas novellas become more popular each year. She's won a number of awards (including the Rita and Gold Medallion) and some of her books have been optioned for film/TV. Carlson has two grown sons and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and yellow Lab dog. To find out more about Melody Carlson, visit her website at http://www.melodycarlson.com/

You can also purchase the soundtrack from the movie BUT Grace Hills Media is giving away a copy to one lucky person who leaves a comment today! Be sure and leave your email address.

Well Friends, sounds like a great movie, book and soundtrack! 

Hope you enjoyed this edition of Tuesday Treasure. Stay tuned for more!