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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Tuesday Treasure: Patty Froese & A Christmas Bonus

Good Morning Friends,

Well Christmas is over and today is the last day of 2013 but it's never too late to share with you a great book by another wonderful author!

Patty Froese writes from Alberta, Canada, where the winters are long and cold. This suits her just fine, since it gives her plenty of time to write and she can enjoy the snow from the right side of the window. She has her degree in English Literature and has written in other genres, but she particularly enjoys writing romance.
Patty also writes for Harlequin Love Inspired under the name Patricia Johns.

When Millie's boss asks her to work over Christmas, she's hesitant to give him any more overtime. She has plans for her life that include quitting this job and starting her own photography business, and she promises herself to quit by New Years.

Andrew Holmes has no desire to go back to his tiny hometown for the holidays, but his manipulative grandfather gives him an ultimatum that he just can't refuse. So in order to get the last project of the year finished in time, he asks his assistant, Millie, to make the trip with him.

With a disgruntled brother, a sister-in-law struggling with infertility and a little boy who shows up claiming that one of the Holmes men is his father, Christmas is about to get complicated...

"So, Millie says she'd like to stay," Andrew announced.
"Good." Louise shot her a smile. "Do you like fruitcake, Millie?"
"I think so." Mille sank into a seat next to her boss.
"Me, too..." Louise disappeared into the fridge, her voice meandering out from the chilly depths. "Except I always hate the fruit in it. So I just make the cake. But the cake is rather dry."
"It's more like a Christmas cracker," Andrew murmured, and Millie repressed a laugh.
The dense, dry confection that landed with a heavy thud on the tabletop looked nothing like the fruitcake she'd seen in the past.
"Guests first." Louise announced cheerfully, and when Millie shot Andrew a "help me" look, he pointed under the table.
"Give it to the dog," he mouthed.
The dog? So far, Millie hadn't seen a dog in the house, and when she slowly raised the plastic tablecloth to peer under the table, she was met with the biggest canine face she'd ever seen in her life. Stifling a yelp of shock, she turned her ashen face towards Andrew.
"That's Edgar," Andrew said.
He nodded. "Get used to him." When she turned her attention to the plate deposited in front of her, Andrew leaned in and murmured in her ear. "Thanks for coming, by the way."

A Christmas Bonus is available now through Desert Breeze Publishing, for Amazon Kindle &  @ Barnes and Noble for Nook!

Well friends, I hope you enjoy this last Tuesday Treasure for 2013....see ya next year!


Saturday, December 28, 2013

Saturday Spotlight: Tanya Stowe & Delia Latham

Good Morning!

I pray you've enjoyed a very Merry Christmas and are looking forward to 2014 which is just days away!

This post may look familiar, that's because I goofed up and spotlighted it on Nov 30th instead of today as promised so.... Here again is PBG author, Tanya Stowe with three new releases.... Two in conjunction with fellow PBG author, Delia Latham!

Tanya Stowe is an author of Christian Fiction with an unexpected edge. She fills her stories with the unusual…gifts of the spirit and miracles, mysteries and exotic travel, even an angel or two. No matter where Tanya takes you…on a journey to the Old West or to contemporary adventures in foreign lands…be prepared for the extraordinary. Find out more about Tanya by visiting her Website or connecting with her on Facebook! 

Alex Marsden dragged Penny Layton out of the gutter and promised her a happy-ever-after-love with a house and a white-picket fence. But the Civil War changed their paths. Separated twice by circumstances beyond their control, Penny learned to survive on her own, but lost hope. Five years later when Alex miraculously returns to her, Penny doesn't believe in happy endings or miracles. Will Alex's faith and love be strong enough to drag Penny out of the gutter one more time? Tender Trust is available Now!

At twenty-one, Lea Dale is well-adjusted and happy, despite the facial scars she's carried since infancy. She has friends in high places (with a connection to angels); possesses colorful vision (since for some reason she can see auras around folks); and her family and friends adore her. Corrective surgery is a possibility, but not one Lea has felt the need to consider…until wealthy investor Laren Meadows walks into her life and turns it upside down. Suddenly, Lea is painfully conscious of her lack of perfection, given Laren's flawless looks and ultra-charming personality. What a blessing that he's attracted to her despite her scars—and even her special angel seems to approve of the match.

Then a secret from Laren's past threatens to destroy any hope of a future for the two of them. Now there's only one way for Lea to know if Laren's love is true, but taking that action could mark the end of their relationship.

Can love survive such a tangled mess of physical and emotional scars?

Lea's Gift is written with author Delia Latham and is part of her Solomon's Gate series and is available NOW!

Layne Mabrey is on the run. Determined to hide their Down Syndrome daughter from the world, her ex-husband wants to have six-year-old Chloe institutionalized, but Layne will go to any lengths to keep her child. Dex Beckett falls immediately in love with both Layne and Chloe, but Layne can't afford to get close to anyone--not even the shy, gentle cowboy next door. She and Chloe have to be ready to run at any moment. Concerned that Chloe's sudden creation of an imaginary friend could be used to substantiate her father's claims, Layne is shocked when Dex offers an unbelievable opinion about the child's invisible visitor. But there's more to Heart's Haven than meets the eye. Is it possible a Christmas miracle awaits Layne and Chloe on the Heart's Haven Angel Tree?

A Cowboy Christmas is part of the Hearts Haven series, is also written in conjunction with Delia Latham and is available NOW! Find out more about all of the Hearts Haven titles by visiting their blog and/or Facebook page!

Delia Latham is a born-and-bred California gal, currently living in the small mountain town of Tehachapi with her husband Johnny. She’s a Christian wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend—but above all, she treasures her role as child of the King and heir to the throne of God.

A former newspaper Staff Writer and frequent contributor to her hometown’s regional publication, Bakersfield Magazine, she has also freelanced projects to a public relations firm and various magazines; has compiled, edited, and designed cover art for various Kindness Incorporated projects; and sold greeting card verse. Find out more about this author on her websiteblogFacebook Author Page, or Twitter. She also shares a blog with the Heart’s Haven writing team. She loves hearing from her readers, so drop in and say hello—you’ll make her day!

Well friends, hope you enjoyed this spotlight (again LOL!) Three great novels from two talented and prolific authors!

Until later...take care, Be Blessed and remember....You must feel love and let love envelop, empower and overwhelm you to the point where love has only one place to radiate – outward – into every situation you encounter and every life you come in contact with.

Something to think about....

"Inspirational with an Edge!"

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Thursday Thoughts: Merry Christmas!

I know, I know....Christmas was yesterday but since I post on Thursday, not Wednesday, you're getting My Christmas Wish for You today.....

As I wish upon a star,
in the silent night above.
I’m reminded of the holy night,
God sent His gift of love.

A precious Child to light our way,
with hope & promise of a better day.
Wrapped in swaddling, asleep in the hay,
the King of Kings to whom we now pray.

My wish for you this Christmas Day,
is that blessings & favor prepare your way.
And peace, joy, goodwill & cheer,
fill your heart each day of the year.

                                  Merry Christmas!
                                   Pamela S Thibodeaux


And now here are a couple of Christmas photos I took at the Silver Spur Guest Ranch in Bandera, TX!

Visit this, or this blog post for Christmas poems from the past...

Until later...take care & God Bless!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Tuesday Treasures: Christmas Programs and Ornaments

Good Morning and Merry Christmas Eve!

Back in March I shared a website with you that features art from school children and the fact that my granddaughter's teacher had uploaded some of her artwork there. Well this site, does so many great things with the kid's artwork as fundraisers for the school so I purchased 3 Christmas ornaments, 1 each of Bryann's prujects.

Also, as with many of your children, my grandson, Karson (Bryanna's little brother) was in his first Christmas program. Here are some pics from it....


I'm sure you feel the way I do and know items like these are treasures to behold.

Well Friends, I pray your Christmas is Merry and Blessed!

Until later....take care, God Bless and remember....Sometimes what we think of as a disappointment is actually a divine delay.

Something to think about...

Pamela S Thibodeaux
"Inspirational with an Edge!"

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Saturday Spotlight: Stone Cold Dead by Catherine Dilts

Good Morning Friends,

Christmas is 4 days away, but if you're like me, you're already celebrating with family and friends. Beginning today I have a Christmas party nearly every day!

I pray your celebrations are blessed and that you take a few moments out of each day to pause and reflect on the reason for this (and every) season.

Without much further ado, please welcome fellow Five Star author, Catherine Dilts with her brand new novel, Stone Cold Dead.

*photo by: Kari Vollaire, Artsy Phartsy Design

To Catherine Dilts, rock shops are like geodes – both contain amazing treasures hidden inside their plain-as-dirt exteriors. Catherine caught mountain fever after a childhood vacation in Rocky Mountain National Park. Determined to give up her flat–lander ways, she moved from Oklahoma to Colorado. Her husband, a Colorado native, proposed to her as they hiked Barr Trail on Pikes Peak. Catherine works as an environmental scientist, and plays at heirloom vegetable gardening, camping, and fishing. She has published short fiction in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. In her spare time, she attempts to lure wild donkeys to her property in the mountains. Find out more by visiting her website.

When her brother abandons the family rock shop, recently widowed Morgan Iverson reluctantly becomes the manager. Business is as dead as the fossils cluttering the dusty shelves. While rounding up a runaway donkey, Morgan discovers the body of a Goth teen. When a newspaper article hits the streets hinting that Morgan witnessed the murder, she becomes the victim of escalating threats that make it clear the killer thinks she holds a clue to the teen’s murder. Morgan knows her life won’t be worth a pile of fossilized dinosaur dung unless she can dig up the murderer.

Stone Cold Dead is available now for Kindle and for pre-order in print!

Well Friends, I'll keep this short and sweet. Until later...take care & God Bless!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Thursday Thoughts: Christmas Special!

Good Morning Friends,

Well I guess the holiday spirit has got a hold of me or I've lost my mind but I've put ALL of my full length books on sale for $0.99 through Christmas!

So if you get or give a Kindle, Nook  or any other kind of E-reader, load it up!

Also, Love is a Rose print version is $2.00 off!

Remember, Lori's Redemption is a spin off of Tempered Fire so you might as well get it too. Oh, and even Simple Promotional Tools is on sale!

Until later...take care, God Bless & Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tuesday Treasure: 2 Christmas Stories by Jessica Ferguson

Good Morning Friends!

Well time just keeps marching on doesn't it and Christmas is a week away. Today's treasure, If You Believe, is another contribution to Kathi Macias's "12 Days of Christmas" Volume III and A Child was Born, another story by Jessica which appears in the Hearts, Hearths & Holidays (Seasons of Love) anthology. Both are available on Amazon. But first a little about Jessica...

Jessica Ferguson is a staff writer for Southern Writers Magazine and co-owner/co-editor of Swamp Lily Review, an online literary journal. Her novella, a romantic suspense called The Last Daughter, is available now from The Wild Rose Press and If You Believe,the third story in Kathi Macias' 12 Days of Christmas series will release on Oct. 1st. Jess is also a part of the Hearts, Hearths and Holidays anthology with her Christmas short story, A Child Was Born.  Her work has appeared in Chicken Soup for the Chocolate Lover’s Soul, Daily Devotions for Writers, and a number of regional magazines and newspapers. Writing as Jessica Travis, her novel,The Groom Wore Blue Suede Shoes, thrilled Elvis fan clubs everywhere. Follow Jess on twitter @jessyferguson and get to know her on her blog:  http://jessyferguson.blogspot.com/

When Marketing Assistant Bretta Richert helps tie up loose ends for the extravagant Louisiana Wedding Gala held that very night, she's stunned to come face to face with her ex-fiance.  Cory is back in town and worse, he's a huge part of the Gala.

Bretta has held grudges and nursed hurts for the past five years, but Cory acts as though they've never been apart.  Can he explain why he never called or sent one measly post card? Should Bretta forgive and forget? Will she accept his gift of a lifetime?
If You Believe is available for $0.99 on Amazon!

When a cowboy bearing gifts crashes a BFF Christmas Retreat, he gets more than he bargained for ... the gift of a lifetime.

A Child was Born and the other stories in this anthology are available on Amazon for only $3.99!

Well friends, I hope you enjoyed this Tuesday Treasure. Remember, the Holly Jolly Blog Hop is still going strong so visit the other blogs for more holiday cheer!

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Until later....take care, God Bless and remember.....Christmas is a state of mind. 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Saturday Spotlight: A Blessed Blue Christmas by LoRee Peery

Well Friends Christmas is getting closer by the minute and what better way to prepare than with another Christmas book to share with you!

LoRee Peery is another longtime friend and fellow PBG author and today we're spotlighting her brand new release which is part of PBG's Christmas Extravaganza.

A Nebraska country girl, LoRee Peery attempts to see God’s presence every day. Often that gift comes from nature. The call of a cardinal draws her to look for the distinctive flash of crimson. A meadowlark’s melody always transports her to the farm where she grew up. A rainbow holds special significance, since one appeared arched over her father’s grave the day of his funeral. She received that sign as a promise of the Lord’s presence in her life. LoRee clings to I John 5:4 and prays her family, especially her 11 grandchildren, see that faith. Find out more about LoRee by visiting her website, on FaceBook or find her on Amazon.

Dahlia Delisi has poured her life into her store, The Blue Dahlia.  Once, her faith was strong, and her life was on a different course.  But when Sloan Letheby left town, Dahlia drifted from God. 

Sloan Letheby has been transformed. His brush with death brought new meaning to his faith in God, and he needs to right old wrongs.  However, there's a murder plot in the way of his reunion with Dahlia.  Can he find a killer before it's too late?  And can Dahlia accept him...and God, back into her life?

The recent activity wiped out Dahlia, and time slowed. Surprisingly, she dozed most of the way back to Lincoln. On the street that housed her
duplex, she roused from her lethargy.

Sloan cupped her shoulder, and she sat straight. “I’ll let you know tomorrow if we’ve had any kind of break. Hopefully, this will all be over.
Remember to thank the Lord that Ken is going to be fine.”

“Are you sure you don’t think I’m a wimp, the way you’re telling me to take it easy? My little snooze is probably the only rest I’ll get until Christmas. Counting down the days, and Christmas Eve is always the busiest day other than Black Friday. For some reason guys put off that special gift purchase to the last minute. Not that I’m complaining.” She’d forgotten to leave Ken’s bracelet gift for Carrie. It remained in her
purse. She unlatched her belt and reached for the door handle.

“Wait. I’ll come around.” He did more than open her pickup door. He pulled her to his side, tucked her against him, and walked her up the drive.

She sighed, relished the familiarity.

Being so near to Sloan erased the years. Dahlia gave no thought to resting her head on his shoulder, falling into an old pattern. Ever so gently, he shifted his stance so they faced one another. The
icicle Christmas lights dripping from the eaves added a golden reflection to his eyes. “I won’t apologize. I can’t resist.”

“What for?”

“Shhh,” he said, sliding a finger across her lips.

He bent forward and replaced his finger with his lips, grazing her cheek with his face. His nose felt cold, but his lips shot fire through her.

Dare she give in? She was too tired to allow her mind influence over the temptation of responding to his touch. This was Sloan after all whose touch and feel at one time were almost an extension of her own body. She got into the kiss. Within a nanosecond, hands were in motion. His and hers, roaming over arms, shoulders, backs, waists, as though their limbs held memory in the muscles. She skimmed her right hand over the ridge of ribs, firmness of body beneath layers, until her fingers reached his nape.

She cupped the base of his skull, where the indented seven-shaped scar registered through her fingertips. Her traveling fingers rose higher and rolled his warm stocking cap into a heap.

He moaned, and pulled them out of the upsurge of heat. “We’ve both wanted this since we laid eyes on each other again.”

She swerved to the side, her world atilt, and bent to retrieve his cap.

He took it from her grasp and balled it into his own fist. Then he picked up her hand with his free one, and lifted her wrist for his caress.

She closed her eyes, marveled that such a minute touch at her pulse held enough force to set her senses on fire. But she didn’t have time for all that in her life. She pulled out of his arms. “Thanks for taking me to see Ken today. I need to get inside, and ready for tomorrow.”

His arms dropped to his sides, and he swayed a bit. So he felt shaken as well. “Dream of me tonight, Dahlia. And trust. Ken will be safe. The Lord will work out all the details.”

“There you go again. I’m used to working out my own details.”

A Blessed Blue Christmas is available now @ Pelican Book Group for only $0.99!

Well friends, I hope you enjoyed this spotlight. Don't forget, the Holly Jolly Blog Hop is still going on so follow the blogs listed below for more Christmas memories, stories, and cheer!

Until later...take care, God Bless and remember....Happiness is only a thought away

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Thursday Thoughts: Guest Post by Delia Latham

Good Morning Friends,

Today I thought I'd give you a break from my random ramblings and share with you some thoughts from a dear friend of mine, Delia Latham.

DELIA LATHAM is a born-and-bred California gal, raised in a place called Weedpatch and currently living in the lovely mountain town of Tehachapi with her husband and a spoiled Pomeranian. She enjoys multiple roles as Christian wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, but especially loves being a princess daughter to the King of Kings. She has a "thing" for Dr. Pepper, and loves to hear from her readers. Contact her through her website or send an e-mail to delia@delialatham.net. Find her also at the following online locations:

Today Delia is sharing a devotion from her book, Morning Rendezvous, Devotions and Musings from My Heart to Yours....

Morning Rendezvous
by Delia Latham

Psalm 5:3
My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

I am not a morning person.

Most of the time I'm up until the wee hours, either writing or doing something to avoid writing, and then I sleep half the morning away. I can do that now—it's one of the perks of having an empty nest.

But not on this day.

I crawled into bed sometime just prior to 3 a.m. only to have my eyes pop open at about a quarter to six. I blinked sleepily and looked to my window, noticing the colors of dawn still streaking the sky. Dawn? Huh-uh! Giving my pillow a firm, outraged plump, I turned over to go back to sleep. It was not time to get up!

"Come talk to Me.”

Just a whisper. A tiny little voice. I might have imagined it.

"Pssst! In here. I'm waiting."

He kept it up, gently nudging me. Finally I groaned and responded. "OK, Lord, I'm awake. What's the deal?"

But lying in bed pretending to pay attention wasn't working. I finally had to crawl out of my nice warm cocoon, grab my little devotion book and Bible, and park myself on the sofa for some time with the Lover of my soul. Turns out I'd been putting that at the bottom of my To-Do list a little too often, and God—being the good Friend that He is—woke me up to tell me He missed me.
I realized just how much I had missed Him too, when He snuggled me up close and whispered, "Beloved...where have you been?"

The glory of that early morning rendezvous reflected itself in every moment of that day. How could it not? The King of Kings and Lord of Lords desired my company enough to disturb my coveted slumber to get it.

I am blessed!

Precious Lord, I thank You for the times You awaken me to show me Your love. They are treasured times with You, and I hold them close to my heart. They give me strength to endure; they give me joy for the journey. You are welcome anytime you want to be with me! I invite you to come often, and stay long. Amen

Morning Rendezvous is available through Amazon in Print and on Kindle!

Well Friends, I hope you enjoyed this devotion and sneak peek into Delia's heart. 

Tomorrow I'll be guested at VB Tenery's blog, Agatha Remembered so if you have a minute, stop by!

IMW have a Blessed day!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tuesday Treasure: Marriage by Arrangement by Anne Greene

Good Morning Friends,

It is my pleasure to bring you this book as this week's Tuesday Treasure. Anne Greene is a friend and fellow PBG author so please welcome her!

ANNE GREENE delights in writing about wounded heroes and gutsy heroines. Her second novel, a Scottish historical, Masquerade Marriage, won the New England Reader Choice award, the Laurel Wreath Award, and the Heart of Excellence Award. The sequel Marriage By Arrangement releases in December, 2013. A Texas Christmas Mystery also won awards. She makes her home in McKinney, Texas. Tim LaHaye led her to the Lord when she was twenty-one and Chuck Swindoll is her Pastor. View Anne’s travel pictures and art work at http://www.AnneGreeneAuthor.com. Anne’s highest hope is that her stories transport the reader to an awesome new world and touch hearts to seek a deeper spiritual relationship with the Lord Jesus. Buy Anne’s books at http://www.PelicanBookGroup.com. Or at http://www.Amazon.com. Win prizes and learn about writing fiction at http://www.anneswritingupdates.blogspot.com 

Why does a handsome, powerful noble of the highest rank in England stoop to marry a mere Lady of Lowland Scotland?

Are the whispered stories about him true? With his shadowy past and strange behavior what awful secret does he hide? Each change of clothes transforms him into a different man.

Can Lady Cailin keep her vow to make her marriage happy and successful, unlike that of her parents, or to save her unborn child, must she arrange for the Duke’s accidental death?

Castle Drummond, home of Lord and Lady MacMurry, near the Village of Kirkmichael in Lowland Scotland -– April 19, 1746
            “I won’t run.” A shudder skipped down Lady Cailin MacMurry’s spine, and she stared at her younger sister. “I’m committed.”
“It’s not too late. I heard another scandalous rumor about Duke Avondale.” Lady Megan MacMurry grasped Cailin’s arm.
            “I won’t listen to gossip.” Cailin pulled away from her sister and lifted her wedding bouquet to inhale the white rose fragrance. If only the sweet scent could overcome Megan’s words, and her own misgivings. Though most arranged marriages turned out badly, surely God would give her a loving one. After all, since her earliest years, she’d prayed for a happily-ever-after love.
            “Ask yourself why such a grand noble would stoop to marry a Scottish lass with but the title Lady? Why did he not choose an English Duchess or Marchioness or even a Countess?” Megan tilted her head and lifted elegant brows.
            Why indeed? Cailin clutched her enormous diamond engagement necklace. The thing felt heavy with responsibility. 
“The man’s an English duke. He owns palaces all over England.” Megan planted her hands on her slender, mossy-green silk covered hips. “Every noble lass in the land should be offering to give her right arm to be in your shoes. And yet they are not.”
New knots formed in the nape of Cailin’s neck. She held her finger to her lips. “Too late to turn back now. The wedding chorus has begun.” 

Marriage by Arrangement is available now from Pelican Book Group in Ebook and Print!

Well Friends, Books are always something to treasure and I hope you enjoyed today's post. Remember, the Holly Jolly Blog Hop is still going on so visit Saturday's spotlight and check out the various posts OR you can find most of them on my Pinterest board!

Until later take care, God Bless and remember.... Jesus is the reason for EVERY season!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Saturday Spotlight: Terri Weldon & Mistletoe Magic

Well, winter has officially moved into the hill country. It is freezing out there!

Today's spotlight is Pelican Book Group author, Terri Weldon with her book Mistletoe Magic.

Misty Winslow is determined to find her prince charming. She meets the man of her dreams through an internet dating service. Or is he? Because the new dentist in town sets her heart a flutter. It's love at first sight for Tyler Davenport, but before he can finish his first root canal Misty is involved in an exclusive online romance with Wes99. Tyler begins to get jealous of Wes99, his online persona! Soon he's pulling out all the stops to woo Misty. As Christmas approaches Wes99 and Tyler both ask her to meet them under the mistletoe. Which man will she choose?

Mistletoe Magic is available now and part of PBG's 2013 Christmas Extravaganza!

Check out the other titles HERE!

Well friends hope you enjoyed this spotlight. Remember, I am participating in the Holly Jolly Blog Hop so check out each blog for great Christmas stories, recipes, traditions and lot's more!

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Thursday Thoughts: Bent but not Broken

Good Morning!

The weather has been absolutely gorgeous the last couple of days but that wasn't the case Sunday. Cold, damp, misty....the perfect reflection of my mood.

That may sound strange to you because I always try to be upbeat and positive, but if you read my Thanksgiving post or follow me on Facebook, you'll know that Friday (the 29th) was my deceased husband's birthday which made for a tough couple of days. Add to that the workload here at the Silver Spur Guest Ranch and by Sunday I was ready to just go ahead and have that nervous break down I keep putting off.

So I took a prayer walk (hike actually since the terrain here is hilly and rocky).

Out on the trail I found this horseshoe .....

......My initial thought was, "I might be bent but I'm not broken."

So I picked it up and began to thank God for the blessings in my life, for the good I've experienced, the good to come, and for the 20 years of wonderful memories I had with Terry. 

Some say grief is a lifelong process and that we never get over losing a loved one, especially a spouse or child. Others say the cycle is five or seven years. 

I believe grieving is a personal thing and everyone heals in their own way and time. Some assimilate the feelings and move on quickly, others take years to do so. Some never recover. 

Not sure how long it'll take me to "get over" his death or stop grieving, but I have come a long way. Although I still have moments or days of profound, intense emotion, I am grateful that they are less frequent.

This horseshoe sits on my desk with the other treasures I've found out on the trail and will serve as a reminder that no matter what life throws at me, I am strong enough to bend without breaking.

No matter what you may be grieving (the loss of your spouse, child, parent, job, marriage) take heart and remember.... You might be bent but you are NOT broken.

Something to think about!

"Inspirational with an Edge!" 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Tuesday Treasure: Gifts from the Heart

Hello Friends,

Well, here it is, the first Tuesday in December. Thanksgiving is over and folks are focusing on Christmas and wondering what to give to loved ones this year.

I've shared posts in the past about handmade gifts and Christmas ornaments I've created to share with family and friends, but today I'd like to share with you another idea....

Note Cards created by my dear friend, Peggy Borel.

These beautifully designed cards are created out of photos from Peggy's original artwork and left blank on the inside so you can share your heart with the recipient.

These are not the only designs she has and I'm sure she'll be creating more!

So if you're stumped for a gift, how about writing a letter inside one of these beautiful note cards.

However you choose to gift your loved ones, choose from the heart.

Thanks for stopping by. Drop in often for more Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and of course Saturday Spotlights!

Until later...take care, God Bless and remember....A gift from the heart is in and of itself a gift of art.

Pamela S Thibodeaux
"Inspirational with an Edge!"