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Maidless in Singapore by June Lim


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Maidless In Singapore: How a mom of four harnessed the transformative power of trial to thrive… A True Story.


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Maidless in Singapore: How a mom of four harnessed the transformative power of trial to thrive… A True Story.

Written by June Lim.

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Ever dreamt of how your journey as a new wife and mom is going to turn out when the baby arrives? When a new season descends, how do we transition into the unfamiliar with grace and grit?

Maidless in Singapore by June LimWhat would you do when your perfect plans falls apart? How do you handle the uncertainty of change when it suddenly hits you?

When the ground of familiarity cracks up beneath us, how do we continue to stand firm in faith and find hope in the midst of confusion? Like a grateful shipwrecked survivor, June managed to swim up to the shore of triumphs, overcoming the rough seas of that many highly ‘transitional’ pain of change.  Before getting there, God in His loving mercy had to confront the many false and self-limiting beliefs that she didn’t know existed in her head…until that sudden change unravelled it.

Through Maidless in Singapore, you will discover that trials are the perfect opportunities that God can use to mould and perfect us into the image of His likeness.

Practical tips

Learn how the transformative process of change helped this Christian mom of four eliminate self-limiting beliefs to overcome the mountainous heaps of chores, parenting struggles, and even marital strife. Let this semi-autobiographical book, encourage you in your mothering journey, help you to create a thriving and fulfilling family life, with practical tips to transit you from helplessness to hopeful joy in your season of challenging changes!
A transformed life starts with a transformed mind.

REVIEW

A delightful read and wonderful gift idea for new moms.

Wonderful gift idea for new moms. A delightful read. Love it how the author finds strength in her faith as she raises her children and manages her life.

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June Lim is an author and mom of four who lives with her family in Singapore.

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SUKKOT


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Sukkot, Feast of Tabernacles


GOD’S HOLY FEAST

Post from Nehemia Gordon, Find the full post here.

Sukkot (Feast of Booths) & Shemini Atzeret (Eighth Day of Assembly)

On Chag Ha-Sukkot, Feast of Booths (Tabernacles) we are commanded to build a Sukkah (Booth) using as building materials the “4 species” listed in Lev 23:40. Rabbinical tradition teaches that a bundle of these building materials must be ritually waved in the air during the festival.

We’re commanded  to celebrate the Feast of Booths (Chag Ha-Sukkot) for seven days, from the 15th to the 21st of the Seventh Hebrew month. This holiday is also known as the “Feast of Tabernacles”. Work is forbidden on the first day of the seven days.

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Feast of Booths is a lot of fun. We cut palm fronds and olive and eucalyptus branches and decorate our veranda with this.
With Sukkot we remember and celebrate the years that the Jewish people spent in the desert on their way to the Promised Land. We recall the ways that our Father protected them whilst they traveled through the desert and lived in tents.

More information on Sukkot from our friends at Chabad Org.

SUKKOT

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OM KIPPUR


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Yom Kippur


HOLY  FEAST

YOM KIPPUR

My children asked me what Yom Kippur is all about, so it is for their sake that I wrote this book.

The questions that came up

1. When did Yom Kippur start?
2. What is Yom Kippur all about?
3. When do we celebrate Yom Kippur?
4..Can anyone celebrate Yom Kippur?
5. Is Yom Kippur just for Jewish people?
6. Can Christian people celebrate Yom Kippur?
7. Are we still supposed to be celebrating the Holy Feasts?

To be able to answer these questions I studied the Bible and pulled up references relating to Yom Kippur and atonement, repentance and forgiveness. I studied also how the  Jewish people celebrate Yom Kippur and found that rabbinical traditions do not always correlate with what the Bible, God’s Holy Word, tells us.

The Yom Kippur as described in this book YOM KIPPUR, Day of Atonement, is not written according to Christian traditions, nor is it Yom Kippur according to Jewish traditions.

The Yom Kippur that I describe in my book is the Holy Feast of The Lord. It is HIS Feast, not ours. We’re invited to participate in His Holy Feast.

This Yom Kippur book is based on the directions given by our Father and contains His Words about His Feast as well as (in Chapter Two) a description of Jewish traditions including the Al Chet (confession of sins).

Chapter One
Is Yom Kippur the Holiest day of the year, to be celebrated forever, and is everyone invited?

Chapter Two
Jewish traditions including the Al Chet (confession of sins).

Chapter Three
Biblical references

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Traditionally  on Yom Kippur the story of Jonah is read out to remind us of God’s mercy.

Jonah goes to Nineveh

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Jonah goes to Nineveh

When GOD told Jonah to go to Nineveh to give the inhabitants a chance to save themselves, Jonah tried to run away from the task that he had been given. So much so that he didn’t really care if he would live or die as long as he did not have to tell the wicked people in Nineveh that they could be saved.

As far as he was concerned they were bad people who deserved what was coming to them and he was not prepared to help save them from their fate.

Jonah tried without much success to hide from GOD; he was thrown out of the boat, swallowed by the whale, spat out on the beach and eventually did as he was told.

Jonah sulked when people were forgiven

Soon after Jonah delivered his message to the people of Nineveh they felt bad enough about their wicked deeds to ask GOD to forgive them. And GOD forgave them. This made Jonah even more upset than he had been before and he went to sulk outside of the city in the shade and told GOD, “It is better for me to die than to live.” Jonah wished death upon himself because he was so very angry that GOD forgave wicked people after they asked him for forgiveness.

Jonah experienced GOD’s compassion himself when he was forgiven after running away from GOD. And when he consequently was thrown into the sea and swallowed by a whale and yet lived. GOD even grew Jonah a large plant to shade him from the hot sun whilst Jonah was feeling sorry for himself. Yet Jonah struggled to understand why GOD would forgive evil people even though they showed some measure of remorse for their bad deeds.

Jonah felt sorry for a plant which withered but couldn’t forgive people who showed remorse after they had done the wrong thing.

GOD is merciful and responds to remorse

Jonah said “I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil.”

The book of Jonah teaches us about God’s mercy and is read in its entirety during the Feast of Yom Kippor which is the day of atonement as mentioned in the bible.

Jonah – A Lesson in Compassion by Rabbi Dr Greg Killian

Rabbi Dr. Greg Killian tells us in his study “Jonah – a lesson in compassion” that “Yonah son of Amittai was the son of the widow from Tzorphath with whom Elijah the prophet stayed during the years of famine, and that it was this boy that Elijah revived.”

Yonah’s mother was from the tribe of Asher, and his father from Zevulun.

Amittai is derived from the Hebrew word: ‘emet’, meaning truth. From this we understand that Jonah (Yonah means dove in Hebrew) is a man of truth. Truth, as Jonah understands it, demands that evil never be overlooked; evil must be punished. Jonah is the “son of truth”, a man of unbending commitment to the truth. This may explain Jonah’s stance that evil must be punished. He was struggling to comprehend GOD’s compassion for evil people even though he experienced GOD’s mercy himself.

The story of Jonah teaches us to be compassionate towards one and other.

Jesus said, blessed are the merciful because they shall obtain mercy.

OM KIPPUR

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How Yom Teruah became Rosh Hashana by Nehemia Gordon


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How Yom Teruah became Rosh Hashana


GOD’S HOLY FEAST

Post from Nehemiah Gordon. Find the full post here.

Yom TeruahHow Yom Teruah became Rosh Hashana by Nehemia Gordon

On the 1st day of the Seventh Month (Tishrei) the Torah commands us to observe the holy day of Yom Teruah which means “Day of Shouting” (Leviticus 23:23-25; Numbers 29:1-6). Yom Teruah is a day of rest on which work is forbidden.

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One of the unique things about Yom Teruah is that the Torah does not say what the purpose of this holy day is. The Torah gives at least one reason for all the other holy days and two reasons for some.

The Feast of Matzot (Unleavened Bread) commemorates the Exodus from Egypt, but it is also a celebration of the beginning of the barley harvest (Exodus 23:15; Leviticus 23:4–14). The Feast of Shavuot (Weeks) is a celebration of the wheat harvest (Exodus 23:16; 34:22). Yom Ha-Kippurim is a national day of atonement as described in great detail in Leviticus 16. Finally, the Feast of Sukkot (Booths) commemorates the wandering of the Israelites in the desert and is also a celebration of the ingathering of agricultural produce (Exodus 23:16). In contrast to all these Torah festivals, Yom Teruah has no clear purpose other than that we are commended to rest on this day.

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How to divide up your day in a balanced way?


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How to divide up your day for balance


MY STORY OF SURVIVAL – How to avoid stress and have a balanced day?

How to divide up your day in a balanced way?

How to have a balanced day?

All of us have twenty-four hours in a day. A busy Mum may not have as many choices with regards to how she divides up her day, compared to director of a large firm. But to some extent we all have choices.

The main thing to keep in mind is to balance the hours of work with sleep and the hours of chores with fun.

When I was younger I slept for nine hours every night without waking once.
At some stage in my thirties, everything had become hard work and even scheduling in for time out with the children had become a chore and hard work. All I ever wanted to do was catch up on sleep.

Looking back now, I can see that I did not sleep properly for years and years. I would only catch little naps here and there in between breast feeding and taking care of the household and later on the clinics also. Sleep was a luxury which I felt that i couldn’t afford.

I was so severely sleep deprived that i had rats crawling over me at night… or so I thought. The registrar at the hospital labelled these experiences ‘hallucinations due to severe sleep deprivation.”

Thrive

Ariana Huffington from the Huffington Post would probably have some idea of what I’m talking about. One day, she fell asleep on her desk from exhaustion and broke one of her cheek bones. She is now an ardent advocate for people living balanced lives with enough sleep factored in as mentioned in her book ,”Thrive; The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Happier Life.”

To be able to thrive, it is a good idea to start off by figuring out how many hours sleep we need per night. Most people need between seven and nine hours sleep each night to function optimally throughout the day. All of my elderly friends in their eighties and nineties  sleep nine or more hours a day.

Once you figure out how many hours sleep you need, you can add to this the amount of hours you work each day. When you subtract the sum total of work and sleep hours, from the 24, you’re left with the amount of hours available for chores and fun or leisure time.

How to divide up your day?

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So how should you divide up your day? That’s up to you to decide. I am giving you a template that I try to live by and I am still convalescing. So what do the eight hours work a day mean for me? These are the hours where I do my exercises, thank you Geoff Dakin! and tell my body to unlearn bad habits and incorporate more beneficial habits from now on. I see local therapists who also help me get back on my feet. During my eight ‘work’ hours I work on creating a life that is more wholesome and BALANCED than the life I previously led and which got me into trouble. I read up on how to handle my stresses and closely monitor my diet to grow back strong muscles and bones and organs. It’s hard work but I’m loving every moment of it.

The purpose of dividing up your day

When I was in my twenties I worked really hard. See a pattern here? I worked so hard that when I came home from work I was so exhausted that after dinner I would fall straight asleep. I did this for a period of around seven years. I would leave for work at seven in the morning to beat the peak hour traffic and return at around 6 o’clock at night. By the time I had eaten dinner I often would be asleep before the washing of the dishes.

One day I came across an article that said, ‘We all have the same amount of hours in a day.’ I thought about that for a little while and wrote down on a serviette what I did with my days. It looked something like this.

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Work and travel added up to 11 hours and sleep added up to 9.5 hours and eating and showering added up to around two hours per day.

I had been doing this for SEVEN years and then I decided that I wanted more out of life and carved out a two hour slot each day where I would practice writing. Every day I started to look forward to my writing exercises. I signed up to a course to study writing and straight after dinner I would sit for two hours studying my ‘Traveling Journalist’ course. Funny enough I managed to stay up for this and once I went to sleep I wouldn’t feel as exhausted as I used to, prior to studying Travel Journalism.

This episode in my life taught me an important lesson. Dividing up my day and figuring out where my time went was really useful to me. It showed me what was possible and where I could factor in some joy and fun.

It is REALLY important to factor some fun and joy and educational time into your day. Doing the course made me feel alive and everything else seemed easier because of it. Don’t get me wrong, I loved my day job and I loved my husband and overall this was a good period in my life. But much as I loved my job, it was very demanding with long hours due to the daily commute.

Years later, when I became pregnant with my eldest, I learned another important life lesson and that is, that sleep is REALLY important too.

It’s all about balance

Michael Hyatt, one of my mentors, has designed an ideal week template which I highly mh-ideal-weekrecommend. You can check it out here.

For me, leading a fulfilling life is all about getting the balance right. Keep everything in balance!  Love to hear how you do that.

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How to avoid stress?


MY STORY OF SURVIVAL – How to avoid stress?

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For how to divide up your day, click here.

How to deal with stress?

I haven’t always dealt so well with stress. I still do not always deal very well with stress. but I’ve come up with a formula to deal with my stresses that works most the time.

Why is is that some people deal well with their stress and others not so well? In the end we all have 24 hours in a day to deal with whatever comes our way. I read up on the subject of stress to get a better handle on it and deal with it in a more mature way. My Story of Survival will give you a taste of what can happen when stresses aren’t managed or eliminated.
I may include this in the next edition of My Story of Survival. I only came to this formula on reflection and not whilst I was writing.

My favourite book that I turn to for advice, is the Bible and during my period of convalescence I created Scripture Cards  for comfort and advice, which you can send to your friends for free online or purchase in a set of 24 cards.

Favourite Books

In addition to the Bible I also read other books which help me deal with challenging situations in my life. Over the last year I have come across a few gems and like to share these with you.

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Toolkit for Wellness: Master Your Health and Stress Response for Life
by Deidre Edwards et al.
Link: http://a.co/ednQF6K

 

 

This book gives us lots of different tools on how to deal with stress. Really like it!

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How to Hear God – Book 1: A Seven day guide to Hearing God

by Ian Banner
Link: http://a.co/529hD1a

 

 

 

This book is written by a man of God who helps us hear God in our lives. Love it!

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Greater Balance, Greater Reward: Five Steps to Better Health, Productivity, and Work Life Balance (Greater Balance Books Book 1)
by Jeff Kooz
Link: http://a.co/6yXHIpr

 

This book taught me much about balance, and did so in an entertaining way. Great read!

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The God Session: Healing the Past and Embracing the Future with Scripture, Science, and Energy Medicine
by Kathryn Springman
Link: http://a.co/dLdV0tm

 

 

 

This book helps deal with past present and future stresses. Awesome!

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The Benefits of Stress: Use Your Stress to Create the Life of Your Dreams
by Robyn Spooner
Link: http://a.co/byVdFpw

 

This book taught me that stresses do not have to be endured, they can be eliminated! Wow!

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I Give You Authority: Practicing the Authority Jesus Gave Us
by Charles H. Kraft
Link: http://a.co/i8NeouR

 

 

 

This book taught me to exercise the authority I was given and be diligent about it. Empowering!

The above are just some of the books that I’ve come across during the last year that help me deal with stresses in my life.

I’m still  learning and I love to hear from anyone who has found other ways to deal with the ups and downs of life.

If you’re wondering how to divide up your days? I’ll share this with you in my next post.

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ABOUT SCRIPTURE CARDS – If you want to send free Scripture Cards to your friends click here and you want to buy hard copies of Scripture Cards you can click here.

MY BOOKS AND A FREE VIDEO COURSE – To download a copy of MY STORY OF SURVIVAL click here. For a copy of MIMI’S BOOK LAUNCH PLAN, click here. For a copy of GOD HEALED ME click here.
For a free video course on how to write a bestseller, click here.

NEW BOOKS RELEASES, INTERVIEWS, AND REVIEWS – As a member of the Australian Christian Readers Blog Alliance and as a member of the Christian Indie Authors Reading Group and as the current Administrator of  Christian Authors Worldwide, This is FUN! Mimi’s Launch Party and co-administrator of OMEGA nonfiction writers I share new book releases, interviews and reviews with my readers. Stay tuned!

 

 

Quick and easy free tutorial kit for successful authors


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HOW TO SIMULTANEOUSLY POST TO THE BIG 5 FOR FREE? Nifty WP feature.


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Quick and easy free tutorial for successful authorsQuick and easy free tutorial kit for successful authorsHow to
Simultaneously post to the BIG 5
Nifty WP feature

As we market our goods and services, we’re told that it is a good idea to write regular blog posts. I’ve discovered that not many people are aware of this nifty WP feature where you can post to the BIG 5 social media networks in one go.

When I mention the BIG 5, I am referring to the high traffic social media networks Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and WordPress.

You need an account with all of these to be able to make a post on any of them.

Once you’ve set up your accounts with the BIG 5, go to your WordPress account and write a blog post.

When I write on my WordPress Blog .com this is set to automatically share with my Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In and Google plus accounts. How sweet is that?

This may be different for WordPress Blog .org users and more on this at the end of the document. WP.org users may need to install the Jetpack plug-in.

How to simultaneously post to the BIG 5?

The feature to automatically share my post on my other social media is found on the left of my WP portal beneath the Sharing button.

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You can see that I have selected to share with two Facebook accounts, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. That’s 6 accounts! Click, done! Easy-peasy and effortless sharing for free.

How do you connect this service up?

By clicking on the + CONNECT NEW SERVICE BUTTON underneath these accounts. When you click that button what will come up on the right hand side in your WP portal is a list of social media sites that you can link up with.

publish-your-postHow to prepare for blog posts to be shared in advance?

To prepare my posts in advance I click on the PUBLISH button, on the left of the page and set the date and time I would like my post to be shared.

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Voila ici. Done! Easy-peasy, for FREE.

The above tutorial was for WordPress Blog.com users. Below I mention a few modifications for .org users.

For WordPress.org users

  1. Install Jetpack plug-in, either by searching on the add new plug-in page or downloading here.

Activate the plug-in and on the plugins setting page make sure ‘Publicize’ is on.

2. Create a new post

When making a new post you will see in the top right box under ‘Publish immediately Edit’ and above the publish button, the words Publicize and ‘edit details’ and ‘settings.’

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3. The first time you use this feature you’ll have to click on the blue coloured SETTINGS as above. After this you can link up all your social media sites to this WordPress account.

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Go back to image 2. Under CREATE A NEW POST to see what the box should look like when your social media is linked up.

You can download this tutorial here

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Ray Edwards copywriting summit


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Ray Edwards Copywriting summit


PARTNERS – FREE GIFT

Just want to let you know where I’ll be hanging out for the next ten days.
It is at Ray Edward’s Copywriting Virtual Success Summit.
FREE COPYWRITING VIRTUAL SUCCESS SUMMIT

Do you ever think that your business MIGHT be more successful if you could spend a week or two with the best marketers and million-dollar copywriters, picking their brains? Asking them every question that comes to your mind about how to grow your sales and profits? Getting their best ideas, so you can use those ideas to pump up your profits?

“Sure,” you might think. “But I don’t know ANY people like that.”

Well, me neither. But Ray Edwards, world-class copywriter and teacher, has put together an incredible gift for us.

He’s managed to get the top copywriters and marketers together, and give us their highest-leverage ideas and concepts… FREE.

It’s a 10-day Copywriting Virtual Summit, featuring top players like Perry Marshall, Bob Bly, John Carlton, Daniel Levis, Ben Settle, Ryan Levesque, Jeff Walker, and many more!

Claim your FREE ACCESS to the Copy writing Virtual Summit now, before it’s too late.

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Click here to get the summary by Ray Edwards the Master Copywriter.

I’m really looking forward to this! Hoping to see you there!

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Unity vs Uniformity


Unity vs Uniformity

Since the 1980s I have been striving to understand our Creator’s holy calendar and live in accordance with the times He hard-wired into Creation. Over the years I have seen a proliferation of calendar systems among those turning to Scripture, … Continue reading → The post Unity vs Uniformity appeared first on Nehemia’s Wall.

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What is greater than God? More evil than the devil?


What is greater than God? More evil than the devil?

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Don’t think about the answer, just say it!

That’s right. You got it!

 

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Living forever


About Living forever

The religious go to heaven and the non-religious go to hell. True or false? What does the Bible have to say about this?

According to Pope Francis, atheists can go to heaven  and the Bible seems to agree. Jesus told the parable of the Good Samaritan to explain to his disciples what loving one’s neighbour is all about. Interestingly enough in this parable the two religious people didn’t perform so well.

Last week I wrote a post about Mother Teresa being declared a saint by the Catholic Church. I mentioned how this made me think about the legacy that I’m leaving behind. I changed the banner on this blog to reflect my thoughts.

Will all of us live forever?

I say yes. Believing in Jesus and following his teachings comes with a promise of afterlife. But what if we’re not religious, and we don’t believe in heaven and/or hell?

All of us, after passing on, will live on in the hearts and memories of the people that knew us. Even a one-day-old baby will make an impression on the people around him/her.

What legacy will we leave behind? Writing a book is one of many ways to leave behind a legacy. But regardless if we write a book or not, every single day we continuously make impressions on others and affect the lives of those around us. And this is true also for people who do not do much of anything at all. Be that by choice or because of illness.
Inaction can have as much, if not a greater impact than action.

Do you know the saying that people may not remember what you said or did; but they will remember how you made them feel, a long time after you’re gone?

Jesus the Greatest Teacher that ever lived.

Jesus was the greatest teacher that ever lived for sure. His teachings live on in the hearts of billions of people today and this is millennia after his Crucifixion. Religious and non-religious people alike admire his humility, strength, compassion and try to live according to his morals and teachings. Jesus disciples saw Jesus ascend up into heaven.
But if you’re non-religious and have difficulties believing this, there is no denying the fact that Jesus is living on forever in the hearts and minds of the majority of humanity.

So is there an afterlife?

My Bible tells me yes and I believe this. But let’s assume for a moment that you’re not religious and you do not believe in an afterlife. Your words and actions and the impressions you make on the people around you will live on long after you’ve passed on.
Food for thought, I think.

When it looked like I was going to die, at some stage I was desperate to just get my paperwork and ‘smalls drawer’ in order. I did not want to be remembered as someone who left a chaotic mess behind.

I was not able to get up and sort these things myself and had to rely on others to do so for me. This taught me to deal with ‘things’ as they come up because I learned that ‘later’ may never come.

During and after my long illness I looked for and found role models and mentors, people that have gone before and I can look up to and follow. Jesus and Mother Teresa are two obvious role models that are perfect traveling companions for my spiritual journey.

For my book publishing journey I’ve found other mentors and I will share some of their websites and services with you in a future blog post.

Do you know your life’s purpose?

The other day I stumbled across a book called ‘Destination Unknown’ by John H Clark III. I do not agree with the title of the book, because as mentioned earlier I believe that my destination is known. I acknowledge however that for many people this is not the case. And I agree with John that; no matter what the beliefs, there is a sense that contemplating the great unknown—what happens when we die—creates more meaning to the days we have left on this earth.

I understand where Missy Walters is coming from. She is one of the contributors from John’s book and she mentions,

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quote by Missy Walters in Destination Unknown by John H Clark III

I have not read the whole book and may not agree with the majority of views but it is not about that. It is about human beings expressing their views on life after death and we’re all entitled to have our view on this without dogma getting in the way.
I post the description to John’s book below because it is an interesting exercise to read what other people’s beliefs are.

John H. Clark III wrote a book called ‘Destination Unknown.’ Below is the description of his Amazon product page.

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Do You Know Your Life’s Purpose?

Are you looking for more meaning in your life? Are you tired of just getting through each day instead of feeling a sense of purpose and direction? Sometimes the answer to a question is best explored in reverse. In order to find more purpose in life, perhaps we need to go to the end—death—and work backwards from there. Is it possible that contemplating death can lead to more meaning in life?

Is There Such a Thing as Life After Death?

What happens to us after we die? Do we see our loved ones who have passed? Do we enter a white tunnel of life? Do we go straight to Heaven or Hell? Or is there simply blackness? Since the dawn of time, human beings have been asking these very questions. The subjects of life, death, and purpose are arguably the most important we will ever encounter.

Questions of Death, Answers for Life

John Clark has tackled the weighty subject of life after death in his newest book, Destination Unknown. Through interviews with people all over the globe—Buddhists, atheists, Christians; men and women; young and old; school teachers, IT professionals, and military personnel—he has compiled a tapestry of views on death that are as diverse as the people themselves. Some believe in ghosts, spirits, and other dimensions. Some are sure they will meet God, be judged, and sent to Heaven or Hell. Some have had near death experiences. But no matter what the beliefs, there is a sense that contemplating the great unknown—what happens when we die—creates more meaning to the days we have left on this earth.

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Over the years I have studied and practiced different world religions and eventually embraced the Bible as God’s Holy Word and the authority in my life. As such I may share but can not endorse other views expressed on my blog.

 

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Mother Teresa declared a saint. Favourite quotes.


Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997) born as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu.

Your story creates a legacy

Mother Teresa quote; “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”

Mother Teresa was just declared a saint. Why was that? Because she devoted her life to helping India’s poor, particularly those abandoned and discarded.Mother-Teresa-2-72If it takes a life of total self sacrifice and miracles to be declared a saint by the Catholic Church; I’m not holding my breath.

Mother Teresa sure made me think and evaluate my own life.Mother-Teresa-1-72What about you? How will you be remembered?

Do you realise that your life is your story, is your legacy?

Think about it. What you do today, will be remembered by those around you forever after.

When I realised this, it scared the heck out of me.YOUR STORY IS YOUR LEGACYYOUR STORY CREATES A LEGACY

This is what happened to me. I suffered pancreatic attacks and ruptured my appendix. After emergency admission to hospital by ambulance I spent a week on a drip. Due to septicemia and intolerance to antibiotics the doctors decided against an operation because an adverse outcome was seen to be too great. Eventually the doctors sent me home ‘to get better’ so that they could operate on me and take my appendix out.

Haha, I still have my appendix, praise the Lord!

I was laid up in bed, very sick for a very long time… how does nearly a decade of just lying in bed sound? A wonderful homeopath visited and prescribed Cleavers and Paragen.

I prayed. My daughters prayed. God heard me! I am now a #1 bestselling author of three books. Alleluia!

My time has not yet come but no one knows when that might be, When you come so close, it makes you think, so today, what is my legacy? Or what is it going to be?Mahatma-Ghandi-1-72.jpgEvery day we live our legacy.

I now help people with food intolerances and allergies, and I help people live and leave their legacy by helping them launch their books. How good is that?

Everyone has something special to offer, sometimes we just lose sight of it in the daily hustle and bustle.Mother-Teresa-4-72Feel free to re-blog this post and share with your friends so that they also can take a moment to think about what they want to be remembered by and start living that today.

Thank you Mother Teresa for being one of my role models.

Wishing you a blissful and purposeful day!

Mimi 

Love to hear in the comments what you intend your legacy to be. Be sure to include links to your website, book, blog etc.

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This is not OK!


Get ’em off! Armed police order Muslim woman to remove her burkini…

When do two wrongs ever make a right? Innocent women are being penalised in a war that is not of their doing.

A few days ago a 34-year-old woman, identified only as Siam, whilst on the beach of a popular French tourist town, was asked to remove a layer of clothing and being given an on the spot fine by armed police.

There are claims that the situation and pictures were a set-up. If this were to be the case, would this diminish what happened? Of course not.

Regardless, if this were a set-up or not, this is an outrageous situation where an innocent woman is fined and asked to ‘undress’ because of a ‘law.’  All indications, despite the claims, are that this was not a set-up.

What do the French courts say about a ‘law’ that tells women to undress?

French judges have said the ban was ‘necessary, appropriate and proportionate.’ It appears that the law supports three armed officers pointing a pepper spray canister in the face of another Muslim lady and telling her that she was in breach of a new rules outlawing swimming costumes that cover the entire body.

On the beach it showed, “Armed police waiting for Muslim women to come out of the sea at Nice, and then warning them about their choice of head scarves.” Women were fined for wearing burkinis, ‘modest swimwear,’ on the beach in Cannes, with details recorded on what will amount to a criminal record. Two young women were made to leave the water by the police even though they were not wearing the burkini.

David Lisnard, mayor of Cannes, who introduced the burkini ban, defended the police officer’s behaviour by stating that all ‘beach dress that ostentatiously shows a religious affiliation was unwelcome and offensive and risked provoking people and so risked public order.

S P E E C H L E S S.

I honestly struggle to find the words to express my feelings, outrage, dismay and fury about the above situation.

A Facebook friend kindly pointed out to me that guns and bombs could be hidden under burkas and burkinis.

Silly me for not thinking about that. I knew that weapons and ignitable substances can be and have been concealed under beach towels, in trouser pockets, under coats, in cars, brief cases, backpacks, in shoe soles, and even in body cavities.
What I failed to realise is that if we start terrorising innocent women and their children on our beaches and make them undress in public, this will solve all ‘terrorist related’ problems…

Quite a knee jerk reaction if ever I heard of one.

France’s Highest Court suspends ‘illegal’ burkini ban as ‘serious violation of freedoms.

The State Council ruled today that the measure was a “serious and clearly illegal violation of fundamental freedoms.”

The Court said local authorities could only introduce measures restricting individual freedoms if wearing the Islamic swimsuit on beaches represented a “proven risk’ to public order. And there was no such risk concerning Villeneuve-Loubet, a resort on the Cote d’Azur between Nice and Cannes.

The French Council of the Muslim Faith hailed the ruling as a “victory for common sense.”

Amen to that.

What does the Bible say again about how we are to treat our neighbours?

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The LORD shall fight for you


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I don’t know about you but I have had and still experience situations in my life where I do not know how to move forward.

Some of my favourite Scripture verses that I use in these seemingly hopeless situations are as follows,

The LORD shall fight for you and ye shall hold your peace.

Imagine the Hebrew slaves being rescued from the Egyptians and then the Pharaoh decided to pursue the poor people with his army. The Hebrew people were caught between a massive army and the sea. What hope was there for them?

 But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pihahiroth, before Baalzephon.

And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the Lord.

 And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt?

 Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.

Moses kept his faith, he said to the people,

 

 Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord…
The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

As we know the rest is history. Moses did as he was told, the Hebrew people safely reached the other side and the Egyptian army was swallowed up by the sea.

I’ve heard people say, ‘But what about the poor Egyptians?’ Well actually, they weren’t that poor. They were slave drivers that had abused the Hebrew people for hundreds of years and the Egyptians had a choice. They did not have to go running after the Hebrew people. The Pharaoh could have let the Hebrew people leave in peace as he had promised them. But greed got the better of him and ultimately was his downfall.

I love it

I love Moses’ faith and I love the Scripture verses that remind us of this. Scripture verses which we can claim for ourselves when the going gets tough.

When I was going through rough times in the past I looked in my Bible and found encouraging Scripture verses that corresponded with tough times in my life or that resonated with me because of the powerful words and promises contained within these words.

Below are some verses that I’ve put together and sing when encountering dips in the road and tough patches.

The LORD will be with you

God says stand ye still
and hold your peace
see the salvation of the LORD
ye shall not need to fight in this battle
be not afraid nor be dismayed

the battle is not yours but Gods
Set yourself yeah stand ye still
for the LORD will be with ye
wherever we go
see the salvation of the LORD

Bless our LORD, oh bless our LORD
Bless our LORD, oh bless our LORD
Bless his holy name, oh bless his holy name
bless ye our LORD

Amen

I hope that these verses will help you too when you go through rough patches. Feel free to share your favourite verses in the comments.

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Is Restitution a Biblical​ Mandate?


Is Restitution a Biblical Mandate?

“Dear Matron, Please forgive me for the nurse’s cap I stole 50 years ago and accept $20” reads the headline on a News.com.au article which was published a few days ago.

“I have been a Bible student for many years and in it says that if we steal something that does not belong to us we must restore 4 x the value… I felt caps would cost $3 or $4 and so I multiplied that.” Around 50 years ago the nurse had used a nurse cap to clean her shoes and she now felt that it was time to make up for this “episode.”

Is restitution a biblical mandate?

I WILL GIVE BACK

There are quite a few biblical references relating to restitution.  The ‘remorseful nurse’ seemed to refer to these verses from Luke,

Zaccheus stopped and said to the Lord,
“Behold, Lord, half of my possessions I will give to the poor,
and if I have defrauded anyone of anything,
I will give back four times as much.”

According to the records, Jesus responded by saying to him,
Today salvation has come to this house, because this man too is a son of Abraham.…

From the Scripture verses in Luke and many other verses similar to these,  we know that the Bible tells us to restore back to people what was taken from them in error or by deliberate defrauding.

The Bible refers here to deliberate defrauding. For most of us it is probably more subtle, as with the nurse’s cap.  This story triggered my memory and I remembered one particular incident where I accidently damaged someone else’s property and did not make up for it.

My Brother’s Brand New Front Porch Column

I am usually an okay driver but once I crunched a brand new front porch column on my brother’s brand new drive of his brand new house. I felt so remorseful and told him to send me the bill, of course. But he never did. I recently enquired about it and he laughed it off saying that, “All I had to do was replace a large sheet of aluminium, cost me about 20 bucks.”
Pfew, that really had been playing on my mind and I felt instantly at ease when he mentioned that and resolved to give him something nice for his new house.

Funny how we don’t seem to be able to shake these little mishaps where we feel we ‘owe someone.’ It’s called our conscience I believe.

NEW YEARS EVE BLOOPER

Whilst reading the article in the news other memories came up for me about past events.
Once as a teenager during News Years Eve, I decided to visit a friend, “just for an hour.” That’s what I told Mum.  But I actually stayed away for quite a few hours. I simply lost track of time with too much fun to be had at my friend’s place who had family visiting from all over the country.

It is now 40 years later and I still remember my Mum’s disappointment when I woke up the next morning after partying hard.
“You said that you would only be out for one hour and you stayed out all night,” she told me.
What had happened is that everyone at my home had gone to bed early and Mum had been sitting by herself on New Years Eve. I felt terrible about it and did for a long time after.

My Mum has passed on and now what? I would love to be able to reach a place of compassionate understanding and peace for both of us. Not only about this particular event but about many other similar events also. Situations where, often despite my best intentions,  I may have hurt people I love the most.

THE GOD SESSION

What to do? At some stage, you have to forgive yourself for mucking up. One book that really helped me with that is THE GOD SESSION.

This book was written by my friend Kathryn Springman. THE GOD SESSION utilises THE GOD SESSIONScripture to help people resolve family issues from millennia ago! Fancy that!
I didn’t even know that this was possible.

So now, instead of fretting over issues, I become pro-active, read through some chapters of Kathryn’s book and have a GOD SESSION.

I highly recommend her book which was written with rev(f)erence to Scripture and is very useful for resolving past and present family and other, such as health, issues.

 

The subtitle of Kathryn’s book is ‘Healing the past and Embracing the Future with Scripture, Science, and Energy Medicine. It is available from Amazon. https://amzn.com/B019SDLPKS

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Let me know in the comments if you have any stories about reconciliation that you would like to share. I love to hear from my readers!

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What is Love? Does the Bible tell us?


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WHAT IS LOVE? Does the Bible tell us?


What is Love? Does the Bible tell us?DISCLAIMER for my religious friends who believe differently- Mark 9-37-39, John 13-34-36 and 1 John 5-2. (2)

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He interrupted my writing as he was hitting away at my tap. I could see him accidently drop a washer down the gurgler. That’s when he exclaimed;

I HATE RELIGION!-“I HATE religion!”

“Why is that?” I asked, wondering if some of the Scripture verses on my walls could have triggered that comment.

“Because religion is the cause of most of the wars and hatred in the world,” my newfound friend Brad said.

I asked him if he really believed that and without even thinking about it, he shot back at me, “I do not believe it, I’m convinced of it!”

“All religions?” I asked him.

Without hesitation, he responded, “ALL of them.”

I said, “Funny that because my religion tells me that we are to love each other.”

“What religion would that be?” He quizzed.

“I love God’s Word,” I said.“Mmpphh, you’re one of those Christians,” He said.

“Mmpphh, you’re one of those Christians,” He said.

Clearly, Brad was assuming things. What was I to say to that? I did not know what he meant when he said, ‘one of those,’ but I wanted him to like me and not hate me because of my religion. But more than that, I wanted to convey to him that my religion is one of love. And I was not quite sure how to go about that because Brad clearly had preconceived notions about Christianity and what it entails being a Christian or being someone that loves God’s Word.
I didn’t know what his preconceived ideas were, other than that they weren’t positive.

I LOVE GODS WORDSo I repeated what is true for me and said, “I love God’s Word.”

Brad came over and sat down next to me. “You mean the Bible don’t you?”

I nodded affirmatively.

Well, that really got him going. He stood up again and walked up and down my living room with the spanner in his left hand, waving his arms up and down in despair. “The Bible has caused more wars and deaths and calamity than all other religions combined! How anyone can believe in fairy tales like that is beyond me.”

Maybe it was premature when earlier I referred to Brad as my newfound friend. My daughter had brought him over to fix a couple of leaky taps and a gate that had come off its hinges. I treated him as a friend because I was grateful that he came to fix a few things for a reasonable fee but I do not like it when people refer to God’s Word as fairy tales. At the same time, I recognise that this reference is generally used by people who have never read God’s Word.

I did not want him to go on a rant of no return. For the sake of our now seemingly fragile friendship, I decided to find out what got him going like that.

“You seem pretty passionate about your anti-religion stance Brad. Where is all that coming from?”

He sat down next to me again. “Mimi, come on, you can see what’s going on in the world, -If it weren't for religion...-surely? If it weren’t for religion…”
His voice trailed off and as he was about to take in a breath of fresh air, I noted,

“Religion doesn’t do anything Brad. It’s people and their interpretation of religion that can be a problem.”

He got up again, down. Up once more. He sure was passionate about the subject.

“So Mimi, you’re saying that the Bible doesn’t tell people to kill each other if they don’t believe according to the teachings?” And before I could answer, he continued. “You do know about the Inquisition and all the ‘Holy Wars’ that have been raging throughout the ages?”

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“Yes, I do Brad,” I said. And then I asked him, “Do you know about God’s Commandments?”

Brad shook his head as he walked back to the tap. “What do they have to do with anything,” he asked. “Does anyone even care about those anymore?”

“Good question Brad and pertinent too. You’re absolutely right. For all sorts of different reasons lots of ‘believers’ indeed don’t think that these Commandments apply to them. Many are of the opinion that their faith sets them above the law.

To get back to your other questions Brad, yes, I know about the Inquisition and all the GODS COMMANDMENTS‘Holy Wars’ and as far as I’m concerned the Commandments have everything to do with this. And you know why?”

He just stood there looking at me not quite sure where the conversation was going. So I continued,
“I tell you why the Commandments matter. They matter because the Commandments tell us not to kill, not to steal, not to lie, not to commit adultery, not to covet, to honour our elders and so on. This is what God’s Word teaches us right from the very beginning. The Commandments set a moral standard for the whole of society.

We were taught to be nice to our neighbour and to treat foreigners with kindness and the Bible tells us that those simple ten rules constitute love. They are a benchmark, a measure to live by and live up to.”

Brad looked at me and said, “Sounds wonderful. Mimi. Here’s a reality check for you, NO one is paying any attention or listening to any of those rules, nor following them.”

“Exactly my point Brad. It isn’t for me to judge if anyone is following God’s rules; what I notice however is that many believers follow all kinds of rules but not necessarily The Ten.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful indeed if we were to follow those ten simple rules? There’s PEOPLE INTERPRETnothing wrong with those rules, is there? There’s nothing wrong with the Bible either.  What’s wrong is that all through the ages and still today, people interpret God’s Word any way they like to suit their own purposes.

The Bible tells us to love one another. We’re taught that Jesus’ disciples will be known for their love for each other, we’re encouraged to turn the other cheek, bless our enemies and we’re taught that God is love and if we do not love we do not have God in us.

Can you find fault with any of that Brad?”

He looked bewildered. “But Mimi, no one is DOING that ‘loving thing.’ All these so called religious people are killing each other!”

“I know that Brad,” I said.

“Does that make the Commandments wrong or the people?

 

-If it weren't for religion...- (1)Brad scratched his head as he asked; “What are these again, the Commandments?”

So Brad, my friend, this is for you.

God’s Holy Word from the very beginning from Mount Sinai.

Does the Bible tell us what love is? Yes, the Bible tells us what love is.

God is love and He tells us that not lying, killing, stealing etc constitutes love.

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This is love according to the prophets with a little help from 'Moments in Love.' Music courtesy of Art of Noise.

I write about this all the time because I am passionate about it. Here is another article that gives you biblical references  and here also for our ‘love’ theme.

And here is a repeat of the disclaimer for my fellow religious friends who believe differently from me; I love you.

DISCLAIMER for my religious friends who believe differently- Mark 9-37-39, John 13-34-36 and 1 John 5-2. (2)

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GREAT TIPS FOR AMAZON REVIEWS


Mini tutorial on Amazon reviews

AMAZON REVIEWS

Leading up to the launch of The Holy Grail of Book Launching I’ll be releasing mini 4tutorials all with great info and tips on How To Launch Your Book Successfully.

One question I get asked often is how to get great reviews on Amazon. I always answer this question the same way: ‘Write a great book!’

Is that all there is to it? This is where it starts for sure.  Without a great book you won’t get great reviews. But you’re right, there is more to it.

Can family and friends leave reviews? Think about it. Does not make much sense does it? Not unless they declare to be auntie, uncle, mum and sis so that we can measure the size of the grain of salt.

When I launched my books, none of my friends nor family knew about it. When I wrote my first book, My Story of Survival,  I did not want anyone close to me know how really ill I was.  Because we all live a fair distance from each other, I got away with this.
My second book, Mimi’s Book Launch Plan, did not seem to have any relevance to any of my family nor friends, so once more I did not mention it to anyone.

None of my close family nor friends share the same religion that I do, so for the third time I did not share my book God Healed Me with any of them.

Family and friends leaving a review therefore has never been an issue for me. However, the issue comes up every now and then with readers of Mimi’s Book Launch Plan asking me how to get reviews for their books. For you I wrote this mini tutorial.

Be sure to check in regularly with Amazon to stay updated with their current policies. Links are provided in the tutorial which can be downloaded in pdf format here.

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How to
Get Support and Reviews on Amazon

Great Tips!

In accordance with Amazon guidelines, book authors and publishers may continue to provide free or discounted copies of their books to readers, as long as the author or publisher does not require a review in exchange or attempt to influence the review.

Every author wants good reviews. How do you get these? I’ve heard that less than one percent of readers of our books leave a review. Is this true? I had a browse on the web and could not get a definite number of it but here are some opinions from various forums. First from NotJohn from Amazon kdp community; you can find his response here, https://kdp.amazon.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=842395

1Next we hear from Neil Campbell who is an ex Amazon Category Leader and Senior Product Manager and you can find his complete response here, https://www.quora.com/What-percentage-of-buyers-write-reviews-on-Amazon

2Finally, this comment from Sean Campbell on a reddit forum gives a bit more perspective on why reviews do not need to be linked to sales. You can find his comment here, https://www.reddit.com/r/writing/comments/3i6lwj/what_percentage_of_readers_buyers_leave_reviews

3As you can read from the comments above, it appears that very few readers leave a review.

How can we help this process along and entice readers to leave a review? I’ll mention some options that you may not be aware of. Or you may have heard about it and forgotten.

Before we get going. Under Amazon’s guidelines compensation is not allowed in return for a review. And when people are given an Advance Reader Copy (ARC) this is with the understanding that we welcome all feedback, both positive and negative.

FUN FACT ONE

It is OK for authors to leave a review for another author?
I’ve often heard people say that this is not allowed. It may not have been allowed in the past but it is allowed now according to Amazon’s guidelines,

4There are many ways how authors can support each other. I describe quite a few of those in Mimi’s Book Launch Plan.

Can I write a Customer review of my own book?

No, you cannot on Amazon. You are allowed to do so on www.Goodreads.com.  Amazon encourages authors to use our BOOK DESCRIPTION on our product page, the EDITORIAL REVIEWS and MORE ABOUT THE AUTHOR sections of our book details page, to communicate with our customers about our book.

FUN FACT TWO

Can I ask my family to write a Customer Review for my book? No, this is not allowed under Amazon guidelines. However, your family and friends can leave an editorial review.

5So what are you waiting for? Ask Auntie May and Uncle Bob to write an editorial review for your book which you can proudly display on your product page. Sure you can ask www.kirkus.com too, but why not ask your family first?

After sis and mom have told the world all about your book, you may not even feel that you need a Kirkus review any more.

FUN FACT THREE

If you’re like me, you thought that your family wasn’t allowed to sing your praises on Amazon; well we were wrong. Amazon gives our family and friends ample opportunity to participate.

Just recently I discovered that there is this nifty feature on Amazon called Customer Discussions.  Family, friends and customers alike are invited to discuss your book and communicate with each other. Isn’t that crazy good?

I found this note the other day when one of my readers left a comment in the Customers Discussion section here.

6Thank you for purchasing My Story Of Survival. You’re very welcome Stephen, it’s a privilege and a pleasure to be able to help fellow authors.

How cool is that?

7You can find the CUSTOMER DISCUSSIONS FEATURE by scrolling down on your author page, where you will find it at the bottom of the page.

You can find Amazon’s FAQ review guidelines here https://www.amazon.com/gp/community-help/customer-review-guidelines-faqs-from-authors
and customer review guidelines here, https://www.amazon.com/gp/community-help/customer-review-guidelines-faqs-from-authors
and editorial review guidelines here, https://authorcentral.amazon.com/gp/help?topicID=200649600.

FUN FACT FOUR

Amazon has a Hall of Fame Reviewers. And you can contact them and send them a copy of your book if they agree to that. If they like what they read, they may write a review for your book. Isn’t that just awesome?

It means that you get a fancy little badge next to the review alerting all other customers that a FAMOUS reviewer reviewed your book. Just like this, as for Scott Allan’s book: Rejection Reset.

8Amazon Vine Program

Be courteous when you ask a top reviewer if they are happy to read your book. You’ll have to do your homework before you approach a member of the Vine Program. Make sure that the Vine member is interested in books in your niche. It is no use to send a non-fiction book to a reader who specifically states that they are interested in fiction only and vice versa. You can find out about their preferences by browsing their profile page. Not all Vine members have their email address displayed on their profile page and you may have to do some detective work to find their contact details. You can look for their details on this page https://www.amazon.com/review/hall-of-fame and find out more about Amazon Vine here https://www.amazon.com/gp/vine/help.

9Alternatively, you can purchase Debbie’s Book Review Targeter which has done all the hard work for you and all you have to do is write an email to the Vine Member with your request. You can find the Book Review Targeter here http://getbookreviewsnow.com/.   I have not actually tried this myself yet.

FUN FACT FIVE

The above four FUN FACTS are free. Won’t cost you a penny to have another author review your book. It won’t cost to have mum or uncle or sis write an editorial review. Anyone can partake in the Customer Discussions and if you are lucky enough to score a review from a TOP reviewer, I’ll be celebrating with you!

If you’re happy to pay for it, you can try some of these services below to invite readers to read a copy of your book.

Be careful how you word your invite and take care to describe your book accurately to invite the right kind of readers for your book.

  • First ask family and friends for feedback on your book utilising Amazon’s features and possibilities as mentioned above.
  • Ask your Twitter and Facebook friends, Your Google+ buddies and Pinterest and blog followers if they’re interested in reading your book and sharing with their friends.
  • Organise you email list and ask humbly if they would like to read your book.
  • Insert a link in your book and ask readers for honest feedback.
  • Contact Amazon Top Reviewers from the Vine Program.
  • Try one of the services below and see how you go with that.
  1. BOOK RAZOR bookrazor.com
  2. READINGDEALS readingdeals.com/submit-ebook
  3. BOOK REVIEW BROKER bookreviewbroker.com
  4. NET GALLEY Netgalley.com

Let me know if I missed anything and I’ll include it in the update.

Warmest and in good faith,

Mimi

 

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MY BOOKS AND A FREE VIDEO COURSE – To download a copy of MY STORY OF SURVIVAL click here. For a copy of MIMI’S BOOK LAUNCH PLAN, click here. For a copy of GOD HEALED ME click here. For a free video course on how to write a bestseller, click here. To join my launch party click here.

NEW BOOKS RELEASES, INTERVIEWS, AND REVIEWS – As a member of the Australian Christian Readers Blog Alliance and as a member of the Christian Indie Authors Reading Group and as the current Administrator of  Christian Authors WorldwideThis is FUN! Mimi’s Launch Party and co-administrator of OMEGA nonfiction writers I share new book releases, interviews and reviews with my readers. Stay tuned!

 


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Grocery list


FORWARDED MESSAGE

about the power of prayer

I received the ‘GROCERY LIST’ as a forwarded message and thought to post it here because it gave me food for thought with regards to the power of prayer and the weight we give to it.
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Thank you to the kind friend who forwarded this message to me.

GROCERY LIST

Louise Redden, a poorly dressed lady with a look of defeat on her face, walked into a grocery store. She approached the owner of the store in a most humble manner and asked if he would let her charge a few groceries.
She softly explained that her husband was very ill and unable to work, they had seven children and they needed food.
John Longhouse, the grocer, scoffed at her and requested that she leave his store at once.
Visualizing the family needs, she said: ‘Please, sir! I will bring you the money just as soon as I can.’
John told her he could not give her credit, since she did not have a charge account at his store.
Standing beside the counter was a customer who overheard the conversation between the two. The customer walked forward and told the grocer that he would stand good for whatever she needed for her family. The grocer said in a very reluctant voice, ‘Do you have a grocery list?’
Louise replied, ‘Yes sir.’ ‘O.K’ he said, ‘put your grocery list on the scales and whatever your grocery list weighs, I will give you that amount in groceries.’
Louise hesitated a moment with a bowed head, then she reached into her purse and took out a piece of paper and scribbled something on it. She then laid the piece of paper on the scale carefully with her head still bowed.
The eyes of the grocer and the customer showed amazement when the scales went down and stayed down.
The grocer, staring at the scales, turned slowly to the customer and said begrudgingly, ‘I can’t believe it.’
The customer smiled and the grocer started putting the groceries on the other side of the scales. The scale did not balance so he continued to put more and more groceries on them until the scales would hold no more.
The grocer stood there in utter disgust. Finally, he grabbed the piece of paper from the scales and looked at it with greater amazement.
It was not a grocery list, it was a prayer, which said:
‘Dear Lord, you know my needs and I am leaving this in your hands.’
The grocer gave her the groceries that he had gathered and stood in stunned silence.
Louise thanked him and left the store. The other customer handed a fifty-dollar bill to the grocer and said; ‘It was worth every penny of it. Only God knows the weight of a prayer.’
After you’ve read this, say a prayer of thanks for all your blessings. That’s all you have to do.
Peace and Blessings… In God we trust!
Praise God, He is All Merciful.
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GREAT SHALL BE THE PEACE OF YOUR CHILDREN


BIBLE PROMISE

GREAT SHALL BE THE PEACE OF YOUR CHILDREN

GREAT SHALL BE THE PEACE OF THY CHILDREN

Aren’t your children behaving today? Aren’t they acting according to what you taught them? Do they find themselves in undesirable situations?

This is a good time to take hold of GOD’s promise that, ‘Great shall be the peace of your children.’

Thank you Father, for keeping our children safe and out of harm’s way. I’m praying for both my children today that

 The LORD will bless them, and keep them:
The LORD make his face shine upon them, and be gracious unto them:
The LORD lift up his countenance upon them and give them peace.
And I pray that the LORD will put His name upon my children and bless them.

Just for fun I’ll share the song that I wrote for each of my children.

The first one is called, ‘Mother of an Angel.’

And the second one is called, ‘Brighter Than The Sun.’

You can find both these tracks also under my favourite people credits and links.

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Victorious: Living a life of complete freedom and victory in Christ


BOOK LAUNCH 

You can obtain a free copy of VICTORIOUS from Amazon on June 20-22, 2016.

Victorious: Living a life of complete freedom and victory in Christ

written by Barry Tallis

BOOK DESCRIPTION

God wants us to live victorious lives. But many of us are unaware we are in a battle or how to fight from a position of victory. Have you every thought about what it takes to have a joyous, successful, fulfilled life?

VICTORIOUSGod desires for us to live a life full of victory. He doesn’t want us to just “wade through life” until we go to heaven. He has given us His divine nature to move from a position of defeat, to a position of victory. VICTORIOUS has been designed to give you insight and direction on how to live this life. This book is for people who are tired of letting the enemy of this world triumph in their life, causing them to be disconnected and separated from God, even while sitting in the seats at church.

By implementing the principles and truths detailed in this book, many have come to realize the truth that the battle has already been won, and have started living it out on a daily basis.

You can live a life free from the enemy. From the constant attacks on your mind, body, and soul. You do not need to struggle another day with habitual sin. You can be free from it and the shame, guilt, and self-condemnation. As you read VICTORIOUS, you will experience a deeper connection to God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.

Review

If you were to implement the truth and principles as detailed in Barry’s book it becomes easy to realise that the battle is already won and to start living the victory. We will become victorious once we start living according to God’s truth and are obedient to His Word.

In VICTORIOUS Barry describes the various names that the devil is known by. This makes it easier for us, his readers, to recognise and resist evil. In addition, Barry summarises what the devil stands for  and who he is by saying that ‘Satan is a “spiritual supernatural being who opposed God and continuous to oppose Him and seeks to disrupt the plans and purposes of God’s people and lead them astray and into rebellion against God.”

I like how Barry quotes Scripture verses about the evil one and dissects the meaning of these verses because this makes it easier to recognise what is going on in our daily lives.

With Barry’s guidance, we gain a better understanding of how to see evil for what it is and how to resist evil and fight it with the appropriate verses and tools. Well done Barry I enjoyed reading the first part of your book and am looking forward to reading the rest of it.

AUTHOR BIO

Barry Tallis and his wife Dennette are the founders of Nourish Ministries, an organization developed to help peoples’ mind, body, and soul. As a CrossFit coach and owner of CrossFit West Orange, Barry has created a kingdom-focus business to help people grow in strength both physically and spiritually. His desire is to help strengthen the body of Christ through his books and preaching. He just published his first book, STRONGER, and this is his second book, VICTORIOUS.

Barry is a father to his three daughters and one son. He and his wife reside in Windermere, FL. He enjoys sand volleyball, traveling to the Caribbean, and occasionally has some time to establish some new personal records in the gym.

Connect with Barry on Twitter (@barrytallis), Facebook, Instagram (@thestrongerbook) and thestrongerbook.com.

FREE COPY

You can obtain a free copy of VICTORIOUS from Amazon on June 20-22, 2016.

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NEW BOOKS RELEASES, INTERVIEWS, AND REVIEWS – As a member of the Australian Christian Readers Blog Alliance and as a member of the Christian Indie Authors Reading Group and as the current Administrator of  Christian Authors Worldwide, This is FUN! Launch Party and co-administrator of OMEGA nonfiction writers I share new book releases, interviews and reviews with my readers. Stay tuned!

 


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How To Hear God: A Seven Day Guide


BOOK LAUNCH NEW RELEASES

HOW TO HEAR GOD is available for FREE from Amazon on June 24, 25 and 26, 2016.

How To Hear God: A Seven Day Guide to hearing God, Book 1.

by Ian Banner

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Would you like to hear God more in your life than you do?
Do you hear stories of people who claim to hear God and wonder if that could ever happen to you?

IAN PICTUREAre you finding your Christian life a struggle and just wish God was more intimate, more involved?

Would you like some practical advice on how you can hear God?

If you answered any of these questions ‘Yes’, then this book is for you. Its purpose is to help you learn to hear God’s voice and to encourage you to do what he tells you.

Author Ian Banner says, “I have the privilege of being part of a team that regularly travels to preach, pray and prophecy to people.

This book is full of all the tips and lessons God has taught us over the past 5 years.

If you follow the advice written here, based on my very practical experience, I believe anyone with a heart to be used by God can learn to hear God’s voice and learn to pray, give words of knowledge and prophecy safely and effectively for other people.”

The book covers how to hear God yourself and how to use that gifting via words of knowledge, or prophecies, in sermons, when praying for people, running meetings or leading response times in church.

Chapters include 
Baby Steps in hearing God and Prophecy
What do I mean by Personal Prophecies?
Co-operating with God in your life and ministry.
How to pray with people safely.
How to develop you gifting from occasionally praying for people in small groups to calling out prophecies and words of knowledge in large meetings.
What do do when things go wrong?

Plus other blogs, books and apps you can use to help you.

REVIEW

Delightful book from a devout man

HOW TO HEAR GOD is a seven step, practical beginners guide to hearing God, words of knowledge and the gift of Prophecy. It was initially released a few years ago and this is an updated edition.

What I love about this book is that Ian gives examples from daily life to illustrate the points he is making and he does this really well. So well in fact that I read the book in one setting.

Ian encourages his readers to read a little bit every day however and to have a journal handy  for note taking.
It is mentioned in HOW TO HEAR GOD that a separate study guide for this book is available, which contains extra exercises and notes. You can use this individually or in small groups. This guide is available for free.

Ian explains what a personal prophecy is and how we can know that the information which comes to us is from God. He explains it in such a way that I think; ‘We should all know about this.’ This is book One and I’m already looking forward to book Two.

This is a delightful book filled with personal anecdotes and directions of a devout man who clearly walks with God and would love nothing better than for others to do the same. I highly recommend this book for anyone who struggles to hear God’s voice in their life and also for us who can do with some fine tuning.

AUTHOR BIO

Hi – I am Ian Banner and I have a few passions …

First I am passionate about the God whom I serve. I am a 52 years old born-again charismatic Christian who lives in Sheffield, UK.

I am passionate about my family. I have been married to my wife Merle for over 25 years – we met at university and we have 2 lads, studying at University. We live and worship at a local church in Sheffield.

I am the co-director of a charity in Uganda, called Forever Caring Homes. The charity is designed to look after young children who have lost their parents through the AIDS epidemic that swept through Africa. It’s quite small, and lots of others do work like this as well, but I do it because I felt the lord tell me to.

Finally, I write books and blogs.

WHERE TO GET YOUR COPY

HOW TO HEAR GOD is available for FREE from Amazon on June 24, 25 and 26, 2016.

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MY BOOKS AND A FREE VIDEO COURSE – To download a copy of MY STORY OF SURVIVAL click here. For a copy of MIMI’S BOOK LAUNCH PLAN, click here. For a copy of GOD HEALED ME click here.
For a free video course on how to write a bestseller, click here.

NEW BOOKS RELEASES, INTERVIEWS, AND REVIEWS – As a member of the Australian Christian Readers Blog Alliance and as a member of the Christian Indie Authors Reading Group and as the current Administrator of  Christian Authors Worldwide, This is FUN! Mimi’s Launch Party and co-administrator of OMEGA nonfiction writers I share new book releases, interviews and reviews with my readers. Stay tuned!

 

 

 


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Why “Bible Study” Doesn’t Work


Book launch

Get your free copy on Amazon today and tomorrow June 19 and 20, 2016.

Why “Bible Study” Doesn’t Work: The epic failure of evangelicalism’s favorite discipleship method – and how YOUR CHURCH can do something about it

BOOK DESCRIPTION

When did Bible Study become the broccoli of the Christian life?

WHY BIBLE STUDYEat more broccoli! It’s good for you! Study the Bible more… attend more “Bible studies!” It’s good for you!

Shouldn’t studying the Bible be more than simply something that is good for us? Shouldn’t studying the Bible together with other followers of Jesus actually strengthen us for a healthy lifestyle of following Jesus on the journey of the Christ-life? Did we miss a turn somewhere?

Let me ask you a question. If more (or better) Bible studies is really the answer, how in the world do we have so many people who:

• Have gone to Sunday School for decades
• Have attended, helped in, and taught Vacation Bible School
• Have participated in multiple 13-week or 40-day video-based Bible study courses
• And are Biblically illiterate and don’t have any idea how to think or live Biblically?

It seems that we have a disconnect somewhere.

I’d like to offer, in this brief book, a way of rethinking Bible study. A way that refocuses studying the Bible with the intent of making disciples. A way that emphasizes not just the “what” of Bible study, but also the “how” and the “why” of studying the Bible.

REVIEW

Gerry is inviting us to re-evaluate the usefulness of Bible studies as they are conducted at the moment. He says, ‘What I don’t believe is “Join another Bible  study group and you’ll be more like Jesus.”

Amen to that!

Thank you, Gerry. A book like yours was long overdue.

AUTHOR BIO

Dr. Gerry Lewis (fondly known by his friends as Dr. G), is a man of many interests — Author, blogger, podcaster, newspaper columnist, church health consultant, leadership coach, community leader, foodie, coffee aficionado, musician, entertainer, speaker, husband, father, and grandpa.

He has been involved in church ministry for almost 40 years — beginning at age 15 with music ministry, transitioning to 20 years in the role of senior pastor, moving into the role of Executive Director of a regional network of churches since 2008.

A passionate lifelong learner, he has found his niche as a self-described “Strengths Optimization Coach” encouraging and empowering others on their next step in the journey toward amazing. When not writing or designing processes to strengthen pastors and churches, he can be found with his best friend (the beautiful Mrs. Sweetie) searching out hidden treasures at thrift stores and pawn shops, trying out a new restaurant, or creating his latest culinary masterpiece at home.

FREE DOWNLOAD

Get your free copy on Amazon today and tomorrow June 19 and 20, 2016.

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ABOUT SCRIPTURE CARDS – If you want to send free Scripture Cards to your friends click here and you want to buy hard copies of Scripture Cards you can click here.

MY BOOKS AND A FREE VIDEO COURSE – To download a copy of MY STORY OF SURVIVAL click here. For a copy of MIMI’S BOOK LAUNCH PLAN, click here. For a copy of GOD HEALED ME click here.
For a free video course on how to write a bestseller, click here.

NEW BOOKS RELEASES, INTERVIEWS, AND REVIEWS – As a member of the Australian Christian Readers Blog Alliance and as a member of the Christian Indie Authors Reading Group and as the current Administrator of  Christian Authors Worldwide, This is FUN! Launch Party and co-administrator of OMEGA nonfiction writers I share new book releases, interviews and reviews with my readers. Stay tuned!

 

 


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About my mentors… THANK YOU!!


About my mentors

If it weren’t for my mentors I would not have been able to publish 3 books successfully in a period of just over five months.

Michael Hyatt and Chandler Bolt are two of my favourite mentors but I have plenty more such as John Kremer, Penny Sansevieri, Tim Grahl, Tom Morkes, David Chesson and Paul Brodie, just to name a few. This is a big THANK YOU to them all for their support, inspiration and freely shared knowledge. Some of my mentors will be speaking at the next Self-Publishing Success Summit.

Thank you awesome

Self-Publishing Success Summit

This is super exciting! Another Self-Publishing Success Summit has been organised. Last year’s Summit was a huge success. More than 30,000 people took action and thousands of them have gone on to WRITE THEIR FIRST BOOK!

At these Summits we learn from the very best in the industry how to write, market and publish our first book.

This will be the biggest online Publishing Event of the year JUNE 12 -22, 2016.

What is the Self-Publishing Success Summit?

The Self-Publishing Success Summit was created in order to give all writers the complete skill sets to create massive opportunities for themselves. The Summit teaches aspiring and seasoned authors alike how to navigate the pitfalls of the publishing landscape.

During this virtual Summit, some of the top self-published and traditionally published authors impart their knowledge and business secrets to writers at all levels. Why do they want to do this and help with this passion project? Because they’ve once walked in our shoes.

Writing can be very intimidating. Even those who love to write worry about taking the leap into publishing. Many never actually publish their finished work. Why is this?

Traditional publishing is a tough nut to crack, there’s no guarantee that even the most well-written, fascinating book will break through and score a publishing deal. There’s always self-publishing, right? This is true. Self-publishing is available to everyone, but requires a fair amount of skill and knowledge to hit that elusive best seller li

I know that Chandler Bolt will be at this year’s Summit (he organised it) and Michael Hyatt, that’s already two of my favourite people. As well as  Scrivener Coach Joseph Michael, Joanna Penn, Gary Vaynerchuk, Pat Flynn, Anik Singal, Jeff Walker, Barbara Corcoran,  and another 30-odd speakers. They’ll all be sharing their expertise with us for FREE. You’d be crazy to miss this!

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REVIVAL: the 21 Day Challenge


Book launches reviews

Revival: The 21 Day Challenge: Rekindle Your Passion for God

Written by Deb Wilson.

BOOK DESCRIPTION

– Do you want a vibrant relationship with God?
– Do you want your life to radiate Jesus in such a way that sinners are drawn to Christ through you?
REVIVAL– Do you want your life to inspire believers who have settled for the comfort of a lukewarm lifestyle?

In just twenty-one days your life will radically change. You will experience personal revival in a way that not only impacts you but everyone around you.

Revival: The 21 Day Challenge goes deeper than a daily devotion. Each day includes:

– A short, yet powerful Bible Study
– Thought provoking reflection questions
– An effective, fervent prayer

God is calling His people to rise up victorious. Revival is breaking out all over the world today. Only God can birth a Great Awakening, but personal revival is available for every believer who hungers for intimacy with God. Unlike many books on corporate revival, this book focuses on revival in the individual believer. Deb Wilson is passionate about revival. She has gone to great lengths to take powerful concepts and present them in a practical way.

Revival in your life will fuel your passion for God, the body of Christ and the lost. You will learn how to have an eternal impact on the world.

Grab your Bible, a notebook, and pen. Jump into the life-changing Word of God, and prepare to be awakened.

MY REVIEW

This is not just another religious book. In REVIVAL Deb addresses all the questions believers have plus some. What does revival mean for me personally? How do I know that GOD hears me? What does it mean to have a close relationships with GOD and how do I go about it?

Deb follows up with Scripture verses which give the answer to each and every question. After this Deb prays with us for more insight, understanding, closeness so that we can serve better and experience more joy in our lives.

REVIVAL truly is an invaluable manual for your bedside table. On that note, I only have one complaint. Where is the hard copy?

AUTHOR BIO

Deb Wilson describes herself as, “an ordinary woman, serving an extraordinary God.” She was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, where she currently resides. For years, Deb dreamed of being in full time ministry as a Christian author and speaker. After a rewarding career in Marketing and Public Relations at the prestigious Nemours Children’s Specialty Care clinic in Jacksonville, she retired in December 2014, to follow that dream.

Deb believes her destiny is to encourage and mentor other women with life changing Biblical based teaching designed to spur women to grow spiritually and embrace their God-given purpose and destiny.

Life has been busy since retirement. Deb is always looking for new ways to use the gifts and talents God has given her to inspire others. She offers free audio conferences, proudly serves on the Board of Directors for two non-profit organizations, leads small group studies through her local church, participates in jail ministry and ministers to women in various stages of drug or alcohol recovery.

Learn more about Deb or contact her for your next Women’s Event at: https://debwilsonministries.wordpress.com

Follow her on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/DebWilsonMinistries/

WHERE TO GET YOUR COPY

You can purchase REVIVAL from Amazon here.

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NEW BOOKS RELEASES, INTERVIEWS, AND REVIEWS – As a member of the Australian Christian Readers Blog Alliance and as a member of the Christian Indie Authors Reading Group and as the current Administrator of  Christian Authors Worldwide, This is FUN! Mimi’s Launch Party and co-administrator of OMEGA nonfiction writers I share new book releases, interviews and reviews with my readers. Stay tuned!

 

 


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GOD HEALED ME


Book launches and reviews

GOD HEALED ME

GOD HEALED ME is my third book and is launching today!! This means that you can download it for free My 26, 27 and 27. Tell your friends and get a copy for yourself.

DESCRIPTION

24 Popular and Favourite Scripture verses and Promises for Healing

This is the black & white version of GOD HEALED ME. You can download the colourful gift version here amzn.com/B01FOQV1ZW

Head over heels
Whilst experiencing major life challenges Mimi discovers the power of God’s Holy Word BK HEALING SQ Healing Book cover 8.5x  120416and falls head over heels. She describes how God’s Word helps her cast out bad spirits that are trying to keep her down. She relates how these 24 Scripture verses, as well as an abundance of other verses, lift her spirit, turn her life around and get her back on her feet.

Prayer time effortless and easy
Mimi created the prayer book GOD HEALED ME to make prayer time effortless and easy so that others may find similar comfort and healing.

The Power of God’s Word
There is nothing God’s Word cannot accomplish!
“By the word of the Lord were the heavens made and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.”

Blessings and healing
Before Mimi started reading the Bible she experienced despair and despondency. She was ready to throw in the towel.BK HEALING SQ Healing Book Back cover 090516
Nowadays with her new found faith, Mimi’s days are filled with hope and comfort, peace, joy, love, blessings and healing. Mimi discovers what churches and believers have known for millennia; God’s Word heals. It truly does!

… I am the Lord who heals you… So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

Survey on prayer
A survey on prayer from Belief.net shows us that 68% of Christians pray more than once a day. More than 70% of all Christians and Jewish people pray for health and safety, and respectively 93% and 74% pray for God’s guidance.

Only 0.6% of Christians think that their prayers are never answered whilst 2.9% of Jewish people think the same.

In contrast a whopping 43% of Christians say that their prayers are often answered whilst 27.5% says that they are ALWAYS answered.

Jewish people say that 12.7% of their prayers are always answered and 33.1% often.

More statistics from the survey are listed in GOD HEALED ME.

The power of prayer
In a randomized, double-blind study at coronary-care unit at San Francisco general Hospital with cardiologist Randolph Byrd, 393 patients were studied and neither the doctors and nurses nor the patients knew who would be the object of prayer.

Dramatic prayer results surprised many scientists.
Patients who were prayed for needed fewer drugs and spent less time on ventilators. They fared better overall than their counterparts. GOD HEALED ME lists the interesting and promising results of this study.

Prayer gets people better faster
“Studies have shown prayer can prevent people from getting sick, and when they do get sick, prayer can help them get better faster.”
An exhaustive analysis of more than 1,500 reputable medical studies “indicates people who are more religious and pray more have better mental and physical health.”
Dr. Harold G Koenig of Duke University.

Prayer works
“Prayer works,” says Dr. Matthews, associate professor of medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., after reviewing more than 200 studies linking religious commitment and health, cited in his book, The Faith Factor.
Dr. Matthews cites studies suggesting that, people who pray are less likely to get sick, are more likely to recover from surgery and illness, and are better able to cope with their illnesses than people who don’t pray.

Thirty medical schools in America now offer courses in faith and medicine.

GOD HEALED ME is the first in a series of twelve books about the Mercy, Miracles and Promises in GOD’S HOLY WORD.

REVIEWS

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I’ve been involved in the medical industry for more than two decades, in a variety of ways. After this I turned to freelance writing and have written on topics ranging from health to how-to publish on Kindle. Love laughter Hearts

In 2015 I became a bestselling author with ‘MY STORY OF SURVIVAL,’ which aims to help, inspire and give courage to people who experience serious health issues.

In 2016 ‘MIMI’S BOOK LAUNCH PLAN’ was published as a thank you to my launch team and to help support entrepreneurs, fellow writers, self-publishers and Indie authors.

After this, I published GOD HEALED ME which we’re launching today.

I write for fun and in 2015 also contributed to the anthologies ‘Glimpses of Light’ and ‘Like a Girl’ to raise funds for the blind and education for women and children.

The entrepreneurial spirit is strong in my genes. My parents managed a beach kiosk and together with my daughters, I now own a gift shop; Mimi’s Original Scripture & Inspirational Card House at http://www.mosaichouse.co.

I like to spend my spare time with my children and friends, two cheeky butcher birds on the veranda and my new puppy Layla Joy.

PURCHASE A COPY

FREE DOWNLOAD on May 26, 27 and 28, 2016 from Amazon.

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MY BOOKS AND A FREE VIDEO COURSE – To download a copy of MY STORY OF SURVIVAL click here. For a copy of MIMI’S BOOK LAUNCH PLAN, click here. For a copy of GOD HEALED ME click here.
For a free video course on how to write a bestseller, click here.

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THE WAYWARD SHEEP: MY JOURNEY TO SALVATION


BOOK REVIEWS LAUNCH

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

GOD IS LOVE

Do you know that God is Love? Aren’t you always taught that?
Well, I didn’t think so, not when I saw how my mum and sisters suffered and He allowed WAYWARDthem to suffer. Where was His love, mercy and compassion? God had never figured in my life, although I was educated in schools run by Christian missionaries. Now I was forced to confront Him.

I sat helpless, as copious tears flowed down my sister’s cheeks. Her eyes, red and swollen, were pools of bewildered despair.
“Why me? Why me? Why?” she sobbed. I knew she was thinking of her children, who were still in high school. They still needed her. What would happen to them? Who would look after them?
My heart contracted and my tears welled up as I watched her, consumed by her misery and grief.

The doctor had earlier confirmed that she had “the big C.” C for Cancer. She had breast cancer. Cancer, the dreaded disease. It strikes terror in all women, especially breast cancer.
It meant losing one’s crowning glory, becoming bald and ugly. It meant losing one’s breasts and becoming de-womanized. It meant Death was beckoning. Having cancer was a fate too horrible to contemplate, let alone for one to accept it.

I held my sister’s hand, not knowing what to say. Even as my tears rolled down my cheeks, could I in all honesty say, “I wish it were me and not you”? What good would it do, even if it were true?
In fact, I was in dread, too. When would it be my turn? I squeezed her hand in our shared grief, hoping to convey what I had no words for.

My mind was in turmoil, my thoughts churning over and over. Our mother was at home, dying from cancer and lying in a drug-infused stupor.

“Meg, Renee is undergoing emergency surgery. Ovarian cancer, stage four. She may not make it.”

Dear God! God was taking away three mothers in her family, God who is Love. She had to take on God! Consumed with fear and hatred for God, desperate to help Renee who had a young family dependent on her, find out how Meg stands up to God whom she had rejected over and over, because of ancestral worship practiced in her family. Follow her on her journey.

MY REVIEW

With God all things are possible and nothing is impossible with God. Peggy Chan is the perfect example of this as she shares her heartache when many family members around her die of a terminal illness. Peggy shakes her fist at God, asking why? And who would blame her?

Then Peggy attempts to bargain with God and in the process finds HIS love and mercy.

I was moved by this story. The promise is that if you seek God you will find Him and Peggy did. Amen.

Thank you for sharing your story with us Peggy. A story of love and salvation, beautifully told.

AUTHOR BIO

Peggy Chan also known as Peggy Lim, holds an Honors degree in English. She is a happy grandmother who likes reading, traveling, golfing, gardening and creative writing.

She has published English Grammar books to help those who want to learn grammatically correct English: “English Grammar : A Malaysian Student Guide” and “Casey and Penny’s guide to English”, a series of four books. She has also published the “Yes, I can Read” series of well-loved tales retold in simple language for young readers.

She also has blogs in which she shares her thoughts and pictures of places that she has been to.

Where to purchase

FREE download on 15 and 16 May 2016 and after this you can purchase your copy of THE WAYWARD SHEEP: MY JOURNEY TO SALVATION AND GOD’S LOVE at Amazon.

 

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ABOUT SCRIPTURE CARDS – If you want to send free Scripture Cards to your friends click here and you want to buy hard copies of Scripture Cards you can click here. To download a copy of my Story of Survival click here. For a copy of Mimi’s Book Launch Plan, click here.

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A Miracle in the Making: A Journey of Faith, Hope & Love


NEW BOOKS REVIEWS

A Miracle in the Making: A Journey of Faith, Hope & Love

A Miracle in the Making was written by Patricia Batoba Jones.

BOOK DESCRIPTION

God, where are you?

Have you ever asked, “God, where are you? How could you let this happen to me? How can something good ever come out of this horrible situation?”

A MIRACLE IN THE MAKINGThese were the questions Patricia Jones asked God during the 133 days her baby spent in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) fighting for her life. The faith Patricia had stood on most of her life would be challenged when she found herself questioning God’s promise, plan, and purpose.

Miracles experienced
In this moving memoir, Jones writes about her family’s search for answers and the miracles they experienced in the midst of the biggest storm of their lives. She learned to walk out her faith – not just quote Biblical verses. This is a story of how faith, hope and love helped one family triumph over pain, and the hidden treasures they discovered during their journey.

Jones reminds us that God can truly work miracles and that the lessons we learn from our most difficult trials can bring us the greatest joy and peace of heart.

MY REVIEW

A story of faith, hope and love. Wonderful story and beautifully told!

A story of faith, hope and love. I read the book in one sitting.

With God all things are possible and nothing is impossible with God. Patricia tells her story beautifully.

What I loved much about Patricia’s journey with her premmie is that she believed God’s truth over and above what appeared to be facts. And she held on to that truth.

Wonderful story and beautifully told!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born and raised in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Patricia Batoba Jones moved to the United States at the age of 15 with her family in pursuit of the American dream. She obtained her Master’s degree in social work from Texas A&M University-Commerce. She is a licensed clinical social worker and enjoys helping her clients improve their quality of life.

Patricia is a devout Christian, a wife, mother, therapist, author and speaker. She’s passionate about being transparent and sharing her life lessons with others in the hope of empowering them to live life to the fullest. Patricia lives in McKinney, Texas with her husband and daughter and shares her life’s lessons of faith, hope and love at apurelove.com.

WHERE TO GET YOUR COPY

You can obtain your copy of A Miracle in the Making at Amazon by clicking here.

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NEW BOOKS RELEASES, INTERVIEWS AND REVIEWS – As a member of the Australian Christian Readers Blog Alliance and as a member of the Christian Indie Authors Reading Group and as the current Administrator of Christian Authors Worldwide, I share new book releases, interviews and reviews with my readers. Stay tuned!


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15 of my Best and Favourite Biblical Resources


MY 15 BEST BIBLICAL RESOURCES

  1. Jewish Bible, JPS Hebrew-English
  2. King James Life Application Study Bible
  3. Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible
  4. The Brown-Driver-Bridges Hebrew and Eglish Lexikon
  5. Interlinear Greek-English New Testament
  6. Young’s Literal Translation
  7. The Oxford Annotated Apocrypha
  8. Bible Gateway and Bible Hub
  9. E-sword
  10. Mac Software
  11. Franklin Electronics
  12. Nehemia’s wall
  13. Free Scripture Card site
  14. MOSAIC HOUSE
  15. Biblical Foundations Academy

Your Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path

Which Bible to read?

We all have our favourites and below I’ll share mine with you.

I think that any Bible is better than no Bible and the following Bibles are just a guideline and a few of my favourite Bibles and books from my bookshelf as well as links to some of my favourite sites.

Jewish Bible

JEWISH BIBLE

Jewish Bibles don’t contain the gospels and other books from the New Testament but it is good to  remember that the Jewish Bible (re-labeled Old Testament by Christianity) is the authority on the history of the Jewish people and their relationship with GOD. Jesus is of Jewish heritage that is traced all the way back to King David’s lineage. Jesus’ teachings are based on the Jewish Bible and He quotes extensively from the Scripture from the prophets of old.

JPS Hebrew-English

The JPS Hebrew-English Tanakah is an obvious choice because it has the Hebrew verses alongside the English translation.

King James Life Application Study Bible

LASB

For beginners, I like the King James version Life Application Study Bible from Tyndale House Publications because it has handy commentary on each page. And even though I don’t necessarily agree with all the commentary, overall for beginners the commentary is helpful to understand events in the  context of the history and culture of the Jewish nation.

Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible

STRONGS

Strong’s Concordance contains a Hebrew and Aramaic Dictionary of the Jewish Bible (named Old Testament by Christians) and a Greek Dictionary of the New Testament. It is truly exhaustive because every word and every reference in the King James version is indexed. I like this version because it has slightly larger print.

The Brown-Driver-Bridges Hebrew and English Lexikon.

BROWN DRIVER LEXIKON

The Lexikon provides not only dictionary definitions for each word, but it relates to how each word is used in the Old Testament, and it categorises the nuances of meaning for each word.

Interlinear Greek-English New Testament

THE INETERLINEAR

The Interlinear Greek-English New Testament by Jay P. Green claims to be the only complete interlinear Bible available in English. It is keyed to Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance. It contains the complete Hebrew and Greek texts with a direct English rendering below each word as well as the Literal Translation of the Bible in the outside column. It’s a lot of fun, this one!

Young’s Literal Translation

YOUNGS LITERAL

The Young’s Literal Translation of the Bible is another of my favourites. I really like the language of Young’s Literal because it is a strictly literal translation of the original Hebrew and Greek texts.

Various King James versions

I started off with an authorised 1611 translation of the King James Bible and an original version. At the moment, I use an authorised King James Version copyright 1984 by the Zondervan Corporation.

The Oxford Annotated Apocrypha

OXFORD

I also have in my library the Oxford Annotated Apocrypha.  I enjoyed reading  the Apocrypha. The word Apocrypha means hidden and generally contains 1 Esdras, 2 Esdras, Tobit, Judith, the Rest of Esther, the Wisdom of Solomon, Sirach, (also titled Ecclesiasticus), Barach, The Letter of Jeremiah, Song of the Three Young Men, Susanna, Bel and the Dragon, The Additions to Daniel, The Prayer of Manasseh, and 1 and 2 Maccabees which were written by Jewish people between 300 and 100 B.C.

The books accepted as inspired that are included in the Catholic Bible are Tobit, Judith, 1 and 2 Maccabees, Wisdom of Solomon, Sirach (also known as Ecclesiasticus), and Baruch.

It is my understanding that Jewish people don’t recognise these books as being canonical. I don’t think that Jesus or the apostles ever quoted from the apocryphal books.

Bible Gateway and  Biblehub

Bible Gateway.com and Biblehub.com are great for research on the web. With options to look at parallel and linear bibles, listen to sermons, search topics, search the Strong’s, look at the Hebrew words and look words up in the Lexicon.

Sample Various Bible Translations copyright Bible Hub

Love each other 1

LOVE 2

love 3

On both Bible gateway and Biblehub, many of the commercial versions of the Bible can be lined up aside or below each other to see the various translations.

Commentary

Commentary is provided for most Bible verses on both Biblehub and Bible gateway which helps when more background is needed to understand a verse fully.

Audio

Bible gateway provides options to listen to the Bible in various translations.

E Sword

For many years I used the free Bible software eSword and was very happy with this. At some stage I switched to a mac and couldn’t get used to the online mac version of esword. I now have both mac as well as PC and intend to start using eSword again.

Mac software

MACSWORD

On and off I use MacSword which is a free & open-source application. It contains many different bible translations in different languages, devotionals, commentaries, dictionaries and lexicons.

Franklin

I own a small electronic device by Franklin which facilitates the finding of Bible verses. Nowadays with the smart phones it should be easy enough to find any Bible reference on a smart phone.

To understand Scripture better

NEHEMIA

To understand Scripture better we listen to Biblical scholar Nehemia Gordon when he interviews ‘Hebrew Voices.’ Nehemia is a Karaite Jew and what I like about Karaite Judaism  or Karaism (also spelt Qaraite Judaism or Qaraism), (/ˈkærə.aɪt/ or /ˈkærə.ɪzəm/; Hebrew: יהדות קראית), is that it means, “Readers of the Hebrew Scriptures.” Kataite Judaism is a Jewish movement characterized by the recognition of the Tanakh alone as its supreme legal authority.
This practice is similar to my belief of Sola Scripture, where God’s Word, and not a religious leader, denomination or church, is considered the authority.

Free Scripture Card Site

SCRIPTURE CARDS

In gratitude, I developed www.liveforeverhowto.net which is a free Scripture card website. From this site you can send free Scripture cards to your friends and family.

MOSAIC HOUSE – Scripture Cards for various occasions

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At Mimi’s Original Scripture & Inspirational Card House, you can buy hard copies of Scripture Cards. These are the same verses that helped me through medical emergencies and other calamities in my life and brought me hope, comfort, blessings, healing, peace, prosperity, love and joy.

Best option – Learn Hebrew

KEITH

Our best option to understand GOD’s Word fully is to learn Hebrew and find out for ourself what the prophets of old really said. You can check out Biblical Foundations Academy where Keith Johnson  is offering a Biblical Hebrew Audio Course for people who are interested in learning Hebrew.

Above I’ve listed some of the resources that I use when reading Scripture or listening to God’s Word or for research when I write my books.

I’d love to hear about your best and favourite Biblical resources.

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Devil Get Your Hands Off! 6 Strategies To Snatch Your Kids Out Of Deception


BOOK LAUNCH – NEW RELEASE

What I like about this book are the strategies and practical steps we’re given for when DEVIL GET  YOUR HANDS OFFwe’re about to throw in the towel and want to say, “I’m over it, I don’t care. I’ve just had enough.” This is where Cathy’s book comes to the rescue with Scripture verses and encouragement to hang in there, pray for our kids and trust in God’s Word which promises not to come back  to us void.

This book is great because it tells us, “Hey, it’s not just me struggling with my teen/adolescent, there’s others out there facing similar battles and with God’s help, it’ll all be good in the end.” 

Devil! GET YOUR HANDS OFF!

This book was written by Cathy Copeland and published last month on Amazon.

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Have your kids been targeted by the enemy?

Have your kids been targeted by the enemy? Are they making choices that are leading them down the wrong path?

Six Strategies
There is a battle going on for their souls. As their parent, you have been called to fight for them. Devil! GET YOUR HANDS OFF! gives you 6 strategies to defeat the devil’s plans and take back what he stole!

Learn how to:
• Snatch your kids out of the devil’s grip
• Rise up in your authority against all the warfare
• Stand in the gap for them
• Release your decree over them
• And much more

Daily Warfare prayer
This book includes a daily warfare prayer to call your loved ones out of darkness. You don’t have time to lose. The time to act is now. The devil does not play fair. It’s time to fight for your kids and break the powers of darkness that are working against them deceiving their hearts and minds.

Declare war against the enemy’s plans
Declare was against using the enemy’s plans using power and authority through Jesus Christ and His word. Use your spiritual weapons of warfare, in confidence, and win this battle for their soul.

MY REVIEW

Great book. Awesome Scripture verses to apply and have victory over adversity, particularly for your children. I highly recommend it.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Cathy Coppola has been married 30 years. She and her husband have raised their four beautiful children.

She is a pastor, two time author, broadcast speaker and minister to the nations. You can contact her at: cathycoppola.org Cathy Coppola International Ministries- facebook Pastor Cathy Coppola – You Tube Where The Fire Meets The Clouds- HSBN.tv and ROKU.

WHERE TO PURCHASE

You can buy your copy from Amazon by following this link.

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ABOUT SCRIPTURE CARDS – If you want to send free Scripture Cards to your friends click here and you want to buy hard copies of Scripture Cards you can click here. To download a copy of my Story of Survival click here. For a copy of Mimi’s Book Launch Plan, click here.

NEW BOOKS RELEASES, INTERVIEWS AND REVIEWS – As a member of the Australian Christian Readers Blog Alliance and as a member of the Christian Indie Authors Reading Group and as the current Administrator of Christian Authors Worldwide, I share new book releases, interviews and reviews with my readers. Stay tuned!

 


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Passover special and From Slavery to Freedom


It is the Passover!

SCR CRD PASSOVER Exodus 12-14-27

To celebrate the Passover I am sharing the Passover Special  with Nehemia Gordon and friends and also ‘From Slavery to Freedom’ from Nehemia Gordon’s website.

This is an interview that Nehemia had with Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski who draws on his vast experience as a world-renowned Rabbi and psychiatrist to explain why it is important to get out of our comfort zone in order to achieve true spirituality.

Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski  is the author of over 70 books and a canonical Jewish prayer sung in every synagogue, Rabbi Twerski’s stature in the Jewish world parallels that of Billy Graham in the Christian world. He opens the episode singing a Psalm, shares how he once saved a man by getting a special dispensation from the Pope, and describes a practical plan to break the chains of spiritual slavery in order to attain true freedom and maximize our full potential and purpose in life.

For your convenience, Nehemia includes a transcript of the conversation, with links to the many terms, concepts and books mentioned, for further study. You can access the interview here.

Nehemia also includes a traditional karaite matzah recipe which traditionally is eaten in all Jewish homes during the Passover. You can access the recipe here.

To find out what the Passover is all about, read the Book of Exodus in your Bible and from the Gospels Matthew 26 and Luke 22.

SCR PASSOVER EASTER Mat 26 18 and Luke 22 19 72

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Child Under Fire: Finding God’s Victory for a Child in Distress


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Child Under Fire: Finding God’s Victory for a Child in Distress

CHILD UNDER FIRE as written by Kate Chattic.

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Is your child out of control? Do you fear him?

You are not alone. I want you to avoid the mistakes I made and find God’s peace much sooner than I did. I want to give you hope and encouragement to keep going!

Do you want to keep the problem hidden?

CHILD UNDER FIRE .If we could just learn to trust each other and share our struggles, they may grow lighter. Too often, when we share what has happened (or is happening!), we are simply met with condemnation and harsh criticism. I decided to face that fear of trusting enough to share my story because I thought it might help someone else. This is not as easy as it sounds, but I have opened my heart to you in telling my story.

This book is the story of my pain, immaturity, emotions, joys, victories, and most of all, my learning experience as I let God mature me and change my heart through a spiritual battle.

You may find the answers for your distressed child, BUT more importantly, this is not a “parenting guidebook” or a self-help book. This is my story, both the ugly and the pretty parts, meant to be an encouragement to keep going. Don’t give up and don’t withdraw from your situation.

MY REVIEW

Intense and painful story. Heartbreaking really. But she persevered and it worked out in the end. With God, there is always mercy and hope. Beautiful message. I sympathise Kate! Well done for not giving up and trusting in The Lord.

Trust in the Lord and know that the experiences in our life will help us become better people if we allow HIS mercy and love to shine through.
Thank you for sharing Kate.

AUTHOR BIO

Kate Chattic is a mother of six children. Writing has been an enjoyable hobby for many years, but writing her story was not about enjoyment. It was about reaching out a hand of encouragement and love to other parents in need, especially so that they could avoid some of the mistakes that she made.

She knows the pain of a troubled child and a broken marriage. She also knows the rewards of seeking God and persevering through the toughest situations. Currently, as a happily married, home schooling mom, she finds life even more fun when she is learning new skills and researching the internet!
From DIY projects to organizing, gardening to raising meat chickens, nothing is off-limits!

A native of Minnesota, Kate was transplanted to central Illinois in her late teens. She misses the lakes and people of Minnesota, but her family in Illinois is enough to keep her roots there. She writes from a Christian perspective and has plans for more books in the future!

WHERE TO BUY

You can purchase CHILD UNDER FIRE from Amazon.

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Children are a gift from The LORD


No doubt about it- children are a gift from the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a divine reward. (2)

 

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Immortality, Death and the Hereafter


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Immortality, Death and the Hereafter: Exposing Mankind’s Most Enduring Deception About the Soul

by Shefflorn Ballantyne

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Have you ever wondered where you will go when you die?

Do you dream of the possibility of immortality?

DEATH IMMORTALITYHave you ever wondered about stories of visits from departed loved ones? About life after death, demons and angels?

Do you wonder what the bible says about mediums and those who claim to have special abilities to communicate with the dead?

Will sinners be burning for eternity? Or will they be annihilated?

This timely and easy-to-read book is designed to shed light on the mysteries of immortality, death and the destination of our departed loved ones. The biblically sound research into these subjects will stun you with a simple yet profound interpretation of claims of sightings of departed friends and families.

You may be struggling with the death of a parent, child or best friend and trying to make sense of their death. Or you may be familiar with the arguments of immortality and the soul and wish to finally see a truly biblical perspective on this subject. It may be that you are questioning your own philosophical position on the nature of the soul, immortality, torment and the nature of the resurrection found in the bible.

Whether you are a friend in grief or a bible scholar in need of answers on seemingly difficult questions on this subject, Immortality, Death and the Hereafter provides a well-reasoned and biblical path to a clear understanding of these issues.

Immortality, Death and the Hereafter helps you by:
• Outlining the real origin of the doctrine of the Immortality of the Soul
• Providing answer on what dying entails, the state of the dead and the resurrection
• Demystifying the myths of the soul, spirit and the appearances of departed loved ones
• Addressing bible statements of Jesus Christ and Paul on heaven, hell and torment
• Uncovering the mind of Satan versus the nature of God’s Love
• Presenting the biblical perspective on how the controversy between Jesus and Satan will climax
• Urging you to take action in occupying the only safe theological position in light of the coming Mark of the Beast.

This biblically correct book gives you an understanding of a truth that has been lost for thousands of years. It may challenge everything you believe about the dead and the ideas held by your own religion.

REVIEW

What I love about this book is that the author backs all his assertions up with Scripture. This is a thorough, in-depth study on immortality, death and the hereafter based on Scripture.

I agree with much but not necessarily all Shefflorn offers, yet really enjoy it when people write with passion and back up their convictions. The author looked at all angles and covered them well.

Highly recommend this book to anyone who is curious about what God’s Word really says about the after-life.

AUTHOR BIO

Shefflorn Ballantyne was born in Sandy Bay, a small village in the beautiful paradise islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

He has been lecturing at the SVG Community College for over 8 years in the discipline of business accounting. He enjoys teaching the scriptures, spending time with family and playing his violin.

Shefflorn loves writing. At age 13 he thought of becoming a writer of mysteries, but today is dedicated to writing Christian books.

He is a Christian minister in the Thusia Seventh Day Adventist Church and wrote his first book Immortality, Death and the Hereafter in March 2016.

WHERE TO OBTAIN YOUR COPY

You can get a copy of Immortality, Death and the Hereafter: Exposing Mankind’s Most Enduring Deception About the Soul from Amazon.

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Mary and the Alabaster Box


Mary and the alabaster box.

Her sins are forgiven for she loved much.

Some say that there are a couple of different eyewitness accounts of the event of “Mary and the alabaster box” in the Bible. We think that there may be four versions. The first account is by Matthew, the second by Mark and we believe the third and fourth accounts are given by Luke and John. Have a read and see what you think for yourself.

Dr James Tabor who is Professor of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina (Christian origins and ancient Judaism) has an interesting blog post on Mary for those who like to read a more in-depth study on the different versions.

What we know is, that when Jesus says that we’ll be remembering Mary, he isn’t talking about his mother. Jesus is talking about another woman called Mary and he says that “her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much.”

Mary and the alabaster box

We love the story about Mary and the alabaster box so much that we decided to do a song about it. Years ago when we started to read the Bible in earnest we were so excited to discover GOD’s rule book. As in, pfew … there are indeed standards in place that we are supposed to live up to as lovers of GOD’s Word. And we were no less excited to find that, hey, there is forgiveness if you do the best you can and yet occasionally muck up.

Mary and the alabaster box
lyrics from Matthew, Mark, Luke and John

She put the ointment of spikenard very costly.
She put it on his body for his burial.
Mary wrought a good work on Jesus.
Let her alone.
She done what she could.
Mary wrought a good work on him.
An alabaster box of very precious ointment.
She poured it on his head as he sat at meat.
She done what she could.
She wrought a good work on him.
Mary wrought a good work on Jesus.
Let her alone.
She done what she could.
Spikenard very costly.
With her hair she wiped his feet.
She did it for his burial.
It’ll be told for a memorial.

Matthew’s version

She hath wrought a good work upon me.

Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, there came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat. But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste? For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.

When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me. For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always. For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial.

Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.

Mark’s version

Let her alone; why trouble ye her?

She hath done what she could.

And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head. And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made? For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her.

And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me. For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always. She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying. Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.

Luke’s version

Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much

Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.

And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to meat. And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster box of ointment, And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.

Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner. And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.

There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most? Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.

And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.

Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet. My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.

Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little. And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.

And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also?

And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.

John’s version

Mary anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair.

The poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always.

Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. (It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.)

Then Jesus six days before the Passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead. There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him.

Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.
Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, which should betray him, Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor? This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.
Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this.
For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always.

Jesus reiterated what the prophet Ezekiel told us centuries ago.

All of Scripture tells us about GOD’s grace and his forgiveness and long-suffering nature. On the Sabbath yesterday, we listened to another excellent Torah Pearl hosted by Jono from TRUTH2U Radio with guests Keith Johnson and Nehemia Gordon. And one of the references which was mentioned with regards to God’s forgiveness is in Ezekiel where we are told that what counts is the actions we take today. What matters is not where we were or what we did in the past. What matters to the Creator of Heaven and Earth is who we are today. And the actions we take this very day is what determines our destiny.

Jesus prophesied that Mary’s actions would be remembered.

Jesus said, “this, that this woman hath done, shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.” If we assume that the four different versions mentioned above all relate to the same event, then Jesus spoke about Mary the sister of Lazarus when he said these words. Jesus did not say that we’ll be remembering and honouring his mother, who was also called Mary.

I want to make this distinction because I was raised a Catholic. As a Catholic I was taught to pray to Mary the mother of Jesus. This meant for me that I kneeled down in Catholic churches in front of mother Mary statues. As a child, on my way to school,  I would often walk into the church, light some candles in front of a mother Mary statue and kneel down on a pew before I’d say my ‘Hail Marys’. This is all right and proper according to the Catholic faith.

During my childhood after we’d been to ‘Confession’ we were told by the priest to say a certain amount of ‘Hail Marys’ and ‘Holy Fathers,’ in order for our  sins to be forgiven. The amount of these prayers depended on the multitude and size of our sins. I was educated by nuns. My sins were many, as you can imagine for any primary school aged kid, and therefore my affinity with Mary with the alabaster box great.

What did Jesus say about Mary?

What I am interested in today is not what the Catholic church says about who to remember and how but what God’s Word and particularly Jesus himself says about remembering Mary (and the alabaster box). Jesus does not tell us to kneel in front of a statue of his mum and pray to her. Jesus tells us that we’ll remember Mary the sinner, a woman who made mistakes, just like I did as a child and most of us still do a lot of the time.

The good part.

The great part about this event described in scripture is that Jesus tells us that Mary did a good work, that she did what she could and for the people around her to leave her alone and not criticise her actions. Mary is called a sinner which shows us that she mucked up and probably more than once. Yup, I can relate. And this Mary anointed Jesus ahead of his burial and kissed and washed His feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head. Jesus says, don’t trouble this woman, she has done a good work on me.

We’re told by Jesus that we’ll remember a Mary who made mistakes but also loved much and had faith. She simply did what she could. And we’re told that because of her good work, love and faith,  her sins were forgiven her and Jesus tells her to go in peace.

That means there is hope for all of us. And I reckon that is Good News, if ever I heard any.

Song of Mary and the Alabaster Box – lyrics by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John – Sung by babes and little children composed for people is grass – all rights reserved – copyright Elias label –
originally published 2 years ago and reprinted with permission.
 

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Faith Your Way To Happy


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Faith Your Way to Happy: A Woman’s 4-Principle Approach to Becoming Unstuck & Fully Charged in Life Through God’s Teachings

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Live your best life

When we are not living our best life, God always lets us know. We become stuck, unmotivated, unhealthy, and unbalanced when we distance ourselves from God’s plan.

FAITH YOUR WAY TO HAPPYGod wants to lead us His way to achieve happiness and fully charged in life!

How do you manage the magnificent creation God made which is YOU in a powerful way leaving you confident, happy, energized, and well-balanced no matter what life throws at you?

And…how do you become unstuck in any situation just by following what God teaches us?

In this practical, light hearted faith-based book, Christine Mazza explains how you can become unstuck and fully charged in life by following God’s teachings.

Through her personal struggles and Health Coach Certification, she shows the reader how to live a balanced healthy life that is uplifting and inspiring.

In this book, the reader will be given:

Content
• Tools to achieve her best body
• Tools to achieve a powerful thought-life
• Tools to master emotions based on God’s word
• Inspiration to live fully charged, happy, and become the best version of YOU

Don’t waste another moment not living your best life. Become unstuck, follow God’s teachings, and live a happy fulfilled life. Faith your way to happy!

REVIEW

Choose faith over fear

This lady has done her research re food and GMO and organic and why to choose one over the other.

In her book Christine shares her 4-principle approach to becoming unstuck and fully charged in life through God’s teachings.

 

She does this by addressing body image, thought and emotion issues and inspiring people to live fully charged, happy lives. What I really like is how Christine draws the analogy between food and how and why certain foods serve you better than others and she links this in with God’s purpose for us and our life.

I’ve studied nutrition quite intensely and have come to the understanding that there is way more to food that we realise. Oranges grow close to the sun, ‘when we eat oranges we get vibrant energy’ and more little gems like that.

I agree with Christina that God has a purpose for our life and all we need to do is heed that call to live a fulfilling life. Christine’s book helps us find out how to.

‘Faith your way to happy’ is not just another inspiring read but gives us steps to follow so that we can live our purpose.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Christine Mazza is CEO at Super Woman Mum, she studied Health psychology at Montclair State University and lives in Wanamassa, New Jersey.

Where to buy?

You can get your own copy of ‘Faith your way to health’ when you visit Amazon here.

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People of Purpose


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People of Purpose

Embracing Your Uniqueness Changes the World

ABOUT THE BOOK

his book was developed to be a mini training manual to assist you along the way of fulfilling your purpose.

PEOPLE OF PURPOSEYou will discover:
1. How unforgiveness blocks God’s blessings in your life.
2. Steps to eliminating fear and negative opinions that hinder you from walking in your purpose.
3. Stepping out and taking leaps of faith that promote confidence, growth, and maturity.
4. Becoming more committed, determined, and patient in waiting on God’s timing.
5. Seizing opportunities while coming out of your comfort zone and mediocrity.
6. The rewards and benefits of getting alone in His presence on a daily basis.

As you go through the pages of this book, you will learn about many of the things you will encounter while fulfilling your purpose and displaying your divine uniqueness. YOUR EXISTENCE is crucial to the God’s Master Plan.

REVIEW

I love this book!

It teaches us to embrace our uniqueness and utilise our talents for the benefits of others. There are Scripture quotes on virtually every page and I love that too. Just a really nice book to sit down with every now and then, and quietly work through to get a better understanding of what it means to be a child of God.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

L.J. Boulding has been a deliverance minister since April 2009, specializing in inner healing for women who have been traumatically abused and hurt through their relationships. She is a Prophet, Seer, and Teacher. She flows in the gifts of prophetic intercession, strategic warfare, encouragement, word of knowledge, and wisdom. Former Youth Pastor, Choir Director, Sunday school and Bible study teacher.

Born in Lincoln Park, Michigan and raised in Ecorse, Michigan until the age of 21. I always strive to be the best at what I set out to do. Won several writing awards in grade and high school. Went on to pursue my Bachelors of Business Degree with an emphasis in Accounting and Finance from Henry Ford Community College and later completing it online with American Intercontinental University in May 2006. In May 2012 I received my Master’s in Information Systems from the University of Phoenix.

Secular careers include: cafeteria attendant, bank teller, mortgage payoff clerk, Accounts Payable Supervisor and Assistant Vice-President of Fixed Assets and Capital Projects. In November 2014 I received my license as a Real Estate Sales Agent. Now entering the entrepreneurial realm of real estate investing for the building up of the Kingdom of God.

Since 2009, I am a trained deliverance minister specializing in inner healing. I am a prophet, seer, teacher with gifts of faith, healing, discernment, revelatory knowledge, wisdom, prophetic intercession, and strategic spiritual warfare.

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The Benefits of Stress


BOOK REVIEWS LAUNCH

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

The Benefits of Stress

Anyone who read ‘My Story of Survival’ knows that the stress factor has been HUGE in my ROBYNlife. That’s why I am so happy to have come across this book by Robyn Spooner. The difference between ‘The Benefits of Stress’ book and others is that Robyn does not talk about ‘managing’ stress. She talks about ‘utilising’ your stress to come to a better, less stressful existence.

I’m jazzed about her book! You can check it out for yourself on Amazon.

The Benefits of Stress
Use Your Stress to Create the Life of Your Dreams

Simple Relaxation Techniques for Mastering Stress Management

*INCLUDES BONUS GUIDED MEDITATION DOWNLOAD*

Do you feel tired and overwhelmed by stress as you struggle to keep up with a never-ending “to-do” list?
Have you got too much to do and not enough time to do it?
Are you going through the motions of routine without a sense of joy?
This practical and enlightening book is packed with powerful ideas and techniques that can be used immediately to increase your vitality and sense of purpose.

Stress is one of the most debilitating afflictions of modern living that can undermine women’s health and happiness. The Benefits of Stress shows another side to the messages that stress delivers and prompts us to make lasting changes that will establish thriving growth.

Unless we stop and listen to the innate wisdom of our body and mind, we remain disconnected from our source of fulfilment that comes from a deep sense of purpose.
If our lives are constantly disrupted by unresolved stress, we spend our time in damage control, reacting to our physical, mental and emotional discomfort as we lose focus on the things that truly matter. The years pass quickly and when we don’t feel like we can achieve our dreams we become challenged by our frustrations.

Stress chokes the happiness from our lives, while the financial cost of its treatment is enormous. Even the World Health Organisation says that stress has become one of the leading causes of disease.

Written by a natural therapist with over 10 years experience as a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner, who has personally experienced an abundance of life’s challenges, The Benefits of Stress is a collation of practical, common-sense ideas and information that can help women to feel more energised and productive as they focus on empowering all areas of life.

The tips and techniques are simple to implement, and having a free bonus Guided Meditation Download means that you can start your self-care today.
Inside you will discover:

• Find out the 9 benefits that can make stress work for you.
• Learn the 6 Daily Success Rituals that you can begin today for a more fulfilling life.
• Discover many practical tips for living a happy healthy lifestyle.
• Read about the different areas of health that impact on vitality.
• Realise how simple self-care activities can make a powerful difference to peace of mind.
Follow the advice of this book and you’ll soon learn how you can disconnect from the madness of ‘busyness’ and create more calm in your life. As a result, you’ll feel more fulfilled and more productive.

What’s stopping you from waking up every morning full of energy and enthusiasm for the day ahead?

MY REVIEW

Let’s get this out of the way first. The title irked me. I hadn’t benefited from stress. My whole life fell in a heap because of stress. Benefiting from stress?

I cannot explain how or why, but as I kept reading the wisdom and insights and personal stories .. the dots connected.

I was convinced that I was ‘on top’ of my stresses, managing them very well, and dealing with them in appropriate ways. I’ve been through major stresses in my life and I’ve learned to deal with stress to make them manageable.

And then it hit me. These unavoidable stresses in one’s life; you can actually minimise them! Or maybe even get rid of some, or most of them, altogether. It is because of how Robyn looks at stress and deals with it in such a wholesome way that I started, despite my initial reluctance, appreciate the benefit of stress.

Wow, that was a real eye-opener to me.

Thank you Robyn, for such an informative guide with practical steps for improvement. I will print out your six daily success rituals and stick them on my bathroom mirror.

This is the first day of a whole new beginning for me.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Robyn Spooner is a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner who lives in a leafy suburb of Brisbane, Australia. She enjoys a holistic approach to wellbeing, knowing that humans are complex interconnected creatures with a great capacity for growth, awareness, healing and love.

For over ten years Robyn has helped women who are overwhelmed with stress and suffering from compounding health issues, to relax and gently release their emotional baggage. When savvy women become empowered to focus on fulfilling their true purpose, they are naturally inspired to enjoy happier and healthier lives that are more productive. Robyn’s clients benefit from gentle effective methods that focus on holistic wellness and the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle.

Robyn became interested in natural therapies when she suffered Chronic Fatigue for many years after exposure to lead followed by a bout of glandular fever and found no answers within the conventional medical world. Frustrated by the lack of helpful information, Robyn searched for relief through years of fatigue and food intolerances, and was amazed at the efficacy of the natural therapies, particularly BodyTalk.
Today, many years later, she is a certified practitioner, able to help others who are looking for ways to manage stress.

‘The Benefits of Stress’ evolved from Robyn’s search for commonsense answers about stress related healthcare issues. This book is intended to provide information that empowers people on their self-care journey.

“I love to help people who are inspired to strengthen their mind, body and soul.
In my natural therapy practice I offer a calm sanctuary in the storm of life,
a place to rest, release stresses, restore harmony and revive the spirit.”

Get your own copy

On February 17, 18 and 19 you can get your own copy of ‘Benefits of Stress’ for FREE from Amazon.

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Valentine Day Special Relationship Rehab


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RELATIONSHIP REHAB

And the Lord formed man 

And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul … And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;  And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. Genesis 2

And they lived happily ever after … if only. Being in a marriage can be one of the most rewarding things in life … or for some, the worst.

If all is not working out for you, and even if it is, I just bought ‘Relationship Rehab’ by Barry Watson. I thought this to be a fitting gift for my girls on Valentines Day. Don’t laugh because I take relationships seriously and I think this book would be excellent preparation before getting into a long-term relationship.

RELATIONSHIP REHAB by Barry Watson

The Ultimate Roadmap to Rescue and Revive Your Marriage or Dating Life in 90 Days!

HOPE IS HERE…

For the next two days get your FREE copy from Amazon here.

Does your relationship seem miles away from where you idealistically imagined it would BARRY WATSON RELATIONSHIP REHABbe? Have the pleasant discussions you once had together been replaced with silence or continual arguments? Do you feel as if you and your partner have slowly drifted away from the love and romance you once shared?

If this is you, you aren’t alone! Many couples experience times in their relationship where they struggle to get along, and wonder whether the effort is worth the reward. The reality of life is that building a great relationship is a challenge! It takes a lot of skill and work to have a great relationship, and get it back on track when you have difficulties. Skills like this aren’t taught in school. Many times you are sadly left to find your own answers, or worse, learn from the pain of getting it wrong.

In this book “Relationship Rehab,” Barry Watson outlines a very practical approach to rescue and revive your marriage or dating life. This book is filled with many easy to apply tips on how you can avoid many common mistakes, and how to build the type of relationship you want. If your relationship is important to you, then this book will give you the confidence and skills to make it great.

MY REVIEW

This book is filled with wonderful advice for dating and married couples. There’s a free 90-day roadmap and coaching video and the book also includes a practical list of expectations couples can have of each other.

I find this list of expectations super useful and will share this with my children because to be able to find common ground to agree on, we need to be aware of the expectations that happen on a moment to moment basis.

What touched me most in this book is Barry’s eagerness and willingness to make his relationship work and make things happen. I was really moved by that.

I highly recommend this book to anyone in any kind of relationship, pre-during-after marriage because there are so many insights and practical steps given that even the most reluctant spouse may be won over to give it a try.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR BARRY WATSON

I was born and bred in New Zealand and are pleased to be an Amazon #1 Best Selling author. I am a fun loving ‘Kiwi’ who has a dry sense of humor and a contagious passion for life. My go-getter type attitude has helped many people realize their potential and achieve their personal goals. I am married to Nicola, my wife of 23 years, and together we have two children.

It’s the no nonsense and practical skills I’ve learned, that I would now like to share with you, either through my books, social media or in person. Whether the relationship you’re in right now is rocking, or on the rocks, my hope is that we can help you to become stronger and more fulfilled as a person and as a couple.

Please feel free to email me via the contact page on our website; http://www.agreatcouple.com. You can also sign up to receive exclusive offers on upcoming books and helpful tips on how to build a great relationship. Thank you. :)”

FREE OFFER

Barry’s book is available from Amazon for FREE on Valentines Day and the next two days! So get your copy now!

And whilst you’re at it, check out Barry’s other books ‘Rock Solid Relationship: 7 Ways to Build Lasting Love That Will Take Your Marriage or Dating Life From Ho-Hum to Amazing‘ and, Strong Women In Bad Relationships: Dating & Marriage Advice for the Women Whose Man’s Behaving Badly.’

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LIKE A GIRL


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BLOG TOUR OF LIKE A GIRL ANTHOLOGY

This week I’m participating in a blog tour celebrating the publication of the Anthology ‘Like a Girl.’LIKE A GIRL ANTHOLOGY

The Anthology is traveling from blog to blog and just arrived from Jeanette O’Hagan‘s and Paula Vince blog.
Paula is an author, blogger, reader, reviewer, mother of three. All this goes under the mantle of ‘stay at home mum’. She also loves walking and cooking when the mood strikes her. Getting stuck into a good book has always been one of the best things ever.

After featuring on my blog the tour will continue on to Lynn Fowler’s blog on the 29th of January.

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Fourteen Authors from around the world have contributed their stories to raise money for PLAN Australia. ‘Like a Girl’ is a celebration of the strength and resilience of women, told in a variety of genres and voices, the proceeds of which will help empower girls and women all over the world.

EXCERPT

EDUCATION STARTS AT home

This Story is dedicated to my daughters and their peers

Take nothing for granted but plan, plan, plan.

Why I wouldn’t give my daughter my unpicker.

This morning my daughter asked me for an unpicker. In case you don’t know what an unpicker is I looked up the dictionary definition of the word unpicker. When I typed it in what came up was the word seam ripper, which is another word for a small tool used for unpicking stitches.

I asked my daughter if she had what it took to be in possession of an unpicker and was met by a blank gaze. So I explained to her that it takes an extraordinary amount of resolve, self-restraint, patience, organisation, sense of priority and determination to be the proud owner of an unpicker.

You can only use one unpicker at a time

I explained to her that, once you realise that you are unpickerless it usually takes around two to three months of being in this unpickerless state before the average person takes positive action to resolve it. During that period of two to three months you fret and think about where you possibly could have put it; did someone ‘borrow’ it and not return your unpicker? And you’re left wondering if you have lost this precious tool forever. If you were to visit the haberdashery store in this period of time you are likely to forget whilst you’re in the store that you are in fact unpickerless.

And even if you were to remember whilst in the store that perhaps you don’t own this valuable instrument any longer, this unpickerless state is precarious because none of us is so stingy as not to be willing to spend $2.95 to be in the possession of an unpicker. But few of us are prepared to spend this money if in fact we already have one because, let’s face it, you can only use one unpicker at a time.

Having said that, I remember a brief blissful period where I literally splurged on 4 unpickers. One for each of my daughters, one for my husband (who never used one, this was my spare) and one for me.

Blissful it was but more than blissful it was brief because, due to Murphy’s Law, everyone’s unpicker without ever having been used, ended up within the shortest period of time, either blunt or vamoosed. Which, yes you guessed it, meant that everyone else borrowed my sharp shiny brand new red unpicker whilst all I managed to find were the dud blunt unpickers. Strangely this happened in a household where I am the only occasional seamstress.

Being unpickerless is hazardous

However I am digressing. I explained to my daughter that the period of time it takes to determine that one truly is unpickerless is one of the more hazardous periods of one’s life. This is because I now make do with either a blunt old unpicker, which is likely to dig itself into my fingers during my futile attempts to make it work. Or similarly risky, I will use my sharpest little pair of scissors or knife which comes with its own obvious hazards, jeopardising my willing but not always skilful attempts to make things work.

On average this unpickerless period in my life lasts from between a few weeks up to a number of months.

Clean out of unpickers and seam rippers

If my memory serves me well, once it is well and truly established that I am unpickerless, one of the following scenarios will unfold. I finally manage to make it to the local haberdashery store, which by the way is always out of my regular route. The local haberdashery store usually is a popular place where ladies catch up on all the latest and chances are that it will be a while before it is my turn.

After I humbly ask the lady behind the counter where the ‘unpickers’ are, she will respond, “Do you mean a seam ripper?’’ To which I meekly will nod, yes.

This lovely lady with her shiny black hair at the ‘Sew-For-Fun’ store is likely to disappear behind her counter through the backdoor and not resurface for a minimum of five or ten minutes. She will disappear for the kind of period of time where you know for a fact that she is not looking for a seam ripper but checking Facebook notifications on her mobile phone whilst talking to her boyfriend and downing a cup of coffee or gobbling down a slab of chocolate.

After this, she will return to the counter smiling benignly and tell me that they are “clean out of un-pickers at the moment.” When will the next batch be in?

Let’s assume that I dare ask her when she expects the next batch of unpickers to come in. I probably daren’t, but let’s assume for a moment that I will. This wonderful junior in training will respond with a shrug, telling me that she doesn’t know when the rep will come in next, or she thinks it is Thursday next week but she doesn’t know for sure, and she cannot guarantee when the next batch of unpickers will come in.

This is the best case scenario, if indeed I dared ask her when she would expect the next batch of unpickers to come in. It is more likely that if I did have the nerve to do this, that she would go looking for her supervisor for the next 20 minutes or so whilst I had no other choice than to patiently wait at the counter for her return, and she would tell me that neither she nor the supervisor knew when the new unpickers would arrive.

By now I am thinking that if I were to go through the store called ‘Sew-For-Fun’ I will probably, somehow, somewhere turn up a unpicker but alas, she’s worn me down sufficiently for me to graciously back off and promise to come back in a week or so to see if the next batch has arrived.

Thoughts of melting unpickers

At this point of my story my daughter has lost her appetite for my unpicker, but I am not quite finished yet. I explain to her that indeed it takes a strong person with restraint and fortitude to be the owner of an unpicker. I ask her, if she wonders at all why the store would be clean out of unpickers?

My daughter is now literally walking backwards towards the door, attempting to quietly disappear, but I insist; “Surely you wonder why the store has no unpickers?”

No, she doesn’t. But I do. As a proud owner of an unpicker, I imagine that perhaps a local school needed a whole batch for their sewing class, or a local lady needed a bunch for her charity sewing club.

I explain to my daughter that these thoughts are necessary if one is trying to secure an unpicker for oneself. Because if indeed the local school bought the last batch, we can assume that the rep will return next week with a whole new batch of them. But what if the overseas supplier had run out? Then what? It could be months and months before they would be back in stock. What if the dock workers were on strike and a crate of unpickers are sitting on the dock in the hot sun, desperately wanting, but not able to get to those in need? Would they melt?

‘Do you think about those things?’ I asked my daughter. ‘When you ask me if you can borrow my unpicker, does any of this cross your mind?’

My daughter groans in response. She whispers, ‘Mum, I’m good, I’ll do something else instead.’ But I am not quite finished yet …

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MY REVIEW 

It was so much fun to have my submissions accepted for this wonderful Anthology. I have two daughters and two of my submissions were accepted. I thought that was very fitting. One for each of my children.

I wish for this anthology to travel far; touching hearts and opening minds wherever it goes.

Thank you Mirren, for this wonderful initiative which will benefit girls and women worldwide.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

‘Like a Girl Anthology’ features stories and poems by Jeanette O’Hagan, Avril Sabine, V. Hartman Di Santo, Kathryn Hagan, Mary Grace, Coralyn Swift, Christina Aitkin, Mark Taylor, D.L Richardson, Mimi Emmanuel, Erin Yoshikawa, Druscilla Morgan, Michelle John and Mirren Hogan.

AUTHOR OF EXCERPT

Mimi Emmanuel is a mother of two and godmother of one who writes for fun and a better world pulsating with love for the next generations. She owns a global gift store at www.mosaichouse.co and is the founder of www.freescripturecards.com.

You can purchase your copy of ‘Like a Girl’ at Amazon.

BLOG TOUR

The blog tour will continue to Lynn Fowler’s blog next. Lynn is a Christian Writer from Australia who is delighted to be able to share with readers about her writing, and to encourage her readers in their walk with the Lord.

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No Other God: How To Return To The Forgotten God ..


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No Other God: How To Return To The Forgotten God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

This book was written by Gladys Nieves, a student of the Bible and passionate researcher of Scripture.

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Did you know that the knowledge of the true God was lost after he apostles died? Did you know that most Christians NO OTHER GODdon’t know for sure who or what God is? Is God real? This book will show you the surprising truth about what the Bible really reveals about Jesus and God. It will change your idea of the great I Am forever!

Is God a He, a They, an It or an energetic force out there somewhere? Or can God be anything you imagine him to be? Is there a way to know for sure? Yes, there is and in this book you will discover the shocking truth about God.

The amazing thing is that the answer is found right in your Bible but you’ve never seen it! God is real and He wants you to know Him as He truly is. This book will help you:

  •  find out exactly who He is and what He wants from you.
  • Discover why all the confusion about God in mainstream Christianity, where it came from and the role of the early church fathers..
  • Where to look for the true answers about the God that Abraham. Isaac, Jacob and Jesus served and loved.
  • Learn how knowing God will help you establish a deeper intimacy with Him.HOW TO RETURN

The creator of heaven and earth has really become the forgotten God of Christianity. But He can be found. If you want a deeper understanding of who God is, then this is the book to read!

MY REVIEW

What I love about this book is that it is written with much love and passion.

From her bio I learn that G. Nieves is a passionate researcher of Scripture and religious history and as such she has found  that many Christian customs and concepts don’t have a biblical foundation.

This is where the author and I agree 100%. The book therefore did not strike me as radical but I found a fellow student who loves The Word with a passion as I do also.

Did I agree with everything the author has to say on the subject? Not really. Although I agreed with a lot. But I would never argue the point of the Trinity because the word Trinity is not found in the Bible and that is where the argument stops for me.

The research is thorough and honest. The author does not try to push her agenda without backing up every claim she makes. I’m just a little amused that it seems to be an issue for many religious people because the Bible doesn’t mention Trinity anywhere,  so why would it need refuting? The Word speaks for itself.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Gladys  Nieves has been a student of the Bible as far as she can remember. She is a passionate researcher of Scripture and religious history and loves to get to the root of current ideas and why people believe what they do.
 She has found that many Christian customs and concepts don’t have a biblical foundation. For this reason, her research hassled her to challenge current ideas and this book is no exception.
 This  is the first of a series of books designed to motivate others to think for themselves, to search and see if their beliefs are truly in harmony with God’s Word.  She is convinced that truth does exist and that it matters greatly. We just have to search for it.
G. Nieves has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Master level studies in Communications. She has worked as a journalist for major newspapers and is an independent writer. She also loves to travel and read historical novels.

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For more on ‘No Other God ..’ or to purchase your own copy you can visit Amazon where the ebook can be downloaded for FREE for a limited period of time.
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Glimpses of Light


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BLOG TOUR OF GLIMPSES OF LIGHT

This week I’m participating in a blog tour celebrating the publication of the Anthology ‘Glimpses of Light.’

The Anthology is traveling from blog to blog and just arrived from Lynne Stringer’s blog. Before this Charis Joy Jackson shared her thoughts on her experience as part of the anthology. You can read her post here. On the 24th of January the tour will continue and ‘Glimpses of Light’ will be featured on  Adele Jones’ blog.

The anthology Glimpses of Light is the brainchild of and compiled by Jeanette O’Hagan (Goodreads Author) (Author, Editor) and Nola Passmore (Author, Editor).

Book Description

Be challenged, captivated and moved by these imaginative reflections on faith, help in time of need, joy in the midst of tragedy, and surprising encounters with God.

During 2015, the International Year of Light, twenty-one authors from Australia and the United States have come together to explore the theme of ‘glimpses of light’—finding light in dark places—through short stories, poems, flash fiction and creative non-fiction.

Glimpses of Light includes contributions from respected and award-winning authors and poets Jo-Anne Berthelsen, Paula Vince, Lynne Stringer, Adele Jones, Jo Wanmer, Jeanette Grant-Thomson and Ellen Carr, as well as exciting new talent.

Excerpt 

Where are you from?
And where are you going?

The basket of chips sizzles as it descends into the hot oil. The shop owner looks sideways at Amelia. ‘Where are you from?’
Amelia tenses, thoughts flashing through her mind. She doesn’t want to be associated with where she’s lived for the last eight years and anyway, she sure as hell isn’t going back there. As far as she’s concerned that means she isn’t from there. She leans against the counter, her clenched hands resting in her khaki trouser pockets. She realises that she doesn’t know anymore where she’s from or where she belongs, but this isn’t the right answer.

Through the shop window she watches her two teenage daughters mucking around in the car. The lyrics of Limp Bizkit transmitted by the car radio fill the air in and around the shop whilst the car trailer with all their stuff is shaken by the children’s antics.
The shop owner follows her glance, continuing his inquisition, ‘Oh, you’re on holidays, are you?’
No, she isn’t. She smiles at him.

Finally he’s covering the chips with salt and wrapping them in layers of paper.
He now demands, ‘Where’re you going?’

She pulls her faded jacket tightly around her whilst wrinkling her freckled nose. She looks up at the ceiling. If only she knew where she was going. The one thing she knows for sure right now is that sh doesn’t know how to answer any of his questions. She has absolutely no idea where she’s going and certainly doesn’t need to be reminded of this.

This above excerpt is part of my contribution to the anthology.

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My review

Glimpses of Light contains stories and poems of imagination and hope. I was stoked that my submission for this anthology was accepted and even more jazzed when I received my copy. I feel proud and humbled that my name appears next to well-established authors and grateful that I was allowed to contribute.

I enjoyed reading all the stories and poetry in the anthology but one in particular touched my heart. It is called Window Seat and was written by Ellen Carr. I found her words warm and comforting despite the hopelessness conveyed.

What struck me most about Ellen’s poetry was not what was said, but the power and holiness of the unspoken in her writing.

Jeanette O’Hagan enjoys writing fiction, poetry, blogging and editing. She is writing her Akrad’s Legacy Series—a Young Adult secondary world fantasy fiction with adventure, courtly intrigue and romantic elements. Her short stories and poems are published in Tied in Pink romance anthology, Another Time Another Place, Poetica Christi’s Inner Child, FAWQ’s Brio anthology, Let the Sea Roar, Glimpses of Light and Like a Girl Plan anthology.

Jeanette has practised medicine, studied communication, history, theology and, more recently, a Master’s in writing. She has lived in Australia and Africa. She loves reading, painting, travel, catching up for coffee with friends, pondering the meaning of life and communicating God’s great love. She lives in Brisbane with her husband and children.

Glimpses of Light is a wonderful gift idea and available as a kindle or a paperback. You can find ‘Glimpses of Light’ on Amazon by clicking this link.

Contributions

Contributions are from Naomi Edwards, Jeanette Grant-Thomson, Charis Joy Jackson (Goodreads Author), Jo Wanmer, Adele Jones (Goodreads Author)Ellen Carr (Goodreads Author), Paula Vince (Goodreads Author), Mazzy Adams, Lynne Stringer (Goodreads Author), Mimi Emmanuel (Goodreads Author), Anusha Atukorala (Goodreads Author), Josephine Anne Griffiths,Catriona McKeown, Pamela Heemskerk, Adam David Collings (Goodreads Author), Kirsten Hart, Sue Jeffrey (Goodreads Author), Jo-Anne Berthelsen (Goodreads Author), Robyn Campbell (Goodreads Author).

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NEXT STOP
The next stop on the blog tour will be Queensland author Adele Jones blog. She writes young adult and historical novels, poetry, inspirational non-fiction and short fiction works, along with juggling family responsibilities and a ‘real job’ in the field of science. Her first YA novel Integratewas awarded the 2013 CALEB Prize for unpublished manuscript. Her writing explores issues of social justice, humanity, faith, natural beauty and meaning in life’s journey and, as a speaker, she seeks to present a practical and encouraging message by drawing on these themes. Websites: www.adelejonesauthor.com  &  rhizapress.com.au/books/young-adult-fiction-books.

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ABOUT THIS BLOG – We’re researching the truth of living forever according to GOD’s Holy Word; Sola Scripture. Popular opinion tells us that everyone who ‘believes’ and has ‘faith’ will go to heaven. Is this true? I decided to ask the prophets about the truth of it all. Be one of the first people to  claim your free kindle at my next book launch.

ABOUT THE CONTENT – All content on this website is copyrighted and you can read more about this here. Please also read the disclaimer about my authority and qualifications. Occasionally I partner with people because I like their products and you can read about that here.

ABOUT SCRIPTURE CARDS – If you want to send free Scripture Cards to your friends click here and you want to buy hard copies of Scripture Cards you can click here. To download a copy of my Story of Survival click here.

NEW BOOKS RELEASES, INTERVIEWS AND REVIEWS – As a member of the Australian Christian Readers Blog Alliance and as a member of the Christian Indie Authors Reading Group and as the current Administrator of Christian Authors Worldwide, I share new book releases, interviews and reviews with my readers. Stay tuned!

Rejoice and be glad Psalm 118:24


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The Latter-day Morning


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The Latter-day Morning

Create a Happier, More Successful, Spiritual Life Before Breakfast

written by Mark Bacera

BOOK DESCRIPTION

What if, instead of hitting the snooze button, you started your day with energy, vision, success, and the Spirit?

Rejoice and be glad Psalm 118:24Every day about 38% of all people hit the snooze button. But instead of snoozing, what if you devoted that time to growing yourself and your relationship with your Heavenly Father? Imagine how much better things would be.

Learn how to transform you life and create a healthier, happier, more successful, and more spiritual life by using a special morning routine just for you.

MY REVIEW

Mark says that people who have solid morning routines tend to be more successful in all areas of life- health, finance, relationships and so forth. I’ve studied the habits of some of the more successful people in life and indeed this is the one thing they all have in common: a solid morning routine. Bacera then backs up this assertion by quoting from various sources which state that successful people are simply those with successful habits. There are plenty quotes throughout the book from all sorts of famous and successful people; I like that!

It sounds so simple and yet, very few of us start with a solid morning routine or consciously practice cultivating successful habits. If you’ve tried before and failed you should get Mark’s book because he truly gives a 10-minute morning routine which you can start using today to change your life for the better. I love the fact that Mark starts his day connecting up with His Creator and how everything else flows from there.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Life is only sucky if you make it sucky. Growing up in the 30 miles by 4 miles island of Guam, it would have been easy for Mark to believe that he was trapped and never going anywhere. But, he made the most out of his early life by exploring jungles, surviving 100 mph typhoons, playing with snakes, swimming with frogs, and playing basketball in flip-flops.

Eventually, he found the opportunity to get off the island and served a 2-year mission for his church. Since then, Mark has developed a love of travel and seeing every inch of beautiful mother Earth.

In the course of his days, he has developed a belief in the importance of getting up early and putting self, God, and family first to create a perfect day.

Mark is married to his college sweetheart and now lives in the small town she grew up in in Japan. There, he teaches English in several places including the school that his wife used to attend.

When he’s not teaching in the classroom or writing, he enjoys reading, playing sports, tinkering around on the computer, learning languages, and playing with and teaching his daughter English. He also makes it a point in his writing and speaking to tell the world about how awesome life is and how to make it even better.

If you are interested in finding out more about Mark and reading his latest book, contact him at markbacera@yahoo.com.

You can download a copy of Mark’s book here.

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ABOUT THIS BLOG – We’re researching the truth of living forever according to GOD’s Holy Word; Sola Scripture. Popular opinion tells us that everyone who ‘believes’ and has ‘faith’ will go to heaven. Is this true? I decided to ask the prophets about the truth of it all. To be one of the first people to receive a free kindle at my next book launch you can click here.

ABOUT THE CONTENT – All content on this website is copyrighted and you can read more about this here. Please also read the disclaimer about my authority and qualifications. Occasionally I partner with people because I like their products and you can read about that here.

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The Formula for Christian Self Esteem


The Formula for Christian Self Esteem

This guide was written by James Thomson.

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Many Christians struggle with the concept of self esteem. We wonder if it is consistent with our faith; is it prideful or is it a missing ingredient in being good stewards of ourselves? After years of wrestling with his sense of self-worth, the author allows a caring mentor to show him how to find a final answer to the question, “What is my true value?”

What Jim learns, The Formula, is at the heart of this very personal story of loss and recovery. Read along and learn for yourself the power and freedom that comes from knowing, once and for all time, your true worth.
In this book you will learn:
— The #1 infallible Key to a new self worth
— The best method to apply this essential truth to your life today
— The way to use the Key to erase the negatives in your life
— The process of using the Key to help you and your loved ones be happier, more confident, and more successful.
The Formula for Christian Self Esteem is a lesson, a journey, and an intimate sharing of a believer’s desire to know his Savior’s love and acceptance.

This book begins and ends with a prayer for your peace and happiness. Come follow along, learning how much God loves and value you.

MY REVIEW

Jim says that belonging as social creatures, we need to feel that we are a part of a group or groups. This is first addressed in our family. Later, we branch out into groups formed from peers and/or interests. He then addresses how all of those factors are important in our development.

I really like how Jim approaches the concept of self esteem. He gets to the bottom of it by breaking self esteem issues down in small parts and then he addresses each and every part thoroughly.

I started to read this book more or less on behalf of someone else to see how I could help this person along. What struck me when I was reading this book is that, as I was reading, I realised that I could use some help myself in the area of self esteem. It is obvious that Jim is an experienced counselor who has a good grasp on how to successfully resolve issues of low self esteem.

What grabbed me is his summation of what love is. ‘Love is more than an emotional reaction to another person. It is the summation of all the ways in which we act and react to one another.’ Amen to that. Really useful guide for anyone who struggles with self image issues.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

James Thomson, M.A.,is a counselor in private practice in the Chicago area. Over the past thirty years he has worked with thousand of individuals, couples, and families to enrich their lives.

Both as a pastor and a counselor, Jim feels it is a privilege to help others. As a writer, he hopes to help even more people. He and his wife, Dr. Sally Thomson, decided several years ago to head for the country. An old farmhouse welcomed them home and life has been much more peaceful ever since.

To get  your copy from Amazon click here with a FREE PROMO download offered on January 17, 18 and 19.

 

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Free course: How to become a bestselling author in 2016


FREE VIDEO COURSE ON HOW TO BECOME A BESTSELLING AUTHOR

FREE WEBINAR ON HOW TO BECOME A BESTSELLING AUTHOR

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Remember a little while ago that I promised to go through the Bible and find all the references made to living forever, eternal life and life everlasting and bundle them up in a book? This book is now its way and you can sign up here to be notified when the FREE promo kindle is available.
But first, I’m celebrating!

Free Publishing Course

I am celebrating the fact that I have successfully written and published my book and that My Story of Survival became an Amazon Bestseller in more than seven categories! If you want to skip the whole read and sign up for the FREE video course on how to publish your very own Bestselling Book you can do so here.

If you want to view the FREE webinar on how to become a published author in 90 days, you can do so here.

At the bottom of the page I offer four free bonuses, including my complete launch plan on how I became Best Selling Author.

What happened to me

My Story of Survival

BK COVER F My Story of Survival round 2 v4 72 900pxHIf you’ve read My Story of Survival, you know that I burned out pretty good and due to neglecting my health for a long time nearly ended up on the scrapheap. But GOD is good and heard my prayers and now I have all this bonus time available to write books.

I felt that I needed to tell what happened to me as a warning to other people not to neglect their health, because life is very precious and none of us is invincible.

When I started off writing the book I didn’t particularly enjoy what I was doing because, let’s face it, why write about illness once you are starting to feel better?

However, during the process of writing the book I got excited that little ol’ me would be able to help some people and possibly even prevent others from getting sick, just by telling my story.

This is indeed what happened, and I cannot even begin to tell you how happy that makes me. Here are a few reviews from the UK.

AMAZON UK REVIEWS

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I got hold of this book for a friend of mine that has the same type of problem as Mimi. I think the book is very useful for people discovering how your bodies react to food. I am sure this book will help my friend. I recommend this book to anyone who has any kind of physical or emotional eating disorder. I gave it 4 out of 5 because I would like it to be longer. I hope the author writes more.
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Half way through and loving it. Well written, thoughtful. Funny and marvelous moments with the Lord raising up too 😀
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I love this book. It is based on author’s experience of food intolerances. I find it is full of great information and notes on healthy diet which can be beneficial for everyone.
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All the way from the other side of the planet people are reading what I am writing down and gaining some benefit. How cool is that?

For long periods of time I couldn’t even handle the flickering of a computer screen or the soft buzzing of a monitor. I wasn’t able to sit up or lift my hands for any length of time. Who would have thought that I be writing my own book?

What I never expected in a million years is that I would actually enjoy the whole process of becoming a published author. Because that is what I am now; a published author.

I am having so much FUN!!!

I am not only a published, but a bestselling author as well. In seven categories! I am not saying this to brag. I am telling you because I want to share how much fun it is to be able to share my story so that others can benefit.

I have not had this much FUN in a long long time and I just want to share!

Because I enjoyed the whole process so much I decided to partner with the Self-Publishing School which helped me publish my very first bestseller and want to let you know about the same opportunity as well.

Free course: How to become a bestselling author in 2016

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The School is having a special on at the moment and you can click here to receive a free video series on how to publish your own book.

This mini-course is broken down into 4 training videos and exercises that show you exactly how to cross off “write that book” from your bucket list — in just 30 minutes a day.

First it’ll show you the exact blueprint to go from blank page to bestselling author in just 90 days — even if you’re busy, bad at writing, or don’t know where to start.

The video then tells you how to build momentum and finally cross out “write a book” on your bucket list.

Bestselling Book Launch Blueprint

The video includes the Bestselling Book Launch Blueprint: How to turn your book into a bestseller, including Amazon’s “Rule of 3” Secret that maximizes sales.

Chandler also discusses case studies of bestselling authors and details the kind of royalty checks they have coming in every month.

I had already pretty much written my book when I signed up with SPS. Why would you need to do a course on publishing a book if you have already written one? You don’t have to. You can write to traditional publishers and I will pray with you that they’ll take you on as an author. You can publish as an Indie Publisher with Smashwords, Apple, Amazon, Lulu and a whole host of other publishers out there without having anyone help you. And I’ll wish you good luck and sincerely hope that it works out for you.

You can google anything nowadays and there are endless guides on how to publish your own book. As a matter of fact I just wrote my own official launch plan and you will get a free copy of this if you join my launch team.

What is so terrific about this School is that there is a proven Blueprint to follow and they help you from A to Z.  They even help you with what to write about if you would like to become a published author, but do not know what to write about.

I had already written around 12,000 words of my book when I signed up with SPS. I had already paid for another course when I signed up with SPS. But there was something about this enthusiastic young kid, Chandler Bolt, that appealed to me. And without overthinking it too much, I signed up because there is a solid money back guarantee.

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I am so pleased I did. It is without a shadow of a doubt one of the most FUN experiences of my life that I’ve now published a book and have people read and appreciate this.
And as a bonus for my efforts, I’ve received a bestselling banner from Amazon. How cool is that!

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After three months, School is over. My book is now published, I get to keep the course and can repeat the process as often as I like. But I signed up to stay part of the group cause I am having too much FUN.

I wanted to let you know about this because, if you’re like me and always wanted to write and publish a book but didn’t know how-to, I’d love you to join me as a fellow student at SPS.

The course is FUN, the school is FUN, the TEAM is awesome and the students … each and every one of them hard working authors and/or authors to be.  I have never before read so many good books in my life and met so many FUN people. Such a treat. I love everything about it.

Quick Tour of why I like SPS

I’ll give you a quick tour of why I like SPS so much.

Did I tell you that SPS helped me publish my first book My Story of Survival? I did, didn’t I?

My Story of Survival was published on 29.11.2015.

Digestive Organs

On 06.12.2015, that’s right, just one week later my book becomes number one bestseller in the category of Digestive Organs.

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Short Reads Health, Fitness and Dieting

Shortly after My Story of Survival ranks number 2 in Short Reads; Health, Fitness & Dieting. Woopdiedoo!

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Food Allergies

About one week later My Story of Survival ranks number one under Amazon Best Sellers in Food Allergies on 16.12.2015.

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Science

A day later on 17.12.2015, My Story of Survival lists number one under Amazon Best Sellers in Science and Math. My daughter says that this is out of 226,303 books. I don’t know if this is true. I didn’t check the numbers.

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And at some stage my book ranked #222 in the Free Kindle Store.

Yeeaahhh!!! Are you getting excited with me? Because what is possible for me, is possible for you too.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Less than ten days later on 26.10.2015 My Story of Survival ranks in another relevant category #1 Best Seller under Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Why is this so good? This is so good because all these categories are relevant to the content of my book and anyone who is suffering from any of these conditions would have come across my book if they were googling for this. That means that my wish and prayer of being able to help people, is being answered.

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Chronic Pain

Amazon #1 Best Seller under Chronic Pain on 26.12.2015. And that just was like a huge band-aid on wounds for me and I couldn’t feel as much as a twinge of pain all day long on the 26th.

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Viral Diseases

Amazon #1  Best Seller in Viral Diseases. Nothing wrong with going viral, is there?
So what if I didn’t agree with any of the labels I was given? The conditions attached to these labels still affect me one way or another and these labels are still being handed out to people today.

Thanks to Amazon, customers who are affected by similar labels can find My Story of Survival and hopefully benefit from reading it and join my pursuit for a clean bill of health.

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I have only listed the #1 rankings. At various times My Story of Survival ranked also under Best sellers in the categories of Medical Books- Medicine, Diseases and Physical ailments and Nutrition. To be honest I couldn’t quite keep up with where my book was travelling.

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Ranking #1 in Reference Books

Still ranking #1 half way through February 2016 and now also in Reference books.

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Christian Books … Self-Help

On 29.12.2015 My Story of Survival received the Amazon Best Sellers badge in the category of Self-Help books.

I know that I had already mentioned that, but it is such a pretty banner I just couldn’t resist finishing on such a good note. Because that self-help was only possible for me due to the oodles of faith.

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Whilst Amazon is taking care of business I can continue writing my next book. Did you know that GOD hath made me to laugh? Now you know another reason why this is so!! All I got to say now is Praise the Lord for being so good to me!!

Meanwhile, you can let me know if you want to receive a free kindle of my next book Live Forever how-to.

FREE BONUSES

FREE VIDEO COURSE ON HOW TO BECOME A BESTSELLING AUTHOR

FREE WEBINAR ON HOW TO BECOME A BESTSELLING AUTHOR

I am so jazzed about this course and my partnership with SPS that I will give away for FREE as a BONUS to anyone who signs up for the full SPS course (not just the freebie video course); your choice hard copy or kindle,

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1. FREE copy of My Story of Survival
3. FREE copy of Like A Girl Anthology
4. FREE copy of Mimi’s Launch Plan.
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My Launch Plan is my official guide to easy peasy 31 steps on how I successfully and ‘flawlessly’ published my book. This plan includes an easy shopping guide for healthy and tasty foods and an elimination guide as well as 31 Useful Facts and 31 FUN Tips.
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I wrote My Story of Survival and contributed stories to Glimpses of Light and Like A Girl and the profits of the sales of these anthologies go to good causes such as girl’s education and a Society for the Blind.
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And you can click here to receive the FREE SPS video on how to write and successfully publish your very own Bestseller this year! And here to reserve a seat for the FREE webinar!

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ABOUT THIS BLOG – We’re researching the truth of living forever according to GOD’s Holy Word; Sola Scripture. Popular opinion tells us that everyone who ‘believes’ and has ‘faith’ will go to heaven. Is this true? I decided to ask the prophets about the truth of it all. To be one of the first people to receive a free kindle at my next book launch you can click here.

ABOUT THE CONTENT – All content on this website is copyrighted and you can read more about this here. Please also read the disclaimer about my authority and qualifications. Occasionally I partner with people because I like their products and you can read about that here.

ABOUT SCRIPTURE CARDS – If you want to send free Scripture Cards to your friends click here and you want to buy hard copies of Scripture Cards you can click here. To download a copy of my Story of Survival click here.

NEW BOOKS RELEASES, INTERVIEWS AND REVIEWS – As a member of the Australian Christian Readers Blog Alliance and as a member of the Christian Indie Authors Reading Group and as the current Administrator of Christian Authors Worldwide, I share new book releases, interviews and reviews with my readers. Stay tuned!


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Another Reason I Don’t Want to Be a Nun


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Another Reason I Don’t Want to Be a Nun

This book reminds me of what happened to my brother.

Book description

Marge doesn’t want to be a nun. Too bad she is in training to be one. She wants to escape convent life and the nuns. The “True Romance” magazines she reads cause her to dream of an idyllic life married to a man who will provide her with love, freedom from rules, and security. Marge has chosen the man… Can she convince him she is the one?

My review

I thank the author for writing this book.

My brother sang in a choir and everyone agreed that he had a wonderful voice and a bright future ahead, possibly as a singer. Then one day he came home from choir practice and there were hushed voices and strangers coming and going. He never went back to choir practice and when I asked my Mum why, she said, ‘We don’t talk about it.’ And that was that.

This book reminds me of what happened to my brother. It is beautifully written and hit more than one nerve in me. We need more of the real truth to come out and this book is another step in that direction. I thank the author for writing this book.

 

I became quite unnerved as I was reading this book. But I certainly appreciated the honesty and writing style and the story was written in such a captivating voice that I read it in one sitting,

A compelling read.

About the author

D R Beland is a first-time author from Arizona. When she is not reading and writing she is following her other passion; jewelry design.

You can purchase ‘Another Reason I don’t Want To Be A Nun’ from Amazon by clicking here.

 

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Can we live forever? Science says perhaps .. GOD says yes!


Can we live forever? Science says perhaps …

A few months ago I came across an article by Annelise Corse, an  Australian Medical Scientist and lecturer. She asked the question: ‘Can we live forever?’ and then answered this question by saying, ‘Medical science says perhaps.’

Annelise mentions that longevity medical science is an evolving field and that medical researchers are using powerful new technologies to identify, avert and manage aging and diseases traditionally associated with old age. She says that another recent breakthrough in age-reversal occurred in 2014, when scientists from Harvard University and the University of New South Wales discovered genes that fight against the aging process.

I reckon that’s good news! The Bible tells us that the world’s oldest person Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years. I’ll sign up for that any day … in good health that is. If I get to live on this planet for that many years I may be able to at least work through half the projects I’ve lined up on my to-do list.

‘Get rid of the word immortality’

Earlier in the year, Matthew Dunn wrote an article in the Science section of news.com.au titled ‘Researchers believe a biological revolution enabling humans to experience everlasting youthfulness is coming. In the article it states that the first person who will live to be 1,000 years old has already been born and that a biological revolution enabling humans to experience everlasting youthfulness is just around the corner. Aubrey Grey, a Cambridge gerontologist aims to undo the damage done by the wear and tear of life and he firmly believes that getting rid of the word immortality is a step in the right direction.

“The first thing I want to do is get rid of the use of this word immortality, because it’s enormously damaging, it is not just wrong, it is damaging,” he told Motherboard.

“It means zero risk of death from any cause — whereas I just work on one particular cause of death, namely ageing.” Mr de Grey said his research aims to undo the damage done by the wear and tear of life, as opposed to stopping the ageing process altogether.

“If we ask the question: ‘Has the person been born who will be able to escape the ill health of old age indefinitely?’ Then I would say the chances of that are very high,” he said.

“Probably about 80 per cent.”

A follow-up article by news.com.au explores the problems with humans living to 1000.

What does the Bible have to say about this?

It appears that Aubrey Grey proposes to deal with the concept of immortality by getting rid of the word itself. That is a novel way to go about it.

According to scripture the oldest man who ever lived was Methuselah who lived for 969 years (Genesis 5:27).

SQ Liveforever set 10Other people listed in the bible who lived to a ripe old age were Adam who lived 930 years (Genesis 5:5). Seth lived 912 years (Genesis 5:8). Enosh lived 905 years (Genesis 5:11). Kenan lived 910 years (Genesis 5:14). Mahalalel lived 895 years (Genesis 5:17). Jared lived 962 years (Genesis 5:20). Enoch lived 365 years before God took him (Genesis 5:22–24). Lamech lived 777 years (Genesis 5:21).  And Genesis 9:29 records that Noah lived 950 years.

Can we live forever? Science say perhaps … GOD says yes!

Seek ye me and ye shall liveThe Holy Word also tells us that, Enoch walked with God,

And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

 

Elijah was taken by a horse drawn chariot of fire in a whirlwind up into heaven,

And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

Everlasting life

After his Crucifixion Jesus was taken up by a cloud to sit at the right hand of God.

John 3:16 God so loved the world

 

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ABOUT THE CONTENT – All content on this website is copyrighted and you can read more about this here. Please also read the disclaimer about my authority and qualifications.

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NEWS FLASH – MY DEBUT AS A PUBLISHED AUTHOR


December 15, 16 and 17, 2015

OFFICAL LAUNCH OF MY STORY OF SURVIVAL

DOWNLOAD FOR FREE from AMAZON on 15, 16 and 17 December for the occasion of the launch of my ebook ‘My Story of Survival.’

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December, 2015

Like a Girl: An Anthology for PLAN, Supporting girl’s education

Available from Amazon. In this Anthology fourteen authors from around the world have contributed their stories to raise money for PLAN Australia. I feel grateful that a couple of my stories were accepted for and included in this anthology.

‘Like a Girl’ is a celebration of the strength and resilience of women, told in a variety of genres and voices, the proceeds of which will help empower girls and women all over the world.

Featuring stories and poems by Jeanette O’Hagan, Avril Sabine, V. Hartman Di Santo, Kathryn Hagan, Mary Grace, Coralyn Swift, Christina Aitkin, Mark Taylor, D.L Richardson, Mimi Emmanuel, Erin Yoshikawa, Druscilla Morgan, Michelle John and Mirren Hogan.

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December 15, 2015

Glimpses of Light

Glimpses of Light, stories and poems of imagination and hope.

I feel humbled that my story ‘Where are you from’ was included in this anthology. This book is available also from Amazon. Profits will be donated to an Australian Charity for The Blind.

During 2015, the International Year of Light, twenty-one authors from Australia and the United States have come together to explore the theme of ‘glimpses of light’—finding light in dark places—through short stories, poems, flash fiction and creative non-fiction. Glimpses of Light includes contributions from respected and award-winning authors and poets Jo-Anne Berthelsen, Paula Vince, Lynne Stringer, Adele Jones, Jo Wanmer, Jeanette Grant-Thomson and Ellen Carr, as well as exciting new talent.

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The contributiors from Christian Writers Downunder members are:

Ben-Shachar  Naomi Edwards (short story)
Faith of Birds Jeanette Grant-Thomson (creative non-fiction)
The Last Blood Moon Charis Joy Jackson (short story)
Night Turns to Day Jo Wanmer (poem)
Kaleidoscope Adele Jones (short story)
The Window Seat Ellen Carr (poem)
Ruhanna’s Flight Jeanette O’Hagan (short story)
Risk Jo Wanmer (flash fiction)
The Follower Nola Passmore (short story)
Moon People Paula Vince (creative non-fiction)
My Light, My Love Robyn Campbell (short story)
A Light From Heaven Mazzy Adams (poem)
From Darkness Lynne Stringer (short story)
The Prayer Ellen Carr (poem)
Where Are You From? Mimi Emmanuel (flash fiction)
A Dream Realised Anusha Atukorala (short story)
God’s Woollen Blanket Josephine-Anne Griffiths (poem)
Edward: On Going Alone Catriona McKeown (short story)
Beating Around the Bushel Bush Nola Passmore (flash fiction)
The Puzzle Robyn Campbell (poem)
A Light to My Path Adam Collings (short story)
The Temple Pamela Hemskeerk (poem)
The Journey Mazzy Adams (poem)
Stone Bearer Kirsten Hart (short story)
Sight Sue Jeffrey (poem)
Revelation Jo-Anne Berthelsen (creative non-fiction)

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With GOD all things are possible (4)


About salvation

Will the rich get into heaven? This is what Jesus has to say about it. And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE MATT MARK LUKEHe saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,

Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?

Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?

But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

With GOD all things are possible

Jesus’ words tell us that nothing is impossible with GOD and all things are possible with GOD. So if you find yourself in a tight spot .. don’t fret. Just exercise those knees and say, ‘Thank you LORD for helping me, because I know that nothing is impossible with Thee,’

Prayers answered

GOD hears prayer. It is as simple as that. After I ruptured my appendix and the surgeons decided not to operate .. all I wanted to do was get home to my girls. I thought if I must die, I will die at home. But I decided that, if it was up to me, this was not an option and enlisted GOD’s help.

Today is the official launch day of my book ‘My Story of Survival.’ I wanted to share with my readers what it means for me to believe in The Most High. I want you to know that whatever situation you find yourself in; GOD hears prayer. And not only that, but He answers too.

Today I’ll print up the last excerpt of my book, for now. You will be able to download my book for FREE from Amazon on December 15, 16 and 17 in 2015. Please share this link with anyone who may benefit from my story or my diet.

My message is, don’t give up! Trust the LORD! If there are answers out there for me, there will be for you too. May GOD bless you and yours richly with abundant health always!

EXCERPT FROM MY STORY OF SURVIVAL

GOD hears Prayers

Alleluia, Praise God, he heard our prayers, got me out of the hospital and into the care of my girls, who did an awesome job at keeping me going. It took the kids around a year to nurse me back to being able to simply get up from bed.

The hospital had sent me home with boxes of antibiotics to which I was intolerant, and with every breath I managed to take, I felt and looked as if it were going to be my last.

The surgeons had told me, “Come back when you’re better and we’ll take your appendix out.”

The kids phoned around and located a wonderful naturopath who did a home visit and prescribed the homeopathic remedy Pyrogen and Cleavers herb. These remedies, together with loads of TLC and mustard seed-sized faith, proved to be a lifesaver.

When I came out of hospital mid-2008 after rupturing my appendix, I could only suck slivers of ice for quite a while. I couldn’t drink, I couldn’t eat, and there was nothing I could keep down, not even water, unless it had been frozen and shaved.

The healthy diet I had been on of fresh, raw, organic vegs and fruit now caused me massive cramps and vomiting. After weeks, I was able to hold down some soups. After months passed, we discovered that I was unable to tolerate any kind of grain, including rice, or any kind of flour, meat, tofu, tempeh, cheeses (and I do like cheese), eggs, and so on. After a while, we figured out what I could tolerate.

In the end we came up with a ten-ingredient-diet which sustained me for a period of five years. Five ingredients only for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Below I show an example of how I arrived at the ten ingredient diet.

Guidance through prayer

Trial and error and oodles of faith.

It is true, when I said earlier that the diet came about 100% by trial and error. What is also true is that I received a lot of guidance with prayer. The problem was that I hadn’t exercised my knees much, and even though I received wonderful responses to my prayers, my follow-up left a lot to be desired.

For instance, one night I went to sleep asking for a solution to the infections that seemed to plague me non-stop. I woke up in the middle of the night thinking, ‘God says E, 6 times 3.’ Nice little rhyme, easy to remember, and a little intriguing. Naturally, I didn’t recall it in the morning and it was not till weeks later that this prompting popped back into my mind.

Dreams and prayers

At breakfast one day we were discussing dreams and prayers. Propped up against my pillows whilst chewing my bit of apple, I suddenly remembered the intense prayer for a solution to the infections, and just as I was about to open my mouth to say that I was still waiting for an answer, I remembered the little rhyme. Call me cotton brain if you like, but this happened a lot to me. I would intensely pray for a solution and completely miss the answer for weeks, if not months, on end.

I was not only dopey, but also untrained and unfamiliar with prayers being answered so readily and easily. I would often get an answer and not act upon it for quite a while.

Once I remembered the little rhyme I said it out loud, “God Says E, 6 times 3.” What does that mean girls? I looked around, and next to me on my bedside table was an orange little bottle of Goldenseal extract. Ha! (G)olden(S)eal (E)xtract. Tada!

Now you probably wonder why this was such a revelation, because obviously, if this bottle was on my bedside table I was already taking this supplement? Well, no. I tried, but hadn’t been able to take it because every time I took a dose I would end up with a massive migraine.

Goldenseal extract

Goldenseal extract is sometimes prescribed to help with the germ E coli, which of course had come into play with the septicaemia. It may have been mentioned to me by the friendly homeopath, I cannot remember, and we may have ordered it from Iherb. But the thing was that this supplement had been of no use to me because I was not able to tolerate it … till the answer to my prayer.

Once I remembered the little rhyme of ‘God Says E, 6 times 3,’ I decided to ignore the dosage instructions on the bottle, which was way more than I could tolerate, and took 3 drops at a time, 6 times a day. It did not take very long after this for me to be able to sit up more in bed without feeling nauseous and dizzy. Till that stage I had mainly been lying in bed not doing much of anything in particular because sitting up had been too much of an effort to me.

*** USEFUL FACT *** Goldenseal’s ability as a “natural antibiotic” has given this herb a great reputation in the herbal lore. Digestive secretions in the stomach are increased by taking the remedies made from the goldenseal. The remedy also has an astringent action on the mucous membranes lining the gut; this checks the spread of inflammation in the area at the same time. Do not use for prolonged period of time. See NOTES.

Little by little

And so little by little, step by step, I recovered eetsy weenie tiny bits at a time. This particular answer to a prayer taught me to ignore the dosages given on bottles because they were always too large for me. I learned to take things one drop at a time, even to the point where I would put one drop on my wrist and wait for a couple of days to see if there was a reaction, and after this maybe have a drop in a glass of water and wait to see if there was a reaction, and so on.

I had already learned that extracts were the way to go for me because they get absorbed easier and can be purchased without any additives. But many of these extracts were simply too potent for me to handle … till I learned to take it really easy. Literally one drop at a time.

It was in the same way that the trial and error with the diet came about. Trying out one bite at a time. Literally take one bite of carrot and wait for a day or so to see if there was a negative reaction. I know this sounds crazy, and indeed my life was pretty crazy. Crazy good, I am still breathing! And I am still around!

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AMAZON UK REVIEW

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This is the amazing true story of one brave woman’s fight against a world of food intolerances.
How she coped and what she ate in order to regain her health is remarkable. A great read I can highly recommend it.
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If I can help you in anyway; talk to me! Realise however, that I am not a health professional. Just a person with a story and a great LOVE for my Creator and His Son.

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