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Free Inspirational Romance (and Bonus!) July 19-21!

Rescuing Vanessa, A Little Bit of Coffee, Flowers and Romance is Free Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! Enjoy and please be sure to write a review! 🙂

Vanessa is hiding something. No matter what, she can’t seem to escape her mistake. Shame keeps her from trusting the Lord, her family, even the man who loves her. Will she be able to let go and allow herself forgiveness? Or will she fall prey to the man who wants her dead? She needs help, but will she choose to take it?

Bonus: New teen author, Sherlock Treasures has released her latest Sci-Fi, Guardians of the Moon available free as well! Enjoy!

“I’m so sorry!”
“Why?” we all asked.
“It’s a trap,” he said backing away from us. “She sent me to find you……..”

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The Adventure of Defeating Fear

Well, the last several days, I’ve been having quite the adventure. I’ve been cleaning out closets! What?! Closets?? Have you ever cleaned out the closet of a little girl who likes to play dress up? She also likes to put whatever miscellaneous clothes into a pile and pretend she’s a mother bird with her nest! I’ve been avoiding this for about three years. Talk about Defeating Fear Forever!  Trust me, I went into my seven-year-old daughter’s closet with much fear and trembling. I came out of said closet several days later with about five or six (or fifteen!) garbage bags of clothes to give away (and several bags of trash as well). It wasn’t pretty, (Well some of the clothes really are. She likes pink.), but it had to be done.

Then, I decided to tackle the next closet, my almost twelve-year-old daughter’s closet.  Believe it or not, she isn’t nearly as messy. That one took only a couple of days and we emerged together with three bags of clothes to give away and only one bag of trash. I was impressed.

Why am I labeling this an adventure, you might ask. Well, I’ve learned that in order to make anything more bearable, you need to make it fun. So, we’ve been having fun and cleaning and thinking about just how much we’ve been blessed over the years. It’s also been interesting in asking the Lord for help in how to best organize stuff so that it stays neat. So far, the littlest one is doing very well keeping her clothes put away neatly. She likes it.

Yes, this post is a bit tongue in cheek. I mean, how scary can cleaning out a closet really be? Some fears are much worse, but life is an adventure and part of that is facing those things that you would rather not and realizing that you are not alone in dealing with them. Just as my Lord wants to help me in cleaning out and organizing closets (and other parts of my home), He wants to walk with me (and you too!) through situations and circumstances that are much more scary. In learning to lean on the Lord, we are made strong. We realize how special we are to God and that He wants to be a part of even the most mundane parts of our lives.

God loves me and He loves you too. He wants to help us both fight and conquer whatever dragons, dungeons, or disasters we have to face–even scary closets! He goes with us through the fire. “Sometimes God doesn’t calm the storm, He just calms His child,”  (quoted from the book, The Holy Spirit, published by Pentecostal Publishing House). There is a peace that passes all understanding. You or I may not like the situation we’re facing right now, but we don’t have to face it alone. God has a purpose and a plan for you and me.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight,” Proverbs 3:5-6. When we surrender control of our lives to Him and follow His leading, we’re much happier, much more peaceful, and so much less fearful. That’s a better way to live. In fact, that’s REAL living!

Now, onto my next closet…

 
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Posted by on August 5, 2011 in encouraging posts, Humor

 

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A REALLY Bad Day at Work

My sister-in-law sent this and it made tears run down my face, I was laughing so hard. Enjoy!

Rob is a commercial saturation diver for Global Divers in Louisiana.
 
He performs underwater repairs on offshore drilling rigs.  Below is an E-mail he sent to his sister. 

Hi Sue, 

Just another note from your bottom-dwelling brother. 

Last week I had a bad day at the office.  I know you’ve been feeling down lately at work, so I thought I would share my dilemma with you to make you realize it’s not so bad after all . 

Before I can tell you what happened to me, I first must bore you with a  few technicalities of my job. 

As you know, my office lies at the bottom of the sea.  I wear a suit to the office.  It’s a wet suit. This time of year the water is quite cool.

So what we do to keep warm is this: We have a diesel powered industrial water heater.  This $20,000 piece of equipment sucks the water out of the sea.  It heats it to a delightful temperature. 

It then pumps it down to the diver through a garden hose, which is taped to the air hose.  Now this sounds like a very good plan, and I’ve used it several times with no complaints. 

What I do, when I get to the bottom and start working, is take the hose and stuff it down the back of my wet suit.  This floods my whole suit with warm water.  It’s like working in a Jacuzzi. 

Everything was going well until all of a sudden, my butt started to itch.  So, of course, I scratched it.  This only made things worse.  With in a few seconds my butt started to burn .. I pulled the hose out from my back, but the damage was done.  In agony I realized what had happened. 

The hot water machine had sucked up a jellyfish and pumped it into my suit.  Now, since I don’t have any hair on my back, the jellyfish couldn’t stick to it.  However, the crack of my butt was not as fortunate.

When I scratched what I thought was an itch, I was actually grinding the jellyfish into the crack of my butt. 

I informed the dive supervisor of my dilemma over the communicator.  His instructions were unclear due to the fact that he, along with five other divers, were all laughing hysterically. 

Needless to say I aborted the dive.  I was instructed to make three agonizing in-water decompression stops totaling thirty-five minutes before I could reach the surface to begin my chamber dry decompression. 


When I arrived at the surface, I was wearing nothing but my brass helmet.  As I climbed out of the water, the medic, with tears of laughter running down his face, handed me a tube of cream and told me to rub it on my butt as soon as I got in the chamber. 

The cream put the fire out, but I couldn’t poop for two days because my butt was swollen shut. 

So, next time you’re having a bad day at work, think about how much worse it would be if you had a jellyfish shoved up your butt. 

Now repeat to yourself, ‘I love my job, I love my job, I love my job.’ 

Now whenever you have a bad day, ask yourself, is this a jellyfish bad day? 

May you NEVER have a jellyfish bad day!!!!! 

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2011 in encouraging posts, Humor

 

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