Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Thankful November

This was my post from last year. We had a very traumatic experience last November and I shared it for my Thanksgiving post.

I'm Thanking God I'm Alive This Thanksgiving

I'd like to stop and say thanks to the almighty God for my life and that of my husband. More and more I'm realizing how fleeting life really is.
"All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever. 1Peter 1: 24-25.
At the first of the month, my husband and I were driving down Highway 160, a busy and dangerous country road on our way to a nursery to buy bulbs. We approached a curve in the road. A car came toward us in the opposing lane. Before we passed the car, a white car behind the first pulled out into our lane heading directly toward us. We were traveling at speeds of approximately forty miles per hour and were no more than ten feet from the passing car. My husband had the presence of mind to pull to the right. We moved forward on the leaf covered dirt to the side of the road while the white car continued to pass the other car and sped forward. Our car was only inches from the other as it passed. Later we realized the danger involved if there had been a ditch or drop off beside the road.
Farther down the road, my husband came to a stop and we pulled completely off. We sat in silence for a moment, each saying a quiet prayer of thanks. That day could've been our last on the earth, but by the grace of God it wasn't. I don't know why God decided to spare us or how he determines the number of our days, but I was humbled by the experience. I don't deserve His grace or mercy. I merely hold out my hand to receive His good gifts.

For as many days as God has for me to live, I desired to serve Him. On this Thanksgiving Day, I give Him praise and thanksgiving.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Author Spotlight Shines on H.L. Wegley

Hi, I am back with another spotlight shining on H.L. Wegley.  He has been super busy with books coming out..I hope you enjoy this spotlight.

Book: Triple Threat – Book 4, Pure Genius Series (releasing November 14, 2014)

Brilliant, beautiful, 21-year-old Katie Brandt, PhD candidate and woman of faith, detects a deadly conspiracy. Suspecting it's only the tip of an iceberg, she dives in, pulling fellow grad student, Joshua West, with her into a high-risk investigation of a cyber-terrorist plot. Damaged by the foster-care system, Katie takes huge risks to win acceptance and love. But when she risks Josh’s life, an agnostic, who isn’t prepared to die, she fears her mistake might have eternal consequences for Josh, a mistake that could break Katie's heart, a heart rapidly falling for Josh.
Will Katie and Josh survive the investigation? If they do, can they ever span the chasm of divergent worldviews that separates them? How can they awaken a dozing nation to a three-pronged danger that threatens its very existence?
Triple Threat, an adventure that spans the Pacific Northwest from the shores of the Olympic Peninsula to the mountains of Whistler, BC, a conspiracy you might read in tomorrow's paper, but pray you never will.
H. L. Wegley served in the USAF as an Intelligence Analyst and a Weather Officer. In civilian life he performed research in atmospheric physics. After earning an MS in Computer Science, he worked 20+ years in systems development at Boeing before retiring near Seattle, where he and his wife of 48 years enjoy small-group ministry, grandchildren, hiking on the Olympic

Peninsula, snorkeling Maui whenever possible, and where he writes inspirational thrillers and romantic suspense novels. He has a contracted 4-book, Christian-thriller-series with Pelican Book Group. The 4th book releases in November 2014.
Where to find H.L's Books
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Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Feature is featuring Katie Clark with a Giveaway!!

Today I am featuring Katie Clark and her newest book, Vanquished.

The Making of Vanquished

Thank you for having me today! I’m thrilled to introduce your readers to my debut novel, Vanquished. People are always asking me how I got the idea for Vanquished, and since it’s a story I love telling I am happy to share it.
This wasn’t an easy idea. It came to me in bits and pieces over the course of a few years. It started with the main character, Hana. I was always thinking about this girl. This strong but vulnerable girl. She wanted to believe in the life she’d been led to live. She wanted to follow the rules. Except she couldn’t.
At that time, I had no idea what brought about her unhappiness or dissatisfaction, I only knew she needed to work toward something more.
Fast forward a year or two, I was given the idea to write a story set in a world where there was no God. No Bible. No religion. Would this world be better? Worse? And how? I had no idea how to make this story happen, but the idea stuck in my head and percolated.
Finally, the two halves came together to make a whole. One day I was sitting in church (yes, I admit I was daydreaming), and it hit me. These two stories were the same story. Hana was dissatisfied because she suspected there was more than met the eye in her city, and she set out to find it. Her mom was sick, and she needed answers. What she uncovered went way beyond hidden medications and technology—what she found was the truth that the God she’d been told was myth might not be myth at all. The story just flew from there, and it didn’t end for three books!

I hope you all enjoy it, and to celebrate I’m giving away an e-copy of Vanquished! I’ll choose one lucky commenter at random, so leave your name and email address below for a chance to win. Thanks for stopping by!
Katie Clark

About Vanquished:
When Hana’s mom is diagnosed with the mutation, she is denied the medication that might save her life. Fischer, a medic at the hospital, implies there are people who can help—except Hana’s not sure she can trust him; Fischer is involved in a religious group, and religion has been outlawed for the last hundred years. Hana embarks on a dangerous journey, seeking the answers Fischer insists are available. When the truth is uncovered does Hana stick to what she knows? Or does she join the rebellion, taking a stand against an untrustworthy society?

KATIE CLARK writes young adult speculative fiction, including her dystopian Enslaved Series, made up of Vanquished, Deliverance, and Redeemer. You can connect with her at her website, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Thankful November Guest Post from Gail Pallotta

Give Thanks to God
In 1984, my daughter’s first grade year in school, they drew images illustrating Thanksgiving. The administration put them on the walls for an open house. That night turkeys, Indians and Pilgrims in many colors lined the halls. On the tour we stopped at our daughter’s offering and told her how good it was— of course. Then she said, “They had to take my friend’s drawing down because she wrote on it?”
“Did she write over the picture?” I asked.
“No, she said the Pilgrims gave thanks to God, and that’s not allowed.”
I was stunned. “What’s not allowed?”
“To put up there that the Pilgrims thanked God.”
History was re-written on the walls of the halls that night.
Because of that, each Thanksgiving I think of the verse, “But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24: 15
As for me and my family at Thanksgiving, we will give thanks to God for His blessings.

About the author:
     Award-winning author Gail Pallotta’s a wife, Mom, swimmer and bargain shopper who loves God, beach sunsets and getting together with friends and family. She’s been a Sunday school teacher, a swim-team coordinator and an after-school literary instructor. A former regional writer of the year for American Christian Writers Association, she won Clash of the Titles in 2010. Her teen book, Stopped Cold, was a best-seller on All Romance eBooks, finished fourth in the Preditors and Editors readers’ poll, and was a finalist for the 2013 Grace Awards. She’s published short stories in “Splickety” magazine and Sweet Freedom with a Slice of Peach Cobbler. Some of her published articles appear in anthologies while two are in museums. Coming soon: Barely above Water from Prism Book Group. Visit Gail’s web site at http://www.gailpallotta.com
About the book
Jack Greenthumb finds romance in Fairwilde Kingdom—a different day—a different girl. Then a cruel mystery begins. Dad’s beaten, the family farm destroyed and Jack’s true love, Gwendolyn Bante, kidnapped. Jack’s undercover operation reveals Gwenie’s a captive atop a mountain accessible only by helicopter. Reaching her is a dangerous expedition even for a champion rock climber like Jack. However, a Greenthumb Acres employee plants a miraculous seed from Heaven for the rescue. Suspense mounts as Jack scales the perilous cliff to face a brute and a treacherous descent in this retelling of the fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk.

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