Just Hold On

Hope deferred maketh the hear sick: but when the desire cometh, it is the tree of life
— Proverbs 13:12 KJV

These are trying times for everyone. Everyone is going through some kind of drama in their lives. People can’t find jobs, are losing jobs, don’t have enough money. They’re having problems with family and friends. It feels never ending. It hurts. And it’s worse when you feel like you’re suffering alone. A common refrain is “ no one understands what I’m going through.” That’s just a lie that Satan wants you to believe so that you feel completely isolated. The truth is that there are millions of people that understand what you’re going through in your life right now. You are never alone. Even if you feel that you are, even if you are in the physical, God is still there beside you even though you can’t see Him. It would still be nice to have someone there for you with skin on though, right? I know. But it’s important to remember that if no one is around that God always is. It’s important to always remember that.

I had a follower on a popular social networking site who is a Christian email me recently saying that she felt so alone and was suicidal. Continue reading

Happy 4th of July!

I just want to take a moment, on the anniversary of the signing on the Declaration of Independence, to wish everyone a beautiful 4th of July and to thank all of the men and women who have fought for us, been maimed and lost limbs for us, and laid down their lives for us. There are not enough words to express the deeply felt gratitude I feel for the sacrifice you have made. I am so incredibly grateful to you for going into the trenches and risking it all so that I can be free.  I love you all. God bless you!

Thank you God for all of your blessings God. You are an awesome God and I love you so much. Thank you for the ultimate gift of freedom. Freedom from hell and sin through your Son Jesus Christ. There is no freedom greater than that! Thank you for saving me. You are amazing. I love you!!!

Max on Life by Max Lucado Book Review


Max On Life is a simple, easy read by Max Lucado. In this book Max answers 150 questions asked of him by members of his church and from fans of his many books. From questions about life, death, faith,finances, marriage, children, sex,sexuality, pain, hope and more, Max just Continue reading

The Final Summit by Andy Andrews Book Review

The Final Summit by Andy Andrews is an interesting read. It is the story of a man named David Ponder, a character that Andy first introduced us to in the book “The Traveler’s Gift.” Humanity is on a collision course towards destruction and it is up to David Ponder with the help of other “travelers,” the likes of which include Continue reading

I Won NaNoWriMo!

Hey everyone. I know that’s it’s been a while since I’ve written. But I’ve got some great news to shout about. I won NaNoWriMo!

What’s NaNoWriMo? NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It’s the time of year that comes every November when writers everywhere start losing their minds as they try to write a novel by the end of the month.

It’s all very frenetic as everyone tries to hit their 50,000 word count by November 30th. Over sixteen hundred words a day. One Thousand Six Hundred and Sixty-Seven words to be exact. That’s about 4 single spaced pages and 8 double spaced pages.

Well, what do you win? You win Continue reading

Jesus Is The Reason For It All – Merry Christmas 2010

Merry Christmas to my faithful readers here at Reflections of a Queen. I hope that your Christmas is a beautiful one. Let’s not forget to keep Jesus first as we celebrate His birth. It’s all about Him. Not trees. Not gifts. Not Santa Claus. It’s about celebrating the day that Christ was birthed into this world to one day grow up and become a man who would bring Salvation to the world. All we have Continue reading

Hearts Awakening by Delia Parr Book Review

Hearts Awakening by Delia Parr is a heartwarming and sometimes frustrating Christian Historical Fiction Romance Novel. I will tell you that I don’t read much Historical Fiction. So when the time came for me to read this book I had no idea what to expect. A few such books that I have read in the past have left me a bit iffy with their seemingly weak female leads, and sometimes domineering not so nice men who act beastly, but are really good men “deep down.” So I treaded very lightly.

Hearts Awakening is the story of Elvira “Ellie” Kilmer, a spinster who is trying to find her way in life. After the death of her sick Mother that she had taken care of for most of her life, Ellie is left homeless and forced to live with her unloving and uncaring cousins, her only surviving relations.

Being a 30 something spinster with “plain” looks in the 1840’s has left Ellie with very limited options when it comes to what to do with her life. So her cousin makes an arrangement Continue reading

Friendship for Grownups by Lisa Whelchel Book Review

Friendships for Grown-Ups: What I Missed and Learned Along the Way by Lisa Whelchel was an excellent read. This was the first time I had ever read anything by Lisa. I had heard that she was a writer. But I did not know much about her ability as a writer or her writing style. The most I knew of Lisa was of her role as Blair on The Facts of Life and that she is a Christian. That’s not saying a lot!

I felt that Friendships for Grown-Ups was refreshing and eye opening. When we look at Celebrities we assume that they have it all together. Lisa reminds us that celebrities are people just like the rest of us. They struggle with fears and insecurities the way that we all do. From these things, like death, no one is exempt.

For Lisa one of the things that she struggled with the most in life Continue reading

Prayed Up! By Karen Clark Sheard

Hello everyone! I know it’s been a long while since I have written to you.  So much has been going on in my life that I haven’t had time to write. I hope to change that very soon. Very soon!

I love Gospel music, and my favorite Continue reading