It’s been two years since I’ve written anything on this blog. And what a time it’s been. Without getting too personal, let’s just say that the last year had been a real test of my strength and even my faith. I’ve had a lot of “Why, Lord?” moments. It’s been hard. It was never my intention to not blog. But life got in the way and I just didn’t have the energy or the focus necessary to keep up.
Impossible. I can’t stand that word. Why? Because it gives people an excuse to give up, to settle for less and to be less. I could never do that. It’s impossible. I could never write that book. It’s impossible. I could never start my own business. I’m too young/old. It’s impossible. And on and on it goes. One excuse after another of why you can’t do, be or become the person you are meant to be, or accomplish what you are meant to accomplish.
Reclaiming Lily tells the story of Dr. Kai Chang, and her need to alert her young sister Lily, who was left at orphanage years earlier, of a terrible hereditary genetic disorder that took the life of their Mother.
Dr. Kai, a Harvard graduate, has devoted her career to finding a cure to the insidious disease and has seen first hand the pain, suffering and devastation it brings to the lives of it’s victims. This knowledge brings about an intense search for her sister Lily to warn her before the disease has a chance to strike.
God is always working to draw the world to Him. God is always pursuing those that don’t know Him, so that He can save them and pour His love on them. It can be hard when there is someone close to us that we have been praying for that seems to be Continue reading →
The Road Trip is a cute adventure story about a woman named Liz who gets the chance of a lifetime: the opportunity to travel with God on a road trip (in a sidecar no less) that would completely change her life. During her travels with God Liz learns that she didn’t know all that she thought she did about what it really means to be a Christian, God Himself, or the world in which she lives. But through their journey together God opens Liz’ eyes and brings her to a deeper understanding of her faith and how to live it out properly.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11 KJV
Why is it that when things go wrong one of the first things that people do is blame God? God is not responsible for the ugly things in our lives. God’s thoughts for us are of peace and love, never evil. We are quick to forget that when bad things come our way or we don’t get our way. It is because He loves that we don’t always get our way. God’s plans for us are far greater than our plans for ourselves.
Nothing lasts forever. Not even our troubles. The tide always turns. When we are deep in sorrow we forget that. Because in those moments we are unable to see clearly. We only know what we feel. And that’s that the pain is unbearable. We are unable to look ahead and see a brighter day.
This Thing of Ours by Cammy Franzese is her autobiography as the wife of ex-mobster Michael Franzese of the Colombo Crime Family. She speaks openly and frankly of all that she endured for 10 years. While her husband was locked away doing hard time in Federal Prison. Cammy even endured being arrested herself and thrown in jail to try to back her husband into corner. Her life went from being almost like a fairy tale to completely being spun out of control. It wasn’t the life she planned for herself. But she Continue reading →
When the lumber mill closes in the town of Smitten, Vermont fear sweeps the townspeople at the possibility that their town may be unable to survive without its main employer. That is, until Continue reading →