A young girl was running late for Sunday school so she began running as fast as she could. As she ran, she prayed, “Lord, please don’t let me be late! Lord, please don’t let me be late!” Suddenly she tripped on a rock and fell. She got her clothes dirty and tore her pretty, new dress. Getting up, she brushed herself off, and then started running again. While running she began to pray, “Lord, please don’t let me be late and please don’t push me either!”
I will be taking a brief hiatus. I plan to post a few blogs here and there but not many. I know I cannot be responding to comments in a timely manner. (Please don’t be offended, I will get to them.)
Most of you have probably noticed my blogging has slowed down considerably. This is due to a myriad of reasons: my health and different procedures I am having, the busyness of summer and emotional strain.
I lost my Mom several years ago in July, on the anniversary of my assault. A double-whammy to say the least. Though time has helped tremendously on both fronts, July still remains a very, very tough time for me.
In addition, somehow, inexplicably, I have lost (overnight, no less) over 250 followers. I am hopeful that this is just a glitch and not a reflection of poor blogging!!!!!!! Can’t imagine they all decided at the same time to unfollow. Who knows, not I for sure, but maybe they did.
I recently wrote a review on a fantastic book called The Reason by William Sirls. Mr. Sirls was kind enough to send me the trailer to the book (and it looks like, from the comments, that it will be made into a movie. If it is, I can’t wait to see it, as I loved the book.
I just saw this, I’m not an author-YET! But this is something I feel we all need to be aware of.
Please feel free to share your thoughts.
Originally posted on Our Great Escapes:
A petition was created last night/this morning on Change.org to help clear some of the air surrounding the Amazon vs. Hachette dispute and Amazon vs. the Big Publishers in general. Here’s the link so you can read it in full and sign if you feel it’s appropriate for you. I signed it to show support for my readers and also in support of letting all sides of this story see some light of day, not just the Hachette side.
I watched an hour and a half video last night from the New York Public Library regarding this increasingly nasty dispute. One of the participants (the man next to the moderator on the left side) writes The Passive Voice blog and expressed some of his opinions in finer detail in a post here (since the moderator kept feeling the need to cut him off)…
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Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 2 Corinthians 3:17 KJV
Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people. Proverbs 14:34 KJV
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7: 14 KJV
If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them. Jeremiah 18:8 KJV
Well, not exactly, but they are dolphins! Genesis 1:20-23(KJV) 20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. 21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. 22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. 23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
One day a church secretary answers the phone. She is asked, “Is this the local church?”
“It is,” she answers.
“This is the IRS. Can you help us?”
“I believe I can.”
“Do you know a John Smith?”
“Yes, I do.”
“Is he a member of your congregation?”
“Did he donate $10,000 to the church?”
Just then the pastor walks by and the secretary asks him the same question.
“Tell them he will!” he said.