Police Car Chase Chaos

The above picture is a representation of me on Friday. No, I wasn’t the one being chased, but as one person said to me, “Bless your heart, you were all up in it weren’t you?”

Bill had an eye appointment because he has some trouble seeing so, I was the one driving.

We were in a traffic jam, that for our little city was packed. There are two lanes going each way with no easy way to pull over on either side.

Suddenly, on the opposite side of the crowded lane I was in, a red car came flying down the street, weaving through its dense traffic. It was gone almost before I could register what had happened.

Then. . .

I barely had time to tell Bill what I saw, when five cars like the one above come whizzing by.

I have a habit of watching out my rear-view mirror almost more than through the front window.

Seconds later, they were in my rearview mirror, coming up FAST behind me. I was stuck without a way to get out of the way, short of hitting someone. A couple of other drivers, fortunately, had seen also and got over as close to the edge as possible, as did I.

I realized they were turning down a side road at an area where you could get away, into another city, and not far from access to an Interstate highway. The only problem was, there was a train blocking the road. I said to Bill, “Oh, no!!! They’re going to loop back and come up behind us!!” So, cars are scattering like crazy. And they are behind us again. Then they were gone.

But no, wait. They circled back around from the next city over and now had EIGHT police cars chasing them! Then they circled behind us again!!!!!!!!!! Cars scatter again. This time I was able to pull over and took a non-shortcut shortcut to go home and get out of their way.

As you can guess, I was a nervous wreck. Many of you are aware I have PTSD, and this triggered it big time. I’m still shaking.

I was never able to tell anything about the driver as they were driving way too fast, nor did I ever see anything in the news. I’m thankful, as that means there were not any accidents. I don’t know if they were apprehended or not, but apparently, there were no shots exchanged; otherwise, it would have been news.

UPDATE-Giveaway for It’s Never Too Late!

There is a giveaway for a free copy of It’s Never Too Late by Kathie Lee Gifford at https://www.blessedfreebies.com/its-never-too-late-giveaway.html

Original post with more information about It’s Never Too Late: https://captivedreamswindow.wordpress.com/2021/04/26/sneak-peekits-never-too-late-by-kathie-lee-gifford/

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Sneak Peek~It’s Never Too Late by Kathie Lee Gifford

Looking for a Mother’s Day Present? This might be it!!

About Book

When Kathie Lee Gifford stepped down as cohost of the fourth hour of the Today show with Hoda Kotb, you might have thought her best days were behind her. It turns out, she was just getting started. As Kathie Lee says, “I’m not retiring; I’m refiring!” 

It’s never too late to unearth your hidden passions, rewrite your story, and live with a renewed purpose. Former Today show host Kathie Lee Gifford draws on stories from her remarkable life to weave together a beautiful reminder that whatever circumstances we face, God is still dreaming big for our years ahead. (from Amazon Link)

Taking us from her Chesapeake Bay childhood when she first heard God’s calling, to her skyrocketing fame with Regis, to her decision to leave television for Nashville, Kathie Lee inspires us to pursue what really matters. Because it’s never too late to forgive, to dance the cha-cha, or to make a difference in the world.   

God placed His dreams in your heart for a reason. And like Kathie Lee, you might just discover that the best is yet to come. Whether you’re an empty nester, newly single, navigating a career change, or just eager for any change, Kathie Lee helps you hear God’s loving calling because It’s Never Too Late to . . .

  • Begin Again
  • Make Sparks Fly
  • Leave a Good Thing
  • Have a Party
  • Change the Ending, Then Change It Again

Is it time for you to rewrite your story, unearth your hidden passions, and live with a renewed purpose? It’s never too late. https://www.amazon.com/Its-Never-Too-Late-Make/dp/0785236643/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1618528679&sr=8-1

About Author

Kathie Lee Gifford is a four-time Emmy Award winner andis best known for her eleven years cohosting the popular fourth hour of the Today show alongside Hoda Kotb.

Gifford continues to pursue her dreams as an actress, singer, songwriter, playwright, producer, and most recently, director.

She has authored numerous books, including her most recent children’s book, Hello, Little Dreamer, and four New York Times bestselling books, including The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi.

#kathieleegifford #itsnevertoolate 

******UPDATE******

Giveaway for free copy of It’s Never Too Late: https://www.blessedfreebies.com/its-never-too-late-giveaway.html

(I’m reading this now and will review this next week.)

Flashback Friday-You’re Amazing by Julie Arduini and Hannah Arduini

Hannah Arduini and her mother, Julie Arduini, have created and co-authored another beautiful story, it too will resonate with a female of any age.

You’re Amazing focuses on Jazmin, a teenage ballet dancer, and Lena, a young mother of two boys and a mentor at Linked. Both are overwhelmed and questioning whether their roles are right for them.

The authors have done an amazing job of capturing Jazmin and Lena’s feelings in a way that young girls and women can understand and identify with.

I love how they take the feelings of inadequacies and hurt and not only show Biblical discernment to help them, but also use their friendship and friends to help, too.

Jazmin and Lena had different childhoods, however, their feelings of failures and shortfalls come from the same deceiver. Throughout the book, the authors point us back to the only One who tells us the truth. In fact, God’s truth permeates this book, but one really caught my attention. A conversation between two of the characters reminds us how deeply God loves us, something that is too easy to forget in our day-to-day life.

This storyline is constructive, encouraging and re-affirming, written to help us readjust and release our harmful thoughts and turn them over to God.

The Arduini’s have written a third book in the series, too. I can’t wait to read it.

(I purchased You’re Amazing.)

Publisher’s Summary

YOU’RE AMAZING: Beautiful things happen when a group of girls and their mentors discover they’re worthy.

Jazmin’s a natural at dance until a series of changes make her wonder if she should even keep up with her favorite hobby.

Lena’s a mom with young children overwhelmed with her schedule when a woman remarks that what Lena does isn’t even important.

Both Jazmin and Lena belong to Linked, a mentoring ministry where all ages encourage each other and build friendships.

Can these two surrender the lies they are believing and realize they are amazing?

The second book in the Surrendering Stinkin’ Thinkin’ series that can be read as a stand-alone for tweens, teens, and women of all ages by mother and daughter authors Julie Arduini and Hannah Arduini.