Saturday, November 30, 2013

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Beginning Anew
Paula Rose Michelson


Naomi and Chaz know miracles really do happen for at a friend’s wedding they reaffirmed their love and are Beginning Anew! Yet there are consequences that the couple must face.

Will Chaz love and protect his wife?
Will Naomi learn to trust Chaz?

Find out in the first novel of Paula Rose Michelson’s four-book saga The Naomi Chronicles

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Written by a Child to Give Toys to Tots! by Paula Rose Micheson

My Review of Serenity's Heart 
Written when the author was 10 years old, Serenity's Heart will capture yours! Within the pages you will meet Serenity's parents who have a wish to make there your daughters dream come true. This small book gives us a glimpse into this child's and families life affirming values that create a loving reality for all. An endearing read, I loved it when Serenity stops what she is doing to talk to her reader!

Since it is unusual for a young child to write and have a book published, I did a little investigating and discovered that last year Kathy Jean cleaned houses so she'd be able to have money to buy toys for needy kids. This year, she's written this book, which she hopes you will buy so she can give many more toys next year than all the other years combined!

Meet Author Kathy-Jean Bagley 
Kathy-Jean Bagley (now twelve years old) was ten when she wrote her story about Serenity's Heart and how thrilled she would be to go to a talent show in New York City.  A competitive little girl with a huge imagination, Kathy-Jean is a homeschooled, curious child ready to take on anything that interests her.

Kathy-Jean is also very kind and tender-hearted and compassionate toward other people and their problems. All her young life she has been especially concerned about children that are under-privileged and has pledged a great portion of her little book sales toward them. She does chores and various tasks at times for family and neighbors to help them and to be able to help under-privileged. She's already filling up the Toys for Tot box.

Monday, November 25, 2013

My 5* Bravo, Joyce Mitchell Book Review! by Paula Rose Michelson

Bravo, Joyce Mitchell for this masterfully written thought provoking work, which I recommend to all! Using impressionable teenagers this drama is filled with passion, compassion, a heroine, a hero, and shows us the confusion many believers face about whether or not their salvation was really real. Through her fiction, the author shows us the paradox of the Christian faith as each teen grapples with the questions of doubt, fear and faith concerning this issue.

Neither preachy or teachy, the author sets the stage for us to choose to self-examine, pray, beseech, rejoice, praise, or...

About Author Joyce Mitchell

Joyce Mitchell has written several books for both children and adults. She is creative and unique in that she draws the reader into the scenes of each page, through her detailed descriptions of her books' settings. She has a goal of expressing the things that matter most in life and wants her books to be an inspiration to all, to enjoy to its fullest and to bring awareness of how important God should be in everyone's life.

As a Christian, she desires that all of her work would draw young and old to the knowledge of Jesus Christ. She lives with her husband in west central Georgia. She has two children and three grandchildren. She spends most of her time in writing children's books and enjoys working on projects for the underprivileged children.

Her debut novel, Unheard Cries: Rock Store Rebel won 5-stars from Readers Favorite. Also, Hope received 5-stars from Readers Favorite and several books received 4-stars.

Some of her works include: Rock Store Rebel, Smell of Resin, Petals from the Past, The Fishy Adventures of Gus, Toby and TooToo (1 - 4)., Booger Bottoms, Maggie Maypop, Harmon Hollow, TooToo Goes on a Field Trip, Dink and Daisy, Hope, Just Little Old Me, Selfish Little Bob, Selfish No More, Snowman's 'Noggin and Neck' Award and Thanks Lil Ren.

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The Naomi Chronicles
Beginning Anew
Paula Rose Michelson
Naomi and Chaz know miracles really do happen
for at a friend’s wedding they reaffirmed
Their love and are Beginning Anew! Yet there are
consequences that the couple must face. Will Chaz
love and protect his wife? Will Naomi learn to trust Chaz?
Find out in the first novel of Paula Rose
Michelson’s four-book saga The Naomi Chronicles
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

My 5 star review of Anessia's Quest by Karen Arnpriester

I would have given Karen Arniriester's first novel 7*******stars because she wrote about real life issues with sensitively, conviction, and love! Exposing our nations discarded children; institutionalized, chemically depended, victims of violence, and or abandonment, unloved, emotionally scared, this author shows us how kindness and knowing Christ can heal. Throughout the novel, I reached for Kleenex, which for me seemed odd, since I had interned and worked in the settings she wrote about.

I believe this book was not written so we could peer into the less fortunate lives, but so we could each, while reading this life affirming story, realize that God uses broken people who know Him to help others.

Throughout the story I found myself wondering who Anessia was and why her quest should matter to me. After reading about the difference one discarded child made....I discovered who Anessia was, and I praised God for in this novel the author shows us that each of us can become more that we every though or imagined if....

This is a MUST READ! People affirming? Yes! God affirming...Absolutely!

About The Author
Karen Arnpriester is a creative, passionate and adventuresome woman. She raised her two children, currently enjoys her seven grandchildren and is now adopting her two foster daughters, eight and sixteen. Her faith in God is strong and she believes that we are Christ’s hands, feet, arms and wallet. This has translated into her involvement in youth ministries, local women’s shelter, street ministry, the elderly, as well as many other outreaches over the years. Karen and her husband, Don, have opened their home on many occasions to single moms and their children, allowing them to get a fresh start. 

This author wants her writing to inspire, encourage and take the reader to a place where they can evaluate their beliefs and discover who God is in their life. When asked why she limits herself to Christian fiction, she simply explains that it is where her heart is. There is a lot of empty entertainment available and if she commits her precious time to writing, it needs to be of value and have God’s ultimate purpose in mind, bringing his children home to him. Karen welcomes God’s influence in her writing and prays that she is fulfilling His destiny for her life. 

Karen has written two Christian fiction novels. She is the owner of Karen's Koncepts, graphic design. She loves to assist new authors with covers, book layout and marketing tools, and has designed her own covers and her trailers. Please check out her websites: and to view trailers read reviews and download the first twelve chapters of each novel.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

My Review of Stella's Plea by R.A. Giggie

A Great Emotionally Charged Ride! A hard to put down great read! R.A. Giggie has given us an intense personal journey of loss, isolation, faith, and restoration. This novel should be a movie. I suggest you set aside a day and read this book from beginning to end because it’s that good!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

For the Vet’s Least We Forget!

Remembering that our vets need us to care about them everyday, when I saw Neil Bowers post the message and poem you're about to read on Facebook to commmeriate On November 11, 2013 my dear friend, Neil Bowers posted this on Facebook:

"On behalf of all of us who served or are serving in the military, let me say, “Thank You” for the outpouring of love and support today. Should you have an opportunity to help a vet in a practical way, please do it. Many returning vet’s are jobless or homeless. Around 16% of the homeless population in this country is veterans. And thanks to untreated or insufficiently treated PTSD among returning combat veterans, we are seeing suicide rated averaging 22 vets per day, one approximately every 65 minutes.

Invisible Wounds
by Neil Stirling Bowers

Some “déjà vu” or sight or sound
Has caused my heart to race;
My mouth is dry; I’m drenched in sweat,
In a crowded public place.

Thinks these eyes have seen, Dear Lord,
Give birth to nameless fears;
Grim scenes replay, sleep flees away
From eyes now filled with tears.

My friend with scars for all to see
Might have the simpler part;
Most folk, though kind, just can’t relate
To wounds upon the heart.

The things these eyes have seen, Dear Lord,
Man’s eyes weren’t mean to see,
So as you sooth the nations pain,
Dear Lord, remember me.

(Dedicated to a friend with combat-related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Neil Stirling Bowers, © 2013"

Veterans Day by Paula Rose Michelson

This post appeared 11-11-13, but was deleted. I've reposited now and hope you'll read I after you read the new post which you'll find above this one. Thanks!!

Remembering all that has been done to keep us free, 
The blood that was shed to protect those who lived in other countries, 
The men and women who sacrificed all,
So we could remain true to the vision of our Founding Fathers call, 
I find myself saddened more than I thought I would ever be,
Because the America I knew,
Is slipping away from me.

I wonder how much longer we can go on,
When the politically correct agenda uses 'love speak' to undo all that was done,
We were the 'Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave,'
Where nothing was handed to anyone,
But opportunity 'that great equalizer' of everyone who came,
Gave each person a chance,
To respond to freedoms call,
To strive…to become.

Now we are told we must have 'Fairness' in our land,
Yet each person is different,
And it is our differences that made this nation 'Grand.'

Watch out for those who want you to be like everyone else.
For when people are all the same, no one matters,
Because sameness breeds contempt, 
People are interchangeable,
A great nation cannot long survive the mediocrity of sameness,
Where there is no personal drive to overcome,
To make a mark, to find the answers to questions others have not asked.

If you are reading this and it sounds like nonsense to you,
Hurry while there is still time for you to become the person you were meant to be,
Before you yield your life to someone else's ideal,
There is still time for you to discover what is really real,
And when you do please speak up because we need your voice,
For when many individuals who chose to find a way,
To come together in peace and accord things can be resolved, restored,
So on this Veterans Day,
Please join me as I pray that this 'Nation under God' find its way.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Praising God for Praise! by Paula Rose Michelson

All who write hope...dream, and if they are believers, pray that what they write will strike a cord in the readers heart. A cord that resonates with the harmony of the Gospels that show us who Messiah is, what He accomplished, thus drawing them closer to our Kinsman Redeemer. Today, that joy is mine! So I am posting Neil Bowers response to my previous post titled "Your Candle" and even as I am preparing to do so, my heart is rejoicing. Please, as you read what Neil wrote, think about the writers and authors whose work has blessed you, then do as Neil did, and leave them a note. 

"This poem is beautifully written, Paula. I especially liked the part about it perhaps taking a lifetime for Him to make us a vessel worthy to fill. It reminds me of 2nd Timothy 2:20-21, where the Apostle Paul reminds us: “But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honor, and some to dishonor  If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor  sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work." A bucket is a vessel. A Ming vase is a vessel. Both may belong to the same master, and both may serve a purpose in his household. Both are useful, but one is clearly a vessel unto honor. Being used of our Master is reward enough in itself, but if I get to choose which sort of vessel I'll be, (and it sounds like we do,) I would like to be a “vessel unto honor." Not that the “honor" is like a status thing for us, but it would be nice to be someone God could use for a special purpose, and to have been specially prepared by Him for just that thing. A purpose special enough to justify our life, a worthy thing. But anything He has hand-picked for us, (He who knows us better than anyone else knows us,) will be better for us than anything we might pick for ourselves. Thank you, Paula. I like where this line of thinking is going, and I think I'll stay here a while. Thank you for the beauty of this reminder. And Mr. Goetz' song seems to go along in the same vein, too, sanctification sought for and desired out of love for the Master. Beautiful!"

As a special thank you to Neil Bowers, and for those of you who like Messianic music, today I have posted a song by Paul Wilbur, which I heard in my heart as I read Neil's words. Enjoy!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Your Candle by Paula Rose Michelson

This poem was written in 1999 because I was the key speaker at a Women's Retreat which began on Friday night. Aware that I would share my testimony, I started by lighting the Shabbat candles and then recited the Jewish Shabbat prayer while lighting the Sabbath candles. Then looking at the ladies I called each of them to develop a personal closeness with Messiah (Jesus), so He could  create within each of them a wonderful refection of Himself that all would see. On this Friday Er of Shabbat as you read what I wrote, I pray that Messiah is continually calling you to reflect Him too.

Your Candle 
Each of us has a special spark inside,
That needs to be lit and share with pride.
Not pride in who we are or what we do,
But pride in our Messiah who made our life new.
For just as these candles were shaped by a mold,
God has designed us in a way that is wonderful to behold!

It may take a lifetime to learn to yield our will,
So that God can make us a vessel worthy to fill,
With the pure light of His radiance and grace,
As evidenced by Yeshua who chose to take our place.

He came into this world,
The true light for all to see,
He yielded His life upon that fateful tree.
So as we put the match to the candles wick,
Let us each recall,

That we are but a small reflection of the greatest light of all!

Since we are now in the holiday season and more so to honor the messiah, I have chosen a song sung by Marty Goetz, which fully reflects what my poem does. Enjoy!