New Projects for 2017

So excited about the new projects in the works.

New Devotional Book:

How to Raise God Wise Kids in a Satan Rich World

In a world that can seem hopeless, kids need a reason to hope. In addition to teaching our children how to get into college, play sports and chase the American Dream, there is something greater to be learned.  He created the universe with stars and planets, yet the desire of His heart was to reconcile with people whom He loved.  In this devotional, the author shares ideas of how to help your children have a personal relationship with God  who created the Universe. Through scripture, art and stories, she shared the opportunities she had to teach her own child to get to know God.

This book should be published by July 2017

 

Updated Dancing During the Storm

I have added two knew stories to Dancing

Dancing During the Storm is a collection of stories from projects that I have written over the years.  They represent a desire to praise God despite the storms in my life. As the saying goes, you are going into a storm, in the middle of a storm or coming out of a storm.  All of these stories tell of people who enjoy the life that God has given them and live it to the fullest.  Each character has a storm in their life which they are going into, in the midst of, or coming out of.

The first story is about the first man to ever encounter a storm and the impact on his life.

The second story is about a court case that changed the lives of three of the women involved.  A Victim. A Juror. A Judge. The impact of the trial changed their thinking, yet prepared them for all that life threw at them.

The third story is a science fiction tale of the journey of a young woman who is searching for peace and quiet after spending the last two years on a planet that had to resemble hell. As she emerges from the storms of her life, she sees that things are not an easy as she thought they would be.

The fourth and final story is science fiction that deals with a world that had a major catastrophe and the inhabitants attempt to put their world back together again.  In a decreased populated world, city states begin to form new governments.  Sent on a mission to get the new Law Boss, a young woman found more changed in her world than she knew. It looked like she would have to fight her way back home.

Enjoy these fun, light hearted stories, but hear the underlying intent.

This update should be available by August 2017.

 

 

A new movie project  that will be a short film, about 30 minutes. I wanted to do a project that talks about the importance of women’s rights but in a fun theatrical way that will impact your life more than some preachy documentary.  I am going to stretch myself on this one.

 

14 to Fate

With war pending, two women meet to decide the fate of all women, treason or slavery. As their husbands prepare for a world war, these women secretly talk about where women will fit in the new outcome of this war.

In a time when women’s rights hit all-time low, with women being lower than slaves. Gilda, wife of the President of the 1st side of the planet, wanted a movement to create rights making women equal to men. Hythica, wife of the Prime Minister of the 2nd side of the planet, was willing to negotiate item by item to secure women’s rights, but peace also. In the midst of it all, allies and enemies set to expose their plans and topple the movement. Confined, these women realize the movement to free women is bigger and stronger than the both of them, but would it be enough?

We are just in the process of raising funds for this movie.  Production date is TBD.

Look for the links on Indiegogo and Kickstarter to support this movie.

He flapped furiously into the wind

but looked stationary. He went nowhere no matter how hard the little bird flapped his wings. I am sure some of you can relate. You are doing everything you know to do, but your situation is not changing. You are sweating, crying, and doing everything you know to do. The winds are going against you just like the little bird.  You feel it is all in vain.

But then the little bird stopped flapping, spread his wings and let the wind take him where it wanted to.  He glided carefree to the ground, picked up some food and flew on. I got such a giggle out of it. He spent all of his energy flapping for nothing.  Some days I feel like that.  I feel like I am flapping and flapping and not moving forward. But I know better.

We need to be like the little bird. Stop flapping. Glide and let it take us where we need to be.

God has a plan for your life, it is one to prosper you and not harm you.  (Jeremiah 29:11) He isn’t promising to make us all rich, but He is promising to make our lives full. You have to trust Him. Spread your wings and let the wind take you where you are needed.

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I am working on a couple of new projects. Can’t wait to share them with you! Stay in touch.

Peace and Hair Grease

Expanding Our Reach

In the next year I will sell the books on several platforms. In an effort to get the ball rolling, Privateers is the first book being offered online in different places. This includes Apple, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Scribd and Inkterra.

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Which is your favorite? Let me know what you think.

 

Karen

The Smells of Heaven

I am sure before Christ’s resurrection the aroma of the sacrifices for sin filled the space. The Bible tells us that the best cut of meat was sacrificed on the altar as an atonement for sin. I think the fragrance of the prayers of the saints overpowered it. I am sure it was amazing to breathe.

Today, I walked through an area where smokers hung out. Not only was the smell of tobacco in the air, but it was stale.  I tried to hold my breath until I got past it.

The smell I abhor is walking into a restroom and it smell like urine. As I was hurrying trying to get out of there I thought. “Lord, is this what it was like coming to earth? You left the amazing smells of Heaven for the filthiness of earth.”

I can’t think of anyone I like enough to stay in a situation that smells bad.  Yet, I can only imagine what Jesus gave up for His love of us.  He went to the depths of Hell for us.

Bulls and lambs are no longer sacrificed. Prayers are still the fragrance of the saints. Jesus offers eternal life to all those who believe.  Jesus has only one stipulation to those who want eternity with Him. John 3:16.

Chris Rock Started Singing Circus Afro

in the middle of worship this morning and I couldn’t stop to answer the phone. Yes, Chris Rock is still my ringtone. It is normally my habit to turn the ringer off before I enter the church. I did the same thing today, but it came back on in the middle of church service, but fortunately I was up in the sound booth, and only the folks up there with me heard it.

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Another habit I have been practicing a little longer is sacrificing something for Lent. I am not Catholic or any type of Orthodox religion. I just appreciate the season. I was thoroughly amused when a friend asked me what I gave up for Lent.  I have been doing this long enough that folks who know me know.

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One of the things I chose was to praise God everyday in a very physical way. So on FB, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google +, Instagram and here I posted my praise in the form of His Word.  It was interesting to see which scriptures resonated with my friends.

I also believe that it is not a sacrifice unless it cost you something.  How can I offer to God something that is free to me? How can I offer something that means nothing to me?  So I sacrificed things that I valued.

As I approach this last week before Easter, this Holy Week,  I am reminded that He is a Holy Uncreated God. Everything I see is created, He is not created. Even though I cannot wrap my finite mind around this, it is true.

I am also reminded as I make my way to the cross this week with millions of other Christ followers, that the way to the cross is not paved in gold bricks and lavished meals.

It was on a dirt road, with a heavy cross and lots of onlookers who were not willing to help.  He endured the pain of the cross for me. Praise God.