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Let me paint a picture with words:
You are in a forest with the sounds of a flowing brook nearby. A light breeze brings in the scent of pine trees and honeysuckles. You look up and hear a woodpecker on a nearby tree echoing through the woods and it brings a smile. Never having been on this forest path you follow a peculiar trail of roses that starts on the trail and leads off into the deeper woods. It’s a strange place for cultivated roses. One rose after another; they beckon you to follow them. The scent is light and wonderful, sparkles of purple float up from the flowers into the wind and drift off.
“What on Earth?” In a hole in an oak tree you find three small bottles of honey. A single drop of honey on your tongue is so sweet and delicious as if you haven’t eaten in a week.
“That is my honey.” The voice is a big one though not threatening.
You come face to face with the big red dragon. “Oh my.”
You have a nice shelf.
I hope you are reading lots of interesting books.
Knights of the Dragon:
Leander is under siege. It seems their wizard is dying. A dragon befriends a boy and hires knights to save his kingdom. Alexa is a match for any man, except perhaps for Stone; they’ve had eyes for one another for years, though neither will admit it. A dragon is born that turns out to be a wizard, a rare dragon indeed.
And there are whispers of a boy wizard.
It’s a tale of wizards, dragons, romance and knights.
Unrealistic or not my writing gives me hope. But with something like 50 000 books published every month it is a little discouraging. I didn’t think there were that many writers.
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Hi Phyllis! I love your bookshelf!!! Your reading material definitely spans an array of genres. My name is Phoenix and my debut novel Beautifully Imperfect is only $0.99 on Kindle through the end of February. It's a story of love, friendship, betrayal and has page turning drama as well. Just wanted to let you know (smile). Have a great day!
I would like to accomplish two things at once. First, I would like to congratulate you for being so well read and secondly, I would like to suggest some great reading for you. At present, there are two very good books that I feel are must reading. Both are recent and both are timely. One is great fiction. The other, a book of daily affirmations for African-Americans.
The novel, When I Say Jump, by Gibran Tariq, is a compelling legal thriller equal to anything written by John Grisham. he story is about a young, black female attorney who stumbles upon a government conspiracy to imprison one out of every four black males born in this country. The book ois written with such lyrical charisma that the words literally leap form the page. It can be found on Amazon.com.
SNAPSHOTS, by Gibran Tariq, can also be found on Amazon.com. To demonstrate the power of the book, I am attaching the SNAPSHOT for 2day and 2morrow.
Today is nothing more than a pat on the back. Tomorrow is a hug and a kiss. –ali-
Tomorrow is always something more. It is a new season of hope where you are vested with a different chance to end a bad habit, start a new diet, or to fashion a better life. Inside the fresh environment of a new day exists seeds of commitment. These seeds are the natural wonders of your inner world and from them spring the vision under which you will labor to either despair, impair, or repair yourself. Don’t you know that it is from your sense of purpose that your soul paints its self-portrait? The universe will not award you anything until you possess an identity. The state of being only allows you the awareness of your senses. The art of becoming permits you to exercise them. In the larger perspective, it is not enough just to BE. The decision must be made to BE MORE! Once you reach the magnificence of this long-awaited acknowledgment, you will be able to fully recognize that the beauty of your individuality in no way contrasts with the diversity of the world, so you can now make your own way and still be at home. Give thanks to tomorrow by throwing it a “Baby shower” today. This is how you hug yourself with open arms.
It is better to achieve than to receive -ali-
At every fork in the road on your journey to successful living, there are many distinctions to be made. One such distinction to be reckoned with is the line between what you ACHIEVE and what you RECEIVE. While there is never any uncertainty about what you receive, the same is not true with what you achieve since many people go through life filled with doubt about their achievements. An achievement is the personal nourishment of your individual worth whereas receivership is merely the reassurance that you exist. Once you make the discovery of which is which, you will be able to understand the intricate synchronization between probabilities and possibilities, knowing which is a celebration of your merits and which is an invocation of chance. Don’t make a career out of waiting-to-receive because sometimes the hand-outs stop. What then? You are only limiting yourself and producing a sterile atmosphere for disappointment. Explore the possibilities of your individual merit by achievement. It is a happy appointment with yourself.
Don’t gamble----PLAN -ali-
Do you know how to detect failure? Well, you can. It is a learning process but you will always bring yourself closer to success in all your endeavors when you realize that a plan is a stable balance between your weaknesses and your potential. A good plan is much more that a high-chair for your ego. It is an assurance policy against worry, a balm for doubt and a healing for quitting. Whenever you plan, you encourage activity towards the right solution and you personally cooperate in uplifting your own attitude which has the immediate power to shrink seemingly insurmountable odds and obstacles. PLAN. Don’t worry about overdoing it because as long as you are comfortably aware of the dos and don’ts of your inner nature, you will prepare accordingly, but beware of your ego! If it is not firmly strapped in its booster chair, it can offer deceptive advice. To the ego, planning is like staging a carnival. Everything must be outrageous and exciting and colorful. Remember that when you reach the point where planning is fun, then you are no longer planning----you are gambling! And that’s a whole ‘nother story. PLAN
Based on your recommendation, I will read The Healing.
RE: The Help. I couldn't bear to read it and after seeing the movie, feel no need to read it. I am so sorry the book got all the hype. I was camazed that more than a few women I know liked it.
No matter how immense or unsolvable our situation may seem from the vantage point of the earth, they all seem small and manageable from the vantage point of the heavens. Our Heavenly Father is more than able to deal with anything we are confronted with in life.
Lord take this cup away from me....
"I can't son, it belongs to you"
But Lord this cup is too much for me to bear!
"You can handle it, Jesus drank from the cup"
But Lord I aint Jesus!
"But He lives in YOU!"
But Lord I am weak!
"His strength works best when you’re weak"
But Lord have you seen what's in my cup?
"Yeah I know I put it in there!"
But Lord there is sickness in my cup!
"And I called you to heal"
But Lord there is confusion in my cup!
"And I called you to teach"
But Lord there is pain in my cup!
"And I called you spread my Word"
But Lord why do I have to drink THIS cup?
”Because I want you to act like my Son!”
Last question Lord....Does everyone have to drink this cup?
"Everyone has to taste their reality"
Hi Phyllis: My name is Sandra Porter and I am the author of "Reflections in My Tea," ISBN: 978-1438904252. I saw your posting and notice that you like to read. My novel is inspirational but most suspenseful and humorous with a little touch of disney theatrics. If you would like to read up on the reviews, visit my website at www.sanporter.com. Enjoy your reading experience.