Archive for October, 2012

Goodbye Again

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Back in March, I lost my sweet Emily girl to cancer.  My other cats were happy and healthy, so I thought it would be a long time before I had to say goodbye to another one.  Sadly, my boy Elliot decided to stop eating not long after that.  The vet could never find anything wrong.  I managed to coax him to eat for a while, but that couldn’t last forever.

A week ago today, I decided it was time to let him go.  Emily was always his special favorite, and I think he just missed her too much.  He was thirteen, and I was so blessed to have him all that time.  He was just a big, cuddly teddy bear.

The Bible doesn’t tell us what happens to animals after they die.  God knows, and I’m okay with that.  But I do hope that He has a special place for the ones that have been so dear to us.  I’d so much love to see all my pets again.

 

Bless you, Honey Boy.

October’s Hot Off The Press

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

 

First in the series “Hidden Faces: Nameless Women In The Gospels”
Published by WhiteFire Publishing (October 2012)

A stranger approaches Anna’s house in the oppressive heat of the late afternoon before Sabbath. Shielding her eyes against the penetrating rays of the sun, she recognizes the familiar gait and realizes he is no stranger. Her hand begins to tremble as in a brief moment of panic she fleetingly entertains thoughts of picking up her baby and running. But there is no place to run. Her mind flashes back to the events leading up to the present.

Thus begins the story of a woman whose foolish heart led her into a trap intended to frame Jesus. The Messiah confounds the Pharisees who masterminded the plot and extends compassion and forgiveness to Anna. Now the man who lured her into the complicit scheme has sought her out and confronts her. Will she refuse to see him, or will she listen to his plea for forgiveness?

About the series:

In the Gospels we find Jesus ministering life and healing to various women who have remained obscure and nameless for two thousand years. However, the life-changing encounters between Jesus Christ and the adulterous woman, the woman at the well, the woman who anointed Jesus’s feet, and the woman with the issue of blood contain timeless truths and offer eternal hope for women today who may feel obscure and nameless as well.