Mine by Stacey Kennedy

WOW…ok now that that is out of the way I have to gush all over this one. Stacey Kennedy has a unique way of drawing in a reader so that he or she feels a part of the scene. This was true for me in Club Sin series. I felt like a member and am quite depressed that I won’t have the “club” to go to anymore. I highly recommend this series to anyone that enjoys this genre and let Stacey invite you into the fun. Her characters are palpable and the reader experiences the intenseness the characters are faced … Continue reading Mine by Stacey Kennedy

Black & White

Originally posted on Kelsy Shaffor Photography:
“Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected” – Robert Frank  Dating back to the Titanic era, one of the most historical moments in time, captured in black and white. John F. Kennedy having a tea party with his daughter, Mona Lisa being returned to its home in Paris, World War 2, World War 1 … and so many more. When I come across a black and white photo, I gather different emotions. It sets a tone, ranging from… Continue reading Black & White

Veered off….

I’ve not posted in a while as I was having a relationship with my laptop. I’ve been inspired to write and instead of fighting it, I went with it; like a boat drifting with the current. I’ve gotten some major words on paper. As an aspiring writer that’s important right? The next step is to lay my soul bare for someone to critique. Am I ready to do that? I’m not sure. Opening yourself to be criticized or praised is nerve wracking and requires tough skin. This will require me to stand in the edge of the cliff and willingly … Continue reading Veered off….

You Are Holy

Originally posted on Jeremy Affeldt:
What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. Romans 6:1-4 The church tends to misinterpret righteousness. It teaches that… Continue reading You Are Holy

Wounded Prayer

Originally posted on Jeremy Affeldt:
The power of prayer is huge. I’ve mentioned the ACTS method of prayer: Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication. It’s so easy to get caught up in supplication, especially when we’re feeling troubled. But think of the power of confession! You can sit there all day and say, “God, give me this. Give me that, and give me this other thing too. This is what I need, God.” You can do that. But what if God is saying, “I can give you all of that, but it’s not going to help your anger issue. It’s not going… Continue reading Wounded Prayer

Where is the compassion? 

This world is dripping with so much hate, so much contempt. What happen to loving thy neighbor? I’m not perfect and there have been times where I’ve not been compassionate towards my fellow man/woman. But the one thing I’ve noticed in these personal dark times is I felt bad. It’s more natural to love and display caring and being supportive towards others. So why must we push each other away, saying or doing bad things? I’ve taken to offering one act of kindness or compassion to someone daily. It’s easier and fills my heart with love each and every time. … Continue reading Where is the compassion? 

Inspiration 

where do you find your inspiration? Do you seek it out or does it come to you? Mine comes to me. I can be sitting watching the FoodNetwork and I’ll feel it. Not the overwhelming urge to eat….come on! But the urge to……create. It’s strange how it evolves. It’s hard to explain……I feel light and bright and open. It flows through me like butter (damn the FoodNetwork). The key is being open to it no matter where it hits you. Take time to immerse yourself in the feeling and go with it.  Continue reading Inspiration