HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and your family! I am truly blessed, and thankful for so many things: My wonderful family, friends, and my online community 'family' who have been overwhelmingly supportive. Above all, I am thankful to our Heavenly Father, with Him all things are possible and have been possible! Have a fantastic Thanksgiving day!!
New Bible verse posted as of Sunday, November 11th. Have a great week!
Isaiah 56:1-2 (NIV)
This is what the Lord says: "Maintain justice and do what is right, for My salvation is close at hand and My righteousness will soon be revealed. Blessed is the one who does this - the person who holds it fast, who keeps the Sabbath without desecrating it, and keeps their hands from doing evil."
Literary Agent Steve Laube, with the Steve Laube Agency, recently blogged about reasons why a person may never get published. I thought I'd share this informative information in hopes that you find it helpful. I know I did! Click on the link below to access the article at his blog site:
I came across this story as I was combing the Internet and updating myself on the latest news. Apparently some British experts have created a storybook, Teddy & Stanley's Tall Tell, just for dogs to help keep them calm and relaxed. How clever and cute, right?! I thought I'd try it out on my dog Sammy, the video clip that is, to see if he'd have any response to the sounds the gentleman in the video was making. As the video played, to my surprise Sammy started making whining sounds. I thought this really couldn't be happening...was my dog actually responding to the sounds being told in this story?? NO WAY!! The story continued and Sammy let out yet another whining sound. WTH!!? He then proceeded to get up from his slumbered position, walk over to me, and placed his two front paws on my legs. Turns out Sammy just wanted to go outside to relieve himself. LOL! So was Sammy's reaction just a coincidence?? Did the sounds of this book really trigger a response? Perhaps, perhaps not. LOL. After all, he had not moved from his position for a couple of hours until the sounds of the video started playing. Uhmmmm, very interesting! So I concluded the following FIRST EVER book review from my dog Sammy; based on his behavior of course: Sammy's Review of Teddy & Stanley's Tall Tell: "The book was good enough, or bad enough depending on how you look at it, to make me want to leave the room to relieve myself!" HaHa!! ;-)
I like to DREAM big and HOPE even bigger!
I am an editor with Polished Paragraphs, former Executive Editor of The Zharmae Publishing Press, licensed attorney, writer, blogger, amateur artist, "wannabe" photographer, wife, and mother to three. I have independently published four (of seven) flash fiction Christian children's eBooks that are currently available on Amazon.com. I have always had a passion for writing short stories and poems, and equally love to read cleverly written, quirky children's books as well as non-fiction, inspirational, MG, YA, and some speculative fiction. I was born and raised in California, but now reside with my family in Richmond, Texas.