Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Graffiti ... Release Date 11/26/2012

I only had 4 dollars and change left until payday
But he spoke to my heart
The homeless man seated on the bench
Whom I had seen everyday for a week

I'd never stopped
Never spoken to him
But something this day
Begged for connection

Asking if he was hungry
My heart almost sank
For if he said yes
Would I have enough to buy him lunch?

In fact he was hungry
I quickly went back into the store
Purchased a freshly made sandwich
From the deli and something to drink

I sat down
Gave him his lunch
I trusted God to provide
I never saw that man again

Was he an angel in disguise?
Did God want to know if I trusted HIM?
Stepping beyond myself
Reaching out to someone different

That is what 'Graffiti' is all about
Stepping beyond self
Trusting God for baby steps
Reaching out to someone
From the other side of the street
(or 'tracks' as we called it)
Has beautifully captured
God's heart toward All manner of people
No matter what side of the street they hale

Two perfectly woven stories
With one common purpose
Helping us to open our eyes
To live life on both sides of the street
Encouraging all to live a life that matters

Dare to be different
Dare to take steps of faith
Dare to reach out
Dare to care

This beautiful short e-book releases on November 26, 2012

You will be Glad You Did!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


I'd like to introduce you to a precious woman after God's heart.  She has been an on-line friend for several years; I've read her books and adore her. Yet, after reading her newest book, I am more in love with this woman's heart than I ever thought possible.

Alene Snodgrass is a motivational writer, speaker and teacher who loves to tell the untold story. She speaks around the country at conferences, retreats, and women’s groups sharing Christ through her real life experiences. She is the author of Dirty Laundry Secrets – a Journey to Meet the Launderer and I’m a Fixer-Upper – A Day-by-Day Remodeling Guide.

Alene's new book, 'Graffiti', is written by herself and a new friend of hers who happened to live life on the streets and is a beautiful combination of God's love from both sides of the tracks.

This is not a book review, which will come soon; it is just an introduction to a beautiful woman with a heart for the things of God.

Here is one of my favorite quotes from her newest book:

"Being broken for others is hard because it isn’t about clean success stories – from rags to riches, from the streets to the skylines. But what I now know is that true purpose and meaning is not clean; it is mostly messy. It’s about getting dirty daily with those who are broken, down-and-out, frustrated, depressed, and struggling to find their way. It is about getting dirty so they can become clean."

I invite you to hop on over to her Graffiti website to learn more about Alene, her friend and the book which will be released soon.

You can also read more of her heart by checking out her blog, Positively Alene or her facebook page, Alene Snodgrass, You Will Be Blessed!!!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Reflected In You ... A Book Review

I will be very honest from the get go, I'm disappointed with myself for choosing this book to review. It is not a typical type of book I would read and it was a tough read for me.

Reflected in You, The sweet, sharp edge of obsession by Sylvia Day is openly sensual, raised my eyebrows on more than one occasion and I found myself unable to even read a few of the words used. 

This is the second book of the Crossfire Trilogy based around the characters of Gideon and Eva.

It is said that this series is quiet similar to Fifty Shades of Grey, which I did not read. What I do know is that relationships are difficult when two people are semi-stable.  In this fantasy relationship there is not stability and no center with the exception of wild and crazy love making. Passion is important in relationship but when that is truly all you have in common, it leaves you empty and wanting for more.

With that said, I will leave you to choose if this is a book that you would want to read. For many of my friends, I'm sure it is not.  Choices, how thankful I am that we are given the freedom to make them.

You can read more about this book here and here.

Though I will receive a small compensation and did receive an advanced copy of this book, the opinions expressed are mine alone.