Letting the spirit enter her was only the beginning...
Drusilla, a first-century Philippian slave girl, is forced to admit a spirit of prophecy into her body at the Temple of Apollo. Upon her return to Philippi, her master forces her to serve as a fortune teller to make him wealthy. Her life settles into a predictable pattern until a group of itinerant Jewish preachers visits her town, proclaiming a new religion. Lydia, a friend of her family, converts to the new faith, and urges Drusilla’s master to free her.
When he refuses, the spirit within Drusilla begins to shout out prophecies no one—including Drusilla—ever expected to hear.Read More
Knowing Sunshine is a celebration of winning. The promise of victory is revealed in pieces. A melancholic, young girl battles back from a self-imposed exile to become a woman fully able to embrace the joy of life. Each poem speaks of this confidence; every sorrow can be healed by God. Life has its rough edges, but the darkness of each passing storm cannot persist in the presence of light. The women in the short story, “Around Midnight,” connect with an inner power when they chose to see a future beyond the pain.
The reader is invited to join the journey in search of restoration. It begins with taking a bold leap of faith and ends with finding true peace. Knowing Sunshine is about finding freedom in the places where the unconditional love of God abounds.Read More
If only Stacey could go back...
Back to her childhood. Back to her innocence. Back to the happiness she knew before he left . . . before her pain led her to make a soul-shattering mistake.
Knowing she cannot go back, she moves forward, harboring a secret that haunts her and leaves her with an immeasurable weight of regret and guilt.
Her past threatens to destroy her.
Can she possibly move on and be a whole person again?
Can she ever be ABSOLVED?Read More
Princess Sighing Dove, an adolescent Native American, was unable to sense joy, even long after her mother died only days after her birth. The burden of grief in the loss of the mother was very great for both father and daughter; it even threatened the unity of their tribe. The mother had also been so loving toward the surrounding prairie animals that her loss was clearly seen in them as well.
In desperation, the Sighing Dove’s father calls an assembly of the prairie animals to ask their help in searching for the true smile—inner joy—for his daughter. In their mission, Sighing Dove and her animal friends encounter treacherous dangers and sinister enemies.
Will Sighing Dove survive long enough to find the true smile?
Reminiscent of the rich allegories of C.S. Lewis, this moving tale will keep you on the edge of your seat with thrilling action, numerous perils, and lessons from which we can all learn.Read More
Words: Spoken and Unspoken Forces provides the key to understanding the secret power of words and traces how this power is activated by drawing references from various authors and experts in psychology, philosophy, medicine, and semiotics.
The author presents a theoretical model to understand why words affect individuals by suggesting that words color emotions, shape behaviors, and influence physiological functioning to create an overall impact (whether positive or negative). Drawing upon several scientific studies, this book will help the reader understand why words are spoken and unspoken forces that have the potential to shape the future.Read More
Have you ever kept a secret for a friend? A secret that you couldn't tell a single person? A secret that gnawed and consumed your mind? A secret that robbed you of sleep? It might be something wonderful or awful, something neither good nor ill. It might be rather strange. No matter what it is, a secret craves freedom, but it mustn't escape. It must be kept.
Everyone has kept a secret, but few have kept one like Sam Gylkov's.
Sam, a farmer from southern Michigan, has a secret he can no longer bear, which he will soon entrust to a friend. It is at the same time wonderful and horrible and dizzying.
And after hearing it, no one will ever be the same.Read More
Solomon Greene made a deal with God.
If He'd send him an unattractive woman, he'd marry her on sight and do what was spiritually right. After all, he needed that kind of wife to help him escape from his sordid past.
Celeste Martin made a deal with Solomon. She'd be his ugly wife. All she wanted in return was his name. She was in love with her sister's fiance and he would be the only man she'd ever love.
Solomon had no idea that he'd find his wife fascinating. Celeste didn't know that one taste from her husband's lips would have her wanting more. Yet many strange women were between them.
Could Solomon ever escape from his past?
Could Celeste ever love her husband?Read More
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