Hopes

Posted by Vicki on Mar 15, 2012

I have hopes for a friend of mine. He’s made some bad decisions that have cost him a large amount in his life, but I can’t blame just him either. I wonder if he had been taken in hand earlier if it would have made a difference. If someone had really shown him that they cared about him, and expected better behavior, expected him to make something of himself, if it would have made a difference.

I was one of those people that should have been there. Should have let him know that I expected better of him….instead we lost touch….I allowed myself to lose touch with someone that I cared deeply for. I allowed him to lose touch with me. I had no idea how much I cared for him, and now I regret that I was not there for him.

I hope there is still time.


Term Life Insurance

Posted by Vicki on Mar 15, 2012

My Dad received an offer to increase his term life insurance, unfortunetly this would more than double his payment. It’s rather sad that life insurance has to be so expensive, especially if you are a smoker, or an older person!!! I suppose that’s why so many people don’t have life insurance, or not enough to do any real good when it comes to paying funeral expenses and such.


On my Way

Posted by Vicki on Mar 9, 2012

Posted by Gaylord Campbell

I’ve always wanted to move back to the town where I grew up. After my grandmother died and left me her house, I had the perfect opportunity to do so. The only thing holding me back was my work! After doing some research, I put together a presentation for my boss on how I could be just as effective an employee while working from home. With internet service from satellite star internet.com it would be easy for me to submit my daily work as well as get my required tasks online. Much to my surprise, he bought it with little resistance! Now I’m on my way to living the life I’ve always dreamed of. Close to family in the place I love still doing the work I’ve enjoyed since I graduatedfrom college. Now all I need to complete the dream are a husband, a picket fence, a dog and 2.5 kids. I guess there’s still work to do but at least I’m on my way!


Heated Clothing

Posted by Vicki on Mar 5, 2012

The idea of heated clothing is quite intriguing!! I have to say I’m sure I’d be glad for some heated clothing during some of the winters here in Kansas, and think about the people in North Dakota, Montana, or Alaska!!!

Maybe I’m just getting old, so I feel the cold more. I know my poor knees certainly protest any chilly days!!! Maybe some nice heated jeans, or heated leg warmers!!!


Numia

Posted by Vicki on Mar 5, 2012

I have no idea what numia is, what it’s for, anything like that. However I have found the internet to be a quick and easy way to research things I don’t know.

I think the art of research is under-rated in today’s society. But maybe I only think that, and I’m actually completely off base!! It is possible, and I know it….I’m off base on many of my opinions I’m sure.


FDA Food Pyramid

Posted by Vicki on Mar 5, 2012

Does anyone else find it odd that the fda food pyramid has changed from when we were kids?

When I was a kid there were 4 food groups… Meats, dairy, fruits, and veggies. Now dairy is called the milk group, and we also throw in oils…Really? Why do we have to change things like that….can’t we teach kids that dairy is milk? And even though it’s not a main group, our bodies need a small amount of fats and oils??


Chasing The Sun

Posted by Vicki on Mar 5, 2012

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Chasing The Sun
Bethany House Publishers (March 1, 2012)
by
Tracie Peterson

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 85 novels.
She received her first book contract in November, 1992 and saw A Place To Belong published in February 1993 with Barbour Publishings’ Heartsong Presents. She wrote exclusively with Heartsong for the next two years, receiving their readership’s vote for Favorite Author of the Year for three years in a row.

In December, 1995 she signed a contract with Bethany House Publishers to co-write a series with author Judith Pella. Tracie now writes exclusively for Bethany House Publishers.

She teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research.

Tracie was awarded the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for 2007 Inspirational Fiction and her books have won numerous awards for favorite books in a variety of contests.

Making her home in Montana, this Kansas native enjoys spending time with family–especially her three grandchildren–Rainy, Fox and Max. She’s active in her church as the Director of Women’s Ministries, coordinates a yearly writer’s retreat for published authors, and travels, as time permits, to research her books.

ABOUT THE BOOK

When her father disappears in war-torn Mississippi, Hannah Dandridge finds herself responsible not only for her younger siblings but for the ranch her father recently acquired on the Texas plains. Though a marriage of convenience could ease her predicament, she determines to trust God for direction.

Wounded soldier William Barnett returns to his home only to discover that his family’s ranch has been seized. Though angry and bitter at this turn of events, he’s surprised to discover that it is a beautiful young woman with amazing fortitude who is struggling to keep the place running.

Hannah, desperate for help, and William, desperate to regain his family’s land, form an uneasy truce. But nearby Comanche tribes, the arrival of Confederate soldiers, and a persistent suitor all threaten the growing attraction that builds between them. Will they be able to set aside their own dreams and embrace the promise of a future together?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Chasing The Sun, go HERE.


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Ruby Dawn

Posted by Vicki on Mar 1, 2012

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Ruby Dawn
White Rose Publishing (January 27, 2012)
by
Raquel Byrnes

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Raquel married her college sweetheart seventeen years ago and you can still find them spending time together chatting over a cup of coffee like when they were first dating.

Her husband is her biggest fan and most ardent supporter. He encourages her to take time for writing as often as he can. He regularly gives her gift cards to her favorite coffee house so that she can go there to write and relax.

He has been known to whip up his famous chicken quesadillas complete with guacamole and brownies for dessert.

Raquel has written books for more than a decade. She loves to do research and has taken private detective courses, gun classes, and underground tours to get every detail right for her novels. She writes romantic suspense with an edge-of-your-seat pace. Stories filled with faith, love, and adventure.

In 2009 she signed with agent, Terry Burns, at Hartline Literary. Terry worked to get her Shades of Hope series sold and in 2010, White Rose Publishing purchased the three-book series.

ABOUT THE BOOK

A painful past. A love returns A desperate plan.
Former street kid, Ruby now reaches out to runaways through her medical clinic in the worst part of the city, but her escalating battle with a gang leader puts that in jeopardy.

Cavalier, a risk-taker, charming… Ruby’s first love is now on the right side of the law and the center of a dangerous DEA sting involving her clinic. Tom’s disappearance ten years ago broke her heart and rattled her faith. As their romance relights, memories of what it costs to love him flood her with fear.

Ruby’s battle with the gang ignites a firestorm of danger, and a pattern of lies from within her own camp emerges. With Tom’s life in the balance and her world cast in shadows, can Ruby trust God as she once did…or has she strayed too far, for too long to ever return?

Watch the book video:

If you would like to read the first chapter of Ruby Dawn, go HERE.


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