Wednesday, November 27, 2013



Saturday, October 26, 2013

a time for every Purpose under 

Have you ever thought about going on a mission trip?  I have always had this thought in the back of my mind that if I were single, I would travel to third world countries and work as a missionary.  After reading, Chris Kincaid's book, "a time for every Purpose under heaven", I no longer have that desire.  God truly chooses those who will serve in the mission field.

I could never imagine eating body parts from animals, which should not be consumed, or squatting over a dirt hole in the ground to... well, you get the picture.

Chris Kincaid, felt that she had received several messages from God and that she was destined to travel to Kenya, Africa on a mission trip.  Much of the time she felt lost and alone.  One question that kept resonating through her head was
 "Why am I here?"

1.  What is the one thing, you would like people to know about you?

I never thought, I was anyone special.  I'm shy and insecure, with a very low 
self-esteem. I never pictured myself doing anything with my life.  But, through God's eyes, I am very special and with His help and guidance I can do anything.  And so can anyone else.

2.  How would you describe your book to readers?

First, it is a book about Africa, the people, the places, and the poverty.  I hope that readers feel as if they are in Africa, feeling the wind as it blows across the Savannah, they can smell the waste piling up in the slums, and they can hear the laughter of children who should have nothing to laugh at.

3.  What is your greatest desire in life?

Every night at the dinner table, when I was a kid, we watched the evening news unfold stories of sorrow and poverty on the other end of the world.  Then a commercial for the Peace Corps would invariably play.  "The toughest job you'll ever love."  That was the job I wanted, to travel to a third world country and make a difference.

On my first trip to Kenya, I had such high hopes to accomplish this goal.  I thought that I could change the entire world in the two short weeks I was there.  God had other ideas for me, but I know now, I can fulfill that dream in His way, in His time.

4.  What are you currently reading?

I am usually reading three or four books at one time, several nonfiction and one fiction.  Right now I am reading "Sell Your Book Like Wildfire," "Confessions of a Prayer Wimp," and "The Holocaust Diaries".  "The Holocaust Diaries" is the amazing true story of a woman who survived the Nazi occupation of Eastern Europe.  In the chapter I just finished, she wrote that her hope is that other survivors share their stories as well so that others may learn from these events so that history doesn't repeat itself.  I look at the world we are living in today and I am fearful that we haven't learned anything from the Holocaust.

I am also reading "Decoding Daniel" in my weekly bible study.  When I am driving any distance, I pop in an audio book, so at this moment "Odd Hours" is playing in the car.

5.  How can readers contact you or purchase your book?

You can also purchase it through, Barnes and Nobel and through 
Life Sentence Publishing:

Monday, June 3, 2013


Today, I would like to introduce to you, author Dave Moore.  Dave and I met on Goodreads, a social site for authors and people who love to read.  Once I started reading his book, I couldn't put it down...

Dave is a chaplain serving through Victorious Church of God in Ypsilanti, Michigan.  Dave volunteers to pray with the sick and the lost in hospitals, nursing homes, prisons, and jails.  He is married to the love of his life, Dorinda, and has three sons, Shane, Adam, and David.

Synopsis:  Confronting depression, fatigue, and evil, Dave Moore goes on a cross-country search for his missing son.  Becoming increasingly desperate and having done all that is humanly possible without results, what will he do?  Who will he turn to?  In this amazing true story, you will experience Dave Moore's anguish in going through a father's worst nightmare - a missing child.  Through his fear, Dave confronts his soul's emptiness and learns the heavenly Father's Love.

1.  What is the one thing, you would like people to know about you?

The complete transformation in my life that happened when I surrendered my life and my will for Jesus Christ's life and His will.  It is like night and day.  I was delivered from alcohol, cigarettes, anger, lust, hatred, pride, selfishness, and on and on.  I am now a Chaplain and I visit the lost and hurting in hospitals, nursing homes, jails, and prisons, wherever I am called.

2.  How would you describe your book to readers?

It is the true story of my son David's disappearance, my frantic cross-country search for him, and how I found my faith in God.  It is a story of love, hope, the power of prayer, and the miracle working power of God that transformed my family.

3.  What is your greatest desire in life?

To see my son David, who is now a Pastor, prosper as a leader in God's Kingdom.

4.  What are you currently reading?

I am reading the Bible through in a year, along with my church.  It is very special to know that my church family is experiencing the same bible stories with me at the same time.  I am also excited about just starting to read, "A Beggars Purse" by my new friend and Sister Toni Nelson!

5.  How can readers contact you or purchase your book?

My website is located at: .  My site includes:  author info, book excerpts, a video trailer, reader comments via the Facebook fan page, my blog  and other social sites.  There is also a link to purchase my book.  
My book is also available on,, and in numerous bookstores.

Saturday, May 11, 2013


Mother's Day or Father's Day... Do you know which holiday actually came first?

The modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia.  She then began a campaign to make "Mother's Day" a recognized holiday in the United States.  Although she was successful in 1914, she was already disappointed with its commercialization by the 1920s.  Other countries adopted Jarvis' holiday and it is now celebrated all over the world.  In this tradition, each person offers a gift, card, or remembrance toward their mothers, grandmothers, and/or maternal figure on
 mother's day.

Sonora Smart Dodd, who was born in Arkansas, founded Father's Day in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910.  Its first celebration was held on June 19.  Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children there.  After hearing a sermon about Jarvis' Mother's Day in 1909, she told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday honoring them.  Although she initially suggested June 5, her father's birthday, the pastors did not have enough time to prepare their sermons, and the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday of June.

I set out to write a post to honor my mother and father and to thank them for choosing life.  As far back as I can remember as a small child, people would ask me, "Why do you live with your grandparents?"  After writing my book, people have asked me, "Why were you raised by your grandparents?"  I was given many explanations from numerous family members but my grandmother explained it to me like this...
Your mom and dad were going through a divorce when you were conceived and they decided to put you up for adoption.  The doctor who delivered you was going through all the necessary arrangements to adopt you.  However, when you were six days old your grandfather visited the hospital, took one look at you and said, "I'm taking her home."

I was a senior in high school when my grandmother died and twenty-four years old when my grandpa passed away.  I wish they were here to wish them a Happy Mothers and Father's day.  My biological parents are gone as well but I choose to honor them for giving me life.  Is there someone you want to wish a Happy Mothers or Fathers Day, someone you want to say, "thank you to?" Someone you honor?  I encourage you to do it today.  
Go on...

Monday, March 11, 2013


"I didn't know why I was there, just that I could not handle my life.  I wanted to run away, but I couldn't find any place to go."

Jenny and I met on-line... imagine that.  However, Jenny and I have something in common that I have not met in anyone else on-line... we both lived in the same hometown, Carpinteria, California!

Jenny suffered through abuse, both physical and emotional, throughout most of her life; she never gave up hope that one day her Cinderella dream would come true.  Jenny is a living example that there is no circumstance that cannot be overcome, and there is always hope for happiness. 

1.  What is the one thing, you would like people to know about you?

I love to help people and I am a coordinator for a support group in Casper, WY.  I also teach Sunday school and help children from dysfunctional homes.

2.  How would you describe your book to readers?

My book is an inspirational memoir.  The pages are filled with drama, suspense, and love.  I have included poems that coincide with each chapter.  I wrote this book to inspire and give hope to others who are going through or have gone through abuse.

3.  What is your greatest desire in life?

To strive to be a "top notch" author, and to help others.

4.  What are you currently reading?

 I am currently reading The Scarlet Thread by Francine Rivers and the Bible.

5.  How can readers contact you or purchase your book?

Jenny Miller
P O Box 2945
Mills, WY
Phone:  (307) 258-5439

Each book will be signed and will also include a bookmark and pen.  

My book is also listed with and