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A Message To My Readers

Over the past five years my life has taken many twists and turns healthwise which kept me from updating my website here at WordPress as often as I had hoped. During my most recent health crisis (2018) there was one man who kept my spirits up with encouraging words, prayers, and at times, simply silence. He is my best friend, my cheerleader, and the love of my life. Robert, you’ve been beside me through many moments of frustration, discouragement, anger, sadness and most recently unimaginable joy as we became husband and wife on September 29, 2017.  As I reflect on your words of encouragement, love and support, this song came to mind. Thank you for teaching me and reminding me on a daily basis that no dream is impossible. I love you to the ends of the earth and for eternity.

Have a Blessed Weekend!!

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Thursday Feature “Let’s Talk Books”

2019 Editable Questions

My Mantra

You were given this life because you're strong enough to live it.

Women Who Served in Vietnam

Please take a few moments and read this article. I was only 6 years old when my father went to Vietnam. Thankfully and grateful that he came home in June 1968. What I didnt know was the large contingent of women who also served in Vietnam. This article describes the role, service, and heroism they played during this war where 58.000 men were killed and countless others came home maimed physically, and still today deal with the emotional scars.

Vietnam Women’s Memorial: Honoring The 265,000 Forgotten Women Who Served

Veteran’s Day…2019

american flag vets dayVeterans Day is a time for us to take a moment to pay our respects to those who have served. For one day, we stand united in respect for our veterans.

This holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country’s service and was originally called Armistice Day. It fell on Nov. 11 because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. However, in 1954, the holiday was changed to “Veterans Day” in order to account for all veterans in all wars.

We celebrate and honor our Veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

God bless each and every one of them and their families today and always.

 

 

 

The Power of Prayer

“The fervent prayers of a righteous man availeth much” (James 5:16). I am a firm believer in the power of prayer. That being said, I invite you today to share your prayer concerns and requests with me, no matter large or small, and I will pray for you. If you’re not comfortable with intimate/personal details, a key word in the comments below (marriage, job, health, children, etc.) will be fine.

Your part in this process? If you see someone else’s prayer request in the comments, pray for them also. When your prayer is answered, I want to know, so we can celebrate together.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Blessings today and always,

“Bethie”

Eleanor Roosevelt Quote

2019 Editable Quotes

Fun facts about Eleanor Roosevelt:.

She and President Roosevelt were first cousins.

She gave a radio address after the attack on Pearl Harbor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4unsg4W0JTM

She founded the March of Dimes.

All Saint’s Day 2019

All Saints Day, also known as All Hallows’ Day, or Hallowmas, is a Christian celebration in honor of all the saints from Christian history. In Western Christianity, it is observed on November 1st by the Roman Catholic Church, the Methodist Church, the Lutheran Church, and other Protestant denominations. The Eastern Orthodox Church and associated Eastern Catholic churches observe All Saints Day on the first Sunday following Pentecost.

The Christian festival of All Saints Day comes from a conviction that there is a spiritual connection between those in Heaven and on Earth. In Catholic tradition, the holiday honors all those who have passed on to the Kingdom of Heaven. It is a national holiday in numerous historically Catholic countries. In Methodist tradition, All Saints Day relates to giving God earnest gratitude for the lives and deaths of his saints, remembering those who were well-known and not. Additionally, individuals throughout Christian history are celebrated, such as Peter the Apostle and Charles Wesley, as well as people who have personally guided one to faith in Jesus, such as one’s relative or friend.
Who are you honoring, celebrating, and remembering today? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.
Blessings…..”Bethie”

Thursday Feature: “Let’s Talk Books” — A Fun Little Exercise

Hello to all my friends and followers! It’s been a busy, stressful day, and I just looked up at the clock and realized that Thursday is half gone, and Friday will be here in a matter of hours.

As a writer, I’m always on the lookout for story starters. For this week, I would like you to turn to page 168 in the current book you’re reading, and copy a complete sentence from the 9th line. Don’t reveal the title, just the sentence.  You need only share one sentence. By the way, the more sentences I receive, the better, so everyone please share, and tell your friends about my blog.  Now, with whatever sentences I receive by November 7, 2019, I’ll work them into a short story as my gift to you for following my blog which I will post on November 19, 2019. Sound like fun?

Welcome to my Amazon Affiliate Page

Hi and welcome to my Amazon Affiliate Page. This page is dedicated to the Amazon.com shopper. I will share the books and products I have purchased through Amazon.com. over nearly two decades of being a regular shopper, browsing/shopping daily. To best serve my visitors please provide me with feedback by answering the poll below.

With Christmas 2019 only six weeks away, I hope you will consider doing your shopping here, making great purchases sure to please any gift recipient. And speaking of gifts, don’t know what to buy that hard to buy for relative, friend, or co-worker? Gift cards are a great gift which are always appreciated. Please visit often, as I will be updating this post frequently, that is, daily! LOL

My most recent purchase was a Kindle Fire Tablet. Easier for me to hold with all the functionality of a laptop and living on a tight budget, it was a perfect choice for me. Currently I have approximately 200 books loaded!!!

My Kindle:  https://amzn.to/2Jj1nr9

Recently I came across a talk show while eating lunch, and I was hooked. The host is named  Mel Robbins, a life coach.  After watching the show, I jumped on Amazon.com to find her book, The 5 Second Rule. Purchased it, and when it arrived, read it in one evening. For me, a life-changing experience. So that being said, if you find yourself in a rut in any aspect of your life and you’re tired of being in said rut, give this book a read.  You won’t be disappointed!!!!

My Favorite Book (to date): https://amzn.to/2BZ5Mvm

I have been a soda pop consumer for many, many years. And, not the sugar free variety. LOL. Wanting to change my life and make an effort to get away from the sugary drink addiction and improve my overall appearance and health, I have replaced it with Sparkling Ice+Caffeine (Black Raspberry). I must say, it is a bit pricy, but for me the sacrifice of something else to get this product has been beneficial.  At this writing I have almost beaten this addiction and already feel better physically and have more energy.

My Favorite Beverage (to date):  https://amzn.to/2q7SN7E

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