Welcome to Finding Courage, Hope, and Faith in Changing Times

Whether you are a believer or an agnostic, I want you to know that it is not Jesus that has turned HIS back on you, it’s the churches that have always held to their racism, sexism, white supremacy, misogyny beliefs in the shadows. Trump has given them the support and encouragement to come out of the shadows with their beliefs that are not the beliefs of Jesus. They are using their power as demigods to divide the church that Jesus intended the Church to be. Please know that this is not happening in all churches and there are churches standing up and speaking out against the messages coming from these people who claim to be men and women of God. Do not lose heart. One of the loudest voices is John Pavlovitz. If you need to hear the truth about the love of God, follow John’s blog. And hang on to your faith; Jesus has not forsaken you. … More Welcome to Finding Courage, Hope, and Faith in Changing Times


ANNOUNCING THE COMING OF CLOVER BLUE: A Novel by Eldonna Edwards Coming to a Store Near You on 5.28.19

Originally posted on Book Reviews & Musings:
CLOVER BLUE: A Novel Author: Eldonna Edwards Publisher: Kensington Press Publication Date: 5.28.19 Genre: Literature & Fiction > Women’s Fiction > Coming of Age > Literary > Historical Page Count: 304 Pages ISBN-9781496712899 ISBN-9781496712912 Order from Barnes & Noble, Hudson Booksellers, Amazon,? Books-A-Million, IndieBound, Walmart, et cetera. Order…

Book Review: Whiskers is the Dark: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery

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Novel: Whiskers in the Dark: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery Author: Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown Publisher: Penguin Random House Publishing Date: 06.04.19 Genre: Ghost Mysteries > Animal Fiction > Ghost Suspense > Mystery > Fiction Page Count: 288 Pages ISBN-10: 0425287181 ISBN-13: 978-0425287187 Available From Amazon,…

Book Review: HOPE AND OTHER SUPERPOWERS: A Life-Affirming, Love-Defending, Butt-Kicking, World-Saving Manifesto

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Author: John Pavlovitz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Simon & Schuster Author’s Book Page Genre: Self-Help: Personal Growth, Motivational, Religion: Christianity, Christian, Social Issues Page Count: 256 pages ISBN: 9781501179655 Publication Date: November 2018 Ships on or near: November 16, 2018 Available in Hardcover, Unabridged Audio Digital, and eBook…

Book Review: The Empathy Effect: 7 NEUROSCIENCE-BASED KEYS for Transforming the Way We Live, Love, Work, and CONNECT Across Differences

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Authors: Helen Rises, MD and, Liz Neporent Foreword by Alan Alda Publisher: Sounds True Publishing Genres: Self-Help: Emotions & Interpersonal Relations, Mental Health: Emotions Page Count: 240 pages (Available in Hardback and Kindle) ISBN-10: 1683640284 ISBN-13: 978-1683640288  Publication Date: November 27, 2018 Pre-order Now From Amazon, Sounds True,…

She Kept Her Faith

“Love is but a song we sing
Fear’s the way we die
You can make the mountains ring
Or make the angels cry
Though the bird is on the wing
And you may not know why

Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another right now”
Get Together Lyrics by The Youngbloods … More She Kept Her Faith

Remembering Our Loved Ones After They Leave This World & Sharing John Pavlovitz’ Blog Post on When We Forget They’re Dead

Originally posted on Book Reviews & Musings:
July is an emotionally charged month for me to navigate and I suspect it will remain so for as long as I live. It’s an excessively long month due to the many loved ones who have  passed during the month of July. I lost an Aunt on July 18,…