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SHELTER OF LOVE

Received a contract from Keith Publishing for my e-book contemporary romance. It’s called “Shelter of Love” by Beth Blake, and is set in Arizona.

At the moment, it’s in line to be edited and to have a cover made for it.

I’ll keep you updated on its progress!

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HELPFUL SAYINGS

Mary Higgins Clark, mystery writer: “The flame of inspiration needs to be encouraged. Put a glass around that candle to protect it from discouragement and ridicule.”

Stanley Tucci, actor, director, screenwriter: “If you find that thing you love, it doesn’t matter if you do it well or not. You just need to do it!”

Bill Porter, physically challenged Watkins salesman: “There are no obstacles in life. Only challenges.”

Russ Johnston, author of ‘God Can Make It Happen’: “God doesn’t promise a trouble-free life, but He will turn your troubles into multiplied blessings as you exercise your faith.”

Norman Vincent Peale, author of Positive Thinking: “Every great thing you have or ever will be is within you. You just need to release it. Affirm that it is within you, then visualize it as coming into being.”

Emil Coue, French healer turn of last century: “Day by day, in every way, I am getting better and better.”

Jack Palance, in the movie ‘City Slickers’: “The secret to life is pursuing one thing.”

God, in the TV show ‘Joan of Arcadia’: “Don’t play the other person’s game. Play your own game. Don’t let them suck you into their game.”

Gandhi: “It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there will be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.”

Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of Billy Graham: “We often feel that if we’re not happy and problem-free, then we’re not in God’s will. But you can be right in the thick of a problem and still be in God’s will.”

Dr. Phil: “If a man suspects for some reason he’s not your Prince Charming, he will actively seek to alienate you, so he can say it was his choice–not your rejection–that ended the relationship.”

Jennifer Lopez in the movie ‘Maid in Manhattan’: “Sometimes life forces you in a direction that you should have found yourself.”

Suzan-Lori Parks, Playwright: “I realized that my circumstances, while causing me despair and heartbreak, also held great possibility, if only I could see it. Instead of waiting for the perfect opportunity, I should see that every opportunity is perfect. Difficulty creates the opportunity for self-reflection. If we embrace what’s happening, we are also embracing what is possible–and a road opens up for God to meet us halfway.”

Rick Warren, author of ‘The Purpose-Driven Life’: “Forgotten experiences of pain, or failure, are worthless. Only in hindsight do we understand how God intended a problem for good.”

Brock and Bodie Thoene, authors, “Life is hard. We have to go through stuff, but God is faithful.”

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