A Big Thanks!!!

Heart Exploration is off to a great start. A Big Thanks for your support. I’m grateful to God because I shouldn’t have sold one copy according to the rules of marketing and sales. I’m working on it, though.

Let us come to him with thanksgiving. Let us sing psalms of praise to him. (Psalm 95:2)

What’s next? I’m writing my first nonfiction book and revising one of my favorite plays I wrote a few years ago. The goal is to release them both in 2023. I thought I’d put that out there.

If you still need to buy your copy of Heart Exploration, click HERE, and Discretion of the Heart, HERE. It’s the perfect weekend to read a book.

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Happy 23rd Anniversary to Us!!

There are many reasons why I appreciate our marriage, but I’m only going to focus on one in this post. Camaraderie. Simply put, be there for each other.

Happy 23rd Anniversary to Us!! (October 16th)

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P.S. I told you we love to laugh. I hope we make you chuckle a little in this short video. 🙂

Michelle Anderson, Genius Photographer

I love the hint of optimism in her expression. Do you see it?

Once again, Michelle from Michelle Anderson Photography snapped the perfect photograph for the cover of the second book in the Autumn Moon series, Heart Exploration. Michelle’s services are not limited to capturing spectacular cover photos. She’s a whiz at memorializing special moments like graduation, engagements, weddings, and even childbirth. Do yourself a favor and click on the link to book your session with Michelle Anderson, genius photographer. michelleandersonphoto.com

By the way, you can pre-order the Kindle version of my next novel, Heart Exploration, for only $3.99 for a limited time. Check out the short description below, then click HERE to order yours now.

Qiuxia is headed to South Africa for a three-month mission trip with a young George Clooney lookalike (Hunter Lowe) and his crew, including Nancy, the ice queen. Adulting has never seemed so scary, but she’s up for the challenge. This is only the beginning of the rest of her life.

Heart Exploration is a captivating story that continues the life of now twenty-four-year-old Qiuxia Knight. She faces heartbreak, racism, and even infidelity while trying to stay faithful to God. No one said a Christian’s life is easy. But not following God makes it more complicated than it needs to be. Will she grow into the woman God created her to be?

And you can click HERE too.

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The Spot

My buddy and I spent a couple of hours at Canvas Coffee today. This coffee shop is charming and inviting, with plenty of seating inside and outside. The perfect place to chill out with your buddy while sipping on cold brew coffee or ice tea. It’s conveniently located on the Crossroads Christian Church campus. How cool is that?

If you’re looking for a place to spend time with friends and family or relax by yourself, Canvas Coffee Shop is the spot. Please follow them on Instagram-@CanvasCoffeeCa. And if you live in the area, check them out.

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Only Jesus

16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. (John 3:16,17)

This is a love that’s hard to grasp. We say it, but do we really believe it in our hearts? Jesus came to save the world, everyone. Salvation is a gift, and WE CAN NOT DO ANYTHING TO EARN IT. Ephesians 2:8,9 says, For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.

Jesus died for our sins, all of them! 2 Corinthians 5:21 says, For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

HE LOVES US AND WANTS TO HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH US!!! Receive His love and the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. 

Romans 10:9,10 says, that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

God’s amazing love is transforming, but we must admit that we have sinned and need Him! 1 John 1:9 says, If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.

We’re all sinners who need a savior. At the end of my blogs, I always say, “I’m not exempt.” Well, none of us are. We all need Jesus!! Receive Him and His Amazing Love.

Of course, we celebrate this day because Jesus conquered death, hell, and the grave. He’s alive! But if we don’t understand what He went through and why we may spend the rest of our lives trying to accomplish something that Only Jesus could and did.

I’m not exempt. I’m just . . .

Blogging It Out! Oh, and Happy Easter/Resurrection Day!! HE HAS RISEN, INDEED!!

The Face of Qiuxia Knight

The day I met Kehinde, I knew she was The Face of Qiuxia Knight. I mean, look at the photo. She’s stunning. I had never seen her at church before that day. I didn’t ask her right away. In fact, I didn’t see her again until a couple of months later. After a semi-awkward conversation, she said yes. However, I asked her to pray about it and speak to her husband before she gave me a definite answer.

Then there was the matter of who could capture exactly what I needed. Michelle Anderson, that’s who! Her work speaks for itself. If you need of a photographer, visit her website at michelleandersonphotos.com. Go ahead and click the link. I’m excited for you. 🙂

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Oh, and click the link below to pre-order your ebook today.

Discretion of the Heart

I’m just getting back into the social media thing. Will you follow me? I’ll start posting more if you do. LOL

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Coming Soon

Hey! The first book in my novel series, Discretion of the Heart, will be released on March 25th. YAY! I’m really excited about this one. I started writing this story in 2012. Yikes, ten years ago! You can pre-order your Kindle copy at amazon.com for $7.99. I’ll pop in with more info soon. Check out the blurb below.

At age fourteen, Qiuxia Knight is sure of a few things besides the fact that God is real. She is socially awkward, skinny, and born to dance. Since she could do nothing about the first two, she was determined to reach prima status.

The decision to walk to a bus stop alone on the night of a big audition changed Qiuxia Knight’s life forever. One minute she was on a path to becoming a prima ballerina, and the next, she was a victim of an inconceivable crime. How does a fourteen-year-old pick up the pieces of her broken life?

Discretion of the Heart is a coming-of-age tale about life’s unexpected challenges. And when the unexpected includes the unimaginable, faith and family are the only solutions.

He’s Our Hope

For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)

He’s our hope. Believe, receive, and abide.

I’m not exempt. I’m just . . .

Blogging It Out!

P.S. Pray for the world.