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What can I say? I'm so pleased that you've come here. I've spent 5 years blogging, more than that building websites and have been writing "professionally" since 2003. I'm here to help writers with their writing, encourage people through this life, and point them to Jesus. That's the most important thing. So stay tuned. Check this site regularly as "some of the features" may change. I'll need help from time to time, because I'm not perfect. If you're perfect, please go to another site. I'm pretty sure you won't fit in here.

Unbalanced Scales

I'm sure everyone in the U.S. already knows that we are in danger. The problem is that so much of the rhetoric and the old rules are just antagonizing things.

For instance, only weeks ago all the media could do was talk about going over a fiscal cliff. Now, however, that cliff seems to have disappeared and they are talking about spending ceilings. I don't know about you, but this tells me that the people in Washington (D.C) don't know what they're talking about.

Then comes the IRS looming on the horizon. It's hard enough to get around with their hands in our pockets year round, but they expect an extra-special bonus via our Income Tax. We've been gritting our teeth and baring this for years, but now it's becoming harder and harder to find the forms to fill out, even if you can understand them, so you can send them in and pay that tax. I'm of the inclination that if they want my money they should come and fill out all the forms and make it easy. I'm not one of these people who expect freebies. It's just that the founding fathers didn't get paid, and if they did it was by their district, and probably in feed or livestock. I say we go back to that. You want to get out of our $15 trillion debt, then stop paying the people who aren't listening to us when we say, "No taxes."

I know, that's idealistic, but this country was built on ideals, and hard work made it work. That is until the government decided to pay for those who didn't want to work. Take a good idea and present it to Congress or the Senate and the first thing they do is appoint a special task force to investigate the problem. Oh, and all those tax problems we face, they do not face. How'd that happen. Whatever happened to "We the People..?"

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Intervention, by Terri Blacstock

Sorry about the lull in getting this next post out. Truth is I got sidetracked and forgot I promised to get these 3 reviews out in several days. My apologies to everyone.

Intervention - We've read about what it is, seen it in movies and even parodies in sitcoms, but what is it? Simply put it is when a situation gets so bad, so out of hand, that an outside force is asked to "intervene" and make the bad situation go away. If you fall out of an airplane, hopefully you are wearing a parachute. Pulling the ripcord to that chute is asking that it would intervene on your behalf and keep you from dying from your fall. You put your faith in the power the parachute has to do this.

In Terri Blackstock's book, Intervention, Barbara Covington has been dealing with her daughter, who has become addicted to drugs. She's tried everything with no positive results, so when she sees a Christian Intervention Program out of Atlanta, GA advertising she decides that she has nothing to lose. Some warning flags go up when she meets the woman who will be her interventionist. She's told that her daughter, Emily, will have to fly with her to Atlanta, and then take a short drive out to their facilities, and "Mom" can't come. Yet her pain over her daughter's addiction is so great she decides to entrust her daughter to this stranger. When the plane lands in Atlanta the interventionist calls Barbara and lets her know that everything is going well, and that they are both fine. She then lets Emily talk to her mother. After the call Barbara Covington's mind has been put at ease, but it is short lived. Shortly after that call she learns that this interventionist has been murdered in the parking lot of the Atlanta airport, and that her daughter is not only missing, but police are looking for her in connection with that murder. Mrs. Covington quickly arranges to go to Atlanta herself. She must find her daughter before the police. What follows is a gripping suspense that, at its core, is the breaking heart of a mother whose only goal was to help her daughter. Along the way both mother and daughter learn some things about themselves, about each other, and about the God who, although seemingly absent, is still in control.

This really caught me up short. Being an author myself who has emailed Terri numerous times and feels a special connection with her, I began to realize that she had gone through this herself. She was writing from personal experience. I couldn't begin to imagine the pain she must have gone through, but I felt the pain for a friend who had gone through that and it wove its way into how I viewed the story. A powerful story, Intervention should be one of the next novels you run out to purchase, especially if you have children and are going through the same situation, that is having a child who has become addicted to drugs. Even if you don't reading this can help you understand those who do, but the greatest thing you'll learn is how God is far above these problems, while at the same time going through them with His children. We can learn to lean on Him, knowing He will bring all things together for good.

Click HERE to visit Terri Blackstock's website.
For a special insight you can read her Testimony Here (I highly recommend reading this testimony)

You can purchase Intervention at:

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