Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Rose by Pamela S Thibodeaux, Inspirational with an Edge, #EggcerptExchange

Eggcerpt Exchange

Five Facts about Love is a Rose
The initial idea for this devotional came while listening to the radio. As the song, The Rose, played the scripture references and text flowed through me as though I were a channel.
The Rose was written by Amanda McBroom and recorded by Bette Midler for the movie of the same title which was about Janis Joplin.
Many folks don’t know that Country Music Artist, Conway Twitty also recorded this song. This is the version I heard when the idea for the devotional came to me. I’d never heard Bette Midler’s version.
My original thoughts for this devotional included poetry from a friend, however the publishers I pitched it to said it would be stronger without the poems.
Although it is my longest NF work, Love is a Rose is not the only non-fiction I’ve had published. Find more about the anthologies and devotionals I’m published in HERE.

Blurb: Music is the magical entry into the spirit world; the golden gate into the Kingdom of God. But we mustn’t be of the mindset that God only uses Christian music to reach out and touch our mind, heart and spirit. God uses any and every means available to speak to His children.

Our job is to be open and receptive.

In this devotional, Pamela S Thibodeaux shares how God opened her spirit to a deeper understanding of the abundance of His grace and mercy through the words of the song, The Rose sung by Country & Western artist Conway Twitty.

Pamela offers Seeds to Ponder and a prayer as she parallels the love of God and the Christian life to each verse of the song.

Excerpt: Some say love, it is a hunger, an endless aching need...
How very true!  The Bible speaks of a longing of our soul to be in communion with the Lord. Psalm 42 says, "As the hind longs for running water, so my soul longs for thee, oh God..."

Endless, aching need; we all feel it––the need to be loved, to be worthy; the ache to know God more intimately and to glorify Him.
           
Many describe this aspect of their walk with God as an ache or a hunger which is forever present. Sometimes it is more prevalent than others but always there….The need to be close to Him, to know His will, to feel His presence, to be made worthy and whole by His Holy Spirit.
           
Just when we feel we’ve gotten closer to Him still, the ache smarts again––deeper, more desperate than the last time. A longing that cannot be described––one that can only be satisfied by the Holy Spirit leading you closer and deeper into the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Every one of us can relate to the insatiable hunger we’ve experienced in our lives. Many times we seek after and pursue more…bigger and better things (money, houses, cars, jobs) thinking those will satisfy, not realizing the hunger in our soul is one only God can satisfy. As I look back over my life, I recall a time when I got wrapped up in the things of the world, and yet, I’ve always been a seeker of peace above all things. Oh, that we would teach our children that more is not better and the more things you have, the more time you’ll spend taking care of them and the less time you’ll have to pursue what really matters in life—people and relationships!

The accumulation of things will never satisfy the soul like an intimate relationship with the Creator and His creation. Get rid of the “stuff” in your life and see how much peace there is in simplicity.



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Author bio: Award-winning author, Pamela S. Thibodeaux is the Co-Founder and a lifetime member of Bayou Writers Group in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Multi-published in romantic fiction as well as creative non-fiction, her writing has been tagged as, “Inspirational with an Edge!” ™ and reviewed as “steamier and grittier than the typical Christian novel without decreasing the message.” Sign up for Pam’s newsletter and receive a FREE short story! http://bit.ly/psthibnewsletter

Links:
Website address: http://www.pamelathibodeaux.com  
Twitter: http://twitter.com/psthib @psthib 
Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/1jUVcdU


 Thanks for sharing, Pam.
Tina

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Remember the Good Times - Valentine's Day #RomanticTip #love #couples



Some times we all need to be reminded of the good times.

Pictures help us remember events and the fun we had together.

On my wedding day, I had a number of things go wrong.

My cake was given to someone else.
I had a flat on the way to the wedding so my new husband and I had to leave with the best man and the maid of honor after the reception.

So what happen at your wedding? Was it everything you wanted it to be?



All these memories help remind us why we fell in love.
So pull out your old albums and sit down with your lover for some quality time.


Hope you have an awesome Valentine's Day.




Have a great day,

Tina

Monday, February 5, 2018

Celebrate #Ebooks with This #Author #ExcerptExchange PromotionalOp



With Easter Coming up it's time to do the #EggcerptExchange




Here's how it works:

Sign up at http://authortinagayle.blogspot.com/p/do-eggcerptexchange-to-promote-your-book.html

  1. You sign up and agree to host others on your blog by leaving your email address in the comment section. Put your Name, Email address, genre, and who you are looking for as guests.
  2. Then email others on the list and let them know that you are interested in doing an exchange
  3. Give dates you have available to host them.
  4. Please put Author Exchange in the subject line so they won't think you are spam.
  5. Decide on dates and exchange posts.
  6. Post should included the following information:
  7. Title should include #EggcerptExcha(There is no space between any of this hashtag. This is to make it easier to retweet) 

Also include the graphic above.

- send over your cover
- blurb - less than 300 words
- excerpt - less than 500 words
- Purchase links not more than 5
- author short bio - 100 words or less.
- author links - no more than 5
- author photo


Now you might be asking why should I or anyone do this.


Because it gains exposure to your books.
- I personally have over 50 K followers on Twitter
- I'm on Triber and my post are retweeted by others which claims over a million more people are reached (but I have no way to confirm this number)
- my blog is shared on my social networks- FB, Google +, Twitter, and LinkedIn
If you use #BookHugs in the title of your post, it can be easily retweeted by other people involved in the author exchange.


Add in other authors that also have twitter, goodread and facebook accounts and you increase the exposure for your book.


The Exchange runs from  (Feb. 5 -  April 1 ) Check back daily for others who have signed up for the exchange.  ****No one will be allowed to join after  March 15

If have any question or problems email me. tina9561@yahoo.com subject  #ExcerptExchange


Thanks for letting me share your book with the world,



Tina