Working Title: The Book of Jeremy, An End of the Age Adventure
This Book Is In Development
Everyone thinks Jeremy is just a bratty little brother until he begins having strange prophetic dreams. Then the UFOs begin showing up.Can there be a connection?
A new element has been added. The "The Book of Jeremy" is a story of the epoch fight between good and evil. I felt we needed to see what was going on in the dark realm to balance out the story and complete the information. Beginning with the Prologue, we have a glimpse of Satan's evil plans and devices. Jeremy is a step ahead of the Old Serpent because of the visions and dreams God has given him and the power of The Holy Ghost (God's Spirit). If we are a born again believer, there is never a time to fear. We are in His hands along with whatever situation we are experiencing. Be assured, GOD is in control, and He cares for His children. Never fear.
Jeremy is twelve years old when our story begins. Plenty old enough to notice girls. But, there is only one girl that catches his eye. She is a beautiful young girl who attends his church. The problem is that Jeremy is painfully shy. It will take some time for him to work up the courage to utter even a one syllable word to her. Shyness is a funny thing. I was a shy child and still have attacks of shyness now and then, but I don't think I have ever seen anyone more overcome with shyness than my grandson when he had his first big crush. This was the inspiration for Jeremy to have this affliction in this story. Pre-order now to find out what will happen in this budding romance.
As things progress, the Meyer family decide to home school their children. In this chapter Sally, their mom, decides to take them on a field trip to nearby companies so they can decide what kind of job they want to prepare for. Jeremy finds two companies that remind him of his dreams. I have renamed the companies used in this section, but all four are real companies close to where I live. If you think about it you could probably guess the company names came from. At least one of them is very well known. The names I used are: Weather Wise Action Surgical Yellow Rose S Frog Can you guess any? Be one of the first to find out by clicking the "Buy" button to pre-order. Thanks for sharing.
As mentioned in a previous bubble, a prophetic dream begins the first ten chapters of "The Book of Jeremy". This excerpt is the beginning of chapter eleven. Something different is happening here.Throughout the remainder of the book Jeremy has visions. God is showing him things past, present and future to give him the big picture of what is going on in the world. After a few visions, Jeremy is blown away by what he learns and he is not sure what to do about it. He is only thirteen. Be one of the first to find out about Jeremy's dreams and visions by pre-ordering. A click on the "buy" button will take you to the Amazon pre-order page. And thanks for sharing.
A couple of years ago my husband was out on a bicycle ride when he stopped at a nearby company that has outside tables with umbrellas and a cafe where he could get a drink. It also had a little robot patrolling the area. The robot stopped in front of my husband and said, "You are too close." This was my inspiration for the robot patrol in this clip. This is not fantasy or sci-fi, it is a reality in Silicon Valley (and other places). It seems so futuristic, but the future has a way of creeping up on you and then, bam! It's here. This also happens in "The Dreamer". Jeremy sees things in dreams and visions and then sees them around him in real life. They seem to be happening slowly, then, bam! To get the whole story pre-order by clicking the "buy" button. Thank you.
The first ten chapters of "The Dreamer" begin with a dream. Jeremy keeps the dreams to himself and writes them in his journal. Finally, after having several dreams, he shares them with his friend, Thomas. Thomas is really more interested in basketball, but Jeremy knows he can trust Thomas. Jeremy has made a list of all the dreams to keep track and speculate about their meanings. The word "Singularity" was at the end of the first dream and he is still trying to figure it out. These dreams are really weird and it takers Jeremy a while to understand anything that's going on. As a reader you may see a correlation between the dreams and a big event in the Old Testament. Please leave a comment to tell me your guess of which Old Testament event might be related in the dreams and click the "Buy" button to pre-order and be one of the first to find out. Thanks, and thanks for sharing. :)
The Meyer family occasionally spends time camping on their property at the lake. A highlight of each camping trip is family time around the campfire. Here we see Mom and Dad asking their oldest child, Beth, about a friend of hers. Is this turning into more than friendship? Jeremy still has his mind on Bible prophecy. President Soeroto will be out of office soon. could he still be the Anti-Christ? Click the "Buy" button to pre-order "The Dreamer" and be one of the first to find out.
The Meyer family have a place at the lake where they go camping while a home is built for future use. Here is a scene from the family around the campfire. Several topics are brought up. Beth, the oldest child, seems to be interested in a boyfriend and Mom and Dad want to k now more about him. Jeremy is wondering about the anti-Christ. Could it still be President Soetoro or someone else? What will happen to Beth and Carl? Click the button to pre-order and be one of the first to find out.
In chapter seven The Meyer family go on their first camping trip to the lake. When they arrive Neph, their dad, warns them about the poison oak that grows plentifully in the area. Once camp is set up the kids split up to explore; three of the girls go to the lake and the other three kids head up the road and meet a new friend. They also find out about poison oak. I had to put something in about this charming plant. My husband and I purchased some property near a lake, and that is where the descriptions in this chapter come from. When my husband and I began to clear the land, I got the worst cases of poison oak in my life. Later in the chapter I include a folk cure that works like a poison oak immunization. I learned it from a local Lake resident who used it and claims it has worked for him all his life..
In past chapters Jeremy learns the Hebrew alphabet (aleph-beyt in Hebrew. Guess where we got the name alphabet from?) Here Jeremy finds out that each Hebrew letter has a numerical value and. Whit this comes the idea that he can figure out who the Anit-Christ is by adding up the numbers of their name written in Hebrew but he needs some help. This scene begins as he goes to his Grandmother. His grandparents live in fifth wheel trailer which is parked in their big yard. This conversation is just the beginning. Be one of the first to find out where this story leads. You can pre-order the book or e-book on amazon at https://www.amazon.com/s?k=The+Dreamer+by+Anita+Tosh&ref=nb_sb_noss Thank you! P.S. Still working on the cover.
In this scene the Meyer family is around the dinner table joking and eating when suddenly the mood changes. Dad brings up some current events that stop the frivolity in its tracks.Then Mom speaks up in the portion I have shared letting the family know about some planes they have put in place, just in case. The family learns a day may be coming when they may need to run for their lives. On a similar note, There is an offer for a free (unrelated) survival story called "Twenty-Four Hours". You can receive it FREE by visiting my website and asking for it. Happy reading.
Yes, Jeremy is a brat. The wonderful people in my critique group were surprised at this and wondered if they should ask. Why a brat for a protagonist? He doesn't seem interested in GOD. My answer? Yes he is the biggest brat around. And, no, he isn't all that interested in GOD (at this point in his life). But, GOD is interested in him. I wanted to show that it doesn't matter if we are the biggest brat ever, GOD still loves us. I was happy in a later meeting of my critique group )who are not Apostolic Pentecostals like me), that they all agreed it was refreshing to read about a Christian family who constantly lived a Christian life but it did not make the story "preachy". The fact was just always there in the background. The clock is ticking and I am working hard to complete this book in time. You can Pre-order by clicking the website button on this page and then the pre-order by the book. Thank you!
The opening scene of a book is very important. Does it make you want to keep reading? I will soon begin editing this book and would love some feedback. If you would like to find out what happens to Jeremy after the water baloon, click the button to the right. Respond "yes" and leave your email address so I can send you the full chapter. I will not share your email with anyone. Also, I would love your honest feedback on the chapter. "Too long", "boring", "interesting", whatever. And when the book is published, you can say,"I helped". Thanks and God bless. P.S. Please check out my websit for more.
After my book "The Zella Chronicles" was named after one of my granddaughters, my grandson, Jeremy asked "Where's my Book? So, this one's for you Jer. I am still deciding on the full title, but Jeremy's name will be in it for sure. Look for a Title contest to be announced soon. The first nine chapters begin with a prophetic dream. This bubble contains the first one. The book is currently being written and worked on so I invite feedback. Also, I will soon be looking for beta readers. That's someone who gets a pre-release e-version of the book to read and write a review. Yours could be featured on the cover of the paperback. I will be working with beta readers in August/September. The book release is in October. If you would like to be a beta reader, please contact me through my website booksbyanita.com or use IM on Facebook. Thanks!
Why doesn't Amy need glasses anymore? Where has Chuck and Alex disappeared to? And why can't the Whole World officers get an aerial pic of the suspected hiding place of the Christians? God's Armory is the key to every mystery. Get ready for the ride of a lifetime.
At this point in "God's Armory" Sam's life is at it's lowest point. He is a homeless man finding some shelter at the city's Armory building and rummaging in the garbage cans for something to eat. It wasn't always this way. Sam had once held a good job as a software engineer. Later he had made good on YouTube, quit his day job and bought a big home just in time to be demonetized. He had gone a little crazy with the few big checks he had received and now he had lost everything. He was old, alone and broke. He thinks this is the way his life will end, but God has other plans for him. Click the "buy" button to read "God's Armory" and find out what the next stage of Sam's life will be like.
Amy is a lonely young woman. Her father passed away a year ago and all the care of her mother fell to her. Mom had a stroke that left her unable to communicate in a normal way, so she always needs someone with her. Amy developed cataracts on both eyes at an early age and still needs thick glasses -- which have also hindered her social life. All of this is about to change. Read "God;s Armory" to see how her life is turned upside down for the better. Click the "Buy" and please review after reading. Thanks
Chapter One is titled "In The Garden", which comes from the song by that name. In the song a person tells about how they come to the garden to talk to GOD. The singer describes how wonderful it is to spend time with GOD and that they hate to leave. I chose this song title because in this chapter a few characters are introduced during their time of prayer. Others start their day with meditation, food, or work. We will see how their day turns out. Note: There are many people in "The Armory" story. If you forget who someone is, check the back for a list of characters. Thanks for sharing.
If you know your Bible, then you know God is about to wrap things up. End time Bible prophecy is all around us. One thing prophesied is a revival of mammoth proportions. When the Church was born on the day of Pentecost, over three thousand were born again baptized and speaking in tongues. That was in one day. GOD is the same yesterday, today and forever. His power continues strong. His miracles are still available. Revival is happening now. Check out "God's Armory" and see how it happens in the story. Then let me know how it is happening in your life.
Tommy is a young deaf boy. His older sister, Theresa is his link to the rest of the world. When they go to First Commandment Apostolic Church, their world changes for ever. More people try to communicate with him and it seems everyone knows how to sign "Praise the Lord." The idea for Tommy came when Sister Emmons, a big hearted saint, came to our church and brought her deaf ministry with her. This time was much like "God's Armory" when Theresa and Tommy came. I have always been interested in deaf people and sign language because my dad wore a hearing aid and without it he was completely deaf.
In this scene two pastors have been directed to pastor Montague, one by a vision and the other by an angel. We know from scripture that in the early days of the church many religious leaders were against the Apostles, but we also know that many of them came and joined the believers. (Acts 17:1-4) We are also told that this will happen in our time (the last days) to a greater measure. In "God's Armory" three Churches Join together, each helping the other in the areas they were lacking. This happens just before the anti-Christ comes to power. Will they be strong enough to withstand his tyrannical reign? Click the "Buy" button to find out. Thanks for sharing :)
Artie is what some would call "A piece of work". That's just trying to be nice. He is a homophobe in the true since of the word. Other words that describe him go farther downhill from there. His wife Birtie was in a wheel chair for years, but her healing did nothing to soften his heart. This scene is just the beginning of his threats and schemes. I don't know anyone like Artie, but I needed an antagonist. It's hard for me to make up mean characters. I hope I did a convincing job. Leave me a comment to let me know your opinion. Is Artie believable? Do you dislike him? (I hope so) Check out the whole story from Amazon by clicking the "buy" button. Thanks, and thanks for sharing.
This excerpt takes place in a Sunday morning service after the mark of the beast has been introduced. Many people in the service know someone who has already received The Mark. Visitors are there wondering 'Does it really matter?' In his sermon, Pastor Montague boils things down to a very simple truth: Disobedience to God is SIN. It is obedience to GOD's word that brings salvation. I have taught preschool for about 25 years. During most of that time I taught at a Christian school where we had a daily Bible lesson with the children. Most Bible stories can be simplified to a preschool level and many of them have the theme of obedience woven into its fabric, starting at the Garden of Eden and ending at the judgement day. Parents always appreciated us teaching obedience to their children. Our heavenly Father also desires obedience in His children.
There are several story lines that overlap throughout "God's Armory". At the back of the book there is a list of characters to jog your memory if needed. In this excerpt Chuck finally decides he has no other choice but to go to the Armory, a place where homeless people can stay for the night during cold weather. The problem is, his parents live right across the street. At this point in the story we have already met chuck's mom and dad and know his dad threw him out and his mom longs for him. Chuck just knows he can't go back home. His dad would never allow it. Find out how the story ends by clicking the "buy" button. "God's Armory" will be FREE throughout Monday June 8,,2020. Get your FREE e-book today.
"And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream drams:" Acts 2:17 The above verse comes alive in this excerpt from "God's Armory". Here a pastor sees a vision to help prepare him and his congregation for the things to come in the last days. He and his wife agree it is the last days and if you study your Bible you would have to agree that the return of Jesus Christ is either very close or very, very close. To get the whole story for free, go to Amazon on Monday May 25 and you can get the e-book absolutely FREE!
In chapter 7 Pastor Montegue prays fervently for himself and other pastors in his city to come to a deeper understanding of God's Word. Unknown to him, at the same time others from his church are praying for the same thing. This excerpt shows part of how God moved in answer to those prayers. There is only one truth. As we seek after God He will lead and guide us into all truth. You can get the whole story for free on Monday May 25, 2020. For that one day the e-book of "God's Armory" will be absolutely FREE! Don't miss out. Get your FREE copy and read the whole story.
Romance is not the main theme of "God's Armory", but there is a bit of romance there none the less. Amy has had a crush on Alex for a while now and in this scene he sees her in a whole new way. I hope you will enjoy reading the rest of their story and find out what happens in this budding romance. Click the "Buy" button to see book details on Amazon. "God's Armory" is available in paperback or eBook.
In "God's Armory" each chapter title is also a song title. Here are a few more. If you are familiar with old time Christian songs you might know some. "Come and Dine" "In His presence" "I Have Decided to Follow Jesus" "I Feel the Spirit Moving" "What a Gathering" "The Water Way" Here's a more current day one: "Open the Eyes of My Heart" and one every American should know: "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" I have shared nine of the sixteen chapter names (including the one in the excerpt). How many of these songs do you know? Please use the comment button to the right to enter the number of these songs you know. You can also send me a message on my website telling me of your favorite from this list and I will send that chapter to your email - free! Thank you and God Bless.
This is a glimpse into one of the amazing services at First Commandment Apostolic Church. It may seem strange to many people who have never experienced the moving of God's Spirit in a service, but I assure you, it happens all over the world when the born again believers gather in His Name. As we approach the culmination of this age, God's Spirit is moving and He is showing Himself strong. Most of the miracles in "God's Armory" are things that have happened to people I know or have met. The God of the Bible is still the same. His power has not changed.
In the apartment complex that Pastor Jimmy Montague and his wife Dora managed there was an interesting tenant. Mazie Lupine was a quiet neighbor, always paid her rent and often had packages delivered to her apartment, but was almost never seen. After packages were left at her door Mazie would count to 100 and peak out her window before opening the door to get the package. Why does she live the life of a recluse? What's her secret? What do you think? Click the comment button to the right and give me your best guess. I will post the winners on my website and on Facebook. Give it a try and let's have some fun.
Meet Dora, the backslid preacher's wife. Many people start out well in their walk with Jesus, but it is he that makes it to the end that receives a crown. Dora has sadly turned aside just before miraculous things start to happen in her husband's Church. She missed out on exciting things while she went looking for excitement. How ironic and how like the devil to trick a person, promising something better, when he has only deception and death to offer. Dora has made her choice, where will it take her?
I was 23 the first time I experienced a Pentecostal Church service, so I was much like Amy in this scene of the book. The service was not what she expected, but then she didn't really know what to expect. Her parents were atheists and she had only visited a couple churches with friends while growing up. My parents were Catholic. The repeated rituals could not have been more different from the Pentecostal service. The joyful songs, exuberant worship and actually feeling the presence of GOD was a welcome change for Amy as it was for me.
For these characters I used the names of my older brother, Alex, and the name of his childhood friend, Bobby. They were a great team, so in my mind the names just naturally went together. The part about prayer was taken from a personal experience. I am the one who had a bird sing outside my window till I got in the habit of early morning prayer. It's a great way to start the day.
This "Alice" was in some ways patterned after an old friend of mine. She was big, lovable, and even had a lazy eye. My old friend has long ago gone to be with the LORD. She was "born again" soon after I was and never looked back, but served God with a zeal I am still trying to reach. She also gave enthusiastic hugs like the Alice in my story. When my friend was alive, her hug would lift me off the ground. I look forward to one of her awesome hugs when I see on the other side.
Meet Sam. His life has been a roller coaster ride. The eternal bachelor, he worked at a sales job to make ends meet then made it big on Youtube. He suddenly had more money than he knew what to do with until he got demonetized. Suddenly there was no money and he landed on the street. This character was written in the book years before I met a live "Sam" . The live person was not an exact double, but was close enough to amaze me.
God uses some unlikely people in His Kingdom. Alex is one of them. Before he was born again, he was a homeless druggie, but God had plans for him. Once we team up with Jesus, there is nothing we can not do. God leads Alex to start serving meals at the Armory, (a place where homeless people can be inside on cold nights), and more unexpected things begin happening.
Zella went to be with Jesus when she was only six. She soon learns there's only one way to mature in heaven.
In this reading Elly is looking back over the things that had brought her to California. Two failed marriages in the 1940's was very frowned upon. Elly was determined to get it right this time. Problem was, most of the illegible young men were off to fight in the war. SOME of Elly's character description came from a personal friend of mine. My friend, now deceased, came to California after two failed marriages. She also had hair that would not grow beyond her shoulders. To read more of Elly's story, click the 'buy" button. Thanks for sharing.
When I was in Kindergarten, I walked past an old house on my way to school. There was an old woman with white hair who would sit on the porch, tatting doilies. She was there nearly every day. I used this memory for a backdrop in this part of the story. In chapter three we meet Cissie. She is old and wondering why she is still here. You don't have to be old to wonder this. Most of us have asked ourselves "Why am I here?" at some point in our lives. Zella comes into her life for a short time and turns everything around. To find out how, click the "buy" button
In this segment a hitch-hiking Zygi gets a ride from Zella and Harvey. This is the same Harvey we met in chapter one. People from previous chapters keep popping up. These "old friends" add to the story and it's fun to see them again. Here Zella and Harvey pose as an old couple with a personal heart ache. Their story helps Zygi change his course and get back to where he belongs. Just for fun there is another "old friend" from a previous chapter who comes along later. To get the whole story, click the "buy" button. Thanks for sharing.
Part of this story comes from my own life. I was married at 16, my husband was 17. We married early for the same reason as Maddy and Zygi. Our first two weeks of married life we lived with my in-laws before finding an apartment with my mom. Seven months later our first daughter was born. My in-laws were very social people. Through their various friends and neighbors we were surprised with generous gifts to start our married life. People I did not know brought a variety of household items. Our Reno wedding did not allow for a reception, but I was still blessed with the traditional waffle iron and toaster, among other things.. Praise God! Even before I knew Him, He was watching out for me.
This scene of Madlyn and Elly takes place in Elly's home. I pictured my childhood home as I wrote this. I grew up in this home from birth to eight years. It had one serviceable bedroom, a small living room that doubled as a second bedroom, a tiny bathroom with a stall shower, but, the kitchen was almost as big as the living room and bedroom put together. The "hall" between the living room and kitchen was about three feet long. The floor heater fitted end to end in the "hall" and we did dry clothes over it from time to time. There are more secrets to come about Elly and her husband in future excerpts. See you next time :)
In Chapter two Zella becomes a friend to Eleanor, a young girl who feels left out even though she is part of a big family. In the few days she is on this assignment, Zella helps Eleanor see the blessings of God in her life and this gives her a new perspective. She even gets a new name! So often our blessings are staring us in the face, but we don't see them. Click the "Buy" button to find out how Zella does it this time.. Thanks for sharing ;)
This scene is very close to my family history. My grandparents' names were Birdie and Harvey. Much of the story is borrowed from real life. Their first born was not named Harvey like in "The Zella Chronicles" but the tragedy that befalls the small family in the remainder of the scene is taken from the story of their lives. Real life is so much more interesting than anything I could dream up. Both grandparents have passed on many years ago, so I'm sure they would not mind my sharing this poignant part of their lives. I hope you will read the whole story. Thanks for sharing, and God bless.
Some writers use an outline while others "write by the seat of their pants". I try to use an outline, but the book seems to come alive and go in a direction I had not foreseen. For example, "The Zella Chronicles" started out being a book where the only thing the chapters had in common was Zella. But, as I wrote, they became linked together in a way I had not planned. This excerpt started out as the first chapter of the book, but it didn't follow the new plan. It was tabled for a while, then with some revision, it became the perfect ending for the story. My agent had me add an epilogue and the book was complete. To enjoy the whole story, click "buy". And, thanks for sharing.
In our last bubble we saw Gigi as a kid getting into a fight at school. In this excerpt we see him as a teenager in high school. At a family party his temper propelled him to a somewhat heroic deed, but in the end his quick actions make him feel stupid. The next day at school Tilly comforts him and compliments his bravery. He has known this girl all his life but today she is suddenly beautiful. Is this a beginning of a budding romance? Zella will continue to "time travel" through Gigi's life so you can read the rest of his story in "The Zella Chronicles" and find out. Click the "Buy" button and get the whole story.
Chapter eight is the longest chapter in the book. Zella is shown bits of Gigi's life from infancy to adulthood and begins her job while he is in grade school. Gigi has a temper. It flares up quickly and easily and it takes time for him to get control of it. I think all of us have a temper, but it's what we do when we are angry that matters. Even GOD gets angry from time to time, but the Bible says "be angry and sin not". It also says that "God is slow to anger." That's the example we are striving for; be slow to anger and sin not. While I was growing up I had good examples of temper from my dad. He would often be angry, but never hurt anyone or anything. His way of letting off steam was to yell and cuss. He was not a church-goer. I borrowed his name for this character. I thought it fitting he be named "Gigi". It is not his story, just his name. To read all of his story click the "buy" button".
In this mission Zella helps two girls overcome their shyness. I have been shy most of my life. I say most of it because I remember being quite bold in the fourth grade. I still get attacks of shyness, but God helps me to do what I need to do. I once heard it preached that shyness was selfishness and this was a very new way to look at it for me. It was a good shove in the right direction to help me get out of my comfort zone and do something for God. This is what Zella does for Tilly and Debbie in chapter seven. Hope you enjoy it.
This chapter is a turning point in Zygi's life and Zella will show up to help him in the right direction. The fun part here is that we will also see a couple of characters from previous chapters pop up. Harvey from chapter one appears with Zella in the beginning of the chapter and Cissie from chapter three appears latter. Each play a small part in one of the most important choices of Zygi's life. We make decisions every day, mostly little. But some choices we make can change our life and the lives of others forever. If you would like to read this chapter for free, click over to my website and leave me a message. In the subject line put chapter 6. Thanks and God bless!
In "The Zella Chronicles" we get to see how things are working "behind the scenes" . As mortals, there is so much we miss. Each chapter uncovers another way GOD is present and working in our lives and the lives of those we love-- especially if we are praying for them. If you would like to find out what happens in this chapter, go to my website, booksbyanita.com, by clicking the button on this page and leave me a message asking for chapter six. I will send it to you for free.
In chapter five Madlyn and her family experance something bad that turns into something good. At the same time Elly and Gigi get involved in something bad that happened to Elly's sister, Sheena, and in helping Sheena it turns out to be an answer to prayer for Elly. When something bad happens, we need to remember that it is not the end of the story. In every "bad" thing there is something good hiding. Likewise in everything we think "good" something bad is also hiding. Please click the comment button if you would like to share a "silver lining" story, or make a comment. Thanks!
During WWII my mother worked at a restaurant in Salinas, CA. I borrowed bits and pieces of her story to use in chapter four of "The Zella Chronicles" In Elly's story she must choose between two men and Zella is sent to help her choose the right one. Our choice in marriage is one of the most important decisions in our life. Maybe the most important. Elly is far from home with no family and few friends, but Zella has a plan. I hope you will check out "The Zella Chronicles" and find out what her plan was and who Elly chose. Happy reading!
Because Zella lives in Heaven where there is no time, she is able to see and be active in any time on Earth. In this chapter Zella gets to "time travel" as she watches things happening in a family's life leading up to when she will appear for her mission. This gives her the background and understanding she needs to do her job. This is one of two chapters where she is seen by humans long enough to befriend them in order to accomplish what she came to do. There is also a little foreshadowing (or is it back-shadowing?) here. Zella does not remember how she died, but Jesus can not lie, so when he said, "...(your scars) are from a fire...) that is true. If she had lived, she would have been scared from a fire. She did lose her family in a fire, they are still on Earth (for now) and she is in Heaven. If you are feeling lonely, I hope Zella can remind you That Jesus is as close as the mention of His Name.
In chapter two Zella helps a young girl who is feeling left out and unloved. Often people choose a "favorite" in a family or a group. This leaves the majority in the "unfavored" group. If you have ever felt unloved or left out this chapter is for you. In this bubble clip Jesus mentions Leah from the Bible. She was not the favorite, but she was greatly used of God. Her name and her children's names are well known to any Bible reader. Also I hope this little story helps remind us how important it is to be a friend. If you would like the whole story you can click on the "buy" button to the right, or the website button to the left to request a signed copy. Please comment below and tell me about a friend who made a difference in your life.
When my husband Terry was about eight years old, he sang "Steal Away" and recited the monologue at the funeral of a friend of his. When we were dating he often sang different songs for me. From the first time I heard "Steal Away" I thought it special. It is an old negro spiritual and I think it really touches the soul. I am thankful I was able to include it in this story. If you would like to hear the song it can be found on youtube. " Steal Away-Mahalia Jackson & Nat King Cole from Emeless" Is what I found there. It doesn't have the monologue, sorry. And my husband sings it better, He just does. (No, I'm not biased)
A few years ago a young couple in my church lost their baby. It got me thinking. What happens to a person who leaves this life at such a young age? "The Zella Chronicles" was my answer to the question. This quote is from chapter one. The story of an infant choking on a kernel of pop corn is a real life story from my family's history. My grandparent's first child died in this way. His name was not Harvey, but my grandparents were Birdie and Harvey.
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