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This Awesome Thing That My Spirit Does … And, To Die Once Is Finally In Paperback!

There is this awesome thing that my spirit does … Back up a bit … I’m a music person. I LOVE music! Every now and then there’s a song whistling in my head, except when I have my head concentrated on work or some other activity. But even with methodical things like cooking etc, there’s likely to be a song, still. Being that my choice of music is Christian, I find it very uplifting. Like books, some songs I discover are so timely in my life I know it’s not a coincidence. I’ve learned new things, being reminded of the beautiful old, and encouraged/strengthened, simply by paying attention to the lyrics of a song. But there are those days when I’m so down—days when I wonder if things will work out, and I start to entertain doubts, and then turn to God with questions. I’m even too hurt to want to listen to any “Biblical” reasoning that He sends into my spirit, much less entertain any “music in the air’. But there is this thing …

~Five Differences Between Stefano & Rodrigo. Also, A Giveaway!~

On Saturday’s post, we mentioned the similarities between Rodrigo and Stefano, which added to the drama in To Die Once. Today, we’ll be looking at the differences! Here they are! 1. Stefano loved to nurture and grow plants; he especially had a love for a certain rosebush. Rodrigo, on the other hand as Jennifer put it, “would never go on all fours on soil.” 2. Stefano showed he was willing to exercise some patience in waiting for Jennifer; Rodrigo, on the other hand, loved to play “Lord of the Manor” and have his way as often as he could. 3. Stefano, from his intro into the story, was a Christian. Rodrigo was not. 4. Stefano had Chidi’s trust and support from the get-go. Chidi didn’t like, trust, or approve of Rodrigo. 5. Rodrigo liked to wine and dine in rich style. Stefano didn’t seem to have a problem with simple living–he seemed more on a mission! 😉 … now you know! For a chance to win an ecopy of To Die Once and be featured …

Sunny Sunday Poetry Special Feature ~ Jacob’s Soliloquy & Grace Race (To Die Once, Part 7&8)

Unfortunately, I couldn’t post a special poetry feature last Sunday, so I’m lumping the two poems in this post. I apologize for that! I decided it would be nice to write a poem for Jacob, one of the secondary characters in To Die Once. I thought it would add flavor to the poetry series hearing his reasons for his actions poetry style. Here it goes! ~Jacob’s Soliloquy~ How do I get it Right? I won’t give up the Fight Or let my prey out of Sight It is the only way to Light   I will sink hard with a mean Bite When I get him in the right Site Whether it’s a million or a Mite I’ll secure it with any Rite   I dream of a home that’s a Loft With cushions, settees—round and Soft One that’ll make me feel like I’m Loft Whatever the cost, I’ll pay—hard or Soft   ~The Grace Race~ Tis the season for Grace So get in the Race In line with God’s Pace And be laced with …