Tuesday, November 23, 2010

From the Author...

 From Author Sheridan Claude: 

Congratulations to Victoria, and happy birthday to you!!!

By God's grace I've had two books published--one a true story, (The Long Walk Home) and the other a thriller novel, (Across Time, Across Tears) based on some of my own spiritual journey. Both books could be epitomized by a beautiful verse found in Psalms: "When my spirit was overwhelmed within me--then Thou knewest my path." Psalm 142:3

Thanks to everyone who left comments!

I'm waiting on a small order of both books. Only one copy of Across Time, Across Tears is still available. I'm asking $22.00 for it, which includes shipping. If you live locally and can pick it up, or have a friend who can get it to you, then the cost is only $20.00.

For those of you who don't mind a longer wait, and don't want to pay full price, give me your name, and the next time there is an author's discount sale, I'll get you a copy and pass the savings along.

My email address is: sheridanclaude@wmconnect.com.

This isn't meant to be a commercial. I struggled with writing it--but if you don't know, how can you make an informed decision?

God bless you all, and may the Lord keep you close to His heart!
Sheri Claude 

From Mary Jo: Thank you, Aunt Sheri! I know this offer will be appreciated! I also have 2 copies that I would be willing to sell for the same prices. $22 shipped, $20 delivered. I will be going to see Aunt Sheri in Dec and can pick up the other book for any local friends. (I can also get her to autograph any that I take with me, including Victoria's new copy.)

You can contact me at leblancmaryjo@yahoo.com

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Giveaway: Across Time, Across Tears

To celebrate 101 Facebook followers, Wisdom and the Law of Kindness is offering each of you the chance to win a copy of my favorite novel: Across Time, Across Tears by Sheridan Elaine Claude! Even if you already have this book, please don't hesitate to enroll. Valued around $30, it would make an excellent Christmas gift for someone special.

To enter the giveaway:

Simply leave a comment, with your name and e-mail address, on this blog post. Drawing will take place at midnight on Monday, November 22, 2010.

For additional entries: (Each action will produce 1 additional entry)
  1. Join WALOK on Facebook, then leave a comment on this blog post indicating that you have done so.
  2. If you are already a Facebook fan, leave a comment to that effect.
  3. Share this giveaway on Facebook, then leave a comment on this blog post saying that you did so.
  4. Read my review of Across Time, Across Tears, then leave a comment on that blog post.

Hmmm.... I wonder who will win??? 

Click the link below to read my review of this incredible, edge-of-your-seat, Christian thriller:

Across Time, Across Tears on Golden Apples.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Child of The King

Tonight, when Thom came home from his day's labors, he was met at the door by our two eldest daughters, attired as beautiful princesses. A wonderful exchange followed, in which my beloved referred to all three of his girls as "his princesses" and even included me by calling me "his queen".

With as queenly a smile as I could muster, I teasingly gave him a low curtsy; while asking the girls what that made daddy?

"A king! A king!" came the chorused response.

"So, maybe we should greet him with a curtsy when he comes home every night," I suggested. Promptly the girls acquiesced, nearly toppling over in an attempt to mimic my low bow.

By this time, Daddy had enough of the game. "No! No!" he protested. "Hi, Daddy, will be just fine."

Trying not to smirk, I went back to the kitchen, feeling like a queen in a scullery maid's body. But my mind was running a mile a minute...

Those of us who are believers in Christ, are part of His family and are called the children of God. In Jewish times, the name of God was so holy and austere, that they dared not speak it in its entirety. Yet, in the New Testament, He calls Himself our Father and gives us permission to come to Him boldly, crying "Abba, Father!" (Abba=Daddy)

Daddy-- What a thought! The Almighty God deigns to hear that word from sinful creatures, simply because they are justified by the imputed righteousness of His Beloved Son.

Yet, although we know that, why do we still pray to Him in lofty manners, with high falutin' words; some reading printed prayers and others speaking as though God could only understand King James English?

I understand that God demands our reverence. Some are far too flippant with God's Word and God's Name. And, believe me, if my daughters ever greeted their Daddy with a "Yo, dude!" or "What'sup, Pops?" they would be quickly trotted to the bedroom for a lesson in respect. But does that mean that they have to grovel in the dust before the man that they call "DADDY"? Or does he prefer them cuddling in his lap and sitting on his knee?

"Beloved, now are we the sons (children) of God,
and it doth not yet appear what we shall be:
but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him;
for we shall see Him as He is." (I John 3:2)

Are you a child of the King? Do you approach Him like a true prince or princess? Or do you come to God in fear and trepidation, like a scullery maid or common laborer?

"For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear;
but ye have received the Spirit of adoption,
whereby we cry, Abba, Father." (Romans 8:15)