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Friday, June 10, 2011

Burned Biscuits

I am excited to share the following post, with permission. The author has done a beautiful job and this piece well deserves to be shared. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

The author said, "Something to share as we eat our McDonald's Breakfast this morning. Have a safe and restful summer." (Our treat this morning :)Thanks)

Burned Biscuits

When I was a kid, my Mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner
every now and then. And I remember one night in particular when she
had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening
so long ago, my Mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely
burned biscuits in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if
anyone noticed!

Yet all my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my Mom and ask
me how my day was at school. I don't remember what I told him that
night, but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that
ugly burned biscuit. He ate every bite of that thing... never made a
face nor uttered a word about it!

When I got up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my Mom
apologize to my dad for burning the biscuits. And I'll never forget
what he said: "Honey, I love burned biscuits every now and then."

Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if
he really liked his biscuits burned. He wrapped me in his arms and
said, "Your Momma put in a hard day at work today and she's real
tired. And besides - a little burned biscuit never hurt anyone!"

As I've grown older, I've thought about that many times. Life is
full of imperfect things and imperfect people. I'm not the best at
hardly anything, and I forget birthdays and anniversaries just like
everyone else. But what I've learned over the years is that learning
to accept each other's faults - and choosing to celebrate each others
differences - is one of the most important keys to creating a
healthy, growing, and lasting relationship.

And that's my prayer for you today... that you will learn to take the
good, the bad, and the ugly parts of your life and lay them at the
feet of God. Because in the end, He's the only One who will be able
to give you a relationship where a burnt biscuit isn't a deal-breaker!

We could extend this to any relationship. In fact, understanding is
the base of any relationship, be it a husband-wife or parent-child or

"Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket - keep
it in your own."

So, please pass me a biscuit, and yes, the burned one will do just fine.

Kimberly G. Miller

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Chasing Sunsets Book I Cedar Key Series by Eva Marie Everson

Chasing Sunsets, Book I in the Cedar Key Series by Eva Marie Everson, released June 1, 2011, by Baker Publishing. It's 35 chapters that will sweep the reader to an island time hasn't touched, Cedar Key. Relax with a summer island read where Kimberly Tucker, a divorced mother with two sons, struggles with loneliness when they spend five weeks of the summer with their father. When her father sends her back to the family vacation home in Cedar Key, she encounters her first teen love, Steven Granger, and an elderly wise woman of God, Patsy. Patsy might be old, but she's computer savy and facebooks with her grandson, and Kim finds herself seeking advice from the woman who has done some living and trusts God.

Steven is also divorced and a single father, but is he the island playboy an old childhood friend claims, or has he truly become an adult and man of God? The old flame still sparks embers, and Kim dares to believe her first love might become her last, but her youngest son wants to see his mom and dad reunited, though his dad has moved on with his life and has become involved with many other women. Will she let her son and her ex decide her future, or will she learn to let go of what she can't possibly control and let God? Can she trust the man who broke her heart as a teen, or will he rip her heart to shreds once again?

This Christian novel is different in that two divorced people find grace and redemption and this makes it a realistic novel in today's world, a book with the potential to reach hearts for God. It illustrates how people live through mistakes and find it's never too late to turn to God, and change can be good. I loved the single father aspect, but most of all, I love the author's beautiful island description of Cedar Key. Her vivid detail makes the sights, sounds, and colors come alive for the reader. I can just see the marsh from the slider and envision those sunrises and sunsets that make Cedar Key famous along with the seafood, and as the author says, ". . . the island that time forgot."

I've been to Cedar Key and can identify with every inch of amazing sensory details, and I love the island that remains untouched by today's standards. This novel is available in paperback or eBook formats at Amazon and Barnes and I enjoyed the read on my Nook. If you'd like to visit an island paradise through the pages of a great novel, let Chasing Sunsets sweep you to another world and way of life. Relax and enjoy a virtual paradise, one where life is slower paced and filled with the sweet peace nature offers through God's creativity.

New Announcement

Signing two more novel contracts with Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc. Southern Superstitions will release January 15 and Whispering Cypress August 15 of 2012. LAST RESORT releases July 15 this summer just in time for a great beach read :)

LAST RESORT is set in Bridal Wreath, Florida, a fictional town, Key West, Florida, and the Panhandle. Faith Grace Roussell vows to hide her heart so deeply in Christ that to find her, a man will have to find Him first, but will the true hidden treasures in God's Word be enough when she collides with Matt Allen? Faith is stalked and forced to search her conflicted heart. In a battle of love, loss, and raging jealousy, she strives to build a new life with peace and contentment, but Matt Allen has eyes like magnets she could get as lost in as unknown woods. Will he prove to be a helpmate or just another strawberry cull? She's pursued by an ex-fiancé, shattered dreams, an awesome God, and a cowboy farmer. There's only one place she can turn . . . .There's only one last resort.

Faith left the city to return to the country home where she grew up, but someone wants her to pack bags, not berries. A series of incidents take place to try to force her to leave. When she doesn't budge, arson, attempted murder, and murder kept the reader turning pages.

What early Readers Had to Say...

"B. J. Robinson's Last Resort is an inspirational romantic suspense story that keeps you hanging on the edge of your seat -- both to see if the villain is overcome and to see if Matt and Faith end up together. You don't want to miss this one with its twists; it's a great read!"
Deb Haggerty, Author and Speaker

"The warm, sweet romance, yet insightful story, will touch your heart with its simplicity and charm."
Janet Perez Eckles, Author and Speaker

LAST RESORT, a sensational strawberry romantic suspense story, will be on sale as of July 15 at

Desert Breeze Publishing.

or Amazon and Barnes &