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And here it is…

Awesome, congratulations!

Livian Grey

Live to Tell is now available! It’s incredible to see this in print (at least electronically, I’ve yet to see the paperback version) and to think about the journey it took to come to this point. When something goes from a mere intangible thought to a finished draft to a genuine book, it’s surreal in a way to see you’ve made something from basically nothing. I’m really excited (and very scared) now it’s out there. All writers are sharing a piece of themselves when they present a book to the world, any judgement placed upon it is a judgement placed upon them, like any type of art.

So I hope when you get the chance to read it, you enjoy it, and if you don’t, tell me why, I’m open to any criticism right now. And believe me, I’m prepared. I’ve already put it through my mental ringer.

Available now…

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What is the one thing you would most like to change about your life?

 

Genesis 32:31 (MEV)

31 As he crossed over Peniel, the sun rose over him, and he was limping on his thigh.

I believe it would be my attitude.  You do not know me and I actually do not want to explain myself to you.  Truth be told I really have to work hard on how I view people.  I do not know if my past has anything to do with my attitude but I am someone that is unscathed.  I never give up and I will fight tooth and nail for what I believe in.

Looking at Jacob, even though he is the “deceiver” he was intentional about his own life.  The one thing that Jacob wanted to change was his “position” in his family.  So what did he do?  He went all the way taking Esau’s “birthright,” and to top it off he even received a blessing from his father that was meant for Esau.

We see God and Jacob are wrestling and Jacob still is pushing forward, he knows what he wants and holds onto God.  “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” Genesis 32: 26

I also want God’s attention right now in my own life, I want to be transformed.  What is your take?

Grateful

Psalm 7 verse 17 (TLB)

“Oh, how grateful and thankful I am to the Lord because he is so good.  I will sing praise to the name of the Lord who is above all lords.”

Sometimes we forget to say thank you, I believe we fall into the habit of just expecting things to come our way.  It is expected that people will treat you fairly and have good manners but if you don’t act in a similar fashion I am sure you are going to get a slap somewhere along the line.

Saying thank you and please should be always in our mouths, we should never forget to use them when speaking to people, family, and friends.  Let’s look at this scenario:  Picture this, you are in a restaurant and the waitrons is standing in front of you waiting for your order.  You are in a bad mood.  You order “Bacon and Cheeze with fried onions.”  She heard Cheeze and fried onions.  She brings your order after about 20 minutes, you are fuming because it took so long and when she places the plate in front of you.  You blow a gasket.  “This is not what I order!  Are you a retard?” You shout at her.  She starts to cry and you shout even louder.

I see that you are in a bad mood, you got mad for the order to be delivered and then she brought you the cheese and fried onions and no bacon.

She’s in trouble with the chef and could lose her job and you just don’t care, no one ever listens anyway.  No thank you for the service will be given and no thank you tip will be given either.

This happens on a daily basis when we allow our circumstance to be dictated by our moods, we should shake it off.  Start with a smile and always be friendly, kind and say thank you or please.

Can you be grateful?  Are you able to show it?

You are a blessing, thank you for reading my blogs.

D-day is coming

Guys, I know you all have published books and you know what it feels like.  Please bear with me, I am super excited, and I am so happy.  A dream come true for me.  So do you mind going to Kellanpublishing.com and voting for me, click on my picture and vote for my book … pretty please.

Why don’t you take a look at my latest book Daily Devotional Ebenezer?
You don’t have to buy my product, but if you do, you will be saving 50% on a pre-launch at Kellanpublishing.com for your digital copy. Which ends soon.

Stay tuned …

Book Review: Death in Printers Alley

Book Review:                                     Death in Printers Alley

Author:                                               Ken Brigham

Published                                           Kellanpublishing.com

Personal Quality Rating:                   5

Summary:

This Science Fiction Novel revolves around a murder taking place in ‘Printers Alley’ – which is associated with musicians and nightclubs.  Bonz Bagley the owner of a club in the street is murder in the early hours of Sunday morning.  A former detective, Shane Hadley hears the shots fired and wheels his wheelchair into the direction of the fired shots.  On reaching the porch overlooking ‘Printers Alley’ he see’s someone running away from the crime scene, with a slight hitch in their gait.

The police arrive within minutes and detective Hardy Seltzer interviews detective Shane Hadley.  A connection is made and Hardy and Shane start with their detective work.  Hardy goes with his gut and arrests Jody and Shane still keep the investigation going on his end.  Not believing that the criminal will hand over the gun.

KiKi (Katya Karpov) is Shanes wife and she is suspicious about data she thought did not make sense.  Cy Bartalak and his wife Beth work alongside KiKi and she has her doubts about the results of the tests.  She looks access Beth’s computer and finds information that is damning to the project.

Social / Historical Context:

This dynamic story tells about the drive for success in the business world, the craziness of the academic world – the quest to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.  The morals and standards of people involved.

The policing and the politics that is ongoing throughout the story and the way Hardy and Shane work together.  How they reach their different goals.

Writing Style:

The writing style to my mind is evocation and commonplace.  It narrates the experimental drugs that are used on people and the outcome of the tests.  The story is really about finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and the people involved in the studies.  The focus is on the studies and detective work around finding the murder.  The characters are exciting and interesting.

The writer knows the academic world and is able to describe the environment, his investigative skills are really good.  I think the writer has the ability to draw you into the story and you keep wondering what’s going to happen next.

I enjoyed the read and to be honest I just could not put the book down, it was thrilling and interesting and I like the angle the writer took.

My Thoughts:

I liked the story; I like Katya Karpov – the neurologist, her retired detective husband Shane Hadley and the people she was associated with.  Beth and Cy Bartalak at the university.  Bartalak’s business dealing and the cunning way he draws people into his business venture.  The murder of one of the club owners in Printer’s Alley, Bonz Bagley.  Not forgetting the detective doing all the hard work Hardy Seltzer, not your normal run of the mill kind of guy.  Excellent story!  Must read!

Lessons Learned

Reflecting on how difficult it is to present a Live video on Facebook.  I actually must be honest in telling you it was quite daunting.   It is not like when I present over the Radio, looking at myself is rather strange and you need to wait for comments to come in.

A friend of mine was doing it for the first time and to be honest he seemed to just be natural.

I now understand the Live video and it is almost the same as Radio, you still need your headphone and mic to speak to people, and the picture isn’t very clear.  Something that I believe needs some investigations.  I need to see what to do to improve the view.

I will be sending an invite out over WordPress and hopefully, I will receive a couple of views from you guys.

Thank you

 

What is keeping you from your higest potential?

Psalm 42: 2 – 4 NIV “My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.  When can I go and meet with God? My tears have been my food day and night, while men say to me all day long, “Where is your God?”  These things I remember as I pour out my soul: how I used to go under the protection of the Mighty One to the house of God with shouts of joy and praise among the festive throng.

You need to stay connected with your fellow Christians, moving forward and receiving the anointing in your own life.

Life has it’s up’s and down’s and sometimes we feel frustrated and worried that we cannot make it, but God is there with you right now.   As I focus my attention of the thirsting in my own life for God, the living God.  I come to realize that we need to stay focused, we need each other to help us move forward.  Staying connected is what makes our lives better.  You say “Where is your God?”

I say, Lord God here I am it seems that I cannot hear You today, I need You.  I know God is with me and that He watches over me.  I will shout for joy and I will praise the Lord my God among the festive throng.  Because I realize and know that I can come into His presence, He called my by my name, I belong to Him.

Be encouraged today and realize that God loved you so much that He gave His only begotten Son Jesus Christ for your life.  Praise God for His faithfulness and His grace and mercy is new every day.  Amen