Generous persons will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25 (The Daily Life Bible) The world is a complex place and the demands are many. What can I do today, that will make life better for someone else today? A minister we had several years ago said that it wasn’t up … Continue reading Generosity
A person finds joy in giving an apt reply – and how good is a timely word! Proverbs 15:23 (NIV) Simple and direct, that’s the best way. When you say thank you, I love you, good job, keep the faith, you’re beautiful, you’re smarter than you think you are, I’m sorry, I forgive you… these … Continue reading The right words
My name is Lilly Irish. “Finding Family” is my story. Now I don’t want to get into detail, you need to buy the book for that, but I can tell you there was no bigger surprise to me than having my dead sister’s daughter call me up out of the blue. Like I needed that … Continue reading Finding Family
My dad was wonderful. There were times growing up when I didn't think so. He embarrassed me more than once, and his groaner jokes were the worst, but he loved our mother and he loved us. He would do anything for us, and when times were tough, he did. When we were little, he worked … Continue reading The best dad
Pella and Dorn, children of the same mother but different fathers, each on a dangerous path, neither aware how much their lives will change in the days ahead. Inept henchmen have failed time and again to detain Pella and deliver her to those who wish to use her for revenge or to further their own … Continue reading It’s not too late!
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With her transport out of commission, Pella has agreed to switch her cargo and passengers to Thunder Prime to salvage her business. But she has an ulterior motive. One of the kinder from Raptor is the child of a Chandorian overlord. Pella believes this will give her leverage and make it possible for her to … Continue reading Episode 13
Mona Peralta Conkle Dear Mom: When you died in 1986 at the age of 62, it was a blow to all of us. Despite a diagnosis of cancer, we all kept hoping against hope you would pull through and get back to normal, to being Mom, the woman who had an answer for everything. I … Continue reading Dear Mom
It was a long way down. She stood on the very peak of her home, finding it not at all odd to be there. Inside, her parents, brothers and sisters slept while she rode the wind. It was wonderful. Beautiful. The sky was dark indigo, dotted wildly with brilliant stars. Her father liked to count … Continue reading Awakening
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven… Ecclesiastes 3:1 I await Your timing, Lord, but in the waiting, let me share, gift by gift, day by day so others know Your love and care. In the labyrinth of my days this moment is all I know, Everything in its … Continue reading Everything in its time
Backstory At the conclusion of Thunder Prime: Fog Island, Pella Soames is twelve, an orphan, it would seem, the victim of circumstances beyond her control. But she has no intention of remaining a victim. Now an adult with a transport business of her own, Pella uses all the resources available to find out if her … Continue reading Pella’s Quest Primer
“Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23 (NIV) When you are overwhelmed – consumed by temptation loss, fear, faithlessness, illness, anger, disillusionment, disbelief, depression – the surprising, sometimes self-inflicted, often unknowable events that cause you to … Continue reading Mercy
Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? Matthew 6:27 NIV Jesus wept, but he laughed, too. He went to parties. Visited with family. Saw the humor in the mundane. Welcomed friends. Understood the value of storytelling as an art form. Engaged his audience. Jesus' life was filled with people of all kinds. … Continue reading In all times
Giving, loving, laughter flip like a tarnished token when resentment and shattered trust are awoken. Secrets of silence, of words not spoken, lie in veiled whispers, promises broken. Choose, you ask, hungering for words best not spoken. Have you someone new? Am I a mere thought, a forgotten token? This secret passion for truth in … Continue reading Secrets
He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit. Titus 3:5 (NIV) We have a long way to go if we want to “prove” God loves us. There is no formula for belief. It is … Continue reading Easter Sunday
Somewhere in the world Short short shorts with butt cheeks hanging out, a man, wearing a dress, and it didn’t even look good on him. There, see the man with a goatee dressed in bra and panties? Does one fear for his mental health or take issue with his obvious lack of good taste. Perhaps … Continue reading Seen at Walmart
Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. Psalm 95:6 Great God of all, the beginning and the infinite, you who sent yourself into the world as a wee babe who grew up and traveled the world as a man, misunderstood by many, feared by the establishment, teacher of … Continue reading Holy week prayer
What is Sparkpeople.com? It’s not just another weight loss program; it’s a FREE weight loss program that emphasizes healthy lifestyle, above all else. It has fitness tools, nutrition and fitness tracking, support through online resources, and a broad array of fitness videos with instructions on how to safely do the exercises in your home. The … Continue reading 5 Awesome Reasons to try Sparkpeople.com
Editor’s Note: This came to me through Alan Guy, a frequent contributor when I had Happenstance, an online magazine. I Googled the content and found it in a couple of places, so as a disclaimer, neither Alan nor I wrote it, but it is worth looking at. These 21 reasons why English is hard to … Continue reading Why the English language is hard to learn
I love to write, it's what I do. As you know, Blind Curve is now available through this site and at Amazon. My concern is that I'm preaching to the same choir. Most of you have heard about my publishing journey in one form or another. I'm asking a huge favor. Share this post with your … Continue reading Dream on
Huck – yes that Huck – or a reasonable facsimile thereof, is back in all his boyish glory in this modern-day tale about a gutsy survivor. If you’ve read Mark Twain’s classic, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, you know Huck has experienced physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his father, a violent drunk … Continue reading Book Review: The Ballad of Huck and Miguel
Finding Family What happens to a widow whose quiet life is interrupted when an estranged niece arrives on her doorstep with three children and a dog of questionable breeding in tow? From the moment they blow into her life on a windy fall night and Krank the dog pees on her carpet, Lilly Irish begins … Continue reading Finding Family
Experts say, you are more likely to get where you're going if you know what you want to achieve. I'm taking a course that asks participants to set three concrete goals for their website/blogs. It's called branding and everyone in business knows exactly what that means, even when it seems an impossible target to hit. … Continue reading #blogbranding
Despite a hiccup in the first print run, I am back on track with Blind Curve. Thank you for your patience. Below is an overview of Blind Curve. It is now available from me and through Amazon as a paperback and as an e-book. I will appreciate you purchasing the book, and if you enjoy … Continue reading Back on track
(Family Features) Whether you’re a casual exerciser, a professional athlete or just looking for a nutritious breakfast, kick off your day with protein-packed recipes. As an expert in the nutritional needs of professional athletes, Megan Chacosky, chef and registered dietitian for the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team, stresses the importance of protein in any fitness … Continue reading Protein-Packed Breakfast Recipes
Follow Pella Soames on her quest to right the wrongs of long ago. When loyalists quelled an insurgent plan to take over earth nearly 20 years ago, they found Pella Soames and Bartholomew Casey among the captives destined for slave transports. Fog Island was intended to be the first stop on a long journey to … Continue reading Subscribe to The Quest
I am a genius. No, really, I am. According to Reader's Digest I have seven and a half of the weird traits that secretly indicate I am smarter than the average bear. Well, they didn't say bear, but to say what they said would be like, well, gee whiz, bragging! First, I don't believe for … Continue reading The weird genius habits
(Family Features) One of the challenges facing small businesses today is trying to deliver the same customer experience as larger competitors. As technology advances and takes on an ever-growing role, small businesses can tap new innovations to better communicate with customers, save money and simplify operations. As small business owners look to transform digitally, they … Continue reading Digitally transforming your business
Rejoice forevermore. 1 Thessalonians 5:16 Rejoice in the gift of grace, a new day to make a difference, renewed faith, learning patience, mercy, compassion and wisdom. Knowing we love and are loved. Rejoice always and forever more. Failure isn’t failure, unless you don’t get up. Rejoice and rise, opportunity and tomorrow are mirror words. Make … Continue reading Rejoice
If you received a complimentary copy of Blind Curve or purchased a copy, it will be replaced! I just found out that somehow lines are missing from pages, leaving readers a bit puzzled and probably a whole lot dissatisfied. I reviewed the text I sent in and it is all there. I don't know what … Continue reading Apologies!
Hunter's Light, Pella's Quest At the conclusion of Thunder Prime: Fog Island, Pella Soames is twelve, an orphan, it would seem. She is the victim of circumstances beyond her control. But she has no intention of remaining a victim. She refuses to be dependent on anyone as she sets out to find her mother. Is … Continue reading Episode 1
Strategies to grow your small business (Family Features)– Many small business owners see their grand opening as the culmination of a lifelong dream of owning their own business. Indeed, it’s an important milestone, but it’s really just the beginning of a journey to build a brand that can attract and keep customers coming in the … Continue reading Make marketing work for you
Is your worth tied up in your work? Do you believe productivity and performance will bring you happy-ever-after and the recognition and appreciation you deserve? Is that important to you? If so, Made Like Martha, Good News for the Woman Who Gets Things Done, by Katie M. Reid, is a book you might want to … Continue reading Review: Made Like Martha
Judy Boles, the creative energy behind Gypsy Spirit, is from Cape Cod, Mass. Although she was born in Boston, she lived mostly on the Cape until she moved to New Mexico in 2010. Judy studied dental hygiene after high school and worked in that field for about eight years. On a whim, she applied for … Continue reading Gypsy Spirit open for business
I want approval, So I work to please others. I seek accolades, So I put in more time than anyone. I must be remembered! So I devote my time to selfless acts. I make every effort to not offend, So I don't speak my mind. I live to be noticed, So I won't be … Continue reading Visibly invisible
Earlier in February I wrote a post asking, "What makes Las Vegas special?" I posted a similar question on Facebook. I got such great feedback from the Facebook post, I decided to print all the responses here and share them. These responses tell the story of Las Vegas from the heart of the people who … Continue reading What makes Las Vegas special II
Rain falls to the earth, seeps into the soil, awakens resting roots and seeds. Where there was nothing, now come signs of life, fragile yet strong. Graceful sprouts reply to the sun’s call. Shoots reach toward the sky, intricate and beautiful, wonder beyond imagining, each tiny drop of rain, reflecting the face of God. Please … Continue reading Rain
We strode down the dank second floor hallway of Framington Apartments. Hard rock pulsed beyond the flimsy door of Unit 233, our destination. Yelled curses added to the racket. As first on scene, I stepped forward to knock. Ramirez pushed me aside and banged hard on the flimsy door. “Police! Open up!” The yelling stopped. The music didn’t. … Continue reading Blind Curve Excerpt
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4 Perseverance is hard. Disappointment after disappointment stands in the way of achieving your goal. … Continue reading Persevere
I've been giving this a lot of thought, especially since I have accepted an assignment to write an article about that very thing. Face it, if you live here you are in one of two camps: There's nothing special about Las Vegas! There's everything special about Las Vegas! What I want to know, is what … Continue reading What makes Las Vegas special?
Help us, God our Savior, for the glory of your name; deliver us and forgive our sins for your name's sake. Psalm 79:9 We are going to stumble. We are going to stray. We are going to try, to go our own way. God does forgive as humbly we pray, For guidance and wisdom every blessed … Continue reading Forgiven
(NOTE: For an overview of this book's development, go to Historical photo book arriving soon on this website.) “How can the Friends (of the City of Las Vegas Museum) help to get this important resource more accessible to the public?” That was the question board members considered when they discovered the museum had many archived historical … Continue reading Historical photos gain new life
Why was military called in from El Paso instead of Roswell Army Air Base? Article by Janice Dunnahoo Roswell Daily Record ROSWELL — Following is a little-known story about military secrets around Roswell during the war and post-war times of the 1940s. Is the UFO incident reported in the Roswell Daily Record three years later … Continue reading And the questions continue
Let all you do be done with love. 1 Corinthians 16:14 Sometimes, okay when something happens that upsets me – ticks me off royally – and I think, “This is the last straw, this is the last time I’m helping that ungrateful person! Enough is enough is enough!” A little over the top? Yes, but I … Continue reading Love works
Ordinary food done extraordinarily well From the website: The original Range Café was started in 1992 by Tom Fenton and Matt DiGregory in Bernalillo, N.M., in a funky, 56-seat former gas station. In 1995 the original building was destroyed by a devastating fire. In 1996 the Range Café opened in its current location and has … Continue reading The Range Café at the Plaza
Found on Facebook. I have nothing to add. This says it all. Have a fabulous day! Please Follow, Like, Comment and Share this post. Your feedback is important to me. Thanks for reading One Roof Publishing Magazine. One Roof Publishing may be reached by e-mail at email@example.com. Publisher and primary writer, Sharon Vander Meer. … Continue reading Off the Leash
Little thoughts? You think you aught Not speak your dreams? Yet from your heart hope streams and screams. Make your choice, Raise your voice! Speak those words of deepest valor, Yes, believe! You have the power. No little thoughts, your heart’s desire, Your's a life full of hope and fire. Clearly define your fresh … Continue reading Little Thoughts
(NewsUSA) 1. Blazin’ Buffalo Potato Skins It’s the big-game weekend and you’re hosting. You want something bold, flavorful, and better for you. Get recipe here. 2. Nutty Tapenade Dips are an easy way to feed the crowd. Here’s a lighter option that is just as creamy and rich as ever. Get recipe here. 3. Spicy … Continue reading Game day recipes that pack a punch
Featuring actor and writer Tim Hagaman Tim Hagaman describes himself as an actor, writer and speaker, cultural economic development promoter, and film historian. He grew up in the mid-west and attributes a lifetime of experiences to his love for history and the great outdoors. “Raised a Midwesterner from Peoria and now 26 years living in … Continue reading Outlaws at Jan. 27 Saturday @ the Museum
The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. Psalm 118:14 You are wandering in the desert, alone, afraid, disoriented. What do you do? Pull out your cellphone and pray you have service! Life can feel a bit like being lost in an unknown place. Panic sets in and you know you … Continue reading He is my strength
LVCCHP celebrates 41 years of service Award winning author Henrietta Martinez Christmas will be the guest speaker at the annual Las Vegas Citizens’ Committee for Historic Preservation banquet on Saturday, Jan. 27, at Charlie’s Event Center on Douglas Avenue. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner begins at 6 p.m. Christmas is a respected historical researcher … Continue reading Four to be honored at annual banquet
(NewsUSA) - Equal pay for equal work tops the list of concerns expressed by respondents for Aflac's third annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) survey. Consumers and investment professionals were asked what companies can and cannot do while claiming to be socially responsible. The survey touched upon issues such as environmental pollution, recalling defective products, charitable … Continue reading Doing the right thing matters
(NewsUSA) - For the millions of women caring for an aging adult while balancing a full-time job, it can be a struggle to juggle conflicting demands. A new survey by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, found that one in four daughters in the workplace report that her career growth … Continue reading Daughters in the workplace
I have SO many things I want/need to do, if I’m not organized, at the end of the day all there is to show for my busyness is dither, squiggles and chaos... or nothing. Back in the day I was – really, this is true – excellent at multitasking. Once upon a time I could … Continue reading Making Lists: Life, one thing at a time
(NewsUSA) - Leslie Balfaqih couldn't believe how much money she and her husband wasted every month. "Our financial life was a mess," Leslie says from her home in Florida. "To say we were disorganized is putting it mildly." Like so many Americans, they didn't have a plan for their money. The problem is often not … Continue reading Is a debt-free life possible?
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 KJV God is present. This isn’t a maybe or a might; it is an absolute. In times of fretfulness and fear, when you think you have been forgotten, remember this: "Cast all your anxiety on God for He cares … Continue reading Present day by day
(NewsUSA) - For too many people, every day is a struggle. A struggle United Way confronts by working with organizations across the world to provide those in need with tools and resources to improve their lives. Like transitional housing and job training that helps families support themselves. United Way fights for the health, education and … Continue reading Join the fight, Live United
Pressure cooking saves time and tenderizes by S.K. Ammerman Pressure cooking will never replace roasting, but it definitely has its uses. I cooked a 5.85 pound whole chicken in the Instant Pot in two 15-minute ‘poultry’ sessions. If I’d been more ambitious I’d have added vegetables and continued on the ‘slow cook’ option. Two-thirds cup … Continue reading Guest Post
In a recent post I proposed a challenge to readers asking, "What quote or comment – your own or from another source – defined 2017 for you? What do you want 2018 to be like?" My responses to the challenge are– What I learned in 2017 is that no matter what happens, forge ahead. Life’s … Continue reading And the winner is…
It's never too late to make dreams come true. It does, however, take hard work and focus. This video sums it up rather dramatically. From Video Advice Daily. New beginnings can start any time. Not just the first of the year.
(NewsUSA) - Did you think about futures markets when you ate your breakfast this morning? How about when you filled up your car with gas? Or paid your mortgage? You might not even know what derivatives are, but the fact is that the economy wouldn't work without them. When banks need to determine how many … Continue reading Futures for All – Online resources
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him... Ephesians 1:17 KJV The spirit of wisdom and revelation, does not come through judgment. Listen instead of talk. Empty your mind of preconceptions discontent … Continue reading The spirit of wisdom
I am fed up with politics. The U.S.A. is overdue for election reform and term limits. According to the Center for Public Integrity, a Pulitzer Prizing winning news site, in the 2016 presidential election, more than $1 BILLION was spent campaigning. It was a brutal election. Each year the diatribes against political opponents becomes more … Continue reading It is time for… Where do I begin?
Personalized medicine– (NewsUSA) - When scientists first read the entire genetic code of a human being in 2003, the monumental achievement promised a new era in medicine. What diseases we get, and how we respond to drugs, depends in large part on our own individual genes. Knowing our own genetic code, therefore, makes it possible … Continue reading Health trend to watch in 2018
My sister died unexpectedly but peacefully in her sleep sometime New Year’s Day morning. As far as her caregivers – my other sister and her husband – knew, she was not ill, and yet she quietly made her way out of this life and into the next on a schedule only God knows. She was … Continue reading In memory – a personal essay
What did you learn in 2017... and what do you want your life message to be in 2018? What quote or comment – your own or from another source – define 2017 for you? What do you want 2018 to be like? I found this Guideposts link inspiring, enough so that I hope to inspire … Continue reading An end-of-year challenge
One Roof Publishing Magazine will continue to provide local events and activities news in addition to features like Q&A articles about interesting people, book reviews, arts news and what journalists refer to as "soft news," which is why ORP is a magazine and not a news site. I have no interest in covering city, county … Continue reading ORP: An online local magazine
Submitted by Joyce Litherland, Chapter AC, Las Vegas, NM... Chapter AC of P.E.O. International recently awarded Makahla Harapat one of the organization's Program for Continuing Education grants. The P.E.O. Sisterhood is a Philanthropic Educational Organization founded almost 150 years ago with chapters throughout the U.S and Canada, including two here in Las Vegas. Its primary … Continue reading Harapat receives PEO PCE grant
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Purchase Blind Curve Available in soft cover and as an e-book She left home to get away from betrayal. She returns to escape failure. Can she move forward and leave the past behind? Officer Ada Blake is desperate to regain her confidence after an on-the-job incident left her doubting and despondent. When she returns home … Continue reading Books
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