The Let Down

I was emailed an interesting idea for my blog, in order to help a fellow writer. Being a spiritual misfit. yep I have often felt that way and here’s why. You always hear how people are supposed to rally around you no matter your circumstances. One such time we were left alone. My grandmother had passed away and there was the usual preparation for the funeral and gathering of family. Well, the church we were attending, mentioned my momma’s mom passing away in a blurb in the newsletter. And that is supposed to be sincere? Really?? Not even a call to check on her nor visit. Complete nothing.
I did not like my church after that.
The members played favorites, so if you were on the like list, well you were taken care of. Otherwise, you were just a tithe to the church to keep staff paid and the church functioning. Other examples come to mind, like when churches split due to difference of opinion. How disgusting, and yet Jesus didn’t discriminate. Religion is the excuse for doing this, to cover up the bad intentions and clear ones mind of any guilt.
I learned the hurtful way that not everyone is sincere in their beliefs. Of course they attend all services, meetings, etc.. but in reality, some are complete frauds. And then you have those who are really into their beliefs, they walk the talk as the saying goes. they don’t pretend to praise God and then go home and live a separate life behind close doors.
I never understood why there are individuals who take God’s name in vain, by putting on the airs, begging for donations to a so called cause, you know the ones. Big rings, extravagant houses, overdone faces, pleading on the television to make a difference in the lives of the needy. Well, why don’t they sell some of their possessions and donate themselves?
Spiritual misfit, yes I am. The church itself is a building where one can go to worship. The fellowship with others can be refreshing. For me, one can worship where ever they choose. To me that’s best. #Iamaspiritualmisfit
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Mercy Like Sunlight: A Review

mercysunlight Discarded woman, at least as far society goes, mourning her daughter’s suicide, is befriended by a pastor. Mary Margaret Delaney lives in a pain filled world, with the cuts on her arms to prove it. She hides from everyone around by dressing haphazardly and making herself appear unapproachable. In her mind, she’s unloveable, unworthy of anyone’s attention.
Voices in her head drive her mad, they dictate how she is to feel, think, and that everything is her fault. Now when a kind pastor by the name of Jake Stauros meets her for the first time, she thinks he’s off his rocker. Mary tries to push him aside, but Jake is determined and ends up coming to her aid. He shows her that trusting in the goodness of others is an option, that she is worthwhile human being, not some thing roaming around Chicago at all hours.
Mary allows Jake the some of the parishioners into her heart, letting them help her get her life in order, by first giving her a job, and second, by cleaning her home. Somehow the change from severely depressed to standing tall takes place within her soul. Ms Delaney eventually becomes the church’s rock after Jake is shot by a drug dealer and dies. She opens up and tells her story like it really is. Great version of Mary Magdalene! A supposedly terrible person becomes a most important individual through the generosity of others.
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review from Waterbrook Press.
For more info: (Author Bio)
http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=241055&ref=WBMLTSquare_MercySunlight_3_18_14

The Pursuit of Tamsen LittleJohn: A Review

tamsen What a brave woman! Tamsen Littlejohn breaks free of her abusive and controlling stepfather who has decided she must marry for his own personal gain. You know, money. The young lady hooks up with a man she just met. Together, both Tamsen and Jesse’s faith and trust in each other is tested.
The chase begins as Tamsen’s stepfather, Hezekiah Parrish and her would be suitor, Ambrose Kincaide try to hunt her down, thinking she has been kidnapped. That and Mr. Parrish wanting distance himself of a crime he committed, killing her mom. At first even Ambrose is a scary sight, smacking a slave in Tamsen’s presence, as the man pleads for his help.
Both Jesse and Tamsen endure lots of hardship out in the wilderness, from the cold, harsh weather, and living outdoors, to being shot at by the men trying to bring Tamsen back. Tamsen learns that her pampered life wasn’t her. She doesn’t need the frills and the being waited upon when she can do for herself.
Tamsen learns to do the domestic chores that come with a household. High five to Jesse and Cade for already having mastered those skills. Tamsen learns that not all men are evil like her stepdad, that most are trustworthy and honorable. Best of all, choosing someone because you really love them not because someone else has chosen for you. Had to be love with all that Jesse and Tamsen endured.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
For more info: (Author’s web site)
http://loribenton.blogspot.com/
Read chapter one:
http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/SneakPeek_PursuitofTamsenLittlejohn.pdf
Author bio:
http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/author-spotlight.php?authorid=163736