Showing posts with label #blogging. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #blogging. Show all posts

Thursday, November 17, 2016

God Is In Control

Husband Charles and son-in-law Mark fix cars
God controls my non-unhealthy life at least for a few months. I regret that I'm unable to blog or write further books at present. Thank you, thank you, Jesus, for pushing out the message of God's guidance. I pray it helps many of you.

Check back here at any time to see if there are further posts. Until then, feel free to go back and read any of the older posts that might help you. I've posted on this blog since 2010. When you go through many God-ordained or funny-needed blogs that might help you, go through any of the posts that might give writing alignment, ghost stories, devotions, introduction to new authors or new books, or just a spot of what you need. Enjoy old blogs at any time.

Thank you for those who've read me for years. If God heals me, I will be back to writing.

Mother's Day, 2016
Fun with my Colorado daughter Sept. 2016
Feel free to go through The My Books page. I do have 5 available still for purchase. I pray they minister to you.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Blog Hopping

Many sweet author friends have welcomed me to their blogs while I'm promoting my new women's fiction release, Worth Forgiving. (See below for what the book is about). Here's the lists and links from August 24 through Sept. 8

August 24: I'm the guest of Beverly Stowe McClure who interviewed Katie, the main character of Worth Forgiving  How interesting that she's compared to Scarlet O'Hara. What do you think?
 https://beverlystowemcclure.blogspot.com/2016/08/worth-forgiving-by-janet-k-brown.html?showComment=1472414822942#c1165666535840572557

August 28 Peggy Chambers blog -I listed the things I'm grateful for about a writing career. See if your list compares to mine.
https://peggylchambers.com/2016/08/28/2016-cultivating-gratitude-the-blessing-of-writing/comment-page-1/#comment-1070

August 29 Gail Kittleson - Gail interviews Author, Janet K. Brown
http://www.gailkittleson.com/?p=1219

August 30 Blanche Day Manos - How did Worth Forgiving come to be?
http://www.blanchedaymanos.com/introducing-worth-forgiving/

Sept. 1 Julie Arduini - Hope comes from surrendering my food addiction to God. The Wharton Rock series focuses on God's power over addictions.
http://juliearduini.com/

Sept. 2 - This is my regular monthly date to write a devotion on Putting on the New, a blogging ministry of several authors. It was begun by author, Cherie Brubach.
http://puttingonthenew.com/

Sept. 3 - I post every Saturday on a Facebook devotion group called I Can Hear the Sound of Rain. I encourage you to join the group. The pictures and posts are fantastic, so uplifting.

Sept. 7 - Jodie Wolfe  This author had some interesting questions for Janet K. Brown.
http://www.jodiewolfe.com/#!blog/cqs9

Sept. 5, Labor Day!  Lena Nelson Dooley - Lena is known for her in-depth author interviews. This is no exception.
http://lenanelsondooley.blogspot.com/


Check out all of these posts. Some feature giveaways. All offer some interesting tid-bits.



Prejudice and mistrust hinders an ex-con, drug addict’s new beginning.

 

The state of Texas releases from prison Katie Smith. Full of optimism, she sets out to get a job, rent her own place, and make a home for her eight-year-old daughter, but Katie gave away her daughter three years ago. She could use a friend, but her past choices threaten to doom her to continued failure.

 

Larry Pullman graduated from seminary with high marks, but the fact that he has no wife makes finding a preaching job almost impossible. It doesn’t help that running from God as a teenager gave him a past that he can’t undo. All he needs is an ex-con, drug addict messing up his life, but then why did God lead him to her? Or did He?

 

Isn’t it enough that Lacey Chandler gave her sister’s daughter a home? Does that mean she has to clean up Katie’s messes forever?

 

Could it be that Katie is not Worth Forgiving?


This is the last day to preorder Worth Forgiving at http://www.pen-l.com/WorthForgiving.html

If you preorder, you're entered into a drawing. 1 lucky person will receive their copy signed and free. Don't miss out on entering the drawing by ordering before midnight tonight.

Tomorrow (Sept. 1) you can order from that link or through Amazon, Nook, or any retail store that sells books.

Which is your favorite blog post of the ones listed above?

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Reflection

We left Wichita Falls to begin our vacation. Dawn didn't burst forth until an hour after we drove off. The first fifty miles put us in rural North Texas. Dark. Deserted. Daunting.



In summer, construction crews work on nearly every highway in Texas. I'm sure of it. Because of the recent repairs, the highway we followed from Wichita Falls to Seymour had no center stripe. The thoroughness of the workers remembered to place reflectors along the middle of the road. With the extreme darkness of the country, those reflectors were our only guide to keep us on the right course.

Glass dome of Spencer Theatre in Alto, NM reflects the sun.


It got me to thinking. That's the way we Christians are supposed to be. As the world gets darker and more daunting, Christ needs us to be stronger and better reflectors of His light than ever before. How else will any of us know the right course? Christ shines His light into our souls, expecting us to reflect that light to those who don't know Him, and can't find their way in the darkness., so they can locate the right path.


Star room at Spencer Theatre with my mirror reflection showing.



When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
                                       John 8:12


Are you a reflection for Christ?

Saturday, April 16, 2016

My All Time Top 4 Blog Posts

I write devotions, weight loss helps, and welcome guests 2-3 times a month. During Weird Wednesdays for awhile, I posted ghost stories. I went through all my posts during the years and found the four that have been viewed most often. Today, feel free to view them, and give me your vote on the best.


Seek the True Expert (A devotion)

http://www.janetkbrown.com/2013/08/ask-true-expert.html


11 Ways to Exercise on Vacation (Weight loss tops)


http://www.janetkbrown.com/2012/10/11-ways-to-increase-exercise-on-vacation.html

Haunted Jed Johnson Lake  (ghost story)

http://www.janetkbrown.com/2015/03/haunted-jed-johnson-lake-oklahoma.html


Guest post came from Fay Lamb

http://www.janetkbrown.com/2012/12/bitterness-by-guest-blogger-fay-lamb.html


Leave a comment and vote for the one that helped you most.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

A New Book by Author, Jean Ann Williams

God’s Mercies after Suicide: Blessings Woven through a Mother’s Heart will be released at my Love Truth blog in installments on March 16, 2015.

I’ll post three times per week on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays. There are three parts to each chapter, the devotions, My Mother Memories, and a journal page for the reader.

Until the book comes out in print you could journal on your own, using the suggested headings as shown below:

  • ~Your Mother Memories~
  •  ~Your Prayer of Praise~
  •  ~A Scripture of Encouragement~

On March 16, 2015, it will be eleven years since my son left his family and friends with our grief, questions, and the memories of him.

 

 

“When our children die, we want their lives to have mattered. We long for the world to know they were here.”

 

—Jean Ann Williams

 

God’s Mercies after Suicide: Blessings Woven through a Mother’s Heart is a devotional of two hundred and nineteen pages–30,000 words– and is intended for mothers who’ve lost children to suicide. This book is a friendly, approachable, inviting book that helps mothers feel welcome and at ease to allow them a peaceful time to reflect on their loss and the child they miss. Each chapter has three sections. The devotional begins with Scripture and where the author tells the story of her loss and then ends in a prayer. The second part is of the author’s anecdotes and memories of her son. They are short and sweet, with a dramatic style rather than a how-to. The author reenacts moments in her child’s life and recalls how she felt to see the different stages of growth and challenges he faced in life. The concluding part to each chapter is a journal page for the readers to write their memories of their child. It allows them space for both memories and grieving, a prayer of praise, and a Scripture of encouragement.

 

When a mother has lost a child, there are times when it’s hard to mingle with other people. Each God’s Mercies after Suicide chapter can be read and journaled in within the privacy of a mother’s home, giving her a bit of hope and rest for another day. The book is distinctive in that it combines coping with the pain of loss while encouraging mothers to search for their own blessings. The book reaches out from its pages and wraps mothers in the warmth and love of their heavenly Father.

 

It has been stated by sufferers of loss to suicide that the topic of suicide is taboo, and that the survivors feel they’ve been isolated from the normal hum of life. In truth, the ones left behind after the suicide do have a valid point. Included in the preface of the book is this paragraph: “I’ve written these devotions for those mothers who have shared the deep heartache of a child’s suicide. Through my writing, I believe God wants me to share from my heart to theirs, by encouraging them and giving them ways to cope. Mothers can have hope and a due measure of peace after a suicide. God has helped me, and He wants to help other mothers. The loss is horrific, but God is faithful. He brought me through this dark time, and He wants to do the same for all mothers.”

 

Mothers of loss from suicide face separate concerns—concerns that are not taught nor thought about when they become parents. No one wants to consider that they’ll give birth to a child who could die by suicide. The mothers who endure this type of pain need a resource that considers their exclusive struggles and offers honest help from one mother to another—not in a step-by-step format but in story form, which draws the reader into a world they may know all too well.

 

 

PREFACE

 

Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old.

Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth,

do you not perceive it?

—Isaiah 43:18-19

 

I had a dream. I dreamed the nightmare never happened. Our son Joshua never passed on to the hereafter. He married and had children. Then I woke, and knew the dream was only that—a dream. We live with our reality.

 

I’ve written these devotions for those of you who have shared the deep heartache of a child’s suicide. Through my writing, I believe God wants me to share from my heart to yours, by encouraging you and giving you ways to cope. You can have hope and peace after a suicide. God has helped me and He wants to help you. The loss is horrific, but God is faithful. He brought me through this dark time, and He wants to do the same for you.

 

A yearning to write this story came five years into my journey of loss. I sensed a dawn of courage within myself, but I haven’t come this far in a blink, nor on my own. Although I knew I’d lose my nerve, only to gain it back time and again before I completed my story, I also knew I’d have the help from Lord God, and the folks He sends my way.

 

Am I full of courage? Yes! Yes, I shout, with God’s hand upon me.

 

God, when I falter, I pray You will renew my strength. In Jesus’s name. Amen.

 


 
Jean Ann Williams lives in Southern Oregon with her husband Jim. Although one of their children has passed on to the Great Beyond, their two remaining children have blessed them with thirteen grandchildren, their Baker’s Dozen. To learn more about Jean Ann Williams visit her on Face Book, Twitter, and her blogs Love Truth and Jean Ann Williams: Author.


 



Janet - I have nothing to add except thank you, Jean, for speaking from your heart. I know you are ministering through your words and through your life. God bless you.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Blogging Hope

The name of my blog and the subject of all my books is Writing God's Message of Hope. Today, I plan to begin fine-tuning the blog to represent hope more clearly. I will still post every Wednesday and Saturday, but all posts will be devotions or inspirational words that deal with addictions, rejection, and all things impossible for us; things that only God can change.

Each of my books relate to such topics:
Worth Her Weight deals with food addiction
Divine Dining: 365 Devotions to Guide You to Healthier Weight and Abundant Wellness gives devotions for compulsive people especially food addicts
Victoria and the Ghost takes a young girl through the feelings of rejection








The one exception will be I will still allow
guest authors 2-3 times a month because I enjoy
helping other authors. Many of them also write
devotions, but some only tell about their books.





I hope you will enjoy the new plan. I sure would like to know your thoughts on it; pro or con.