The Beauty of Death and a Good Name “A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of birth” (Ecclesiastes 7.8 ESV). Living for Christ is a daily challenge. Even when we are filled with God’s perfect love and goodness, there is a continual battle between our “old self” and “new self.” We can have an amazing time of quiet prayer in the morning, encourage a friend with the words of our testimony during the day, be the hands and feet of Jesus for the poor that evening and yet revert to our Continue reading
My debut novel, Eve of Awakening, received another great review by Vonnie at her Reading Corner. I enjoyed Vonnie’s perspective and am encouraged that Eve’s story has a unique impact on each individual reader! Please head over to Vonnie’s Reading Corner to read and share her review. You can also enter to win a free signed copy, which I will mail out personally to you or a friend! Enter Here to Read Vonnie’s Review!
Bookworm Lisa has written a wonderful review for my debut novel, Eve of Awakening! I would love for everyone to check it and/or share it with your friends! Please head over to her blog, and you can enter to win a signed copy of my book. ENTER HERE! P.S. I had a wonderful book signing at Barnes and Noble last week. Many people came out to support me and my debut novel, Eve of Awakening. The books almost sold out completely, and the B&N manager had me sign the remaining few to display. He said that I was invited back Continue reading
The writers at Blogs by Christian Women have interviewed me at their site, and they are holding a giveaway for a signed copy of my debut novel, Eve of Awakening! Please join us for the conversation and enter to win my book! ENTER HERE! Have an amazing and God-filled weekend! alisa
My mother came to visit us for my older sister’s 40th birthday. My mom, my twin and I all threw my sister a Fabulous and Forty hot pink and zebra birthday party. We had games, a candy bar and lots of Mexican food! It was a blast, and my older sister was so blessed! She’ll have memories to keep for a lifetime. The following Monday, I got up early to take my mom to the airport. We live in a beach town, so sometimes the winter gulf breeze cools the water vapors inland to their dew point, and fog forms Continue reading
“Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. To draw near to listen is better than to offer sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil” (Ecclesiastes 5.1 ESV). Idol Sacrifices One of the saddest things we can do as Christians is to sacrifice time, money, resources and energy in the name of God but not in true obedience to God. It is sad because we place a burden on ourselves and others that God our loving Father has not required of us. To be sure, God will and does expect our Continue reading
The Choice of Love “Whoever pursues righteousness and unfailing love will find life, righteousness, and honor” (Proverbs 21.21 NLT). Love is more than a feeling; it is a choice. Feelings are fleeting and hard to control; however, we have the ability to control our choices. Jesus states that the second greatest commandment after loving God is loving others (Mark 12.31). God would not command us to do something if we were incapable of doing it. Therefore, we have the ability to love even when the emotions to back that love have hidden themselves. Loving others is a choice. The Bible asks Continue reading
The book trailer for Eve of Awakening is here! It’s quick and to the point, leaving a lot of room for the imagination!!! I hope you enjoy it. Please share with others. Hopefully, this trailer will be the perfect hook to get readers interested in Eve’s life-changing story!
God’s Right Path “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death” (Proverbs 14.12 ESV). Satan knows that the surest way to knock Christians off the course of walking in God’s promises is to sidetrack them by laying out distractions. Some of these distractions will obviously look like sin (sexual impurity, greed for gain, self-glory, etc.), but many more of them will appear as beauty-glossed good works. However, according to eternity and God’s kingdom plan these good works actually become self-willed actions sugar-coated to smell and taste appealing to the eyes Continue reading
Resurrected Dreams “Blessed is the one who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting beside my doors. For whoever find me finds life and obtains favor from the LORD” (Proverbs 8.34-45 ESV). One of the hardest disciplines as a Christian is to listen and wait patiently for the Lord. The Lord will create in us a desire to do some great and beautiful thing for His kingdom, and it is so tempting to focus on the circumstances and offerings of this world to achieve that dream. But when we obediently seek God’s guidance and abide in His timing, Continue reading