Sunday, August 29, 2010

Shoebox Ministries Workshop

Our gathering on August 28 was a wonderful success. 

Everyone shared personal experiences with the group.  Our new and upcoming authors and poets had time to share stories and poems... what talent everyone had!

If you weren't able to join us at the Library, it's not too late to begin participating and see what might creatively evolve from your writing talent.

Read more, Write more... and tell a friend about us!

We look forward to seeing you at the next workshop!



Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fun Psychological Test...

Part 1 - You can do this by yourself, but it's always more fun in a group.

List 3 words that describe your favorite color

List 3 descriptive words of your favorite animal

List 3 words you think of when you think of darkness

List 3 words that describe water.

Are you ready for the answers?!  Stay posted!


Monday, August 23, 2010

Can You Feel It?

This is from an assignment I had in school back in 2007.
I am happy when I am pleasing to my Heavenly Father in every thought, word, and deed.

Jesus’ heart beats as he’s walking and is drawn away by the aroma of perfume. He follows the path of the scent that leads him to a rose garden. He reaches out and gently embraces the exquisite beauty of one aromatic red rose unfolding its effervescence on a bright sunny day. He desires to clip the irresistibly fragrant rose from the garden, but he hears the Father say, “Let it remain so it will receive the proper nutrients, fertilizer, nourishment and nurturing, to become an exquisite life-giving rose, perfumed with a sweet-smelling fragrance, for ALL to enjoy.”

© Kathleen Schubitz / July 14, 2007

This is how the Father feels about his children.

Be blessed!


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Connie's Blog Tour Continues.. and so do your chances to Win!

We all have those dark times in our lives when nothing seems to go right and we wonder where God is. We need to remember that God hasn’t gone anywhere, it is that we have wandered away or closed God out!

Comforting Presence

What a comfort it is to know
That God is always here,
Anywhere that we may go
God’s presence is ever near.

Though at times we may not feel,
And are often unaware
Of this presence, it is very real,
Filled with loving care.

Through even the hardest day
And in the darkest night,
God is a bright and shining ray
Providing peace and light.

With open hearts accept God’s grace
Along with comfort and peace,
And rest assured that in every place
God’s love will never cease.

© Connie Arnold, 2010
photo © Gary Strader
from Abundant Comfort and Grace

The schedule for the tour is posted at in case you missed any stops and would like to go back and read the posts. Hope you can visit Free Spirit Blog at for the final post tomorrow.

Be sure to leave comments to receive entries to drawings for a free copy of my first book, Beautiful Moments of Joy and Peace, and a $10 Amazon gift certificate.

There will also be a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift certificate from those purchasing Abundant Comfort and Grace.

Purchase a signed copy at using PayPal or check, from RPJ & Company ( or Amazon and contact Connie Arnold ( with confirmation of your online purchase.

May God's abundant comfort and grace be with you always!


Monday, August 9, 2010

The Elephant Story continues

The Elephant in my computer and office were trying to have babies.  By the grace of God, with the mind of Christ to serve me, I have conquered them all.  I now am qualified to be a Zoo keeper!!

If you have an elephant weighing you down, give me a call. I'm sure I can help!

Blessings to all!


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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Computer Died...

Hard lesson to learn.  I've had to redirect my creativity into learning new ways of working and making backups of my work.

I was hit hard without all documentation and files backed up.  Make sure you do it, and make back ups of back ups... it's worth it!!

God bless you!