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    A LETTER TO TRISH: Life as a Jarrell in the early 20th Century

    A Letter to Trish” details the life and lifestyles experienced while growing up on a middle class plantation in the early 1900’s.

    Due to her daughter’s request for her mother to retell her many experiences, Bea wrote this educational narrative.

    She uses her robust and very descriptive vocabulary to make for an enjoyable, informative and fun read for those interested in southern history or for anyone else who enjoys reading a well written book.

    Bea recalls her childhood while growing up as one of the eleven Jarrell children, allowing the reader to be well informed of how life was during this era for a large family on a farm. She describes the ways of living which may sound dubious to many people today.

    She and her siblings were the last generation of the Jarrell’s to work the farm land.

    In 1974, the Jarrell Plantation was donated to the State of Georgia. It is now a State Historic site. For the most part the plantation is in its original setting.

    For anyone who has ever visited the Jarrell Plantation, this book may add another dimension to that visit.

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    Aaron’s Story: Above All That We Could Ask or Think

    Miracles happen every day for those who believe!

    “Sometimes when all the news is bleak and negative, we need to remember that is when God can and will take over and change everything.”

    “Mom, Aaron hit the tree with his head and I can’t see him anymore.
    He’s down on the road going back to Pap’s.” “Hurry, Aunt Net we have to pray for Aaron. We have to form a circle like we do in church. We have to believe like you and Debbie tell us.”

    “I told her that I wanted more for him than healing that I wanted a complete miracle for him.”

    A true story about an 18 year old, Aaron Hahn, who was involved in a four wheeler accident and was given a zero to ten percent chance of living. This incredible story is about the faith it took for one family to truly believe in miracles and to realize that miracles occur when you listen to that still small voice and follow the Holy Spirit promptings even when it makes no earthly sense. Included in this story is the actual case study review completed by the Life-Net flight nurse, Crissy Cessna, RN, PNRN, NREMT-P.

  • And He Said, Praise Me!

    And He Said, Praise Me!

    When darkness and despair finds its way to your door, how will you handle it? And He Said, “Praise Me” will give you a glimpse of the amazing love and spirit of God as He works to turn a life-threatening experience into a life-saving testimonial. You will see how God can take your tragedy and use it to transform, bless, and refresh your spirit and those around you. See how He blesses those who can give thanks out of their suffering (Hebrews 13:15). Learn how to have an “attitude of gratitude” in the good times and the bad.

    Author Bio

    Penny Meyer Hovda, a native of Stanley, North Dakota, is a registered dental hygienist living in Johnstown, Colorado. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, resulting in four surgeries, months of chemotherapy and a year of Herceptin treatments. She witnessed first-hand the manifestation of God’s blessings through her obedience of sacrificial praise to Him which is the basis of her book, And He said, “Praise Me”! She speaks and writes how “letting go” and “letting God” through trust, obedience, and praise allows His intentions to become your reality. Penny has been married for 35 years to Tim. Their loves include daughter Lindsay, son-in-law Jon, and their four beautiful grandchildren.

  • As Life Goes On: Lessons One Doesn't Want to Have to Learn

    As Life Goes On: Lessons One Doesn’t Want to Have to Learn

    One phone call hurt Rosalie so much. Bob's boss told her that her brother has to retire because he wasn't as reliable as he used to be, and the company didn't want to be liable for any accident caused by his disability. She couldn't believe that the company whom Bob served for forty years treated him like a thing—he was dispensable. Nonetheless, she agreed that her brother has to retire.

    Robert “Bob” Contino was diagnosed with a mild case of “schizophrenia,” or as Dad used to say, “A tip of the iceberg. A tip,” as a young man, and Rosalie knew that taking care of her sixty-one-year-old brother would be a challenge. She noticed her brother's limping, but Bob was more physically sick than she thought. As laboratory tests were administered to him, more and more ailments manifested themselves–some even fatal. For the love of Bob, Rosalie put off many of her plans to take care of him as she has vowed to their deceased parents.

    He annoyed her with his sarcasm and impertinence, but looking back at her brother's life and the painful experiences he had to endure, she put everything into its proper perspective and remembered Bob fondly, as she reflects on the lessons.

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    Assault of the Innocent: Loved Like Rachel

    “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Kahlil Gibran.

    On the heels of a childhood peppered with sordid betrayal and upheaval, a young woman teeters on the edge of oblivion. She is carried away by the tumult into an adulthood of broken marriages, drug addiction, and years mired in the struggle with the foster care system-both in it and fighting to retrieve her children from it. Assault of the Innocent tells her story from those rocky beginnings to the ultimate success of emerging whole from the morass.

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    At Arm’s Length

    At some point in life you get fed up with the mishaps of life due to negative people in your life. So to keep peace and to stay out of confusion, you need to keep certain people at arm’s length to have peace of mind.

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    Batting Rocks Over The Barn: An Iowa Farm Boy’s Odyssey

    Lawn Griffiths was a columnist, reporter and editor for 40 years in daily newspapers including 12 years with the Waterloo (Iowa) Courier where he was farm editor and Rural at Random columnist, which inspired this book. His last 28 years were with Arizona dailies. He earned a journalism degree from Iowa State University and master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He served in the Peace Corps and U.S. Army. Lawn earned 80 writing or community leadership awards. His blog is Lawn Cares: Someone Has to Say It (Tempelawn.wordpress. com). He edits manuscripts, is a community volunteer and lives in Tempe, Arizona.

    About the Author:

    Driving a herd of Holstein calves to spring pasture, walking to a one-room country school, traipsing through fields of tall corn to pull huge weeds or flying over the farmstead with his twin brother as pilot of a Piper Cub – all were among experiences this veteran newspaper writer and editor tells about in a book about growing up on an Iowa farm in the 1950s and early 1960s. It’s a time now past, when farm kids argued about whose dads owned the most powerful tractors and how the family showed off products of their Grundy County soil at the Iowa State Fair.

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  • Bloodline Historia de los Araya

    Bloodline Historia de los Araya

    Los Araya podrían ser como cualquier familia chilena tradicional, salvo porque Javier, el patriarca, decidió emigrar a Estados Unidos en busca de mejores oportunidades para él, su señora y sus hijos.
    Los Araya podrían ser como cualquier familia que se radica en un país distinto al de origen, excepto porque uno de sus integrantes – Tom – se convirtió en una estrella de la música a escala global.

    Jeanette – la segunda de siete hermanos – construye un retrato familiar íntimo, conmovedor y sorprendente desde un lugar privilegiado: Como hija amada por un padre trabajador y sacrifi cado y como testigo del nacimiento, desarrollo y consolidación de una de las bandas más grandes en la historia del metal.

    Bloodline: La historia de los Araya es tanto un ejercicio de memoria como un manifi esto de gratitud que gustará tanto a los fanáticos de Slayer y de la música extrema como a cualquier persona amante de los relatos intensos, divertidos y entrañables.

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  • Born To Create

    Born to Create

    Born to Create is an inspirational autobiography chronicling Dr. Rosalie H. Contino's professional transition from successful seventh-grade English teacher to a newfound career in the arts. While most forty-year-old professionals are busy building upon the foundation that several years of hard work produced, Contino made the bold decision to quench the burning desire within to pursue the passion to create. Enjoying her creative careers as a costume designer, costume historian, playwright, and lecturer, Contino provides hope and a blueprint for those considering making the foray into the unknown and sometimes scary realm of the future. Written in a comfortable, conversational manner, Born to Create maintains a swift tempo while consistently providing an inspirational message for those harboring unrealized ambitions.

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    BROKEN VESSEL: FROM PRISON TO PURPOSE!

    He was wrongfully convicted, his lifelong career destroyed, and he was sent to a prison 2,200 miles from home, for a crime he did not commit. She lay in a hospital, clinging to life, with only a 50/50 chance of survival. But they hung on to their faith in God through it all. This is only the beginning of the dynamic testimony of Dick and Donna Walls.

    Having experienced unimaginable pain, broken hearts, financial ruin, and imprisonment, Dick and Donna have been called to Broken Vessel Ministries, a special ministry to the brokenhearted who need healing and a renewed assurance that God does care.