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It’s That Time Again…

img_6711Though I’m not decorating till last week before Christmas. I come from a tradition where we weren’t putting up the Christmas Tree till Christmas Eve. Any decor wouldn’t have a right to show up till the very last few days before Christmas. BUT – if I want to crochet little somethings…

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…and enough of them for everyone…

Well.

I’m afraid I might have started too late😉


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Running and (possibly) other updates

(Not sure about other updates, but I thought the title sounded good that way😉 )

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One month! That’s how long since my last post! Wow. I’m bad. Blame it on work? sure. But I know deep down inside, that it wasn’t the case. Because I know I can write in the middle of the night, overtired, with one eye sleeping already😉

Anyways.

Not sure if it is fall, honestly. Today morning I found something like that on my morning run:

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And I though: REALLY???? C’mon weather, winter already??? Then I thought, actually… this is deeper than that (and I do not mean the depth of the puddle ;)) – this is Mrs. Autumn saying hello to Mrs. Winter… Sort of a chit-chat. 11810080

Yeah. Right. Who am I kidding? It was freezing, and I was running.
Funny thing, I did not want to run today. I didn’t feel like it. What I felt like doing after dropping the kids off to the bus stop, was curling up in the bed, under some reasonably thick blankie and either reading my cozy or just having a nice nap…

img_20161028_092336Well, didn’t happen.

What happened was that I took my cellphone and keys, got myself prepped for the run (fleece lined leggings and fleece vest for the first time this season… sigh…), and went to drop the kids off… Then I went for a run. I thought 6-7km. But then I guess I forgot how long the loop is, and ended up with a 10k…

And you know what? It felt great. Especially that 2 weeks ago, I had to walk a part of a race (a Turkey Trot 10k)… and it was kind of putting me down a bit… So now I know I can. Again.🙂

If only it wasn’t so terribly cold…

And then, once I came home, Pumpkin of course had to sniff and try to figure out where did I go…😉

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“Secret Places Revealed” by Paulette Harper —> Book Blast and Contest Giveaway.

Please join author Paulette Harper as she tours the blogosphere with Write Now Literary Book Tours and her new release Secret Places Revealed, on September 27, 2016.

Publication Date: September 16, 2016
Paperback: 342 pages
Genre: Inspirational Romance

ISBN-10: 0989969150
ISBN-13: 978-0989969154

ASIN: B01M0GXCGB

In celebration of Paulette’s upcoming release, Secret Places Revealed, she’s giving away one (1) autographed copy of Secret Places Revealed.

This contest is open for US only through October, 7, 2016

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A broken man, a woman on the run, a love that won’t be denied.

Single—and very content—real estate developer Aaron Blackman is determined not to become involved in another relationship. He’s experienced enough drama to last a lifetime. The only thing garnering his attention now is his growing business. And he plans to keep it that way. Then Simone Herron waltzes into his life, beautiful and confident. Fighting to keep his promise to himself—to remain single—he soon discovers that when it comes to love, some promises must be broken.

After losing her fiancé in an untimely death, Simone Herron relocates. She desperately needs to put the past behind her and start a new chapter in her life. While love is the farthest thing from her mind, she experiences an attraction to the handsome Aaron Blackman that frightens her. She’s built a wall around her heart, but can she find the strength and courage she needs to welcome love again? To do so, she must conquer her fears and allow God to put all of her broken pieces back together.

 

In addition to being an award winning author of Completely Whole, Paulette is an inspirational speaker, as well as a writing workshop instructor. She has a passion to coach aspiring authors and speaks into the lives of women from every walk of life. Her literary works have been spotlighted in a growing number of publications, including CBN, Real Life Real Faith Magazine, and Black Pearls Magazine. She has also appeared on numerous local and online radio shows.

Paulette resides in Northern California.

 

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In celebration of Paulette’s upcoming release, Secret Places Revealed, she’s giving away one (1) autographed copy of Secret Places Revealed.

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“Beyond The Faces of the Movies” by D.C. Lassiter —> Virtual Book Tour


Please join author D. C. Lassiter as she tours the blogosphere with Write Now Literary and her new release Beyond The Face Of The Movies, from Sept 1-30, 2016.

Publication Date: July 7, 2016
Paperback & E-Book: 200 pages
Publisher: Pneuma Springs Publishing
ISBN-10: 1782284168
ISBN-13: 978-1782284161
Genre: Non-Fiction, Christian Living



About the Author
D.C. Lassiter resides in the Pennsylvania area and is a student of God’s word. After being called from a life of modeling and singing, she is now heading to Lancaster Bible College to complete her Bachelor’s degree in Theology & Biblical Studies with a minor in Communications. D.C. Lassiter is single and worships at Blue Route Vineyard Community Church. 

She also writes on her blog as well as various online Christian magazines and counsels women struggling with separation or divorce. You can also find her engaging with her listeners, on the radio, every Sunday as she hosts Dovetales from 2:30-3:30 pm eastern time. Through guests willing to share what the Holy Spirit has done in and for their lives, D.C. Lassiter has an opportunity to encourage many towards a personal relationship with the Godhead which is for everyone: all nationalities, all races, all ages and all backgrounds.
About The Book
Have you ever wondered why after watching a movie you are left with a residue of emotions? Perhaps after the credits have rolled off of your screen, you’ve experienced a sense of peace, empowerment, exhilaration, fear or maybe a better understanding of how to deal with a personal issue you’ve struggled with.

Whether we are a believer in God or not, everyone will come to a place where the choices they’ve made will lead them to asking themselves, “How did I get here?” And as we run from co-workers and then to friends and family pleading for an answer as to how it all went so wrong, we will still have to choose, in the end, which path we’ll take. Don’t be fooled, because once you decide it is you and only you who will ultimately have to live those choices out.

Beyond the Face of the Movies will show you at heart just how similar we all are and whether you see your life resembling a Hollywood movie or a real life biblical character you will discover, underneath all the glitz and the glam, that people are still the same when it comes to making mistakes.

Many times God challenges us to go deeper than the surface of the movie, in hope that we will discover principles that can be gleaned from beneath the excitement and buzz of the film.

By juxtaposing Hollywood movies and biblical characters, the author connects the dots for the reader so that they are guided through fundamental biblical truths in order to better understand and navigate through their own life challenges on a daily basis.

What does Bruce Almighty have in common with the biblical Samson? What is Prophet Jonah doing in the Wizard of Oz instead of going down to Nineveh? Find out in this fun and feisty easy-to-read book, and while you are at it – take the time to look beyond the surface of the movie and you will sense God speaking to you in encouraging, practical and at times convicting ways.

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just a “half”?well…

Let me tell you something. IMG_5745

For someone, who never thought he/she would be able to run 5km without walking…

For someone, who thought he/she hated running…

…there is no such thing as JUST A HALF! it was SOLID 21km race.

Race for which I was preparing for a few last weeks. OK, so maybe it was still kind of too early, I do not know. Maybe I could have prepped more, trained harder. There were so many things I could have done. Cross-training, strength-training, etc. I did not do it, for the reasons I can’t name. Oh wait. I can name one: laziness.

Regardless.

14102589_298273257206237_4324865380772390491_nI did the Bayshore Race – a half marathon held in Owen Sound.

21km. I ran first 19 with no walking. And then I walked a bit, 300m maybe. Then I ran again, and walked a bit. I ran the last 500m. The volunteer felt like running along me at the end.

Yes, I did not come first. Nor second. Nor third.

I was 71st. Out of 80. I thought it’d be bothering me more than it does though. I was just sooo happy to finish it! Yes, me, yes, I, the person who 2 years ago couldn’t run 500m in one piece, heck, I could barely run for 60 seconds straight.

I ran the half Marathon!!!