Friday, February 20, 2015

Faith Friday: The Seeds of Doubt

After many failed relationships and an abusive one sided marriage, I managed to take the last year to find myself and hopefully date again.
I was not about to let anything from the past interfere with the present.
I found out things about myself I did not know, like how beautiful I truly am, that I am enough and that no matter what, I can not please everyone all the time. I also strengthened some of the things I already knew.  One of those being my relationship with Jesus.  I take it one day at a time. I continuously fail. But I do not give up... EVER!
I have been pretty good at learning to give all my worries to Jesus.  If anything is bothering me or making me cry, I just ask Him to take it and I kid you not, I instantly stop crying or I don't even think about what it is that is bothering me.  Some may think I am crazy, but it is true.

Recently, I have become friendly with a really amazing guy.  We have chatted and hung out.  Things seemed to go really well, which made me hopeful.  But contact with him was very minimal after we hung out because he had been busy.  Which is understandable.  We all have busy lives, some more so than others.
I did start to second guess myself, thinking maybe it did not go as well as I thought.
Or maybe he was not into me, just lots of things ran through my mind.
He assured me he had just been busy and we were basically cool.  I still questioned him I think for another day or two, still with the same thoughts going through my mind.

I did not put two and two together until I was on the phone with one of my girlfriends.  She was explaining to me about how things were going really well in her life, and that she knew it was Satan planting seeds of doubt where ever he could to create some chaos in certain parts of her life.  
That's when it hit me.  
Everything in my life was going great and the one possible way to cause any chaos or sadness would have been through doubt or second guessing that one relationship. 
So I took it to prayer, asked Jesus to handle it and I swear, whatever I was feeling at that one moment, went away.  There are times where I can feel myself start to get that feeling of doubt and I instantly squash it.

So when things seem to be going really good in your life, you have to always keep your faith in the Lord, because Satan is working double time just to find ways to creep into your life and plant those seeds.
Be on the look out and put your faith in Jesus.
It will get better!

Have a blessed weekend.


Thursday, February 19, 2015

My Prize from Saraccino

Happy Thursday everyone!
I think it was back in the end of Oct. or the beginning of Nov.
had a giveaway
yes I was the lucky winner.
Here is what I received =)

I really love the case it came in
& already have an idea what to do with it.

 "The stash"

This is the prize that was being given away.

The extras

I know that I have fallen behind on my blogs
and projects, but better late than never.
I will say this I can not wait to hammer and patina those washers ;)
A super big thanks to Claire for her giveaway and the goodies.
I will definitely share my creations when they are finished.
Have a great day!


Saturday, February 7, 2015

Retribution Cover Reveal and Release Date

Retribution cover reveal and release date announcement!

I’m so excited to finally give you information on Retribution, book two of the Deception series. (Deception information here. This will be the final Deception book.

Release Date: March 17th, 2015


When Claire walked away from Cooper, she thought she was doing the right thing, the safe thing. Marrying Robert was supposed to solve all of her problems.
Unfortunately, Claire’s view of Robert changes from perfect to terrifying when she sees a new side of her husband—a violent side.
The last person she expects to save her is Cooper. When he does, they form an alliance to bring Robert down for not only hurting Claire, but for the death of Robert’s first wife and Cooper’s mother, Marie.
As Claire digs deeper into Robert’s past, she learns some truths that can never be forgotten. Suddenly, Claire is in danger, and Cooper is the only one who can help her.
Enter the world of Claire, Cooper, and Robert as new alliances are formed, relationships are shattered, and feelings simmering under the surface are suddenly brought to light.
Can Claire survive the truth long enough for Robert to finally face retribution for his past? 

Preorder is available across all platforms, except for Nook.
Nook: Not available

In honor of the cover reveal and release day announcement, I have a Facebook giveaway running for a $5 Amazon gift card. Just click here. (Link will go live at noon EST on February 7th, 2015.)

Link for FB giveaway -