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Monday, February 27, 2012

Driven by the wind: an intense journey of self-discovery

"If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world."
C.S. Lewis

Does this quote describe you? What is the passion and the call of your heart?
I am busily researching my new book, "Driven by the wind: The Call of Tara." This new book is unlike anything I have ever written before. It is an incredible adventure of self discovery which all of us have embarked on at one time or another in our life.
Tara is a free spirited, independent 25 year-old woman raised in a family of sailors. She loves the ocean and feels drawn and called by it every day. One day her world is crushed when her father, her hero sailor, dies of terminal cancer. Then, just a year later, her brother mysteriously disappears on a solo circumnavigation of the world in his sailboat. Tara is devastated. She quits her job one day and decides she has to have answers and for Tara, the only answers that will satisfy her is out there on the high seas! She must deal with the pain and brokenness in her life so she sets out all alone in her sailboat, "The Mistral Wind" to find herself and the answers she needs!
I want to take my readers on the adventure of their lives across the vast oceans and continents with Tara. Tara has a longing in her heart. She has set sail on a mission to satisfy that longing, but what will she discover?
My new book will be both gripping and breathtaking, unlike anything you have ever read before. Like Tara, we have all at one time embarked on this kind of journey in some form or another. In my personal Journey, Jesus was the treasure I discovered in my search for the answers to life. Jesus became my anchor of hope. He rescued me from the treacherous deep waters of my sins and set me safely on dry land once again. He set a new course and direction for my life.
Like Tara, are you driven by the winds of self discovery? I invite you to take a journey with me in reading my book when its published this fall. I hope that it will satisfy your longing.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The holocaust: " a picture is worth a thousand words."

"The holocaust is a myth," proclaims Iranian President Ahmadinejad."
This is a bold statement to make in a world saturated with hatred and racism. The question is, is that an accurate statement? Does the claim correspond to the facts of history? First of all, what does the word "myth" mean anyway? The dictionary defines the word myth as, quote, "a fictitious story, person or thing."
So the question becomes, is the holocaust really a myth that is denied by the facts of history?
When the allied and Russian troops marched into the death camps of Auschwitz and Treblinka, was it a myth when they discovered thousands of dead and deformed bodies lying on top of each other in gruesome piles? Are you seeing a myth when you take a tour of the holocaust museum in Washington d.c. and are confronted with the thousands of pictures and documents graphically revealing what life was like in the death camps?
Can you honestly proclaim that the holocaust was a myth when you hear the heart-wrenching testimonies of the survivors whose lives have been scarred forever?
The holocaust is anything but a myth! It was a devastating reality of evil, hatred and intolerance that brutally claimed the lives of more than six million Jews.
In my new book, "The Promise: We will meet again," I take the reader on a journey with Hannah and Rachel, two young Jewish girls whose incredible friendship was put to the test by the darkness and the horrors of the holocaust. In the end, The Love of God triumphed over the hatred and cruelty of the Third Reich.
The Old cliche, "a picture is worth a thousand words," I think will demonstrate that the statement, "The holocaust is a myth," has no basis in reality or history. Please take a few minutes to watch this short video and I think you will agree that a picture is indeed worth a thousand words.