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March 26, 2020 06:52 PM PDT

POCKET POETRY by Anthony Sanders

This book is here to show the world a simple man’s poems. To show that art doesn’t come from age, life, or race. It comes from the heart and it’s there I wrote about being happy, sad and about life.

I also threw in some things to think about because thought is the beginning of creation. While you read, I want you to think about how this book makes you feel and try your hand at writing some yourself. This book was written to show a younger generation not to be afraid of art, even when it can be a struggle.

About The Author
My name is Anthony, though most of them called me Sanders. I’m a 6’7” and twenty-year-old man from North Carolina. I spent my whole life running from art because my family wants me to do something to make money. When I realized I had no real chance to get into a university, I opted for community college. While I was there, I didn’t like my what I was doing so I dropped out and moved me and my girlfriend out. I got more and more depressed until I went back to my First love of art. I sang and wrote but my writing was never well-received. All except my poetry. So I plugged in it and here I am.

March 26, 2020 06:48 PM PDT


Poppies in the springtime have always been such a wonderful sight to me! I always shout, "Look at the poppies!" Then, I saw an elderly lady standing by her wheelchair and lovingly looking at a field of poppies and singing a joyful song. I greeted her and we sang a song together. We have been friends ever since. A fine lady enjoying spring and the joy of poppies. Join me as we laugh and play with the Poppies on the Hill!

Ted Landkammer is a father of three and a grandfather of six wonderful grandchildren. For the last 30 years, he has told his kids and now his grandchildren great stories to remember. Today, he channels his talent for storytelling through sharing great stories for other children.

March 26, 2020 10:54 AM PDT

THE EMERALD HOME RUN by Steven Andrew Janda

If you look for parallels in baseball and the Bible, you will find them! The Emerald Home Run is a true story which combines the Bible and a book author Steven A. Janda wrote about the parables of Christ in 2008 entitled, Ready or Not, Here I Come.

"Suddenly," says Janda, "I began to notice many interesting parallels in Major League Baseball."

On April 15, 2009, Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 613th career home run, The Emerald Home Run, after returning to the Seattle Mariners from a nine-year absence with the Cincinnati Reds and briefly with the Chicago White Sox. As soon as Griffey hit the home run, Hall of Fame Announcer Dave Neihaus said this was Griffey's 400th home run as a Mariner.

"Instantly," says Janda, "I remembered Moses, who delivered the children of Israel after 400 years of bondage to the Egyptians." The author reveals numeric mysteries, including how Revelation appears in Genesis, how the tribes of Israel in the Law of Moses are joined numerically to Genesis and revealed in Major League Baseball by the Gregorian calendar. And children will love the secret formula for multiplying certain number patterns into millions without a calculator!

The revelations in this book have never appeared in text books. The Emerald Home Run is truly an arithmetic lesson for the whole world to enjoy. Do not be left behind.

About the Author: Steven A. Janda of Renton, Washington, invites readers to learn about the Babe Ruth 999 Mystery and much more at www.EmeraldHomeRun.blogspot.com.

March 26, 2020 09:19 AM PDT


Satan has been trying to steal something very valuable to God and us since the Garden of Eden. He has been working overtime to accomplish this goal. What has he been trying to steal---our identity as a child of God made in His image. This book will challenge you to be among those who will stand for who you are in Christ not letting the media, politicians, liberal culture and political correctness ideology dictate or change who you are and meant to be as a reflection of God’s image.

You will be guided on a journey where the identity of people of faith in the Bible as well as modern-day men and women have stood up for their God-given identity such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother Teresa of Calcutta and many others. Their identity guided their lives and changed the world. You can change the world as you encounter the tools you need to be who God created you to be.

Let’s not live in an “identity crisis” world without showing the world the identity Christ is living in us!

Marcella Ward is a retired educator. She and her husband, Marty, have been involved in many Christian ministries throughout their married lives. They write and produce Christian music. In their Healing Hearts Ministry, they seek to glorify God by helping people to encounter the forgiveness, love, mercy and healing power of God through the message of God’s Word renewing the whole person in body, soul and spirit.

Marcella believes that this book, which was birthed by divine inspiration, will take you on a journey to discover that you are a reflection of God’s image and likeness. He has a perfect plan for your life because of who you are in Him and He has given many gifts and tools to equip you as a child of God to manifest His glory throughout the earth.

Stolen Identity Plan of the Evil One received a Gold Seal of Excellence Book Review from The Parchment Review Team. A movie script is currently being written for this book.

March 26, 2020 09:16 AM PDT


This is a self-help book on how to recover from major trauma and losses in life. It is easy to read and easy to follow. It is full of advice and insights.

The author is a recognized expert on health and aging. He has written a book on successful aging (Winning Strategies for Successful Aging” and a book on caregiving (The Art of Caregiving in Alzheimer’s Disease). He is also a published poet, having written three books of poems, the latest being Poems After Eighty.

March 25, 2020 04:50 PM PDT


If you examine someone who is famous and successful, youll see that he probably suffered a major financial loss or crisis before achieving his dreams.

That person and others like him have balanced a time when they were treated with contempt and ridiculed with much happier times. Even if that success is lost, the process of balancing is still there.

That balancing effect is what qualified hypnotherapist Michael Shelton calls the Zero Point of Power, and understanding how it works equips you with the tools to be happier and more successful.

To master the technique, youll need to live in the present moment and always ask yourself: What is the most important thing that needs to be accomplished in the next two minutes?

When you recognize the positive and negative forces in life, you can achieve a harmony where balance is achieved. Start applying spiritual/universal principles to your daily life, and be more productive, abundant, and creative with the lessons in this life-changing book.

About the Author
MICHAEL SHENTON is a qualified hypnotherapist and has conducted sessions and workshops that have led to many life changing experiences. He empowers people with knowledge and power, and his goal is to bring love, joy, happiness, prosperity, and good health to people throughout the world. Michael currently resides in Australia.

March 19, 2020 05:38 PM PDT

THE BIG DOG CAPER by Blake Nelson

When Buster the dog barks early in the morning, it wakes up Captain Randy Miller, who lives just three houses down the street. Everyone is saddened at the news that Buster has been kidnapped. Everyone gets busy looking for clues and putting up posters.

Even four boys and good friends try their hand at being junior crime detectives. Will the boys find anything? Maybe Randy Miller will find something. The cops can’t find any leads. The lost dog posters don’t seem to help much. Does anybody know where Buster went? Will the cops catch the kidnapper? Nobody knows where to look.

Blake Nelson was born in Minnesota. He is the oldest of two children. He grew up in the Minneapolis metropolitan area. Blake loved telling campfire stories with his friends, and his friends were always entertained by them. One day the concept for his first novel, The Big Dog Caper, came to mind.

Blake spent some time thinking about that idea, that he loved the story. He just couldn’t keep it to himself. It just had to be written and made into a book. So he started typing. As he went on writing, he found himself loving his story more. Now he hopes you love reading as much as he loves writing.

March 19, 2020 05:34 PM PDT

THE TORCH BEARER'S EXORCISM by Linda Luisa Varela Tychsen

The Torch Bearers Exorcism starts at the close of the 1980s.

Cherie is an unusually private and guarded girl with a nonconforming sense of style and a habit of constantly doubting everything around her. When she meets David during her first week on campus her emotions go into overdrive. Hes exactly what she would have asked for if it were possible to wish people into existence. They seem to be two sides of a coin. But does he actually care about her?

David is an outgoing, attractive and popular guy with rather a lot more experience in the world than ingnue Cherie. Swept up by passion, subterfuge, confusion and magnetism; Cherie must untangle what she feels and whether she can believe his love for her is real.

This is a story about painful love, being a young woman in a less egalitarian time, betrayal and overcoming it. About learning the hard way that people arent always what they seem or what we hoped they would be. About healing and growing into independence.

About the Author
Linda Luisa Varela Tychsen (LLVT) is a Spanish citizen born of a Danish mother in Chicago, Illinois. She's lived 19 years in Spain, 18 years in the USA, 10 years in the UK and 2,5 in the Netherlands. Her qualifications include a BA in English Literature, a Law degree, an MBA, and a slew of smaller certifications that seemed to make her truly unemployable. This conundrum inspired her first published tome: SPANISH ANGST (2006): a high concept comedy about the difficulties of making it in the working world. A writer from childhood with some performance in her past, Luisa maintains a blog at www.varelatychsen.info/blog/. Recordings and other excerpts of LLVT's banter can be seen on the website www.varelatychsen.info; including video performance of storytelling in Utrecht and a short script about getting dumped. That short script was the departure point for this second work about the pain of love and how one woman dealt with it; or didn't until it was time to bury the torch.

March 19, 2020 05:30 PM PDT


From parental tyranny to communist control and, finally, freedom in a new world—what a life! I am glad I do not have to go through all that again.

Author Christa Baier, loves writing, she said finishing the book was her goal. She also loves traveling, she worked on the airline for 15 years. She also loves swimming and goes out with friends at a local aquatic center.

"When I write the book, my friends and a lot of my acquittances wanted to know about everything in my life so basically it was my friend who asked me to came about this book which I realize the love for writing."

March 19, 2020 05:27 PM PDT


This book attempts to bring into focus information that may or actually has been missed in interpretation over the span of two thousand years or more. There seams to be a gapping void in linguistic definitions between time, cultures, monetary, political, personal, and corporate interests.

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