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So much is happening in our world today that it is easy to forget the least among us. Over one million refugees have fled from Syrian, many of them women and children. We can not forget who suffers the most. Check out the links below. At the very least…PRAY.

http://worldhelp.net/syria/
http://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/the-danger-of-syrias-impending-implosion-my-column-in-the-daily-caller/

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Ever feel like life is bigger than you are, and you’ve gotten in way over your head?

Is your pocketbook challenged, your time limited, your spirit down or overwhelmed? Life brings adventure whether we seek it or not, but it also brings the opportunity for success, character growth, and best of all, the knowledge that we need Someone bigger than ourselves to handle it. When we seek Christ first and leave the success in His corner amazing things begin to take place. What fun to partner with Him.
Today, let’s take time to seek out the One who knows the end before the beginning. He might just have something wonderful planned, more than we could ever dream. Life on the edge brings risk, but the joy of the journey is amazing!! Breathe, pray and smile this year. Get ready to jump! Not away from the adventure, but toward it! . After all, what was waiting for Flynn Rider on the other side? His happily ever after. Let God overwhelm and surprise you this year. He knows the plan. Are you ready? Head down? Knees apart!

Get ready, Get set, JUMP!

Much ado has been made of Charles Dickens and his amazing works. I just released a book surrounding a real life Dickens Event in Boerne, Tx, entitled Christmas Romance at Dickens on Main. In England they are celebrating 200 years of Charles Dickens this year. I’m sure we all have our favorite stories.

Among my personal favorites, and I’m sure a favorite of many others, is his book, A Christmas Carol. The new romantic suspence anthology, Christmas Romance at Dickens on Main, is based on a real life event in Boerne, Texas surrounding the tale of A Christmas Carol. Here is a sample of my novella, Time for Christmas:

Love is the last thing on FBI Agent “Wolf” Davis’ mind. On leave for
Christmas, he wants nothing more exciting than to sink his teeth into some good
German pastry and enjoy the Dickens on Main event in his hometown of Boerne,
Texas. Then his partner, Angelika Muller, shows up with terrifying news. Terrorist sleeper
cells are targeting small town celebrations nationwide with Boerne, Texas at the
top of their list. Posing as a couple for the weekend , Gabe and Angelika
forge a love that goes deeper than partnership; but will they be able to unmask a mole, stop a
terrorist, protect the President-elect without tearing their budding relationship apart? Will be four days be enough? Only time will tell, and for Gabe and Angelica: the clock is ticking.

Real life doesn’t wait for us to hit the pause button and catch our breath. How I wish it  did. Gabe and Angelika learn to walk out the scripture in Matthew 6:34: “Do not worry about tommorow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Suffcient for the day is its own trouble.”

In the midst of terrible trials, we can only live moment by moment walking and trusting in God Almighty’s care. May God bless us everyone as we remember He is our source!

Fun trivia about the story:

1. The names of the Main Characters, Angelika and Gabe, are rooted in the Christmas story. Angelika is for “Angel” and Gabe is for “Gabriel”!

2. There really is an annual Dickens on Main Event in Boerne, Tx every year just after Thanksgiving, and people do dress up like Gabe and Angelika get to do.

3. The Guadelupe River really is both clear and green due to lime deposits. It is beautiful.

Fun facts about the author:

1. My favorite foods: Mexican and chocolate!!

2. I once had a hive of bees covering her arms!  They were gloved of course. I’ve been a bee-keeper!

3. I’m passionate about a redemptive story because my Savior: Yeshua, Jesus the Christ, has redeemed me.

Check out my anthology and My novel Shades of the Orient at: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_12?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=stephanie+guerrero&sprefix=stephanie+gu%2Cdigital-text%2C201&rh=n%3A133140011%2Ck%3Astephanie+guerrero&ajr=0

 

 

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven. ”

I took a short break after publishing my book to refocus. There is a time for working hard and a time for filling your spirit and soul. I needed this time of refreshment. It has been a blest but busy year. After publishing Shades of the Orient in December, I am now working with three other authors on an anthology.  My novella is entitled Time for Christmas. It is a romantic suspence that will be available this fall.  In July, I start to work on the sequel to Shades of the Orient. The tenative title is White Lotus Redemption!

Can’t wait to hear from those who have followed me. You’ll be hearing from me much more in the future.

 

Hang Tough

Have you ever wondered…

“What have a gotten myself into?”  I don’t see any way up, down, over or around this mess! God wants you to remember that He knows exactly where you are.  The Bible (God’s Message to us) says this,

 “The Sovereign Lord is my strength! He makes me as surefooted as a deer, able to tread upon the heights.”

 (Hab. 3:19 for the Bible scholars)

Turn to the Lord. Tell Him you are in over your head. Ask Him to be your strength.  He will make you as surefooted as a deer able to tread on the heights!   Pray today. Let Him be your strength.

Both of these pictures were taken the same day… one during the struggle of the climb… the other of the victory. (We love to go rock climbing)!  God delights in using the struggle to make the victory so glorious.

Wherever you are in your spiritual journey… seek to climb higher… get desperate for God through Jesus Christ. Don’t settle for the view from the bottom. Ask God to take you in over your head and lead you to new heights.  You’ll find the view well worth the climb.

On Top of the World in God's Strength

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Posted: January 17, 2012 in The Birth of a Book: an author's journey

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Have you pondered this lately?  Wounds hurt, and sometimes worse when they come from a friend.  Someone you want to love and impress… someone you want to hold you close.

We all want to be loved, thought funny, or looked up to… especially by our enemies. So why?  Why are the wounds of a friend better than the kisses of an enemy?

Because of TRUST!

We can trust a friend to only want what is best for us.  I am reminded of a story where a young boy’s ball got away from him and he ran after it.  His father looked up and saw that the ball had crossed the railroad tracks and a train was rounding the corner. He yelled, screamed a warning, but his son would not stop.  He tried to catch him, but his son was out of reach. Finally, in desparation, the father stopped and picked up a stone and hurled it at his son’s leg. The stone found it’s target and broke a bone causing the boy to fall just before reaching the tracks. The train rushed by within inches of the young man.  His father ran to him, picked him up sobbing, and carried him back to safety and to healing.

Just like the son in the story … sometimes we have to be hurt by those we love… in order to save our lives. The father never wanted to cause his son pain, but did what was needed to save his life. A true friend will hurt us to keep us out of harms way.

An enemy would encourage us to continue down a harmful path… would be all smiles. After all, it is in his best interest to see us destroyed. Only someone who loves us will risk it all to save us.

So, the next time you feel a friend has said something or done something that hurts… examine whether it might be for your best interest. Hug their necks and say thank you for being such a good friend, and then thank God for being the best friend of all, by taking your pain and mine, your shame and mine on the cross through Jesus Christ. For lovingly correcting us, disciplining us. Not for our pain, but TO SAVE OUR LIVES.