Salve for Souls

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

SO THIS IS HOW I'M GOING TO DIE

That's what I thought, paralyzed with fear on the stairs of a run-down New York City walk-up, where I was on my way to visit a relative.
A menacing-looking man had suddenly emerged from the darkness beneath the staircase. He appeared poised to attack. I was ready to scream when . . .
Find out what happened in "The Jewel of the Father's Open Arms," one of 51 devotions in "Where Your Heart Meets God's," a devotional book published by MillerWords.
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Saturday, August 12, 2017

CAN YOU ANSWER THE QUESTION?


Win an eBook of Flora Reigada's “how-to” devotional “Where Your Heart Meets God’s”. Answer this question: “In the Old Testament, when did the nail prevail?”


To enter, send your answer by email to Media@MillerWords.com. You will automatically be entered to win one eBook in the format of your choice (Kindle, Nook, PDF, etc) and you will be subscribed to the MillerWords quarterly newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time after the contest ends on August 31, 2017. Five (5) winners will be chosen on or around September 1, 2017. No purchase necessary.

THE BEST REVENGE


Monday, July 31, 2017





Cover Reveal - Love's Sweetest Revenge by Flora Reigada

Flora Reigada is back and this time, she is introducing her series Castle in the Sun. The lives of the characters in this universe are centered around a well known "castillo" in Saint Augustine, FL.
Today's cover reveal is for the first book in series titled Love's Sweetest Revenge.

Before taking off with a plaything in her twenties, Liz's husband ripped her apart with his words. "I wasted my youth on you. You've let yourself go. Look at you! I don't even want you anymore."

Could Liz's best revenge be starting over?

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

THE TEST RESULTS ARE IN


I shivered all the way to the doctor's office that frigid January day. Not only was my car's heater broken, I was trembling with fear. A mammogram and other terrifying tests had revealed suspicious lumps.
Now a surgeon would tell me whether I needed a mastectomy.
Prior to this crisis, I had not given my own mortality much thought. But like the chill in my car and the wintry landscape outside my window, it seemed to be wrapping its cold, bony fingers around my throat.
God, I prayed. I'm only in my 30s. I have children at home. Let me have my life.

Find out what happened in "The Jewel of Heavenly Wonders," one of 51 devotions in "Where Your Heart Meets God's" available from MillerWords.
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I felt so alone that cold, frightening day.

Friday, August 4, 2017

TEN-CENT TREASURE


Treasure hunters hack through jungles, climb mountains and dive into oceans to uncover vast fortunes. Priceless works of art and valuable antiques have been discovered at yard sales, thrift stores and in dusty attics. But sometimes, treasure is found where we least expect, even when we are not looking for it.
I never imagined this could happen to me until . . .
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Monday, July 24, 2017

DOORS OF THE SPIRIT



The Jewel of Revelatory Realms
"I have set before you an open door" (Revelation 3:8, NKJV).

To visit my mother in the gothic-style apartment building where she lives on Staten Island, New York, I enter massive wooden doors with stained-glass panels. These open to a gleaming marbled lobby, reminiscent of a castle hall.

From there, an elevator ascends several floors. When I emerge, my footsteps echo through wide corridors. Doors stretch down the corridors and I wonder what souls and secrets might be beyond.


Doors can represent many things. We know Jesus is the Door to salvation.[i] Doors also represent opportunities or relationships and these may open or close. When the door to my mother's apartment opens, she welcomes me into her home.
But are there doors of the spirit, through which the believer may enter the inner kingdom or revelatory realms?
This is discussed in "Where Your Heart Meets God's," a devotional book that explores the many expressions of God's voice. E-book only $1.99.


[i] See John 10:7

 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

YOU ARE NEVER ALONE



Flora Reigada delivers some powerful messages like this one in her "how-to" devotional "Where Your Heart Meets God's."


Whatever has happened and however things may appear or feel, God's faithfulness and devotion to you cannot be shaken. He will never walk away. Nothing can separate you from His love. Abandonment cannot do this, nor divorce. Neither can sickness, fears, worries, angels nor demons. Nothing that comes into your life is stronger than the covenant of love, Christ signed in His blood, giving His life so you would give Him yours.
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Saturday, July 15, 2017

AN OTHERWORLDLY HELPER

The Jewel of a Giving Heart
(Sample devotion from "Where Your Heart Meets God's)
"Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?" (Hebrews 1:14, NIV).
On that steamy summer day, the car trip was too long, the children too crowded in the back seat and our air-conditioner broken. Even the wind whipping in our open windows felt hot and stale. We were all in a foul mood by the time the car overheated.
Dan turned off the road into a large service area. It consisted of several bays, all empty but one, where a young woman stood beside her car with its hood up. She watched us as we drove through the lot and pulled in beside her. In retrospect, it seems strange that we would come so close. However, we seemed drawn to her.
When Dan got out of the car, he noticed that there was no mechanic or attendant in sight—only the woman who approached to inquire about our situation and needs.
The kindness on her face was unlike any I'd ever seen. It was more than an expression. It was a caring warmth at her very essence. She made me feel safe. Have you ever encountered anyone like that?
Find out what happened in "Where Your Heart Meets God's, available from MillerWords, just $1.99.
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Sunday, July 9, 2017

FOREVER FAITHFUL


Flora Reigada delivers some powerful messages like this one in her "how-to" devotional "Where Your Heart Meets God's"
Whatever has happened and however things may appear or feel, God's faithfulness and devotion to you cannot be shaken. He will never walk away. Nothing can separate you from His love. Abandonment cannot do this, nor divorce. Neither can sickness, fears, worries, angels nor demons. Nothing that comes into your life is stronger than the covenant of love, Christ signed in His blood, giving His life so you would give Him yours.
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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

ONE STEP FROM ETERNITY

Liz didn't realize how close she was to eternity when she took a walk in New York State's lush forest  to forget her troubles. Instead, she encountered a mother bear with cubs. The large animal charged at Liz, who ran in panic.
 
But the bear was quickly on top of her.
A thousand miles away in Florida, the Angel of Death was waiting when Carlos hopped on his motorcycle for a quick ride to the supermarket--and a rendezvous with disaster.
He'd stopped at that red light every day for years. But that day he didn't see the speeding truck barreling his way until it was too late. The next thing Carlos saw was a peaceful meadow and loved ones who had gone before.
How could these deadly encounters possibly lead to life and love, not only between Liz and Carlos, but also between Liz's best friend Rosa and Carlos' Army hero brother, Jack?

   It all unfolds in "Love's Sweetest Revenge," first in the "Castle in the Sun" romance/suspense series coming soon from MillerWords.
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Monday, June 12, 2017

Does your life feel incomplete? Find the answer you've been missing.

Cover Reveal - Where Your Heart Meets God's by Flora Reigada

Flora Reigada may be new to the MillerWords family, but she is no stranger to writing. In her how-to devotional, she asks if your life feels incomplete? Well, maybe you can find the answer you've been missing...

Where Your Heart Meets God's Coming soon from MillerWords!
New Revised Edition

About the Book: God has life changing messages for you, but how would you know, and what would He say? You might be surprised to find His words shining like jewels in everyday life, but also where we need to search and dig. Recognizing these messages of life and love can be compared to discovering hidden treasures just for you, then exploring these jewels one at a time, each with numerous facets. Such is the divine treasure with your name, if you will but receive. Where Your Heart Meets God’s can help illuminate these inner riches right where you are, whatever your circumstances or struggles. Open the pages and your heart for an everlasting adventure in hearing and experiencing God. Discover the many ways He is calling your name.

About the Author: Flora Reigada is an award-winning journalist and novelist. She and her husband, Dan, have been a reporter/photographer team for several newspapers, including the Florida Today. At present, they cover Brevard County/Space Coast news for Senior Life newspaper. Interesting places they have explored in pursuit of a story include a “castle,” the Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida. In Titusville Florida’s historic Vassar B. Carlton Courthouse, they climbed a hidden stairway to a long-abandoned jail. While covering events at a local ranch, Flora narrowly avoided being trampled by a “spooked” horse. She has also been a staff writer for Warner Press, contributing to their Pathways to God devotional and Christian Art Bulletin. In addition, she has written for Guideposts Magazine, Decision Magazine, the Upper Room Daily Devotional and more. She and Dan are proud parents and grandparents.

“Our lives have been filled with adventure,” Flora says.


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Monday, February 20, 2017

LOST IN THE BLIZZARD




One snowy day as my sons, Daniel age nine and David six, played at a friend’s house I called their playmate's mother.
"It's time for my boys to come home for supper," I said.
None of us realized the snowfall had become a blinding blizzard. Their house was within sight of ours and the walk normally took less than five minutes. But as my sons stepped out into whiteout conditions combined with late afternoon’s dimness, they became disoriented and lost in a swirling mist. Before long, the driven snow blew into David’s eyes, making them sting.

“I can’t see! I can’t see!” he cried in panic.

“Pull your hat down over your eyes and I’ll lead you home,” Daniel shouted above the howling wind.

Taking hold of David, he led him step-by-step.

Waiting for my sons who were late for supper, I again called their friend’s mother. It shocked me to hear Daniel and David had left about a half hour earlier. One glance out the window ignited my fears. I threw on my coat to look for my sons.

They must be lost in the storm. People have frozen to death in blizzards. They’re just little boys. God help us!

I was about to rush outside, when a feeble knock sounded at the door. I flung it open to two snow-encrusted children. My arms wrapped around them.


Safely home, David helps Dad shovel out from the blizzard.
Thanking God, I gave my boys dry clothes and a warm meal.

I never forgot that incident, which I always believed had deeper meaning.

Unable to see, David had to trust his brother. “But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother,” we read in Proverbs 18:24 (NIV). That friend is Jesus. When problems threaten to overwhelm me, I need to trust His lead.

I realized there is another application. After Cain killed his brother Abel, he asked God, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” (Genesis 4:9, NIV).

I believe this applies not only to blood relatives, but all of humanity. When God’s Spirit impresses me to lend a hand, say a word or even reach into my wallet, I am my brother’s keeper.

On that snowy day, Daniel could have run home to save himself, abandoning his panicked brother to the elements. Instead, he reached out, possibly saving David’s life.

That makes me think about the people I pass every day, especially those in my own household.

What personal storms are they struggling through? When God’s “gentle whisper” (1 Kings 19:12, NIV) prompts me to do or say something, do I just keep going?

My nine-year old son answered me by his example.

Tall snowdrifts in our back yard.
Flora invites you to check out her "Castle in the Sun" romance/suspense series, published by Helping Hands Press. In Book One, "Love's Sweetest Revenge," after Liz's husband takes off with a plaything in her twenties, Liz hopes to forget her troubles in the beauty of the forest. But unseen eyes are watching and an encounter with destiny, waiting. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BLKMLRC/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
In Book Two, "Love and Obsession," fly away to romantic, St. Augustine Florida, where Liz and Carlos plan to marry beneath the city's legendary "Love Tree." But Liz's ex-husband Steve, is hell-bent on stopping the wedding and he's ready to duke it out with Carlos. Who will prevail?
https://www.amazon.com/Love-Obsession-Castle-Sun-Book-ebook/dp/B01M1O6HC4
Think that dream you had might mean something? Flora's devotional book "Where Your Heart Meets God's," published by Helping Hands Press, explores the many ways God whispers our name.
https://www.amazon.com/Where-Your-Heart-Meets-Gods/dp/1622085868
Book also available in "sample" kindle edition, just 99 cents.
https://www.amazon.com/Where-Your-Heart-Meets-Gods-ebook/dp/B00X1LCFXK