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Easter post - or the day the assistant pastor ate the floral arrangement

It's almost Easter

Every time I see daffodils I'm reminded of Andrew Page, our then assistant pastor. And the same goes for flowers on Easter Sunday.
I was 16 so this is many years ago now. Andrew is now Pastor of his own church, ironically the same one this happened it.
Picture the scene. 500 people in the congregation, and a load of over excited children as its Easter. Andrew starts the children's talk by asking what the children had had for breakfast. Cornflakes, toast and so on. He picks a daffodil from the flower arrangement on the platform and breaks off a piece of the stem and eats it.
He continues to talk about breakfast, all the time breaking off pieces of the stem and eating it. Then he moved on to Easter Eggs. How many and what kinds. How many had they eaten. Was chocolate better than cornflakes for breakfast.
He pulls off the petals one by one and eats them.
Silence fills the church, and I mean you could hear a pin drop.
He continues to talk and eat until he'…

Two new books from Dora Hiers.

Today I bring you Two new releases from author Dora Hiers.

Journey’s Embrace with White Rose Publishing Purchase Link
After an injury forces Deputy U.S. Marshal Sage Michaelson off duty, he heads to his hometown with two things on his mind: recuperating and reevaluating, but Sage can’t refuse his best friend’s plea to keep a protective eye on his little sister after someone ransacks her house. But Delaney’s not so little anymore—and definitely not the young “Dane” Sage remembers.
Flight Medic Delaney Hunt has loved Sage forever. But, he’s all about control and order while she embraces life and takes risks. As much as the idea appeals to her, she doesn’t need Sage looking over her shoulder. But when things go wrong and she finds herself hanging by her fingertips, who does she call to rescue her?
Will Delaney ever be the woman Sage wants by his side? Can Sage learn to live by grace, recognizing that God is in control? Can they overcome their fears to embrace life together?
Review: Who doesn’t …

Review - Beautiful Music by Marianne Evans

Beautiful Music by Marianne Evans
Book two of the Sal's Place series.

Escaping the black residue of her past, Callie Phillips finds sanctuary at Queen of Angels Church. The reformed rebel is a middle-school choir teacher by day, and music director on the weekends, mingling with parish members over breakfast at her favorite after-church haunt, Sal’s Place.
Luke West embraces a devout belief in the sacredness of human life. An EMT, he takes charge of life-and-death situations and acts as guardian for his ten-year-old niece, Dawn West who has a child’s zest for life and a God-given gift for music.
When Callie takes the little girl under her wing and becomes a mentor and surrogate mother to Dawn, Callie and Luke are thrown together. She’s drawn to the dynamic and handsome EMT, but her sullied past threatens any future she and Luke might share. Despite Callie’s former life, can Luke’s love teach her there’s nothing God’s mercy can’t wipe clean? Will Luke forgive even the bleakest form of …

I got a release date for Thursday's Child

Monday’s Child must hide for protection,
Tuesday’s Child tenders direction Wednesday’s Child grieves for his soul Thursday’s Child chases the whole Friday's Child is a man obsessed Saturday’s Child might be possessed And Sunday’s Child on life’s seas is tossed Awaiting the Lifeboat that rescues the lost.
Thursday's Child is coming.... July 5th 2013 from Pelican Book Group.

Thursday's Child chases the whole...

Broken...with bits missing. That's how Niamh, senior prosecutor for the CPS, feels when she wakes in hospital severely injured with no knowledge what happened--for the past ten years. A tall man in a firefighters uniform claims he's her husband. While he's everything she's ever dreamed of in a man and more, she doesn't know him. And if he was so important why can't she remember? Was there something so terrible, so painful in her marriage, her mind has suppressed it?  

First on the scene at a horrific accident, Jared Harkin is devastated to find…


What do you get when you cross EFC, Star Trek, and Babylon 5?

A cast in a new sci fi film currently in pre-production. But like anything creative that's worth doing, it costs time and money. In order to even get to this stage, hours have been spent writing and rewriting the script. And take it from someone who knows, that in itself is exhausting.

The script finished, cast assembled, the next stage is filming. But this needs props and costumes and visual effects. Let's face it,  if Liam Kincaid was protecting Da'an with a piece of cardboard that said GUN or Dr. McCoy was trying to save a patient with a cereal box labelled TRICORDER no one would take them seriously and the fan base would not exist.
And yes I still get shivers watching certain scenes in EFC where Liam's hands glow with the Shaqarava which wouldn't have worked without the CGI.

None of this comes cheap. So there is a fund raising campaingn going on over on INDIEGOGO. There are various thank you's fr…

Interview with Robert Leeshock - Earth Final Conflict, Godmachine

It's pouring with rain today. But at least the fog has cleared so I can see the bottom of the garden now. But that doesn't matter because today I have a very special guest blogger.

Actor Robert Leeshock (Earth Final Conflict, Godmachine). He very kindly took time out of his busy schedule to provide an interview and article and some photos.

He's currently trying to raise funds to bring his short film, Godmachine, to the big screen. You can see my review of the short film HERE. (and a slight rave about my sci-fi addiction.)

Anyway, enough of me... That's not why you're all here is it lol.

What do you get when you cross an Arts and Science major with an Engineering major?  More specifically, what happens when an Arts major tries desperately to get into the Engineering school, while prodded to give up the quest by his adviser right before the second semester of Junior year - I mean, that's a lot of calculus and physics classes going to waste, wouldn't …