Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Living Each Moment In His Grace

2007 arrived whether we wanted it to do so or not.

For millions around the world, they ushered in the new year with friends and loved ones with fireworks or with champagne. Then there are those who went to church to contemplate or renew their faith and start afresh on the first day of the new year.

In this month, we are encouraged to make resolutions. We are bombarded with advertisements about diets in anticipation of the summer months. We are constantly charged to think ahead. And there's a time and place for all of this.

But there is also a need to live in the moment. We've heard that tomorrow isn't promised. Yet we wish our days away when Monday arrives and we can't wait for the weekend to get here. Or it's 8 a.m. and we wish for 5 p.m. to get beyond our jobs. I've been there with that mindset.

As the new year begins, inevitably it also means that I'm one year older. I realize that time is zooming. I have to enjoy the small, as well as the big things that occur in my life on a daily basis, even hourly. How many times do we pray to give our appreciation and gratitude for the many blessings. As an example, Muslims pray five times a day to remember God, ask for His guidance, and ask for his forgiveness.

My only wish for everyone is that through their own faith, he/she can live life with a little more deliberation under His guidance, compassion, and love.

Michelle Monkou

Sweet Surrender:

Title: Sweet Surrender
Author: Michelle Monkou
Publisher: Harlequin Kimani Press - Romance
Release Date: September 2006
ISBN-10: 1583147802
ISBN-13: 978-1583147801
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
List Price: $5.99

Author Photo Credit:
(c) Tisara Photography
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Monday, January 01, 2007

A Blessed New Year to Come for All!

As the New Year has come in and we are still here first we should give thanks for yet another year we were allowed to be here and that the fact that we are here means we have some purpose in this wonderful world.

If you don't know your purpose, then I suggest using these few minutes in the New Year to find that out and if you do know your reason for living then I pray and hope you succeed in all you do.

Say I love you to people you care about as much as possible, give flowers while they live, touch, laugh and kiss all you can.

Remember, don't live for the days or the weeks, live for the moments and make them count. Make them matter.

Love always,

Your Author
Sylvia Hubbard

Teach Me To Love:

Title: Teach Me To Love
Author: Sylvia Hubbard
Publisher: Hub Books Publishing
Release Date: 2006
List Price: $2.50

New Year

The New Year is an opportunity for a fresh start, to learn from last year's attempts and better them. I hope that you enjoy a blessed and cherished New Year and that this year will mark the beginning of great things.

Since it is 2:30 am, this is the afterparty post, sending blessings to the West Coast family and others who are just crossing into 2007.

Intimate Musings:

Title: INTIMATE MUSINGS (Discover Kai Poetry, Volume 2)
Author: a.Kai
Release Date: NOVEMBER, 2006
Paperback: 84 pages
List Price: $7.50