So many good things going on today!!
1) The ever fabulous, ever awesome, exclamation mark wielding Leigh Covington is
back in the blogosphere!!! She's posting again after being gone too long. And Tonja Drecker came back yesterday!
2) Georgia St. Mane (AKA Rachel Schieffelbein) is dropping off a brand new cover to reveal
3) Jamie Ayres and I are swapping...blogs that is! I'm posting at her blog. She's posting at mine. I'm talking truths...she's talking fate. Clever, aren't we?
When Bree meets Logan, and hears his oh-so-sexy British accent, it's lust at first sight.
Bree thinks Logan feels the same way, especially when they're snuggled up on her couch with his tongue down her throat. But when Logan decides that getting into a relationship when he only has a few months left in the States is a bad idea, Bree agrees to be "just friends."
But every time he flashes his swoon-worthy smile, complete with dimples, Bree has a hard time keeping her thoughts in the "friend zone."
About the author: Georgia St. Mane is married with four kids. She's passionate about writing, reading, and theater. She thinks everyone deserves their own love story. Georgia also writes YA as Rachel Schieffelbein.
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Now, for a very touching, very personal post from Jamie.
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3 Reasons Why I Believe In Fate
There are many events in our lives over which we have no control. Heaven help me, I want to control everything, but sometimes Fate knows better than I do (I know, hard to believe).
I’ve had so many fateful moments in my life, which would require the suspension of disbelief if I wasn’t a believer in fate. But I’ll pick just three of them from my young adult life to share with you today.
Fateful Day #1
When I was almost twelve, I wanted to commit suicide. I’d already suffered many injustices by that age and was convinced that:
a) God wasn’t real –otherwise He wouldn’t let all those bad things happen to me
b) God was real, but He hated me
c) God was real, and He didn’t hate me, and He had a plan for my life
I really needed to discover the answer to my question before I made my decision.
So I prayed and asked God to show me a supernatural sign.
The next morning, I opened my bedroom door to a man on his knees, his hands folded in prayer, with a smile on his face and looking up at me. He was wearing blue. But that’s not the most unusual thing about him.
I could see through him!
He was transparent!
My prayer was answered, and that one moment kept me alive through my teen years.
This leads me to Fateful Day #2:
One day, while I had some free time in-between my college classes at UCF, I browsed through Barnes & Noble (yeah, not much has changed . . . I still cannot be trusted with a credit card in a bookstore). I went to their religious section and flipped through a book on the power of angels. Immediately, I was drawn to a chapter on Guardian Angels. In it, the author quoted from the diaries of a German mystic who died in 1919. Her diaries are widely circulated because she described a visual relationship with many angels. From her writings:
“The Guardian Angels of children are exquisitely lovely.
They are dressed in blue and always are seen with their hands folded in prayer.”
Fate knew when it showed me that ‘sign’ seven years earlier, I’d be in B&N and pick up that book. Even though I was a religious person, I never browsed that section. Not once. The experience confirmed what I already knew by then. The universe has a plan for our lives!!
Fateful Day #3:
Backing up a bit to the first day of school when I was 14 years old. I walked into my Word Processing class and spotted a boy sitting in the third row, and I instantly knew I’d marry him one day. I didn’t automatically fall in love with him, or even lust after him. He never even asked me out in high school, but I never shook that feeling. Finally, he asked me out when I came back home for my Christmas break during my first year at college and called Perkins Restaurant to get my work schedule. He was working there as a bus boy and picked up the phone. Eight months later, we got married. This August we’ll celebrate our sixteenth wedding anniversary.
Do you have goose bumps yet? Do you believe in Fate? Do you think Fate decided my course in life or were these just happy coincidences?
She lives in southwest Florida with her husband and two daughters. Her books include 18 Things and 18 Truths.
Visit her website at www.jamieayres.com.