With each purchase please select a pair of hand crafted earrings of your choosing. These are inspired by the earrings Lily sold at her shop “Calla Lilies” when she returned to her hometown in Beachville, Oregon during “The Gray Season.” This is the whimsical eco jewelry she created from recycled broken necklaces and bracelets. Complimentary Dark Chocolate too!
The temperature is finally out of the 90′s and into the 80′s here in the Portland area and I’m rejoicing!! Sticking with the Strawberries Summer Season theme, this No-Bake recipe from the Vitacost.com Recipe Center looks perfect to celebrate the occasion.
July 15, 2014 – The Gray Season: The Summer of Salvation is named a “Finalist” in the 2014 Readers’ Favorite Annual International Award Contest in two categories – Christian Fiction and Fiction Inspirational. Winners will be announced September 1st.
Summer has definitely arrived here in the Pacific Northwest and the Strawberries are plentiful. The Organic Strawberries are even affordable now and a perfect way to serve them is for breakfast on a warm summer morning. Going through my fridge and pantry I was pleased to find all the ingredients I needed to put together this healthy and light, aromatic creation on a moments notice.
Start with a nice slice of Organic Multi-Grain Toast, cover it with Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil, then sprinkle generously with Organic Ceylon Cinnamon. Ceylon Cinnamon is called “the true cinnamon” and is less spicy and more complex, subtle, fragrant and citrusy than other species of cinnamon. Last of all, slice the strawberries and stack them on top of the toast. For some protein, add an Organic 4-Minute Soft Boiled Egg and finish with a large cup of Organic Spearmint Tea.
The strawberry, coconut and cinnamon combination is exceptionally YUMMY and the aroma of the spearmint tea makes it the ideal accompaniment. And it’s soothing for your TUMMY too!!
“Such a peace is difficult to describe. The closest earthly comparison for me would be the calmness you feel while standing on the beach, alone, on a perfect summer day, with the deep blue cloudless sky above, watching the warm glittery sunlight dance along the water as the cool waves of the Pacific Ocean roll gently up to your bare feet. And the vastness of the sea makes you infinitely aware of God’s presence.” Lily Eastbrook Rhodes
Lily and Ryan’s son Jackie celebrates his birthday in the middle of July. Happy Birthday Jackson!!
Whimsical Crowns at “The Crown Shop” for your SPECIAL OCCASION or for your favorite Holiday! Buy one of Patty’s creations or customize your own with your theme and color scheme for the same price!
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!
“Her Heart Belongs to a Soldier” Whimsical Crown!
Just like Lily, the owner of Calla Lilies in my first novel, I like to support artists from the Pacific Northwest. Take a shopping trip to “The Crown Shop” on Etsy for whimsical pre-made or custom-made gift crowns by Patty Thurlby. Patty is a fabulous artist and my inspiration for the character Priscilla in “The Gray Season.”
With each purchase you can select a pair of hand crafted earrings of your choosing - while they last. These are inspired by the earrings Lily sold at her shop “Calla Lilies” when she returned to her hometown in Beachville, Oregon during “The Gray Season.” This is the whimsical eco jewelry she created from recycled broken necklaces and bracelets.
I recently did a word study on the word “Similitude” and this is what I learned:
“God speaks to us in similitudes. Impressions, powerful images of the mind. Something you see and you know it like you know your own name. All of sudden something hits you, it’s not just a feeling, it’s more than a feeling. The Bible calls it a similitude. An image, like a picture that takes hold of you. You see it and it’s in your spirit.”