I would like to apologize to those who read this book. Not for writing it, but leaving you wondering, "what in the world is soaking worship?" I am sure many of you shook your heads. Some of you saw the negative review about you and steered away. Well, I have some great news! The second edition is out and instead of telling you it, I showed you! You all need to check it out! It's been out for awhile and hardly any reviews on it. I wonder why. So, without further ado, here it is:
I have been using the phrase immersing in the Word in my own life and has I tried to get some sleep, it all made sense to why it us called soaking worship. When I wrote the second editions pf both book and one, I used the phrase "Christian Inspirational music." and I went a little deeper in book 2.
First of all, see the Bible as water that cleanses you. We know that Jesus is the Word and therefore he cleanses us. When we read and study the Bible, and act on it, the word cleanses us from the filthiness of the world. The Apostle Paul that we should cleanse ourselves from the filthiness of the world. We can do that when we renew our minds and let it transform us. When we go deep in his word by meditating on it, and let each word sink into our spirit, the Holy Spirit will teach us all truth and keep us from conforming to what the world wants us to be.
Now let's take it to a physical or natural level. When you take a bath, do you soak in the soothing and cleansing water? There was an old Calgon commercial when a mother had a stressful day. She had filled her tub with water and Calgon, as soon as she stepped in, she said, "Calgon take me away!" Sometimes, we need to say, "Holy Spirit take me away from the filth of this world!" So where does music come in? If you have ever been in a church or a worship service, sometimes the music invites the spirit of prophecy to come into our meeting, or opens the floor to prophecy. In other times, you could really sense the Lord's presence, as you worship him and that is what it did for Beth and Julie in book 2.
After spending two hours listening to inspirational music and meditating on God’s word, all their tension and stress faded away into nothingness. They were in the now and in the presence of God and felt a connection to Him, as His love warmed the room as it washed over her.
Baby Blues, could use some reviews and right now, there is a sale. Click on pic and it will take you there.
I want to apologize to my fans who enjoyed the Past Hunter but waited so long for book 2. Please read below about why I didn't rapid release them.
Less than ten years ago, I wanted to write a story about a woman whose boyfriend tried to find her. It would start in California, but both characters are from Montana. Why Montana? I never share this my friends but after reading a Cowboys Touch by Denise Hunter, I started looming online at ranches. I have never been to Montana and God had replaced the desire to go to Washington State with going there. I didn’t know too much about ranching and much of the original story revolved around her boyfriend trying to reconcile with her and her still thinking he killed someone. The idea of writing book two haven’t crossed my mind. I heard of other authors writing a series, but I didn’t know anything about rapid releases either. Yet they were doing it.
Because of my lack of finances, how could I afford professional editing for all my books? Back in 2012, I had no income whatsoever. In fact, my book needed more editing. I got free help twice, but it still needed work. A few years later, A reader encouraged me to write book two. Yet she never read it. Oh well. When I wrote book 3, I still knew nothing about rapid release. I just release them when I can. Besides, how do you release books with no or little reviews? Easy you are known, but in my experience, people aren’t interested.
I have learned my lesson. Is it too late for readers to notice my books? I posted them when they are on sale, but not when they are free. I have some faithful readers and they are in my readers group. I have book four in the works but that may take time. I have another series I would like to write and I will rapid release them. When? I don't know. I have two stories I want to publish before that happens…maybe 3 if the Lord wills i
Before death happened in the family, I had wanted to move to Washington state and become a high quality Christian school teacher. I thought God had planted a seed in my heart to move and live there and marry a CEO of that school. I fashioned myself after my name sake. After all, I would be a foreigner in Washington, but the desire faded as anew desire took root in my heart. It began as I read books about cowboys and ranchers. Two books I remembered reading help plant that new desire: The Cowboy's Touch by Denise Hunter and a Cowboy for Christmas by Kristen James. But where to live? I lived in California for most of my life and I have contempt for California, and not because of politics but because I'm tired of living here. I want a place of my own. My mother didn't live in Iowa all her life and my father didn't live in Washington State all his life--they met and married in New York. After my mom birth gave to my sister, my father moved us to California--where his mother had grown up.
I have done my research and discovered that there are ranches in Montana. (Denise set her book in Montana and she is from Colorado.) I thought why not? A state I have never been too. Abraham had never been to Canaan yet he moved there (though Abraham didn't know where, God showed him). And from there, I have set the Past Hunter in Bozeman, Montana
Julie was a woman after my own heart. Like Julie, I grew up being sheltered by my parents, but her life experiences (except for the rape which I will write about another time),is something I want mirrored in my own life. Julie's first real boyfriend is a rancher from Montana. And as Julie grew up Baptist so did I yet later our religious experience changed from Baptist to Charismatic or Pentecostal.
Sometime later in my life God confirmed through a vision that I would marry a rancher and that desire hadn't left.
I have never thought about writing a series, but authors were doing it. I needed to write a continuation of book one and it named it Baby Blues. Yet I wrote it like a sequel and not a series. However, they get a second chance in the story (more about it in the next blog) so its series in regards to the same couple. I made up for the series with book 3 involving Julie's friends Beth.
There may or may not be a book 4. I'm still waiting for sales on my series to pick up before I write a Christmas story and for reviews to come in. Time will tell.
Author of the Second Chance Series and owner of Unique Pen Press.