Beverly Parkison aka Lateblooming Designs

Originally posted on Fractured Faith Blog: Happy August one and all. This looks like being a big month for me. I’m now nearing the end of the third edit of my debut novel ‘The Kirkwood Scott Chronicles – Skelly’s Square’. This has been a long road and I’m sure regular readers are sick to the…

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Dear Reader: When I saw this latest painting by Kelly Rae Roberts….I thought this image was the closest art similarity to the way my mind works…that I have ever seen on canvas. I have often wished that I could lock up my self-detrimental over-thinking and just let the universe guide my way. What a relief it […]

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Beta Readers Required

Fractured Faith Blog

Happy August one and all.

This looks like being a big month for me. I’m now nearing the end of the third edit of my debut novel ‘The Kirkwood Scott Chronicles – Skelly’s Square’. This has been a long road and I’m sure regular readers are sick to the back teeth of my updates on the topic. For that I apologise once more. But I have one last favour to ask of you all. So bear with me please.

I am setting up a team of beta (test readers); that is people who are willing to give up their valuable time to read a draft of the novel and provide constructive, honest feedback as to areas such as plot, grammar, structure etc. I will provide detailed instructions as to what is required in due course but, for now, I’m purely looking expressions of interest. It’s a sizeable undertaking so please…

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Chapel of Hope Stories

Dear Reader:

When I saw this latest painting by Kelly Rae Roberts….I thought this image was the closest art similarity to the way my mind works…that I have ever seen on canvas. I have often wished that I could lock up my self-detrimental over-thinking and just let the universe guide my way. What a relief it would be to just let go and trust in a Power greater than me! And isn’t that what God tries to tell and show us each and every day?

But as hard as I try…sometimes more successfully than others…I find myself still trying to hang onto that last piece of the string left by the far-away kite of change.

* Now I know (what I have already suspected) Kelly Rae and I are soul sisters of a type)…picturing in our memory images solutions to every day problems.

On her latest blog she had big…

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Here's the thing...

I had honestly never thought about it before. So the first time I was confronted with this question, I was dumbfounded. I had thought through why God would send people to Hell, but this is the other side of the coin.

This question resonates with me. I get it. According to the Bible God offers forgiveness—and therefore salvation, and therefore Heaven—to the worst people. Terrible people. I get a lump in my throat to think of it. How could God forgive them? Pick the worst sin you would dare imagine. For one moment, try to entertain the thought of the very possibility of that person finding forgiveness from God and getting to spend eternity in Heaven. Outrageous!

I believe that the longing behind this question is justified. We want to see justice come to the serial killer, the child molester, and the rapist. We want them to get…

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Just Do It!

Not sure why I have so much trouble posting on my blog. Things just pop up and get in the way ,way to ease. Like today. I had finely made up my mind to just do it and walking to the spot to do it there was an orange. Yes, the fruit orange. Well after eating it I was on my way again and the phone rang. That’s how things happen around here. Now I know what you are thinking..just do it. It is just not that easy for me. Maybe it because things have changed. I started this adventure for one reason and that reason has changed.

I thought I wanted to take part in “card challenges” That is where someone , a person, group or company, post a design challenge. After getting all excited and pulling out an unheard of list of supplies and then getting it all on a card base you post a picture. Well it wasn’t that easy for me. I did do this a few times but then I realized there were about a thousand other crafters doing the same thing and I don’t like crowds. Next I thought about doing what they, the crafters, call a tutorial. (That is just a fancy word for lesson.)but my typing isn’t the best and it requires a lot of photo’s which means you need a better idea of how to do this blogging thing. Anyway ….that is my excuse. So how did I end up in the garden?

Oh yes…the garden ,or what was once my flower garden. With the horrible heat, working past 9 or 9:30am is out of the question, but there is slow progress. It is hard to tell but mulch is down , in one corner and the stone turtle is out of the tangel of weeds. .  This has been extended but no photos.

In the mean time there has been crafting time. Two orders have gone out and a bunch of birthday cards ready to mail.

Thank you for this short visit. Do come again and please leave a “hi/hello so I know you were here. We bloggers like to know we aren’t talking to the walls. hehe..lol

And remember…This is the Lords Day….Rejoice and be glad.

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I know just how she feels ….

Image credit – Ari Tanska Photography

Never Work a Full Moon

“You’d think that by now I may have learned my lesson, but alas, that is false. When self scheduling as a nurse, I always forget to check when the next full moon is and almost always find myself working over the full moons. Not just one shift, or two, but three fabulous shifts all in the spree of the full moon. And this past one was extra special, being the lunar eclipse last night. Patients were lining up outside the hospital 5 days ago for this full moon.

Now I’m pretty sure everyone knows that full moons make patients go crazy in hospitals. But it’s not just that. Normal patients start acting crazy, and the crazy ones just get even crazier. It’s like they all gang up and conspire with each other on…

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