Thursday, February 11, 2016

Faith, Charity, and Love (and a two book giveaway)


 My title probably doesn't make sense with the photo of my kiddo...but it will. I couldn't find the picture of my pastor holding her on the day she was Christened. Pastor Jon, long gone from our old church, as are we, is still my spiritual guider. I go to him in confidence and trust that he will lead me in the right direction. He is an amazing man who tells the truth and sometimes the truth ruffles comfortable peoples' feathers. I know he's ruffled mine a time or two, but I know what he is says is right and he says it because he wants me to be a better Christian and person. Please don't be offended if you aren't Christian. I expect you aspire to be better in the eyes of your Lord too.

Pastor Jon's book, HOW TO SAVE YOUR DYING CHURCH, is not just for churches, although that is what he would like...He'd like small struggling churches to read this in Sunday School and see if they can get a message from it and help their church bring more disciples to Christ. For me reading it, it helped me see some of my shortcomings and some of my strengths.

Don't let the plain cover fool you! It's set up like the standard church bulletin. The lessons in it are well worth the read and then discussing with a friend or in fellowship. I am giving away a copy to one lucky reader on February 22nd.  Please spread the word.

Pastor Jon White's book HOW TO SAVE YOUR DYING CHURCH can be purchased at


I love this woman! Robyn Campbell is the most caring, passionate woman around and if you don't know must have just gotten your first computer last week.  Don't worry she will find you!

Robyn gives so much to the writing community. She is always helping others and reaching out to people. She home schools her children and her son Christopher has Sturge-Weber Syndrome. He has so many battles in his life and she keeps on fighting for him.

One of the amazing things she has done is compile an anthology called KISSED BY AN ANGEL and all the proceeds go to the foundation. The book is LOVELY! It is full of beautiful uplifting stories about children who find a special gift of sorts within themselves. The book is appropriate for children aged 8 to 12, but I believe anyone with a gentle heart would love this book. And if you like short stories that's another plus!
Eleven amazing writers worked together to create this wonderful book for the Sturge-Weber Foundation. You can buy this KISSED BY AN ANGEL for little to nothing and help these precious children!

I'll be giving away a copy of KISSED BY AN ANGEL  on February 25th.


I love Jon and Robyn. Please help me help them share their books with the world. Just hitting the tweet my post button may bring more people here and give them more exposure...Sharing on Facebook would be great too.  I'm not so good at the fancy helicopter thing.

In your comment tell me which book you would be interested in. I'll put your name in an extra time if you tell me you Tweeted my post and another time for putting it on Facebook. (I'll trust you.) And yes, because I'm old school...I will be putting names in two jars and drawing from them on the 25th.



  1. i don't know pastor Jon but miss robyn is one of my special friends and for sure she knows what love means. put me in the drawing for kissed by an angel. it's cool that you're helping spread the word about their books.that's charity. :) hugs from lenny

    1. Lenny, I have a copy for you. I just haven't mailed it yet. Will mail it tomorrow. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  2. LOVE <3 🙏🏻Beautiful <3 Both sound great but I bet my son would love the Kissed by An Angel.

  3. Hi Sharon - good to see Lenny here .. a shining light in our firmament. Such worthwhile causes ... saving the church, and then Robyn's son ... I'd love the Kissed by an Angel .. but I hope Lenny wins it ... I see Martha too ..

    Cheers and have a peaceful weekend - Hilary

  4. How nice of you, Sharon! Thanks for promoting the anthology for such a great cause. :)

  5. THANK YOU! I LOVE YOU!!! MWAH! Take Lenny out. I have a copy for him, Mayhew. I'll mail it off tomorrow. Tweeting like a robin. *wink*

  6. Sounds like two amazing books. Thanks for sharing! :-)

  7. Both books sound really good. I'll share them as well to help get the word out.

  8. I'll definitely spread the word for you! (but I'll let someone else win the books :))

  9. Robyn sure sounds super special!

  10. Robyn is awesome!
    Glad you have someone you can go to for spiritual guidance.

  11. People like Robin and yourself are doing awesome work. Thank you for the introduction. I would like our local library to get one if possible.

  12. Names in jars. Lol. I love it. You reminded me that I needed to buy a copy. Done now.

  13. Thank you for sharing about these two books, Sharon. I have read Kissed by and Angel and highly recommend it!

  14. You are so sweet to share your pastor's and Robyn's books! I enjoyed reading about them. What a great way for both authors to give of themselves and help/enrich others. :)

  15. Hi Sharon,
    Thank you for stopping by my blog. You're awesome! I even forgot I have a blog!!! :)) LOL! I have two writing/editing jobs that leave me no time for blogging (plus personal life, of course). Glad to see you're still an active blogger.
    As always, I wish you much success in your writing career!