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A Special Gift You Can Give Your Dad for Father's Day

I always thought it was a shame that the Bible had no similar scriptures describing a “Father of Noble Character” like the ones in Proverbs for a wife of noble character and it was this thought that inspired what would be the last Father’s Day Gift given to my wonderful Father In Law, Eliseo Giron. It was 2006 and he was not doing well. My sister in law, Debbie, the week before Father’s Day commented that she thought this would be the last Father’s Day we would had him with us and it was…


Added by Marlayne Giron on June 13, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Animal Planet's "Monsters Inside Me"

Joy, Manisha, and I just finished one of the most exciting and unique (but stressful) events we've shared as a family. A few weeks ago we were contacted by the producers of "Monsters Inside Me" on Animal Planet to film Manisha's story. One of the producers found my article, "Monster Inside My Daughter," where I wrote about Manisha's parasitic infection. The producer…


Added by Lorilyn Roberts on June 12, 2010 at 9:27pm — No Comments

Caretakers? I don't think so.

The Spill Could be Double The Size: This morning's headline in the Times Picayune in New Orleans--June 11, 2010. Underneath, a picture of P&J Oyster House on the last day of shucking operations after supplying restaurants in the New Orleans area for 130 years. They're out of business now--maybe never to return, along with thousands of other small businesses in this area, closing every day. Because of the oil spill. On the inside of the TP, from our neighbors: Oil invades Florida's inland…


Added by Pamela Binnings Ewen on June 11, 2010 at 12:01pm — 4 Comments

Question of the day... How does this work? What should I do?

Good Day Fellow Book Fun Members!!

Today we want to address questions from members who say they had joined but were confused about how…


Added by Phred St Laurent on June 11, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Interview and Book Giveaway

Stop in at through the end of the week. I'm talking about my new book In the Manor of the Ghost and giving away a copy of my book.

Don't forget I'm giving away 2 Kindle ebook readers in my Win a Kindle...Catch a Ghost contest at…


Added by Tina Pinson on June 10, 2010 at 12:43am — No Comments

A New Writing Desk!

Recently, my dad decided to get himself an apartment. In the process, he realized he didn't have room for a desk he's had for over twelve years and so I, seeing an opportunity, requested to have said desk. My dad, as stubborn as he is, said I could 'borrow' it maybe for a year or two until he's able to get back into a house. Borrow has so many interpretations though. ;)

The desk....…


Added by David N Alderman on June 9, 2010 at 9:46am — No Comments

My Faith Zone: What Should You Seek?

Added by Vicki Hinze on June 8, 2010 at 10:37am — No Comments

Thinking Aloud: Which Will You Do--Rise or Fall?

Added by Vicki Hinze on June 8, 2010 at 10:36am — No Comments

My Kitchen Table: Hard Knocks Comeback

Added by Vicki Hinze on June 8, 2010 at 10:35am — No Comments

A Gift for Henry - a wish fulfilled

This is a wish story written for my friend, Henry Newell, who became a quadriplegic at the age of 14. The first paragraph was written by Henry as an intro as to how he was injured and the rest is the story I wrote for him as a way to cheer him up out of a depression. I live too far away to visit him but I could write him a story. This was the beginning of Wish Fulfillment stories.…


Added by Marlayne Giron on June 8, 2010 at 12:38am — No Comments

Surviving a Chronic Disease and Subsequent Surgery

My personal "storm" occurred 25 years ago and started out rather innocuously. I remember the day well, it was the day after I had gone to Knott’s Berry Farm with my boyfriend (now husband) Michael. I got what I thought was an ordinary case of diarrhea and took the typical over the counter remedies but nothing seemed to work.

This ailment continued for the next two weeks and when I began noticing blood, I decided it was time to see a doctor. I went and saw a regular MD who had me… Continue

Added by Marlayne Giron on June 4, 2010 at 9:02pm — 2 Comments

Note on Changes from Book Fun

After visiting many sites in the last few days, getting the word out about our network, I have implemented some basic changes that will keep our…


Added by Phred St Laurent on June 4, 2010 at 10:30am — 13 Comments

Questions to Ask Before You Self Publish (and sign on the dotted line)

So many self-publishing houses; so many empty promises…

In the past year since my own self-published book, The Victor, was released, I have met many authors who have gone the self-publishing route and have learned many important things that they should have given thought to but didn’t even know to ask and are now kind of “stuck” after having spent A LOT of money. There are good companies to self-publish with and some horrible ones, so “buyer beware”! There are quite a few important… Continue

Added by Marlayne Giron on June 3, 2010 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Tips for 6-3-2010 Customizing Your Page

Now that you have joined the Network you will want to make your page your own. Have some fun.

Here are some basic tips for the beginner.

First of all you can move the "boxes" around on your page! Put the activities at the bottom for example and move a text box or the comments to the top.

Below we…


Added by Phred St Laurent on June 3, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

When God Calls You to Deeper Waters

Hi Friends,

God is up to something. I'm not sure what yet, but I sense Him moving. Most likely, He's calling me to deeper waters because that's what we both love best - diving deeper, deeper, deeper with Him.…


Added by Marlo Schalesky on June 2, 2010 at 11:07pm — No Comments

The Pineapple Chutney Following: A Delicious Book Club Idea

When my novel, Rain Song, made its debut, I was eager to promote it with the typical book signings at local stores. I arranged three events and enjoyed each one; people came and bought books. However, I wanted more, something unique, something to stand out. As one friend said, with a wry smile, "You want a following." I grimaced; that sounded lofty.

Rain Song is set in Mount Olive, NC and has quirky southern relatives who believe in tradition and…


Added by Alice J. Wisler on June 2, 2010 at 5:27pm — No Comments

How to Use the Network- a Daily Digest to Help. 6-2-2010

My friend, Angie Breidenbach made a good suggestion yesterday and I want to try to implement it. She said:

"You know what would be cool? One little mini lesson a day on how to best use this group. But that would be a lot of work for you, Fred." (To quote Maynard G Krebs -"Work!!!")

Actually I am getting questions from people everyday who join and it occurs to me that many…


Added by Phred St Laurent on June 2, 2010 at 9:50am — 13 Comments

My Kitchen Table: Why Write Honestly?

Added by Vicki Hinze on June 2, 2010 at 8:40am — No Comments

Thinking Aloud: Why Hold Your Tongue

Added by Vicki Hinze on June 2, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

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