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08Aug
This is going to be difficult for me but I think I'm up to the challenge. Understand, I am a wise woman of strong opinions. :-) After all, when I'm right, I'm right, right? ;-) So many people seem to be in a quandary as to voting this year.  Personally, I've just about tuned out the entire horse race.  Yet within me is the conviction that vote I must. My forefathers, brave men like John Hancock and George Washington and James Madison risked swinging from a gallows so that I might have the privilege....

Books

A Place in God's Heart

A Place in God's Heart

Pacific Press • 2003
"Have you been craving a more abundant life but are settling for your secret cache of stale bread? Do you graze in your 'spiritual refrigerator' and see nothing to satisfy your nagging 'midnight hunger'? Do you find yourself scrounging around the bottom of life's popcorn bowl for stale 'dead heads' of happiness when in your heart you yearn for the poppingest of joy?... Are you tired of the ho-hum sameness in your worship and you ache to 'celebrate God all day, every dry--to revel in Him?'"
On Wings of Praise

On Wings of Praise

How to Find Real Joy in a Personal Relationship with God
Pacific Press • 1991
Kay Rizzo describes her "spiritual winter"--years of playing church, longing to trust God wholly, but never quite grasping how to do so. Desperate to change, she determined to live as a true daughter of God, guided by the Holy Spirit in every corner of her life. It was then that she discovered the joy and the power of praise.
His Praise Goes On

His Praise Goes On

Thanking God from a Full Heart
Pacific Press • 1991

Which gets more praise: God, or your favorite food?

Praise is a choice that will transform your life, says Rizzo. It is one of the secrets of happiness. "I am 10 years younger than I was 10 years ago," she testifies. "My step is bouncier, my voice cheerier, and my body is filled with new vigor. Praising God, as a way of life, has made the difference in my life. I have gone from bondage to blessing and from abject depression to indescribable joy."
Popsicles, Black Holes, and Burnt Toast

Popsicles, Black Holes, and Burnt Toast

Out of this World Devotional for Juniors
Pacific Press • 2002
"So far today I've done all right. I haven't gossiped, haven't lost my temper, haven't been greedy, grumpy, or nasty. But in a few minutes, God, I'm going to get out of bed, and from then on I'm going to need more help."
Red Star Rising

Red Star Rising

Pacific Press • 2006

How long could she live in two worlds? Which road would she follow? How long before she would have to choose?

On stage, Shao Zhao Yang was a famous opera star, basking in the adoration of fans and entertainment critics. Her life was one of luxury and fame reserved for only a select few in China.
Wounded Healer

Wounded Healer

Pacific Press • 2005

"You are worthless! A dummy! A pantywaist! I hate your guts!"

"I remember being lashed to a tree with a chain and a dog coller fastened around my neck. Somehow I'd wandered off and my father accused me of running away. To teach me a lesson, he let the dog go and chained me to the tree trunk. I was two. It was the first time I remember my father telling me that he hated my 'guts.' I didn't know what it meant to hate someone's guts, but I knew It had to be pretty bad because he looked ao angry."
Battered to Blessed

Battered to Blessed

Pacific Press • 2005

One women's painful secret... and the healing power of love.

As a busy nursing student and "Miss Kentucky" beauty contestant, Brenda, at age 18, had a promising future of success, love, and happiness. One night Brenda met a tall, disarmingly handsome stranger. She was undeniably attracted to him but determined to hold true to her strict moral values. Brenda couldn't have known that her bright future was about to take a dark and terrifying turn.
I Will Die Free

I Will Die Free

Pacific Press • 1991
Humberto Noble Alexander stood naked and freezing before his captors in the stark, slab-gray interrogation room. Fairness and justice meant nothing here. This was 1962... in Castro's Cuba. Falsely accused of conspiracy to assassinate the Communist dictator, this young preacher of the gospel would spend the next twenty-two years as a political prisoner in one of the most inhumane and brutal prison systems on earth.
Molly's Revenge

Molly's Revenge

Book 7 - Serenity Inn Series
Pacific Press • 2011

Praying for deliverance "from the snare of the fowler" was one thing, but did God really expect her to forgive the "fowler"?

Vivacious and beautiful, eighteen-year-old Molly Maguire lives a charmed life thanks to the generosity of her benefactors, Lord and Lady Pembrooke. But all that changes when Lord Pem-brooke's health fails and his son unexpectedly closes the manor. Given the options of remaining in Ireland to fend for themselves or signing a two-year contract as indentured servants in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Molly and her widowed mother choose to begin a new life in America.
Serenity's Desire

Serenity's Desire

Book 1 - Serenity Inn Series
Pacific Press • 2010

Is it possible that God would punish me by taking away my mother? Could I be the reason she died?"

Plunged into a world of uncertainty following the death of her mother, seventeen-year-old Serenity struggles to understand why God allows tragedy when He has the power to prevent it. Turning to her mother's journals, she catches a glimpse of the God her mother loved and trusted. Paging through her mother's Bible, Serenity finds strength in God's promise to never leave nor forsake her.
Serenity's Quest

Serenity's Quest

Book 2 - Serenity Inn Series
Pacific Press • 2010

"Lord, please use me somehow. Show me where You need me and what You need me to do."

Loss seemed to doggedly pursue young Serenity Pownell. First, her mother's death, then her home destroyed by fire, and now, her father. Had he really been lost at sea?
Josephine's Fortune

Josephine's Fortune

Book 3 - Serenity Inn Series
Pacific Press • 2010

Could he be counted on to never leave nor forsake one of his own?

Josephinc Van der Mere felt desperate and alone. Serenity had left on her own adventure out West, and her father, New York State Assemblyman Samuel Pownell, had fled from the bounty hunters who were determined to arrest him for aiding run-away slaves.
Abigail's Dream

Abigail's Dream

Book 5 - Serenity Inn Series
Pacific Press • 2010

Surely God had bigger dreams for Abigail than catering her sister's tea parties and looking after her five children. Didn't He?

Fiery tempered and quick to react. Abigail Sherwood bridles under the controlling influence of her brother-in-law. How different he was front her father--a gentle parish minister who loved every member in his little church in England. After his death, Abigail and her mother had sailed to the New World to join her sister and brother-in-law in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Little does she imagine that ten years later she would find herself unmarried, and with no prospects, acting as cook and nanny to her sister's rapidly growing family.
Lilya's Haven

Lilya's Haven

Book 4 - Serenity Inn Series
Pacific Press • 2010

The idea of God was just a pretty little fable. Wasn't it? Why would the world wander after this man called Jesus?

Beautiful, willful, and adventurous, Eulilia Northrup of the Virginia Northrups felt no need for the God of her best friend, Serenity. Swept off her feet by the wily Wade Cooper, eighteen-year-old Lilia elopes, imagining a life of bliss and roses in her future. It does not take long, however, for her to discover the real reason Wade married her.
Annie's Trust

Annie's Trust

Book 6 - Serenity Inn Series
Pacific Press • 2010

As she fights to save her baby's life, Annie wonders if she will ever move beyond the fear that holds her captive, or the anger that demands, "Where is God in all of this?"

The once bright, effervescent Annie Hawkins is forever changed by a devastating chain of events: a raging fire that destroys the Pownells' estate in western New York, leaving disfiguring scars on her heart as well as her hands; a terrifying boat ride to New Orleans; and an abduction at the hands of a ruthless man. After months of uncertainly, Annie eventually finds herself in Independence, Missouri, where she reunites with her best friend Serenity Cunard.
Rebecca's Crossing

Rebecca's Crossing

Book 8 - Serenity Inn Series
Pacific Press Publishing • 2011
At nineteen, Rebecca Cunard, youngest child of Eli and Fay Cunard is a feisty and independent young woman.  More at home in her prospector's garb than the lacy dresses she wears to work at Joe Master's mercantile store.
Flee The Tiger

Flee The Tiger

A World War II adventure of espionage and mystery, with a twist of romance
Kay Rizzo • 2011

Singapore, 1941-

The ultimate weapon: The blueprints for Ka-Go, a microwave death ray that pulverizes human bodies from the inside out, are stolen from a Japanese research center.

The unlikely currier: When the thief entrusts one half of the stolen data to a widowed schoolteacher, American Matthew Corona, he along with his two young sons, must flee before the “Tiger of Malay” and the Imperial Army bludgeoning its way across Southeast Asia. Matthew must retrieve the second half of the plans and deliver the complete package to British headquarters in Hong Kong before sailing for the security of Hawaii’s shores.
Northern Lights

Northern Lights

Pacific Press • 2014
December 7,1941, Whittier, Alaska--Elizabeth Ames, cryptographer, is caught up in a terrifying web of espionage and deceit.  Riddled by guilt and angry at God for the death of her son she determines to save her faltering marriage.  Amid the turmoil of war she opens her grandmother's well-marked Bible and discovers a God who has a plan for her life.  But when it comes to matters of the heart, Elizabeth finds it difficult to let Him lead.
The Prodigal Daughter

The Prodigal Daughter

Pacific Press • 2014

"Splendid performance, Miss Austin.  If you ever decide to pursue an acting career in Hollywod, give me a call."

 The Prodigal Daughter is based on the true story of the young, gifted and determined young woman who leaves home to become a star despite the protests of her heartbroken father.  Brianna soon finds herself swept into a world far different from the life of fame and riches she'd imagined.  As her dreams crumble, little does she realize the horror into which she is plunged.
Elizabeth, An Adventist Girl Series

Elizabeth, An Adventist Girl Series

A four book series based on a true story, takes nine-year-old Elizabeth Mayes and her family on a 3,000 mile journey across America by train, canal, river boat and covered wagon, from Balston Spa, New York to Hangtown, California in 1851. Readers, ages 7-12, will find their faith in God growing as they share Elizabeth's encounters with dancing bears, river boat races, curious Indians and runaway billy goats.