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S.D. Denny

PERSISTENCE. PRAYER. POWER will lead you to your PURPOSE.

Purple ReignBeloveds,

I can’t tell you the number of times people laughed at me. I can’t tell you the number of times that I didn’t have support even from my family and those who claim to be family. I can’t tell you the number of times that others belittled my dreams. I can tell you that my dreams had become so big that I had to stop sharing them with small-minded people. And I can tell you this…

PERSISTENCE. PRAYER. POWER will lead you to your PURPOSE.

This goes out to all of the dreamers and the people on the voyage to fulfilling those dreams. Although I am nowhere near where I want to be in my literary career, I am very far from the place I started. I understand how hard it is to pursue you passion and purpose when the world is telling you “No,” in so many ways every chance it gets. Don’t give up.

It is a beautiful thing to HONOR how far you’ve come in the first place which is why I am posting photos of the journey because someone needs to see and understand that impossible circumstances can make possible miracles. Amen?

If you can give thanks for the little things you will always find that you have enough. And, if you’re blessed enough to surpass that, you’ll always be grateful. But you can’t give up.

My Dreamers, don’t give up. Even when you’re tired. Don’t give up. The world is full of abundance. There is a place for you at the table. Never, ever give up.

Love You to Life.
Elissa Gabrielle

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Elissa Gabrielle is the USA Today recommended author of Eye of the Beholder and President & CEO, Peace In The Storm Publishing, LLC, Imprints: After the Storm Publishing, Imani Faith Publishing, THE IMPRINT, Jessica A. Robinson Presents

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Forward March by Elissa Gabrielle

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Beloveds,

Forward March…

A New Year has arrived and with the blessing comes the responsibility to live life to the fullest.

To all the dreamers and the people on the voyage to fulfilling your dreams, make no mistake about it: it’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life…and a new chance to get it right. We’ve been given the blessing; now it’s time to put purposeful action behind the resolutions.

Every journey begins with a line drawn in the sand; a starting point along a road to a better place; but coupled with that starting point has to be the courage to put one foot in front of the other toward a goal of victorious accomplishment. Whatever your destination – big or small – it all starts with one step forward, and then another, and then another. It’s a new year, Dreamers…and a new chance for a FORWARD MARCH.

Although I am nowhere near where I want to be in my literary career, the starting line is far behind me. It is in the shadows of my progress of marching forward. Forward progress can be hard sometimes. I understand the difficulty that comes when you try to pursue your passion and purpose while the world is telling you No and expecting you to fall and fail. When the world trips you, consider it a speed bump instead of a stop sign; don’t give up; instead, FORWARD MARCH.

It is a beautiful thing to HONOR how far you’ve come in the first place. Our lives were magnificently designed to be testimonies of encouragement to others. For that reason, I have been sharing photos of my personal journey. I may never know who may benefit from viewing my voyage, but I know someone needs to see and understand that impossible circumstances can result in possible miracles. What seems impossible in life can bring about outstanding possibilities. Through the word IMPOSSIBLE we should grab hold on to the truth that I AM POSSIBLE.

If you can give thanks for the little things, you will always find that you have enough. And if you’re blessed enough to surpass that, you’ll always be grateful. But you can’t give up.

My Dreamers, don’t give up; even when you’re tired, don’t give up. The world is full of abundance and there is a place for you at the table of victory. All you have to do is take a step forward, then another; never giving up in the process. It’s a new year and a new chance to get it right. Forward march.

I love you to life.

Always and in All Ways,

I remain,
Elissa Gabrielle

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Elissa Gabrielle is the USA TODAY Recommended Author of EYE OF THE BEHOLDER. Read full recommendation here: http://alturl.com/dw95a

“The beauty of Gabrielle’s voice is the deep emotional cadence as we enter each character’s point of view. In those special worlds, she writes with the talent to keep you immersed so that you can understand and empathize with their motivations and the conflicts that may overwhelm. Skillful and full of artistry, Gabrielle shares a powerful romance worthy of its resolution.”

~Michelle Monkou for USA TODAY

Our Legacy is What Matters Most by Elissa Gabrielle

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OUR LEGACY IS WHAT MATTERS MOST…
As words, Peace in the Storm connotes harmony in the midst of a disturbance in the atmosphere. As authors, Peace in the Storm connects with readers on the deepest and the most intimate levels possible. Language and words are powerful. They encapsulate our very expression, our hearts, our thoughts, and our emotions; and that is why each written page is delivered from our hearts to each reader’s soul. Peace in the Storm… it’s not just a company name, it’s who we are, it’s what we create on every turning page; and whatever your genre, Peace in the Storm has a book that fits your need. I am committed and current in my ability to have the audacity to hope. Hope is the measure where change is giving readers a chance to have choices for good books amid page-turning delight. PEACE IN THE STORM PUBLISHING is here – to stay. The goal of any publisher and author is to garner interest in products that add substance to the soul and manna for the mind. My quest is simple – to produce books that are appropriate, authors who have something entertaining and enlightening to say, and a company that embodies all of the above.

Our Mission…
Peace in the Storm Publishing is a genre-diverse publisher dedicated to delivering literary works that capture the mind and captivate the soul. We are committed to giving our readers an experience that allows them to “Imagine the possibilities, while reading and experiencing them first hand.” At Peace in the Storm, our mission is not only to publish high-quality books, but also to create inspirational, thought-provoking, illuminating and entertaining moments in time. Through the words of talented and gifted authors, we are devoted to elevating not only the reading experience, but to taking the reader on a journey that uplifts, encourages or brings amusement to their life as well.

We are Peace In The Storm Publishing, “Giving Your Soul a Rise…One Page at a Time.”

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How are you handling things? by S.D. Denny

How are you handling things?

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” Charles R. Swindoll

A sure way to know that I’ve matured significantly is my own observation of how I react to things in my life. There was a time (and maybe not so long ago) when my first response to a negative situation would be to immediately fly completely off the handle – no thought of how I might be perceived or the consequences that might follow. If someone said something to me that struck a nerve, I just couldn’t keep quiet. I had to say something back in a tone just as ugly as I perceived theirs to be. How dare they say that to me! The same with situations or circumstances I encountered that I found difficult to deal with – I would immediately jump the gun and get angry or depressed, depending on which of those I felt was the best direction to take at the time.

News Flash: That’s not good for you, nor does it solve anything!

I had a friend once say to me, “Choose your battles.” At the time, I didn’t understand what she meant, but today I have a clear understanding. Thanks to some true spiritual teaching from various resources over the years, I’ve learned that the above quote by Charles R. Swindoll is absolutely true!

Yesterday, I encountered a situation in which I felt betrayed by a friend. To top it off, when I got home I had to endure sarcastic remarks (jokingly stated, but sarcastic nonetheless) from a family member who assumed it was okay to make such statements. I could’ve flown off the handle and confronted my friend, but instead, I took the time to first assess the situation and my feelings about it. I considered the dynamics of the friendship and whether or not it was worth it for me to go beyond bringing it to my friend’s attention that I felt betrayed and decided that I would leave it where it was. I’ve learned over the years that you can’t change anyone, but you do have the ability to walk away from toxic relationships, which is what I’ve chosen to do instead. And the sarcastic remarks – well, I just brushed them off and didn’t bother to respond. I felt they weren’t serious enough to bother addressing, actually.

You cannot change or control other people and their actions, but how you react to them will make all the difference in the world. This is something that I learned in therapy sessions (yes, I’ve had therapy) a few years ago, and it has stuck with me since. My therapist told me, “You’ll be much better off, much happier, once you’ve accepted that you have no control over other people. The only person you have control of is YOU.” She was right – I am much happier now that I have adapted a new philosophy about handling people and things in my life.

If you find that you are constantly regretting how you handled a person or situation, perhaps you should reconsider your methods. Try taking some deep breaths first. I know this sounds like something you’d read in a self-help book, but it actually works! After that, assess the situation. If you have the time, put some thought into it, but if there’s no time, do it quickly. Think before you act or speak – when you do, you’ll find that you don’t have thoughts of regret as often as you once did.

The bottom line is, there’s other ways you can choose to react to situations without getting your panties in a bunch (I just love saying that)! Choose your battles…you never know how much it can lower your blood pressure!

SD Denny, Award-Nominated Author & Freelance Editor
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