Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Pendulum Will Shift When God’s in the Fight

Two little warblers (not much bigger than a bumblebee) just fluttered into my presence among chokecherry foliage, and close, not more than four feet away. One especially gave me the “eye.” Then they both were gone, so quickly.
I had just stepped outside, wondering about myself, about all the negative events happening in America and the world. Because of them I feel myself leaning more and more toward religion, but also fighting it. Every day I try to add my own thoughts to those negative world events, but what if I’m wrong?
You see, I keep believing I’m right.
I believe in signs and now I wonder, were those two little warblers a sign? But which way?

The Abuse Expose' with Secret Angel

The words “The Pendulum has shifted” came to me when a “victory” was won this week. We all face battles in our lives, whether big or small and whether personal or professional. But when we walk as David with righteousness and fight the good fight, God will be on our side and the “balance” of power will be shifted when we face the “giants” before us.

The pendulum will shift…
when God’s in the fight…
for He will bring victory…
with His power and might.
For a pendulum swings…
as it’s balance is maintained.
But with God intervention,
this balance is not the same.
And these words came to me…
as I watched a victory won
and at that point in time,
I knew the shift in power had begun.

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Man’s Broken Bridges

Sometimes I share these blog posts from others because they touch a portion of my life. I know a young woman and care about her. She is married to a man I have no doubt insults and ridicules her. I have seen it, but so far (far as I know) just emotional abuse.

The Abuse Expose' with Secret Angel

This is for the many who have been wounded by the abuses of man and walk a path of brokenness. There are many paths of brokenness with broken bridges that we travel. But there is only One Everlasting Bridge that will bring you into the glorious future that God has planned for you.

Man’s broken bridges…
is what many have crossed…
when life has been rough…
and so much as been lost.
But a new Bridge is found…
when we come to the Cross…
and step into our future…
no matter our former loss.

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The Facade of Narcissism

There are a few out there…”quite” a few.

The Abuse Expose' with Secret Angel

This is for the many victims of abuse who have innocently fallen victim to the lies and manipulations of others. Many narcissistic people put on a facade, pretending to be a certain way while hiding the truth and waiting to lash out against their victims. These victims become “trapped” in the web of lies that entangles them in the narcissists deceptive plan.

The facade of narcissism…
are the words that came to me tonight.
As I think of those wounded…
by deception hidden from Light.
For narcissists are skillful…
with lies that control and destroy…
as they manipulate the innocent…
playing with hearts as a toy.

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Interview of James W. Nelson by Smashwords.com

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Yes, I’m moving some of my books to Smashwords.com, which sends descriptions to many others, including Barnes & Noble, Sony, Scribd, etc. As part of the download procedure for a new member author they require an interview. They ask generic questions and the new author answers. The photo is part of my bookshelf.
What do you read for pleasure?
Thrillers. I like the feeling of intensity during those moments/seconds just before Truth!
Also Nature stories, from nonfiction authors like Rachel Carson, Aldo Leopold, and the National Geographic, and especially the fictional stories by Sally Carrighar.
(I know. I’m still living in the sixties.)
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Easy to answer. All I have is my trusty laptop.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
A storybook farm provided my home. “Storybook?” Yes, that farm had everything: milk cows; we milked eight by hand, separated the cream–which we sold–had our own supply of raw milk, and the left over milk we fed to our growing calves, our many cats, our dog, and if “still” some left over the hogs got it. One year I had four orphaned lambs which I fed milk by bottle. (Just so you know, they all wanted to be fed at the same time.) In the early years we had a team of draft horses (Dixie and Daisy) and later a friend’s retired horse, a bay named “Silver.”
I also had a pet rooster, “Makoos,” and a brown pigeon. It had a name but I’ve forgotten. I also had a galvanized wash tub I filled with water for tadpoles, snails, and whatever other water creatures I could find, including the larval stage of a tiger salamander which I soon discovered was quite the predator.
When did you first start writing?
The first was during my four years in the submarine navy (1962-1967.) I kept a sparse journal that I haven’t looked at since then. Maybe will one of these days. The first book I read was “The Chisel-toothed Tribe” a book about rodents which continued my love of nature. I know I read other books much earlier, but that’s the first I remember.
My family experienced a killer tornado in 1955. When I got out of the navy I interviewed my family and wrote a first-person human interest story which my local newspaper paid me $75. My very first sale! Later a reprint sold to the main state magazine, North Dakota Horizons. They paid me too, a little more.
I began writing in earnest then, all fiction, but the next payment wouldn’t come until 2008, when I finally got a laptop and the internet. But during those non-selling years I produced 3 novels, all of which I will be listing here at Smashwords.. They are “The Bellwether” “Winter in July”–oh, and I guess the third one (much revised and edited endlessly) is already here: “Pharmacological Research Gone Berserk”
What’s the story behind your latest book?
My latest work is Book 5 of “Daughters” my human trafficking series, subtitle “Sorority Animal House.”
You might wonder why I would include a sorority in a human trafficking series. Sorry, you would have to read the book to find out. It’s fiction, but based on deep and dark sorority hazing. It will be almost 3 months before it’ll be available at Smashwords.
I didn’t just one day decide to start writing about human sex trafficking. Believe me, it’s an unpleasant subject, and the stories that reach the mass media are…well, i won’t say they are tame…I guess I will just say the stories don’t reach mass media nearly enough.
No, I didn’t just decide. A young girl I cared about ran away at one point in her growing up, but came back. When I learned about it I wondered, “What if she hadn’t come back? What might have happened to her?”
So began my series and endless research.
Emma is the name of the main character introduced at age 18 in Book 1, and remains the main character throughout.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Again, an easy answer. Hundreds of form-rejections from bonafide publishers and magazines.
As Mark Coker said in one of the videos I watched (all 1 hour, 42 minutes, and 21 seconds) something like “…the publishers had all the power. they controlled who got published and, more importantly, what the public was, basically, allowed to read…” Those are not his exact words but something like that.
Anyway, that’s no longer the case. Anybody can now write and anybody can publish. (Of course it isn’t “quite” that easy, but it can be done.)
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Again an easy answer. I’m just starting with Smashwords but I’m sure they will contribute, just as I hope to contribute to them.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Again, an easy answer. My joy comes from seeing a good review and actually hearing from a reader.
There’s also plenty of joy in uploading a new book, and seeing its fruition.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean everything to me. Hearing from them is great…and I always answer.
What are you working on next?
Presently I’m working on a true story. Interviewing a human sex trafficking victim by email. I’m thinking of including it in my “Daughters” series even though it is not fiction. It would be Book 6.
Also “thinking” about Book 7.
Also thinking about adding Book 4 to my other series, “New World Order Rising.”
There is no limit to the subjects one can write about, and I believe the field is wide open for new writers to try their hand.
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This song has nothing to do with my writing, but it’s one of my favorites, and it causes goosepimples. Here, from 1969, David Bowie “Ziggy” with “Space Oddity.”

Published 2015-08-26.