Thursday, September 14, 2017

A Note To My Readers


Dear Readers,

I was in the path of Hurricane Irma. I still do not have power at home and so am living a bit like a refugee. I have to make light of it or lose my mind. 

You do not have any concept of how difficult it is to live with 2 million people who do not have power until you've been there. It means no businesses are open as well. Slowly the power is coming on now, but people are fighting over gas and stations empty quick. Food lines are long and restaurants have limited menus. 

To top all of that off, the computer that wrote 100 books has begun to die. Buying a new one, of course, involves travel (using gas) and finding the business open and hoping they have what I want. Then I will have to load software for figurative hours. This means writing is difficult to do and posts on social media limited, so if I'm not responding to emails, you will understand why. I love my readers and apologize for the interruption.

There will be a FREE BOOK this month. I hope to have my act together before then. In the meantime, check out my new sales page to see what's only 99 cents now.

Please pray for us in Florida. God bless.


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Suzanne D. Williams
Florida, USA

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Story Saturdays

FREE THIS MONTH!


This month I'm giving away copies of 2 books to my email subscribers. 

FLIGHT RISK (The Italian Series) Book 1 was free at Amazon on Monday, but I want my epub readers to also have a chance to get this exciting romantic suspense novel for FREE. I am including a copy of my latest series, SHE LOVES ME IN THE SPRING:  The Non-Honeymoon (Barrow Bros. Brides) Book 1 because the release of Book 3 is coming on September 4th.

This is the only way to receive an epub copy of "Flight Risk", so share the news with your friends!

As always, the rules:  Readers must be an email subscriber to receive the download link. All emails are powered by FeedBlitz and guaranteed spam free. Deadline to join is 7 a.m. August 30th.

News:

I have several devotionals I will put on the blog when I find the time. I try to space my posts out so no one is inundated.

Book 2 of my contemporary western series, "Cowboys of the Double R" will be released in September. It is currently with an editor.

On Sale For 99 Cents:

THE OTHER PLAYER
*Young Adult
Amazon (only)

EDEN
*Contemporary Adult

Now on Preorder (for release September 4th):

SHE LOVES ME IN THE FALL: The Neighbor (Barrow Bros. Brides) Book 3


Startled by his change of words, her face cleared, as if she didn’t know how to react. She was even prettier than when she was angry. He’d bet he couldn’t handle her being happy.

“Oh, that’s … Thanks. But …” She looked past him at the driveway, then to the right at his car. “You shouldn’t park there,” she said. “I have a new neighbor, and I don’t know when they’ll come home.”

“That’s the other thing,” he continued. “I’m the neighbor.”

Her voice became a squeak. “You?”

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Fed up with her life, Lorelai McDowell went back to college. Though she’s older than other students, it’s never too late to start over. She only needs to apply herself, and with enough dedication, she’ll earn her business degree.

Jarek Barrow took the job filling in for the school’s current business professor, happy to expand his horizons. He loves his home state, but, in light of his brothers’ recent marriages, needs to strike out on his own. He’ll make new friends, see new places.

Yet, tossed together unexpectedly, time and time again, her desire for success and his search for a new beginning might create the best thing of all. A chance to fall in love.

Book 3 of 4 in the BARROW BROS. BRIDES series by SUZANNE D. WILLIAMS.



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Suzanne D. Williams
Florida, USA

Sunday, August 20, 2017

FREE Book Giveaway - 8/21-8/23/2017


FREE at Amazon
8/21-8/23/2017

For a look at the complete series, visit my webpage.

Gio twisted his shoulders, jerking himself upright, and hooked a foot around the door frame. One last try. There had to be a way out. “Sergeant,” he shouted. “Stay strong. Don’t give up.”

Don’t give up. God, help me. God. He would answer. Somewhere there was a purpose in this. But his doubts rose higher each time Sergeant screamed his name.

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Giovanni Cavatelli simply wants to survive this one hour balloon flight. Never mind the girl he’s flying is antagonistic, overbearing, and stubborn. Never mind it’s her birthday. So they don’t get along. He can survive one hour.

But when bad weather sends them crashing into the rural mountainside, one hour turns into three days and a dangerous game with a group of anti-government activists out to destroy them both.

Will her courage and skills be enough to save them? Or will something as simple as true love prove far stronger?

Book 1 of 5 in THE ITALIAN SERIES by best-selling author, SUZANNE D. WILLIAMS. Stand Alone. HEA. 47,000 words.


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Suzanne D. Williams
Florida, USA

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Story Saturdays

99 Cents Sale (Amazon only):

THE OTHER PLAYER
*Young Adult
Amazon


Now on Preorder:

SHE LOVES ME IN THE FALL:  The Neighbor (Barrow  Bros. Brides) Book 3
(Book Release September 4th)

Blurb:  Startled by his change of words, her face cleared, as if she didn’t know how to react. She was even prettier than when she was angry. He’d bet he couldn’t handle her being happy.

“Oh, that’s … Thanks. But …” She looked past him at the driveway, then to the right at his car. “You shouldn’t park there,” she said. “I have a new neighbor, and I don’t know when they’ll come home.”

“That’s the other thing,” he continued. “I’m the neighbor.”

Her voice became a squeak. “You?”

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Fed up with her life, Lorelai McDowell went back to college. Though she’s older than other students, it’s never too late to start over. She only needs to apply herself, and with enough dedication, she’ll earn her business degree.

Jarek Barrow took the job filling in for the school’s current business professor, happy to expand his horizons. He loves his home state, but, in light of his brothers’ recent marriages, needs to strike out on his own. He’ll make new friends, see new places.

Yet, tossed together unexpectedly, time and time again, her desire for success and his search for a new beginning might create the best thing of all. A chance to fall in love.

Now Available in Sets (Discounted Pricing):

FABULOUS (the complete set)
*YA Romance
Amazon
Free on Kindle Unlimited

THE CORALEE CHRONICLES (the complete set)
*YA Romance
Amazon
Free on Kindle Unlimited

Price Note: 

I have changed prices on many of my books. At 99 cents are the first books in any series. Otherwise, 99 cent prices will be short term, so pay attention to what's posted on the blog.

I have a first time freebie upcoming in a couple weeks. Look for news of that. Also, there will be a free book at the end of the month, the title to be announced later.

For books in the Kindle Unlimited program, visit my webpage. All titles with this designation will be noted on the book listing pages (by genre).

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Suzanne D. Williams
Florida, USA

Monday, July 31, 2017

Kindle Countdown Deal!


KINDLE COUNTDOWN DEAL!
Mark your calendars

Only 99 cents
August 1st-3rd.

$1.99 from August 4th-7th


Three page-turning Romantic Suspense stories under one cover!

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Suzanne D. Williams
Florida, USA

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Story Saturdays

This month's FREE BOOK has been selected. For email subscribers only, I will send a download link to a copy of STEELE (Billionaire Boys Club) Book 2.

Why Book 2? Because Book 1, ATLAS, is now free at Barnes & Noble, KOBO, Itunes, Scribd, Inktera, 24 Symbols, and Playster. It is only 99 cents at Amazon. You can find sales links for the entire series on my webpage.


As always, the rules: You must be a subscriber by the morning of July 31st to receive the download link. It will include both mobi (Kindle) and epub copies. Emails are powered by FeedBlitz and guaranteed spam free.

What you may have missed:

Be sure to visit the blog and read my post entitled Dear Reader. This post has received lost of positive comments from both writers and readers alike.

Also, there is a new devotional up at Crossreads, entitled "Life".

"We’ve become black and white, Democrat or Republican, British or American, Muslim or Christian instead of the one thing that we all are ..."

What's on sale:

All 5 books of THE ITALIAN SERIES are now on Kindle Unlimited. The sales download links are available on my webpage.

What's up next:

I am working on the end of Book 2 in THE COWBOYS OF THE DOUBLE R series. This is the book to follow Book 1, "GOD BLESS TEXAS".

Other stories you'll want to read:

HE WAS A SOLDIER
*Contemporary Romance
Amazon
Free on Kindle Unlimited

SHE LOVES ME IN THE SUMMER (Barrow Bros. Brides) Book 2
*Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
KOBO
All Other Websites

THE BRITISH ARE COMING (A Man Through Time) Book 2
*SciFi Romance
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
All OtherWebsites 

FABULOUS (the complete set)
*YA Romance
Amazon
Free on Kindle Unlimited

THE CORALEE CHRONICLES (the complete set)
*YA Romance
Amazon
Free on Kindle Unlimited

FREE BOOKS (All Platforms):
*For the sales links to these books visit the website.

CHRISTMAS ANGEL
LOVE & REDEMPTION (Florida Irish Series) Book 1

On Sale For 99 Cents:

EIGHT TO ONE | FADE TO BLACK (Angst) Book 1 | FABULOUS SERIES (All 3 Books) | PHENOMENAL | KICKIN' HEARTS (Rodeo Girls) Book 1 | THAT LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR THING | GOOD GIRL JAYNE | THE UNDERGROUND (Superhuman) Book 1 | THE GIRL IN THE PINK BIKINI (Coralee Chronicles) Book 1 | ATLAS (Billionaire Boys Club) Book 1 | FLIGHT RISK (The Italian Series) Book 1 | SUIT (Best-Dressed Series) Book1 | FOR ETERNITY (Time-Travel Romance) Book 1 | 653: RISE OF THE SUN (Cyborg Romance) Book 1 | A MAN THROUGH TIME series (2 books) | DOWN FALL | NATE'S HEALING (The Irish Series) Book 5 | HEAVEN & EARTH (Western Women) Book 1 | GOD BLESS TEXAS (Cowboys of the Double R) Book 1 | SHE LOVES ME IN THE SPRING (Barrow Bros. Brides) Book 1 | THE WAY TO A MAN'S HEART

Kindle Unlimited Books:

ANGST Series (2 books) | RODEO GIRLS Series (3 books) | SUPERHUMAN Series (5 Books) | FABULOUS series (3 books) | THE CORALEE CHRONICLES (3 books) | A FAKE BOYFRIEND FOR CHRISTMAS | IMPERFECT COWBOY | TIME-TRAVEL ROMANCE Series (2 Books) | CYBORG ROMANCE series (2 Books) | LOVE DANGEROUSLY | COPS & ROBBERS | FOR TONIGHT | THE WAY TO A MAN'S HEART | BAPTIZED | TATTOOED | THE ITALIAN SERIES (5 books) | A MAIL-ORDER BRIDE FOR CHRISTMAS

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Suzanne D. Williams
Florida, USA

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Dear Reader

This piece was written for the Grace & Faith 4U Blog. It received such a nice reception that I wanted to also post it here. It is not directed at any one specific person. I am very grateful for all of my readers, but I think there is sometimes a huge disconnect. 




Dear Reader,

I am writing this to clarify a few things regarding books and writing, specifically how we see it from an author’s point of view. You see, I was one of you once, full of opinions about what I read and sure that the writer needed to hear them. Then I became one.

Being a writer, your head never fully shuts off. The characters you, the reader, spend a few days with, we’ve cuddled for months, sometimes years. We’ve lived with them. We’ve fed them and clothed them. They are as much our friends as actual humans we call or text.

The plot you enjoyed or condemned was determined by their voices in our head. Often in the wee hours of the morning when you are asleep, writers are, instead, moving point A closer to point B. It’s a twenty-four-seven thing. We’re writing while we fold laundry, drive the kids to school, or shop for groceries. Everything we see, every person we meet could be useful.

As such, that review it took you five minutes to write is very personal. You are criticizing or praising something we’ve breathed, something we’ve worn. In one hand, we patted our dog, in the other we prodded John to talk to Jane.

Somewhere someone said we are selling a product, not a piece of ourselves, to always keep that in mind. Hogwash. It can’t not be personal. It’s always personal. Those words are ours. We planted them. We watered them. We babied them so they’d grow.

The morals in the stories are ours. The feelings of the characters are ones we experienced. When John broke Jane’s heart, we cried over the page and willed her to hold strong. Not for one afternoon or a weekend like you, but continuously. It’s like having a movie on permanent repeat. Even months after it’s released and you, the reader, pooh-poohed it, we can still think of where we were when we wrote it and the number of times we had to reread that spot.

This makes your thoughts far more poignant.

“This book is too short,” becomes, “Your time spent wasn’t quite long enough.”

“This plot isn’t well-developed,” sounds like, “This writer is too shallow.”

“No way this book is clean [or Christian or funny or suspenseful],” is, “This author lied to me.”

“This book is overpriced” is the harshest comment of all. For a 99 cent book, the author receives only 35 cents. Of that 35 cents, the government claims about 20 percent. Now, subtract equipment fees (internet, travel time, office supplies) and marketing costs … We gave you the book on a two-day freebie, but the ad you saw that caused you to select it costed us money.

Pennies. We write for pennies. Yet we turn around and do it all over again. In spite of that one reader who deconstructs our lives bit by bit.

Does this mean your opinions don’t matter? Of course, they do.

But will your opinion alter how we write? Not a bit. Because here again, writing is personal. In life there are lawyers and musicians and auto mechanics. In writing there are Earnest Hemmingways and Mark Twains and J.K. Rowlings. There are mystery writers, romance writers, devotional writers, scifi writers. God made us all unique and if you didn’t like what we wrote, then someone else will.

We live for that someone, for the stranger who saw our sentences and understood them. Who said, “This is a good book,” but meant, “This is a good writer.”

Sincerely,

The Author


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Suzanne D. Williams
Florida, USA

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Story Saturday

99 Cents Sale:

"She only wanted 7 days on the perfect beach with the perfect man."

TAKE ME AWAY
*Sweet Clean Contemporary Romance
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
KOBO
All Other Websites

Other New Books This Year:

HE WAS A SOLDIER
*Contemporary Romance
Amazon
Free on Kindle Unlimited

GOD BLESS TEXAS (Cowboys of the Double R) Book 1
*Contemporary Western
Amazon
Free on Kindle Unlimited

SHE LOVES ME IN THE SUMMER (Barrow Bros. Brides) Book 2
*Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
KOBO
All Other Websites

THE BRITISH ARE COMING (A Man Through Time) Book 2
*SciFi Romance
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
All OtherWebsites 




In Writing News:

My next free book giveaway will be on July 31st. I will announce what book closer to that date.

Also, I've put two of my YA series into sets at a lower price. Both THE CORALEE CHRONICLES and the FABULOUS series of three books each can now be found for only $2.99. This price is Amazon only.

Lastly, for those who hooked up with me for my photography, the articles I published on Steve's Digicams are in the process of being reedited and reformatted by a nice gentleman for the RedRiver Paper blog. My favorite of the articles is already online. "The Romantic Spirit of Photography" is a piece I wrote linking who I am as a writer to who I am as a photographer. I hope you'll click on over and take a read.

For a full listing of what I have as sets, for 99 cents, or as Kindle Unlimited books, visit this post on the blog.

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Suzanne D. Williams
Florida, USA

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Story Saturday



The June 30th free book giveaway will be my newest release, HE WAS A SOLDIER in honor of the upcoming July 4th holiday. If you like my books more on the edge, then this will appeal to you.

The rules:  As always, you must be an email subscriber by the morning of June 30th to receive the download link. To join visit, www.feelgoodromance.com or find me on Facebook. Emails are powered by Feedblitz and guaranteed spam free.

Note:  There are only 5 days left to get in on this giveaway!

99 Cents Sale:

"She only wanted 7 days on the perfect beach with the perfect man."

TAKE ME AWAY
*Sweet Clean Contemporary Romance
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
KOBO
All Other Websites

Other New Books This Year:

GOD BLESS TEXAS (Cowboys of the Double R) Book 1
*Contemporary Western
Amazon
Now only 99 Cents or Free on Kindle Unlimited

SHE LOVES ME IN THE SUMMER (Barrow Bros. Brides) Book 2
*Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
KOBO
All Other Websites

THE BRITISH ARE COMING (A Man Through Time) Book 2
*SciFi Romance
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
All OtherWebsites 

In Writing News:

"God Bless Texas" is now a series of 5 books. That means 4 more cowboys to add to your collection. Additionally, I have a 2nd cowboy series I will release later in the year.

I am in a period of writing right now. I have a number of books to churn out. In the back of my head are others I have promised to you and not completed. I work where the inspiration strikes and some stories are harder to complete than others, so please bear with me. There may not be a new book release until August

For my devotional readers, I have 2 devotionals up at the Crossreads website:  "Dead Man Walking" and "The Entirety of Me".

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FREE BOOKS (All Platforms):
*For the sales links to these books visit the website.

CHRISTMAS ANGEL
LOVE & REDEMPTION (Florida Irish Series) Book 1

Permanently 99 Cents:

EIGHT TO ONE | FADE TO BLACK (Angst) Book 1 | FABULOUS SERIES (All 3 Books) | PHENOMENAL | KICKIN' HEARTS (Rodeo Girls) Book 1 | THAT LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR THING | GOOD GIRL JAYNE | THE UNDERGROUND (Superhuman) Book 1 | THE GIRL IN THE PINK BIKINI (Coralee Chronicles) Book 1 | ATLAS (Billionaire Boys Club) Book 1 | FLIGHT RISK (The Italian Series) Book 1 | SUIT (Best-Dressed Series) Book1 | FOR ETERNITY (Time-Travel Romance) Book 1 | 653: RISE OF THE SUN (Cyborg Romance) Book 1 | A MAN THROUGH TIME series (2 books) | DOWN FALL | NATE'S HEALING (The Irish Series) Book 5 | HEAVEN & EARTH (Western Women) Book 1 | GOD BLESS TEXAS (Cowboys of the Double R) Book 1 | SHE LOVES ME IN THE SPRING (Barrow Bros. Brides) Book 1 | THE WAY TO A MAN'S HEART

Kindle Unlimited Books:

ANGST Series (2 books) | RODEO GIRLS Series (3 books) | SUPERHUMAN Series (5 Books) | A FAKE BOYFRIEND FOR CHRISTMAS | IMPERFECT COWBOY | TIME-TRAVEL ROMANCE Series (2 Books) | CYBORG ROMANCE series (2 Books) | LOVE DANGEROUSLY | COPS & ROBBERS | FOR TONIGHT | THE WAY TO A MAN'S HEART | BAPTIZED | TATTOOED | FLIGHT RISK (The Italian Series) Book 1 | A MAIL-ORDER BRIDE FOR CHRISTMAS

Low-Price Sets (Great Ways to Save $$):

MAN OF MY DREAMS
(5 Books by authors Suzanne D. Williams, Laura J. Marshall, and Dana Pratola)
99 cents or FREE on Kindle Unlimited
Amazon

LOVE & JUSTICE
(3 Romantic Suspense Novellas)
$2.99 or FREE on Kindle Unlimited
Amazon

LOVE ACROSS TIME
(3 Sci-Fi Romances)
$1.99 or FREE on Kindle Unlimited
Amazon

THE ROMANCE OF SUMMER
(3 YA Romance Novellas)
$2.99
Amazon
All Other Websites

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Suzanne D. Williams
Florida, USA

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Story Saturdays

This Month's Giveaway:

I will be giving away 2 books this month, one on the 15th and one on the 30th. You must be an email subscriber to receive the download links. To join, visit www.feelgoodromance.com or find me on Facebook.

99 Cent Sale:

TAKE ME AWAY
*Contemporary Romance
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
KOBO
All Other Websites

New Release!



He didn’t want to be an eighteenth century soldier trapped in a modern time.

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While on a late-night drive during a business trip in Boston, Dr. Jasmine Cushman almost hit a man on horseback. His colonial dress and a bag of coins stamped Paul Revere would be strange to anyone else, but she’s seen this kind of thing before when her friend encountered a 17th century pirate.

Jonas Busbee joined the Sons of Liberty in 1775, plunging himself deep into the Patriot cause. One of several men sent to warn colonists of the pending British attack, his ride toward Lexington and Concorde ends, instead, in the 21st century.

Forced together for what looks like a new future, his resentment at being displaced fights her need for composure and the knowledge that there’s a greater purpose in his travel through time. One which threatens the love growing between them and could end his existence. For good.


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Suzanne D. Williams
Florida, USA

Sunday, June 4, 2017

The Power of Silence

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. (Jas 1:5-6)

We are told to pray in faith. We are told not to judge others. (Mt 7:1) Additionally, we are to love our neighbor, and this includes those inside and outside of the Christian faith. (Mt 22:39)

Yet there are times when I’m not inclined to any of these three. I don’t want to pray for him or her. I am full of judgment, and I have no faith or love after what they’ve done.

My mother always says to pray for people’s lives to improve. In other words, I shouldn’t pray my slovenly neighbor is tossed out of their home. I should pray they have the opportunity for a better home in another location. I should pray the coworker who gets on my nerves is promoted to the office in Orlando or Houston.

As Christians, we are told to love everyone and to wish the best for them in this manner. But let’s be honest. Sometimes we’re praying they will trip. And that’s my point. That isn’t a prayer at all in the sense God meant it.




Prayer is divine connection. It’s extending our faith to God, and Him seeing it and answering. In any other context, it isn’t prayer and produces nothing. The Bible calls these “vain” words.

Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth words without knowledge. (Job 35:16)

But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions. (Mt 6:7)

In plain English, we’d say I’m wasting my time. In reality, I’m wasting it by not praying in faith, and I’m also rehearsing the thing that’s getting on my nerves. This will eventually have an opposite effect. Suddenly, I’m unhappy and bitter and nervous and a thousand other negative things.

Sometimes, our best action is to say nothing at all.

I am annoyed when Christians say, “We should pray for him instead,” when what I feel for that person or situation has nothing to do with good things. I don’t want them to succeed. I certainly am not sitting there thinking, “Promote her, Lord.”

Yes, God loves everyone. Yes, He died for all. Yes, I should be that magnanimous. But I am human and my humanity takes over at times. In those moments of weakness, I am the best person I can be if I simply shut up. By saying nothing, I keep the devil from working in me, and, at the same time, I’m not lying to you, to others, or to God.

Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. (Ps 51:10)

I move on. I put the unhappiness aside, and I pray instead (later, when my head is clear) for my own heart to soften so that I can pray as I should. Similarly, I don’t condemn others who, like me, can’t pray for someone I feel led to help.

I may have a heart for sex abuse victims or orphaned children or rural villages in “Upper Slobobia” (a fictional town my mother referred to frequently in my youth), but you may be called to pray and believe for something else. There isn’t anything wrong with either one, as long as we are both with clean hearts full of faith and not simply trying to spit out something positive for someone we actually find morally reprehensible.

For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. (Heb 4:15)

Think of Jesus, instead, who did the right thing when facing the worst people, and knows better than all of us how to stare someone distasteful in the eye and not blink. Even better, He died for their sins, only hours after they condemned Him. But notice, without defending Himself. He was silent.

There’s great power in that if we will apply it.

And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. (Jn 8:4-8)

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Suzanne D. Williams
Florida, USA

A Note To My Readers

Dear Readers, I was in the path of Hurricane Irma. I still do not have power at home and so am living a bit like a refugee. I have ...