Invitation: An Annual Momentous Occasion


Dear Friends,

I felt compelled to share this momentous occasion to all of you.

Christ asked us to remember him on this official day of His death, Nisan 14, which falls on April 11 after sundown. A sacrifice of love for all of us, and will be celebrated worldwide. No collections. Just enjoy this special moment.

Why not come, you and your family, for one hour in honor of Christ who loved us so much he was willing to die for us to redeem what was lost– perfection and everlasting life under God’s righteous rule.

Warm regards,

J. Hale Turner❤️🙏🏾


Oh I just love puzzles!!!❤️❤️❤️

MAXINE BILLINGS, Photographer & Author

CAMELLIAS (WET) 14 (NF).jpgI’m currently seeking serious puzzle lovers who would like to enter a drawing for a FREE 252-piece puzzle of my “Regal Camellia” pictured above. Shipping is also free to any U. S. address.


I love photographing God’s awesome natural creation so much that I want to give this beautiful puzzle to someone who will really appreciate it. So, if you are a serious puzzle lover, all you have to do is respond in the affirmative to this post before 3:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, March 26, 2017.

A drawing of the names of everyone who entered will determine who the winner is. HAPPY PLAYING!

From my heart to yours !

Maxine 🙂

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Just as my buddies, Miss Maxine and Avery share, “Bullying is NOT cool.” I hope you folks get a chance to read Miss Annette Smith’s book, NYRA’S BULLY. It’s awesome!

Your Pal,

Joseph Land, Spokeskid for Literacy and Against Bullying

MAXINE BILLINGS, Photographer & Author

avery-nyrahs-bullyThis little cutie is my three-year-old niece Avery! She is posing here with the newest release from our friend Annette Bentley Smith. As you can see from the expression on her face, she does not like it when anyone is bullied. She takes the matter very seriously and agrees with Mrs. Smith that we should be friends instead of bullies.

Have you read Nyrah’s Bully, Mrs. Smith’s new release? nyrahs-bully-front-2If not, why not purchase copies for yourself and a special someone? Available now in Kindle edition and paperback. Five-star reviews!

From my and Avery’s hearts ❤ ❤ to yours !


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Beautiful truth by a humble yet inspiring writer. Ms. Reyes, thank you. ❤️

Cynthia Reyes - Author

It’s November, the month when many writers write.

Not me.

I’m not working on the next book, not writing my blog, not even journal-ing every day.


In typical Cynthia fashion, I had a good stretch of days some weeks ago and was so thankful for it, I tried to do too much.

Ignored the warning signs. Committed other rampant acts of mindless-ness.

The bad pain came, then the flu. And throughout it all, the bloody nightmares whenever I slept long enough.

But pushing myself, as my therapist and journals remind me, is how I’ve come this far.

And I’m pushing again.


Twice a week now, I lead very small groups of individuals who are writing their memoirs.

None is a professional or even an experienced writer. But they are bright, interesting, mature people.

Some of their stories are painful to write, I know. But what a joy for…

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I’m just SO proud of my sister, Paula, who has autism and whose work has been highly commended for her colorful paintings. Maxine Billings, a dear friend and photographer, shared my sister’s work with and was amazed at the positive response.

In the near future we hope to introduce more of Paula’s large collection on canvas and attire. Many thanks to all our supporters and special thanks to Maxine Billings for testing the waters with faith. ❤️