Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Please, Help Us.

     For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: Eph. 5:8


I had a dream about human trafficking last night. I woke up resolved to do something. Ya'll, Jesus said to be Lights. Let's.





The characters in this story are purely fictional. Although, so many cases like these are happening in the world today.
Please, help us.
   Hi. I’m 8 years old. Like most little girls I don’t play with dolls or eat way too much sugar. I don’t cuddle on my daddy’s lap and my momma doesn’t do my hair.

Why? Because I’m a victim to human trafficking. 

I’m not like most girls my age, I don’t have that simple innocence about my age. I was exposed to things that normal eight year old girls haven't been.

I’m older beyond my years.

   Hi. I’m a 11 year old boy. I’m not like most boys my age, I don’t run and play all the time. I don’t have loads of energy and dream-well yeah, I do dream a lot about hunting and getting away from this. I’m so hurt and messed up. 

Why? Because I’m a victim to human trafficking.

   Hi. I’m a 14 year old girl. I didn’t start high school and I can’t look forward to all the new friends I’ll make. I didn't get my first phone a year ago and I don’t post cute pictures on Instagram. My life is a living hell. 

Why? Because I’m a victim to human trafficking.

   Hi. I’m a 18 year old girl. I did go to high school and the first two years were great. I did have friends, I had fun, I felt free. But the other two years weren’t so well. He stole my heart and lied to me. Now I don’t know if I’ll ever find a way out. I’m so dead inside. 

 Why? Because I’m a victim to human trafficking.

   Hi. I’m a 21 year old man. I didn’t have the pride swelling up inside me when I turned such an important age. I didn’t have my mom and dad telling me they were proud of me. I wanted to be happy but the life my mom had trapped me into when I was just a little boy made it impossible. 

Why? Because I’m a human trafficking victim.


   We need your help. Yes. You.

   You may wonder what you can do, you might be young and don’t have a lot of means.

 But you can do something.

 What?

   You can donate money to organizations and get involved with them. You can spread the word. How? So many people have talents. Raise awareness. Sing songs. Write books and articles. Use your voice. Use the social media you do have. Be aware yourself.

   And mostly importantly. Pray. For. Us. Pray for our peace and comfort. Pray for our deliverance. Pray that Jesus will wrap His loving, graceful arms around us. Pray that through this all we can learn to trust in a God that won’t let go. 

   We need your help? Will you give it?

   Millions are being trafficked every day, many times a day. Please. Let’s stand against this.

   “You can choose to turn and walk away, but you can never again say that you did not know.”

William Wilberforce


   Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.
                            

                                                Hebrews. 13:3

Monday, November 20, 2017

It's a Choice Delay


But ye have not so learned Christ;
 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:
 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Eph. 4:20-4


Hello friends!! I want to first say, Jesus is amazing! And know His grace reaches to the hurting. You may feel utterly alone but you're not for He is with you, And, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. (Matt. 28:20.) You may feel like no one knows how you feel but Jesus does.I encourage you to get acquainted with the One who felt everything you are feeling on the cross but Who also nailed it to the Cross so you don't have to carry it anymore! And. That's. Amazing!

 K, so next I want to say a huge thank you for you that read  It's a Choice!! It means a lot and I'm so glad ya'll are enjoying the story!!! You're comments and enthusiasm means so much!!
And I'm also sorry I haven't posted a part in awhile! I've been working on a project and it's taken me away from that. It may be after the New Year until I get another part to ya'll, but I miss writing so much It may be sooner lol! We'll see what Jesus leads!
Thanks for your patience, ya'll are the best, and Know Jesus loves you! 

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Phil. 4:6-8

Friday, November 17, 2017

Giveaway Winner

     Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12


 So sorry that I didn't announce this sooner but as I'm sure a lot of you know the giveaway winner for The Light is..... drummm roolllllll.......

 Grace H.!!!! CONGRATULATIONS GRACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!😊😊😊😊😊 You'll receive your signed copy asap!!!

Thanks to everyone who entered and if you still want the book you can get it Here or if you want a personally signed copy by the author just comment below and I'll direct to Chloe Madrassah!!


God Bless and keep serving Jesus with all your heart!!! He loves you and died for YOU!!!




Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?

John 11:40 

Friday, November 3, 2017

The Light Blog Tour: Day One

 
















Chloe Hadassah is a Christian gal who strives to live for her Jesus. This is her first published book and the hopes it touches those who read it! God Bless!



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    Hey! Ya'll, let me just say, our Jesus is AMAZING!!!!! Hallelujah!!!!! Soooo..... Today I have something really exciting for ya'll!!! I get the honor (and I sorta told Chloe that I would be this way) of kicking off the The Light Blog Tour!!! 

   So we have exciting things planned for today!! Starting off with.... drum roll... A short CHARACTER INTERVIEW with The Light's main character... Lorraine Zimmerman!

   After the interview stay tuned for a giveaway, a list of the other tour dates, and the author's info!!!!!!

  So without further ado... Let's talk to Lorraine!!!





























   This Redeemed Girl: Hey Lorraine, thanks so much for joining us. Do you go by Lori or just Lorraine?

   Lorraine: Hi, thank you for having me! Actually, almost everyone calls me Lori, but I'd rather be called Lorraine, really! (I think people have forgotten that my full name is Lorraine and not Lori! lol).

   This Redeemed Girl: Okay, cool. So do you mind telling us a little about yourself?

   Lorraine: Sure...my life has been full of so much. If you had seen me over eleven years ago, you probably wouldn't believe that I was the same girl. I had a terrible life growing up, abuse, rejection and no love in my house. But now...well, all that's changed. 

   This Redeemed Girl: Wow... So that would be so hard to cope with? How in the world did you do it?

   Lorraine: Yes, it is hard for people to cope with that kind of situation. I don't think I coped with it that well. I became bitter and blamed everyone else for what was wrong. In all honesty, the way I lived with it was...my heart held hate.

   This Redeemed Girl: So the back of the book states you saw a light and glimmer of hope? What do you think this, this light is?


   Lorraine: At first all I saw was a light...and I just knew that it was something that could make my life better. I honestly didn't know what it was when I saw it. I just knew that I wanted it.

   This Redeemed Girl: Oh... So like how did you see a light in someone's eyes?

   Lorraine: Well...haha, I just simply saw it! I just looked up and there was this light shining out. 

   This Redeemed Girl: Do you think you'll ever discover what this light is?

   Lorraine: I...waited for it for awhile, but...it wasn't offered to me. We'll just have to wait and see....

   This Redeemed Girl: Well, Lorraine, I certainly hope it all works out for you! 

   Lorraine: Thank you, so do I!

   This Redeemed Girl: Thank you, So much for joining here on this interview and have a blessed day!

   Lorraine: Of course, I was happy to do it!






   Alright, so now it's time for the giveaway of the soon to be released book, The Light!!!













 


   So the the Giveaway last until the release date of The Light, November 9th!! The winner will receive an autographed copy of the book by the author herself!! 

   The winner will be announced Nov. 9th on the Author's, Chloe's Blog and here!!

   Okay, to enter simply comment your favorite book and then you'll be enter in for a random drawing!!!!

   And if you're interested be sure to purchase The Light on Chloe's web (below) when it releases November 9th and on Amazon!!


 Thank you for reading this!!! Don't forgot to read all the info below and follow Chloe's sights!!!!


GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP FOLLOWING JESUS!!!!!





Chloe's sights:


Instagram author account- @jesuswriting



THE LIGHT BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE:

November 4th- http://thisredeemedgirl16.blogspot.com/  …Exciting fun and the very first GIVEAWAY of The Light!

November 5th- http://heresclo.blogspot.com/   …Meet a character from The Light!

November 6th- http://jesusisworthitall.weebly.com/  …Author interview!

November 7th- http://kindredspirits16.blogspot.com/  …A snippet from The Light!

November 8th- https://dorancreations.wordpress.com/  …Author interview!

November 9th- http://heresclo.blogspot.com/  …A BLOG PARTY! (6 p.m. CST) 




Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 5:16 







  









   

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Blog Tour

 And they remembered His Words. Luke 24:8

 Hey!! I have some Exciting news!!! My sister Chloe is releasing her first book Nov. 9th, 2017!!!!!🎉🎉🎉👊👊 Yay!!!!😊😊 And I have some more exciting news!!!!  She's having a blog tour!!! November 4th -9th!!! So if you're a blogger and interested head over to her blog heresclo.blogspot.com and check out the post about it!!! Dates 5th, 7th, and 8th still need to be filled!!!! Thanks and God Bless!!!!!

But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. Mathew 19:26

Thursday, October 19, 2017

It's a Choice Pt. 7- Blog Book

To God Be all The Glory!! And Thanks to YOU, my faithful readers!! Comment below your favorite part from this chapter!! God's Blessings!

Chapter 7


   The next day
  

   “Lizzie, I thought of one more thing for you to pick up from town for me?” Mrs. Tyson called out as she busily cleaned up the breakfast dishes. “I need some white thread. Betsy tore her Sunday white shirt and I need to get it fixed before Sunday.
 “Okay, Ma.” Lizzie called out from her bedroom where she was retrieving her gun and hostler.
 She was soon in the kitchen. “Anything else before I go?”
 “No, dear. You be careful.” Ma paused from her work and cocked her head at her daughter. “Honey, are you sure you’re okay? You look tired too.”
 Lizzie forced a smile, despite the anxiety she felt. She felt so embarrassed to have to send Sam away last night…But she knew she had done the right thing.
 “Yeah, Ma. I did cry last night though.”
 “Aww, honey, why?”
 Lizzie shrugged, her emotions high. “I don’t know.” Her voice was shaky. “It’s kinda embarrassing. And it was really hard to do. I feel like I did a terrible job. And I’m still upset about that dream.” Lizzie had told her whole family about her dream early the day before.
 Mrs. Tyson closed the distance between them and took Lizzie into her arms.
 Lizzie sighed as her mother hugged her.
 When they pulled away, compassion shown in her ma’s eyes. “Lizzie.” She took her hands. “I just know God is going to bring a man that you’ll fall so in love with that you’ll laugh when you think of Sam.”
 Lizzie laughed through tears that were forming in her eyes. “Thanks, Momma. You’re right.”
 They both laughed and hugged again; tears in their eyes.


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   Lexie felt complete anger as her pa laid bleeding away from a stomach shot. The straw under him was stained from blood.
 Lexie never cared about her pa much…but as he lay dying she found that she didn’t want him to go.
 He had brought her out of boredom and trained her to shoot.
 He didn’t deserve to be dying.
 “Ya boys get on out. I want to talk to Lexie before-before I go.”
 The boys just stood there. Tim had a slight frown on his face. Lexie knew he cared some.
 Clyde stood looking completely unmoved.
 Lexie felt like she could just lash out and smack him right in the face. And that surprised her.
 Her pa cursed. “Get on out, ‘fore I shoot you all.”
 Tim turned and started walking out, his hands on his waist. Clyde spit before looking smart alecky at them and then he left, his rifle slung over his shoulder.
 Lexie, who was already kneeling beside her pa, looked at him more earnestly. Why would he want to talk to her alone?
 “Lexie, I’m proud of ya. Ya turned out real fine. You’d make any pa proud. Now yer brothers, they ain’t no good. Clyde’ll think he’s boss now, but Lexie, ya show ‘em…” His breathing thinned and Lexie knew his last breath was near. “Ya…show ‘em.”
 Then he was gone.
 Lexie looked up, anger building up inside her. All she wanted to do was go and kill that marshal that had taken her father’s life. And that surprised her more than wanting to smack Clyde.

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 The barn door creaked behind Lexie as she slowly walked out of the barn.
 She felt half numb and still angry.
 Spit from Clyde landed in front of her feet.
 She looked up, anger flashing in her eyes.
 Tim lowered his head.
 “Pa’s dead, I suppose.” Clyde blurted out.
 Lexie didn’t bother answering but instead said, “That marshal has to die.”
 “I know, I know.” Clyde nodded. “We take avenge on our own. Tim and me gonna be pulling out of here anyway, too many robberies around here lately. We need to go somewhere we can spend some of this money.”
 Lexie folded her arms. “I suppose you think you’re the boss now?”
 Clyde smirked and tilted his head slightly backwards. “I’m the oldest. Tim don’t object. What’s it mean to you anyway?”
 “What do you mean?”
 “It’s not like you’re going with us.”
 “And why not, pa made me apart of this group?”
 Clyde was silent a moment before he slowly begin to laugh. “Well, I happen to think you ain’t worth much of anything and I don’t want your stinkin’ hide around.”
 Lexie glared. “I can prove myself.”
 They glared into each other’s eyes a long, hard moment.
 “But let’s not worry about that now, let’s just figure out how to kill the marshal and then we’ll settle my rights. Agreed?” Lexie’s eyes held an angry spark to them.
 Clyde removed his rifle from his shoulder and checked the chamber. He snapped it closed and cocked it. He looked at her with hatred in his eyes. “Agreed.”


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 The butterflies of embarrassment still stuck with Lizzie as she pulled the wagon to a stop in front of Jensontown’s only General Store.
 She tied the reigns around the brake and hopped off the wagon. She then paused, the numbness of the whole ‘turning Sam down’ incident made her slow of moving. Crawling under a warm blanket and sleeping sounded really good right now.
 The whole way to town thoughts of last night plagued her mind. She was sick over it.
 She felt so bad to have to turn Sam down…Maybe she had done wrong… But, then, she reminded herself that she had done right. She was waiting to let a man call that she was interested in pursuing a deeper relationship with, not just letting a man call so she wouldn’t end up unmarried at a certain age.
 “Oh, God, please help me!” She whispered and then quoted John 14:27. “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
 Peace flooded through her being and she prayed some more in the Spirit.
 Then, with God’s peace in her heart, she took a deep breath and walked into the store, a smile on her face.
 But her smile faded when she saw Kora and her friends, Tammy and Susan, in the store.
 Kora cast a quick glance her way then whispered something to Tammy. Susan huddled in to listen.
 Lizzie could only guess what they were talking about.
 She felt ready to set down and bawl but instead walked forward to Mr. Sims to make her order.
 Mr. Sims looked at her like she had two heads as he said, “Mornin’, Miss Lizzie. How can I help you?”
 Lizzie frowned but handed him the supply list. “I’ll need this filled.” She stated.
 He examined the list. “Uh, huh.” He cast another funny look at her then turned to fill the order.
 Lizzie felt sick again as she turned from the counter. She mumbled John 14:17 to herself again.
 Kora continued to whisper and cast questioning looks her way.
 I guess Sam blabs his business to everyone.
 Deciding she couldn’t say in the store with all this, she began to walk for the door. She’d just go see her Pa at the office.
 The girls walked forward and blocked her way.
 She stopped in her tracks.
 Kora cleared her throat and the other girls lowered their heads. “Um, Lizzie dear, is it true?”
 Lizzie felt desperate to get away. “Is what true?”
 “That you kicked Sam Bailey out of your house last night?” Kora asked with a soft, medaling voice.
 Lizzie felt stunned and angry. “No, that’s not the way it happened.”
 “Ha!” Tammy blurted out, her and Susan now looking up. “So you don’t deny it?”
 “No, I didn’t say that-I just said that-”
 “Lizzie, dear, it seems to me if you had a good chance to get married you would! Sam’s a nice man.” Susan added to the conversation.
 Before Lizzie could answer Kora spoke. “And your pa sending him on his way with a gun, how terribly rude.”
 Lizzie’s eyes widened, more anger mounting. “That. Is. Not. The. Way. It. Happened.” Her breathing was short with anger. “And my pa never made him leave with a gun.”
 “Oh, then suppose you tell us what did happen?” Kora said in an offended tone.
 “Sam came to call and my parents left it strictly up to me and I said no. I-I-told him I was waiting for who God had for me. And then-then, well, he just stood there staring and pa just asked him if there was anything else he wanted. Pa didn’t shove him out the door-with-with a gun!” Lizzie dropped her hands to her side.
 They all just stared at her. She could feel the eyes of Mr. Sims on her too.
 It was terribly awkward.
 “I believe Sam. He’s a good man and didn’t deserve what you did to him.” Kora announced her opinion.
 “But I didn’t do what he said. I just told him how I felt and even apologized for it. He’s lying!”
 “That’s not what Sam said.” Susan folded her arms. “He said you were very rude, said you were too good for him, and said you were waiting for God to deliver a man right to your doorstep.”
 “Oh, Lizzie, how foolish.” Tammy scolded.
 “Any woman who would let Sam court her and marry her is quite fortunate; your ideas are quite silly.” Kora said.
 Lizzie looked at them all with wide eyes.
 “Everything okay here, girls?”
 Lizzie looked past the girls. They all turned toward the voice.
 Pa stood there, questioning in his eyes. Lizzie hadn’t even noticed him coming up.
 “Why sure, Sherriff.” Kora replied nervously. “We were just having a lovely chat with your daughter.”
 Pa slowly nodded. “Nice.” He looked past them to Lizzie. “Liz, you wanna come over to the office for awhile?”
 Lizzie swallowed and looked at all the girls before walking past them and out the store, heading straight for the sheriff’s office.
 Pa followed.
 Lizzie walked into the office and slammed the door behind her. Pa reopened it and stepped in, closing it gently.
 She folded her arms, breathing heavily with all the anger.
 Pa walked up behind her.
 “Liz, don’t pay ‘em no mind, honey. They’re just busybodies with nothing to do but make up stories and gossip about other people.”
 Lizzie bit her bottom lip, anger mixing with hurt. How could Sam lie like that? How could they spread that rumor around about her?
 Pa placed his hands on her shoulders. “It’s okay. It’s okay to cry.”
 Tears filled Lizzie’s eyes; she couldn’t hold it back as she burst into tears.
 Pa turned her around and pulled her into his arms, stroking her hair.


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 “Pa’s dead. You boys could turn yourself in. Probably even manage not to hang. Spend some years in prison and get out. Please.” Jake pleaded, standing in the kitchen of their cabin.
 What remained of the rest of the Jackson gang was sitting, all with their arms fold.
 Lexie sat in the corner. Confused and hurt. She knew the way she felt was wrong. But it seemed like she didn’t care so much about what was right and wrong anymore.
 “Jake, yer a real fool fer sure. We’d hang th’ first chance a fool marshal got.” Clyde shook his head and spit.
 “Maybe not. Ya’ve only robbed, haven’t ya? Then they may not hang ya? Please, boys, don’t keep throwing yer life away like this. Do the right thing, turn yerself in.”
 Clyde rubbed his hand over the butt of his rifle, which sat across his lap. “What then? Spend years on a rock pile, then go dig in the dirt fer a livin’? No thanks. I like robbin’. I like it, Jake.”
 Jake shook his head, his eyes holding the look of tiredness. “Please, Clyde.” He looked to Tim. “Tim.”
 Clyde spit and Tim looked away.
 Jake looked a Lexie. “Lex, ya ain’t goin’ with ‘em, are ya?”
 Lexie stared a long moment. She didn’t know what to do. She was so sure before that she would go, but now she knew it may not be the right thing to do. Fact was, she knew it wasn’t the right thing.
 But what was right was buried under a whole lot of hurt, anger, and frustration.
 “Leave boys, I want to talk to Lex; alone.”
 Clyde cocked his head, chewing on the side of his right cheek. “Ya givin’ me orders, Jake?”
 “GET OUT!” Jake yelled, his face turning red from anger.
 Clyde stared for a few moments; Jake stared as well.
 Clyde laughed, once again shaking his head. He got up and Tim followed him out.
 Jake rushed over to Lexie. He pulled a chair over to her.
 “What’d you do last night? Did you do more than hold the horses?”
 Lexie kept her eyes downward, shame deep inside her.
 “Lex, talk to me! I need to know what happened? Why are ya goin’ with ‘em?”
 “IT’S BETTER THAN ROTTING AWAY!” Her eyes faced his, tears filling them.
 “All I’ve done with my life, Jake, is nothing! Tend to Ma while she was dyin’! Sit around all day with her and then-then when she died all I did was sit around! This is at least something.” Her tears made their way down her cheeks.
 Jake swallowed hard. He took her hand. “Honey, listen, I asked Mikalya to-to marry me. You can come live with us. We’re-we’re gonna get married this Sunday. Please Lexie, don’t-don’t go with ‘em.”
 Lexie shook her head. “No. Ya see, I thought about it, Jake. I’d end up doin’ nothin’ but gardenin’, and maybe sitting on yer front porch lookin’ at those fool trees!”
 “It wouldn’t be like that, you’ve got it all wrong. You’ve been listenin’ to too much of pa and the others. Living on a ranch isn’t borin’ or uneventful. It’s livin’, too.”
 Lexie shook her head. “No, Jake. I’m waitin’ with th’ boys for th’ heat to die off and them I’m goin’ with ‘em to kill th’ marshal.”
 “Lex, do you really think Clyde is gonna just let ya go along? Ya really think that? He doesn’t care, Lex. He’d kill ya ‘fore he puts up with ya. Please, Lex, come with me. There’s a better life for ya. One that Jesus offers. You remember Ma talking about Jesus, teachin’ us ‘bout Him?”
 Lexie pulled her hands away. “Jake, I’ve made up my mind. You go your way, marry Mikalya, and I’ll go my way.”


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 Lizzie cried more tears of hurt on her bed as her mother held her in her arms.
 “I wish I could say somethin’ to make it better, honey. But this is a hurt that only Jesus can heal.”
 “How, how could Sam lie like that-how could Kora…” Her reasoning was lost in more sobs.
 “I know, honey, I know. But God’s The Comforter. And He’ll heal that deep hurt, if you let Him. I promise.”