Wednesday, August 3, 2016

DAILY SPIRITUALS...WHEN YOU NEED A GENTLE LIFT....

Hardships have hit all of us from time-to-time...

But how to handle them? Situations often become overwhelming. 

Life is stressful. 

Ask anyone. 

Going about my day, I often see pinched faces. I hear rude remarks. People who rush and bump into innocent standers-by, without even a customary, "excuse me." 

If they would only stop. For just a moment... and breathe. 

Listen to the chirping birds. Watch a child at play in the park. Or, just walk out your front door and admire the beauty of a single bud, fighting it's way through the cracked pavement.

But sadly, they don't. Always on the move. These tunnel-visioned people scurry through their day barely making eye contact with a single soul.

If only there was an alternative. These aren't bad people. Just lost. Perhaps they have forgotten their spiritual side. Too busy to remember there is a point to life. Not just existing, but LIVING.

For those times when we all need a spiritual lift, we can soon turn to view the subtle beauty of the May bush gracing the cover of Lynda R Young's daily devotional....



So peaceful. So simple. So lovely.

Lynda has created a truly inspiration way to get back in touch with our spiritual side. When stress becomes overwhelming, why not spend a few quality moments with God.

Thank you Lynda for sharing you stunning new cover with us. The release day is only in a few short months...

Release date: October 18th, 2016
Published by Freedom Fox Press

If you would like to learn more about Lynda and her writing please drop by her blog... 

You can also find her at these links, too... 


Lynda is also heavily involved with the Insecure Writers Support Group. The amazing monthly posts of talented writers trying to relieve anxiety and stress. Why not drop by Alex J. Cavanaugh's blog and sign up. AND, while you are there, drop by some of the blog sites and become inspired.

Have a wonderful day everyone!

39 comments:

  1. Big congratulations to Lynda! We should all spend a few moments each day with God.

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  2. Read it all at once and trust me, you'll get one heck of a boost.

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  3. Wow, Michael, that's such a beautiful post. Thank you so very much for the time you spent crafting it and sharing it with everyone. You are AWESOME!!!

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  4. So true, Michael, so true. And so well written!!!

    Congratulations to Lynda!!!!

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  5. Hi Michael - I couldn't agree more ... I love the cover to Lyn's book. I'm sure the Spirituals will help many ...

    ... and if only we could go through life: thinking ... and just not battering on - as you say smile, think of others ... be kind -

    Life is never easy ... but we can get through by helping ourselves and others - cheers Hilary

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  6. Truly a lovely cover, Lynda. Nice review, Michael. I'm so blessed to be able to sit on my back porch each morning and watch daddy cardinal feed his babies.

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  7. I love the idea of Lynda's book because we do need to be uplifted, especially nowadays. Congrats to Lynda!!!

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  8. Love Lynda's cover!!
    Just breathe - such fabulous advice - and so difficult for many to heed. Enjoy your day Michael :)

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  9. Hi Michael, I love Lynda's cover. We all need to be uplifted, motivated and get in touch with our spiritual side.

    How is your writing going, Michael?

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  10. Lovely. We all need help remembering to slow down and look up.

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  11. Michael, you are so good at expressing emotions. Great promotion for Lynda's novel.

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  12. I liked your "tunnel-visioned people" phrase. Excellent. Congratulations to Lynda on her new book.

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  13. So many people are so busy and one-tracked, they don't have time for anything or anyone else. Those kinds of people might benefit from completely unplugging for awhile, and see what life is like when there's a slower pace and they're forced to interact with others on more than a cursory level.

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  14. A good reminder. We do get to carried away in our own crazy. Usually I use my early morning to remember, but some days start so fast with so much to do... Maybe we just need to take away technology in order to slow down, eh?

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  15. It is sad that so many people these days lack common courtesy or life skills. I'm looking forward to reading this devotional book!

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  16. Congrats Lynda! I'm afraid I'm one of those tunnel vision people that gets wrapped up in my own stressors. It's something I work on constantly as I try to remember the big picture.

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  17. You're so right, Michael. We need to pay attention to people around us.
    Congrats to Linda on her upcoming book.

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  18. What a beautiful post, Michael. Thank you for sharing with us.

    Love,
    Janie

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  19. Congrats Lynda and yes Michael, too many people are just existing. They're indeed not bad people at all.

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  20. Very nice post, Michael. Lynda's book sounds great. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Beautiful words, Mr. Blurb King!

    Congrats to Lynda! Spiritual sustenance is important, especially in this fast-paced, instant gratification and stressful world we live in.
    We can all benefit from a devotional of this calibre...

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  22. Linda's book is coming at a very good time in this world. I second Michelle's crowning of you as Blurb King!

    I know you didn't technically ask my avialability, buuut, after next weeks things should open up for me. I'll be handing in a big work project AND getting kiddo #1 back to campus, so last part of August is looking good for a trip to the city. :)

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  23. That was beautiful Michael; and Congrats Lynda. What an amazing idea for a book. I've read spirituals before and loved them. Wishing you much success.

    Michael; I did not manage to post for IWSG; left my power cord at a hotel and couldn't replace it for a couple days. The time is well past, and I am too stressed with packed schedule I suddenly have to get to visiting everyone. But, I wanted to say thanks for the critique, and wish you well with all your upcoming projects.

    Have an awesome month Michael and Lynda :)

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  24. Truly inspirational. Holding on to my faith has helped me get through many a difficult situation. Blessings.

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  25. Beautiful intro as usual, Michael. Bet of luck to Linda!

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  26. I Love that cover!
    Congratulations, Lynda.

    Hi, Michael. :)

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  27. If we all took more time each day to stop and breath, enjoy our surroundings and slow down I truly believe we would have a happier place to live. :) Great post!
    ~Jess

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  28. breathe, not breath. :) I love how I see those errors the minute it is publishing. :)

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  29. If only we could all live in the moment, Michael. Our next breath is all we have. We should appreciate it more. It's sad when people need to have a health crisis or even a near-death experience to appreciate the gift of life. Somehow I learned that lesson early, so have had a joyful life so far.
    Lyn's devotional will be awesome. Thanks for your beautiful introduction.

    Sorry I'm late getting around the posts, but can I just say 'sawdust' 'hammers' 'paint fumes'? You get me!!

    Denise :-)

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  30. wow. that was so inspiring and moving! i know it's been a while since i've been over here, but i picked a great day to visit! i haven't been to lynda's blog in a while either - i will go there next.

    i agree - everyone stop wandering around with your phone in your face and fill your heart with natural beauty and kindness!!

    hope things are well with you, buddy! keep smiling, it's contagious!

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  31. Love the idea of a devotional book. I had one for many years that was always a source of peace, inspiration, and comfort. I sent it to my terminal uncle when I heard he was ill. Now I have a book of Baha'i prayers that are the same. Such a great idea for as a gift, for anyone. Congratulations, Lynda!
    Again, Michael, a beautiful introduction!!!

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  32. I just love the title and the cover of Lynda's book. Just perfect for her genre. Thanks for supporting her, Michael! :)
    (And thanks for wishing me well during my illness. I'm feeling a bit better now.)

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  33. Hi Michael! I really admire your optimistic outlook! It's a much healthier way to live. Congrats to Lynda on her new book!

    Julie

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  34. Continued CONGRATS to Lynda, and what a great intro, Michael! I actually got a little teary, thinking about people living their lives, existing but not really living. Best wishes for Lyn's book!!!

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  35. Hey Michael,

    First of all, hearty congrats to Lynda. A thoughtful intro. We all must take time out and observe all the magic that's right in front. If only we took the time.

    A peaceful, positive weekend to you, my fine friend.

    Gary

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  36. Congrats to Lynda!!!
    Hope you have an awesome weekend!

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  37. Love your way of introducing us to Lynda's book, Michael! This one's definitely going on my wishlist.
    I have to admit that I find it easier to stop and smell the roses more often here in Switzerland. I was getting a wee bit bogged down in Montreal by the endless cold and masses of construction projects going on downtown where I worked...

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  38. So true. When you're scurrying here and there, you miss so much of your life. Lovely intro to Lynda's book. Congratulations to you and to her.

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  39. Congratulations, Lynda! Great post. She deserves it. :)

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