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I am an Ordained Minister, a Shaman, a Reiki Master Teacher, an Aromatherapist, a Massage Therapist, an Herbalist in training, & a Crystal Healer in training! I am also a Writer! I am one of the Neo- Celí Dé (a form of Celtic christian mysticism based on original early Christianity, & certain Celtic philosophies, perspectives, & certain Druidic elements). I am also a proud member of Clan MacKay. NO PARTIES, JUST PATRIOTISM!

These are a few of my favorite things!;

  • The Harry Potter series! both the movies and the books by J.K. Rowling!
  • Twilight book saga, and movie series by Stephanie Meyer's!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Fat Chance Blog Tour




 The O'Raven Chronicles is proud to host this blog tour stop post for the Fat Chance Blog Tour in conjunction with the tour host TTC & B2B tours....


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Author Spot-light;

Brandi Kennedy




About The Author:


Brandi Kennedy is a romance novelist whose work centers on the contemporary set, sometimes with a playful twist of this or that as she toys with bits and pieces of other genres. She is the author of To Love A Selkie, which is a tragic romance with a twist of the fantasy element. She is also the author of the Kingsley Series, which is entirely contemporary and focuses on the romantic happenings of the fictional Kingsley family.

A woman of varied interests, Brandi loves photography, music of all kinds, knitting, crochet, and of course, mothering her two young daughters. Currently, she finds her home in the heart of Knoxville, Tennessee, among the mountains and the members of her extended family.


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Book Spot-light;






Fat Chance, book one of the Kingsley Series -      Synopsis:

Meet Cassaundra Keaton, an adult orphan raised in the foster system. She's overweight and struggling to survive in a world that makes her feel like she can never fit in. Follow her journey as she learns to trust and love herself, and watch her grow as she finds love. But will an issue from her past rise up to ruin her new life?


Fat Chance Excerpt;

"It has to happen at some point," my inner confidence argues. "Screw it, take a chance."
"You know what? Actually, I'd like that," I laugh, watching Drew's mouth fall open in surprise. Taking his hand, I lead him to the bathroom.
  "You sure about this?" he asks.
  "Yeah," I answer, turning to look at him. "Are you?"
  Drew drops my hand, and for a split second, I'm afraid he was just teasing about the shower. Then he shuts the bathroom door, kicks off his shoes, and grins. "Oh no," he says, spreading his arms wide. "I can't seem to undress without help."
  "Ha! You didn't even try!" Heat fills my face. I've never stripped anyone but myself before.
  "And risk injuring myself more?" He shakes his head. "I think I'm going to have to report you to the nursing board, Miss Keaton."
  Just do it. You can't live in fear.
  "Well, we can't have that, now can we? Surely, sir, there must be something I can do to appease your temper," I tease, placing a hand gently on his chest, looking up at him as innocently as possible.
  His breath catches, his eyes widening. "Well, I'm sure if you try really hard, we can think of something."
  It takes us forever to get him out of his shirt, both of us in turn laughing and groaning as we figure out how to get the shirt off without hurting him. Catching sight of the healing incisions on his chest, I look up at him.
  "Can you get those wet?"
  "Yep, sure can. They're glued or something, so I'm good as long as I'm not stressing the glue. Water is fine," he assures me, reaching out to slowly lift the hem of my yoga top.
  "Oh," I whisper, heat beginning to leave my face and pool instead between my thighs, as he steps back with my shirt in his hands, taking in my ugly sport bra, struggling to keep control of my breasts.
  "Does that work?" he asks quietly, lifting my chin and urging me to meet his eyes.
  "The, um, the bra?" I ask stupidly.
  "Yeah. Does it help in your classes? Because it doesn't look comfortable." He reaches toward me again, flicking one of the many hook closures down the front. It pops open easily, leaving the bra with a "v" neck appearance.
  "Um, it helps, some," I answer, blushing as he flicks another hook open. He works his way down the front of the bra, and though the fabric spreads, it doesn't fall away. I swallow, gasping, standing helplessly as he cups my breasts, spreading the bra with his fingers until it suddenly springs free.

                                                                                          ~





Prescription For Love, book two of the Kingsley Series - Tag line:

In Prescription For Love, follow Cameron Kingsley's journey from personal tragedy to love and, finally, trust.


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The Kingsley Series

Fat Chance, Book One
Coming soon, Prescription For Love, Book Two





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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

3 Things 1 Needs in Life...a modern day triad teaching;

I was flipping through T.V. channels and found myself watching this show called L.A. Shrinks and one of the female therapists on the show spoke of something she lives by...something that her father always told her growing up. He said something that I find to be real, true, simple, and profound....a modern day triad teaching; 

He said "There are Three Things one needs in life...

                                                           SOMETHING 
        TO
      LOVE,








                                                                       
                                                                           ~    




 SOMETHING 
         TO
         DO,







~
and



SOMETHING                                         TO                                                     LOOK FORWARD TO"!







~
That statement is one of the best pieces of human wisdom I have ever heard!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

A sermon I heard on Ego;



This post is the precursor for a blog I intend to write on Baptism at a later time…

Recently I went with a friend to witness her baptism and the preacher presented a sermon whose message was all about people who are dependent on other peoples approval. Though I personally don’t suffer from that issue I know many who do.  If I depended on other peoples approval I would personally just have to lay down and die because I will never get the approval of others. I never have and I never will be approved of by most people. So I learned at a really early age that there were only two opinions that mattered; God’s and Mine. The message was the last part of a four part series on issues with “Ego” and was entitled Altar Ego…no it isn’t spelled wrong; it is rather a great play on words for those Followers of Christ in the know. 



























He did something better than most preachers I have ever encountered and I have encountered many. He used the verses of scripture which inspired his message in a sequence that was utilized in such a way as to paint a picture, a descriptive road map that beautifully illustrated what he was teaching.

His major point was this;
Live from the approval of God instead of for the approval of people

These are the verses he used in his sermon;

1st Thessalonians 2:4
But as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who tests our hearts.


2nd Corinthians 5:17
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here!

Or in Christ, that person is a new creation.


Ephesians 1:7
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace


Romans 8:37
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.


Ephesians 2:10
10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.


Matthew 5:14
14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.




Romans 8:11
11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of  his Spirit who lives in you.

Some manuscripts it reads; bodies through


Romans 8:17
17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.


2nd Corinthians 5:20, 21
20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin[a] for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Or be a sin offering


Romans 1:7
To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
Or  To all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 12:1,2
12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.


  

It doesn’t matter what other say about me, it matters what God thinks about me.







Other messages in this series;
The need for control
Right to be offended
Feelings of inadequacy

His New message is;
New life in Christ



On top of hearing this message I had the profound privilege to witness my friend be baptized fully into her faith tradition. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my friend Samantha for inviting me to be with her on her special night. It is moments like that, which remind me how blessed I truly am to be on this path.






















In the christian tradition we become a new creature through baptism in The Spirit of Christ. 
















So what I want to end this post with is that after the cleansing of baptism we need to take a good long hard look in the mirror and change our ways. 




It's not like I am a huge Michael Jackson fan, but I think in this case he summed it up really well, and so I leave you with his words...





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