Way back into the Light

Nomatter how much darkness you are facing, remember that God Is Light and that light always finds a way through the cracks…

The catch !

A woman that doesn’t know her worth, is the perfect catch for a man with low self – esteem…

Thoughts on paper …

Circumstances reveal our true character. Intention redirects the way things unfold. In the end, we become what we are…

You will know them by their fruits…

Matthew 7:15-20 You Will Know Them by Their Fruits. 15 (B)“Beware of false prophets, (C)who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 (D)You will know them by their fruits. (E)Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, (F)every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree…

A spiritual rose

On 11th of June we honor the memory of St. Luke of Simferopol (Crimea) ,a saint of our time and a doctor who performed the first organ transplant which was kept as a secret because of his Christian faith.“The rose does not speak, but puts forth a strong fragrance. We too, should put forth fragrance, pour…

Free Types of Graphic Designs For Authors and Writers

I love to share creative resources for writers and bloggers, especially when they are totally free! Just sign in to your Draft2Digital account, follow the instructions and upload your word doc. Before you hit the publish button , you will be directed to a variety of formatting options. You can choose between Mystery and Thriller,…

Narcizo ~

what speaks to our conscience and can’t be explained, we resent …

The Lion of Judah who conquered the grave

Do you feel the world is broken?(We do)Do you feel the shadows deepen?(We do)But do you know that all the dark won’tStop the light from getting through?(We do)Do you wish that you could see it all made new?We do)Is all creation groaning?(It is)Is a new creation coming?(It is)Is the glory of the Lord to be…

Messages from God

Jesus told the Parable of the Fig Tree—Luke 13:6-9—immediately after reminding His listeners of a tower over the pool of Siloam (John 9:7) which unexpectedly fell and killed eighteen people. The moral of that story is found in Luke 13:3: “Unless you repent, you will likewise perish.” To reiterate this moral, Jesus tells the story of the fig tree, the…

Addicted … {microfiction}

Wherever you run that’s where you will be when you are addicted to running away… Quotes by Elysian Nooks

Imaginary battlefields

Sciamachy : an argument or conflict with an imaginary opponent, a battle against imaginary enemies; fighting your own shadow .

Writing – Character Development

Writing memorable characters will help your audience identify with them. Pantsers or not, we still have to think of our readers and how they view our main characters. When we talk about character development, we refer to the changes that our hero goes through during his journey and how the battles help him/her grow and…

opium + mirror

Opposites attract but souls that resemble, tend to heal each other… quotes by elysιαn nookσ

We worship Thy Passion, O Christ.

Seeing her own lamb being led to the slaughter,Mary, the Ewe, was worn out,and she followed Him with the other women, crying,Whither goest Thou, Child? Why dost Thou travel along so fast?Maybe there is another wedding in Canaand thou art hurrying now to make for them wine out of water?Shall I come with Thee, O…

I can do all things through Jesus Christ!

For what does a man profit,if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?That is something we should not forget.What is the life of a man?A shadow that has gone by; a dream that has passed.What remains? That is what we should look at.What will remain in our hand; what will stay…

The Good Shepherd ~ Jesus Christ

“I am the Good Shepherd. I lay down my life for my sheep. No one takes my life from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have the power to lay it down and the power to take it up again. This command is from My Father.” excerpt from “Passion of…

Passion Week , Holy Week ~ Gospel

Today the Master of Creation stands before Pilate; today the Maker of all things is given up to the Cross, and of His own will He is led as a lamb to the slaughter. He who sent manna in the wilderness is transfixed with nails; His side is pierced, and a sponge with vinegar touches…

Tendency ~ a poem about God’s love

Healing often requires feeling and surrendering to pain, while you are simply asking for relief. You need to locate the center of gravity; a point of reference, a point of balance. A mark. One in the heart. One in the head – and one in the eyes … If you have tried too many times…

Hidden forces {microfiction}

Sometimes you can find the truth hidden in something that seems irrational to the rest of the world… {Στο παράλογο κάθεται κρυμμένη η αλήθεια …} Quotes by Elysian Nooks

Ethical Self Publishing Services

Being a new indie author, usually means you will have to take care by yourself of all of the self-publishing steps. It can be quite intimidating and there are lots of dangers to be aware of. From copyright laws to finding the right editor that will not take advantage of you, to ethical publishing, the…

Most common affiliate marketing mistakes to avoid.

Affiliate marketing programs are a good and enticing way to earn your income. Before you dive into the waters of online affiliate marketing, make sure you pay attention to some common mistakes to avoid failure. 1)You need to work on a niche that is not only profitable but one that you are passionate about. As…

Top 5 Affiliate Programs for Book Bloggers

BookBlogging has become extremely popular during the last decade and for those who are dedicated to reading books and sharing their opinions, can be a source of a steady income. Either you are a book blogger, or you hold a bookstagram or Pinterest account, you can use a mixture of references to influence your audience.Commission…

Top sites to download royalty free music for your art factory

In my previous posts (see links below) , I have given you my top resources and creative outlets, (either you are an author or blogger) for stunning fonts, book covers and book trailers. To match your art, you need a unique music background as well. I will be sharing my favorite go to places for…

Oscar Hahn ~Chilean Poet

I write because of a ghost , because of yesterday, because of today, because I don’t know, because of love, because of the night…. Γράφω επειδή το φάντασμα, επειδή χτες, επειδή σήμερα, επειδή δεν ξέρω, επειδή ο έρωτας , επειδή η νύχτα. (Oscar Hahn, Χιλιανός ποιητής)

Conversations overheard

God has removed certain people from your life for a reason. He Knows things about them that you don’t. Don’t block your blessings by going back to them. Focus on the new chapter of your life!

Oh, Holy Mother

I never knew Love until I finally surrendered in Your arms… In You, my wandering and wounded heart has finally found a home…

Ave Maria ,A blessing in disguise.

A blessing in disguise As you might have noticed, or not, {smiles},I Stayed away from my social media accounts, and my blog has not been active for a while. I would like to apologize for disappearing without letting you know about it.Without sharing too much info, I will sum it up as ‘life happens’! In…

Matters of the heart

Open your eyes … Use your heart a bit more … Photo Credits by @instagram.com/success_in_jesus

Castello Di Duino Poesia finals

Άφηνε πίσω της το μέρος με τα ψηλά τείχη και τα σκοτεινά παράθυρα .Το φως που έλειπε, το σκοτάδι που περίσσευε – έγραφε στα μάτια της .Κάθε εμπόδιο στο ύψος μιας αμαρτίαςνα θυμίζει την τροχιά της ένοχης.Βγήκε από το στενό δρόμο και ξεκίνησε να περπατάει… ζητώντας Άφεση .Ότι είναι πίσω από εμάς μένει πίσω – αλλιώς παραμορφώνει την…

How time management can help you achieve your goals.

Time management and micromanagement are critical when you are multitasking and lacking time. You need to treat time as a currency you can never take back if you spend it carelessly. You can profit a great deal from micromanagement if you understand how to master it.Having poor time management skills can lead to burnout –…

Taking your Bookstagram account to Pinterest, do’s and don’ts.

Do not repin the same pin multiple times, instead enrich your content and work with new images. If you are trying to revamp old pins, make sure your links are still working, create different images, and make some changes in your content’s description. Donot post more than 10 to 30 times per day, it will…

10 low cost and effective ways to promote your book

Promoting your book and marketing your brand name as an author, is something all indie authors have to do for themselves, and it can be challenging or time-consuming. You need to build a strategy before introducing your work to your readers, including a launch team that will help you get the word out there.Here are…

This year, take the challenge

Surviving the Holidays, because 2021 is going to be the year of YOU! Christmas time can be challenging, especially if you are a dreamer. In which case, you are going to face criticism over your choices instead of support. A visionary is a threat because of evoking questions that no one wants to answer. But…

My top Free Outlets ~ The Creative Author

If you are an indie author like me, you will most likely find yourself multitasking. Being a crafty artist requires having access to a variety of resources and tools. Here are my personal favorites! Free formatting tools https://diybookformats.com/ https://reedsy.com/write-a-book https://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Create/b?ie=UTF8&node=18292298011 https://www.draft2digital.com/ Royalty Free Images http://istockphoto.com https://www.canva.com/ https://agoraimages.com/ https://pixabay.com/ https://www.pexels.com/ Editing Video apps ( mini book…

Author networking tips

Aligning you blog’s feed with your GoodRead’s profile and the Amazon Author Central page, can help you engage with bloggers and readers. Whether you are an author or you enjoy writing from time to time , you might feel the need to share your thoughts on a self hosted page, or even create background stories…

THIS AUTUMN, REINVENT YOURSELF!

Now that vacation season is over, we all wonder what our next move is going to be regarding careers, fitness, and well-being. You don’t have to wait until New Year’s Eve to reinvent yourself; a fresh start is just around the corner. Reinventing yourself is not that easy, though; it means stepping out of your…

Exploring my author central page as a marketing tool

So you have made it through the 10th revision of your manuscript, and it is finally going live on Amazon. Your hands are sweaty, you are feeling a bit feverish, and I know why – you have probably sent a few arcs on your team, and now you are waiting to receive your first feedback….

The Creative Indie part 2

In a previous post I gave you my top free outlets for stunning photography for creative designs and more. Let’s admit it, we all search for a beautiful pic to use as a header in our Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram ! Now, it’s time to get you some stunning fonts to match your cover. You…

Two boats for one master

You can’t serve two masters at the same time, God and money. It’s like standing with one feet in one boat and the other in another one. You will eventually drown …

The story of the Scorpion and the Swan

There was a Swan at the edge of a river and a scorpion approached asking the swan if she would kindly give him a ride to the other side of the river on her back. The swan said “no, you are a scorpion, you will sting me and I will die.” The scorpion assured the…

No voice is too small

Even though she had been betrayed too many times, Danae kept on moving. She never forgot those who left her hanging over a cliff, but it was in her nature to keep going, more than she could ever imagine.

The One With The Rumor

The boy held back for a while. “I knew you didn’t have it in you, Chris! You are afraid of the ghost lady, aren’t you?! Oh, how the mighty have fallen!” “Zip it, Dehlia! I’d like to know what you would do if you d see her right in front of you. Sure, you are…

The Portrait, by Evelyn Chartres. Book Review.

“Better to be a rose if only to bloom for a reason,than a diamond eternally closed to the world.”– favorite quote from the book. Evelyn is a fictional character that Vicky looks up to,and her fascination with her is an act of rebellion against her previous choices. If Evelyn is displeased and takes pleasure at…