Friday, August 20, 2010

Photo Anyone?

The official ACFW Conference photographer for the 2010 conference, Amber

Zimmerman, of The Clik Chick Photography will be taking appointments for a

photo session with authors in Indianapolis. Seekerville is thrilled to offer

you the opportunity to meet Amber on Monday, August 23rd at

And that's not all!

Amber has graciously offered a free photo session to one lucky person

attending the ACFW conference. To be eligible, you must be registered to

attend the 2010 ACFW Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. The winner will be

chosen from visitors who comment on Amber's blog post before midnight August

23rd, 2010.

Mark your calendar and drop by to say hi to Amber at, and for a chance to win your very own photo


To learn more about Amber, visit

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


A dear friend sent this to me and I just couldn't help but pass it on. I wish I knew who originally wrote it to give them credit.


A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. "What food might this contain?", the mouse wondered. He was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap.

Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed this warning : "There is a mousetrap in the house!

The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, "Mr. Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me. I cannot be bothered by it."

The mouse turned to the pig and told him, "There is a mousetrap in the house!

The pig sympathized, but said, "I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there is nothing I can do about it but pray. Be assured you are in my prayers."

The mouse turned to the cow and said, "There is a mousetrap in the house!

The cow said, "Wow, Mr. Mouse. I'm sorry for you, but it's no skin off my nose."

So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer's mousetrap alone.

That very night a sound was heard throughout the house -- the sound of a mousetrap catching its prey. The farmer's wife rushed to see what was caught. In the darkness, she did not see it was a venomous snake whose tail was caught in the trap.

The snake bit the farmer's wife. The farmer rushed her to the hospital. When she returned home she still had a fever. Everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup. So the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup's main ingredient.

But his wife's sickness continued. Friends and neighbors came to sit with her around the clock. To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig.

But, alas, the farmer's wife did not get well. She died.

So many people came for her funeral that the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them for the funeral luncheon.

And the mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with great sadness.

So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem and you think it doesn't concern you, remember --- When one of us is threatened, we are all at risk. We are all involved in this journey called life. We must keep an eye out for one another and make an extra effort to encourage one another.


Thursday, August 05, 2010

Join us in Seekerville today as I host Keli Gwyn, 2010 Golden Heart finalist.Keli is the investigative reporter/hostess of Romance Writer on the Journey and a shining example of talent and spirit. Here's a little bit about Keli:

Award-winning novelist Keli Gwyn was a 2010 Golden Heart® finalist who finaled in 2008 as well. Her inspirational historicals are set in the heart of California’s Gold Country. She’s represented by Rachelle Gardner of WordServe Literary.

Keli lives in the Sierra Foothills of California in the historic town of Placerville with her British sports car enthusiast husband and their two skitty kitties, who run for cover every time she happy dances. A recent Empty Nester, she learned to text in order to keep in touch with her college daughter. Keli earned a degree in Mass Communication with the print journalism option. In her pre-motherhood days, she worked as an assistant editor for a small special education textbook publishing company.

When Keli returns from her time-travels to the 1870s, she enjoys taking walks past the Victorian homes in her small town or hiking with her hubby on a local rails-to-trails path that crosses a century-old railroad trestle. She loves to drool her way through the Coach outlet store, inhale the scent of new leather handbags, and dream of adding another one to her wardrobe. A total Taco Bell addict, most of the staff at the restaurant in her hometown knows her order by heart.

Keli is offering a give away of RWA National goodies. Drop by Seekerville, join the fun and leave a comment!