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And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. (Luke 2:10-12)

Merry Christmas to you all!

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I can only imagine the tears being shed tonight! There are no words…so I dedicate this song, sung by a man who knows the pain of a broken heart.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. (Matthew 5:4)

He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. (Revelation 21:4)

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ID-10010783I lean out of my bedroom window and close my eyes,
Welcoming the cool evening breeze on my face.
I imagine what life will unfold for me, with its many roads for choosing.
I have so many questions to ask, but am unsure of where to begin.
What should I do? Where should I go? Who should I be?
Do I go this way or do I go the other?
Or do I stay and await the arrival of my future?

I am overwhelmed. What if I miss my fate, what will become of me?
Suddenly the fear of making mistakes consumes me.

My childhood is over, and now I must be an adult,
But I’m not sure how to transition into that role.
Who’s going to show me the way?
Is there a book I should buy or a call I should make?
My head aches, my chest burns.
Past thoughts of this emancipation brought joy. Tonight? Self-doubt.

Startled, I am brought to reality.
With a gentle stroke the breeze replies.
I hear the words, but I strain to listen.
“You create,” it whispers its message.
“You choose, you live, and you learn.”
The words envelop me and warm me with confidence.
I am my own destiny. I must take charge.
This is my moment to shine and I can make that happen.

I am overwhelmed. I have a handle on my fate and what will become of me?
Suddenly the joy of possibilities consumes me.

Does this poem remind you of…you?

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Why “The Destiny of Sunshine Ranch” is a Great Christmas Story and Gift!

Short Stories by T.M. Gaouette

The Destiny of Sunshine Ranch- Chapter 1

©tmgaouette, May 2009

Please do not copy any or all of the above work by TM Gaouette

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I love this image of the Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor) Statue on Corcavado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Christ on mountain

The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. (Zephaniah 3:17)

I wanted to share it with you. God bless you all!

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Many people aspire to writing a novel, but the idea of doing so can be really daunting. Oftentimes, they’re so overwhelmed by the idea of where to begin, that they never actually get to it.

Writing a novel isn’t easy. There are many steps to the process. And beginning a novel is the first one…well actually, it’s the first phase, made up of a bunch of steps!

  1. Get a notebook to write notes. You can scribble anything you want to in this book, but you must keep it organized. Have a section for the story-line, a section for characters, a section for laying out the chapters, and so on. This helps you keep a focus on the overall story-line. Remember however, that some of this information may change, which is fine. You just need a direction.
  2. Type up your chapter layout. Once you have figured out how your story will flow, type it up. Again, this will likely change, but you have to start with something. Just remember to revise this whenever you switch things around.
  3. Start typing up the chapters. You may not be able to write all the chapters in order. If you can, that’s awesome, but oftentimes I skip to the chapters that I’ve already thought out.

That’s how you start!

If you’re struggling to get your novel on paper, all I can say to you is, stop worrying about it and start laying it out.

Remember too that every writer is different. Everyone has their own method. This is what works for me. If you don’t have a method, try this and adjust accordingly.

God bless you all in your endeavors!

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I had initially intended The Destiny of Sunshine Ranch to be published at the end of last year, right before Christmas. Why? Because of the many themes relating to the season, such as miracles, forgiveness and amazing acts of kindness.

Unfortunately, the reality of the business determined the actual publishing date, but I still submit that this novel makes for a great Christmas story.

It also makes for a great Christmas gift. Although this novel was written for tweens, teens and young adults, I’m finding that adults of all ages are also loving this story. So if you’re looking for an inspiring gift for someone, consider The Destiny if Sunshine Ranch.

Don’t forget that up until Christmas day, you can purchase a signed copy of The Destiny of Sunshine Ranch for a special low price of $5.99 plus shipping. But you have to contact me directly here. Please take into account shipping time-frames during the Christmas season. 

I pray that you enjoy this novel and that it does inspire and strengthen and instill hope. Following is an excerpt.

God bless you all.

Excerpt:

At the end of the service, before Fr. Thaddeus said the final blessing and prayer, he took his place behind the pulpit, adjusted his festive white chasuble, and beamed over his congregation.

“Before we conclude this Christmas mass and go off to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, I must make a confession,” he began to say. “I have never been surprised at the workings of our Lord.” He looked around the room. “He is an awesome God. He is a good God.” He nodded and paused. “He is an all-powerful God.” Another pause. “Why should I be surprised by any miracle that takes place? Including the one that we’ve all been pondering today. And it happened during Christmas…of all times.” He raised his eyebrows.

“There is no limit to God’s greatness and I know this, and yet I am in awe of it, every day. I see it in the eyes of every infant. The way a child is formed in a mother’s womb from a tiny egg into a living and breathing baby. I see it in nature’s way of sustaining itself. In the way that there’s no limit to love. I see it every day. And I see it today in the pure kindness of a mysterious person. A person who wishes to give, but asks for nothing back. Not even recognition. Not even a ‘thank you.’ A selfless, selfless act, and again I am in awe of it all.” He bowed his head. “Let us pray…God, we thank you for sending us an angel who has given the most generous gift. An angel who is so obviously full of love for the Credence family. An angel who sees how much this family has done for children in need of a loving home. We thank you, Lord for the Credence family, and this blessing that allows David and Martha to continue on in their endeavor to give children hope. And God we thank you again for your miracle, your angel, who has taken the spirit of this town and lifted it so high.”

There was a sudden pause and then Fr. Thaddeus sniffed, and then sighed. The crowd waited while the priest tried to regain his composure. “You have shown us yet again, Lord that everything is possible, and you have shown us on this Christmas day, the day of your son’s birth, that there is still so much good in this world. Thank you, Lord. We praise you endlessly in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

He wiped each eye quickly before looking up and smiling. “Oh, it is a great day today. A great day, yes, for Jesus Christ was born this day and Sunshine Ranch has been saved. Bow your heads for God’s blessing.”

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It’s not that I enjoy crying, but this is such an amazing Christmas song and story, and I wanted to share it with anyone who hasn’t heard or seen it yet. Besides, Matthew West is a great Christian artist and definitely worthy of promoting!

I hope you enjoy it.

Matthew West makes every song count. Each has a story behind it that’s inspiring and filled with faith!

“Last Christmas” is a sad story. It’s not a new story, but it’s one about how a community came together to make a dream come true. It’s a story about compassion and love. And it’s a story about faith. Something that’s so needed in such a desperate time.

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