Greenwood Public Library Hosts Book Fair

In the world of creative writing, an average person now has the capability to write and publish a book. But as the increase in books has happened, authors need ways to let people know about their works.

The Greenwood Public Library (GPL) acknowledges this increase in literary works and is hosting an Author Book Fair in order to promote local authors. Valerie Moore, Reference Librarian at the GPL, has taken it upon herself to organize this event. Central Indiana authors have been invited to showcase their literary works on Saturday October 17, 2015 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. This will be the third year Valerie has organized this event. Think Craft Fair only Book Fair, and the public is invited to attend free of charge.

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Time, Money & Love

What if time and money didn’t exist? What a different world this would be.

We spend our time on earning money to buy things that bring us pleasure in this world. Most of the things we buy are necessary – food, shelter, clothing, transportation – and we need them in order to survive in this world. In our extra time, we enjoy extra things we buy with the extra money we spend time earning. That gives us purpose in this life and people judge the quality of our life on how we earn our money and what we do with that money.

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Heaven Bound in a Hollywood World

Are you a Millennial Generation woman searching for life’s purpose, hoping for fulfillment but allowing others to disrupt your destiny? Listening to messages from the media…messages from Hollywood…messages from others silently telling us who we should be can cause us to compromise our identity and destiny or fail to discover it.

What if you could become the person God created you to be and with a purpose in your future?

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Up Coming Event!

I am speaking at our church (Vineyard Community Church - May 10th (9:30 - 11:30)to women on the subject of "Heaven Bound in a Hollywood World" the book I'm working on now. Come out and have a great time. More details about the event will be uploaded shortly!

Heaven Bound

With so many choices, I am always looking for ways to simplify my decisions and actions. In our diverse world, I want to live out my Christian faith as simply as possible. I have dedicated a lot of prayer and thought to how that is possible. This is what I’ve discovered.

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Crazy Crazymakers

Sunday, at church, Pastor Jim Bricker delivered a message I wanted to pass along. With his permission, these are the highpoints:

Message Title: How to Keep the Crazymakers from Making You Crazy!

Everyone has someone in their life that drives them crazy whether it’s whiners, controllers, complainers, nitpickers, and the list goes on. You get the picture. The Bible admonishes us, “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone”. Romans 12:18 TNIV

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Don't Miss This!!

VCC Women’s Ministry is hosting a Red Carpet Event, “A Continental Breakfast for Women” on Saturday, May 10th, from 9:30 to 11:30.

We will have a “Talk Show” scenario on how women can stay Heaven Bound in a Hollywood World.

Vineyard’s own Frieda Dowler and Christian Psychologist Ruth Hostetler will edu-tain (educate and entertain) on the contrasting values of Hollywood and Heaven, how to refocus on God’s plan and not take all cues from Hollywood.

You may never get to walk Hollywood’s actual red carpet on Oscar Night but Heaven invites everyone to be a star. Come for a fun time and photo op on our own Red Carpet. RSVP at the kiosk in the lobby so we can plan food accordingly. Cost is $3.00 per guest. Child care is available for a donation.

A Christmas Knock Off

I compare the present day celebration of Christmas and knock off designer apparel in this way. Both are more prominent than the genuine. Genuine is usually deeply meaningful and imparts lasting value. I can recall when a ‘designer bag’ was desired only if it was the real thing. Now the abundance of knock offs have devalued the satisfaction of having an original. Let me tell you how I arrived at the comparison between the present state of the Christmas celebration and the willingness to substitute knock-offs.

Ripped off! I’d been ripped off! It took me a few months to confirm it but when I realized the truth I never forgot the feeling of being let down. At nineteen, I was living alone in a fast town. My loving parents agreed to an education, far from the protected mid-western community where I had grown up, and an education I would get! Sometime in the first few weeks of living in Miami, I became immersed to an entirely new culture. Fellow students, mostly from the east coast, tossed around names of designers I had never known like they were acquaintances. I quietly learned otherwise from the pages of glossy magazines, not admitting to ignorance of such prominent names. I adopted the dream of being successful enough to own something others would recognize by name or design.

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