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Kev's Blog On Authors

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There are a few people on this blue orb spinning through space, who transcend the mundane, who go the extra mile, who reach out a helping hand to those of us struggling in the world of writers. Kev Cooper is one of them. Below is the link to his book site where he allowed me to be showcased. I cannot thank him enough for this opportunity, and I send blessings and my prayers his way. Thank you, Kev, for being a friend to writers.

http://kevs-domain.net/2014/06/26/presenting-the-commendable-cheri-vause/

Nature Is a Balm

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Too often writers, like theologians--and I belong to both professions--can get restless and dry. We try to wet our whistles by reading others' work, but even that can make you feel more twitchy, and it can be like you were dropped into the Sahara on the hottest day of the year. Water! Water! Give me a drink, please!

During those times it's best to turn off the computer, walk away, and find a quiet place to sit under a tree, or take a short hike up a trail you've been longing to trek. Rivers and lakes qualify, as do the stretches of sand meeting the sea where you can curl your toes into the grainy substance, roll the legs up on your trousers, and feel the water wash over your feet. Your cup really does run over when you fill it with the unadorned great outdoors. Nature is the balm for renewal, cleansing, and peace. There is nothing like it when you breathe in the velvet air by the ocean, drink in the smell of the fecund earth and trees of a forest, or while gazing at the c…

Relativism: The Religion of the Faithless in the UN

It has become abundantly clear, with the Affordable Care Act's decree that contraceptives and abortion services be provided by all employers, that the Federal Government is not just reaching the prize to remake the entire health care system in their image, into a single payer and more "fair" system, but as an attack against our First Amendment Rights. Instituting a single payer system may seem to be the goal, but it isn't. Something worse is brewing under the surface. Something so heinous and chilling that you can almost feel the breath of the beast of Fascism on the back of your neck. Within the newly defined rights of children by the United Nations, we now see the scourge of "Relativism" rearing its ugly head again. We may have been mistaken that it went away, tossed into the trash heap of stupid ideas. But it hasn't. Many have felt that Obamacare is an attack against our Freedom of Religion, and they are correct in that assumption. More than that, un…

Good Friday

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Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are my favorite days of the year. Both days are reflective ones. We too need to take the time to reflect on the price that has been paid for our sins.



A friend of mine sent me this little boy's explanation of who God is. It is said he is eight and this was printed in Chula Vista, California. Even if it isn't, it's still gives you food for thought. I also challenge you to not cry. Here's food for thought on my favorite day of the year:

It was written by an 8-year-old named Danny Dutton, who lives in Chula Vista , CA . He wrote it for his third grade homework assignment, to 'explain God.' EXPLANATION OF GOD: 'One of God's main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace the ones that die, so there will be enough …

The Truth and Nothing but Lies

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The past few months I've been busy editing my second novel. My editor has pushed me to make hard choices about the content of the story, and some of the more incendiary parts of the novel. In the end, I feel she was right about keeping true to the characters within the story, and to let the events speak for themselves. We'll put the story to bed once the manuscript is proofread, with a few minor tweaks for continuity in the story, and we'll begin the process of choosing a cover for the book. I've been through this process before, but not with a traditional publisher, so this recent process is much more intense.

The story is about an FBI agent investigating the bombings of abortion clinics in the Pacific northwest. I used true events as the backdrop for my novel, taking the headlines and details of the Gosnell case, and reports from Human Life groups all over the country. The explosions, of course, are fictional, but each description of the victims of abortion are all …

The Good Samaritan

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Luke 10 begins with the commissioning of the seventy-two; the Lord sending his disciples out in pairs to spread the good news that, "The kingdom of God is at hand for you." (Luke 10: 9) However, the command to cure the sick and eat what is laid before them doesn't end there. It contains a warning to those who refuse to listen to the Gospel. The seventy-two were told to say, "The dust of your town that clings to our feet, even that we shake off against you." (Luke 10:11) According to this scripture, even the dust from which they trod on will testify against their rejection of the Gospel.
It is remarkable that what follows is the return of the seventy-two in exhilaration that demons fled before them, that they had the power to speak the truth and the spiritual world responded. (Luke 10:17) The next verses are critical to understanding the Parable of the Good Samaritan. Discipleship is a privilege extended by God and all praise and honor should be given to God, n…