Why the blog?

I write as the Spirit moves me. I have prayed about what I'm supposed to do with my life a lot. A lot. Writing. Writing is what I believe God is leading me to do. Whether or not He wants me to write for anyone to read is His business. Much of my writing has been therapy for me so maybe I'm the only one who is supposed to read it. So, why the Blog? As a sounding board, a note pad, a place to keep my ideas and thoughts. A place to share and promote my books, and photography. Written prayers, a place to vent. Possibly, even a place for the unknown reader to learn about the love of Jesus.

Friday, May 25, 2012


Just in time for summer reading, I have enrolled my eBooks in Smashwords summer reading sale, July 1st through the 31st.  All eight are listed as $1.25 or less at Smashwords.  For your convenience, simply click on the book title link to take you to the website.  Happy reading!  Hurry, book prices go back up July 31st.  

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Flower Art

Normally, I'm not a fan of cut flowers.  They smell good and are very pretty, for a few days.  Then, they wither and die and I feel terrible throwing away something that someone, like my husband or a good friend, took the time to pick out, purchase, and give to me.  Being the creative type that I am, I have found a new way to preserve the beauty that God created.  Here's the latest installment of Flower Art.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.

And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day.

And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” 

And God saw that it was good.
Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. 

The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.  And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.

Genesis 1: 1-13

I had a lot of fun tearing the flowers apart and creating this picture.  The hardest part was taking the pictures.  I had to stand on a tall stool (while praying I didn't fall) and lean over.  

Which shot is your favorite?  I haven't decided but I still have the original on the floor.  Will be sad to clean up and throw it away. 

An actual Store!!!

Three of my books are in a physical bookstore.  Click here for the link to "Back to the Books", which is located in Manitou Springs, Colorado.

75;75;f93da590f1984fe2fff704e244b7d94f80ec456b These are the pictures, however, for a larger view, click on the link above.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

A few new photos and a Song

How beautiful you are, my darling!
    Oh, how beautiful!
    Your eyes behind your veil(A) are doves.(B)
Your hair is like a flock of goats
    descending from the hills of Gilead.(C)
Your teeth are like a flock of sheep just shorn,
    coming up from the washing.
Each has its twin;
    not one of them is alone.(D)

Your lips are like a scarlet ribbon;
    your mouth(E) is lovely.(F)
Your temples behind your veil
    are like the halves of a pomegranate.(G)
Your neck is like the tower(H) of David,
    built with courses of stone[a];
on it hang a thousand shields,(I)
    all of them shields of warriors.

Your breasts(J) are like two fawns,
    like twin fawns of a gazelle(K)
    that browse among the lilies.(L)
Until the day breaks
    and the shadows flee,(M)
I will go to the mountain of myrrh(N)
    and to the hill of incense.

You are altogether beautiful,(O) my darling;
    there is no flaw(P) in you.
Come with me from Lebanon, my bride,(Q)
    come with me from Lebanon.
Descend from the crest of Amana,
    from the top of Senir,(R) the summit of Hermon,(S)
from the lions’ dens
    and the mountain haunts of leopards.

You have stolen my heart, my sister, my bride;(T)
    you have stolen my heart
with one glance of your eyes,
    with one jewel of your necklace.(U)
10 How delightful(V) is your love(W), my sister, my bride!
    How much more pleasing is your love than wine,(X)
and the fragrance of your perfume(Y)
    more than any spice!

Your lips drop sweetness as the honeycomb, my bride;
    milk and honey are under your tongue.(Z)
The fragrance of your garments
    is like the fragrance of Lebanon.(AA)
12 You are a garden(AB) locked up, my sister, my bride;(AC)
    you are a spring enclosed, a sealed fountain.(AD)

Your plants are an orchard of pomegranates(AE)
    with choice fruits,
    with henna(AF) and nard,
14     nard and saffron,
    calamus and cinnamon,(AG)
    with every kind of incense tree,
    with myrrh(AH) and aloes(AI)
    and all the finest spices.(AJ)

You are[b] a garden(AK) fountain,(AL)
    a well of flowing water
    streaming down from Lebanon.

(Song of Songs 4)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

gift day

In honor of my wedding anniversary, I am giving gifts!   Sanctuary is free with Coupon code ZG68Q.  

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This YouTube channel was created to add video to my blog.  Read it here:  www.colleenwaitwrites.blogspot.com.  I write about my life, my books, my family, my cats and kids, and of course travel.