She Said Yes

51vK90XiXDL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_God tells a simple ordinary woman that she is to be the mother of the Son of God.  Thirty-three years later that same ordinary woman lets that son go to his grisly death.  Throughout Jesus’ life, Mary had many opportunities to deny her faith, to deny her God by refusing to do the things He asked of her.  Instead, each time she responded in faith, sacrificing her fears and dreams to do the will of God.

In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee, called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph of the House of David. (Luke 1:26-27)


Read and ponder: Luke 1: 26-38

Instead of asking the expected questions of the angel, Mary responds from her humble faith


Mary said Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.”  (Luke 1:38).

Questions to Ponder:

  1. What is the angel asking of Mary?
  2. What is Mary’s response?
  3. What are other ways Mary could have responded?
  4. What questions would I ask of the angel?
  5. Would I be able to step out in the faith Mary demonstrated?


Lord Jesus, make me more like your blessed Mother, Mary. Give me the courage to say, Behold I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word. Luke 1:38 (NAB)

Blessed Christmas  to all.

Excerpted from Women of the Bible: A Study.

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Lorraine Carey Visits

ARockStarReaderbyKindergardenNEW copy 3I was inspired to write A Rock Star Reader By Kindergarten to help children feel successful and enter the world of literacy with a good healthy attitude. In my thirty-eight years as a reading specialist I’ve had the opportunity to work with many children who did not have a pleasant experience with reading or became withdrawn due to the fact they were not readers. I have taken nonreaders into successful readers over the years and to see these children beaming with pride as they read is priceless. So why not share my knowledge with parents? I want all children to have the opportunity to become readers and happy ones at that.


Have you ever gone on a Word Walk?

Do you know the ABC Rap?


These are just some of the lessons you will find in

‘A Rock Star By Kindergarten’. This is a super-packed guide full of tips, tricks and lesson techniques from a veteran children’s reading specialist.

You will find out just what reading skills your child needs to know by the time they reach kindergarten. It is an easy step-by-step book with fun games, scripted lessons, suggested links and even a link to demonstration videos on concepts mentioned in the book.

Author Lorraine Carey wants children to become a lifelong lover of literacy and this book is a must for those who share her same dream.


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Concepts of print video


Phonemic video

Author Blog Challenge: Day 20



Did you publish your book as a traditionally printed book, an eBook, an audiobook, or all three? How did you come to your decision? Which company(ies) did you use for printing, formatting, recording, editing, and distribution? How did you select them?

Okay days 18 and 19 were a wash. I had a lot on the plate and didn’t get a chance to write, but I am back today.

My trilogy are traditionally published ebooks and God-willing my publisher will also have them in print by the end of the year. My Bible study on the other hand was originally a traditionally published ebook but after a year my publisher ended the contract, although since it was an ebook it remained available on Amazon. In May of this year through CreateSpace I reformatted Women of the Bible and made it available in print as well as ebook. I just checked Barnes and Noble and discovered the print version is available there also.

TheTwelvePillarsbundleThe traditional vs non-traditional debate had different results with the two different books. With the trilogy after having a bad experience with vanity publishing and spending more money than I ever made on getting the book printed, I decided traditional publishing was the way to go. I had queried several publishers and either got rejections or heard nothing. Then I did what at that time was a non traditional pitch with Lea Schizas of MuseItUp Publishing. For me the pitch was non traditional in that it was online. It had all the same ingredients as your standard pitch except that I was keying it in on my keyboard from my office and Lea’s responses were received on my computer screen. I can tell you that it was no less nerve racking and my fingers were shaking so bad that I had trouble typing.

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51vK90XiXDL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_As for the Bible study like I already mentioned it had already been with a traditional publisher and although their name was no longer on the book it was still available on Amazon. The easy path to get it into print was to go through CreateSpace. In my situation the only cost to me was getting a proof copy and then buying a few of the books to have for gifts or to sell.






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