What would you do?

What would you do when confronted with your own mortality?

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I know some of you have wondered where I’ve been. And why my blogs suddenly stopped. I urge you to go to my blog at http://klorraine.com and read my story.

I also want to thank you for moving the blog number counter forward. Maybe I will see it reach 10,000 visits with this blog.

Today, the number was 9,325 viewers. It’s possible. It’s doable.

It’s said that before you die, your entire life flashes before your eyes.

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.” 1 John 4:18 ESV

I’ve enjoyed my time with my world-wide fans. I’ve loved entertaining you with my written words. And I look forward to finishing three books that are still in the hopper.

Until we meet again,

Happy reading.

Hugs, K. Lorraine

Pounding the keyboard-Clicking the mouse

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A Good Friday Thank You…

I realize that this won’t post until Monday, the day after Easter. But, I decided to write this blog anyway. The idea came to me this morning, Good Friday. I will have my editor post it on Monday, the day after Easter.

Like I do every day, I spent fifteen minutes of quiet time. This is my alone time to plan my day. I thanked the Lord for another day of hope, promise, opportunity and success. A day to receive, live and speak the Gospel. I was in a quandary what next week’s blog topic would be. And then it happened. The Holy Spirit led me to the theme for the week’s blog.

It actually started on Holy Thursday. My husband Ed and I went to a special Easter luncheon at our church. The Pastor’s topic was, THANK YOU. Not giving thanks, but the two words, THANK YOU.

This was food for thought. I started to think how lazy, we’ve become in giving thanks. Today, we do everything over the internet. We send a typed thank you note. We send cards of all sorts. We even write our letters on the computer. Little is done, any longer the old fashion way. By hand.

And, we often thank God in a sloppy, lazy manner too. But, I wanted to do something about saying THANK YOU to God the Father for giving us life.

Just saying THANK YOU, didn’t seem enough. I needed to THANK God the Father for sacrificing His only Son. It was when Jesus was nailed to the cross that brought forth our redemption. And this message made me think about my own life.

God has a purpose for everyone.“But I have raised you up for this purpose. That I might show you my power. And that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.” (Exodus 9:16).

God’s purpose is the one that lasts. Each of us are born with a purpose and a calling. We have the opportunity to discover it or completely miss it. The influence of the Holy Spirit gives us insight to His purposes for us.

I thought back over my life. Like most of us, we’ve gone through stages. I don’t often think about dying. But, this morning, I did. God the Father gave me life. He chose me for a reason. I have a purpose to fulfill here on earth until the Father calls me home.

So, phase one of my life was to be the best kid that I could be. Especially as a child, hard times can make it difficult to see God’s purpose. Often times, we don’t want to see that God is working our difficulty for our good. But, with the mindset that God is working things out for us, things don’t seem so bad.

In my case, I found it hard being a kid with a disability. But, the Lord and His purposes are perfect. Yet we are not. Doubts and fears can keep us from living out the purposes that He has established for us.

Even as a child, I reached out to God. The more I learned about God, and prayed to Him, I became stronger in my trust. I started to see His purpose for me. God longed for me to start on the pathway to the life He created for me.
In Ephesian 1:11, “In Him we were chosen according to His plan. And in conformity with the purpose of his will.”

As I got older, I started to understand that I was born by His purpose and for His purpose. But, I still struggled to understand my disability. I had questions. How could I live a successful life as a person with a disability? I kept looking within myself to find the answer.

But, I didn’t create myself so how could I have the answer? It was God who directed my life. That’s when I began turning my concerns over to Him. After all, I couldn’t start the phase with the focus on me.

My disability continued to weaken me more. I started seeing miracles happening. They may have been small, but there were still miracles. My artistic talents grew and developed beyond my wildest dreams. I loved my work and delved into it with deep passion.

I felt alive because God willed me to live. I had my share of setbacks. I even turned my back on God. I went through a failed marriage. But, two beautiful children were His gift to us. Life didn’t make sense. And all roads came to dead ends.

I seemed doomed to be a failure. But why? How could a life that was so good, turn sour? I had strayed away from letting God use me for His purpose. I liked being in control. But, it says in Romans 8:6 vs. 8, “God isn’t pleased when ignored.”

I was smug. I knew I could find success if I put my mind to it. And I did, by the world’s standards. I had climbed my way to the top. I was a successful Director for a non-profit. I was well known in my community. And yet, I still missed the purpose that God created for me. In Mark, 8:35 it says, “Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to saving yourself, your true self.”

I still couldn’t figure out what was not fulfilled in my life. Wasn’t I sacrificing a lot by having a muscle disease that was taking away my quality of life? I had a quantity of material things, but my heart felt starved and empty.

The next phase came without much warning. I spent the next fifteen years fighting three bouts of cancer. I prayed. I bartered with God. I wanted to give up on life. And I gave up on God. I wasn’t thinking about Jesus, my savior. I was thinking of me. Poor me…

But God wasn’t giving up on me. He sent the Holy Spirit through my husband to shake me up. He wasn’t through with me. Not yet, and neither was my husband. He said, “I know you have to do the work and go through the steps to rid the cancer. But, I’ll be with you every day, and we’ll get through it together.”

I knew it was Jesus talking to me. I was ashamed of myself for wanting to throw in the towel. My suffering was miniscule compared to Jesus’ suffering.

I learned through some Bible passages that God uses the disabled for His glory. God uses a disability to show His awesome love for all creation and to help us imitate His love. God allows things to happen for good reasons. God uses people with disabilities to inspire and advance to His kingdom.

People take things for granted. Like, getting dressed. Combing your hair. Picking up an object that’s fallen to the floor. Driving a car. Going shopping alone. Even feeding yourself without dropping food on the floor.

There are people who are blind who see better than people with eyesight. There are people who are deaf who can hear better than people with good hearing. Our momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory. And that outweighs the perfect body. God remains perfect, good, loving, kind, and just.

John 9:2-4 “Rabbi,” his disciples asked him, “why was this man born blind? Was it because of his own sins or his parents’ sins?”

“It was not because of his sins or his parents’ sins,” Jesus answered. “This happened so the power of God could be seen in him.”

So, on to the next phase of my life.

Proverbs 3:5–6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.”

I threw speculation out the window. There was no more theorizing, conjecture or guessing games. I went straight to the man who sat in the driver’s seat of my life. I asked the Creator of my life. The Bible said. “God’s wisdom goes deeper into the interior of His purpose.”

Revelation! I needed to hear God’s words. After all, He was the source of my purpose. God thought about me before my conception. He chose everything about me right down to the color of my eyes and hair. He chose my gender.
I was not a mistake. God chose my parents. I was conceived in His mind. He custom made my body just the way He wanted it. He predetermined my natural talents. He knew me inside out. He planned the days of my life in advance. And only He knows the circumstances and the moment of my death. And He chose my purpose.

God had a plan in creating me. He never does anything by accident. And He never makes a mistake. God’s motive for creating me was His love. God made me so He could love me. Because God is love.I no longer drift through life without a purpose. The Holy Spirit guides my way through each day. And Jesus walks with me through my day.

Once upon a time, I was a student. And then I became a mother. And then I was an artist because that was my purpose at the time. But then that purpose changed and God sent me back to school. He had many wonderful things planned for me that required a higher education. He also planned an early retirement because of more health issues.

The Lord was a focal point in my life now. But He knew I would soon need someone to be my caregiver. And that’s when He introduced this wonderful man into my life. And we married. So now we are a blended family of five children and six grandchildren.

My physical abilities have deteriorated. I no longer can use some talents that were on loan to me by God the Father. But He has a new purpose for me now. I might be living the final chapter of my life. I don’t know. But, what I do know is God has more for me to do. He’s not finished with me yet.

So, I’m off to yet, another phase of my life. I’m grateful for my relationship with Jesus. I’m grateful for my life. The Holy Spirit has gifted me with words. I write two weekly blogs. My general K. Lorraine blog, also known as ‘My Funn Stuff.’ And a new blog. I love my work…

‘No Shoes Required.’ This is a new concept blog. A blog, especially structured for women with disabilities. It’s a sharing & learning web blog. I hope you take the time to take a look. You don’t need a disability to have fun. Most women love fashion. I’m a self declared Fashionista. And, I believe that I have my heavenly Father’s permission.

         So, in this new phase, my instructions are to pound on the keyboard. And click my mouse until my fingers no longer function. And then, well, I’ll just have to wait and see.

You can read more of work by visiting my website. http://klorraine.com. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads. My books are available in the Amazon e-book store. Createspace. Goodreads. Barnes & Noble and the K. Lorraine website.

Until next week,
Happy reading,
k. Lorraine

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The Darkest Day in History… Good Friday

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There were a series of miracles that took place at Calvary. And they were in direct connection with Jesus’ death.

The darkness that surrounded the cross illustrates the depth of His suffering of the soul. He felt Himself regarded as sin though sinless. (2 Corinthians 5:21). Jesus was bearing the sin of the world.

At that moment, the Father regarded Him as sin. But the Son of Man did not stop being the Son of God.

Matthew, Mark and Luke tell us. “A sudden, strange, mysterious darkness fell over the scene at Calvary. It was total darkness while the sun shone.”

But, at high noon at Calvary, the sun was smothered. This mysterious darkness continued for three hours until 3 p.m. A supernatural darkness settled down over the world. This could not have been the result of an eclipse of the sun.

It was the Passover. A time of the full moon. An eclipse of the sun was impossible. It was an extensive and compelling darkness. It was enough to grab the attention of the people of Israel for three hours.

The darkness extended beyond Jerusalem. It was as if the sun could no longer look upon the terrible effects of sin.

Matthew simply says, “The sun failed without indicating the cause. Now from the sixth hour darkness fell upon all the land until the ninth hour.” (27:45).

Mark and Luke write. “Darkness fell over the whole land.” (Lk. 23:44; Mk. 15:33).

It was a sudden and great darkness. A deathly silence covered the land. This happened three hours later, just before Christ died. But what happened at Calvary was not a simple phenomenon.

The only way to try to explain when Christ died is to accept that it was supernatural. God did it and He simply did not tell us how He did it. Nature was in sympathy with its Maker during those horrible three hours of suffering.

The timing was perfect. This darkness takes up to when the Son of God took His last breath and gave up His spirit.

It takes far more faith to say it didn’t happen, than to accept the historical evidence that it did. The Creator intervened and caused a hush over the land.

The LORD God got everyone’s attention that afternoon. There are some things that go beyond description. Jesus suffered extreme anguish of spirit. And the spiritual suffering of Christ wore on.

The increasing wrath of God grew more intense. The horror of suffering reached its climax when Jesus cried out. “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?” And then, the silence was gone. The Son of God had descended into heaven.

The death of Christ secured our forgiveness. God spoke at Calvary in that awful silence. He was saying, “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. The wages of sin is death.”

Such suffering is inconceivable.This is a mystery beyond our human ability to understand. “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me,” penetrate far beyond the mere physical pain of suffering. Jesus was quoting Psalm 22 in His spiritual suffering.

The Father was not present in the way He had always been before. Jesus felt forsaken by the Father. He felt the desolation of the temporary broken fellowship with His Father.

But, the Son of God was never more pleasing to the Father. He laid down His life for the salvation of lost mankind. He suffered grief, sorrow and pain on our behalf.

The Bible tells us, “The wages of sin is death.” (Romans 6:23a). “The soul that sins will surely die.” (Ezekiel 18:4).

But God goes on to say, “For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone who dies, declares the Lord God. Thus, repent and live.” (v. 32).

“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).

Jesus is the One who knew no sin. Redemption is ours through the precious blood of Christ shed on the cross at Calvary. God the Father made Jesus Christ, His own Son. Jesus had to pay the price alone and tasted our spiritual death alone.

Jesus experienced the wrath of God on sin for our behalf. Jesus experienced what a lost sinner feels without having been saved. He paid the price in full once and for all.

Jesus invites us to come to Him and confess our sins. Through this, we are forgiven. The Substitute, (Jesus) died on our behalf as sinners.  And the claims of the law on the believing sinners were fully met.

That deep darkness speaks of the torment of hell. This is what awaits the doomed sinner if we reject Christ.This is the destiny of everyone who dies without Christ as his personal Savior. Jesus Christ became our Substitute.

No wonder the sun refused to shine that day. The Son of God was dying on the cross to rescue us from sin. God hates sin, and a holy God must judge all sin. Hell came to Calvary.

To the believer in Jesus Christ, all darkness is gone. Jesus is the Light of the world. The true light now shines in our hearts. But, people are not just saved. We must put our trust in Jesus Christ to save us.

Each individual must come forth and say, “I am a sinner. I have disobeyed God. But, I now believe that Jesus Christ died for me on the cross. And I ask Him to save me right now.”

The apostle Paul wrote. “If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead. Salvation is yours. For with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness. And with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).

Thank you for reading my post.

Have a blessed day & Happy Easter,

K. Lorraine

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We’re in the throes of the Easter Season

For many people, Easter is about Easter egg hunts, the Easter bunny, candy, and new clothes. But that’s not what Easter is about. The true Easter story begins at Christmas. The Christmas story tells how God sent Jesus to this earth as a baby. Jesus was not only a man, but also God in human form. As Jesus grew up, He never sinned, which means He never displeased God.

Jesus knew that everyone else did sin. We all sin when we do things that offend God. Because of sin, we deserve to spend eternity without Him. But, God loves us. So, He sent Jesus to show us the way to spend eternity in heaven with Him.

Jesus didn’t deserve to die. But He died to take the punishment for our sins. This was His mission. Even though God had rescued them over and over, they didn’t believe He would help them. They chose hopelessness instead of faith, and they dishonored God’s name.

In answer, God instructed Moses to make a bronze snake and place it on a pole. People who were bitten and looked at the bronze snake were healed.

Jesus referred to this incident in reference to His own mission. He said that He would have to be lifted up in the same way that Moses lifted a snake in the desert. Jesus would be held up on a pole (the cross) so people who believed in Him could have eternal life (John 3: 14–15).

Three days later, God the Father, brought Jesus back to life. If we believe and trust in Jesus to forgive us from our sins, we’ll go to heaven to be with Him when we die.

What does the number 3 signify? 

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There are so many more accounts in the Bible that the number ‘3,’ appears.

Jesus received the baptism of John the Baptist at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. He died on April 3 at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. And He resuscitated 3 days later at 3 o’clock in the morning.

On the image of the Holy Shroud, we see, a casting of blood in the form of a “3.” The face of Jesus is a testimony of His death. The Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, participated in the Sacrifice of Jesus.

By three times in his last speech to the apostles, Jesus prays that they become One like Him and the Father are One. (Jn 17,11-23)

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The three great temptations of Jesus in the desert. (Lk 4,2)

By three times in the Gospels, Jesus announces his passion.

Joseph and Mary lost the Jesus Child during three days, to finally find him at the Temple. (Lk 2,46)

Jesus fell three times when carrying his cross.

The three witnesses of the Transfiguration of Jesus: Peter, John and James. Those are the same apostles who were witnesses of his agony.

The three persons crucified on the Calvary, symbolized the three manners to accept the cross. (Jn 19,18)

The three hours of darkness on all the earth, from midday to three o’clock, when Jesus was nailed to the cross. (Mt 27,45)

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By three times the apostle Peter renounces Jesus and by three times also he affirms his love for Him. (Lk 22,56-65; Jn 21,15-19)

The three terrestrial witnesses: the Spirit, the water, the blood. (1 Jn 5,8)

The three theological virtues: the Faith, the Hope and the Charity.

The three attributes of the Christ: I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.

For Christians, Easter is the time when we remember what Jesus did for us—He died for our sins. He came back to life. And He is now waiting for us in heaven!

The word “Easter” does not appear in the Bible.

On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ. It is typically the most well-attended Sunday service of the year for Christian churches.1 Corinthians 15:3–8

“For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received. Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures. That He was buried. That He was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. And that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then He appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive. Though some have fallen asleep. Then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, e appeared also to me.” (ESV), English Standard Version of the Bible.

We know that through His suffering, Jesus, God’s only Son, paid the penalty for the sins of the whole world. Including yours and mine. On the cross, Jesus voluntarily bore our sins.

He laid his life down for us. He demonstrated the greatest act of love. He reconciled to God. He died to sin. He died for our sins. He became sin. He finished the atonement. He reconciled all things. He cancelled out our sin debt. He redeemed us.

Jesus responds to the positive things that happen to come his way. He  minimizes the negative things that happen. What you pay attention to grows. What you ignore might as well not exist. And  He has set forth clear ideas about who He is and what He wants us to do with our life.

When it comes to fulfilling your life purpose, you have to dig deep inside your heart. A power much greater than yourself created the world and everything in it. Our natural tendencies and talents are gifts from God The Father.  It’s our  job to discover the things we love to do.

It’s within God’s plan that we fulfill our Life Purpose and Mission.  He wants us to embrace our mission as a person who dedicates himself to the happiness of God and  others.

The grave stone rolled away and the tomb was empty. Men and women today testify that the risen Christ has changed their lives. “He is not here. He is risen. Thanks be to God.”

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O’ God, we rejoice in your power that raised Christ Jesus from the grave. Because He lives, I too live. I live today in gratitude for the empty tomb.

This is the first day of Holy Week…

May you have a blessed Easter day…

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K. Lorraine,

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Is it CHRIST–mas or Commerce-mas?

Nothing can top the Christmases of my youth. It was a much simpler time then. Today, kids grow up too fast. All the toys are electronic or made in ways that stifle the creative, and wholesome minds of children.

Just yesterday, on Facebook, an ad posted a Happy Hour toy bar set. Three young kids were pretending to be patrons. “Step up to the bar and order your favorite drink,” the caption said. The picture on the box depicted a child who looked about three years old. On his face was a grimaced smile. His eyes appeared shifty. The two patrons sitting on the bar stools looked about the same age.

But, what caught my attention was the kids were holding a beer bottle in their hands. I read the description on the box. The wording reads: This toy set contains a pretend bar, two bar stools, and beer bottles. The toy was for children ages three and up. I read it more than once because I was sure this must be a joke.

Two FB member left comments. The first; “Introduce your children to their first year in college.”  The second said, “More like, introduce your kids to high school.” Another comment said, “For aspiring bartenders.”

Sorry folks, but I didn’t think this was a laughing matter. I’m a mother of two adult children in their forties. In fact, my daughter made the comment about introducing your kids to college. It appalled me that a reputable toy company would produce this kind of toy. What does this say to our kids today? Would a three, four or five year old even understand the concept of an adult bar?

Children’s story books are different now too. My sister says, “You need to appeal to what kids want. And they want Transformers. They want anything electronic. A good old fairy tale doesn’t appeal to the masses any longer.”

Well, I remember the Golden Books. I remember the Disney characters of Donald Duck and Pluto.

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My occupation is writing books. I have many published books. I write books for adults in different genres. I write books for the young child too. My stories have characters that are fun to read about. The storyline is a plot that their young minds will understand. I write about Lego blocks. I write about a boy and his Teddy bear looking for Santa’s house. I write with words that paint a picture. I urge you to go to my website http://klorraine.com and visit the library of books that I’ve written.

And now let me rant a moment on the battery operated ride on cars. There is a Barbie car and a Jeep. Military ride-able cars. Fancy, high end automobiles. I can only image that there are other styles I’ve over looked.

My question is, what has happened to bicycles that the front and rear wheel turn by using healthy muscles? I remember going to my grandmother’s house. The activities she planned to occupy us were fun things.

She picked up appliance boxes and provided us with crayons and scissors. My sister and I were about ten and twelve years old at the time. Today, a child of that age would laugh at the idea. But, we used our creative minds. We made cars made from the cardboard boxes. We usually made convertibles. But I remember an instance where we put two boxes together to make a hardtop sedan.

Kids today have Ipods, Ipads, computers, cell phones and who knows what else… Television wasn’t even an option for most of us who grew up in the 1950’s. I’m all for progress and technology, but, I’m not for growing up before your time.

Is there any wonder why there is so much youth crime and violence? They skipped over a childhood who ‘wished upon a fairytale star’. They’d never heard of Lassie. And who are the Lone Ranger and Tonto?

I’m sure the biggest majority of you who will read this blog will say, “You’re a mean one, Mr. Scrooge.” And others, perhaps will agree with me. I wrote this piece provoked from television toy ads and Face Book postings.

We live in a world of over rated toy advertisements that flood our children’s minds. Get 15% off when you buy two or more toys! And as parents, we want our kids to be happy. So we go into debt buying the high priced must-haves that often end up in yard sales. A market economy is what keeps the manufactures happy and makes the world turn on its axis.

Do we live any longer on modest means? Stop the product worshiping. Instead, find your way back to the true meaning of Christmas.

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A child has come forth to save mankind and for us to glorify HIM and pray
Behind this glorious day, completes the greatest story told
You who are faithful… we give HIM gifts of frankincense, myrrh and gold.

Joseph and his wife, Mary, did listen to the angels sing
Earth rejoices with happy unbridled voices
Son of God, our Heavenly King
Underneath the starry sky
Shepherds watch their flock with joyful eye.

 

What is it, CHRIST–mas; or Commerce–mas under your tree?

Thank you for reading my blog.
K. Lorraine

Shufly Pie and I don’t care

 

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I wanted to share a lovely experience that I Ed & I had yesterday. We went to a luncheon at our new church in Roswell, NM. An associate pastor and his family moved to La Rosa, NM a few weeks ago. The Lord sent them to the small community of a few hundred people. La Rosa’s number of non-attending church members is 96 %. So, Pastor Brandon knew he had a big job to do for the Lord.

This post is about the adjustments that he and his family are making. The La Rosa church doesn’t have enough money to pay him a salary. So, the pastor started looking for a job. He is a qualified teacher. He went to interview at the school district. The interview went well, but the school didn’t have enough money to pay him either. His answer was, “It’s okay, I’d be happy to substitute free.” But, this did not discourage him.

The family was invited to speak at yesterday’s luncheon. It was sort-of-a howdy back to see church friends here. He knew the Lord would show him the way to support his family of four. He spoke with humor, integrity and a love of God. The children are home schooled. And the girls are talented musicians.

Ed and I didn’t know them because we’ve attended church services a short time. We are still newcomers to town. But, what I do know is this church has shown me the way to trust the Lord.

I love living in the dessert southwest. But what I love most are the people. Roswell is close to Texas on the east and southern boarders. The people are genuine. They wear jeans and plaid shirts… cowboy boots and hats. They are ranchers and farmers. And the Texas ‘twang’ is abundant everywhere.

I’m an urban dweller at heart. But, I’ve never gotten a warmer welcome than from the southwestern folks. I was in awe to listen to the music performed by the pastor’s girls and two of their friends. Their ages ranged from ten to sixteen. The four children played instruments and sang also. The medley of songs were Bluegrass hill tunes. I admit that I wasn’t familiar with the music.

But, it was refreshing to listen to music that was real. I was impressed that the two boys had decent hair cuts and wore their jeans at the waist. And the girl’s hair styles were neat, natural colored shoulder length coifs. Peacock feathers of blue, green and pink adorn the cowboy hats and are not sprayed on the heads of folks here.

The food was good, the music refreshing and the fellowship wholesome. Ed & I had a wonderful afternoon at church… and it wasn’t Sunday. No, we don’t live in a time warp, we are blessed to live in God’s country…

Thank you for reading my post. Louise has company this weekend, so there won’t be any blogs until Monday, October 24th.

Enjoy your weekend… K. Lorraine

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New Blog – THE BURNING OF OLD MAN GLOOM A yearly New Mexico tradition… today is the 92 year for the folklore ritual. “A skillfully written piece of prose that informs many of us of a tradition we knew nothing about. It is interesting to read about another culture, and of a ritual that is so intriguing. All I can say, is after the year I’ve had, I’d like to add a few pieces of paper to Zozobra!” (written by a Fanstory member.) Find the complete blog on the FB link – type in the search box – My funn stuff I blog about. The full story is posted on WordPress. Thank you for reading and have a safe and fun-filled Labor Day weekend… Happy Reading, K. Lorraine
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Sep 3rd, 11:14am

The K. Lorraine website is back. At least temporarily. Do Aliens walk among us? is available on weblog. Thank you for your patience. K.L
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Welcome back. The UPSIDE DOWN coffee table book resumes. Work continues on the K. Lorraine website technical problem, however, my editor has been able to get the new blog uploaded. You can read ‘Do Aliens walk among us?’ on both webblogs – Word.Press.com – My funn stuff I blog about – and http://klorraine.com, the K. Lorraine website. Blog #7, in the unfinished coffee table book, UPSIDE DOWN is offered FREE for your reading pleasure. The featured excerpt is from the 2011 book – Next Generation: Love in Silence. Juke is of two minds to stay on Earth, or to return to his home planet. Sonoma discovers that to leave Planet Earth could expand her mental ability to evolve beyond her wildest expectations. The star crossed lovers had a difficult decision to make. The book is available on Createspace, Kindle ebooks and the K. Lorraine website. Thank you for taking a sneak peek at the new blog post. Happy Reading, K. Lorraine
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Sep 8th, 1:13pm

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Dear FB friends, My webmaster updated the K. Lorraine webpage a few days ago. Thank you Jeannie for a job well done. I love the streamline, modern look that she gave the site. As we all age, a face lift never hurts. But, I was just instructed on how to navigate my new webpage, so I can give you some insight on how to find your way around the front page. There are several small icons on the upper portion of the page in the area of my picture. Click on the icon that you want to explore. The reader will find the NEW and older BLOGS when you click on the icon that says – K. Lorraine Books. If you click on Walter Shuster – you will find an entire list of books that I’ve published over the years and where you can purchase the book if you so desire. When you click on Twitter, you will be taken to one of my Twitte pages. I’ve discovered that if you click on the tab ‘HOME’, you will go to another and more updated Twitter page. I am working with my web designer on updating the Author’s Bio. It is six years old and could use an update about the advancement of my writing career over the years. I suggest that you take some time and explore what the K. Lorraine site has to offer you. Today’s BLOG – GO to the ends of the world by by auto, boats, trains, planes or donkeys – Oatman, AZ. I’m always looking for new blog topics. I’m not sure if it was by accident or good fortune that brought to me the… Read the full blog on my newly renovated website http://klorraine.com . I’ll take you to some places that you might not have seen before. Happy Reading, K. Lorraine
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Sep 15th, 1:08pm

Wow! 100 overnight visitors
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I thought it was time to lighten things up a bit. The acrylic painting, FROG LEGS, is one of the twelve UPSIDE DOWN pieces that I literally painted upside down. The blog is short, but I do hope you get a chuckle out of the slapstick… Read the entire blog at http://klorraine.com Thank you K. Lorraine Blog fans- Overnight, 100 newcomers visited the weblog.
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Oct 3rd, 3:45pm

Happy Monday fun!
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Today’s blog is short, but cute. The pictures are of our resident turtle that would visit often at our Florida home. I sort of adopted it and he, in turn, inspired me to write the poem that stirred me to paint ‘Turtle.’ Read the full blog, including the poem that I wrote and view the pictures of the turtle’s Florida home. http://klorraine.com Have fun… K. Lorraine
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Oct 4th, 12:56pm

The book has been okay’d by the publisher and is available for purchase.
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Happy days are here again… I’ve just been notified that The NEW Spog book in the series of children’s books, SpogTames a Bully, is available for purchase. Createspace and the K.Lorraine website http://klorraine.com has the paperback format and the e-book format is available on Amazon Kindle e-books. The Spog books are under a new format. The size of the book has been reduced to 6×9–an easier size for kids to hold. The author will no longer add the coloring and activity pages to the book. It has become cost prohibitive to hire a graphic artist to do the renderings. The Spog books are still a high quality product and the stories are still fun adventures for the young reader. Thank you and We hope you enjoy this cute, fully illustrated children’s story with a valuable learning lesson.
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12:31pm

“Shufly pie and I don’t care…”
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I wanted to share a lovely experience that I Ed & I had yesterday. We went to a luncheon at our new church in Roswell, NM. An associate pastor and his family moved to La Rosa, NM a few weeks ago. The Lord sent them to the small community of a few hundred people. La Rosa’s number of non-attending church members is 96 %. So, Pastor Brandon knew he had a big job to do for the Lord. This post is about the adjustments that he and his family are making. The La Rosa church doesn’t have enough money to pay him a salary. So, the pastor started looking for a job. He is a qualified teacher. He went to interview at the school district. The interview went well, but the school didn’t have enough money to pay him either. His answer was, “It’s okay, I’d be happy to substitute free.” But, this did not discourage him. The family was invited to speak at yesterday’s luncheon. It was sort-of-a howdy back to see church friends here. He knew the Lord would show him the way to support his family of four. He spoke with humor, integrity and a love of God. The children are home schooled. And the girls are talented musicians. Ed and I didn’t know them because we’ve attended church services a short time. We are still newcomers to town. But, what I do know is this church has shown me the way to trust the Lord. I love living in the dessert southwest. But what I love most are the people. Roswell is close to Texas on the east and southern boarders. The people are genuine. They wear jeans and plaid shirts… cowboy boots and hats. They are ranchers and farmers. And the Texas ‘twang’ is abundant everywhere. I’m an urban dweller at heart. But, I’ve never gotten a warmer welcome than from the southwestern folks. I was in awe to listen to the music performed by the pastor’s girls and two of their friends. Their ages ranged from ten to sixteen. The four children played instruments and sang also. The medley of songs were Bluegrass hill tunes. I admit that I wasn’t familiar with the music. But, it was refreshing to listen to music that was real. I was impressed that the two boys had decent hair cuts and wore their jeans at the waist. And the girl’s hair styles were neat, natural colored shoulder length coifs. Peacock feathers of blue, green and pink adorn the cowboy hats and are not sprayed on the heads of folks here. The food was good, the music refreshing and the fellowship wholesome. Ed & I had a wonderful afternoon at church… and it wasn’t Sunday. No, we don’t live in a time warp, we are blessed to live in God’s country… Thank you for reading my post. Louise has company this weekend, so there won’t be any blogs until Monday, October 24th. Enjoy your weekend… K. Lorraine
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Oct 13th, 10:28am

Thanks for sending me this Mary. I’m going to trust that God will indeed take care of the stuff that weighs heavily upon my shoulders and in my thoughts. God Bless you, Hugs, Kay
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Oct 13th, 11:53am

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NEW BLOG: One Cent Fire book Sale.. I’ve been following a newbie author for a while now. And while my editor was on vacation, I decided to read book, instead of writing one. So, I went to to Amazon Kindle and bought this author’s latest published work. The author pleaded with her readers, “I need a decent comment. I need a decent report. If you read one of my books because I sent it to you, please just go out there and post something. I can type. I have spell check. So, help me. Help me to get a decent comment. Just type something.” I tried to accommodate the writer’s plea because I know the frustration of not getting feedback on my writing. Go to my website k.lorraine.com and read my book review. You decide for yourself if the book is for you. Enjoy, Happy Reading, K. Lorraine
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Oct 14th, 11:19am

A TRIPLE whamy!
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Ed & I went shopping downtown Roswell, NM yesterday. We had gone to help a shop owner friend with the Muscular Dystrophy Lockup fundraiser. We thought the event was happening in his rock shop, Ancients of Days. Whoops, we missed the mark. He was locked up in a mock jail in a restaurant a few miles away. So, I thought it might be a good time to chat it up with some of the patrons who were looking at rocks. My friends, Don & Andrea and long time friend Paula, (owners) handle some of my Spog items. They do this for me because Roswell is an alien & that’s what Roswell is all about… ALIENS. But friendship has special perks too. Paula was holding down the fort until Don was freed from jail. Two women were picking out rocks and we began to talk. Ed was wearing his Shuster adult coloring book shirt… (he is my walking billboard.) One woman saw the coloring book on the book shelf and connected it to Ed’s shirt and then back to me. We began a friendly dialogue about, what else other than, K. Lorraine books. The long and the short of the story is that the woman wanted to buy the book. Her son was sick and she thought the fun Florida pictures and stories would be a great gift. She bought the book & I autographed it for her. On Wednesday, my shipment of Spog Tames a Bully books arrived. Since we were going downtown, it was the perfect chance to add the new book on the shelf at Ancients of Days. Don got back to the store and mentioned that the Spog dolls are gone except for one. And book # 1, ‘The Lost Alien’ in the Spog series was all gone too. Wow, a triple whamy. The Spog inventory was depleting, the Shusters sold a book, and another K. Lorraine book is now available for sale. Who could ask for more? Oh, by-the-way, I’ve discontinued the Spog dolls from my product inventory. The dolls are too expensive to make any longer and sell at an affordable price. They were made in Idaho, but my doll maker moved away and I never found a seamstress who wanted the job. I guess this is a long post, but a worthy one to read. Did we make a contribution to the MDA Lockup? YES! Thanks K. Lorraine fans for being a friend.
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Mon 10:53am

New blog… Don’t play with fire if you can’t take the heat…
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My editor was on vacation, so I wanted to play. Louise took a week off to attend a family reunion in Alabama. This gave me the chance to read a book instead of writing one. I’ve been following a newbie author for a while and decided to buy her latest published work. The author pleaded with her readers, “I need a decent comment. Please just go out there and post something. So, help me. Help me to get a decent comment. Just type something.” I tried to accommodate her plea because I’m a softie and I know the frustration of not getting feedback on my writing. So today’s blog was the best that I could come up with. This morning, I received an anonymous instant message. It doesn’t take a clairvoyant to know who sent it, but she has blocked me and won’t let me respond. Hmmm, not nice! She wrote. “I have NEVER slandered your work but you keep hacking mine. I have NEVER been vindictive of others, yet you go through others to do that to me. I have asked nicely for you to remove your remarks /comments from my work and yet they are still there. Today I ask again. Remove any / all remarks / comments on my books that you have placed on Amazon.” My thought was…I can’t do that. I BOUGHT the book. I read the book. I wrote a review about the book. I did not slander the author. I did not hack her. I wouldn’t have a clue how to do it! I did not go through others to create dissention. Vindictive is not in my vocabulary. The First Amendment gives me ‘Freedom of Speech’. She concludes with. “You know and I know that YOU want to hurt. I cannot help that. But forgive yourself because both GOD and I have forgiven you.” I said, “thank you for wanting to save my soul. God will do that if He thinks my Amazon review and my blog were unkind or unfair. And, we forgive others to make us feel better, not to change them. I did nothing wrong, but I accept your blessing and prayers.” Book reviews are written to help other book enthusiasts. It is left to the reader of a review to judge for themselves if the story is a good fit. A review is not meant to bolster the author’s ego. I don’t regret what I wrote. It was the truth from my perspective. The author is not within her rights to threaten me to remove my remarks, comments or review. I rated the book fairly. I also did what the writer requested. “Just type something.” In fact, I put a lot of thought into writing an interesting blog. The full blog can be read on my website http://klorraine.com . My site also has a link to WordPress where the blog is featured also. Until next time, K. Lorraine
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Tue 10:57am

GIVE ONE–TAKE ONE–A Blog about two Public Libraries October 17th, 2016
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Sanford, Michigan Little Free Library Two thousand miles separate them, but the vision of spreading the joy and power of sharing books is the same. Author K. Lorraine supports both libraries by sharing her books. A list of books that are on the library shelves in Sanford, Michigan and Roswell, New Mexico, are included in the blog. Read the full story at http://klorraine.com or WordPress.com Until next time, Happy Reading, K. Lorraine
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12:36pm

“Shufly pie and I don’t care…”
KLorraine Lorraine added 2 new photos.
I wanted to share a lovely experience that I Ed & I had yesterday. We went to a luncheon at our new church in Roswell, NM. An associate pastor and his family moved to La Rosa, NM a few weeks ago. The Lord sent them to the small community of a few hundred people. La Rosa’s number of non-attending church members is 96 %. So, Pastor Brandon knew he had a big job to do for the Lord. This post is about the adjustments that he and his family are making. The La Rosa church doesn’t have enough money to pay him a salary. So, the pastor started looking for a job. He is a qualified teacher. He went to interview at the school district. The interview went well, but the school didn’t have enough money to pay him either. His answer was, “It’s okay, I’d be happy to substitute free.” But, this did not discourage him. The family was invited to speak at yesterday’s luncheon. It was sort-of-a howdy back to see church friends here. He knew the Lord would show him the way to support his family of four. He spoke with humor, integrity and a love of God. The children are home schooled. And the girls are talented musicians. Ed and I didn’t know them because we’ve attended church services a short time. We are still newcomers to town. But, what I do know is this church has shown me the way to trust the Lord. I love living in the dessert southwest. But what I love most are the people. Roswell is close to Texas on the east and southern boarders. The people are genuine. They wear jeans and plaid shirts… cowboy boots and hats. They are ranchers and farmers. And the Texas ‘twang’ is abundant everywhere. I’m an urban dweller at heart. But, I’ve never gotten a warmer welcome than from the southwestern folks. I was in awe to listen to the music performed by the pastor’s girls and two of their friends. Their ages ranged from ten to sixteen. The four children played instruments and sang also. The medley of songs were Bluegrass hill tunes. I admit that I wasn’t familiar with the music. But, it was refreshing to listen to music that was real. I was impressed that the two boys had decent hair cuts and wore their jeans at the waist. And the girl’s hair styles were neat, natural colored shoulder length coifs. Peacock feathers of blue, green and pink adorn the cowboy hats and are not sprayed on the heads of folks here. The food was good, the music refreshing and the fellowship wholesome. Ed & I had a wonderful afternoon at church… and it wasn’t Sunday. No, we don’t live in a time warp, we are blessed to live in God’s country… Thank you for reading my post. Louise has company this weekend, so there won’t be any blogs until Monday, October 24th. Enjoy your weekend… K. Lorraine
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I’m thrilled that we are in touch with each other after so long. Check me out on webpage to see what I’ve been up to. http://klorraine.com hugs, aunt Kay
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Sep 26th, 4:15pm

Enter the K. Lorraine ‘Fun Stuff I blog about’ contest and win a GREAT prize package.
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K. Lorraine SITE sponsored contest Come one—come all… The contest, ‘Fun stuff I blog about,’ runs from Tuesday, September 27 – October 11, 2016. The winners will be announced before the end of October. You don’t need to be a professional writer to enter the ‘Fun stuff I blog about’ contest. All that is required is that you like to read. If you can read, you can write. Being real is the name of the game. For the full contest entry rules, please go to http://klorraine.com–and remember, the contest runs from Tuesday, September 27 – October 11, 2016. Good luck. Happy Reading and Happy Writing, K. Lorraine
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Oct 3rd, 3:56pm

Happy Monday fun!
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Today’s blog is short, but cute. The pictures are of our resident turtle that would visit often at our Florida home. I sort of adopted it and he, in turn, inspired me to write the poem that stirred me to paint ‘Turtle.’ Read the full blog, including the poem that I wrote and view the pictures of the turtle’s Florida home. http://klorraine.com Have fun… K. Lorraine
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Oct 10th, 10:03am

The weather might be cool, but the Shuster adult coloring book is filled with warm Florida pictures to color. Check it out…
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This must be a sign that winter is approaching in some parts of the country and people are looking at fun ways to occupy their time. More and more LIKES are coming in daily, supporting the adult coloring book, Fun in the Florida Sun. You know, why not have some Florida fun in the comfort of your living room? Buying the book is less costly than a plane ticket. Walter and Katy Shusters’ adult coloring book is available through CreateSpace and at the K. Lorraine website http://klorraine.com. Thank you for the LIKE and Happy Coloring…
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Oct 12th, 10:44am

“Ready or not, here I come,” Spog said after he closed his eyes and counted to ten.
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Alien Hide N’ Seek Join Spog & Joe as they play the children’s game of hide N’ seek. Joe was feeling a little down one day and Spog wanted to help chase the blues away. Read the full blog about Joe and Spog. Help Joe find Spog in his hiding spots. Will Joe find Spog? How will the story end? I’m through here, so I’ll be on my way. Until we meet again, go splash in mud puddles and play out in the rain. Happiness is found in reading, K. Lorraine http://klorraine.com
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Oct 14th, 11:24am

A TRIPLE whamy!
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Ed & I went shopping downtown Roswell, NM yesterday. We had gone to help a shop owner friend with the Muscular Dystrophy Lockup fundraiser. We thought the event was happening in his rock shop, Ancients of Days. Whoops, we missed the mark. He was locked up in a mock jail in a restaurant a few miles away. So, I thought it might be a good time to chat it up with some of the patrons who were looking at rocks. My friends, Don & Andrea and long time friend Paula, (owners) handle some of my Spog items. They do this for me because Roswell is an alien & that’s what Roswell is all about… ALIENS. But friendship has special perks too. Paula was holding down the fort until Don was freed from jail. Two women were picking out rocks and we began to talk. Ed was wearing his Shuster adult coloring book shirt… (he is my walking billboard.) One woman saw the coloring book on the book shelf and connected it to Ed’s shirt and then back to me. We began a friendly dialogue about, what else other than, K. Lorraine books. The long and the short of the story is that the woman wanted to buy the book. Her son was sick and she thought the fun Florida pictures and stories would be a great gift. She bought the book & I autographed it for her. On Wednesday, my shipment of Spog Tames a Bully books arrived. Since we were going downtown, it was the perfect chance to add the new book on the shelf at Ancients of Days. Don got back to the store and mentioned that the Spog dolls are gone except for one. And book # 1, ‘The Lost Alien’ in the Spog series was all gone too. Wow, a triple whamy. The Spog inventory was depleting, the Shusters sold a book, and another K. Lorraine book is now available for sale. Who could ask for more? Oh, by-the-way, I’ve discontinued the Spog dolls from my product inventory. The dolls are too expensive to make any longer and sell at an affordable price. They were made in Idaho, but my doll maker moved away and I never found a seamstress who wanted the job. I guess this is a long post, but a worthy one to read. Did we make a contribution to the MDA Lockup? YES! Thanks K. Lorraine fans for being a friend.
KLorraine Lorraine

Tue 11:01am

GIVE ONE–TAKE ONE–A Blog about two Public Libraries October 17th, 2016
KLorraine Lorraine added 3 new photos.
Sanford, Michigan Little Free Library Two thousand miles separate them, but the vision of spreading the joy and power of sharing books is the same. Author K. Lorraine supports both libraries by sharing her books. A list of books that are on the library shelves in Sanford, Michigan and Roswell, New Mexico, are included in the blog. Read the full story at http://klorraine.com or WordPress.com Until next time, Happy Reading, K. Lorraine
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12:44pm

“Shufly pie and I don’t care…”
KLorraine Lorraine added 2 new photos.
I wanted to share a lovely experience that I Ed & I had yesterday. We went to a luncheon at our new church in Roswell, NM. An associate pastor and his family moved to La Rosa, NM a few weeks ago. The Lord sent them to the small community of a few hundred people. La Rosa’s number of non-attending church members is 96 %. So, Pastor Brandon knew he had a big job to do for the Lord. This post is about the adjustments that he and his family are making. The La Rosa church doesn’t have enough money to pay him a salary. So, the pastor started looking for a job. He is a qualified teacher. He went to interview at the school district. The interview went well, but the school didn’t have enough money to pay him either. His answer was, “It’s okay, I’d be happy to substitute free.” But, this did not discourage him. The family was invited to speak at yesterday’s luncheon. It was sort-of-a howdy back to see church friends here. He knew the Lord would show him the way to support his family of four. He spoke with humor, integrity and a love of God. The children are home schooled. And the girls are talented musicians. Ed and I didn’t know them because we’ve attended church services a short time. We are still newcomers to town. But, what I do know is this church has shown me the way to trust the Lord. I love living in the dessert southwest. But what I love most are the people. Roswell is close to Texas on the east and southern boarders. The people are genuine. They wear jeans and plaid shirts… cowboy boots and hats. They are ranchers and farmers. And the Texas ‘twang’ is abundant everywhere. I’m an urban dweller at heart. But, I’ve never gotten a warmer welcome than from the southwestern folks. I was in awe to listen to the music performed by the pastor’s girls and two of their friends. Their ages ranged from ten to sixteen. The four children played instruments and sang also. The medley of songs were Bluegrass hill tunes. I admit that I wasn’t familiar with the music. But, it was refreshing to listen to music that was real. I was impressed that the two boys had decent hair cuts and wore their jeans at the waist. And the girl’s hair styles were neat, natural colored shoulder length coifs. Peacock feathers of blue, green and pink adorn the cowboy hats and are not sprayed on the heads of folks here. The food was good, the music refreshing and the fellowship wholesome. Ed & I had a wonderful afternoon at church… and it wasn’t Sunday. No, we don’t live in a time warp, we are blessed to live in God’s country… Thank you for reading my post. Louise has company this weekend, so there won’t be any blogs until Monday, October 24th. Enjoy your weekend… K. Lorraine
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11/12/2012 6:05pm

K. Lorraine is resurrecting stories about the hum drum life of Florida retirees Katy and Walter Shuster. If you need a laugh watch for Shusters daily post.

11/14/2012 12:22pm

Ho Ho, Santa and his elves are busy at work making toys for children. Author, K. Lorraine has joined Santa and his elves at the North Pole. Spog the Cuddle doll and the delightful Read & Color books would brighten any smile on Christmas morning. Details about how to order the American handmade doll and books can be found at http://klorraine.com. The Cuddle doll and Spog the Alien books will be sent directly to your home. Please allow up to 4 weeks for delievy.
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11/14/2012 1:23pm

Read about how author, K. Lorraine uses humor when Walter and Katy go shopping at WalMart.

09/09/2013 3:04pm

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Oct 4th, 1:09pm

The book has been okay’d by the publisher and is available for purchase.
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Happy days are here again… I’ve just been notified that The NEW Spog book in the series of children’s books, SpogTames a Bully, is available for purchase. Createspace and the K.Lorraine website http://klorraine.com has the paperback format and the e-book format is available on Amazon Kindle e-books. The Spog books are under a new format. The size of the book has been reduced to 6×9–an easier size for kids to hold. The author will no longer add the coloring and activity pages to the book. It has become cost prohibitive to hire a graphic artist to do the renderings. The Spog books are still a high quality product and the stories are still fun adventures for the young reader. Thank you and We hope you enjoy this cute, fully illustrated children’s story with a valuable learning lesson.
KLorraine Lorraine

12:54pm

“Shufly pie and I don’t care…”
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I wanted to share a lovely experience that I Ed & I had yesterday. We went to a luncheon at our new church in Roswell, NM. An associate pastor and his family moved to La Rosa, NM a few weeks ago. The Lord sent them to the small community of a few hundred people. La Rosa’s number of non-attending church members is 96 %. So, Pastor Brandon knew he had a big job to do for the Lord. This post is about the adjustments that he and his family are making. The La Rosa church doesn’t have enough money to pay him a salary. So, the pastor started looking for a job. He is a qualified teacher. He went to interview at the school district. The interview went well, but the school didn’t have enough money to pay him either. His answer was, “It’s okay, I’d be happy to substitute free.” But, this did not discourage him. The family was invited to speak at yesterday’s luncheon. It was sort-of-a howdy back to see church friends here. He knew the Lord would show him the way to support his family of four. He spoke with humor, integrity and a love of God. The children are home schooled. And the girls are talented musicians. Ed and I didn’t know them because we’ve attended church services a short time. We are still newcomers to town. But, what I do know is this church has shown me the way to trust the Lord. I love living in the dessert southwest. But what I love most are the people. Roswell is close to Texas on the east and southern boarders. The people are genuine. They wear jeans and plaid shirts… cowboy boots and hats. They are ranchers and farmers. And the Texas ‘twang’ is abundant everywhere. I’m an urban dweller at heart. But, I’ve never gotten a warmer welcome than from the southwestern folks. I was in awe to listen to the music performed by the pastor’s girls and two of their friends. Their ages ranged from ten to sixteen. The four children played instruments and sang also. The medley of songs were Bluegrass hill tunes. I admit that I wasn’t familiar with the music. But, it was refreshing to listen to music that was real. I was impressed that the two boys had decent hair cuts and wore their jeans at the waist. And the girl’s hair styles were neat, natural colored shoulder length coifs. Peacock feathers of blue, green and pink adorn the cowboy hats and are not sprayed on the heads of folks here. The food was good, the music refreshing and the fellowship wholesome. Ed & I had a wonderful afternoon at church… and it wasn’t Sunday. No, we don’t live in a time warp, we are blessed to live in God’s country… Thank you for reading my post. Louise has company this weekend, so there won’t be any blogs until Monday, October 24th. Enjoy your weekend… K. Lorraine
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Thanks for the LIKE and now read the rules and enter the contest. I know that you do a lot of fun and interesting things in your line of work, your life, travel and with family & friend. Have fun with your contest entry. The prize package is a good one. K. L.
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Sep 30th, 12:47pm

Disappointment is something that you want to quickly get over, but it most often just settles in at the back of your mind and nags away at you for a while.
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Disappointment is uncomfortable, complex and stirs up a lot of emotions. It can leave you at loose ends about what to do next. In the face of trouble, our natural tendency is to complain. Unfortunately, griping to others tends to drive people away. Read the entire blog at http://klorraine.com and while you there at my website, why not sign up for K. Lorraine email. This is a safe and secure feature where your email address will not be shared. It’s a way to get all of the latest news about the author and what she is doing and teasers about what might be happening in the future. Please share this post with friends and others who you think might be interested in the publications and books written by author, K. Lorraine. Thank you and Happy Reading…
KLorraine Lorraine

Oct 3rd, 3:45pm

Happy Monday fun!
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Today’s blog is short, but cute. The pictures are of our resident turtle that would visit often at our Florida home. I sort of adopted it and he, in turn, inspired me to write the poem that stirred me to paint ‘Turtle.’ Read the full blog, including the poem that I wrote and view the pictures of the turtle’s Florida home. http://klorraine.com Have fun… K. Lorraine
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Oct 4th, 1:00pm

The book has been okay’d by the publisher and is available for purchase.
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Happy days are here again… I’ve just been notified that The NEW Spog book in the series of children’s books, SpogTames a Bully, is available for purchase. Createspace and the K.Lorraine website http://klorraine.com has the paperback format and the e-book format is available on Amazon Kindle e-books. The Spog books are under a new format. The size of the book has been reduced to 6×9–an easier size for kids to hold. The author will no longer add the coloring and activity pages to the book. It has become cost prohibitive to hire a graphic artist to do the renderings. The Spog books are still a high quality product and the stories are still fun adventures for the young reader. Thank you and We hope you enjoy this cute, fully illustrated children’s story with a valuable learning lesson.
KLorraine Lorraine

Oct 12th, 10:37am

“Ready or not, here I come,” Spog said after he closed his eyes and counted to ten.
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Alien Hide N’ Seek Join Spog & Joe as they play the children’s game of hide N’ seek. Joe was feeling a little down one day and Spog wanted to help chase the blues away. Read the full blog about Joe and Spog. Help Joe find Spog in his hiding spots. Will Joe find Spog? How will the story end? I’m through here, so I’ll be on my way. Until we meet again, go splash in mud puddles and play out in the rain. Happiness is found in reading, K. Lorraine http://klorraine.com
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Oct 14th, 11:14am

A TRIPLE whamy!
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Ed & I went shopping downtown Roswell, NM yesterday. We had gone to help a shop owner friend with the Muscular Dystrophy Lockup fundraiser. We thought the event was happening in his rock shop, Ancients of Days. Whoops, we missed the mark. He was locked up in a mock jail in a restaurant a few miles away. So, I thought it might be a good time to chat it up with some of the patrons who were looking at rocks. My friends, Don & Andrea and long time friend Paula, (owners) handle some of my Spog items. They do this for me because Roswell is an alien & that’s what Roswell is all about… ALIENS. But friendship has special perks too. Paula was holding down the fort until Don was freed from jail. Two women were picking out rocks and we began to talk. Ed was wearing his Shuster adult coloring book shirt… (he is my walking billboard.) One woman saw the coloring book on the book shelf and connected it to Ed’s shirt and then back to me. We began a friendly dialogue about, what else other than, K. Lorraine books. The long and the short of the story is that the woman wanted to buy the book. Her son was sick and she thought the fun Florida pictures and stories would be a great gift. She bought the book & I autographed it for her. On Wednesday, my shipment of Spog Tames a Bully books arrived. Since we were going downtown, it was the perfect chance to add the new book on the shelf at Ancients of Days. Don got back to the store and mentioned that the Spog dolls are gone except for one. And book # 1, ‘The Lost Alien’ in the Spog series was all gone too. Wow, a triple whamy. The Spog inventory was depleting, the Shusters sold a book, and another K. Lorraine book is now available for sale. Who could ask for more? Oh, by-the-way, I’ve discontinued the Spog dolls from my product inventory. The dolls are too expensive to make any longer and sell at an affordable price. They were made in Idaho, but my doll maker moved away and I never found a seamstress who wanted the job. I guess this is a long post, but a worthy one to read. Did we make a contribution to the MDA Lockup? YES! Thanks K. Lorraine fans for being a friend.
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Tue 10:52am

GIVE ONE–TAKE ONE–A Blog about two Public Libraries October 17th, 2016
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Sanford, Michigan Little Free Library Two thousand miles separate them, but the vision of spreading the joy and power of sharing books is the same. Author K. Lorraine supports both libraries by sharing her books. A list of books that are on the library shelves in Sanford, Michigan and Roswell, New Mexico, are included in the blog. Read the full story at http://klorraine.com or WordPress.com Until next time, Happy Reading, K. Lorraine
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12:33pm

“Shufly pie and I don’t care…”
KLorraine Lorraine added 2 new photos.
I wanted to share a lovely experience that I Ed & I had yesterday. We went to a luncheon at our new church in Roswell, NM. An associate pastor and his family moved to La Rosa, NM a few weeks ago. The Lord sent them to the small community of a few hundred people. La Rosa’s number of non-attending church members is 96 %. So, Pastor Brandon knew he had a big job to do for the Lord. This post is about the adjustments that he and his family are making. The La Rosa church doesn’t have enough money to pay him a salary. So, the pastor started looking for a job. He is a qualified teacher. He went to interview at the school district. The interview went well, but the school didn’t have enough money to pay him either. His answer was, “It’s okay, I’d be happy to substitute free.” But, this did not discourage him. The family was invited to speak at yesterday’s luncheon. It was sort-of-a howdy back to see church friends here. He knew the Lord would show him the way to support his family of four. He spoke with humor, integrity and a love of God. The children are home schooled. And the girls are talented musicians. Ed and I didn’t know them because we’ve attended church services a short time. We are still newcomers to town. But, what I do know is this church has shown me the way to trust the Lord. I love living in the dessert southwest. But what I love most are the people. Roswell is close to Texas on the east and southern boarders. The people are genuine. They wear jeans and plaid shirts… cowboy boots and hats. They are ranchers and farmers. And the Texas ‘twang’ is abundant everywhere. I’m an urban dweller at heart. But, I’ve never gotten a warmer welcome than from the southwestern folks. I was in awe to listen to the music performed by the pastor’s girls and two of their friends. Their ages ranged from ten to sixteen. The four children played instruments and sang also. The medley of songs were Bluegrass hill tunes. I admit that I wasn’t familiar with the music. But, it was refreshing to listen to music that was real. I was impressed that the two boys had decent hair cuts and wore their jeans at the waist. And the girl’s hair styles were neat, natural colored shoulder length coifs. Peacock feathers of blue, green and pink adorn the cowboy hats and are not sprayed on the heads of folks here. The food was good, the music refreshing and the fellowship wholesome. Ed & I had a wonderful afternoon at church… and it wasn’t Sunday. No, we don’t live in a time warp, we are blessed to live in God’s country… Thank you for reading my post. Louise has company this weekend, so there won’t be any blogs until Monday, October 24th. Enjoy your weekend… K. Lorraine
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This morning, I received an anonymous instant message. It doesn’t take a clairvoyant to know who sent it, but she has blocked me and won’t let me respond. Hmm, not nice!

She wrote. “I have NEVER slandered your work, but you keep hacking mine.  I have NEVER been vindictive of others, yet you go through others to do that to me.  I have asked nicely for you to remove your remarks /comments from my work and yet they are still there.  Today I am asking again.  Remove any / all remarks / comments on my books that you have placed on Amazon.”

My thought was… I can’t do that.

I BOUGHT the book.

I read the book.

I wrote a review about the book.

I did not slander the author.

I did not hack her. I wouldn’t have a clue how to do it!

I did not go through others to create dissension.

Vindictiveness is not in my vocabulary.

She concludes with. “You know and I know that YOU want to hurt.  I cannot help that.  But forgive yourself because both GOD and I have forgiven you.”

I said, “Thank you for wanting to save my soul. God will do that if He thinks my Amazon review and my blog was unkind or unfair. And, we forgive others to make us feel better, not to change others. I did nothing wrong, but I accept your blessing and prayers.”

And then I got a follow up message.

“Today I left her a message.  Private on FB, and asked her to forgive herself and be a better person.  I hope that she will do the right thing, go in and remove the Amazon book comments.  I, for one, will not talk / write / connect with her again.  I hope that now it has ended.  Since 2013 when it started it has been a long time (too long)  and she needs to grow up.”

She added. “My main problem is she is a ‘site hacker’.  There is a person that is hacking me on Amazon with my books.  Leaving crude / rude comments that do not belong.  I have tried to have them removed, even left comments on her comments.  Then she sends emails, FB comments and such.  I have done nothing to her.  I have read her work and have never left a remark or a comment to her, But she states that it is not her, and yet, the wording is the same.  A ‘friend’ of hers makes the comments.  Nothing will be repeated here.  No need.  I have said enough.”

So, I answered, the ball is in my court?

Well, you make my point. I read your comments several times. I cleaned your writing up enough to make it readable. Your work lacks clarity. Now lets get down to the nitty-gritty of my blog.

First of all, everything you write about me is untrue and unfounded.

I don’t have someone do my ‘dirty work.’

I don’t GO after YOU or your friends.

I don’t slander or slash… (figment of your imagination), and you have a good one…

I am NOT a hacker.

I do not write crude remarks. I write an honest review from my perspective.

You say that you read my work, but don’t give any feedback. What’s holding you back? I welcome it… Reviews are a good indicator with what’s wrong and suggestions on how to become a stronger writer.

I have never passed the buck. When I leave a comment, write a review, or post a blog… there is never any doubt that I wrote it.

The majority of your books are not up to par. You have room for improvement. My work can always use more work. It’s the job of a writer to listen to our fans.

Today, you asked again.  “Remove any / all remarks / comments on my books that you have placed on Amazon.”

The First Amendment gives me ‘Freedom of Speech’. So I repeat… ‘NO’.

Book reviews are written to help other book enthusiasts. It is left to the reader of a review to judge if the story might be a good fit. A review is not meant to bolster the author’s ego.

I don’t regret what I wrote. It was the truth from my perspective. The author was not within her rights to threaten me to remove my remarks, comments or review. I rated the book a ‘two’, meaning that I didn’t like it. But, it was a fair review. There’s not a code of reviewing ethics that you need to like every book written.

To get free publicity is a god send. My blogs and comments can bring more readers to her website. My reviews have the potential to give her more exposure as a writer. Her problem is that she takes everything as offensive. If she was smart, she would turn it around and use it to her benefit.

I’ve always said that God wants us to join forces. It’s not His Will to antagonize each other. And, this brings me to my final thought.

She’s blocked me from all ways of contacting her. That’s mean and cruel. I could do the same, but it doesn’t solve anything. So, she doesn’t want help in becoming a better writer. All I know is, that I appreciate help when offered.

I am not a Troll… a Hacker, or any of the other offensive adjective she’s used to describe me. In a way, I appreciate it because she gives me new ideas for stories to blog about.

I signed off… “Take care and best of luck in your FBI File Case book #2 rewrite.”

I added a P.S.

This is a suggestion–whether you accept it or not, it’s up to you.

“When you give a book a makeover, be sure to include a passage inside about the remake. You should give the reader a prelude that the story has gone through changes–NEW title, cover art, etc. but the story has the same storyline and plot.

When I put a book through a do-over, I express that I’ve learned from years of experience about story telling. The original book was good, but technologically advanced, and offers better writing help software.

Kay  K. Lorraine