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Understory by Lisa Lickel (A Book Review)

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A Faithful Review of

Understory

About Understory by Lisa Lickel:
Lily Masters is not getting involved with any fake job scheme covering a sex trafficking operation supposedly cooked up by her stepbrother, prison guard Art Townsend. Hoping to get help at a friend’s place deep in the woods of northern Wisconsin before a blizzard, Lily loses her way. At first, she doesn’t realize how fortunate she is to be found by Cam Taylor, a poetry-spouting former lit professor. Cam has his own reasons to hide while writing a biography of his Civil Rights activist grandparents and accidentally stirs up a cold case murder involving a potential Supreme Court judge. When trouble follows, either of them is the likely target. 
Beneath every story is layer upon layer of trust and lies. Who can they believe when things go from surreal to devastating?

About Author Lisa Lickel:

Lisa Lickel lives in the rolling hills of western Wisconsin. Surrounded by books and dragons, she writes inspiring fiction. Her novels i…

Cabin Fever...Curse or Gift?

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Winter

Means Cabin Fever
January is a hard month in the Rockies. Ice crystals hang in the air, and snow stacks with its coat of white sparkling in the evening sun.
The nights are long. The days are short. And it's cold...very, very cold. White and gray are common colors during this bitter time of year, although blue manages to splatter its way across the sky and offer a bit of hope to the soul. Green of any kind becomes a treasured commodity as does the rare and distant sunshine.
Cabin fever isn't a fable or myth for those in the north. It's real.
This annoying condition seeps into every aspect of human life about mid-January. The signs and symptoms include the following:
daytime fatigue/sleepiness insomnia anxiety/loneliness cognitive dysfunction grazing/lack of appetite lack/spurts of energy
What do we do about this curse that impacts most people during the winter months? Is there a way to turn it into a gift?
Absolutely!
Wyoming is desolate with miles of wide open spaces…

Unanswered Prayer

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The Faith Dilemma:When Prayers Don't Work
Do you face a devastating illness, or pain, physical or emotional? Ask for healing and wake up to plow through another day in agony? Cry out to God each night only to be met with utter silence?

Does that mean that God has abandoned you? Or vice versa, you've abandoned Him? Your faith is weak or shallow? Or God forbid, lacking in some manner?
No.
Prayer. What's it for anyway? Why should we bother? Is it for us? For others? For God?
How about all of the above? Through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and the gift of the Holy Spirit, we have a direct connection the Father.
Php 4:6-7  Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
God loves each one of us. His unconditional love is amazing. And prayer is powerful, and it's for the Saints...all the Sai…

Let Your Light Shine in 2017!

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Be A Light to the World
Matthew 5:14-15 (NKJV)
"You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.


2016 is now a memory, and we're gazing into a brand new year. Do we walk into tomorrow with trepidation, cloaked in the past? Or light-footed with the Lord, bathed in His glory?

I can't offer much advice other than to say, my friends, this decision is a personal one. I can, however, say, if given a choice, submersed within God's light is a much, much better place to be.
Why would I say such a thing? After all, darkness is so "peaceful.," isn't it? It's a place to rest, to sleep. But it's also a place to hide...to escape the world. It's a place to be alone and idle. To think. Sounds comfortable, doesn't?

It's also where evil can lurk and attack without warning. The blackness of night doesn…

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