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Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Shine His Light 3: Instructions In Life by Marie McGaha - Book Tour - TWO Guest Posts!! - Giveaway - Enter Daily!!

Hi, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Marie McGaha and her new book, “Shine His Light 3: Instructions In Life,” here on FAB!!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $10 Amazon OR Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Marie and to increase your chances of winning!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Wishing you all lots of good luck in this fabulous giveaway!!

Shine His Light 3:

Instructions In Life

by Marie McGaha


GENRE:   Christian Devotional 



Life is the journey we take on our way to Heaven. It's not easy, it's not pretty, and sometimes, it's downright difficult. However, we have an Advocate unlike any other, Jesus Christ. In Shine His Light, the author uses scriptures and her own life lessons to help others get through the bumpy spots.



When I was a kid, the series “Star Trek” was the greatest sci-fi show on TV, with the most up-to-date special effects. People disappeared in the transporter, we saw the Enterprise fly through the stars at warp speed, and of course, we saw really strange people and creatures from other planets. Sometimes, the planets were inhospitable and wouldn’t support life as we know it, so the crew moved on.

Of course, it didn’t take long for technology to leap forward and when I watch the old “Star Trek” episodes now, the special effects seem so antiquated, they’re something we laugh about. We can take what is already there and turn it into something better, something brand new and more efficient but we can’t take nothing and turn it into something. Only God can do that.

When God’s Spirit hovered over the face of the waters, He did not think it was inhospitable or that nothing could ever come from it. God looked at the waters and thought, I can make dry land. I can make light. I can take some of that dirt and form a human being. And that is exactly what He did. But He did not stop there, He formed a human being from a pile of dirt and then, He did something remarkable, He breathed His own Spirit into that pile of dirt and gave it life. That pile of dirt became the first man—a living, breathing, moving, thinking person. And God said it was “very good.” Up until then, everything created was called “good,” but man and woman were “very good.”



Paper or Screen?  Which Medium is More Effective in Conveying Your Message?

I am old school and prefer a book in my hand to a tablet or Kindle, so I think it’s a personal preference for the reader. However, since I write mostly devotional or self-help, paperback is definitely the best choice since many of the books have questions for the reader to write their answers, or places for the reader to journal their thoughts. Of course, in my fiction books, it’s just the reader’s preference. Another consideration is that many books are less expensive, and some are even free in e-format, so that plays a part in the reader’s decision on which format to choose. I don’t focus on what someone might pay for my books, but rather on the fact they read them. I often offer books at very low discounts or for free, when possible, especially with my Christian books. I write those as I feel led by the Lord and believe they are intended to help people and not to make money from. That being said, there are costs involved with the publication of any book, so there has to be a balance in paying the bills and getting the books out there.



How to Hold Yourself Accountable

Working as a self-employed person, whether as an author or any other home-based position, self-control is a must. It’s easy to get distracted at home by the other things that need to be done, like dishes, laundry, answering the phone, or any of the other million tasks that are just waiting to be done. I no longer have children at home, but I live on a small farm with dogs, pigs, chickens, and a horse, as well as a garden and they also require a million other things be done during the day. I am also a minister, and along with my husband, who is a pastor, we have a church, He Reigns! Church that requires a lot of our time. On top of that, we are also newlyweds! It can be difficult to get organized and stay focused, so I have a schedule that I use to keep everything going in the right direction. I get up early to feed and water animals, that is followed by Bible study, prayer, and anything else that goes along with the ministry, then I go to the office and begin my workday as a writer, which is usually 4-5 hours a day. Then I become the maid, dishwasher, and launderer (I hope that’s a word!) and I get the housework done. Then there’s baking to do, supper to fix, and any errands that need to be run. Of course, with four indoor dogs, the day also consists of letting the dogs out, letting the dogs in, letting the dogs out, letting the dogs… well, you get the idea! And then there’s evening feeding, and a husband to spend some quiet time with and discuss our ministry and what he has planned, and how I can support and help him. Of course, we also have to be flexible, know when to slow down, when to take days off, when to take breaks, and when to ask for help. But with some planning and patience, it all works and it’s a lot of fun too!



Chaplain, author, editor and inspirational speaker, Marie McGaha lives in the beautiful Ozarks of southeast Oklahoma. After losing the love of her life, Nathan, Marie returned from the mountains of Idaho to their native home where she lives with a houseful of yapping furbies, pigs, chickens, and a horse named Horse! She attends Family Praise & Worship and is very grateful for her church family and their support. Shine His Light 4, the final book of the series, is due out next spring.











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