Spreading Good News (Part 360 – Ice Cream Sundae)

The goal of Spreading Good News is for readers to:

GET INSPIRED and/or GET MOTIVATED and/or GET INFORMED and/or GET AWE-STRUCK and/or GET A BREAK FROM ALL THE NEGATIVE NEWS and to tell readers about our books!!

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THIS WEEK’S REVIEW:  “Line of Serenity”

Ava Thrower of Detroit, Michigan, says, “Every family should have a “line of serenity” running through it!  This book has excellent examples of how it was growing up in an African-American community in the 50’s and 60’s.  What is unique about this story is the author’s insight on how her parents were able to lovingly raise three daughters and four sons to be caring, calm, unselfish, intelligent, responsible, and positive-thinking adults.  The family pictures and recipes add a special touch to her family’s story.  (You’ll find yourself wanting to try out these recipes!)”

Read the preview and other reviews for “Line of Serenity” and order today at http://www.GoodShortBooks.com.

 

VIEW OUR CABLE TV AD HERE:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AXHTT8NGT8

Our Books Are Now Available in Apple’s iBookstore!!

In case you are into the speed and convenience of e-books, I want you to know that four of our books are now available in Apple’s iBookstore for immediate download to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod!  Here are the titles and the Apple iBook links:

My  15 Dogs:  A 55-Year Journey of Love

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/my-15-dogs/id443785321?mt=11

 

THE VISION:  Telling Kids That They Can Make the World a Better Place

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781257365388

LINE OF SERENITY

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781257176359

MOTHER’S DOZEN:  An Easy Recipe for Raising GREAT Kids!

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781257197934

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ATTENTION!!!

WORLD PEACE” shirts/hats/mugs, etc., “LIFE QUOTE” shirts, and “MEANINGFUL MESSAGES” (cards that address serious issues—incarceration, terminal illness, bullying/peer pressure, etc.) available at http://www.zazzle.com/emrosecreations! Something for everyone–dog shirt, too!  Browse and order today!!

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TODAY’S QUOTE

NOTHING IS EASY TO THE UNWILLING.  ~ NIKKI GIOVANNI

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TODAY’S BLOG

Ice Cream Sundae

~ Author unknown

A mother took her three children to a restaurant.  Her six-year-old son asked if he could say grace.

As they bowed their heads, he said, “God is good.  God is great.  Thank you for the food, and I would even thank you more if Mom gets us ice cream for dessert.  And liberty and justice for all!  Amen!”

Along with the laughter from the other customers nearby, they heard a woman scornfully remark, “That’s what’s wrong with this country.  Kids today don’t even know how to pray.  Asking God for ice-cream! Why, I never!”

Hearing this, the little boy burst into tears and asked his mother, “Did I do it wrong?  Is God mad at me?”

As she held him and assured him that he had done a terrific job and God was certainly not mad at him, an elderly gentleman approached the table.  He winked at the little boy and said, “I happen to know that God thought that was a great prayer.”

“Really?” the little boy asked.

“Cross my heart,” the man replied.

Then in a theatrical whisper, he added (indicating the woman whose remark had started this whole thing), “Too bad she never asks God for ice cream.  A little ice cream is good for the soul sometimes.”

Naturally, their mother bought the kids ice cream at the end of the meal.  Her son stared at his for a moment and then did something his mother would remember for the rest of her life.

He picked up his sundae, and, without a word, walked over and placed it in front of the woman.

With a big smile he told her, “Here, this is for you.  Ice cream is good for the soul sometimes, and my soul is good already.”

 

NOTE FROM JOYCEIf you enjoyed this piece, send the link to others.  Thanks!!

 

If you’re interested in reading about “My Breast Cancer Journey,” those posts start with post #334 (scroll down).

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~ Joyce Fields

 

 

 

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About Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields)

As a thought leader for today's generation, I choose to be part of the solution and am doing things that positively impact people's lives. In addition to being a happy, married (since 1967!) woman, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, I have over 40 years' experience in "Corporate America": Stenographer, Secretary, Supervisor, Analyst, Office Manager, Executive Assistant. I am also a professional proofreader and the author of eight books (seven non-fiction; one children's fiction--http://www.GoodShortBooks.com).
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4 Responses to Spreading Good News (Part 360 – Ice Cream Sundae)

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