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WELCOME AUTHOR TERESA POLLARD
Friday, October 9, 2015 by Patti Shene

Featured Book: Woman of Light

Author: Teresa Pollard

Publisher: HopeSprings Books

Genre: Biblical fiction

Stand alone or series: Stand Alone

Target age: Adult ladies

 

I’m pleased to welcome multi-published author Teresa Pollard. Teresa shares the reason why we can rejoice in the fact that Jesus lives!

 

Because He Lives

 

My Pastor, Reverend Kevin Miller of Hebron Baptist Church, led our congregation this Sunday in an acapella rendition of Because He Lives. Of course he had no idea that this has been my favorite song for many, many years now. When the Gaithers first brought it out, I immediately fell in love with it, but then our choir began to sing it so often that, I’ll admit, I got kind of tired of hearing it. Then…my godmother died, and three weeks later, my grandmother also died.

 

As the tears flowed down my cheeks, I began to sing.  Because He lives, I can face tomorrow.  Because He lives, all fear is gone… 

 

Many years later, I went on a  mission trip to Honduras. There I sang for the people, Porque El Vive (Because He Lives) as I shared my testimony in Spanish with them. It had been a lot of years since I’d studied Spanish, but God had provided a native Spanish speaker to help me prepare the testimony.

 

This has been a hard week in American history. Once again, Christians have been martyred by a madman for their faith in Jesus. Somehow we just don’t expect that to happen here. We don’t really know what real persecution is. But it’s coming more and more often. We aren’t exempt. But as the song says, Because He lives, all fear is gone (Porque El vive, ya no hay temor.) We don’t have to be afraid!

 

The Bible tells us not to fear those who are only able to take the body, but rather to fear Him who is able to destroy both the soul and body in hell. (Matt. 10:28) Those nine people passed the ultimate test! We can be assured that they are safely in the arms of Jesus, and if they’ve not already received it, will one day wear a special martyrs crown for their suffering!

 

That doesn’t make it easy! But it does make it worthwhile! The theme of my new novel, Woman of Light, is the power of praise to get us through our darkest days. I’d never really thought about it before, although I’d been doing it most of my life. I’ve always loved to sing. But it never really occurred to me how much the Israelites sang too. Have you ever realized how much of the Old Testament was songs?

 

We know, of course, that most of the book of Psalms was written to be sung, but that’s also true of Judges 5 as well as Exodus 15. It may be true of other passages as well. Music lifts our hearts in praise and communion with our Heavenly Father. We can’t really harbor bitterness or anger or resentment when we’re praising God. There’s a contemporary song that says There is power in the Name of Jesus. It’s especially true when we lift our voices and our hearts in praise. He lives, and because of that, nothing and no one can ever take that away.

 

 

Back cover blurb for Woman of Light

Ehud, Israel’s great judge, is dead.  He must have been out of his mind with sickness to prophesy that his granddaughter Deborah would judge Israel.  Just who does she think she is?  Doesn’t she know Sisera’s iron chariots threaten to annihilate the fledgling nation? And Barak?  A poor man who can barely feed his own family.  What kind of a God would choose two such improbable people to lead His people to battle?  

 

Pre-order Woman of Light here 

 

Amazon links:

Tokens of Promise

Not Guilty

Not Ashamed

Amazon Author’s Page

HopeSprings

Teresa’s books on Hope Springs.

 

Teresa Pollard is from Richmond, Virginia, and was saved at a young age. She has a Master of Arts degree in English and Creative Writing from Hollins College, and has served as a Sunday School teacher and children’s worker for most of the last forty years.She is the co-author of Not Guilty and Not Ashamed, and the author of Tokens of Promise and Woman of Light, (due out from HopeSprings Books in October). Married for forty years, she was devastated by divorce and the death of her youngest daughter, but God has blessed her with a new home and another grandson. She now resides in Dacula, Georgia.Visit her blog, where she adds new content every Tuesday and follow her on Facebook.


Comments

Patti Shene From SE Colorado At 10/13/2015 10:58:46 AM

Thanks for sharing on my blog, Teresa. It's a blessing to have you here.

Teresa Pollard From Richmond, VA At 10/13/2015 10:18:44 AM

Thanks, Ann! And thank you for having me, Patti! God bless you both!

Patti Shene From SE Colorado At 10/10/2015 3:26:40 PM

Thank you so much for stopping by, Ann.

Ann Ellison From Abilene, Texas At 10/10/2015 2:02:19 PM

Enjoyed reading this. Because He Lives is one of my favorites too. Also I have read and loved Woman of Light.

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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART SIX
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WELCOME AUTHOR BILL GARRISON
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WHAT DO YOU MISS?
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WELCOME AUTHOR CAMILLE EIDE
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FIVE
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DINOSAURS AND THE BIBLE
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WELCOME AUTHOR GINA WELBORN
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POINT TO POINT TO POINT
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FOUR
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WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
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BY THE NUMBERS
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WELCOME AUTHOR ADA BROWNELL
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WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER SLATTERY
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART THREE
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WELCOME AUTHOR REBECCA DeMARINO
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SITTING IDLE
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It's Hot Out Here! by CHERI SWALWELL
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART TWO
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WELCOME AUTHOR CAROLE BROWN
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WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO?
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AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY RETURNS
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART ONE
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10/9/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR AVA PENNINGTON
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UNEXPECTED ACTS OF KINDNESS
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REVIEW OF THREE NON-FICTION BOOKS
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AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR RENEE BLARE
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SEVEN WAYS TO STRETCH SPIRITUALLY BY ADA BROWNELL
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WHEN FINE IS NOT REALLY FINE
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MOMMY MEMOIRS BY ANN VAN DE WATER
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PLAY BALL!
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10/9/2015

JOE THE DREAMER BY AUTHOR A. B. BROWNELL
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ON THE PINEAPPLE EXPRESS BY H. L. WEGLEY
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THE THIEF BY STEPHANIE LANDSEM
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HUMOR AT THE HOSPITAL
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HEAR NO EVIL BY MARY HAMILTON
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WHEN THE ROAD GETS LONG AND LONELY
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10/9/2015

INTRODUCING RYAN'S FATHER BY JUNE FOSTER
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WHERE ARE YOU THE MOST VULNERABLE?
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10/9/2015

INTERVIEW WITH WRITER BROOKE COX
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10/9/2015

Patti's Porch Welcomes Author Rebecca Carey Lyles
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10/9/2015

Flying for Jesus by Lee Carver
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Putting Out the Fleece by Paula Mowery
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What We Can Learn From the Olympics
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10/9/2015

Hush, Little Baby by Deborah M. Piccurelli
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Baby, It's Cold Outside!
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A Matter of Perspective
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10/9/2015

Introducing The Pure Genius Series by H. L. Wegley
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Monopoly!
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welcome author Cheri Swalwell
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What Did You Mean By That?
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Wildlife Video
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10/9/2015

My Best Reads of 2013
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The Dumbest Kid in School
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Good-bye to 2013
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Focusing on What Christmas Really Means
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10/9/2015

One Spectacular Christmas Display
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Where are You Going This Advent Season?
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10/9/2015

Shared Experience
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Facing the Monster
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10/9/2015

Review of Reign by Ginger Garrett
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I'll Be Happy When...
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Sing Praises - Whether You Can Sing or Not
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I Can't Do This!
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10/9/2015

BREAKING THE RULES
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10/9/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR TINA PINSON
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Vulnerability to Fear
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Faith and Fear
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Those Temporary Interruptions
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10/9/2015

Grand Prize Winner at Int'l Wildlife Film Festival
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Starsongs Giveaway Contest
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Taking Stock
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Welcome Author Janet K Brown
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10/9/2015

Winter - Bah Humbug!
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Welcome Author Tanya Eavenson
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Welcome Author Margaret Brownley
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Travel Writing = Nearly Shooting Peacocks
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Water, Water Everywhere - or Maybe Not
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10/9/2015

The last Day of the Christmas Season
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10/9/2015

Accountability in the Extreme
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10/9/2015

The day after Christmas
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It's Dec 22nd - And We're Still Here!
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10/9/2015

The Next Big Thing - Blog Hopping
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10/9/2015

Vanquishing the Christmas Blues by Linda Rondeau
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Christmas Rayne by Joi Copeland
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The Christmas Stalking by Lillian Duncan
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News From Nashville & Beyond
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10/9/2015

Author Susan Sleeman offers great advice about wor
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Welcome Home!
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10/9/2015

Confessions of a first book editor
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Going Home
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10/9/2015

GPCWC in Restospect
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10/9/2015

Vacation in the Adirondacks of New York
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10/9/2015

I am pleased to welcome author Staci Stallings
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Meet Award-Winning Journalist And Author Ada Brownell
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An Interview with Author Eddie Jones
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Nano Day 11 - um - day 1?
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