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Friday, July 25, 2014

The Move Has Been Made!!

With so many exciting things going on, the new release of The Button Legacy: Emily's Inheritance, a blog tour, radio shows, and upcoming conferences, the time was NOW to make the change to my new website! So join me over at http://www.gingermarcinkowski.com from now on!

And don't forget that the new book is available from July 24-July 28 for .99 from Amazon and Nook!

See you on my new site soon!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Changes Are Coming

Once again, as we prepare for the launch of The Button Legacy, Emily's Inheritance, on July 1, 2014, we are updating this blog and my author website. Keep an eye out for some nice changes as we transition from general information to a blog I hope will share insights, practical writing advice and important interviews with both new and established writers.

For those who follow me, thank you for your gracious comments and loyalty. I need you to tell your friends and help pass the word on the new book.  I also need you to review the new book and post your reviews and comments on Amazon. Thanks again, my friends!
You are the best!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Author T.C. Avey Shares Her Thoughts On Christian Apologetics

I Don’t Apologize for Being Christian. Do You?

Shorty after I began my blog, Wisdom of a Fool, I was called a “Christian Apologetic”.
I was offended. But I had nothing to apologize for! I’m a Christian and proud of it. (Ignorance really can put one at a disadvantage) I had no clue what a Christian Apologetic was, but I decided I’d better find out if people were categorizing me as one.

So I did a quick Google Search and discovered I shouldn’t have been offended, but honored someone found my writing worthy of being in the category of “Apologetics”.

Per Wikipedia, a Christian Apologetic, “aims to present a rational basis for the Christian faith, defending the faith against objections.”

While honored people would think I’m able to defend my faith in Christ in a rational way, I’m perplexed that ALL Christians aren’t Apologetics. Yes, I know, we each have various gifts. I know each Member of the Body of Christ has a different calling and function. However, each Member is tasked with the Great Commission.

We are all supposed to share the message of Christ with the world- no matter where we live or what profession we are in.

Therefore, if we are all supposed to do this, shouldn’t we all be able to defend our faith?

The problem I think many Christians have is fear. Fear they don’t know enough scripture. Fear of rejection. Fear of how people will respond. Fear they can’t answer people’s questions. Fear of whatever. Fear makes us silent. Christian Silence is deafening.

But there really is nothing  to fear!
One doesn’t need a degree in theology to witness.
One doesn’t need to be called into the ministry to share the Good News.
One doesn’t have to have the Bible Memorized (or even parts of it) to be able to share what God is doing in their lives.
All one must do is be WILLING. God isn’t looking for the most equip or knowledgeable, He’s looking for those who are willing to trust Him and obey. He promises He will give you the words to say (Matt 10:19-20).

I’ll be honest, I don’t have all the Scriptures memorized and there are times I don’t have an answer.
But I don’t rely on MY knowledge, I rely on God’s. He guides me. I also don’t pretend to know something. I’m honest with people. And sometimes there are NO human answers. Some things really do take faith, and trust, in WHO GOD IS. But to have that kind of trust, one must KNOW Him.
Get into His Word (BIBLE) and find out what He has to say on topics, find out what’s on His heart. Discover how much He loves you.THEN you can’t help breaking your silence! You’ll be excited and the words will just come. Like a sports fan. They don’t worry if they know all the stats (though many avid fans do know them by heart) or can explain all the plays. They just shout support for their team.

That’s what Christian Apologetics is to me: An enthusiastic fan of Christ, willing to look foolish in order to get more people to follow (and be passionate about) team God.

In my new book, The Precipice: When Everything We Know Ends, I show readers why it’s imperative to have a deep and personal RELATIONSHIP with God.
Relationships take time to build. Relationships require trust and dedication. They also require devote love to the other.

Do you love God?I mean really love Him?

Are you a Christian who is able to defend your faith? Or are you apologetic when confronted with your belief in Christ and deny your devotion to Him?
What definition of “Apologetic” do you use regarding your faith?

My book will help you analyze your walk with Christ and challenge you to go deeper.
It’s divided into three short stories describing a chaotic world trying desperately to maintain order… and it comes at a price for those who call themselves “Christian”.Each story is paired with Modern Events challenging believers around the globe. Next are Discussion Questions to help you break your silence so this world can hear the Good News.

While I’d love it if you read my book, I’d much prefer you read God’s Word (BIBLE). 
He will guide you into much truth. Ask Him for revelations for your life and He will answer.

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.Matt 7:7-8 NIV

TC Avey is a Christian devoted to God, family and friends. She is passionate about encouraging Christians to live a life dedicated to Christ as well as helping them understand the importance of preserving our national freedoms through knowledge and love. She blogs at Wisdom of a Fool (tcavey.blogspot.com). You can also follow her on Twitter (TCAvey1). You can check out her book on GoodReads.  The Precipice: When Everything We Know Ends, is available on Amazon, April 7th.
If you purchase The Precipice: When Everything We Know Ends April 7-14 and email TC a copy of the receipt, you will receive a FREE book as a Thank you!

The Precipice, When Everything We Know Ends

A new book has just been released, called, The Precipice, When Everything We Know Ends by TC Avey. I just completed the book and did a short review on Amazon concerning the novel. I am not into futuristic styled books, but the lessons I saw in this short read are invaluable to Christians who may be too complacent in today's world. The questions TC poses are relevant to today's "social media" world. Take the time to read this book. It might just change the way you think about your cyber-relationships!

I'll be having a guest post from TC on April 7, so watch for it!

Click here to purchase the book  The Precipice. C

Monday, March 31, 2014

An Old Friend Arrives

To a writer, I don't think there is anything more exciting than finding a treasure that has to do with the writing life. Saturday, I was wandering through a small town when the drizzle of rain turned into a downpour. I ducked into what I thought was a boutique, as an old fur coat lay draped over a silk dress in the window. Surrounding the area where the clothing items were posed were dainty handkerchiefs and lace gloves, a memory of a past moment.

Once inside, I shook off the water deciding to stay put until the rain softened again. Spinning around, I was mesmerized. Pockets of the oversized rooms were decorated in distinct vignettes of the past. A  kitchen chair of the fifties, complete with a turquoise metal table was decorated with colorful melamine cups and plates. Two half aprons hung from a metal coat rack awaiting the homemaker that would never again arrive.

I moved through the store, a smile cutting into my face as I reminisced about the things I had seen in my grandmother's kitchen so many years ago. Glancing to my left, I caught the view of a small dark area set back in the corner of the store. Two bookcases slapped into a corner with an attached piece of weathered wood made an enticing workspace. Old books lines the shelves, their gold spines drawing me forward. An old velvet wingback chair was haphazardly pushed to the side, as though a writer had gone for his next cup of coffee. It was then I saw it. The Underwood Typewriter. Black as coal, a piece of parchment paper stuck in the coil of the spinner, keys aching to be pounded. I had to have it. Any writer would.

This particular model was built in the late 1920's, a later model of the original Underwood #1 & #2 which were built between 1896 and 1900. What a find! This little gem makes me feel like writing every day!

As a writer, finding such a treasure on a cold and rainy day, can unblock a month's worth of writing gloom. In my mind I hear the force behind the last writer who punched these keys bringing some great story to life. I am at my desk looking at the old thing now. Just makes a cloudy day sunny, doesn't it?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Watch for a New Author Post in Early April!

I have had the pleasure of getting to know a lovely young woman named T.C. Avey. On Or about April 7, 2014, T.C. will be publishing her first novel titled, THE PRECIPICE, When Everything We KnowEnds...

This is a story you will want to read and think about, as the premise of the story relates to Christians today. The other good news for my readers is that T.C. has agreed to do a guest post! So keep an eye open in the first week of April for her exciting post and her new release.


Sunday, March 9, 2014

A Whirlwind Tour of Austrailia

Just a quick note to catch you up to date. I have spent nights wandering the back roads of the state of Victoria! it's capital, Melbourne. Seeing both the ocean and the Dandenong Range of mountains, one could not have a better picture of this glorious area. Last night, just before the stars burst from the sky, a new friend popped me on the back of a golf cart and drove me through a gold course where hundreds, and I mean hundreds of  kangaroos grazed on the wild weeds that surrounded the course. How could anyone not believe in creation when they see the beauty God has put before us?

Look to the left, as I have posted some photos! G'day mate!