Monday, August 3, 2020

Ramona K. Cecil

Welcome author Ramona K. Cecil as she tells us about her new release! So exciting, Ramona. Really looking forward to this story.

Hi! I’m Ramona K. Cecil and I live in southern Indiana. I’m a wife, mother, grandmother, and author of historical romance novels for the Christian market. My husband and I have been married for forty-seven years and are now empty-nesters. We have two grown daughters and three young-adult grandchildren. We make our home in Seymour, Indiana, the “small town” made famous in rocker John Mellencamp’s song of the same name. I’ve always loved history, especially the history of my Hoosier state. Like The Time for Healing, many of my stories are set in Indiana’s past. When not writing, my hobbies include reading, gardening, and visiting places of historical interest.

My latest book, The Time for Healing, releases August 7th with Pelican Book Group. This award-winning story is inspired by a real life event—The Pigeon Roost Massacre—that happened in 1812 about thirty miles south of where I live. Here is a little bit about it:

Winner - Best in Fiction Indiana Faith and Writing Contest 2014
Ginny Red Fawn McLain is determined to hold fast to her adoptive Shawnee culture despite her sudden reentry into her white birth family. She rejects their Christianity, fearing the tenets of the white man’s religion will prevent her from practicing as a Shawnee medicine woman. But her heart refuses to shun her uncle’s young friend and apprentice minister, Jeremiah Dunbar.

Jeremiah Dunbar has never doubted what he would do with his life—he’d follow in his father’s footsteps as a minister of the Gospel. But a mission trip west to the Native American tribes makes him begin to question his future plans. At the discovery of his fellow missionary’s long lost niece living among the Shawnee, Jeremiah is immediately smitten. But unless Ginny Red Fawn McLain joins Christ’s fold—something she adamantly resists—Jeremiah will have to choose between the woman he loves and the work God has called him to do. 

Ginny and Jeremiah struggle to discern the will of God, the Great Spirit, for their lives, and if fitting their love into His plans is even possible. Dreams and cultures clash amid an atmosphere of contempt and distrust, threatening to make their love the last casualty of the Pigeon Roost Massacre.


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Be sure and say Hi! to Ramona in the comments. She's giving away an e-book! 

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Inspiration Wednesday: Meet Alexsis Ramirez!

It's inspiration Wednesday. Our inspirational guest today is quite an accomplished young lady, and does a lot to help our church thrive. Alexsis, tell us a little about yourself, your family, and where you live.

I was born and raised in Fort Stockton Texas. Lived in Waco for 6 years attending college then stayed to work as a speech therapist. Married my husband 1.5 years ago and became official step mom to his 2 twin daughters. Just had a baby girl, she is 5 months old.

And Aura is the sweetest little thing! Her bright eyes and sweet spirit make us all feel inspired. Love those twins of yours as well. Can't forget Robert, he's awesome. What are your passions, hobbies, or businesses?

After gaining weight in college and taking years to work it off, it lead to me becoming a fitness instructor. I’ve learned that to become strong and healthy it takes more than just exercise! But also healthy eating and practices for a sound mind like prayer/meditation and sleep. I’ve been a fitness instructor since 2009, I love getting to be a part of someone’s journey to becoming their healthiest most FiT selves. My husband and I own a business, Faith Inspired Fitness, where I lead FiTcamp sessions for both men and women. In the summer we host FiTkids and we teach children about the Word is God while exercising and learning about nutrition. If we aren’t exercising, we as a family are singing, painting, we love board games, watching Marvel movies or serving at church together.

Your business is making an impact on our community. It's a joy to watch your entire family serve at church. I didn't know you guys liked board games! We'll have to get together, but I warn you that Randy is quite competitive. Where do you see yourself in five years?

Spending more of my day ministering to people about the love of God and the truths in His Word.

A worthy goal. What are you reading these days?

I have a few books I want to pick up to finish but haven’t in a few weeks. Currently reading through the chronological Bible, for years I didn’t know the books were not in chronological order.

I'm reading the Chronological Bible as well. Lends a whole different perspective. Alexsis, if you could have the world stage for five minutes, what would be your message to the world?

Jesus loves you, and I would want to empower women to consider home birth. After delivering my daughter at home and having the most amazing experience and recovery-I want every woman to experience it. We have been taught so wrong by society about birth and what should/shouldn’t happen to our bodies. God designed us to perfectly deliver babies without interventions. Too many times intervention causes issues that lead to more intervention. There are some cases were interventions have helped to keep momma and baby alive, so I’m not talking about those instances. I just hope to inform women so they can trust in their own bodies ability to birth a child they have carried for 9 months.

I totally agree. I pray, along with you that women will consider more natural birth methods. I'm one that has had six "interventions" that were necessary, so I'm also glad that is available for complications. THANK YOU so much for sharing your life with us!