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Dear readers,

Last night I received the “green light” I was looking for from God to self-publish my book with Kindle Direct Publishing. I published it last night, and it went live today!!!!!!!! If anyone is interested, here is the link below:

KDP is in the process of making changes to my name I hope because I updated it to “Alexis Kaye Wright” so I will be keeping track of that, but it is ready for sale now. ***Update – It looks like the changes are complete! Woohoo!!! **** It is only $3.99, and if at the end of the 60 day period, when I get paid, if I have enough in royalties to publish it in paperback, I will. But for now, it is eBook only and only with Kindle at the moment. I am so excited I can barely contain it, but the people I want to tell live too far away to tell in person so I am just about to burst with excitement here! I praise the LORD for this incredible blessing of making it my time to be published! His Holy Spirit helped me write it, and I wrote it to glorify God and to reach others and help draw them near to the LORD God.

I prayed without ceasing as I was told to in Scripture (1 Thessalonians 5:17), I committed my plans to the LORD as Solomon instructed in Proverbs 16:3, and now I am super thankful to the LORD for making it happen and that I am now a published author! Thank You LORD, for this amazing blessing!

If anyone does buy it, if they are willing, can you please give me feedback? It is pretty much a compilation of the best blogs I posted on here with a couple of stuff I have not posted here and like acknowledgements and stuff. My hope is this book will bring hope, inspiration, and draw whoever reads it close (or closer) to the LORD. It is a book for anyone whether they are non-believers, non-believers on the fence who are unsure, new believers, and even seasoned believers. And if any seasoned believers read it, if there are any suggestions or comments about my book, please feel free to tell me, in kind respectful ways. God bless to all of you! This would not be possible without you guys for reading my blogs and encouraging me as you have! God gets all the credit, but you, my readers, I also thank all of you.

Merry Christmas!

Luke 2:4-7

4And because Joseph was a descendant of King David, he had to go to Bethlehem in Judea, David’s ancient home. He traveled there from the village of Nazareth in Galilee. 5He took with him Mary, his fiancée, who was now obviously pregnant.6And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. 7She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them.

Jesus was born this day over 2,000 years ago and fulfilled the prophesy from Isaiah in Isaiah 9:6 –> 6For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Now He reigns above in Heaven with God, the Father and mediates for us at God’s right hand. He loves all of us, including you, unconditionally!

One of my nephews and his mommy (my sister) woke me up at 8am to open presents (which for the first time in several years I actually had some to open). I then ate breakfast and played with both my nephews until a quarter to 11. I had only gotten about an hour of sleep so at abut 11am I went back to sleep until about a quarter to 5pm. Just waiting for Christmas dinner to be done cooking so we can all eat! What did you do today? Whatever it was, I hope it was an amazing day for you all!

Hope everyone had a Blessed, Peaceful, and Joyous Christmas! Lots of love from the Lord and from me!

 

 

Update to my Author Web Site

Dear readers,

I made some edits and updates to my author web site. I renamed all 5 pages and added a photo on the About Me page. Check out all 5 pages and let me know what you think please. I am still looking for the right publishing company who believes in paying the author and then only taking  25%- 30% royalties and leaving 70%- 75% royalties (or more) to me and taking that small percentage as their payment after my book has not only been published, but sold enough copies to start seeing money in the form of royalties.

My goals are to reach as many people: thousands, or even millions of people with advice about faith in the LORD so I can encourage and inspire their relationship/to enter into a right relationship with Jesus; and also to be able to make a living from my writing since God placed the passion for writing, for Him/Jesus, and for reaching, inspiring, and encouraging others in me, so surely He has a good plan that includes me being a published author of multiple books over the rest of my lifetime, and more. I want to reach everyone who is not currently in a right relationship with God. I know that will not happen, but if I can reach even one more person (or realistically, hundreds or thousands of people enough to read the book, and pick up a Bible to read with my book), then God and all of Heaven will rejoice, and I will too.

Prayers, and any other form of help my readers are willing to give me would be greatly appreciated. And if you need help getting your book or other kinds of writings published, let me know and I will help any way I can.

Any helpful (constructive in a respectful way) feedback, especially if you have been published, would be helpful and appreciated, thank you! God bless you all!

Sincerely,

Alexis Kaye

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February 16, 2016

Stay Tuned

Sorry for being away for so long again. I have been very sick on and off, and I do not remember if I mentioned this or not, but back in September, I sprained my back and injured my right knee. I have also been dealing with tons of drama that I am not sure I want to talk about at this point in time.

That being said, one good thing has come of this new year so far. I have a new laptop, thank You God, and I asked God to pick one out for me and I hope it is the one I am writing to you on right now because I believe it is. I also got a year of Microsoft Office (and a year of antivirus) so I hope to be writing again soon. I miss writing and I have lots to say to all of you. I have not been absent for lack of things to say, but because of headaches and not enough energy. I have been writing, but the things I have been writing are letters to God, writing how I feel and why (I will try to add more detail to this later), messages from God when I go to church and hear my ministers speak on Sundays, and I take notes at Wednesday night Bible Study too; I write down goals and how I plan to obtain them, grocery lists, to-do lists, and other important things I need to remember.

The only problem is, none of the above are forms of creative writing. Even this is not really creative writing because all I am doing is updating you with information, which does not require creativity. I hope to be well enough to get back to writing soon, so I can share more godly advice and also so that I can write other stuff I enjoy writing like short stories, screenplays, and inspirational books. I still have not been published yet, but I know God put a passion for writing inside of me so that I could be published and reach more people and save more souls. I just need to trust in God’s timing.

I think that is something many of us who believe have trouble with at least in one point in our walk with the Lord. Perfect faith does not happen overnight, but is a lifetime process, as we learn to know our Lord and Savior more and more on deeper levels as we seek to learn more about Him and gain the spiritual wisdom, knowledge, and understanding we need to better know and understand His character and His will for us. It is one thing to know facts about Jesus and God, but it is another to understand and to have a personal relationship with Them. With my passion for writing and my passion for seeing everyone saved, teamed with God’s will and purpose for my life, and promise to fulfill my desire to be a published writer, I hope to help people who currently do not know, or who need to relearn, the difference between knowing what is written in Scripture and knowing Jesus on a personal level.

For anyone who, like me, feels “stuck,” or like things will never get better, remember God’s loving and faithful promise in Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV): “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘ plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” Don’t give up, but hold firmly to your faith and whenever you know what step(s) God is asking you to take to show your faith, do it. If you do not feel equipped, pray to God about it and then when you have done what He has asked you to do, you will see positive results come from the step in faith you took. Stay tuned for more inspirational stuff to come (God willing).

May God bless you with peace and anything else you stand in need of.

Faith and OTHER Steps to Take To Move Forward

When you have faith even as small as a mustard seed, God can work with that and help you accomplish amazing things. The key is to display your faith through action. For example, I’ve been writing a lot and have been working hard to get my work noticed, and I am being published this summer! My publishing date is around the corner! I am also going to consider self-publishing to get even MORE readers but I am going to spend the amount of time required to best go about it so I know what stories to self-publish and can easily create my own covers for the books/eBooks. Also, over time I’ve become more and more pro-active in becoming healthy, and now I have a personal trainer who has already helped me gain precious progress and if things go well this month, I may be able to continue working with her until I am a healthy weight and also fit and in shape. The more you confront your fears, or move past them and step out in faith towards the changes you want to see, the more of the positive changes you seek, you will begin to SEE. It may not happen all at once, but the progress you make when you take action steps in faith will become visible to you and you WILL feel encouraged to keep moving forward until the full extent of the changes you seek are a reality. Don’t let fear, guilt, condemnation, anxiety, stress, temporary pleasures that lead to poor decisions, or ANYTHING ELSE hold you back from the amazing life God has in store for you. Dare to believe that God has an amazing plan, and that He WILL help you make the positive changes in your life that you need to make. The first step is believing in God and Jesus and accepting Him as Lord and Savior. The second step is to trust God. The third step is to let God lead you (and to FOLLOW, willingly, God’s lead). Another important key is to NEVER GIVE UP when it comes to important things like your health, your dreams, true love, or anything else God placed in your heart as important.

You also need to let go of the people who bring you down (not just emotionally, but the ones who support bad decisions you make or influence you into making them in the first place) and surround yourself with people who will uplift you and will help you move forward in your life, who encourage good decisions and who care about your health, well-being, and life. Asking for help from God or from children of God is not a sign of weakness. It is actually a sign of strength to admit that you are unable to do it all yourself. God did not create us to do everything ourselves. He created us to work with Him and also to connect with other people and to work together with them. You must decide that you want your life to get better and then take the necessary action steps to do it. God will equip you to do what He asks you to do and is always there to guide you. Part of connecting to others involves communication (open, honest, kind, respectful and loving communication) and spending time with the people in your life whom God placed there. If you ignore them you are not harming them, but doing yourself a disservice by hanging around the wrong people and shutting out the right people. God is the judge of who is right in your life and who is wrong, so listen to hear what He has to say and then follow it so you may begin to make better decisions and move forward towards an amazing life. Will this life still have ups AND downs? Yes. But God promises to see you through the difficult times and that they are temporary. Better times are ahead, and eternal life in Heaven is the ultimate goal for those who follow Jesus and live a life pleasing to God.

Another thing that made a difference in my own life was I stopped trying to make God’s promises for me come to pass on my own and I stopped expecting it to happen a certain way and I let go of the reigns and decided to trust God to do things His way. I kept writing, slowly became more active in becoming healthy and now I am making real progress in both areas of my life. I am also happy to be around my two adorable nephews almost daily. I have faith that I will see positive changes in other areas of my life too since I’ve been promised victory in ALL areas of my life. I decided to never give up on the important things, to let go of trying to control specific outcomes, and to let go of fear, doubt, anxiety, and everything else that was previously holding me back. I haven’t perfected steps 2 or 3 yet, but I have also made progress in those areas too.

If you find yourself on the receiving end of someone promising not to give up on you, don’t take advantage of it by making the person wait and wait and wait endlessly. It is not fair to them and it is not right in God’s eyes. Either cut them loose, tell them you need time, or decide you are ready to step out in faith and tell them how you truly feel (like if you want them in your life and stuff). Take a leap of faith when God asks you too and trust Him to catch you. If He does not catch you then He will give you wings (proverbial ones) to fly. He will NOT let you fall. For God promises in Psalms 37:24, “Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand.”  May your faith be revived (or steadily grow, if it has already been revived) and may you be blessed with a boldness to take steps in faith today that you have been putting off taking, but that you feel God is telling you to take and to trust Him, in Jesus’ name!

Busy Girl (Update on me)

Hello my readers,

Sorry for not writing lately. It is not lack of inspiration, but lack of time. I have had a few different blog topics I wanted to write about, but I did not have the time and now I need to remember what the topics were and get them written out so I can publish them. It has been crazy for me since coming back from Australia in March (I know I’ve written on here since I returned). April was full of me writing and then I burned out and took about 3 weeks off. Then a few days ago (Monday I think) I started writing a new (fictional) romance story filled with intrigue that is nearly completed. I am hoping to receive copies of the magazine I earlier mentioned one of my short stories will be published in soon, later this month, since it is the July/August issue I am being published in. Nobody has, as of yet, expressed interest in knowing the name of the magazine but if anyone would like to know, do not hesitate to drop me a line.

I have not only been writing. I have been riding my new bike I got a month ago and I also joined a new gym called Fitness Evolution (which took over the Bally gym about a mile and a half from where I live) last Monday (12 days ago) and I have been working on being aggressive with becoming healthy which is not just about eating healthy and riding my bike, but also about giving my whole body a workout (not necessarily all at once, although that is sometimes the case). I am determined to become 100% healthy in every way.

Oh, and last Sunday (May 25th) was my Backstreet Boy’s concert!!!!!!!!!! I did not get to thank Kevin for the amazing thing he did for my mom 9+ years ago before she passed away. However, I did get some love from AJ when he road by on his bicycle (riding it around the parking lot of the venue) and the concert was amazing! Also, there was this sweet security lady after the concert who was about to go home, but wanted to make sure I had a safe ride back first since the person who had promised me a ride forgot and ended up not picking me up. She didn’t leave my side until I had a safe ride secured at a price I could afford. God is so amazing! I know it was God who had a hand in getting me the safe ride back to my sister’s from the venue. The Friday before that (the 16th of May) my adorable nephews turned 1 and Saturday the 17th was the party.

I am so excited and feel like I am finally beginning to move forward with my life with my short story about to be published in a magazine (1,000 readers is better than none) and with being blessed with my bicycle and gym membership to help me get healthy. Plus God has been helping me get fresh fruits and veggies at a Trader Joe’s nearby to me. I feel like my breakthroughs in health and in earning a living with my writing are coming to me and will be here sooner than I can imagine! 2014 is definitely my year! It can still be your year too. I am not being inactive and waiting for things to be done for me, I have gone from somewhat active to super active in the areas where I seek (positive) change.

Another change I am making in being “more pro-active” is that I am considering self-publishing a short murder mystery screenplay (or book I suppose) that I wrote in April before I burned out. I am having issues with creating my own cover for the eBook. I cannot find the right image for my cover or come up with the correct color for the “by Alexis Kaye Wright” under the cover (that is my pen name, Wright was my mother’s maiden name). To be honest, I am also having trouble finding the right background colors on Power Point for my own eBook cover. The only thing I’ve been able to do in regards to creating my own cover is find the font color for the title of my book/eBook. If anyone either knows how to draw people/is a book cover artist or knows of anyone who can help, and who is understanding of not being able to be paid because I have financial hardships currently, but who would be willing to wait and be paid a small amount from each eBook sold (a small percentage from my royalties), then please do not hesitate to send me a private message! Remember that when you help someone in need, God will reward you for it! If someone can help me (has the ability to) and is willing to do so, I will email you (in a reply to your email to me) a copy of my story so you can get an idea of the right cover for my book/eBook.

The self-publishing thing has only hit a minor snag and I am confident in the Lord that He will help me get my cover (and the right one) for my eBook (which may later be published in print, but still thinking about it) and will help me get it published by the right web site or company. I feel like it was God guiding me to consider self-publishing so if it was then we all know that God does not ask us to do something without equipping us to do it. I may not have what I need right now, but I will. This is a good lesson in faith that I could not pass up the opportunity to share with you (my readers).

To everyone reading this, I pray in the name of Jesus that to those of you needing miracles or a boost in faith, that 2014 be your year to see the changes you need in your life, in the name of Jesus. A good way to see the miracles you seek come to pass is to do daily Bible study and to understand what you are reading, and then to apply what you read to your life everyday. Then you show your faith in the actions you take. For example, you see that I am writing, writing, writing and not giving up until I am published, and I will be published in a magazine and sure I won’t get paid, but this is the beginning. I will make it as a writer, I can feel it and I am taking actions towards this belief by continuing to write and by researching ways to get my writing published. I am also being more active in working out and not merely walking lots or riding my bike, but adding workouts at the gym to the “exercise” part and I have also been eating more apples and pears (fruits) and make a point to have veggies daily too. So study (read and hear God’s word in audio) God’s word daily, and actively show your faith in the things you do. Also, speak positive words over your life (speak the changes you seek as if they are already taking place). It has been working for me so it can certainly work for you as well.

May God bless you all, in Jesus’ name!