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  Jesus VS. Zombies Written by: Jill Sheets I was on social media on Easter when a question came up. If Jesus rouse from the dead, wouldn't that make him a Zombie? I have to admit I was taken back by this question. I had never heard this question before. I wanted to answer this person's question, but if you know me I try not to make waves. When I think about zombies, I think about brain-eating beings, like the ones in my favorite Zombie movie " Zombieland."   Zombies... Zombies... Zombies...  When you think about Zombies, is this how you see them? They walk slowly with their arm stuck out in front of them. Their bodies decaying, and they make moaning sounds. Let's just get real. If Zombies are real they would be mindless. They are not alive, but they are undead. It depends on what movie or show you are watching; even books can portray them differently. For some reason, I believe I saw a show or movie where the Zombies run, and there are some that fall in lo

A Podcast I Love

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                "Shuttlepod show:" A Podcast I Love Written by: Jill Sheets photo credit:  @simile_branding_photography As I get older, I find out there are shows, books, and people that I geek out about. I never thought I would become "one of those people," but I am now proud that I am in the large group of people who do—what a great family. My husband has gotten me addicted to shows that I never thought I would watch. My first one -- "Star Trek: Enterprise," is a fantastic show, and it has been one of my favorites ever since, and it will always be. Enterprise has an amazing and talented cast. I now look at IMDB to see what other shows or movies they have been in, especially Dominic Keating and Connor Trinneer .  Now there is something else I get to geek out about. I am so excited - - A podcast that features Enerprise's Dominic Keating  (Malcolm Reed) and Connor Trinneer (Trip Tucker). The perfect pair to host it.

Interview with Mari L. McCarthy

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                                                         Interview with Mari L. McCarthy J:  Tell us about yourself. M: I’m a South of Boston beachfront home dweller, author, vocal athlete and Founder and CEO-Chief Empowerment Officer of CreateWriteNow.com, home of Journaling For The Health Of It®. J: How did you get your start journaling, and how many years have you been doing it. M: I’m into my 25th year of Journaling For The Health Of It®. In February 1998 , I lost feeling and function in the right side of my body thanks to Multiple Sclerosis. I needed a way to teach my self how to write with my left hand ASAP, if not yesterday. A friend introduced me to Julia Cameron’s “ Morning Pages, ” from her book The Artist’s Way. At first, I viewed the exercise as physical therapy only, but soon discovered that journaling was a mental, emotional and spiritual therapy adventure. J: What advice would you give someone who wanted to get started journaling, but having issues star

update on blog

  Update on Blog Written by Jill Sheets I know that I have not posted a lot on my blog recently.   I am working on my voice-over career. It is something that I love and will continue to do. Before I go anything further on this topic or anything, I want to say thank you to: God Vandi My family My Friends My church family My loved ones I am sure there are many people or groups that I have not thanked, so if I forgot to thank you -- Thank you. You all have guided me. I will keep you updated on my journey with my voice-over jobs. I am excited.  Now for my blog. For the most part, this blog will stay the same. I will continue writing about topics that pop into my head. On top of that, I will be trying to set up interviews on my blog called "Chatting with Jill." Earlier, this was easy for me to get interviews because I had my show, "Penguin Tracks," and wrote for Relate. So this may no

Interview With Neill McKee

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  Interview With  Neill McKee     Jill: Tell us about yourself?How did you get your start writing? Neill: I started my career as a volunteer teacher in Sabah, Malaysia (North Borneo) during 1968-70. There, I became an international filmmaker and later a multimedia producer, working for development agencies and living in or traveling to countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and Russia until 2013. I had written three technical books and many journal articles during my career, for example on the role of communication in defeating the HIV/AIDS epidemic. But I never had time to write creatively until I retired. I started by taking an evening course and drafting stories at St. John’s College, Annapolis, Maryland. After my wife and I moved to Albuquerque in 2015, I attended Master’s-level workshops in creative nonfiction and poetry at the University of New Mexico. That’s when I started writing stories for my Borneo travel memoir, one on my ancestors (these two mentione

How Symbolism in Fairy Tales of Old Help Us Today

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 How Symbolism in Fairy Tales of Old Help Us Today By H. R. Conklin (author of The Eternity Knot in the Celtic Magic series) By reading the old stories, we can learn valuable lessons still relevant today. The ancient people of Earth were excellent observers. Living on the same lands for generation after generation, their connection to the planet and all things that grow from it became intimate. Their knowledge of the inherent wisdom within their surroundings was folded into stories that we now call fairy tales or myths. Many truths that have been relegated to “old wives’ tales” have been proven by science. Einstein is thought to have suggested reading fairy tales as a way to encourage a child’s imagination, the first necessary brain function in becoming curious and asking questions. Such fairy tale wisdom can be found in the tales of the ancient Celtic people as well as many other cultures around the world.  The Irish-Celts have many stories they tell about a popular character name

Only My Horses Know

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  Only My Horses Know Reviewed by: Jill Sheets   Cinda Jo Bauman’s book “Only My Horses Know” is an excellent book, which I loved.   It is a fast pace book, that kept me interested until the end. Her characters are believable, and you can feel each emotion they had. No matter how small or large.   And all I wanted is for the best for each one. I cannot wait to read more of her books.   Until then, I am going to sit back down and reread this book. This is a must read book no matter what your age. Just set back and enjoy. About the Author & Publisher, Margo L. Dill   Margo L. Dill is the CEO and owner of Editor-911 Books in St. Louis, MO. She is also the author of the American Civil War Adventure Series with two books,  Anna and the Baking Championship  and  Finding My Place: One Girl's Strength at Vicksburg , for middle-grade readers. Her other books are  That's the Way It Always Happened  and  Maggie Mae, Detective Extraordinaire: The Case of the Missing Cookies