Shameless Promotion

Written By: carolmoye - Jun• 26•15

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My third book,Praise the Lord(Psalms in the Key of my Life Book 3), is featured on Choosy Bookworm’s website today.

Here are excerpts from a few of the reviews:

“Once again Carol has written a beautiful book regarding the Psalms 101 – 150 bringing it to a modern approach but not losing any of the Biblical idea of the book. I am sorry this series has ended as it is written so beautifully; it is like Carol has written a piece of art. ”

“I received this book in exchange for an honest review. These musings are simply beautiful. I devoured them way too fast and now plan to go back and read them much more slowly and really take time to process them. They make the themes more vivid and part of daily life.”

“I have a library of books about the psalms because I love them–most of them–well, some of them. These 150 poems from an ancient culture and civilization are often difficult to get into. When I saw Carol Moye’s reflections on the psalms, volumes I and II, I hoped they would help me dig into my own psalm library. They did, especially volume II because that volume covers so many “dark” psalms; but Volume III reads like one joyful song of praise.

The day I received Volume III I treated myself to a couple of reflections before sleep but didn’t stop until I finished the book. The following day I read the book through again with a bible in hand. But I recommend a first read-through before study so you can experience the feeling of the glorious message of the psalms as a whole.

On my first reading I found myself sometimes chuckling with delight: “Get your hairs ready” and “I feel like I have been Stretched–like–taffy”, Ouch! Sometime tears came: “Instead of giving me What I really deserve . . .He tosses my sins Into the deepest ocean.” Psalm 137 is one of my favorites and the reflection on that psalm was especially moving to me: “How can we sing our songs For those who torment us?”. Sometimes I was laughing and crying in the same psalm.”

 

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Grateful for my Daughter, Alana

Written By: carolmoye - Jun• 24•15

I am so impressed with my daughter, Alana Nicole. She went to the Three Rivers Arts Festival every single day (there were ten days including two weekends). She spend all day there on weekends, and went every weekday after work. She was on assignment for the Feel Like Going On blog that I manage. She knew I wouldn’t be able to go everyday, nor shoot for hours on end, so she volunteered to do it for me. Not only did she capture almost every African-American artist at the arts festival, she then went to the Pride Fest, and although she learned about it late, also covered the Juneteenth Celebration in Market Square, all of which happened simultaneously on Sunday, June 14th. The following weekend (June 19-21) was the Pittsburgh Jazzlive International Festival. She also went to every one of those concerts, taking tons of photographs. She’s amazing. Thanks Alana.

Make sure you visit the “Feel Like Going On” blog. You’ll find a few of my images there, and tons more from her.

Here’s a video with images she took of the Attack Theatre performance that took place on Sunday, June 7 at Gateway Four Plaza.
Warning: The video has a music track.

Wordless Wednesday

Written By: carolmoye - Jun• 17•15

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Acoustic Journal: Doug Hamer

Written By: carolmoye - Jun• 12•15

When I was writing my the second book of the Psalms in the Key of my Life series (Unfailing Love), I was looking for musical inspiration and found this album “Acoustic Journal: by Doug Hamer on Magnatune.com. I loved it! It inspired me so much that I matched the lyrics I wrote for Psalm 92: “Sabbath Song” to his track, “Come the Rain”. (Hit the play arrow, top left to listen to the album”).

Acoustic Journal by Doug Hamer

 

Sabbath Song

(To the tune of “Come the Rain” by Doug Hamer)

Psalm 92

Verse One:

Breathing in your spirit

Basking in your love

Bathing in the beauty of your creation

Building a healthier me

 

Verse Two:

Taking time to write a song

To strum on my guitar

Tickling the ivories

Tooting my own horn

(I am) Taking time for me

(Finally)Taking time for me.

 

CHORUS:

Singing my Sabbath song

Joyous the whole day long

Finding rest for my weary spirit

 

(Repeat)

Bridge

I am like a palm tree blowing in the wind

Swaying back and forth again, and again, and again

Solidly planted with super strong roots

I sway and sway all day

The sweetest fruit I am able to produce

As my troubles fade away

 

Verse Three:

Hope and Faith become renewed

Helping me to grow strong

Healthy and lively I sing my song

How the Lord’s been good to me

 

Chorus

 

 

Chapon’s Greenhouse

Written By: carolmoye - Jun• 10•15

CorettaScottKing StPatIn addition to photographing flowers in my neighborhood, and at botanical gardens, I stopped by my favorite garden store, Chapon’s Greenhouse (on Streets Run Road in Pittsburgh) where they graciously permitted me to photograph a few flowers. Mark, one of their managers, is very knowledgeable and always greets me with a smile. In fact, most everyone I have encountered there knows a great deal, and is willing to help with plant selection and advice. They have one of the best selection of roses I have seen anywhere. I have selected four of my favorites: The St. Patrick Rose, The Coretta Scott King Rose (above), The Fragrant Plum Rose and The Susan Williams Rose (below) . I wish I could have brought all four of them home with me. I’m seriously thinking about going back for at least the Coretta Scott King Rose.

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They have a great selection of herbs, vegetables, annual flowers, houseplants, perennials and shrubs as well as wonderful organic products and birding supplies. To top it off, they have the cutest cats anywhere. Anything you can imagine for your garden is right there along with wonderful people who are eager to answer any questions you might have.

Here’s another link to their website in case you missed the one in the first paragraph: Chapon’s Greenhouse website.

 

 

 

 

Wordless Wednesday

Written By: carolmoye - Jun• 10•15
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Bublish

Written By: carolmoye - Jun• 08•15

There’s a new marketing service for Barnes and Noble authors. It’s called Bublish (https://www.bublish.com/home). They offered a free trial for two months, so I decided to give it a try. It’s pretty cool. It hasn’t actually helped me sell anything yet as far as I can tell, but I like the way it works. You upload the epub version of your book, then select a chapter or some excerpt, which they call a bubble. You can then share that bubble via Twitter or Facebook. The other cool thing is that they post tweets for me on weekends, and the last two Mondays I have been part of their floating bookstore through Storify.com

Here’s a link to my Bublish Author Profile.

 
Bublish Author Profile: Carol Shelton Moye
 

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Wordless Wednesday

Written By: carolmoye - Jun• 03•15

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Wordless Wednesday

Written By: carolmoye - May• 27•15

In the process of working on the flower photography book, I find it really difficult to decide when to stop. I now have 144 photos in my gallery, and yet I keep shooting. I am giving myself until mid-late June; then I have to stop and put the book together. I have come up with a cool idea though. Sometimes when I just don’t feel like going anywhere, I just go to my yard, or the yard of one of my neighbors. I have explained what I am doing, and they have happily agreed to allow me to traipse through their gardens with my camera. Today’s photos are from my next door neighbor, and the neighbor two doors up. They are dramatically different gardeners. One keeps their garden pristine. Every thing is controlled, and as near perfect as possible. They other likes the wildness of nature. There are many wildflowers (some would say weeds), but also many beautiful things he has planted. The peonies are from the pristine garden. The purple iris and poppy are from my “wilder” neighbor. The Old English rose is from my garden. Starting next week, I will share a poem each Friday (most likely). It’s your job to hold me to this. :)BobkasthPurpleIris-edited

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Wordless Wednesday

Written By: carolmoye - May• 20•15

Three Irises