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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Take control of personal finances with Pamela Carmichael

The Financial Empowerment Workbook: A Biblical & Systematic Guide to Manage & Restore Your Finances

Financial Empowerment Workbook
Pamela Carmichael

Living Success Publishers
Released 2018
Nonfiction, inspirational financial management
Print $19.97 (discount for multiple copies)

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About the Book
Is it possible to have financial empowerment? Can you possibly get a handle on your finances even in challenging economic times? Absolutely. Pamela Carmichael has developed a system that proves to work consistently. It is a biblical yet systematic approach to your finances. This workbook will challenge you to take a hard look at your finances by digging deep into your mental and emotional connection to money. In each section of the workbook you will examine your world-view on a specific aspect of money including the God-perspective and the practical steps to get your finances in order. Packed with exercises and worksheets, you will gradually address nine key areas of personal finance: creating wealth, tithing, saving, giving, investing, spending, borrowing, lending and planning. You will take a more thorough examination of any issues and misconceptions you have regarding your finances and take action that aligns with God’s will for you. If you are ready for the challenge, if you want to realign your finances to God’s will and restore your financial strength, then this workbook is for you. BUY now. Scroll Up and get a copy today and become financially empowered!

Lisa’s review
“While using this book you will be challenged to examine your heart, your attitude, your relationship to Christ. Much of what we do with our money is a reflection of how we view God and money and how we relate or do not relate to Him.”

And so begins your journey to gain control over your finances. With gentle encouragement and tough scriptural lessons, the author shows readers how to manage money in a personally functional way. Carmichael opens the book by offering readers a downloadable spreadsheet to use.

Chapters and exercises cover attitudes from negative “life happens” events to practical advice on how and where to organize electronic financial records, passwords, account numbers, and so forth.

Definitely take advantage of the author’s downloadable worksheets. It would behoove the reader to go ahead and fill out the answers to the questions such as “Why aren’t you saving money?” or What keeps you from being a fearless giver?

Packed with great, hard-hitting advice, tips, and lessons, Carmichael’s approach to personal financial organization might open your eyes. Recommended for those who would like to take better control over this crucial aspect of living, or those who simply want to learn how to keep better track of their income and outflow.

Pamela Carmichael 
About the Author
PAMELA CARMICHAEL is a financial services professional with over 18 years’ experience. With a desire to see Christians grow in the area of personal financial management, she wrote the award-winning title "Financial Empowerment: Realign Your Finances to God's Will."

As a Christian author, speaker and coach, Pamela hopes the work she shares will help you grow and become financially empowered as you apply God's principles to your personal financial management strategies.

Pamela has a passion to see God's people move from struggle to success not only financially but in all areas of life. Connect with Pamela via her blog at

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Book Review by Lorilyn Roberts - Meow Mistletoe by Lisa Liskel

Meow Mistletoe by Lisa Lickel is a delightful, light-hearted yarn that entertains to the very last page. Filled with Christmas mirth and stoked with charming wit, the reader with be swooped off into the eccentric world of cat lovers, romantic comedy, and small-town sleuths hunting down small-town crooks. Being a cat lady myself, I found myself wanting to attend that Christmas party with all my cats in tow—I’d fit right in and so would my four-legged friends!


If you enjoy wholesome, good-old fashion entertainment with a few laughs, a few surprises, and a few twists and turns, stoked by cats that are just being cats, read this creative charm. I have to admit, I’d never read a cat book before, but with Meow Mistletoe, I’ve discovered a new genre. Whoever knew that romantic cat sleuth stories could be so entertaining?


I highly recommend getting away from stress and enjoying a little light-hearted humor and mystery. Allow yourself to unwind. Grab a cup of coffee, sit by a warm fire, and read Meow Mistletoe. If you’re like me, you may even want to read it more than once. I loved it that much!

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To learn more about Lisa Lickel visit her website at

Monday, December 3, 2018

Interview of Lisa Lickel by Lorilyn Roberts About Her New Book "Meow Mistletoe" - a Christmas Romance for Cat Lovers

Christmas Reunites the Lovelorn and 
Brings About New Romance Under the Mistletoe

Ivy’s ex-fiancé left her wary of men. After the fizzle of their undramatic relationship, she believes romance might be a myth until Adam, an intriguing newer member of Ivy’s pet organization, catches her attention at the holiday party. Ivy would like to know Adam better, but with her self-esteem in the gutter, how can she talk to him? Especially since self-absorbed incoming president Almanzo treats her like arm candy.

When Ivy agrees to help a fellow cat-lover find a missing pet, she learns that love doesn’t need theatrics.


Lorilyn:  When did you fall in love with cats?

Lisa:  We had pet cats when I was growing up, and I’ve always loved them. We had a pure black cat we called Midnight—that was the first one I recall as a child, though there are pictures of a cat with me in my crib. There were always the barn cats at my grandparents’ farm to try and tame, or at least follow and find their hideouts between the hay bales.

Lorilyn:  What is your favorite personal cat story?

Lisa:  Our most memorable pet was a Siamese kitten we picked up from my grandparent’s neighboring farm and drove five hours home with him protesting every minute of the way. My dad named him Terrible Turk, and he used to chase my brother and me around our house. Of course, we loved it. He had a lot of personality and was very beautiful.

Lorilyn:  What other cat books have you written?

Lisa:  I haven’t written any particular cat books, although cats are featured prominently in my first mystery series, Buried Treasure. Carranza has a sixth sense Judy relied upon to help her learn who to trust after her aunt’s unusual death. His successor, Pancho Villa, and his other offspring all played minor but memorable roles in the three stories, The Last Bequest, The Map Quilt, and The Newspaper Code.

Lorilyn:  Are you going to write a sequel to Meow Mistletoe?

Lisa: Meow Mistletoe introduces the Fancy Cat Series. Full-length books begin releasing in early 2019, with the reboot of Meow Mayhem on January 25. Ivy and Adam have settled in Apple Grove, only to discover something’s rotten when their friend the mayor goes missing. Meow Matrimony follows, releasing on February 15. Ivy and Adam are planning their wedding at last. Ivy tries to do a good deed that goes badly and she winds up in jail, accused of murder. The books will release in ebook form, then print a few weeks later. They will both be on special order with a special ebook price a few days before the release.

Lorilyn:  What have cats taught you about life?

Lisa:  Cats are survivors. Sure, they are certainly as vulnerable as any other living creatures, but they are adaptable, resourceful, playful, curious, and opinionated. They can be dropped off miles away from their birthplace and decide to either go back or stay and make the best of a new life. They know what and who they like, and deal with it, without all the messiness of emotions getting in the way, and they are quite forgiving. They let you know audibly when they’re content, they take regular naps, and they stalk away when they’re upset. You know, I think those are all good lessons for humans.

Lorilyn:  Lisa, I agree. We have five cats. I thank God He gave me a daughter from Nepal who loves cats. Her first word was m-e-o-w. 

I look forward to more books in the series. Keep us posted so we can be sure and buy them as soon as they are published.

Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to talk with us about your new book Meow Mistletoe. Make sure you get your copy for Christmas by clicking on this Amazon link 


Lisa Lickel lives in the rolling hills of western Wisconsin. Surrounded by books and dragons, she writes inspiring fiction. Her novels include mystery and romance, all with a twist of grace. She writes short stories and radio theater, is an avid book #reviewer and #reader, writing mentor, workshop leader, freelance #editor, and blogger. She loves to encourage new #authors and is a member of Chicago Writers Association and Novel-in-Progress Bookcamp & Writers Retreat. Find more at

Sunday, December 2, 2018

UK Audience for Meow Mistletoe

Ivy has just cause to be wary of men. Her long-time fiancé backed out of their wedding. The slow fizzle of their undramatic relationship leaves her wondering if romance is a myth. Then, Adam, an intriguing new member of her pet organization, catches Ivy’s attention. Unfortunately, his cat Isis, a beautiful purebred Egyptian Mau, prefers to pick on her cat, Memnet. Ivy would like to get to know Adam better, but with her self-esteem in the gutter and feline fights at every turn, she wonders how to proceed.

When Ivy agrees to help a clingy friend find her missing pet, she learns that true love doesn’t need theatrics. There’s hope for Adam and Ivy, if only their cats would approve.

The seasonal and eye-catching cover for Lisa Lickel’s ‘Meow Mistletoe’ captured my attention immediately. Having previously read works by this talented author, I know her deft hand and ability to develop story lines soon tug at the heart. I wasn’t disappointed by this rewarding read.

Romance and Christian fiction readers can immerse themselves in this first person believable and cozy narrative. Follow characters Adam and Ivy on their romantic adventure, accompanied by his cat Isis, a beautiful purebred Egyptian Mau, and Ivy’s cat Memnet.

‘Meow Mistletoe’ is an ideal Christmas holiday read/gift book. You won’t regret adding Lisa Lickel to your list of favorite authors.

This book, by the Pelican Book Group, was provided in exchange for my honest review.

Highly commended by Eliza E.

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