Envelopes, Stamps and Books, Oh my!

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llgI have been busy getting books packaged up to send out to reviewers and contest winners. If you are lucky enough to be one of those, keep a watch on your mail box. Mr. William Porter does not like to be kept waiting.

Thank you for each one of you who have shown interest in my work. I am so thrilled to share my stories with you.

~Lori O’Gara

Announcement: New Series

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Necromancer_s Song (3)Adventure awaits…
New Book Series by Brendan and Lori O’Gara

Johan, Wandalor, Dar, Thalin and Gadlin, came from different backgrounds, thrown together by fate and these are their stories.

The Travelers’ Song (Necromancer’s Song Book One)
The Gathering of Five (Necromancer’s Song Book Two)
Serpent and the Six (Necromancer’s Song Book Three)

Redemption Hurts

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Someone asked me what is the main theme for my second novel, Almost There, and I answered redemption. Briana has to look her ugly past in the face, forgive herself and accept the forgiveness of God before she can move past it to a life of peace.

It’s like this, no one told me that when God forgives sin, he often makes you face your sin to learn from it and that, my friend, is forgiveness that hurts. It is painful to look your sin in the face and say, “I did that and I am truly sorry.” It is even more excruciating to look sin in the face and say, “Wow, that was me? I really did that?” Yes, you did.

God doesn’t offer a caveat on His grace. There is nothing you can do to repay the gift of redemption. You must take it with a remorseful heart. Part of that remorse is facing your sin for the dirty, ugly, pathetic, nasty thing that it is and learn from it. If you don’t see what it is for the truth of it, you risk a repeat performance and more of the same. You don’t have to be scared, God is with you. He forgave you. He will be there to wipe tears and heal the hurt.

Do you remember telling your mom that your leg hurt and she said it was growing pains? Pain isn’t always a bad thing. With facing your sin comes pain, but you must face it to grow in faith. You must realize where it was that God saved you from, what life you had that His grace redeemed you out of, and what mortal sin you were forgiven. When you face your self, your sin, you can grow into that person that God can use for His glory. If you don’t face your sin, deal with it and move on, then this life, this hard, painful, struggling, forgiven life is for nothing but your self-serving purpose, not God’s will.

Think about that thing you are avoiding looking at, that tucked away sin that needs light shined on it, yeah that one, deal with it, today. The sooner it is dealt with the sooner you can praise God for the redemption that follows. Briana learned that lesson the hard way.

~Lori O’Gara

Merry Christmas from the O’Gara Clan

For a child has been born for us,
a son given to us;
authority rests upon his shoulders;
and he is named
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Merry Christmas!

From our house to yours.

The O’Gara Clan

Merry Christmas

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Announcement

Now Available on Amazon

 

Gadlin O’Hale’s Fantastic Recipes: From the Seven Kingdoms taken from the greatest Pub’s, Tavern’s, and Inns by Brendan O’Gara

Johan, Wandalor, Dar, Thalin and Gadlin, came from different backgrounds, thrown together by fate and these are their stories.

The first of them anyway. Currently we are collaborating on a high fantasy series to include the band of travelers you will meet in Brendan’s cookbook, more like cookbook fantasy exploit. The story will take you ,dear reader, on a journey through strange new lands where you will meet fantastic creatures and witty characters.