Fiction – Murder Mystery

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Heaven on one side, hell on the other with man caught up in the middle. Which side will he choose?

One victim, a college student dead on a steamy August afternoon on a sidewalk from the highly contagious Ebola virus. The second, a beloved young priest lying dead on the cold, hard asphalt in front of the cathedral where he served after a plunge from the tip of its roof.

Dedicated homicide detective Hayden Douglan struggles against time to stop the spread of the virus and finds evidence that links the deaths of the two men who somehow knew each other. Faith and courage will be tested as information leads to corruption in the highest levels of the religious community and the police department itself then finally to a powerful mystic cloistered behind the walls of a beautiful monastery near Vienna, Austria. The only common thread between the two victims proves to be their mutual belief in an ancient Middle Eastern document which has somehow found its way into Nashville, Music City, USA. What message could this paper hold to cause an unseen enemy to use everything within its power to destroy the ancient text and anyone who has knowledge of it?

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Purpose

 
 
 Purpose
  
 People speak of wanting
 Purpose to fill their time
 Frame of mind
 Purpose as written
 Within the lines
 Of a dictionary means
  
 An act with an intention
 Or determination
 Another word, purposeful,
 means to be meaningful
 To move toward one’s goal
  
 God, before all time or even
 Before we were created,
 Set for us a goal
 Determined by just himself
 If all truth be told
  
 A relational God set
 The goal
 For us & Him
 An intimacy so close
 Relationship with Him
 We were meant to be
 His friend
  
 What more could a man
 Ask 
 For a purpose
 Than to be given 
 The task 
 Of being our great
 God’s friend!
  
 Yet Created to follow,
 Will take you as you are
 Dare I say, to be a part
 of his entourage,
 Holiness, set apart
 Remembering the precepts of
 His great Heart
  
 So, follow your Living God
 Even if the whole world
 upon you trods
 Fulfill your purpose
 Of which a Holy book tells
 & follow the path of Christ
 Even if it leads thru hell.
  
   

Orange Tresses

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 Orange Tresses
  
 Orange tresses in the air
 I cannot help but
 Stop and stare
 God’s pure glory on
 Display
 Lightens my load
 And brightens my day! 

I couldn’t help but take this photo of our neighbor’s beautiful maple tree. We still have a few trees full of colored leaves. Praise God for the beauty He creates!

Night’s Dreams

 
 
 Night’s Dreams
 I’ve got to go to bed
 I’ve got to go to bed
 In the darkness
 I know I’m clearer
 It feels the best time 
 I can get into my head,
 undisturbed
  
 Dreams cannot come
 into the busy dayness
 of a hurried world
 This night time’s
 Darkness is when
 You chose to drop
 Your wisest pearls
  
 And so I write
 In this middle of the night
 (I do not know why)
 Seems to bring forth,
 Induce,
 Out of dark obscurity
 Your heaven’s brightest lights
  
 Exhausted I fall back
 I am so very tired
 Yet feeling grateful
 To dream,
 Have my soul
 Thus inspired
 Beneath your loving hand! 

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Heaven on one side, hell on the other with man caught up in the middle. Which side will he choose?  One victim, a college student dead on a steamy August afternoon on a sidewalk from the highly contagious Ebola virus. The second, a beloved young priest lying dead on the cold, hard asphalt in front of the cathedral where he served after a plunge from the tip of its roof.

Dedicated homicide detective Hayden Douglan struggles against time to stop the spread of the virus as evidence confirms both men were murdered. Both victims’ destinies seem to be linked only by their mutual interest and belief in a mysterious, ancient document from the Middle East. Faith and courage will be tested as information leads to corruption in the highest levels of the religious community and the police department itself then finally to a powerful mystic cloistered behind the walls of a beautiful monastery near Vienna, Austria.

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Read the first two chapters for FREE on this blog site http://www.soul-sails.com/book

Heaven on one side, hell on the other with man caught up in the middle. Which side will he choose?

One victim, a college student dead on a steamy August afternoon on a sidewalk from the highly contagious Ebola virus. The second, a beloved young priest lying dead on the cold, hard asphalt in front of the cathedral where he served after a plunge from the tip of its roof.

Dedicated homicide detective Hayden Douglan struggles against time to stop the spread of the virus as evidence confirms both men were murdered. Both victims’ destinies seem to be linked only by their mutual interest and belief in a mysterious, ancient document from the Middle East. Faith and courage will be tested as information leads to corruption in the highest levels of the religious community and the police department itself then finally to a powerful mystic cloistered behind the walls of a beautiful monastery near Vienna, Austria.

The Pocket of Your Heart

 
 
 

 Pocket in Your Heart
  
 Place me in a pocket
 In your heart
 Where I was meant to be
 From the very start
  
 Though fear, shame
 Humiliation
 Made me feel 
 I did not belong
 satan’s lie in that
 you’ve shown
  
 The great chambers
 And their walls
 Within the center of 
 Your being
 Pulsate with the call
  
 Return to me
 & I will return to you
 Your Spirit cries
 Cannot deny 
 The love throbbing
 Within your voice
  
 The greatest love
 Man will ever know
 Swirling, twirling
 thru dark ethers
 of a universe
 Ends at earth
 Within a holy glow 
  
 We were created 
 To live close
 So close
 To dance within the
 Vapors of God's breath
 Never meant for us
 To be apart
 Or ever face a death
  
 But until that death
 Or your return
 I will willingly bend
 my knee and 
 just wait
 No more your love to spurn! 

Just Pretend

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 Just Pretend
  
 Close your eyes
 & just pretend
 Pretend there is 
 No death
 No Physical end
 To life as it is
  
 No purpose 
 For anything
 All is just about
 What you can see
 & touch for now
 No hope
  
 If you can believe
 This
 Then your enemy
 Has accomplished
 His goal
 to cover your eyes
 with his deceit
  
 he can even persuade
 You to believe
 Or feel that even he
 Does not exist
 There is no great evil
 In this world
  
 We are okay
 As we are
 If this had been
 The truth
 There would have
 Been no use 
 Or need
  
 For a man to die
 On a cross
 Heaven sent
 Puts a different bent
 On our ages old story
 To believe in a glory
  
 Temporarily unseen
 By human eyes
 Someday will rip
 Open the skies
 Return in full power
 Unknown may be 
 The day or hour
 But Christ’s words
 Promise it clearly
 & for sure!
   

His Power over Darkness

According to my adoption records I was a sensitive child. I once had an elder of a church say he thought I was a spiritually sensitive person. I know it has been a blessing in my life. I know in this world, especially in our very wealthy, money oriented culture that is so in love with ourselves, money, possessions, and pleasure, we have a tendency to deny or neglect the spiritual aspects of our lives. We are truly spirits only temporarily connected to our physical shell.

I have had several supernatural experiences, and what I guess I’m trying to lead up to is I have had three encounters with demons, very dark creatures.

The first happened many years ago when I was going through a very dark time in my life but trying to draw closer to Christ and God and the Holy Spirit. I woke up one night and a dark mass felt like it was laying on my chest. I was afraid and all I could think to do was say “In the name of Jesus of Nazareth, be gone.” It immediately was gone, left.

The second encounter was when I was on my first round of chemotherapy for my breast cancer. I was sleeping in an old recliner and suddenly woke up. I looked down and this dark person was laying on top of me. It looked up at me, smiled a perverted smile and asked, “Susie, what are you trying to do with this book.” I naturally was frightened but again said, “In the name of Jesus of Nazareth, be gone.” Within a heartbeat, it was gone. I was at the time working on a novel which I have finished which was about the useless divisions within our Christian churches or denominations we have created.

The third experience came about a year ago. I am still suffering fatigue from all the cancer treatments. One night I was awake, and a very dark man was in the room with me suddenly. I said, “In the name of Jesus of Nazareth, be gone.” He said to me, “No, it doesn’t work that way.” I immediately yelled for a second time, “Oh yes, it does. In the name of Jesus of Nazareth, be gone.” And he disappeared instantaneously.

Praise you Lord Jesus for the beauty of your face, your great and loving heart and also for your wonderful power and authority over everything in creation. Bless you Lord!! Thank you for your salvation from all of Satan’s schemes against us.