Sunday, January 15, 2012

Updates, Reminders, and Miracles

Updates & Reminders:

We are still gearing up for the Black History Month Hop hosted by myself and Mocha Girls Read.  Some people have expressed interest in participating but don't have books by African American authors to read and review.  We completely understand and feelings along this sentiment are part of the reasons for this hop.

Looking for some books by African American authors?  Try Mohogany Books and Goodreads for ideas.

Check out this post for more information about the hop and tell us about your interest levels.

So far 15 blogs are signed up for the Giveaway Blog Hop.  Click here to join.

Don't forget, participants will be entered in giveaways for each week they participate.  We can't wait!  We know this will be an informative and fun week.

Miracles:

Fortunately, this blog has been running itself this week.  Tuesday, I received a phone call letting me know that my baby brother had been in a car accident.  Turns out, he was hit by an 18 wheeler.  If you want to hear more about this 2012 miracle, you can click here for the back story. and here for pictures of his car (I've never seen anything like this in my life).  His survival is a true miracle.

So...I'm hanging out in ICU, praying, and feeling blessed.
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57 comments:

  1. I'm certainly late replying. Thank you so much!

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  2. Those pictures put everything in perspective

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  3. I've never read Vanessa Miller but I will check her out.

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  4. Good Lord, I"m so glad that your brother survived. I have a younger brother and wouldn't be able to function. I will pray for his speedy recovery. God bless you and your family!

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  5. Oh my gosh, that is a miracle. My thoughts are with you and your family for a good recovery. Sending you *hugs*

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  6. reading rendezvous reviewzJanuary 26, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    It is this very miracle why we must always kneel and pray daily for our love one traveling mercies and protect them from seen and unseen dangers. Prayer changes things. I'm so grateful to know that your brother escaped such a tragic accident. Will add his recovery to my prayer list also.

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  7. wall-to-wall booksJanuary 26, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Thanks I will check these out.
    I did see "32 Candles" by Ernessa T. Carter looked cute.
    I have read Maya Angelou before (of course).

    I'm looking for love or romance stories for Feb.

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  8. Thank you so much! It has been difficult but we are grateful it isn't worse. It certainly could have been.

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  9. It truly was. He will get better but he has a long recovery.

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  10. Thanks so much! Those pictures. I've never seen anything like that. It is so crazy.

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  11. Thanks! He gets better every day so we are grateful for that.

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  12. That's how I feel exactly! It sucks that he has to go through this, but he is still here to tell his story.

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  13. Thank you! It was certainly scary but it could have ended differently so we'll be okay.

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  14. Thank you! It was certainly scary but it could have ended differently so we'll be okay.

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  15. Thanks so much! Getting that phone call was so tough but none of that matters because he'll be okay.

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  16. Thanks! I need all the hugs I can get. It's been tough and it is tiring. But I'm very grateful.

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  17. Thank you so much!

    When I first heard of the accident I never imagined that it would be so bad and the circumstances make me kind of mad. It was certainly not his fault. I really hate those big trucks. But then again I can't be too mad because, like you said, prayer works.

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  18. Everyone says that about the angel in the passenger seat. It definitely looks that wait. I'm eternally grateful to that angel.

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  19. I read and reviewed 32 Candles. February is the perfect month for romance ;)

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  20. Oh I'm writing these down and including them in today's post. I'm going to do another reminder post.

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  21. It was scary and we were far away. So we had to drive from all different directions and no one would tell us anything. It was the longest day of my life.

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  22. Oh MY God!!! Truly a miracle...that car looks... *shivers* God!!!
    I wish your brother the best of health and a quick recovery, and thank God for this is certainly a miracle, I haven't seen anything like it either :| That car is gonna give me nightmares, I can't imagine how hard it must be for you guys :(
    My best wishes&prayers go out to you!

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  23. oh my gosh!! i'm keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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  24. Hey sweetie, I hope your brother is doing OK! How very frightening!

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  25. Dar-Peeking Between the PagesJanuary 26, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    OMG Alexis, I'm sorry I'm late commenting here. Thank God you're brother is going to be ok. The pictures are terrifying. I'm adding him to my prayer list right now. Big hugs to you.

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  26. Dar(Peeking Between the Pages)January 26, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    OMG Alexis, I'm sorry I'm late commenting here. Thank God you're brother is going to be ok. The pictures are terrifying. I'm adding him to my prayer list right now. Big hugs to you.

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  27. Dar(Peeking Between the Pages)January 26, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    OMG Alexis, I'm sorry I'm late commenting here. Thank God you're brother is going to be ok. The pictures are terrifying. I'm adding him to my prayer list right now. Big hugs to you.

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  28. Dar(Peeking Between the Pages)January 26, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    OMG Alexis, I'm sorry I'm late commenting here. Thank God you're brother is going to be ok. The pictures are terrifying. I'm adding him to my prayer list right now. Big hugs to you.

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  29. Dar(Peeking Between the Pages)January 26, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    OMG Alexis, I'm sorry I'm late commenting here. Thank God you're brother is going to be ok. The pictures are terrifying. I'm adding him to my prayer list right now. Big hugs to you.

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  30. Dar(Peeking Between the Pages)January 26, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    OMG Alexis, I'm sorry I'm late commenting here. Thank God you're brother is going to be ok. The pictures are terrifying. I'm adding him to my prayer list right now. Big hugs to you.

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  31. OMG those pictures!!!!!! Take as much time off as you need and be there for your little brother! Many kisses to you and your family!

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  32. Oh my! I'm glad he's alive. I hope he gets well soon. I can't over those pictures! Hugs!

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  33. So glad your brother is okay. Hope he has a speedy recovery!

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  34. I'm so sorry about your brothers accident, but I'm extremely happy he survived! Definitely looks like a miracle... wow on the pictures! I'm glad he's going to be okay!

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  35. Sarah (The Brazen Bookworm)January 26, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    Oh, gosh, I'm so glad he's ok! How scary...thoughts and prayers with all of you! Miracle indeed!

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  36. Sorry to hear about your brother! Sending prayers and good wishes your way.

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  37. Alexis that is pure craziness. I'm so sorry that happened to your brother, but I'm so glad he's doing ok. I'd be beside myself if that had happened to my brother or sister, so I can imagine what you're going through. I'll be keeping your brother and your family in my prayers. Sending good thoughts and e-hugs your way.

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  38. Here is to miracles!
    :) I hope he recovers and I'll keep him and your family in my prayers.

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  39. Horrible news, sweety girl. I'll be praying for your brother and your family. I'm glad it is a miracle. We need more of those.

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  40. Here are some other authors too:
    Kimberla Lawson Roby
    James Mc Bride
    Maya Angelou
    Gwendolyn Brooks
    Ernessa T. Carter
    Octavia Butler

    Here is a big list too:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_African-American_writers

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  41. Dana - Lets Book ItJanuary 26, 2012 at 2:07 PM

    So sorry about your brother! My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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  42. wall-to-wall booksJanuary 26, 2012 at 2:07 PM

    Oh my gosh i Just read about your brother!
    I will put him in my prayers!

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  43. OMG!! OMG!! Alexis I got chills just looking at the pictures. My prayers are with you and your brother. There was an angel riding shot gun! WOW!!

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  44. check out Beverly Jenkins. Alexis did a review of her book as well.

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  45. wall-to-wall booksJanuary 26, 2012 at 2:07 PM

    Wow! Thank you for that link to Mohogany Books!! What a great site (for ideas that is, a little pricey to buy the books there). I did a search on B&N for some of the Authors and found Vanessa Miller. She writes Christian Romance - I really think I will like her! A lot of her nook books are very reasonable. I plan to read a few in Feb.
    Have you ever read her before?

    Thanks again!

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  46. check out Beverly Jenkins. Alexis did a review of her book as well.

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  47. OMG! That is a miracle! I’m so sorry to hear about this but so glad that he’s doing fine. I can’t even begin to imagine how frightening that was, for both your brother and you family! I’ll send some prayers and good thoughts your way and your brother’s.

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  48. Juju at Tales of Whimsy.comJanuary 26, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    Oh my goodness! What a miracle. You're right about those pictures. It's amazing he survived. What a true blessing from God. God bless and keep you, your family, and especially your brother. *GIANT HUG*

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