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He is not here, for he has risen, just as He said. Matthew 28:6


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When I was writing the Lane Trilogy, I was inspired by the ocean and beaches. The Lane family travels for business and recreation.

I enjoy traveling and took this photo during one of my trips. This photo reminds me of several scenes in my series.


Watching the waves come in and listening while the wind blows is very relaxing. But was it as relaxing for the Lane family?

The first book in the series is on sale now for 99 cents. Click here for more information.

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I’m so excited.
This review is from: Lyza’s Story: Book One of The Lane Trilogy (Paperback)

Lyza’s Story is the first installment in The Lane Trilogy (the others being The Legacy: Book Two of The Lane Trilogy and Leesa’s Story: Book Three of The Lane Trilogy). The author deftly crafts the main characters with detail, depth, and believability, wrapped up as they initially are in a lush material world of power, possessions, and prestige — yet with precious little in spiritual awareness or practice. Gradually Lyza becomes better acquainted with her Jewish heritage and a loving God, Who nurtures her with unfathomable Love through an unforeseeable crisis and awakens her faith, opening her eyes to the true treasures in life which cannot be measured in the summation of successful business deals, bling, or designer fashions. Further, the author leads Lyza gently through an exploration of how her faith intertwines inextricably with Christianity and begins to explore how the belief systems are more compatible than one might initially think. I eagerly look forward to reading what awaits Lyza and her family as the trilogy continues!

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Seattle’s Space Needle

Hello Readers,


The fun thing to do in Seattle is take a ride to the top of the Space Needle. The view is spectacular. If you have a fear of heights, it could be daunting, but worth it. You can stay inside and not go out to the edge of the ring around the top of the building and still see quite a lot. I’ve gone up with my husband and son a couple of years ago. It was an experience, but I want to go again, since I lost my fear of heights last year.


David and I in front of the space needle.




10 seconds: see the sparkling waters of Puget Sound. 20 seconds: Mt. Rainier becomes a huge snow cone. 30 seconds: skyscrapers appear like giant Legos. 41 seconds: you’re up saying “Ohhhhhhhh” on the O Deck. Get your pointing finger ready! Every degree of the O Deck’s 360-degree view commands your attention. Snow-capped Mt. Rainier to the south and the Cascade Mountains to the east, the majestic Olympics to the west. Click here for more information.


How safe is the Space Needle? Click here to see.


If you would like to watch a video on what it is like to ride the elevator to the top, click here.

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Oreo’s are so yummy. I used them as a dessert of choice in one of the chapters of my book, Lyza’s Story.

Did you know that the Oreo cookie has been around for over one hundred years? The history of the Oreo cookie is an interesting one. Oreo Cookies were orginally sold for twenty-five cents a pound and came in a cool can with a glass top. The lemon variety from the 1920’s did not fare so well economically and the company pulled it from the market. Oreo’s have a world-wide distribution with China being one of its best markets. In China a hollow wafer type cookie is sold. The cookie can be used like a straw to in which to sip milk. Click here to read more about the history of this fun cookie.

If you prefer “cookie” click here and watch this movie. Preferably while you eat cookies.

The Oreo influence has even hit football and the Manning family.



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Eagles Nest In Daytona

Hello Readers,

Yes, I have to confess that I like to go find Wal-mart whenever I’m driving around the country. For one thing, it doesn’t matter where I am, I can always think of something I forgot and whatever it is, Wal-Mart will have it!

So here I was, walking into the Wal-Mart in Daytona because I forgot my night light, and I spied this eagle’s nest high on the top of the light in the parking lot.


I guess even eagle’s like Wal-Mart.

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Lyza’s Story: Book One of The Lane Trilogy is set in the beautiful state of California.

California borders the Pacific Ocean and has the third longest coastline in the United States. Since California is in the Ring of Fire range, it has about 37,000 earthquakes annually. That is a lot of earthquakes. It is home to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the Redwood Forest, the Mojave Desert, Death Valley, and is a major agricultural area.

California is a beautiful state with many things to do. Watch this video of family friendly activities. It is full of adventure and giggles.

If you are planning a vacation, you might want to check out the top ten California tourist attractions.

Perhaps you prefer hiking, camping, and fishing. Check out this link for your travel plans.

For the next few weeks, we will be focusing on destinations from my book. I hope you enjoy it.

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A Picture With Elvis

Elvis has not left the building at the Wishbone on Federal. This is a great place to eat in Westminster, specializing in old-fashioned fried chicken. Next time I go I want to remember to order the chicken livers. I haven’t had fried chicken livers since I was in Maple Hill, Kansas, and that’s a whole nother story.

Anytime we go to Wishbone for chicken, it’s special.


Elvis will let you take your picture with him.

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The first time I heard a shofar in person was many years ago at the Tabernacle exhibit at the “Holyland Experience” in Orland, Florida. My husband and I had so much fun there. What a wonderful place.

Now we attend a Messianic church which has several shofar blowers and we open every service with the shofar call to worship and then sing The Shema.


The shofar become very special in my heart, and to hear the shofar blown on the ramparts over Jerusalem brought me joy that lasts until this very day as I continue to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

You can read more about it in my book, On Our Own In Jerusalem.

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Today is the last day to enter my giveaway here at Vicki Andree Books. The prize awarded to the winner will be a copy of the Daily Light Journal by Anne Graham Lotz. This edition is leather bound with gold trim.

Here are the rules:

You can “Like” my author Facebook page. Log-on to Facebook and go to my page and click on the “Like” button. All new friends on my author Facebook page will be added into the contest. My Facebook author page is http://www.facebook.com/VickiAndreeAuthorSpeaker?ref=hl  or you can find me under Vicki Andree Author/Speaker using the search feature on Facebook.

One entry per new follower on Facebook.

The contest runs Wednesday, March 6, 2013 through midnight Tuesday, March 12, 2013. The winner will be announced on this blog on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.


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