Saturday, May 23, 2020

Through Love's Eyes

I had mentioned in my last blog post that I had a special surprise for you.  This is something I've been working on for some time, and I'm quite pleased to announce that I have just finished publishing a book, complete with pictures I've taken, along with pieces of my writing and thoughts.  This book has been a culmination of a dream that began many years ago, as a child.  

Some of you may not know that I was born in Prince Edward Island. I grew up on the sandy red shores of PEI and devoured Lucy Maud Montgomery's books as a child.  I wandered the beaches with their wind-drifted sand dunes, walked the paths of the Enchanted Forest and lifted my face to the salty ocean breeze.  The beauty of the world around me there on the island settled deep in my soul.  Throughout my life I have always looked for the rich delight of nature around me while experiencing the love of my Saviour and seeing His expressions of love written for me, wherever life may have taken me. It was a dream as a child to one day write a book. 

Eventually I left the beautiful island shores, marrying a Texan, and now we reside here in North Idaho, where once again the beauty of the world around me captures my soul each day.  I've shared many of the pictures I've taken through the years here on my blog.  Sharing the pictures with you, my readers, has been a source of inspiration as well, and last fall, I took a plunge into deep uncharted waters and began to write the book I'd always dreamed of.

So today, I'd like to introduce you to my book.... Through Love's Eyes.

This is the front cover of the book

The back cover:

The back cover

Because the white font is hard to see in the photo, this is what it says:
About the Book
With over 100 pages of spectacular photos, inspirational writings and prose that accompany the images, this book is sure to fill your heart with joy as each scene is shared with a descriptive phrase, poem or thought from the author’s perspective. Marilyn Moseley’s skills as a hobby photographer capture the essence of her world and her writings seek to uplift the reader and ultimately bring all glory to the Creator who designed it all.

About the Author
Marilyn Moseley is an avid hobby photographer living in North Idaho who shares her photography and inspirational writings on her blog (MountainTopSpice.blogspot.com) and with the two writing groups she is a member of. Her love for the Lord and ambition as a writer began at an early age growing up in Prince Edward Island, Canada, the home of Lucy Montgomery. Leaving the red soil of the Island, she married a Texan, and now lives in North Idaho with her husband, two children, 20 chickens, two dogs and the reigning king of the home, Mister Simba the cat.



You can find the book online at Westbow Press, which is currently the best place to buy the book, as it does offer free shipping within the United States.  For those who are outside the United States, the book can be purchased here

I'll be sharing a little more about my book in the days to come.  The pandemic has certainly changed a lot of things for the publication efforts of this book, as book signings are not an option.  So I'm working on some creative ways to share my book with the world, and in a few days, I hope to share some of those with you.  

I want to thank each of you for your words of encouragement through the years, as they have culminated in pursuit of an opportunity to share my world through pictures, to a world that needs comfort, encouragement, and hope more than ever before.  Through Love's Eyes shares beautiful scenery coupled with encouraging scriptures, writings, and thoughts to encourage the reader's heart and ultimately turn our hearts to praise and worship of the Creator who designed it all for our delight.  

With all of the Lord's love, grace, and peace to each of you! 

Psalms 121:1-2
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.  
My help cometh from the Lord which made heaven and earth.  

58 comments:

  1. This is a wonderful achievement. Warm congratulations to you, What a strange thing it seems to me that a PEI gal is now in Idaho. No ocean! And all because she married a Texan. Sounds like a novel to me not a devotional. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for mentioning your book.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words Vee, it is funny that I live very close to the border now, but yet on the opposite side of the country! I love where I live, and truly, there is beauty to be found everywhere! Many blessings to you :)

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  2. Your book looks delightful Marilyn. Congratulations!

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  3. Wow! Congratulations! I am so proud of you and the book looks wonderful. Mildred

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    1. Thank you Mildred, for your kind words! Many blessings to you!

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  4. Congratulations Marilyn! That's so exciting for you!

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    1. Thank you Regina! Our Lord's world is incredibly amazing, and I'm thrilled to share this book and pray that all glory be to HIM!

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  5. Congratulations. It looks great!

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    1. Thank you Marie, I always appreciate your visits and kind words :)

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  6. I wish you well with this book. I know that whatever you have written will be an encouragement to those reading it.

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    1. Thank you Ruth! Our Lord's world is incredibly amazing, and I'm thrilled to share this book and pray that all glory be to HIM!

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  7. This is so exciting! I've enjoyed your photos here for some time. It looks like a good one.
    PS - my daughter and her husband have two cats. One is named Oliver Wendall Holmes. The other? Lucy Maud Montgomery!

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    1. Oh how funny, I've never heard of a cat named Lucy Maud Montgomery! A real fan she must be, for sure! Thank you for the kind words about my book. Our Lord's world is incredibly amazing, and I'm thrilled to share this book and pray that all glory be to HIM! Many blessings to you!

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  8. Oh Marilyn, this is so exciting! I didn't realize you were writing a book. I just know it's wonderful. I'm going to go check it out.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. Thank you Betsy. Our Lord's world is incredibly amazing, and I'm thrilled to share this book and pray that all glory be to HIM! He is the creator of it all, and in the book, I wanted Him to receive glory and honor for the beautiful world that we enjoy, that He created so lovingly for us. Many blessings to you dear friend!

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  9. Wow! Congratulations. What a wonderful achievement! Love the cover!

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    1. Thank you Ellen! The cover picture is my neighbor's barn :)

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  10. Congratulations! What a huge accomplishment.

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    1. Thank you Cindy! Our Lord's world is incredibly amazing, and I'm thrilled to share this book and pray that all glory be to HIM! He is the creator of it all, and in the book, I wanted Him to receive glory and honor for the beautiful world that we enjoy, that He created so lovingly for us. Many blessings to you!

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  11. Oh, sweet friend! I am SOOOOO happy for you! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I know this book is going to bless many hearts and bring comfort in a very trying time. Surely the Lord will use it in mighty ways! I am SO proud of you!!!! Much love and many blessings to you!

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    1. Thank you dear friend, for your precious words! Our Lord's world is incredibly amazing, and I'm thrilled to share this book and pray that all glory be to HIM! He is the creator of it all, and in the book, I wanted Him to receive glory and honor for the beautiful world that we enjoy, that He created so lovingly for us. I appreciate all your prayers and help along the way, I'm blessed by your friendship! Many blessings to you!

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  12. I am delighted for you congratulations. Such a wonderful achievement, every blessing.

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    1. Thank you dear friend! Our Lord's world is incredibly amazing, and I'm thrilled to share this book and pray that all glory be to HIM! He is the creator of it all, and in the book, I wanted Him to receive glory and honor for the beautiful world that we enjoy, that He created so lovingly for us. Many blessings to you :)

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  13. Congratulations!! I'm looking forward to reading your delightful book. I know it will be uplifting and beautiful.
    Hugs from Shirley

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    1. Thank you Shirley! So wonderful to see you blogging again! Much love to you dear friend!!!

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  14. Oh Marilyn, how simply amazing that you have seen your lifelong dream of writing and publishing a book come to fruition. If the cover is anything to go by I can imagine what gorgeous photos and sweet words are showcased within the covers. I just know your book is going to bless others in so many ways. Congratulations, lovely lady.

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    1. Thank you dear Kim! Our Lord's world is incredibly amazing, and I'm thrilled to share this book and pray that all glory be to HIM! He is the creator of it all, and in the book, I wanted Him to receive glory and honor for the beautiful world that we enjoy, that He created so lovingly for us. Now... I'm waiting for you to have a published book {smiles} Many blessings to you dear friend!

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  15. Kudos to you, Marilyn!!! I will definitely be ordering your book!

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    1. Thank you Martha! Our Lord's world is incredibly amazing, and I'm thrilled to share this book and pray that all glory be to HIM! He is the creator of it all, and in the book, I wanted Him to receive glory and honor for the beautiful world that we enjoy, that He created so lovingly for us. Much love to you dear friend!

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  16. Marilyn, This is wonderful!!! Congratulations, my friend! I hope you sell lots of books. I'll be emailing you about some promotion efforts. {{hugs}}

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    1. Thank you so much Anne! Our Lord's world is incredibly amazing, and I'm thrilled to share this book and pray that all glory be to HIM! He is the creator of it all, and in the book, I wanted Him to receive glory and honor for the beautiful world that we enjoy, that He created so lovingly for us. Many blessings to you dear friend!!!

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  17. Congratulations, how wonderful to have your life long drem come true. ~ FlowerLady

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    1. Thank you sweet Lorraine! I appreciate your kind words! Indeed, it was such a dream come true. Our Lord's world is incredibly amazing, and I'm thrilled to share this book and pray that all glory be to HIM! He is the creator of it all, and in the book, I wanted Him to receive glory and honor for the beautiful world that we enjoy, that He created so lovingly for us. Many blessings to you!!

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  18. Congratulations Marilyn! I'm so happy to see that you did this... and got to fulfill a lifelong dream! Are there pictures in there of PEI? I hope so! You have such a knack to capture the most stunning moments in nature. I'm glad you found a publishing company and so nice that it's also for sale on another site. I need to check into doing that with my hubby's book! It must be so exciting to have this wonderful memento of your photos.. and I'm sure your words and writings are very inspiring. You must be beyond thrilled! I didn't know you grew up on PEI... I bet that was a fabulous place to roam as a child. I grew up wandering the Oregon coastal beaches alot as a child, and I miss it to this day. The water always calls......... again, congrats! Marilyn J

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    1. Thank you for your sweet words Marilyn! I did not have any pictures in the book of PEI, as I did want to keep it focused on North Idaho where I live now... but you know... maybe that's a good idea for the future! I truly do love the ocean so much, and I miss the salt air and so many things about the ocean. But there is so much in life that I love, that my heart is full :) I was so blessed to grow up on PEI, and those memories sustain me to this day. Our Lord's world is incredibly amazing, and I just pray that through this book, all glory be to HIM! He is the creator of it all, and in the book, I wanted Him to receive glory and honor for the beautiful world that we enjoy, that He created so lovingly for us. I do think you should investigate publishing your husband's book this way! We can chat about it some more :) Much love to you dear friend! I appreciate your friendship so much!

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  19. Congratulations on the book. It seems like my kind of book.
    Marilyn

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Marilyn! Our Lord's world is incredibly amazing, and I'm thrilled to share this book and pray that all glory be to HIM! He is the creator of it all, and in the book, I wanted Him to receive glory and honor for the beautiful world that we enjoy, that He created so lovingly for us. Many blessings to you!!

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  20. How wonderful.
    Many congratulations, and...
    Good luck with your book.

    My good wishes.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan! I appreciate your kind words so very much! Many blessings to you!

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  21. Congratulations!Your book looks wonderful!Such happiness!

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  22. Much congratulations! I am a fairly new reader to your blog but your beautiful pictures and inspiring words impressed me from the very beginning! Best wishes for the success of your book!

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    1. Thank you Jeannette! Your sweet words are very much appreciated! Many blessings to you!

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  23. I'm so excited for you. Your photos and ways of using words are exceptional and I am greatly looking forward to reading your book!

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    1. Thank you Lynne. Your support has meant so much to me!I'm blessed by your friendship! Many blessings!!

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  24. Congratulations!!
    A dream come true, that is so very special. Many prayers and love to you, Carla

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    1. Thank you Carla, it has truly been a dream come to fruition for me. My only prayer is that the Lord would be glorified through it all. Many blessings to you dear friend!

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  25. Marilyn, congratulatioms! I've thought all along that your pictures were exceptionally beautiful and also have loved reading what you write. So happy for you.

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    1. Thank you dear friend, your kind words mean so much! Our Lord's world is incredibly amazing, and I'm thrilled to share this book and pray that all glory be to HIM! He is the creator of it all, and in the book, I wanted Him to receive glory and honor for the beautiful world that we enjoy, that He created so lovingly for us. Many blessings to you!!

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  26. How wonderful! Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you Deanna! Blessings to you and your family!

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  27. Congratulations!!!! I am so happy for you! Girl...you are beautiful! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Thank you sweet friend! Many blessings to you :)

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  28. Oh Marilyn...this is a wonderful secret you've been hiding.
    Your photography is so beautiful and I'm glad that you've had the opportunity to create this!

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  29. How exciting!!! I'm sure your book contains some beautiful pictures! Your instagram photos are always gorgeous.

    Liberty

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