As a part of our Grand Opening for the Expansion of the Espirational Online Family we have refreshments. Okay so this is an online event so you have to make them yourself. But we have recipes.
Please go over to the Kindle Store, grab yourself a free copy of Frozen Fun and enjoy a smoothie or a dish of ice cream or dairy free fruit cream. But don’t wait this free offer ends on June 11.
Oh, if you enjoy the refreshments, please consider leaving an honest review on Kindle. Don’t forget to mention you received a free copy in your review.
All this month we are celebrating the Grand Opening of our Espirational Gallery. I will be talking about my creative process for a few of my works throughout the month. I decided to start with The World’s Gone Crazy, but I’m Okay.
The Story Behind The World’s Gone Crazy, But I’m Okay.
I consider all of my work spiritual even if it may not have an overtly spiritual theme. But The World’s Gone Crazy is definitely and obviously spiritual.
While living in the city, before we moved to the lake I was world weary. Waking up every morning to the news of more violence and death I was becoming overwhelmed and afraid. I was saying “The Prayer for Protection a lot during those days and finally decided to try to put my feelings into art.
What I came up with was the world going crazy (the background is loosely a “crazy quilt”) while I was in the middle of it all surrounded by the White Light of God’s Presence knowing that
“The LIght of God Surrounds me.
The Love of God Enfolds me.
The Power of God Protects me.
The presence of God Watches Over me.
Wherever I am God is.”
— James Dillet Freeman
This piece is available for sale in the Espirational Gallery. Proceeds from the sale of my work help support the Espirational online ministry.
As you may already know, we have expanded the Espirational family online with the opening of All Things Espirational. The new part of the site has been open awhile, but during the month of June we’re having a big celebration to kick this off. You won’t want to miss it!:
- Today June 1st – June 5, receive your free copy of The Revelation of Jesus Christ – Revealed: Literal Authorized Version from the Amazon Kindle Store.
- June 7 – 11 help yourself to the dairy and dairy free ice cream and smoothies. Okay, since this is a virtual event you have to make your own. But we are providing the recipes with a free day for Rogene’s Book Frozen Fun on Amazon.com.
- A Gallery Opening with a 20% discount on my artwork during June only.
- June 12 is the official release of Bob’s new FREE E-book A Maintenance Manual for the Soul on June 12. We will be live on Facebook on that day talking about the book.
- June 26 – 29 enter the drawing for an original, limited edition lithographic print. The drawing will happen here at Espirational.com
Please tell you friends! We need your help in making this event the success we know it can be.
Don’t worry, my blog (where you are now) and Bob’s will continue with regular posts. You may notice the navigation bar has changed. From here you can go directly to Espirational Faith (where Bob hangs out) and Everything Espirational where you will find lots of cool new stuff including an art gallery, bookstore and new monthly newsletter/blog post with Espirational Happenings from our work as well as around the web. Once you get to All Things Espirational please use the pull down menu to explore a bit.
We have big plans and high hopes for this to help expand our outreach. Did I say please tell your friends? 🙂
The June edition of Espirational Happenings is now live.
Each month we post news about the inspirational things going on in our Espirational Family at https://espirational.net/espirational-happenings/. We also include links to articles or websites we feel are the best in covering our monthly theme or creative Espirational lifestyle in general. This is new and is our monthly “newsletter,” only we do not send it out to you. It will appear at https://espirational.net/espirational-happenings/ each month. If you want to receive it in your e-mail box, please follow espirational.net (see right-hand column of any of our pages for our follow button).
Don’t worry this is a new addition to the Espirational family. It is not replacing everything and nothing is going away. We will still be here at Espirational.com with you daily Inspiration.
We have worked very hard on this and have high hopes for it increasing our outreach. Please help us spread the word by sharing with your friends.
Did you know we have an Espirational Facebook Page? You do now.
Have you seen my Espirational LIve Videos? They are all on the Facebook Page for you to view at any time.
Want to see and hear the real me, giggles and all? Go watch the videos.
Have you liked, followed or shared our page? Please take a minute to do this if you have not already.
People don’t seem to be finding their way to Espirational Happenings — the monthly “newsletter in a blog post.” So let’s try it one more time. You need to click one of the links to see the whole thing.
Welcome to the first official issue of Espirational Happenings! Each month we post news about what’s going on in the Espirational Family. We also include links to articles or websites we feel are the best in covering our monthly theme or Espirational living in general. This is new and is our monthly “newsletter,” only we do not send it out to you. It will appear here each month. If you want to receive it in your e-mail box, please follow espirational.net (see lower right-hand corner of any of our pages for our follow button).
So What’s Happening?
Yesterday I talked about how making changes can be easier than living with them. Today I want to talk to those who may be feeling forced to make changes for health reasons that you really don’t want to make. Maybe your doctor says you have to lose weight. Or that special diet to treat or prevent a medical condition is just too drastic for you to want to consider. Well I have experienced this one
Confession of a Drama Queen
Before I began the gluten free lifestyle I was convinced there would be nothing left to eat but twigs and tree bark. In fact there is a rumor going around that I was spotted in the front yard threatening to eat a tree. But the last 10 years of living gluten free have taught me that attitude really is everything and can turn what at first seems a huge negative into something that is actually positive.
Looking for the Good
It took awhile for me to see that not eating certain foods helps me live a happy and healthy life. It is a good thing. While learning the gluten-free lifestyle and making it my way of life took time there is no way I would cheat now. No bread, cookie or cake is good enough to make it worth the price of poor health.
Staying on the Path
Looking at my way of life as the way to healing and wholeness keeps me on the path. Focusing on and being grateful for the good in life, even if it means looking really hard to find one good thing, will make it easier to see the good that still exists in our lives and in the world. We may even be able to see what we saw as “bad” as stepping-stones or lessons.
Now for the free book — FINALLY! The Gluten Free Good Life focuses on keeping a positive attitude and gives tips for making adjusting to gluten free living easier. And today January 21st only, it is FREE! Yes, I said free. So go to the Amazon Kindle Store and get your copy.
If you have read the book, please consider leaving an honest review on Amazon. Remember to mention you received the book free if you took advantage of a giveaway. While you are there, click on my name and please take a look at my other books which are at regular price.
Want to see me in my kitchen making my naturally gluten free Sweet and Sour Chicken? Go to https://www.facebook.com/espirational/ at 11:30 am (Central Time) for a Facebook Live cooking demo. Don’t worry if you missed the live broadcast it will be available for viewing later.
You won’t want to miss today’s #gfGoodLife video tip on gluten free baking. https://www.facebook.com/espirational/
Today is the beginning of an Espirational social media campaign. Every day in January there will be a new gf living tip with the hash tag #gfGoodLife. These will not be posted here, but you can follow them by following Espirational on Twitter (@ItsEspirational), Facebook (@Espirational), LinkedIn (Rogene Robbins), or Google+ (Rogene Robbins)
I will choose a few days for a video #gfGoodLife tip via Facebook Live. There will be a book giveaway on one day this month and maybe (if I can get it all together) even a cooking demonstration of one recipe from the book.
Please share this month-long event with your friends. Let’s have some fun with social media!