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Hello friends,       

It has been a bit since I said hello👋.

 Hard question to answer? It can be huh… You matter! Honestly you should be asked how you are more often. Sadly that isn’t always the case or possible. So here I am asking you.

-I am also here to say to you and I –

Getting back on topic, I thought I would stop by to say Hi. While giving an small update. I’ve thought other then just talking about what is going on around me and in the world, I’d talk to you about myself and some thoughts that I’ve had.

Where do I start… Hmmm. I am not in depression, tho I’ve been there before. Although sometimes I feel like I’m dancing on the edges of it constantly. Yet, I am always having to be on guard, staying strong looking for those silver – linings…

Which reminds me of a passage in the Bible. Stay with me please even if you don’t belive. I’m  not trying to sway you. I am a beliver in Christ, yes. Even if you are not, I wanna ask you to have an open mind. I wish share something that has helped me. Maybe it will help you. Maybe not… Please at least read the blog post in its entirety.  Thanks.

Psalms 23 <KJV> 

1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

I’m not gonna dissect the whole thing. However ,I feel it’s important to share the full character. What I want to talk about is this part- “Walk  in the shadows of death, I will fear no evil.”  I didn’t fully understand what the shadows of death meant for many years but now I feel like I do. I remember it like yesterday. I almost ten years ago, I was driving through a canyon. It was a sunny day out but the canyon cast a complete shadow over the long road that I was driving. When suddenly it clicked for me. To me that verse meant constantly surrounded by death, yet not dead. Not to be morbid, but true…

My life kinda drives that point home. I’ve had so many near death and serious life threatening situations; due to heath as well as just living. 

Do you want a current example being surrounded by the threat of death. Many people would say covid (whatever you want to call it.) is right now the major death threat. Many would also say that it is everywhere and its breathing down our necks constantly… It is a threat in so many ways. A perfect example for my topic. We try to live on but everywhere and everybody effective, affected, and talking about it. Why… Due to covid our lives have been turned upside – down and inside – out. Why? Because the threat of death is scary!

This post isn’t about covid tho. I am just trying to make a point the fear of death is truly scary. You never bern afraid of death before, never had it thrown inbyour face so dramatically. Lets be real death is scary point blank! No matter where your faith lies. And- if – when your always afraid of it – then you’re not fully living….  That verse Psalms 23:4 points out the true fact Death is everywhere constantly  threatening. To me that suns up depression pretty well too. Depression is a sickness based on fear, self worth ect… Always there hiding in the shadows waiting and wanting to attack! That sums up a lot actually.

With that said, It has not been easy for me to open up, let alone write for quite awhile now.

I haven’t been depressed, but I’ve been in the shadows of depression. For over a year now honestly. Not just because of Dad, but other things as well. I haven’t even touched my books in months. If you know me and follow me, you  know how important they are to me. It has taken me weeks just to write this post. I have been emotionally and a bit physically feeling like I am running  on fumes- out of gas.

Depression, fear, anxiety, and emotions, seems to been running  rampant. Fear, especially of the unknown, is really trying to take center stage. For a while it was successful at it. Not just for me, for so many otheres, I know and some I love, as well peopleI have briefly crossed paths with. Fear is a powerful enemy. Just as depression, loneliness and self-worth. All the above is more powerful now then ever… These stresses’ can really wipe you out, and severely damage your life. Not just mentally and emotionally, but also they can be physically crippling. I do not say that lightly. 😒

Usually its best to go talk to someone. I’ve got God, Jesus, and The HolySpirit. For that. This is my go to verse, the one I live by. “The Devil comes to steal, kill and destroy; but I come to bring Life and to bring it Abundantly! –John 10:10 Along with “I am the good Shepherd; the good shepherd sacrifices his life for his sheep” –John 10:11

= Jesus. Jesus is my Shepard. So I will fear no evil, like Psalms 23 says. Even when it gets gets hard.

Us – Believers / Christians ✝️

Personally I am just trying to adjust to a new lifestyle and re-figure out my place and goals. While I get through the grieving  process of loosing my dad, my dog and our cat last year. I do not like to mention or talk about the rough   hardships nor how negative it gets and feels at times. I don’t like to be weak or show weakness. But God showed me it is apart of the growth process and I needed to write about it.

That way I can help others like me maybe, you. I bet I am not the only one who feels down, and stressed too. But keep fighting for yourself, keep looking for the silver linings in life. They may be small but they can have huge impacts, if not now possibly later.  Either way they’ll encourage you to smile even if its just for a moment. Trust me. I know. That one smile is a small step towards more smiles.

For my fellow belivers  in Christ -Not my art but appropriate.

I remind myself everyday of all the  accomplished and stuff I have been through.. which is a lot… Also that I have a purpose and I owe it to God,  myself and my loved ones to stay positive and to keep smiling through it all. Especially when I don’t feel like it.  I suggest that you also remind yourself of your own accomplishments big or small. Along with your survivals as well… I highly recommend you build yourself up especially when you don’t feel like it.

Here’s a few  pictures  to briefly recap some of the hardships that I have lived through.

These images are proof if I can survive this I can get through the current and forthcoming temporary challenge too.

Its hard for me to be vulnerable. I truly try to stay tough and cheerful. But when I don’t express myself I end you ferling worse then before or have an emotional moment. I tried to keep all the moments  captured in images correctly ordered. It is a little hard to do via my cellphone. Sadly lost a lot of pictures due to computer and phone issues. Including the involuntary removals from social media sites. Thus, I don’t have many online anymore. I’ve learned that you just have to make the best of what you have. Easier said then done, I know… A lot of theses pictures are from previous blogs I’ve written. Some I may not have covered here but in preson, but will in my books. Don’t forget thatI and my mothe. Have some Video blogs on www.deeplyrootedinhim.net

  Now here are some more positive memorable achievements and moments from my life so far…

This is not all I’ve survivied or accomplished. I don’t have the time or space to go over each event. I have years worth of posts here from instagram and Facebook as well. For you to read if you really want to know more. I promise to keep  working on my books; those which I pray will change and help your life in a positive way. Not every day is promised so all I can do is give you the best I can and trust God with it.

I realized in doing this post just how much I’ve gone through and how little I’ve opened up about. Repression always cones out in some form. Sometimes not in the best complimenting ways. Thus it is better to talk about what goes on and what you neded. You matted. Don’t take the people in your life for granted, and open up to someone.

We are not alone. I  have friends, family, and a wonderful man. Even if i was by myself I have my faith in God. I see Jesus as my bestfriend. With the Father, Son, Holy Spirit, in my life. As you do too if you so desire. That gives me and you a reason to keep moving forward. 

I wake up and thank God for a new day. One full of possibilities and  chances to spread  love -joy, be productive, and spend time with the ones we care about.  Its not always easy for sure, but its better to try then give up. My passion is to spread love and joy. To encourage you that you are treasure. That you are loved and mattered especially to God.

Here are some places you can reach out to if you don’t know who to talk to or don’t want to discuss anything about it with people close to you…

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The mental health issues related to our lockdown and the pandemic are especially hard for people with depression. NAMI, The National Alliance on Mental Illness have a 24 hour helpline: 800-950-6264

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 https://www.nami.org/help

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NAMI offers support and education programs for families and individuals living with mental health conditions. NAMI recognizes that the key concepts of recovery, resiliency and support are essential to improving the wellness and quality of life of all persons affected by mental illness.

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〰️Lifeline
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org

ღ╮❤╭ღ╯ Amy Jane Sandberg ╰ღ╮❤╭ღ╯

Book Blurb


❀✎☆Hello all,

here is my a bit about my first book: “God Supplies and Miracles Happen” if you don’t know.

My Real life story summarized

Amy Jane Sandberg: She is the third person in the world to have her heart completely rebuilt after being born with Truncus Arteriosus. Amy is a walking miracle. By the saving grace of God she has survived: being brain dead, three open heart surgeries, a full heart reconstruction, two comas and three strokes. She is one of a kind and a true child of God. As are you! ❀✎☆

Review:

This book is a playful yet serious. Amy will make you cry and smile. Her story is truly is an inspiring one. -Multiple readers

❀✎☆Buy It Here❀✎☆

My Amazon Page: http://www.amazon.com/Amy-Jane-Sandberg/e/B00NF9F0OY

❀✎☆My other Links ❀✎☆
Website: http://AmyJanesWorld.wordpress.com

Twitter: @AmyJane27

Instagram: AmyJaneSandbergAuthor

FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/Author.AmyJaneSandberg/

❀✎☆ I am also currently Have a give away going on at my Facebook page❀✎☆

CreateSpace is moving to KPD


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CreateSpace is moving to KPD… Wow! Can’t say I didn’t expect this. They were both always both Amazon. Now they will be in one place.😄 This will make things simpler.

 

➡️1: Log into CreateSpace to Link your existing KDP account or create one.
➡️ 2: Verify your CreateSpace account… Easy they will just ask you to log in if you arn’t already.

➡️3: Link your existing account or create a new KDP account.

➡️4: Move your books…

It is all done with simple mouse clicks and some typing.

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Click the link below to do so. ⤵️

https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/l/print-on-demand

 ~Happy Moving~
╰ღ╮ Amy Jane Sandberg╰ღ╮

Support Your Authors


I have a question for you… How you buy and obtain your books? Do you know that it matters?  I personally strive to support my favorite authors. They work hard to share their stories with us. If you can’t afford to buy the books, you can request them at your favored stores and or libraries.  You can also support the authors with comments and thoughtful words on their sites and blogs. So that they know what they do matters to you.  You are the ones that keep us authors writing…  Who knows, you may end up with some free books♡ Heres some more ways you can support them.

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╰ღ╮ Amy Jane Sandberg╰ღ╮

 

 

Sale!


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I’m still in shock that I have a book out and so many followers on  Facebook! I feel blessed.  My public Author page went up  52 likes in a day! I have no words to express my surprise and gratitude. I will try to be worth  your time.  To celebrate the huge jump of likes.  I put my kindle book  “God Supplies and Miracles Happen” on sale. I also found out that apple and itunes has made it so people can read kindel books. Wow! Again thank you so much! I can not stop smiling! 

>>Get your Copy Here>>> https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01MA4WNTP/ref=dbs_a_w_dp_b01ma4wntp

                                                                      ❤️Amy Jane Sandberg

Gone for now – Returning soon.


Exciting news!!! I have taken my books down. You can’t buy any new printed or e-book copies. I do have some copies for the Give away and a few more on the way, but that’s it until October when I re-release it via Amazon. It will have a new cover by Jay Jay https://www.facebook.com/JJDesignsCreations/. There will be a Party and Giveaways☆ I know you may be sick of hearing about it. Thanks for your support and patience. I needed to do this right with an honest Publisher. Thank you Mikey Lee, and Sara Tassill for your time and support! Those of you who have the old versions – You may want to hold on to them. They will be collector items. While this is going on  I’m still writing the other books via my tablet. (I love my Samsung Tab A. ) It’s slower than the computer, but it’s progress. There will be new books in the future! 😄 What A blessing you all are! Love you! #GodSuppliesAndMiraclesHappen #gone #retired #colectoritem

Amy Jane Sandberg is  working hard  for you….

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My First Public Appearance


Woot ~ I did it!

After two moths of planing and about $400.00 I had my first public appearance at a Spring Festival in Washington stare May 29 – May 31! The whole thing was a roller coaster ride of emotions. about a year ago I made he decision I would have a booth at the local festivals during the 2015 summer. I have a local friend Who just started her own business Selling ‘Clever Container’ products. https://www.facebook.com/JennifersCleverTreasures We decided to share a booth together. We dd our research and plans and before we knew it the summer had snuck up on us! Which split the registration and insurance fees. It was a lot more work then I expected it to be. Not only was I getting my stuff ready I was also her Business Consultant. ( My consulting page: https://www.facebook.com/A.Novel.Life )

Come Find Us at Spring Fest

I helped her get started setting up her page, creating her labels, Creating her Banner and more. When I was done with her stuff I realized how much I had to do still. Buying the books, a Banner Business Cards, Magnets, Demo products, Things to sell at the fest besides books to draw attention and of course we needed an Event Shelter. I bought a nice Yellow 12×12 $299.00 Colman for sale for $99.00.

My Event Shelter

 

When all that was settled we passed out fliers with in the county and handed out more then 50 businesses cards each. Honestly that was more then I expected to. Since I was going for it I decoded I wanted to raise awareness and collect donations for #ACHA and #MendedLittleHearts  Because I am 1 out of 11o born with a heart defect.

When The day finally came to set up we were freaking out nervous! We decided to go early despite peoples suggestions which was a great thing because we got to choose our booth location at the Festival! With two separate businesses She took one side and I took the other but before we could set up our tables we needed to set up the tent. It isn’t a quick popup (which wold be a great Idea) When we first opened the tent bag We were surprised at how many poles and parts there were and we became over whelmed… Thank God my sister Amanda and her Husband were with us she is great at reading instructions. When we got it half way set up it looked like it wasn’t going to be taller then 3ft.. We started to panic… Jennifer called a local store to see if they had a 10×10 for sale…She was about to go get it with my brother-in-law when Amanda and I decided to keep setting up the tent just to be sure…. To out surprise and relief…… We gained the height we needed it was about 5’11 on the inside but it had lower sides to keep the sun out. Extremely pleased and tears and broken wallets averted we began to set up out sides of the booths. ^_^  All in all set up took about 4 hours, we were so glad we had decided to come early. We had a few issues with how to tie the banners and arrange the tables, once that was settled it all fell into place.

It was a high heat weekend and our helpers canceled due to the heat and illness so It was just her with her kids and I there for the three days. We decided to leave the big stuff but to take our important stuff home at night because of the stories we heard about thievery. And we used used every mussel we had doing so every morning and night. It took us about an hour set up and tear down time and by the last night we felt like pro’s. We made sure to come early and to stay late so we got great parking spots for he loading and unloading. But all in all despite the heat and sore mussels it was I think a great success. Jennifer who had a lot of great products was able to get the word out for future home parties. Due to the extreme heat There were not many people at the event as they had hoped for.. All the booths said they suffered costs due to the lack of people.

I truly am glad I did this I leaned a lot and I feel like I took the next step getting the word out about my books. I sold more then I thought and I met some really interesting people. I do have some tips tho  if you are planning on doing your own event:

*One -Make sure you limit how much you will bring – less really is more. If you have to many things people won’t know what to look at first and  your tables could look over crowded. Pulse your mussels will thank you later. One of the Booths near us was complaining  about how little he sold and he kept trying to pawn off stuff to us.

*Two – Have a idea what you want your booth to look like so when set up time comes you aren’t panicking. Three make sure you come early no matter what they say. First come first serve is most event’s motto. We had quite a few people people upset because they came late and didn’t get to put their tents where they wanted.  People were walking though the event before moat booths were set up we made most our sales in the mornings and evenings.

*Three – Know the location where you will be, and prep what you may need such as: Bandaids, water, food,  food money, sun block, tape scissors, a coat if indoors,  etc.

*Four and most important You have to talk to the people walking by, some will just pretend they don’t see you but others  would have passed by if i had not said Hi. Don’t be a robot be yourself smile and be friendly.  I don’t want to push my book on anyone It is quite personal but when I got over being shy (which is not the usually me)  and I actually started talking to people I started getting more people. Be careful not to miss people  who want to buy something tho because you talking to other people make sure you say Hi to everyone.

*Five Be – friend your tent neighbors. We were so lucky to be nest to some really nice guys, one a tent from Dish Network, and there was  a Guy from Final Fight Radio. Which was nice because us bring to ladies in a crowed there were times when we needed them.  Like when the drunk  homeless guy wouldn’t leave.  Or our last night when we had only half the help we had when we set up. We all   helped each other out. The last thing you want at the event is enemies.

*Six- Don’t forget tables and Chairs… We shared the  extra chairs we had with a neighbor booth.

*Seven- DO NOT Bring anything you cannot  do alone. If its just you keep it super simple for set up and tear down. There were only about three tents with ony one person. But like I said you befriend others they will help you out most likely.

Don’t give up on your dreams no matter how long it takes you!  You are awesome! That’s all I have to say other then I wish you could have been there if you weren’t and to those of you who were and who bought something – Thank you so much for coming it was great seeing you!

Please don’t forget to like my Author page on face book. I will be giving away a free book  or prize if you already have the book to someone out of my first 200 likes. https://www.facebook.com/AmyJaneSandberg.Novelist

The first day right after set up.

Book Preview. https://books.google.com/books

The Cheapest place to buy my book:  http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/AmyJane27

My Amazon Page: amazon.com/author/amyjanesandberg

My B&N Page:  http://tinyurl.com/AmyJaneSandberg

My GoodReads Page:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/…/8449633.Amy_Jane_Sandberg

ღ╮❤╭ღ╯ Amy Jane ╰ღ╮❤╭ღ╯

Find my Books Here- Woot!


Guess what!!!! My book “God Supplies and Miracles Happen” are now on Amazon and B&N!  To get my books straight from the source please Go to the link below. Especially with coupons the site is always sharing. It is cheapest here except for the ebooks. Such as this one going on now 30% off through Dec 15

We’re just as excited about the season as you are, so we’re offering you one last chance to get 30% off all print books!

Use promo code KRBM2 now until 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 15, and get great reads for everyone you know!

 http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/AmyJane27

 Then look what I found this week!!! My book was approved for Barns and Nobel!!! Wow…!!!!  It was just for the nook but now they have my print books too!!

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/God-Supplies-and-Miracles-Happen?store=allproducts&keyword=God+Supplies+and+Miracles+Happen

For those of you who don’t know – The nook book is for nooks, and tablets with the nook app. Its a book you read on a screen… You can get a free nook app
☻ This is my Amazon Page~

http://www.amazon.com/Amy-Jane-Sandberg/e/B00NF9F0OY

here is the kindle Amazon link… Kindle is also an eBook but for kindle readers and apps

http://www.amazon.com/Supplies-Miracles-Happen-Jane-Sandberg-ebook/dp/B00MMM3YTS/ref=la_B00NF9F0OY_1_1_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1418625674&sr=1-1

☻ You If you have heard of GoodReads This is my  name there. It is so surreal to see my dream coming true… To be listed as an Author!!

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8449633.Amy_Jane_Sandberg

 I know that’s is  a lot of links but I have 3 more for you…  My Face book pages… 

 Since Lulu say’s I am my own Publisher… I took on this Name… Inspired  by a comic I was going to do. But  be a book instead.. So this is the main page for all my books  fiction and faith https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Novel-Life-Publishing-co/419479348118698?ref=hl

This page  I made to coexist with this blog.. it is about my life, thoughts and work… https://www.facebook.com/Author.AmyJaneSandberg/

 And This one is for my other Blog and one of the main books I am working on now. https://www.facebook.com/DeeplyRootedInGodsWord?ref=hl

♥♥♥♥Thank you so Much!!! I so Thrilled and Nervous… This is my first book of many to come but it is close to my heart because It is my true story summarized. And all abotu What God has done and can do for you too!!! God is a good God… You may not agree with my faith. But I am who I am because of it… This will be the most personal thing I havepublished untll I finish the full book. I love you lots and you are awesome!!!!♥♥♥♥

~Amy Jane Sandberg

 

Updates Finally!


Hello dear readers,

I finally got around to editing the links and my work page! Whew… It’s a pain to do, I’m not entirely happy with it. But my coding skills are limited… @.@ Anyways I added  a few books I am working on. Normally I would do a full detailed progress report with lots of fun little  details. But I am taking care of my nephew this week, he is currently  occupying his self with the movie Frozen… His favorite character is Olaf of course…  One of Mine too. 😛   Great Movie you should see it….

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 So I have to keep this short.. 

Some of my books are on hold, oddly enough all my fictions.. Due to a past virus I had my  updated versions were  deleted from my laptop. However I was smart and backed them up on my External Hard drive…  The bad news is, since the move I can not find the power cord to it…  I had kept them together but somehow the  cord has vanished…  I however was smart enough to back up my faith based books in 2 other places. So I am currently working on  those when Time permits..  Those being:  “Miracles Still Happen Today”, “Deeply Rooted In Him”,  and “Amy Jane’s Mini Assortments”.  The latter being a book I  was able to compile really quickly…    I was not gonna announce it, I was gonna leave it as a surprise. But since They are all coming along so nicely I couldn’t help but share my Joy.  Although I seem to be busier then usual, and i have a small desk…  I am  doing a lot better with staying focused and writing more often then I used to.

I long so much to finish them as soon as possible, and I get so stressed when I want to write and can’t. However Life is precious and people are too. So  I tend to choose  experiences and people over time alone writing if presented the option.  God’s timing is perfect  so I try not to get mad at myself  for not being done yet. I want them to be perfect… Well as perfect as I can be and I am looking for publishers on two of the three books too… Tho I will probably self publish also…. I want to follow God’s will.. I am really pleased with how “God Supplies and Miracles  Happen” Turned out!   You need adobe reader for the e-book.. I’m debating paying the money to get it on Amazon, Nook and ibooks….  What do you think? Should I? And  I adore how the print book turned out… You should totally check that out.  http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/AmyJane27

Well that is it for  now…

Lots of Love, God Bless you today and always!

~Amy Jane~

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