The Translucent Heart

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 just published my new e-book, The Translucent Heart. It's already available on Smashwords and Amazon, and will soon be available on Barnes & Noble, Apple, Sony, Kobo, Diesel, and other e-tailers. Almost two years in the making. It's been a long time since I published a new book, and I'm very happy to be up and publishing again. 

I also have a new book coming in November with Grand Harbor Press, called Finding Serenity in Seasons of Stress. More to come on that. It will be available in an e-book format, as well as trade paperback and audio book. 

The Translucent Heart is a collection of sixty-one meditations with quotes for the spiritual journey, offering practical ways to bring a little bit of heaven into daily life on earth. This devotional companion offers instant inspiration to illuminate the heart and lift your spirits. If some days feel opaque with weariness and struggle, discover a little bit of light to brighten your day. 

The Translucent Heart is much longer than any book I have written. The sixty-one meditations each come with a cornucopia of quotations, showing that wisdom is universal, and people from different times, cultures, and spiritual traditions often agree on the essentials of what it means to cultivate the interior life. I adore quotes, and this book has some great ones. I also stretched in my writing, creating longer meditations, and going deeper into my own experience. I think it is really important to continue growing as a writer, and The Translucent Heart has been an important part of my personal journey. It is my prayer that it will be an ongoing devotional resource for your personal journey, too. 

The object of the man, the aim of the moment, is to make daylight shine through him, to suffer the law to traverse his whole being without obstruction, so that on what point so-ever of his doing your eye falls it shall report truly of his character, whether it be his diet, his house, his religious forms, his society, his mirth, his vote, his opposition. 
Ralph Waldo Emerson 

You turn your captivity, or come out of the house of bondage, thralldom, and misery when you claim the qualities, attributes of God as your own, and when you accept mentally all the blessings of heaven.
Joseph Murphy

As one comes into and lives continually in the full, conscious realization of oneness with the Infinite Life and Power, then all else follows.
Ralph Waldo Trine

Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars.
Henry Van Dyke