A WATCH IN TIME
A Full Length Short Story by Golden Keyes Parsons
Chapter Three – Part 2
Lily closed the door of her mother’s bedroom after returning the watch to its hiding place in the trunk and leaving the family album closed on a small writing desk. Whether she really had been catapulted back to 1861 or not, she did not wish to experience that out-of-control, helpless situation ever again.
ANNOUNCING GOLDEN’S FIRST NON FICTION RELEASE!
Although Golden’s primary genre is historical fiction, and she holds the conviction that biblical truth can be conveyed powerfully through that genre, she has also been a Bible teacher for over 40 years. Spiritual Spring Cleaning, published by BoldVision, is a result of her years in ministry both as a pastor and founder of Matters of the Heart Ministries.
THIS MEANS WAR! Every woman knows that a fierce inventory of her home is necessary once or twice a year to keep it in top operating condition. If that inspection is neglected, the household becomes cluttered, dusty, grimy and things begin to deteriorate and even break down. Spiritual Spring Cleaning compares and contrasts the inventory we take of our physical surroundings with the necessary periodical inventory of our spiritual lives. Questions and discussion points are provided at the end of each chapter, and are formatted for either personal or group study. Release is scheduled for the Spring of 2015.
Welcome to the newly redesigned website of Golden Keyes Parsons. Golden is the author of the highly acclaimed Darkness to Light series. She has been nominated for several awards, including the ACFW Book of the Year and she is also the founder of ‘Matters of the Heart’ ministry. As you visit this site, she would love to hear any comments or questions you may have. Please visit her Golden Moments Blog to join the discussion or contact Golden directly. Nothing brings her greater joy than for her readers to become her friends.
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