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 Sacred Passion is God's Idea,

Romance is vital in marriage. I married in 1962. I began to mentor Mothers of Preschoolers in 1994. Every year since, my team insists I do my "sex talk," but it’s so much more. Being in right relationship with God, attending a vibrant and growing community of believers, choosing to forgive, to respect, and understanding submission is not surrender of self--all goes into the package that makes up a healthy marriage. I want to share it with you.

I write Romance to promote the marital relationship. God wrote the Song of Solomon, and he tells us the marriage bed is undefiled. Together we celebrate his sacred gift! For a good read, check out my books, my short stories, my devotions and my blog posts. 

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Veterans Day
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Charlotte Snead

Joe and I were asked to speak at our adult fellowship the Sunday evening before Veterans Day, and we were also interviewed for a presentation at our church. The two young men who came to do our taping learned a lot of history—proof, as Joe says, that history begins when you are two or three years old. They knew nothing about Vietnam and said they’d never been taught about that war in their history classes. (We showed them some books to read.)

I spoke about how I met Joe for his R&R in Hawaii despite the fact that his base had been hit in the Tet offensive and several medical personnel had been killed. He testified that God had moved him out the afternoon before because he was being transferred to another base. We didn’t have cell phones and internet in those days, so I went on faith. (I was pregnant, and my OB said I couldn’t go later.)

We had a glorious time together—it was the only time Joe saw me pregnant with our first child. We had a 50% discount to stay where they made the movie South Pacific. (The folks in Hawaii were generous to us because they had tasted war on their shores during Pearl Harbor.)

The hardest day in my life was the day I put Joe back on the plane, praying but not not knowing if he would return to see our baby. One of the guys in the audience teared up when he heard that. Joe and I have been married 55 years, and roots like those kept us through the hard times.  

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Election Day
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Charlotte Snead

This is the most precious day of the year: Election Day. Unless I’m going to be out of town, I like to dress up and go to my polling place, see my familiar people, and cast my ballot. (This is the unique joy of living in a rural community.) I never miss whether it’s midterms or the big one. It is an honor and a privilege to choose those who will govern for you. Even when my choice is not the winner, I honor the choice, and I am angered by those who don’t respect the will of the American voters..

How could we not pray for those in authority over us? It’s a commandment, people! I admit I struggled to pray for the previous administration. I saw them disrespect the flag, comfort our enemies, and persecute conservatives. When the attorney general refused to confront intimidation at the polls and his IRS refused to grant status to conservative causes, I was infuriated, but I never said “He’s not my president,” because he was: the people had spoken.

I find it easy to pray for a president who has increased jobs, made better trade deals, works tirelessly comforting hurricane victims, synagogue killers, and loves our military and our first responders. How can you not? When the pastor who was returned from Turkey joined the President in the White House and put his hand on his shoulder, I bowed with him, Yes, Lord, fill this man with your blessed Holy Spirit to lead this nation in righteousness.

I don’t worship this president,. I know he is flawed—but, so am I.

Welcome Tour
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Charlotte Snead

       Joe and I dancing at the hospital dinner. He works at Stonewall Jackson Hospital in Weston.   

   I had book signing table at the WV for Life convention last Saturday in Fairmont, and I signed many newcomers to receive my blog via email. I thought I would encourage you to look around the site. Charlottesnead.com has a tagline: Sacred Passion is God’s idea, and my goal is to encourage romance in Marriage.

As a mentor mom for Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) from the time my first grandchild was two year old until this year—he is now24!—I have seen women’s struggles at this period in their lives. Toddlers are exhausting, husbands are worn out building their careers to put a roof over their family and clothes on their backs. Romance can be leached out of the relationship. I married in 1962;I remember, and I encourage young moms not to allow that to happen! Romance is vital to marriage—it is God’s idea.

So, if you have received the post in your email, I encourage you to go to charlottesnead.com and look around the site. Look at the old posts that pique your interest. Check out all the tabs. The mentor moments (from monthly newsletters) are from those mentor years, and I gave the devotions. My books are available for purchase. Lots of wisdom in those writings! You may share, but please acknowledge and give my contact information. All you newbies, welcome, and old dogs, learn new tricks.   

Be blessed!

Charlotte

 

 

 

Fornifiication
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Charlotte Snead

Does your favorite author not know how to spell fornication?

No, I just got your attention to share a true story that brought me conviction.

Several years ago I went to my local full service gas station to get a tire fixed. While I was there, the young lady who helped with the counter and lived with the owner’s son, told me they were getting married. “Praise the Lord,” I said and gathered the details. She said the week before a “preacher lady” from another town had come in to have her tire fixed and they talked while she waited for her repair. The preacher lady told her she was “fornificating” to be living with someone when they were not married. My little friend didn’t have to have the correct word to be convicted; she simply needed to know the truth, and they decided to do the right thing. To add to my own conviction, she asked me (a long time customer) if I knew they were “fornificating,” and I had to admit I knew, but I hadn’t shared that with her.

Last month we had a guest evangelist at our church. The last time he was with us several years ago we had complained bitterly about him, for just cause—he had some errors in his teaching. However, he had grown up, and he was amazing. We heard good truth; people were saved, healed and delivered, but I was not able to get my family to attend because of my former complaints. They missed a blessing because of me. All I can say is “Father, forgive me,” and deliver me from a critical spirit.

 

KEEPING A LINE IN THE WATER
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Charlotte Snead

I just submitted another manuscript to Roane publishing. They published a novella in their winter anthology last year and requested a manuscript. Joe says I need to keep lines in the water and that’s good advice. We will take a fall foliage train ride on Thursday and head to Johnson City for a book signing in Barnes and Nobel on Saturday, set up by my publisher at Jan Carol.

Two nice events to look forward to. I love fall and the drives will be delightful. We will be home on Sunday in time to meet with friends for an evening Bible study, starting in Ephesians. We are blessed with a good community.

We had a great revival with Johnathan Shuttlesworth last week, and I was convicted of a critical spirit. When he first came to our church, I was very critical of him, but he has grown up so much. The result of that caused many of my family to not attend, and they missed a blessing. Father, forgive me!

Status report: I have said every day in every way, I am getting better and better, and I am. I had a bit of a set-back this week when I got into the hot tub and put the lid on by without help—bruises (and pain) reappeared. That was dumb, but I’m recouping now. God is so gracious to this foolish child.

Be blessed and enjoy fall, my favorite time of year.

 

 

 

 

 

Catching up
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Charlotte Snead

Sorry guys, I lost a week, and I don’t know where it went. 

Doing a reading at St. Davids Writers conference  aeveal years ago.

I have submitted to Van Rye Pulishing again—amazing folks. I have never experienced such marketing help, and I have published wih four companies. Most of you know my first ampany went bankrupt, and I had three additional books under contracted, some even with galley proofs (corrections) submitted. Ouch!

When I won Jan Carol’s Believe and Acheive award for A Place to Live, and it was published, they agreed to publish the entire Hope House Girls series—the stories of five girls who spent a season together in a maternity home and became Best Friends for Life. The first three are available on Amazon. Each book concentrates an one girl’s journey from brokenness to God’s redemptive plan for her life—God does have a plan and a purpose for each of us.

Now I am revisiting the books I had contacted with my first publisher to Van Rye, who published Winslow Farm this summer, and thery are considering them for publication. Since they are much longer than Winslow Farm, if they do accept them, they will probably break them into smaller books. I love these books! My favorite chaeracter of all time, Nick, the hero, was abused in foster homes until he finally ran away and joined the Marine Corps. He suceeded, but his life didn’t totally turn around until he went to work for a Christian singer-songwriter and became a Christian.

When he falls in love with a war widow who had three children, God make a father out of him, and the first book details the couple working through the  culture shock this street kid brought into the well-ordered life of a cradle to the grave Christian. In the second book, he is brought into a large place of ministry and drags her along with him. 

 

First Children's book
Thursday, September 06, 2018
Charlotte Snead

Oh, my goodness—I just realized I forgot to note my very first children’s book on my blog! I went to a writers’ conference last summeer with a print-out of our hospital newsletter describing Joe’s consultation with our grasndson’s pet dinosaur. Deano had accidentally broken his leg, and his dad, David, suggested he see the orthopedic surgeon. That would be his Pop, Joe. We brought Deano in and arranged a “faux” x-ray. After their consultation, Pop took him to the cast room and put a rod in his leg. We had the pictures we took of the event, but our kids didn’t want them all over the internet, (he is a beautiful boy, I must admit!), so we hired an illustrator. Joe looks like Joe, and both grandmothers look like ourselves, but the boy and his parents are disguised. Our wonderful illustrator even put a dinosaur on the screen while Joe reviewed it with him. 

My teacher said it would be a good children’s book, so I wrote it. (All you grandparents take note.) One of my MOPS gals said she couldn’t get her son to sleep for a nap or at bedtime without reading Deano the Dino. My goal in writing the book is to take the fear out of going to the doctor. 

I hope you enjoy it and buy one for your pediatrician!

P.S. I enjyed it so much I’m writien a second children’s book.