Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Gratitude Giveaway Hop 11.15-30


November is a time to be grateful the little things. It is a time to be grateful for friends and family. It is also a time to be grateful for my readers and followers. This Thanksgiving I am joining the Gratitude Giveaway to show how grateful I am for YOU! I am giving one lucky reader an autograph copy of my book From Ashes of Pity into Beauty of Purpose along with a gratitude journal.
All you have to do is enter on the Rafflecopter. Be sure to other the other great blogger gratitude giveaways. Thank you!


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3rd Annual Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop



Merry Christmas! I cannot believe Christmas is right around the corner and as I prepare to start my Christmas shopping, I am always trying to find the perfect stocking stuffer. If that's your dilemma this Christmas season, don't fret... 

The 3rd Annual Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop is in full swing and you can stop by all the great bloggers to win awesome prizes. The Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop is hosted by The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island and runs from November 15th through 29th.

I'm giving one lucky reader an autograph copy of my book From Ashes of Pity into Beauty of Purpose and a Live, Laugh, Love Journal.  All you need to do is enter on the Rafflecopter.


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Friday, November 3, 2017

HOLIDAY CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S GIFTBASKET Giveaway ends 12/04

On November 4th, 1977, my life changed forever. At the age of sixteen, I was forced to have an abortion. This was not a decision I wanted for myself or unborn baby. Over the next forty years I have lived with the guilt, pain, and anger of what happened to my, to my unborn baby. Out of my grief was born the purpose the Lord had for me.

In the book From Ashes of Pity into Beauty of Purpose, I briefly share my story and journey to help other hurting women. To celebrate the chains that once bound me to pity, I am giving one reader a gift basket filled with goodies to help in the journey of purpose.



One reader will receive an autograph copy of my bookOrganic Bible Verse Tea Sampler, Box of 20 Tea BagsFloral Inspirations Mug Gift Set, Be Still and Know, Spiral Bound Journal, and Chunkie Pen; Faith, Hope, Love in a nice  Journey with God Collapsible Storage Box.

Just enter on the Rafflecopter. US only. No PO Boxes please. Ends 12/04/17


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Thursday, August 3, 2017

AUGUST 2017 ISSUE OF RUBY MAGAZINE

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

It's Promo and Giveaway Time! Promo Boost From Ashes of Pity into Beauty of Purpose August 3-5 & Gift Basket Giveaway


It's Promo and Giveaway Time!



FROM ASHES OF PITY INTO BEAUTY OF PURPOSE


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Loving Moments Release

I am honored to announce that my daughter Ashley's story 'Butterflies from Heaven is one of the featured stories in Loving Moments.

Loving Moments
59 Inspirational Stories of the Many Faces of Love

How do you define love? The single word covers a very broad range of concepts. Here you’ll find 59 stories from 50 authors, stories that tell of the varied, meaningful, and inspiring faces of love. All remind us how important are family, friends, provision, simple joys, and moments of delight.

Contributors:
Ellen Andersen, Sheryl M. Baker, Robin Bayne, Mason K Brown, Elsie H. Brunk, LeAnn Campbell, Rebecca Carpenter, John Chaney, Josh Clevenger, Andrea Cronrod, Jeanne Doyon, Kristin Tobin Dossett, Terri Elders, Debra Elliott, Georgia Florey-Evans, Dorothy Floyd, Janice S. Garey, Theresa Jenner Garrido, Dianna Good, Carol Graham, Kay Harper, Lydia E. Harris, Lori Hatcher, Judith Victoria Hensley, Helen L. Hoover, Cynthia Howerter, Amanda Hughes, Alice Klies, Nancy Julien Kopp, Barbara Latta, Marcia Lee Laycock, Yvonne Lehman, Diana Leagh Matthews, Beverly Hill McKinney, Lenora McWhorter, Julie Miller, Marybeth Mitcham, Vicki H. Moss, Marilyn Nutter, Colleen L. Reece, Phyllis A. Robeson, Toni Armstrong Sample, Karen Sawyer, Beverly Sce, Cindy Sproles, Shari Struyk, Annmarie B. Tait, Donn Taylor, Myrtle V. Thompson, Ann Greenleaf Wirtz
Royalties from the sale of Loving Moments will be donated to Samaritan’s Purse, a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world.

Loving Moments

Compiled and Edited by Yvonne Lehman

ISBN: 918-1-60495-029-8
183 pages

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Newspaper Article About my Book

From Shelby County Reporter July 5th, 2017

Author releases book based on personal experiences



Monday, July 17, 2017

Another 5 Star Review

on July 16, 2017
Format: Paperback

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Coming Soon Promo Boost From Ashes of Pity into Beauty of Purpose August 3-5 & Gift Basket Giveaway

I am so excited to announce the release of 'From Ashes of Pity into Beauty of Purpose' in paperback.

To celebrate the release please join the promo boost part over at Magic of Books Promotions. You can sign up to help promote the release here.

Thanks,

Debra

Monday, July 3, 2017

Another Amazon 5 Star Reviews From Ashes of Pity into Beauty of Purpose


Saturday, June 24, 2017

From Ashes of Pity into Beauty of Purpose Book Trailer


Friday, June 23, 2017

Celebrating the paperback release of From Ashes of Pity into Beauty of Purpose



From Ashes of Pity into Beauty of Purpose is finally available in paperback.

Every day of every second a woman has an abortion. Every day of every second a woman has to live with the emotional turmoil of her decision. Forty years ago at the age of sixteen Debra had an abortion changing her forever.

From Ashes of Pity into Beauty of Purpose brings emotionally charred women out of the pits of fire, through the ashes into the beauty of purpose. With the direction of God, hurting women weather through the painful journeys, become women of spiritual beauty, find God's purpose, and learn to live again.

You can purchase a copy at Amazon for $9.99.

You can also download a sample copy at Author's Den.

Rated 5 stars on Amazon.

Monday, January 30, 2017

From Ashes of Pity into Beauty of Purpose Kindle Edition

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Dancing through the Storms 365 Day Devotional: Surviving the Loss of a Child


Hi everyone,

As many of you know I lost my beautiful butterfly girl Ashley to AIDS in 2013. I am currently working on a devotional to help grieving parents like myself.. 'Dancing through the Storms 365 Devotional: Surviving the Loss of a Child' takes you on a daily journey of healing and hope.

I want to share January & February devotionals with anyone who needs healing and hope. Just email me @ anngrayelliott1960@gmail.com or contact me through FB. Hugs.

Blessings.

Debra

Thursday, January 19, 2017

From Ashes of Pity into Beauty of Purpose available on Amazon Kindle

Saturday, January 14, 2017

From Ashes of Pity into Beauty of Purpose eBook Release

 New Harbor Press, January 2017
       ISBN:
9781386914235


It's here. You can download my eBook for only $7.99.


On November 4th, 1977 at the age of 16 my life changed forever. In August of 1977 I met a man who was 10 year older than me. He was into drugs and got me hooked. My mother was an alcoholic and did not care what I did, so I moved in with this guy, got hooked on drugs, and got pregnant. Part of my story is blurry, but I remember somehow I wound up back with my mom who lost custody of me and I was forced into a group home and was forced to have an abortion at 9 weeks pregnant. This book is not about my abortion, but how God took me out of ashes into beauty. It's about women who are struggling with guilt after an abortion. it's about women who are struggling within themselves with any type of pain or grief of the past.

Blurb:

Every day of every second a woman has an abortion. Every day of every second a woman has to live with the emotional turmoil of her decision. Forty years ago at the age of sixteen Debra had an abortion changing her forever. 

From Ashes of Pity into Beauty of Purpose brings an emotionally charred women out of the pits of fire, through the ashes into the beauty of purpose. With the direction of God, hurting women weather through the painful journeys, become women of spiritual beauty, find God's purpose, and learn to live again.


My hope is this book will help other hurting women who have struggled or are struggling with grief or anger of post-abortion.

You can purchase a copy at the following websites. 


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A New Devotional in the Works

Many of you know my story. Just after Mothers Day 2013 I lost by youngest daughter to an AIDS related illness. What most of you do not know is that I struggled to get out of the darkness after her death. I felt hopeless and dead. It took me several years to get past my torment. I have shared my story in several anthologies, but I also wanted to create a devotional for other grieving parents.

Dancing through the Storms 365 Day Devotional: Surviving the Loss of a Child takes you on a daily journey of healing and hope.



The book should be released in March or April.

Here is a sample:

January

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 NIV


Time is supposed to heal all wounds. When you lose a child, time stands still. It cannot be turned back or erased. The wounds of pain cannot heal. When I lost my daughter on Memorial Day 2013, it was my worst nightmare. I wanted to hide away from the world, I even contemplated suicide. My baby girl was gone. My wounds of pain cut too deep to heal. I was broken. It is in the brokenness of loss, that the Lord wants us to renew our souls and hearts.


January brings change and new beginnings. We have thirty-one days of time to be born with renewed hope, time to plant restored faith, time to heal old wounds, time to build new attitudes, time to laugh again, time to dance in the rain, time to scatter the stones of anger, time to embrace loss, time to search within our soul, time to throw away our sorrow, time to mend our hurt, time to speak with love, time to love ourselves, and a time for peace.


During the month of January, take time to renew your soul and heal your heart. Each devotional this month guides you through a spiritual renewal to find peace and heal the wounds of losing your child. Take time to meditate on the words and let the Lord be your strength and solace.



Pray:
Lord, my wounds of pain cut my soul and heart into tiny shards that cannot heal. Give me strength to renew my soul and heal my heart. With your guidance Lord, I will get through the pain and let time heal my wounds of losing my child. Amen.



My prayer for you, as it is with me; is that the Lord heals your broken soul and revives your hurting heart.

 Blessings,

Debra

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