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08Aug
This is going to be difficult for me but I think I'm up to the challenge. Understand, I am a wise woman of strong opinions. :-) After all, when I'm right, I'm right, right? ;-) So many people seem to be in a quandary as to voting this year.  Personally, I've just about tuned out the entire horse race.  Yet within me is the conviction that vote I must. My forefathers, brave men like John Hancock and George Washington and James Madison risked swinging from a gallows so that I might have the privilege....

Books

Elizabeth, An Adventist Girl Series

Elizabeth, An Adventist Girl Series

$24.99
A four book series based on a true story, takes nine-year-old Elizabeth Mayes and her family on a 3,000 mile journey across America by train, canal, river boat and covered wagon, from Balston Spa, New York to Hangtown, California in 1851. Readers, ages 7-12, will find their faith in God growing as they share Elizabeth's encounters with dancing bears, river boat races, curious Indians and runaway billy goats.
Adventist Girl, Book 1: The Not-So-Secret Mississon

Adventist Girl, Book 1: The Not-So-Secret Mississon

Meet Elizabeth Mayes An Adventist girl
Pacific Press • 2003

Springtime in 1851 has come to the town of Ballston Spa...and changes are in the wind.

Soon, guests will come to stay at the three-story boarding house on Maple Avenue where Elizabeth Ann ("Patty-cake") Mayes lives. That means lots of work for the whole family--even nine-year-old Elizabeth.

One day, two mystery guests from Maine arrive at the Mayes house. And they are on a mission. The woman, Mrs. White, has visions from God! She likes to share her stories. Elizabeth is thrilled to hear about heaven, where she will see Jesus and even have wings to fly!

It all seems very mysterious, at first. As the "secret" comes out and the mission unfolds, big changes happen in Elizabeth's family. Decisions are being made that could change their whole future forever.
Adventist Girl, Book 2: Old Friends and New

Adventist Girl, Book 2: Old Friends and New

Tears, Fears, and a Narrow Escape!
Pacific Press • 2003

The day Elizabeth dreads has finally come. It is 1852 and the Mayes family is moving away to far-off California. And the saddest part for Elizabeth is leaving behind her best friend, Alice.

As the Saratoga Express chugs into town, the family boards for the first part of their long, dangerous journey. In Albany they book their passage on the Legacy and sail down the Erie Canal. The trip is tedious, and the 57 locks they have to pass through frighten Elizabeth.

The sights, sounds, and smells of the waterfront are everywhere. Happily, the Mayeses meet another family on the boat who believe in the Sabbath truth. Events on the barge take a terrifying turn when a freak accident strikes Benji, and Elizabeth desperately tries to rescue her brother. It will take a miracle to save them!
Adventist Girl, Book 3: Bells and Whistles

Adventist Girl, Book 3: Bells and Whistles

Family ties - and a big surprise!
Pacific Press • 2003

Their journey west has brought the Mayes family 1,000 miles so far?and the youngsters grow restless. On the train, they meet Joseph and Anna, two orphans seeking a new family, and become fast friends. Mr. and Mrs. Mayes agree to adopt the children. But they're in for a big shock when their parents choose Samuel Woods instead. Then another surprise: Mama and Papa announce that a new baby is on the way!

When the growing family reaches the mighty Mississippi, they board the River Princess steamboat. The family relaxes for a pleasant Sabbath, but a dangerous boat race ignites an explosion--and Papa dives overboard! Will he make it?

In Bells and VVhistles, Elizabeth learns important life lessons about family, faith, and trust in God. She finds out that family ties (even annoying brothers!) really are a blessing.
Adventist Girl, Book 4: Wagon Train West

Adventist Girl, Book 4: Wagon Train West

Coyotes, Indians, and the promised land!
Pacific Press • 2003

Elizabeth and her family begin the longest, most perilous part of their amazing westward adventure! Their faith and endurance is stretched to the limit as they face heat and hunger by day, and howling coyotes by night on their journey to California in a covered wagon.

On the trail the kids are eager to see a real, live Indian village. They do get their wish, but soon wish they hadn't! Captivated by Elizabeth's blue eyes and golden curls, the Indian children surround a very scared girl, and the chief's young son has his own plans for her future.

On and on they wearily trudge, until one final, towering snow-capped peak remains. Will they make it? When will the new baby be born? What awaits them on the other side of the mountain? As you see how God took care of an Adventist girl named Elizabeth, you can know that He'll take care of you, too.