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Dear Readers,

As I check back and forth to see if KOBO has published God First: Volume III, I realize that I forgot to mention that the latest volume is also a free download; just like the first two. (I checked at 8pm CDT and God First: Volume III is now available on KOBO) 🙂

Someone asked me, a while ago, how I expected to make money if I planned on listing free books, and the truth is, I never expected to make money from the words that God has put in my heart. I also don’t believe I’m supposed to just lock them up, when they may give hope to another. Since I write out of the Love that God has put in my heart, I have all faith that if God moves people to want to support us, then it will happen. In the interim, we fight the good fight to keep the website going, and plan to hold onto InDesign as long as we can, in order to convert the images and text into the published works. If anyone knows a free and comparable program to InDesign, please comment. We appreciate your insights, and your prayers especially.

We pray you will find God’s blessing, a word of encouragement for life’s daily struggles, and Hope in Jesus Christ. May He lead and guide us all for His will and glory.

Go With God!!!

In His Love,
Ann Moore

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God First: Volume III

Dear Readers,

Great news! Our latest volume of praise to God has been released. God First: Volume III is available for download through Barnes & Noble, and iBooks. It’s also available on Tolino for international distribution. At this time, KOBO is still processing, and when it’s available, I’ll post an update. We’ve downloaded the different versions ourselves to make sure they look right, and they did a real decent job of keeping our styling elements in place.
We continue to pray about Volume IV, knowing that if it is meant to be, it will happen like the first three; your prayers will be appreciated also.

Speaking of prayers, when we first began our journey into creating the foundation for each volume of the book, there was quite a bit of back and forth between different writing platforms and publishing programs, as well as a lot of life changes happening. There is quite a story behind these three volumes. If you are interested, please let us know. You might be surprised to find out that these were all published while we’ve been on the road, not in a comfy office somewhere. This was all accomplished with God’s mercy, blessing, and provision; always with constant prayer and thanksgiving.

Please pray for us as we embark on our next endeavor, whatever that is supposed to be. We have multiple Christian based stories in development, as well as the possible next chapter for our favorite characters in My Guardian Angels at Table 7. While this story is meant to be a mini story, there are many aspects of the characters’ stories that have gone back and forth on the drawing board, many times. When we are closer to a definite decision, we’ll let you know. If you are interested in knowing what happens to our favorite couple, please let us know.
We pray you will find God’s blessing in every volume of God First. Please remember, the scripture that we enclosed in each volume is meant to lead you back to the Holy Bible.

Go With God!!!

In His Love,
Ann Moore

I Believe

The stars that fill the sky at night,
They do not ask, who gave them light?
The birds know too, Whose song they sing,
Their ancient verse, blessed by The King.
They sing, and never ask, nor plead,
For no one’s permission do they need.

Oh to be as free as that bird,
To sing a song that none has heard,
To sing that special song of Love,
As a child, to God above;
To let Him know I Love Him so,
How sorry I am, that I did go:
Away from His Love, away from His Light,
So very far into the night.

But when I got to where I’d roam,
I tried so hard to get back home;
Back to His Light, back to His Love,
Back to our Home, so far above.
But then the path, I couldn’t see,
I felt that all was lost to me.
Until one day, in deep despair,
I bitter wept, entrenched in prayer:

Then, like a breath, without a form,
A spring time scent, without a storm:
I sat in time, but I was not;
Far gone from present care or thought.
My body numb, I could not feel,
As I look back, I felt unreal;
And then a calm from head to toe,
Like peaceful Summer waters flow.
Like drifting in and out of dreams;
The happy sound of birds and streams.
This Peace had wiped away each tear,
A quiet only the soul can hear;
And let me know, and let me see,
The path was still in front of me.
While ear could not hear word was said,
I knew my home was up ahead.

And then, much like a gentle breeze,
The kind that puts the mind at ease;
With warmth that gives the heart a tug,
Enveloped me much like a hug,
Then eased me back into my place;
A hug and tear, in time and space.
My senses back, feelings returned,
I won’t forget the lessons learned;
For He who made each world and star,
Is always near, and never far.
And Christ who stands at unseen door,
Has walked upon this ground before;

And so my song is here my friend,
About God’s Love that has no end;
The song I sing, of greatest Love,
To my Father in Heaven above;

And so my song He did receive,
Because that I believe.

©2018 Ann Moore, All Rights Reserved

Update

©2018 All Rights Reserved. Images and all related materials to God First Book: Volume I, II, III, IV, & subsequent volumes are the intellectual property of Ann Moore and Stephanie Moore.

Dear Readers,

As is the case sometimes, projections fail. When things don’t go the way we expect, the best we can do is continue to pray, and trust that God has a plan. This lead-in is meant to convey that Volume III of the God First Book Series, is not quite ready to be released. I will post an update as soon as I have more information.

Since I know that there are some who are waiting for the latest inspirational words, I will be posting something on this site shortly.  The only way I know how to share His great Love, is through the poetry that He Blesses me with. The poem is longer than my usual stuff and more like a ballad, and it is called “The Gate.” I pray that you will keep checking back, and I pray that our Father will fill you with His truth and wisdom.

Go With God!!!

In His Love,
Ann Moore
©2018

God First:Volume III

©2018 All Rights Reserved. Images and all related materials to God First Book: Volume I, II, III, IV, & subsequent volumes are the intellectual property of Ann Moore and Stephanie Moore.

Great news to share, the latest edition of the God First series is about to be released. Volume III is scheduled to be released this month, so please check back here often, or go to GodFirstBook.com.

While you’re at the website of GodFirstBook.com, if you are on a desktop computer, make sure to open the flash version of the first volume. This is the only place where you will see the full picture version of Volume I; we are working to make Volumes II & III available in the same format. We will keep posting to the GodFirstBook.com website as changes and updates are available. If you have not viewed the flash version yet, we pray you will have the same reaction as everyone with whom we have shared the book. Depending upon your desktop processor, the pages may take a few moments to a few minutes to load. Then the reaction has always been one of amazement, as the pages open to reveal the scriptures and poetry with God’s beautiful artistry and nature in the background.

We pray that the experience is a rewarding one in God’s Love.

Go With God!!!

In His Love,
Ann Moore

New Year, New Books

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Happy New Year’s!

Happy New Year! I hope and Pray that everyone had a very blessed holiday season. Please check out the following link for the latest Short Story in Rhyme.

New Book – A Christmas Journey

Most of the eBooks offered by Simply Moore Publishing, to date, is in very small volume form; to make for a better reading experience for our rushed and busy world. We do have a couple of eBooks on the horizon that are going to be much longer, so please check back. Until next time,

Go With God!!!
In His Love,
Ann Moore
©2018

Repost of “Picking Autumn, Apples, and Fun”

apples in a basket and in the grass

I originally posted this in October 2014. This is another of my three year anniversary posts. 🙂

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Autumn has always held a very distinct place in my memory.  The aesthetics, the colors of fall, and that particular crispness in the air, are uniquely and wonderfully affixed to my internal memory wall.  Therefore, focusing on the good and positive things of Autumn, what comes to mind is the annual picking of apples.  The smells that are associated with fresh apples is beyond amazing! 🙂 Whether it’s from apples hanging on trees, rolling around under trees, or being carted off by tiny hands with big smiles, the aromas are far better than any fragrance modern society can offer.  The memories, however, which flood in at this time of year when passing by any apple cart, are infinitely priceless.

From a young age I can remember climbing up apple trees, and tossing down the best looking apples to my siblings or my Dad.  They, in turn, would put the apples into the classic wooden bushel baskets.  Soon, I would be joined by other brothers or sisters, who wanted to pick the apples instead of catch them. Somehow we would end up with enough apples, laughs, scratches, and contented stomachs to last until the next Autumn.

From the orchard to the kitchen – my memories go from one to the other very quickly. Being in the kitchen during harvest season, with all of the canning, preserving, and baking, has to be some of the most comforting memories.  I remember so many times, returning home and stepping inside, from cool or blustery weather outside. The wave of warmth that hit me upon opening the door, accompanied by the smell of fresh baked apple pie, was unlike anything else. Those sensations are not soon forgotten!!  I suppose that is why apple cinnamon fragrance candles are so popular.  Yet they do not yield the same experience as the real thing, at least not for me.

There is something so amazing about a fresh baked ‘goodie’ from the oven; the anticipation that mounts while the aromas smell more wonderful each passing second. A person’s self control is definitely tested; otherwise, the pie would never make it out of the oven in one piece. I could see our family members sneaking off with the aroma-laden-wonder, and making short work of destroying all evidence. (with apple-crumbed smiles of course) 🙂

I thank God for the memories!! They are all around me. When I walk down a path in an apple orchard, and see all of those wonderful apples, smelling the sweet aromas, and watching families create memories, I see my own Dad and all of us kids crowding around the trees.  I hear the laughs, and see the smiling faces of kids, and I see a little piece of heaven.  I see my Dad and hear him saying, “Hey, look over here, this tree is a good one”.  🙂 🙂
© 2014 Ann Moore