“Are you ready to get real? Is your body trying to tell you something and you’re not listening?”
Nutrition, fitness and wellness expert Jillian Lambert asks tough questions for one reason; she wants you to"disconnect from the "external voices" in life and reconnect with the Real Voice...your inner voice. The voice that has your best interest at heart." In her new book, Real Health Real Life, Jillian is passionate being real as it relates to mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. She affirms, “The good news is that you can get real”, and in our interview, she describes what that means, and why treating the whole person (holistic medicine) is more effective than treating singular symptoms (traditional medicine).
MN- You use the word "real" not only in the title of the book, but also in each chapter. Define the meaning of "real" as it relates to your book.
JL- To be “Real” means to be Honest. True. Authentic. “Real” as it relates to “Real Health Real Life” is to be deeply honest with yourself, others and your life. I feel there are 2 kinds of lies. “Hard lies” and “soft lies.” Hard lies are done consciously, when we are intentionally deceiving, cheating or misleading ourselves and others. Soft lies are done unconsciously (sometimes consciously), to protect ourselves from the pain of our own inner truth…so we don’t have to see what we don’t want to see. We do it when we don’t want to face ourselves and our life. Being Real is about facing those internal lies and having the courage to look at ourselves, and to be honest with ourselves, our lives and others.
MN- Let's talk about some of the specifics in your book. Candida. This is a huge health thief. Tell us a little about it, some of the ways we know we have too much stored in our bodies, and how to get rid of it.
JL- Candida can show up various areas in the body such as the mouth, vagina (yeast infections) and intestines, and even the brain! The body overproduces yeast internally due to too much bread/yeast products, sugar or alcohol consumption. Internal vaginal itching, brain fog, and sugar cravings can be some symptoms. People with weight issues, usually have an overproduction of yeast. There are cleansing diets to rid the body of Candida. If I get off track with my wellness routine, I prefer to use my Rife machine. It is, in my opinion, the easiest, quickest and simplest method to keep my body in balance.
MN- You mention that mental exercise is as important as lifting weights and I love the concept of saying positive affirmations while working out. How exactly does negative thinking affect our health?
JL- You can have a well-balanced, healthy diet, participate in a well-rounded exercise routine, and still be vulnerable to disease. Toxic foods create a toxic body. Toxic thoughts/mind create a toxic body as well. The saying “You are what you eat” also applies to “You are what you think.” Everything in life starts with a thought…everything. Nothing is created without a thought first. If your thoughts are positive, your body and your life will be positive.
MN- "Listen to your body." You say this a few times in the book, and I have heard successful athletes attest to the same concept. I also know that when experiencing health symptoms, it can be more important than running to the doctor. This is going to be a new idea for some readers, so what does it mean to listen to your body?
JL- Our bodies talk to us everyday and every moment. We do not listen due to the busyness and mental world we have created. In the world today, it’s go, go, go… do, do, do. We have put ourselves in our minds, not our bodies. Slow down, stop and listen. Feel your body. Listen to what it is telling you. If you don’t stop and listen it will whisper to you. If you still do not listen, it will talk to you. If you do not listen, it will yell at you. If you do not listen, it will scream. If you still do not listen, it will cry. That’s what happened with my mother’s body…it cried and then she died. Hers was from holding in her feelings for many years. But that is a whole other story in the book.
MN- You believe in a holistic approach to healing; that is, taking into consideration the body as a whole as opposed to treating symptoms alone. Why isn't it as effective to just treat symptoms?
JL- Treating only the symptoms gives you more of that, treating more symptoms…it is an ongoing process. To treat only the symptoms, is to ignore the core cause. I believe in going to the root of the problem. Heal it at the core and there is no more! This applies not only to physical, nutritional and mental healing, but to emotional and spiritual healing as well We spoke earlier of how certain foods can make you sick, your thoughts can make you sick, and I also believe not listening to your inner voice can make you sick, If your mind, body and your soul are in balance, or in alignment, all is well.
MN- You wrote briefly about the difference in believing in God and having a relationship with God. How does a relationship with God bring you closer to Him than mere faith that He exists?
JL- Who do you feel closer to? An acquaintance? Or your best friend? Believing in God is like having Him as an acquaintance. An acquaintance is someone you see once in awhile, you know little about them and they know little about you. Believing in God is like having Him as an acquaintance. It is a weak connection.
Having a relationship with your best friend is a whole other experience. Your best friend knows you inside and out…what you think, how you feel, what your hopes, dreams and fears are. There is a bonding, a connection. Having a relationship with God is better than a best friend. He is always available to listen, to help, to guide and to love, no matter what. He knows you inside and out, what you are thinking, how you are feeling, your hopes, your dreams and your fears. You can yell, kick, scream, and cry. You can tell God things that you may not tell your best friend! And all of it is safe, confidential and unconditional! Having a relationship with God is having that strong connection.
MN- In the chapter titled, Real Spirituality, you write, "Whatever your spirituality, it doesn’t matter, as long as it’s the right fit for you. You are the one who needs to be comfortable with it." It sounds like less legalism, more relationship. How does one get there when they have been exposed to a legalism-based religion?
JL- Develop a close relationship with God and yourself. Listen. trust and act on your inner voice. Pay attention to who you are as an individual. Pay attention to how you feel about things, people and situations. Become your own counsel…Discuss your life, thoughts and feelings with God himself. The most direct way He speaks to us, I believe, is through our feelings and our inner voice. We all have them, we just don’t use them like we could. We tend to give our thinking, the “shoulds” and “should nots” over to others.
When it comes down to it, no one knows you better than you. No one knows your life better than you. It is your life. You can live your own life, or you can live it according to how others think you “should.” It’s easy to go along with the crowd, but it is empowering to follow your soul. If you listen, trust and act on what your soul tells you, you may not be like everyone else, but you’ll be happy with who you are and what you are becoming.
MN- If you get to choose, your last meal on earth will include........
JL- Salmon and broccoli. I love it, it’s healthy, but most importantly, it feeeels right to me. This meal helps me feel in alignment with my body. It’s as if my body is thanking me for loving and respecting it!
Author Bio- Jillian Lambert, M.S., is the author of wellness book “Real Health Real Life,” & stretch/meditation video “Real Serenity” Stretch. She is a holistic nutrition, fitness and wellness expert. Jillian even designed a mechanical bull-riding fitness class! She has worked with top-rated spas as an AFAA certified fitness instructor, personal trainer, holistic nutritionist, emotional wellbeing, feng shui and wellness consultant.
Jillian’s background also includes experience in bio-identical hormones, internal cleansing/detox, and years of personal growth trainings. Besides food, fitness and feng shui, Jillian’s passion and expertise lies in helping people with wellness and realness. She helps people learn to be real with themselves so that they may enjoy a Real Life. Jillian also created Real Life Wellness Ranch where people can experience a Real Escape from the craziness of life and reconnect with their Real Self.
In addition to her M.S. in Holistic Nutrition, Jillian also holds a certification in Living/Raw Foods and a bachelor’s in Psychology. She lives in Leander, TX, where she enjoys the healing effects of nature with her furry companions, Tuscon, Journey and Cody.
To learn more about Jillian’s book, you can visit her website, watching her on Youtube, and connecting with her on FaceBook (Real Life Wellness Ranch page), LinkedIn and Twitter @jillian_lambert
Pamela S Thibodeaux
“Music is the magical entry into the spirit world; the golden gate into the Kingdom of God. But we mustn't be of the mindset that God only uses Christian music to reach out and touch our mind, heart and spirit. God uses anyand every means available to speak to His children.”
In her new devotional, Love is a Rose, author Pamela S. Thibodeaux investigates the reality of her statement by revealing the spiritual truths that were unveiled to her pertaining to the song The Rose. “I'll never forget the morning in 1995 when The Rose as performed by Conway Twitty came to me in its entirety with Bible references or Scriptures correlating to every verse.”
As she dismantles the song line by line, Pamela enlightens readers to sacred concepts, provides seeds to ponder, and a prayer to complete the devotion. “It is my most sincere prayer, that this analogy will bring you peace, joy and blessings as you apply the wisdom of words to your own spiritual journey.”
MN- I love the concept of your new book being based on the song, The Rose. Critics of this book will say the same thing they have been saying regarding Christian fiction; nothing spiritual can be found there. How would you answer that statement?
PT- Something spiritual can be found in any and everything if we have our hearts and minds open to find, receive and accept this truth. God is not limited by man’s definitions of ‘spiritual’ or ‘Christian’ or any other labels we use. Many wouldn’t think there’s nothing spiritual about a potato either but I sure as heck saw a cross embedded in one when I cut it open. (See this in my column: Pamela’s Ponderings) God is in ALL things!
MN- Another thought that came to mind while reading Love is a Rose was that King David, one of the most renowned kings ever, loved music. He played it, wrote it, used it in many aspects of his life. Music is a key element to spirituality, wouldn't you agree?
PT- Yes I agree wholeheartedly. Another song that has really touched me recently is “See You Again” by Carrie Underwood. Many folks (myself included) automatically hear the words to this song and think of a loved one who has transitioned into heaven.
But listen again, go deeper…. “You are my tomorrow. You are the light I follow. You are the stars to me. Echoes calling me back in time, back to you, to a place far away where the water meets the sky…”
What do those words invoke? I think of a soul leaving heaven and coming to earth…. Jesus is the light we follow, Jesus is our tomorrow, we hang on in this world because we know we’ll see HIM again. As with the answer to question #1, God is in EVERY thing if we are willing to see HIM there.
MN- How did you come up with the idea for Love is a Rose?
PT- Totally by divine inspiration. I’d heard that song hundreds of times and it always touched my heart but I’ll never forget the day it touched my spirit. This book is a result of that incident.
MN- Love is a Rose is written as a devotional, with key points summed up as well as a prayer after each short, concept is written. What is the best way to savor the book, as a daily devotional, perhaps weekly? Is it appropriate for study groups?
PT- I believe this book could be used in every way you mentioned and it is my prayer the book is used in all of these ways. The print version coming soon through Amazon/Create Space has pages for reflection that will enable readers to record what God says to them while reading/meditating on the messages contained within the book.
MN- Do you think women will relate more to the presentation? I mean, it is almost romantic to think of God's love being so complete and perfect toward us.
PT- Although I do believe women will relate more, I pray men will also pick up the book and learn the depths of God’s love toward them too. I also hope it will inspire men to love their wives the way that Christ loves the church and women to love their men that way in return. Love is such a powerful emotion. I’m going to go out on a limb here and talk about sex. What God created as a holy, pure and sacred experience, a touching of souls, society has cheapened to a purely physical act. This is why breakups and divorce are so devastating. When two people invest part of their soul into a union then one decides he or she is not satisfied anymore, it hurts! There are so many ways we damage another’s soul that we don’t even realize. We have turned from beings capable of great love to mere shells of our highest selves. Granted there are times when a breakup or divorce is imminent, when our soul KNOWS we need to get out of a situation…but more often, selfish reasons are the source. Oh that we would return to LOVE and only love in all things!
MN- You also gently touch on the way we treat each other. As believers, don't you think we can improve a lot in that area?
PT- Always. Until we, as believers, love one another the way Christ loves us, we will not be as effective in reaching the nonbelievers. There is so much judgment and criticism amongst professing ‘Christians’ it is sad. Many will look at that sentence and point to me as being one too and I must admit I’ve not perfected the art of pure, unconditional love. But I try to live my life by two mottos…. Judge not lest ye be judged and Don’t mock what you don’t understand. Everyone is on his or her own path to God. Respect that. Add your prayers and positivism to their efforts. Empathize, sympathize and bless, but let them walk their path. You walk yours. If you love without condition (again I’m speaking of emotional/spiritual connection here) you’re more likely to leave the people whose paths you cross better off than they were before you came into their life.
MN- As a writer of novels and now a devotional, which format did you enjoy the most?
PT- Fiction is my passion but I enjoy sharing the message of God’s love and goodness to the world in whatever means He guides me. I hope to write more nonfiction and am committed to writing whatever HE gives me in whatever format works best to effectively reach the most people.
MN- Your trademark is "Inspirational with an edge." I love seeing that because it reminds me that as a Christian, I can be radical without discrediting my faith. What does it mean to you?
PT- For me, “Inspirational with an Edge!” ™ means radically REAL….. Real characters, Real situations, Real love for God and one another. It also means a REAL God who is a real friend and lover of my soul; one Who is not confined by the limitations we put on HIM, one Who will move heaven and earth to get to me, to heal me, to comfort me, to guide and guard me. One who puts His angels in charge over me. One who will speak to me through a potato or a song or even a billboard sign. “Christianity” has become so passé for so many. I don’t want to be passé, I want to be effective! Although I love and respect my fellow Christians, I want to reach outside the pew and into the streets….to the dregs of humanity and offer them hope. REAL hope which can only be found in God…found in LOVE.
Author Bio: Pamela S Thibodeaux is an award winning author and CEO of The Wordsmith Journal Magazine.
Socialist John Shelton Reed is credited with saying, “If you care to define the south as a poor, rural region with lousy race relations, that South survives only in geographical shreds and patches, and most Southerners don’t live there anymore.” Author Patricia-Neely Dorsey is passionate about putting pictures to his words through her poetry related to the charm many Americans have come to call Southern. With her picturesque and vivid descriptions, the reader can almost smell the Magnolia as she blooms, and taste the sweetness of brewed tea.
In her poem Southern Life, Patricia teases readers with a walk through daily life in Mississippi, her home state.
“Turnip greens and hot cornbread,
coleslaw and barbeque,
fried okra, fried corn, fried green tomatoes,
fried pies and pickles, too.
There’s ice cold tea that’s syrupy sweet,
and cool green grass beneath your feet.
Catfish nipping in the lake
and fresh young boys on the make.
You’ll see all these things,
and much, much more,
in a way of life that I adore."
MN- Magnolias are a common theme that runs through your work. What do they symbolize for you personally besides just being an icon of the south?
PND- For me, magnolias symbolize ultimate beauty, dignity, purity, delicateness AND strength. But, because the magnolia is the state flower and state tree of Mississippi, for me, more than anything, it represents and symbolizes "home".
MN- You have stated that your poems were written partly to dispel common misconceptions of the south, particularly Mississippi-your home. What are some of the more common misconceptions that you run into?
PND- Oh, my goodness! I can hardly begin to list them all! The list is very long!!! I always tell the joke when I do a speaking engagement, how I would tell my friends at Boston University- "Yes, we do have shoes! We might not wear them all of the time, but, we do have shoes!"
In general, when people think of Mississippi and the south, they think of people who are illiterate, uninformed, unintelligent, lazy, slow, racist...SO many negative things. I always wonder how people continue to believe all of these things, when the south and Mississippi have produced people like Elvis Presley (one of the greatest entertainers the world has ever known), B. B King (King of the Blues), Fred Smith (founder of Fed -Ex), Sam Walton ( founder of Wal-Mart), Oprah Winfrey (media mogul), James Earl Jones ( prolific actor/orator), Jim Henson (creator of the Muppets), William Faulkner (literary genius)..the list goes on and on. All of the people that I listed were born in Mississippi except for Sam Walton, who was from Arkansas.
Most people don't know that the very first heart transplant and the very first lung transplant in the world were performed in Mississippi by a Mississippian. Just recently, a Mississippi doctor was named on the 2013 Times 100 Most Influential People In the World, for the great strides that she has made toward the curing of AIDS. I bet most folks don't know that Coca Cola was first bottled in Mississippi, Pine Sol was invented in Mississippi, Mississippi was the first state to have a planned system of junior colleges and that Mississippi had the first state college for women in the nation. It absolutely amazes me how eager people are to hear and believe all of the negatives that are presented to them, but are almost incredulous when the idea is introduced that there are things to love about Mississippi and the south! Actually, there are MANY! I try to give readers a positive glimpse into the southern way of life. I don't negate or disregard the negatives of my state and region. It is just that there is SO MUCH MORE to the story.
MN- When did you begin writing poetry?
PND- I wrote my very first poem February 14, 2007. I woke up out of my sleep with a poem swirling around in my head. I got up and quickly scribbled it down. After that, the poems just started to flow and flow. The rest is history! Within two months, I had written well over 200 poems. The Bible says "Out of the overflow (abundance) of the heart, the mouth speaks". I think that on that Valentine's Day in 2007, my heart just started to overflow with my love of the south, Mississippi, family and the simple things of home. I now have two books: Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia - A Life In Poems(2008) and My Magnolia Memories and Musings -In Poems (2012) which I call "a celebration of the south and things southern ".
MN- Your parents sound amazing. Tell me a little about your childhood and the different ways they endowed you with "roots and wings".
PND- My parents ARE amazing! I have been truly blessed! My father was a doctor(retired) and my mother was a school teacher (retired). There are several poems with references to them in my books. They both gave me a strong sense of independence, pride, self-esteem, respect for others and respect for life. They gave me strong values, an appreciation and knowledge of my history and heritage and a strong sense of self. I appreciate and love them so much for that! As far as my writing is concerned, my mother gave me a passionate love for reading and writing, and my father gave me an appreciation for poetry and great literature.
MN- No self respecting southerner would dare use "you guys" or "you all" in a sentence; it is "y’all". Give our readers some of the most common usages in Mississippi for the word "y’all".
PND- I frequently post on my Facebook page a little humorous graphic that says: "What is it about "Y'all that you don't understand ?" (laughing)
For southerners it just seems crazy that people don't get it !!! It's just a simple abbreviation like anything else! Anywhere that the words you all could be used, we use Y'all. It is used to denote two or more people. And, if there are a whole bunch of people, we say, “All Y'all” (Of course we leave out the "of" that others would want to put there. (laughing)
MN- What are the things you most treasure about living in the south?
PND- I love the slower pace, the sense of family that is instilled, an appreciation for simpler things, the beautiful scenery, (lots of green, lots of grass, lots of trees, lots of open spaces) and of course, the food!!! Everyone tries to copy southern food and call it "home cooking".
MN- I love, love, love your poem Shades of Lovely because you embrace who you are to the fullest. I believe women have so many self esteem issues, we are busy magnifying our weaknesses and overlooking the aspects within that could change the world. What is your one piece of southern advice for women holding back in life due to identity issues or low self esteem?
PND- Everyone who knows me, knows my mantra: Be You! Do You! (Love You!) SHINE!!!
Author Bio- Patricia Neely-Dorsey is a 1982 graduate of Tupelo High School in Tupelo, Mississippi - located in the beautiful red clay "Hills" of Mississippi and yes, the birthplace of Elvis Presley. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. After living for almost 20 years in Memphis, Tennessee, she began working in the mental health field. In August 2007, she returned to her hometown of Tupelo. Patricia's first book of poetry, Reflections of a "Mississippi Magnolia - A Life In Poems", was published in February, 2008 by Grant House Publishers. Her second book, "My Magnolia Memories and Musings - In Poems"was published in February 2012. She calls both books “a celebration of the south and things southern.” The author considers herself a “Goodwill Ambassador” for Mississippi and the south and hopes to promote more positive images, rather than all of the negatives usually portrayed. Patricia travels all around the state speaking at schools, churches, libraries and various civic organizations, delivering the message of a positive Mississippi and a positive southern experience. Patricia currently lives in Tupelo with her husband James, son Henry and miniature schnauzer, Happy. She is a active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.,an avid reader and passionate writer.
Visit author Patricia Dorsey’s website to learn more about her books, and to connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.
Oscar Correia has taken the commandment to love one another and fused it with the great commission-to go into all the world and preach the gospel-to create a unique ministry that brings hope to people around the world. His articles and personal letters to suffering Christians affirming that they have not been forgotten have been read in 100 countries, and are now available in book format titled Letters for Life: Regis Regum Servitium. “When these messages were read in over one hundred countries, people stopped committing suicide and stopped divorcing, and there was restoration. People who live with negativity, sadness, hate, and doubt are incomplete and (by reading the book) will be impacted with the fullness of God.”
Considering he has been inspired by what he has witnessed already, Oscar is donating a portion of proceeds from each book sold to help people in India, Pakistan and Brazil. “These messages are an act of courage to heal the heart in the world that is losing (its) sanity. You will realize that your life has a huge significance. The search for happiness in the wrong places and temporal pleasures are no longer necessary. This book teaches how to live above the circumstances.”
MN- Tell me about the title of your book; Letters for Life: Regis Regum Servitium. I love the significance of it.
OC- First I want thank you for this opportunity Mary. (It) is a great honor. In 2010 the Lord placed in my heart to create a Task Force and one of the works is (to) send letters for Christians arrested, persecuted and some friends around the world. The Lord spoke with me (to) write some books. This first book would be messages to help heal the world. I was thinking of a name and my wife spoke. "You do not send letters (to) help people?" So, the name was born, Letters for Life, the subtitle "Regis Regum servitium" is Latin, means the service of the King of Kings.
MN- Your message is so inspiring and much needed in a world of negative news. How do you stay so positive and focused on God's goodness when tragedy strikes everyday?
OC- Some time ago the Lord truly changed my heart, placed (in it) a strong purpose. (It) is something that (I can not) explain. After this work, I had many problems; I was humiliated, betrayed, scolded, etc, But, there was something very strong in me, so like Job’s life. The Lord gave me a very strong love for souls, to help others, using the gifts and talents.
To write every Monday a new message-words of help and strength-is truly a miracle because you need time to do this and inspiration of God. Even with so many things trying to knock me down, I continue, because you, me and the true Christians, are soldiers of the army of the great general, Jesus, and (to) serve the Lord is an honor incalculable. The Lord gives us beyond what we asked. You need force; He gives.
MN- You remind the reader over and over in your book that God created them for a purpose and reason, and yet many people feel insignificant and without meaning. You summed it up beautifully when you wrote, "We are questioning the purpose of life, if this or that will work, if there is something more to this life than just being born and living day to day." What is one thing readers can do today to begin grasping their individual purpose?
OC- A good question Mary. The enemy of the our soul wants to destroy everything that God created. He is the antonym of God; a liar, deceiver, evil, corrupt, malefic and wicked. Many do not know, but are looking to commit evil when they want certain things wrong, certain sins. There is a choice for you to (make) today, many eyes are being opened of various ways and situations because God loves everyone, not wanting anyone to perish, but have everlasting life. Flee from evil, the facilities of the world and life of promiscuity and dishonor. Jesus will come for a people of pure heart and clean hands; He left us spiritual weapons to make this possible. Hold on to what is good, right, pure and clean.
MN- Adversity. Hardship. Grief. We have all struggled with events in our lives where we had to ask, "Where's God?". How do you personally cope when you experience hard times?
OC- The Lord does not interfere with free will. Man needs to understand that we (are) born and die. Daily (death rate is) between 140.00 to 160.00 thousand people around the world. In hard times I do only (one) thing; pray the Lord, and pray again, because the Lord will listen and change everything. (We) have a great power when we pray. The Lord is our friend and we are soldiers of his army. A soldier does not retreat, never. If the Lord created the universe, imagine (He can) change our feelings.
MN- I think one of the greatest challenges all of humanity faces today is an uncertain future. What would you say to readers that are unsure of their future and doubtful that God will be there for them?
OC- I have done some research and studies and in 14 years human behavior changed dramatically as never seen before. New diseases have emerged in this new century and the old diseases are killing increasingly. If it continues this way, in 10 years we will face days so difficult, but the Lord says: "Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing." and "Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him."
MN- Do you have any writing projects in the works that readers can be looking for in the near future?
OC- I have many projects. I’m writing a second book now. This book will also teach on the Ten Commandments. Thousands of people have never heard such preaching, or listened to only a single time. The idea is to show that God is right and His word has no expiration date. I'm designing my time to write three books next year; one of fiction about the Life of the Luke and your journey, the second volume of the Letters for Life and the third book is about the King David and its lessons for the current times.
MN- If your life's mission could be written in one sentence, what would it be?
OC- The world is my country, The men are my brothers, and my religion is to do good!
Author Bio- Oscar Correia (pen name) is author of articles and messages that have been read by more than 100 countries. He is also the creator of the Blog Letters Vitae, which contains messages of hope, comfort, courage and help. After the death of his son (Arthur Kalani), God gave him the idea of creating a Task Force to help people in nations such as Brazil, Pakistan, India, USA, etc. Besides these works, Oscar sends letters to Christians imprisoned, persecuted and refugees, sending words of encouragement, and showing that they are not forgotten, developing a sense of responsibility towards them and also distributes Bibles to some countries. Oscar is a writer, interviewer and columnist of Gospel New Journal and Journal of the West.
You can learn more about Letters For Life: Regis Regum Servitium by visiting Oscar’s website or his author page. You can connect with him on Twitter by following @oscarmoana. You can friend him on Facebook, as well.
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