Author Archives: Ann Marie Thomas

About Ann Marie Thomas

Married since 1974, Christian since 1986, 4 children, 4 grand children, disabled with fibromyalgia but was working almost full time until a stroke in May 2010 changed my life completely. Writing poetry and making up stories since I was a child, I only started to write seriously when my children were grown. My main ambition is to write science fiction, but along the way I got distracted by local history and poetry about my stroke. Taking early retirement gave me the chance to concentrate on my writing. My book, Alina, The White Lady of Oystermouth, was published in print and ebook at Easter 2012. The success of Alina led to the publication of Broken Reed: The Lords of Gower and King John in September 2013, and The Magna Carta Story at Easter 2015. I am still writing science fiction - a series of novels called Flight of the Kestrel. For all my author news, see me author blog at www.annmariethomas.me.uk

The Five Year Road to Glory

Don’t turn away from this post because you’re not a novelist: this is great advice for all of us. Copied from Randy Ingermanson’s site. The Road to Glory for Novelists How do you reach your goals in fiction writing as … Continue reading

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Bah Humbug?

It has been thought for a long time that Christians took over a pagan festival to create Christmas. That’s not all we have made use of. We take other things and adapt them. For example, Santa Claus is adapted from … Continue reading

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Whose Hand on Your Shoulder?

Heard on the last One Show BBC TV programme before Christmas: The presenters went to the church next door and asked the vicar for his message to the viewers this Christmas. His message was very short but so much to … Continue reading

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Your Third Word

This post is based on a Bible study, which I unfortunately forgot to note so I could credit them. Apologies. I Am _____ God introduced Himself to Moses with just two words: “I AM.” Typically that phrase needs a third … Continue reading

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Living as a Citizen of God’s Kingdom

For the last two posts we have been looking at God’s plan for our lives. First we looked at Jeremiah 29:11 and saw how it cannot be applied to us. Second we looked at the Beatitudes and how they describe … Continue reading

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How Do I Fit Into God’s Plan?

Last week we looked at Jeremiah 29:11 and discovered that this is not a promise we can take for ourselves. We ended with some questions. If God doesn’t have a plan specific to my life what does he have? Is … Continue reading

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What is God’s Plan for Your Life?

What do you think of when you hear those words, ‘God’s plan for your life’? Where does this idea for God’s having a plan for your life come from? Many Christians cling to the verse in Jeremiah:“I know the plans … Continue reading

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