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Ilene Sims Encourages Others to Break Free and Become Empowered

Working as a pastor, Ilene Sims has been trained to listen and watch others carefully.

San Antonio, TX, USA, May 30, 2018 — “Working with young people and adults alike, I know firsthand that there can be, at certain times, many areas in our lives that are hurting.”

This is a reality that she faces every day in her work as a hospice chaplain, giving spiritual guidance to those in need during the last stages of their lives, as well as providing support to families and loved ones.

However, at a difficult time in her own life, after having gone through a divorce, a friend gave Sims a gift that would forever change her outlook on her life, as well as those around her. Her friend gave her a red-factor canary, named Frankie. Red-factor canaries are unique from other birds because their owner can actually influence their color.

Sims had had birds before, but never one quite like Frankie.

The relationship between animals and humans is something that modern science is just beginning to understand. For instance, innovative medicine programs are beginning to accept that there is much to learn from a cross-disciplinary approach between human and animal medicine, for example.

But even beyond the field of medicine, the parallels between humans and animals have much to teach us about who we are.

“You can overcome difficulty. That’s what I learned from Frankie. There comes a time to trust somebody. Frankie would perk up in the morning: he recognized my voice. As humans, we share that same ability to go to the Lord. There is help and there is hope, but you will never meet your full potential if you are hiding.”

The series of events that Sims shared with Frankie were so profound that she decided to write a book about it, using her experience with Frankie as a metaphor for her own life and challenges, one that she knows can speak to a diversity of readers who are going through their own challenges.

“This is a time on the earth when people need hope more than perhaps ever before,” Sims says. “My intention is for my book to give them that hope.”

“This is a unique account of the bond between a bird and a woman that can offer readers of any age insight into their own lives,” adds publisher Lisa M. Umina.

For more information about Ilene Sims visit www.halopublishing.com. “Soaring with Frankie” is now available at Halo Publishing International, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Books a Million in Paperback for $10.95 and as an e-Book for $5.95.

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Press & Media Contact:
Lisa Michelle Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176,
San Antonio, TX 78213 – USA
+1 877-705-9647

Daily Devotional Journals Offer Spiritual Guidance and Inspiration

Staying faithful to God by reading Bible verses can be a bit of a challenge for many Christians. Shirley Kufeldt felt that way as she read scripture in an effort to walk a Christian life and become aware of God’s plan for her earthly journey.

Houston, TX (USA), September 25, 2012 — Staying faithful to God by reading Bible verses can be a bit of a challenge for many Christians. Shirley Kufeldt felt that way as she read scripture in an effort to walk a Christian life and become aware of God’s plan for her earthly journey.

“For too many people, reading the Bible, God’s word, is too much of a challenge,” she said. “So they neglect picking up a Bible and do not learn what God has to say about any number of topics.”

It was these realizations that lead the committed Christian to develop the Bible Bites series, pocket-sized booklets filled with daily scripture verses for prayer requests and personal journaling. Available through Halo Publishing International, Bible Bites booklets are small journals designed to develop the habit of responding to scripture daily. “So each day, Bible Bites invites the learner to ponder one scripture and respond to God’s word with praise and prayer requests,” Kufeldt said.

Publisher Lisa Umina said the author’s new way of sharing the Christian faith will be a blessing to many readers seeking spiritual inspiration. “It will give them another way to have a conversation with God.”

Kufeldt said, “Christians will enjoy Bible Bites because it is an extremely simple, timely and effective way to spend time with God’s word and journal on a very regular basis.”

“When you ask folks if they’re satisfied with their daily devotional time with God, the answer is typically ‘no,’” she said. “People don’t read a Bible, attend church, a Bible study or a support group due to time constraints or lack of desire. They miss out on what God wants to do in their lives. I finally developed a system of journaling my prayer requests that works for me.”

“Through Bible Bites, people can easily learn, memorize and mediate on scripture as they journal regularly with direction and purpose.” The idea for the journals came from God, Kufeldt said. “It’s His word, my walk.”

A native of the Chicago area, the devoted author and her husband, Scott, have been married for 38 years and now live in Northern Wisconsin. They have two daughters and a granddaughter.

To reach Publisher Lisa M. Umina for comments, call 877-705-9647. To order Bible Bites, visit http://www.halopublishing.com.

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa M. Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International
1031 Spring Cherry Court
Houston, TX 77038 – USA
+1 877-705-9647