Author Archives: ajavilanovels

About ajavilanovels

I am the author of four Christian novels: Rain from Heaven, Amaranth, Nearer the Dawn and Cherish.

An Interview With Catholic Author Therese J. Roberts

  I managed to score an interview with Catholic author Therese J. Roberts. What are your books about? I am both a Catholic fiction and mystery novelist. I have written four books, The Story of a Sailor, The Christmas Picture, … Continue reading

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Redemption Value

Here in California we have what’s called CRV. The letters stand for “California Redemption Value” and they’re on most plastic, aluminum, and glass beverage containers. We get charged at the register for the CRV. We’re supposed to get the money … Continue reading

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Rejection

We’ve all been on the receiving end of a gift we don’t want. If you can’t stand country music, ripping off the Christmas wrap and finding a CD entitled Country’s Greatest Hits isn’t going to go over very well. Nor … Continue reading

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Smothering the Spark

It had started out as a normal afternoon. My aunt was shopping at our local supermarket. One moment everything was fine, but in the next the driver of a car on the street outside lost control of his vehicle and … Continue reading

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Market Street

I love silent movies. I admit they don’t have the “punch” movies nowadays—in color and with incredible special effects—have. Yet, they were quite something when they were made, and they still remain a window into yesteryear. Take, for example, one … Continue reading

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Hierarchy

When you read the Bible, you can sometimes see a hierarchy in the way things are listed. For example, each list of the twelve apostles shows Peter first and Judas last. There’s another hierarchy you can find in the Old … Continue reading

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Just the Way I Am

Recently, I came across a Facebook post from someone who declared “God loves me just the way I am.” You can bet there were loads of comments agreeing with that sentiment. I think I may have actually done a face … Continue reading

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Mass Interrupted

Whoever designed my church is an idiot. I don’t mean Whoever designed my Church. That would be Christ. I mean whoever designed my church building. This nameless person apparently decided the best place to put the restrooms was on either … Continue reading

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Complaining to God

Do you ever wonder why God allows bad things to happen to us? I mean, what are you to think when you’ve lost your job through no fault of your own? What if someone you love dearly dies? Don’t you, … Continue reading

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Liar, Liar

Remember President Bill Clinton’s sex scandal? I know a woman who told me she thought it was okay for him to lie about it because “All guys lie about sex.” I told her I had to disagree. The Commandment “Thou … Continue reading

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