Author Archives: ajavilanovels

About ajavilanovels

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

Common Supernatural Experiences

This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima. Have you ever read stories about the apparitions there and wished something like that would happen to you? Have you ever thought about St. Bernadette at … Continue reading

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Rain from Heaven Free on Kindle

From October 12-16, my Christian novel Rain from Heaven will be free on Amazon Kindle. About the story: What would you sacrifice to save the eternal soul of your enemy? Dellan Whitcom has every reason to hate Eliat Rebysh, the … Continue reading

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Amaranth Now in Paperback

My third Christian novel, Amaranth, is now available in paperback. Here’s the story: Would you take an elixir that made you perpetually young and physically immortal? What if the price for it was your eternal soul? Billionaire Desmond Sceller acquires … Continue reading

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On Being Bullied

Not too long ago, I published a blog post about how I was spurned in church during the Sign of Peace (see https://reflections911.wordpress.com/2017/07/07/spurned-at-church). Then I made a huge mistake. I mentioned the post on a forum. You would not believe … Continue reading

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Demanding the Impossible

I spent a miserable year in the eighth grade (see https://reflections911.wordpress.com/2016/05/27/as-we-forgive-those-who-trespass-against-us). Capping it off, at the end of the term, was a little incident with my P.E. teacher. She showed us her grade book, and the lowest in it was … Continue reading

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A Slippery Slope

I’ve seen society skid all the way downhill from 1 to 7 in just my lifetime.   We’ve vowed our lives to each other in marriage. Only now is it acceptable to have sex. We’re engaged to be married. Let’s … Continue reading

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How Evil Works

When I was a kid, I used to play board games with my siblings. I almost never won. It wasn’t because I had no luck or skill. I simply was not allowed to win. 

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Admonitions

Don’t you hate it when you see somebody, especially a friend, doing something that’s just plain harmful? And, no matter what you do, you can’t convince him he’s hurting himself? Take, for example, a woman I know. While visiting her … Continue reading

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The Last Penny

When I was a teen, like most girls, I babysat. It was a way to earn a little extra money. I say “a little extra money” because my mother would not allow me to charge more than 50¢ an hour … Continue reading

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Contradictions

Being born second can sometimes be a challenge. Up to that point, the firstborn has had Mommy and Daddy all to herself, and then here comes this usurper grabbing their attention. There’s bound to be a bit of animosity and … Continue reading

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