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About ajavilanovels

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

Free on Kindle 11/9-11/13

From Friday, November 9 through Tuesday, November 13, my Christian novel Amaranth will be absolutely free on Amazon Kindle. The story: Would you take an elixir that made you perpetually young and physically immortal?  Advertisements

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In Line with the Crowd

At my elementary school boys and girls in the upper grades were segregated into different play areas. The boys were allowed into the girls’ yard—shared by all girls grades 4 through 8—because that’s where the drinking fountain was. Girls, however, … Continue reading

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Until Proven Guilty

With all this hoopla about the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, I got to thinking about the #MeToo Movement and the whole business of the sex scandal in the Church. Have you noticed that it seems like … Continue reading

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Paying for Being a Victim

Once, when I and my siblings were young, we were visiting another child down the street. And, while talking to her in her yard, some other kids from the house next door picked up some dirt clods and pelted us … Continue reading

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Attachments

A woman once told me, “I won’t be happy in heaven unless my dog is there with me.” Now, I understand people get attached to their pets, but I admit I was more than a little shocked. “You mean,” I … Continue reading

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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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