#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

And the beat goes on…

Well, our baby boy was born this morning.  We don’t know much more as yet, but we’re optimistic.  Our theory is that the little guy is a future President, and thus eager to get here, grow up, graduate from college and law school, and take up residence in the White House.  :)

Aunt Billie is holding up well, too–they removed her breathing tube and she’s already fretting about the state of her garden.  Mind you, the woman turned 96 on May 5.  Can’t visit her yet, but I sent a couple of stones up with her son and daughter-in-law–rose quartz, the stone of unconditional love, and malachite, which is excellent for pain. 

I am sincerely thankful for your prayers and kind words.  You Parable folks are the best.

The weekend was both hectic and restful, if you can believe it.  As described in the last blog, the peonies are popping. 

Stay tuned for accounts of a new passion–I’ve discovered juicing.  :)  (I’m always looking for ways to increase my energy level. :)  I still have lots of stories to tell!  Of course I’ll still be doing Weight Watchers–that’s a lifestyle.

Speaking of stories, the day has finally arrived.  THE MARRIAGE PACT is on sale just about everywhere.  :)  (That resounding ‘yeehaw’ you’re hearing is coming from me.)

The gemstone of the day is green tourmaline–I’m wearing one right now.  It’s a lovely, rich shade of green–no emerald ever looked better.  Keywords, according to THE BOOK OF STONES (Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian, authors), are: healing, strength, vitality, and wholeness.  The aforementioned is my go-to reference guide, though I do own and consult other volumes.  While it’s important to understand the traditional meanings and properties of various stones, these are really just guidelines, jumping-off points.  Working with stones/crystals is primarily intuitive, once a person has a basic understanding. 

What I’m listening to: Penney Peirce’s wonderful FREQUENCY, a book so good that I’ve ordered a printed copy for my keep-and-consult-often shelf.  This is a deep subject, and will require some pondering.  Mainly, Ms. Peirce outlines the importance of governing one’s personal energy–our private freqency or vibration.

Apologies: I am having computer troubles again.  For whatever reason, the machine saw fit to swallow part of my initial blog.





51 comments to “And the beat goes on…”

  1. linda
      · May 27th, 2014 at 3:52 pm · Link

    Computer snafu again–there was more to this blog.

    • Teresa Wilson
        · June 1st, 2014 at 2:41 pm · Link

      Prayers Do work…many blessings and wishes for our future president. Glad to hear bout aunt as well. Just got off phone with one of my “great aunts” I am still blessed to have. Behind on my reading a bit but did just finish The Marriage Pact. Great work Linda…CAN’T WAIT for more! :)

  2. Lois Rotella
      · May 27th, 2014 at 3:54 pm · Link

    Glad to hear about your Aunt and that the baby came. Prays to all and everything is well.
    I tried to buy the new book today but no one had it out yet. I ordered instead and hope to get it tomorrow.
    Have a wonderful day !!

  3. Betty Hamilton
      · May 27th, 2014 at 3:55 pm · Link

    Congrats on the birth of the future President!! :-D

  4. Andrea Lammly
      · May 27th, 2014 at 3:58 pm · Link

    Can’t wait for my copy of The Marriage Pact to arrive in the mail today.
    We will continue to keep your family and friends in our daily prayers.
    Happy day Linda.

  5. judy
      · May 27th, 2014 at 3:59 pm · Link

    Glad the baby is here and well. Glad your aunt is doing better. Have a great day.

  6. Janet Finlayson
      · May 27th, 2014 at 4:02 pm · Link

    Wow, following you can get expensive, lol. I love your books and can’t wait to get my hands on The Marriage Pact, which I do right after work today. I also love to hear about the stones and am looking forwarded to investing in some myself. Weight Watchers is another of the things I need to add to my life, your continuing success gives me such hope for my own future.
    Linda, we so enjoy hearing from you and about the things going on in your life, I’m sure everyone counts you as a friend, as I do. Keep up the good work in all you do, for yourself and for us. God Bless You. LOL I just read your comment. Have a great day. :-D

  7. Laurie Sullivan
      · May 27th, 2014 at 4:04 pm · Link

    Awesome news about the new baby! New life, it’s so refreshinmorgeg and had such a lasting feeling hope along with it. Happy to hear your Aunt is on the mend as well.
    I had to admit my 90 year old mother to a nursing home this morning. It was a bittersweet time in my life. After two and a half years in my home, we just couldn’t continue any longer. Sad, but necessary. By the way, this home. ..I asked if I could move in!
    My garden looks fantastic! Wish I could show you! Living in Northern Illinois we only have a few good months to enjoy our gardens so we make the most of it.
    I pre ordered your book from Barnes and Nobel for my nook so I’m hoping it’s they’re already!

    Have a great week!

  8. Goldie Hale
      · May 27th, 2014 at 4:19 pm · Link

    I went to Wal Mart this morning and bought The Marriage Pact. I read all your books. I do not want them on Kindle because when I don’t have anything to read I will re-read them.

  9. ,carol
      · May 27th, 2014 at 4:22 pm · Link

    Congrats to the new baby boy! Glad your aunt is doing well! I hope you have a good week! I’m relaxing for I’m off work these 2 days. Have a good one!

  10. ,carol
      · May 27th, 2014 at 4:22 pm · Link

    Congrats to the new baby boy! Glad your aunt is doing well! I hope you have a good week! I’m relaxing for I’m off work these 2 days. Have a good one!

  11. Linda Wilson
      · May 27th, 2014 at 4:30 pm · Link

    Best wishes on the new baby. Love babies. I just love your aunt. I am still praying for your family, so glad she is better. My 87 yr. old Uncle is like her. My son caught him raking his garden to plant it, couldn`t wait for him to come do it for him. Hope we can be like them at that age. Hope to see pictures of the baby.

  12. Virginia Horton
      · May 27th, 2014 at 4:30 pm · Link

    I am so glad to here you aunt is doing better, she must be one heck of a little women to be 96. I hope the baby is doing well also. Please let us know. We need to keep up with our future president. :-P

  13. Lorraine Pitts
      · May 27th, 2014 at 4:37 pm · Link

    Congrats!!! Happy that Aunt Billie is holding up. Excited for the new book. Have a great day!!!

  14. DONNA
      · May 27th, 2014 at 4:38 pm · Link

    Happy your family is doing ok. Bought a copy of the Marriage Pact today at Barnes & Noble. (I love that store) Be well & keep writing.

  15. Eileen
      · May 27th, 2014 at 4:47 pm · Link

    So happy to hear about your Aunt and I will pray for the little guy. As someone who was 3pounds 5 ounces at birth I can relate to the trials and tribulations of a premie! The Marriage Pact arrived in my Kindle this AM and since I am on vacation I started it immediately. It has not disappointed. Too bad I need to stop reading to cook for my hubby!

  16. Jeanette Bryant
      · May 27th, 2014 at 5:03 pm · Link

    You mentioned that you’ve discovered juicing. You might like to join a group called Juicing for Joy, for tips on recipes, etc.

  17. Leanna
      · May 27th, 2014 at 5:03 pm · Link

    Glad everyone is doing better.

  18. Pamela Devereux
      · May 27th, 2014 at 5:21 pm · Link

    Glad to hear that your Aunt Billie is doing well. Congrats on the new baby. Prayers that he grows up to be healthy.

    Had your new book The Marriage Pact downloaded to my Kindle today. Looking forward to reading it next week.

    Finishing cleaning the house today. Tomorrow I hit the grocery stores. Thursday afternoon son gets in with 2 of his friends from Chicago. Oldest daughter gets in at 6 pm from Seattle and the other gets in at 7 from Chicago. Looking forward to a great weekend.

  19. judy
      · May 27th, 2014 at 5:38 pm · Link

    Glad the baby is here and your aunt is doing ok.

  20. Laura Davidson
      · May 27th, 2014 at 5:57 pm · Link

    “You Parable folks are the best”. Oh how I wish I could be Mrs. Hutch Carmody! :) Congrats!

  21. Norma Stanforth
      · May 27th, 2014 at 6:10 pm · Link

    Glad to hear that the little boy is here and doing well. He will probable be the President! As smart as you are, and he will probable take after you. You didn’t say how mom was doing. Glad to hear that your aunt Billie was holding up, her wanting to get out and work in the garden is a good sign. Sounds like your book ” The Marriage Part” is taken off to a good start, as you said yeehaw. Blessings to all.
    As always your friend,

    • Norma Stanforth
        · May 27th, 2014 at 6:12 pm · Link

      P.S. Congratulate on the little baby boy.

  22. Ruby Norwood
      · May 27th, 2014 at 6:22 pm · Link

    Linda, We will continue our prayers for aunt Billie and the little one hope things will go well for both of them. can’t wait for my book to come in. I ordered it from Double Day the can be a little slow sometimes.

  23. Emily
      · May 27th, 2014 at 6:24 pm · Link

    I knew that prayers would work. I am always saying prayers for friends and unknowns. It works for me!

    Just bought the “Marriage Pack”. Will start reading it tonight. Can’t wait.


  24. Juanita Rice
      · May 27th, 2014 at 6:49 pm · Link

    Sorry to hear that baby decided to come so early, but know all concerned are working to ensure his good health and longevity. Wishing the best for him.

  25. Mary Goodman
      · May 27th, 2014 at 6:49 pm · Link

    I’m glad everyone is doing great will keep them in my prayers.Sending good energy your why.

  26. Nadine Spradlin
      · May 27th, 2014 at 7:05 pm · Link

    One Marriage Pack, coming up , I’m off to the book store . Glad the baby boy & your aunt are doing well & better .Have a good rest of the day and an even better week, I’m rereading The bridegroom .really enjoying it this time , too. love & friendship to all .

  27. Pamela R.J.
      · May 27th, 2014 at 7:09 pm · Link

    I received THE MARRIAGE PACT on Saturday and finished it today. (The weekend was busy and interrupted the reading!) It was great! I enjoyed Tripp and Hadleigh very much–especially the tie-in with the beginning and end of the book. I look forward to reading Bex’s and Melody’s stories, also. Riddley and Muggles, along with Jim and Pauline, are cleverly drawn. I don’t think I’ve given anything away. Everybody you’re in for a great treat–as always!

  28. debbie g
      · May 27th, 2014 at 7:13 pm · Link

    Linda, I am truly greatful that Aunt Billie is off the respirator and must be doing better. I have come to the conclusion that as we age no matter where we are we tend to frett about certain things. Aunt Billie’s is her flowers. Years back I worked in a hospital and on the same floor that my grandmother was transfered to after a heart attack. Her doctor was my doctor also. He was fairly young. He came in early in the morning to see her (5:30-630am). He came out of her room a bit concerned and asked me, did I think her conditioned has changed rapidily; I had ssen her just a few minutes prior to him and I asked what his concern was. He said, No one was going to see her without her eyebrow pencil on and it did matter who or where it was, per Gram. I eased his concern by telling him that was just her.

    As far as our little boy, who chose to make an early entrance — Medicine has done wonders in keeping the premies alive and thrieving. The boy himself will be a fighter and maybe even a Peace keeper. He Just didn’t want to wait any longer (he has a particular mission a head of him. When possible we would like to know his vital statistics; like height, weight, Name, etc…..Prayers are up for every one including Wrangler. Keep us posted.

  29. Gloria
      · May 27th, 2014 at 7:13 pm · Link

    Linda, I’m glad your aunt and the baby…and the mother…are doing as well as they are. How is the wrangler doing? I pray there has been some improvement with him, also.

    Take care and have a good rest of the week.

  30. Rita Crofoot
      · May 27th, 2014 at 7:22 pm · Link

    Congratulations on the new baby(nephew?) Hope he will thrive,I would like to think all the love,prayers and good wishes your faithful followers here in Parable helped your loved ones. Anticipating the good read coming up.

  31. Ann Bartholomew
      · May 27th, 2014 at 7:25 pm · Link

    At 96 your aunt sounds like a “tough bird” instead of a “young chick”. Yeah for her. And good news the baby is here. Women who pray can accomplish much!

  32. Janie
      · May 27th, 2014 at 7:46 pm · Link

    Praying that everyone will improve. I picked up The Marriage Pact today and going to lay aside Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini to read it. Taking this evening off from packing to move in two weeks to read. Did we find out the secret mentioned last month? I may have missed it.

  33. Dixie hadley
      · May 27th, 2014 at 8:19 pm · Link

    Good news about your Aunt Billie,sounds like she is on the mend. @ of my grandsons were “preemies. Zackary was born 2 months early and weighted 4lb,s. He is a strapping big boy of 27,healthy as a horse He maried his high school sweet heart Oct 2012. They became parents March 14 of a beautiful baby girl-Riley Jean. Zacks younger brother Seth was also a preemie and weighted only 2lbs 8oz.. Today he is a big, healthy boy of 13 and is an honor roll student. I know prayers work every time I look at these two wonderful young men. I will continue to pray for the little one and his parents. I’ll vote for him when the time comes. Blessings :)

  34. ,carol
      · May 27th, 2014 at 8:46 pm · Link

    Congrats on the new baby boy! Glad that your aunt is getting better! Hope you have a great week!

  35. Diane Vought
      · May 27th, 2014 at 9:19 pm · Link

    Will be praying for
    the lil one & he will have
    my vote too!

  36. Patti
      · May 27th, 2014 at 9:29 pm · Link

    I’m glad that loved ones are doing better. I appreciate that you mentioned the book Frequency. I wonder if I am affected by the energy of others in a way that is similar to how you are affected by stones. I am grateful to be a member of your Parable community.

  37. Roberta
      · May 27th, 2014 at 10:04 pm · Link

    The Marriage Pact was great a 1 day reader made you laugh and made you cry loved it!!

  38. midge watkins
      · May 27th, 2014 at 10:14 pm · Link

    I’m so glad your Aunt is coming back to us. I have a 96 yr old
    Aunt Maxine that I cherish. Blessings on the new baby, too. We could really use a president from Parable!!! I lost 11 roses
    this winter and the guy from Ritter’s said it was a bad year for
    roses. I didn’t think the winter was that bad, but I’m not a
    rose. Bought some more (4) and the rest of the garden areas
    are doing well. I had a mule deer buck gnawing on my old
    apple tree yesterday. He didn’t seem to realize the apples had
    a way to go yet. When you find that secret to senior citizens
    energy, let me know. I was in Walmart yesterday and they
    didn’t have your book yet. I’m going to Yokes tomorrow, so
    I hope it’s there.

  39. Terri Shortell
      · May 27th, 2014 at 10:20 pm · Link

    Glad to hear everyone is doing better. Still praying for them and your ex-wrangler. So happy the book is finally out. Really looking forward to reading it. Think spring skipped Missouri. Went from cold and wet to hot and humid. Have a great night.

  40. nancy miller
      · May 27th, 2014 at 10:53 pm · Link

    Hi I wanted to tee you that you are one of mt favorite writers I have most if not all your books you hooked me wit Lily and the Major!Hope you have a blessed day! ! :wink:

  41. Diana E.
      · May 28th, 2014 at 12:02 am · Link

    Glad to hear your Aunt is getting better and the little guy has arrived, continued prayers. Gotta get that new book ordered for my nook. Blessings.

  42. Cindy Zint
      · May 28th, 2014 at 12:55 am · Link

    Prayers will continue for your Aunt and your new bundle of joy! God Bless! Can’t wait to read The Marriage Pact. Good night! :-)

  43. Linda holmes
      · May 28th, 2014 at 9:32 am · Link

    Just wanted to let you know that I pre-order your new book. I got it yesterday, but after I downloaded it there was nothing there. I chated with barns and noble. I told them what had happened and they checked there end they didn’t have it in there system either. They told me I would have to wait about two weeks to get on my nook.
    When I said nothing was there there was no story to read. Just wanted to let you because this my happen to others as well.
    The guy ichated with yesterday said they had o contact the publisber to the author. This is the first ti.e this has ever happened.

    I hope your aunt and the new baby are doing okay. They are both in my prayers.


  44. Brenda I.
      · May 28th, 2014 at 11:01 am · Link

    I will continue to pray for them. Since your Aunt Billie is fretting that means she’s feeling better. Have they named the little boy yet? I placed my name on a hold list for The Marriage Pact at my local library. I’m sure that it will be a good read as well.

    Take care.

  45. Deborah Nelson
      · May 28th, 2014 at 11:37 am · Link

    On the release-day of Marriage Pact I was so happy to see it appear on my Kindle when I started it up. Had it on preorder. It makes for a nice little gift to myself.

    Wonderful that everyone’s looking up–continuing prayers and thoughts to you and yours.

  46. Joyce M.
      · May 29th, 2014 at 10:59 am · Link

    Congrats on the baby boy! :-P

  47. Lea Williams
      · May 30th, 2014 at 12:10 am · Link

    Computer snafus as a pain. Mine is having tantrums. Glad about the baby. Our family seems to be out of the baby business until the next generation. Blessings

  48. Emily
      · May 30th, 2014 at 9:42 am · Link

    Now I am worried! Hope all of our prayers are reaching your family and all is well.

    Loving the “Marriage Pact”!

    Keeping you and yours in my prayers.

  49. Lois Rotella
      · May 31st, 2014 at 9:16 am · Link

    Hoping all is well for you and your family especially the baby boy and your Aunt. I finally got my book but was reading another one right now. Will start it soon. Prays going your way !!

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