Layers of a Woman

Layers of a Woman
Complicated Like Every Woman I Know

Friday, August 2, 2013

Free Friday

Hello everyone! 

Today I'm giving you one of my books for Free on Amazon. Remember to check out my website for more free books on Friday's.   

http://www.amazon.com/Not-Tonight-Im-Tired-ebook/dp/B00BFN2B3K/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1375479009&sr=1-1&keywords=not+tonight

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Have you been following the Snow Series? Well if not, now is a great time to start. Part 2 is now available.

Don't Rescue Me, God's Molding Me
Savannah is a sophisticated single mother who has had her share of growing pains. From rags to riches, back to rags, Savannah is determined to change her circumstance through her faith and perseverance. As she struggles to keep her head above water, her new vindictive neighbors try her patience and her faith. She desperately desires for God to rescue her from her new life of struggle.


Buy It Now:

http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Rescue-Molding-Series-ebook/dp/B00CTM98KA/ref=sr_1_4?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1368716415&sr=1-4&keywords=marita+kinney


I really enjoyed writing this book and the relationship between the women are typical. Tell me what you think about the Snow Series. What would you like to see happen next?

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Love Yourself

Love yourself even when you feel as though no one else will.
Don't mistreat yourself because people mistreat you.
You owe it to yourself to be your biggest fan.
And when you feel alone, remember to enjoy your time with YOU.
Remember that God love you and that's enough to keep you encouraged and feeling special.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Courage

God loves you in spite of your past. Have the courage to forgive yourself even when others reminisce on your pain and short comings.

Honesty

There has been times in my life when I should have just shut up. But there's freedom in speaking out about something that tugs on you heart. When you keep secrets hinder inside of you, it eats away at your conscious. Satan loves to keep you held hostage to your secrets. But be bold enough to share what's in your heart. Honestly is better than judgment. Who the on sets FREE is free indeed. John 8

Thursday, April 11, 2013

National Sibling Day!

Just realized that today is Sibling Day????? um ok...lol Well It's my birthday and it brought me great joy to think my brother Westley on today. Westley use to call me names, say that I was ugly, send me to my room, yell at me, fight with... me, play pranks on me, and made me cry countless times.....I later learned that brothers show their love in that way...lol and to my brother David Portis, I love you and hope to see you again someday.


it's Fill In the Blank Thursday!!! "My biggest pet peeve of all pet peeves is ____________________________!!!!"

Being called Sweetie or Hun from another Grown Woman.....Really!!!! That's not cute...I use those terms for my children....all six of them..lol

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Today

Today as I read some of my book reviews, I was wrapped in God's presence as He reminded me why I was CHOSEN to write....Praise God! I am only a servant.?...What has God asked of you?

Sunday, April 7, 2013

They've changed my life

Being a mom is one thing that most little girls desire to be. When I was a child I never thought about how many children I wanted, but I was certain that I wanted to be a mom. I'm now four days shy of being 31 years old and I'm a proud mother of six. I never realized how much confidence it took to have such a big family, but found out quickly. Wherever we go, we definitely turn heads and put stare wondering to themselves how we do it. If people knew my story, they'd understand the value that I have for family. Most of the people in my nuclear family have died, leaving me as my mother's only child. It was hard growing up with siblings my whole life and by the age of 19....well, it was only me and my mother. Today I'm grateful for my children and to have a wonderful husband who's a great father. He met me when I was a widow with three kids and stuck by me as I healed. Today we have become a strong family and laugh at those ignorant people who pass judgement on us as we walk by. God has allowed us to become an example of what is means to be family. Our children represent our love and our future.



Friday, April 5, 2013

May I Have Your Undivided Attention, Please?

http://hopeforwomenmag.com/relationships/may-i-have-your-undivided-attention-please


Eye contact and body language are critical when communicating with your spouse. There are so many distractions due to modern-day technology, and it is making communication skills become less personable. Lack of communication within a marriage can make you or your spouse feel neglected. It is extremely frustrating talking to an individual when you feel their mind is somewhere else. Active listening is a crucial part of communication. Have you ever heard your spouse say something and interpreted what they were saying in an entirely different way? It is essential that you reiterate what you heard to make sure that you heard them correctly. When you fail to give your spouse undivided attention during a conversation, it is more likely to be misinterpreted. Look your spouse straight in the eyes and don’t focus on anything else.

Giving your spouse undivided attention on a conversation is also a sign of showing respect. It is crucial to let your spouse know that you are genuinely listening. Feeling disrespected by your spouse can lead to resentment and that is a recipe for disaster. Choosing to multi-task during a conversation can be interpreted as, “What you are saying is not important enough for me to stop what I’m doing to listen to you.” Lack of communication is an enormous problem in marriages. The most effective marriages include listening to your spouse without any distractions.

Many of us are guilty of giving attention to things that do not truly matter. Although you cannot control your spouse into practicing the same communication tools mentioned in this article, you can start to set an example of giving undivided attention to your spouse. By practicing this type of communication, you make the other person feel respected and significant. There have been countless times when my husband was speaking to me and I’ve been looking down at my iPad or vice versa. One day, I had an epiphany and started to ask myself, “Is this email more important than what my husband is trying to talk to me about?” Of course not. I made a decision that day to give my loved ones my undivided attention. Multi-tasking during a conversation is a sure way to dismiss the value in what’s being said. The “Golden Rule” sums up everything: “Treat people the way you want to be treated.” If having someone’s undivided attention is something that you desire, you may first want to start practicing the same method of communication. No one likes to feel insignificant. I was once told that “you teach people how to treat you.”

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Love yourself

What I love most about myself.....is everything that I am and everything that I'm not. What about you?

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013

Don't trust your feelings.

Stop allowing your feelings to tell you how to feel. They will deceive you and make you view things irrationally. I stead guide your mind and your heart. "The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?" (Jeremiah 17:9 NLT. We have all heard the saying, " Follow your heart" well some of us have learned that the Bible was indeed right, we need to lead our hearts. The world will tell you to do things backwards and in doing so, you'll always be mislead. Get out of your feelings and into the Word of God. Just think how any affairs occurs simply because people were fellowing their hearts instead of leading it.

Marita Kinney

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Live

Make the most of your life. No one else can do that for you but "You."

Try, Try, and Try Again

Brush yourself off and try again.

Monday, March 18, 2013

The question is not, "Do you go to church"? I would like to know, "Have you been changed?" I have!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sunday Service

When I was being brought up in church, I was used to being there ALL day. It's not the amount of time you sent there, It's what you walk with that matters. Quality vs quantity has always been a debate amongst most people. However, it's true, people want to feel informed, inspired, and encouraged.

Today I was late to church ...again, lol. Of course getting 6 kids ready for church is no excuse, but hey such is life. By the way, thank you Demoine for always cooking us breakfast and making everything a team effort. Well back to my point. We were only in church for 30 minutes and was full from "The Word." There was no shouting for an hour etc. Don't get me wrong, I love praise and worship. Besides, I bring my praise with me. I'm just being honest in the fact that church can be a source of entertainment to some Christians. But it's good to know that I have grown spiritually, can digest the Word of God, and really get spiritually fed without being in church over 4 hours. How long is you service and can you see it being less than an hour and still getting spiritually fed?

Saturday, March 16, 2013

My "Wow" Moment

It's amazing because I'm learning how to become an author after I've written my first book....lol. I went to college and majored in Business, I was not an English major. I had no idea that I'd become a writer. I feel like God has given me the shoes to grow into, although I'm aware that there still too big. Sometimes God will show men things in metaphors. He showed me that I also do the same thing for my children. I don't wait until they out grow their clothes, I notice what size their " about to need."

I was really discouraged why I read some of my reviews for my latest book. Then. Was reminded of my purpose. If my book reached one person and encouraged them, then I knew that it was not written in vein. To God be the glory......my work was done. I'm humbled to be able to minister in this way. I read an article to help improve my writing and was encouraged by this one statement, "To become a great writer, you must have the courage to make mistakes and keep writing.". I look forward to meeting the woman that God is molding me to become. God has opened up doors and I'm now able to hire a team of people to help me with my books.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Free book...Special ending...midnight

http://www.amazon.com/Not-Tonight-Im-Tired-ebook/dp/B00BFN2B3K/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1361060024&sr=8-5&keywords=Marita+Kinney

Monday, January 14, 2013

Book Release "The Snow's Meltdown"

http://www.amazon.com/The-Snows-Meltdown-Marita-Kinney/dp/1480256250/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1358217768&sr=8-2&keywords=Marita+Kinney



Saturday, January 5, 2013

Read my newest book FREE

You are invited to participate in my new book being released at the end of this month. As my supporters, I would like to offer you a sneak peak of my latest book "The Snow's Meltdown." This is my fiction novel. I wrote is book for November National Novel Month. It was a challenge, but I'm very proud of my work. I'm inviting you to read my "UNCUT" version. Please give an honest review of the book and also let me know of the typos that you may find. This book will be available for you to view on my site only until January 15, 2013. Also, if you would like to see your review published in my book, please submit your comments to me no later than January 15, 2013. READ THE BOOK FREE
http://maritakinney.webs.com/thesnowsmeltdown.htm

The Snow's Meltdown

Introduction

My Name is Calvin Snow Jr., son of Pastor Calvin Snow Sr. and Lady Rose Snow. I never thought that this would be my life, but it is. I can’t forgive myself for what I did to my wife and the pain is unbearable. Don’t judge me; you’ve been where I am before…..I just can’t take it anymore. One day my life was fine, and then the next day God changed everything. If he really loves me, then why won’t he do something? My thoughts are literally driving me crazy and it hurts too much to live with this pain. That’s why I have decided to take me life.