Wednesday, December 3, 2014

A LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT


I should have titled this article, A Letter to A President, not a letter to THE president, because this is not about any particular president. It is not about politics either. It is a letter to all presidents—past, present, future. I think the Bible clearly states that we are to pray for our leaders, bless our enemies and do good to those who spitefully use us.
I’d planned to send a copy of this letter to the current president, and I hope he reads this article. However, I wrote a letter to a president once, and he never got it, as far as I know. I did get a letter from one of his assistants, thanking me for the letter.
Christians can and sometimes do disagree with the views of a leader on a list of issues. Nevertheless, I think we should pray for them merely because the Lord asked us to do it. For me, that is reason enough.
Thanks for listening, and I hope you will pray for our leaders too.
Molly

Dear Mr. President,
Greetings from South Texas. I am writing to let you know that I am  praying for you. In fact, my husband and I pray for you and all our leaders every night. We are Christians, and the Bible says to pray for our leaders. So as long is we are alive on this earth and able, we will continue to pray for you and all our leaders as we have been doing. To me, it is a comfort to know someone is praying for you. Maybe that is the same with you.
The television is often full of bad news, but I am writing to give some very good news. No matter what you might have done or not done in the past, you can be forgiven and your sins washed away.

God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, (Jesus) that whosoever believe in him will not perish but have everlasting life.
Book of John, chapter three and verse 16

All you have to do is repent of all your sins and really mean it, be baptized and believe by faith that God’s only begotten son, Jesus, has come in the flesh and is coming again. Your free ticket to heaven was bought and paid for when Jesus shed his precious blood on a cross, dying in your place and mine—dying for all those who truly turn to him. Jesus is like the doorway to heaven, and nobody goes to God he Father except through that door—through Jesus.
Nobody is perfect. We have all sinned. I know I sure have. However, I changed my final destination from hell to heaven by repenting of all my sins, being baptized and making Jesus my Lord, Savior and King.
Hell is real place, and nobody has to go there, if they are willing to take these simple steps.
I just prayed for you and will be praying for you again and again.

Molly Noble Bull



Monday, November 24, 2014

A MIRACLE -- Really and Truly


By Molly Noble Bull

Good morning.
Today is November 24, 2014, and this morning I clicked on The Jerusalem Report and found The Spot Report inside. I love the spot reports because they are always so insightful. But lately, every time I click on these reports from Jerusalem, the sound won't work, making it impossible to hear the report.
The problem was never caused by my computer sound system. The sound worked with other clicks. Only the Spot Report clicks wouldn't work.
But Praise God, THIS morning when the Spot Report came in, I refused to fret about it as I normally do. Instead, I cried out to the Lord in prayer in the name of Jesus, asking Him to make the Spot Report work so I could hear it.
And guess what? The sound worked perfectly. Honest. 
Miracle? I think so. 
Not only that, but when the report ended, there was a place to click on, So now, I am able to hear some if not all of the Spot Reports I missed.
God is good—all the time, and He answers prayer.
Go to YouTube. Write in Dr. James Hutchens - November 23, 2014.
The video is about the End times.


http;/youtu.be/cSas2EDlm8o


   



Friday, October 17, 2014

GATEHAVEN, A Scary October Read




Are you looking for an October novel that will scare the living daylights out of you and teach you a lot more about the Bible at the same time—spiritual warfare vs. the occult? If so, then Gatehaven by Molly Noble Bull is for you. 
Set in a scary mansion in the north of England in 1784, Shannon Aimee, a young and na├»ve peasant girl living in Luss, Scotland, is offered a proposal of marriage from the handsome and wealthy Earl of Northon, and he invites her to Gatehaven, his family estate in England, to meet his mother and grandmother before the marriage takes place. Her family and her childhood friend, Ian Colquhoun, see danger ahead and try to persuade her not to go. However, she refuses to listen—until she realizes that the doings at the mansion are more than meets the eye.
Will Shannon and Ian be able to save themselves and their loved ones before it is too late? Or will the forces of evil win?
Gatehaven by Molly Noble Bull is a Christian Gothic Historical, and it won the Grand Prize in the 2013 Creation House Fiction Writing Contest as a manuscript and was published in trade paperback and as an e-book in March 2014.
Click below, take a look and read the first part of the novel for free.
Molly is offering 30 free Kindle e-books to anybody living in the United States. Leave a comment and an email address to win.  
Then read “The Strange, The Supernatural and Blood Moons,” Molly’s scary article in the October issue of Book Fun magazine. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

FEAST OF TRUMPETS


By Molly Noble Bull  

From sundown on Wednesday of this week (September 24, 2014) to sundown (September 26, 2014) will be Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year and also called The Feast of Trumpets. (See the 23rd chapter of Leviticus.) Please pray during that time for your safety, the safety of your family and for the safety of our nation.
Even though Daniel was anything but an evil person, he repented of his sins and he repented for the sins of his nation, Israel, when Israel was in danger as we are now. See Daniel Chapter 9 and verse 20.
They say that the Feast of Trumpets is a two day feast because nobody knows the day or the hour. Some say that the Rapture will take place on a Rosh Hashanah, but nobody knows which one. Join me and others in prayer starting at sundown on Wednesday continue as often as possible until sundown on Friday of this week. Perhaps the Lord will hear from Heaven and heal our land.


Monday, August 4, 2014

MEET MY FRIEND, Pearl Nsiah-Kumi



by Molly Noble Bull

Pearl Nsiah-Kumi is a multi-published Christian Author, and she has put together an inspiring book titled Get On Board and Stay On Board, a collection of poems, short articles and short Bible studies based on scripture. 



Her book is meant to encourage non-Christians, pointing them to the Lord through faith in Jesus Christ, and to help Christians find a closer relationship with God. She is also a very sweet and understanding lady.
Pearl believes in eternal life, and her book gets readers ready for Heaven.
Click Here to Get Your Copy: http://www.pearlkumi.net  
The cost is great too--only 99 cents during her book launch.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

WELCOME TO JOHN 316 World Blog Tour


My name is Molly Noble Bull, and I am a published author. Here is the cover of my newest novel.



John 3:16 is a scripture from the New Testament of the Bible. John 3:16 marketing network is the name of a group of Christian writers interested in marketing their work and started by Lorilyn Roberts, Go to one of the web sites below to learn more.

   I was nominated for this project by children’s author, illustrator and speaker, Elizabeth Paige. www.moldableclay.com. Elizabeth is the mother of four, lives in Colorado, is President of Moldable Clay Publishing and also has a ministry. Here's an example of one of her books for children in English. She also has a version of the book in Spanish.



I am still married to my college sweetheart, Charles Bull, and we have three grown sons and six grandchildren. We live in South Texas.



But the most important person in my life is someone I have never seen with my physical eyes. His name is God Almighty. I call Him God the Father, and contrary to what the Ancient Alien theorists say, In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Book of Genesis, chapter 1 and verse 1. 

The first person God created was a man named Adam, and from Adam’s rib, He formed a wife for Adam named Eve. These two created beings, Adam and Eve, lived in a perfect place called The Garden of Eden. But when they sinned against God by doing something God asked them not to do, Adam and Eve were no longer perfect in God’s eyes. They became sinners, and all their descendants were sinners as well. The Lord had no choice but to remove them from the Garden of Eden.
Book of Genesis, chapter 3 and verse 23.

But God Almighty is kind and gentle. He wanted to help man. The only way He could do that was to allow His only begotten son to be born of a virgin woman, grow up and die for the sins of all the descendants of Adam and Eve.
God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, and whosoever believeth in him will not perish but have ever lasting life.
Book of John, chapter 3 and verse 16—(John 3:16)
NOTE: To merely believe that God and Jesus exist is not enough. Even Satan and his demons believe that God and Jesus exist, and they will spend all eternity in hell. In order to spend everlasting life in Heaven with God, you must repent of all your sins and follow Jesus by doing what the Bible says to do instead of what man says to do.
God made us. As our maker, He alone knows what is best for us.  

.   As a Christian writer, what am I working on now? 
Good question. I am always working on several writing projects at once in various stages of development. Currently, I am promoting Gatehaven, my scary Gothic historical novel with a strong Christian message. http://bit.ly/Gatehaven. I am also writing the sequel to Gatehaven. So far, I haven’t come up with a title for the sequel yet.
But as I write a novel, I also think ahead to the books, stories and articles I will write next.
   
.   How does my work differ from others of its genre? 
Most writers select a genre and stick to it—non-fiction, short stories, romance novels, suspense novels, thrillers, mysteries, westerns and fiction books for children. I’ve written and am writing many kinds books on all kinds of topics, including non-fiction, suspense, western romances, short stories, articles and books and stories for children.  

.   Why do I write what I write?
I am a born again Christian. I write what I believe the Lord wants me to write. Therefore, I don’t write sexy novels and do write family friendly Christian novels.

.   How does my writing process work?
I’ve only had writers block once in my life, and it happened at a time of great sadness and a sense of great loss. I could not write during that time, and was unable to finish a novel under contract. By the time I was able to write again, the book publisher stopped publishing fiction novels. The book never came out.
So without writer's block most of the time, I write whenever I can find the time. However, my husband, family and home duties must come before my writing, always. That is one of the things I learned from all my years as a writer—God first, my husband second and my children third. My writing comes fourth or maybe fifth.

.   Tell us about your upcoming books.

As I mentioned earlier, I write in several different genres. Gatehaven was a Gothic suspense novel with a strong Christian message. My next book is a Christian western romance titled When the Cowboy Rides Away, and it will be published by Elk Lake Press in later 2014 or early 2015. 
The Winter Pearl is a historical western set in Colorado in the eighteen eighties. 


  
Bride and Blessings is a modern day Christian westerns set in the Texas Hill Country. The Winter Pearl and Brides and Blessings were published by Love Inspired. 

My website is www.mollynoblebull.com  To find all my books, write Molly Noble Bull in the search slot at online or walk-in bookstores. 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

MAKE A WEAK PLOT STRONG

By Molly Noble Bull



Take a look at Gatehaven.
 A published author once told me that my stories were weak because I didn’t know how to plot, and she was right. I didn’t—until I learned to line-plot. In a nutshell, a line plot is the plot for an entire novel in one sentence.
Yep. I said one sentence.
To be honest, that sentence is often very long.
Here’s how it works.

Part One of a line-plot
.   Names the viewpoint character.
.   Introduces the opposing character.
.   Tells the viewpoint character’s goal.
.   Part One ends with the word because.

Why because?

The word because forces the author to develop a major conflict so strong it seems impossible to resolve.


Part Two of a line-plot
.   Part two tells why the major conflict cannot be resolved by answering the because question—telling why the viewpoint character cannot reach his or her goal.  

Now, let’s write a line-plot. It can be fun once you get the hang of it.
There are several genre’s to choose from when writing a plot in one sentence. Besides the romance novel, there are westerns, science fiction novels, thrillers and more, and in each plot there are always two sides—the good guys and the bad guys.
At first, I had a hard time understanding how there could be two sides in a sweet romance. Romance novels are stories about love. Right?
Wrong.
All novels are about conflict. Boy meets girl. Boy loses girl. Boy gets girl. Without conflict, there is no story. So let’s start with the romance novel and name our viewpoint character.
Let’s call her Laura Ames. 
.   Laura is our main/viewpoint character. The story is told through her eyes.
We also need another character, Rob Branson.
.   Rob is our opposing character.  
Now, Laura tells her goal.
.   Laura’s goal is to have Rob in her future.
.   Though Laura and Rob have feelings for each other, their romance can never end happily ever after BECAUSE . . . .
.   Unknown to Laura, Rob is engaged to Susan, Laura’s older sister.

Plot in one sentence.

College freshman, Laura Ames, is honored when her secret crush from high school, Rob Branson, starts showing an interested in her after she joins the university debate team, but her dream of a future with Rob can never end happily BECAUSE unknown to Laura, Rob is engaged to Susan, Laura’s older sister.

Part Three of a line-plot tells how the story ends—tells how the major conflict is resolved. In a romance, Laura and Rob would somehow get together. But in a mainstream novel, they might go their separate ways.

Remember the published author that told me my plots were weak? Well, now she insists that plotting is one of my strongest points as a published novelist. Maybe line-plotting will work for you, too.

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Bio: 
Molly Noble Bull is a multi-published, prize winning author and a native Texan, publishing novels with Zondervan and Love Inspired. In 2011, Molly and four other authors published The Overcomers; Christian Authors Who Conquered Learning Disabilities via Westbow Press, and it was a finalist in the Women of Faith contest out of almost 6,000 entries. Sanctuary, Molly's long historical, won the 2008 Gayle Wilson Award for Excellence and tied for first prize in the Winter Rose contest that same year. Gatehaven, her Christian Gothic historical, won the grand prized in the 2013 Creation House Fiction Writing Contest as a manuscript, and it was published in trade paperback and as an e-book on March 4, 2014.
Turn on your sound. Click below to see and hear Gatehaven’s sort of scary, one minute book trailer.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRa4h167wHU&list=UUSud14a5OCxl_vBBb1IAf7Q&feature=c4-overview    


Take a look at GATEHAVEN and check out my plotting skills for yourself.