“Revelation” or “A Momentous Glimpse of Our Future”

Be calm, anyone with the apocalypse on the brain: By “revelation”, I am not referring to a book about the end of the world.

…Well, no. I guess, in a sense, I kind of am.

Never mind. Don’t be calm. Be super excited, because this is the day for the official “act of revealing to view or making known” the cover of J. Taylor Publishing’s One More Day anthology!

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Breathtaking, yes?! Of course, my breath got taken the moment I knew my name was going on the cover (see, see? Danielle E. Shipley? That’s me! ^o^), so I claim very little objectivity on the matter. Ignore my hyperventilating, drooling carrying-on and read the blurb:

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What if today never ends?

What if everything about life—everything anyone hoped to be, to do, to experience—never happens?

Whether sitting in a chair, driving down the road, in surgery, jumping off a cliff or flying … that’s where you’d be … forever.

Unless

In One More Day, Erika Beebe, Marissa Halvorson, Kimberly Kay, J. Keller Ford, Danielle E. Shipley and Anna Simpson join L.S. Murphy to give us their twists, surprising us with answers to two big questions, all from the perspective of characters under the age of eighteen.

How do we restart time?

How do we make everything go back to normal?

The answers, in whatever the world—human, alien, medieval, fantasy or fairytale—could, maybe, happen today.

Right now.

What would you do if this happened … to you?

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So, yup – that’s what’s coming at the end of the year, if not the end of the world. One More Day (including “A Morrow More” by Danielle E. Shipley!), December 2, 2013!

P.S. – Happy birthday, Donna! (Not that my baby sister can be bothered to read my blog, or anything. But since my mom and dad got their own posts on their birthdays, I figured I’d err on the side of safety and at least give today’s birthday girl a shout-out. She’s 17, people. I feel so old.)

P.P.S – Speaking of shiny new stuff to reveal, I’ve got a full-on authorial website now, in addition to my blog! www.deshipley.com, y’all. A click on my face on the sidebar will link you straight there. (:

PerGoSeeMo Psalm 18

Psalm 18. Isaiah 65:17-25; Romans 8:20-22

            What do you desire for your people? –

Those who love and seek and serve?

Glad lives under new skies

On your recreated earth.

All you’ve made longs for the day

What was becomes what is again;

And in good time, you’ll bring to be

The fruition of your dream

            There will come a day –

A day that never ends in night –

When those you love rejoice in you,

And, in them, you will find delight.

And weeping will be so long ended

That we’ll all forget the sound;

No place for tears upon your holy mountain.

            What do you desire for your people? –

Those who place their trust in you?

No need you will not meet,

Even before they’ve asked you to.

All you’ve made longs for the day

What was becomes what is again;

And by and by, you’ll bring to be

The fruition of your dream.

            There will come a day –

And maybe sooner than we know –

When we’ll be long-lived as the trees,

With all their years to be and grow.

And words like “death” will lose all meaning,

For there will be no death around;

No room for such upon your holy mountain.

            What do you desire for your people? –

Those who say, “Your will is mine”?

Pure joy everlasting,

Untarnished by the pass of time.

All you’ve made longs for the day

What was becomes what is again;

And in the end, you’ll bring to be

The fruition of your dream.