Welcome Janet Perez Eckles, M. Doris Fuller and Joyce Gale.

Janet Perez Eckles

"I've faced violent storms in life," says Janet, who lost her vision in her 30's due to Retinitis Pigmentosa. "But I found that life is not about what you cannot do because of circumstances out of your control," she says. "Success comes when you recognize what you can do with what God has given you."

"Trials of Today, Treasures for Tomorrow: Overcoming Adversities in Life" was published in 2004. "I wrote the book because I needed to give back what I'd received-peace in the midst of pain and serenity to dispel my sorrow," Janet explains. "With a blend of vivid illustrations and a touch of humor, I take my readers through a path God has provided-from the stress we face to the success we desire."

Janet is a contributing author to several additional books. Her magazine articles with messages of hope and encouragement are included in numerous publications including Today's Christian, Light and Life Magazine, SEEK!, The Christian Communicator, Spirit-Led Writer, Praise Magazine, Christian Woman Today, Spiritual Voices, Faith Writers, Write to the Heart; as well as several secular publications. Her column, "Janet's Corner" appears in a local and regional publication.

Janet is a CLASS graduate (Christian Leaders, Authors, Speakers Services), a Toastmasters CTM, member of Word Weavers of Orlando, American Christian Fiction Writers and The Writer's View. She is the Founder of Islands of Peace Ministries, serves in the Prayer Support for Women ministry and is a board member of Disability Media, Inc. She is a "She Speaks" graduate with Proverbs 31 Ministries, and an online missionary for Campus Crusade for Christ. She is also a Sunday school teacher and works on community evangelical ministries.

She earned her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Southeast Missouri State University and is the recipient of the Professional Excellence Award by the world's largest over-the-phone interpreting company. In her career as a certified Spanish court interpreter, she uses her skills to help remove language barriers and to train and coach other interpreters across the country, Panama, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic. Her work has been featured in the New York Times and other major publications.

"The deepest desire of my heart is to serve Christ and to serve you as an inspiration." Janet says, "I apply this principle as I begin each day. Some might think that because I'm blind, I wake up each morning and sink my feet into a cold bucket of self-pity. It's quite the opposite. Able to 'see' all the blessings around me warms my heart with gratitude. Allow me to share some of them with you as you stroll through the pages of my web site."

M. Doris Fuller

I had just been a mother and wife until my children grew up and left home for their own lives. Then I felt the need to do something with my life.

At first I keep small children in my home for a few years, then I worked as a school crossing guard. During this time we bought our first computer and I found I had a talent to write poetry and short stories. I also wanted to learn how to do web pages and to do the graphics for them. I had taken art classes all during school and loved to paint but I gave this up to devote my time to my family when I married.

God bless you with love, peace & happiness.

Joyce Gale

My name is Joyce Gale, and I am from England in the UK. I have been married to Dave for forty eight years. We have three adult children. I am a painter in oils and writer of poetry and small articles. I am involved in prayer on the internet and write them for groups and my websites. All of which I came to late in life.

I am interested in nature and watch the birds from my window by the computer. I like a bit of cooking and into family history.

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