Tracking Treasures Thru Life

Mother and Daughter Writers -- Bobbe Brooks Fischle and Beth Brandt

Oct 7, 2018

Through Racist Fires To Love & Freedom

Sardie with my daughter Beth Brandt

      Success stories are everywhere, articles, documentaries and books flooding the internet. But how do you succeed when everything’s against you?
      Ten months ago my dear friend of 40+ years passed away. Sardie Cashwell Jones was 101 years of age, and she was impacting this world and making a difference until the very end. 
      But how could she? Today’s headlines are filled with crowds rioting, voices screaming, “We need our rights.” “Give us a chance.” Give, give give…”
However, there was something very different about Sardie Jones, she had learned a secret and she learned it long ago, while she was being mistreated—very mistreated—and at a time when she really didn’t have a chance in life. Everything seemed against her.
What was so unusual about her? She was an African American born in the early 1900’s when it was difficult, dangerous and even deadly if your skin was chocolate brown like hers.
  • ·        Imagine applying for a job and being told, “You’re too black.”
  • ·        Imagine wanting to shop, but instead being forced to go to the back door.
  • ·        Imagine sitting in a restaurant, and others were served but not her—she was colored.
  • ·        Imagine not allowed on the sidewalk, but forced to walk in a muddy street wearing church clothes.
  • ·        Imagine riding a train, not in seats like others, but forced to sit in the baggage car.
Yes, Sardie’s life was filled with the un-imaginables, but she didn’t focus on those negatives. She had risen far above the abuse and was a winner, loving and encouraging others to find a life of joy and purpose she had found.
When she turned 100, we interviewed Sardie for the last time, and she was just as spunky as ever. “God helped me forgive and love others and He'll help anybody. His love erases the color barriers. Parents need to teach young people, that every life matters.”
Through a one hundred and one year journey, Sardie Cashwell Jones, walked through racist fires to freedom. If anybody understood cruelty, forgiveness, and the answers to racial problems dividing our nation, Sardie understood big time!
This little known American Hero often said, “We’re all God's children. Racism and hatred are man's way, but love is God's way." And if anybody understood the power of love, she did. Sardie believed God’s love was the answer to everything.

Sardie with daughters @savvybabii and @callmeoui

Apr 1, 2018

Seeing The Unseen - #Easter2018

"All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator 
for all I have not seen." 
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
"A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell."
--C.S. Lewis
 "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life--
no man comes to the Father but by Me."

"Call unto Me and I will answer you and
show you great and mighty things you know not."- Jesus Christ

Mar 20, 2018

AMANDA CABOT -- #NewRelease #ABorrowedDream

New Release

There is no such thing as an 
impossible dream... 

Catherine Whitfield is sure that she will never again be able to trust anyone in the medical profession after the local doctor’s treatments killed her mother. Despite her loneliness and her broken heart, she carries bravely on as Cimarron Creek’s dutiful schoolteacher, resigned to a life where dreams rarely come true.

Austin Goddard is a newcomer to Cimarron Creek. Posing as a rancher, he fled to Texas to protect his daughter from a dangerous criminal. He’s managed to keep his past as a surgeon a secret. But when Catherine Whitfield captures his heart, he wonders how long he will be able to keep up the charade.

With a deft hand, Amanda Cabot teases out the strands of love, deception, and redemption in this charming tale of dreams deferred and hopes becoming reality.

 Author Bio 

Amanda Cabot is the bestselling author of more than thirty novels including the Texas Dreams trilogy, the Westward Winds series, the Texas Crossroads trilogy, A Stolen Heart, and Christmas Roses. A former director of Information Technology, she has written everything from technical books and articles for IT professionals to mysteries for teenagers and romances for all ages.  Amanda is delighted to now be a fulltime writer of Christian romances, living happily ever after with her husband in Wyoming. 

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