The Storms of Life

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by BJ Robinson

Psalms 91:4

He will cover you with his feathers, 

and under his wings you will find refuge;

Luke 21:11

There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.

Matthew 24:7-8

Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 

There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.

Hurricane Irma raged through Florida. When storms roar in life, weather or otherwise, ask God for help. A group of prayer warriors prayed that the hurricane would decrease in category and speed before it hit, and it did. If you put your faith and trust in Him, He will carry you through the storms with peace.

Hurricanes, earthquakes, and fires engulf us more than normal. Is God talking to us and telling us to be prepared by being ready? These events are birth pains, so as when a woman goes into labor, it isn’t long until the baby is born. Jesus is knocking at our doors. Invite Him into your hearts and homes and be prepared. Be ready.

In my new bayou series, my work-in-progress, airboat swamp tour guide Josette (Jo) Breaux has some storms in her life. As you know Louisiana, Texas, and now Florida have problems with floods from all the rainfall from hurricanes. The last novel in the series ends on this note and how people in the affected areas come together to help each other during a crisis. Love weaves through the bayou in unexpected ways despite life’s obstacles and a golden retriever named Honi has a few surprises of her own when things get as hot as Cayenne pepper in Gumbo, Louisiana. 


 Cypress Hideaway

Airboat swamp tour guide Josette (Jo) Breaux’s storms in life include a series of accidents that threaten to destroy her livelihood and a choice between two men: Bernard Bergeron,  her best friend’s brother. They’ve been pals since she was knee-high to a crawfish. Jo is comfortable around Bernard and can be herself. She loves his shining brown eyes, brown hair, handsome build, and his voice. He is hardworking, an animal lover, and would give anyone the shirt off his back. Bernard has a heart full of love to offer, and he’s deeply in love with her, but all he can offer is an old rundown camp on the bayou given to him by his parents, Cypress Hideaway.

Victor can offer a mansion when he inherits Sugarcane Plantation, but he is controlling just like his father. He has deep blue eyes and dark black hair and could have any girl he wanted, but he wants the one he can’t have, Jo. He expects her to dress befitting his lifestyle. That isn’t Jo. She’s just a tee shirt and jeans kind of gal.

Meanwhile, something is not right in Gumbo, Louisiana. Bayou country never has much crime, maybe a stolen boat motor or fishing boat, but never murder. Jo calls the Chief of Police and Sheriff, Uncle Adam Landry, when an airboat ride turns deadly. The town’s only road in and out becomes a crime scene. Deaths and so-called accidents happen faster than a water spot blows. How many more accidents can Jo stomach? Is there a bayou serial killer? Surely, all these deaths can’t be accidents. They say the bayou will heal you if it doesn’t kill you first. Will it heal Jo? Will Bernard’s shining brown eyes full of love and the love of a golden retriever be enough with Cypress Hideaway, or will Jo choose Victor? Will the bayou killer strike again and take away the choice of a lifetime?

I pray for all those who have endured hurricanes, earthquakes, and fires. Remember to praise God and ask for His help. Ride out the storms in your life with Him. Keep the faith. Prayer works.

About the Author:

B. J. RobinsonB.J. Robinson writes sweet romance, historical romance, short stories, and contemporary romance for the Amazon Kindle in various genres to provide reader choice. A mother of five and grandmother of thirteen, she loves animals and flowers and is also a fur-baby mom to a golden cocker spaniel named Sunflower, a golden retriever named Honi, and a husky named Cherokee. She is hard at work on the new bayou series, writing from Hurricane-Irma-wrecked Florida. If you would like to check out the selection of her work, please check her Amazon page at 

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  1. I’m so thankful that God answered our prayers during Hurricane Irma. I’m in prayer now for those in PR. So many are being tested these days. Keep the faith and pray. I’m excited about my new bayou series and pray God will use my fingertips on the keyboard to help me create a worthy story. The first book in the series will release in October. It has been delayed a bit due to Hurricane Irma. We were without electricity for a brief period and had much cleanup to do, but thank God, we had no major damage, only a blown over tree and a blown over plant. May God bless you and keep you and remember, He will take nothing from you that He doesn’t replace with something better.


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