Introducing H. Robert Ralston, author of God, Physics and Me

After Bob’s discharge from the Navy in July 1946, he attended the University of California at Berkeley, and studied at its outstanding physics department. After graduation, he worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, doing exciting applied research that focused on nuclear safety, nuclear waste disposal, and environmental studies. Born in 1926 in Los Angeles, Bob was drawn at an early age to science and spirituality. A prolific writer and reader since the third grade, he currently lives in Northern California.

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Eventually, I became aware of a path that answered all my questions about God’s creation. Practicing its discipline brought me a welcome peace. My lifelong search was over.

From childhood on, I had an overwhelming thirst for spirituality. Intertwined with my life story is the narrative of how I pursued and clarified a transcendent, universal truth. As my understanding of physics increased, my sense of awe at the enormity of creation enriched my spiritual quest. This search pervaded my worldly career and family life; everything I did was in the context of my quest. Gradually there was no separation between my outward life and inner yearning. As I explored many religions and spiritual paths, my very human mistakes and blunders became sources of new understanding yet left me still unsatisfied. Eventually, I became aware of a path that answered all my questions about God’s creation. Practicing its discipline brought me a welcome peace. My lifelong search was over.

Sharon Herb, author of Written Whispers

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Sharon Herb is a spiritual writer and intuitive life coach. As a writer and life coach, it is always her intention to use the divine messages that she receives to inspire and enrich the lives of others. Sharon lives her life with passion and purpose and feels truly blessed to be able to assist others to do the same. In addition to loving her work, Sharon claims her greatest joy in life is spending time with family and friends.

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Do you believe in angels? Angels believe in you!

Angels exist whether or not we believe in them, and they speak to all of us regardless of our faith. This inspirational book is a compilation of messages transcended directly from the angels. Within the pages of this book are whispers of love, life, and truth that are sure to delight, comfort, and inspire all who read them. Listen carefully as you turn each page and you just may hear the heartbeat of Heaven. This book is definitely the perfect companion for anyone wishing to know what it feels like to be kissed by an angel. Pucker up!

Essie Tyms, author of Changing your Negative Thoughts

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I was born in Black Hawk, Mississippi, in Carroll County, to my parents Annie Mae and Tom Whiteside. They moved to the delta when I was a little girl with my older sister Bobbie, and my brother Cleveland. Later my mom and dad had three more children, two girls and a boy. My sisters Jessie and Annie and my brother TW. We lived on a plantation, where we worked a shared crop. I attended Tchula Attendance High School in Tchula, Mississippi, and graduated in 1966. Then I went on to a Vocational Training school in Greenwood, Mississippi, and was trained to be an office secretary, I also graduated from that school too. But I did not want to be a secretary. That was too confined for me. I love moving around. Then I moved to Hughes, Arkansas, and got a job in Forrest City, Arkansas, working in a factory where they made all types of television sets. I got married and had four children, one girl and three boys. But my marriage didn’t last but ten years, so I had to raise my children all by myself, just me and God. Also I have two granddaughters and six grandsons. I am very grateful for them all. I’ve always had a passion for writing, but never fulfilled it until now. And I give all the honor and glory to God.

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Changing Your Negative Thoughts

I am more than proud to say that my negative thoughts have changed to positive thoughts. Because there were times in my life,when everything I thought was negative. I could never see the positive side to anything. I was always afraid that things wouldn’t go right for me. So I just didn’t try to do anything different from what I was already doing. But one day I realized that my life wasn’t going anywhere with this kind of attitude. So I learned how to change the things that I could change, and accept the things I could not change. When my attitudes changed, my low self-esteem changed as well. I learned to love myself, and love others as I love myself. But I could not do any of this, without seeking God first. My mom taught me how to pray when I was very young, and I prayed all the time, because I wanted to know my purpose here on this earth and be bold enough to walk therein. A positive lifestyle is looking at things differently so you can see and understand the positive side of a situation. My mom always said to me, “If you be thankful for a little, you’ll be graceful for a lot.” Sometimes I have to steal away to meditate and pray. It doesn’t matter what the circumstances are, remember to think positive. A positive attitude will always outweigh a negative attitude and will raise your low self-esteem to high self-esteem.

Darlene Cozart, author of Miracle Angel Stories

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I was born in Vancouver, British Columbia and raised in Tieton, Washington until I was ten years old. Then my Mother moved my brother Dave and I back to B.C. where I grew up to say eh very well. In B.C. of 1991 I was up for the BCMA Music Awards for best entertainer of the year. Then I went onto lots of college for many different degrees from French cuisine, job strategy, sanitation for food safety, St. Johns Emergency Training course in first aid and CPR, to manager, and President of Pre Paid Legal, and also to my residential management, and pool safety certificates, along with security officer training which includes my FAQ status certificate. I was also one of the Artists that was hired by Modern Groove, and Pool West many times. Where I sang and performed songs for radio, to live TV, and voice over work. Then I completed a Gospel music video with a CD where all of the proceeds would go to help out the homeless. Now I reside happily back in Canada with my Mom Pearl, my sweet Angel Shanaya, and my brother David, cousin Naomi, and so many family and friends who’s stood behind me all the way, to our new puppy miniature toy poodle Teddy who finally completes us all. Where we now all live happily ever after.

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Come into a variety of Angel stories where miracles happen to everyday people. To save people from harm and show us all that we are not alone. To take us into new heights of Angel bliss. Where everyday miracles are a hard thing to ever miss.First the children are taken in so many ways to Heaven where they must learn how to protect Mortals back on earth. The day to day lives of how they get to Heaven turns from sorrow into strength and joy that is ever lasting.

Joy Andreasen, author of Whispers of Joy

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Joy Andreasen knew she was different from most of the people around her. When she found out she was able to communicate a feeling of peace, joy and happiness to others, she finally recognized her true gift and decided to take it to a higher level. She has blessed others with the knowledge of what can be learned from the unseen world. Whispers of Joy brings you that world.

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Listen closely.
Be present.
Open your mind and your heart.
There are messages to be heard.

For many years, Joy spent a quiet life in rural Virginia, raising her family and working at the local post office. The fact that she was hearing messages from the Other Side was a little known fact. Then one day she was inspired to begin writing down the messages she was hearing. Messages of comfort and love. Messages of inspiration. Some of them from loved ones, some of them from the Angels and Guides that she conversed with daily. Soon she discovered that her gift was helping others through difficult times or assisting them in making much needed changes. Here are a few of her stories. Listen to the messages and take to heart the ones that speak to you. Life has so much meaning that we miss. Let Joy help you to pay attention.

Spiritual Evolution, by Rev. Ann Rene

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– Rev. Ann Rene, author of Spiritual Evolution

Reverend Ann Rene is a Spiritual Practitioner, Minister and Teacher who holds a broad spectrum of certifications and training in alternative as well as traditional healing therapies. She has traveled the world extensively studying healing techniques, Shamanism, indigenous Spirituality and Esoteric teachings. Her life’s work is dedicated to holistic healing, Spirituality and the Enlightenment, betterment and empowerment of humankind. Reverend Ann Rene maintains a prolific practice in Centennial, Colorado. More information is available on her website

– Laura Rodela, author of Confessions

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I would like to take you by the hand and the Heart and guide you to a long forgotten path, to a path of Light and Hope, to the path that leads us all Home. —Reverend Ann Rene

Spiritual Evolution: A Basic Guide to Spiritual Growth and the Ascension Process takes you on a journey of exploration into the realm of Esoteric knowledge, Self-discovery, whole healing and Enlightenment. A journey back Home to the Sacred Light Self and the Higher realms. Embark on a path that pushes you to reach Higher and Ascend the darkness. Empowerment, freedom, conscious awareness, peace of mind, connection and ultimately Enlightened Ascension all await you within the Light. This step-by-step guide lays out the process for whole healing on a deep core level and offers you practical means of support which you can use over and over again. You will find the knowledge, insight, useful exercises, meditations and transformational tools that facilitate lasting changes and Illumination. This book may be seen as a Light unto your quest of healing, Spiritual growth and Enlightenment as it guides you through the Ascension process.

Malawi Moonsmoke by Bee Biggs-Jarrell

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Captivating stories of author’s exciting spiritual journey in third world development

Applying the “Public Health Model” to Nsanje District in southern-most Malawi, the author weaves the poignant story-threads into an almost palpable fabric of exciting, successful interventions in Child Survival. She underpins the mission with her personal experiences on her spiritual journey from widowhood through senior-citizen romance to selfless adventure in Africa.

Family Nurse Practitioner, author, teacher, and more — Bee has been invited to High Schools and Universities to present portions of Malawi Moonsmoke to graduate and under-graduate students.

Professor Judy Murray, Ph.D. Executive Director for Idaho Nurses Assn., and formerly with Boise State University, says of this book: “This is an intensely personal story of the author’s faith as she developed a public heatlh system of village health workers in very needy parts of Malawi. This system will continue to help the people long after she is gone.”

Readers are now saying, “Bee, this book has changed my thinking and my life!” and “I could not put the book down until I finished it!”


Reflections of Malawi Moonsmoke
By Cindy Schreiner, Boise, Idaho

While in the company of Bee, I have always felt admiration, a higher presence and a powerful sense of calm and spirituality. Of course I would have never guessed that admiration could grow any larger until I read her book, Malawi Moonsmoke.

While having conversations with Bee, she would mention how she went to Africa but really never elaborated on the service that she did there.

When I learned that she published a book on her experiences, I was thrilled and immediately went to the bookstore to order it. I was there the day it was released, however the bookstore didn’t have it yet and I had to wait for about a week before I could start reading.

The book is a description of how Bee and her husband, Ken started in a very remote village in Africa to help the natives learn about health care and found they learned much more than they taught.

The book was a joy to read and I finished it in one day. Even though I worked with Bee and thought I knew her, the book surprised me with her adventures. I thought that a person like Bee would have all the answers to any situation that comes up and the book showed me that she didn’t know the answers, but that she would pray for guidance and direction. She writes about falling in love again after the death of her beloved husband and the tough decision to marry again. It was a wonderful experience to read about the romance of Ken and Bee and how romance does happen even later in life.

Bee describes her and Ken’s adventures in Africa with flowing detail. I felt that I was living in the town where she was and got to know the people she worked with in the villages through her descriptions and details. I felt that I was with her when the border guards stopped her on the trip back from South Africa to Malawi carrying supplies. The way Bee described the patient with leprosy and aids made my heart break and I said a silent prayer thankful that Bee was there to help the lowest of low in such a remote place. She definitely changed the life of those poor patients. The creativity and strength she mustered in dealing with the villagers was really quite inspirational.

I am an avid reader and this book whetted my appetite for more true adventure stories from people who have made a difference. This book shows how people such as Bee and Ken who are doing something from the love in their hearts can really make a difference in a small village in Africa.

Bee and Ken are an inspiration to me, I know that I could never fill their shoes, but I know that I have a role model to follow in whatever journey my life takes.

…and a few thoughts from Bee…The Best True Story of African Adventure in Service

Thoughts of writing this exciting book never occurred to me during our two years in Malawi’s “moon smoke”. My husband and I had volunteered for whatever good we might accomplish for a beautiful, but neglected society in the “warm heart of Africa”. However, as we returned to the comforts of our Idaho mountain home after those two years, we could not leave our Malawi friends behind. In thoughts and prayers they were with us every day!

The spiritual and emotional journey we experienced there did not ease its impact. When we were able to retrace our steps five years later, to see the successes that we had just barely begun, we knew the account of our journey could be meaningful to others. Not just meaningful, but enthralling and inspiring!

Malawi Moonsmoke is written to honor the people we served and those who worked along side us; to inspire others to serve families in crises anywhere in the world; and to honor the Creator God who directed the entire journey…and is not finished with us yet!

10% of income from book sales, after expenses, is dedicated to educating more Malawi Registered Nurses. NOVEMBER 2010 UPDATE: Royalties for purchases roll in every quarter and soon we will have covered the costs of publication. All proceeds after meeting these expenses are dedicated to educating professional nurses at Malamulo Hospital in Malawi. We also present seminars to Senior University Nursing Students anywhee we are called. Seminars focus on sustainability for health intervention programs in developing countries.So, please tell your friends to check this book and order for an inspirational read. SEMINARS HAVE POWER POINT AND DVD ACTUAL OUTCOME PHOTOS. JUST CALL OR E-MAIL US AT Home base is near Middleton in Southwestern Idaho. We are surrounded with the warmth of loving children, grandchildren and even great-grandbabies! AVAILABLE FOR LIVE PRESENTATIONS (READINGS OR ILLUSTRATED LECTURE). . Contact us if you would like more info. or to schedule a MALAWI MOONSMOKE presentation for your classroom students of public health or other health and mission oriented organization. Now, a little about your “humble” author: As a Northwestern Country girl, I was blest to excell in creative leadership through high school and college. Professional Nursing education led me to service and health care for Nevada miners, cowboys and Native Americans and finally led to Public Health Administration for the State of Idaho. At the age of 71 (after Africa!) I had the distinct honor and privilege to be called by the Idaho Governor’s Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, to lead the new health initiative to screen all Idaho newborns for hearing. From early 2001 to 2005 my total attention resulted in every birth hospital in the state adding this service to families. We find between 30 and 50 babies each year with hearing deficiency and refer them for immediate intervention. Such professional satisfaction for me and so many children will not now live in silence! My personal journey has always been one of “living on the edge” to experience the thrill of foraging into the unknown. My greatest professional privilege began when I received the call to serve in Africa! For me, Great-grandmother Bee, and my husband Ken, serving through Malawi Moonsmoke was the ultimate career satisfaction!Entire villages cleaned up and individual families learned sanitary practices and how to bring up healthy babies. This incredible book was published just four months prior to my 80th birthday. AND NOW ANOTHER BIRTHDAY TELLS ME I REALLY AM 84 YEARS YOUNG. DON’T FORGET TO email me at to schedule a seminar — 3 hrs. — or a one-hour presentation to people who are seeking satisfaction in health education and community development.