Happy Mother’s Day

My wish is for all Mothers have a wonderful and blessed Mother’s Day.  Proverbs 31:10-31 says it best and my husband has always told me, I remind him of these verses.

Proverbs 31:10-12

10:  Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

11:  The heart of her husband doth safety trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.

12:  She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

14 She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar.

15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

17 She girdeth her loins with. strength, and strengtheneth her arms.

18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.

19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.

20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.

23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.

30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.

31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise.

As we read these verses understand, it’s hard to be this way sometimes, but always stride to be all God wants us to be and even on the days when the storms are raging, remember you’re not ever alone.

As mothers, we should be the light of our families no matter how hard it can be and how tired you feel.  It is our responsibility to shine through it all, even when we want to hide from it all, remember in these times, you’re not ever alone.

As mothers sometimes we make a mess of everything and even in the mess, we have to fight our way out and learn so the future messes will be less.  In the mess of life, remember you’re not ever alone.

As a mother, you’re not supposed to be perfect, because no one is.  Everyday is a learning experience and be blessed you have another day to always learn to be better at motherhood.  Even on the days you throw up your hands and say ‘I give up!’, just remember you’re never alone.

Jesus said he’d never leave us or forsake us and He always keeps his promises.  That means even in today’s world, we are never alone.

May you find strength in these verses to keep going and learning to be the best mother you can be.  You are strong women, who have many roles in this life.  Make this life fun and be happy always, even when you struggle.  Life is not always easy, but knowing, you’re never alone will make each day a little bit easier.

Happy Blessed Mother’s Day

Last Heartbeat’s Fourth Birthday!!

Happy Birthday to my first book, Last Heartbeat  (March 27, 2014).  How did four years go by so fast?  It sure has been a blessing to share my book with all my friends and family.  Hope that everyone who has taken the time to read, Last Heartbeat, has enjoyed my story as much as I have while writing it.  While writing Last Heartbeat, I laughed and cried along with my characters as they came to life and during their ups and downs.  I was scared to publish the story and sharing it with everyone.  Knowing this story wasn’t for everyone, but to the people who love this type of story and genre, it’s for you, and that’s why I published Last Heartbeat.

What is Last Heartbeat about?  It’s about young love and this love comes together after a battle for life.  “Just hang on a little longer…”  There is heartache and pain that ends in happily ever after.  I was sitting and thinking about my dad and his heart condition one day, wondering why the doctors never mentioning heart transplant.  Then suddenly a story began developing inside my head that I had to write.  No, my dad never did get a heart transplant because he didn’t fit the criteria, and now has went home to heaven.  My dad was proud of me for writing my novels and told everyone about them, even took some books for me and sold them.  Yes, Last Heartbeat is about a fictional but real life heart transplant recipient, who struggles to get her life back and to live a normal life.  She strives to live a normal life that leads her to have a special connection with a guy, and that connection goes beyond what you normally think.

Last Heartbeat

Alexia has fought hard to over come a tragic illness in her past. Barely getting on with her life, she finally leaves home to enter the real world. This first big step makes her appreciate all that she has struggled with. This next step in her life, also leads her to a possible heartbreak. How can Alexia keep up with all of her struggles and keep going on?

Phillip has lost someone close to him when he was younger. This person was the most important person in his life. He has struggled to get past this loss, and once he does, he finds out something about his favorite person that makes him feel the hurt all over again. Why can’t Phillip move on for good? Can he really forgive someone in the past, if they no longer live?

A chance meeting has Alexia and Phillip spending hours talking. This sparks an attraction for each other. Every day, running into each other makes the attraction grow stronger until they finally give in to it. When another accident strikes, both of their pasts come barreling back to haunt them. Can they move forward knowing the secrets they now know about one another? How much more can two broken people endure? Will they find their way back into one another’s arms or have they finally come to a breaking point in life?

Here is a book trailer for Last Heartbeat, hope you enjoy.  Click on the link below.


Last Heartbeat was supposed to end up as a standalone book, but the other characters in the story would not keep quite, and they made me end up writing two more books in the series, The Life Gift (second book) and One More Life  (third book).  I still have one more story in this series that needs to be written and have started it but life threw me some curve balls so I’m behind on writing.  Check out this link here to read about what happened.  Where has T R Lykins gone….

Even in the darkest of days, I found out that God was with me and had a plan for me.  I could not see it at the time, but now I see it perfectly clear.  God opened my eyes (Acts chapter 9 versus 3 to 6) and my heart.  To read all about what God has blessed me with click on this link.  Merry Christmas and God bless all…

To celebrate Last Heartbeat’s Birthday, all of my ebooks are on sale for the low price of 99 cents or 99 pennies.  Hope everyone has patience with me until I get back to writing and the next part of my journey in life.  I will be writing in the future under my new name and not my pen name T R Lykins so stay tuned.

So let’s all celebrate Last Heartbeat’s Birthday by sharing this post and the links to buy the story!!!  Thank each and everyone for taking a chance on my story.

May God bless you all!!!

Happy Birthday Last Heartbeat!!!  Hope you all fall in love with Alexia and Phillip!!!


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Merry Christmas And God Bless All!!!

Wait!!! How did it get to be Christmas so fast??  Really it was just spring, yesterday…right?  I hope everyone had an incredible spring, summer, and fall!
I’m still here and haven’t run off anywhere….but sometimes, I sure feel like it.  My summer was amazing and that’s why I’m writing to you to share some news.  First of all, I’m sorry, I haven’t been writing my next book.  Hopefully, that will take place in the future, but right now, I have not had the time.  If you haven’t picked up any of my previous four books, please do so now, while on sale for, $.99 cents per e-book copy.  Audiobooks too!!  I sure would appreciate it and definitely would love a review.
 Okay, back to sharing my amazing summer with you!!!  Are you ready for some news??? My news sure is HUGE!!!
If you have read any of my previous blog post, you know a little of what has been going on in my life over 2 and a half years.  Go here to refresh your memory.  As you know, God brought someone into my life that has made me extremely happy.  Well this summer….we got married!! That’s right folks, you read that right.  If we decided on a long engagement, I would have told you sooner, but we decided not to wait any longer.  Dave asked me on a Saturday and the very next Friday, we got married. We had a small ceremony at a lake with only a few of our family and friends, of course, there was a beach at the lake.   My two sons, Nicholas and Timothy gave me away, but Timothy said “share”…lol.  Timothy didn’t want to completely give me away, but he loves his step-dad.   I loved everything about our wedding and blessed with family who got to come and share our day.
Song of Solomon 3:4
  But I found him whom my soul loveth.
Well now you know why I’ve been so busy.  The Lord above has blessed me with my amazing husband.  I am thankful and blessed everyday that I get to spend with him and our boys.  Life is too short not to trust God with the future, because he already knows what’s ahead.  Often in life, we get stressed of what is ahead of us, but if you trust in the Lord and let Him guide you, life will be easier to handle.
Proverbs 3:5
   Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 
Luke 1:37
  For with God nothing shall be impossible.
Sometimes in life, we get set backs on what we thought was good, but come to find out, it wasn’t.  I’ve turned back to trusting the Lord in all things and without Him in my life it would be a total wreck.  Keep trusting in the Lord, even if, you don’t understand the things you are going through….He sees the future, remember that always, and you’ll get the blessing in the end.
Take time to remember the reason for the Christmas season…
Luke 2:11
    For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:13
   Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. 
….with each present you wrap for the people in your life, pray a blessing for them, and that they may be wrapped in God’s love.  As baby Jesus received gifts while in His manager, remember that Jesus is our Gift for salvation.  Hug each special person this Christmas, and if they don’t know about baby Jesus, and what His life meant for us, tell them, that He came as the Most Special Gift of all.  Show everyone love the way Jesus did for His gift of life to us, by His birth and blood for our salvation.
Luke 19:10
   For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. 
  Romans 10:9
  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 
My friends this is the true meaning of Christmas!!!!!  God blessed each of you!!!
Thank you all for being apart of my writing journey!!!!
Okay it’s time to share photos!!!  FYI…in the near future I plan on updating all my books to reflect my new name…keep an eye out….
A wedding doesn’t have to cost a fortune, just have lots of love.  These are just a few of our hundreds of photos of the day.
Hope everyone enjoyed sharing our day with us!!
Now it’s time to begin a new journey in my life with my Preacher Husband and I’m excited to be apart of his life, plus to see what God has in store for us.
Who knows, I may even finish another book in the future…

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers!!! Whether you are a new mother or have been a mother for a long time, Mother’s Day is just for you, so celebrate your day.  It is the one day of the year that you get recognized for all that you do for your children.  No matter how you have became a mother or just a mother to fur babies, you are a celebrated mother.

Everyday should be Mother’s Day, but we all know that will not happen.  Maybe it shouldn’t either, because we (mothers) may even take it for granted, and not do as good of a job being the mom.  It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to being a mom.  We get up everyday and make sacrifices for our children.  Some sacrifices are never known to our kids because they never need to know, that’s why we are the mother.

Have you hugged your mother lately? Better do it while you can because she will not always be there.  I am fortunate to still have my mother and my grandmother in my life.  I also have an aunt who acts as a mother.  Just say I am blessed with three mothers in my life.  Not everyone is that blessed and I am thankful for the time I get with them.  My kids are even blessed because these wonderful ladies step up and help them too.

My prayer for all who reads this…God continue to keep blessing the Mothers and help them through all things raising their children.  Please God, keep watching over the Mothers, and guiding them on the right paths of motherhood.  Heavenly Father, keep the Mothers in Your hands everyday, especially when she struggles in life and raising those children.  May God help heal the broken bonds between a Mother and her child and make their relationship whole again.   Please Father, guide the Mother when she struggles financially and barely is able to feed her babies (no matter how old they are).  May God heal the Mothers who are sick and unable to be the Mother she longs to be, just for her children.  Heavenly Father, not all Mothers are the loving kind, but with your guidance, you can show them the way just open their eyes and show them how to be the greatest Mother of all.  Thank you sweet Jesus for always being there for the precious Mothers and always answering prayers when prayed too.

Go and enjoy your Happy Mother’s Day.  I have already hugged my mother, have you?  Enjoy some photos of my family!!!  I am blessed!!


My mom is on the left, my granny and my aunt…my three moms.



My two babies (AKA young adults),  Nicholas is in the back and Timothy is up front.   These boys are what makes my life happy.


As a mother, one of the best days you can have is when your son, gives his life over to God.  This when Timothy got baptized the old fashion way in a stream by the road.  He wanted Dave (my boyfriend who is a preacher) to baptize him.  This day was a blessing to all of us!!!!!!  A day I am sharing with you.  God is good and still moving in lives.  Don’t let troubles and trials get you down, just look up to heaven and let His light shine down on you.



Once again I am blessed with another mother in my life, Dave’s mom.  She has a heart of gold and loves me just as I am and I love her too.



Can’t forget my fur baby, Max!!!


Now go hug your Mother and if you haven’t gotten her anything yet, you better hurry and get on it!!!!


Just in case you haven’t….. my ebooks are all on sale for .99 pennies.

Perfect gift for all mothers, young and old.

Go to Amazon T R Lykins page or click here!!!

Happy Mother’s Day to all!!!!  Love to hear from you about your mother or your special plans for Mother’s Day.  Leave your comment below……

New Release!!

Look What’s New

by Author Elke Stevens!!


Everyone has their own quirks but fourteen-year-old Phoebe and sixteen-year-old Lucian certainly have more than most. Drawn together by their mutual loneliness and their diametrically opposed characters they are lured to the strange island of Ravenala where they encounter monstrous ghost creatures, shocking secrets and the most charming and outrageous of all beings, the Lonx, short for Delonix Strobilantes. Dragged into their world and their problems, Phoebe and Lucian experience threatening adventures and simultaneously their first love, which is put to the test by Phoebe’s family as well as the Lonx.
Will Phoebe and Lucian succeed in saving their new friends? But more importantly, can they save each other and their love?

Elke Stevens is a favorite author of mine and I love reading everything she writes.  Guess what?? This weekend, April 28-30, this hot new release is FREE!!!!

You read that right folks!!  Get this amazing book now!!

FREE this weekend only!! HURRY!!

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Check out Elke Steven’s other books on her Amazon Author Page!!  



Miles Apart!!

Once in awhile, we can be blessed with a friend you can count on to be there and listen, even if you are miles from each other.  I have been blessed with my friend, Author Elke Stevens.  As you all know and have read my previous post, I went through some tough times last year.  Elke was there for me, even while we are miles apart.  She listened, while I cried to her, and helped me to become stronger.  Her support kept me smiling when my days were dark and stormy.  God knew I needed a special friend to listen to me and He sent Elke into my life a few years ago.

Elke has been a true blessing to me in many ways.  First, I came across her through her wonderful stories (The Arash Series), and I messaged her to let her know how much I loved the stories.  That’s all it took to become friends with this wonderful person.  Second, we support each other in our writing journey, by encouraging each other and pushing each other to keep writing.  Yes, I encouraged Elke to write her newly released book Eviternity (An Arash Series Novel).  I was surprised by Elke when I received a package in the mail, and when I opened it, there was the book, I knew she could write.  Elke even dedicated the book to me, now you see why I love her so much. Thirdly, we have a lot in common since our kids (who are now adults) are the same age.  We really have stories to talk about when it comes to those young ones.

I can go on and on and on with the many reasons why I am blessed to know Elke Stevens, but I wanted to share her wonderful novels with you.  You will love her series as much as I do and while they are on sale, buy them.  Really buy these books, because they will have you glued to every page!!  To make it easy, I’ll add the link below.  Happy Reading Everyone!!!  Share Elke’s newly released novel, Eviternity.


Author Elke Stevens Amazon Page.

Click link to get your awesome books!!!

Where has T R Lykins gone?

Surely everyone is wondering, where has T R Lykins disappeared to?  To answer everyone’s question, I am still here.  Last year, life threw me a curve ball that hit me real hard.  Life can change in a moment and end in a twinkle of an eye.  Within a span of a week, my husband at the time told me he wanted a divorce and that the girl he was seeing was worth more than his boys and me.  The same week, another blow came my way. Doctors told me, my dad was going to die.  In one month, I lived through the nightmare of losing my dad and going through a horrible divorce, which was also a death.

Since, I had to go through these battles; I had to put off writing for a while.  I did write some short poems to help me overcome what I was going through.  These are personal and I may share them at some point.  My life was turned upside down, and I had to be strong for the one guy who was there for me, my dad.  He died; not knowing that the one guy he thought was going to take care of me wasn’t even there.  It was more important to me that my dad’s last days be focused on being happy and with family who loved him.  My dad didn’t need to worry about me, because God was in control of my life, even then.  I had to be strong for my dad, and he deserved it until the end.  He died a month after he told me he wasn’t feeling well and I got to be there for him every day.  I would not have changed a thing. His last words were spoken to me, “I’ll see you over yonder.”  This gave me comfort knowing he was going to heaven and plans on seeing me there one day.  I live my life every day the way God wants me to, so I’ll make it there one day.  Yes, I may mess up, but I always ask for forgiveness and do the right things to make it to heaven.

It took several long months for my divorce to be final.  Since then, I have forgiven my ex for everything and have moved on.  God has helped me to forgive and has brought happiness and peace back into my life.  The only thing that still bothers me is that my ex still doesn’t want a relationship with his boys.  This is something I encourage both of my boys to do, but they both continue to have this door slammed in their face daily.  I pray that God will heal this relationship for both my boys; only God can help with this, and I pray that my boys will be happy.  My boys are working to get their happiness back and they are getting there also, day by day.

Why haven’t I been writing and when will I write again?  The reason I haven’t been writing is because my day job requires me to sit in front of a computer for eight hours.  When I get home, I really don’t want to look at a computer.   I will write again soon.  I am starting to find some time to write and I really want to finish Gabriel’s story (Gabriel’s Many Gifts).  It has been started and the book cover for it is amazing.  I want to finish it so everyone can see the awesome book cover!!!  I will finish the story soon, I promise.  I want to write an autobiography about the person who is in my life now, so that may be a future story. By the way, I have written a short story that may be part of an anthology someday about mermaids.

What is going on in my life now?  God blessed me with a wonderful guy who has put a smile back on my face and my heart feels alive.  Every day he has helped me to be whole, and helped me to be a better person. Every day he helps guide me closer to God by challenging me to seek God more and through daily bible verses.  He is a preacher and pastor, and I’m grateful that he is.  God brings people into your life for a reason, and God has blessed me with someone who helps me win my battles that I go through daily.  We all go through them, but being blessed with someone to help you, is a true blessing.  Mountains will be moved, and healings will happen, when you give your life to God, and trust in Him.  I know that no man will help me to grow spiritually, because that is all on me.  Right now my life’s goal is to grow to be more like Christ.  What will happen with this relationship that God has blessed me with?  Only God knows that answer, because I trust in God to lead me on the right path.  I do love this guy, and only time and God, knows what’s next for me.

When I started writing my novels, I never knew what it meant to fully give yourself to a book.  Every author puts a little bit of their selves into a story, not knowing that we do this from time to time.  Our emotions are fully wrapped up into every word we bring to life in a story.  My conscious never would let me write anything that I would ever be ashamed of, no bad language, no hot sex scenes, and nothing violent.  I could not rightfully bring a story to life that I could not let my name to be a part of or let my kids or someone else’s kid to read.  I never want to be a bad influence to anyone, whether it is an adult or young person. My stories are for the young at heart, even if you are much older with a young heart.  I have been told that I am a responsible adult who has a young heart this is what is reflected in my stories.  I have been told that my stories haven’t been for some people, which I totally understand.  Some people like more dark stories, which my stories aren’t.  The way I write my stories is how I speak, and some people don’t like it, but that is okay.  Putting yourself into the public eye is a brave thing to do, but I did it, and not everyone will like you for it.  All I can say is to be brave, and trust in yourself, and do what you want to do, but do it the right way with a good conscious.  If you have an opinion, there is the right way to express an opinion without making a person feel bad.

Hopefully, my readers will be patient with me until I finish my next story for them.  If you need something to read before I finish, please check out the authors who inspire me.  I have a whole list and their website’s are on the right hand side of my blog, just click the link.

Meanwhile, I will leave you with something that God shared with me while on my life’s journey.

Psalm 90.4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, (Time doesn’t mean the same to humans as it does for God. We can’t comprehend what time really means.)
1 Corinthians 15.52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. (Life can change in a moment and life can end with a twinkle of an eye.) Live a life for God and always be ready. Tell the ones you love that you love them and never let them wonder if you do. Never wait until tomorrow because tomorrow may never come.

Never wait until tomorrow because tomorrow may never come.  I love all my readers and the ones who know me personally know this to be true.  What is next?  I will put it in God’s hands and let’s be patient together and wait and see….


One last thing…All my Ebooks are on sale for only .99 cents so grab them and share them with your friends.  After all, I am a single mom trying to keep her boys feed.  One day I will push my adult kids out the door, but until then…I will take care of them…. 

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