Carlen VanGronigen Announces Release of ‘Thoughts from the Heart’

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New book regales readers with lessons about life

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Be encouraged, be strong, keep moving on, It’s just life.

In “Thoughts from the Heart: Standing In Your Shoes” (published by AuthorHouse), author Carlen VanGronigen’s new collection of poetry, readers melt into stanzas about life, love, experiences, thoughts and God.

“Have you ever been to that place where you are trying to figure out life, people and yourself,” asks VanGronigen. “You are fascinated, yet repulsed by how people live their lives. You are hurt, but still grateful for all the lessons you have been taught through life experiences.” In “Thoughts from the Heart,” which she believes was inspired by the Holy Spirit, VanGronigen takes these thoughts and uses them to awaken readers’ spirits. It is her hope that the book will help them learn how to re-direct their path, which will empower them to change their thoughts and put a peace in their heart.

An excerpt from “Church Folks”:

“There’s an excuse for everything
Why they can’t do the task
That has been given
The Lord’s work is left undone
While believers fight to see
What they can achieve
Not remembering God is pleased
When we seek him
On our knees”

She invites readers to follow along and bear witness to her stress-free way of looking at life. “Be encouraged, be strong, keep moving on,” she says. “It’s just life.”

Thoughts from the Heart
By Carlen VanGronigen
Softcover | 5 x 8in | 104 pages | ISBN 9781481712118
E-Book | 104 pages | ISBN 9781481712101
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Carlen VanGronigen is a writer, dancer, worship leader, educator, minister of the Gospel and chaplain of the State of New York. She spends most of her time teaching and engaging young people in the “arts” at her local church and her fourth grade class. She resides in New York with her family.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011. For more information or to publish a book, visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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