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What do these people have in common?

A little girl singing the alphabet in a Laundromat

A man who played in the minors with Jackie Robinson

An Iraq War veteran recovering from wounds and addiction

You’ll find them all in A Day Like Any Other. The fifty tales in this collection will lead you down America’s by-ways and into her cities, where Tim Shea finds inspiration, humor, and beauty in everyday experiences.

Whether he’s telling stories about his kids, his parents, or total strangers, Tim offers snapshots of life in the U.S.A. and a look at the world through the lens of his generous heart. Pull up a chair, get comfortable, and let Tim tell you some All American Tales.


About the Author:

With Irish roots and childhood in Northern Colorado, Tim’s an All American kind of guy. His work ethic and curiosity about the world lead him into fascinating and heartfelt encounters with people from all walks of life. Tim apprenticed in the fine art of storytelling with his father, his uncle Don, and his own practice of truly listening when people talk. He lives in Boston with his sons.




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The Bridge of Time, the second volume in First Church of Metaphor’s Poetry Collections series is now available! The poems in this volume span decades. Karen notes: “The reader may think of this volume as a photo album containing family portraits, vacation shots, landscapes, and a record of events, all pasted together into the pages.” The print edition is available here.





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This collection of 32 poems includes some of Laura’s most recent and popular poems. Many of the poems in this collection were inspired by dreams and dream work.  Available at Amazon (print edition).









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Explore the realm of dreams and imagination, where your dream symbols speak to you in metaphor and the world provides signs and symbols to guide you. In the Invisible Realm, you’ll develop your compassion and intuition, and once you recognize the signposts, find your way to greater conscious awareness and a more awakened life. “The Newcomer’s Guide to the Invisible Realm” includes discussions of dreams and their meanings, synchronicity, oracles, poetry, and imagination. An extensive appendix explores specific dreams and dream symbols. For those who are curious, this book provides an accessible introduction to the Invisible Realm.

The Newcomer’s Guide to the Invisible Realm is now available on Amazon (print and Kindle editions) and Smashwords in several ebook formats.

Here’s what people are saying about it:

“Laura K. Deal has given us an exquisitely clear, true, sensitive, and completely useful book about how, (& why!), to explore this world of emotional, creative, psychically charged reality that always lies just beyond the edge of what we ‘see’ consciously.  The Newcomer’s Guide to the Invisible Realm is not to be missed!” Reverend Jeremy Taylor, D. Min., Co-founder and Past President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, and Founder-Director of the Marin Institute for Projective Dream Work

“Laura K. Deal is a warrior of the ‘unseen world,’ a consummate champion for truth and purpose. This spiritual handbook is a phenomenal resource to humankind.” –Billie Ortiz, Workshop Facilitator, Dream Training Mentor, and Professional Dreamworker

“I love the intelligent yet simple way you describe these ethereal concepts in a loving and non-judgmental way. No dogma, just personal experience with the divine.”  –Brenda Ferrimani, Dream Artist