Review of The Witness Tree

Hello readers! How is the hustle and bustle of the back to school season? The season of developing new sleeping patterns, early morning break-downs for younger students, and (my least favorite) the sharing of colds. I’m actually enjoying the quiet house after a long summer, though by 2:00 I’m dying to pick up my little …

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Book Review: A Heart Surrendered by Joy K. Massenburge

Hello, readers! I finished reading a book today, and I've got to tell you about it! This book is not my usual read. I like historical fiction. Tell me of those bygone days in American history where a handsome fella and sassy gal have to overcome a dangerous situation, and I'm hooked Can any of …

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Is 30 too Old to Dream?

Have you ever had a dream? Did you announce it to the world and fearlessly pursue it, or take a more introvert-type, passive route? If you're like me, you favor the latter approach. I LOVE writing, a fact that I didn't even know until I was in my mid-twenties. You will never hear me say, "I …

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Pickles and the Power of Word-of-mouth

Did any of you have a firey-tongued, occasionally grumpy grandpa to tell you stories as a kid? When I was a little girl my grandpa would stop by our house and talk for hours. He told my sisters and I stories of his time in the military during World War 2. All my grandpas were …

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More than the Birds

Here is a nice, short devotional for you. The theme: why worry? You have God. “Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to …

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Freedom to Write Ugly

This may be one of my favorite devotionals so far because it confronts what too often keeps Christian writers from bleeding onto the page.  Sin. Whether you are struggling with self-doubt, pride, shame, or lack of faith, God offers freedom.  “‘Come now, let’s settle this,’ says the Lord. ‘Though your sins are like scarlet, I …

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Heart, Soul, and Mind.

“Jesus replied, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’” Matthew 22:37 (NLT) Who do you care for most in the world? Your mom, dad, child, or husband? There is usually that one friend, insane cousin or co-worker who has weaseled their way into your …

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Let God Consecrate Your Writing…then Dream

Today I'm beginning a series of devotions especially for Christian writers; however, the ideas and attitude of these devotionals are applicable to everyone seeking after God. I hope they bring hope and blessings to you. 🙂 Let's get started with a Bible verse. Today's devotional is centered on Hebrews 4:12-13 (NLT) “For the word of …

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Book Review: Hope for Tomorrow by Michelle De Bruin

Hope for Tomorrow is a lovely story set against a quaint country backdrop with ideal romance-genre tension. Logan and Karen serve where God has called them while resisting the attraction between them. Why should a handsome young minister and eligible teacher ward off romance? Well, since Karen’s preacher father misused his position and betrayed his …

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Kelly Goshorn: Author Interview & GIVEAWAY

Hello, readers! Today we have a visitor, Kelly Goshorn, who is celebrating the release of her debut novel A Love Restored. (You can read my review of her wonderful book here.) Details on how to enter to win a $5 Amazon gift card and vintage book charm are at the end of the interview. Kelly, …

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