Archives for November 2011

Thursday on Living Inspired: Homeschool devotions with Anita Mellot and Exploring the old west with author Miralee Ferrell

To listen to the interview: go here and click on the player in the upper right corner of the screen. Thursday at 3:00 pm Central.We’re back to our regularly scheduled show this week and have two wonderful guests lined up. The first half hour we’ll be talking to Anita who has written recently published the widely praised School is Where the Home Is: 180 Devotions for Parents. Based on her experiences from eight years of homeschooling and advice she was given {Read More}

Learn to be a writer … Secrets from the author’s chair

I’m often asked for my favorite writing books. I’ve read many, many over the years and here are some I highly recommend. Read 5 of them and I guarantee you’ll be 100% ahead of most writers out there!! The Christian Writer’s Market Guide by Sally Stewart The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Writing Christian Fiction by Ron Benrey The Making of a Christian Bestseller by Ann Byle Writing the Christian Romance by Gail Gaymer Martin Book in a Month: The Fool-Proof System {Read More}

Winners from the Remembering You KindleTouch Giveaway & Facebook Party!

First of all – thank you all so much for coming. What fun. Loved chatting with you all on Facebook and live. Here is the list of every one who won something at the party tonight: Congratulations to Marla Johnson! You’ve won a copy of Remembering You and a Starbucks gift certificate. Email your mailing address to amy {at}! Congratulations to Amber Greeson Horton! You’ve won a copy of Remembering You. Email your mailing address to amy {at}! {Read More}

My Husband is My Biggest Fan

If you’ve been involved in the blogging world for any time it would be safe to say that our neighborhood is filled with women’s voices. Yes, there are men who blog–and do a fine job at it–but the majority are moms of young children who have finally found an outlet for the one million thoughts dancing around in their heads as they raise, guide, cherish, and lead their children … and love their husbands on the side. (Or at least {Read More}

When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned

Nothing is going like planned. Life wasn’t supposed to be like this. At age fifteen I planned on going to college to be a school teacher. I planned on living in the same small California town I grew up in. After having Cory, getting married, and having more kids, I planned on settling down in the (somewhat) larger California town that we lived in. John would get a good job. We’d buy a nice house. I’d homeschool and maybe write {Read More}

Christmas. Cards or letters?

Every year I try to write a Christmas letter to go with my Christmas cards. But this year I wanted to celebrate the TWO new additions to our family! If you’re looking for inspiration for a Christmas card or another important announcement, check out The Little Card Company. I asked April–one of the owners–to share a little about it. April: The Little Card Company was founded in 2010 by three moms on a mission to provide high-quality photo cards with {Read More}

Happy Thanksgiving – encore show of Living Inspired with Holley Gerth and Roper

To listen to the interview: go here and click on the player in the upper right corner of the screen. Thursday at 3:00 pm Central.I hope you are enjoying your friends and family. If you have a moment to listen to Living Inspired today I’ve got an encore presentation of the interview with Gayle Roper and Holley Gerth. Enjoy and happy feasting! The first half hour we’ll be chatting with author Gayle Roper about the adoption of her two sons {Read More}


Thankful! Isaiah 53 (The Message)  1 Who believes what we’ve heard and seen? Who would have thought God’s saving power would look like this?  2-6The servant grew up before God—a scrawny seedling,    a scrubby plant in a parched field.There was nothing attractive about him,    nothing to cause us to take a second look.He was looked down on and passed over,    a man who suffered, who knew pain firsthand.One look at him and people turned away.    We looked down on him, {Read More}

The story behind the story…

With each of my novels I write the story behind the story to put on my website. It gives a little more background on the story’s birth and the real-life stories that inspire my books. Here is the backstory for Remembering You. I was also interviewed by Guideposts about the Veteran’s I’ve interviewed over the years. Watch that video here. In the last ten years since I started interviewing veterans for my WWII novels, most have passed away. Some of {Read More}

What a Girl Wants, What a Boy Needs part 2

Be sure to check out Part 1 from last week! Dads and Daughters A dad’s relationship with his daughter will shape her life. A girl looks to her father in order to understand her own value. Here are specific needs every dad can meet: A Girl’s World. “Sometimes dads put the responsibility on the mom for raising their daughters. Instead dads need to enter their daughters’ world,” says Dr. John Townsend. Dads do this by connecting with his daughter where {Read More}

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