Archives for May 2013

Why are You Drawn to the Amish Lifestyle? (Plus Win Some Goodies!)

Every year, young Amish men descend on the cozy little town of West Kootenai, Montana, arriving in the spring to live there for six months and receive ‘resident’ status for the hunting season in the fall. They arrive as bachelors, but go home with brides! In The Promise Box, the second book of the Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series, Lydia Wyse, a book editor from Seattle who grew up Amish, returns to the small community of West Kootenai to {Read More}

Life and Writing Time-Savers

Last weekend I had a special day out with my grandma. We went to lunch, went shopping, and I found some items on clearance for 85% off! Grandma found a few things too, but my shopping bag overflowed. I mean 85% off . . . how can you beat that? Come to find out, this is a typical Gen X trait. I can’t pay full price for anything. Another Gen X hobby is shopping online. I have my favorite e-shops {Read More}

My Writing Desk | Beth Wiseman

I’m excited to be able to post here, for two reasons. First, I’m getting to know Tricia because we are working on a novella collection together, along with authors Vannetta Chapman and Kathleen Long. An Amish Garden will release in March of next year. Secondly, I just got a new office, so I’m glad to share about my new personal space where I escape during the day. I’ve written books in lots of different places. In our old house, I {Read More}

Meet My Launch Team!

As part of my launch team, these members have uploaded pictures of themselves with my new book, The Promise Box! They’re doing such a great job of promoting the book. Read some of their reviews here, here, and here. And don’t forget to enter to win an Amish baking box!

American Dream | Guest Post by Loring Morris

I am supposed to write about being free from the American Dream, presumably because I live outside the U.S. I am supposed to tell you how moving away from the U.S. cured me of my desire for unnecessary things, asthetically pleasing décor, and enslavement to fashion. One might assume that being a missionary in a third-world country instantly makes me forget how much I enjoy shopping and consuming. It might be tempting to envision me living humbly in a mud {Read More}

This Week on Living Inspired: Linda Barrick and Dannah Gresh

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. This week on Living Inspired I’m chatting with two dynamite authors. Linda Barrick is an inspirational speaker with a broad record of radio, television, and writing experience. Her new book, Miracle For Jen (Tyndale, 2012), is a mother’s searching memoir about how she and her family found their faith tested in the aftermath of a devastating car {Read More}

How to Coach Your Kids Like Jesus

Have you ever thought about how little Jesus was coached? No, I’m not talking about on the soccer field or the baseball diamond. I’m talking about how his earthly parents, Joseph and Mary, put their own imprint on his human heart. Well, I admit, I never really thought about that much until I started working on my new book Lead Your Family Like Jesus with my co-authors, Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges. These men have taken time to look into {Read More}

The Importance of Thankfulness (in Our Kids’ Hearts)

In a country where food is plentiful and options are many, we have a tendency to become ungrateful and picky about our meals. Family members often raise objections about what’s set out (not broccoli again!) and even complain about the temperature or texture of the food. Families can combat this habit by thinking of the meal as a gift from the Father—and a gift from the person who prepared it. The Bible gives a few helpful hints on how to {Read More}

Enter to win an Amish Baking Box and RSVP for My 6/12 Facebook Party!

I’m celebrating the release of my lastest novel, The Promise Box (Zondervan), by hosting an Amish Baking Box giveaway and connecting with readers during my June 12th Book Chat Party! One “promising” winner will receive: Apron, hot mitts, and kitchen towels Amish baking items (rolling pin, pie plate, etc…) Sherry Gore’s Simply Delicious Amish Cooking The Memory Jar and The Promise Box Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on June 11th. Winner will be announced {Read More}

My Writing Desk | Lisa Takeuchi Cullen

My office is a converted attic in my New Jersey home. My desk is an L-shaped, rickety el cheapo from Ikea; I use one end for my computer, the other to lay out print-outs and books. While I was writing Pastors’ Wives, my KJV Bible often occupied this surface. I try very hard to keep my desk free of snacks, but somehow the pretzels and nuts just find me. The snacks are usually accompanied by cup after cup of green {Read More}

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