Inspiration behind A Daring Escape

Scroll below to enter to win a copy of book one in the London Chronicles series, A Secret Courage! Growing up I never had a desire to be a missionary. In fact in church when missionaries to share I always prayed that I wouldn’t feel God’s tap on the shoulder. Honestly, I didn’t want to leave my comfort zone. Then God tricked me. Okay, not really, but my first venture into the world was when I joined two writer friends {Read More}

Writer Wednesday: Jaime Jo Wright

Congratulations to the following winners:  Linda Horin for winning a copy of A Place at Our Table! Wendy Newcomb for winning a copy of An Amish Christmas Love! Winners, please e-mail your mailing address to my assistant Christen ( Enter below for a chance to win a copy of Jaime Jo Wright’s The House on Foster Hill! What was your favorite book as a child? Name a Nancy Drew novel and I read it! I remember one specific night, curled up {Read More}

9 Perfect Easter Books for Your Little Ones

  Easter is next week! Below I share 9 sweet Easter books to add to your little one’s Easter basket! 9 Perfect Easter Books for Your Little Ones Found | Sally Lloyd-Jones: From the bestselling The Jesus Storybook Bible, with over two million products sold, comes Found based on Psalm 23. Written by Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrated by Jago, little ones will fall in love with this padded cover board book that reminds them of God’s Never Stopping, Never Giving Up, Unbreaking, {Read More}

Cooking + Audiobooks = Unexpected Me Time {+ Recipe and a Giveaway}

*Note: This first appeared as an eblast. To read first and for more exclusive giveaways, be sure that you are subscribed to my mailing list!  One of my favorite things is cooking dinner. It’s a good thing that I like it because I cook for 11 people every night. I like to try new recipes, but I also have old favorites. It’s extremely satisfying to gather my whole family around the table every night and see my family members enjoying {Read More}

First Chapter Friday | The Memory Jar {+ Giveaway}

Join me every Friday where I’ll share chapter one from one of my books! There will also be a fun giveaway and some Instagram posts you can save and share! This week I’m sharing chapter one of the first book, The Memory Jar, in my Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series! Don’t forget to enter to win a copy at the end of this post! Winner will be announced on next week’s post! Chapter One:  Two years later With one motion, {Read More}

Books: Snapshots of Our Lives

John and I are in the process of adopting four girls, ages 14, 12, 12, and 10, from the foster care system. They are beautiful, smart, and funny. We’ve had two day visits and one weekend visit with them, and John and I are just scratching the surface at discovering who these amazing young women are. At the same time John and I are trying to share our lives, our likes, our values, . . . and our books. A few {Read More}

6 Books to Help You Discover God’s Will for Your Life (Plus a Giveaway!)

I was a young, teenage mom when I gave my life to God. I had completely gotten my life off track, but when I prayed that prayer of relinquishment I trusted that God could do something with my life. Boy, He didn’t disappoint. Over the years I’ve been involved in wonderful churches with dedicated believers. I’ve walked through life with a godly man, and I’ve done my best to encourage and inspire others … but looking back most of what {Read More}

3 Things Books You Love Say About You

3 Things Books You Love Say About You   How often do you re-read your favorite books? And what do they say about you? Recently, I’ve been caught up in Rome during the first century. I first read A Voice in the Wind (Mark of the Lion) and An Echo in the Darkness (Mark of the Lion #2) by Francince Rivers as a young mom. I remember being totally captivated by the stories, and I recommend the books to everyone {Read More}

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt (Win a Kindle Fire HDX & more!)

Welcome to the Autumn 2014 Scavenger Hunt! You have arrived at Stop #8.   The hunt begins at noon (Mountain Time Zone) on October 17, 2014. You may have arrived here before the start which could mean all of the sites aren’t ready quite yet. Once the official start has begun, you should go to Stop #1  and then work your way through the sites, gathering clues and entering bonus giveaways, until you reach the final stop which will also {Read More}

The Balance Between Mom and Writer

I started writing when my kids were five, two, and a newborn, and I was starting my first year of homeschool. My husband was in college and worked at night. We were poor. LOL. I started writing during naptime, but by the time I started getting book contracts, my kids were too old for naps, we still homeschooled, and my kids were home all day. So for years I wrote when they were around the house—usually in the afternoon. I {Read More}

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