About The Book Note: Links in this post may include affiliate links which provide me with a small commission at no expense to you.   Time passes with little regard of human perspective. At times painfully slow and often it slips past more swiftly than we’d like. Sammie Young is a testimony to the changing of life’s many seasons. As life deals it’s harsh blows, she stands strong. Now, with two of her five children left at home, change whizzes toward her at the speed of light. Frequently down, but never beaten, Sammie steps out in faith to face the new and exciting seasons awaitingRead More →

Woohoo! It’s Friday. We’re planning on taking the kids to the zoo tomorrow. Then afterward, Jared will spend time with them while I work on my writing. What are your Saturday plans? Today, I’m sharing the first line from Out of Darkness by Erynn Newman. I posted my review on Wednesday. About the Book Elisabeth Allen gave her heart to Jesus as a little girl and to Drew Marek as a teenager. When their wedding day finally arrives, it’s the happiest day of her life–until a car bomb transforms her dream come true into a living nightmare. As Best Man at the wedding, Gabriel DiRead More →

Note: Links in this post may include affiliate links which provide me with a small commission at no expense to you. About a month ago, I had the opportunity to interview Kelly Irvin. You can find the original interview on the ACFW website. About the Author Kelly Irvin is an award-winning author who makes her home in San Antonio, Texas with her photographer husband and two ornery cats. She also has two adult children and two grandchildren. She has thirty years of experience writing non-fiction and recently retired after twenty-two years working in public relations. She likes to read mysteries and romantic suspense novels inRead More →

About The Book Note: Links in this post may include affiliate links which provide me with a small commission at no expense to you. Elisabeth Allen gave her heart to Jesus as a little girl and to Drew Marek as a teenager. When their wedding day finally arrives, it’s the happiest day of her life–until a car bomb transforms her dream come true into a living nightmare. As Best Man at the wedding, Gabriel Di Salvo promises Drew–his best friend and CIA partner–he’ll look after Elisabeth, but he never dreams it will become necessary so soon. As Elisabeth struggles to put the pieces of herRead More →

It’s Work-in-Progress Wednesday! Writing is always a work-in-progress. As an aspiring author, I spend most of my free time writing, editing, or taking classes. This week, I made progress. Some weeks I don’t. Writers can’t make it without readers so I’ve started sharing a few lines from my work each week. I’m currently finishing edits on one manuscript and beginning my next. While I can’t share the titles, I can share a few lines. From my new work-in-progress: “Five years ago, she chose the blank slate that was her life. Ryley leaned against the old, rickety chalkboard and closed her eyes. What she didn’t knowRead More →

It’s Top Ten Tuesday again! This week it’s the back-to-school edition. Do you have children going back to school? My daughter is four and my son is two, but I plan to homeschool so we’re using ABC Jesus Loves Me.  Today I’m sharing my top ten favorite books for preschoolers. There are so many amazing books out there for young children. Reading to them is so important. I strive to read to them twenty minutes a day. It doesn’t have to be all at the same time, but it develops literacy, comprehension, and interest. Most of these books are well-known, but definitely fit my list for theRead More →

I love having a preschooler. Preschoolers have such curious minds. They’ve learned how to communicate and they’re learning about our world through play. The sound of a plane in the sky sparks their interest. They spot a bug crawling on the grass, and they ask more questions. As their imagination grows, they share made-up stories about unicorns and princesses and superheroes. It’s such a fun age. As a mom, I’m always on the lookout for fun, educational toys that help them build their imagination. Toys get a bad rap sometimes. When you walk down the toy aisle, there’s so many options. I’ll be honest. IRead More →

About The Book Click to purchase Note: Links in this post may include affiliate links which provide me with a small commission at no expense to you. If you were able to recognize God in every hard and sacred season, how might it encourage your faith to grow? A God of All Seasons speaks to the heart when faith feels stuck as if gripped by the tendrils of an icy winter or one that lumbers to recover from a long reprieve, like returning from a summer sabbatical. Through powerful and poignant storytelling, Amy and Tammy guide you on a journey that will lift your eyesRead More →

Another Friday! Readers, I hope you have a great weekend with your favorite books.  August is halfway over already! Next week, I’m sending out my newsletter, but for now I’m sharing a first line from one of my favorite authors, Julie Lessman. Note: Links in this post may include affiliate links which provide me with a small commission at no expense to you. I couldn’t wait for this final book in the Isle of Hope series to come out. His Steadfast Love met and exceeded all of my expectations. If you want to see the rest of my thoughts, check out my review. About theRead More →

You may have noticed I’ve been a little quiet lately. I’d reached a point in my writing known as burn-out. We had a multitude of events in our life, and I started to feel overwhelmed. I shut my laptop, stepped away, and enjoyed my family. It refreshed me. Now, I’m back working on hard edits of my work-in-progress that I’m hoping to enter in contests this year. But my break also sparked the idea for a new series. Learning to Write Through Life. Life is filled with learning opportunities whether you’re a child or an adult. The more I grow as a writer, the moreRead More →