I have moved!

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Over the end of the year and a little bit of the new year, I made a change! Next week, this blog will be redirected to a new place. My new website/blog! You can see them here. That goes directly to my website and you can click on “Blog” to see what my new blog looks like.

I don’t have a way to subscribe yet, but I am working on it. I thought I had it figured out, but it hasn’t worked yet. 😛 If you’d like to be subscribed, send me your email address and I should be able to add you in manually once I get things figured out.

Also, please let me know what you think of the new website. And since it is new, feel free to point out any mistakes that are on there.

Lastly!

I am planning to do a giveaway next Friday! So be sure to stop by and enter it.

Happy New Year! A sneak peek into my goals for 2019

How has a year gone by already? It seems like just a month ago that we were talking about resolutions and goals and now we’re doing it again.

If you’ve followed me for very long, you’ll know that I don’t personally do resolutions. I do goals. Every single month. But I also do them for the year. So how did I do last year? (You can read the whole post here).

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I didn’t do very well with these goals. I was able to perfect some hymn arrangements, but not the other two songs. I never made enough time for piano practice which is something I aim to change this year. Continue reading

Book Review: Lacy + a Huge Giveaway

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Jaye L. Knight’s newest novel, Bitter Winter, and companion novella Lacy have been released! Bitter Winter is the fifth book in the Christian fantasy series, Ilyon Chronicles.

Tricia Mingerink’s newest novel Decree is also releasing! Decree is the fifth book in the Christian fantasy/kingdom adventure series The Blades of Acktar.

Read about these books below and be sure to check out the other blog stops on the tour by visiting the official tour page. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway! And make sure you check out my book review of one of Jaye’s books! Continue reading

Book Review: Hide it in Your Heart in 2019

 

This 2019 calendar features a Bible verse for each week in creative fonts that can be colored in. A wide variety of holidays are listed, both traditional and unusual. (Do you know when Appreciate a Dragon Day is? How about Lost Sock Memorial Day?) You’ll have plenty of room to record your activities and appointments in the section for each day and week. After every month, you’ll find word puzzles featuring key words from that month’s scriptures and holidays.
 
Prepare for a year full of coloring and fun that will help you hide God’s Word in your heart in 2019 without even trying!

Now take a look at some sample pages! (In the actual calendar, each page is 8 1/2″ x 11″.) 

Clicking on a picture will open up a PDF of the left-hand page (just the part with the Bible verse, not the calendar week) that you can print and color.

Click here to print the coloring page for this verse.

 

Click here to print the coloring page for this verse.

 

Click here to print the coloring page for this verse.

 

Click here to print the coloring page for this verse.

 

Click here to print the coloring page for this verse.
Click here to print the coloring page for this verse.

Click here to order a copy of Hide it In Your Heart in 2019 for yourself or a friend now!

 

 

December 2018 Goals

It snowed! It’s so pretty out here. Of course, it’s supposed to be 37 degrees tomorrow which is actually yesterday from when this posts, but anyway.

How was your November? Mine was busy, but great! Our upstairs bedroom is making progress. The closet is fully finished and we have the bedroom close to ready. All it needs is sanding, painting, and organizing. I have an app on my phone that can create a floor plan, so I have the rough idea of how I want to arrange it.

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The Christmas Duet Blog Tour!

I have a new book out! To celebrate the release, I am teaming up with Rebekah Morris for a blog tour! We both have books that released in November so we decided to do a fun tour for both of our books.

Today I will be sharing a book review of Rebekah’s book, so I will concentrate only on her book in this post, but you can learn more about my book here.

His Law is Love

Book Description:

Will hate and fear drown the song of Christmas love?

Amelia is eagerly anticipating her first Christmas in the west, but she soon finds that her brother-in-law’s worry and her sister’s exhaustion reach far deeper than the cares of a ranch and a family. A rash of fires and cattle thefts is plaguing the area, and the three young orphans they’ve sheltered are under suspicion from their prejudiced neighbors.

As hostilities mount, Amelia seizes every opportunity to help and encourage, but how much can one girl do? Will Reverend Brown win the community over to the true spirit of love? And will help arrive before everything they hold dear is destroyed?

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November 2018 Goals

Who here can truly believe that October is over? I know I can’t. It seems like yesterday that it had started.

BUT, I got a ton done this October and I’m super excited to see what November brings.

  • Get LHAR ready for publication including a cover reveal and small blog tour (Done! Except I didn’t do the cover reveal with a tour, just by myself)
  • Finish Christmas story edits and send to proofreaders (DONE!)
  • ROA edits #3 and send to content editor (Done! Now to go through said edits)
  • Get upstairs bedroom ready to paint (Not done)
  • Work on Un Sospiro (I have totally neglected this song for far too long and now it’s time to get the Christmas music out. Oh well.)
  • Exercise at least 3 times per week (DONE! At least mostly, I think.)
  • Outline Soldiers of the West #1 (DONE!!!!!!! And I get to write it now!)

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One year ago…

One year ago, I began to suspect I was pregnant.

One year ago, I was researching things online.

One year ago, I was eagerly waiting for the days to pass before I could finally use my home pregnancy test.

One year ago, I was filled with surprise and wonder.

 

Today, I wonder if I will ever feel that joy again.

Today, I wait for those suspicions to return.

Today, I become jealous of those who announce their own pregnancies.

Today, I am filled with longing to have my arms filled.

 

God knows my pain. He knows my longing. Someday.

28th book on my 28 birthday!

Good morning, everybody! Today is my second full day of being 28 after a whole year being 27. Funny how that works. I had fun during my 27th year of life, but I also had some tragic things happen, some small, some big. All in all, it was a good year. I lived a lot, I learned a lot. Including how to do math.

“What?” you say.

Okay, so I did know how to do math before, I just hadn’t taken the time for a while to count out how many books I’ve published in the last 5 years since A Mighty Fortress hit Amazon’s virtual shelves.

For some reason, a few weeks ago, I decided to go through and count them. You’ll never guess what I found out! Continue reading

Update: Lo, How a Rose

I know I don’t keep you updated on all of my writing escapades and I apologize. But today, I have a few updates on my next publication.

Do you like the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale? You may know that I have started a series reimagining fairy tales set during the time of Kings Saul, David, and Solomon. Lo, How a Rose is book two in that series. Each book is slightly connected, but each can be read without the other.

I am excited to announce two things regarding my book, Lo, How a Rose. Continue reading