Showing posts with label #new release. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #new release. Show all posts

Friday, December 30, 2016

DIVINE DINING WORKBOOK

A companion to the Life-changing devotional to Guide You to Healthier Weight and Abundant Wellness
 
 

Add the workbook for 2017



Are you feeling discouraged and fat? Has life escalated your eating and your low self esteem? Starting a new program to eat healthy is important. That takes care of the physical, but any compulsive action requires healing of also the mental and spiritual. It isn't enough to give up fattening foods. We  must fill the vacuum with Christ.
 
 
The workbook covers fourteen new classes.
 
 
 
VICTORY THROUGH JESUS 
 
 
Many have read the daily devotions in Divine Dining: 365 Devotions to Guide You to Healthier Weight and Abundant Wellness.. Now, add to it the NEW WORKBOOK for Divine Dining. Try meeting at church or your home and each of you follow the class. If you don't have others that desire to join a group, follow the workbook at home by yourself; a perfect combination.
 
 
Read the devotion each day
 As many of you know, I do little right now because of my health. If you need new information on the new workbook, contact me best through my Facebook link, or preorder the book through Pen-L Publishing (See above).

You may leave a comment here.  God bless your 2017.
 


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Find Us on a Map To Win

Are you familiar with Wharton Rock, TX? What is that, you ask. It's where Lacey and Katie live.
 
 
Have you read book 1 or book 2 of the Wharton Rock series?  Book 1 is Worth Her Weight. Book 2 is Worth Forgiving. It just released Sept. 1.
 
 
 
 
My hand-drawn map
I'm sure not an artist.



Downtown part of Wharton Rock
 
 
West side of Wharton Rock
 
Check it out:

Where is Buffalo Lake and what is at least one thing that happened there?

What landmark gave the town its name?

Can you find Toby's police station or Larry's church?

For anyone who answers any of these questions in a comment below, they will go into a drawing to win either Worth Her Weight or Worth Forgiving, winner's choice.

Worth Forgiving


Prejudice and mistrust hinders an ex-con, drug addict’s new beginning. Could it be that she's not Worth Forgiving?
 
Worth Her Weight
 
How can a woman who gives to everyone but herself accept God’s love and healing when she believes she’s fat, unworthy, and unfixable? Can she be Worth Her Weight?
 
 

 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Pick Your Favorite Blog This Month

On August 29, I posted several blogs that pertained to my new release Worth Forgiving.  The link about blog-hopping those posts is http://www.janetkbrown.com/2016/08/last-day-to-enter-giveaway-blog-hopping.html  This post goes through Sept. 7.

Today, I wish to add another group of blogs for the rest of the month of September. Pick your favorite.





9/13/16 Peg Phifer - Why write a series?  https://whispersinpurple.blogspot.com


9/15 Jo Huddleston - a new author interview
http://www.johuddleston.com/

9/16 Rose Allen McCauley - interviews a secondary character in Worth Forgiving
http://rosemccauley.com/

9/20 Toni Shiloh - an insightful author interview
http://tonishiloh.weebly.com/blog/an-interview-with-janet-k-brown


9/23 Elaine Stock - posts my story of God's deliverance from food addiction
http://elainestock.com

9/29 Patti Shene over 50 blog
http://www.pattishene.com/theover50writer This is an inspirational article. You're never too old.


Then on into October,

10/25 Leeann Bates posts my tips on storyboarding

10/27 Donna Schlacter -   promoting my new release, Worth Forgiving


Check them all out. Some have giveaways. All have great information on the topic and about my new release. Which is your favorite?

Friday, September 2, 2016

Winner!

In July, Pen-L Publishing and myself offered a contest to all who pre-ordered the upcoming Worth Forgiving, Book 2 of the Wharton Rock series. The book released yesterday, Sept 1, so the winner's name was drawn from the pre-orders.

A family celebration
Our grandson's high school graduation in June


Last night, Pen-L notified me of the winner's name.

 
Congratulations!
 
 
Ta-da!
 
 
The winner is
 
 
 
Caryl McAdoo.
 
 
I couldn't be happier. I met this sweet lady at a book festival in Denton, TX. in 2015. She's a treasure. Caryl, I hope you enjoy your copy free from Pen-L and myself. I'll sign it before it's sent. Thank you, and thanks so much to all who pre-ordered.
 
 
And now, the book can be purchased anywhere. At the top of this page, three links are listed for the purchase. If you'd like to know what the book is about, either click on the book cover to the right of this post, or click on the page titled, "My Books" on the left of this post.



Thursday, September 1, 2016

Today is Launch Day for Worth Forgiving

I'm so excited. Today is the day Pen-L Publishing will release Worth Forgiving.

If you pre-ordered in August, the winner for the free, signed copy was drawn this morning.


Worth Forgiving


 

Second in the Wharton Rock Series

 

 

Prejudice and mistrust hinders an ex-con, drug addict’s new beginning.

 

The state of Texas releases from prison Katie Smith. Full of optimism, she sets out to get a job, rent her own place, and make a home for her eight-year-old daughter, but Katie gave away her daughter three years ago. She could use a friend, but her past choices threaten to doom her to continued failure.

 

Larry Pullman graduated from seminary with high marks, but the fact that he has no wife makes finding a preaching job almost impossible. It doesn’t help that running from God as a teenager gave him a past that he can’t undo. All he needs is an ex-con, drug addict messing up his life, but then why did God lead him to her? Or did He?

 

Isn’t it enough that Lacey Chandler gave her sister’s daughter a home? Does that mean she has to clean up Katie’s messes forever?

 

Could it be that Katie is not Worth Forgiving?


Now, it can be purchased at Pen-L Publishing, on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or ordered through any retail book store.

2 Purchase Links

Pen-L:   http://www.pen-l.com/WorthForgiving.html

Amazon  https://www.amazon.com/Worth-Forgiving-Janet-K-Brown-ebook/dp/B01JF4INN2/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1471904223&sr=1-4&keywords=worth+Forgiving#nav-subnav


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Blog Hopping

Many sweet author friends have welcomed me to their blogs while I'm promoting my new women's fiction release, Worth Forgiving. (See below for what the book is about). Here's the lists and links from August 24 through Sept. 8

August 24: I'm the guest of Beverly Stowe McClure who interviewed Katie, the main character of Worth Forgiving  How interesting that she's compared to Scarlet O'Hara. What do you think?
 https://beverlystowemcclure.blogspot.com/2016/08/worth-forgiving-by-janet-k-brown.html?showComment=1472414822942#c1165666535840572557

August 28 Peggy Chambers blog -I listed the things I'm grateful for about a writing career. See if your list compares to mine.
https://peggylchambers.com/2016/08/28/2016-cultivating-gratitude-the-blessing-of-writing/comment-page-1/#comment-1070

August 29 Gail Kittleson - Gail interviews Author, Janet K. Brown
http://www.gailkittleson.com/?p=1219

August 30 Blanche Day Manos - How did Worth Forgiving come to be?
http://www.blanchedaymanos.com/introducing-worth-forgiving/

Sept. 1 Julie Arduini - Hope comes from surrendering my food addiction to God. The Wharton Rock series focuses on God's power over addictions.
http://juliearduini.com/

Sept. 2 - This is my regular monthly date to write a devotion on Putting on the New, a blogging ministry of several authors. It was begun by author, Cherie Brubach.
http://puttingonthenew.com/

Sept. 3 - I post every Saturday on a Facebook devotion group called I Can Hear the Sound of Rain. I encourage you to join the group. The pictures and posts are fantastic, so uplifting.

Sept. 7 - Jodie Wolfe  This author had some interesting questions for Janet K. Brown.
http://www.jodiewolfe.com/#!blog/cqs9

Sept. 5, Labor Day!  Lena Nelson Dooley - Lena is known for her in-depth author interviews. This is no exception.
http://lenanelsondooley.blogspot.com/


Check out all of these posts. Some feature giveaways. All offer some interesting tid-bits.



Prejudice and mistrust hinders an ex-con, drug addict’s new beginning.

 

The state of Texas releases from prison Katie Smith. Full of optimism, she sets out to get a job, rent her own place, and make a home for her eight-year-old daughter, but Katie gave away her daughter three years ago. She could use a friend, but her past choices threaten to doom her to continued failure.

 

Larry Pullman graduated from seminary with high marks, but the fact that he has no wife makes finding a preaching job almost impossible. It doesn’t help that running from God as a teenager gave him a past that he can’t undo. All he needs is an ex-con, drug addict messing up his life, but then why did God lead him to her? Or did He?

 

Isn’t it enough that Lacey Chandler gave her sister’s daughter a home? Does that mean she has to clean up Katie’s messes forever?

 

Could it be that Katie is not Worth Forgiving?


This is the last day to preorder Worth Forgiving at http://www.pen-l.com/WorthForgiving.html

If you preorder, you're entered into a drawing. 1 lucky person will receive their copy signed and free. Don't miss out on entering the drawing by ordering before midnight tonight.

Tomorrow (Sept. 1) you can order from that link or through Amazon, Nook, or any retail store that sells books.

Which is your favorite blog post of the ones listed above?

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Author Interview with Susan York Meyers

Welcome author, Susan York Meyers, to Writing with God's Hope blog. I met this fellow author online when my debut novel released. I loved asking Meyers questions and learning more about her. I think you'll enjoy her answers.


1.    Susan, tell us something about yourself, especially about your writing journey

In high school I loved to write scenes, usually dramatic and tension filled (or at least I thought so). It was fun. However, in college, I began to take the idea of writing seriously. I graduated from emotion filled drama to actual full stories. But, it wasn’t until several years later when I started telling my son bedtime stories that I found my passion – children’s writing. That’s when I joined the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and realized I knew nothing about writing! But I learned. Now I am the proud author of two chapter books and two picture books, one the award winning “Grrr … Night!” I’ve also stretched my writing wings and this past year my first adult book, “Two Old Ladies – It’s all in the Attitude” was published. It’s been a great journey.

2.    Did you ever feel like giving up on your writing?  And how did you press through this?

Yes. A few years ago I experienced burnout. I didn’t have a clue what I wanted to write next. I had so many ideas and half-finished stories on my computer that I felt overwhelmed. I had to step back and decide exactly what I wanted to accomplish. I picked out a couple of stories and put the rest in a folder where I couldn’t see them. At the moment I am working on a sequel for Grrr…Night!. My middle grade novel, Stone Girl, just went to the publisher and my YA novel, I Spy Something Wicked, is in edits with another publisher. It’s a busy time.


3.    Where did you get the idea for your new book?

Two Old Ladies – It’s All in the Attitude started out as a short scene about contrasting attitudes toward winter weather. I fell in love with the main characters, two sisters, Lillybelle and Annabelle, but had no idea what to do with the scene. So,I put it aside. Every couple of years, I’d pull it back out wondering what to do with it. I finally decided to write a few more scenes. Each humorous “scene” showed how attitude can affect your life. I added a few thoughts and prayers. It became a humorous inspirational book about attitude.
I also have to put in a plug for my poetry book, Shoe Haiku. It’s official launch is next month. It’s for the woman who loves shoes as much as I do! You can find out more information about Shoe Haiku on my website.

4.    How do you feel this book will encourage readers?

Life is hard enough without focusing on the negative. So many things in life we can’t change, but our attitude is in our control. Lillybelle and Annabelle use love and humor to show the difference a good attitude can make in a stressful situation.

5.    How did you find your publisher?

I was very blessed in the fact that the publisher of Doodle and Peck is also a critique partner. She fell in love with Two Old Ladies. I was extremely blessed to have someone publishing my book who loved it as much as I do.

6.    If you were a song, what would it be?

Depends on the day. Many days it might be the hymn “I’m Happy Today.” But, there are a few days when “I’m Not Crazy” by Matchbox 20 definitely fits.

7.    What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

Read. I’m a huge mystery fan. Crochet. I’m making a Halloween afghan at the moment. Play on the computer. (Wayyy to much!) Drive. I love to drive back roads listening to CDs. Spend time with my family.

8. Tell us what your new book is about?

When your late husband worked downtown, thongs were something people wore on their feet,” Lillybelle Maudine Granger told her sister, Annabelle Verline Kingston. This pair of seventy-something senior citizens tackle everything with flair and humor, whether it’s trying to imagine heaven (“Wouldn’t a purple halo be nice?”), playing matchmaker for the youth minister, or helping a stressed-out young mother. Because, for these two old ladies, it's all in the attitude!   

Find Susan York Meyers at:

Website: susanameyers.com
On the main page of my website you can sign up for my once-a-month newsletter.
Blog: http://susanameyers.blogspot.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ISpySomethingWicked/

Links where your book can be purchased.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Two-Little-Old-Ladies-Attitude/dp/0996620508/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1449066318&sr=8-1&keywords=Two+Little+Old+Ladies%3A+It%27s+all+in+the+Attitude

Doodle and Peck: http://www.doodleandpeck.com/#!product-page/cekl/1043888d-0a0e-2ce5-9973-1bd4e2d231e4
  


Susan York Meyers is the author of two chapter books and two picture books. Her latest book, Two Old Ladies, It’s All in the Attitude, is a humorous inspirational book.

Susan worked in elementary school libraries for over 12 years and is familiar with both books and the children who check them out. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Susan is a past judge for the Oklahoma Writer’s Federation as well as a speaker for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators in Oklahoma.


Thank you for visiting us, Susan. I sure enjoyed the interview. Since I am "an old woman," I think I must read that book. I'm glad you shared it with us. I also wish you great things with the upcoming book of poetry. You're a busy woman.

Any questions or comments for Susan?

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Cover Reveal for Blanche Manos' New Cozy Mystery

Do you like cozy mysteries?

If so, I guarantee, you'll love Manos' Flora and Darcy books.

Author, Blanche Manos will soon release her fourth book in the series, and I can't wait. Since I'm a mother of three adult daughters, I love the use of this mother-daughter team with enough moxie and intelligence to solve murders, even when the evil threatens their own lives. Pen-L Publishing will release this new book, Grave Heritage, the middle of September, and it's up for preorder at their catalogue store NOW!


A killer is loose in Ventris County and is trying to make Darcy Campbell and her mother Flora Tucker victims three and four. In addition to that, Levi, Oklahoma is experiencing its rainiest July in history. Has even nature turned against Darcy and Flora?

Sounds fascinating as usual. The link for preorder is http://www.pen-l.com/GraveHeritage.html


And, now the moment you've been waiting for: the reveal of Manos' new cover.

Ta-da!



Oh, Blanche and Pen-L Publishing, I think that's the prettiest cover yet. YEAH!


Check out the covers of Books 1, 2, and 3:

Book 1
Book 2
Book 3











Which cover do you like the best?

They're all beautiful, but I vote for #4.

Which one do you prefer?



Thursday, August 4, 2016

Giveaway for New Release

What an opportunity!

What a reason to preorder my newest book!



Worth Forgiving - Book II of the Wharton Rock Series


Prejudice and mistrust hinders an ex-con, drug addict’s new beginning. Could it be that Katie is not Worth Forgiving?

For those who preorder the book in August, 2016, Pen-L Publishing will enter into a drawing, so that one lucky person will receive, on release day Sept. 1, 2016, a signed copy absolutely free.

A new release for free and autographed too.

Pre-order now at http://www.pen-l.com/WorthForgiving.html

You might win!

If not, you'll be one of the first to receive my new release.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Cover Reveal for Worth Forgiving

My next inspirational women's fiction, Worth Forgiving is set to release on Sept. 1, 2016. My excitement bubbles over at the prospect. This is the second in the Wharton Rock series. The first in the series, Worth Her Weight came out in January, 2015.

Wharton Rock is a fictional small North Texas town where everyone knows everything about you, and gossip runs wild. The series focuses on self-worth destroyed by addictions, habits, and hang-ups.

But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.
                                                                                2 Corinthians 12:9

Worth Her Weight deals with a woman controlled by food addition, a man who must let go of control, and a mother who fights anger over her fate.

In small town Texas, a drug addicted woman who is released from prison faces an uphill climb to forgiveness. This is the story of Worth Forgiving.

With that introduction, for the first time, I wish to reveal the cover Pen-L came up with for this new book.

And now, ta-da!
 
 

Pen-L will be offering it for pre-order on August 1, so watch for the link.

What do you think about the cover?

Saturday, July 16, 2016

A Devotion and a Birthday Giveaway

Monday, July 18, is my birthday, but I plan to give the gift, a $10 Amazon gift card. Scroll to the bottom to see how to win.

First, to celebrate my birthday week, here is today's devotion from my best-selling devotion book; Divine Dining: 365 Devotions to Guide You to Healthier Weight and Abundant Wellness.


July 16

 

197. Watch the Stripes

 

“I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go; I will guide thee with mine eye.” Psalm 32:8

 

     In my haste to be all things to all people, my life often veers too far to one side or the other. Highway departments paint a center stripe on narrow roads and several stripes on freeways. Without these, one car would swerve into another. Center stripes stop head-on collisions. The darker the night, the more we need stripes with reflective paint or pegs. Have you ever thought about who decided to paint stripes on highways? When did that become necessary?

 

     In the early 1900s, our roads consisted mostly of dirt or sand. Traffic meant horses or carriages. Interestingly enough, bicyclers first brought attention to the need for better roads in 1897. With the invention of the Model T, the US government realized a need for standardization of the road system. A simple idea like stripes on the highways eliminates collisions and gives guidance on your travels.

 

     God’s word and instruction in prayer is a Christian’s stripe on their pathway of life. We tend to get too far in one direction, compensate, and then go too far in the other. Twelve-step programs use the mantra, “First Things First” to remind us to take care of our recovery first, then all things will fall in place. God tells us to “Seek first the kingdom of God.”

 

     Focus on God (the stripe). He will tell you when your compass is off base. Then, you can adjust and stay on the right road. Your spiritual recovery must always be your first focus.

 


Prayer: Help me keep first things first today.
 
I hope that devotion ministers to you today.


Now, for my chance to give one of you a birthday gift for MY birthday. God said it was more blessed to give than receive.


Leave me a happy birthday message along with your e-mail address. On the morning of July 25, I will draw from the names of all that left a comment before midnight July 24. If you left me an e-mail, I will send you a $10 Amazon gift certificate. Of course, I would love for you to use it for one of my books. (Just a hint) preorders on my new women's fiction due to release Sept 1 will be available the middle of August) Nevertheless, the gift certificate will be yours to use as you wish, with my thanks for the birthday wishes.

Click on post a comment. Log in with your Google account or even anonymous. When you write your comment, don't forget to leave your e-mail unless you know that I already have it.


God bless you today and thanks ahead of time.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Debut Author Jean Ann Williams Shares Her Story

For years, Jean Ann Williams has blogged and wrote a message of hope. She stopped by this blog once before to tell us about her battle with grief. Now, I'm excited to introduce her first novel, her debut release. Congratulations, Jean Ann. Tell us what it's about.


One mother damaged. One family tested. One daughter determined to find her place.

ClaireLee’s life changes when she must take charge of her siblings after her mother becomes depressed from a difficult childbirth. Frightened by the way Mama sleeps too much and her crying spells during waking hours, ClaireLee just knows she’ll catch her illness like a cold or flu that hangs on through winter. ClaireLee finds comfort in the lies she tells herself and others in order to hide the truth about her erratic mother. Deciding she needs to re-invent herself, she sets out to impress a group of popular girls.

With her deception, ClaireLee weaves her way into the Lavender Girls Club, the most sophisticated girls in school. Though, her best friend Belinda will not be caught with the likes of such shallow puddles, ClaireLee ignores Belinda’s warnings the Lavenders cannot be trusted. ClaireLee drifts further from honesty, her friend, and a broken mother’s love, until one very public night at the yearly school awards ceremony. The spotlight is on her, and she finds her courage and faces the truth and then ClaireLee saves her mother’s life.

Downloads available at Amazon: http://ow.ly/XmCJ5







Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeanAnnWilliams


Jean Ann Williams has published over one hundred articles and short stories for children and adults. JUST CLAIRE is her first book.


The book sounds so good, Jean Ann. It's on my soon-to-read list. Thank you for visiting this Writing with God's Hope blog today. Any questions or comments for Jean Ann?

 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Soar Like An Eagle with June Foster

Thanks to Christian author, June Foster, for a beautiful devotion for all Writing with God's Hope  blog viewers today. Thank you, June. Be sure to scroll on to the bottom to hear about June's new book.


Soar Like an Eagle

Isaiah 40:31 led me to think about eagles. "But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."

 
I place my hope in the Lord. In fact He's my rock and my fortress, so if the prophet Isaiah compares people to eagles, I needed to know more about the creature.

There are more than sixty different species of eagles. They have unusually large eyes and pupils with a million light-sensitive cells per square millimeter of the retina, five times more than a human's. Their eyesight enables them to spot a rabbit up to two miles away.

The Harpy and Philippine Eagles have wings that spread 2.5 meters across. That's 8.2 feet, about 13 steps up a staircase or a bit over two times the length of a stride. Eagles can soar high above open plains and water. They are admired as symbols of power, freedom, and transcendence.

In Exodus 19 when the Israelites left Egypt, God instructed Moses to tell the people in verse 4, "You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself." The Bible refers to eagles seven times in reference to strength and speed.

These attributes are for people who hope in the Lord. He will never disappoint us and let us down. Though we may not feel powerful or free, we are. Take the Bible's word for it. God says in Matthew 6: 26, "Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?" This is good news!

  
And now, check out June's new release:
 
 Molly Cambridge arrives in the tiny Appalachian town of Misty Hollow intent upon bringing literacy to the area's uneducated women, only to be met by opposition at every turn by the headstrong, unbending mayor.
Joel Greenfield's passionate about turning the Greenfield property into a thriving dairy farm. Only problem, he can't even read the manual on how to operate the machinery and can't allow Molly to discover the truth.
Can two people who are cultures apart overcome the hurdles to fulfilling their dreams and find their way to each other?
 
 
 
 
An award-winning author, June Foster's novels include Give Us This Day, As We Forgive, Deliver Us, Hometown Fourth of July, Ryan's Father, Red and the Wolf, For All Eternity, Echoes From the Past, What God Knew and Misty Hollow. Find June online at http://junefoster.com.



Thank you for stopping by, June. The book sounds fascinating, and I loved your devotion about eagles. They are one of the Lord's most awe-inspiring creations.

Any questions or comments for June?

 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Introducing Elder Care Guide by Joan Y. Edwards

Today I wish to promote a book by Author, Joan Y. Edwards that I think is needed by lots of my viewers. It's called Joan's Elder Care Guide Today is release day.


Joan's Elder Care Guide: Empowering You and Your Elder to Survive by Joan Y.
Edwards

AVAILABLE ONLINE TODAY!

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Publishing Copyright 2016 Aidana WillowRaven and 4RV Publishing[/caption]

SYNOPSIS

Joan's Elder Care Guide: Empowering You and Your Elder to Survive< /em> gives you, the caregiver,
ways to meet your physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social needs and those of your elder to
promote healing, well-being, and survival. Based on the author's research and fourteen years of
experience caring for her mother, this book provides many resources to find the right place for your
elder to live, explains ways to improve communication to help find solutions to problems, and gives
organization ideas for medical, financial, insurance, and legal documents.
It offers ways for a caregiver
to get time away from caregiving responsibilities and contains information substitute caregivers must
have to keep their elders safe. Along with all this, the book explains the signs of the end of life, ways to
celebrate an elder's life, and gives duties of an executor of an estate. It also
includes ten useful charts to
assist in assessing and recording an elder's needs and capabilities.

What People Are Saying:

"There are several charts in the appendix for the reader to utilize by filling
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making it a truly useful, everyday tool for everything from organizational
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will slide right into a purse or overnight bag. Certainly not one of those books you half-read then sit on a
shelf to collect dust."
"It provides links to online
applications and phone numbers, ideas and resources as a starting place to brainstorm easy, meaningful
ways to assist you in maintaining your elder’s health and your own...
I wish that I had known of it
when I was a caregiver. I know that I would have been prepared for everything and possibly paid for it
too! If you have a family member who needs your help, don't hesitate to
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tool for every family, organization, or caregiver.

"This book is a no-frills, very well-researc hed self-help guide on how to help. The language is simple, saying what Joan wants to say and no more...What is particularly impressive is the logical, step by step way Joan analyzes each problem, so that without talking down to the reader, she presents a guide even a kid could understand and follow...I have worked both as a psychotherapist and as a nurse in nursing homes. My wife cared for her mother for many years, with me on the sidelines. From this personal experience, I can recommend Joan’s Elder Care Guide as accurate, helpful and even inspiring."

Official Video Trailer for Joan's Elder Care Guide

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvMauKAqqQ4 Joan's Elder Care Guide

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    Thanks for giving us this information, Joan. Though I haven't as yet read the book, it does sound like a valuable resource

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Christine Lindsay Gives us a Mother's Day Message

LEAVING OUR KIDS TO GOD by Christine Lindsay

As Christian moms we know we should pray and leave our concerns for our kids to our Heavenly Father. We know that, according to the scriptures that He loves them even more than we do. So why was it, that back in 2006 while I prayed desperately on my knees for my daughter that I feared God was turning a deaf ear to my prayers?


Why was I struggling to trust God to heal my child’s life, and tempted to try and “fix” her life in my own way? It breaks our heart when our kids make all the wrong choices. And Lana sure was as at university. She was also paying for those choices in painful ways that have left physical scars to this day. Everything her dad and I had taught her about obeying the Lord’s will drifted out of Lana like a dandelion puff in a breeze. 

Life can be gut-wrenching at times, and when our kids hurt, we hurt.

One day as I was cleaning our den I found a box of old photographs, old diplomas and photographs, and came across a faded blue airmail envelope my grandmother had sent me back in 1980 upon my engagement.

She wrote how thankful she was to the Lord that I had turned my young life around after a tumultuous youth, and that I had found a good partner in life. My grandmother wrote that her prayers for me were answered, that I was living the joyful things that God had planned for me. 

For most of my life my grandmother and I were separated by the Atlantic Ocean. With her still in Ireland and me living in Canada, she didn’t have much opportunity to do things for me, other than pray and write letters. She certainly didn’t have the opportunity to “fix” things for me if I messed up my life which I certainly did until I turned around and started obeying God.

My grandmother died in 1984, but many years later in 2006 as I re-read her letter, and I was the mom of an adult daughter, I felt the Lord’s comfort. Behind my grandmother's writing was the Lord's voice right when I needed it, and His gentle reminder to trust Him with Lana. 

I resisted the urge to “fix” everything in Lana’s life. It wasn’t a matter of letting her suffer the consequences and to learn from that. We had to by faith put her into God’s hands, to trust that He would open her eyes. It was hard at first to stand back in faith and let God work. But then we saw the Lord start to work in her life. We saw our prayers for Lana answered. In 2010 the Lord brought her back to Himself, and her faith was all the stronger for it, because it was her own faith in Christ, and not just that of her parents.

As much as we want to, we cannot save the ones we love. Only Christ can do that. Give your loved ones over to God. Trust Him to save them, because ultimately seeing Him save my child reaffirmed in my soul that He had saved me.

Seeing our kids desperate need of God underlined for me that I too desperately need the Lord for everything, my heartbeat, my breath, my salvation. There is not one single thing that we can do to “fix” anything in life. It’s a matter of stepping back and letting God do the saving.

Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12 (NIV)

And even though at the time I was praying so hard for my daughter she was an adult, in my heart she was still my little girl. And Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there. Matthew 19: 14-15 (NIV)
 

This is one of the themes of Sofi’s Bridge my brand new historical romance release.

 

Read Chapter One for Free, click HERE

Sofi's Bridge

 

Seattle Debutante Sofi Andersson will do everything in her power to protect her sister who is suffering from shock over their father’s death. Charles, the family busy-body, threatens to lock Trina in a sanatorium—a whitewashed term for an insane asylum—so Sofi will rescue her little sister, even if it means running away to the Cascade Mountains with only the new gardener Neil Macpherson to protect them. But in a cabin high in the Cascades, Sofi begins to recognize that the handsome immigrant from Ireland harbors secrets of his own. Can she trust this man whose gentle manner brings such peace to her traumatized sister and such tumult to her own emotions? And can Neil, the gardener, continue to hide from Sofi that he is really Dr. Neil Galloway, a man wanted for murder by the British police? Only an act of faith and love will bridge the distance that separates lies from truth and safety.

 

PURCHASE LINKS FOR SOFI'S BRIDGE

 

AMAZON.com (Paper and Ebook)

Pelican Book Group (Paper and Ebook)

Barnes and Noble (paper and Ebook)

 

 

Christine Lindsay is the author of multi-award-winning Christian fiction. She is currently writing her 8th novel. Aside from being a busy writer and speaker, Christine is the happy wife of David of 35 years, a mom and a grandma. She makes her home on the west coast of Canada, and in Aug. 2016 she will see her long-awaited non-fiction book released, Finding Sarah, Finding Me: A Birth Mother’s Story.

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****P. S. from Janet Thank you for stopping by to visit Writing with God's Hope blog on this Sunday, Christine. I'm excited to hear about your new release and know others will be also.

With Mother's Day coming up next Sunday, I think we women understand the desire to save or fix our children, nieces or nephews, or maybe our grandchildren, but only God is able to do that. As we near our day of honor, thanks for this reminder.


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Introduction to Our Australian Anthology & A Giveaway

Three of my short stories appear in the recently-released Australian anthology, Let the Sea Roar. How exciting!


Be sure to scroll to the bottom for instructions on how to receive this book for free.

The internet is a wonderful invention. Because of one woman in Australia reading my devotion book, Divine Dining, I "met" other Australian authors that were working on an anthology of short stories dealing with heartaches faced by women worldwide. They invited me to submit stories to be considered as part of the book.

Because of the perseverance of Madeleine Calcutt, this book became a reality. I asked her to tell us how this came to be. Take it away, my dear friend, Madeleine.



Rocks & gum tree of West Gippsland area near Madeleine's home
Having written some short stories several years ago that were just gathering dust on the shelf, I finally decided to do something with them. I contacted authors from various writing groups such as the American Christian Fiction Writers, Christian Writers Down Under and the Society of Women Writers of Victoria. I also put an advertisement in the Baptist Witness magazine and got an excellent response from each of these. I was inspired by the writers’ enthusiasm to contribute their stories to my project.

Australian banner on my sofa from my dear friend, Madeleine
      As the stories came in for me to read and edit, I was incredibly moved by them and impressed by the authors’ writing skills. They shared my vision, and we looked forward to the day when our anthology would be released, which was December 12th 2015. The book has emerged as a sensitively balanced mix of stories, some light hearted, some quite intense, full of pain followed by peace and joy. Make sure you have those tissues ready!

      With twenty-eight short stories by nine authors, Let the Sea Roar explores how women cope with turning points in their lives. It is a universal theme to which women readers will relate, covering issues such as homelessness; domestic violence; teenage pregnancy; family dysfunction; alcoholism; loneliness; divorce and the shattering of hopes and dreams. Many of these stories are loosely based on the authors’ experiences or those of people they know well. This added authenticity, but at times, there were awkward moments when I believed that realism should be sacrificed for literary perfection.

      With nine authors each having different viewpoints, there were some interesting confrontations. Sometimes compromise was the answer and this ended up improving the story instead of taking away from it. Six years it took, would you believe? We gave it a year to get ourselves published until one of our authors, Jenny O’Hagan, formed her own publishing company, ‘By the Light’, and published us, doing a magnificent job. It was an exciting time the day the anthology was officially released. I felt as if I were walking on air after all this time!

      Purchase Let the Sea Roar now at http://tinyurl.com/jt7wsao
Jeanette O Hagen, Madeleine Calcutt, and Glynis Dickens, 3 of our authors who met to celebrate the release of the book.
Back book cover shows all 9 of us
Giveaway opportunity
 
The first one to leave a comment will receive their own copy of Let the Sea Roar for free. All others who leave a comment will be entered into drawing for a chance to win a copy. Winners will have their choice of a copy on their kindle or, if they live in the USA, a print copy. Don't forget to leave your e-mail, so I can contact you if you win.
 
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