I can hardly believe 2017 is at an end. It has come and gone in the blink of an eye. And yet, it has held so many blessings:

~My husband & my 23rd wedding anniversary!

~A new phase of life for us with both of our sons’ graduating (one from HS and one college) and starting job/college

~The publication of my debut novel (Under This Same Sky!!) 

~Book signings


~The completion of my second novel (Under Prairie Skies) which is set to release spring, 2018!

~New acquaintances, friendships & critique partner

Yet, it also brought several new challenges: 

~Parents with failing health

~Tensions between the U.S. and other nations

~The stress of change

~Periods of drought, (and for others natural disasters)

As with any year, 2017 held both joys and sorrows. I’m so grateful to have the Lord by my side through each and every high and low He is my constant, the One who uplifts me when times are tough and the One who stirs my heart to write words which hopefully will touch the hearts of readers. Without Him I am nothing.

My goal for 2018 will be to walk closer to Him, to seek His will for myself, my family, and my writing. Whatever the future holds, I’m confident He’ll be with me, giving strength for each new day.

I pray you too, know the Savior’s love and presence. May 2018 find us walking with our Lord, sharing His message with those who don’t yet know Him.

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He chose for His inheritance.” (Psalm 33:12)

Has the Lord blessed you in an unexpected way this past year? If so, I’d love to hear about it!

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Read how God works in the lives of Cynthia’s characters in her debut novel, UNDER THIS SAME SKY, available in both e-book and print at Amazon.com