The True Measure of Success

The True Measure of Success

The world likes to define success by the measure of fame and fortune a person achieves. But in my morning devotions, I came across a definition of success that really gave me something to ponder. In my Bible footnotes, it defined success in God’s eyes as, “faithfully...
Interview +Giveaway with Elaine Stock

Interview +Giveaway with Elaine Stock

I’m honored to have inspirational author Elaine Stock as my guest today sharing about her writing and offering a GIVEAWAY!! Stick around for your chance to enter after the interview! ~ What is your favorite part of the writing process? Once I get past the very...
Discovering The First National Road

Discovering The First National Road

One of the joys of writing historical novels is the research involved. Recently, I stumbled across a bit of Illinois history that fit well with my WIP (work in progress). Check out my previous post: Novel Research ~ Making it Fun to learn more about my discovery of...
Hope ~ The Promise of Something Better

Hope ~ The Promise of Something Better

Today I’m honored to have Beth Westcott as my guest. She shares a message of the origin of hope and why it matters. She’s is offering an e-book copy of her debut novel, Meadow Song. Stick around to the end for the Rafflecopter Giveaway! Hope ~ The Promise...
Faith, Family and Friendship

Faith, Family and Friendship

Over the years I’ve collected a number of message cards that friends have given me. You know, the business-sized cards that have a pretty picture with a wise saying, Scripture verse, or declaration of friendship? Each one holds a special memory and message that...
Novel Research ~ Making It Fun

Novel Research ~ Making It Fun

One of the reasons I enjoy writing historical novels is the research. There is so much richness in learning about the past. Currently, while researching for Book 3 in my Prairie Sky Series (Under Moonlit Skies), I stumbled across a bit of Illinois history I...
Don’t Quit

Don’t Quit

Are you facing some sort of discouragement? Life can get tough and the journey seem long. So today, I want to share a bit of encouragement to brighten your day, a poem I’ve kept for many years, entitled, Don’t Quit. ~ Author unknown. When things go wrong...
Relying on God

Relying on God

Reading through Old Testament books like Chronicles can be a bit challenging at times, but interspersed within the lists and names of kings and their deeds and misdeeds are some wonderful hidden gems that deserve a second glance. During my morning devotions, I found...
Jessica McCarty Interview + Giveaway

Jessica McCarty Interview + Giveaway

Today I’m thrilled to welcome author Jessica McCarty to Sowing Seeds of Hope Blog. After the interview, there’s a chance to win Jessica’s debut novel, A Desperate Love, so be sure to stick around to enter! What is your favorite part of the writing...
Caught by Surprise ~ My Review

Caught by Surprise ~ My Review

What a fun, madcap story Jen Turano has written in this third book in her Apart from the Crowd Series! There’s never a dull moment in this comical historical romance set in New York City in the late 1800’s. A case of mistaken identity catapults Temperance...