FOR THE SOUL ~ Words of Encouragement

FOR THE SOUL ~ Words of Encouragement

On my drive home from town to stock up on our depleted supply of food and household products, I couldn’t help but notice how striking the green of the fresh, spring grass was and how vivid the colors of the flowers in the yards and meadows. Amid all the talk of...
FOR THE READER ~ Valley of Shadows

FOR THE READER ~ Valley of Shadows

Today I’m pleased to have author Candace West join us sharing about redeeming a villain in her new release, Valley of Shadows. And there’s an excerpt from the novel and a GIVEAWAY! Stay around until the end to enter! Can a villain be redeemed? Can he...
FOR THE WRITER ~ Pondering Your Life’s Dream

FOR THE WRITER ~ Pondering Your Life’s Dream

Every novel writer dreams of making it big, landing a contract with a large publishing house and selling millions of copies. Unfortunately, very few writers realize that dream. Most of us will travel a more subtle path, one that likely includes less...
FOR THE HISTORY BUFF ~ Well Digging

FOR THE HISTORY BUFF ~ Well Digging

In this day and age when drinking water is so accessible in most areas of the world, it’s a simple turn or flip of a faucet to fill a glass. But back in the 1800’s running water was a luxury many didn’t have and others went through great toil and...
FOR THE HEART ~ A Wake Up Call from God

FOR THE HEART ~ A Wake Up Call from God

While reading the story of Joseph in the book of Genesis recently, I came to the part where Joseph had been unjustly thrown into prison for a crime he hadn’t committed. Despite his grievous circumstances, the Lord blessed him, and he found favor in the eyes of...
FOR THE READER ~ Waltz in the Wilderness

FOR THE READER ~ Waltz in the Wilderness

This week on FOR THE READER, I’m thrilled to have author Kathleen Denly sharing a spiritual aspect from her debut novel. Stick around for an excerpt and a chance to win an e-book copy of Waltz in the Wilderness! It’s All On Me…Or Is It? Have you ever noticed a...
FOR THE WRITER ~ Facing the Blank Page

FOR THE WRITER ~ Facing the Blank Page

Every writer faces dry times, when the words just won’t flow. That blank page (or screen) can seem like an insurmountable barrier, especially when moving from one project to the next. If you’re like me, the thought of starting a new novel both excites and overwhelms...
FOR THE HISTORY BUFF ~ Cattle Drives

FOR THE HISTORY BUFF ~ Cattle Drives

While writing the second book in my Prairie Sky Series, Under Prairie Skies, I enjoyed researching cattle drives, specifically the one extending from Sedalia, Missouri to Chicago, Illinois. My hero, Chad Avery, joins up with a cattle drive to earn wages to start a...
FOR THE HEART ~ Who’s In Control?

FOR THE HEART ~ Who’s In Control?

I’m excited to have friend and fellow author Laurie Driesen join us this month for our FOR THE HEART blog post. Laurie and I became acquainted when we were both contributing to the Putting On the New Blog. Her posts always spoke to my heart. Laurie will be...
FOR THE WRITER ~ Goal-Setting

FOR THE WRITER ~ Goal-Setting

We all have dreams…those driving pulses that spur us to action and set our souls afire. Whether small or great, each of us have deep-seeded wishes we’d like to fulfill. For me, it’s writing. Nothing ignites my creative energies like sitting down at my computer...