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Daniel and the Triune Quest…It’s Official!

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  • Updates: Daniel and the Triune Quest…It’s Official
  • Review Daniel and the Sun Sword On AMAZON! • 
  • Book Trailer •

It’s Official

Earlier this week, I signed a contract with Dove Christian Publishers, and Daniel and the Triune Quest has been slated for publishing this May! Needless to say, I’ve already been busy with pre-publication, which is always exciting.

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And, in seeming celebration, Daniel and the Sun Sword was once again in the Amazon Top 100 for my categories!

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It’s been an exciting week, and I look forward to sharing the process with you once again.

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If you have read Daniel and the Sun Sword (and liked it), please go to my Amazon page and leave a review!

 

Wow! My husband and I couldn’t put this book down. It sure got our hearts pumping! Exciting, surprising, inspiring — but also arresting. It made me stop and think about the realities of God’s purpose for our lives, the very real “battles” we face, and His power & strength available to us in the midst of it all. Rich imagery. So good!
on June 15, 2016
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Update on Daniel and the Triune Quest (Sort Of)

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  • Updates: Daniel and the Triune Quest / Sons and Daughters Book 2
  • Review Daniel and the Sun Sword On AMAZON! • 
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Updates

Hello friends! I know it’s been a while since I posted. I’ve been busy, over-committed, traveling, and just straight up lazy…but mostly busy.

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Stop judging.

It’s been a year and two months since Daniel and the Sun Sword was officially released, and several of you have asked about the sequel. Daniel and the Triune Quest is completed, and I should be giving you some solid information very soon.

So…stay tuned!

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DANIELandtheSUNSWORD_2D_books_largeReview D&SS on Amazon!

If you have read Daniel and the Sun Sword (and liked it), please go to my Amazon page and leave a review!

 

Wow! My husband and I couldn’t put this book down. It sure got our hearts pumping! Exciting, surprising, inspiring — but also arresting. It made me stop and think about the realities of God’s purpose for our lives, the very real “battles” we face, and His power & strength available to us in the midst of it all. Rich imagery. So good!
on June 15, 2016
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Happy New Year! / New Article: Protecting Your Marriage

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  • Happy New Year! 
  • New Article: Protecting Your Marriage 
  • Review Daniel and the Sun Sword On AMAZON! • 
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Happy New Year!

Well folks, we’re almost there. 2017. It’s coming.

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To ring in its arrival (which I assure you I will NOT willfully see due to the fact that I like sleeping), here are some reflection questions:

  1. Was 2016 a year in which you served others?
  2. Did you serve God?
  3. Did you share the gospel at all this past year?
  4. Did you spend enough quality time with your family to balance out time spent elsewhere?
  5. Did you ever just sit and think, prayer, and meditate, as you spent time with God?
  6. Are you now more Christ-like?

Let our answers inform whatever New Year’s resolutions we make.

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Protecting Your Marriage

Marriage can sometimes be like the utility closet in your garage—it’s the place all the junk you’ve accumulated throughout your life gets shoved.  After a few years, it starts smelling musty and needs cleaning, but that would require opening the door and turning on the light, which might be too overwhelming. Somehow, it can seem easier to ignore the smell. Those closets usually overflow at inopportune times, though, like when you’re trying to wedge a particularly nasty bag of Broken Promises between the Load of Guilt your mother gave you for Christmas and the Resentment your wife got you for your anniversary.

So, you turn on the light and indignantly wonder why someone else has been neglecting the build-up. Then, if you’re anything like me, you furiously pull everything out with the intention of dealing with it but suddenly realize it’s Saturday and the garbage truck doesn’t come until Thursday. Your wife doesn’t want to help, of course, because she’s disgusted with the smell of Your Father’s Criticism when you mix it with the stench of Your Secretary’s Perfume, and promptly tosses a bag of Just Desserts onto your head. And there you are, covered in your marriage and wishing you could hose yourself off in the front yard without your neighbors gossiping about it. Funny as the analogy seems, it is not too different from how many of us treat our marriages: we allow trivial clutter to choke the life and power out of one of the most wonderful, mysterious blessings God has given us. READ MORE…Double Sun Swords Transparent 2

 


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If you have read Daniel and the Sun Sword (and liked it), please go to my Amazon page and leave a review!

 

Wow! My husband and I couldn’t put this book down. It sure got our hearts pumping! Exciting, surprising, inspiring — but also arresting. It made me stop and think about the realities of God’s purpose for our lives, the very real “battles” we face, and His power & strength available to us in the midst of it all. Rich imagery. So good!
on June 15, 2016
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Beyond Ourselves

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  • Cyber Month Sale (Apparently)
  • New Article: Beyond Ourselves • 
  • Please review Daniel and the Sun Sword On AMAZON! • 
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Cyber Month Sale (Apparently)

Order a copy of D&SS from my website between now and December 20th and

receive a signed copy at a 30% discount!


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Beyond Ourselves

The glass doors slide open and you and your child are met by a tired, old woman. “Welcome to Walmart,” she grunts. You absently smile and walk into the store, drawing your little dear closer as people jostle past you. Where Autumn paraphernalia once hung from the ceiling or lined the impulse-buy shelves, you now see Christmas decorations and flashy toys. Quickening your pace, you make a move towards the pharmacy, but notice resistance. Cringing, you hesitantly glance down and see your child’s eyes fixed on the latest Sofia the First Magical Talking Amulet. With a quick prayer, you tug again. Nothing.

“Can I get that amulet, Mommy?” she asks, letting go of your hand while walking towards the shelf where Sofia’s deceptively innocent grin taunts you from the front of the box, as though saying, “Good luck. She’s mine!”

“Honey, you can’t get that today. Maybe we’ll get it for you for Christmas.”

“Maybe?” Sofia throws back. “This is a limited edition magical talking amulet!”

“But I want it now!”

“We don’t have the money today,” you say quietly. Then with more authority, “Come on, we have to get a lot of things and get home before your dad gets off work.” You grab her hand and begin walking. She follows while craning her neck until the amulet is out of sight.

“This isn’t over,” you imagine Sofia calling to you.

Looking down, you see your daughter frowning in concentration. “But, Grandma gave me five dollars for my birthday last month. Why can’t I use some of that to get the amulet?”

“Yeah, what’s wrong with that?” Sofia mocks from the Sofia the First clearance Halloween toothbrush stand you pass on your way to grab some deodorant.

“Because you already used most of that to buy the Sofia the First Columbus Day Go Fish Cards. You only have fifty cents left.”

“Then what about that Sofia glow-in-the-dark chapstick?”

You feel a migraine coming on. “Not today. We’re too busy, and besides it’s…good grief $20 chaptsick?”

“Healthy lips are happy lips! Can you really put a price on your health?” Sofia winks at you and then blows a kiss to your daughter. She doesn’t notice.

“You’re mean.” She begins to tear up and folds her arms.

Certainly she wouldn’t throw another fit. Isn’t she tired out from the three she just threw in Publix? you ask yourself.

“Not when you give her my Sofia the First Super Star Vitamins every morning,” Sofia laughs.

You ignore the throbbing pain in your head and grab your daughter by the arm. “Let’s go, we’ve got to go get some groceries now.”

“But Mom!” she whines, trailing behind you. “I want that chapst…”

For a moment, the sudden silence comes like a wave of relief. But then you realize your fatal mistake when you see Sofia waving at you from the amulet shelf again. Why didn’t I take the long way around the store?

“It wouldn’t have mattered,” Sofia replies happily. “I’m stocked in the toy, hunting, and craft departments too. Also, there’s a surprise waiting for you on the cereal aisle.”

“I want the amulet!” your daughter suddenly shrieks behind you, pulls away from your hand and throws herself on the ground. After making several wriggling motions, she ends up under the amulet shelves.

“I….WANT…SOFIA!”

With everyone watching, your head exploding, and the growing realization that if you don’t give in, you’re very likely to experience what many psychiatrists are now calling Post-Sofia-the-First Psychosis, you grab the amulet and your flailing daughter and proceed to the checkout line.

The groceries can wait, you think, and then begin planning what to tell your husband about supper.

“It’s only food,” Sofia replies in comforting tones. “At least your darling little girl is happy.”

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            Let’s be honest with ourselves, even though this is fiction, we’ve all experienced the store tantrum at least once. Kids can be just as materialistic as the rest of us; and, with children becoming some of our biggest consumers…READ MORE.

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Review D&SS on Amazon!

If you have read Daniel and the Sun Sword (and liked it), please go to my Amazon page and leave a review!

 

Wow! My husband and I couldn’t put this book down. It sure got our hearts pumping! Exciting, surprising, inspiring — but also arresting. It made me stop and think about the realities of God’s purpose for our lives, the very real “battles” we face, and His power & strength available to us in the midst of it all. Rich imagery. So good!
on June 15, 2016

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Silver Medalist / Cyber Weekend Sale / New Article

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  • Cyber Week Sale 
  • New Article: Words of Eternal Life • 
  • Please review Daniel and the Sun Sword On AMAZON! • 
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Silver Medalist

Daniel and the Sun Sword brought home a silver medal!

Thanks to everyone who voted.

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Cyber Week Sale!

Order a copy of D&SS from my website between now and December 3rd and

receive a signed copy at a 30% discount!


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Words of Eternal Life

John 6:68 “Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words of eternal life.”

Paul writes in Romans that my destiny as a Christian is to be conformed to the image of Christ—to spend my life allowing the Holy Spirit to bend me, mold me, and shape me until I resemble the Son of God.  I should, in fact, always be aware of some sin or bad habit that God is targeting for change.  Change, however, is hard.  After all, as a culture, we do tend toward cynicism and self-centeredness, both of which inhibit my willingness to die to myself and submit to what God wants.  So, when He begins putting pressure on me to crucify the deeds of the flesh, I have often squirmed my way to the edge of the Holy Spirit’s presence, where the compelling and louder voice of the flesh eases my guilt by excusing, rationalizing, and watering-down my sins.  But when I am honest with myself, I know that God will not settle for this, that He wants total submission and transformation.  Christ’s life made that…READ MORE


DANIELandtheSUNSWORD_2D_books_largeReview D&SS on Amazon!

If you have read Daniel and the Sun Sword (and liked it), please go to my Amazon page and leave a review!

 

Wow! My husband and I couldn’t put this book down. It sure got our hearts pumping! Exciting, surprising, inspiring — but also arresting. It made me stop and think about the realities of God’s purpose for our lives, the very real “battles” we face, and His power & strength available to us in the midst of it all. Rich imagery. So good!
on June 15, 2016

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Finalist in Cover Contest…Please Vote in Last Round!

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 D&SS is a Finalist in the AuthorsDB Cover Contest!

Voting is now re-opened until Friday, NOVEMBER 18th. Please go vote!

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Semi-finalist for Cover Contest…Please go Vote!

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 D&SS is a semi-finalist in the AuthorsDB Cover Contest!

Voting is now re-opened until Saturday, NOVEMBER 5th. Please go vote!

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