Sunday, July 13, 2014

Free & Low-Cost Christian Kindle E-books - 07/13/2014

Looking for some books to read on your Kindle this summer? Here are some of Amazon's free & low-cost Kindle fiction e-books as of Sunday, June 13. Click on the title to go to Amazon's site to download the book.

Rekindled (Fountain Creek Chronicles Book #1), author Tamera Alexander (Bethany House). Free.









Wings of Glass, author Gina Holmes (Tyndale House). Free.










Courting Cate (The Courtships of Lancaster County Book #1), author Leslie Gould (Bethany House). Free.









Afton of Margate Castle (The Knights Chronicles Book #1), author Angela Hunt (HuntHaven Press). Free.









A Home in the West (The Amish of Apple Grove), authors Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith (Harvest House). Free.









Julia's Hope, author Leisha Kelly (Revell). Price $1.99.










The Guardian (Home to Hickory Hollow Book #3), author Beverly Lewis (Bethany House). Price $2.99.









Love Finds You in Paradise, Pennsylvania, author Lori Lough (Summerside). Price $0.99.









The Jewel of His Heart (Heart of the West Book #1), author Maggie Brendan (Revell). Price $3.99.










Happy Reading!



Sunday, July 6, 2014

Free& Low-Cost Christian Kindle E-books - 07/06/2014

Looking for some books to read on your Kindle this summer? Here are some of Amazon's free & low-cost Kindle fiction e-books as of Sunday, June 8. Click on the title to go to Amazon's site to download the book.

Montana Reunion (Big Sky Centennial), author Valerie Hansen (Love Inspired). Free.










All God's Children (The Peacemakers), author Anna Schmidt (Barbour Books). Free.









Once Upon a Summer (Seasons of the Heart Book #1), author Janette Oke (Bethany House). Free.









The Heart of Thornton Creek (Queensland Chronicles Book #1), author Bonnie Leon (Revell). Free.









Chasing Sunsets (A Cedar Key Series Book #1), author Eva Marie Everson (Revell). Free.









Inescapable (Road to Kingdom Book #1), author Nancy Mehl (Bethany House). Free.









City of Angels (The Trials of Kit Shannon Book #1), authors Tracie Peterson and James Scott Bell  (Compendium Press). Free.









A Wedding Transpires on Mackinac Island, author Cara Putman (Barbour Books). Price $0.99.









Georgia on Her Mind, author Rachel Hauck (Forget-Me-Not Romances). Price $0.99.









The Herbalist's Daughter (Book 1 Amish  Herb Shop Series), author Karen Anna Vogel (Lamb Books). Price $0.99.









Even Now (Lost Love Series), author Karen Kingsbury (Zondervan). Price $2.99.









Happy Reading!



Friday, June 27, 2014

Photo of Faith Friday: "When Oceans Rise"

Hillsong United's "Oceans" is one of my favorite songs right now. I think part of it is because I love the ocean. The sounds of the gulls and the water's comings and goings combined with the salty smell of the sea breeze put me in my happy place. But more than that, I love the song's words.

They talk about stepping out in faith and trusting God more deeply than ever before—"where my trust is without borders," in the words of the song. Trusting in God so fully can be tough, especially when we're raised in a society that prides itself on being self-sufficient.

But self-sufficiency is a hoax, encouraged by the Deceiver of our hearts. Satan is the one who tells us we need to do it all ourselves—and that we're never good enough. And, sadly, many of us believe the lies.

Alternatively, God wants us to rely wholeheartedly on Him. When Peter stepped out of the boat to walk across the water to Jesus, he did the "impossible" until his fear overshadowed his faith. It wasn't until he took his eyes off Christ that he started to sink.

Maybe you feel like the oceans of your life are rising right now. Take heart in knowing that with Jesus, the height of the waters doesn't matter. He walks above it, and so do you if you trust Him.

Never heard "Oceans" and want to take a listen? Here it is . . .







Friday, June 20, 2014

Photo of Faith Friday: "If We Don't Teach Our Children..."

Today was the last day of school for my daughter (yes, it is late—we had MANY snow days this year). As I look forward to having both kids home with me for the summer, I'm reminded how important my behavior is. Kids watch and emulate, and I want to make sure what they're seeing in me doesn't translate into behavior I don't want to see in them.

There are so many influences in the world that I don't want my kids—or any kids, for that matter—exposed to. And it's so true: If we don't teach our children to follow Christ, the world will teach them not to. My words to live by for the summer.

I want my kids to have an awesome summer with plenty of good memories that they'll carry for the rest of their lives, but more than that, I want their time with me to prepare them to resist the ugly parts of our culture that they're eventually going to face.

Bring on the summer!



Friday, June 13, 2014

Guest Posting, Part 2, on the Colonial Quills Blog

The Moon-Williamson Log House, circa 1760
My current novel, a historical romance, takes place in 1756 in a southeastern Pennsylvania Quaker community. Research recently took me to Historic Fallsington, a small Bucks County, Pennsylvania village where time has seemingly stood still—even over 300 years after it was first settled by members of the Society of Friends.

I'm excited to be sharing Part 2 of my visit on the Colonial Quills blog today! I'd love for you to join us there by clicking  HERE.






Monday, June 9, 2014

Guest Posting Today at Colonial Quills

Schoolmaster's House, circa 1758
My current novel, a historical romance, takes place in 1756 in a southeastern Pennsylvania Quaker community. Research recently took me to Historic Fallsington, a small Bucks County, Pennsylvania village where time has seemingly stood still—even over 300 years after it was first settled by members of the Society of Friends.

I'm excited to be sharing about my visit on the Colonial Quills blog today! I'd love for you to join us there by clicking HERE.



Sunday, June 8, 2014

Free & Low-Cost Christian Kindle E-books - 06/08/2014

Looking for some books to read on your Kindle this summer? Here are some of Amazon's free & low-cost Kindle fiction e-books as of Sunday, June 8. Click on the title to go to Amazon's site to download the book.


Chasing Sunsets (The Cedar Key Series Book 1), author Eva Marie Everson (Revell). Free.










Safe by the Marshall's Side (Witness Protection), author Shirlee MacCoy (Love Inspired Suspense). Free.










Appalachian Serenade: A Novel (Appalachian Blessings), author Sarah Loudin Thomas (Bethany House). Free.










Michal (The Wives of King David), author Jill Eileen Smith (Revell). Free.










Hearts Awakening (Hearts Along the River Book 1), author Delia Parr (Bethany House). Free.










A Distant Melody (Wings of Glory Book 1), author Sarah Sundin (Revell). Free.










Sixteen Brides, author Stephanie Grace Whitson (Bethany House). Price $1.99.










Looking For a Miracle (Brides of Lancaster County), author Wanda Brunstetter (Barbour Books). Price $1.99.










Happy reading!