Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Fighting Defeat

Friends, today is one of those days where I want to throw the towel in. Defeat isn’t just a whisper in my ear, it’s a shout in my face, telling me to give up on dreams, friendships, hopes, plans...everything that just doesn’t seem to be working in this moment.

This. This, my friends, is why we need to know the word of God. It’s never an “if” days like this come, it’s “when” they come. What will we use in battle if not the Word? God’s truths, his promises, his very word are our weapons—and they are undefeatable. 
Things like—No weapon formed against us shall prevail. Isaiah 54:17

He KNOWS the plans he has for us and they are to prosper us...to give us a HOPE and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

All his promises are a yes. 2 Cor. 1:20

He came to give us abundant life. John 10:10

He uses ALL things for his good. Romans 8:28

He loves us so much that he rejoices over us with singing:) Zeph. 3:17

What are some of the verses you use when fighting defeat?

Thursday, May 23, 2019

More of Him

Friends, we will never be all we want to be until we align that pursuit with who God created us to be. Until we take our eyes off of our earthly hopes and focus on his heavenly ones for us, we will constantly fall short and be left wanting for more.

More success
More weight loss
More beauty
More friends
More love

When ultimately the ONLY thing we need more of is him.

His peace
His perspective
His strength
His approval
His direction
His love

Then, and only then, will we finally become all we were meant to be.

His daughter in whom he loves and is well pleased.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Not Alone

Solitude: a lonely place, the state of being alone.
Lately this has so been on my heart. Watching my girls or the women around me try and navigate friendships—myself included—has brought one word to mind over and over...lonely.
Friends, the enemy wants to rewrite our truth. Through silent phones, busy friends, unreturned texts, or even the perception via social media that we’re “left out”, our enemy wants us to believe we are alone.
And, oh, I’m not minimizing the fact that sometimes people do leave us out. Sometimes our lives are silent. Sometimes loneliness does settle in—but we are NEVER alone. God is always, always, always there.
I’m praying for those facing loneliness today. That God makes himself known to you. And I’m challenging all of us to reach out to someone today with a smile, a text, or a phone call. Sometimes the smallest action can change someone’s entire day.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

10 Weeks of Romance Giveaway!

Welcome to WEEK 3 of the 10 Weeks of Romance Giveaways!

Ten of some of the best authors in the inspirational and sweet romance genres are hosting a 10 Weeks of Romance Giveaway to celebrate their new Resort to Romance series! 

Here’s the series premise:

It’s Matchmaking Week at an all-inclusive resort on a private island in the Bahamas. Each guest has been expertly paired and is here to enjoy one full week with their match. While there’s no money-back guarantee on the paid trip, the participants are guaranteed to find love!

Each week beginning Tuesday, February 19ththrough the week of Tuesday, May 7th, a new book by a new author in the series will release, and you have the chance to win one, some, or the grand prize which includes all ten novellas plus a $150 Amazon gift card!

Here’s how it works: Register at the rafflecopter below. We’ll randomly select a winner each Tuesday. And the great thing about this giveaway is the books build with every author’s new release! That means your entries roll over each week all the way up the GRAND PRIZE.

This week’s prize includes an ebook copy of:
A Meddled Match by Jill Kemerer
A Messed-Up Match by Jessica R. Patch
Met Her Match by ME!

Two old friends. One unexpected reunion.

Parasailing captain Pemberley Truitt has almost grasped a sense of home after two years in the Bahamas. While she misses her family, she’s never felt like she fits in; especially when it comes to TruLove, their family’s matchmaking business. When her brother calls and begs her help with the now struggling company, she’s happy to oblige and obtain the chance to find her place with them. But then she discovers she’ll have to work with Tobias Bradshaw. The last time she saw him, he broke her heart.

Tobias Bradshaw is ready for his love life to be as successful as his winning record in the courtroom. Which is why he agrees to his friend’s two-fold plea: professionally research Joy Island’s matchmaking service and personally be matched himself. No objections there. Until Pemberley Truitt crosses his path again, and she looks about as happy to see him as someone chosen for jury duty. It’s fine. He’s faced hostile witnesses before. Except he soon realizes he wants more than a temporary working relationship. He’s taken on difficult opposition in court before, but this time he’ll need more than a persuasive argument if he hopes to win Pem’s heart.

Be sure to stop by Kristina Knight's blog next Tuesday to see what book is being added to the giveaway.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway - Day 11

Hey all! It's that time of year again where the 12 Days of Christmas giveaway is making its rounds, and I"m so thrilled to partner with these amazing authors to wish you all a merry Christmas! So keep reading to see how YOU can enter to win some wonderful prizes!

Welcome to the 11th day of the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

The prizes are building and today's winner will receive ALL of the below!

At First Glance by Susan L. Tuttle (ME!) & 
mug and coffee from Jennifer Deibel

Unblemished eBook by Sara Ella
Victorian Christmas Brides Collection by Gabrielle Meyer
ARC of The Secrets of Paper and Ink by Lindsay Harrel
The Sky Above Us by Sarah Sundin
Where the Fire Falls by Karen Barnett
My Heart Belongs in Fort Bliss Texas by Erica Vetsch
A Sparkle of Silver by Liz Johnson
Cold Case Christmas by Jessica R. Patch
Wyoming Christmas Quadruplets by Jill Kemerer
Christmas with the Cowboy + jingle bell necklace by Tina Radcliffe

It's not too late to enter in the Rafflecopter giveaway below by following some of your favorite authors on social media and signing up for their newsletters. We draw a new winner every day, and on December 12th, we’ll give away a $150 Amazon Gift Card OR a 1-Year Audible Gold Subscription (winner’s choice) in addition to all the other great prizes!

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And don't forget to visit Liz's blog tomorrow to see what prize is added next!

Merry Christmas!