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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

And the WINNER Is-----

We Have A Winner!!!

I was gone till 11:00 last night to our Portland chapter ACFW meeting, so couldn't do my drawing. I just picked a winner for a signed copy of my book and Stacey.... stacey_dale[at]yahoo[dot]com is the lucky winner. I've sent her an email to notify her.

Thank you ALL for taking the time to leave a comment. I hope you'll all be able to get a copy and take part in the ACFW book club discussion, as The Other Daughter did win the vote for June. I'm pumped!!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Win A Copy of The Other Daughter!

Hey everybody! My book has been nominated for the book club choice to read and discuss on the ACFW book club for June and is in the top three right now. I'm giving away ONE copy---so if you're interested in reading it and would like yours FREE, just leave a comment below. I'll be drawing the winners name and contacting the winner on Monday night. Be sure you leave a way to get in can do your email address like this....miralee at gorge dot net.

Here's a brief summary of the book in case you aren't familiar with it...and if you don't win, you can find it on Amazon, CBD or your local book store. Thanks and good luck!

The girl standing at the door took a deep breath, pulling her suitcase a
little closer to her trembling legs. "My mama's dead. He's my daddy."

Susanne Carson knew she could trust the love of her life-her husband,
David-until she discovered a strange, unkempt young girl on their doorstep,
claiming to be David's daughter.

Not that their marriage had ever been perfect-David's decision to embrace
the Christian faith had strained their relationship. Susanne may not have
agreed with his beliefs, but at least she trusted him. Had David been hiding
this not-so-little secret from his past? Her husband wanted Susanne to
believe in God, but believing hadn't done much to keep David out of another
woman's arms. What else could her husband be hiding?

As David confronts the truth of his past, Susanne must face her own moment
of truth as her marriage is taken to the breaking point and the life of one
young girl is left in her hands.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Trying To Get Life Right....

Ever just feel TIRED? I mean, don't want to do anything, can't seem to get moving type tired? A list a mile long, and you need to be writing two different books, and revising a third, and all you find yourself doing is staring at the screen, or playing solitaire?

That's where I'm at right now. I need to be three people, and I'm just not able to stretch to the extent I need to. I've always been able to before, so what's different now?

Hmm....let's see....maybe it has something to do with the fact that I'm over 50 and it's hard for me to admit I don't have the intensely high energy level I used to have?

I'm leaving for a church retreat tomorrow at 2:00 in the afternoon, and returning home about the same time, and I'm kicking myself for signing up. I look at my house that needs cleaning, the laundry that needs done, the mud patch in the front of the house that needs lawn seed spread, the flower bed that needs weeding, and the book projects piling up...and I wonder how I can possibly take the time to go.

But then I think...can I afford NOT to go? Maybe God has something planned in this 24 hrs away that I need to hear. Maybe He wants to meet me in a way He's been unable to do at home, at the pace I'm running. Maybe....well, maybe HE set this as a divine appointment and I need to quit kicking myself, and go with an attitude of expectation.

Okay...I can do that, I think. I'm going to put aside the stress for 24 hrs and allow God to speak to me in whatever way He needs to. I guess we all need times like this. Time to slow down and allow God to get our attention. There might not be any huge revelation while I'm gone. I might not hear the speaker say anything I haven't heard a dozen times before. But if I connect with my Lord at an intimate level, it will be worth it all.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

On the RUN!

Oh my seems to be racing past me at lightening speed this week! I can't believe tomorrow is Thursday and I haven't posted my personal impressions yet of Generation NeXt Marriage! And I'm not going to be able to now, until this week-end. OK, so you may not be holding your breath in anticipation, but I did say I'd do it within a couple of days, and I've dropped the ball. But I'm scrambling with a schedule change and an unexpected trip out of town...and I won't return to my keyboard until sometime on Friday....then will need to play catch up at home the remainder of that day.

Is anyone else experiencing the rapid passing of this year...? I realize it's only the first of April, and we've even still been getting hit with the last remnants of winter....but it FEELS like it's blasting past me way too fast. Although I do admit, I'm hungry for spring and even more so for the summer heat to arrive. But then I have to remember...following the awesome summer sun, comes the beauty and coolness of fall, and right on its heels is winter. Ugh! Ok, I'm jumping the gun here, but I don't even want to think of winter again for a long time, and it's already April! Sigh. I'll quit now and get some things done that I must do before I hit the road.

See you back here in a few days!!! Blessings to you all as your life swirls around you....
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