When Sorrows like Sea Billows Roll

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When peace like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to know It is well, it is well, with my soul. “It Is Well” is a beautiful song and the story behind the words is powerfully inspiring. Horatio Spafford had a Job like experience with his young son dying and …

Cover Reveal – River to Redemption

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For an author, one of the highlights of a new book’s journey to publication is seeing the cover that is going to be wrapped around the words of your story. In traditional publishing, the publishers have an art department with talented people who work hard to make those book wrappers as attractive and compelling as possible. That’s because the cover …

Clouds and Stories

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A cloudless plain blue sky is like a flowerless garden.  ~Terri Guillemets Ah, the beautiful sky. A blue sky with nary a cloud is something to be treasured. But at times clouds have a way of making a sky even more beautiful. Clouds are the sky’s imagination. ~Terri Guillemets Ms. Guillemets must enjoy studying the sky. As I searched through my …

Scavenger Hunt Fun

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Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature. ~Steve Maraboli The Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt is over. It was a great weekend with hundreds of readers stopping by the posts of the twenty-four authors who took part with some fabulous and fun content. I thank …

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #10

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Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to start at Stop #1, and collect the clues through all 25 stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 3 grand prizes! The hunt BEGINS with Stop #1 at Lisa Bergren’s site. Hunt through our loop using Chrome or …

Mysteries Solved – Winners Chosen

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Do you know what this is? It’s a hedge apple and this has been a banner year for them. The hedge apple is the fruit of the Osage Orange tree and is a native tree in parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas where the Osage Indians lived and thus the name. Ranchers once planted the trees as hedges that served …

Last Mystery Picture until Next Time

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Between our birth and death we may touch understanding, As a moth brushes a window with its wing. ~Christopher Fry I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man? ~Zhuangzi I’ve …