The Broken Trail by Christa MacDonald

Have a Blessed New Year!

How are you spending the final minutes of 2013? With friends? Family? By yourself? Our celebration may look humdrum to others, but it’s a day our family anticipates each year. It’s a day we spend together–bowling and watching movies. As our children get older (21, 19, & 17), I realize that these times are to Read More

The Broken Trail by Christa MacDonald

10 Books That Made an Impact

This past week, I was tagged on Facebook and instructed to list ten books that have made an impact on my reading life. I dutifully answered the request and figured it would also make a perfect blog post for this busy time of year. 1. The Bible, of course. As a linear thinker, I really Read More

The Broken Trail by Christa MacDonald

What are You Reading?

Picture this: It’s snowing outside, the heavy, sticky snow that coats your bare maples and frosts your evergreens in sparkling beauty. The thermometer reads *cold* (Insert your own definition of cold.) You’re curled up in a chair beside the fireplace where a fire crackles and heats. A mug of hot cocoa stirred with a peppermint Read More

The Broken Trail by Christa MacDonald

Living Out Our Gratitude

Fluorescent light and a thump on the bed awake you. You blink, slowly bringing your child into focus. His eyes are wide with expectation. “Wake up! Santa came!” And though, as a teenager, he doesn’t believe in the Santa of the red hat and white beard anymore, Santa’s spirit is very much alive. You shoo Read More

The Broken Trail by Christa MacDonald

A Novel Christmas List – Friends from Minnesota!

As I stated in a previous post, I know these authors, and they know me! They’re all fellow members of our ACFW Minnesota Chapter, MN NICE. I’d love it–and they’d love it too–if you’d add these books to your Christmas list or purchase them for a loved one. Regency THE DANCING MASTER by Julie Klassen Read More

The Broken Trail by Christa MacDonald

A Novel Christmas List – My Friends from Inkspirational Messages!

This is the post where I get to do some name-dropping. Yes, I know the authors of the books listed below, and they even know me! (Though, they might not admit to it.) One of the greatest blessings of being an author is befriending others who share my same passion–I love supporting them all! So, when Read More

The Broken Trail by Christa MacDonald

A Novel Christmas List–Biblical, Speculative, and Young Adult

Today’s list is a bit shorter, but it’s quality. I highly recommend these three novels plus other works by these authors. Biblical Fiction ISCARIOT: A Novel of Judas by Tosca Lee (Howard Books) Judas Iscariot has been reviled as a liar, thief, and traitor—though Jesus called him friend. But when Judas realizes the Nazarene refuses Read More