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WORN – Pieces of Granite Playlist

Being a mother is incredibly rewarding. It can also be incredibly tiring. Can I get an Amen!? My husband and I had three kids within three and a half years. Crazy, I know! And when our youngest was only one, my husband got a new job in a city 200+ miles away. So, he moved out of Read More

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A Visit With Best-Selling Author, Jim West

*** Book Giveaway! See contest rules below *** I had the privilege of *meeting* Jim West several years ago thanks to the wonderful Soldiers Angels program. Our family volunteered to adopt a soldier, which meant we’d write letters and send care packages several times over a period of months. We were told not to expect Read More

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STAY – Pieces of Granite Playlist

In Pieces of Granite, the hero’s [Jerry’s] greatest fear is that his wife [Debbie] will leave him. Like most fears, it’s brought on by experience as almost everyone he’s loved in his life has abandoned him. So, when I heard the song “STAY” by Tenth Avenue North, I knew this would be Jerry’s song. I love the Read More

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Getting to Know Jacqueline from When Dawn Breaks

I’m pleased to welcome Jennifer Slattery today! Back in September 2016, I spotlighted her debut novel, Beyond I Do (Currently on sale at Amazon for less than $4 for ebook and print!), in a debut author post. In December, Jennifer’s sophomore work, WHEN DAWN BREAKS, came out, and I love the reviews it’s getting, saying that Read More

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True Love Songs

I’m over at Inkspirational Messages today sharing some of my favorite songs about God’s amazing love! Do you have any favorite love songs? http://inkspirationalmessages.com/sing-me-a-love-song/

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Broken Together – Pieces of Granite Playlist

Years ago the line from the Jerry Maguire movie, “You complete me” made women swoon and suddenly became the catch phrase for couples. Sure, it sounds romantic and loving, but how realistic is it? Are we really going to lay that weight on our boy/girlfriend? Fiancée? Spouse? Are we going to rely on them for our wholeness? Read More

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Gone Visiting

I’m down the road a bit today, visiting author Keely Brooke Keith‘s blog, and she’s asked some fun, not-so-usual questions. If you have a moment, stop by and say “hi.” http://www.keelybrookekeith.com/2015/02/author-interview-series-brendasanderson.html I also just discovered a review of Pieces of Granite by friend and co-Inkspirational Messages contributor, Kav Rees. I’m blessed and humbled by her Read More

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A Detour Into Non-Fiction

(Guest post by Michelle Griep) I’m thrilled to welcome novelist, fellow Minnesotan, and best of all, friend, Michelle Griep to my blog today. Not only is she a fabulous writer, but she also rocks as a teacher. Her blog, Writer off the Leash, is replete with writer helps which she relays with a dash of Read More

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Strong Enough – Pieces of Granite Playlist

Most of the popular Christian fiction I read has a strong heroine. That’s no surprise as who doesn’t love a strong woman? Can you think of a better role model for our young women of today? Yet oftentimes that personal strength comes at the expense of depending upon God. So, in Pieces of Granite I wanted Read More