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This week the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing "Reclaiming Nick"

This week CFBA is touring "Reclaiming Nick" by Susan May Warren. I haven't had the pleasure of reading this yet, but definitely want to pick up a copy. I can tell you Susan May Warren is a great author. I've read "Happily Ever After" which was a romance and an absolute delight. I have started reading a suspense novel by Susan titled "Sands of Time". I can tell you it has gripped me from the first page. Sounds like she is a busy woman. I hope you'll pick up some of her work to enjoy it as I have.


Award winning author SUSAN MAY WARREN recently returned home to her native Minnesota after serving for eight years with her husband and four children as missionaries with SEND International in Far East Russia. She now writes full time from Minnesota's north woods. Visit her Web site at


RECLAIMING NICK is the first of The Noble Legacy series. Book Two, Taming Rafe, will be available January 2008.


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Face Lift

If you're looking for me, you've found the right blog. And no, I didn't get a facelift, but the blog did.

I know, I know! I should be writing or preparing my post for F.A.I.T.H. tomorrow. Instead, I decided I didn't like some things on my blog layout. So voila! Changed again.

It's lighter. It's only a few minutes old at this moment. I'm getting used to it. What do you think?

And if your comment is: Christy, pick a template and stick with it, and get back to writing... well, you can just keep your comment to yourself :-)

Seeking Him

Yesterday started off pretty typical.

My husband was off work, so he went fishing, needing a day to unwind from a harrowing work weekend.

I went to town to return clothes that didn't fit ~ I always have my daughter and she doesn't allow much dressing room/shopping time.

We stopped by my mother in-law's on the way home so my daughter could visit her Nana and cousin. I went out to grab lunch and while I was out, my husband called my cell to ask me to go home because our security alarm was going off and he had been called. Since he was in the middle of the lake, I'm the appropriate candidate.

I rushed home, luckily was only two miles away, and walked around the house until the police officer arrived. Everything was in tact. The officer came inside with me and looked around. No doors or windows had been upset. All was as I'd left it (a cluttered mess, but thankfully was our mess). Apparently, the motion detected was from the living room.

Our security alarm is set up where …

This week the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing "It Happens Every Spring"

Book review time!

This is a book I have and am reading!(applause)

"It Happens Every Spring" is starting off in the midst of a storm and a power outage in the community of Deepwater Cove. Who would've thought a little old thunderstorm would shut down the local beauty parlor, and bring a confused drifter to Brenda Hansen's doorstep asking for chocolate cake and telling her he's seen Jesus in her basement?


GARY CHAPMAN is the author of the New York Times best seller The Five Love Languages and numerous other books. He's the director of Marriage & Family Life Consultants, Inc., and host of A Growing Marriage, a syndicated radio program heard on over 100 stations across North America. He and his wife, Karolyn, live in North Carolina.

CATHERINE PALMER is the Christy Award-winning, CBA best-selling author of more than forty novels--including The Bachelor's Bargain--which have more than 2 million copies in print. She lives in Missouri with her …

New Book

It's book review time and "The Reliance" by Mary Lu Tyndall is this choice of the week from the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance. I haven't had the pleasure of reading this yet, but doesn't it sound like an exciting story! Can't wait to pick up my copy!

This week the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing "The Reliance"


M. L. (MARYLU) TYNDALL grew up on the beaches of South Florida loving the sea and the warm tropics. But despite the beauty around her, she always felt an ache in her soul--a longing for something more.

After college, she married and moved to California where she had two children and settled into a job at a local computer company. Although she had done everything the world expected, she was still miserable. She hated her job and her marriage was falling apart.

Still searching for purpose, adventure and true love, she spent her late twenties and early thirties doing all the things the world told her would make her happy, and after years, her children suffered, her second marriage suffered, and she was still miserable.

One day, she picked up her old Bible, dusted it off, and began to read. Somewhere in the middle, God opened her hardened heart to see that He was real, that He still loved her, and that He had a purpose for her life, if she's only give her heart to Him co…

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Cell phone Vs. Bible

(This is a copy of an email I received from my aunt, which came from my cousin. I don't know who the original author is, but this is so, so true. Enjoy!)

Thought Provoking!!!!!

Cell phone Vs. Bible

I wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our cell phone?

What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?

What if we flipped through it several times a day?

What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?

What if we used it to receive messages from the text?

What if we treated it like we couldn't live without it?

What if we gave it to kids as gifts?

What if we used it when we traveled?

What if we used it in case of emergency?

This is something to make you go "hmm...where is my Bible?

Oh, and one more thing. Unlike our cell phone, we don't have to worry about our Bible being disconnected because Jesus already paid the bill.

Makes you stop and think, where are my priorities?

And no dropped calls!!!

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing The Watchers

(This is a copy of the CFBA Book Review)

MARK ANDREW OLSEN whose novel The Assignment was a Christy Award finalist, also collaborated on bestsellers Hadassah (now the major motion picture: One Night With the King), The Hadassah Covenant, and Rescued. The son of missionaries to France, Mark is a graduate of Baylor University. He and his wife, Connie, live in Colorado Springs with their three children.

Just below the surface among the family of God lives another family tree--one traced in spirit, invisible and ageless, known as the Watchers. For two thousand years they've seen beyond the veil separating this world from the next, passing on their gift through a lineage mostly overlooked. Throughout history they've scouted the borders of the supernatural frontier, but now their survival hangs by a thread. And their fate lies in the hands of a young woman, her would-be killer, and a mystery they must solve....

"Congratulations. You just reached my…

Reaching out

Sunday evening I took part in a meeting at my church. Well, maybe I should reword in saying I sat in the sanctuary and listened to the pastor and Sunday school coordinator's plans as words of skepticism ran through my head.

But by the end of the meeting I was excited about the plans.

My church wants to reach out to individuals who visit, to those who are members and haven't been in a long time, to those who are there every Sunday and Wednesday. My church wants to minister to every individual.

I've visited many churches where I walked in, was handed a bulletin, sat in the pew, shook hands with the person next to me, listened to the sermon, and then walked out, feeling good I was there, but knowing no one would recognize I wouldn't be back the next week.

My church is trying to avoid that. They want everyone who walks through our sanctuary doors on Sunday morning, or visits on Wednesday or Sunday nights, that we care they were there. A new concept? It shouldn't be, but…

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My friend Lindi introduced me to this cute little word meter I now have on the left side of the page. It's a progress meter that helps you keep track of how many words you have written. So far, I'm at 6,500 on my revision. Not quite 10% of my target of 75,000, but moving up anyway, which is the point.

If you'd like to add one of these to your site, check out Writertopia.