There’s something special about spending time at a coffee shop with a friend–engaging in a meaningful conversation, then leaving refueled and ready to tackle the rest of the day. What if your quiet times with God energized you the same way?
Month: September 2018
There he sits, patiently watching. Waiting. Hopeful. Confident. This affectionate cat knows that I don’t feed him first and he is okay with that. Despite having to be second, once I’m done feeding Felix, he hurries over to me and rubs and rubs and rubs. And boinks his head against […]
Have you read any of the Thanksgiving Books & Blessings Collection One yet? It is a group of novels and novellas by various authors focused on Thanksgiving in the 19th century. They are releasing every few days leading up to Thanksgiving. Included in this post are previews and descriptions for […]
Over one million “likes”—but only one of them matters.
After pop star Ryan De Luna praises Maisy Harrison’s YouTube cover of his classic hit, he offers Maisy and her fledgling band the opportunity of a lifetime: to be his opening act.
Once they calmed themselves from that reality, she asked, “So, has Merrhius ever expanded?” “We’ve talked about it. But it’s never been done since I was born. The talks are getting more serious, now.” “Will you expand into empty land?” “No. Into another kingdom.” Faith looked perplexed, and then asked, “Which one?” […]
“Aren’t you terrified of earthquakes?”
“What’s wrong?” My sister quickly dropped her things on the counter as she peered intently at me, waiting to hear what had me so upset. Hours after I saw the paper, I was still in shock.
Excerpt Mrs. Hancock beamed as Alicia reached her side, put an arm around Alicia, and brought her into their circle. “Miss Alicia Palmer, allow me to introduce Lord Amesbury.” Even more devastating up close, Lord Amesbury turned to Alicia. His piercing blue eyes threatened the strength in her knees. Though […]
After entering the Tea with Grace tearoom, a teenage girl ushers me to a table. I request some green tea and ask to see Grace Hearst. Soon a round woman in her mid to late 40’s with bouncy brown hair and rosy cheeks approaches my table carrying a tray laden with a […]
I love books by Bria Quinlan. These Brew Ha Ha stories are very cute and very fun. Excerpt He glanced at me, his eyes narrowing, before he dropped his feet to the floor and shot out of his seat. “No. No way.” He pointed at me as if no one […]
Excerpt Elena looked around the business her dad had built—a thirty-six-hundred-square-foot legacy with iron bars on the windows called Treasure Mountain Pawn, that had passed on to her. “Elena, I got ya something I think ya need.” Tug walked toward the back of the store. “We agreed. No presents,” she […]
“What do you think I am, black?”
My jaw dropped and I was rendered speechless. That a 7 or 8 year-old-boy in a Sunday School class would respond in that way to a simple request that he pick up after himself had my mind reeling. I had no idea how to respond.