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Looking Out the Window: An Elaine Marie Cooper Devotional and Giveaway

I'm so happy to have Elaine Marie Cooper here with an inspirational devotional, "Unwrapped Hearts," and a giveaway for February. She'll also tell us about her new book, The Road to Deer Run, and share some of her reviews. Be sure to leave a comment with your email address (name at address dot com) for a chance to win a copy. I'll draw a name and announce a winner on Monday, February 7th.



UNWRAPPED HEARTS
Don’t you love those bright, beribboned heart boxes of candy that appear in the stores in February? You hope against common-sense hope (how many calories in those sweets?? Oh my…!) that maybe you will be one of the lucky recipients this year.
But imagine receiving such a heartfelt gift from someone you love…only to discover that someone had been poking around in there beforehand, leaving undetected holes in the bottom of each candy. I would personally be hurt and more than a little disappointed. No one wants such a special gift to be ruined by someone’s selfish act.…

Looking Out the Window: Devotionals, Interviews and Giveaways

STARTING IN FEBRUARY


Stop by often

Read a series of devotionals written by different authors.

From time to time look for author interviews and giveaways.

I'm excited to have so many good writers coming to my blog to share their devotionals. From time to time there will be author interviews and giveaways too. I hope you'll come by to read these wonderful, inspirational posts.See you soon!

Looking Out the Window: The Bird Feeder

It snowed in Georgia on Christmas day. It was the first time we’d had a white Christmas in over one hundred years. I think the birds were as surprised as we were. The area around the bird feeder in our backyard looked like an aviary. I was glad that my husband, Rick, checks and fills it every day. The cardinals, wrens, nuthatches and English sparrows found what they needed. They stayed with us for a long time and came in flocks throughout the day. I couldn’t help but think of Luke 12:24, “Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet, God feeds them…”

That day the birds got a little help from Rick.

I recalled the rest of the verse, “And how much more valuable you are than birds!”

If we feed the birds, shouldn’t we help one another?

Matthew 22: 37 - 39, “Love the Lord your God with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.”

Looking Out the Window: Welcome Inspirational Writer Jennifer Slattery

Multi-faceted Christian writer Jennifer Slattery talks about Clash of the Titles and her new romance novel.

First, tell us a little about yourself.
Wow, that’s a loaded question, Gail. First and foremost, I’m a follower of Christ who wants to bring Him glory in all I do. Everything else hinges on that. Second, I’m a wife, mother, Calvary Bible College student and writer.

Were you an avid reader as a child? What did you read?
I was, although I always had a tendency to “check out” and venture into my own story. I went through a period where I was fascinated by Shakespeare, and I loved the Odyssey. I know, weird. I think I’ve always enjoyed “symbolic” writing. If there wasn’t a hidden meaning, I’d create one. grin. But I like things that have multi-layers that you can read again and again, digging a bit deeper each time.

I enjoy symbolism also. What do you write?
Wow, another loaded question. I write a bit of everything. As the Marketing Representative for Clash of the Titles, I do a lot of …