This is one of my favorite scriptures. I pray this almost every day that God would use me to declare His strength to this generation and His power to everyone who is to come.
I believe books can leave behind a legacy after we’re gone. Not only do I pray that my books will touch those who read them now, while I’m alive, but even after I’m gone, they will point to the Lord of Lord and the King of Kings. What a blessing to be able to minister His love, His grace and His power after I’m in heaven! There’s nothing else I’d rather do than write for Him.
For years, my husband has asked me to make peach cobbler “like your grandmother made.” Easier said than done. Especially since my grandmother wasn’t known for writing her recipes down. When we’d ask her how to make something, she’d wrinkle her nose and say, “Well, you take a little of this and a little of that, and you put it all together.” Pointing out that her “little” and my “little” might not be the same didn’t seem to bother her.
Then, not long ago, I was cleaning out a box. Two moves in the last four years means many, many boxes and a lot of things packed away and forgotten. I found an old recipe box I couldn’t even remember. I have no idea where it came from or how long I’ve had it. But guess what? I found a recipe for “Essie’s Cobbler.” My grandmother’s cobbler recipe! Amazing. Haven’t made it yet, but I will soon. It was the best cobbler I’ve ever tasted. Serve it warm – with vanilla ice cream! (By the way, she used her own canned peaches in her recipe. They were incredible!)
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cream butter and sugar. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together and add to creamed mixture. Pour into loaf pan, spoon fruit over batter, sprinkle with sugar and juice. (You can also use a little cinnamon.) Bake 45 to 50 minutes.
Kate O'Brien's quiet life in small-town Shelter Cove, Arkansas is shaken when her past suddenly comes roaring back to life. Four years ago, she and her twin sister were attacked by an elusive serial killer. Only Kate survived, and she's been in witness protection ever since.
When new evidence arises to suggest the convicted man wasn't the murderer, she's subpoenaed to testify in the new trial. Afraid to go back into that world, Kate only agrees if Tony DeLuca, the deputy Marshal who protected her during the original trial, escorts her to St. Louis.
Tony readily takes on the assignment; Kate's beauty and inner strength made more of an impression on him than he expected. But when Kate's safety is threatened, Tony must race against the clock to keep her alive and put this ugly case to rest before anyone else gets killed.
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Nancy Mehl is a best-selling, award winning author who lives in Missouri, with her husband, Norman, and her Puggle, Watson. She’s authored almost thirty books and is currently writing a new series for Bethany House Publishing based on the U.S. Marshals. The first book, Fatal Frost, in her Defenders of Justice Series, released on November 1st, 2016. The second book, Dark Deception, hit store shelves in June of 2017. Book three, Blind Betrayal, will be released in the spring of 2018. She is also working on a new cozy mystery series for Guideposts, The Mysteries of Martha’s Vineyard.
Readers can learn more about Nancy through her Website. She is part of The Suspense Sisters, along with several other popular suspense authors. She is also very active on Facebook.