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The Winner of Hair Calamities and Hot Cash

  The winner is... Hats.. Horns... Congratulations, Susan!
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Looking in the Window: Love Much and The Little Things. Giveaway

 Love Much As we’ve grown more distanced from each other, many of us still strive to help others. We’re doing it more and more through charities, online giving, and programs in our churches, but we’re all so busy surviving with almost no extra time, we often gloss over the little things, the simple gestures and kindnesses that bind human to human.  When we’re overburdened ourselves with life’s demands growing more difficult each day, we’re often mentally marking things off of our list, so it doesn’t occur to us to smile at each other.  Sometimes we’re having such a hard time keeping up with the day’s demands, listening to another person whose heart is troubled doesn’t occur to us, but it can mean so much.  If we’re pre-occupied, we can overlook that spur of the moment need that jumps out at us from nowhere.  These are little things, but they’re often important to the person who needs a bit of help. One day in a crowded restaurant where people place their orders and then pick them up, a

Looking out the Window: The American Christian Fiction Writers September New Releases

  More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website Contemporary Romance: A Louisiana Christmas to Remember by Morgan Tapley Smith , Betsy St. Amant , Lenora Worth -- Three heartwarming, interconnected stories of faith, love, and restoration, brought to you by three Louisiana-native authors. Will a rare snowy Louisiana Christmas bring restoration and hope to the hometown and hearts of three women from the town’s founding family? In A Louisiana Snow by Morgan Tarpley Smith, meet Mattie: A passionate visionary who learns to forgive and finds love in unexpected places… In Restoring Christmas by Betsy St. Amant, meet Jolene: An artist and prodigal daughter who discovers love exists in the very place she once called home… In A Christmas Reunion by Lenora Worth, meet Adale: A beautiful widow who finally dares to love again… (Contemporary Romance from Barbour Publishing ) Redeeming the Cowboy by Lisa Jordan -- Five years ago, bull rider Be

Looking out the Window: Best-selling, Multi-award-winning Author Nancy Mehl Talks about her Newest Suspense Novel, Cold Pursuit. Giveaway.

  A Warm Welcome to Nancy Mehl Nancy will give away a print copy of Cold Pursuit (U.S. residents only) . To enter join the Rafflecopter contest and leave a comment below. Also leave an email address below or with Rafflecopter.  Nancy shares one of her favorite Bible verses and a yummy recipe. Psalm 27:13:   I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord In the land of the living . (NKJV) A Yummy Recipe   The following recipe is my own! I changed another very basic recipe into this. It’s one of my husband’s favorite dishes.  Smoked Turkey Taco Soup Ingredients: Turkey Smoked Sausage (12 ounces) 8 cups chicken broth 1 can black beans (washed and drained) 1 pinto beans (drained) 1 can dark red kidney beans (drained) 1 large can Southwestern/Fiesta corn (drained) 2 Tablespoons taco seasoning (see recipe below) Directions: Cut sausage into slices. Then add all ingredients to a large pot. Simmer for 30 minutes. Add shredded sharp cheddar cheese on to

Looking out the Window: Susan Spess Talks about Jordan Valley Roundup, the Third Book in her Jordan Valley Series. Giveaway.

A Warm Welcome to Susan Spess Susan gives away an eBook of Jordan Valley Roundup . To enter to win join the Rafflecopter contest below and leave a comment and an email. Susan Tells Us the Story behind the Story Some of my oldest memories are of rodeos. I’ve never participated in one, as much as I wanted to, but I love watching others. I was very young when I first watched my cousin ride barrels on my dad’s horse, Sparky, at the rodeo in the tiny town of Old Mannford. Dad must have enjoyed rodeos as much as I did, because we often attended different ones. When the International Professional Rodeo Association moved to Tulsa in 1971 for the 1970 rodeo season, my family was there. The next year, I was in college at Ozark Bible College in Joplin, Missouri, so I didn’t get to go. (A big snowstorm hit while they were there, so they didn’t get home until around 2:00 am.) One of the first dates with my hubby was to the finals in 1973. We went with my family to the first night, and we went again