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Looking in the Window: In Power Struggles God Wins

     While nothing on earth equals God’s power, many people live for power. Powerful governments affect our lives for good or bad, and we notice that, but what about power in our daily lives?      Long ago before the pandemic my husband and I ate at one of our favorite restaurants fairly often, and a cute, young lady with a friendly smile waited on us. I’ll call her Mandy. One day a couple came in and sat in the booth behind us. Mandy walked up to the table with her big grin. “Hi, how are you today?” she asked.      The man, who had salt and pepper colored hair and a pudgy face, spoke in a harsh tone, “I want the steak.”      “Sure, which one would you like?” Mandy asked.      “I don’t want you to put it in the microwave. That will make it tough. Do you understand?”      Mandy’s lips turned down. “Yes sir.”      “I want it medium rare. I don’t want blood oozing out of it. I want it cooked right.”      “Yes sir, which steak did you prefer?”      “Oh, I think I’ll take the rib eye. And,
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Looking Out the Window: American Christian Fiction Writers May New Releases

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Looking out the Window: Karen Malley Talks About A Second Chance for Grace. Gives Away an E-book.

A Warm Welcome to Karen Malley To win an e-Book of A Second Chance for Grace leave a comment and an email address below.  Hi Karen, let's talk about your writing. Where do you get ideas for your books? From everywhere! From people I talk with in real life, from news stories, even sometimes from dreams. Anything can become a story. After I finished Following the Sparrows, I knew I wanted to continue the story of some of the secondary characters. Mac’s occupation was defined in the first novel, but I needed to flesh out Susan a little more. At some point I read an article about interesting jobs, and one of them was apartment manager. The article said sometimes folks leave unusual items behind. Suddenly Susan’s job and a creative twist to the story was born. Do you have to juggle writing with a job, family responsibilities or other obligations? How do you balance it? Honestly, juggling is a good word for it. I work full time as a scientist (which was the inspiration for the heroine i

Looking Out the Window: Award Winning Author Tanya Agler Talks about The Soldier's Unexpected Family, Her Latest Harlequin Heart Warming Romance. Gives Away an E-Book of The Sheriff's Second Chance, Shares Recipes

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Looking in the Window: Cooking up a Mystery Goes on Tour with a $40 Amazon Gift Card as a Prize

   Reviews, a Contest and a Book Sale Hot Off the Press this morning - See below for The Texas Book-aholic entire review! Cooking up a Mystery's touring blogs with Celebrate Lit from now through April 22. In honor of the tour Pelican Book Group has put Cooking up a Mystery  e-Books on sale for $1.99 from now until April 15th. About Cooking up a Mystery  Laney Eskridge worked to put her husband through dental school. Then he left with another woman. She's on edge from the emotional scars and her parents' deaths. Then she hears unexplained noises in her new tea house, and her anxiety is tripled. Add a budding romance with Eric—a guy with a fear of commitment—and it's all too much to handle. She cuts ties with Eric and plunges into making her business pay off.  When Eric discovers that Laney's in danger, he vows to protect her. But can he make a lasting promise? Will she trust him? . . .and when they overhear a threat that could cause national turmoil, will anyone bel