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Looking Out the Window: The Next Book in the Love Is...Series, The Crux of Honor by Paula Mowery

  We’re told in Scripture that God is love. He definitely proved His kind of love is an unconditional and undeserved type through sending His Son to die for our sins. Some love isn’t hard to conjure. God just helps us to enhance it. For example, I am still head-over-heels in love with my husband of twenty-six years. But through God’s Word and leading, I’ve learned to love my husband more like God planned for a wife to love her husband. When my little girl was born, I was in love, even though it took a lot to get her here. But God has shown me how to love my daughter through example and discipline. I struggled with infertility issues before finally conceiving my only daughter. My bitterness heightened each time I would hear about a young woman or girl who conceived out of wedlock and by accident. I cried out to God that this wasn’t fair. I wanted a baby and would care for that child and love that child, giving her a mother and a father. Some years later I was approac

Looking Out the Window: Jennifer Slattery Talks about her New Book, Breaking Free

    A Warm Welcome to Jennifer Slattery   Jennifer shares a devotional and a link to an excerpt from her new book, Breaking Free   Living Fully Present in the Present “Can you hear me now?” “Are you even listening?” My mind can be a jumbled mess, with so many must-dos swirling around, I miss out on the blessings unfolding right in front of me. It takes determination to remain fully present in the present. Today I choose now. This “present-focused-living” campaign started a year or so ago with a trip to the UP building to join my hubby for lunch. My daughter came with me, and the weather couldn’t have been better. Overcast, a slight breeze, maybe 75 degrees. Plus, I had annoyed my daughter a total of 0 times on the drive over. (If you didn’t believe in miracles before…) We get there to find my husband waiting, inching toward the exit. We’d fully expected to eat in the company cafe’, which is lovely. But he–and God–had other plans. My husband surprised

Looking Out the Window: Gay Lewis Talks about the Latest Book in her Sarah Series, Sarah and a Date for Mackenzie, Gives Away an E-book

A Warm Welcome to Gay Lewis   Gay will give away an e-book of the winner's choice. To enter to win leave a comment and an e-mail address below. Gay Shares a One-Hundred Year Old Cake Recipe Thanks for the inviting me to guest on your blog.  You asked me to share about myself—maybe tell something I’ve never told. So I decided to give you a recipe—one I’ve never given to anyone. I call it The One-hundred Year Old Cake—it’s at least that old and it comes from Alabama, but before you get to the ancient cake, I’ll tell you a bit about me, the cooks in the family and my latest book. My mother was the best chef I’ve ever known, with my two grandmothers coming in second and third. My mom and her parents came to Texas from Alabama. Talk about good southern cooking—they both knew the secrets. My paternal grandmother moved to Texas from Tennessee—another excellent southern cook. My mom used to make this cake and gave me the handwritten recipe. Her mother brought it from Alabam