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Looking In The Window: A Thanksgiving Poem

Thank You God, For... The fresh summer breeze That rustles through the trees And wraps our hearts with love The warmth of sun rays That brightens up our days And fills our hearts with cheer The cool, pleasant rain That refreshes earth’s domain And gives us peace The glittering Heaven at night That makes our darkness light And lifts our hearts with hope The young boy, kind and strong Who helps the old lady  Move her grocery cart along The middle-aged man, hurried this day, Taking time to fix the tire For a lady stranded by the way The housewife, tired and weary, Baking cookies for a lonely friend Whose days are long and dreary The young couple, just beginning life, Who think to visit someone ill Hoping to relieve their strife The old man, with dreams that are torn, Who still smiles and says, “Enjoy today. Be happy you were born.” These things that push our problems away An

Looking Out The Window: Lisa Lickel Tells The Story Behind Her Christmas Novella, Crazy Creek Christmas. Gives Away A PDF Copy of Two Christmas Novellas To Two Lucky Winners.

A Warm Welcome To Lisa Lickel Lisa will give away a pdf copy of Crazy Creek Christmas to anyone who names a favorite horse and a copy of Meow Mistletoe to anyone who has a brief story about their favorite cat. To enter to win leave your comment below with an email address. The Story Behind Crazy Creek Christmas My husband and I were on our way home to Wisconsin from my favorite western state, Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park, when my phone rang. My editor was calling to tell me some good news and some challenging news. The good news: the story collection she had started three years earlier was finally getting a release date. March 2020! Yay! It’s going to be a great collection based on the elements of Philippians 4:8: Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. These stories are similar to ano

Looking In The Window: Be The Best Or Do Your Best?

This week I'm giving away a Kindle copy of Stopped Cold. To enter to win leave an email address and a comment below. An MC speaking on a Christian radio station last week reported that a great number of young people  are stressed today because they believe they must be perfect. According to the radio’s source, they are anxious about getting into the best colleges, making the best grades and finding a perfect wife. Well, I couldn’t help but think of Stopped Cold, my recent re-release that tells readers they don’t have to be number one for God to love them. God’s given each of us a gift or gifts to use for him.  I wrote Stopped Cold because I’ve had the misfortune of knowing young people whose inability to cope with being less than the best resulted in devastating results. They range from youngsters who had difficulty coping because they didn’t come in first in a race or receive all A’s to young people who attempted or committed suicide.  The drive seemed to or

Looking Out The Window: American Christian Fiction Writers November New Releases

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website . Contemporary Romance: Royally Yours by Betsy St. Amant , Ashley Clark, Liz Johnson , and Melissa Tagg -- Tinsel, Vermont is known for its no-paparazzi policy and Christmas decorations that are fit for a queen. This holiday season, join four royals on a stroll through town square as they each find their Christmas wishes for a happily-ever-after...tiaras optional. (Contemporary Romance, Independently Published) Restoring Christmas by Julie Arduini -- A young woman overcome by grief teams up with a special education teacher to bring joy to the community through a Christmas-themed tourist attraction. (Contemporary Romance from Surrendered Scribe Media) Valerie's Verdict by Hallee Bridgeman -- Broken and battered, Valerie comes home and finds a lifetime of love waiting for her. (Contemporary Romance, Independently Published) An Unexpected Family by June Foster