Silver and Gold by Christopher Shennan

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But Peter said, “I do not possess silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene—walk!” (Acts 3:6 – NASB)

Whenever the church has become wealthy, it has generally lost its power to heal.

Now I know this is a generalization, and money is often needed to do the Lord’s work. But that’s not what I’m talking about. I am talking about a pre-occupation with money as the primary means to accomplish the mission of the church.

I once suggested to a denominational hierarchy the need to start a work in a certain area. Their response: We don’t have any money to start that work.”

I’m not sure if I actually told them this, but my heart answered, “You don’t need a lot of money. All you need is someone with a call of God upon them – someone with a passion to share the Gospel. That man or woman will find a way, with little or much, to spread the Word and win people to Christ.”

Not Silver or Gold

Give me a man, or a woman, or child

With the love of God in their heart and mind,

Rather than a church with treasure high piled,

Yet faintness of heart in the pew still find.

There’s nought to compare with a holy, zeal,

That will live or die for the Master’s cause.

To find a man who in his breast can feel

True love for God and His holy, just laws.

It’s a treasure beyond all earthly gain,

It will bring down upon you Heaven’s smile;

It will comfort the heart and banish pain,

And create a soul that is without guile.

Silver and gold you may not have to give,

But the power of love will cause men to live.

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Christopher Shennan

Born in South Africa in 1943, Christopher Shennan really began to live on the 29th of August 1967, when he was born again through the power of Jesus Christ. Since then, only one passion has consumed him: to communicate the love of Christ through any and every means at his disposal.

Christopher and his family served as missionaries in Zimbabwe where he established a church amongst the Shona tribe before moving to Canada in 1984. Since his so-called “retirement” in 2008, his involvement in Bible teaching, counseling, even pastoring a church in Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia, has kept him busy.

With thirteen published books behind him, his passion is to pass on all God has taught him to the next generation. There are six new novels and numerous non-fiction projects he expects to take him the rest of his life.

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A LARGE SERVING OF PERSPECTIVE By Ada Brownell

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I loved it in the Ratatouille movie when the famous food reviewer wiggled his long fingers at the waitress and said, “After reading a lot of overheated puffery about your new cook, you know what I’m craving? A little perspective. That’s it. I’d like some fresh, clear, well seasoned perspective.”

Ratatoulie

That’s what I needed last week: Perspective—A measured or objective assessment of a situation, giving all aspects their comparative importance.

I imagine many writers could use some perspective as well.

You see, I had a special free promotion for my new book, Imagine the Future You, a motivational Bible study. When I had a similar promotion for my book, Swallowed by Life: Mysteries of Death, Resurrection and the Eternal, 634 people downloaded the book. So, disappointment wrapped itself around me when the total last week stopped at 187.

A novelist friend of mine had 10,000 copies of her free book grabbed the same day. I was turning the color of Kermit the frog when I remembered she is a marketing expert, and it seems more people go for novels than a Bible study that digs around in their faith.

But, I imagine you Christian writers have had the Lord motion you aside and bring you close enough to give you some perspective, too.

Assessing the free days from a distance and several angles, I realized two important things. One, if I’d had a speaking engagement with 187 in attendance and every person in house got a book, I’d be overwhelmed with joy, and thanking the Lord! Ah. And if even one person was helped spiritually, I’d know it was a success and worth the exhausting blog tour and other marketing.

From now on, I’ll sit down occasionally at the Lord’s table, smile, and say, “I’d like a little perspective.”

Ada Brownell

ADA BROWNELL is a free lance writer who has sold articles to 45 publications. She is retired journalist who spent most of her career at The Pueblo Chieftain in Colorado.Her books:

Imagine the Future You http://goo.gl/23C33a

Joe the Dreamer: The Castle and the Catapult http://buff.ly/XeqTvH

Swallowed by LIFE: Mysteries of Death, Resurrection and the Eternal: http://amzn.to/Jnc1rW

Confessions of a Pentecostal: http://goo.gl/eVBpqI

Blog: http://inkfromanearthenvessel.blogspot.com

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Gems from Pastor Jim by Jim Hughes

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Jim Hughes

Ps. 25:10 The Lord leads with unfailing love and faithfulness all those who keep his covenant and obey his decrees.

Many of us today believe that once we are saved, the rest is up to God. We can rest and not worry about it if we sin because grace covers our sins. Yet, the Word declares over and over again that we have an active role to play in our salvation. We must keep His covenant and decrees. We must obey the Lord. We must not allow sin to take hold of us. We must work out our salvation. Transformation takes place at Calvary that is life changing. We get rid of our sinful ways of living and take on the righteous living of Christ. The fact that we are indeed saved is seen in how we live.

If we don’t allow this transformation to take hold of our souls, we have no right to expect God to continue to pour out His love on us and faithfully keep us safe from sin and its consequences. For a believer to continue to freely sin is a mockery of what Jesus did for us at Calvary. The Lord is our righteousness and holiness from God and He cannot dwell in a sinner’s heart.

Our works cannot save us nor can they keep us safe in the arms of Jesus, but they are an essential part of our Christian walk. Our obedience and submission to Christ is measured by what we do and don’t do. The meat and bones of holiness is our living.

The Lord never fails to lead His children faithfully in love. He will never take us in a direction that will lead us away from Him. He will never ask us to do anything that He knows we can’t do or is not best for us. He will never stop working in us and on us as we walk humbly before Him. The Lord always has His children on His mind and heart. He will never leave or forsake those walking with Him.

The Lord will lead us, but He won’t drag us against our will.
C Through Marriage
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Prayer by Marilynn Dawson

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New Years. . . That celebration famous not merely for the ball-drop in New York Times Square and ringing in the New Year December 31st at midnight, but that time of year when many people begin that most elusive of list-making. . . preparing New Year’s Resolutions!

As members of the Bride of Christ, this is a great time of year to examine our own personal relationship with our Heavenly Bridegroom, and seek the face of the Father in a desire to get to know Him better in the coming year. It should be every believer’s goal to grow deeper in their relationship with Christ.

We’ve all heard the admonishment and maybe even sung the song, “Read your Bible, Pray every day and you’ll grow, grow, grow”. But as cute as that Sunday School jingle might be, it’s 100% TRUE! Prayer is a fancy word for two-way communication between finite man and an infinite God. Because prayer generally incorporates the use of words, reading your Bible during your quiet time allows God to join the conversation. Prayer can be engaged in individually, and in groups of varying sizes and descriptions. Prayer by itself does nothing. Many adherents of false religions pray to their objects of worship. Prayer rather, is a conduit of meaningful communication that moves the hearts of all who participate to draw closer to each other, namely you and me drawing closer to and inviting the presence of Almighty God.

Setting aside time for prayer tells God that you want to be with Him. You want to spend time with Him. You value His presence and His input into your life. God is in need of nothing, but He desperately LONGS for relationship with those who call Him Lord and Saviour.

So the question is, how will you include God in your life in 2015? If you answered that quiet time is where you struggle the most, I may have a suggestion for you. If you answered that praying in general is a bit of a mystery to you at times, I may have a suggestion for you too.

Back in the Spring of 2014, a thought that I’d roughed out in 2007 came back to mind. It was a one-month prayer guide intended for a local group that I didn’t end up showing anyone or doing anything with at that time. A sermon by my pastor in the spring of 2014 brought this project back to mind and I dusted it off. Three months later, A Year in Prayer With Jesus was in the editing and review stages, officially launching in both paperback and e-book format over the September Long Weekend.

Each day is given a 2-page spread as The Lord’s Prayer is presented to you in outline format, broken into seven points, each with their own unique Scripture verse and prayer prompt. Room is provided for you to write in your own thoughts as well every day. Day 366 is intended as a day of reflection as you look back over the past year and review all that God revealed to you, taught you, answered prayers and surprises along the way.

With 2,555 verses spread across the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation, your personal quiet time will have you reading God’s Word and engaging in meaningful two-way communication.

Start the New year with a resolution to go deeper in your relationship with God this year! Come sit down beside the disciples as they learn from Jesus Himself, how to pray.

Happy New Year, and may God bless you in unexpected ways in 2015!

About the Author:

Marilynn Dawson

Author of “Becoming the Bride of Christ: A Personal Journey“, “Mom’s Little Black Book: Godly Advice for the High School Graduate“, “Practical Thoughts on Becoming an Author”, “Dressed for Eternity“, “A Year in Prayer With Jesus” and “Pumpkin Pie From the Ground Up! (Well, sort of!)”.

A Year in Pray With Jesus

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The Patchwork Quilt by Paula Rose Michelson

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Lord, I am just a patchwork quilt made up of scraps and bits.

Colors that may or may not harmonize,

Fragments of most any size,

Sewn together with starts and fits.

Some may look at me and see the treasure of the years,

And realize that the seamstress chose fabric that was near and dear.

Others may see a shabby relic of the past,

And wonder why anyone would put forth the effort to make my fabric last.

But, You ‘Oh Creator of us all’

Know that in my life You have a heart call.

For You are the thread that holds together all,

The bright, the faded, the large, and the small.

I know that even though I am frayed and worn and some of my stuffing is torn,

In my present condition, I am a gift of your love.

May I be used to minister to those who need to hear of You enthroned above.

For without the threat of redemption that forms each perfect stitch,

Life would have no meaning, and pain would have no glitch.

Each trial woven into my faded tapestry,

Is another reminder of how great your love is for me.

Greater than the care of the weaver who fashioned each piece of cloth

From whose fragments, I was made.

For, when I received Your son by faith, my life itself you saved.

So let me step out in faith

To assume the mantle of change,

Let me put all my trust in You

As the fabric of my life, You rearrange.

Strengthen me for Your service. Keep me dedicated to Your cause.

Remind me that I was created to follow Your Godly laws.

Allow me to continually glorify You as You change me into something new,

Replete with an anointing that will last my whole life through.

Now when others see me, a new creation I will be.

But, underneath the memory of the patchwork quilt they will see.

And when they ask me of the ministry they have profited from,

I will tell them of Your calling, and Your Only Son.

For in duplicating my life’s call,

Eventually each Patchwork Quilt will become,

Heavenly tapestries,

Your glory to share with all as we Your Son, recall!

Paula Rose Michelson 2001

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Paula Rose Michelson

Paula Rose Michelson’s journey from fear to faith in Messiah and her awareness that the Lord turned her, “darkness into light” (2 Samuel 22:29), as she took, “every thought captive unto Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5), thus daily having her thoughts, “transformed by the renewing of (her) mind”, (Romans 12:2), lead her to found LAMB Ministries in 1988. She continues to call her to help women recover from trauma and abuse through the effective use of Scripture and prayer.

Her books: Christian romance with a Messianic twist and a hint of history, nonfiction recovery, and political satire stem from her belief that God is in control.

She is the wife of Lutheran Pastor and Chosen People Field Missionary, Ron Michelson. The mother of two married daughters, and grandmother of seven grandchildren, when not involved in ministry, writing, speaking, or teaching the effective use Scripture, you will find Paula researching her next book or meeting with friends.
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Ten Questions to Ask at the Start of a New Year-Used by Permission

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Once, when the people of God had become careless in their relationship with Him, the Lord rebuked them through the Prophet Haggai. “Consider your ways!” (Haggai 1:5) he declared, urging them to reflect on some of the things happening to them, and to evaluate their slipshod spirituality in light of what God had told them.

Even those most faithful to God occasionally need to pause and think about the direction of their lives. It’s so easy to bump along from one busy week to another without ever stopping to ponder where we’re going and where we should be going.

The beginning of the new year is an ideal time to stop, look up, and get our bearings. To that end, here are some questions to ask prayerfully in the presence of God.

1. What one thing you could do this year to increase your enjoyment of God?

2. What’s the most humanly impossible thing you will ask God to do this year?

3. What’s the single most important thing you could do to improve the quality of your family life this year?

4. In which spiritual discipline do you most want to make progress this year, and what will you do about it?

5. What is the single biggest time-waster in your life, and what will you do about it this year?

6. What is the most helpful new way you could strengthen your church?

7. For whose salvation will you pray most fervently this year?

8. What’s the most important way you will, by God’s grace, try to make this year different from last year?

9. What one thing could you do to improve your prayer life this year?

10. What single thing that you plan to do this year will matter most in ten years? In eternity?

In addition to these ten questions, here are twenty-one more to help you “Consider your ways.” Suggestion: think on the entire list at one sitting, or answer one question each day for a month.

11. What’s the most important decision you need to make this year?

12. What area of your life most needs simplifying, and what’s one way you could simplify in that area?

13. What’s the most important need you feel burdened to meet this year?

14. What habit would you most like to establish this year?

15. Who is the person you most want to encourage this year?

16. What is your most important financial goal this year, and what is the most important step you can take toward achieving it?

17. What’s the single most important thing you could do to improve the quality of your work life this year?

18. What’s one new way you could be a blessing to your pastor (or to another who ministers to you) this year?

19. What’s one thing you could do this year to enrich the spiritual legacy you will leave to your children and grandchildren?

20 What book, in addition to the Bible, do you most want to read this year?

21. What one thing do you most regret about last year, and what will you do about it this year?

22. What single blessing from God do you want to seek most earnestly this year?

23. In what area of your life do you most need growth, and what will you do about it this year?

24. What’s the most important trip you want to take this year?

25. What skill do you most want to learn or improve this year?

26. To what need or ministry will you try to give an unprecedented amount this year?

27. What’s the single most important thing you could do to improve the quality of the commute this year?

28, What one biblical doctrine do you most want to understand better this year, ans what will you do about it?

29. If those who know you best gave you one piece of advice, what would they say?

30. What’s the most important new item you want to buy this year?

31. In what area of your life do you most need change, and what will you do about it this year?

The value of many of these questions is not in their profundity, but in the simple fact that they bring an issue or commitment into focus. For example, just by articulating which person you most want to encourage this year is more likely to help you remember to encourage that person that if you hadn’t considered the question.

If you’ve found these questions helpful, you might want to put them someplace — in a day planner, calendar, bulletin board, etc. — where you can review them more frequently than once a year.

So let’s evaluate our lives, make plans and goals, and live this new year with biblical diligence, remembering that, “The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage” (Proverbs 21:5). But in all things let’s also remember our dependence on our King who said, “Apart from Me you can do nothing” (John 15:3).

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Accomplishments for 2014 by Russell Sherrard and various other authors.

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This is a yearly post of the accomplishments over the course of the preceeding year. As I was looking over each of the entries we all have accomplished quite a lot. Looking at them collectively, we accomplished a monumental amount. Click on each of the images to go to the authors Amazon page and the books they have written. Now without further ado here are our…..

Accomplishments for 2014

Ruth Kyser:

Ruth Kyser

  • For my accomplishments in 2014 — I published two Christian Novels:  “Second Chances”, Book 3 in the “True Cover” series; and “The Healing Hills”  I also changed jobs, opting for a part-time job in my quest to have more time to write (what else)!!

Valerie Friesen Comer:

Valerie Comer

  • I’m so thankful to have regained the rights to my first two full-length novels, which I republished in July. I’ve also published three other novels in 2014 and had one of them included in a box set that has done fabulously well. I’m looking forward to publishing three novels and several novellas in 2015. I’m thankful every day for the opportunity God has given me to write and publish.

Rikki Strong:

Rikki Strong

  • I haven’t been around much this year, but I won Camp NaNo in April, am going to win NaNo this year, and Erimentha, the last in my Superhero series is out.

Ada Brownell:

Ada Brownell

  • After the release of  Imagine the Future You in November 2013, Ada Brownell’s historical romance, The Lady Fugitive was published July 18, 2014, by Elk Lake Publishers. Elk Lake also publishes the highly popular Book Fun Magazine.
  • During 2014 Ada started the sequel to The Lady Fugitive, had two op-ed columns published in newspapers, and sold 11 articles to Christian magazines.
  • She had 83 guests on her blog, and had 30 guest appearances during tours on other blogs.
  • The Lady Fugitive was among those selected to run in the 2014 “Clash of the Titles.”

Judy Davis:

Judy Davis

  • In January with God’s guidance, I completed my 12th book Happy New You, a daily devotional to encourage and inspire the reader to read the Bible through each year. This summer I felt God leading me to write song lyrics and published them in a booklet A Song within My Heart. Along with writing these song lyrics this year, I also took piano lessons. Recently completed NANOWIMO with a little over 50,000 words.

Mary & Michael Findley:

Mary C. FindleyMichael Findley

  • We have published 8 titles this year, (including a complete rewrite and redesign of our first three homeschool curriculum modules), and have the next  installment on its way out to critiquers.

Laura J. Marshall – Christian Romance Author

Laura J. Marshall

  • Designed the new look for her website this year – www.LauraJMarshall.com
  • Completed her Serial Christian Romance “Faith, Love, and Fried Chicken”, making the first book permanently free on all online EBook retailers and having the complete series available in paperback form.
    Creating a new series, Faith & Fame, and publishing the first book “Lainey Sparks”.
  • Writing and getting “A Christmas Coffee” picked up and published through Astraea Press, now available.
  • Laura’s first fiction book “Persistent Love” got a new cover.
  • “All the Angels Stood” was released in paperback.

Russell Sherrard:

Russell Sherrard

  • In 2009 I started publishing on Amazon but formatting great works that I wanted for my Kindle. This year, I wrote my first book on my own that is 100% mine. It is called “Genesis: Book of Beginnings Book 1″ the first in the series Journey Through the Bible. This book is now in paperback with CreateSpace. I also published, for the first time on Smashwords that distributes to multiple ebook stores worldwide.
  • I finally started upgrading my bookstore website Growing Through Grace Bookstore that has all of my books on there and in 2015 I want to start offering pre-selected authors that I want to offer their books. Several are on the list already.
  • This year brought me two freelance jobs from fellow authors that includes managing social media campaigns in Twitter and Facebook. I also manage a blog for a fellow author and started training to manage their newsletter which starts for real in 2015.
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Gems from Pastor Jim by Jim Hughes

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Ps. 25:10 The Lord leads with unfailing love and faithfulness all those who keep his covenant and obey his decrees.

Many of us today believe that once we are saved, the rest is up to God. We can rest and not worry about it if we sin because grace covers our sins. Yet, the Word declares over and over again that we have an active role to play in our salvation. We must keep His covenant and decrees. We must obey the Lord. We must not allow sin to take hold of us. We must work out our salvation. Transformation takes place at Calvary that is life changing. We get rid of our sinful ways of living and take on the righteous living of Christ. The fact that we are indeed saved is seen in how we live.

If we don’t allow this transformation to take hold of our souls, we have no right to expect God to continue to pour out His love on us and faithfully keep us safe from sin and its consequences. For a believer to continue to freely sin is a mockery of what Jesus did for us at Calvary. The Lord is our righteousness and holiness from God and He cannot dwell in a sinner’s heart.

Our works cannot save us nor can they keep us safe in the arms of Jesus, but they are an essential part of our Christian walk. Our obedience and submission to Christ is measured by what we do and don’t do. The meat and bones of holiness is our living.

The Lord never fails to lead His children faithfully in love. He will never take us in a direction that will lead us away from Him. He will never ask us to do anything that He knows we can’t do or is not best for us. He will never stop working in us and on us as we walk humbly before Him. The Lord always has His children on His mind and heart. He will never leave or forsake those walking with Him.

The Lord will lead us, but He won’t drag us against our will.
C Through Marriage
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Wisdom from Charles Haddon Spurgeon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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“Hitherto hath the Lord helped us.”I Samuel 7:12

The word “hitherto” seems like a hand pointing in the direction of the past. Twenty years or seventy, and yet, “hitherto the Lord hath helped!” Through poverty, through wealth, through sickness, through health, at home, abroad, on the land, on the sea, in honour, in dishonour, in perplexity, in joy, in trial, in triumph, in prayer, in temptation, “hitherto hath the Lord helped us!” We delight to look down a long avenue of trees. It is delightful to gaze from end to end of the long vista, a sort of verdant temple, with its branching pillars and its arches of leaves; even so look down the long aisles of your years, at the green boughs of mercy overhead, and the strong pillars of lovingkindness and faithfulness which bear up your joys. Are there no birds in yonder branches singing? Surely there must be many, and they all sing of mercy received “hitherto.”

But the word also points forward. For when a man gets up to a certain mark and writes “hitherto,” he is not yet at the end, there is still a distance to be traversed. More trials, more joys; more temptations, more triumphs; more prayers, more answers; more toils, more strength; more fights, more victories; and then come sickness, old age, disease, death. Is it over now? No! there is more yet-awakening in Jesus’ likeness, thrones, harps, songs, psalms, white raiment, the face of Jesus, the society of saints, the glory of God, the fulness of eternity, the infinity of bliss. O be of good courage, believer, and with grateful confidence raise thy “Ebenezer,” for-

He who hath helped thee hitherto
Will help thee all thy journey through.

When read in heaven’s light how glorious and marvellous a prospect will thy “hitherto” unfold to thy grateful eye!

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What I Learned Watching Hallmark Movies by Suzanne D. Williams

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When I began writing romance novels, I had no idea what I was doing, having not spent any time studying the genre. Now, however, with a lot of words spilled from my fingers, I know what I like to write, what type of characters I prefer, and the storylines that are most meaningful to me. That said, every now and then, I learn something from somebody else’s work and it expands my horizons.

This year after watching several Hallmark movies, I began to see a trend in storylines, and it set me to thinking. People poke fun at cheesy romance (myself included), but let’s all look at this with our eyes wide open. These movies are incredibly successful. They have an entire channel all to themselves, after all. Considering that, I have to ask, “What keeps viewers watching?” and “How can I apply it to my craft?”

For this reason, I made a list and discovered a number of factors inherent in almost every one:

A well-defined setting; Two contrasting lifestyles; A big secret that might break the couple apart; A wise sub-character to set them straight; An unusual situation which forces the characters to spend an inordinate amount of time together.

Beneath these are smaller elements, almost consistently portrayed:

The passing of a relative changed one of the characters’ lives; A current relationship has gone stale (the love triangle element); A cute, younger kid has surprisingly witty banter (entertainment element); A focus on family activities.

To this list I’ll add, the slow realization on both sides that the couple cares for each other, the kiss always comes at the very end and here’s the kicker – all of these cause the viewer to overlook the fact the storyline spans only seven days.

That particular fact struck me the hardest because I have books where the couple falls in love in seven days, and I’ve had people call me out on it. So okay, it’s not likely in real life, but I’m not aiming for real life. I’m aiming for Hallmark, and they do it consistently. Really, it’s good writing. The viewer is too caught up in the characters’ lives to notice it hasn’t been very long.

It’s also the result of balance. The viewer knows there’ll be a break-up, knows she’s going to run off crying, telling herself the relationship won’t work. Yet all the smaller elements – the cute kid, the wise sub-character, the loving, family activities – work in their psyche to bring the couple back together for that amazing, totally-expected lip lock, you, the viewer, simply has to see.

Voila, happy ending and an entire channel for housewives everywhere to drive their husbands nuts over.

As a writer, it’s inspiring. I tell myself, “I can do this.” My characters could meet in a hot air balloon then spend days together in the forest being chased by gun runners. Or in a flower shop, only she’s engaged to another man, exhibiting strange behavior. Or, he’s a glassmaker sent to a strange, dark house where things go bump in the night and she knows about his missing father. Anything’s possible! Then, after days together in a high-pressure situation, they realize there are feelings there, and despite the odds, faith in God is enough to keep them together so that at the crest of the story, when they’re miles apart, love conquers all. Insert kiss.

It all boils down to daydreams. Though the movies are repetitious (after all, I just made a list delineating the plotline), they appeal to the girlish fantasies in our head. They keep us believing in good things, in happiness, and joy. For two hours, they take us away from the trouble at work, the tension of the holidays, the things on the news. As a writer, if my books can help readers do that, I’m incredibly successful, no matter how cheesy the method I used to get there.

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Gray

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The best man she’d ever met, and he believed he was the worst. Barrett and Melanie dead, but the driver that killed them living. A small house holding four lives, yet two in it standing miles apart. One with a gun in his hand, the barrel pointed at his heart.

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When Alabama McCall bought a ranch, she had no idea what she was in for. The barn is full of swallows, the bunk house crumbling, a mile of fencing down, and her driveway washed in. What she needs is someone to help her out around the place.

Yet handsome cowboy, Gray Sterret, comes with a load of secrets and the self-destructive idea that he deserves what he gets. For every bad action he’s made, he’ll reap ten in return, and no one can fix him.

Not two little girls struck by sudden tragedy. Not the beautiful woman with the key to his heart.

A raw, faith-searching story of inward struggle by best-selling author, co-creator of THE EDGE, SUZANNE D. WILLIAMS.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Suzanne Williams

Best-selling author, Suzanne D. Williams, is a native Floridian, wife, mother, and photographer. She is the author of both nonfiction and fiction books. She writes a monthly column for Steves-Digicams.com on the subject of digital photography, as well as devotionals and instructional articles for various blogs. She also does graphic design for self-publishing authors. She is co-founder of THE EDGE.

To learn more about what she’s doing and check out her extensive catalog of stories, visit http://suzanne-williams-photography.blogspot.com/ or link with her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/suzannedwilliamsauthor.

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