Reflections of Our Heritage & New Book Release Geneva

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by Lisa M. Prysock

I’m so thankful for the Christian heritage the Lord has given me. So many seeds of love and truth were planted in my life through those God placed in my life. Perhaps you are also thankful for someone in your life who shared the Word with you.

My grandparents didn’t have a lot of money, but they were rich in Christ and full of joy. They forsook what the world offered and gave their lives to build the Kingdom of God and go where the Lord called them. Grandpa served our nation in the Navy during World War 2 and found himself preaching on orange crates in the Philippine Islands. After the war, he went to Bible College in the Bible belt. He met my grandmother there. They married and had five children. He became a carpenter and a humble preacher.

They were dirt poor. Their first home was about as large as my writing office. People from the church sometimes gave tithes in the form of chickens. They took on a pastoral role at a variety of churches. One of the churches had a cement floor and my mother grew up roller skating on that floor. Can you imagine that? It’s funny stories like these I remember hearing as I grew up. When I reflect on this, my thought is there is no better place to be than in the house of the Lord. My mom and her brothers also made rafts and learned to swim in the Mississippi River.

These things seem to pass along in each generation. I can remember playing hide and seek under the church pews with my sisters and playing in the baptismal tank. I also remember hearing stories about my great grandmother. She was a school teacher in Minnesota. On Sundays, she piled all the neighborhood kids in the car and took them to church. One time, she had so many kids in the car that a boy named Timmy fell out. She had to stop and go back to get him. I love these stories about the lengths of suffering and effort those in my family went through to share the gospel. It inspires me to do more and to do as much as I possibly can. They were unafraid of the repercussions of whatever society thought; or if they were afraid, they didn’t remember it or speak of it much. They just kept serving the Lord and filling up each day with joy in the doing. They didn’t have fancy cars and clothes, but they had the Lord and the joy of serving Him.

I’m so thankful for all that I learned from them. I am reminded of these verses:

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galations 6:9, NIV

And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. Deuteronomy 6:5-7, NLT

We will not keep them from our children; we will tell the next generation about the Lord ‘s power and his great deeds and the wonderful things he has done. Psalms 78:4, GNB

A good man leaves an inheritance [of moral stability and goodness] to his children’s children. Proverbs 13:22, AMP

Speaking of heritage, I am excited to share my new release with you: Geneva! The heroine of the story, Geneva, has a Godly, Welsh heritage. She is a vicar’s daughter from Cardiff, Wales who moves to America during the Antebellum Era to teach at a plantation mission school for orphans. I hope you will enjoy reading the story as much as I did writing it. I learned so much about the Welsh in my research, not to mention so much of the history about the tensions leading up to the Civil War, or the Great War, as Abraham Lincoln called it. A cameo spotlight on Charles Spurgeon is included in the novel.

You may click on the title to check out this Amazon exclusive or click the following link to Geneva: https://www.amazon.com/Geneva-Garden-Brides-Grace-Hill-ebook/dp/B075P61X98

Geneva

Author Bio:

Lisa M. PrysockLisa M. Prysock lives in the countryside of beautiful, rolling Kentucky just outside of the greater Louisville area near horse farms and four board fences with her husband of 19 years.  She homeschools the two youngest of their five children (three grown).  She and her husband live in an average, two story, Colonial style home they are continually updating– with a funny looking Heinz 57 dog; an adorably dainty lady cat; two teenagers; a vegetable garden; numerous flower beds; and a tree house undergoing a remodel.  When not in teaching or writing mode, she is teaching herself to play the piano and violin.  In regards to that, she laughs:  “It’s a pretty painful process, but I’m truly enjoying it!”

Lisa loves all things old-fashioned and has adopted a slogan of “The Old-Fashioned Everything Girl.”  A few of her interests and passions include doll houses, long dresses and hats, gardening, reading the Classics, butterflies, swimming, walking, working out, cooking, sewing, crochet, cross stitching, arts and crafts, scrapbooking, decorating, and drawing.  Recently, her husband remodeled a room in their home with a picture window overlooking a valley which contains a creek and wooded area, transforming the space into a serene and sublime writing office/sewing room.  “It’s a great source of peace and inspiration for me… and pure joy not to be writing from the busy kitchen amidst the household chaos on a laptop.  Growing teenagers eating every five minutes makes for a constant stream of happenings!”

Lisa is an Amazon bestselling author of To Find a Duchess, an Inspirational Regency Romance; a Victorian Christian Romance Series which includes Hannah’s Garden:  a Turn of the Century Love Story and Abigail’s Melody; and ‘The Lydia Collection,’ which includes The Redemption of Lady Georgiana (a Ruth love story of modern day Regency proportions), Protecting Miss Jenna (an Antebellum Era Christian Romance Adventure), and Persecution & Providence (a ‘Jane Austen-ish’ mail order bride story from the Pioneer Era).  She is also the author of a devotional/Bible Study, Arise Princess Warrior and recently released The Shoemaker, an Old-Fashioned Regency Christmas Romance.  Lisa writes clean and wholesome literature that shares her faith in Jesus Christ.  She is a member of ACFW and Louisville Christian Writers.  You can find out more about Lisa at:   www.LisaPrysock.com

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