Nothing Like a Challenge 5/7/2021

by Staci Stallings Okay, so you might not know this as a reader.  It’s one of those first obstacles most writers have. It goes something like this: “There’s this song I want to use in my book.  It’s a really popular song, and it will fit really well with this story. So, what […]

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CrossReads Book Spotlight: Sterling Orphans

Send to Kindle CrossReads Book Spotlight Sterling Orphans (Cactus Creek Book 2) by Janice Cole Hopkins Needing to leave Sterling Orphan House at eighteen, Rose Sterling is to take toddler, Katie Hudson, to her father who works on the King Ranch in New Mexico Territory. She thought her biggest adventure would be getting there on […]

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CrossReads Short Takes: Mountain of Peril & Dying to Meet Jesus

Send to Kindle CrossReads Short Takes Mountain of Peril Christian romantic suspense (Faith in the Parks Book 1) by J. Carol Nemeth When Molly Walker graduated from college, she was thrilled to be hired on as a ranger at Deep Creek Campground in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. She arrived ready to begin her […]

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Gems from Pastor Jim 5/4/2021

by Jim Hughes Matt. 1:23 “Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and he will be called Immanuel (meaning, God is with us).” God is with us. GOD is with us. God is WITH us. God is with US. No matter how you say it, this […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Guided Piety 5/3/2021

Send to Kindle by Precarious Yates The last album that Christian artist Rich Mullins made before he passed away was a demo he recorded ten days before he died (The Jesus Record, demo, 1997). One of those songs, Nothing Is Beyond You, which is based on Psalm 139, has these lyrics: “You stand beyond the […]

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What’s Your Superpower? 4/30/2021

by: Staci Stallings I’m elbow-deep in The Imagination Series—writing Book 8 now.  Book 7 is on preorder.  Book 6 just released. So I’ve been thinking a lot about superpowers. In the series, there are six main-ish characters. They are friends from high school. Each one has a superpower, and the idea of the series […]

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CrossReads Book Spotlight: Moonlight, Murder, and Small Town Secrets

Send to Kindle CrossReads Book Spotlight Moonlight, Murder, and Small Town Secrets (A Katy Cross Cozy Mystery Book 1) by K.C. Hart Katy Cross is more than Skeeterville’s favorite home health nurse, she’s also the lead guitarist for her weekend band, The Moonlighters. Katy and the band land their biggest gig yet at the annual […]

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CrossReads Short Takes: This Little Light of Mine & Brief Study of the Ten Commandments

Send to Kindle CrossReads Short Takes This Little Light of Mine by Pacer Blevins Christians are called upon to be salt and light in the world we live in. In today’s world that can be a daunting task. Jesus uses the metaphor of light to describe the affect his people have on the world. He […]

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God First 4/27/2021

by Suzanne D. Williams When I was young, I discovered that what I thought about before bedtime would stick with me all night. I’d watched a particularly awful scifi movie that gave me nightmares for days afterward. I refused to watch certain things after dark, following that. This behavior expanded over the years. I stopped […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Keeping the Sabbath 4/26/2021

Send to Kindle by Ruth O’Neil I read the Little House on the Prairie series of books more times than I can recall as a child. One part that always got me was how Sundays were to be a day of complete rest. Even the children were to sit and do nothing, except maybe read quietly. As a child, […]

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