*WARNING* Mild spoilers can be found in the explanation below the video. If you have not yet read A Lady of Esteem you might want to save this post for later. This is a beautiful acoustic version of a song that was actually part of the inspiration for the entire Hawthorne House series. All too often we think our pasts have made us ugly, our shortcomings have made us unusable, our failures are set in stone. As the song states, we are constantly being made new. When we give our
Based on 2 Corinthians 5:11-21 If you've ever given up a bad habit, you've experienced "The Look". It drifts over the features of well-meaning family and friends. It flashes across the face of acquaintances and co-workers. It's that momentary glimpse of the fact that some part of them expects you to falter. After all a cheetah can't change his spots and a zebra can't alter his stripes and whatever other animal they choose to attribute the inability to change to, well, it can'
A Lady of Esteem is now available. It's free so there's nothing stopping you from finding your favorite reading spot and getting lost in the story of this wonderful couple. Okay, perhaps things such as doing your job, feeding your family, and getting the laundry done might interfere, but once you get past those, you should definitely check it out. Amelia and Anthony have been part of my life for five years now and I am very excited to introduce them to you. For those of you w
Next Tuesday, A Lady of Esteem will be made available. As thrilled as I am to be sharing the love story of Amelia and Anthony with the world, I am more hopeful that God will use their story to touch someone's life. This Sunday, I want to invite you to pray with me. My church always has a time of invitation, where people can come and pray at the altar during the service. This is when I will be lifting up a special prayer, dedicating this book and everything I do with it to the
In a short seven weeks A Lady of Esteem will be available free on an e-reader near you. But who wants to wait that long? I present for you a sneak peak of the coming tale: Chapter One Want more? Then head on over to Goodreads and add A Lady of Esteem to your To-Be-Read shelf. 97 people have done so already. If 250 people add A Lady of Esteem to their To-Be-Read shelf, I'll post the entirety of Chapter One for your reading pleasure. While you're three, consider adding A Noble
One of the drawbacks to big dreams is that the journey to achieve them can be dishearteningly long. When I signed my contract with Bethany House Publishers, Septemeber 2015 seemed a very long way away. I knew there was going to be a lot to do between then and when I actually held my book in my hand, but I was a little concerned with how I was going to keep my enthusiasm high over such a long journey. Then I realized it wasn't just an uphill trek. The journey was a staircase w
That's right, free! on July 8, 2015, this e-novella can be sent to your e-reader absolutely free. Currently Amazon has it for pre-order, but I'll be providing links to other places as soon as if becomes available. Want more details? Check out the book page. #ALadyOfEsteem