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Monday, June 29, 2009

E-Book Reader Survey


*** Permission to forward granted, and encouraged ***

This survey is about the price of ebook readers and what price range
would trigger a purchase. The survey is on ll-publications. com.
No personal information is required or gathered by this survey.
Permission is granted to forward this survey to any and all interested
parties.

"Into what range would prices need to drop before you would definitely
purchase an ebook reader?"


The survey is open until 11th July, and survey results will published on
the website as well as reported to all and any interested parties.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

We Can Make a Difference

Another excerpt from Liveprayer.com's Daily Devotional. Applies to Christian writers!

As I have shared with you often, our journey through this life is so brief
and over so quickly. James calls it a "vapor." The Bible clearly teaches
that tomorrow is promised to none of us. That is why we must make the most
of each and every day. There are no do-overs. When this journey is over, it
is over, we are not coming back. This is our one and only shot.
Understanding that, it should become the desire of each of us to make each
day count and live it to the fullest.

Very few people in their life will have the opportunity to become the
President of the United States or the leader of a nation. However, EVERY
PERSON has the ability to make a difference in this world no matter what you
have been called to do. I don't care if you are 15 or 115, rich or poor,
male or female, what color your skin is, YOU can make an impact on this
world with your life and be a leader.

God gives each of us passions, things that we develop a love for throughout
our life. God gives each of us gifts, special abilities that come naturally
to us. Throughout our life God opens and closes doors. It is through these
passions we have, through the gifts we have received and developed, and
through the opportunities that life presents us, that each person can make
an impact on this world during the course of their life.

You see, God needs His children in every area of life. He calls His children
to be teachers, doctors, scientists, astronauts, pilots, police officers,
fire fighters, secretaries, bank tellers, garbage collectors, janitors,
nurses, homemakers, car dealers, mechanics, farmers, politicians,
entertainers, lawyers, writers, stock brokers, and any other profession you
can name. Throughout the course of a person's life, God may call someone to
do many different things. The point is, whatever career or profession you
are in, you can make a difference. The key is to do your very best each day
and realize that your life matters.

***Those who know Christ as their Savior have been called to lead. The most
common way we lead is by example, how we live our lives each day before this
lost world we are part of for this brief time.

Of course, no matter how much we may accomplish in our life, our greatest
legacy will be those lives we touch for Christ along our journey. You see my
friend, no matter what your passions may be, what your gifts may be, what
career or occupation you have, we all have the same purpose in this life.
That is to serve and glorify God with our lives. All that we do in this life
comes back to our God-given purpose which is to serve and glorify Him. The
money we accumulate, the property we own, all of the things of this world
will one day pass away, but those lives we impact for Christ will last for
eternity!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New Fiction


This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

A Bride In The Bargain

Bethany House (June 1, 2009)

by

Deeanne Gist



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Deeanne Gist, the bestselling author of A Bride Most Begrudging and The Measure of a Lady, has a background in education and journalism. Her credits include People magazine, Parents, and Parenting. With a line of parenting products called "I Did It!® Productions" and a degree from Texas A&M, she continues her writing and speaking. She and her family live in Houston, Texas.

Since the debut of those novels, her very original, very fun romances have rocketed up the bestseller lists and captured readers everywhere. Add to this two consecutive Christy Awards, two RITA nominations, rave reviews, and a growing loyal fan base, and you’ve got one recipe for success.



ABOUT THE BOOK

The Wedding Is All Planned...
Someone Just Needs to Tell the Bride

In 1860s Seattle, redwoods were plentiful but women scarce. Yet a man with a wife could secure 640 acres of timberland for free.

Joe Denton doesn't have a wife, though. His died before she could follow him to Seattle and now the local judge is threatening to take away his claim. In desperation, he buys himself a Mercer bride--one of the eastern widows and orphans brought to the Territory by entrepreneur Asa Mercer.

Anna Ivey's journey west with Mercer is an escape from the aftermath of the Civil War. She signed on to become a cook--not a bride. When she's handed over to Denton, her stubborn refusal to wed jeopardizes his land. With only a few months before he loses all he holds dear, can he convince this provoking, but beguiling, easterner to become his lawfully wedded wife?

If you would like to read the first chapter of A Bride In The Bargain, go HERE

Friday, June 19, 2009

Encouragement

Excerpt from Bill Keller's devotional today--


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DAILY DEVOTIONAL FRIDAY JUNE 19, 2009
(Romans 8:28, Galatians 6:9)


I want to ENCOURAGE YOU today! I don't know exactly what you are facing in
your life this moment, I don't know what your problems are, what trials and
tribulations you are experiencing in your life right now. But I do know
this, everyone reading these words today is going though something. No
matter what it is, I want to give you a message right from the throne room
of God...DON'T GIVE UP!!!

I am not going to tell you that all of your problems will be solved by the
time you go to bed tonight, chances are they won't. I am not going to tell
you that everything will work out exactly the way you want it to, chances
are they won't. I am going to tell you, however, that God will provide the
answers to whatever your problems may be. I am going to tell you, however,
that God will work everything out. God promised us in His Word, "...and we
know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who
have been called according to his purpose."

God told me to tell you today...DON'T GIVE UP!

If you are battling with an illness in your body today...DON'T GIVE UP! If
you are battling with your finances today...DON'T GIVE UP! If you are
battling with your marriage today...DON'T GIVE UP! If you are you are
battling with your employment or schooling today...DON'T GIVE UP! If you are
battling with your children today...DON'T GIVE UP! If you are battling with
an addiction today...DON'T GIVE UP! NO MATTER WHAT YOUR BATTLE IS
TODAY...DON'T GIVE UP!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

New Fiction!


This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

A Bride In The Bargain

Bethany House (June 1, 2009)

by

Deeanne Gist



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Deeanne Gist, the bestselling author of A Bride Most Begrudging and The Measure of a Lady, has a background in education and journalism. Her credits include People magazine, Parents, and Parenting. With a line of parenting products called "I Did It!® Productions" and a degree from Texas A&M, she continues her writing and speaking. She and her family live in Houston, Texas.

Since the debut of those novels, her very original, very fun romances have rocketed up the bestseller lists and captured readers everywhere. Add to this two consecutive Christy Awards, two RITA nominations, rave reviews, and a growing loyal fan base, and you’ve got one recipe for success.



ABOUT THE BOOK

The Wedding Is All Planned...
Someone Just Needs to Tell the Bride

In 1860s Seattle, redwoods were plentiful but women scarce. Yet a man with a wife could secure 640 acres of timberland for free.

Joe Denton doesn't have a wife, though. His died before she could follow him to Seattle and now the local judge is threatening to take away his claim. In desperation, he buys himself a Mercer bride--one of the eastern widows and orphans brought to the Territory by entrepreneur Asa Mercer.

Anna Ivey's journey west with Mercer is an escape from the aftermath of the Civil War. She signed on to become a cook--not a bride. When she's handed over to Denton, her stubborn refusal to wed jeopardizes his land. With only a few months before he loses all he holds dear, can he convince this provoking, but beguiling, easterner to become his lawfully wedded wife?

If you would like to read the first chapter of A Bride In The Bargain, go HERE

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Knock and the Door Will be Opened

And this one speaks to writers---


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June 7, 2009


VERSE:
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock
and the door will be opened to you."
-- Matthew 7:7


THOUGHT:
God wants us to seek his blessings. This is not because he wants
to manipulate our lives, but because he longs to bless us and have
us know the gifts in our lives come from him. So let's seek his
presence, his grace, and his blessing.

PRAYER:
Dear Father, I do need your blessing and guidance. Please bless
me in several areas that weigh heavily on my heart .... (Share with
God some things that are on your heart.) In addition, dear Father,
I need your wisdom in the following matters .... Finally, dear God,
please make your presence in my life very clear to me this week. I
don't doubt your love for me, but I really do need to be reassured
of your nearness as I face the challenges that lie before me at
this time. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Love Your Neighbor


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June 2, 2009


VERSE:
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the
law of Christ.

-- Galatians 6:2


THOUGHT:
This is just another way of saying, "Love your neighbor as
yourself!" Jesus came to bear our burdens and carry away the stain
and pain of our sin. (Read Isaiah 53 for a powerful description of
God's Suffering Servant, a passage quoted in the New Testament in
reference to Jesus.) He now asks us to live redemptively, in
practical ways, toward those around us. More than just praying, or
asking what we can do to help, we are called to serve, minister,
and assist others who are burdened.