Joy is Strength

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In writing our first in the series of Discovering the Bible: Discovering Hope in the Psalms: A Creative Bible Study Experience, we dug into the familiar passage of Psalm 1. Immediately, my heart began a consistent prayer, Lord, make me a strong Psalm 1 tree! The first time I read that psalm, evn as a child, I knew I wanted to be one of those trees that no storm, no wind, no natural disaster could topple– but reflecting on the Psalm now, more than 50 years later, I see through life experience, just HOW MUCH we need God to help…

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Joy is Relationship

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On my birthday, as my newest book, Discovering Joy in Philippians: A Creative Bible Study Experience released, I pondered “What is joy, really?”  As I look back, seems God had me on a learning trajectory to find then live out joy. As a child, first born daughter of an alcoholic dad, I was naturally joyful but our home situation was chaotic and unpredictable so when things got volatile due to my dad’s anger or his own depression, I retreated and became a sullen, sometimes, pouty and often emotionally teary-eyed little girl. But God had something greater, something better for me…

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Reviews of Jeanette Levellie’s, “Hello Beautiful! Finally Love Yourself the Way You Are”

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“Reading Hello, Beautiful!: Finally Love Yourself The Way You Are, is like taking a breath of fresh air in a world that imposes ever increasing, unobtainable standards of beauty. Veteran author, Jeanette Levellie and her co-author, take a tag team approach with their starkly, personal true stories, that astutely correspond with lessons in inner beauty. Their writing voices complement each other seamlessly, like a musical duet, but each stands out in their own way, so even though the stories are not consecutive,  you get an intuitive feel for which author you are reading. This book has all the bells and…

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New Release: Stop-and-Go Devotional: 52 Devotions for Busy Families by Diane Stortz

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Stop-and-Go Devotional: 52 Devotions for Busy Families by Diane Stortz  Publisher: Tommy Nelson Release Date: February 12, 2019 ISBN#: 978-1-4003-1758-5   About the book: Stop-and-Go Devotional provides short, active devotions based on Bible stories, designed for busy families with preschoolers and primary-grade children. Each short devotion consists of an action-filled Bible story (Stop and Read), an age-appropriate devotional thought with questions and a brief prayer (Think and Talk), plus an easy and fun follow-up activity, a thought to remember, and a supporting Bible verse (Green Means Go!).   About the author:  Diane Stortz writes best-selling books for children and adults. Her…

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New Release: The Sky Above Us by Sarah Sundin

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The Sky Above Us by Sarah Sundin Release date: February 5th, 2019 Publisher: Revell ISBN#: 978-0800727987 About the book: Burdened by his past, fighter pilot Lt. Adler Paxton battles the Luftwaffe over Nazi-occupied Europe as the Allies struggle for control of the air before D-day. Deprived of her missionary dreams, Violet Lindstrom serves in the Red Cross, where she arranges activities at Adler’s air base in England. Drawn to the mysterious pilot, she enlists his help with her programs for local children. Adler finds his defenses crumbling. But D-day draws near. And secrets can’t stay buried forever.   About the author:…

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The Gift of “Newness”

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 Someone once said there are regulators on our lives that help control and shape our destinies. These regulators include things we often take for granted like energy, sleep, food, money, and time. Wise management of these regulators can mean the difference between an average and an abundant life. Another important regulator is what I call “newness.” Every 24 hours we are greeted by a new day at Midnight. Sunday morning brings a new week. On our birthday, we celebrate another new year of life. One way we human beings tend to “clean the slate” is by leaving behind the old…

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New Release: Christmas Charity by Susan G Mathis

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Christmas Charity Susan G Mathis November 2018 ISBN-13: 978-0578207797 About the book:  Susan Hawkins and Patrick O’Neill find that an arranged marriage is harder than they think, especially when they immigrate from Wolfe Island, Canada, to Cape Vincent, NY,  just a week after they marry—with his 11-year-old daughter, Lizzy, in tow. Can 23-year-old Susan Hawkins learn to love her 49-year-old husband and treat her angry stepdaughter with charity? With Christmas coming, she hopes so.     About the author: Susan G Mathis is a multi-published author of stories set in her childhood stomping ground, the beautiful Thousand Islands in upstate NY….

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Saturday’s Scoop!

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Check out these speaking opportunities and new releases from your CAN authors! Lena Nelson Dooley will be the speaker for the June meeting of the ACFW DFW local chapter. She was asked to speak on “Agents and Editors.” The author will have books and DVDs for sale. Meetings are at 10:30 am, on the second Saturday of the month at the Arlington Community Church, 1715 W. Randol Mill Road, Arlington, Texas. Everyone is invited to go out to eat with the chapter members, Dutch Treat, after the meeting. Kathy Ide will be teaching at the Montrose Christian Writers Conference July 22-27. Her sessions include Working with a Freelance…

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CAN Author Happenings!

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Conference opportunity and a new release are headed your way! Kathy Ide will be teaching at the Montrose Christian Writers Conference July 22-27. Her sessions include Working with a Freelance Editor, Ten Myths of Becoming a Published Author, and How to Become a Freelance Editor. She will also be hosting a “PUGS Party” game where teams will compete for valuable prizes based on their knowledge of punctuation, usage, grammar, and spelling. Falling Stars by Tanya Stowe Releases Friday  May 18, 2018 One of the youngest female producers in the industry, Sunny Bates has every intention of going to the top to create her own…

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CAN Authors Have Much to Offer!

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Your CAN authors are award winning, prolific, and sharing what’s on their hearts! Check out this weeks’ round up of good news and happenings in our writing community. Davalynn Spencer’s 2017 Western romance, An Improper Proposal, won the 2018 Christian Indie Award for Romance. An Improper Proposal is Book 1 in the Front Range Brides series. Book 2, An Unexpected Redemption, released April 26. *** New Release: No Safe Place by H. L. Wegley Releases May 21 Genre: Romantic Suspense Publisher: Trinity Press International ISBN-13:   978-0-9964937-6-5 About the book: A young man returning from the far country trying to regain his honor, and a young woman with a heart broken by…

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