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Book Review: Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers


To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you. —C. S. Lewis

About the Book

Leslie Leyland Fields's book is a practical and compelling guide to surrendering our painful childhood wounds to the healing work of forgiveness. The author explores the biblical and emotional ramifications of forgiving hurtful parents by offering keen insights and examples from her own struggles to forgive a distant and rejecting father. Her journey can be summed up in the subtitle for her book: "Finding Freedom from Hurt and Hate."

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A House to Fall In Love With

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The Morey Mansion in Redlands, California, was my inspiration for Rosswood House, the ancestral home of time traveler Katherine Rostnova in my romantic fiction trilogy, Moonseed.

The Morey Mansion

Dubbed the "Orange Empire House" and "America's Favorite Victorian," the enchanting Morey Mansion itself has a romantic history. A shipbuilder named David Morey dreamed one night of a woman walking toward him in a pink dress. The very next day a young woman named Sarah walked toward him, wearing—you guessed it!—a pink dress.

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Guest Speaking at Bay Farm Community Church


Come hear me speak on at COFFEE TALK, a Women's Ministries Event sponsored by Bay Farm Community Church in Alameda on May 17, 2014, 9 to 11 a.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.

Fill yourself up with a "triple shot" of relevant messages, personal testimonies, and honest conversations. Discover how real and lasting changes come from God when we fix our attention on Him.

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Book Review: I Choose to Forgive


I Choose to Forgive: An Intimate Journey with God. By Dianne B. Collard. Forward by Rev. Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Collards were serving as missionaries in Vienna, Austria, when the phone call came, announcing that their eldest son had been murdered in Concord, California. Timothy Collard, age 23, had been shot at least three times in the back of the head and his body subsequently mutilated.

The newspapers smeared his reputation, but eventually the truth emerged, and the murder was determined to be a case of mistaken identity. The killer was convicted and sentenced to prison.

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From Underwood to Vinspire Publishing


I could barely reach the keys…

Read how this writer got her start on her aunt's old Underwood typewriter:

Vinspire Publishing Blog: From Underwood to Vinspire Publishing

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Coming Soon: “Borrowed Promises”


Release Date: May 31, 2014

On the night of the new spring moon, a near-fatal accident propelled Victoria Reeves-Ashton over a century back in time to awaken in the body of Katherine Kamarov. Now, after three months of pretending to be Katherine and laboring to repair relationships damaged by Katherine’s brash and selfish personality, quiet and gentle Victoria finds that her heart is putting down roots in Katherine’s world, in her family relationships, and especially in a deepening friendship with Katherine’s winsome cousin Michael.

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Book Review: Melissa

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Melissa: A Father's Lessons from a Daughter's Suicide. By Frank Page. Forward by Mike Huckabee.

At age 32, Melissa Page Strange took her own life. She left behind a husband, two parents, two sisters, and a son in the care of his adoptive family. Four years later her father, Frank Page, a longtime pastor and leader in the Southern Baptist Convention, wrote a book about how his daughter's death changed his life, his family, his faith, and his understanding of suffering and tragedy in the lives of the people around him.

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Guest Blog On The Romance Studio


Please take a look!

My new book, Bridge to the Past, is being spotlighted on The Romance Studio.

Featured are a short summary and an excerpt in which Katherine awakens in her new body and sees her gorgeous husband, Ryan, for the first time...

If you've not yet met characters Katherine and Ryan, here is your chance!

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Book Review: Sober Mercies


Sober Mercies: How Love Caught Up with a Christian Drunk. By Heather Kopp.

In September 2006 Heather Kopp, a longtime Christian who authored and edited Christian books, was forced to confront her drinking problem. Sober Mercies is the true story of her journey toward sobriety and of finding hope when the God she had always believed in couldn't save her.

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Meet Social Media Maestro, Laura Christianson

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This beautiful website you are visiting is the product of my collaboration with Laura Christianson and her gifted team at Blogging Bistro, a Seattle-based company that specializes in helping non-techie types like me develop social media strategies, brands, blogs, and websites.

I was fortunate to hear Laura speak at a writers conference I attended, where she threw around scary terms like blogophobia, HTML, SEO, RSS, Hootsuite, TweetBeep, widgets, and plugins. When I finally got up the nerve to contact her, Laura took my misgivings in stride.

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Bridge to the Past by Judith Ingram – Prologue by Judith Ingram


A Devotional Walk With Forgiveness – Week 1 Day 1 by Judith Ingram


Borrowed Promises by Judith Ingram – Chapter 1 by Judith Ingram