Week in Review

Happy, sunshiny, springy Saturday!

BurchadoptionThe biggest news in my corner is that it appears spring has finally sprung and might even hang around for a while. 🙂 Which is great, because I’m helping with a garage sale tomorrow hosted to help fund the Burch family’s adoption fees. You can read more about them and their adoption here.

If you’re in the Omaha Metro, stop by 5903 Longview in Papillion between 8am-3pm.

As an added bonus, my sweet and hilariously fun friend, editor of Novel Reviews, Kelly Klepfer will be there, too, selling (and giving away!) Arbonne health and beauty supplies! (Donating a healthy portion of the proceeds toward Burch adoption fees.) If you want to help bring these beautiful Columbian girls home and are in need of beauty products but can’t go to the sale, shoot me an email and I’ll get you and her connected.

Saving Grace Study and Daily Reading Guide is Available. For FREE!Scan0010

Cool, huh?

My church created a booklet to help folks understand and grab hold of God’s saving grace. If you’d like a copy (PDF version that easily loads on ereaders like Kindle), shoot me let me know and I’ll get one to you ASAP. 🙂

SweetFreedomCoverRemember Sweet Freedom?

I’m pretty sure I sent most of you a free copy. (If not, shoot me an email and I will.) Well, we received such a great response from this compilation, I decided to create another. The stories (great ones!) are already coming in–more fictional this time, although we’ll still have true life and devos. As an added bonus, we’re inviting YOU to share your freedom stories with us!

Details: Send a story/testimony of a time when you received emotional or spiritual freedom, and we’ll post it on Faith-filled Friends so readers worldwide can be blessed and encouraged. (You can remain anonymous if you’d like.) Then, we’re going to let y’all vote on your favorite, and the top three will receive prizes.

We’ll also be choosing three we’d like to fictionalize (with permission) to go into Sweet Freedom Book Two. Of course, the folks who submitted the testimonies we fictionalize will receive a free print copy of our booklet.

This booklet will also be available for free in PDF form and in ebook form for a time period allowed by Amazon.


My friend Jennifer Hallmark visited Angela Meyer’s blog to chat about A Dozen Apologies.

I haven’t read this one yet, but it sounds awesome! I’ll have to add it to my TBR pile for sure! You can read more about this fun anthology here. You can purchase the book here.

On a personal note, my princess is taking an intensive glass blowing class this weekend. I’m pretty excited. I wonder if I’ll every tire of watching her explore new opportunities. I swear her laugh is one of the most beautiful sounds I’ve heard. Whenever my heart swells as a mom, I’m reminded of Zephaniah 3:17 that says:

“For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs” (NLT). 

I love watching my daughter, whether she’s studying, sleeping, laughing, or doing nothing at all. I have a feeling God feels the same way about us. 🙂

MD-Photo-BlockChristian Romantic suspense writer, Margaret Daley, has a new release as well, titled Deadly Hunt:

All bodyguard Tess Miller wants is a vacation. But when a wounded stranger stumbles into her isolated cabin in the Arizona mountains, Tess becomes his lifeline. When Shane Burkhart opens his eyes, all he can focus on is his guardian angel leaning over him. And in the days to come he will need a guardian angel while being hunted by someone who wants him dead.
Buy it on Amazon or Barnes & Noble 


Congrats to  Mary ConnealyKathleen Y’Barbo Turner,Tracie Peterson, and Cathie Marie Hake for making the ECPA best sellers’ list with their novella collection, Alaska Brides Collection, published by Barbour Publishing! Way to go, ladies!th

About this collection:

Experience five Alaska adventures through the lives of determined women who overcome the many challenges to build their lives in the wilderness. From the gold rush, through a diphtheria epidemic, to the building of the Alcan Highway, readers will enjoy the stubborn fight each woman displays as love comes into her life. Will the women also give up fighting God and let Him lead them through America’s last frontier?

Buy it here.

And if you haven’t read Laughing With Lily by Eileen Rife, now’s a great time!

Laughing with Lily coverOakTara, Eileen’s publisher, has launched an exciting program, “Today’s Great Read/Hot Bargain,” where readers can get fabulous new books in Kindle ebook for a price they won’t want to miss. My book has been chosen for a special promotion, beginning this Sunday 04/27/14.
Day 1 of the promotion: $1.99
Day 2 of the promotion: $2.99
Day 3 of the promotion: $3.99
Day 4 of the promotion returns to the regular ebook price (still a great value for a terrific read!): $4.99
Check facebook.com/OakTara on Day 1, when the book will be at its lowest price and best deal for you, or anytime during the promotion days. Then simply click on the link in FB to find the book on amazon kindle. If you would spread the word to anyone you know, I’d greatly appreciate it!





  1. Hi Jen, I would like to purchase 15 copies of Sweet freedom and donate that $ towards this cause. Private message me to work the Details. Thx Beth

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