Ah … the BEGINNING and the END!
And here we are once again … at the “end” of a year that I hope blessed you richly.
We now stand poised on the threshold of a new “beginning” in which I hope and pray the quote above becomes a key component for each and every one of us. Because no matter how much good or bad we have experienced this year, the truth is that we look ahead with HOPE!
And there is no greater hope found than in a God Who IS is the beat of our pulse … and the Keeper of each breath that we take. He is the strength in our bones … and the One Who carries us through when we cannot. He is our beginning and our end … our only Hope as we come to the end of the year and begin another. Because the final truth is that there is no hope in anything—anything—but Him.
So as we say goodbye to the old and welcome the new, I pray that today’s header quote becomes a sweet reality in each of our new years, and may God bless you and yours richly in 2016!
WE HAVE WINNERS!!
Well, my Isle of Hope Contest has ended, and I want to thank each and every one of you who entered because there was a ton. I wish I could give a prize to anyone who took the time to enter, but my husband would shoot me if I did, and then where would the O’Connors, McClares, and O’Bryen’s be??? 🙂
So … what I am going to do is award TWO winners instead of just ONE like I originally planned.
The first winner was randomly picked by Randomizer out of all those who entered, regardless if you had one point or more. That winner will have a character named after them in my next book, a signed copy, and their choice of any of my other books or novellas. And that winner is …
The second winner is the person who accrued the most points, and I just couldn’t let this contest go by without offering a special heartfelt thanks for all of the hard work that she — and many others — did. This winner will also have a character named after them in my next book, a signed copy, and her choice of any of my books. And that person is:
SUPER CONGRATS to both Savannah and Annie C … AND to each of you who entered!! I cannot thank you enough for your support, so instead, I am praying for every single one of you on my Rafflecopter list, asking God to bring a special blessing into your new year that will especially reveal His love for you.
NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH WITH TONS OF PRIZES AND LOTS OF FUN!!!
How would you like to close the new year with prizes given away every hour on the hour on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31ST, including FREE BOOKS, GIFT CARDS, A KINDLE AND A $200 GIFT CARD TO AMAZON????
Well, here’s your chance by attending Seekerville’s NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH and leaving a comment anytime from 6:00 AM Dec. 31st all the way until midnight, January 1st. One comment automatically enters you for the $200 gift prize, but you must leave a comment during a particular time slot to win prizes from that hour.
JULIE’S BONUS PRIZES DURING HER HOUR!! I will be manning the giveaways from 2:00-3:00 PM Central Standard Time, so come by and see me to win your choice of one of ten ecopies of Isle of Hope OR my grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card AND a character named after you in my next book.
HERE’S THE LINK AND GOOD LUCK!
VOTE FOR FAMILY FICTION’S BOOK OF THE YEAR!!
If you’re reading this blog right now, YOU are a reader, so here is a GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY to say THANK YOU to the author who wrote your favorite book of 2015. Whether you vote for my book, Isle of Hope, or somebody else’s, PLEASE take the time to vote because Christian Fiction needs all the encouragement it can get!
THANK YOU AND GO, CHRISTIAN FICTION!!