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  • AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Francine Rivers
    on Sep 29, 2010 in Books
    WordVessel is delighted to present this interview with author Francine Rivers. How has exploring the relationship between your mother and grandmother helped you understand yourself?This is a question I would love readers to ask themselves at the end...
  • BOOK SPOTLIGHT: "A Suitor For Jenny" by Margaret Brownley (& Book Giveaway!)
    on Sep 28, 2010 in Books
    ABOUT THE BOOK: A Suitor for Jenny When looking for a husband, it's best to go where the odds are in your favor. And that would be Rocky Creek, Texas, 1880. But Jenny Higgins's plan to find husbands for her two sisters hits a snag when enthusi...
  • BOOK SPOTLIGHT: "A Simple Amish Christmas" by Vannetta Chapman (& Book Giveaway!)
    on Sep 27, 2010 in Books
    About the Book: Annie Weaver longs to once again experience A Simple Amish Christmas. She no longer lives in Mifflin County though. She works in an Englisch hospital—far from her family, far from her friends, far from the community that nurtured h...
    on Sep 26, 2010 in Devotional
    Then Nebuchadnezzar said, "Praise be to the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who has sent His angel and rescued His servants! They trusted in Him and defied the king's command and were willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship...
  • Another TEXAS ROADS Giveaway!
    on Sep 25, 2010
    Hi friends, Sorry I've been MIA lately. My computer crashed and had to visit the cyber-hospital for a week. Of course, the timing was horrible. The poor beta readers for A Path Less Traveled have been left hanging at the dark moment in the story. So...
  • Winners
    on Sep 23, 2010
    Hi all, Here are the winners for this week's giveaway: Valeria's Cross by Kathi Macias goes to ... Linda! Whisper on the Wind by Maureen Lang goes to ... Steph! Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado goes to ... Shaz! I'll send you all an e-mail later th...
  • AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Wanda Brunstetter
    on Sep 21, 2010 in Author Interviews
    I'm delighted to welcome author Wand Brunstetter to WordVessel! Wanda, thanks for joining us. How did you come to be a writer? My desire to write began when I was in second grade and wrote a poem about a moth. From that time on I began writing poetry...
  • BOOK SPOTLIGHT: "Valeria's Cross" by Kathi Macias & Susan Wales (& Book Giveaway!)
    on Sep 20, 2010 in Books
    About the Book: Valeria's Cross from Abingdon Press: The beautiful Princess Valeria is born into opulence and wealth, only to discover that her life is not her own. Valeria's Cross, by Kathi Macias and Susan Wales, is a gripping tale of lost love,...
  • AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Maureen Lang (& Book Giveaway!)
    on Sep 19, 2010 in Author Interviews
    I'm delighted to welcome Maureen Lang to WordVessel today. Maureen, how long have you been writing and when was your first book published? I recall handwriting my first full-length novel at around ten years old, and passing it around my neighborhood...
  • Updates & Winners
    on Sep 16, 2010
    UPDATES: My computer is still in the hospital. Awaiting a diagnosis from the doctor. Prayers appreciated! WINNER: The winner of A Winner Between Us by Sarah Sundin is ... Shelly! Shelly, I'll send you an e-mail later this weekend to get your mail...
  • BOOK REVIEW: "Outlive Your Life" by Max Lucado (& Book Giveaway!)
    on Sep 14, 2010 in Book Reviews
    Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado is my favorite Lucado book to date (which is saying a lot, because I love them all.) With typical Lucado wit and wisdom, the book takes a look at authentic Christianity using scripture about the early church from the b...
  • Computer Down, Don't Know When I'll Be Back Online
    on Sep 13, 2010
    Hi folks, Just wanted to let you know that Saturday night my computer came down with a very nasty virus. So nasty that I can't get online or access my files. Anyway, I'm at hubby's office to let everyone know the issue. Please feel free to leave a...
  • BOOK SPOTLIGHT: "A Memory Between Us" by Sarah Sundin (& Book Giveaway!)
    on Sep 13, 2010 in Books
    About the Book: A Memory Between Us is the second book in the Wings of Glory series, which follows the three Novak brothers, B-17 bomber pilots with the US Eighth Air Force stationed in England during World War II. Each book stands alone. Major Jac...
  • MONDAY MEDITATION: Pursued by God
    on Sep 12, 2010 in Devotional
    "King Nebuchadnezzar, To the peoples, nations and men of every language, who live in all the world: May you prosper greatly! It is my pleasure to tell you about the miraculous signs and wonders that the Most High God has performed for me. How great a...
  • Updates & Weekly Winners
    on Sep 9, 2010
    UPDATES: I'm over at Write Now blog this week with blogging/writing friend, Karen Lange. Hope you can drop by for a visit and enter the drawing for an autographed copy of Texas Roads! =) WEEKLY WINNERS: The winner of Finding Becky by Martha Rogers...
  • BOOK REVIEW: "One Hand, Two Hands" by Max Lucado
    on Sep 8, 2010 in Book Reviews
    One Hand, Two Hands is a children's book written by Max Lucado and illustrated by Gaby Hansen (Thomas Nelson publishers). I not only enjoyed reading this book, but I especially approve of the underlying message. As one of the most privileged countri...
  • AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Susan Sleeman (& Double Book Giveaway)
    on Sep 7, 2010 in Author Interviews
    I'm delighted to welcome Susan Sleeman to WordVessel. Here's her bio: Susan grew up in a small Wisconsin town where she spent her summers reading Nancy Drew and developing a love of mystery and suspense books. Today, she channels this enthusiasm into...
  • BOOK SPOTLIGHT: "Finding Becky" by Martha Rogers (& Book Giveaway!)
    on Sep 6, 2010 in Books
    About the Book: Rebecca Haynes arrives home from college with new ideas and attitudes about women and her faith that bring dismay to Rob Frankston who has loved her since her days as the young girl Becky. Geoff Kensington arrives in town at the s...
  • MONDAY MEDITATION: The Benefits of Drought
    on Sep 5, 2010 in Devotional
    "O God, You are my God, earnestly I seek You; my soul thirsts for You, my body longs for You, in a dry and weary land where there is no water." ~Psalm 63:1 (NIV) I'm a gardener/farmer like my Dad, Nanny, Grandpa, and untold ancestors who walked this...
  • Updates, Links & Winners
    on Sep 2, 2010
    UPDATES Nothing new to report on A Path Less Traveled. Just more of the same editing. I'm really liking the way the story is shaping up, and so far I'm on track to publish in October of 2010. Next week you can catch me over at Write Now, Karen Lang...