Tuesday, April 24, 2018

South Carolina Authors

It recently occurred to me I needed to learn about authors from South Carolina.

I'm sure most people know Sue Monk Kidd, Dorothea Benton Frank, and Pat Conroy.

What about New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe? When she moved to coastal South Carolina, she included the environment in her stories. Her book, The Beach House, will soon be on Hallmark. Besides writing, Ms. Monroe is active with the Charleston Literacy Volunteers, The Leatherback Trust and serves on the Board of the South Carolina Aquarium.


Mickey Spillane also lived in South Carolina. Murrells Inlet to be exact. Known for pulp fiction, and many read his Mike Hammer crime novels.


Georgia girl, Anne River Siddons now lives part-time in South Carolina. One of her many books, Low Country, is set in my new state.

I've been blessed to attend a weekend conference hosted by Lynette Eason who is an inspirational romantic suspense author. Her Stolen Past was even made into a Lifetime Movie Network movie. Lynette is kind an encouraging as well as a talented author.

Another South Carolina author is my good friend, Misty Beller. If you like inspirational historical Westerns you need to check out Misty's books. Stop by her website to bet a free book. www.mistymbeller.com


I hope I've piqued your interest in exploring new authors. Thanks for stopping by.


(Misty Beller, Janet Ferguson and I were able to catch up in Dallas this past fall.)







Monday, April 9, 2018

Azaleas

The first azaleas I planted were in April 1994. Grandmother Lutz gave them to me as a gift when my son Scott was born. So, you might guess I didn't really plant them myself. Tim and Bill planted them for me.

Since 1994, I've always had azaleas. This weekend, we visited Brookgreen Gardens, and the azaleas and dogwood trees were beautiful.

Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let. Psalm 96:11-12

This week I'd like to share a little bit of South Carolina with you. Enjoy!



Psalm 89:11
The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; The world and all it contains, You have founded them.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Easter Sunday

Easter is about hope. Jesus is our hope. No matter what comes our way, no matter what problems we face, no matter that we live in a fallen world, Jesus is our hope because He conquered death.

“As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. "Don't be alarmed," he said. "You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples…'” Mark 16:5-7

“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,” John 11:25

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you.” 1 Pet. 1:3-4

Whatever is happening in your life today, I hope you have a blessed Easter. Don't lose hope because Jesus intercedes for us. “Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised— who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.” Romans 8:34

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