A Special Sale

hiden saleI’m so happy to offer a special sale price of HIDDEN. For this week only, you can purchase the ebook version of Hidden for $1.99. You can also purchase the print version for $8, but only from this site (unfortunately amazon won’t let me lower the price to $8).

Either version would make a great Christmas gift, or maybe you’d like something to read during our Polar Vortex.

November is turning into another busy month. Isn’t it always like that? We’re making an attempt at my house to SLOW DOWN for the holidays. I do have a few things coming up that you might be interested in. Friday, November 21 I will send out a special newsletter. If you’re not signed up the button is in the right column. I’ll also be having SALES SPECIALS for each week of December beginning with Black Friday–so sign up for my blog if you want to be notified of those. (Sign up box is in the right column.)

I was recently asked to describe my new release HIDDEN. What did I hope for readers to take away from this story? My answer was-

Hidden is the story of Dana Jacobs—who SEEMS to have it all together, but in fact is held back in her personal and spiritual life by events in her past. Faith is something she stopped having as a small child. Now Ben Marshall is in her life—a steady, calming, faithful presence, and she doesn’t know what to do with him. When they become deeply involved in a case that threatens both their town and their lives, Dana must decide if she’s going to let her past define her. She must decide whether she’s going to live in fear, or live by faith. It’s a fun, suspenseful story that focuses on God’s grace and love for us.

HIDDEN is available in all ebook formats and available in print format from this site or from Amazon.  There are now 33 five star reviews on Amazon. I’m humbled by your response to this story.

iStock_000014567744XSmallThank you for stopping by. I pray that for you this season is filled with the peace of Christ and the love of our Father and the presence of His Holy Spirit.

Blessings,

V

 

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A Plain & Simple Thanksgiving

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DSCN4918It’s amazing to me how popular Amish books are. I’m often asked “why” and the best answer I have is that many of us are a bit overwhelmed. We like the simplicity of the Amish life–the lack of traffic jams, ringing phones, blaring televisions, and mega-shopping. We like the idea that life can/could be simpler.

So what about Thanksgiving? Do the Amish celebrate it? YES, they do. Is there celebration different than ours? Probably. Here are a few differences. Remember, my observations are from visiting with Amish in Indiana, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Oklahoma. You may have experienced something different.

  1. The Amish do join with other family members to celebrate Thanksgiving.
  2. They don’t travel far though–only family members who live nearby get together. In general, Amish don’t “go home” for the holidays . . . but of course they do stay in touch via letters, etc.
  3. They don’t purchase a lot of pre-cooked items.
  4. They usually have a devotional time on the morning of Thanksgiving.
  5. Everyone contributes to the meal–one person doesn’t try to do it all.
  6. Afterwards, they play games or visit (remember–there are no televisions in the home).
  7. There are lots of folks helping with the clean-up after the meal.

Kind of simple. Right? Yeah, I like that too. I hope that this holiday season, you are able to find the plain and simple joys that come from your family, friends and faith.

Blessings,

V

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