Embracing my life

heart-1822970__340

“A deep sadness settles over me.”

Has God ever asked you to sacrifice something that meant a lot to you, but you knew it wasn’t pleasing to Him?  For instance, a relationship? But you resisted, knowing it’d hurt. I can relate. When God asked that of me, it felt like He was asking me to cut off a finger just because it might get infected.

For three weeks, I heard God’s warning alarm sounding in my spirit. “Caution: Danger ahead,” He kept telling me. When I finally heeded Him, life was no better. How baffling. I thought God would reward my obedience by making me feel better. I was a little perturbed, even wondering if I’d made a terrible mistake.

Then I came across this article today, and oh boy, I needed it. If you’ve experience loss recently, I hope it edifies you as it did for me.

~DVC~

http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/embrace-the-life-you-have

 

Meet Author Angela Couch!

AngelaCouchPhoto

Hey folks, especially you historical romance lovers, there’s an author out there you are going to want to meet! She hails from the Great White North. To keep from freezing, Angela K Couch cuddles under quilts with her laptop. Winning short story contests, being a semi-finalist in ACFW’s Genesis Contest, and a finalist in the International Digital Awards also helped warm her up. As a passionate believer in Christ, her faith permeates the stories she tells. Her martial arts training, experience with horses, and appreciation for good romance sneak in there, as well. When not writing, she stays fit (and warm) by chasing after three munchkins.

You’ll find Angela on social media and her website:

AngelaCouchMeme1

The newest release in her Hearts at War series is titled The Patriot and the Loyalist, and takes place during the American Revolutionary War. I must admit, I’ve rarely read any books from that era, so this should be a real treat.

Back Cover:
Completing his three years in the Continental Army, Daniel Reid still has no desire to return home-not after losing the woman he loves to a British Captain-so he volunteers to ride south through enemy lines and deliver a message to Colonel Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox. With his temper needing a release and a dark haired beauty finding her way into his broken heart, Daniel decides to join the Swamp Fox’s efforts against the British. Little does he know the British still have the upper hand.
Lydia Reynolds has learned that love comes at a price, and she refuses to pay. Better to close her heart to everything and everyone. When her brother-in-law won’t grant her passage to England, where she hopes to hide from her pain, New Englander, Daniel Reid, becomes her only hope-if she can induce him to give her information about the notorious Swamp Fox and his troops. When the British grow impatient and Daniel evades her questions, Lydia must decide how far to take her charade. The poor man, already gutted by love, hasn’t grown as wise as she. Or so she supposes. . .
Until the truth is known, the muskets are loaded. . .and it is time to decide where true loyalties lie.

Download here and here.

Happy reading, friends ~

~~DVC~~

 

 

7 Years and Counting…Sobriety Wins.

Click here to read Kristen’s heartwarming journey to sober living.

Source: 7 Years and Counting…Sobriety Wins.

Launch date is here!

moonstonesecrets-frontcoverHey everyone, today book 2 in my Seattle Trilogy, Moonstone Secrets, is available for pre-ordering. Come visit Victoria, BC, with DeeDee and her twin Livy for the low low price of only 99 cents! Learn more here.

Dawn V. Cahill - Hot Topic Christian Fiction

moonstonesecrets-frontcoverFor those of you keeping tabs on Moonstone Secrets’ progress, it’s in the semi-final editing stage. IWhich means, sometime near end of March it will hit the market. Help me spread the word!

As the Christmas season sparkles around her, DeeDee McCreary eagerly anticipates visiting magical Victoria, BC, with her boyfriend, Nick, and meeting his family. But the trip proves disastrous. First, Nick finds his bank account cleaned out. Then he disappears. Frantic, she determines to uncover what happened. When she discovers something far worse than she anticipated, she questions everything she believes to be true about him.

With the man she loves in jail for an unspeakable crime, DeeDee knows the truth lies somewhere in Nick and his ex-wife’s past. But if she pursues their secrets, will she put herself in danger, too?

Learn more here.

View original post

How to enable (not empower) your adult children

narcissistic-mothers-sm

I had to share this, having learned this lesson long before my sons reached adulthood. I like to think I empowered my sons for adulthood (they’re all in their 20s now) but even now, it’s easy to jump in and try to “fix” things each time they encounter a difficulty.

Single moms, I’d love to know – would you consider yourself an empowering mom, or an enabling one? Or maybe a combination of both?

http://www.reachoutrecovery.com/the-recovery-daily/trending-now/letting-go-of-an-ungrateful-son

Launch date draws near

moonstonesecrets-frontcoverFor those of you keeping tabs on Moonstone Secrets’ progress, it’s in the semi-final editing stage. IWhich means, sometime near end of March it will hit the market. Help me spread the word!

As the Christmas season sparkles around her, DeeDee McCreary eagerly anticipates visiting magical Victoria, BC, with her boyfriend, Nick, and meeting his family. But the trip proves disastrous. First, Nick finds his bank account cleaned out. Then he disappears. Frantic, she determines to uncover what happened. When she discovers something far worse than she anticipated, she questions everything she believes to be true about him.

With the man she loves in jail for an unspeakable crime, DeeDee knows the truth lies somewhere in Nick and his ex-wife’s past. But if she pursues their secrets, will she put herself in danger, too?

Learn more here.

Introducing Moonstone Secrets – sequel to Sapphire Secrets

Dear readers,

You asked, and I’ve delivered! The sequel to Sapphire Secrets is almost ready to go to press! I will be sending it to my editor this week for final edits, and soon I should have a new cover to reveal! I expect another month will elapse by the time the book is all laid out and ready for publication.

Curious as to what it’s about? Read all about it here. But I can give you a hint. It’s a murder mystery; and a spooky, deserted log cabin, much like this one, figures prominently.

hut-1201551__340

Stay tuned for further updates.

~DVC~

 

Another New Year?

fireworks

Dear friends,

In 2017, may you dream passionately, love deeply, and live righteously! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

~DVC~

But he was a good person…

This story by fellow author Lillian Duncan tells of a good guy, a really good guy, who stood before the Lord of heaven and found out just how good he had to be in order to enter heaven.

Tiaras & Tennis Shoes

From time to time, I write flash fiction–whenever it flashes in my mind. Here’s my latest piece.

BUT HE WAS A GOOD PERSON…

Rocko Smith III was born a fortunate man.

One could even say born with a silver spoon in his hand.

But he was a good person.

He didn’t squander or waste.

Instead he did his best posthaste.

Unlike others in his class.

He didn’t party hard and fast.

He worked hard and did good deeds.

He truly was a good person but…

One bad choice he made.

Or should I say one good choice he didn’t make.

But he was a good person…

The car circled the public square for the third time. The Christmas lights sparkled and blinked merrily but Rocko wasn’t there for the decorations. His gaze went past the bright lights and peered into the shadows.

He tapped the driver’s shoulder. “Pull over, Jives.”

View original post 1,014 more words

Sapphire Secrets: A Christian contemporary novel (Seattle Trilogy Book 1) by Dawn V. Cahill

A very nice review of Sapphire Secrets by Dixiegran!

dixiegran

Sapphire Secrets, by Dawn V. Cahill, is a most interesting and intriguing read. Mixing mystery and romance with Christian faith and beliefs.   It starts out with identical  twin daughters of an older famous rock star, Livy and Deedee, who have opened a dance studio for children. The girls were raised in a New Age culture and know nothing about God or the teachings of the bible. Livy can’t remember the death of her mother, although her twin does. She seems to have blocked this from her mind. This haunts her and she can find no peace from the WHY can’t she remember.  Did something else happen that causes her to draw a blank concerning her mother’s death?  Through the dance studio she meets a christian man, Scott who helps her discover the bible and it’s teachings.  All of this is so foreign to her. Scott is fighting his own…

View original post 193 more words