Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Sunday, June 26, 2022
He Stole a Truck
B J Bassett
“So, get going. I’ll be right there with you . . .” Exodus 4:12MSG
We are in a battle between good and evil on foreign soil and on the home front. Many Americans remember historic disastrous days: December 7, 1941, the day President Kennedy was shot, 9/11, and the Las Vegas shooting at a country music festival on October 1, 2017.
On that day, shots rang out in rapid machine-gun fashion over the crowd, killing 58 and wounding more than 500. While many ran for cover, compassionate people helped the injured. One of those who helped was Taylor Winston, a Marine veteran. He ran to the parking lot, stole a truck with the key in it, and transported twenty-plus injured victims to the hospital. There could have been more fatal casualties if not for those who helped others in need of medical assistance.
What about those who are lost and in need of salvation? Will we leave them behind and run for cover, or do we have the compassion to tell them about the Savior so they’ll spend eternity in heaven?
Father, I ask for a compassionate heart. May I run toward the lost with You right there with me. Amen.
The King’s Daughters
A Women’s Devotional
B. J. Bassett encourages others as an author, teacher and speaker. Her books include a contemporary novel, Gillian’s Heart; a historical novel Lily; Sweet Charity; A Touch of Grace—The G.R.A.C.E. Ministries Story; and coauthor of a children’s devotional My Time with God, Focus on the Family, Heritage Builders, with over 55,000 copies sold.
As a contributing writer, publications consist of Writer’s Handbook 2000, The Writer, and The Focus on the Family Guide to Growing a Healthy Home, Wolgemuth& Hyatt, Publishers, Inc.—consistently on Bookstore Journal’s Best-selling Christian Books List from November 1990 - February 1991, and voted the 10 Best Books for 1990 by Today’s Christian Woman.
Magazines, devotional booklets, curriculum and newspaper publishers include Focus on the Family, Woman’s World, The Quiet Hour, Pathways to God, Devotions, Harcourt Brace, WordAction, Gospel Publishing and Times Standard (newspaper).
She teaches writing workshops at Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, OR and at writer’s conferences. As a speaker for Stonecroft Ministries, she tells her story of rejection and acceptance, not only in life, but as a writer as well. She also offers book talks, including discussion questions and shares the journey -- from the seed of an idea to a published book.
Memberships: ACFW and Oregon Christian Writers (OCW).
She enjoys reading, jigsaw puzzles, knitting, munching warm scones oozing with butter and strawberry jam and sipping earl grey tea.
Thursday, June 23, 2022
About the Book
Book: Legacy of Love
Author: Renae Brumbaugh Green
Genre: Historical Romance
Release date: June 14, 2022
She’s struggled her entire life to overcome her parentage.
Skye Stratton is nearly perfect. Or at least, she tries to be. She carries the Stratton name, but everyone knows her true half-breed heritage. When she completes her education and is hired as a teacher at the local school, she hopes to finally find acceptance in the town. But when most of her class elects to stay home rather than be taught by an Indian, she knows things will never change.
Alan McNaughten went to Washington, D.C. to make a difference. Instead, he finds himself entrenched in political lies, manipulation, and deceit. When he finds a way to return home to Texas as an Indian Agent, he leaps at the chance. Even if he must hurt an innocent woman to secure his position.
But when the lovely Miss Stratton agrees to teach for the Alabama-Coushatta Reservation, Alan knows he’s gone too far. He’ll do anything to protect her from further heartache and harm. But what will happen when she learns the truth about her position…and the truth about him?
It was a delight to read Legacy of Love to see what is happening with the Stratton family legacy. This is Skye’s story as a young teacher with community members being prejudice regarding her ancestry. She was strong, determined and filled with fortitude to accept a teaching assignment at the reservation. The beautiful story that unfolded gave her a new love and admiration for her younger years living with her Indian mother. There were characters I wanted to put in there place with their deceitfulness and political stunts but events and prayer can change lives.
Renae Brumbaugh Green knows how to pen historical stories filled with realistic issues of greed, power, faith, matters of the heart, life’s lessons and romance. I look forward to reading the next book in this series.
I received a complimentary copy of the book from Celebrate Lit without any obligation to write a positive review. I have shared my own opinion.
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About the Author
Renae Brumbaugh Green is an ECPA Bestselling Author, award-winning humor columnist, and wannabe superhero. She lives in Texas with her handsome, country-boy husband, four nearly-perfect children and one nearly-perfect son-in-law, and far too many animals. When she’s not writing, Renae teaches online classes and tries to be rugged without chipping her nail polish.
More from Renae
All my life, since I can remember, I’ve been told I’m part Native American. My great-great grandmother on my mother’s side, they said, was full-blooded Comanche. So even though I am blonde and fair (I have glow-in-the-dark skin) I believed them. I told people, and laughed at their sideways looks. I was proud of my heritage.
Then I took one of those Ancestry DNA tests. Nope. Not one drop of Native American in me. According to the test, I’m English, Scottish, Irish, and Swedish. And yes, I am the biological child of my father (very blonde and fair) and my mother (brunette, with high cheekbones). So I guess it’s just the way the genetic dominoes fell. When I got my mom’s half, I apparently didn’t get the Native American part.
I’m not sure how the science of DNA works, but I will tell you I feel extremely connected to Skye, the heroine of Legacy of Love. She’s a perfectionist. I’m a perfectionist. She thinks she has to perform to be accepted. I do, too. Though she’s always been loved, she struggles to fit in, to feel like she’s really a part of things. Ditto.
Skye’s journey is both difficult and beautiful. It helps that there’s a dreamy beaux (or three!) along the way. But in all the hardship and heartache, she finds herself. And she finds that she’s enough, exactly as she is. Most importantly, she finds a relationship with the One who created her and loved her before time began.
I hope you enjoy Skye’s journey in book two of The Stratton Legacy series. If you haven’t read book one, I encourage you to do so—you’ll meet Skye as a child. More than anything, I hope you’ll glean some beautiful truths along the way.
You are precious.
You are loved.
You are enough.
Guild Master, June 20 (Author Interview)
Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, June 20
Texas Book-aholic, June 21
lakesidelivingsite, June 22
Lighthouse Academy, June 23 (Guest Review from Marilyn Ridgway)
Betti Mace, June 24
Inklings and notions, June 25
For Him and My Family, June 26
deb’s Book Review, June 27
Locks, Hooks and Books, June 28
Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, June 29
Connie’s History Classroom, June 30
Pause for Tales, July 3
Miriam Jacob, July 3
To celebrate her tour, Renae is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.
Saturday, June 18, 2022
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