Author Archives: Laurie McClure

You’re Invited to the Preach to Yourself Book Club

You’re Invited to the Preach to Yourself Book Club

“We know Christ came to speak life — so why does our inner critic keep showing up and stealing the mic? If we’re honest, she’s a harsh one, saying things we’d never dream of saying to others…” – Hayley Morgan, Preach to Yourself Do you struggle with negative self-talk? Do you often feel like you

Fiction Friday: Inheritance of Beauty… and More

Editor’s Note: It’s Fiction Friday! Enjoy this excerpt from the prologue of Inheritance of Beauty by Nicole Seitz. * Her Levy, 1929 I am seven years old, holding the magician’s wand, cool and silver in my hands. My breath is hot against the canvas bust of Mama’s dressmaker’s dummy. I’m inside of it, hiding. There is

You’re Invited to the Unexpected OBS!

You are good and what You do is good; teach me Your decrees. — Psalm 119:68 I believe with all my heart that it’s possible for every Christian to learn how to live with a faith so confident in a good God that it can’t be shaken — even when the ground underneath is giving

Fiction Friday: Katherine Reay

Editor’s note: Hooray! It’s Fiction Friday! Today we are featuring a bestselling and award-winning author — Katherine Reay. If you love classic Brit Lit like we do, you’ll love her! “Katherine Reay’s Dear Mr. Knightley kept me up until 2:00 a.m.; I simply couldn’t put it down.” —Eloisa James, New York Times best-selling author of Once Upon a Tower “You’re going

Fiction Friday Featuring Billy Coffey

Editor’s note: The wait is over! It’s Fiction Friday! Today we are introducing Billy Coffey. “Billy Coffey is a minstrel who writes with intense depth of feeling and vibrant rich description.” — Robert Whitlow, best-selling author of The Choice “Coffey spins a wicked tale . . . [The Curse of Crow Hollow] blends folklore, superstition, and

Fiction Friday: Denise Hunter

Editor’s note: It’s Fiction Friday! Today we are sharing with you two book series by Denise Hunter that are perfect for summer days by the pool, the beach, or the lake. In case you’ve not fallen in love in a Denise Hunter novel yet, here’s a little bit from her bio: Denise Hunter is the

You’re Invited to The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi OBS

Your Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. — Psalm 119:105  The Old Testament was written in ancient Hebrew. The New Testament was written in ancient Greek. We have to understand what the Word of God actually says in order to understand how to apply it to our lives

You’re Invited to the In the Middle of the Mess OBS

I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! — Psalm 27:13-14 ESV I discovered in my darkest moments that sometimes the most powerful prayer of all is just a

Oh, Mama, Do We Ever Have Books

Editor’s note: Mother, the Queen of the Home, the Grand Duchess of the Family, the one we all love. The big day to celebrate Mom is coming up soon and you’re going to want to give her something she can really use — books! Oh, Mama, We’ve Got Books * For the Mom who Needs

Books to Give to Mom

Editor’s note: Mother’s Day is right around the corner and I don’t know about your mama, but mine is challenging to buy for! She doesn’t want anything fancy, or expensive. She doesn’t want a massage, she doesn’t need much, and she’s completely content with a painted-glitter-macaroni necklace from the kids. She’s been given gobs of

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