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What Would You Do For Your Children?

 In my newest novel, Lakeside Family, Josie will do anything to save her daughter’s life…even if it means facing a man from her past–Hannah’s father. 

When I brainstormed Lakeside Family, I had to give Josie a good enough reason to want to find Nick again. After all, the man broke her heart ten years ago. Despite the pain and resentment she felt, she knew she needed to put that aside and find him. He was her daughter’s last hope.

As a mother, I would do anything to keep my boys safe. That Mama Bear instinct kicks in and I’m all ready to tackle the world on their behalf. Wouldn’t most parents do the same for their children? 

So why do we think God is different? Why do we put God in a box and think He couldn’t or wouldn’t do something for us?

We are God’s children. 

The Bible is filled with stories of His grace, His protectiveness, His “Papa Bear” instinct. 

And like our own children, we become angry or disappointed when God doesn’t give us what we want when we want it. Would we give in to our children over everything they wanted? No. So why do we expect God to do the same for us?

Positive parenting allows children to develop and grow into responsible adults who understand right and wrong and the consequences of their actions. 

We serve a loving God who wants the best for us. He is the role model for positive parenting. He is our Heavenly Father. And He wants the very best for us…whatever it takes. 

Your Turn: If you are a parent, what would you do for your children? If you’re not a parent, what have you seen your parents do for you? How does your parenting style or upbringing correlate with God’s parenting?

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**Be sure to comment on my Lakeside Family Book Release Celebration post for an opportunity to win fun prizes!

**My sweet friend Roxanne Gray interviewed me on MBT Ponderers. Stop by and comment for a chance to win a signed copy of Lakeside Family.  

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Lakeside Family Book Release Celebration!

Let’s Celebrate Lakeside Family!


Lakeside Family has been released by Love Inspired! To say I’m excited is an understatement. Having my first book published was a dream come true, but to have another book in less than a year–wow! I’m humbled and overwhelmed.

If you read Lakeside Reunion, you met Josie as the owner of Cuppa Josie’s. I never expected Josie to have her own story, but my friend Ginger said she enjoyed meeting Josie and wanted to know more about her. So I did some pondering about Josie–why she was a single mom, where was her child’s father, etc, and Lakeside Family was born.

I will be celebrating the release of Lakeside Family with a month-long celebration during August. I will be visiting friends’ blogs, giving away free copies of Lakeside Family, drawing random names from my Author Facebook page for Starbucks gift cards and offering other goodies.

Since Josie owns a coffee shop, I figured it was fitting to offer two giveaway baskets: Coffee Lovers Basket & Tea Lovers Basket. 

Coffee Lovers Basket

The Coffee Lovers Basket offers a coffee-themed hand towel, 6 packs of different flavors of coffee, a travel coffee mug, Nonni’s biscotti in chocolate and chocolate hazelnut, handmade cards by me, chocolates, a small coffee cup candle, a copy of The Coffee Mom’s Devotional, a copy of Margery William’s The Velveteen Rabbit and whatever else I may decide to throw in there. 

 

Tea Lovers Basket 

The Tea Lovers Basket offers a beautiful Romans 15:13 tea set with an assortment of Tazo teas, a copy of Tea Time with God devotional book, handmade notecards by me, a tea-themed memo pad, Nonni’s biscotti in chocolate and chocolate hazelnut, assorted chocolates and whatever else I may throw in there. 

 

Other Giveaways

  • In addition to these giveaways, I will be drawing 1 name every Monday during the month of August from those who “Like” my Facebook Author Page for a $10 Starbucks gift card. 
  • Also I will be participating in a blog tour and giving away copies of Lakeside Family and other goodies
  • To be entered in the Coffee Lovers Basket or Tea Lovers Basket Giveaways, simply post a comment here with your name, your email address and your coffee or tea preference. Two names will be chosen randomly for each basket–one name per basket. Be sure to leave your email address so I can notify you if you win. 

Contest Rules

  • The names for the Coffee Lovers and Tea Lovers baskets will be selected using the number generator at www.randomizer.org.
  • All contests begin at 12:01 a.m. EST on August 1, 2012 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on August 31, 2012. 
  • Contests participants must be at least 18 years old by August 1, 2012. 
  • Contest participation is limited to U.S. residents only.
  • No purchase necessary to participate.
  • The odds of winning are dependent on the number of participants.
  • Winners will be contacted via email by Friday, August 31. Winners have one week to respond to prize notification. If a winner has not contacted me by 11:59 p.m. EST on September 7th, 2012, another winner will be chosen. Prizes that need to be mailed will be mailed via USPS within one week of contest closing.
  • Winners will be posted on my blog on Monday, September 3, 2012. 
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