Wednesday, July 30, 2014

New Western Blog

If you have the time, come on over to follow, and check out my new Happy (Dusty) Trails blog. There will be posts about country life, western life, history, cowboys, and cowgirls, crafts, and recipes, as well as a contest or two every once in a while. 

I hope you're having a great day.

Happy Dusty Trails to you!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Chance Creek Brides

Chance Creek Brides

The Chance Creek Brides series is available on both Amazon and Barnes and Noble. If you're looking for good, clean, old-fashioned adventure, come ride down the dusty trails of the past with the ladies from Chance Creek Texas!

Caleb's Choice: His Rain Lily Bride, is the first in the new series Chance Creek Brides, The Early Years


Caleb is a man that loves God. But the fact that he is strong, independent, and enjoys taking matters into his own hands tends to complicate things. But maybe that is about to change. Does God have something more for his life than the plans Caleb
has formed on his own? 

Read Caleb's Choice: His Rain Lily Bride, and find the answer!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Caleb's Choice

Caleb's Choice is now available on Amazon. It is the first in a new series: Chance Creek Brides, The Early Years. 

Chance Creek, Texas, 1875. When Maggie and her husband, Ian Price, led a group of displaced southerners to Texas just after the Civil War, she never imagined that she would be the one left in charge of them. After the murder of her husband, she inherited the job of town sheriff. The town is all but held hostage by the Sayer brothers, one of them the killer of Maggie's husband. Ignoring the brewing disappointment and bitterness within, she does her best to keep the town going, settling minor disputes, and generally encouraging the citizens to have hope that the future will be better. But the job is too much for a woman alone. Maggie knows she should trust God to handle the problem, but she feels He has let her down in the past. How can she trust Him for the future?

Widowed Caleb Hatcher is a man doing his best to leave the past behind. Anxious to start a new life, he heads for Texas, with ranching on his mind. Greeted with a bullet in his side, Caleb soon learns that there is more to the town of Chance than he could have imagined. And more to Maggie Price, the beautiful and sometimes hard to understand woman that rescued him from certain death.

Will Maggie learn that God has His own way of working things out? Or will she allow her own stubborn will to lead her down the wrong path? 

Friday, January 31, 2014

Happy National Inspire Your Heart With Art Day

Whew! That's a mouthful for a national day, isn't it, LOL! But art is such an important part of our lives. Celebrate today with the types of art that make you happy. Photography, painting, quilting, needlework. . .the list goes on and on. And don't forget God's creation that is there for us to see every day. No human art can compare to His artistry!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, January 25, 2014


Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

                                                                Proverbs 3:5-6

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Ryan's Father Book Trailer

This is the book trailer to Ryan's Father, by June Foster. If you haven't read my review of the book, scroll down!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Ryan's Father Book Review


June Foster is an author known for tackling complicated problems, and this book does not disappoint. In Ryan’s Father, June tells the story of a young Christian man struggling with his own feelings of homosexuality.

Raised by a single, alcoholic mother, and no father for guidance, Ryan Reid spent his childhood struggling with feelings of loneliness and abandonment. As a teen, he met a local pastor and trusted his heart to God. The newfound relationship with the Lord brought an element of love and peace to his life. But there was one issue that didn’t change. Though he never acted on his feelings, Ryan still felt an attraction to men.

When an earthquake strikes while Ryan is purchasing a cup of coffee, he ends up under a Starbuck’s table with Sandy Arrington, a beautiful young nurse that works at the local hospital. Soon Ryan and Sandy are seeing a lot of each other. And when Sandy attends church with Ryan and surrenders her life to Christ, she begins to see Ryan in a new light. The relationship that develops between the two of them forces Ryan to confront the secret he has been hiding.

After spending so many years living a lie, can Ryan find it in himself to finally give the problem to God? And when he does face reality, can he trust the truth to Sandy? Or will he lose her forever?

You will enjoy the fact that June tells this story from a strong Christian point of view. When God is in control, he can change anything in our lives. Ryan must learn that total surrender to God, in every issue of his life, is the only way to defeat sin.

I give this book 5 stars. Thank you for sharing such an excellent story with us, June!

This book was given to me in exchange for a fair and honest review.

About the author

June Foster is a retired teacher with a BA in Education and a MA in counseling. June has written four novels for Desert Breeze Publishing. The Bellewood Series, Give Us This Day – February 1, 2012, As We Forgive – September 1, 2012, and Deliver Us – April 1, 2013, and Hometown Fourth of July – July 1, 2012. June's book, Ryan's Father, is available from WhiteFire Publishing January 2014. For All Eternity, Red and the Wolf, and Misty Hollow, God willing, will be published in the near future. June loves to write stories about characters who overcome the issues in their lives by the power of God and His Word. June uses her training in counseling and her Christian beliefs in creating characters who find freedom to live godly lives.

June's web sites:

Saturday, January 11, 2014

The Shepherd of the Hills

“…I never understood until the past months why the Master so often withdrew alone into the wilderness. There is not only food and medicine for one’s body; there is also healing for the heart and strength for the soul in nature. One gets very close to God…in these temples of God’s own building.”
Harold Bell Wright, The Shepherd of the Hills
For a great read that will take you away from this hurried and frantic pace our culture promotes these days, you might consider reading Harold Bell Wright's, The Shepherd of the Hills. It is written in an old-fashioned style that may be hard to get used to at first, but give it a chance, and enjoy the sweet, inspirational story that Mr. Wright wrote in the Arkansas Ozarks, published in 1907.
The Shepherd of the Hills is free on Amazon Kindle

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Our Struggle With Sin

Although it is a fight we cannot win by ourselves, we are not alone.

1 John 3:2

King James Version (KJV)
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

Think about that verse. When He returns we will be rescued from our continual war with sin and 'we shall be like him'! So what do we do in this earthly life until He comes?

Always remember that we are not alone in this struggle. The indwelling power of the Holy Spirit gives us strength to fight our battles each day.

Another thing we must do is surrender our habits to God--the ones that break His heart. The ones that steal our time from Him and prevent us from giving ourselves wholly to Him and obeying His word.

We must not become weary in our day to day battle. Though it is a daily struggle, by putting our trust in Him, we will win!

Have a wonderful Sunday!