This week Shirley Connolly and Amy Deardon

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Congratulations to Mary for winning Lenora Worth’s Heart of the Night and Carolynn for winning Amanda Cabot’s Paper Roses.

If you would like to be entered in the two drawings this week for Shirley Connolly’s I See God in the Simple Things and Amy Deardon’s A Lever Long Enough, please leave a comment with your email (necessary to contact you if you win) or email me at The drawings will end this Sunday evening.

Shirley Connolly’s Bio:
Shirley Kiger Connolly has published several books and lives on the Southern Coast of Oregon with her husband, Tom. A fiction and nonfiction writer, and teacher to women, Shirley also spends time with her animals incorporating their experiences in her writing with how the Lord teaches people about life. She and her husband have served in the ministry since 1980. Shirley’s life passion is working with women and helping them grow in their faith. You can visit her at or .

I See God in the Simple Things Blurb:

What lesson is God teaching you today? How can you see Him best? When do you
experience God’s faithfulness in action? I SEE GOD IN THE SIMPLE THINGS
invites the reader to go on a lighthearted journey with the author
reflecting on simple daily issues. We all recognize that everyday living may
sometimes appear routine and mundane, yet it is still in those casual
lessons of life God will teach each of us the most about ourselves…about
where we are spiritually. If you expect to hear from Him, you will.

Amy Deardon’s Bio:

I’m married and fortunate enough to be able to stay at home with our two children, now 15 and 12. In my life B.C. (before children) I did bench science research and taught anatomy and physiology at an undergraduate level.

I undertook a personal quest to investigate the claims of Jesus’ resurrection with the goal of destroying them. To do this I studied biblical and extra-biblical accounts of Jesus and numerous commentaries by believers and skeptics alike, listed the facts agreed upon, and began to explore scenarios that could explain what was known. To my surprise and considerable dismay, the evidence kept pointing away from naturalistic explanations and eventually formed a virtually certain case for the resurrection of Jesus. Finally I admitted defeat and became a Christian.

A Lever Long Enough Blurb:

In the near future, the Israeli military has developed a prototypic time machine. When believers in Yeshua (Jesus) create a politically explosive situation that threatens the balance of peace between Israel and nearby countries, the Israelis must send a team of four elite soldiers back to film the theft of Jesus’ body from the tomb and thus disprove Christianity. The team, consisting of a Special Forces soldier as leader (Benjamin), an ex-American astronaut as engineering specialist (Sara), an archaeologist, and a linguist, has exactly seventy-two hours to collect the video evidence. Drawn into a web of first century deception and death, the only way to escape is for the team to change the past. In the present, a traitor, Gideon, attempts to sabotage the mission and seize control of the military complex. Benjamin is the only one who can reveal him, but he is trapped two thousand years away. Even with a time machine, time is running out…