Saturday, June 30, 2012

Good morning, everyone.

I write with mixed emotions this morning. My mother-in-law, known to a lot of people as Sister Twirly-bird or Sister Spinner, appears to be in her last days. I rejoice because I know as soon as her body dies, her spirit will be in Heaven. AND she'll be up on her feet dancing before the Lord. Praise God!! But right now she is in a very weakened state. Body strength has left her and it takes all she has to open her beautiful crystal blue eyes. Yesterday when she wanted to get up and run around but couldn't, and her body was fighting the disability, nothing could settle her...not even the strong meds she has to do just that. Then her granddaughter had a great idea. Praise music was turned on playing softly in the background, and her body settled. The peace that filled her room was amazing. The great news is we know where she'll be when this 89-year-old body shuts down for good...In Heaven with the Lord. Praise God.

Those of you who mourned with me when my daughter miscarried several months ago can leap for joy again. She is with child. When the doctors confirmed this for her and her husband, she was four weeks along. We are all doing cartwheels. Even Mrs. Craft got the news before she became so out of it and was joyed by the blessing.

In my writing, I'm still holding my breath. Testimony of Innocence is scheduled for release July 15th and I hope it's moving along nicely. Lean on Me, my next book I'm sending to Oak Tara, a stand-alone romantic suspense, is close to being ready. I am so blessed to have two fantastic critique partners as well as two sweet friends who are helping me find and correct all the errors. Those of you who write can attest to what I say when I tell you, when we read our own work we read it as we meant to write it and errors don't jump out at us. Thank God for friends who love us and critique for us. Also I'm working on book 3 of the series, The Truth Revealed.

I hope all is going well for everyone. Remember we all have a calling whether it is writing, singing, teaching, engineering, or whatever, follow your call and give it your all. Where He leads you He'll see you through. I know He's blessing me each and every day.

Take care and God bless you all.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I have a booksigning at Bible and Book Center on Government St this Saturday from 10AM-2PM. For more details check out my .

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Good morning everyone. It has been a while and I'm so sorry. I hope you all are doing very well.

I'll start this blog with some updates. First let me say, Scott's cancer is still gone. Praise God! And although the lung specialist told him with both lungs he is at about 50%, they saw improvement at his last visit. Sure, he still can't stay active non-stop like he used to (before his lung collapsed), but he can do things now (at a slower pace & with breaks in between) that he couldn't do a year ago. One example is cut grass. What would take most people an hour or less he does in about 4-5 hours (and he won't let me help at all!). He takes breaks throughout, plus keeps his oxygen at hand. (That alone is a big milestone. He's finally realized it helps him so much. Before in his mind I believe it made him look weak. He's not weak, he's got a lung problem...but it's nothing to keep him sitting or lying down 24/7. So, everyone, my first update is wonderful news. Scott is doing very well and still as handsome as ever!! In fact, better looking if I do say so myself. He's gone from 119 pounds to 156. After 40 years of marriage he went from a 30 waist to a 31/32 and looks FANTASTIC!

My next update will be about my weight loss. 38 pounds gone. Yes. I'm so thrilled. And not only have a lost 38 pounds of fat, but with the exercise I'm doing I'm losing inches as well. I feel better and know that I look better. People, don't ever let your weight take control of you. Food is something you need to survive, but Praise God we don't have to eat it all at one sitting. You control what and how much you put in your mouth. And if you REALLY want that chilly cheese dog, or pizza, eat it...but make sure you get to walking it off (calories that is) or spinning it off, or even squatting it off. Every movement you make helps burn the food you take in. If you find yourself sitting a lot, change that. Stand up. Move. It's the balance of all that, that will help you take it off and/or keep it off.

Family, even though the kids are grown and gone, will always be a part of your life...should always be a part of your life. I'm blessed to have three fantastic kids who still love their mom and dad. They stay connected to us and we them. For the update on Rachael, Molly, & Chris -- they are all doing very well. So are their families...Pete, Scotty, Koby, & Rosie. We love them all and thank God every day for them.

Now, a very important update from me, Deborah Lynne, the author. My new book, Testimony of Innocence - Book 2 of The Samantha Cain Mysteries, will be released next month, July 15th scheduled date. I'm still waiting to see a copy of the cover so it can be added to my website. It's going to be great, I know. Look at my first one with OakTara. The book trailer is being designed for Testimony of Innocence. I'm almost finished with my next stand-alone novel...Lean on Me. My fantastic publisher, Ramona Tucker, believes in me. She loves my voice. (These are things all writers want/dream to have. Thank you Lord for mine.) OakTara is interested in releasing one of my series novels and 1 of my stand-alones a year. I'm thrilled and look forward a long and thriving relationship with them that God has formed for me.  Book signings are being set up starting in August. As soon as several are confirmed we'll be putting them in the computer. Right now one of the Barnes & Nobles is set for August 11th. A couple others are going to get back with me with the dates...and a few more I'm waiting to call so I don't double book this year like I did before. That gets a little hard.

Scott and I have settled in to our new home. Six months now. Can you believe it? The geese don't come all the time anymore. In fact, they've been gone for over a month and then day before yesterday six came back and then four yesterday. I hear them outside now, but I haven't looked yet. I've drunk two cups of coffee, read The Word, prayed, enjoyed the peace and then felt lead to write a new blog. I hope the next one won't be several months from now. I want to write at least once a month.

Take care all of you, Keep up with me at my web site Like me on my facebook, on my website...and if you do like my novels share them with your friends or tell them about me. If you are a writer of Inspirational Fiction or Inspirational Non-Fiction, you might want to talk to Oak Tara. They are a growing publishing house. I love that they truly believe in God, in the power of Jesus His Son. They walk and live out their faith. Have a fantastic summer and stay safe. God bless you all.