Saturday, May 7, 2016

Best-Ever Mother’s Day

Dear Family & Friends,

This is directed to MOMS...
 I’ve had the privilege of being a mom for over fifty years and what an adventure it’s been! When I meet moms with kids in the grocery store I remind them to enjoy every minute of this fleeting time of hands-on parenting.

I’d also like to tell them something else, but I don’t – it’s the secret I never knew when I had four kids within nine years - I’m not sure they’re ready to hear yet that mothering never ends.  Who thought I’d still have an active part to play in my children’s lives when they were grown up?

Now my humbling privilege is to pray extensively for my adult children (and seven grandchildren.) This may seem small, but I know prayer has supernatural power to release intensified activity of God in their lives. Of course, now and then I still get to bring brownies, spinach salads, homemade soup, or provide fried chicken when we get together and love to do it. But mothering as a pray-er is intangible, invisible and DAILY wherever their location.

Sometimes I wonder if praying is more a gift to me. I still miss having my children under roof, but through prayer I feel connected even with David & his family over a thousand miles away. I watch the flow of God’s plan for all their lives and I savor every thought of them as I pray God’s peace, protection and guidance for them. It’s a tough world out there.

It’s a joy to have a husband who participates in this prayer calling given to every mom and dad. He knows our children have been shaped by our tens of thousands of interactions with them. Not all were perfect, but Lord knows we, as you, were dedicated to trying our best and always will.  What a lifelong blessing it is to pray for our children at every age!

James 5:16 The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous (wo)man availeth much.

It’s my great pleasure to make available FREE through amazon on specified days starting today these ebooks for you moms.

*May 7-8 Love Always Mom (a true family story about the power of love and prayer.)

*May 10-11 Adventures of Tommy Smurlee and Tommy Smurlee and The Missing Statue. I wrote the Tommy Smurlee books with a compelling mystery, fantasy storyline, plus life-changing character lessons for my grandchildren to remember. For ages 7 and up. 

These gift ebooks can be read on any computer or smart phone, Ipad, etc. (They’re FREE only on the days listed so check the dates.) May they bless you and your children - I know as a mom anything that blesses my children blesses me.

EXCITING NEWS! My new mystery Never Tomorrow published by Prism Books will be available in print starting May 20th. If you enjoy the novel putting a review on amazon or Goodreads would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

"Layer upon layer of intrigue—laced with murder–propels this novel to the pinnacle of suspense. An ingenious plot, dynamic and complex characters, and an insight into the troubled avenues of human behavior rarely exposed make NEVER TOMORROW a stand-out for readers of mysteries, thrillers, and suspense." - Pat Gussin New York Times best-selling author of After the Fall
MOMS, may this be your best Mother's Day ever!!!!!!!