Friday, April 19, 2019

Easter Blessings and a New Book!

Today is Good Friday, and despite my long To-Do list, I'm making sure I take time to reflect on the meaning of this day. Thinking of what Jesus did for all of us---for you and me---takes my breath away. He gave His life, so we can have eternal life---if we only believe. 

I pray that your Easter weekend is filled with special blessings, and that you'll reflect on this Holy weekend and all that it means. We can still enjoy time with family, egg hunts, and good food (and candy!). But most importantly may we all remember that Jesus Christ paid the ultimate price for us - - No Greater Love. 💜 

I would also like to announce my 3rd book, which just released! This is the third book in my "Emerald Coast Romances" series, and I'll admit that I fell in love with this coastal community on Florida's panhandle. If only it wasn't a fictional place, LOL.  

In Tune With Romance features a widowed heroine who wants to start her own business, but is plagued by her late husband's stepmother harassing her. The divorced hero is a piano tuner, trying to make a fresh start after moving to Coastal Breeze. He deals with painful memories of his failed marriage, but is moving forward. Then a cousin visits, and traumatic memories from childhood resurface. Can a couple who are polar opposites find romance and a lasting love? I hope my readers will enjoy this sweet story! 😍

Sunday, April 7, 2019

New Feature! CatMom Chats

Hi Friends! My interviews with writing friends will begin very soon! I'm excited about featuring some of my special writer friends---both published and soon-to-be published. 😊

These interviews will be titled: CatMom Chats With .....  and will be a peak into the lives of some wonderful folks. Please stay tuned - - these will begin SOON!! 


Sunday, February 17, 2019

Coming Soon: Author Spotlights!

I've featured author interviews on my blog in the past, but have decided I'd like to make this a regular feature in CatMom's Corner. 😊 So, I plan to feature interviews with different authors - - at least for the remainder of 2019!  Reading these interviews is an easy way to learn more about various authors, and hopefully you'll discover some new books to read. 

Since becoming published, I've been very blessed to be a featured guest on other blogs, so it makes me happy to host authors on my blog. I'll also continue having some of my "regular" blog posts too, so I hope if you visit you'll consider leaving a comment.  

Happy February!! And happy reading! 💗   

   And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.  Colossians 3:17  


Tuesday, January 22, 2019

With This Pledge (Book Recommendation!)

Author Tamera Alexander has been one of my very, very favorite authors for quite some time. In fact, I've genuinely loved every book she's written!


Her newest book, With This Pledge, is a Civil War story, set in 1864 at the Battle of Franklin in Tennessee. This story features actual events and people, and does not gloss over how things were at that time. Tamera Alexander has a gift for pulling the reader into the story, and making you feel as though you're actually there - - witnessing the horrors of war, but also sweet, touching moments between characters. She's thoroughly done her research, and it shows clearly in her writing.


Even if you're not usually a reader of historical romance, I highly recommend reading this book. A story that will keep you turning pages and tug at your heart. A definite winner!! 




Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Giving Thanks in Every Season

Our Thanksgiving holiday was last week, so I've been reading a lot of postings by folks about being thankful. 😊 These make me smile, and also remind me that we all have so much to be thankful for - - especially those of us living in houses that keep us sheltered, with plenty of food to eat and clothes to wear.

Yet I've been thinking that I need to be more thankful all throughout the year - - and express my thankfulness no matter what the season or circumstances. I like to think that God smiles when we thank Him for little things---maybe things that others might take for granted---but are still blessings from Him. 

Today I'm not only feeling blessed by all I have---family, friends, health---but I'm noticing the gorgeous Autumn day outside my window. Sunshine, blue skies, and my beautiful Bradford Pear tree in my backyard---it's putting on a glorious show for me right now! 

Even on days when the weather is dreary, my health isn't so great, and I just don't feel motivated to accomplish much, may I still give thanks for the many blessings I have---especially being a child of God. Knowing that He loves me makes every day Thanksgiving. 💛

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Christmas with the Cowboy (Book Spotlight)

This week I'm featuring a bit of Christmas at CatMom's Corner!  My friend (and AMAZING Author) Tina Radcliffe has a new book out this month from Love Inspired, and it's delightful. Here's the description from the back cover of Tina's book: 

     Former Navy SEAL Zach Norman has been avoiding his ranching roots--and the woman he couldn't have. Back to visit his brother's widow, Emma Maxwell Norman, and her adorable toddler twins, the bah-humbug cowboy is roped into helping prepare the ranch for the holidays. Working side by side, can Emma and Zach overcome their troubled past...and receive the greatest Christmas gift of all---love?  

I highly recommend this book and happily give it Five Stars! To share some early Christmas cheer, I've purchased 2 copies to give away - - my personal copy is remaining on my Keeper Shelf!  If you'd like to have your name in a drawing for a print copy, please leave a comment below.  (US residents only, please)

Even my sweet kitty Levi couldn't wait to "get his paws" on Tina's book - - he thinks it's purr-fect.  Happy reading, my friends! 
 

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Walking or Running?

With the title of this blog post, a reader might assume it's about exercise - - which I'll admit is very important! Nope, this isn't about physical exercise, but rather about how we live our lives.

Several years before my precious Daddy went to Heaven, he told me about seeing a church sign with this saying:

 YOU CANNOT WALK WITH GOD IF YOU'RE RUNNING WITH THE WORLD.

That saying has remained with me years later, and it's something that all Christians need to consider. In today's world---especially with social media---there are so many people, things, and ideas vying for our attention. Advertisements tell us that we'll be happy and lead fulfilled lives if we just purchase their product, or try a certain health food, or travel, or whatever the case may be. Yet all those are just temporary---bringing pleasure and entertainment for a while---but not lasting. 

The only way for a person to have lasting joy, peace, and contentment is through a relationship with the Lord. Living our lives the way we know Jesus wants us to live---every day! Serving Him by serving others. Keeping our attention focused on His word and the blessings he's given us---NOT going with what the world thinks is good. Sometimes this is challenging to do, but if we really try to stay focused on leading a Christian life and seek the Lord's help, He WILL help us to do this! And I'd much rather WALK with Him, than RUN with this world.

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.   Romans 12:2