Thursday, January 21, 2021

My Story BEFORE The Story ~ Christina Jones ~ Writing Home ~ by ~ Amy Anguish

Hi. Christiana here, though most call me Chris. Here I am in my dream city, where I’ve been ever since graduating college. My dad and his best friend always talked of Huntsville, Alabama, and I knew it was the place for me. I found a cute little one-bedroom apartment, a job as a receptionist at a pediatric clinic, and a nice congregation to worship with. You’d think I’d be happier, right?

And yet, here I am, with boxes still packed around the living room, nothing hung on the walls, and no one local I can call a friend. My best friend, Tina, still lives back in Tennessee, and she begs me to move back every time we talk. But I can’t. My brothers have a bet going as to how long I’ll stay here before tucking tail and coming home.

Home.

Tennessee doesn’t feel like home, either. No more than Huntsville. If I didn’t know better, I’d say I was homeless. And yet, I know I’m not. I have a mailbox downstairs where I collect my bills and junk every day. And sometimes even a letter from Jordan.

Now there’s someone who knows what home is. He’s living on his family’s property in Louisiana, working his dream job of being a nurse practitioner, and leading singing at the congregation where he grew up. How did we meet? Tina. He’s her cousin, and when I started looking for a pen pal, she suggested we’d be a good fit.

I didn’t think I’d ever try being a pen pal again, but stumbling over that box of Gran’s old letters a few weeks ago really inspired me, I guess. We’ll see how long I stick it out this time. Growing up, I didn’t make it more than a few weeks.

Maybe if I find a picture to hang on my wall, it will feel homier. Or maybe, I just need to give up and let my brothers be right for once. Ugh. Who wants to do that?

I wonder if Jordan would have any ideas to help me feel more at home here in the place I always wanted to be.

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Amy has generously offered to gift a signed copy to someone who comments below!
Drawing to be held next Wednesday evening (January 27, 2021)

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My Story Title:   Writing Home

My Story Genre:  Contemporary Christian Fiction

My Story Released:   January 19, 2021 (Brand new release this week!)

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The Author of My Story:    Amy Anguish



Amy R. Anguish grew up a preacher's kid, and in spite of having lived in seven different states that are all south of the Mason Dixon line, she is not a football fan. Currently, she resides in Tennessee with her husband, daughter, and son, and usually a bossy cat or two. Amy has an English degree from Freed-Hardeman University that she intends to use to glorify God, and she wants her stories to show that while Christians face real struggles, it can still work out for good.

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Follow Amy at http://abitofanguish.weebly.com or http://www.facebook.com/amyanguishauthor
Or https://twitter.com/amy_r_anguish

Learn more about my books at https://www.pinterest.com/msguish/my-books/

And check out the YouTube channel she does with two other authors, Once Upon a Page (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEiu-jq-KE-VMIjbtmGLbJA)

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

SOWN IN PEACE CONTEST ~ CONTESTANTS ~ and ~ The Winners Are ~

I'm so happy to be able to show the contest results for the prize of a SOWN IN PEACE BOOK MARK 

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Our winners are:                    

James and Anita Braden    



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How much can one wounded soul take?

Victoria (Tori) Archer has the heart of a soldier. Taken down by an IED during her fourth deployment, she’s permanently separated from her military career and left with physical scars as well as PTSD. Moving back to her hometown of Three Rivers, Michigan, she’s forced by circumstances to live with an irascible and unsympathetic aunt. Tori’s battle with pain, horrific memories, and loss of independence creates a deep yearning for peace. Will God grant her even a small measure of it?

Retired Military Dog Handler Griffin (Griff) McKay turns to training dogs at his farm for wounded warrior therapy, desiring to bring former military men and women emotional and mental healing. Implementing his plan proves to be more difficult than visualized with the arrival of one stubborn soldier. Why has God placed that particular warrior in his path?

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