Words of Worship – Heaven by Joy Lenton

Words of Worship – Heaven by Joy Lenton

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Heaven ©JoyLenton2013   A far off country as close as our next breath seated now in heavenly places known completely after death.   Glimpsed in a loved one’s eyes and the cries of a newborn’s birth way beyond moon, stars or skies close and familiar as earth.   Sometimes it’s hard to believe we will […]

What Seems Unforgiveable

What Seems Unforgiveable

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This blog post is about the consequences of teenage sex and abortion – it is not intended for young readers.   The following is fiction based on fact. I took a little bit of this and a piece of that from real-life experiences people have shared with me and, wove them into a story. I know […]

Welcome To CrossReads Fall Into Reading Books! Where We Invite You To Fall Into Good, Wholesome Books – And Save Money! During the week of October 7th, readers can get books by several of their favorite CrossReads Christian authors who have joined together to offer their books at bargain prices. Monday through Friday (the 7th-11th), […]

Learn how you can buy these books NOW!   To Protect and Serve by Staci Stallings “I promise concern for others, and a willingness to help those in need,” Jeff Taylor said as he stood, hands clasped behind his back, shoulder-to-shoulder with 28 of Houston’s finest. His chest swelled with the words he had committed […]

Contemporary Romance Raspberries and Vinegar by Valerie Comer Josephine Shaw: complex, yet singleminded. A tiny woman with big ideas and, some would say, a mouth to match. But what does she really know about sustainable living as it relates to the real world? After all, she and her two friends are new to farming. […]

Sometimes, by the time you get to book three in a series, you feel let down. You wonder if the author has lost his or her interest in the story or the characters haven’t grown as much as you’d hoped. It’s fine, but not as good. In Savor, Barbara Ellen Brink is more invested […]

What is an infertile woman supposed to do with a woman who has chosen abortion more than once? Write a novel? You’ve got to be kidding! She wanted banana cream pie. She hated bananas. I looked at her and the truth splashed across my mind. In the car I asked her the normal “first” questions […]

Today is the end of almost two weeks of Poetry! This has been very popular and it’s my desire to share more poetry with all of you – at least once a month. Today’s featured poet is Cheryl Ricker, the author of the lovely book, A Friend in the Storm.  Take a deep breath and […]

Today’s featured poet is from the heart of my friend Jeanne. Over the years she has blessed me. She does it yet again today in this poem. . .  (Photo owned by Jeanne Doyon) Come Walk With Me ~ by Jeanne Doyon Walk with me Through shady paths Flower strewn gardens Climbing the gentle verdant […]

Welcome to a new Poetry Week! Today’s featured poet is Lucinda Berry Hill. Be sure to check out her book and mine below. For now, enjoy this tender poem.  Putting on the Coffee When I put on a pot of coffee My heart it drips a tear; For all the times we spent together For […]

What a great week here on Books by Joy with our Poetry Week. Today’s featured poet is Merissa Lee Kelley. And. . .the week will be extended at least two days into next week. How cool is that!? Very. Please read this whole post – Merissa generously shares the reason for this post after the […]

Today’s featured poet is Priscilla Kramer. We’ve known each other a long time – we met when I was 15 and  in 10th grade and she was quite a bit younger. We went to the same church and Christian school. That was 40 years ago. One thing I always think of when she crosses my […]

Welcome back to Poetry Week here at Books by Joy & Others. Today’s featured poet is Kathy J. Snow. Wings of Faith Inscribed on wings of faith ~ gracefully I soar above the world and its strife, catching the wind of earnest and riding it to … defying the gravity of doubt and fear! Relying […]

On day 3 of Poetry Week, Amy DeKok (dear friend and sister-in-law) is our featured poet. . . From Amy: Two years ago a friend and I spent an afternoon figuring out a pattern for crocheting a small owl. I had NO way of knowing that it would become something I LOVE to do..and have […]

A couple of months ago, I was enjoying a morning with Mom and she asked me if I had a copy of a specific picture. It was of her and me – when I was brand new. She was feeding me a bottle. “It’s my favorite picture of us,” she said smiling. “I have it […]

Starting Monday, August 19th we’ll be enjoying two weeks of poetry from various poets.    Plus. . .Poetry – Touch the World With Your Art & Soul (Kindle eBook) is FREE today and tomorrow! (August 16 & 17th, 2013)     Do you write poetry? Do you wish you did? Was there a time you […]

Books by Others ~ An Interview with Poppy Smith

Books by Others ~ An Interview with Poppy Smith


I’ve had the privilege of getting to know Poppy and her work over the past few months. She is a delight! Reading her books means laughing (often out loud), and being challenged on a heart level about faith and the things believing women face. Poppy is an international speaker and it’s her desire to encourage […]

John Robinson

John Robinson

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Today’s guest post author is John Robinson. He is a friend and I’m a fan of his writing. In fact, I read Joe Box long before we got to know each other as writers and liked the rough-around-edges hero very much. Last Call is one of those rare books that invites you to take a fresh look at the […]