Encouragement, Holidays, Inspirational, Spiritual Growth

Look Forward, Backward in December — Part IV — Merry Christmas!

Everyone talks about the “best Christmas ever.” That this year’s Christmas is better than last Christmas, which was better than the year before. It shows appreciation, but should we compare? Maybe. If you were to ask me, I don’t have a “best Christmas ever.” I have maybe my “top memorable Christmases” and a few “tough Christmases” I remember. Looking back to remember is important while appreciating the “now,” the present time, We can still look ahead to the future—with hope. #LookForwardBackwardinDecember #amwriting #MerryChristmas @donnalhsmith @a3writers TWEETABLE

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Look Forward, Backward in December — Part III

Sometimes, we think God has forgotten us, but His word says, that’s impossible. Isaiah 49:15 says, “Can a woman forget her nursing child…Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.” When God makes a promise, He keeps it. #LookForwardBackwardinDecember #amwriting @donnalhsmith @a3writers TWEETABLE

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Look Forward, Backward in December — Part II

In the book of Isaiah, God tells Israel to both forget and to remember “the former things.” What God wants us to forget is to get past our past. He’s put a new heart in us. #LookForwardBackwardinDecember #amwriting @donnalhsmith @a3writers TWEETABLE

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Look Forward, Backward in December — Part I

Every year is different. For the most part, I’ve really enjoyed this year. As I look back, it’s been one of the best three years that I can remember of my life. Well, maybe five. I don’t know, I only know it’s been one of the best. How do you evaluate “best?” Happy, healthy, fulfilled, and thankful—that’s how I grade one of the best years of my life. #LookForwardBackwardinDecember #amwriting @donnalhsmith @a3writers TWEETABLE

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Holidays, Writing

Facebook Party December 3rd

Hello Everyone! Again, I’m pleased to be part of a special Facebook Party. But this time, I’m promoting Rose’s Redemption. My second book in the Known by Heart series is hot off the press, so to speak and is available from Amazon and from this website.

It will make a great Christmas present for the book lover in your family and friendship circle.

Here’s the link to the Party. Enter to win all kinds of wonderful prizes! The grand prize is to win a copy of ELEVEN books – many of them Christmas stories.

My slot is 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. EST. I’ll be giving away a mini-journal set and one full-sized lined journal from Eccolo. They’re beautiful and just the thing Rose would write in if she kept a diary.

Rose’s Redemption takes place during Fall 1871 through Spring 1872. So Thanksgiving and Christmas are celebrated. Rose Rhodes gets a very special Christmas present from her boss, Dr. Scott Allison.

Rose’s Redemption also introduces the main characters of Hannah’s Hope – due out in about a year. I’ll be spending a lot of the holidays writing the first draft.

Hope to see you there!

Encouragement, Holidays, Inspirational, Spiritual Growth

November Thankfulness—Part IV

How’s your health? Did you know that a thankful heart will not only keep you physically healthier, but improve your relationships? #NovemberThankfulness #attitudeofgratitude #Thanksgiving @donnalhsmith @a3writers TWEETABLE

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Encouragement, Holidays, Inspirational, Spiritual Growth

November Thankfulness—Part III

Thanksgiving growing up was fun. Turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetables, pumpkin pie, and possibly a salad. Simple, yet tasty. Creating memories with family on Thanksgiving is a good way to remember the holiday after it has passed. #NovemberThankfulness #attitudeofgratitude #Thanksgiving @donnalhsmith @a3writers TWEETABLE

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