Happy Easter! (A bit late.)
If this is your first newsletter, welcome! We are so glad that you've joined our group. Please make yourself at home and feel free to introduce yourself in the comments section. And be on the lookout for this month's giveaways! :)
Seriously, though, it's been a great year all around. As well as our wedding anniversary, it's almost my blogging anniversary (coming up next month), so thank YOU for being here and being a part of this. I love all of y'all! :)
#1 - A few months ago, I found a scholarship program available to military spouses (just google MyCAA Military Spouse Career Advancement, if interested.) After lots of research and consideration, I'm pursuing a Certificate in Fiction-Writing through University of California - Riverside Extension's online campus. I have just started my first writing class, so prayers are definitely appreciated! :)
#2 - I'm also participating in Harlequin's "From Blurb to Book" pitch. (Click here for more details.) So, I am tweaking one of my older manuscripts to fit Love Inspired Suspense guidelines in my spare time. Again, prayers are definitely appreciated! :D
Prayer Request Stuff:
Jan H. - Her father and his many health problems. He's been moved to hospice now, praying for strength and wisdom for the family.
Chris - Prayer requested for David who is very ill in Vietnam with an unknown illness.
Kim - Chronic and unbearable pain in her sides and can't have any more tests until July. Prayers for relief for her.
Connie S. - Prayer requested for a young couple with spiritual and financial needs. Also, for an older gentleman with melanoma and now lung cancer.
Sharon P. - Her 42-year-old nephew, Brad was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. It has metastasized in his lymph nodes. Please pray that the treatment plan will work and that the insurance company will pay for most of his monthly medications.
Debbie R. - Please pray for her daughter, who is trying to become pregnant. Also, please pray for a healthy baby if she does become pregnant.
Deanne P. - Prayers that she and her husband can find a reasonably priced vehicle.
Sharon T. - She's trying to find a job again after being in the ministry for 15 years. Prayers that she is successful and blessed.
Charity A. - Please pray for her health.
Debra L. - Requests prayer for her husband, who needs a hip replacement.
Cherie K. - Prayers for her grandchildren who are struggling with the loss of a young cousin.
My dad - Please pray that he can get his health under control so he can stop taking so many meds. Prayers for strength and patience for my mom as she takes care of him.
My friend, Heidi - fighting cancer, taking chemo treatments.
My friend, Cherie - dealing with family issues.
Maxie A. - Prayers for comfort for her and her family after the loss of her brother.
Sally D. - That her home in Arizona sells soon. Also requests prayer for her daughter and her daughter's husband to be reunited. They are separated now.
Sharon P. - Continued prayers for her daughter to become pregnant.
Deanne P. - Her husband had hernia surgery in March.
Last Month's Winners:
The Crimson Cord - Brenda Murphree*
Hidden Agenda - Robin Bunting*
All winners have a month to reply to my emails or I will draw a new winner. * = winner has claimed her prize. Books will be mailed within the month. Be sure to check back soon for this month's giveaways and reviews.