Sun_Power-4x6ACToday, I wanted to share this photo with everyone as a piece of encouragement. I shot this photo when my husband and I were moving from a tiny town in West Texas to the behemoth that is Dallas. We had just sold our three-bedroom house to move to a pocket-sized apartment 400 miles away. We had also discovered that some of our possessions had been destroyed in a fire while they were in transit to our new home. The rest were undergoing extensive cleaning to try to save them. So with the few possessions we had left, we headed east. This gorgeous crop of sunflowers was on Highway 82 just a few miles east of Lubbock, Texas. Of course, we had to stop so that I could capture the moment. In the middle of all of the difficulties we were going through, the sunflowers in that dirt field reminded me that beauty can grow out of even the harshest circumstances if you’re willing to let God work through the situation. Two months later and I’ve begun to see the fruit ripening out of that promise.

Until next time, may we each rewrite our world for the better!


P.S.-We have a few days left in the Skinshifter Book Blog Tour. There has been a ton of great posts from several people and there are even more great articles coming up! If you missed any of the Skinshifter Blog Tour appearances, I have the links to what’s been happening and what’s coming up listed below:


The Official Skinshifter Tour is here!


From September 28 – October 9 read reviews, author interviews, guest posts and excerpts.


The Full Skinshifter Blog Tour Schedule(September 28 – October 9)

Guest Post – Mama Reads Hazel Sleeps
Excerpt: “Hunted” – Alpha Fangirl Book Blog
Excerpt: “This is Her Past…” – 3 Partners in Shopping
4-Star Review – Candace’s Book Blog
3.5-Star Review – The Travelogue of a book addict – The Book Drealms
Excerpt: “Don’t Get Bitten!” – Coffee Books & Art
3-Star Review & Guest Post – Maureen’s Books
Excerpt: “Of Zombies and Dryads” – Books and Warpaint
Excerpt: “Friends and Fiends” – Crystal’s Chaotic Confessions
4.5-Star Review – Obsessive Book Nerd
Pending Review – Terry’s Book Addiction* (Terry had to move her review date, so expect to see her on Oct. 9!)

10/6 – Today!
Excerpt – “Transformation” CBY Book Club
Interview – Obsessive Book Nerd

Excerpt: “The Face in the Mirror” – My Love for Reading Keeps Growing
Review & Guest Post – Second Run Reviews
Excerpt: “Beneath the Castle” – Jael’s Reviews
Review – Born Bookish
*Review – Terry’s Book Addiction (Was delayed; look for it on her 10/5 blog post)


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