Monday, November 17, 2014

A Walk Down Inspiration Lane by Marianne Evans

Marianne Evans
Just for fun, I thought I’d change things up a bit this month. I enjoy exploring encouraging topics, and sharing insights that help me to move forward as a happily engaged author, but this month I felt called to share something a bit more ‘visual’ in nature. I’m calling it A Walk Down Inspiration Lane, and my hope is that the images, the words and insights, might strike home and act as a motivator, because they accomplish that task on my behalf.

For example, from time-to-time I tend to fall into a pattern of thinking my life is “less” than other people’s: less meaningful, less impactful, less…everything. That’s when God delivers nudges like this:



See also:


And don’t forget:


Good stuff, huh? Have you ever experienced the tension and anxiety of watching your best laid plans going completely haywire? ::Marianne raises hand and waves::  That’s when I found this beauty:


What a relief. Then, I found this next pearl of wisdom when I contemplated the ways in which we rebound from the mistakes and battles life delivers. What a cool realization to embrace:


And speaking of challenges – how about this one?


And then there’s the Biblical pathway to life, and love. Check out these verses. They’re awesome!


Last, but certainly not least, here are a couple chuckles that truly place a fine point on the life of a writer. Who here can relate? 




Do you have any ‘pearls of insight’ you’d like to share? I’d love to hear them! Meanwhile, a happy journey to you all, keep aiming, keep praying, and keep pushing, for the God we serve is awesome indeed!

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Keep aiming, keep pushing, keep praying. The God we serve is awesome!
Ever experienced the anxiety of watching your best laid plans going haywire?

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Marianne’s new series, Sisters in Spirit, is her latest release from Pelican Book Group and is the prelude to Pure Amore – a new line of subscription-only contemporary romances featuring a powerful message to Christian New Adults regarding chastity and purity. Marianne is honored to be one of the six launch authors for this new and exciting line.

You can find Sisters in Spirit right here: Sisters in Spirit at Pelican Book Group and here’s more information about Pure Amore: http://pure.pelicanbookgroup.com/


Happy reading!

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Marianne Evans is a multi-award-winning author of Christian romance and fiction. Her hope is to spread the faith-affirming message of God’s love through the stories He prompts her to create. Devotion, earned the Bookseller’s Best Award as well as the Heart of Excellence Award. She also earned wins for Best Romance of 2012 from the Christian Small Publisher's Association and the Selah award for best Novella of 2013. Happily married and the mother of two, Marianne is a lifelong resident of Michigan who is active in a number of a number of Romance Writers of America chapters, most notably the Greater Detroit Chapter where she served two terms as President. Connect with her at www.marianneevans.com.

12 comments:

  1. Love the "Writers on Vacation" cartoon! :) Great words of wisdom, Marianne.

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    1. Isn't that one a hoot, Sandra?? Love it, too! I'm glad you enjoyed the post - THANKS!!

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  2. Oh, I can relate to the writers on vacation! Wonderful post and it can apply to our personal lives as well.

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    1. Hi, Terri! That one always makes me smile! Thanks for the encouragement - I appreciate it. You're a gem! :-)

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  3. Thank you for the encouraging post, Marianne! So appreciate your heart. Write on, my friend. :)

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    1. Hi, Annette! Appreciation runs on a two-way street - so glad you were encouraged! <3

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  4. I enjoyed your words (and cartoons) of wisdom. I know exactly what Eugene Ionesco meant. He pegged me well. LOL. And that beach vacation cartoon...well...that goes along with it.

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    1. Thanks, Laurean! I'm always so happy to see you visit!! Eugene pegged me as well - and, most likely, a great many writers!!! <3

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  5. Love that last one. I'm thinking about it right now!

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  6. ::Snicker:: Me, too, Victoria!!! <3 Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Marianne your such an encouragement! thanks for the great post!
    Ummm wonder if that beach one was us not long ago? HUGS

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    1. I do believe it was, my darling. As I recall, we both had journals open and pens scribbling in our cabanas on St. Pete Beach... :-D xo <3 Hugs right back!!

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