Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A Potpourri of Help

Laura V. Hilton

by Laura V. Hilton @Laura_V_Hilton

Today is Valentines Day, the day of love and friendship. Cards will be exchanged, flowers delivered, chocolate devoured and words of love spoken. 

But sometimes, there are no words to say. Especially when life blindsides you with one hit right after another.

So take a moment to consider the help God is offering if you need it, especially while others are celebrating around you:

Bring the difficulties to God. – Exodus 18:19

When all things seem against us, 

To drive us to despair,
We know one gate is open,
One ear will hear our prayer.

– Oswald Allen*

There is a praying in detail to be done.
– J. Oswald Sanders

Never forget the nearness of your Lord. Don’t worry over anything whatever, tell God every detail. – Philippians 4:5-6

Our God is a God who not merely restores, but takes up our mistakes and follies into His plan for us and brings good out of them. This is part of the wonder of His gracious sovereignty. – J. I. Packer

Groanings which cannot be uttered are often prayers that cannot be refused. – Charles H. Spurgeon

What quotes or verses comfort you when life is at its hardest?

About the Author
Award winning author, Laura Hilton, her husband, Steve, and three of their children make their home in Arkansas. She is a pastor’s wife, a stay-at-home mom, and home-schools. Laura is also a breast cancer survivor. Laura also has two adult children.

Her publishing credits include three books in the Amish of Seymour series from Whitaker House: Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts (winner of the 2012 Clash of the Titles Award in two categories), and Promised to Another. The Amish of Webster County series, Healing Love (finalist for the 2013 Christian Retail Awards). Surrendered Love and Awakened Love followed by her first Christmas novel, A White Christmas in Webster County, as well as a three book Amish series with Whitaker House, The Amish of Jamesport series, The Snow Globe, The Postcard, and The Bird House in September 2015.

See below for information on Laura's latest, The Amish Firefighter. Other credits include Swept Away from Abingdon Press. Laura is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and a professional book reviewer.

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Amish Firefighter
by Laura V. Hilton


A Beautiful Young Woman Banished from Home
Abigail Stutzman thought it was bad enough being dropped at the nearest bus station and sent to live several states away with some relatives she'd never heard about, much less met. But now, just a week after her arrival in Jamesport, Missouri, she finds herself at the scene of a barn fire. An intentional barn fire. And all fingers are pointed at her. She's desperate to prove her innocence and protect her reputation, but nobody's making that easy to do. And God certainly doesn't seem willing to help.

A Brave Firefighter with an Agenda of His Own

Sam Miller is in the process of turning over a new leaf. Determined to atone for the follies of his past, he is a volunteer firefighter, an EMT, and a doctor-in-training. When local barn fires escalate, everyone suspects arson. And since the Miller family are among the victims, no one is more determined to see the perpetrators brought to justice than Sam.

A Kindled Flame Neither One Could Have Anticipated
When their paths first cross, at the site of a barn burning, the emotional intensity rivals the warmth of the flames. Soon, they must decide whether this fire is one they should feed or extinguish. And they'll discover that the truth can prove more dangerous than a blazing inferno.

*Hymn #279, from The Handbook to The Lutheran Hymnal, Oswald Allen, 1861


4 comments:

  1. Laura, I would have never in a million years thought about an Amish fire fighter. It sounds wonderful!

    Happy Valentine's Day to everyone at Seriously Write.

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    1. It was fun, Terri! And Amish do serve as volunteer firefighers! :) I hope you read it sometime.

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  2. Love this post, Laura, because today can be so hard for those who have lost the love of their life. (I have rows of these on my daily prayer list.)

    One verse that I would add is Psalm 27:14, given to me when I was heartbroken,
    "Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!"

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    1. Thank you, Angie. And I'll pray for those who have lost their loves right now.

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