|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|
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.
Connect with Laura
visit her blogs: http://lighthouse-academy.blogspot.com/ & http://lauravhilton.blogspot.com/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Laura_V_Hilton or@Laura_V_Hilton
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