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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

#TuesdayTreasures guest post by Paula Mowery!

Good Morning!

I hope today's post finds you blessed and happy!

Our guest, Paula Mowery has visited us before but hasn't shared something she treasures in quite a while so please give her a great big warm welcome back and let's see what she's got for us....

My paternal grandmother’s Bible was given to me several years after she passed away. One day I was flipping through it and found passages underlined in First John. As I read through the verses, my arms crawled with goose bumps. Basically it was the answer to why I write Christian fiction.

Later I began to notice many other verses and passages highlighted or underlined. That’s when I started imagining a story in which a young woman gains her grandmother’s Bible after her death. Upon perusing the Bible, the woman realizes that her grandmother had highlighted and commented on certain passages and then numbered them for her granddaughter to follow. 

Upon further “what if” journeys in my mind, I imagined the verses guiding the woman’s life specifically, almost eerily.

I’m hoping readers will discover as Kenzie and I did that God’s Word can be trusted and will guide lives.

God’s Word is a treasure. But this copy of His Word with my grandmother’s notes and highlighting makes this particular copy of the Bible a true personal treasure. As I read this copy I feel a sense of connection with my grandmother and her Godly legacy.

Oh Wow, Paula, you're grandmother's bible is certainly something to treasure and what an interesting premise for a book! 

Paula Mowery is a published author and speaker. Her first two published works were The Blessing Seer and Be The Blessing from Pelican Book Group. Both are women’s fiction, and their themes have been the topics of speaking engagements. Be The Blessing won the Selah Award in 2014 in the novella category. In November of 2013 her first romance released in the anthology, Brave New Century, from Prism Book Group. This book went to number five on Amazon’s bestseller category, historical Christian romance. Legacy and Love was her first solo romance and was a finalist in the Carolyn Readers Choice Awards in 2015. Her other titles include a Christian romantic suspense called For Our Good, a Christmas romance called Love Again, and a romance inspired from the Love Chapter called The Crux of Honor. 

Reviewers of her writing characterize it as “thundering with emotion.” Her articles have appeared in Woman’s World, The Christian Online Magazine, and the multi-author devotional blogs, Full Flavored Living and Putting on the New. She wrote a section for Join the Insanity by Rhonda Rhea. She has devotionals included in several collaborative books.

She is a member of ACFW and has also been on the faculty for the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference.

Paula is a pastor’s wife, a mom, and an interpreter for the deaf. She homeschooled her daughter through all twelve years, and they both lived to tell about it. Before educating her daughter at home, she was an English teacher in public school.

Learn more about Paula at her blog as well as find other links to connect with her at www.paulamowery.blogspot.com

Lamp Unto her Feet can be purchased at Amazon.

Hope you enjoyed today's post and that you'll stop be each week for Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and Saturday Spotlight.

Until next time, take care and God bless.

PS: Paula will be dropping by to interact with you this evening so leave a comment! - THANKS!


Connie Bretes said...

What a wonderful gift.

Jacqueline Seewald said...

How wonderful to have this remembrance of your grandmother as a guide in life! Best wishes for the success of your novel.

Alina K. Field said...

I love hearing how a story comes to an author. Best of luck with the book!

LoRee Peery said...

It's a beautiful story, and I'm glad to know what prompted you to write it, Paula.

Susan Coryell said...

so nice that you can use an heirloom as a premise for your writing. Best wishes.

Emily Conrad said...

Things passed to me from loved ones are precious to me, too! That Bible must be such a blessing!

Paula Mowery said...

Thanks everyone! And I, too, love to hear the behind the story story. I'm glad I could share this one with you.
LoRee, thanks for the encouragement. I'm honored to think you thought the story beautiful.

Kelly Goshorn said...

Hi Paula, I loved hearing about your grandmother's Bible. That certainly is a treasure!

marilyn leach said...

Thanks for sharing Paula. What a treasure, what an effervescent imagination, and what a delight that you've made it into a book. May God bless the readers. Cheers