Anyone who has visited my blogs and read through my postings knows that I write devotions to inspire others.  It's something God has led me to do.

What is harder is promoting two other things that God inspired.  One is my first contemporary suspense, "Death in the Desert."  The other is a new inspirational holiday book titled "Christmas Chaos."
Death in the Desert is available in several eBook formats, and Christmas Chaos is available as a Kindle eBook.  Both can be found on Amazon and Christmas Chaos just went on sale.

Finally, my new author interview is posted on Smashwords and will give you an idea about both my books. 
I invite you to check out the interview and take a look inside both of my books.
I hope you'll be blessed by both.
Merry Christmas, Francine


In the Night

"For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night."

1 Thessalonians 5:2 New American Standard



Absence makes the heart grow fonder.  Or at least, that's what an old saying says.
Unfortunately, my absence has gone on far too long.  I must confess that I've let my full time job overtake my desire to share God's words and beauty in my writing and my photography.
Scottish author George MacDonald was a Christian children's author best known for his popular fantasy stories, fairy tales, and memorable young protagonists. MacDonald was an inspiration for writers of children's fiction such as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkein, Madeline L'Engle, Lewis Carroll, and even Mark Twain.  He was one of the most respected authors of his generation in 19th century Scotland. He wrote over fifty books, nearly half of them novels for adults, along with some theological studies, several volumes of essays & criticism, a few volumes of poetry, and three best selling children's novels accompanied by a couple more volumes of fairytales.
Two quotes by George MacDonald sum up my desire for all of my writing and my blogs:

If I can put one touch of a rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God.
If, instead of a gem or even a flower, we could cast the gift of a lovely thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.
Blessings, Francine



Last year, the Monument Fire devastated some of the canyons in the Huachuca Mountains.  Among the areas leveled by fire was "Our Lady of the Mountains."   During this time, Facebook provided up-to-the minute reports on the fire's location, evacuations, and other pertinent information.  All of us kept asking, was the cross still standing.  All we could see was smoke and flames.  Miraculously, this wooden cross stood amidst the charred landscape.  That news brought tears and hope to so many of us here in Cochise County.  A year later, the chapel is being rebuilt.  Sometimes miracles do happen.



Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?

Luke 12:27-28, NIV



Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
1 Corinthians 13:12, NIV


Remain in Me

"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." John 15:5, NIV