Thursday, August 27, 2009

Prayer update, a free book, and scuba diving

I have several bits of news to share, so I've decided to post them all together.

PRAYER UPDATE: First I wanted to give an update on Scott's uncle and our co-worker as several of you have asked me to let you know. This is the latest from Jim, their son-in-law. We covet your ongoing prayers for them!

"Allen will be having an MRI done tomorrow (Thursday) at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He will meet with the Neurosurgeon on Friday morning. Surgery we would anticipate would be next week. For those of you who didn't know, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor last week. Prognosis at this point is unclear and range of outcomes is very wide."

FREE BOOK: On a different note, I know you all love free books, so here's another chance for Love Finds You in Revenge, Ohio. My dear friend, Beth, has just posted an interview with me on her blog along with a chance to win a copy. Be sure and stop by here and leave a comment for your chance to win. This book has been getting great reviews online, and I appreciate so much those of you who have taken the time to post your reviews, or to let me know personally how much you enjoyed the book!

Other great news on Love Finds You in Revenge, Ohio is that Walmart will be promoting this title, along with four others in the Love Finds You series this fall, beginning in September, in pretty much every one of their stores! If you see my book in one of their stores, I'd love for you to drop me a line and let me know!

And for those of you who love free giveaways, starting next month, I'm going to start running a monthly prize contest with books, cool magnetic bookmarks, jewelry, and other fun stuff from the heart of Africa, including my yearly Taste of Africa gift basket, as I gear up for the international (Yes, international!) launch of my upcoming Mission Hope series! More details to come!

SCUBA DIVING: Lastly, Gabe starts scuba lessons today! He thinks this is a pretty cool PE class and so do I. We also decided that this would be a great father/son activity for them and Gabe, who is quite a fish in the water, is so excited. Last night he watched the introduction video with Scott and later today, they head for the beach to meet with the instructor. Scott will just be taken a refresher course as he received his certification in South Africa several years ago. He's excited because while he's been trained to scuba, he's never dived outside the murky lake where he was trained. Hopefully we can remedy that soon. Mozambique is a great, inexpensive place to scuba for anyone interested!

Enjoy the photos of flowers from our yard. I sure am! :-)



  1. Storming the heavens for Allen.
    Blessings, andrea

  2. Thanks so much for your prayers, Andrea!

  3. Prayers that the brain tumor is operable and contained.

  4. Thanks for your prayers, Carmen. He meets with the neurologist in a few minutes, so we are praying hard for good news!