Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving! (And a giveaway!)

(Posing with fellow writers Jane Thorton and Lynne Gentry)

One of the great things about being home on furlough is the chance to catch up with friends and family we haven't seen for a long time, as well as the chance to spend time with family over the holidays, something we haven't done for seven years. We've been extra busy--and without internet the past week--but were blessed to be back with the church in Dallas that we attended before moving to Africa.

Then on Monday night, I was able to visit the crit group that meets at author Lena Nelson Dooley's home. I began attending this group before I was a published author, so it was so much fun to catch up with some of my author friends, some that I've known for years, and others that I've been blessed to get to know more recently.

Even though it's a couple days early, I want to wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving. As I spend this year's holiday season back in the States, I'm reminded of the great blessings of both freedom and opportunity, something I never want to take for granted.

And I'd love to hear from you! What are you thankful for this year? As an expression as to how thankful I am to you, my readers, I'll choose a winner from the comments who will receive a necklace from Africa and a signed copy of Blood Ransom! Please leave a way for me to contact you. I will draw a winner on the 29th.

May we be thankful for friends and family, and especially the gift of life through Christ Jesus.

Be blessed today!

(More writer friends-- Kellie Gilbert, me, Lena Nelson Dooley, and Ronie Kendig)

Void where prohibited; the odds of winning depend on the number of entrants. Entering the giveaway is considered a confirmation of eligibility on behalf of the enterer in accord with these rules and any pertaining local/federal/international laws.


  1. I am very thankful for my friends and family. Where would we be without them:) Please enter me in this giveaway. Thanks so much!


  2. Happy Thanksgiving Lisa to you and everyone else too! I am so thankful to have "friends who feel like family" with which to celebrate the holiday this year. I am so looking forward to spending time getting to know these wonderful Christian friends and their families so much better. May everyone be so blessed this year as to spend this time with the ones that they love.


  3. I'm thankful for the freedom I have. thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  4. I'm thankful for my health and my parents' health. I went through a bad illness a few years ago but have recovered well.

  5. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing!

    Blessings to you all,


  6. Lisa, Good to have you back with us, even if it's only for a limited time. Hope you enjoy your furlough.
    Dr R L Mabry at yahoo dot com

  7. Anonymous8:27 PM

    I am so thankful for God's goodness to me and to my family. I am thankful for health and that we live in a country where we can worship freely. Diane Walker Katy Texas

  8. We do have so many freedoms, Diane! And the chance to be back is one of them, Richard!



  9. Sounds as is your having a wonderful time home on furlough.
    We also spent Thanksgiving holiday catching up with friends and family. Some we haven't seen in about 10 years.
    I am so thankful for my hubby's job, a car that made to long trip over the Thanksgiving holiday, and food on our table.


  10. Thanks for sharing your blessings, Michelle!

  11. I am thankful for the upcoming trip to Kenya that my church is planning! ^_^

    Have an awesome day! :D


  12. Kenya was the first place in Africa that I visited. I love that country!