Friday, December 27, 2013

Dangerous Passage: Huge Holiday Discount!

I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and blessed time with friends and family. If you love romantic suspense, I wanted to let you know that ebook version of Dangerous Passage is now on sale for only $2.99 until January 11th! 
If you already have a copy, you can easily give the ebook as a gift, and please let your fellow readers know about the discount!

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"When two Jane Does are killed on the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia, detective and behavioral specialist Avery North discovers they share something in common--a tattoo of a magnolia on their shoulders. Suspecting a serial killer, Avery joins forces with medical examiner Jackson Bryant to solve the crimes and prevent another murder. But it doesn't take long for them to realize that there is much more to the case than meets the eye. As they venture deep into a sinister world of human trafficking, Avery and Jackson are taken to the very edge of their abilities--and their hearts."

Happy Holidays,

Lisa Harris

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Simple Significance

It cost me almost nothing. Nothing more than a few minutes of my time and a couple dollars.

I noticed him for the first time at church out in one of our villages. A sweet little boy of five or six with an ugly sore on his head. He sat quietly, listening to the lesson, and trying to keep the flies from landing on the sore.

After church I spoke to his grandmother and asked if I could take a picture of his head with my phone so I could ask my nurse friend what I could do to help. The old woman smiled at me, grateful for my offer.

We return with some medicated shampoo and anti-fungal cream along with simple instructions on how to help clear up his head. It was a simple solution. Nothing hugely significant in my mind at least.

And yet the grandmother thought otherwise.

She invited the disciples back to her home, a long walk from the church, and offered tea and bread. Then she served lunch of rice and greens and sent dried manioc and mangos home with us. It was all an offering of thanksgiving out of her poverty.

She was grateful, but I was humbled.

I was amazed that something so simple could have affected someone so much. I was reminded of all the things I take for granted without ever giving glory to the One who provided.

But isn't that what Jesus taught?

He said, "I tell you the truth, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to Christ will certainly not lose his reward." (Mark 9:41)

God always uses the least of us to show His greatness. The seemingly insignificant to show His significance. Again, I am humbled.

The boy's head is healing. Just a bit of time and money was all it took to make a major impact on this family and to glorify our King.

Take a moment to look around you and see how you can touch someone.

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