Spring at Last!
I think we can finally say spring has arrived in southern Illinois. After that late March snowstorm, I was beginning to have my doubts. But the daffodils are blooming, our windows are open and my youngest cut the tags off her new shorts. It is especially fitting that the celebration of Christ's resurrection comes in the spring. At times, it seems the only way we can endure the long, cold, dark winter is the promise of spring. In this life we go through seasons we are able to endure only because of the sure promise of new life. If you know someone in one of those seasons, say a prayer for them. If that someone is you, allow your brothers and sisters to help you through. Let's all remind ourselves- just a little longer and we'll see all God's promises fulfilled.
Refined at Last!
April 17th is the official paperback release date for Refined
. I don't have the date for the e-books yet, but I would expect them sometime in May. I'll keep you posted. In the meantime, if you haven't already, please take a look at the trailer for Refined
. This week I've been working on the Refined website
, adding content and so forth. I hope to have a discussion guide ready this week also.
If you don't want to wait until April 17th, I have some good news for you. The Amazon listing is up and ready. You can purchase a paperback from Amazon right now
. (Or here for Amazon.uk
. Note- it may another day or two for the UK site.) You can also pre-order a signed copy
from my store site. Whenever and wherever you get your copy, I really think you'll enjoy it. Early reviews have been terrific. I'll be anxious to hear your comments.
The conclusion at last!
Details on new projects are the same. I'm working on some backstory with Doug's parents in preparation for his third book. The next release, however, will be Sanction
. Editing it will be my summer project. Speaking of summer - we are taking a real live two-week family vacation this year. We. Cannot. Wait. I'm also getting my office redone this summer (preemptively) before the plaster ceiling collapses.
I hope you find opportunity during these beautiful spring days to enjoy the sunshine and the breeze.
For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth. The time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.