I am so excited to have author, K. Michele Moseley sharing her #LiveChosen thoughts with us today. Be sure to scroll all the way through so you can catch info on her debut novel, Darcara. In my upcoming debut novel, DARCARA, the main character, Aenya, finds comfort in the beings who once ruled her people. But when they ask her to take up a role she wants nothing to do with, she tries to run. I won’t deny that this fantasy about ancient beasts and elven magic is highly autobio
I want to welcome Laura A. Grace to the blog today. Before you read about how she lives chosen, take a moment to celebrate the release of her first book, Dear Author: Letters from a Bookish Fangirl. (Happy dance, y'all!) More info on how to connect with Laura and get her book to follow. Now keep reading to get the scoop on Laura and living chosen. Since I first felt called to write about five years ago, I have always known that writing is (and was) one way to show my faith in
There was one instance when my mother was asked to share at a ladies event. It wasn't long after her mother, my grandmother, had passed away and she took the opportunity to share about the legacy my grandmother had left to her and therefore to me and my sisters and even my daughters. Recently my mom sent me the notes from that event and they meant so much I wanted to share them here. The things I want to share I hope will help you as a mother and as a daughter. My mama was a
My 2019 word of the year has been Breakthrough. I talked all about it back in January and just read through that post again this morning. It was a little invigorating remembering all that God had been speaking to me in those cold winter months. What I didn't share in that post was something God had spoken to me during a prayer time a few months earlier. It was something I was keeping close to my heart, a secret between me and Jesus. It wasn't until the last couple of weeks th
EEK!! I'm so stoked to welcome H.L. Burke to the blog today in celebration of her new release, Heart of the Curiosity! Scroll down to find out how discovering your purpose plays into this epic story as well as her own life. “Because a person’s knack says something about them. Muse's means she's graceful and lighthearted. Yours means your dependable and smart. Emilia's means she's shrewd and perceptive. Reid ... well, he really likes books. Mine is only good for tricking and m
While for many of us the Holiday season is filled with joy and family, for a lot of people it adds up to be a blue Christmas. (I'm sure Zoe, Claire, Maggie, and the gang can attest to spending holidays feeling way less than jolly.) You don't have to be a demon slayer to have some dark shadows that haunt you and keep you in the dark when the rest of the world seems so full of light. But you don't have to let the darkness win. You are stronger, remember? While I can't promise t
My sweet Mama sent me this post. It is from a Sunday School Lesson she taught and I love the message. Often we have moments in life where we have tried all we know and it isn't working, or we simply don't know what to do to get out of the dark tunnel and back into the light. When we don't know what to do, we aren't alone. God knows! One of the most difficult, and yet most powerful lessons we can learn in our life's journey is that God will make a way for us through our pain a
*No, I will not be writing romance novels this year. Sorry if that disappoints. LOL. I'm not talking about that kind of passion.* In 2016 I jumped on the word-for-the-year bandwagon. I had seen others do this each January for years. I had always been impressed and inspired by their "words" but had never really thought to find my own. I don't know why. Maybe it seemed daunting to try and define a whole year by one word. Maybe it felt limiting. Maybe I was just too lazy. I can'
Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess... We all love a good fairytale, right? I mean, who wouldn't want to be a fairytale princess? They get locked in towers. They lose their shoes. They have to kiss frogs and live with beasts. They are always getting the attention from all the evil witches and wicked step-mothers. Okay, none of that sounds amazing but in the end they get pretty dresses and parties and princes, right? Right! We love fairytales because we relate to t
This past week the world lost a great man, prayer-warrior, shepherd-pastor and spiritual legend. Sam Mayo was someone who lived as Jesus with skin on. His celebration service was this past Saturday morning and my husband and I couldn't make it to Atlanta in person so we sat at our kitchen table and watched the live feed online. I'm not going to lie, it was a little weird sitting in our pajamas, sipping our coffee and attending a funeral. But for two hours we were captured by
I am so excited to welcome Mandy Fender on the blog today to talk about #LiveChosen and to introduce us to her latest release, Conqueror! First, I want to say that I am so excited to be a part of the #LiveChosen blog. I have followed it for a while and have been encouraged every time I’ve read it! Now, to be a part of it is amazing and I hope to encourage others like I have been encouraged! It has always been my heart to be tactfully transparent, meaning that I share the vuln
Hi peoples! So I am super excited to introduce you to a new book! Like real excited. Are you ready for it? Huh? Are you? Okay, well here it is... The Hunted, is the sequel to The Marked. (Emerald wrote this awesome post about The Marked and #LiveChosen.) Back to The Hunted. Basically, Myka Williams has been forced out of Knight's Academy and is on the run,.. ...constantly moving to keep the vampires off her trail until Preston's venom is no longer coursing through her veins.
*Warning: brutal, vulnerable honesty ahead.* I am a horrible person. Okay, maybe that's dramatic but it's how I feel sometimes. Here's the thing, I want to be holy and humble and like Jesus but I fail, especially when it comes to writing. I would have never thought that the green-eyed monster lived in my own heart until I became a writer. (For the record it still feels weird to call myself a writer or author or to talk about my writing because I feel like it's prideful. But m
You know the old saying, "you can't judge a book by its cover?" Yeah, well, we all know that isn't true. I mean it is as far as it relates to people, but when it comes to actual books the cover says something. (Not that it can't be wrong but you know you look at that cover and judge.) When I saw the cover to The Girl Who Could See I knew I had to read that book. I mean it's so pretty!!! (Scroll down and look at it and then scroll back up, I'll wait...See what I mean? PRETTY!!
No one thinks it's going to happen to them. It's the optimism principle. We watch as all these horrible things happen to those around us but never think the shoe will be on the other foot…until it is. My mom flew in to meet me at the hospital, that's why I knew it was serious. I remember the nurse grabbing me to ensure that I wouldn’t fall as they watched my heart monitor skyrocket when I stood up. Standing. It was something so simple you never thought it would be hard, babie
Was I chosen from the start? Did He really know my heart? Both can be answered with a nod. An act of the one and only: God. At 12 years old I was lost. Little did I know I was soon to be found. For with just the raise of a hand I accepted Christ. In that moment the World remained Untamed and unashamed. Children running to and fro. But where He was I would later know. I waited for a hand to touch my heart. Waited for a tiny little spark. The answer, ever so faint, came to me d
Five years ago I told God I would do anything for His name. Of course, my definition of anything was slightly different from what He has called me to do. When I said anything, I meant the shallow end of the water. I wanted my feet safely and firmly touching the bottom. However, God called me into the deep waters of a calling I often do not feel ready for in the first place. Five years ago, I told God He could have me but I made the mistake of giving Him conditions to that cal
Kelly is a booktuber, aspiring author and lover of Jesus. You may follow her at: instagram: @kellysbookspill Twitter: @kellysbookspill Snapchat: kaybee0703 Facebook: facebook.com/kellysbookspill Thanks for watching Kelly's #LiveChosen story. I hope through this month you have been inspired to discover and live for your purpose on purpose. We still have a week left so stay tuned and don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY!!! #LiveChosen #purpose #faith
“You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Matthew 5:48 Being the perfectionist that I am, this verse stressed me out when I read it for the first time. I have always put a lot of pressure on myself to keep my act together and do the right thing, so imagine the spike in my heart rate when I read Jesus Himself commanding me to be perfect! I am painfully aware of my inability to be perfect no matter how disciplined I am or how hard I try. If only God's
Live chosen. What does it mean? I’ve been asking myself that ever since I signed up to do this blog post. How hard could it be to write about daily life? Then I sat down to write and nothing came. How could I explain it? Would I come across as hypocritical? Then today happened. Monday morning just before six o’clock, I’m ready to hop in the shower to start the week as a teacher. I’ve had a wonderful weekend with family and a conference. A loud CRACK shatters the stillness, fo