Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Eve Party (with Giveaways!)

Join Seekerville on Saturday, December 31st, 2011 from midnight to midnight as we usher in 2012 with a full 24 hours of incredible giveaways for readers and writers. We'll be reviewing the past year and sharing our predictions for the 2012 New Year. No party is complete without our friends. No matter what your time zone we'll have a party in full swing at the Seekerville Blog.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and your loved ones Christmas joy as we celebrate the birth of Jesus! Also wishing you many blessings during the new year.

With love,

Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Digital Nativity

I know I shared this last year, but it's so cute! I thought I'd share it again. :) Enjoy!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

4-1/2 Star RT Review!!

I'm thrilled to find out my upcoming release from Love Inspired, A House Full of Hope, got 4-1/2 Stars from RT Book Reviews Magazine! Here's the review from reviewer Leslie McKee:

A House Full of Hope (4 1/2) Missy Tippens: Mark Ryker is returning home to hopes of gaining his father's forgiveness. He longs for redemption and peace. Hannah Hughes, single mother of four, is renting Mark's family home, while his father lives in the garage apartment. Mark wants to help his father with repairs and finances, but his father does not want Mark's charity. Due to Mark's past, Hannah's mother wants her to stay as far away from Mark as possible. Will Mark be able to make amends with his father and his past? Themes of forgiveness, acceptance and overcoming stubborness highlight this heartwarming tale.

A big thank you to Rachelle McCalla for emailing me the good news. And to Mary Connealy for typing up the review for me since I haven't bought my magazine yet. :)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Cantata Time!

It's that time again! Our church choir performs special music each December right before Christmas. Lead Me Back to Bethlehem is the beautiful program we're doing this year. I just love it! Several of the songs have really touched me (and have stuck in my head!).

You can hear samples of the music by clicking here. Of course, it's not our choir. It's a group of professionals doing a demo. :) But I'd like to think we sound as good. ;)

I'm singing a solo this year. If you follow the link above to listen, the piece I'm singing on is track 3. It's a gorgeous song. At dress rehearsal this morning, I was preparing to sing. And as usual, my heart nearly pounded out of my chest, and I thought I couldn't catch my breath. I get so very nervous to sing in front of people. Then all of a sudden, the words of the song hit me, and I almost laughed right there at the microphone. "Fear not, the Lord is with you."


Isn't God amazing how He shows us something right when we need it? Or maybe I should say He's amazing how He can knock us upside the head when we need it. :)

Enjoy the sample of music! If you don't have much time, my favorite tracks are 1, 3 and 5.


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thinking of Writing a Novel?

If you've ever thought of writing a novel, here's a how-to book to help. And it's FREE right now on Kindle!! Click here to find out more. If you don't own a Kindle, you can download (free also) a program to be able to read on your computer. I've been doing this for the last year whenever I see books I'd like for free or discounted. If I ever want to read, I just send them to my son's Kindle and borrow it. Or if I end up buying  Kindle later, I'll be able to send all of my library to it. :)

Have fun with it! That's the best part of being a writer. The joy of creating a story!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

An Online Holiday Party!

I hope you'll join us over at the Harlequin website (the forum and chat rooms) for a holiday party! Click here to go to the main page. You'll be able to choose which line of books to visit. You'll also be able to hang out with authors and possibly win gifts!

I hope to see you in the Love Inspired group!