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Friday, September 15, 2017

Search me, God, and know my heart;
    test me and know my anxious thoughts.
 See if there is any offensive way in me,
    and lead me in the way everlasting.

--Psalm 139:23-24

WARNING!

Do NOT pray the Scripture above unless you mean business because I guarantee when you do — God WILL answer!!

Trust me on this, please! Because He's nailed my butt to the wall more times than I can count, people. But the good news? Well, it's in line four, my friends — the promise of the "way everlasting."

The way to peace.

The way to hope.

The way to joy.

Because in His presence IS fullness of joy, and I gotta tell you right now, the more you pray the Scripture above, the closer He WILL bring you to His presence, and I can testify first-hand. Don't believe me? Well, here's God's take on it:

 You will make known to me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.
-- Psalm 16:11

 "Pleasures forever"?   Mmm ... any takers out there? ;)

Well, I know of at least two, but I will admit, they are fictional. You see, the hero and heroine from my latest book, His Steadfast Love, book 3 in my Isle of Hope series, both undergo a little "searching" of their own at the hand of God, who reveals sin hidden so deep in their hearts, even they didn't know it was there! And believe me — the happy ending for Cat O'Bryen and Chase Griffin IS the "way everlasting," taking them straight to God's "pleasures forever."

So why I am bringing this up? Well, in addition to the fact that my Bible reading this morning triggered it and that "His steadfast love" takes us there, it is ALSO to announce — TA-DA! — the release of His Steadfast Love in PAPERBACK!

Yes, it's true -- you can now put the paperback on your Christmas lists or give it as a gift, so here are the links:

HIS STEADFAST LOVE PAPERBACK -- CREATESPACE

HIS STEADFAST LOVE PAPERBACK -- AMAZON

AND ... anybody that would like a signed bookplate for your paperback copy of His Steadfast Love, just let me know, and I will ship it off to you, okay?

 

Blog Giveaways!

NOW THRU MONDAY, 9/18/17:  Come on over to the Overcoming With God Blog, where my dear friend, Bonnie Roof, wrote some wonderful reviews for each of my novellas! Leave a comment, and you're in the draw for one of THREE giveaways, so here's the link:

OVERCOMING WITH GOD BLOG

 

MONDAY, 9/25 - THURSDAY, 9/28/17:  Want another chance to win any two of my indie e-books??

Well, you got it — just leave a comment on the SUITE T Blog of Southern Writer's Magazine on September 25 -28, and you're in the draw! Your odds are always good because comments are generally low, so give it a shot.

I will say, however, that I'm actually a little embarrassed, though, because somehow I inadvertently submitted the same blog to two different magazines, albeit months and months apart. So if you entered my Splickety Magazine blog contest a few months ago, this is the same blog subject. BUT ... ALL THAT MEANS FOR YOU IS ONE MORE CHANCE TO WIN, right? Although I do encourage you to consider subscribing to Suite T blog because it's a fabulous resource for writers. Here's the link:

SUITE T BLOG (NOTE: My blog will not appear until September 25th!)

 

My Next Facebook Live!

Well, it's about time for me to make a fool of myself on another Facebook Live, so do mark your calendars for THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST AT 7:00 PM CDT!  It will be on my author page — and yes, I promise I will not accidentally do it on my personal page like I did two other times, which means many of you sat there on my author page WAITING for me to go live. YIKES ... I am such a dork sometimes, which you will clearly see in these FB Lives! ;)

So ... not only will you be able to win an e-book if I answer your question, BUT ... I am hoping and praying I will be able to give you the date for a future FB Live with my dear friend, LAURA FRANTZ!  PLUS, you never know — maybe I will be able to get the love of my life to say hello. We'll see ...

SUBSCRIBE TO JOURNAL JOTS AND NEVER MISS ANOTHER FACEBOOK LIVE! The best way to know WHEN these FB Lives are going to happen is to subscribe to this Journal Jots blog if you haven't already because you will receive an email with the entire blog in it EACH time I post. That way, you will never miss any updates, excerpts, contests, giveaways, new releases, etc. that I might have, so I highly encourage you to subscribe.  

TO SUBSCRIBE, ALL YOU DO IS PUT YOUR EMAIL IN THE "SUBSCRIBE" BOX AT THE TOP RIGHT-HAND OF THIS PAGE, AND BOOM! YOU ARE SUBSCRIBED AND IN THE LOOP FOR ANY UPDATES I HAVE.

Here's the link to my author page, where I promise I will be on Thursday, 9/21 at 7PM CDT!! Hope to see you there!!

JULIE'S FACEBOOK LIVE ON AUTHOR PAGE

 

Novellas Update:

Sales are a-jumpin' on my newly released novellas, so if you haven't read them yet -- what's stopping you? It can't be the price because they are each only 99 cents, so I hope you check them out. ESPECIALLY the incredible reviews they are getting, for which I am INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL to those of you who took the time to post a review.

As I often tell you all, good reviews are lifeblood to all authors, but especially indie authors, so PLEASE consider posting a review if you enjoyed one of my indie books. The review can be as short as ONE or TWO lines, stating you liked it if you did, and you can even post the same generic review on each of the books instead of writing a new one for each!! Trust me on this — there is no better way to bless or thank an author you love than to post a good review. And for those of you who do not know how to do it, here's how:

HOW TO POST A REVIEW ON AMAZON:

1.) Go to www.amazon.com and type in the book title and author you’d like to review in the search box at the top of the page with the little magnifying glass in it.

2.) Click on the magnifying glass, and it will take you to the book. Click on whatever version you are reviewing, ebook or paperback.

3.) Click on the “customer reviews” link next to the stars.

4.) Click on the box that says “Write a Customer Review.”

5.) Answer several questions by simply clicking on tabs.

6.) Hover your mouse over the stars to click on the number you’d like to give the book.

7.) Type or paste a short review (can be as short as one line) about how you liked the book and a title in the header box if you want.

8.) Click on Submit.

And that's all there is to it! If it was a good review, you just made an author VERY happy, so THANK YOU from me and all the authors you love!

HUGS & HAPPY WEEKEND, ALL!

Julie

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