30 Things for a month Day 3

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Describe your relationship with your parents.

My parents are 2 of my closest friends. We truly have a close relationship. I can talk to them about anything, and trust them with anything.
We have been through our rough times, as a teen going through my identity phase, I was cruel to my mother, and said some hurtful things. I look back and wonder how we all survived those years. I treasure my parents more than I ever thought possible.
I now live less than five minutes from them. In my 27 years of adulthood this is the closest we've lived. My ex husband was in the navy and we moved all over, while sometimes living so close can drive me crazy, I love being close to them. I get to have lunch with my mom, take my dad out for his birthday. Do things I haven't had the opportunity to do in years.
God saved me for them. They were not able to have children and I was a special angel waiting for them, and I am so blessed that He gave me too them. My life would not have been the same had I not had them for my parents.

Threads of Hope

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Threads of Hope
Abingdon Press (March 1, 2013)
Christa Allan


A true Southern woman who knows that any cook worth her gumbo always starts with a roux and who never wears white after Labor Day, Christa is a writer of not your usual Christian Fiction. She weaves stories of unscripted grace and redemption with threads of hope, humor, and heart. Christa is the mother of five adult children, a grandmother of three, and a brand new retired teacher. She and her husband Ken live in New Orleans with their three cats and do their best to dodge hurricanes.

And, since she is not fond of writing about herself in third person, she asked her oldest daughter to contribute. Like her mother, Erin is not at a loss for words…


Passed over for promotion and dumped by her boyfriend, Nina O’Malley is further frustrated when her editor assigns her one of the “soft” stories she despises—covering a gala benefit supporting the AIDS Memorial Quilt. More determined than ever to prove she deserves a promotion to the NY office, Nina decides to write a series featuring a local quilting group raising money for AIDs research. At the event, she runs into her high school nemesis: Greg is a widower and the adoptive father of Jazarah, an HIV positive girl from Ethiopia. Unlike Nina, Greg has faith in a loving God, and he trusts in God’s plan for his life. Greg and Nina grow closer, and as Nina interviews the quilt families, she begins to question the choices she has made and her lack of faith. Nina suddenly finds herself facing two possible dreams, two paths for her life.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Threads of Hope, go HERE.

My Thoughts: Christa has the great ability to write a book that pulls you into the heart of the matter that really gets you to think long after you have turned the last page. This book, like her book, Edge of Grace that will leave you pondering your own faith once you have finished. A must read!
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