Winners Announced from Wendy Speake and Kelli Stuart’s ‘Life Creative’ Author Chat Party

October 27th, 2016


Wendy Speake and Kelli Stuart, authors of Life Creative, are thrilled to announce the winners from tonight’s Author Facebook Party and Called to Be Creative giveaway. Thank you all so much for coming!

Here is the list of everyone who won* something at the party tonight:

Congratulations to Amber Ludwig! You’ve won a copy of Life Creative. Email your mailing address to

Congratulations to Heidi Weller! You’ve won a gift certificate to Starbucks, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble! Email your email address and choice to!

Congratulations to Wendi Humes! You’ve won a copy of Life Creative. Email your mailing address to

Congratulations to Kasia Gilbert! You’ve won a gift certificate to Starbucks, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble! Email your email address and choice to!

Congratulations to Christine Morton! You’ve won a copy of Life Creative. Email your mailing address to

Congratulations to Megin Davidson! You’ve won a gift certificate to Starbucks, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble! Email your email address and choice to!

Congratulations to Lauren Gonzalez! You’ve… read more »

An Open Letter to Instagram | Wendy Speake

October 27th, 2016


Dear Instagram,

I love you. Like seriously love spending time with you. Sneaking away for a little down-time me-time, peeking into those lovely little squares of yours is such a treat.

It’s like putting my feet up in someone else’s home, but it’s cleaner than mine, and it doesn’t smell like boy feet. The woman who made it so inviting is just down the hall in the kitchen, simmering something scrumptious on the stovetop, and the aroma of an apple crisp is rising from the oven. I’m so drawn in I can practically hear Nora Jones serenading me from the radio, mingling her sultry tones with the sound of children’s laughter, wafting in from the slightly ajar patio door.

Seriously, Instagram, you outdid yourself this time. I just might stay awhile.

However, and you may not know this, many women feel like failures as they scroll through your feed – like they simply don’t… read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘Christian’s Hope’

October 26th, 2016


Captured as a child during the French and Indian War, Christian has spent much of his life among Native Americans, who cared for him and taught him their ways. Now that Christian is home, his father wants him to settle back into their predictable Amish life of farming, and Christian’s budding friendship with Orpha Rupp beckons him to stay as well. Yet Christian feels restless, and he misses his adoptive Native American family—who raised him as their own son. When faced with a life-altering decision, will Christian choose the Amish identity that his father desires for him? Or will he depart from his family and faith community yet again?

Read our story spotlight on Christian’s Hope by Ervin R. Stutzman to learn more!

The Story Behind Christian’s Hope

Tell us a bit about the story behind your latest novel. Where did you find inspiration?

This novel is built around the legacy of my ancestor Jacob… read more »

Weekly Client Roundup

October 24th, 2016


Happy Monday! This is Caitlin, and here is your weekly client roundup:

Is there room for creativity and children in a mother’s life? Learn how to balance home, art, and family in Wendy Speake and Kelli Stuart’s new book, Life Creative. Join Wendy, Kelli, and other moms in celebrating the beauty of being a creative mom by entering to win the Called to Be Creative Giveaway and by attending their author chat party on October 27!

You’re invited back to Stoney Ridge for a story of dreams deferred and hopes fulfilled in The Devoted. Suzanne is celebrating the release of The Devoted with a special iPad Mini giveaway!

A dead baby abandoned in a local dumpster changed Linda Znachko’s comfortable life forever. Read more of Linda’s heart-touching story in her new book, He Knows Your Name.

Are you dreading the day when your daughter begins to date? Equip yourself in the best… read more »

Friday Inspiration from Linda Znachko

October 21st, 2016


When the evening news reported a dead baby abandoned in a local dumpster, Linda Znachko’s comfortable life changed.

She was suddenly convicted—God was asking her to provide a dignified burial for this tiny lost child. Linda said yes. She had no idea where that first small yes would lead. Linda found herself in places she never dreamed she would be: at the graveside of the child of an abused mother; by the side of a mother fighting for her lost child; and at the funeral of a Texas stripper who died two days before her baptism but left a legacy of love behind.

When Linda stepped out of her comfort zone and into these implausible places with people she was unlikely to otherwise encounter, she discovered the life she never knew she wanted—a life of saying yes to God whenever He asks.

Today, Linda has a ministry that gives children a name… read more »

Winner Announced from Welby O’Brien’s ‘Love Our Vets’ Giveaway

October 19th, 2016


Welby O’Brien, author of Love Our Vets, is pleased to announce the winner from Caregiver Comfort Pack Giveaway!

Congratulations to the winner:

Desiree Keyworth

Congrats, Desiree—please email your mailing address to caitlin {at} litfusegroup {dot} com read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘The 10 Myths of Teen Dating’

October 19th, 2016


Are you dreading the day when your daughter begins to date? Fear not! Father-daughter duo Daniel and Jacquelyn Anderson co-wrote The 10 Myths of Teen Dating to offer you parenting advice and wisdom as your daughter starts dating. They combine the latest scientific research with poignant, personal stories to help you engage you daughters in wise conversations. Weaving in solid biblical truths with practical application and discussion starters, Daniel and Jacquelyn seek to equip parents to teach their daughters how to date for today . . . and tomorrow.

The Story Behind The 10 Myths of Teen Dating 

Tells us a bit about your book—what inspired you to write it?

My inspiration to write this book came in part from my own failure as a parent. I had taught for many years about unhealthy dating patterns and habits. I had always focused on changing the hearts and minds of my high school students. But when it came… read more »

Dwell in Your Hearts | Rankin Wilbourne

October 16th, 2016


It’s one thing to know truth and another thing to let it take hold and transform you. Rankin Wilbourne, pastor and author of Union With Christjoins us today to look at the meaning behind Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 3.

Paul’s prayer in chapter 3 of his letter to the Ephesians is well loved, so much so that it can be easy to miss what is so unusual about it. Paul prays, “that Christ may dwell in your hearts” (3:16). And yet, the letter to the Ephesians is addressed to those who already know Christ (Eph. 1:1). So why would he ask for Christ to dwell in their hearts? Why does Paul pray for what must already be the case?

Ephesians 3 is a prayer for what Martyn Lloyd-Jones once called “experiential knowledge.” Because it’s one thing to know the truth, but it’s another thing altogether for this truth to capture your… read more »