Life

Praying for Your Publishing House

Rachel Kent

Blogger: Rachel Kent

I clicked a link on Facebook to the Bethany House blog yesterday and saw that they host a prayer day the first Sunday of every month for the authors with releases that month. How cool is that?! …

Read More...

Read More

Sometimes a Good Laugh Is What’s Needed

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

When was the last time your day…or week…was turned completely upside down? I mean…totally. That was my experience this week, and it was a good reminder to be patient and hang onto (okay, clutch tightly) a peaceful …

Read More...

Read More

Do you need to declare an unplugged sabbath?

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

This weekend, I read a newspaper article about a Portland home decor company owner who created a safe room. Oh, not a room to hunker down in and wait out invaders. Well, not the kind of …

Read More...

Read More

Slacking Off

Wendy Lawton

Blogger: Wendy Lawton

This will be the last post of the year for Books & Such. We will resume daily blog posts on January 2nd, 2014. As you stop by and see this same post for some two+ weeks we …

Read More...

Read More

Preparing Our Hearts for Christmas

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

This year we’re all feeling the need to suppress the frenzy of our Christmas to-do list. I had a wonderful week over Thanksgiving with family out of state. On the flight home I sensed stress rising as …

Read More...

Read More

Catching Fire

Rachel Kent

Blogger: Rachel Kent

How many of you are going to see “Catching Fire” this weekend? I’m writing this post on Thursday afternoon and I have tickets to see it tonight! I’m excited! I’d love to hear your thoughts on the …

Read More...

Read More

Now is the Time to Prepare for a Productive Launch in 2014

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

Christmas ads and commercials launched in earnest this past weekend. Already an alert sounded in my brain, and I could sense my anxiety level increasing. So many family traditions to prepare for, baking to be done, and …

Read More...

Read More

Into the Unknown: Learning to Trust

Rachel Kent

Blogger: Rachel Kent

I sold my house yesterday. As long as everything goes as planned, we are going to need to move out by the 31st, and we don’t have a place to go yet. My husband and I are …

Read More...

Read More

The Opposite of Success

Rachelle Gardner

Blogger: Rachelle Gardner

The business of publishing gives us frequent opportunities to feel like a success or … not a success. At every step of the journey, we receive feedback and results that tell us whether our efforts are working. …

Read More...

Read More

Did you know? 11 Labor Day facts

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

Labor Day means many things to us Americans. This Huffington Post slideshow provides a sampling of eleven reasons to celebrate.

In reading about the history of Labor Day, I realized its foundations were built on …

Read More...

Read More