JTL Blog Tour

Journey to Love’s blog tour is going on right now! Each of these bloggers have graciously featured JTL on their blogs, and some of them are participating in my “Win-1-of-3 paperbacks” giveaway. I would love it if you hopped over and encouraged one of them today. Even if you don’t enter the giveaways, leave a comment on one of their posts.











Biblically Speaking – Prayers of the Rebellious

Part 19 in my study on what is abomination in the sight of God.
Many believers have fallen into accepting that which is abomination in the sight of God. Unless we study God’s Word to learn His Mind on what is abominable, how will we know to purge ourselves from abomination? Lord willing, I will be posting the fruits of my study on the word “abomination,” but feel free to leap ahead of me and study it for yourself. What is an abomination to God?

The Prayers of Rebellious
Proverbs 28:9 – He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

This goes along with Psalm 66:18, If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me: We cannot live however we please and expect God to hear our prayers. 1 Peter 3:12 guarantees, For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. God, being the just and holy Savior that He is, cannot mar His purity by looking on and condoning our sin. One cannot rebel against the Lord and expect Him to hear our prayer.

Font Craze! | Graphics Design

Part of the fun of graphics designing is playing around with different fonts. Your computer will not have the explosion of fonts that you need to be creative. It just won’t. And Times New Romans won’t get you much of anywhere.

Here is a list of the fonts that I have on my computer. And honestly, it’s a really small list for a graphics designer. I’m getting there slowly.
A couple of things you want to watch for before cramming your computer with thousands of fonts. If you’re designing things to sell, you need to be sure that you’re getting commercial free fonts. This is why I have a list–so that when I need a font, I can look to make sure I’m using a free font (and not just grabbing one from my computer which may be intended for personal use only). Secondly, beware of where you’re downloading them. You can get viruses on your computer by downloading anything from just anywhere online. I use fontspace.com. I’m not saying that you can’t get viruses from them, but so far, I’ve not had a problem.

Here’s a list of the fonts you see above if you want to copy and paste in the search option.
Alex Brush
American Text
Anglican Text
Aspire Demi
Blackletter embossed
Blackwood Castle
Blackwood Castle Shadow
Brock Script
Cardinal Alternate
Carnival Freakshow
Carnivalee MF
Cinzel Decorative
Cinzel Decorative Black
Circus Ornate
Clicker Script
Cloister Black
Coffee Tin
Dancing Script
Dearest Open
Dearest Outline
Deutsch Zierschrift
Egyptienne Zierinitialien
English Gothic
English Towne
Fancy Card Text
Fancy Text
Garineldo 01
Garineldo 02
Great Vibes
HD Corners
HFF Young Wanna
HFF Young Wanna Plain
Hilda Sonnenschein
Holy Union
Jenna Sue
Josephine Slab
License Plate
Mattresses Font
Oregon LDO black
Oregon LDO black sinistral
Oregon LDO book
Oregon LDO black Sinistral
Oregon LDO condensed
Oregon LDO condensed black
Oregon LDO demibold
Oregon LDO black sinistral
Oregon LDO extended
Oregon LDO extended black
Oregon LDO vanishing
Print Clearly
Print bold
Print dashed
Scriptina Pro
Shadowed Serif
Wild West Shadow
Wild West USA
Wild West Wind

For the fun of it, here are some of the fonts I’ve used for my newest book covers.

Orphan Journeys, Amanda Tero – Cinzel
Marie’s Story, 1901 – Cinzel in italics
Journey to Love – Redressed

Debt of Mercy, Amanda Tero – Trajanus
a short story by – PoorRichard

Peace, Be Still – ChopinScript
Amanda Tero – Cinzel

What are some of your favorite fonts? 
Where do you get your fonts?

Final Edit

*this will be my final edit*
*this will be my final edit*
*this will be my final edit!!!!!!*

One more change: I decided to make “Journey to Love” part of the “Orphan Journeys – Novella Series.” Because as I’m researching, I’m thinking that Journey of Choice will be a novel…and I do want them separated. Nothing like last-minute changes, eh?


Room for Hope | Book Review

Some books just have a happy, cozy feel to them. That was totally the case for me with Room for Hope. Ms. Sawyer tackled a tough case with the Shillings–unfaithfulness, adoption, forgiveness, thievery, rejection, acceptance, and trust. Wow, so much skillfully portrayed in one book!

Ms. Sawyer had a very good balance with the romance in this novel (for my preference). The theme of the story was definitely more about family and their trials than one finding their “happily ever after.” I can honestly say that I enjoyed practically every minute of reading this book.

I did find it a little strange with the pastor and his visions–it was just a hint of strangeness.

Younger readers might want not want to read this book because of the very circumstance that threads the story together. Ms. Sawyer was very discreet as she dealt with the dad’s unfaithfulness, and even in occasions when someone called the children a vile name, she never wrote what the word was.

Beautiful quote from there:
“I can’t look at year’s and weeks. I have to look at souls and sales. What would God have me view as the most valued?”

*I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review*

About the Book

In a desperate time, can Neva find forgiveness for a grievous wrong—and make room for hope?

Neva Shilling has a heavy load of responsibility while her husband travels to neighboring communities and sells items from his wagon. In his absence, she faithfully runs the Shilling Mercantile, working to keep their business strong as the Depression takes its toll, and caring for their twins.

When a wagon pulls up after supper, Neva and her children rush out—and into the presence of the deputy driving a wagon carrying three young children. The deputy shocks her with the news that Warren and his wife have died, insisting it was their last request that the three children go live with “Aunt Neva.”

Neva’s heart is shattered as she realizes that Warren’s month-long travels were excuses for visits with his secret family. She wants nothing more than to forget Warren, but can she abandon these innocent children to an orphanage? Yet if she takes them in, will she ever be able to see them as more than evidence of her husband’s betrayal and love them the way God does?

About the Author
Kim Vogel Sawyer is the highly acclaimed, best-selling author of gentle stories of hope such as What Once Was Lost and Through the Deep Waters. With more than one million books in print, Kim has garnered numerous awards including the ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) Carol Award, the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. She lives in central Kansas with her retired military husband Don. She enjoys travel, quilting, and spending time with her daughters and grandchildren.

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Word Wednesday #98

Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. 
Romans 8:12-13
It’s easy to read verse 12 and say, “Now I don’t need to live after the flesh” then by the flesh try to accomplish it. The key is in verse 13: we must conquer the flesh through the Spirit.


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Street Team Winner

First off, let me say a HUGE thank-you to my friends on my street teams (both on FB and my website). You were all amazing in helping out with promoting and praying for JTL!
So…I drew a name and the winner of the print copy of Journey to Love is Rebekah M! I’ll be in touch with you!