Tuesday, July 29, 2008


So hot. Trying to beat the heat, counting the days until the cool weather. Hot. Hot. Hot.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

This and that...

I know my kids are having a great time getting as dirty as pigs in the yard, but my house suffers for it. Oh well, I suppose I can give the whole place a giant scrub down when they go back to school and nobody will be the worse for wear.

It is nearly the end of July and Emma has finally learned to sleep in until SEVEN in the morning. Oliver has not. Perhaps next year....

I am thankful for our window air conditioner. So thankful.

Also, we bought a dehumidifier and it removes 12-16 liters of water every day from the air/walls/floors in our house. WOW. This fascinates me.

Our garden is doing ok. The green and yellow beans are delicious. The rain seems to have drowned out the radishes. Not sure about the other things, we'll wait them out and see.

We are in love with the library. I know I have said that before, but still the kids love it and are not bored.

Oh and before I sign off, Emma met a boy that makes her eyes light up and sparkle.
She is only six. We are in for a long long haul if it starts this early.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Promises, Promises

Barbour - July, 2008


Amber Miller


Hi, I'm Amber, but my friends call me Tiff, short for Tiffany, my first name. Writing had always been a hobby, a way for me to express my innermost thoughts and feelings in a way I sometimes find difficult with the spoken word -- although my friends will tell you 'shy' is not in my vocabulary. Thanks to the gentle nudging of a fellow author -- Tracie Peterson -- in 2002, I took the next step in my writing career and joined the American Christian Fiction Writers. I owe all so many there a hearty hug of appreciation for their constant encouragement and unselfish assistance. I feel a lot more confident thanks to their support and love. For those of you who are also fiction writers looking for a wonderful support group, check them out!

I got involved with web design in 1997, when I was asked to take over running the official web site for the television series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. That eventually led to a series of negotiations where I was offered the job of running world-renowned actress Jane Seymour's official fan site. That has branched into doing web sites for a variety of clients, including: authors J.M. Hochstetler, Trish Perry, Kathy Pride, Louise M. Gouge, Susan Page Davis, and Jill Elizabeth Nelson, actor William Shockley (the voice of AT&T and Sony) and many others. With the help of a handful of other web site "technos," Eagle Designs was born! Feel free to visit and see our other clients.

Books are a definite passion. Why else would I be writing and publishing them? I firmly believe that a good book can take you away from all of your problems, into a world you've never seen. My favorite food is Italian; I sing all the time, and I once worked with my church choir to do a professional recording for a music CD of our performances.

I am in my 30's, married the love of my life in July 2007, and live in beautiful Colorado, but I love to travel and visit new places. Ultimately, my dream is to own horses and live in a one-level rancher nestled in the mountains. For now, I will remain where I am and do what I love—design web sites and write.


Raelene Strattford knows God has promised never to leave or forsake her. But after the catastrophic deaths of her parents, she doesn t believe it. What kind of God would take a girl's family and leave her alone in a wild land where women have no voice? Gustaf Hanssen has admired Raelene from afar for a while, but his poor attempt at courting her in the past has made him unwelcome in her life. When Gustaf promises Raelene's dying father that he will take care of her, he finds himself bound to her happiness, her success, and her well-being in ways he never imagined. To keep his word must Gustaf really oversee all of Raelene's affairs, find her a husband, and maintain her farm, while she does nothing but scorn him? Can God reach through Raelene's pain and self-centeredness and give her the love that awaits, if only she will accept His will?

If you would like to read the first chapter, go HERE

At this time,
Promises, Promises
can only be purchased through the
Heartsong Book Club

My Thoughts: I couldn't seem to put this book down. Whether I was cooking (burning) supper, watching tv, at a stoplight driving somewhere...I had to finish it.
I am not normally one for romance novels, but this one is enjoyable. None of the cheese that you get in those other books. This lady knows her stuff.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

I knew it was coming, but now it's almost here!

This week!!!!!
July 11th 7 eleven is giving away free slurpees.
Go. Get. One.

The end.