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We are Christians who both read and write Christian fiction. The goal for this blog is to talk about the books we read and about our spiritual journeys. So you’re just as apt to read a review or comments on a book–fiction or non-fiction–as you are to read a devotional or inspiring quote or about daily Christian life in our posts. On the weekends, we post about writing and welcome guest bloggers. It is our hope to build a community where we can interact, discuss matters of importance to us, encourage, share and lift spirits.

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  • Who Is John Smyth (and why does it matter)? by James R. Coggins
    Most Baptists know very little about history—and care even less. In particular, most Baptist know very little about their own history. They are part of a significant denomination that has spread through many countries around the world, and they have … Continue reading →
  • Bad Things Happen in Life and In Fiction
    Sometimes it feels as if real life imitates fiction. And the other way around. Since Adam and Eve’s expulsion from the Garden, our world has been on a downward spiral toward darkness. As a Christian Suspense author, I write about … Continue reading →
  • Powerful Keys
    I don’t know when or where I learned to value keys or who explained the concept to me (probably one of my grandparents). I was young and whatever they said made me want them. I soon had a collection from … Continue reading →
  • Self-Sacrificing Love by James R. Coggins
    On the night he was betrayed, Jesus told His close followers that He was going away to somewhere where they could not follow: “I will be with you only a little longer…Where I am going, you cannot come” (John 13:33). … Continue reading →
  • The Heart of a Parent by Nancy J. Farrier
    “Then [King David} was deeply moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept. And as he went, he said thus: “O my son Absalom—my son, my son Absalom—if only I had died in your place! O … Continue reading →
  • Too Many Deaths, Too Few Books by James R. Coggins
    It’s another case of the shoemaker’s children going barefoot. Over the last few years, through my Mill Lake Books imprint, I have published over 30 books. But rarely any of my own. I have continued to write, of course. Writers … Continue reading →
  • The Tomb is Still Empty!
    It’s Tuesday. The Easter celebrations are over. Another work week has begun. The tomb is still empty. Soon, another week, another month, another year will pass. But the tomb is still empty. In this upcoming year you may face trials … Continue reading →
  • Good Friday Reflections by Julie Arduini
    It only makes sense if P.T. Bradley so beautifully wrote about Maundy Thursday, I should share my thoughts on Good Friday. I have a few thoughts, and one starts right from my birth. I was born on Good Friday, with … Continue reading →
  • Maundy Thursday
    Today is Maundy Thursday. Growing up, I never heard the term Maundy Thursday, which I find hard to understand now. Perhaps you aren’t familiar with it either. Maundy Thursday is the Thursday before the crucifixion and the evening when Jesus … Continue reading →
  • Peter’s Faith by James R. Coggins
    Acts 19 tells the wonderful story of Peter, imprisoned by King Herod and facing death, being miraculously rescued by an angel. Peter followed the angel out of the prison, but “he had no idea that what the angel was doing … Continue reading →
  • Finding the Meaning by Tara Randel
    When I was a kid, our house was always decorated for Easter. Ceramic or stuffed chicks, bunnies, or colorful eggs. There were baskets filled with candy and goodies. Hidden egg hunts. Fingers dyed different colors after coloring hard boiled eggs. … Continue reading →
  • I Have a Website by James R. Coggins
    I have a website ( It’s not new. It’s old and obsolete. Like me. I had it set up years ago as an advertising venture, hoping it might bring me writing, editing, and speaking assignments. It has. To some extent. … Continue reading →
  • He Speaks!
    In the timeless hymn, In the Garden, one verse says, He speaks, and the sound of His voice, Is so sweet the birds hush their singing. And the melody that He gave to me, Within my heart is ringing. If … Continue reading →

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