I have a new book releasing from DaySpring (Hallmark) on January 8th and-gulp-it's not a mystery! It's a devotional book, Sweet Tea For The Soul—Down-home Devotionals to Comfort the Heart, meant to encourage and inspire you, as well as make you laugh. Maybe even cry a little, in a good way.
I'm giving away one real book to one lucky winner in the continental United States. It's only available in print, but devotionals are the sort of book a reader wants in print form. The winner will receive their book in January, some time after the 8th, or when I receive some copies to give away:)
I love going to stores that give away free samples. Yes, as a matter of fact, I would like to sample that tiny cube of smoked gouda. A mini meatball? Sure! So, here's a sample for you readers to...well...read! If you like it, I hope you'll throw the book in your cart and check out from whatever online or brick-and-mortar store you buy it from with a big smile on your face.
Have a blessed new year! Love you all! Linda Kozar
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father in heaven.” —Matthew 5:16 NKJV.
In the Great Smoky mountains of Tennessee, during a two-week mating period in late spring, a unique species of fireflies is known to synchronize their flashing light patterns. Unlike other species of fireflies who blink their lights randomly, these bioluminescent beauties flicker their individual lights at the same moment. The Bible says that we are to walk as children of light (Ephesians 5:7-14) to a darkened world. The fruit of the Light is found in goodness and righteousness and truth. When we live our lives in synch with God’s Word, we shine together with Him, the Light of the World (John 8:12), and we shine to His glory, piercing the darkness of this age.
These special fireflies do not always flash in unison. Sometimes they flash in waves across the midnight hillsides. At other times, they flash together in harmonious short bursts that end in sudden periods of darkness. Sometimes our lives look a lot like that too. But when we set our hearts to love God and one another, we cannot fail to shine.
All I want to do is sit on the front porch and watch the fireflies
Author of over 28 traditional and indie-published books, Linda Kozar, is also a speaker, and podcaster (Along Came A Writer, Chat Noir Mystery and Suspense). Linda and her husband of 29 years, Michael, live in The Woodlands, Texas and enjoy spending time with their two grown daughters, their wonderful son-in-law, and Gypsy, their rascally Jack Russell Terrier.