Winners Announced for “The Return’s” Book Launch!August 18, 2017 Thanks to everyone for tossing your name in the bonnet for the mini-iPad contest to celebrate the release of The Return! There are two prizes still waiting to be claimed (we email winners and allow 48 hours to respond…if we don’t hear back, we move on to other names). I’ve had so many emails asking who won the iPad, ... Read More
Wednesday Wonderings: Lessons from AlaskaAugust 16, 2017The very first spoken words of God in Scripture are: “Let there be light, and there was light” (Genesis 1:3). The first words out of God’s mouth to man! After spending two weeks of July in Alaska, where the sun never really sets, I’ve had an entirely new understanding of what “light” means to creation. Here’s an example: if you ... Read More
Phoebe’s Light (Nantucket Legacy Book 1)
Coming February 2018!
In this brand-new series, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher brings her signature twists and turns to bear on a fascinating new faith community: the Quakers of colonial-era Nantucket Island.
Phoebe Starbuck has always adjusted her sails and rudder to the whims of her father. Now, for the first time, she’s doing what she wants to do: marrying Captain Phineas Foulger and sailing far away from Nantucket. As she leaves on her grand adventure, her father gives her two gifts, both of which Phoebe sees little need for. The first is an old sheepskin journal from Great Mary, her highly revered great-grandmother. The other is a “minder” on the whaling ship in the form of cooper Matthew Mitchell, a man whom she loathes.
Soon Phoebe discovers that life at sea is no easier than life on land. Lonely, seasick, and disillusioned, she turns the pages of Great Mary’s journal and finds herself drawn into the life of this noble woman. To Phoebe’s shock, her great-grandmother has left a secret behind that carries repercussions for everyone aboard the ship, especially her husband the captain and her shadow the cooper. This story within a story catapults Phoebe into seeing her life in an entirely new way–just in time.
The Heart of the Amish: Life Lessons on Peacemaking and the Power of Forgiveness
Everyone has been hurt. Everyone experiences conflict, great and small. Everyone has someone to forgive. But sometimes we just can’t bring ourselves to forgive someone who has wronged us or we don’t take the need to forgive seriously–not like the Amish do. Forgiving others in order to live at peace is woven into the very fabric of their faith. To the Amish way of thinking, “You can’t love the stream without knowing the source. ” We must forgive others, they believe, because God forgave us.