"peace for the journey: in the pleasure of his company"

Every now and again, a day lives beyond predictable expectation. Routine is replaced with something different, and ordinary succumbs to the shadows of something extra. Today is one of those days for me. I’ve spent the last five years contemplating its arrival, imagining how it might “live” for me… to finally arrive at this point in my writing journey where my thoughts are gathered together between a front cover and a back one to serve as a collective offering of my heart to Jesus and his world.

Today, my imagination is put to rest, at least temporarily. Today, I experience the fruition of a dream that was embedded into my spirit long before I ever held a pen in my hand. It was a dream given to me at the earliest of ages by my father whose imagination coupled with his love for telling the “story” worked their magic into the fabric of my fragile understanding about how life should live—

With details.
With expression.
With questions.
With emotions.
With the expectation for a good ending.

My daddy never failed to bring about that good ending. In doing so, in giving a good finish to the sometimes wild and fantastic bedtime tales that he created in his mind, he painted for me a rich metaphor about how the “story” will end for me, for all of us who’ve come to know and to love and to trust the Storyteller. God’s finish doesn’t live without punctuation, friends. The blessed “amen” will come for each one of us, and we will be at final rest with our souls.

But until we arrive there, there is a journey to be walked… a story to be lived via our flesh. Along the way and as we go, I don’t imagine much of it will live as we anticipated on the front end of our book’s unfolding. The chapters in our lives have a way of keeping us on the edge of our seats in anticipation of the next page, the next plot twist, the next narrow escape, the next victory—all of which are certain to be part of this odyssey we call the Christian life.

Today’s book release is my next page—not the only page in my journey, just one of them. A day of something “extra.” A day of living a little bit beyond the “routine and normal” that usually fills a twenty-four hour period in my life. I don’t take it for granted; it is a gift of gracious grace offered to me by the Storyteller who has seen fit to allow a small portion of kingdom influence to flow through my pen. What God chooses to do with that portion and where he chooses to take it belongs to him and him alone. I’ve long since given up on trying to manipulate and manage his “story.” It’s simply and profoundly too big for my menial attempts at human administration. Still and yet, God affords me a moment or two of personal witness—of interjecting my “two cents” worth of sacred understanding into the mix—knowing that even the smallest offering of my heart will add to the beauty of a final masterpiece that will one day adorn the throne room of heaven.

And so, without any further words of coaxing regarding that offering, I give to God and to you this book—a little bit of “peace for the journey.” In doing so, I pray and humbly petition the Father that, through this offering of my heart, you will more fully know the Storyteller and what it means to rest “in the pleasure of his company.” He’s been my pleasure for forty-four years. He is my pleasure today. He’ll be my pleasure for all eternity.

To order your copy of “peace for the journey: in the pleasure of his company” visit any of the following websites (please note… some of these venues offer FREE SHIPPING when ordering multiple copies):


If you live in my area and want a signed copy of the book, please check with me later in the week as I am expecting a shipment of books. Also, I am giving away three copies of my book to readers who leave a comment on this blog post (you do not have to have a blog to leave a comment; simply sign-in as an “anonymous” commenter, leaving me an e-mail address so that I can notify you if you win). In addition, you can increase your odds of winning a copy by promoting the book in the following ways:

1. Announce the book on your facebook status–either linking back to this post or linking the video trailer to your status: video trailer

2. Announce the book by writing your own blog post, linking back to this particular post, adding the video trailer to your post by using the embed code found with the youtube link: (if you don’t know how to do this and want to include it, e-mail me, and I’ll walk you through it… very simple).

If you choose to do either or both of these, make sure that you leave a separate comment on this post informing me of each, thus increasing your odds for a win!

Thanks for helping me out, friends. Truly, you are more than I deserve, and I am grateful for your participation in my life. You make me want to be a better writer, thinker, seeker, and sojourner on the road toward peace—Jesus Christ. As always…

peace for the journey,

PS: A final word of thanks to Shirley and Susan (a.k.a. “runner mom”) for adding their artistic expression to the photographs found in the book trailer and for Susan’s photography found in the book. Your generous hearts have given me “peace” in this journey of publication and have added to the overall beauty of the book. I love you both!

139 Responses to "peace for the journey: in the pleasure of his company"

  1. What a special and memorable day! I'm so very happy for you, my friend. To see this dream come to fruition must bring unspeakable joy to your heart. I cannot wait to order several copies! I've already shared it on my Facebook and you better believe I'm going to share it on my blog too…I'm honored to do so. I'm so excited to think of all those who have yet to discover the beautiful gifts of expression God has given you. May He continue to bless your work abundantly, my friend. Thrilled for you!!!

    Love & prayers,

  2. Great post Elaine. I shared and posted it on my facebook. I shared your blog post link and the video link. Happy Week!

  3. WOOHOO!! SO happy for you, Elaine!! It is beautiful!! I am getting me a copy or two OF COURSE!! Congrats and lots of love to you, precious friend!

  4. I'm cheering from Wenatchee, Elaine! So proud of you and your hard work. God is so good! You are a gifted writer and I am so happy for you.

    In Christ,

  5. Just found your blog from Stonefox' post. The book looks wonderful. I would LOVE a copy. Our family has just come out on the other side of an unimaginable 10 month CRISIS … we are in need of God's PEACE.

    I, too, have a dream of writing a book or two. Right now, though, my 12 children are keeping me too busy to pursue my passion of writing (other than my blog).

    This rekindled my dream … gave me something new to pray about.

    Blessings! Excited for you!


  6. Congratulations, Elaine!!! I know you must be so excited. I'm a bit behind you…just beginning to look for a publisher for my Bible study.

    I will want a signed copy, of course. So excited to read it. So excited for you.


  7. Can you feel the earth shaking from me jumping up and down in joy?? Oh, Elaine, I am just so excited for you. It is beautiful, and I can't wait to get my hands on it! I"m going to wait until you get your shipment, because I want mine signed!

    And I will be posting about it. But I need to get ready for work now.

    love you.

  8. Congratulation on a another part of your journey. I'm so excited for you.

    I'm looking forward to reading your words and experiencing the…"peace for the journey."

    love and hugs~Tammy

  9. To know that what was birthed in your heart; nurtured and matured by your pen is now bound and printed for God's glory — I am ecstatic for you! I am grateful for your obedience and the blood, sweat and tears that have brought you to this moment. The only thing better for me will be when I hold it in my hands! :o)

    This is an altar building moment…Your faith meets His grace — set up some stones, my friend! Rejoicing with you!


    PS: I will be back after I post … sadly have to scoot to the auto mechanic first.

  10. Congratulations Elaine! I am so excited for you, and for us to be able to get our hands on your work! I can't wait to read it, and I have the luxury of being able to almost "hear" you speak the words with that sweet "tang" of yours!!! I think I may know what our next women's bible study may be!!

    Again, congratulations!!! Love you sister!!

  11. Oh sweet friend I am so excited for this book!! I will post it on my blog later this morning. I have waited two years for this!! Its just the beginning!!

    Love you!!

    Believing Him~Pamela

  12. I am so excited and happy and thrilled for you!!! I know what this means to you and you did an awesome job!! I'll facebook and tweet it!

  13. I couldn't be more proud of our God for the gift He's given you, or more proud of you for the way you've used it!

    Sign me up for the giveaway, friend, but I'm still ordering copies, too!

    Love you so,

  14. Oh Elaine – I am absolutely THRILLED for you. What a blessing this book will be. I would LOVE to win a copy (you'd sign it for me, wouldn't you??). Congratulations, my dear friend.

  15. I'm so excited for you, Elaine!!! I cannot wait to read what the Lord has given you to share. My husband and I both need Peace for our journey right now.
    (((BIG HUGS!)))

  16. Can you see my tears?

    Can you hear my praise unto our LORD?

    I among many others have prayed with and for you through this beautiful project of love and I'm busting with excitement and praise unto our LORD so much so that without asking you first I just did a post (hope that's ok) to share PEACE FOR THE JOURNEY with anyone who visits.

    I'm off to get my copy girl.

    Walking the journey toward even more of our Peace with you. I love you.

    As you always tell me, stay the course.

  17. Oh Elaine…BEAUTIFUL!!!
    I'll post on my FB now.
    Congratulations on birthing your "baby."

  18. It's kind of funny…yesterday, I had decided to take time off this month from blogging. Then, I looked at Facebook this morning and did a happy dance and started blogging again!!

    Whoohoo!!!! God is SO good!!! I am sending you tons of love and hugs! Tell the kids to hug you for me!!! Go God!!!!I'll post at FB too. I will holler at you later.
    Love you!

  19. Your book delivery brings as much joy to my heart as if you'd just given birth to a precious new infant. Likely the labor in so doing was far more intense than a real delivery, and the joys not altogether different.

    May this be a great source of joy for you, dear one; and a great honor unto the Lord you love so much.

    So proud. So, so proud!

    P.S. I did post it on my FB page, and will put it on my blog by Thursday-ish.

  20. Elaine, I am so excited for you! I've always known you are a great writer. In fact, I know every time I read a blog post of yours it takes me more time. The reason for this is that you always give me something to ponder. I can't just do a quick read and go on to the next blog.

    I will share about your book with others. I will add more comments as I do so.

    To God be the glory!

    Isn't it exciting when we say YES and trust Him to work in us and through us?


  21. I never thought a book trailer would bring me to tears but this one did. I am seeking Peace in several areas right now and this was a reminder that I have the power of peace already if I just allow Him to work. Thanks for the reminder.

    PS. I added it the link to my FB and will post it on my blog this evening.

  22. You know this by now, but I just posted on both my blog and Facebook. I'll throw it out there on Twitter, too, for good measure. :o)


  23. What a beautiful trailer…I'm so excited about the release of your book, and I'm celebrating with you!

    I know you have worked so hard for this to happen. Through all the struggles, frustrations, pain, tears, celebrations, and victories…throughout your journey in life thus far, you have exemplified peace. That's the great thing about this book, Elaine, especially for those of us who know you. Not only do you talk the talk, you walk the walk. You are a testament to your faith!

    May peace be YOUR portion this day, sweet friend. I'm wishing I could be there to enjoy this day with you!

    Love you,

  24. Elaine~
    I'm so excited for you as the dream the Lord has placed in your heart…has come to pass.

    The video for your book is truly breathe taking….and it honestly, brought me to tear. YES..there is peace in the midst of 'whatever'…we may be going through..and his name is Jesus!

    Praying extra special blessings for you today.


  25. Oh Elaine! How wonderful!

    I got the email from you and already watched the trailer! 🙂 I am so excited to get the opportunity to read this, and experience what God has in store through your writing.

    You have already touched me in so many ways through your blog… I know God will use your book as well to touch others lives, and to encourage us all in our own walks with Him.

    Please do enter me in the contest! 🙂
    Love you!

  26. This my friend is a day to celebrate…yeah! Way to go! I look forward to seeing all God does in the lives of His people as they enjoy this book!

  27. I'm a step ahead of you! lol I already announced your book at my blog before I even came here.

    I join you in giving God all the glory for this book but is it ok if I am a little bit proud of you too?

  28. Just posted the link to the video and this post on Facebook! 🙂

    Again, can I just mention how I am praising God right now!

    Love you!

  29. Congratulations and GOD BLESS. I have joined to follow and look forward to getting to know you.
    Blessings, andrea

  30. Congratulations on your book! I was so excited when I saw the trailer on facebook:) May you be blessed as your book is a blessing to others!

  31. Elaine:

    It's one of those 'goose bump moments' to read this blog today! And honestly… there are quite a few of us who feel like we have had a small part in this book simply because we have prayed alongside of you as you wrote. I am one of them, and I am thrilled with you for this day!!

    I will happily be ordering mine as well, and can't wait to see the expanded version of a blog that reaches my heart every time.

    Thanking God with you today, it's all Him! He is as excited as we are!!

    Love you.


  32. Elaine,
    I am thrilled for you and planned to include your trailer on my blog…and then I found out I could win a copy of your book! Now I'm doubly happy. One for you and your book, and two that I might win.

    Abundant blessings, my friend,

  33. I can't imagine how it must feel to have these writings finally come to publication. What a blessing and I'm sure it will be a blessing to many.

  34. Congrats, Elaine! The book trailer is beautifully done — wow! May God bless many through this work of your hands given by Him!

  35. oh Elaine! I am so beyond thrilled for you!! What a blessing! What a dream come true!! What hard work that was not overlooked! Praising the Lord with you today!!!

  36. May God continue to bless you along this journey! God has seriously given me a joy for you in this project–an abounding joy!

    Prayers and blessings,

  37. Good Luck on your Book.I am looking forward to reading it.Be Blessed.
    Author/Marcus Malloy

  38. I stumbled upon your blog today – and I'm just so happy I did!

    Congratulations on the book!! I know it will impact and bless so many!

    I hope you have a wonderful week 🙂

    Kate 🙂

  39. I am thinking of the first blog post of yours I ever read… "Love Tied to a Tree" … What a privelege it has been to journey with you since that day. To hear your sweet voice not only on your videos, but on the phone. To be blessed by a sister in Christ I have never met in person – may never meet on this terrestrial sod… but will have the joy of meeting when our journey someday takes us Home!

    Your words have inspired me… moved me to tears & laughter… Your words… His word spoken to your heart… shared with us through your pen.

    I am honored to share this day with you and all of the folks who have prayed along side you in this journey!
    Much Love,

  40. Hi Elaine, just wanted to say congratulations on your new book. It must be such an awesome feeling for you. I pray as you continue to give God the glory He will richly reward you.

    I stopped by from the link at Runner Mom.


  41. Tears of great joy!

    Elaine, I'm rejoicing with you today like never before.

    Praying God will use this book in such a MIGHTY way.

    I can hardly wait to get my copy!

    "Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings…
    Prov. 22:29

    Love you♥

  42. The video is wonderful and I know the book will be also. Congratulations and God's best blessings on your life and WIDE circle of influence!

  43. I'm baaaack! :o)

    Finished with the mechanic and still have money left over to order me a book! :o)

    All kidding aside, I have posted a blog and continue to rejoice over your milestone.


  44. The fruit of your labor! It is finally here!! Amen Praise the Lord!! I will be ordering my copy!

    God is good, isn't He?

    I just began putting scripture to memory last week and the one that comes to mind now is, "without faith, it is impossible to please God.For everyone that cometh to Him , must believe that he is and that He is a rewarder of those that dillegently seek Him." Heb 11:6

    and "All things work together for good to them that love God. to them who are called according to His Purpose." Romans 8:28

    Your dilligent journey of faith has brought about this Good! Your called purpose has released a God-given peace in and over your life, as an offering back to Him who called you – and to a waitng – seeking world!

    God bless the writng of His words – through your pen! Yes Yes AMEN!!

    My heart is joyfully at peace with this good news!!

    Congratulations, dear Elaine – I hope you had breakfast on the beach with Jesus this morning 🙂

    Patrina <")>><
    His watchman on the wall

  45. Elaine – Congratulations! What a wonderful thing to celebrate! I don't have a facebook anymore, but I'll certainly promote it this week on my blog.


  46. What a WONDERFUL video, Elaine (didn't have time to watch it when I was here before). Linked to your blog post on twitter/facebook 🙂

  47. Check out my blog…I posted about the book. Also, see if you can help me with the trailer in my post…for some reason, part of it isn't showing.

  48. Elaine, I am so happy for you! Congratulations! I absolutely love the video! How wonderful!

  49. Ok, I have posted! The youtube video isn't showing up here at the office but that happens with this work computer. I will check it again when I get home. Thanks for your help!!

    I so so excited about this book friend!!

    Love you!!

    Believing Him~Pamela

  50. Congratulations Elaine!! I am so excited for you! I can not wait to get a copy for myself. I absolutely love the cover!!!

  51. Congratulations Elaine. What a special blessing and wonderful day for you. I've already shared the video on my Facebook and it is just so beautiful to watch. Can't wait to get a copy of the book. Blessings friend.

  52. That trailer is fantastic. I'm so excited for you, Elaine. Can you hear the shouts and the hootin' and hollerin' up here in northwest Iowa?

    I love you.

  53. How exciting! Found you by way of runner mom. It definitely looks like a must read! I would be delighted to win a copy and what an exciting time for you. Jackie

  54. Congratulations Elaine! 🙂

    God's richest blesssings to you. May He bless the work of your heart and hands!

    The video is beautiful.

    Wowzie — can't wait to see how He uses this book for His glory and purposes!


  55. u did an amazing job mom. i love you, and am excited that i at least got to be a small part of this process.

  56. And you, my Colton, are an amazing young man. Perhaps more than any other comment I've received today, this one means the most to this mother's heart. I love you more than you know. Be good and come home soon.


  57. Elaine, we are REJOICING with you over this exceptional achievement which you have brought into the world for the glory of God and the inspiration of your readers. We have just ordered a copy of the book (my first attempt at ordering on line); we're now eagerly awaiting its arrival. We'll be ordering others soon.
    P. S. We're especially interested in having a "signed copy"!!! We'll hold our copy open and ready for your pen when we are next with you.
    We'll be passing on your good news to others


  58. how exciting, Elaine!! I cannot wait to read your book! Mine first book will be published late this fall, so I know how you feel…well, I guess I will in fall! 🙂

    Many many congratualtions and much love to you! I am going to go publish the YouTube video now to share the love with my readers and increase my chances here!! win win!! 🙂

  59. Wow!!!!! It's here. The day has come. Your heart's renderings are on paper tucked between two covers. It's beautiful – just like you!! I love the trailer. So excited for you!! Would love to promote it on my blog and give away a copy if you want me to. Do you have a set of interview questions you'd like to share or do you want me to send you some? Just let me know if you are interested. Also, I'll go post a link on FB. Hugs!

  60. Elaine,
    Your dear son Colton, IM'd me this afternoon to let me know of your book release! I am so thrilled for you and this amazing life accomplishment. I look forward to ordering and reading the book. I am a big Duffy Robbins fan and see that he writes one of your endorsements! The book cover and the trailer are stunningly beautiful! Again my congratulations and I know that the body of Christ will be blessed by your offering.
    Susan Ford (One of Colton's former teachers at WCS)

  61. could not figure out the trailor to post on my blog…but did post with cover on my blog…will go up tomorrow morning!

    blessings ~M

  62. Beth shared on her blog today about you and your book so I just had come and enter your giveaway.

  63. I have tears of joy for you, my dear friend! God is so faithful! Much, much glory for Him will come from your labor! Yes, He is on the throne! Praise His name!

    I cannot wait for my copy!

    Much love and rejoicing,


  64. oh, elaine…can you see me dancin'?!! I'm so HAPPY for your accomplishment…I can't imagine how excited you must be in 'this new place'.
    You are INDEED talented by the gifts He's given you and you are using that talent for His Glory!
    Many prayers coming your way, dahlin'!
    I'll be adding a post for you in a few minutes 🙂

  65. How excited you must be!!! The trailer is beautiful!! Can't wait to read!! Love and Blessings, Angel

  66. What a great video! The book looks wonderful. Good luck with the book release. Thanks for a great giveaway. Love & blessings from NC!

  67. CONGRATULATIONS 🙂 What a wonderful day this must be and what a beautiful book cover and fabulous video! I am huge on "if the cover looks good then I will read it" bad i know but honest 🙂

    I would LOVE to win a copy!

  68. I just happened to see your new book from Exemplify online, congratulations! The lord has certainly blessed you!!! I posted your trailor on facebook.

  69. Congratulations Elaine! This is so exciting! You are an absolutely beautiful writer and I hope this is the first of many of your books! Enjoy this wonderful season!


  70. This is a wow moment in the journey. So glad your blogging family could share the day with you. B

  71. Elaine,

    I simply can not express how happy I am for you! I've been waiting for this book and I am so thrilled to see it here!!!!

    Look at God!

    I've posted a link on Facebook and highlighted it on my blog. I would love to win a copy. However, win or not, I will most certainly get a copy (a few).

    When you know a person is anointed by God to deliver the truth of God's glorious Gospel, you do all that you can to share it with the world. This is why I am the most excited for you.

    Praise God for your ministry, Elaine…and for your obedience in submitting your gifts and talents unto the Lord!

    Love you and Bless you sister,


  72. Elaine!! Congratulations on the book! It looks beautiful on the outside, and I can't wait to read the inside! I will surely post info about it on my FB status, and after I read it, I will lovingly review it on my blog and on amazon. Praying God uses the book (and you) in a huge way! Love you! Lee

  73. Elaine,

    I am so happy for you…for this God moment in your life. Yes, after following your blog for sometime, I know the journey has not been easy but God is faithful. I salute Him…and thank God for your perseverance and the character formation in you, so that in time, you will not lack any good thing. Oh…I would definitely look up for your book and walk a little deeper with you…with peace for the journey. I PRAISE GOD for His doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes.

    Beautiful cover…of one who has a beautiful heart. So happy for you!

    My love and blessings…in Him!


  74. First of all, congratulations on you first book release 🙂 – God is Good, all the time.
    This book sounds wonderful. I just posted about the release on my FB status.
    Thank you for the chance to win a copy of the book.
    Love & peace,

  75. I am so excited and happy for you!! You are a great friend and this is a well deserved day! I can't wait to read it!!

  76. What an honor to be standing here with you Elaine! I am posting–facebooking your delivered baby! I know this book is part of your very blood-sweat and tears! God is awesome!

    I cannot wait to get a copy! I'm adding the video to my blog today–then I'm off! 😉 Love you friend!!! so much!

    I am especially thankful that God allowed me to have a seat next to you on the first leg of the ride–(my first class at She Speaks!)

  77. Hey Elaine!! That is your kids!!! OMG that makes that much more special!!! God is just amazing!!!!

    I put up a blogpost on my book blog today 🙂 so this would be entry #2 🙂 I added your beautiful video!

  78. Congratulations! I would love to a win a copy of your book! I am so excited for you!

  79. I was thrilled at the news!! It is a dream come true for you. Cannot wait to get a copy!!

    Love ya,

  80. I know you don't know me, but I got your blog through Mariel D.'s. And so I read the part of your blog – about your new book. I just want to tell you that you inspired me. Many nights I tell my children elaborate bedtime stories and they love them. I love how the Lord used your father to plant creativity and truth into your heart. This is what I hope that my children get from the stories that, no doubt, God puts in my brain! Most days I am so tired and yet there is a story to tell. God has also been filling my heart with a desire to write. But I have no idea where to begin with that. So I started up a blog and that is my current outlet. I love how you described your writing start – how it began before you ever picked up a pen. You write so gracefully Elaine and I will enjoy keeping up with you blog. Thanks so much for sharing.

  81. I hope that the day holds all that you dreamed of and then some. God, our storyteller, is good and faithful.

  82. You've been steadfast working hard and I congratulate you and ask God to bless this book!

  83. Ordered my THREE copies yesterday. Can't wait until they arrive. I'll keep you posted.

    I'm going to have a giveaway as soon as I have "Peace" in my hot little hands.

    Enjoy this mountaintop Elaine.

  84. I just linked to you on my blog! Now I'm going over to FB to try to add the trailer there. If I can't figure it out, I'll announce your new arrival with my simple words!

    I'm still jumping with excitement. I want my copy autographed. Will email soon! Figure out those shipping costs, my friend. Love you.

  85. I just did a post, too, and I will also tweet about this! So excited for you Elaine, and I can't wait to see what will happen down the road!

  86. Knowing Christ is finding peace…Lord bless you through your witness!

    Tamrah T.

  87. wifeforthejourney:

    This is such an exciting season in your life, and a day long awaited. You deserve all the recognition and celebration for what you have accomplished.

    Bring on the virtual confetti – Elaine's first book is finally here!

    Love you,

  88. Well, friend, I did both. It's on my FB and my blog. I am so excited for you.

    I can't wait to get a copy…signed, preferably.

    Your bloggy friend,


  89. Fabulous job on this Elaine! I'm SO proud of you and what you've done with this book!!

    God bless you!

    Marilyn…in Mississippi

  90. Elaine, I posted news of your book at the end of my Wed. blog post. Hope it helps spread the word!

  91. I can't remember if I posted a comment here, but it's worth repeating..I AM SO PROUD of YOU and HONORED to know you.

  92. Congratulations, Elaine! I'm SO honored to be one of your friends and I'm VERY happy for you! I will definitely be ordering a copy of your book!!

    God is SO good!
    Much love,
    Angie xoxoxoxoxoxo

  93. Just linked to this post from my blog. For some reason I could not get the trailer to embed. Sorry.


  94. I posted about your book and giveaway on my blog and added your video. (which I LOVE, by the way! It's so beautiful!)


  95. My heart was filled with His Peace just by watching the short video on your blog…May Gods Peace continue to engulf and flow through you to all those who visit here and wherever you go….GODS PEACE

  96. Congratulations, Elaine!!!! Your book trailer made me cry. So beautiful. I would love to read your book!

  97. Congratulations on your book, dear Elaine. I feel like I have been a part of your journey, somehow it makes feel proud to be a part of your life.

    May God continue to enlarge your borders as He gives you more opportunities to impact the lives of others with your writing.


  98. Hey Elaine,
    I did not know there was a giveaway and linked you on FB as soon as I saw it there! So, please include me for a copy with a personal note so I can 'show-off' I 'know' the author!
    Congrats again!

  99. Hi Elaine,

    Just got an email from Amazon telling me "Peace for the Journey" had been shipped! Can't wait until it comes.


  100. Elaine, thank you for sharing so many footsteps of this journey with me. I have been blessed to walk it as a friend by your side. Rejoicing in all the Lord has done and will continue to do with you, through you, around you because of Him.


  101. Woo Hoo for You and Jesus and His message through you!

    I want one…or two!!!

    Congrats Elaine! I pray blessings on your book. Absolutely love the cover!!!

  102. Elaine, I'm so excited for you. The trailer is wonderful and beautifully done. Really grabs attention. Praying it does well for you. I posted to my FB wall and on my church's FB page (pick me, pick me!!! lol). Can't wait to get my copy.

  103. Came back by darlin' to wish you a beautiful Mother's Day and peace for your journey. Can't wait to dive into my book copy.

    Love you friend.

  104. Gave away one of my copies of "Peace for the Journey" already…looks like I will need to order more! Good thing Amazon only took 2 days! :o)

    Happy Mother's Day!

  105. Okay, so i'm going to enter every giveaway for your book. I was just over at Susan's. I'm supposed to tell you what brings me peace. I told her that one thing is looking up at the night sky, but I'm gonna tell you another.

    A good friend who calls me and prays with me when I'm down. That gives me deep peace and blesses deeply.

    That's you.

    Got your email…working on my response. Just one thought: you're going to do awesome. Because your heart is where it should be.

    Love you.

  106. Wow! I've enjoyed reading your blog posts so much for the past couple of yours, a constant source of encouragement to me. I can hardly wait to read the book!

    May blessings follow you wherever the next leg of your journey may lead you.

    Blessings from the creek!

  107. Shalom Aleichem! I am so happy that I was directed to your blog from Susan.

    This book sounds fantastic and I would love to win a copy, but if I don't win one, I will be buying one.

    Peace is something we all long for… something that is attainable, yet keeping it, living it, being it, those are the hard things. But because of Christ, because He is PEACE and longs for us to have it all–we can. It's one of those things where (I) have to get out of the way and allow Christ to reign so that my peace will be everpresent.

    I am praying your book reaches many hands and that it brings all that you and God propose!

  108. Congratulations, and Happy Mother's Day, Elaine.

    Looking forward to seeing your words and Susan's pictures. Peace is such an important topic, and I pray that this will be a blessing to many in desperate need of His peace.


  109. Dearest Elaine….how wonderful that God's plan has prospered in you in another wonderful way. You always touch my heart with your wisdom and I know He will touch many more hearts now with your outreach through this book! God bless you! All our love, Jeff and Shelley Tubaugh

  110. Blessings & Congratulations Elaine,

    I just came over to congratulate you and look at all the "fans"! A dream complete…and peace for the journey! I'm so glad that this day has come for you!

    I truly loved the promo video…the best I've seen! I'm not really blogging right now but I would be honored to post the promo video because I believe in YOU, I praise God for the completion of your dream and its fruition is yet to be seen…in the many lives this PEACE will reach, touch and minister! I am so thankful that your time has come. You so deserve this long awaited completion…the real results will come in lives changed.
    It is an honor that you visited me when I started my blog and encouraged me. I have enjoyed every morsel I have read on your blog that you have penned. You take me deeper in this journey. This indeed is a JOY! Congratulations Elaine!!!

    Love & peace in Christ,

  111. My new friend and fellow Kentuckian, I can't tell you what it means to know that Jesus IS Peace. Oh how I rest and abide in Peace. Thank you for sharing the truth that Jesus is Peace. That we can have peace in all areas of our life because He has already overcome sin, death, the world and temptation. He abides in those that trust and believe in Him. Oh the great Joy, that is Jesus!

    Congratulation on the book but most of all…knowing the Truth and sharing Him with all peoples.

    Starla E.

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