Spoken Moments

Spoken Moments
Just in time for a
presentation at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference last
week, SPOKEN MOMENTS came off the presses. Twenty-two authors stood on stage to
receive their one-free-copy. That was a happy bunch of writers, feeling blessed
to have contributed their articles, received no payment, and donated all
royalties to Samaritan’s Purse.
This is a book about the
power of words. Here you will find stories from authors who share moments when
words—from the Bible, the Holy Spirit, family, friends, acquaintances, business
associates, and even strangers—impacted their lives. The stories are a
testimony that words can hurt yet they can heal.
You will laugh, cry, nod
your head in agreement, and shake your head in wonder at their examples of how
God uses aptly spoken words to shape our lives and remind us of the saving
grace of Jesus.
I am a novelist who never
thought I would be working in non-fiction other than perhaps an occasional
article or devotion. But, three years ago several of us were in the lobby after
classes at the Blue Ridge writers conference. Cindy Sproles told about God
showing up in an unexpected, miraculous ways. Then I told how God showed up in
the Ladies Room at the Presbyterian Church. Others joined in. I said those
stories should be in a book. Terri Kalfas, editor at Grace Publishing, overheard
the talk about such divine experiences and called me two months later to say
she was interested.
That led to my call-out
for articles and last year at Blue Ridge I made a presentation of one-free-book
to 23 of the 37 authors of DIVINE MOMENTS.
that one and SPOKEN MOMENTS is the third in the series. PRECIOUS MOMENTS
(of/with/about children) is with the publisher and CHRISTMAS MOMENTS BOOK #2
will soon follow.
I’m now acquiring for STUPID
, which may be embarrassing, humiliating, funny, serious, or have a
faith meaning such as having lived apart from the Lord, or held onto
unforgiveness too long, etc. These may be a short vignette or an article from
about 500 to 3000 words, attached to an email, Times New Roman, 12 point type. Perhaps
YOU have a story! Yvonnelehman3@gmail.com.
are: Sheryl Baker, Dan Balow, Joann Claypoole, Maresa DePuy, Susan Dollyhigh,
Dr. Edna Ellison, Beth Ann Farley, Diana Flegal, Janice Garey, Tommy Gilmore,
Dianna Good, Kelly Goshorn, Judy Haney, Lydia Harris, Sandra Hart, Dr. Dennis
Hensley, John Kincaid, Alice Klies, Marcia Laycock, Kellie Lehman, Yvonne
Lehman, Diana Matthews, Vicki Moss, Tamela Hancock Murray, Kimberly Pickens,
Diane Pitts, Debbie Presnell, Colleen Reece, Toni Sample, Sherry Schumann, Mary
Scro, Gloria Spears, Cindy Sproles, Nate Stevens, Fran Strickland, Ann Tatlock,
Audrey Tyler, Gene Weatherly, Jan Westmark, Cindy Wilson, Dr. Rhett Wilson Sr.,
and Lora Zill.
YVONNE LEHMAN is author of 55
novels, founded and directed the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers
Conference for 25 years, and is now director of the Blue Ridge “Autumn in the
Mountains” Novelist Retreat. She has joined Lighthouse Publishing of the
Carolinas as Acquisitions and Managing Editor of Candlelight Romance and
Guiding Light Women’s Fiction. She earned a Master’s Degree in English from
Western Carolina University and has taught English and Creative Writing on the
college level. Recent releases are a novella, The Reluctant Schoolmarm in Reluctant
and Name that Tune in A Gentleman’s Kiss (Barbour). Her 50th
novel is Hearts that Survive – A Novel of
(Abingdon), which she signs periodically at the Titanic Museum
in Pigeon Forge TN. Her non-fiction compilations are Divine Moments, Christmas Moments, and Spoken Moments  (Grace
Publishing). To be released in 2014 are Precious
and Christmas Moments Book
Yvonne blogs at  www.christiansread.com and Novel
Rocket Blog.  yvonnelehman3@gmail.com