Hello, Inspy friends. Well, for me it’s time to sadly say goodbye. This will be my last post in Inspyromance for a while. I have really enjoyed my time here, meeting all of you, and making new friends. However, life has been so busy for me over the last several months, I needed to take a break from a few things.
Many of you may remember from my January post that my husband and I started a new ministry back in November, and as a Pastor’s wife, I have been super, super busy with the church, (but I’m not complaining because I am loving every single minute of it) but it has been time consuming.
Then on top of all the busyness, back on March 16, I broke my left foot. Which has SLOWED me down tremendously, but while I was laid up, I was able to finally finish my book. Now, I’m excited to share with all of you my newest release, JUST ONE KISS.
Let me tell you a little about it. Who knew jumping out of a window would change her life forever.
Amber Lexington has to make one of the biggest decisions in her life, and she only has seconds to make it. It’s either jump out of a wedding chapel window or be trapped in a loveless marriage forever.
Rejected and abandoned by his fiancée, Nolan Spearman needs a reprieve to get his life back on track. When his parents offer him the job of remodeling their newly acquired beach house, Nolan gladly accepts. It’s the perfect plan. That is, until his twin sister and her best friend, Amber, show up and throw a wrench into his well-laid plans. Will he be able to keep his heart from falling in love again? Especially with a woman who harbors a secret that could change everything?
As of my way of saying, Goodbye for now, I’m giving away FIVE ebook copies of JUST ONE KISS. Leave a comment before April, 1 for your chance to win.
Happy Spring, Everyone!!!!
Jill Weatherholt says
I’m sorry that you’re leaving us, Debra, but I certainly understand. Having broken each foot twice during my life, I feel your pain. At least it slowed you down enough to finish your book. I enjoyed the excerpt and look forward to reading JUST ONE KISS. Take care of yourself!
Good morning, Jill! One broken foot is enough for me. I can’t even imagine doing it twice and both feet, OH MY!!! But the silver lining for me is,like you said, it gave me time to finish my book. I also have another deadline coming up June 1, so it’s giving me time to work on that one, too :)
Narelle S says
There is so much about being a Minister’s wife that I loved. Its a wonderful privilege, a tough, joyful, thankless, amazing, challenging, love-filled, sometimes painful, always meaningful calling that gives back to you in the many, many family members in Christ who you gain. Now my husband is in a non-parish position there are many things I miss about the life of ‘the wife’.
May God help you to serve your husband, your church family and your Lord.
Good morning, Narelle! I couldn’t have said it any better myself. Thank you for sharing your heart on what’s it’s like to be a Pastor’s Wife. If it’s okay with you, I am going to copy your post, embellish it in a frame, and share it with other Minister’s wives. Thank you!
Narelle S says
I would be honoured to have my thoughts shared with other wives in ministry, Debra. We all need encouragement from other sisters at times as its a life that is hard for even the most loving of friends to understand ‘from the outside’.
Hi Debra, sorry to hear you are taking a break, and broke your foot…but I am glad you are part of a thriving ministry. Just One Kiss sounds like a fun read, glad that finishing it was your blessing from having a broken foot!! Happy Autumn (here in the Southern Hemisphere), I am enjoying seeing the leaves change- and blessed we still have leaves unlike family in North Queensland who have just been hit by a massive cyclone!
Blessings, look forward to your return:)
Good Morning, Wemble! Thank you :) I try to see the good in everything, so I look at breaking my foot as a blessing. It has helped me to slow down and to finish some things that I’ve started, JUST ONE KISS being one of them. I also have a June 1 deadline for another book, and I’m able to work on that one, too, now. :) It’s the beginning of Spring for us here, I am enjoying seeing the trees and flowers blooming and the warmer temperatures. Sorry to hear about the folks in North Queensland, I will keep them in my prayers.
I am so sorry that you broke your foot and I hope it is healing nicely. I will miss your blog posts!
Thank you, Iraines! I will miss blogging here, too. Hopefully, I will be returning some time in the future :)
Hi Debra! Your ministry is in my thoughts and prayers. Being a pastor’s wife is a meaningful calling, but often filled with challenges to be true to oneself and family (both personal and church). I was a pastor’s wife for 25 years and we served 3 churches and a retirement home. Wishing you a speedy recovery from your broken foot. I broke my wrist last year. Best wishes to you. On Kiss sounds like a fun read. I enjoyed reading your Christmas novella A Match Made for Christmas.
Thank you, Renate! Yes, I agree with you, being a Pastor’s wife is a meaningful calling. It does have its challenges, but it’s worth every single one of them, isn’t it? :) I”m so glad you enjoyed A Match Made for Christmas, I hope you enjoy Just One Kiss just as much!
Linda Rainey says
God’s blessing on the changes in your life.
Just One Kiss sounds interesting.
Thank you so very much, Linda!
I’m so sorry to hear you’re leaving, but I understand being busy and apparently you are the best kind of busy: working a new ministry alongside your husband. I wish you both many blessings during this new phase of your life.
I’m looking forward to Just One Kiss and many other books (hopefully you’ll find time to write again once you’ve settled down).
Thank you so much, Priscila! Yes, working in the ministry is the best kind of busy :) Right now, I’m getting in some much needed writing time, and I need to take advantage of it while I can, because my foot won’t always be broken :D
Isn’t great how sometimes an apparent ser back such as a broken foot can set you forward? I’m looking forward to to your new books.
Sad to see you leave but changes are good with the exception of a broken leg. I wish you all the best in your future endeavor. I will miss your blogs but i will always have your books.
That was so sweet, Colleen, thank you! I will miss blogging here, too, but hopefully I’ll be back soon!
I’ll miss your blogs. Lord bless your foot. We’re saying a lot of goodbyes now. We’re leaving our home of 30 years. Looking ahead to where God will lead us in Kentucky. Lord give you grace with your many jobs. Thanks for writing!
Thank you so much, Diana! I do understand about saying many goodbyes, too. We have decided (once my foot heals) that we are going to move to Georgia to be closer to our church. We have lived here in Alabama in the same home for 21 years now. But where the Lord leads, WE will follow :) They say life slows down after 50, I don’t know who said that, but I am living proof that they were wrong :D
Jackie Smith says
I am kinda new here (and absent lately due to surgery..first day of kinda normal) but want to wish you HIS best! Since I was in Church Admin. for 34 yrs., the pastors’ wives were my closest friends, and I still keep in touch with those still living. Would love to read your book! Blessings~~~
Hi to Jill…..my encourager for back surgery!!!
Hello, Jackie! I am so glad to hear you’re doing well after your back surgery. I still keep in touch with some of my former pastor’s wives, too. One in particular, was my pastor’s wife well over 30 years ago, and she is still one of my dearest friends. I hope and pray that I will have the same kind of bond with my ladies at our church as I have with her. The people that God has sent to our ministry is not only church members, but they are OUR FAMILY, too!!
Janet W. Ferguson says
Praying blessings for you and your ministry :)
Thank you so much, Janet, I appreciate all of your prayers for our ministry!
Julianne Archer says
Praying that your foot heals well and for your ministry to be a blessing to you and those you serve. I look forward to reading Just One Kiss :)
Thank you so much, Julianne! I hope you enjoy, Just One Kiss!
I’ve been looking at your books for some time, and need to move them up on my list to read. It’s always good to find a blessing in the midst of something bad, like getting to finish the book. Sorry to see you go, but praying you will be greatly blessed and be a blessing!
Thank you, Ielandandbecky! I think my broken foot was God’s loving way of saying to me, “Slow Down.” It gave me the time that I needed to finish, Just One Kiss, and I also have a deadline for another book for June 1, and it looks like I’m right on schedule with that one, too. :)
I hope your foot heals and you are able to enjoy your time with this new ministry! Time is precious!
Thank you so much, Katie07edgar! Yes, time is so precious, and I don’t want to lose one minute of it!
So sorry to hear you’re taking a break from InspyRomance, but completely understand the need to slow down. Just One Kiss sounds fun!
Thank you, Melynda! I think I did need this time to slow down a bit and to finish up some things I was behind on. But I know once I’m back on my feet there will be no stopping me :D
Tammy Francis says
Your book sounds very intriguing. What a busy life you lead with being a pastor’s wife, and an author.
Thank you, Tammy! I was pretty busy, but this has given me the time that I needed to slow down and to catch my breath. Soon, I’ll be back at it, refreshed and restored!!!
Andrea Byers says
Sorry that you need to take a break from Inspy, but so glad you are enjoying the work of your new ministry. Prayers for quick healing for your foot.
Just One Kiss sounds like a good read. :)
Thank you, Andrea! I am enjoying working in the ministry so very much! Hopefully, in the near future, I will be back to Inspy :)
Goodbye for now. Thank you for being here. I would love to read the book. :-)
Thank you, Mimionlife! I really have enjoyed being on Inspy. If you are one of the winners, I hope you enjoy reading, Just One Kiss!
Betty Medlock says
Love reading your books. Praying for a great ministry.
Thank you, Betty! And, I appreciate all your prayers for the ministry, too! :)
Valerie Comer says
We’re going to miss you, Debra! And I hope when life settles back into a rhythm (the kind NOT induced by broken bones!!!) you’ll be coming back as a blogger with us.
Best wishes on Just One Kiss and your current writing as well. Take care, and don’t be a stranger!
I’m going to miss all of you, too, Valerie! I have really enjoyed my time here at Inspy so very much! Hopefully, when things gets back on track and life slows down a bit, I’ll be back :) But not because of any broken bones. One in a lifetime is enough for me. LOL!!! I will definitely be popping back in from time to time, too!
Merrillee Whren says
Debra, sorry to see you go. You books sounds fun!
Thank you so very much, Merrillee!
Gail Estes Hollingsworth says
Sorry about your foot and putting your heart into church ministry does require lots of time. I’m apart of our church library ministry and donate my books I’ve read and reviewed to that.
Your book sounds like so much fun and a little mysterious. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
Thank you, Gail! I’ve never even thought about having a church library ministry. Oh my, I feel the wheels turning in my head right now, another ministry is about to bloom. :D
Andrea Cox says
Take care, Debra! May all of your adventures be enjoyable blessings.
Thank you so much, Andrea!
Margaret Nelson says
Sounds like a good book! God bless in your ministry!
Thank you so much, Margaret!
Autumn Macarthur says
We’ll miss you, Debra! Hoping all goes well for you, and that your foot heals fast. I’ve had a broken foot, and it was no fun. Unlike the new book, which sounds great fun!
I will miss all of you, too, Autumn! Yeah, the broken foot hasn’t been any fun at all, but on the bright side, I was able to finish Just One Kiss on time :)
Teri DiVincenzo says
You will surely be missed! The good news is that when God closes a door, he opens a window, so maybe somewhere down the road we’ll see you again! Trdivincenzo (at) gmail(dot) com
Awww, how sweet, Teri! And yes, I love those open windows!!!
Your new book sounds very interesting! I saw in your profile that you are from GA now living in AL. I am also from GA and now living in northeast AL –after also marrying an Alabamian in 1981. I am hoping all goes well for you with your foot and wishing you a joyful future.
Thank you, Judy! Wow, we do have a lot in common. I’m originally from Georgia and now live in Northeast Alabama, and I married my real-life hero in 1981, too :) We may just be neighbors and don’t even know it :D :D
This story looks like it would be a good read
Thank you, Julie!
Linda Hogue says
I am sorry to hear that you will no longer be posting on Inspry Romance for a while, I have really enjoyed your posts. I really look forward to reading your newest book Just One Kiss it definitely looks like my kind of book.
Thank you so much, Linda! I hope you enjoy reading, Just One Kiss!
Sally Shupe says
Debra, I am sorry to hear this is your last post! Enjoying reading your posts. But I totally understand. Would love to win a copy of Just One Kiss! It sounds like a great story!
Thank you so much, Sally! Hopefully, you’ll be one of the winners :)
Esther Morehead says
Thank you for sharing your time & talents with me. I truly understand “seasons” in our Walk with God. Fulltime Ministry can be all consuming…I say this from personal experience. Keeping your life & ministry “in balance” isn’t easy to do. So I appreciate your decision, & will be praying for you. I’m looking forward to reading your new story.
Thank you so much, Esther, for your words of encouragement. They are greatly appreciated!
Pam K. says
It’s been interesting to read your blog posts so I’m sorry to hear you will not be continuing. I can certainly understand having to prioritize and what God has called you to do comes first. I hope your foot heals quickly. Your new book sounds really good; thanks for the chance to win a copy.
Thank you so much, Pam! I really have enjoyed my time on Inspy. It has been a joy and a pleasure meeting all of you and making new friends.
Kimberly Rose Johnson says
I’m sorry you’re leaving us. I hope your foot heals quickly! Blessings on what is next in your live journey.
Thank you so much, Kimberly! I will miss all of you!
I am sorry to see you leaving but wish many blessing in your ministry. Hope you are doing well in your recovery from the broken foot. I am not always a person who responds to blogs but I did want you to know you will be in my prayers. Looking forward to reading your new book.
Thank you, purplemeri65, I appreciate your prayers!
Alexa Verde says
Wishing you many blessings in this new phase of life! So sorry about the broken foot. Praying for you!
Thank you so much, Alexa!
Sorry to hear you broke your foot! Wish you recover well! May God bless you in your new ministry with your husband. Sorry you will no longer be here in the blog, but I’m looking forward your new books and also Just One Kiss.
Linda Herold says
Wishing you all the best with your foot and in life!
Jessica B. says
I’m sorry to hear about your foot but glad to hear you were able to finish your book. May God bless you and your husband as you continue in your new ministry.