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The appearance of her childhood friend, Finn Meyers, presents as a distraction from her purpose, but Allaya soon discovers that God's plan for her healing involves much more than just a quiet cabin and a picturesque lake. He wants to reveal his goodness and do a work in both Allaya and Finn's lives that neither of them ever saw coming.
Number of Pages: 252
Vendor: Presley Publishing
Publication Date: 2012
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.51 (inches)|
Author: Julie Presley
Located in: Fort Worth, TX
Submitted: February 02, 2013
Tell us a little about yourself. Julie Presley grew up in the breathtaking Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, Canada. She was anxious to move on to bigger and better things and drove to Colorado Springs, CO a year after graduation to study as a missionary with Youth With a Mission. She traveled to Thailand and China for numerous months and developed a heart for the victims of human trafficking. In the midst of that, she met her husband, a Texan seeking solace in the mountains from the Southern heat and the fame that comes with being fourth cousin thrice removed to Elvis himself, which only gets you the stink eye from the ticket guy at Graceland. After they were married they moved to Texas where Julie gave birth to her two sons, and fell in love with reading again (because it's just too hot to do anything else!) after a few years hiatus so she could be a responsible grown up who doesn't shirk off responsibilities to get lost in a world of fiction. One day she realized that she had something creative buried deep down inside of her so she sat down at her computer and began to type. She hasn't stopped. Stones of Remembrance is her first published novel, but there are about 5 more completed manuscripts on that decrepit old Dell laptop that she looks forward to publishing (with her newly-donated Macbook!) in the future. Julie and her husband lead worship at various locations around Dallas/Fort Worth, enjoy family, good wine and being silly with their boys. Julie does not enjoy waking up, doing dishes, or interacting with anyone or anything before drinking some freshly French-pressed coffee.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? We can commune with God, every day as if He is sitting on the couch across from us. We dont need a mediator, we dont need to purify ourselves before coming to Him, it is simply being with Him that begins that process, and I feel like these are truths that are forgotten or even omitted sometimes, and theyre gravely important to our abundant life in Christ. I desire to create a safe place, for women, young and old, to explore the way that God created their bodies, and how beautiful it is to glorify Him with the gifts Hes given us.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? There was a six-month window where I could not continue writing Allaya's story because I simply did not have the answers that she was looking for. I needed the Father to reveal Himself to me before I could move her along in her process. It was incredibly intense to be that connected with a character, but it was also incredibly rewarding!