Tim Shoemaker gives a presentation on how God is the Christian's confidence.

What a day! Tim Shoemaker, award winning author of Code of Silence, kicks things off by illustrating how a Christian’s confidence should be in God and not himself. The lesson has impact and the visuals (a ketchup-covered $20 bill) certainly reinforces his point.

Thanks Tim!

Bill Meyers, award-winning filmmaker and author of over 140 novels that have sold over 8 million copies, steps up to reinforce Tim’s message with another powerful lesson on “Spiritual Transformation.” Talk about a confidence booster!

Then, for the next 7 hours I’m swamped meeting with authors and offering advice and constructive criticism of their manuscripts. Helping these authors achieve their dreams is a great feeling.

One of the highlights of my day comes just before I start teaching a dynamic workshop on how to write historical pieces (thanks guys for an awesome class filled with laughs by the way).

If I’ve got the story right, two high-school friends that lost touch since childhood, happened to take my class and reconnect at my workshop! All I can say was I heard a lot of happy screams and laughs. šŸ™‚ As they said, “we really resurrected the past!”

After class, I rush back to the Reusch Auditorium to (re)connect with friends, talk to literary agents about my next work-in-progress.

Photo with authors MK Gantt, JP Robinson  and Bill Watkins at the Estes Park conference center

I’m privileged to share dinner with Bill Watkins, author of the New Absolutes, and touch base with other friends such as MK Gantt.

Before I know it, the sun is hanging low over the mountains but my day isn’t complete without a phone call home to my amazing wife.

About an hour later, I’m ready to call it a night.

Thank you Lord for a powerful day filled with your grace, light and truth.

Day 1 is done.

JP Robinson

Took my kids to the library this Saturday and guess what we saw on the “NEW ITEMS” shelf?

My daughter said, “Daddy, I’m proud of you.” That was one of those moments a dad never forgets.

YOUR copy is waiting for you at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and thousands of other retailers. Go get it!

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After months of planning, praying and editing, I’m so happy to announce thatĀ In the Shadow of Your WingsĀ released TODAY!

Be sure to grab a copy for yourself and gift someone else. For author-signed copies, just place an order on my online store.Ā 

Like this page and share with others. Hopefully they too will live in the shadow of His wings.Ā 

I’m sure that every Christian parent feels concern about their child’s spiritual life at some point or another. It’s quite natural. God Himself was touched by that concern when He ran through the Garden of Eden, screaming,

“Adam, Adam, where are you?”

When our child strays, the question each parent needs to ask is not, “why is this happening?” but “what am I going to do about it?”

It might seem that we parents are powerless, that a permissive world, which is quick to label Christian parents as “judgmental”, is too strong.

But that’s a lie.

Each Christian praying parent is a spiritual power house, a vortex of faith and courage.

We areĀ equipped with the ability to contact God.

We areĀ empowered by the Holy Spirit.

We are dynamic individuals, built to call on God until He answers and touches the lives of those we love.

Being a powerhouse is no easy job.

Like Thomas, the faithful father in Ā In the Shadow of Your Wings,Ā  we are called to give of ourselves, to support our children in prayer, to stand firm in our principles while loving them unconditionally.

The process can be emotionally draining. But, like any powerhouse, change is only accomplished when we give everything we have.

Don’t stop praying. Sooner or later, that prodigalĀ will come home.

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In the Shadow of Your Wings 

E-book available here.

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The shadow of the Great War looms over Europe, affecting everyone in its path.

Shadow of Your Wings

Leila Durand, an elite German spy charged with infiltrating the home of British icon Thomas Steele, sees the war as a chance to move beyond the pain of her shattered past.

But everything changes when she falls in love with Thomas’s son, Malcolm. Is there a way to reconcile her love for Germany and her love for the enemy?

Thomas Steele sees the war as an opportunity for his profligate son, Malcolm, to find a purpose greater than himself. But when Malcolm rebels, it falls to Thomas to make tough decisions.

The war’s reach extends to the heart. Eleanor Thompson finds her faith is pushed to the breaking point when her husband disappears on the battle front and her daughter is killed in a German air raid. Where is God in the midst of her pain?

In the Shadow of Your Wings presents inescapable truth that resonates across the past century. Then as now, the struggle for faith is real. Then as now, there is a refuge for all who will come beneath the shadow of God’s wings.

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