Inspirational Christian Fiction

My kitchen is tired.

Even more tired than me with virtual school for two kids who sit like squirrels.

I want to freshen the kitchen with fresh paint on the cupboards and new flooring.

Anyone have an opinion on these colors for the cabinets? Currently they are a sage-y kind of green but darker.

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My Double Life…

My Ipad desk
My laptop/writing desk
My rolling writing organizer. Yes, I’m that nerdy.
My reading nook in my writing office. Because, you know…Virginia Woolf. (A Room Of One’s Own)

I know I neglect this blog. It’s just so much easier to make a quickie post to Instagram and use an app that sends the post to other social media as well. But the truth is, nothing’s as homey as a blog! This post is a bit of a ramble, sorry. I just thought I’d share some images of my double life as a hobby rancher and a writer. Both keep me super busy!

I spend my days with the children and animals as always, but I also released a book and tried some new marketing ideas. I love to learn new things but hate pressure so when something gets too heavy I escape to my animals. My sheep, dairy goats, horses, and dogs are my main loves, but we have a large variety of animals too. And guess who takes care of them all?

You guessed it! Do you have pets? And if so, who takes care of them? I’m curious if I’m the only one who feels like a zoo keeper at times.

On Friday the sheep were sheared and today my last baby goat went to a new home. Now all that remains is to get the barn loaded with hay and decided which animals to breed.

But first, we start virtual school with the little country school down the road. Besides that I’m in the middle of writing another Inspy Romance novel I’d like to have out in time for Valentine’s Day. Sweetheart Farm Bed & Breakfast is the setting and the characters are starting to come to life for me. If you’d like to get my newsletter about my writing and books, there’s a sign up on my website:

This is my favorite time of the year and I plan to soak it up. How about you? What are your plans for the last weeks before winter comes?

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Say “Hello” to Renee White

I’d like to introduce you to Renee White. We’ve been friends for many years and she’s gold. Funny, smart, and dedicated. When she wanted to create a way to help other women grow in faith and confidence I was behind her all the way.

I could never have imagined she’d go to such trouble and attention to create a program so rich, so full of content, that I would want it for myself.

I give you:

Renee White

Christian Life Coach



Thank you so much for having me on your blog, Dalyn! I am so excited to meet new women and share Peace Secured with them.

Here’s my long story short for your readers:

I always felt incredibly loved and blessed by God growing up even as I look back now and realize that my childhood wasn’t what you would call easy. My parents divorced when I was five and too many moves and too many stepdads later, I somehow made it to eighteen, but not without some pretty deep wounds. Those childhood wounds, combined with selfishness and sin, helped me to make some pretty self-destructive decisions over the next 20 years of my life.

Now, since I promised you a long story short, I’m just going to let you fill in my 20-year gap from 18 to 38 because it’s pretty safe to let you insert most any sinful choice and I probably at least dabbled in it. And though I am certainly not proud to admit that to you, I am committed to honesty.

Fast-forward to today: I am a 48-year-old deliriously happy wife and mother to two young men, 19 and 20, a 17-year-old almost grown young man, and a spunky little seven-year-old boy. I homeschooled and am still homeschooling my boys and love every minute of it. What a blessing that we have the choice to homeschool in Washington State!

I live on a sweet little 7-acre farm that has always been my childhood dream. I spend many mornings looking out across my hayfields and thinking, “Lord, thank You so much for this!” even as I struggle to grasp that this beautiful property is truly mine for a time.

I am not one to dwell on the past which is what made it even more amazing when the Lord showed me, a few years back, how the wounds from our past have a way of embedding themselves deeply within us. And let me assure you that these hitchhikers have no intention of getting off at the next stop but rather they fully intend to ride out our lives deep within us. Many of us don’t even know we are still carrying these painful souvenirs and so we don’t realize the havoc they are wreaking in our relationships, including our relationship with the Lord.

Every one of us carries some deep-rooted negative core beliefs that act as a filter through which we see ourselves, others, and the world. But the thing about this filter is that it is based on lies, not on truth. The tragic outcome is that we end up managing our whole lives around these lies rather than walking fully in God’s truths.

Teaching women how to recognize and then break free from these self-defeating, negative core beliefs is the very heart of why I created the Peace Secured Study for Christian Women and I am so blessed to be able to coach these incredible ladies as they go through this life-changing study. Peace Secured combines an At-Home Study with Personal One-On-One Coaching to create the perfect combination of, “I love to learn at my own pace in the comfort of my own home” with, “I wish I had someone to explain this to me!”

White wooden background, wood texture



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Meet Pegg Thomas, Spinner Of Yarns


Hello friends and guess what? We have a guest today. Please welcome Pegg Thomas! She’s a story teller, shepherdess, spinner, and if that’s not enough she’s gifted in needlecrafting. I just started reading In Sheep’s Clothing (anything to do with sheep is my favorite) and I’m excited to read more of her books.

I’m so pleased she agreed to visit us today. Say, “hi” and drop any questions you have in the comments.



Thank you for having me on your blog today, Dalyn. It’s always fun to meet people who enjoy some of the same creative outlets that I do. And a fellow shepherd to boot!

A bit about me for your readers:

I grew up in the country, although not on a farm. Although both of my grandfathers were farmers in their younger years, they had moved on to other things before I was born. My great-grandmother, however, still had the family farm, and I loved visiting her. I remember the smells of the lower portion of her German-style barn with the cows inside. And her yard was filled—quite literally filled—with every sort of chicken, duck, and goose imaginable. Wonderful memories.

Growing up, I was very active in my 4-H club and learned to knit at age 9. I also raised and showed rabbits and through that met a woman at a rabbit show who had a spinning wheel and was spinning the angora from her angora rabbits. Oh, yeah. I was hooked. I saved every penny I could find and bought my own spinning wheel when I was 16. I moved from angora rabbits to Border Leicester sheep and have been raising them for 27 years. I’m on my 3rd modern production spinning wheel, having worn out my original and the one that followed. I also own two antique wheels, including the Revolutionary War-era great wheel in the header above.

I started writing with the empty nest hit. My heart was to write stories set in Colonial America. But there was a problem. Publishers weren’t looking for stories set in that era. My era was—and largely still is—out of literary fashion. And they didn’t want pure historical, they wanted romance. So, when I was offered the opportunity to write a Civil War-era novella around the theme of the Pony Express, I jumped on it. That was the first of 5 novellas I have written for Barbour Publishing’s historical romance collections. And 3 of the 5 are set in Colonial America. I was able to pull my first love back out, dust it off, and write where my heart was.

My latest story is Worth Fighting For, part of The Blacksmith Brides. It’s set in Philadelphia just prior to the Revolutionary War. Blacksmith Alexander Ogilvie feels the call of the wilds of Kentucky, but will the feisty daughter of a family of Patriots join him there?









Pegg Thomas lives on a hobby farm in Northern Michigan with Michael, her husband of *mumble* years. They raise sheep and chickens, plus keep a few barn cats and Murphy the spoiled rotten dog. Pegg is published in five Barbour historical romance collections, won the 2019 FHL Reader’s Choice Award, was a double-finalist for the 2019 ACFW Carol Award for novellas, and a finalist for the 2019 ACFW Editor of the Year. Pegg also works as the managing editor of Smitten Historical Romance, an imprint LPC with Iron Stream Media. When not working or writing, Pegg can be found in her barn, her garden, her kitchen, or sitting at her spinning wheel creating yarn to turn into her signature wool shawls.


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Enter Now: Giveaway

Christmas in July is almost over! I’m reminding you to not forget to enter my giveaway here.

I’m giving away a signed print copy of I’ll Be Yours For Christmas: A Pacific Northwest Romance, a darling Christmas Tree Farm T-shirt, and a super cute book cover keychain.

Enter HERE and please share with your friends 🙂




Check back soon, as I have another giveaway coming up and a surprise guest post 🙂

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Cheese, Tomatoes, and Books

It’s the time of year where I try to enjoy my little potted porch garden (because I’m actually a terrible gardener and my boxes are weeds). I make feta and chevré cheese and I try to rest and read. 

So, though I can’t share my amazing feta wrapped in tomato and basil with you, I’ll share my book. In fact, someone is going to get a free print copy. 

I have a Giveaway going on this blog using Rafflecopter, and another on Bookfunnel. Bookfunnel has a bunch of Inspirational Romances with Christmas themes right now.

Check them out!