JAN KERN'S BIO: As an author, speaker, writer mentor, and life coach, Jan Kern is passionate about story—not only how we live it with hope and intentionality, but also how we write it with craft and finesse. She is the author of the Live Free series (Standard Publishing), launched in 2007 with Scars That Wound, Scars That Heal—A Journey Out of Self-Injury, a 2008 ECPA Gold Medallion finalist.


In the series, she intertwines a journalistic style with fiction techniques to tell the true stories of teens and young adults who struggle with pain and brokenness. She is currently writing a small group study around the topic of human trafficking for Agape International Missions and several nonfiction projects for women. For most of her married life, she has served alongside her husband Tom at a residential ministry for at-risk youth. She cherishes family time with her “kids”—Sarah, Danny, his wife Marci, and her grandbaby, Juliette.

Link: http://www.jankern.com

JAN KERN (4) Book Giveaway
(2) signed copies of Take A Closer Look--50 Eye Opening Meditations for Women
(2) signed copies of Scars That Wound, Scars That Heal--A Journey Out of Self-Injury



Dianne has written numerous devotionals, magazine articles, newspaper features, and stories for compilation books. Her work has appeared in Focus on the Family. The quiet Hour, LIVE, The Christian Communicator, and on websites including CBN.com she is a correspondent for FindingGodDaily.com and a contributor to several blogs. Her four daily devotional books include The One Year Women of the Bible (which won her the 2008 Writer of the Year Award at the Write-to-Publish Conference), and Drawing closer to God: 365 Daily Mediations on Questions from Scripture (Baker, 2010).


Dianne enjoys teaching at writers’ conferences and is a 2006 CLASS graduate. She is a member of Advanced Writers & Speakers, Christian Authors Network, and Toastmasters International Currently living in Salt Lake City, Dianne and her husband, Richard, have three grown children and two adorable grandchildren.



(2) The One Year Women of the Bible 

(2) Drawing closer to God: 365 Daily Meditations on Questions from Scripture


We've talked about books how about movies?

Do you have a Favorite Christmas Movies? Movies you enjoy year after year! Ones that get you in the spirit of Christmas!

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One of my favorite Christmas Movies is While You Were Sleeping with Sandra Bullock. There are some Christmas scenes in that movie that are so moving. It also shows the importance of love and family. I also like the movie based on Max Lucado's book The Christmas Child, along with Mickey Mouse's The Christmas Carol.

Great choices. its Starting to look alot like Christmas.

Oh Nora! This is so funny!!! I didn't read your comment until after I posted mine :) You'll see why after you read mine ;)

i just watched that 'While You Were Sleeping' movie & thought how perfect the timing!!  

yay - another fan ;)  here's a fantastic song/clip that'll keep you singing it's praises ~


EnJoy!  HaPpY Christmas :))

My favorite Christmas movie is Miracle on 34th street! 

Oh, Yeah!! I forgot about that one. I like that one too!

Hmm, it's a toss up between 'Polar Express' because my two kids love it so much and 'How the Grinch Stole Christmsas' the cartoon version.  I've loved that since I was a kid and it was my Christmas book pic a few days ago:-)

Those are good ones too Michelle!

great choices

I absolutely love "Miracle on 34th Street" and watch it each and every time it comes on.

Which Version to you love to watch Jo?

My favorite Christmas movie is THE CHRISTMAS CAROL by CHARLES DICKENS.  I like this story because it's like a ghost story with purpose. Each ghost points out a flaw in Scrooge's character. He is able to sit back and see his "true" self. It's like a meditation or inner journey for him and has been for me through the years because I look at myself in comparison to Scrooge. I also love the story because it proves the cruelest person can change and become a better person.


I love the two books in the giveaway for personal growth.


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We are posting videos here in the this group to help all of our members figure out how to use this site :-)


We will be posting videos all the time now, basically going through the entire site. 



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