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Measure success by the world's Ruler, not the world's yardstick.
Measure success by the world's Ruler, not the world's yardstick.

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“The Red Cross, with its clubs for recreation, its coffee and doughnuts in the forward areas, its readiness to meet the needs of the well and to help minister to the wounded… has often seemed to be the friendly hand of this nation, reaching across the sea to sustain its fighting men.”
– Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, Address to Congress, June 18, 1945
My character Betty Grimes, code-named MERCY, was inspired by the valorous women who served in the Red Cross. Read about her in MISSION OF MERCY, part 6 in the Virtues and Valor series. #virtuesandvalor #wwii http://ow.ly/HgiY3026nAd

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On April 29, 1944, Nancy Grace Wake was parachuted into occupied France Auvergne, becoming a liaison between London and the local maquis group headed by Captain Henri Tardivat in the Forest of Tronçais. Read about Ruth Aubertin, code-named GRACE, who was inspired by Nancy Grace Wake in GRACE’S GROUND WAR, book 5 of the Virtues and Valor series. #virtuesandvalor #wwii http://ow.ly/zhC83026n4w

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On April 13, 1945, Didi Nearne escaped captivity after 8 months of torture and forced labor by Nazis. Later, when asked how she survived the horrific treatment, she said, "The will to live. Willpower. That's the most important. You should not let yourself go. It seemed that the end would never come, but I always believed in destiny, and I had a hope." Read about Marie Gilbert, code-named TEMPERANCE, the character inspired by Didi in my FREE book TEMPERANCE'S TRIAL, part 1 of the Virtues and Valor Series. #virtuesandvalor #wwii http://ow.ly/v1es30262X2

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On March 2, 1944, Didi Nearne became one of only 39 women to ever parachute into Occupied France. Read about Marie Gilbert, code-named TEMPERANCE, the character inspired by Didi in my FREE book TEMPERANCE'S TRIAL, part 1 of the Virtues and Valor Series. #virtuesandvalor #wwii http://ow.ly/v1es30262X2
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On February 29, 1945, Friedreich “Fred” Mayer parachuted onto a frozen lake found between two mountain peaks. He jumped in the dark and landed on the ridge of a glacier with a 10,000 feet elevation. After walking down the mountain in waist-deep snow, his mission was to scout “the heavily fortified area of Austria’s ‘Alpine Redoubt’ in ‘Operation Greenup’.” Fred posed as a German Army officer and stayed in the officers’ barracks in Innsbruck for several months. Read about Leopold Schäfer, code-named VALOR, was inspired by the true story of Fred Mayer in the exciting conclusion of the VIRTUES AND VALOR series. http://ow.ly/uiQW3026ojN #virtuesandvalor #wwii

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Only two weeks left to enter the 2017 Faith, Hope and Love Reader’s Choice Award (Formerly the IRCA), sponsored by the Faith, Hope and Love Chapter of RWA. The FHLRCA is open to any author of Christian fiction whose novel falls within the guidelines listed in the rules. There are seven categories available: Long Contemporary, Short Contemporary, Long Historical, Short Historical, Women’s Fiction, Romantic Suspense, and Novella.

The FHLRCA is the only contest that is solely for Inspirational fiction and judged by readers of Inspirational fiction who are not involved in the writing industry. This is an excellent opportunity to get your work in front of new readers who love to tell others about books they’ve read.

If you would like more information, the rules and entry form can be found on the FHL website: http://www.faithhopelove-rwa.org/fhlrca-contest/ You can also email Nancy Farrier directly for information: nancyjfarrier@gmail.com.

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds. Gordon B. Hinckley

Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star. W. Clement Stone
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