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November 2022 – Your Story is Already in a Book!

Your Story is Already in a Book!

From the first time I saw it on a sign, I’ve always gotten a smile from the saying, “Careful, or you’ll end up in my novel.”

But did you know that your whole story really is already written in someone’s book?

“Even before I was born, you had written in your book everything about me.” – Psalm 139:16 (CEV)


I believe God has a specific and encouraging word for you today, as part of your story.

I believe he is saying to each of us, I am coming with compassion for the one. I want all of my sheep. I want them cared for. Be my hands and feet. Wherever you see the one, show compassion. Sometimes this is with a word. Each morning, look to me and ask me to guide you to one I am coming to meet with my compassion and mercy.

You may also be the one to whom God is coming with compassion.

And I believe this is God’s message for you:

I have known you and seen you since before you were born. I could never forget you. You have a place, and that place is in my heart.

When you don’t know which way to turn, or you are caught instead of free, look up to my face. My face is turned toward you, to love you.

When you see the look of love for you in my eyes, your heart will leap. If you had forgotten joy, you will feel it in my gaze upon you. You are my beloved one. You are precious to me.

I am coming to you, to bandage your wounds and to heal you. To gather you in my strong embrace. I am coming for you in strength and tenderness, with laughter and love for you that is fierce to surround you and protect you.

The story of your days is in my book. I have good plans for you.
Welcome to the Valley of Artisans: Gentle, Uplifting, Small-Town Christian Fiction

To celebrate the 1-year book birthday of the Valley of Artisans series, enjoy special paperback pricing on the entire series during November!
Get the Entire Valley of Artisans Series in Paperback and Ebook
Open an Uplifting Read!

For an uplifting Christian fiction read, pick up Open for Miracles: Valley of Artisans – Book 2 today. (Can be read as a standalone!)

It’s WinterFest time in the Valley of Artisans, and River Carter’s new life may be about to snowball. Her latest business venture is taking off, but could it also take her down? Meanwhile, Uncle Jim and Sara announce a winter wedding—but will their trip down the aisle end before it begins? Who will help Della run the café? And when one of Vera’s big prayers for River is answered, will life be the same for any of them again?

Get Your Paperback or Ebook Copy of Open for Miracles
Writing Update: “How to Journal with God”

I’m excited about how this new book I’m working on will help people move into greater intimacy with God.

The desire of God to be part of the lives of his people is not an abstract concept. And as we open ourselves to God through journaling, some really amazing things can happen!

Watch for book updates here in the monthly email.
Parting Words

This week, I was reading an email from a reader who talked about how the first book in my Valley of Artisans fiction series, Remembering, really spoke to her, and how it seemed God had begun to stir in her own life in a similar way to that of the book’s main character.

It occurs to me that God’s compassion for each individual is a key theme in the Valley of Artisans series–just as it is in real life. God really is a good shepherd who is focused on each one of his sheep.

As you read any of my books this season, whether fiction or nonfiction, I pray that you will be uplifted and encouraged by the God who loves you.

If you would like prayer for anything, please send me an email.

To your freedom, health, and wholeness,

P.S. At the special November prices, the entire Valley of Artisans fiction series makes a great gift for yourself and a friend!
Inspiring Christian Fiction by AmyLu Riley
Remembering: Valley of Artisans – Book 1
Open for Miracles: Valley of Artisans – Book 2
A Winter Wedding in the Valley of Artisans: Valley of Artisans – Book 3
Ordinary Miracles: Valley of Artisans – Book 4

Inspiring Christian Non-Fiction by AmyLu Riley
Faith with Wings
Jesus as Healer: Miracles and Meditations in Luke
Stay: Why I’m Still Here, A Spiritual Memoir
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And thanks for sharing about them on social media!

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