Monday, September 14, 2015

Bearing Good Fruit!

Debby Giusti here!

One of my favorite scriptures is John 15:16: It was not you who chose me, it was I who chose you to go forth and bear fruit.
 The idea of bearing good fruit for the Lord is always front and center in my mind. It's the reason I write. My stories are the fruit of my labor. Hopefully, the message in my books resonates with readers and touches some who are struggling to accept the Lord into their lives.

Often my characters feel alienated from God, usually because of a past mistake they've made. When they realize that the Lord is a God of mercy, they're able to forgive themselves and open their hearts to His love.

The weather in Georgia has dipped a bit cooler. The summer is waning, and fall is in the air. Farmers bring their produce to town each Wednesday and Saturday to sell at the local outdoor market. Vendors proudly display the fruit of their labor at the bi-weekly neighborhood gathering, and I love to wander through the stalls and select fresh fruits and vegetables to buy for my family.

Just as writers work to create stories that touch hearts and uplift the reader, the bounty of each farmers' harvest brings joy and sustenance to all who buy their produce.

What type of fruit are you producing? How do you see the Lord working in your life?

Wishing you abundant blessings!

Debby Giusti

By Debby Giusti 

While babysitting a young servicewoman’s infant, Natalie Frazier hears a murder in the neighboring army duplex. Convinced her former commander is behind the crime, the ex-soldier bolts with the baby. But who will believe her story? Army investigator Everett Kohl deals only with the facts, but this time his gut instincts can’t be denied. Is the attractive Natalie a cunning killer, as his ranking officers believe, or an innocent victim? Ordered to bring her in, Everett has a decision to make. Helping her could cost him his job…but not protecting  Natalie and the baby could get all of them killed…

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Also available in digital format: Coffee Shop Romances, featuring my novella, "Stolen Kisses."


Jackie Smith said...

Yes! We DID have a cooler night in
Loved your book, it when it first came out!

Jill Weatherholt said...

I'm consistently amazed by God's work and what he's made happen this past year, Debby.
Here in Charlotte, we had a nice dip in our temperature and the humidity level. It makes for great sleeping weather. :)

Debby Giusti said...

Jackie, thanks so much for getting my book! Your support means so much to me!

Debby Giusti said...

Jill, congrats to you! Love how God works. In His perfect time.

You're so right about good sleeping. I cuddled under a blanket and quilt and enjoyed every minute. :)

Myra Johnson said...

Lovely post, Debby! You always inspire me!

Jill! I never remember that you're in Charlotte, too! It's downright chilly today! I have a little space heater running in my office this afternoon.

Debby Giusti said...

Myra, I'm wearing a sweatshirt and drinking hot tea! :)

jcp said...

your pictures are making me hungry...

Debby Giusti said...

jcp, too funny!

Jennifer said...

All them yummy looking fruit is making my tummy growl! God has always watched out for us and prayer is a big part of my life. Praying for others is a joy.