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At this website you will find stories that…
Come from my heart to yours;
offer hope and encouragement;
and entertain and uplift you while glorifying God!

Author Kim Vogel Sawyer

Hello! It’s so good to see you. All the time I spend bringing to life my “imaginary friends” would be pointless were it not for you, my reader, so you truly are appreciated. As an author of inspirational Christian fiction, it is my goal to create stories that will edify God’s children and offer evidence of the hope we can all possess when we place our hearts and souls in God’s very capable hands. I’ve been asked…”Why fiction?” And the answer is simple: Even Jesus told stories to help His followers understand Who He was and His purpose for coming to earth. A story can draw one in and make an impact. Before I commit words to paper (or computer!), I spend time in God’s Word and in prayer. I believe my stories aren’t truly “mine,” but are a joint effort between myself and the God I serve. I sincerely hope you enjoy your visit. Make yourself at home! Sign the guestbook or send a friend by, if you like. And may God bless you muchly as you journey with Him!

In His love,

The Librarian of Boone's Hollow by Kim Vogel Sawyer
In the Morning When I Rise by Kim Vogel Sawyer

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One week until The Librarian of Boone's Hollow releases! It seems in every story, a secondary character steals my heart. In this story, the heart-stealer was Nanny Fay. She's lived alone since her husband, Eagle, died. But she's going to have some company...at least for awhile:

Nanny Fay opened the door and left it wide for the girl to follow. She came on in, went as far as the braided rug in the middle of Nanny Fay’s sitting and cooking room, and stopped. Her brown-eyed gaze drifted from one corner to another until she’d almost turned a circle. Seemed as if she was biting on her lip. Girl from the city probably lived in a big house with fancy furniture and lots of rooms. This old cabin was home, the only real home Nanny Fay could remember, but it surely mustn’t seem like much to somebody from as far away as Georgetown.

Nanny Fay pointed to a door on the right. “That there’s the room you’d stay in.”

The girl lifted the cross bar and pushed the door open. She stepped inside, and the little sleeping room got the same going-over she’d gave the front room. Nanny Fay stayed in the doorway and watched her move from the iron bed to the rocking chair in the corner to the row of pegs pounded into the log wall to hold clothes. She dragged her finger over the top of the four-drawer chest next to the rocking chair, and Nanny Fay cringed.

“Things in here ain’t been touched with so much as a feather duster for quite awhile.” She hadn’t figured this girl would come. She wished now she’d figured different. Already thoughts of sitting in front of the fireplace in the evening, sipping sassafras or catnip tea, and talking the way she and Eagle used to do when day was done was filling her mind. It’d hurt worse’n stubbing a toe to lose the company now. She took a hopeful step into the room. “But it won’t take long for me to tidy it for you.”

Real slow, Adelaide turned until she was looking full into Nanny Fay’s eyes. “It’s a fine room, ma’am. Real fine. I’d like to stay here, but I won’t pay a penny less than two dollars. And I’ll do the tidying myself.”

My, this girl had pride. Stubborn pride, same as Eagle. Nanny Fay chuckled. “I reckon I’d be wastin’ my breath to argue with you.”

“May I move in today?”

She could move in that very hour if she wanted to. “You sure can.”

“Thank you.”

Tears clouded up her vision. Wouldn’t take long and the girl would move out. The folks in town, they’d make it so hard on her she wouldn’t have no other choice, and Nanny Fay wouldn’t hold a grudge against her for it. But for a little while at least, she’d have someone besides herself, the birds, and the Good Lord to talk to, the way it’d been when the gal of her heart was still alive.

Nanny Fay sniffed hard and swished her eyes with her apron. “Adelaide Cowherd…thank you.”

ME AGAIN: I wanted to move in with Nanny Fay. I reckon you'll know why once you've met her yourself. 🙂
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One week until The Librarian of Boones Hollow releases! It seems in every story, a secondary character steals my heart. In this story, the heart-stealer was Nanny Fay. Shes lived alone since her husband, Eagle, died. But shes going to have some company...at least for awhile:

Nanny Fay opened the door and left it wide for the girl to follow. She came on in, went as far as the braided rug in the middle of Nanny Fay’s sitting and cooking room, and stopped. Her brown-eyed gaze drifted from one corner to another until she’d almost turned a circle. Seemed as if she was biting on her lip. Girl from the city probably lived in a big house with fancy furniture and lots of rooms. This old cabin was home, the only real home Nanny Fay could remember, but it surely mustn’t seem like much to somebody from as far away as Georgetown.

Nanny Fay pointed to a door on the right. “That there’s the room you’d stay in.”

The girl lifted the cross bar and pushed the door open. She stepped inside, and the little sleeping room got the same going-over she’d gave the front room. Nanny Fay stayed in the doorway and watched her move from the iron bed to the rocking chair in the corner to the row of pegs pounded into the log wall to hold clothes. She dragged her finger over the top of the four-drawer chest next to the rocking chair, and Nanny Fay cringed.

“Things in here ain’t been touched with so much as a feather duster for quite awhile.” She hadn’t figured this girl would come. She wished now she’d figured different. Already thoughts of sitting in front of the fireplace in the evening, sipping sassafras or catnip tea, and talking the way she and Eagle used to do when day was done was filling her mind. It’d hurt worse’n stubbing a toe to lose the company now. She took a hopeful step into the room. “But it won’t take long for me to tidy it for you.”

Real slow, Adelaide turned until she was looking full into Nanny Fay’s eyes. “It’s a fine room, ma’am. Real fine. I’d like to stay here, but I won’t pay a penny less than two dollars. And I’ll do the tidying myself.”

My, this girl had pride. Stubborn pride, same as Eagle. Nanny Fay chuckled. “I reckon I’d be wastin’ my breath to argue with you.”

“May I move in today?”

She could move in that very hour if she wanted to. “You sure can.”

“Thank you.”

Tears clouded up her vision. Wouldn’t take long and the girl would move out. The folks in town, they’d make it so hard on her she wouldn’t have no other choice, and Nanny Fay wouldn’t hold a grudge against her for it. But for a little while at least, she’d have someone besides herself, the birds, and the Good Lord to talk to, the way it’d been when the gal of her heart was still alive.  

Nanny Fay sniffed hard and swished her eyes with her apron. “Adelaide Cowherd…thank you.”

ME AGAIN: I wanted to move in with Nanny Fay. I reckon youll know why once youve met her yourself. :)

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OOO OOOOO OOOOOOO! O sooooo want this book to read!!! ASAP!!! You and Beverly are going to keep me busy this Winter!!!!

I am SO looking forward to getting the book! I LOVE these kind of books as much as I love Amish novels.❤

I am waiting ,cant wait to read this book,for kim you are amazing author!!

I loved Nanny Fay, also! I mentioned her in my review!

is this picture your mom's sister? She looks like your mom!

can't wait

Our copies arrived today at the store! Can’t wait to be able to put them on the shelves. ❤️

Sounds so good!

I'm a few chapters into it. It's wonderful already.

Nanny Fay is a lovely soul!!

Looks fabulous

Can hardly wait to read it.

You have me hooked!!!! Can’t wait to get my hands on this!

I can’t wait for my copy to arrive! 🥰🥰🥰

I loved Nanny Fay too--such a great character!

Agreed! Nanny Fay was a very special lady!

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If you haven't yet become acquainted with award-winning historical author Connie Stevens, now's a good time to go introduce yourself. She's a wonderful writer who crafts characters so real you'll forget you're reading fiction. 🙂 And this new series is wonderful! Check it out...

www.facebook.com/ConnieStevensAuthor/photos/rpp.587438721266596/4526523354024760/?type=3&theaterWe've gotten a couple of correct guesses, so here is the complete cover art for BREATH OF WATER, releasing in October from Wings of Hope Publishing.

The young lady on the cover is Dulcie Chappell, one of the main characters in the story. Isn't she lovely? And didn't Vogel Designs do a fabulous job on putting this cover together?
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If you havent yet become acquainted with award-winning historical author Connie Stevens, nows a good time to go introduce yourself. Shes a wonderful writer who crafts characters so real youll forget youre reading fiction. :) And this new series is wonderful! Check it out...

https://www.facebook.com/ConnieStevensAuthor/photos/rpp.587438721266596/4526523354024760/?type=3&theater

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That cover is absolutely breathtaking!!! It makes me wanna learn more about the story.

Kim, your nephew did an awesome job on the cover! It is beautiful!

Wow. Beautiful cover! Makes me want to dive right in! Thanks for the introduction to a new (to me) author!

How interesting that Paul referred to government as God’s servant. Whether our leaders are Christians or not, they are only governing with whatever authority God has given them. The laws that are established are meant to be for the wellbeing and protection of the citizenry. People who breaks laws (and get caught) go before a judge and receive a penalty for their disobedience. Being fearful of punishment is one deterrent to law-breaking, but for the Christian, there’s a greater reason to obey the laws: our conscience. Our conscience guides our integrity. Whatever we do, if we claim to be Christ-followers, we should respond to governmental authorities with integrity. ... See MoreSee Less

How interesting that Paul referred to government as God’s servant. Whether our leaders are Christians or not, they are only governing with whatever authority God has given them. The laws that are established are meant to be for the wellbeing and protection of the citizenry. People who breaks laws (and get caught) go before a judge and receive a penalty for their disobedience. Being fearful of punishment is one deterrent to law-breaking, but for the Christian, there’s a greater reason to obey the laws: our conscience. Our conscience guides our integrity. Whatever we do, if we claim to be Christ-followers, we should respond to governmental authorities with integrity.

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I am now reading Sweet Sanctuary, it is starting out as a page turner and getting more exciting.

I'm at that place in the story where all the story threads are rushing like race cars for the finish line. My fingers can't keep up with what's in my head. An exhilarating time! Fingers, don't fail me now... ... See MoreSee Less

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Go Kim go👏👏

Looks like me when I get a writing urge!!!😀😀😀

LOL

Prayers for the big finish!

Just keep typing!😀🐸

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I knew when I started going through the book of Romans, I’d encounter some tough issues to address. But if God included it in His Book, He wanted us to know it. So here we are. The words in the middle of this verse—“there is no authority except from God”—kind of draws us up short when we’re in conflict with the authority. Let’s be honest—our personal choice for governmental positions isn’t always the one voted in. So what’s our responsibility as Christ-followers? In a nutshell, we should reflect Christ in the way we interact with politics and government. Submitting to governmental authorities shows that we are in submission to God’s authority. Verse 2 reminds us that those who resist authority are acting in opposition to God’s command. Acting in opposition to God always brings judgment upon the opposer.

Now, there is a strong example in the Bible when Christ-followers acted in opposition to the government. Remember when the apostles were arrested and told to stop preaching in the name of Jesus? They gave this response: “We must obey God rather than human beings (Acts 18:29 NIV).” If the government orders its citizens to act in direct opposition to God’s commands (for example, governments that have outlawed Christianity), then we must obey God first. That isn’t a loophole, though, to disobey whichever laws don’t suit us or ignore whatever leader we don’t personally care for. *wink* We are to be in obedience to the governing authorities as long as the obedience doesn’t cause us to sin against God.
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I knew when I started going through the book of Romans, I’d encounter some tough issues to address. But if God included it in His Book, He wanted us to know it. So here we are. The words in the middle of this verse—“there is no authority except from God”—kind of draws us up short when we’re in conflict with the authority. Let’s be honest—our personal choice for governmental positions isn’t always the one voted in. So what’s our responsibility as Christ-followers? In a nutshell, we should reflect Christ in the way we interact with politics and government. Submitting to governmental authorities shows that we are in submission to God’s authority. Verse 2 reminds us that those who resist authority are acting in opposition to God’s command. Acting in opposition to God always brings judgment upon the opposer. 

Now, there is a strong example in the Bible when Christ-followers acted in opposition to the government. Remember when the apostles were arrested and told to stop preaching in the name of Jesus? They gave this response: “We must obey God rather than human beings (Acts 18:29 NIV).” If the government orders its citizens to act in direct opposition to God’s commands (for example, governments that have outlawed Christianity), then we must obey God first. That isn’t a loophole, though, to disobey whichever laws don’t suit us or ignore whatever leader we don’t personally care for. *wink* We are to be in obedience to the governing authorities as long as the obedience doesn’t cause us to sin against God.

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Amen

Render unto Caesar the things of Caesar and to God what belongs to God. I pray for pastors & believers everywhere to have Holy Spirit wisdom in how to love God with all our heart, mind & soul & to love others as we love ourselves. The enemy has been using the stay-at-home guidelines to distract the focus from Jesus onto ourselves. It is Jesus who makes us one. We need to keep our eyes on Him, ask the Holy Spirit to show us what is wrong in our own hearts, repent and do what is right from this point onward. That is what glorifies God, and that, after all, is our purpose for being here.

Just read this chapter yesterday. Very good words to live by, especially right now.

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