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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,

In the Morning When I Rise by Kim Vogel Sawyer
Unveiling the Past by Kim Vogel Sawyer

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While we’re quarantining, Spring is blossoming to life! ... See MoreSee Less

While we’re quarantining, Spring is blossoming to life!

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Love walking in the yard and hearing the early the birds greeting.

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. No blooms yet where I live but I am anxious for them.

Thanks for sharing, Kim. We're not that far in Ontario, Canada quite yet! Where abouts are you!

Hallelujah! Happy Palm every day!

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These boys...they bring me so much joy. ... See MoreSee Less

These boys...they bring me so much joy.

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It is nice you have them during these crazy days. Bet you miss the grands. I do.

They are beautiful boys!

They are beautiful

My cat is the same color

I don’t post devotions here on the weekend, but this from In the Morning When I Rise seemed a good reminder for these times we’re in... ... See MoreSee Less

I don’t post devotions here on the weekend, but this from In the Morning When I Rise seemed a good reminder for these times we’re in...

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Happy Sabbath!! My Church did a live feed today on our Lords beautiful Sabbath. Beautiful service.

It's amazing how much these daily devotional thoughts are hitting our current situation. Long before you wrote that book, God wrote His Book and knew just what we would need at this time. Thank you, Kim, for being the channel these messages are flowing through.

I need to buy your devotion book!💖😄

Amen! Enjoying these devotionals every day.

Thank you blessings

Sara Casey Ridings Mike Ridings

Have been enjoying mine so much. It is amazing how God prepared you to share His Word in such a way. He knew what we would need during these times. He has also been preparing our hearts to receive these messages. All morning I have been listening to or singing "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus".

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Kim Vogel Sawyer, Author/Speaker

Dodger is the funniest kitty I’ve ever had. He’s so ornery! And yet so loving. He’s also very curious—just so entertaining. I’m glad he and Oliver are ours. I love my #kittenboys. ... See MoreSee Less

Dodger is the funniest kitty I’ve ever had. He’s so ornery! And yet so loving. He’s also very curious—just so entertaining. I’m glad he and Oliver are ours. I love my #kittenboys.

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Our Grandkids told us their 2 kitties are acting the same.

So wish that hubs and I were not allergic to cat hair. Our rescue dog would really enjoy having a companion and cats are easier than a dog. Your kitties are beautiful.

Beautiful cats and they are going to be big ( Great )!!

Wow did they ever get big or that just the camera angle.

They are too cute! Such expressive faces! Haha

Soo cute

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Hmm... According to my 1860 map, there's a town called Hickory Grove in Bond County. But according to my research, Hickory Grove was renamed Pocahontas in 1855. So now I'm torn on what to call the town in the story....... ... See MoreSee Less

Hmm... According to my 1860 map, theres a town called Hickory Grove in Bond County. But according to my research, Hickory Grove was renamed Pocahontas in 1855. So now Im torn on what to call the town in the story.......

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The problem with these kinds of dilemmas is some Illinois historian is sure to contact me and let me know I'm wrong. And sometimes it's enough of an error to the reader to drop a rating point. I'm going to have to think on this awhile... (For the record, I prefer the name Hickory Grove!)

Hickory Grove. Unless you want your readers to have “Colors of the Wind” stuck in their head. 😉

Maybe pick a different tree... It's historical fiction... My great grandfather is buried in Pecan Grove cemetery.

I would just reference that there is some confusion as to when the name of the town was changed. Call it whichever you wish...since I am from Illinois I would immediately say to call it Pocahontas....but that is for familiarity’s sake.

I just looked it up since I live in IL. It's still called Pocahontas today, Interesting. My historicals are set in Lake Geneva, WI, but at the time of my first novel in my series the town was simply called Geneva. In the 1880s the post office asked them to change the name of the town to Lake Geneva because to the south in IL was already a town called Geneva and mail was always getting mixed up between the two towns. In my first book I refer to the town as Geneva since that's what it was called at that time. I mention in the author's notes that the town is the current town of Lake Geneva but the name wasn't changed until after the time in which my story is set.

I love that this is important to you. Your books are wonderful, and my favorites, but historical facts help to refresh our history education (some of us didn't pay the attention we should have) and we can now enjoy it with interesting story lines. I like Hickory Grove!

I always respect when an author includes a page or two at the end of a book to explain/clarify historical differences or contradictions between their story and what might ruffle the feathers of historians. We all know that we are reading fiction and, while we do value authors who are as historically accurate as possible, we know that you have to balance many many details in your writing. So a brief explanation at the end of the book should be sufficient. Personally, I love Hickory Grove. 💕. Can't wait for your new book! I have not read much about Illinois.

I like Hickory Grove as well. Sad but you can’t please everybody. We could all band together and give you top ratings. Which I am sure we all would anyway.🙂

You could weave the changing of the name into the story. State that the name changed in 1855 and some people refused to call it that and stuck with Hickory Grove.

Hmmm....depends on the time period you write. If during that time period, can incorporate the name change in the story line.

Hickory Grove should be the name!😊

was it near Hinckley,DEKALB,WHERE MY DAD WAS FROM?

change the date in your book so you can use Hickory Grove

Hickory Grove is my pick. I honestly think there are more of us who would give you higher ratings due to the overall story than a few who might find historical issues.

Your story takes place not far from where Kyle and I served for several years!!

Could you change the time in the story to 1854?

What year is your book set in?

Couldn't you just mention it in the epilogue? I see authors do it all the time. 🧐

Pocahontas’s Hickory Grove 😉

Hickory Grove!! Could you put an asterisk next to it & explain it somewhere in the book?

Google it.

I don’t know, but I love the map.

I like Hickory Grove. It sounds like a nice town.

Hickory Grove. The Map wins!

Is there an Illinois historical group you can reach out to?

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