Monday, June 28, 2010


Hi Everyone--Debra Clopton here :) I'm happy to tell you that I have a book out this month, COWBOY FOR KEEPS is the 2nd instalment of the Men of Mule Hollow series which is a mini 3 book series of my ongoing Mule Hollow series (which will continue on into 2011 for all those who have written to me thinking Mule Hollow was ending. It is alive and doing very well thanks to all of you :)
I'm busy, busy right now working on new books and also planning my wedding! As many of you know my dear husband Wayne passed away July 5 2003. I'd been trying to get published for 13 years at that time and it was God's plan that during the saddest, most difficult time of my life He blessed me with the sale of my first book to Love Inspired. God gave me a new path and direction for my life when I needed something positive and good and uplifting to focus on. As Wayne's death date...or as I like to think of it, his homegoing since he is in heaven with his heavenly father--anyway, as the date draws near it is always a hard time for me. I've worked and dedicated my life to my sons and my work for the last 7 years and feel like I've pleased God. It seems strange to me that as I've finally have a small break in between books I'm concentrating on planning my wedding during this time of year. I feel like, as always that God's timing is not off. God blessed me when He sent Chuck Parks into my life and this time of year is easier. I've accepted God's plan for my life and know that God is in control of my past and my future. I feel so blessed. I'm writing this post for many reasons, partly just because I need to put my feelings on paper today but also because it is book related. In COWBOY FOR KEEPS my hero Wyatt Turner has to learn that he is not in control of his life, that God is. This book is very close to my heart as I'm very similar to his character.
I've been told by many, many readers that it is my best work. I'll let you be the judge of that :) but I do know that He walked me though it.
I'm praying that if any of you are feeling out of control, hurting, grieving, sorrowful. I just pray that you will give it to the Lord and trust Him. His grace is sufficient, His shoulders are wide and His love for you is immeasurable. He will get you through the dark times and bring you back into the light and give you joy again. Just hang onto Him...give Him control and watch Him show you his glory!
Until next time live, laugh and seek God with all your heart!
Debra Clopton

9 comments:

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  2. Amen, Debra. I pray many blessing in your life.

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  3. What a coincidence! I just finished reading Wyatt's story ... loved the wild hogs!

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  4. This post brought me to tears. I didn't know your husband passed away in 2003. I can't imagine what a difficult time that must have been. And your outlook is remarkable. God's timing is truly spot-on.

    I've enjoyed other books in your Mule Hollow series--I'm looking forward to this from-the-heart tale.

    Congratulations on finding a new love AND planning your wedding. Hope the day brings many blessings!

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  5. They say if you have a best friend, you're lucky. But, if you have two best friends, you're more than lucky. Sounds like you've been in the company of not one but two great guys.

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  6. What a beautiful post, Debbie. And a testament to God's love and healing power. I'm so, so happy for you and Chuck!

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  7. That was a beautiful and touching post.

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  8. Thank you all for your sweet words. I'm sorry I just got back over here to check on the responses. God has been good to me. I feel so very blessed.

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