Marcia Lee Laycock For as long as she could remember, Cassie had fallen asleep listening to the river sighing and whispering beneath her bedroom window. She had discovered if she laid her ear on one of the logs that made up the wall separating her room from the swirling current, the sound was clear, as though it were magnified. She would wrap her quilt around her and lay her slim body along the logs, and dream that she was part of the water, always moving in slim silver streaks, catching the light.
Marcia Lee Laycock Andrea Calvert had to run away. She couldn't stay on the farm with her foster parents, shaming them before their neighbours and legalistic church. She couldn't face going to live with strangers in her condition, as her foster mother had arranged. But she couldn't face being pregnant and alone. She would have to take care of this in her own way. But when Andrea arrives at Evie's Rocky Road Diner, she sees an opportunity for work and decides to stay. Evie's gentle advice begins to change her heart. She shows her the stone tumbler set up in the basement of the diner and gives Andrea a stone pendant, saying, "God is always doing things in our lives, but it takes time. He knows exactly when to take the pressure off or increase it. He knows just how much tumbling we need." As she struggles to make decisions that will change her life, Andrea discovers her foster mother's diary and the wrenching story that reveals the deep reasons for the dysfunction in their family. Meanwhile, a figure from Andrea's past has hired investigators to find her. Is Andrea's life at risk at Evie's Diner? "A powerful tale of redemption, of belonging. Like drawing back the curtains on a world of wonder and hope." -Phil Callaway, author of Wonders Never Cease "This is a novel with power and vision, profoundly taking you deep into matters of the soul. Read it, enjoy it, and when you turn the final page, be prepared to discover that it's a story that will stay with you for a long, long time." -Sigmund Brouwer, author of The Weeping Chamber ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Marcia's inspirational writing has won awards in both Canada and the U.S. Her devotionals are distributed to thousands and her debut novel, One Smooth Stone, won her the Best New Canadian Christian Author Award. Marcia is also a sought-after speaker for women's events and can be reached through her website: www.vinemarc.com.
Marcia Lee Laycock The winner of the 2006 Best New Canadian Christian Author Award. No matter how far you run, God will find you. No matter how bad you’ve been, God will forgive you. Alex Donnelly is running and trying to hide. He has picked a good place to do it - The Yukon - but he is pursued by friends, enemies, and most effectively, by God. Burning with the need to know about his parents, Alex returns to his birth-city, Seattle, where he discovers that his mother tried to abort him. The trauma sends him on the run again only to find out God has orchestrated a divine appointment for him back in the Yukon. The story is filled with miraculous healing, struggles with rage and an obsession with revenge for a childhood abuser. This story illustrates that God never gives up on those whom He has chosen. God’s mercy and grace extend even to those who consider themselves unworthy, and even more, to those who are considered unworthy in the eyes of the world.
Marcia Lee Laycock Marcia Laycock, pastor's wife and mother of three, has obviously struggled with God during her colorful life. Her recent book, The Spur of the Moment, spans years, provinces and continents as she outlines her journey to bridge the gap between herself and God. Through the short devotional chapters, she opens wide her life at the vulnerable moments of suffering and breath-taking moments of awe, and interweaves biblical truths.
Whether Laycock was standing on the shore of Lake Superior, rafting down the Yukon River or exploring caves in Papau New Guinea, she listened for the voice of God the Creator. Another author, Hugh Smith, reveals the essence of her work, "Marcia Laycock has a gift for collecting and polishing the dusty stones of everyday life." Laycock has a knack for using personal experiences to deepen thoughts about God's existence and care. Like a friend who is willing to share a private reflection with you across the kitchen table, Laycock lays out her soul for others to benefit.
While there are many who will find the book easy to identify with, Laycock believes there are some the book will touch in a special way. "People who are hurting in some way, perhaps by the church or those who have closed themselves off from God but want to find their way back," these are the people The Spur of the Moment was meant for.
Marcia Lee Laycock When Tim forgets to double check on their tickets home for the holidays, he and his wife are stunned to discover they'll be stuck in a small northern community for Christmas. His wife isn't going to forgive him for this one anytime soon. His attempts to make it up to her keep on failing. But then they get a phone call from his boss. Will this change her attitude and save the Christmas season for both of them?