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Simply Stories Podcast

Jul 23, 2022

Today I have the honor of sharing my conversation with the one and the only Tracie Peterson. Tracie has been a staple in Christian historical fiction for 30 years. She is often called the queen of historical fiction romance, authoring 130 books over her career, all of them overflowing with incredible historical details that transport the reader into various parts of and times of the U.S., and her stories are always saturated with her passion for Christ and encouraging people with her faith by having characters walk through very real issues and finding a very faithful God in their journey.

Tracie shares with me how the Lord has met her over her career doing whatever she needs to do right where she is in the name of Jesus. How she has felt and continues to feel God’s faithfulness and care for her as she’s surrendered her life and stories to the Lord is so powerful as she has weathered the changes in her own life, in the publishing world, and getting to talk with her is like getting to sit down for coffee with a woman who has lived a deep life of faith and left and continues to leave a life that sews kingdom seeds in all she does, and I hope it encourages you wherever you are in your story. 

Friend, I hope that no matter where you are today, you are reminded that the Lord is not finished with your life. Scripture promises us that God will carry out what He stared in us until it is complete. Keep going. Take heart. You matter and your story matters. 

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Ted Dekker

My episode with Rachelle Dekker

“Love on the Santa Fe” series

San Marcay (sp?)- Ghost Town -Santa Fe Railroad Headquarters

Janette Oke 

Catherine Marshall

Grace Livingston Hill

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CS Lewis

Brock and Bodie Thoene

Michael Phillips

Judith Pella

WWII Zion Covenant Books

Francine Rivers

Robin Lee Hatcher

Karen Kingsbury- The Baxters

American Christian Fiction Writers 

Martha Stewart’s jail time 

The entrance of Amazon- July 1995

Border’s bookstores (the last one closed in 2011)

Family Christian Bookstores

Lifeway Christian Bookstores (but still available online

Jaime Jo Wright 

Heidi Chiavaroli 

Mental health crisis for Alaskans (this was a tragic side bar in this department)

Mental health crisis for women, battling alcohol addiction in Montana 

The Santa Fe Railroad

Novella for the Harvey Girls for Bethany House

The post I mentioned about the road into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday 

Southern Railway

The Alaskan series

The Heirs of Montana series 

The Libby app 

Little Free Libraries 

Along the Rio Grande

Ever Constant - The Treasures of Nome 

The Alaskan, Yukon, & Pacific Exposition in 1909

Scripture References:

Colossians 3:17,23- Whatever you do whether in word or deed do it all in the name of the Lord

Mathew 13, 2 Corinthians 9:6, Galatians 6:7- Seed Sowing 

Ecclesiastes 1:9- There is nothing new under the sun 

James 4:14- We are but a vapor

Proverbs 3:5-6- Lean not on your own understanding 

Psalm 27:13, Isaiah 40:31, Waiting on the Lord

Matthew 11:28-30- Rest in the Lord 

Philippians 1:6- God will carry out what He stared in you until it is complete


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