Sunday, July 7, 2013

New devotional by Darlene Franklin--It is Well with My Soul

Award-winning author and speaker Darlene Franklin lives in Oklahoma near her son’s family. Darlene loves music, needlework, reading, and reality TV. She has published several titles with Barbour Publishing, including her two latest releases, A Bride’s Rogue in Roma, Texas, and Merry Christmas, With Love, in Postmark: Christmas. She has also written two books in the Texas Trails series with RiverNorth Fiction, Lone Star Trail and A Ranger’s Trail. She’s a member of Oklahoma City Christian Fiction Writers.


Darlene, if you picked one devotional from your book that is most meaningful to you, which would it be and why?

I've had reason to think about several of them recently, as I've been writing devotionals from Job at  One that caught my attention especially was Job 26:14: And these are but the outer fringe of his works, how faint the whisper we hear of him! Who then can understand the thunder of his power? 

The verse made me think of the devotional I wrote inspired by the words "voice of the Lord" in the beloved hymn, It Is Well with My Soul, the basis for the devotions.  God sometimes speaks to us in a whisper--but as a young colleague of mine pointed out, God can always get louder. 

When the Lord returns in the thunder of His power--and the blare of trumpets--no one can fail to hear. 

It serves as a reminder that God wants to sing over us and whisper to us. He doesn't like getting loud. 

Thanks for sharing a bit about your new devotional, It is Well with My Soul, Darlene! May the Lord use this work to touch readers' hearts!

You can find Darlene online at and You may also be interested in Darlene's Facebook page, Darlene’s 5 Questions a Day ( where she answers the first five questions related to the writing life posed on any given day. Group members are also welcome to contribute.


chaplaindebbie said...

I love that verse, Darlene! Job is my favorite book of the Bible. Congratulations on your new devotional, it sounds encouraging. Have a great week and God bless.

Darlene Franklin said...

Thanks for the encouragement, Debbie!

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